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

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How to list broken packages in console

When I try to google how to do this, all the results I get are "How to fix broken packages". Could you give me a hint how to only list them in the console one by one?
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Potential solution to Bug #1573052 (Gnome-software crash due to broken dependency link)

I cannot open gnome-software. Here is the error message: $ gnome-software (gnome-software:3824): Gs-WARNING **: failed to open plugin /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/libgs_plugin_xdg_app_reviews.so: /usr/lib/...
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GRUB shows kernels from previous ubuntu version

I have just updated Ubuntu to 16.04 version and when I boot, grub shows the kernels from the previous Ubuntu version. How can I delete them? (not only in the grub list but to actually free that space ...
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Apt-get not working after attempting to install kde desktop [duplicate]

So, I tried to install the KDE Desktop in Ubuntu, but it failed (I couldn't grab output for here). Now whenever I try to use apt-get , it says that it fails, and to use sudo apt-get -f install . ...
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How to list all packaged installed/upgraded from '-proposed'?

I was wondering if there is any way to list all packages which have been installed/upgraded from the <release>-proposed channel (for 16.04 this is xenial-proposed)? Preferably I would like to ...
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What archive type are ubuntu click packages?

Deb files and RPMS are at the end of the day zip files with files inside of them in a particular place. I was debugging one of my applications and wanted to look inside of the click package but it ...
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Hide hold back package from being listed in software updater and apt

I'm running 16.04 but downgraded the gedit package from 3.18.3 back to version 3.10.4 because of the new ugly and badly usable design, following this great answer by @Videonauth. His script installs ...
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can't install python modules using pip

I am trying to install python module "scrapy". I have pip 8.1 and python 3.4 installed . I have tried the following command in the terminal sudo pip install scrapy but i get this error instead I ...
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nodejs 6 installation shows version 0.10.25

I am trying to install the nodejs 6 version : curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install -y nodejs First of all , it returns me an error: env: -E: No such ...
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How to update a manually installed software package properly (here: Simplenote)?

I have installed Simplenote 1.0.0 for Ubuntu by downloading the .deb file and using the command line as explained here. As there is no ppa for this app, a notification now explains that I could update ...
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Chrome - apt-get update Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/main/binary-amd64/Packages.bz2 Hash Sum mismatch [duplicate]

I'm running Chrome 50.0.2661.102 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 16.04 x64 and today sudo apt-get update failed with the following message: ... Err:28 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable/main amd64 ...
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How to fully remove QEMU?

I have QEMU installed but as I don't really use it and it's recently had lots of security vulnerabilities discovered in it so I would like to fully remove it. I installed it with sudo apt-get install ...
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How to remove all garbage packages with aptitude

I am getting a big garbage package list obtained with the command: aptitude search ~g or aptitude search ?garbage (These commands Select packages that are not required by any manually ...
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Unable to install wine1.7 due to broken packages

I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 system. I'm trying to install wine1.7 on my computer but sudo apt-get install wine1.7 but I get these errors : - sidhu@sidhu-Inspiron-5521:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 ...
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How to install Estru3D - Structural Analysis Software?

I had problems installing Estru3D. It requires Gambas3 to be installed as a prerequisite. But it doesn't work with the newest Gambas3 installed in Ubuntu 16.04.
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libobasis5.1-core is missing with apt-get

When I install language pack, libobasis5.1-core is missing: sudo apt-get install libobasis5.1-core ... tells that libobasis5.1-core exists in list, but not in ubuntu bases. Where I can find ...
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Can't purge old kernels (dependency problems), but /boot is out of space

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, and I'm trying to install a new package using apt-get. Unfortunately, whenever I try I get messages like: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-image-...
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How to downgrade smbclient

I'm trying to downgrade smbclient as is no longer working with backuppc. I have followed the instructions in this post How to downgrade packages on Ubuntu? but it doesn't seem to work. I ran sudo ...
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Gnome-shell can't install - broken packages [duplicate]

I am trying to install gnome-shell but it shows me an error: $ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ... Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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List all packages available (and/or installed) from a specific source

How can I list all package names and their versions available from a specific package source (official repositories, PPAs or other repositories) ? Also, how can I filter only the installed packages ...
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VMware VSphere Client on Ubuntu

Is it possible to have VMware VSphere client on Ubuntu?I have tried this link https://www.higebu.com/vsphere-client-on-ubuntu-en.html#install-vsphere-client for installation guideline but the problem ...
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Unable to install graylog-web [duplicate]

Package graylog-web is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source. E: Package '...
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apt-get upgrade always hangs at same percentage

I am currently trying to ugprade my server system using apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y. However, the upgrade process always starts to hang at exactly 31%. First, I suspected a problem ...
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Broken Packages Issue

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in VM on Windows. I am trying to install OpenGL. I am getting the following error: vinayak@Vinayak:~/VinGL$ sudo apt-get install freeglut3 freeglut3-dev [sudo] password for ...
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Installing libpoppler.so.28

I'm so new to this and I know I'm going to ask this all wrong. I'm also scared that I've missed the correct answer somewhere already posted, and I'm very sorry if that's the case! I've been trying to ...
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IcedTea and OpenJDK-8 packages errors after upgrading to 16.04

