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

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Apt-cacher-ng: Is there a way to avoid duplicating /var/cache/apt?

I know apt-cacher-ng is duplicating the data in /var/cache/apt. Is there a way to tell it to use /var/cache/apt, or it isn't doable due to permissions? Mi partition has little space. I could indeed ...
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How is Snappy Ubuntu Core faster than Ubuntu

While many questions answer what is Snappy Core, I've yet to see an answer of how Snappy is faster (as claimed here) than traditional package management in Ubuntu. I get that rolling back and stuff ...
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How do I build a deb that is fully compatible with an offical deb?

I've downloaded the source of postgresql-9.3 by doing: apt-get source postgresql-9.3 Then I've done my alteration to the configuration step and I've successfully built and tested the binaries. Now, ...
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Broken drivers in CUDA install

I'm attempting to install CUDA to use as a dependency for Caffe so I can use google's neural network programme, but I'm having issues with installing CUDA. In the command line log I found these two ...
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Why Can't I add this repository?

I am trying to install Owncloud on my Ubuntu server 15.04 system. I used the following code to add the repository to install Owncloud: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb ...
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Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file

I'm kinda new to this website so I don't know the policies, but I really need some help with an ongoing issue that has become quite annoying. I moved from Ubuntu 14.04 to Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela (I ...
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Apt doesn't want to install an older version of package

I'm building a debian package from the source code. The package has, among the others, the following dependency (part of debian/control): libswarm-dev (>= 0.6.1.0), libswarm-dev (<< 0.7), ...
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Nvidia CUDA installation issues broken cache

On the command $ sudo apt-get install cuda : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done cuda is already the newest version. You might want to ...
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How to install the any downloaded software packages via teminal [duplicate]

As a new Ubuntu user I installed the OS by downloading the software via terminal commands without problems. Now I would like to install additional software packages. While trying to install downloaded ...
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Can't access Sotware and update in ubuntu 14.04 + installation Error

Here is a very simple problem with my Ubuntu: I Can't access Software and update in system settings! when I click on system settings in the top-right gear icon, there is no Software and update icon ...
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apt-get upgrade downloads the same package every day

I have the Numix icons package on PPA on Kubuntu 14.10. That has been working fine, but a week or so ago an update came through, it installs and says complete I run sudo apt-get update and sudo ...
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Accidentally uninstalled Python, now my Pc Lags in black screen [duplicate]

I am new to Linux. I am using this just for about a month, and when I wanted more space on disc, I typed to Terminal sudo apt-get remove Python. I did not know what the Python was, so i just ...
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what-source (part of what-utils) returns package name two times

On my Ubuntu 14.04.2, what-source returns two times the package name for some packages, e.g. ~$ what-source openssl openssl openssl or ~$ what-source firefox firefox firefox Is this normal ...
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popcorn time not installed

So I tried to install popcorn-time over terminal and it failed, and I was ok with that. But then every time I try to install something else (like aptitude for example) over terminal I get this ...
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How do I go about getting items in the partner repository updated?

The version of the vmware-view-client in the partner repository is currently at version 2.2.0. The latest version being shipped by VMware is 3.4.0. The older client is unable to support some of the ...
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Firestorm needs 32-bits libs, which seem, unavailable

The following, should illustrate my predicament: Output: yogich@yogich-HP-15-Notebook-PC:~/firestorm$ ./firestorm 64-bit Linux detected. Multi-arch support detected for i386. Multi-arch support ...
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How to install java-common

I tried to install jenkins on Ubuntu 14.04. (venv)ubuntu@sdcw05:/usr/lib/jvm$ sudo aptitude install jenkins The following NEW packages will be installed: jenkins{b} oracle-java9-installer{ab} 0 ...
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Apache2 installation failed on Ubuntu 12.04

Hi i am trying to install Apache2 server on my Ubuntu 12.04, but when i enter this command sudo apt-get install apache2 i am getting this error - Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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How to prepare my program for Launchpad

I wrote Python program and made DEB (https://github.com/CyberTailor/vk-stats/releases/download/0.9/vk-stats_0.9-1_all.deb). Now, I want to upload this package to Launchpad, but it doesn't accept DEB ...
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Can't upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 - broken packages

I'm trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, but attempting to upgrade causes an unresolved problem to occur. I've spent several hours reading answers on forums but none of the suggested ...
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Can not download any package

I am new to Linux and particularly to Ubuntu recently i had to format Ubuntu 3 to 4 times because it doesn't complete and now after it is been booted i am facing another problem that it doesn't allow ...
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downgrade libsqlite3

I get some errors which hint to libsqlite3. Therefore I want to downgrade libsqlite3 on Ubunutu 14.04 root:/usr/src# dpkg -l | grep sqlite ii libqt4-sql-sqlite:i386 ...
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package remove fail. postgresql-contrib-9.1: subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 127

Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 404522 files and directories currently installed.) Removing postgresql-contrib-9.1 (9.1.15-0ubuntu0.12.04) ... ...
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Error installing postgresql (subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 64)

I'm getting an error when trying to install postgresql. I'll explain what I've found below, but here's the entire output: sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib Reading package lists... ...
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Authenticated Packages for Flocker

The current installation instructions for Flocker on Ubuntu 14.04 state that one should run: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install apt-transport-https software-properties-common sudo ...
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Flash package outdated

when chacking (through synaptic), I am told that the lastest version of flashplugin-installer is 11.2.202.466ubuntu0.14.04.1 , but if I search http://packages.ubuntu.com I see that the lastest is ...
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Error trying to install pipelight

I try to install pipelight but I get an error msg. What can I do about it? $ sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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What would be the consequences of uninstalling the net-tools package in a default Ubuntu system?

