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

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Installing TinyOS on Ubuntu 15.04

I followed this tutorial carefully, but I still can't compile this hello world program. What did I miss? Should I install: nesc: 1.3.5 tinyos-tools: 1.4.2 tinyos-tools-14: 1.4.2 tinyos-tools-devel: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Trying to install Ruby 2.0, but gnome-session-bin seems to be half installed

I cannot install any packages, the problem started when I tried to install the ruby2.0. Before, apt-get was installing everything. But now, every package returns this error: Processing triggers for ...
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my ubuntu 12.04 software center wont work and i cant install software using apt-get

i try opening my software center then it closes after a few seconds, i read posts saying i should try some apt-get codes but it gave this error: Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a ...
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Question about apt-mirror

I would like to make you a question about apt-mirror. It works fine but we would like to know whether it is posible to clean all unneeded packages available to the clients that connect to our mirror. ...
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How to install postgresql-9.4-postgis-2.1 on Ubuntu 14.04(Trusty Tahr)?

I get the following error when trying to install postgres-9.4-postgis-2.1 on Ubuntu 14.04(Trusty Tahr): Depends: libgdal1 (>= 1.9.0) but it is not installable I also tried to install the package ...
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How create a deb package with older libs

I was trying to create a deb package but it has some dependencies who I did not find on software center, one of them is libqtmultimedia4. How could I create this package? May I include the lib in the ...
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Notify OSD config on vivid vervet

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet today and was annoyed, but unsurprised, to see that notify OSD was updated and restored to its default, limited, functionality. The thing is, the patched ...
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zfs broken after upgrading package spl

Just now I did an apt-get upgrade, which upgraded package spl to 0.6.4.1. After rebooting, my zfs-formatted disk failed to mount. How should I regain zfs functionality? All zfs commands are now ...
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How to remove failed dpkg .deb installation

I tried install .deb file using the dpkg -i command. However the installation failed, when I tried sudo apt-get install -f I just get this error: -- Installing init scripts. Sweet! Please run `prey ...
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Error downloading steam

After downloading steam, it requires me to download the packages libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, and libc6:i386. However, when I attempt do do so I get this error message: E: unable to ...
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How to install indicator-messages package?

I uninstalled Thunderbird's indicator-messages by entering this command... sudo apt-get remove indicator-messages Now I realize I could disable the message box icon (a little cute envelop shown on ...
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Installing nodejs ubuntu on 14.04

Many misleading sources, nothing works cleanly on my side. Installing from source ? Any tips on this one ?
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Problem getting curl working in php and broken packages on install.

Im trying to get curl running in php on ubuntu 12.04. (A setup script complains that curl is not enabled, which appears to be true). phpinfo does not list curl at all ie it doesnt appear to even say ...
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VLC will not install in Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

VLC was working fine until I upgraded to 15.04. When I try to install via Software Centre, I get this error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= ...
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Need help with installing a package (dpkg problem)

When trying to install insight from some ppa repositories i get these errors. sudo apt-get install insight Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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E: The package aftershot2 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Can someone please tell me how to fix this I'm running the latest xubuntu and the ubuntu software center keeps freezing. I can't get the new update. I've tried downloading the sympatic packager but it ...
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How can I know which options have been passed to ./configure while compiling / building a Debian package?

To close voters: This question is different from the question linked, because its scope is to find the options passed to ./configure during the building of a generic Debian package, not only to find ...
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How do I install HTTRACK (Offline browser) with apt-get? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install httrack. I used this comnmand: sudo apt-get httrack with no luck. How can I install?
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What are packages called in Ubuntu?

In many distributions, when speaking of a package, the word RPM is used. Wikipedia does not list Debian and Ubuntu as one of them, as their package system is different. The abbreviation as a word do ...
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How can I repair my Ubuntu?

I unfortunately had a bad typo mistake when I was removing a package. My intention was to remove glib-2.0-dev, but seemed something else I typed and got all the necessary packages removed (for example ...
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14.10 - software updater - Package operation failed - Unable to udpate any apt packages - Completely blocked

I am using 14.10 Ubuntu. Software updater fails with following error: Package operation failed From terminal, tried to do sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade This gives following ...
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What is virtuoso-nepomuk and how much harm could I do by uninstalling it?

I am trying to solve what might be an unsolvable broken system. Apparently virtuoso-nepomuk is tripping up something in the upgrade process and causing an unable to migrate to dependancy based boot ...
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i am trying to install skrywer 2 and keep getting dependency issues, can anyone help

I have read through alot of the solutions to this kinda problem but none of the stuff I have found has worked. Thanks in advance for any help. skrywer2: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14) but ...
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reverse-depends: looking for reverse dependencies of source packages

My goal is finding ALL reverse-depends of a certain package and the belonging source package. For example, I want all packages that depend on libsslcommon2 and the source package that can be installed ...
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Error Message install package has unmet dependencies?