I just upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04 on my laptop and now I have errors with IcedTea and OpenJDK-8 related packages. There seems to be a problem with dependencies. Can someone tell me how to get rid of ...
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can't upgrade from google chrome 45 to 50. Says, Unable to find expected entry

i have looked at some of the solutions here, but nothing worked: Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages - Chrome and No more updates for Google Chrome | apt-get update error. i'...
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How to downgrade Ruby on Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04. My ruby version is: ruby 2.3.0p0 (2015-12-25) [x86_64-linux-gnu] How can I downgrade ruby to version 2.1 to be in line with the rest of my development team (some of our ...
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perfBroken dependencies in insralling opencv

I am receiving this error again and again. At the end, getting it has already installed. Please suggest how I can fix this. I tried all solutions mentioned on this question but got no solution. ...
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Can not install 'openjdk-9-jdk' because it tries to overwrite file aready included in 'openjdk-9-jdk-headless'

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial desktop, 64 bit, and wanted to install openjdk-9-jdk (Java 9 development kit). The version available from the universe repository is 9~b114-0ubuntu1. Running the ...
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How can I keep gstreamer up to date?

So there's GStreamer-0.10 and there's GStreamer-1.0 and they turn out to be different. And there are many packages (like -plugins-bad, -plugins-good and so...). It's very confusing. And Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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how to uninstall remove haguichi? Erro!

When I try to uninstall the haguichi , this happens: Removing haguichi (1.3.3~ubuntu16.04.1) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: 3: /var/lib/dpkg/info/haguichi.postrm: glib-compile-...
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apt-get seems to be broken

I don't really know what happened, but it seems like my apt-get command in ubuntu is broken. No matter what I do, I cannot use it to either install or uninstall anything. Right now, I am for example ...
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Can you help to install “Not Installed” packages

Hi there... I am really new on Linux system. Can you help me to install "Not Installed" packages ???
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Upgrade dependencies while upgrading a package not included in a distribution

I am using a machine with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and don't want to upgrade the OS. However I wish to upgrade a specific package to the latest version. The package in point is spyder: The version ...
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Is there a way to set up some sort of flag or tag to a command instead of referring to its full name in terminal?

I'm trying to figure out if theres a way to rename or use some sort of tag that points to a package instead of having to write the whole name of the package in the command line? because some packages ...
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apt-get autoremove does not see dependencies of a removed package?

I had ubuntu-sdk installed, /var/log/apt/history.log has to say this about it: Commandline: apt --no-install-recommends install ubuntu-sdk Install: python3-simplejson:i386 (3.3.1-1ubuntu6, automatic),...
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What package brings an application to the system [duplicate]

Some application may installed with a bunch of packages. For example, vim can go along with packages: vim-gnome, vim-gtk, vim-nox etc. To uninstall application I need to define what is the exaxt ...
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Build an Ionic application for ubuntu phone as click package

Hello fellows I have the following application: https://github.com/kawai-developers/faster And I try to build it as a scope for ubuntu phone I managed to add the platfrom for ubuntu with the ...
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How to reverse '-proposed' channel package upgrade?

I have an Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.18 64-bit VM, and in that VM I needed to test something in the xenial-proposed channel so I activated it in the software-properties-gtk, ran sudo apt-get ...
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How to install Boost 1.60 on 12.04 LTS?

I am trying to work out how to install Boost 1.60 under Travis CI, which runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server Edition 64-bit. I tried adding the debian-sid repo as an apt source so I could install libboost-...
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How to remove php 5.6

I just went ahead and added PHP7 to my server following a guide by using ondej's PPA. Now I want to remove the old php so obviously I did sudo apt-get remove --purge php5 and ti seemed like everything ...
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Why does Ubuntu package node.js packages?

I've been looking through this list of node.js packages provided by Ubuntu, and it's confused me a little. Why do any of these exist beyond node.js and npm itself? The majority of these packages (e....
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How to report that a package is obsolete in ubuntu repositories

There are plenty of software that has had newer releases, but has not yet been updated in ubuntu repositories. Is it possible to fill a "bug" report somewhere to tell the maintainer, he should update ...
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xenial - s390x missing grub/grub2 packages?

Folks, I am trying to "apt-get install grub (or grub2)" on s390x architecture but it is unable to find this package. Please let me know how I can access it or any workaround that may exist. Thanks.
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(K)Ubuntu 16.04 can't install mysql server unmet dependencies

When I try to sudo apt-get install mysql-server I keep getting following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: mysql-server : Depends: mysql-community-server (= 5.7.12-1ubuntu15....
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Installing cuda 6.5: likely some package issues

So I had successfully install Cuda 7.5. Turns out I needed something pre 6.5, and I was having difficulty installing it. Seemed like no matter what i did it stayed there, so I did a good search for ...
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Samba won't install becuase of broken packages

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04.4 and I didn't install Samba with the original OS setup. I would like to install it now but I keep getting a error about broken packages. It appears that the main ...
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Could not initialize the package information. An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information [duplicate]

Recently I had an update prompt while working on my Dell Vostro Machine with Linux(Ubuntu) 12.04 LTS, after complying with the same when the package was getting downloaded, suddenly an error message ...
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Is ita safe to delete uninstalled packages with orphaned configuration files with gtkorphan?

I'm running xenial right now, and since my computer is actually slow on startup, I wanted to free a little bit more of space, though I do not have many files in my hdd. So I ended up using GtkOrphan ...