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

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what is difference between sudo apt-get install and sudo apt install

I installed many packages from sudo apt-get install but when I typed sudo apt --help it gave a direct option of doing installation by sudo apt install [package name].... So, what is the difference ...
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Ubuntu gone out of order - Wont install any packages. What do I do?

Lately, I've been getting some strange behaviour from Ubuntu. First and the most important is that it wont install updates. It gives a package installation error and it simply wont work. Earlier I ...
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What does it mean it can't access this file? [duplicate]

user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for user: user Sorry, try again. [sudo] password for user: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: ...
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Package management system corrupted. Cannot install or remove packages. U12.04LTS

Having read other posts, I believe that this may be less about samba than about update system. Below is the log file of the failed installation of Samba. I have been trying without success to ...
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How to run HipHop with an old libc6 (not solved)

Coming from here→ libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.16' not found I see that is somewhat possible to run a programs against a library that is not hard installed in the OS. I would want to know how to ...
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Error message on ubuntu 13.10 Aspire 4741Z machine

"Unknown Error: 'class 'SystemError' (E:The package Linux-image-extra-3.11.0-17-generic needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.)' This error appeared and struck completely the ...
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install software package-centre app [duplicate]

I am trying to install the software-centre package on Terminal.. I have entered these commands: sudo apt-get install software-center* I get this: The following package was automatically installed ...
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(12.04 vm/server) Dist-upgrade to 3.2.0-63 wants to remove git (1.9.2) and git-core - is that the correct behavior?

was wondering if anyone knows dist-upgrade wants to remove git. FWIW, this is a pretty simple box, mainly used for web dev. $ uname -a Linux precise64 3.2.0-61-generic #93-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 ...
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Compare two outputs from dpkg --get-selections > output.txt

I have two installed package lists in .txt files This command was run on two different machines with same distro of Linux dpkg --get-selections > output.txt I need to get packages that are ...
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cannot install anything new

When I type sudo apt-get install gnome-shell archit@archit-pc:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell [sudo] password for archit: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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dpkg: error processing extlinux (--configure)

So I was running apt-get autoremove and the output was: dpkg: error processing extlinux (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were ...
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Help with held broken packages

Please help I get the following message below after trying to install synaptic.... perkins@perkins-HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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can't install software--can I fix missing dpkg?

New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair now? hit Repair Package operation failed The installation or removal of ...
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Red icon on the top right corner of screen

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. Suddenly a red icon has appeared on the top right corner of my screen. It says "An error occurred, please run package manager from the right click menu or apt-get in a ...
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I delete duplicate packages but Canonical keeps reinstalling them, Ubuntu 14.04

files at /var/lib/apt/lists W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages ...
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How in the living hell can I install Wine on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Ever since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my genealogy programs stopped working; looked around, & other Windows emulator progs stopped working, as well. This is what I get when updating, then ...
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List all versions of a package

Is there a equivalent of this command; yum list kernel-headers --showduplicates on Ubuntu with apt-get, apt-cache etc. The above command lists various versions of the kernel-headers rpm available on ...
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DEB package: Shell script with debconf does not show input dialog

The following config script inside control.tar.gz #!/bin/sh -e . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule db_fset mailadmin/database_host seen false db_clear db_purge db_input medium mailadmin/database_host ...
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dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'linux-generic' missing; assuming package has no files currently installed

Every time I want to install something with terminal it shows this warning message but it continue to install, what's the problem? dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'linux-generic' ...
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Update Package list in repository after motherboard change

I just installed a new motherboard / microprocessor on my computer, I want to do an update to it using apt-get and I've tried to do it from the GUI as well. the issue is the package list still have ...
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Deadlock-broken packages during Ubuntu 12.4 update: libjpeg-turbo8:amd64 and libjpeg-turbo8:i386

The problem I have not used my Ubuntu 12.4 (64 bit) netbook for about a year, and yesterday I tried to install one year worth of updates at once. The update did not go smoothly: I had to restart the ...
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Problem to compile project (libx11-dev libxext-dev)

I'm trying to compile a project that uses these two packages: sudo apt-get install libx11-dev libxext-dev But I'm having the following error when linking: Building ... ...
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Error during installing skype , software update and while starting ubuntu

when installing skype on ubuntu 12.04 Lts gets the following error $ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 [sudo] password for shailendra: dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture Type dpkg ...
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Got a problem with Package Mangement [duplicate]

The last day I got a problem with my package-manager saying that "An error occurred, please run Package Manager form from right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is wrong. The ...
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I installed a custom .deb file that provided a package named “python” but now need to remove it [duplicate]

I think I may have botched my system. I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. One of the first things I did was install python 3.3 from source (using make altinstall); but then I ...
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How do I save the name of installed packages on my system in order to restore this state elsewhere? [duplicate]

I have 12.04 and I'm looking for a way to store all the currently installed packages names into a file or archive. Not the packages themselves, but the names. Or the package management's state. I'd ...
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I can't remove tuxcut, can anyone help me here?

