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

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Just installed Ubuntu 16.04 but no software center

Installed Ubuntu 16.04 here are my specs: OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x86_64 Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic Uptime: up 17 hours, 39 minutes Packages: 3268 Shell: /usr/bin/fish Resolution: 1366x768 Desktop ...
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Installing KDE in Ubuntu GNOME 15.10

I'm trying to install KDE on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10, but I cannot get it to work. I'm trying to install it through the command line, using sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop but it doesn't work. It ...
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Software Ubuntu Center is missing in Ubuntu 16

Software Ubuntu center is missing in Ubuntu 16.04 . Is there an alternative for packages management ? OR It is a return back to Synaptic ?
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Mysql-common cannot be uninstalled

I'm trying to completely uninstall mysql to reinstall it later, after uninstalling all mysql-related packages, mysql-common seems to remain in a broken state. $ sudo dpkg -l | grep mysql pc ...
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How to install lsb-core package on ubuntu 16.04

In order to activate Maple16, I need to install the lsb-core package. However, I cannot find the package in Syanptic Package Manager. I've tried to install it by downloading the .deb file, but when I ...
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Can not install openssh-server on Ubuntu 16.04

As a fresh new install of Ubuntu 16.04 sudo apt-get install openssh-server outputs Also it is a fress install I could not understand why this happens. dpkg -l openssh\* Output is If ...
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Steam pops up with “out of date client” dialogue even though I used the .deb from the Steam website

Title says it all. Upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 today, (DAY ONE ^_^) and this seems odd. The exact output: Your steam package is out of date. Please get an updated version from your package provider or ...
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Cannot install Nodejs 4 in Ubuntu 14.04

I've run the following commands in my Vagrant machine. As you can see, I have Node 0.10.40 and I cannot make it update it to 4.4.3 which is the current LTS version. ...
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Installing of jdk and jre 1.8 in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried with all the types possible of installing Java for example: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java -y sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer Even I deleted ...
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Removing gvfsd-smb-browse

I just had the problem where gvfsd-smb-browse starts taking up the whole cpu and needs to be killed. Searching the Internet I see this is not uncommon, and there doesn't seem to be a general ...
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How do you find the package that contains a particular symbol?

I recently tried to build a project downloaded from Github, tcsh. https://github.com/tcsh-org/tcsh It turns out I was missing the package was libtinfo-dev (and its dependencies). The configure ...
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apt-get keeps wanting to download a package, overriding my decision

I've recently had a problem with the graphics on my laptop. I am currently trying a working nvidia driver, as my computer had problems with the previous one. When I try to issue any install command ...
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Can't Install Cuda on Ubuntu 14.04 Because of Package Conflicts

I believe I have the same problem as this thread, but I have tried the steps listed, and I am not able to solve the problem. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on a custom desktop with 4GB DDR3 ram, ...
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Package dependency is not going to be installed

I try to install ROS, but it does not work properly, so they write I should install libgl1-mesa-dev-lts-utopic first. This produces this error, for which I can't find the solution. Why doesn't apt-get ...
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How can I know if some Ubuntu 10.04 packages are still available in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 running on a server. I know that it isn't supported anymore, so I want to upgrade it to Ubuntu 14.04. I have had problems trying to do this (in a testing environment, of ...
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Why am I unable to download changelogs for certain new packages?

I have recently found (this started a few days ago) that I am unable to download the changelogs for reasonably new software, though the changelogs do seem to come available later on for some of the ...
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unable to install ubuntu14.04 software-center help

sudo apt-get install software-center [sudo] password for heisenber: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Login problem after failed update from 14.04

I have tried to update my Ubuntu 14.04 to wily wolf but somehow It failed and I restored my factory Ubuntu i.e.,14.04. Now I can't login to my desktop and every time I login it returns to the same ...
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How can'i pass this “ openssh-client' has no installation candidate ”

I am trying to use ssh command, but I have this: sudo ssh git-codecommit.us-east-1.amazonaws.com [sudo] password for dali: sudo: ssh: command not found So when i am trying to install ...
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How do I get Flash updated for 15.04 (Vivid)? [duplicate]

I'm running 15.04, and I generally use Firefox for most stuff. Since February, Firefox has deprecated Flash with extreme prejudice: Flash Player Plugin on Linux 11.2.202.554 to 11.2.202.559 ...
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What is a “transitional dummy package”? What is it for? [duplicate]

Sometimes when installing software from the Ubuntu Software Center, I see a selection for a transitional dummy package as an option for a particular program. What is this for? What criteria do you use ...
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Why is dpkg -i faster than the ubuntu software center?

Why is using sudo dpkg -i package.deb to install deb packages faster than double clicking on the deb file and installing it through the software center? I have seen a very significant time gap ...
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Can multiple versions of the same package co-exist on the same system?

In order to install tmux 2.1, I needed to install libtinfo5 version 6, I did this by downloading a .deb archive containing libtinfo5 and installing directly with command: sudo dpkg -i ...
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Problem with sudo apt-get upgrade

It tells me to try to run apt-get -f install. The error says "Unmet dependencies. Try using -f." When I try sudo apt-get -f install I get an error that says dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was ...
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Am i missing packages ? - After removing Wine 1.9.5 - removed packages - help

I have been using Ubuntu for a while now. Yesterday I tried to install WINE 1.9.5. For some reason it didn't show up in the Dash so I tried to uninstall it as instructed in the terminal: sudo ...
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help me to install usb modem

I use Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 8. I have a problem with USB modem. I have already installed Grameenphone internet modem (zte mf710m) on Ubuntu. It shows in applications but I cannot launch it. ...
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The following packages have been kept back : google-chrome-stable

Today when i tried to update, i got a message that there was 1 upgrade to be made, so i did a sudo apt-get upgrade and got this message: The following packages have been kept back: ...
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Ubuntu install unbootable after sudo do-release-upgrade -d [closed]

I was running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and wanted to upgrade to the latest non-LTS version available. I ran sudo do-release-upgrade -d but something went wrong during it. I rebooted and found out I couldn't ...
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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 ...