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

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Can't install Steam because of unmet dependencies

Today I tried to install Steam using sudo apt-get install steam. It didn't work and showed me this error: barend@barend-ubu:~$ sudo apt-get install steam Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Required installation of untrusted package

Today I was updating my Ubuntu software and suddenly a 'not possible to update because package system is broken' error came up. Somehow I try to follow from Ubuntu community in Google and something ...
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Current version of `mitmproxy` for 14.04

I need to tap into some https traffic for development purpose. I use charles and mitmproxy for that, the later being much more convenient. I do have some issues though, there appears to be a problem ...
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easy way to make a fake package depending on libfoo-dev's when compiling from source? [duplicate]

I often install various development libs required by some package I'm compiling from source and/or hacking on temporarily. I like keeping track of what I install in these situations so that I can ...
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Error while installing Adobe Acroread in Ubuntu 15.10

I am getting following error while installing Adobe Acroread in Ubuntu 15.10: xyz@abc:~$ sudo dpkg -i /home/shiva/acroread-bin_9.5.5-1raring1_i386.deb (Reading database ... 442228 files and ...
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Unable to install ClamAV on 14.04 Ubuntu

I am struggling with Clamav, no matter what I do I get an error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package clamav is not available, but ...
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Help! I can't install anything because of subprocess error [SOLVED]

I don't know what happened but suddenly with no reason no apps and packages could get installed. When i want to install a package with sudo apt-get install <package> I get this error: ...
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Unresolved dependencies trying to install build-essential on Lubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install build-essential (NB: I want to install the getch module for use in python eventually) and apt-get returns an error because of unresolved dependencies which cannot be fixed ...
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How do i install wine in Ubuntu 14.04 lts?

I have been trying to install wine but when i use the command sudo apt-get install wine i get this message: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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Mysql database browsers not working after upgrade

I needed version 5.7 of mysql server for a project. I upgraded from version 5.5 to 5.7 using this tutorial. The upgrade was successful and I am able to use the updated version via command line. ...
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Can't install php5 on Ubuntu 16.04

so I've recently installed my first Ubuntu, to be precise, a daily build of 16.04, on my new laptop since the hardware was to new for 15.10. Now I'm in the process of setting it up and I want to ...
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Why is cURL not installed by default?

Many applications require curl or libcurl for running or installation. Why does Ubuntu not provide it by default?
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How to Install GUI on Ubuntu server 15.10 [duplicate]

I would like detail instructions on How to Install GUI on Ubuntu server 15.10
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packages ubuntu

i have problem packages ubuntu plz help me Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... Package libicu48 is not available, but is referred to by another package. ...
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cant use apache2 in ubuntu 14.04

I need to install apache2 on my ubuntu system. On running the command: sudo apt-get install apache2 I get this error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Automation of installing programs from source

I occasionally face a problem when using programs for which developers don't publish deb packages and only provide source. Sometimes I find a PPA providing the package but sometimes I don't or ...
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Used CURL to get NodeJS, how to remove the files (have not installed nodeJS yet though)

I used: curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_4.x | sudo -E bash - because I wanted to install NodeJS, but after executing the command - I realised I used the wrong command. I need NodeJS version ...
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Sourcecode of a Ubuntu-Package [duplicate]

How can i get the source code of a package, that is officially in the repositories of ubuntu? I tried to activate the sources-Option in the Software-Center, but i have no clue what to do next... :/ ...
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Haveing trouble installing veil-eversion

After this operation, 1,157 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y Extracting templates from packages: 100% Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: error processing ...
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to remove broken packages 14.04

I want to remove/reinstall the broken package libopenni-sensor-primesense0 I have tried all commands i.e sudo aptitude install <packagename> sudo aptitude -f install <packagename> sudo ...
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Why are there no tests to prevent all file conflicts during package installation?

After experiencing a lot of file conflicts in stable and beta versions of Ubuntu 14.05, 15.10 and 16.04 and hacking a bit in auto-apt and getting to know the format of Contents.gz files provided by ...
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dpkg: error processing package at (--configure)

This is the full error message I am receiving when trying to install any new packages. I tried purging/removing the "at" package but those actions were overrided. I'm relatively new to linux/ubuntu ...
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Missing file from openjdk-7-dbg

I'm having trouble with the package openjdk-7-dbg on Ubuntu 14.04 (amd64). I've installed the package openjdk-7-dbg and according to the list of files there should be a file libjvm.so that is ...
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install a package in deb file

I created a bash script with various customization in config files in my.cnf of mysql and other things. I need to create a deb package where I need to install mysql-server,mysql-client at first. I ...
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“No installation candidate, however the following package replaces it” loop

I'm on Ubuntu Wily. sudo apt-get install libavcodec56 yields: Package libavcodec56 is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been ...
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Koha in UBUNTU 12.04

At the time of accessing KOHA (LMS) embeded in ubuntu12.04 this message hasbeen shown "Can't locate Date/Calc.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/share/koha/lib /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.14.2 ...
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apt-get -f install removed nearly everything

