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

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Installing massif-visualizer on Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to install massif-visualizer on Ubuntu 14.04. By default, there's no such package on that release. Which repository contains that package? $ sudo apt-get install massif-visualizer Reading ...
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Download packages (different architecture) different Ubuntu version [duplicate]

Ideally, I would like to specify architecture and Ubuntu version and download all dependencies for that package, then take them to another computer. I know about apt-get download.... and that would ...
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How does the package update process work/happen at Canonical/Ubuntu? [closed]

After trying to look through this site and also searching for an answer, there seems to be no clear information concerning how this process is done. What I would like to know is how the folks at ...
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When trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, libc6 breaks, why and how to solve this problem?

$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically ...
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12.04 .. Red Circle Icon in top right corner - can't remove [duplicate]

Good morning, I am new to the whole "Ubuntu" system, I havean elementary OS, version 0.2.1 "Luna" 64 bit, Built on 12.04.. Everything was working fine up until I was in the software center ...
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muon package manager can't find packages

I've a strange problem with muon package manager. For a few days I've been trying to install packages (umlet for example) without any succes. All the time I'm trying to install anything muon says that ...
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Package error in 12.04 ubuntu [duplicate]

When using sudo apt-get install libxerces27 libxerces27-dev libopenal0a libglut / libglut3-dev libfontcongfig1 It says for every package E: Unable to locate package. I am using precise ...
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apt-get want to remove all my packages

My apt-get thinks everything including my xserver gdm and other vital softwares are unnecessary. The following is the output. When I once ran upgrade it did remove evrything and I had to reinstall my ...
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Error with dpkg

When I try to install anything, I get an error. ex: diego@diego-Satellite-C655:~$ sudo apt-get install spotify-client Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to find the package name to install an app using terminal?

The install button of the software center of my Ubuntu 14.04 is disabled for unknown reason. So I want to install softwares using terminal. But I don't know the package name. So how i get the ...
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How to install needed Qt packages to build kernel on 14.04?

I'm going to compile kernel on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, so I start with installing packages that I need: sudo apt-get install build-essential bin86 kernel-package libqt3-headers libqt3-mt-dev wget ...
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Varnish 4 on 12.04

I would like to use the latest version of Varnish (4.0.1) on precise. I tried following the instructions posted here: https://www.varnish-cache.org/installation/ubuntu apt-get install ...
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cannot update or install new packages Kubuntu 14.04.1 after upgrade from 12.04.5

I upgraded my 12.04.5 Kubuntu installation to Kubuntu 14.04.1, but during the installation of packages, two things went wrong. First was a long-named deb package that had "all" at the end of it, which ...
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How to add command-lines to PyGTK application to run after executing .deb file?

I've just made a small application written in PyGTK using Quickly. Inside the application there are some functions which needs some other packages to be installed. For example I need "mencoder" to ...
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How do I install graphics.py on Ubuntu 14.04?

I need to install graphics.py for class. How do I do that, and how do I install other Python modules?
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Can only install some R-Packages (Ubuntu 14.04 server)

I am trying to install the FastRWeb package for R on this Ubuntu server. I updated sources.list with: deb http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu trusty/ I have tried both: ...
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Why does removing cheese-common removes a bunch of ubuntu essential package?

I'm trying to remove some bloatware and when i tried to purge cheese-common bunch of things that I think essential to ubuntu will be removed. I'm using 14.04LTS Trying to follow this guide on what ...
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Cancel installing pending package with apt-get

Yesterday I trying to install a package with apt-get but I regret of installing this package, but every time I want to install a new package the apt-get trying to install that package again ! How I ...
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How to upgrade a repository package from source without also upgrading its dependencies?

I tried to upgrade python3-sip from 4.15.5 (latest version in Ubuntu 14.04 repository) to 4.16.2 (latest version from source). However, the version being imported in python3 is still the old version: ...
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Unable to locate package libQt5SerialPort5

Currently i am using the ubuntu 12.04 LTS. However, i had this issue of locating the specific package 'libQt5SerialPort5'. Have tried the method using sudo -aptget install but still unable to find ...
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Errors when trying to install libc6

I was trying to install libc6 with this commend: sudo apt-get install libc6* and I got some errors: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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apt get upgrade third party modules and manually installed packages doubt

I'm wonder what will happen to manually installed packages and kernel modules (third party ones) when doing an sudo apt-get upgrade.
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waiting for package manager lock [duplicate]

I am running kubuntu 10.04 on a macbook and cannot use package manager. There is an icon in the taskbar which tells me 'refreshing package cache (waiting for package manager lock)' please help, this ...
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dpkg: --dry-run does not check dependency?

