Questions about the management of packages, in particular the `dpkg` system.

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Broken packages after kernel update to 3.16

On a 14.04 system, I upgraded the kernel to 3.16 using: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-utopic ...
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Software Center not functioning, not installable, and not removable, with a persistent live USB in 14.04

I'm using a persistent live USB to run 14.04. I used Ubuntu Software Center a few times to download software, but suddenly it stopped working. The logo is still there, but when I click on it the ...
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What is the mediascanner-service and how to avoid getting it installed?

Since a few months, on one of the desktop Ubuntu 14.04 systems I use, CPU has regularly been going up to 80-100% for no apparent reason. htop would usually attribute responsability to file system ...
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How to install python-gpgme ubuntu 14.04

I installed Dropbox but when I run it. I get an error saying: In order to use dropbox you need proprietary daemons. Install python-gpgme. Then, I headed over to installation of that python module ...
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Reinstalling guile 2.0 - dev

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/libltdl-dev_2.4.2-1.7ubuntu1_amd64.deb: trying to overwrite shared '/usr/share/libtool/libltdl/Makefile.in', which is different from other instances of package ...
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List of sources could not be read

i am getting this error when i try to run the update list command in order to correct the red minus sign on the top bar: $ sudo apt-get update E: Type' !DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source ...
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Package system is broken (Ubuntu 12.04) [duplicate]

Keep trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 but it keeps telling me that my package system is broken. I run apt-get -f install and get this : owner@MyLaptop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for ...
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How to list the packages to be installed by installing a specific package?

Pardon this newbie question, but I've previously run into serious issues as I wanted to try other desktop environments other than the default one in Ubuntu, precisely because I didn't know how to ...
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Package in repositories labelled “local or obsolete” after upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10, the packages libcairo2 and libcairo-gobject2 are under the "Installed (local or obsolete)" even though these packages are in the utopic repositories. A large amount of ...
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How do I remove manually installed libpcap0.8?

A few day ago I have installed libpcap0.8-dev but after that I installed libpcap0.8_1.4.0-2_amd64.deb and now I have tried almost of way to remove it but I can't! Since that, I can't install any ...
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How to update unshare package (unrecognized option '--fork')?

I'm facing to an issue. I'm on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. The execution of a program fails with the error: unshare: unrecognized option '--fork' I found on the web two man pages for 'unshare' package: ...
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ubuntu package developing trying to overwrite config of other package

I've build a custom debian package with shuold overwrite configs of lightdm (autologin). My install script (debian/install) contains the following lines: lightdm/* /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/ But ...
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Cant install any package anymore [duplicate]

pc@pc-desktop:~/work/$ sudo apt-get install curl [sudo] password for pc: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Software installation error

I am getting below error when I want to install any software because I deleted the file Config.pm Can't locate Debconf/Encoding.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Debconf::Encoding module) ...
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How can I create help tags for vim plugins from packages?

I have installed the vim-latexsuite and vim-outliner packages, which are addons for vim. Both come with documentation files, that are installed into the /usr/share/vim/addons/doc directory. Issuing ...
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VLC install error?

Tried to reinstall VLC but I keep getting the fellowing message:
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Unable to install android studio dependency is not satisfiable

I am trying to install android studio from this source: The following packages have unmet dependencies: android-studio : Depends: lib32ncurses5 but it is not installable Depends: ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/ubuntu-release-upgrader-core_1%3a0.220.7_all.deb

Hey guys I not a ubuntu expert but Im I having a problem and I dont know how to fix it I already tried apt-get clean dpkg --configure -a and nothing I still have the same error when I launch ...
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How to specify installation directory when installing packages [duplicate]

I'm somewhat new to linux, in college its the preferred by my computer science professors so I decided to install Ubuntu and Kubuntu alongside my windows 8 installation. Now, here's my problem. I read ...
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grive-tools : Depends: libcurl4-openssl-dev but it is not going to be installed

recently I tried to install Grive Tools, following the instructions from this website Ubuntu Google Drive Client with Grive and Grive Tools. Everything worked perfect until I reached the point where I ...
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How does apt handle circular dependencies?

When I installing .deb packages by hand I often encounter circular dependencies. I, then, install it with dpkg -i --force-depends ... and hope it works. How does apt handle circular dependencies?
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How are dependencies maintained during uninstallation?

I have recently uninstalled ubuntu-web-browser from my ubuntu 14.04 using synaptic package manager as I don't use it. Now I can't start vlc media player nor play any file using vlc. It sort of opens ...
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Running apt-get upgrade in crontab

Adding sudo apt-get upgrade -y into crontab as a daily. This seems like a very good idea to make sure everything is automatically kept updated, but nobodys ever mentioned it before (and recommend ...
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Why does Wine installation fail saying it can't install other versions of it? [duplicate]

I tried various versions to install Wine, but I am getting the below error: sudo apt-get install wine1.5 The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.5 : Depends: wine1.6 but it is not ...
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Error while loading shared libraries: libOSMesa.so.8: cannot open shared object

On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I need to install the libOSMesa8, one of the Mesa 3D libraries. In particular, I need the file libOSMesa.so.8 to run the graphic tool Asymptote. Only libosmesa6 is available ...
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Using repos vs compile: hot wo replace Nginx from repo with a compiled Nginx?

