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

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Error You might want to run 'apt-get -f install'

I have the next error when I try to install Google Chrome or LibreOffice or any software I want. Error console: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Not work “sudo apt-get upgrade”

I am use ubuntu 12.04 installed Dell vostro 15 3000 series laptop. when I hit sudo apt-get update it works fine and then i hit sudo apt-get upgrade its shows me and then when i press Y it ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 can't install libplrpc-perl, and php-bcmath

My system is: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.10 Release: 14.10 Codename: utopic when I try to apt-get install libplrpc-perl , and php-bcmath it tells me ...
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Installing libapache2-mod-fcgid, but can't get through configure

I have setup two servers today from a vmware template. One one this worked, the other it didn't. The only difference is that on the failing one I ran apt-get distupgrades from the last few days before ...
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enabling proposed repos in 15.04 server fails to update packages

i am trying to use the proposed repo of vivid on ubuntu 15.04 server system. user@controller:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=vivid ...
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Package bash-builtins: unable to run make sucessfully in examples/loadables

When I was wander through the Ubuntu 14.04 apt repository using apt-cache search ^bash, I found the bash-builtins package, and installed it. After installation, with dpkg -L bash-builtins, I found ...
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apt-get problem after having removed Python2

I'm quite a newbee. I installed Python2 and Python3. I got bored of Python2 and decided to uninstall it, if i remember well by sudo apt-get remove python2 but now, everytime i use apt-get , i get ...
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Can I map Archlinux's official-packages into a PPA automatically?

I've been using chroagh on my Chromebook to get an Archlinux environment. Unfortunately, maintenance of chroagh is not keeping up with Freon. I'm switching to Ubuntu on my Chromebook, since crouton ...
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Auto remove limitations?

Is it possible to do sudo apt-get autoremove without removing packages in use? I did an autoremove command and it asked my if i wanted to remove those packages. Since it was a lot of packages i ...
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problem with unmet dependencies while installing libgdal1-1.5.0 and odbcinst1debian1

I am trying to install flightgear 1.9.1 in Ubuntu 15.04. My computer is not very fast and a version that could work is flightgear 1.9.1 I installed odbcinst1debian1 but when I try to install ...
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No static libraries in some packages

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and installing tons of prerequisites in order to build some large libraries. I compiled lots of dependencies myself already, but would like to avoid compiling any more due to ...
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apt-get install/remove/reinstall doesn't work. Python errors

Recently I tried to install the ubuntu desktop on my ubuntu server 14. The installation failed hard. I tried several things fixing it and did a lot of research. But I couldn't find anything helpful. ...
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Problem installing lisbdl2 amd64 and i386 together

I'm using 64-bit Ubuntu 15.04. If I compile simple apps to 32-bit, with -m32, it works, I've installed the multiarch stuff. I've installed libsdl2-dev and libsdl2-image-dev. Now I want to compile it ...
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How do I add i386 architecture in Ubuntu MATE 15.04?

So I want to install wine:i386 so I can use PlayOnLinux. http://wiki.playonlinux.com/index.php/Installing_PlayOnLinux For users' Debian wheezy and Ubuntu Precise (and higher), they'll need to ...
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E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages

I've been trying to install the CoreBird Twitter application and have had horrible luck with getting it to compile and then I came across a deb (from here) and tried to install it that way. However, ...
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Synaptic 'Complete Removal' messed my system

I'm having a bad time trying to flash a android ROM in my phone. It almost take me to the need of using windows again for runing 'Odin'. After searching I found 'Heimdall', but has some problems ...
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An error occured…unmet dependecies…run package manager

There's a red circle with minus sign at the top left corner on my ubuntu 14.04 desktop, when clicked it says: An error occurred, please run Package Manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in ...
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How to purge everything?

I have for months a corrupted thing in my packages system since I tried to install Skype. Now, I need to install lib32stdc++6, but whey I try to do it with apt-get, I get the following error: ...
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I tried to install mysql and got this error message about broken package , can anyone suggest a fix?

I tried to install mysql and got this error message about broken package , can anyone suggest a fix? The following packages have unmet dependencies: mysql-server-5.6: PreDepends: mysql-common ...
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unable to find mysql-server package in ubuntu

I tried installing mysql using the command sudo apt-get install mysql-server then after entering the password, I'm getting the message Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Is an Ubuntu packages update via GUI superior to one via CLI?

