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

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Dependencies issue while installing vlc

The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.0.8-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) but 2.1.5-0ppa1~precise1 is to be installed Depends: libavcodec-extra-53 (>= 4:0.8-1~) but 4:0....
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize specific package through apt-get

I'm trying to install libboost-thread1.54.0 (I need this specific version) using this command: sudo apt-get install libboost-thread1.54.0 but it throws me this error: Reading package lists... Done ...
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How do I install photofilmstrip on Ubuntu 16.04?

When I try to install photofilmstrip, I am told that that there is a problem: Error dependency is not satisfiable: pythonwxgtk2.8 When I tried to install it via Command line, sudo apt-get ...
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What is an alternative for Ubuntu tweak that I can use for removing the old kernels? [duplicate]

What is an alternative for Ubuntu tweak that I can use for removing the old kernels? I wanna delete the old kernels and headers
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Ubuntu 14.04 error while installing packages

I can't update my packages or install new ones due to the following error: W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/repo.mongodb.org_apt_ubuntu_dists_trusty_mongodb-org_3....
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Skipping the InRelease step when apt-get update (and go directly to Release)

I've just installed a fresh Xenial on a server box and almost immediately tried to install Docker on it. The Docker installation page says that you have to create a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker....
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problem in installation of packages

When I want to install anything or upgrade in terminal, I see this message: /etc/initramfs/post-update.d//zz-flash-touch-initrd: 9: /etc/initramfs/post-update.d//zz-flash-touch-initrd: /usr/sbin/...
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Can't install libgcrypt11 on ubuntu 16.04

I want to install an EasyCAP DC60+ capturer on my computer running Ubuntu 16.04. I followed the steps on this site: http://randomlinux.com/uncategorized/how-to-properly-install-usb-easycap-device-in-...
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apt uses proxy settings only after initial apt-get update without proxy

I installed a fresh version of Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 in a VMware environment. Then I set up proxy settings via gui, which adds environment variables and configures apt. Here are some infos about my ...
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BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5

With lots of study in forums answered to the title, I am not able to solve. Please help !!!! I am getting this when I run update via apt-get update every time. I tried sudo -i apt-get clean cd /...
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distribution upgrade 14.04 to 15.04 halted due to multiple errors

During distribution upgrade 14.04 to 15.04, process halts due to many dpkg errors, here are a few of them. dpkg: too many errors, stopping Errors were encountered while processing: udev gnome-...
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Problems installing on terminal, I keep receiving a “E: sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)”

I have recently installed Ubuntu and I am a Linux noob. Initially all was fine and installations worked as instructed in various threads. I have now encountered a problem while trying to download an ...
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Installing with Software Centre vs apt-get

I am trying to understand the difference between installing an application with the Ubuntu Software Centre, and installing an application with apt-get. For example, I want to install the Latex ...
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Create a debian package with dependency to older version of python-cherrypy3 package

I have a program with a debian package in my personal repository that depends on python-cherrypy3. However, version 3.5.0 of python-cherrypy3 shipped with Ubuntu 16.04 has a serious unfixed bug that ...
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Error on Skype on Ubuntu 16.04 installation [duplicate]

I am trying to install Skype from the deb package (skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb) on my 16.04 Ubuntu. What is causing the error? How can I fix the problem / install it?
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How to install libeecrypt7:i386 from the Wili package?

I need install a driver for "Canon MF8330", which is discussed here Printer driver depends on libbeecrypt7:i386 but it's not in repositories. I know I need to install libeecrypt7:i386 from the ...
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'libpeas-1.0-0-python3loader' dependency issue after upgrade

I ran the command: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Today and this was how it went: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... ...
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installing ubuntu touch -unmet dependancies when installing ubuntu-flash-packagr using Precise or Trusty

in trying to install ubuntu-flash-package (tried on both Precise and Trusty) I get The following packages have unmet dependencies. ubuntu-device-flash : Depends: click-ubuntu-policy but ...
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Is it necessary to uninstall first before updating .deb package?

Once in a while I install a .deb package which is not available via package archive (i.e. dpkg -i some-package-v1.deb). I wonder if I should uninstall these packages before updating in order to ...
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apt-get installing postgresql binaries with root ownership

When I was reading an article about installing postgresql from source, it mentions not only to make sure that the data directory is owned by the postgres user, but also the binaries. In fact, it says ...
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Invalid 'Date' entry in Release file

I have Ubuntu 16.04. When I do sudo apt update I get the following output: W: Invalid 'Date' entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial-security_InRelease W: ...
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How to install i386 packages on 14.04? [duplicate]

On 12.04, I could sudo apt-get install libcurl3:i386 sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-0:i386 sudo apt-get install libx11-6:i386 and similar, but they don't seem to be available on 14.04. (I need ...
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Unable to install wine 1.4 in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install wine in Ubuntu 12.04. Before given the sudo apt-get install wine, Ubuntu updated successfully. After that I am getting below error. I think proxy error can any one of you ...
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Upgrade to 16.04. Broken dependencies and impossibility to resolve them in usual ways [duplicate]

I upgraded the system some days ago and after that I had a problem of broken packages which affects to MySQL and several libraries. After that I can do updates but not install, upgrade, remove or ...
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How to disable upgrade/update of selective packages permanently?