Sometime ago I used Kura's PPA to install Nginx+Pagespeed on my VPS. I would like to update it to the newest version, but the latest packages from Kura aren't so recent and I'm thinking about ...
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how to properly resove package dependencies

I am trying to install the following packages: apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib postgresql-common libpq-dev The message I get is: Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to fix or re-install the broken packages resulting from updates installation?

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 and I installed available updates. Then, I got a black screen with mouse pointer visible. I lost my desktop. However I got to terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1. Then I ran ...
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I Think I Just Messed Up My Whole System, HELP!

so i was trying to fix some dependency problems with my repositories and stuff and i ran sudo apt-get -o Debug::pkgProblemResolver=yes dist-upgrade and this is what happened (some log from the ...
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dpkg depedencies

Got server from another person with problem with dpkg .. When I try to upgrade I got this message $ apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done You might want to ...
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Applying patch doesn't work when building package

I have old Ubuntu server which is vulnerable with Ghost bug. Its to old to upgrade from repository, so I want to patch source with CVE-2015-0235.diff. I set up apt-get to old-releases.ubuntu.com and ...
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problem with debian package manager

Because of internet connection speed limitation i prefer installing packages offline. I usually obtain required packages from a system with the same os installed. But when I install programs this way ...
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Install some packages (with deps) on machine that has no internet connection [duplicate]

I have server with installed minimal "Ubuntu 14.04. server" on it. This server has no internet connection. How can I deliver on this machine packages like qemu-kvm, libvirt-bin, virtinst (with their ...
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Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages while installing nfs server?

I am trying to install nfs server on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine but everytime it is giving me an error like this - david@machineA:~$ sudo apt-get install nfs-common nfs-kernel-server Reading package ...
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Backuop/Restore PPAs/Repos and Packages?

I'm looking at doing a full reinstall in order to change my FS and implement FDE. I'm hoping for 2 scripts. (I am not a coder of any kind) first script (backup) create list of ppas/repos create list ...
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how to check package version before install

Im trying to install Apache 2.4.12 or apache2.4 at least. I see some listings for apache2.2 in the apt-cache, but I don't see apache2.4. How can I verify the actually version that sudo apt-get ...
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What does “new” mean to “dpkg --force-confnew”?

I was recently given the task of maintaining & porting to Trusty an in-house .deb package that overwrites (using --force-overwrite) config files from other packages with customized versions, after ...
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Submitting Ubuntu Touch Scope

I have a problem trying to upload an Ubuntu Scope to the store. When I upload the *.click file, I get the following error: "The uploaded package name (ba-unsa-etf) does not use your namespace ...
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libperl-dev fails to install because it can't find dependencies

I'm trying to install libperl-dev onto a server via chef but the server fails to install with the following error message: Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main libc-dev-bin ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unmet dependencies is not being resolved

I am completely new to ubuntu and I fell in love with it. I am completely happy with its features. But The problem is I've got some red icon in the task bar that is showing the following message: ...
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Unknown error: '<class 'KeyError'>' (“The cache has no package named wine-staging-i386”)

There is an error sign on my Ubuntu panel which states the error given in the title. I used sudo apt-get update but it gave me no errors. However the error sign persists. How do I fix this?
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How can I use equivs-build to build packages that can be installed on older versions of Ubuntu?

I have several versions of Ubuntu installed, including 14.04 and 10.04. When I build packages using equivs-build on 14.04, it generates .debs that contain .xz-compressed data. The version of dpkg on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation of libdrm-dev

I am trying to install mesa-common-dev (sudo apt-get install mesa-common-dev), however I get the following message: mesa-common-dev: Depends: libdrm-dev(>= 2.4.52) but will not be installed. ...
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How to keep linux-cloud-tools-virtual in sync with my kernel?

The Ubuntu 14.04 package linux-cloud-tools-virtual, used for compatibility with Hyper-V, depends on linux-cloud-tools-3.13.0-44-generic. However, the standard installed kernel is 3.13.0-32, which ...
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Synaptics Package manager and Software Manager crash

Hello when I try to open Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu 14.10 this error message appears: E: Type ‘apt-get’ is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list E: The ...
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error processing package debhelper [duplicate]

When i try to install or remove applications or update and upgrade my Ubuntu 14 i get error messages and the installation fails. This is an example on what happens: kardac@SidFolio-9470m:/$ sudo ...
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How to fix unmet python3 dependencies [closed]

I was trying to get mysql working on my computer so I tried to install the necessary packages with: sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev And ran into the errors: E: Failed to fetch ...
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Software center won't open,14.04

This problem began when I used the One Click Download for Moonlight from Mono. There is an error in the source list, line 2. I tried to update, same results. I tried deleting the line, the error moves ...
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Why latest version of packages in Synaptic is different from developers website? [duplicate]

I found that latest version which is determined in Synaptic Package Manager is older than what is on developer web site. It is different from latest stable versions as well, and even after 2 (or ...
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How to figure out whether a package is already installed?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 as a guest on a windows host. Before installing GCC, I need to make sure that the following packages are installed: GMP, MPFR and MPC I checked the Ubuntu package site ...