Why do GUI-based packages update and CLI-based packages update differ? Many times after updating Ubuntu packages via GUI, it ask me to restart my computer. However, when I do it via the command-line ...
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New to UBUNTU, problems installing steam

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty firefox Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, ...
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how to install packages which is not in the cache with python

i install packages in my application using python apt. Some example: import apt cache = apt.cache.Cache() pkg = cache["brukkon"] pkg.mark_install() cache.commit() In this example, brukkon is not in ...
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Problem removing avg

I've tried to remove avg2013 however when I try I get a funky error message. The command I'm running: sudo apt-get remove --purge avg2013flx The error I get: Removing avg2013flx (2013.3118) ... ...
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I got a problem upgrading packages on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

root@ubuntu:~# su root@ubuntu:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have ...
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Coherence between package version and served files

Currently, I am trying to understand how distro maintainer build and choose names for their packages and there is (from my point of view) a lack of coherence for a specific package. Take the libzmq ...
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dpkg-query is not displaying all files installed from package

I installed postgresql from the package manager sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib and I want to know what files it installed, including any startup scripts or modifications to any ...
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Update repo error [duplicate]

I have this error: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80] W: Failed to fetch ...
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how do I eliminate unused packages in version 15.04

When upgrading to version 15.04 from 14.10 there was a "clean up" time period where I received a query to eliminate 18 unused or unnecessary packages. Can anyone show me where I can make sure that I ...
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Why does the installation of a 32-bit package remove 64-bit packages?

It's not clear to me why the installation of a 32-bit package would necessitate the removal of a 64-bit package. For example, if I try to install the 32-bit development package of libcurl apt-get ...
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How to retrieve size of a software(package) in ubuntu?

By using python-apt I find package's sizes, but it gives wrong results I think. FOr example, for package named eclipse, size is shown in Ubuntu software center as shown below: 240,8 MB to download, ...
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Get Systemtap to work on 14.04

I'm trying to get systemtap to work on 14.04. So far I've had very little success: I couldn't find debug symbols for the kernel version for trusty. I ended up installing utopic's kernel (*-38), and ...
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What is the difference between a package and a software in ubuntu?

It is a very basic question however i cannot find the answer. I wonder the difference between package and software. By giving command, sudo apt-get install filezilla, the package named filezilla and ...
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How to retrieve screenshots of a package in ubuntu

i'm developing an application which manipulates packages in ubuntu. I'm working with python. I need to retrieve screenshots of packages by using package-name. For example, say that package-name is ...
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Error on apt-get upgrade and install runit package

I'm trying to install the git-daemon-run package, which has a dependency on the runit package. But the runit package doesn't upgrade properly. When I run apt-get upgrade to upgrade the runit ...
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I don't have ANY packages

I'm very very new to Ubuntu and used it for the first time 3 days ago for a project my teacher put me on. He told me to get chrome working on the Lenovo ThinkPads R500's. Turns out, after some ...
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Problem installing Mod_Mono on Ubuntu

I am trying to install mod_mono on Ubuntu (Ubuntu 14.4 LTS, Monodevelop 5.9, Mono JIT compiler version 4.0.1). I tried below command as per this article and this question: sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I upgrade packages on a broken ubuntu installation from a live usb?

I downgraded from linux-image-3.19.0-18-generic to linux-image-3.19.0-16-generic and then stupidly removed 3.19.0-18 without thinking. When I rebooted I was unable to load unity and my network ...
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New to Linux. Cannot install anything; missing dependencies

I am on a new installation of Ubuntu and I'm trying to download programs like Synaptic and Gparted but whenever I try and download through the terminal I get: The following packages have unmet ...
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“start-stop-daemon: user 'solr' not found” error on un-install and re-install jetty

I tried to installed Ckan with jetty on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS, following these instructions but i was getting a 500 error when trying to open localhost:8089/solr. I was told to follow these instructions ...
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Installing libgirepository-1.0-1:i386 leads to strangeness

This apt-get exchange leaves me befuddled (on a 64-bit CPU): $ lsb_release -a ...
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Why are samba packages held back while upgrading newly installed system?

I've recently freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I allowed updating of packages during the installation process. After initial installation, I've run: apt-get update followed by apt-get ...
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Mysql workbench installation failed?

I am unable to install mysql workbench community addition on ubuntu 14.04 I am installing latest version by debian file downloaded from server 1. sudo apt-get install gdebi-core 2. sudo gdebi ...
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Change the way packages are downloaded with local repository?

I plan to set up my own custom repository for some Linux software to be used for the local network only (computers on local network to only use that repository). However, there are few things that I ...
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Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop

To preface my question, I already know about this question, but it doesn't have any answers (plus it's for an older version), so I'm opening this one, because this is becoming a pretty big issue for ...
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VTK package naming from apt-get

In the past I've always manually built VTK, but recently I've tried installing using the ones provided by apt-get because build times are significant on my laptop. Additionally, if I ever want to get ...
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Server using Ubuntu without GUI: remove not needed packages

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to use it as a server, so what are the packages (I know I can list all the installed packages using this command: dpkg --get-selections) that I should remove ...
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E: Impossible de trouver le paquet minicom

I want install minicom and other package n ubuntu 12.04 baut I have this result: rimeh@rimeh-PC:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install minicom Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait ...
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Package manager fails to fetch custom sources

Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty InRelease Ign http://repos.mesosphere.io trusty InRelease ...
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Is it possible to package installed software?

I was wondering if it is possible to make a package of installed software? I want to use modified software from my current installation on another one, so if possible, packaging it to install it on my ...