In an attempt to install some statistical software (SAS), I attempted to install virtual box while running in Ubuntu 12.04. I was unable to do so and prompted to use apt-get -f install which I did. ...
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cachegrind.out files still being stored at /tmp even after being purged,autoremoved

I have uninstalled kcachegrind from my Ubuntu 14.04.I notice some files like cachegrind.out.1606,cachegrind.out.2301 etc. being stored at /tmp directory.Each of this files have size of more than 10 ...
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installing packages

I installed MySQL server and client and WordPress on my Ubuntu and now when I wanted to remove this packages I got this: sudo apt-get remove mysql-client-5.6 Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Uninstall packages with stow

I recently compiled (in Ubuntu 14.04) the latest version of emacs 24.5 using the following script from here. #!/bin/bash # Build latest version of Emacs, version management with stow # OS: Ubuntu ...
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How do I hold a package in landscape?

I have a held package in Ubuntu, and Landscape recognizes it -- this is great. But how do I hold a new package from the Landscape UI?
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squid-deb-proxy setup, it's just not working for me

Background I'm planning on doing a lot of R&D on different ubuntu services and decided that I want to run most of it through KVM. But because I want to create a few different servers and try ...
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Why do I always get dependancy errors when trying to install 'ubuntu-restricted-extras'?

Whenever I try to install ubuntu-restricted-extras I always get errors similar to these, however the answer to that question only resolved the errors I had that time, though I get very similar errors ...
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Installing xsane without gimp? [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 14.04: $ sudo apt-get install xsane Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: gimp ...
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How to tell to linux build system not to produce cleaning every time I build package?

I need to build kernel from kernel.org git on my notebook several times. I use this guide. But every time I enter to console make -j `getconf _NPROCESSORS_ONLN` deb-pkg LOCALVERSION=-custom make ...
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No command 'dpgk' found, did you mean: Command 'dpkg'

I am attempting to install some bizarre software. I have virtualbox with lubuntu running in it. I have built a .deb package, that I am trying to install on to this. But I have the oddest error. ...
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Trying to install R generates unmet dependencies in Ubuntu 14.04

I've followed the instalation of R (first r-base) as I always did - adding mirror, genereate the correct key, then sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install. But now I'm getting unmet dependencies ...
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apt-get install not install dependencies

I faced a really weird issue recently in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Here are the steps: I have a deb package called test.deb which has dependency on xorg-dev Then I tried to install this deb package by sudo ...
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ROS installation not working… or anything else

I am relatively new to Ubuntu and am trying to install ROS Jade for work on a project. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have been following the steps listed at the official website. My repositories ...
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How to check the list of packages and applications installed along with the name of the users that installed them.? [duplicate]

I have a Ubuntu desktop which is accessed by many other users. Is there an option or a command to check all the packages/application that was installed by a particular user. Thanks
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Repairing Network Manager Packages From Live USB?

I'll be honest here, I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and Linux here with my only experience being minor to moderate Command Line usage in Windows (it's REALLY not as scary as many make it out to be) and the ...
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Installing libexpat0 instead of libexpat1

I'm trying to run BitWise IM on Ubuntu but every time I run the program I get the following message: ./BitWise: error while loading shared libraries: libexpat.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No ...
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Failed to download repository information Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I know that this question has been asked many times but everything I've seen has not helped me. I'm new to linux. I'm on 13.10 and I get that message every time I try to update my software sources. ...
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How do I go from what I see in sources list to correct PPA name?

This is something that has been bothering me for a while. I had some problems with conflicts after I added some repositories. Then it turns out I needed to remove them. I wanted to use the command. ...
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“Failed to fetch cdrom://Lubuntu 15.10 _Wily Werewolf” [duplicate]

I am fairly new to using Linux and have recently just installed Lubuntu on my laptop. I typed the: sudo apt-get update command in the Terminal to see if I needed any updates after getting a ...
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Just-installed package is not found

I'm trying to install Docker on my Ubuntu 14.04 VM. I ran sudo apt-get install docker, assuming it would work because, y'know, that's how packages are installed. Only once the install completed, when ...
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Installing from mono-project.com

I have already installed a lot of the packages referenced on the Install Mono on Linux How to, mono-complete, ca-certificates-mono, mono-devel, and referenceassemblies-pcl. However I did this probably ...
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Upgrade R on Kubuntu 14.4 LTS

How can I upgrade my R installation on Kubuntu 14.4 LTS from 3.0.2 to the current 3.2.4? Something like sudo su echo "deb http://www.stats.bris.ac.uk/R/bin/linux/ubuntu trusty/" >> ...
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Purged way too much. Can I undo that?

I wanted to reinstall wine and wanted to make sure, everything could be installed from the very beginning. So I lazily typed: sudo apt-get purge wine* This was obviously a big mistake, because ...
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How should I deal with the broken packages occurred while installing a new software?

In order to install clang, I typed sudo-apt-get install clang and got the following message. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...