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

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Problems with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I tried to install dropbox and suddenly it couldn't finish installation. I tried from the terminal to do it manually and the same,it stucked at 100%. These are two of the problems are coming through ...
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Unmet dependency issue after failed Skype install

I'm pretty new to linux/ubuntu so I have no idea what is going on. I tried searching some of the errors I'm having online, and I tend to see similar information that hasn't helped. I figure I should ...
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Wine on Ubuntu 15.10

I have updated my OS from 14.04 to 15.10 (Both AMD64). In the past, wine installs without any problem on 14.04 machines, but this time there are problems. I tried to install wine(Microsoft Windows ...
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apt-get update fails with errors [duplicate]

I am attempting to run apt-get update from the super-user root in XTerm and am getting the following error: Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com wily-backports/universe Translation-en Fetched 213 kB in ...
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I need help installing steam on my trusty Xfce4 chromebook [duplicate]

I have tried everything, I am running on trusty and there are so many things wrong. (trusty)chelalajos@localhost:~$ cd ~/.local/share/Steam/ (trusty)chelalajos@localhost:~/.local/share/Steam$ ...
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Morph a Linux Mint into (pure) Ubuntu without Complete Reinstallation

I have Mint installation I would like to convert into a pure Ubuntu, i.e. remove all Mint-related components. In the past, I had already removed Cinnamon and installed Unity (ubuntu-desktop), which ...
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Skip packages requirements in a installation

I'm trying to install http://scigraphica.sourceforge.net/ but after that I need to install gtk 3.18 but when I type ./configure, it says: configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0 >= 2.45.8 ...
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Should I install these packages for python3?

I'm learning python3 now and I want to ask a question about it. My Ubuntu has Python2 and Python3 already. I'm just learning python3. Should I install these packages? Packages: sudo apt-get ...
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Application BitTorrent Not Appearing After Installation

Just tried installing BitTorrent via CLI, but the application isn't appearing in the Dash and doesn't seem to want to run from Terminal, either. I used sudo apt-cache search bittorrent to verify it ...
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Trying to uninstall libwacom will remove many other packages

As the title, I was trying to remove libwacom packages in order to install those provided by their channel so to be able to correctly use their tablet. However, whenever I try to remove or purge ...
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Cannot open Software Center and Cannot install any packages

I'm a fairly new Ubuntu user running Ubuntu 15.10 on a desktop. Just recently, when I go to open Software Center it opens for a second then closes. Also, when I try to install ANY package in terminal ...
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apt-get install - error currupt database format file

Im trying to install the "samba" package (or any package - this happens with all of them) and apt Fetched 46.4 MB in 1min 22s (561 kB/s) E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? ...
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List all binaries a package provides

This is not a duplicate of listing all files a package provides, i want to list all binaries a certain package provides that are in the standard location for binaries. I know this can be done with ...
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Editing a Latex file after installing TexLive

I have just installed TexLive by running sudo apt-get install texlive. According to the official website, this package also comes with the editor TexWorks. But how do I now open a .tex file with ...
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terminal unable to locate W and E [duplicate]

After typing sudo apt-get update at last it says: W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release ...
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Accidently deleted /var/lib/dpkg folder from ubuntu

I had deleted the /var/lib/dpkg folder in ubuntu 14.04 accidently. I recreate the dpkg directory and copy the /var/backups/dpkg.status.0 as status to that directory, based on the link. I can perform ...
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Installation of mono 4.2.1 over mono 3.2.8 on ubuntu 14.04 amd 64, results some unmet dependencies

In End user machine(ubuntu 14.04 LTS) there is some mono-applications such as tomboy, banshee are pre-installed which runs on mono-3.2.8. Now i have another mono-application and i want to run it on ...
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Disabling package updates for custom-built Vim

I built Vim from source and installed it via checkinstall, but whenever I run sudo apt-get update, it lists vim, vim-common and vim-runtime along with the other things I do want to update. When I ...
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Is apt-get dist-upgrade required in Docker container?

Node Source's Docker image of Ubuntu runs apt-get upgrade, not apt-get dist-upgrade, to install latest version of all packages. apt-get dist-upgrade is considered a command to upgrade kernel related ...
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What does “Package build-essential is virtual” mean? How to solve it?

I have read other posts, most of them were not solved, and I also tried the "solutions" posted there. I wasn't successful getting a download link by the terminal apt-get install --print-uris ...
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Trying To Install Java 8.. Unable to locate package openjdk-8-jre

I'm attempting to install JAVA JRE 8. I have tried following the apt-get's, but it cannot be found there. I attempted to download it straight off Oracle's website, and i have the folder now in my ...
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Can't get new software on ubuntu software centre

I recently purchased whatsapp for ubuntu off the software centre but when I try to install it this screen comes up. http://imgur.com/iOdWUvZ <--- screenshot New software can not be installed ...
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I tried to install the igraph package in ubuntu 14.04 using the following command

I tried to install the igraph package in ubuntu 14.04 using the following command pip install --user python-igraph After several processes I'm getting something like this Extracting ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: apt-get can't parse repository url if username contains @ ('at' sign)

