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

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check if all default packages are installed from the Ubuntu manifest

My Ubuntu is running somewhat slow sometimes. Now I would like to check if all packages are still installed, maybe I uninstalled an important package. How can I re-check if all initial packages are ...
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Steam Install Error on 14.04 Ubuntu 64bit

I have tried some of the solutions posted elsewhere in the support forum, one seemed like it worked but after a steam update i found myself back at square one I am a new Linux user and am already at ...
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How do I get Vidalia Tor to work on 14.04?

A.S.: Complete Linux noob here. I'm trying to install Vidalia from the Software Centre, and apparently everyone says that it doesn't work on 14.04. However someone posts a link to a fix package I ...
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Broken packages after kernel update to 3.16

On a 14.04 system, I upgraded the kernel to 3.16 using: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-utopic ...
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Software Center not functioning, not installable, and not removable, with a persistent live USB in 14.04

I'm using a persistent live USB to run 14.04. I used Ubuntu Software Center a few times to download software, but suddenly it stopped working. The logo is still there, but when I click on it the ...
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What is the mediascanner-service and how to avoid getting it installed?

Since a few months, on one of the desktop Ubuntu 14.04 systems I use, CPU has regularly been going up to 80-100% for no apparent reason. htop would usually attribute responsability to file system ...
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How to install python-gpgme ubuntu 14.04

I installed Dropbox but when I run it. I get an error saying: In order to use dropbox you need proprietary daemons. Install python-gpgme. Then, I headed over to installation of that python module ...
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Reinstalling guile 2.0 - dev

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/libltdl-dev_2.4.2-1.7ubuntu1_amd64.deb: trying to overwrite shared '/usr/share/libtool/libltdl/Makefile.in', which is different from other instances of package ...
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List of sources could not be read

i am getting this error when i try to run the update list command in order to correct the red minus sign on the top bar: $ sudo apt-get update E: Type' !DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source ...
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Package system is broken (Ubuntu 12.04) [duplicate]

Keep trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 but it keeps telling me that my package system is broken. I run apt-get -f install and get this : owner@MyLaptop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for ...
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How to list the packages to be installed by installing a specific package?

Pardon this newbie question, but I've previously run into serious issues as I wanted to try other desktop environments other than the default one in Ubuntu, precisely because I didn't know how to ...
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Package in repositories labelled “local or obsolete” after upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10, the packages libcairo2 and libcairo-gobject2 are under the "Installed (local or obsolete)" even though these packages are in the utopic repositories. A large amount of ...
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How do I remove manually installed libpcap0.8?

A few day ago I have installed libpcap0.8-dev but after that I installed libpcap0.8_1.4.0-2_amd64.deb and now I have tried almost of way to remove it but I can't! Since that, I can't install any ...
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How to update unshare package (unrecognized option '--fork')?

I'm facing to an issue. I'm on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. The execution of a program fails with the error: unshare: unrecognized option '--fork' I found on the web two man pages for 'unshare' package: ...
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ubuntu package developing trying to overwrite config of other package

I've build a custom debian package with shuold overwrite configs of lightdm (autologin). My install script (debian/install) contains the following lines: lightdm/* /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/ But ...
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Cant install any package anymore [duplicate]

pc@pc-desktop:~/work/$ sudo apt-get install curl [sudo] password for pc: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Software installation error

I am getting below error when I want to install any software because I deleted the file Config.pm Can't locate Debconf/Encoding.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Debconf::Encoding module) ...
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How can I create help tags for vim plugins from packages?

I have installed the vim-latexsuite and vim-outliner packages, which are addons for vim. Both come with documentation files, that are installed into the /usr/share/vim/addons/doc directory. Issuing ...
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VLC install error?

Tried to reinstall VLC but I keep getting the fellowing message:
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Unable to install android studio dependency is not satisfiable

I am trying to install android studio from this source: The following packages have unmet dependencies: android-studio : Depends: lib32ncurses5 but it is not installable Depends: ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/ubuntu-release-upgrader-core_1%3a0.220.7_all.deb

Hey guys I not a ubuntu expert but Im I having a problem and I dont know how to fix it I already tried apt-get clean dpkg --configure -a and nothing I still have the same error when I launch ...
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How to specify installation directory when installing packages [duplicate]

I'm somewhat new to linux, in college its the preferred by my computer science professors so I decided to install Ubuntu and Kubuntu alongside my windows 8 installation. Now, here's my problem. I read ...
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grive-tools : Depends: libcurl4-openssl-dev but it is not going to be installed

recently I tried to install Grive Tools, following the instructions from this website Ubuntu Google Drive Client with Grive and Grive Tools. Everything worked perfect until I reached the point where I ...
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How does apt handle circular dependencies?

When I installing .deb packages by hand I often encounter circular dependencies. I, then, install it with dpkg -i --force-depends ... and hope it works. How does apt handle circular dependencies?
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How are dependencies maintained during uninstallation?

