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

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Why does apt-get marks packages I dont want directly?

If I try to install metapackage apt-get install lubuntu-desktop and then see the output of apt-mark showmanual | grep lubuntu I see much more than just lubuntu-desktop: lubuntu-artwork lubuntu-core ...
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how can I remove all my nvidia drivers? [duplicate]

I have a Nvidia 3D controller on my laptop with 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to remove all my Nvidia drivers in order to perform an update but the command sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia* ...
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Libboost 1.55 instead of libboost 1.58

I am trying to compile a program that requires libboost1.55-all-dev and I received an error after /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/5/../../../x86_64-linux-gnu/libphysfs.a: error adding symbols: Archive ...
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how to install removed i386 packages?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I removed All i386 packages using dpkg. Now I can't install any package related to i386. sudo apt-get install wine1.7 says: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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dpkg: error processing package unity-tweak-tool (--configure)

when i run apt-get install, apt-get upgrade, apt-get -f install, it always return this : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 ...
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why I can't install libpq-dev

I try sudo apt-get install libpq-dev and I got this error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This ...
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Apt-Get Errors; Cant install anything

When i run sudo apt-get upgrade i get this error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages ...
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Ubuntu Desktop package not found

So I messed up somewhere when installing R and now I have no access to my desktop. I can,however, load into terminal and run commands. So I googled and searched this forum for answers and the general ...
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How to fully replace APT with RPM?

I was just wondering if there is a way to fully replace APT with RPM? Once I have got RPM installed and setup as it should (if I need to configure it in any way) is there any way to remove APT without ...
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Where does “The program '<package>' is currently not installed.” get its program list from?

When running the command quickly I get this output: The program 'quickly' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install quickly However when running: apt-cache ...
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Spotify Client on iMac G5 running Ubuntu 12.04?

I tried installing Spotify today on my iMac G5, using this as a guide. I was able to install the key, but was unable to access the repository, no matter what I tried. When I ran sudo apt-get update, I ...
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Skype unmet dependencies & conflict in kubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am having unmet conflicting dependancies. The log is too long to paste here so I have made a pastebin. http://pastie.org/10651012 But these are the most relevant lines: $ sudo apt-get install ...
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Commands and packages relationship [duplicate]

I want to find out what commands installing a package makes available in my console. For example: If I want to run the command quiz in bash, I have to install a set of packages by asking apt-get to ...
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Can't install packages without installing IBus and removing Ubuntu-desktop

I have Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS. So I was trying to solve the issue where IntelliJ complains about IBus not being updated to 1.5.11. So I followed the instructions here and now I can't install any ...
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What does this dpkg error mean?

I have an Ubuntu server (trusty) that gives this error. /boot had been full, so I removed some of the older kernels, and updated grub. Yet this error remains. It seems to say that linux generic is ...
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Remove/reinstall/get rid of corrupted WINE installation

I installed WINE 1.6 via Ubuntu Software Center. It went wrong. Next time I wanted to install a software it told me sth about software dependencies... After I tried to re-/deinstall WINE via several ...
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i want to convert Ubuntu to Xubuntu but I get this problem

Using this command apt-get install xubuntu-desktop i get this: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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Unable to upgrade a single package

I want to upgrade security patches only but when I try to upgrade any packages then also need to upgrade below packages : $ apt-get install --only-upgrade openssl The following packages will be ...
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what's difference between apt-get and 'apt install'? [duplicate]

it seems those two commands all can use to install new package and I have read the man page for those two commands, but I think I didn't get the point. Is those two command the same ? all one ...
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Packages have unmet dependencies when trying to install anything

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've recently run into this problem with several applications, it seems to happen to anything I need to update or install. I just gave up the first 2 or 3 times this ...
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How to resolve a missing libproxy1 dependency on Wily

I'm installing the Citrix VPN client using the installer nsgclient.deb on Wily and I get the error Dependency is not satisfiable: libproxy1. I tried apt-get with this result: $ sudo apt-get install ...
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Problem with determining “security updates”

My test machine is running Ubuntu 14.04.1. /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check --human-readable says that 157 packages can be updated and 81 are security updates. apt-get -s dist-upgrade | grep ...
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Trying to install muon package manager on kubuntu

I want to install some features from Kali Linux but I need firstly to install a muon package manager. So I'm trying: bartosz@bartosz-L750D:~$ sudo apt-get install muon Reading package lists... Done ...
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About plugin/library/add-on package

I found I can install almost everything using terminal. But how can I get the packaged version of those softwares especially lib files & media codec in case I'm offline.
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Unable to remove old kernels: Stuck at “Building dependency tree … 50%”

I have to remove old kernels because I don't have enough space on boot partition but I can't. I'm trying: sudo apt-get remove linux-image-3.13.0-32-generic but the result is: Reading package ...
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libldap & dpkg errors

I seem to have a problem with my install after removing Wine 1.8: [installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% ...
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Is a dependency used by many packages?