I know that the net-tools package is deprecated and that its features are supposedly provided by the iproute2 package. However, I find that I keep using the old net-tools programs: it's an old ...
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Unable to use apt-get or Ubuntu Software Center [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 (old laptop last used in 2012 being used as current one gets repaired etc etc) and unable to run apt get or update any software in Ubuntu Software Center. The last time I used ...
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Can't open synaptic package manager after installing get deb

I have install getdeb by following command echo "Downloading GetDeb and PlayDeb" && wget http://archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb ...
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I have problem when I implemented this command sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev

I have problem when I implemented this command sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev And I get this: fawaz@fawaz-Lenovo-B590:~$ sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev Reading package ...
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Error when trying to fix “unmet dependencies” on Ubuntu Server 14.04

I am trying to install php5-dev: sudo apt-get install php5-dev But I got this error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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How do I install Steam after this error? Ubuntu 14.04

Attempting to get steam on my Chromebook has been a real headache. When I double click the Steam Icon Package Installer opens and says: Steam needs to install these additional packages: ...
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apt-get install caused all packages to be removed

I am very upset by this, and I simply cannot understand WHY it happened. The reason why I am so upset is because I have people which use my Teamspeak server, and I am currently away on vacation, thus ...
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Does someone knows how to fix this installation bug in ubuntu?mysql-server-5.6 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I'm trying to remove mysql-workbench. But everytime when I try to remove something related with mysql, I get this error. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Cubietruck with Lubuntu - unmet dependencies try using f; package 'build essential' has noinstalation candidate

Im trying to get build-essential installed on cubietruck(with lubuntu), but im getting: "E: Package 'build-essential', so i went to get help and some said to do : sudo apt-get -f install, but it ...
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error diverting when i use apt-get -f install

I get the below output when i run apt-get -f install. Please help me in fixing the errors root@sharath-HP-630-Notebook-PC:/usr/sbin# sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How do i detect if I'm missing drivers or packages? [closed]

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and I encountered my biggest problem yesterday. I was getting low graphics mode error. I, pretty much tried everything I could understand from "low graphics mode" questions. ...
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Message- Cannot find installed version of python-jgango or python3-django

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I love it so far. I have been trying to install Django for a website development project. In the terminal, when I start the python interpreter and type import django ...
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package to change language

Here is how I change my OS language... System settings - Language Support - Install/ Remove Languages - select "marathi" - apply changes - drag marathi to first place in language for menus and ...
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synaptic tries to uninstall so many packages when trying to install openssh-server

I've been tyring to get openssh-server through sudo apt-get install openssh-server, but when I ran it I got the following: The following packages have unmet dependencies: openssh-server : Depends: ...
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Packaging files into a .deb package

I'd like to package up my program's source code into a .deb package. I've looked into many different packing guides, but all of them suppose that you know where you want your files placed in the ...
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Is there a way to use GIT to manage OS packages so that if i 'sudo' break something I can easily revert?

I'm very novice when it comes to OS management, so if this question is ignorant please be kind. The idea is pretty self explanatory, essentially keep a text file of packages&versions, every ...
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How to view number of downloads of packages from Ubuntu Software centre? [duplicate]

Is there a way through which I can see the number of times an application or package from the Ubuntu Software Center has been downloaded? If not, is there some sort of way in which I can view the ...
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How to inspect and validate a deb package before installation?

I want to know as much as possible about a .deb package before I install it. There is a significant amount of metadata generated during regular package building and I know that there are also signed ...
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How to bump the version of a package available in another user's PPA?

When looking for a recent version of CMake 3.2 for Ubuntu 15.04 I came across this PPA. However, instead of CMake 3.2.1 I'd like to use version 3.2.3. How can I easily build upon the existing work ...
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Cannot install mysql server 5.5 on ubuntu 14.04

I have tried many ways to install mysql-server. I first tried installing by executing sudo apt-get install mysql-client-5.5 mysql-server mysql-server-core-5.5 I was asked for root password, and ...
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Broken Packages Issue while installing JDK on Ubuntu 14.04

I am having issues while trying to install JDK on Ubuntu 14.04. Following is what I see: araj1@araj:~$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Cant Downgrade php5.5 back to php5.3

I have tried to upgrade my apache2.2 to apache2.4 and php5.3 to php5.5 on my Ubuntu 12.04. For php5.5 I have used those commands below (I dont remember which PPA i used for apache upgrade) : ...
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install ibus-typing-booster on Ubuntu

I tried ibus-typing-booster software on fedora. Is this available for Ubuntu? This is really useful software that I will like to use. Update: I tried to install it using the following steps. But ...