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

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Package in launchpad but apt-get says no installation candidate found

I am trying to install liblcms1-dev on Ubuntu 15.04. I can see the package here on Launchpad. But when I run apt-get install liblcms1-dev I get: E: Package 'liblcms1-dev' has no installation ...
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Apt-get is not installing jdk properly

Any time I try use apt-get install (I'm logged into the root account) It doesnt work properly this is what it comes up with (This is after trying to use it to install java jdk) Reading package ...
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Tools for Package Managing [closed]

I've had numerous problems in the past where apt-get fails to do something and gives a confusing reason why which doesn't help me solve the problem, but aptitude guesses some alternative action that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 update failure due to failure in certificate authentication

Below is the error from running sudo apt-get update in a terminal on Ubuntu 14.04: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages server ...
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Downgrade from PHP 5.6 to 5.5

I need to downgrade my PHP from 5.6 to 5.5 Here is what I've done so far sudo aptitude purge `dpkg -l | grep php| awk '{print $2}' |tr "\n" " "` Then sudo apt-get install ...
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Unable to locate mono packages in Ubuntu 14.04

After updating Linux with: sudo apt-get update I'm trying to install referenceassemblies-pcl and ca-certificates-mono as per this article respectively using the below commands: sudo apt-get ...
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JRE Unmet dependencies, already have oracle JDK

I've installed a .deb package (which requires jre and I already have Oracle JDK) using the command sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb The app runs successfully, but there is an error message at the ...
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Installing Cinnamon 2.6 on Ubuntu 15.04

There is information on the Internet (here for example) about using the PPA ppa:moorkai/cinnamon to get Cinnamon 2.6 installed on Ubuntu 15.04. I'm noticing that that the install fails, as it ...
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Why does cups get updated so often? [closed]

Almost every time I get a software update, I see cups, or packages with cups in their names, being updated. Is that normal? It seems to have been happening for years, regardless of the Ubuntu ...
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Unable to install packages for django [duplicate]

Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.iitm.ac.in_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN E: The ...
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Fixing some dependency issues in ubuntu 14.04LTS on a 64bit system

I have checked out the questions that seem to be related to this issue but none of the suggested fixes work. Here is the output from the following command: sudo apt-get -f install Reading package ...
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Errors while building deb package for libimobiledevice 1.2

First off the version of libimobiledevice in the Ubuntu repositories is way out of date, but I already have it installed and for some reason I can't uninstall it without breaking half my system. So I ...
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Install of vlc fails after upgrade to 15.04

vlc : Depends: libgles1-mesa (>= 7.8.1) but it is not going to be installed or libgles1 VLC was "removed" during upgrade. I disabled all PPAs before upgrading (from Kubuntu 14.10 to ...
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Does apt care if I put the -f flag before or after the command?

When I get a dependency conflict, install -f should correct problems. What is the difference between apt-get install -f and apt-get -f install?
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Cannot apt upgrade due to kernel package problems

an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS user here. Basically I had a problem when running sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade An error code was returned by dpkg because the Linux kernel package 3.13.0.57 was ...
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Fix broken packages after upgrade

after upgrading os from terminal i get not configured yet error and i can not fix that. Setting up libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 (10.1.3-0ubuntu0.4) ... update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of ...
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ppa-purge leaves me with 25 unresolved dependencies

Oh dear. I just followed advice on how to try the latest Gnome release. Admittedly, it made it clear that I was moving into riskier territory, but it gave a way to roll back. So I tried it. But when ...
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“E:Problem with MergeList” while checking for updates on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I get this error while checking for updates on Ubuntu 14.04: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Removing a package does not delete header and library files

Previously, I had installed the OpenCV libraries on my machine, by running sudo apt-get install libopencv-dev. Now, I want to completely remove these libraries and everything that was installed during ...
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Broken Packages, Unmet dependencies [duplicate]

BatCave:~vikiboy$ sudo apt-get install pantheon-files Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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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 ...