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

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How to install a linux kernel or the “linux” meta-package without linux-image-extra package?

In the quest for installation of a low disk space consuming Ubuntu installation, there is a need to install a linux kernel or the "linux" meta-package without the linux-image-extra package and its ...
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Check dependencies and generate download script before installing by dpkg [duplicate]

I used to install packages with dpkg -i *.deb command for off-line installation. Because all deb files are in one folder. I want to avoid dependency error and stop installing packages as broken. ...
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List all manually installed packages similar to history.log file

I searched the whole internet for this but did not find any satisfactory answer for this question. aptitude search ‘~i !~M’ | less does not show the manually installed packages. On my system it ...
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Update package-manager to include programs installed from source

I am installing aircrack-ng from source using the instuctions given in their official website. However when I am finished instaling, I run dpkg --get-selections | grep aircrack-ng Or apt-cache ...
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How to serve .deb files compiled for amd64 without receiving errors that i386 .deb files are not available?

I have a repository on a ubuntu 12.04 server that is serving .deb files for only 64 bit architectures. When I run apt-get update I get the following W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to find all dependent (dependency walker) packages before installing a .deb file? [duplicate]

When installing Ubuntu Core 13.10 according to the instructions at wiki.ubuntu.com/Core/InstallationExample, step 5 says that Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" development kernel requires the ...
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How does update work with programs installed from .deb file

I'm having some difficulties exactly understanding how the the whole update thing work in linux (Ubuntu) and good practice for installing software. I understand I have a /etc/apt/sources.list file ...
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Arch linux like way to remove package and dependencies?

I have within the last year started to experiment with linux in an effort to learn the technical underpinnings as well as the fact that I strongly support the whole idea of open source software. ...
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can't run software updater or get debian packages to work or access source files and ubuntu software center not working [duplicate]

Install button in software center stays gray after clicked but doesn't do anything. This is what I get when I try and update and upgrade. daniela@daniela-Latitude-E6400:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] ...
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13.10: Partial upgrade created held broken packages

After the last upgrade yesterday some weird things happened. The update uninstalled netflix-desktop, wine and PlayOnLinux and I have not being able to install them again from the terminal nor the ...
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How do I fix my broken packages for 13.10

I really need to install some updates onto my computer but every time it says: The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a ...
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whenever i use sudo apt-get remove/install, reply is Error

I am using ubuntu 12.04LTS and whenever I use sudo apt-get remove sudo apt-get install it replies cp: failed to extend `/boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-47-generic.dpkg-bak': No space left on device dpkg: ...
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Can I manage dpkg-installed package with apt-get?

At the very beginning after I set up my Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Webmin (dpkg -s webmin reports the version to be 1.610) by first downloading the .deb file with wget and then running dpkg --install ...
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Can I show the native Ubuntu package version of a program for that a never version is installed from a PPA?

So lets say I have a beta version of a program installed via PPA and want to know the version of the official version that ships with Ubuntu. The only way I know is going to the Ubuntu package search ...
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Cannot install libgles2-mesa-dev

When I try this following commands on Ubuntu 12.04: sudo apt-get install libgles2-mesa-dev-lts-raring I get the following output: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Ubuntu distribution upgrades: move all user interaction to the end?

Is there a way to move all user interaction that occurs during a release upgrade to the end of the upgrade process? As it currently stands, the Ubuntu upgrade process will be interrupted whenever ...
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Ubuntu installation problem- packages have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

When I try install any application via terminal this is the message I get- The following packages have unmet dependencies: xchat:i386 : Depends: libdbus-1-2:i386 (>= 0.60) but it is not ...
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How to install specific version of some package? [duplicate]

My questions are divided into two parts: How to know the version of installed package? How to install a specific package version?
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How can I see a list of new packages for my system

I run muon every few days to keep my system up to date. In the lower left corner, there is a number of available packages which keeps getting bigger! It makes me curious to see what they are. I would ...
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Download failures [duplicate]

I am trying to download any graphics apt to my Ubuntu 12.10. I get E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy-updates_main_i18n_Translation-en (1) ...
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Getting + installing gcc/g++ 4.9 on Ubuntu?

How do I install the latest version of gcc and g++? I am using a variety of C++11 and C++1y features; which is why I need this.
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broken package system

my computer froze during an update and now it does this when i try to update: The following packages have unmet dependencies:gnome-bluetooth: Depends: gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0 (= ...
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Unable to install the netflix desktop

I can't seem to get the Netflix desktop installed, I've gone through a lot of the different notes on the forums here and else where, but I can't seem to get this figured out running Ubuntu 13.10: ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - how can i install package?