Can a dependency be used by many packages? If this is true, for example, packages A and B use a common package C as a dependency, and now I remove package A using the apt-get command, will the ...
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Ubuntu Software Center can't install software

Ubuntu Software Center gives me a message: new software can't be installed because there's a problem with the old software When I click on Repair, the details are: It requires installation of: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3LTS 64-bit - apt-get update error , Hash Sum mismatch

apt-get update error. The following links result in a Hash Sum mismatch. Scared of following any other answers because all of them seem to be unique for every person's chosen mirror. Are these ...
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Traces of removed packages

After executing the command: sudo apt-get remove wine 1.7 I was sure that package had been removed as it showed on free disk space, but then I executed: sudo apt-cache pkgnames wine And it ...
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installing packages from usb to ubuntu server 14.04 [duplicate]

I want to install these packages to my Ubuntu server from USB as i have tried many thing by editing mirrors in /etc/apt/sources.list to install some packages for Ubuntu server 14.04 know I want to try ...
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Failed Install Phanteon on Ubuntu 14.04

Help, please. What should I do? Unpacking elementary-icon-theme (3.2.2+r1530+pkg27~daily~ubuntu0.3.1.1) ... dpkg: error processing archive ...
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Are there any maintained, always up-to-date, repositories for apt-get? [closed]

I like using apt-get install for my packages. However, I discovered that the repositories for apt-get is rarely updated after release. For example, when trying to install nodejs and npm today, I ...
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Distribute own application on PPA or use own server with repository?

I am writing an advanced cross-platform open-source application. It is commercial app, but free&open-source (GPLv3). The thing is, this app is related to data security, so we need, that the source ...
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How do I do a batch downgrade of packages from one repo back to canonical?

Ubuntu 15.10 x86_64 While trying to do an install of Bumblebee, I followed instructions to add the xorg-edgers PPA. A more recent tutorial advised against it. However, by then,it was already too late: ...
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Failed to start session on 14.04 after installing R

So...I was struggling to update R on ubuntu 14.04 and I think I messed something up. Adter I rebooted my computer I tried to login and got a failed to start session error. I also cannot not see my ...
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cant understand the function of apt-cache remove [duplicate]

I needed to reinstall wine from scratch so I first decided to uninstall the current version but, running the command sudo apt-cache pkgnames wine before and after running any of: sudo apt-cache ...
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Installing NodeJS on Ubuntu Trusty

I need to install version 12 of NodeJS on Ubuntu but looks like my company is for some reason blocking the path to the files. When I run the curl -L https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_0.12 | sudo bash ...
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gvfs-backends unmet dependency

I by mistake un-installed ubuntu software center and gvf packages, when i am trying to install gvf packages i get this error. I ran sudo apt-get install gvfs-backends Reading package lists... Done ...
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Removing boot packages while ignoring dependencies

My boot folder is full, and according to this question one simple solution is to remove old Linux image packages. Unfortunately, I can't do this because apt tells me that some of my packages have ...
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apt-get error with MergeList [duplicate]

I got this problem: sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Error installing libcvaux2.1 for Ubuntu 14.04

I've tried to install libcvaux2.1 so I can install Algodoo for Linux, but here's what I got: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable ...
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/var/cache/man/fsstnd gets deleted in every boot

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.3 platform. Whenever I install a package with sudo apt-get install <package> I get Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1ubuntu1) ... /usr/bin/mandb: can't ...
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3 Broken Package that will not be removed; so that I can update Ubuntu 14.04

I have done sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. After that it gives me the following error message You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following ...
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downloading qt5dbus package [duplicate]

I am trying to install the following package from this link - http://packages.ubuntu.com/wily/libqt5dbus5 But I am not getting the command that I should write in the terminal to install the package . ...
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unmet dependency error on ubuntu 14.04 while installing

whenever I am trying to install php5 or my-sql I am getting below error. The following packages have unmet dependencies: mysql-server : Depends: mysql-server-5.5 but it is not going to be ...
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Easy way to create fallback installation of my system? [duplicate]

my current installation has lots of nice daemons installed/configured, Plugins for Firefox, nice packages installed. I guess sooner or later I will trash my installation somehow. I want to back up my ...
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WPA_Supplicant Package broken

I have the same issue as this question. Currently I have just downgraded my wpa_supplicant package, but I'm wondering if there's a better solution to this? Now I get frequent update reminders for this ...
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Removing Katoolin from Ubuntu 14.04

I made the mistake of installing this (piece of cr*p of) Katoolin package https://github.com/LionSec/katoolin. The problem is it botched up my Ubuntu, many packages don't work anymore. System update ...
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I want to use Ruby built from source, and also use Gvim [duplicate]

vim-gtk and vim-gnome both have libruby1.9.1 as a package dependency (in trusty), which in turn depends on ruby1.9.1 and I fear doing sudo apt-get install vim-gtk will cause commands such as irb and ...