When I click on remove button, it says I can't remove it because of the following error: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% [..] (Reading database ... 100% ...
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Can I reset all packages to repo versions without ppa-purge?

This is just a theoretical for me (it's a real problem for another user) but let's say: I upgrade a load of packages from a PPA onto 12.04 I upgrade to 14.04 Some packages are held in because my ...
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SWT Virtual Table not working on Customised Ubuntu

When I run a software developed using Eclipse Indigo on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the Virtual table works smoothly. But the same software, when executed on a Customized Version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, virtual ...
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remove single package and NOT dependent packages

I have to remove libgail18 as suggested on this site https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=384315 (pls search libgail18 on this to get the exact information) to make SWT Virtual Table work. ...
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How to list packages of a repository section at the command line?

In Synaptic, one can list packages by section. For example, in the image below all packages of the "Amateur Radio (universe)" section are listed. How can I get such a list (edit: with package ...
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Dependency problem while processing CUPS

I tried to update ubuntu but got a prob tried $ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... ...
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Recursive dependencies

I can reveal package dependencies like this apt-cache show wget | grep ^Depends However I would like to also list the dependencies for the dependencies, so the output would be something like this ...
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Cannot install PS3 Media Server on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I cannot install the PS3 Media Server onto Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I try to run the recommended commands I get the following error message. "The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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How to cherry pick a package dependency when there are several providers

I'm currently writing puppet config to automatically setup a number of system configurations, such as apache2 + php5 + mysql, nginx + php5 + mysql (in reality any http service a long with any addons ...
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Unable to install glabels; unmet dependencies [duplicate]

When I try to install gLabels from the command line, this is what I get: some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using ...
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Can 3rd-party package repositories be trusted? (Are there criteria to test if they're trustworthy?) [duplicate]

(Note: no disrespect whatever to the hard work people that people who run 3rd-party repositories put in.) I came across a package repository, a ppa, that was suggested for getting php5.5 on Ubuntu ...
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how to run package manager as i am not able to run it and an error is shown

can i get any stepwise solution for this error i am new to ubuntu and i have no idea to solve this issue this started when i installed openshot through command terminals displayed in this page ...
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Installing packages (using Synaptic) failing

I am trying to (re)install sfcb using the Synaptic Package Manager. When I do so I get: (synaptic:3969): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed (Reading database ... ...
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How can I check if a directory contains packaged files?

I've just run into a bug. Somewhere while scrobbling round with sudo pip, I appear to have knackered my dist-packages. The suggested workaround is to [re]move /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages ...
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Find out what packages were installed after os install

How do I find out what packages have been installed since the OS was installed? I do not want to know all packages installed, only those that were not part of the initial OS install, and have been ...
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How can a package maintainer prevent file collisions with Ubuntu packages, like trying to overwrite 'file', which is also in package?

I develop (or maintain) a package, I've gotten several bug reports along the lines of: dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libjline-java_1.0-1_all.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite ...
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Mistakes in terminal

I don't know why, but after installing some programs there's been a mistake in the terminal. So then every time when I update or trying to install a new package through terminal in the end a mistake ...
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'uboot-mkimage' has no installation candidate?

i'm using 13.10,64 bit. i'm trying to install mkimage but it is not working. root@pnreddy:/home/pnreddy/Android_13.04# sudo apt-get install u-boot-tools Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Update Manager Error - Invalid Package Name

I get the following error when trying to perform an update in Ubuntu 12.04 64bit: installArchives() failed: Preconfiguring packages ... Preconfiguring packages ... Preconfiguring packages ... ...
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How to get a summary of installed packages by repository and see differences from clean install?

I just upgraded several PC to Ubuntu Trusty 14.04. For this, I used to install everything from scratch to get a clean system, keeping only /home (and /etc for reference). This time however I upgraded ...
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couldn't install npm on ubuntu

Tried to install nodejs and npm on ubuntu 12.04. I googled and did it. Now, I could not install npm on machine. sudo apt-get install npm Which gives me this The following packages have unmet ...
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Unable to install libssl1.0.0:i386 due to “unmet dependencies”?

I have read and followed the advice in this question to no avail. I am attempting to install libssl1.0.0:i386 on my 14.04 box (amd64), but when I try to do this via APT, I receive the following error ...
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I can't edit, update, remove or install my broken packages [closed]

I have an elementary OS based on Ubuntu 12.04. When i open synaptic package manager and I want to fix broken package, i get the following result and I can't update, remove or install any package: ...
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Upgrade conflicts with some packages, in particular - Violetland

Ubuntu 12.04's last upgrade deleted game "Violetland". When I tried to (re)install it, it wants two older packages The following packages have unmet dependencies: violetland : Depends: ...