I read this Q&A about How to prevent updating of a specific package? But, I would like to disable/prevent update of a lot of packages, how can I do this efficiently? The above given method ...
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In Ubuntu 14.04 there is no character palette

The Character Map is not what I want. I want the character palette I could put on the panel in 12.04, mostly European linguistic marks. The Character Map in Accessories is impossible to figure out.
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Rare Full Partition Behaviour

Yesterday, I had my main Linux partition more than 60% free. Today, I tried to upgrade the system (as usual, each day) and it tells me: There is not enough room to perform the upgrading. Please, free ...
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Error in software installation

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and when I want to install any software I encounter this error: sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre openjdk-6-jre [sudo] password for ali: Reading package lists... ...
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dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list for package 'adwaita-icon-theme' is not a regular file

When I try to run " sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade" command on my Ubuntu 16.04 PC, it throws this error below: pxxxx@pxxxx:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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Warnings and errors when updating Aptitude with multiple architectures enabled

I have an Odroid XU3 with Ubuntu installed on it. I recently installed qemu-user-static for the purpose of running i386 binaries. Part of this process was adding the URLs of a repository I can ...
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Reading Package List Error Xenial [duplicate]

After upgrading to ubuntu 16.04, whenever I run sudo apt update, I receive Reading Package List Error and for most of the archives, Failed to fetch http://. . . Empty files can't be valid archives. ...
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I just accidentally uninstalled a lot of programs, is there way to get all of them back at once? [duplicate]

Okay, so, this question may have been asked before, but I really need help. I ran sudo aptitudeto find a specific package that I wanted to delete. I pressed "Install/Remove Pkgs" and there was a ...
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See package names gnome-software

Is there a way to configure gnome-software such that I can see the package names? In the old (and slow!) software-center it was default - which I appreciated, as I usually find the software via ...
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I have a version dependency that I don't understand

Nautilus threw a SEGFAULT, the Ubuntu bug handler caught the crash and generated a crash report. So far, so good. In the bug report, it said that there some packages that were out of date. Okay, I'...
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How do I properly install Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? [duplicate]

Just as the title says. I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, but I've used it before about a year ago. I had help then, but now this seems pretty confusing. I've already read the Installing Software article, I'm ...
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Please check that the PPA name or format > is correct

There is a problem where one cannot add new PPAs using the apt-add-repository command. It's not 100% repeatable on one machine. I manage many VMs so this one is an anomaly. The rest do not have this ...
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Xubuntu update-manager not working

A couple of days ago I upgraded my Xubuntu from 15.04 to 16.04. Since then my update-manager does not work anymore. Every time I either start the "Software Updater" application or run update-manager -...
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Extract just the name of the package without the descrption in apt-cache?

I want to install multiple plasma packages from apt-get. I am planning to store the names in a file and then execute xargs -a file sudo apt-get install I would get the name from apt-cache search ...
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Problems with Python running apt-get upgrade

When I'm trying to make apt-get upgrade I'm getting the following errors: Preparing to unpack .../python-samba_2%3a4.3.9+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.3_amd64.deb ... Traceback (most recent call last): File "...
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E: Package 'pkg-config' has no installation candidate [closed]

I am on Ubuntu 14.10 and I try to install new mongodb driver, but I have this error: configure: error: Cannot find OpenSSL's libraries ERROR: `/tmp/pear/temp/mongodb/configure' failed I find that i ...
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Upgrading all packages except Gnome [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a specific command to upgrade my whole system except Gnome with sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. In a previous post I found the following command to ...
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E: Unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

So I am making this post because I have a special case. There are like four questions like this and the right answer seems to be to just do apt-get update, but that does not work for me. So let's ...
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Problem with apt-get update and architecture «1386»

I Have a problem with the Architecture 1386, I don't know what it means that but when I put "sudo apt-get update" I get recently this error with many packages: Omitiendo el uso del fichero ...
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Broken package issue

I have tried to install TreeSheets on my Ubuntu 14.04, using following method. sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list added : deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu wily main universe sudo apt-get ...
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16.04 dependencies problem

I built a new PC and I installed Ubuntu 16.04 desktop 64bit. So it's a fresh install, not an upgrade. I installed a couple of my favorite software from the official repos, and I enabled canonical ...
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Target Packages Configured Twice…Lies

ERROR: W: Target Packages (partner/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:40 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical_partner.list:1 W: Target Packages (partner/...
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Install specific version of OPENJDK

I would like to know if and how is it possible to install a specific version (version and update version) of a OpenJDK on an Ubuntu server? I know how to install it normally following the ...
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16.04: how to fix broken packages for php?

When I run this command to install php modules sudo apt-get install php-curl php-gd php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-xml php-xmlrpc I get the following output Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Installing package in qtOctave

Why are there no packages for some basic functions like Bode plot? Where can I find these packages, and where (in which directories) should I add them? Thank you.
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KDE dependencies error

After Telegram install using this, I got and error: KDEInit could not launch '--': Could not open library '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libkdeinit5_--'. Cannot load library /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/...