I tried to install libre-office with terminal but middle of the process it is showing some package has been broken now i can't install anything with software center need help.
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Some errors with dpkg

This is related to my previous unsolved problem. After I run sudo dpkg --configure -a, I get the following error information: Thanks a lot for your help! Setting up tex-common (4.04) ... debconf: ...
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Can I convert a .dxf to .png or .jpg with a command tool?

I'm looking for some command line tool that allows me to convert dxf to any other format.
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Unmet dependencies when uninstalling a package

I want to remove a package which I have previously installed (well, I tried to install it, but it never installed correctly). The package name is "cuda", and so I tried the command: sudo apt-get ...
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Package operation failed, Cant install any update

i recently started getting this error whenever i run an update: Package operation failed, The installation or removal of a software package failed. Details: installArchives() failed: (Reading ...
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Unable to install package via apt-get although it is listed on ubuntu package manager

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Following the instructions here, I see the Python 2.7.9 package here: http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/python2.7/ However apt-get install or apt-cache search ...
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Error installing skype

enter code hereI got this wile doing the first step to installing skype on my comuputer-(saucy) dj@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2 [sudo] password ...
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How to remove this leftover from pantheon desktop? [duplicate]

I gave a try to pantheon desktop, and ever since after uninstalling it, whenever I resume from a suspend, I get this: Since elementary.io is a link to elementary OS, and pantheon is from this OS, I ...
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debsums flags some files as broken even after package reinstallation

When I run debsums -c in ubuntu it flags the following files as corrupted: /usr/lib/aspell/it.rws /var/lib/aspell/it.compat Trough dpkg -S I discovered that those two files belong to the package ...
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The “supported packages” in R

From http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/bin/linux/ubuntu/ SUPPORTED PACKAGES A number of R packages are available from the Ubuntu repositories with names starting with r-cran-. The following ones are ...
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How can I remove a dpkg broken by the Brother MFC-8840 deb driver?

I can't seem to remove a package. I've tried dpkg --purge and apt-get purge. Neither seem to actually remove the package, however. The package is mfc8840dlpr (1.1.2-1). Is there any way I can make ...
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cannot install ANYTHING!

I have tried over and over, searched the web for 5 straight hours,tried terminal, etc. Every time I try to download something, the orange download progress bar only goes halfway and then I get this ...
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Can i remove a package from apt without uninstall

is it posible to remove a package from apt without uninstall it from disc? I have a broken owncloud package. I was able to repare the installation manually but now i always get an update error ...
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Finding how many times a given package has been installed

Is there any way to see how many times a package in the repos (say, firefox) has been installed?
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Unmet dependencies unable to fix

I'm running ubuntu 14.04. I cannot use software center to install anything, even a local deb package so I have to rely on Terminal. Recently I was trying to install mysql-server which generated error ...
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Reading Package Lists Error [duplicate]

I'm tyring to install new software but I keep getting this error. E: Malformed Description-md5 line; includes invalid character '4 t�9F:@��8fdefe3a4c746d811ba' E: Malformed Description-md5 line; ...
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sudo add-apt-repository throws an exception

I'm running ubuntu 14.10 on VMware player at my office. Whenever I try to add a repository, I get this exception. root@ubuntu:~# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer Traceback (most recent call ...
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Update Manger offline error

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, using the i3 window manager. I'm having troubles with the Software and Updates for my system. When I start the update-manager I get this screen : The internet is working ...
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How to re-install libgcc1:i386 which breaks libgcc1?

So, I went and did something very stupid. I have ubuntu-toolchain-r repository added to repositories which has up to some time ago provided libgcc1:i386 among other things. For a some time now the ...
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Trouble upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 due to extremely broken system

I know very little about Ubuntu, but I have a friend who knows even less and still wants to use it. I set out to help this friend upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, as he had some problems ("Could not ...
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Trouble Installing Package from a Local Apt Repo

I am having some issues installing a package from a local apt-repo. I followed the guide below to set up the apt repo and it seems to be working fine. When I run the update-debs command and apt-get ...
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Is it possible to update npm version in Ubuntu 14.04?

I try to install yeoman and it require npm 1.4 I installed npm with apt-get but is has version 1.3.10 I try commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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can't install libgthread-2_0-0:i386 library on ubuntu14?

its said that libgthread is found in libglib2.0-0 package sudo apt-get install libglib2_0-0:i386 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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Ubuntu doesn't download files using apt-get update [closed]

When I type the command sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 14.04, it downloads most of the files but the other ones say for example: Failed to fetch ...
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Unable to update update packages,

I am unable to do a sudo apt-get update. i am presented with error below: E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. This is a fresh ...
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How to make Synaptic the default to install .deb files? [duplicate]

I have tried a lot and Ubuntu software center crashes the most when installing .deb packages with it. And I would like to make synaptic package manager as the default to open .deb installation files. ...