How to fix this problem? Everytime i am trying to install/update packages it fails root@nson:~# sudo apt-get install dconf-editor Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade

An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. Please report this bug against the update-manager package and include the following error message: 'E:Error, ...
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gedit 'broken' after update on Ubuntu 13.10

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.10. In the meanwhile I have removed the Enthought Python distribution manually because I want to start back on the 'official' packages. So I removed the python ...
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Python urlopen function raises an error when an https site is given as input [duplicate]

Please don't mark the question as a duplicate. I have gone through every possibility, but I didn't find an answer. I use Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) Python urlopen function raises this error message when an ...
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Why does apt-get want to remove gcc-4.8 and g++-4.8 when I try to upgrade?

I am trying to upgrade gcc-4.8.1 and g++-4.8.1 to 4.8.2. I added the PPA containing g++-4.8.2, ran apt-get update and then when I try: martin@martin-Studio-1537:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] ...
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package operation failed. The installation or removal of a software package failed

When I try to download some software from Ubuntu center or from Synaptic, I get package operation failed. installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check ...
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Will apt-get download the same version of a package manually added to /var/cache/apt/archives?

Imagine, I have all packages to install, say, ddd. If I copy all ddd packages to /var/cache/apt/archives and run sudo apt-get install ddd in terminal would apt-get download the packages or skip them. ...
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I tried to install git in my machine but i got a error message like below? [duplicate]

I tried all the possibility kindly let me know how resolve this error message and how to install git in my machine, (personal)root@ubuntu:/home/shan/workspace/projects# apt-get -f install git-core ...
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Is a package a hybrid when its ex, Version 2.0.0 Really 1.8.2?

I knew these packages exists, I've seen them everyware but I never understood them. I'm not sure if they have features from the generic X.X.X (Aka Version X.X.X) or if Its just Really X.X.X and the ...
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Can't install android tools (Ubuntu 12.04)

When I input the command line sudo apt-get install phablet-tools android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot the terminal gives me the following response: "Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Ubuntu crash during the update to 13.10

I just tried to update from 13.04 to 13.10. However, during the process, my internet connection was cut and I restarted the computer. The installation was not successful and my computer is very slow ...
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How to find top-level dependencies in a list of deb packages?

Suppose I have a list of packages: foo libfoo bar baz quux And suppose foo requires libfoo and bar, and baz requires quux. I want a way to put in that list, and get out this list: foo baz I.e. ...
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Package is in a very bad inconsistent state

I have Ubuntu 13.10 on my desktop.I wanted to install the "D-Link DWR-730" 3G modem drivers, but the default autoplay software for Ubuntu says "kernel not supported" for this. I ran the dpkg -i ...
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Looking for unused debs in my Ubuntu

For example, I can extract information about every files of installed packages. Thereafter, I can do find -ls with -mmin & -mtime somehow, I can draw a graph of absolutelly unused packages. Is ...
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What are the diffences between the packages selinux and selinux-basics?

There are two package for SELinux: selinux and selinux-basics. What difference exist between them?
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Unable to update Package Manager due to syntax error

I noticed my package manager was not updating and kept giving an error about third party repo's so I disabled them and tried to run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -f && ...
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How to debug dpkg configure error in subprocess post-installation?

In short: I am trying to install spamassassin but dpkg returns only with: dpkg: error processing spamassassin (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 ...
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Can't install WINE - “broken packages” [duplicate]

I can't install WINE. When I go to the terminal and type sudo apt-get install wine1.7, I get Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Problem with apt-get

Whenever I run apt-get in terminal I always get the same error apt-get: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6) I ...
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Error while installing packages

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I'm encountering error in installing any package using apt-get. I've tried steps given in various forums, but couldn't resolve the error. For example, if I install kcachegrind, ...
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How does one install pygobject from the official repository?

I want to install the Pygobject package on my Ubuntu 13.10. I tried the JHBuild option but I got stuck at the end of a very lengthy process. The tutorial website of Pygobject says that it comes ...
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which packages are required to install wine in offline mode

I want to install wine1.4 on approximately 20 PCs, but don't know how many packages are required for that. I've checked dependencies with apt-cache showpkg wine1.4 but for some packages it gives an ...
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ARM Chroot installing xfce fails, packages named different

I am trying to install xfce within an ARM chroot, most packages download fine however a handful error out, after looking at the packages in the repo I have found that what apt-get is trying to get ...
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How to make package management more efficient when package versions in Ubuntu are lagged? [duplicate]

ORIGINAL TITLE: Why are package versions in Ubuntu so lagged? How to make package management more efficient? (edited to avoid duplicate questions, see comments below) Backgroud: I started using ...
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Unmet dependencies and broken packages

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a 64-bit computer. When I try to install anything, the following happens: $ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Leyendo lista de paquetes.0.. Hecho Creando árbol de dependencias ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu SDK on Ubutu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have researched about this problem, and found nothing. I followed the instructions here, and everything seem to be fine but when I try to install the Ubuntu SDK I get this error: sudo apt-get ...
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I get the following errors when I try to install the Ubuntu SDK (ubuntu app development kit)

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I followed the steps given here . 1)When I try to execute the first step " sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...