The following practice indicates that "dpkg --dry-run" does not perform dependency checking, or at least I don't know how to do it. If I want to make sure dependency is clear before installing ...
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How to solve the error: WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list'

wazir@wazir:~$ sudo software-properties-gtk [sudo] password for wazir: (process:15506): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library. Using the fallback 'C' locale. Cannot set locale: ...
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When I want to install anything in Ubuntu Software Center or through sudo apt-get, I am facing issues

My problem is exactly same as stated at the link Ubuntu Software Center not working; says the package catalog needs repair Though according to the solution provided at that place does not work for ...
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where are the apt indexes stored and can they be removed?

I am performing an apt-get update prior to installing some packages: Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg [933 B] Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates Release.gpg [933 B] ... ...
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using packagemanager to uninstall latest kernel?

The last update (I updated 9/1/14) to the kernel broke my boot. I was able to boot into the previous kernel. I think the version that was stable was 3.13.0.34.40 and the update was 3.13.0.35.42--Is ...
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How do I install TeXWorks with tlmgr?

I've installed TeXLive 2014 in a local installation using the install-tl.sh method and selected the collection collection-texworks. I expected to be able to run the texworks binary after installation, ...
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Package updater fails at Unpacking libwebkitgtk-3.0-0:i386 (2.4.3-1ubuntu2) over (1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1)

Recntly upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04 an receive a message: The package system is broken the output of a terminal session is shown below and appears to fail at: dpkg-deb (subprocess): cannot copy ...
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Duplicate Packages Error in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get update, the following results occur : Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry google'sIP/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main amd64 Packages ...
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problem installing package

I've faced following problems while installing packages- installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory ...
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Patch a package by adding new files to it?

I'm trying to patch an existing package, and my patch is supposed to change some files and add some files and directories to the package. All seems to work, the .patch file in debian/patches looks ...
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Where can I find statistics on package downloads and dependencies?

Is there a site that lists (or ranks) Ubuntu/Debian packages by downloads or dependency count? The Node.js package manager npm has leaderboards, as does PyPI (unofficially). It'd be interesting to see ...
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Is there a way to check Ubuntu installation health?

I'm a person who wants to be sure before continue working on his system. Because of that, I would like to know if my Ubuntu installation is in a good condition or not. Some of the things I would like ...
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Error installing ubuntu-desktop on 14.04

I am trying to install ubuntu-desktop on 14.04 but when I run apt-get install ubuntu-desktop it gives error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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Trying to install wine on 14.04, have tried removing all wine related but still no joy [duplicate]

After alot of dependency problems decided to remove all wine related packages from synaptic. Recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. Do not understand what is happening. Get depends wine1.6-i386, ...
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apt-file equivalent to search for source files

I find the apt-file utility very comfortable to find the package that delivers a given file. If I wanted to find the package that delivered /bin/bash I would simply type apt-file find /bin/bash and ...
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Package Operation Failed

So, after an update to 14.04 it's been running okay for some time and then the errors came in. I was suddenly unable to install packages. The usual Automatic Updates thing just kept failing with ...
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Maximum space required for ubuntu repository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at ...
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Package manager issue after installing phusion passenger

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed phusion passenger in my machine using the following commands. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 561F9B9CAC40B2F7 sudo apt-get install ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 “rolled back”

I've tried to upgrade my Kubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04, through the notification popup appeared in my taskbar. The upgrade process started, it begun to download about 1800 packages, it downloaded ...
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package cannot be repair [duplicate]

The following packages have unmet dependencies: libnss3-nssdb: Depends: libnss3 (= 2:3.15.4-1ubuntu7) but 2:3.16.3-1ubuntu1 is installed I am trying to do a repair, but it's cannot be, any idea? ...
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where are packeges from Ubuntu Software Center downloaded to? [duplicate]

the location of the downloaded/installed programs and packages from software Center?
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problems with Ubuntu SDK

I've installed Ubuntu SDK according to the link below http://developer.ubuntu.com/start/ but during the installation I received the message The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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sudo apt-get -f install error

I'm a ubuntu noob and whenever I try to download something there a bunch of unmet wine dependencies, I go to run sudo apt-get -f install and get this. bailey@bailey-FQ565AA-ABA-a6700f:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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Can I contribute my compiled software to the repos

So far I have seen many packages in the Ubuntu repository (e.g. Eclipse) which are old, so I have to compile and install it manually. So I wondered if I could contribute to Ubuntu and help to update ...
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Unable to install bsddb185, Python library for opening Berkeley DB version 1.85 files on Ubuntu

I am writing a python program that makes use of some legacy Berkeley DB 1.85 files. Unfortunately I am unable to install the bsddb185 Python package, either for Python version 2.x and for Python 3. ...
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dpkg error when using apt-get install

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 and every time I use apt-get install for any package it ends with a bunch of errors about processing some of my latex packages. Including a snippet below: ...
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How to install Umbrello packages(manually)?

I tried installing Umbrello software from Ubuntu software centre, but it is always showing "failed to download packages, check your internet connection". So I tried to install using alternative ...