I have recently uninstalled ubuntu-web-browser from my ubuntu 14.04 using synaptic package manager as I don't use it. Now I can't start vlc media player nor play any file using vlc. It sort of opens ...
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Running apt-get upgrade in crontab

Adding sudo apt-get upgrade -y into crontab as a daily. This seems like a very good idea to make sure everything is automatically kept updated, but nobodys ever mentioned it before (and recommend ...
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Why does Wine installation fail saying it can't install other versions of it? [duplicate]

I tried various versions to install Wine, but I am getting the below error: sudo apt-get install wine1.5 The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.5 : Depends: wine1.6 but it is not ...
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Error while loading shared libraries: libOSMesa.so.8: cannot open shared object

On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I need to install the libOSMesa8, one of the Mesa 3D libraries. In particular, I need the file libOSMesa.so.8 to run the graphic tool Asymptote. Only libosmesa6 is available ...
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Using repos vs compile: hot wo replace Nginx from repo with a compiled Nginx?

Sometime ago I used Kura's PPA to install Nginx+Pagespeed on my VPS. I would like to update it to the newest version, but the latest packages from Kura aren't so recent and I'm thinking about ...
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how to properly resove package dependencies

I am trying to install the following packages: apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib postgresql-common libpq-dev The message I get is: Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to fix or re-install the broken packages resulting from updates installation?

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 and I installed available updates. Then, I got a black screen with mouse pointer visible. I lost my desktop. However I got to terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1. Then I ran ...
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I Think I Just Messed Up My Whole System, HELP!

so i was trying to fix some dependency problems with my repositories and stuff and i ran sudo apt-get -o Debug::pkgProblemResolver=yes dist-upgrade and this is what happened (some log from the ...
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dpkg depedencies

Got server from another person with problem with dpkg .. When I try to upgrade I got this message $ apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done You might want to ...
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Applying patch doesn't work when building package

I have old Ubuntu server which is vulnerable with Ghost bug. Its to old to upgrade from repository, so I want to patch source with CVE-2015-0235.diff. I set up apt-get to old-releases.ubuntu.com and ...
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problem with debian package manager

Because of internet connection speed limitation i prefer installing packages offline. I usually obtain required packages from a system with the same os installed. But when I install programs this way ...
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Install some packages (with deps) on machine that has no internet connection [duplicate]

I have server with installed minimal "Ubuntu 14.04. server" on it. This server has no internet connection. How can I deliver on this machine packages like qemu-kvm, libvirt-bin, virtinst (with their ...
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Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages while installing nfs server?

I am trying to install nfs server on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine but everytime it is giving me an error like this - david@machineA:~$ sudo apt-get install nfs-common nfs-kernel-server Reading package ...
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Backuop/Restore PPAs/Repos and Packages?

I'm looking at doing a full reinstall in order to change my FS and implement FDE. I'm hoping for 2 scripts. (I am not a coder of any kind) first script (backup) create list of ppas/repos create list ...
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how to check package version before install

Im trying to install Apache 2.4.12 or apache2.4 at least. I see some listings for apache2.2 in the apt-cache, but I don't see apache2.4. How can I verify the actually version that sudo apt-get ...
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What does “new” mean to “dpkg --force-confnew”?

I was recently given the task of maintaining & porting to Trusty an in-house .deb package that overwrites (using --force-overwrite) config files from other packages with customized versions, after ...
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Submitting Ubuntu Touch Scope

I have a problem trying to upload an Ubuntu Scope to the store. When I upload the *.click file, I get the following error: "The uploaded package name (ba-unsa-etf) does not use your namespace ...
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libperl-dev fails to install because it can't find dependencies

I'm trying to install libperl-dev onto a server via chef but the server fails to install with the following error message: Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main libc-dev-bin ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unmet dependencies is not being resolved

I am completely new to ubuntu and I fell in love with it. I am completely happy with its features. But The problem is I've got some red icon in the task bar that is showing the following message: ...
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Unknown error: '<class 'KeyError'>' (“The cache has no package named wine-staging-i386”)

There is an error sign on my Ubuntu panel which states the error given in the title. I used sudo apt-get update but it gave me no errors. However the error sign persists. How do I fix this?
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How can I use equivs-build to build packages that can be installed on older versions of Ubuntu?

I have several versions of Ubuntu installed, including 14.04 and 10.04. When I build packages using equivs-build on 14.04, it generates .debs that contain .xz-compressed data. The version of dpkg on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation of libdrm-dev

I am trying to install mesa-common-dev (sudo apt-get install mesa-common-dev), however I get the following message: mesa-common-dev: Depends: libdrm-dev(>= 2.4.52) but will not be installed. ...
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How to keep linux-cloud-tools-virtual in sync with my kernel?

The Ubuntu 14.04 package linux-cloud-tools-virtual, used for compatibility with Hyper-V, depends on linux-cloud-tools-3.13.0-44-generic. However, the standard installed kernel is 3.13.0-32, which ...
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Synaptics Package manager and Software Manager crash

Hello when I try to open Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu 14.10 this error message appears: E: Type ‘apt-get’ is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list E: The ...
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error processing package debhelper [duplicate]

When i try to install or remove applications or update and upgrade my Ubuntu 14 i get error messages and the installation fails. This is an example on what happens: kardac@SidFolio-9470m:/$ sudo ...
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How to fix unmet python3 dependencies [closed]

I was trying to get mysql working on my computer so I tried to install the necessary packages with: sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev And ran into the errors: E: Failed to fetch ...