I added a repository URL that contains to '@' (at sign) to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/myrepo.list deb https://FOO@BAR:PASS@domain.com/xyz precise non-free apt-get update fails with: Couldn't resolve ...
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Attempt of apt-get install sftp fails with : E: Package 'sftp' has no installation candidate

magnus@mt-dell:~$ sudo apt-get install sftp [sudo] password for magnus: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package sftp is not available, ...
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Unable to install/upgarde. Shows `E: The package linux-headers-4.2.0-32 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.`

I am using ubuntu 15.10. Recently I used the command sudo dpkg --configure -a, form then it is showing the above error. On typing this command now, it shows: dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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Can't install debian package

I'm trying to create and install my own deb package: fotorator_1.0-1.deb. When I try to use gdebi fotorator_1.0-1.deb, I get following error: root@kiosk-HP:~/Desktop# gdebi fotorator_1.0-1.deb ...
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How can I resolve an apt-get package version mismatch?

All attempts to use apt-get fail because of a version mismatch between libxml2:i386 and libxml2:amd64. When I try: sudo apt-get -f install it fails on the errors: dpkg: error processing libxml2:i386 ...
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Cant install unity tweak tool

i am trying to install unity tweak tool but I can't install it. I am getting the following output when I tried installing it via the Ubuntu software center installArchives() failed: perl: warning: ...
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Can't install unity tweak tool

I tried multiple times installing the unity tweak tool via the terminal but every time it give me the following output. Similarly i cant install it via the Ubuntu software center. I have tried sudo ...
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Complicated problem, upgraded from 12 to 13 to 14.04, lost volume, tried to fix, now disk full, many problems

This is quite a complicated one... After upgrading my ubuntu 12.something to an eventual 14.04, some kernels were left behind, and somehow the volume got lost at some moment (this was about a year ...
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can't install software, apparently installed packages have unmet dependencies

I've got a DELL n5110 laptop, with intel i3-2330m cpu @ 2.20GHz x 4, 64 bit OS system, ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating system. The error that comes up is upon start up, and it gives me the option of ...
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apt-get update error Failed to fetch

I am trying to update the repository but it's showing this error: W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/Release Unable to find expected entry 'partner/source/Sources' ...
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“An error has occured”

Firstly I don't know anything about this 'error' its always there and when it isn't is never. That's the icon but here is what it says when I click on it or hover over: An error occurred, ...
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“/usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found” when trying to install apt-transport-https

When I try to run any apt-get command, I get the error:: E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found. N: Is the package apt-transport-https installed? My first instinct was ...
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Which package is the command 'cd' in?

I want to look into the source code behind the command cd, but cd doesn't seem to have its own package so which package is it in?
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No control bar or application access after updating

have just run a full ubuntu program update on my lenovo thinkpad 2013. I now have no control bar and no way of accessing applications, only an empty desk top.
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Installing Source Library — uriparser

I am new to the ubuntu and linux community and have decided to migrate my current C project to my new ubuntu workstation. I am currently working on a simple HTTP proxy as an educational personal ...
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How to fix broken LaTeX packages?

I was trying to install LaTeX using the command sudo apt-get install texlive-full but when 11.5 kb installation was remaining, terminal reported an error that stated: Errors were encountered while ...
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apt-get update fails with “Unable to find expected entry” [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http: // us . archive . ubuntu . com /ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/InRelease Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-0386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or ...
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Cant install VLC

I am new to Ubuntu. while trying to update the vlc in order to be able to play certain videos, I screwed up and now im unable to install a new version of the VLC media player. while doing this, I was ...
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Theme for ubuntu 14.04

Is there any package available for Ubuntu 14.04 where the theme will change automatically on daily basis? Also which package is good for themes with nice HD images, can you suggest one?
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Is libffi.pc broken on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to cross-compile wayland (from freedesktop.org) for a Trusty Tahr armhf environment. To set up the cross-compile I have an arm pkg-config script that properly sets PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR and ...
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Eclipse - Package dependencies cannot be resolved

I know there are a lot of questions on this topic, and I tried a lot of options that worked for some people, but I just cannot get this done. I am trying to install Eclipse on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and ...
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'Update Information Is Outdated' after running bleachbit

Yesterday I ran on 14.04 bleachbit with almost all options except for memory, (and now I understand it's not the most correct way of using bleachbit), and the program ended when I interrupted through ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages - Chrome [duplicate]

I recently noticed while installing some packages and using the command apt-get update that I ran into the following error: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release ...
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php5 and phpmyadmin not installing

I have installed mysql, mysql-server, apache2 and many more. May be I have installed some wrong PPA or programs which cause this problem. Basically, I need to run local server (eg. for wordpress). So ...
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A software that can create FlowChart from a C++ code in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Eclipse for coding c++ in Ubuntu, but the Code Rocket for Eclipse tool is for windows as I have understood! I'm now looking for a tool in Ubuntu or a software that can make flowchart from ...
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Problem with Apt fetching updates [duplicate]

When I tried to update apt's local package index, I am getting an error % sudo apt-get update Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease ... lots or repositories ... Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com ...
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How to install dependencies of a program

I am trying install a program named Teletalk 3G in my ubuntu 15.10. However there seems to be some dependencies missing, so i ran the "ldd" command to see which dependencies were missing. I got these ...