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

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Problem with package installation - linux-image-server

I know similar issues have been resolved, but I'm kind of stuck. I ran out of space on / partition and needed to remove some packages since apt-get remove, autoremove and clean were not able to do ...
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Error in Updating : installed packages with unmet dependencies.

I am new to Linux. The Ubuntu Version Installed is : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Here is the issue I am having: On the top of my toolbar, I have a red circle indicator and it displays the following error: An ...
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Write List of Packages installed via Manual Invocation of apt-get to File

I'm trying to install a new version of Ubuntu from scratch, but I would like a list of the packages which I manually installed (as opposed to installed as a dependency or that came with the system). ...
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Can a deb package contain a PPA dependency and install packages from the PPA?

When creating a .deb package I create a file named control that contains some fields: Package: my-qt-app-name Version: 0.01 Architecture: all Maintainer: my name <my email address> ...
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How can I recover my system after attempting to install experimental packages?

I've been having issues with extremely frequent screen lockups and scrambled text. One possible fix was in mesa 9.2.3. Unfortunately, the latest version in the official repos was mesa 9.2.1. Hence, I ...
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Cannot Install a Library Downloaded : unmet dependencies [duplicate]

I have this library downloaded, but when I enter bash install-libraries.sh the following errors shows up. What should I do ? danyalzahid@ubuntu:~/Desktop/project$ bash install-libraries.sh Reading ...
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APTonCD Installation Error

When I try to install APTonCD from Software Center, I encounter the following error Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error could be caused by required additional software packages which ...
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What's the correct choice if I want something like FreeBSD ports on Ubuntu?

I was using FreeBSD, and now I have to switch to Ubuntu due to platform support of a commercial program. Anyway, I am missing FreeBSD port system and looking for something similar. I heard Gentoo ...
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OpenCV install problems on Studio 12.04 - broken dependencies [duplicate]

Problem: I'm trying to install OpenCV (video analytics) and am following the Ubuntu OpenCV installation documentation. The provided script has a line which executed for some time, taking away more ...
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Synaptic Manager: Not Installed (Residual config) safe to remove all?

In synaptic manager I noticed I had a lot of packages in that list, and was wondering if any shouldn't be removed for some reason? Or if that is all safe to be removed. Is it possible that some should ...
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X11 Development Libraries

I am new to ubuntu, I am using ubuntu 13.10, and trying to install NS-2. During the installation I am facing the following error; X11/Xlib.h: No such file or directory Then i tried to install ...
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How Do I fix my particular broken package system?

So I'm having a bit of trouble with my Ubuntu 13.10 installation. I cannot for the life of me figure out what I did to break it, I think it had something to do with an update not finishing. Anyways, ...
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How to repair a broken package?

My libboost package is broken. I don't know how to fix it. I tried: sudo apt-get autoremove and it was the result: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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some files just wont install- linux-image-3.5.0-42-generic

It gives the following details of the package operation failing after using the sofware updater on 12.10: installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check ...
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error in installing youtube.dl package

Error in installing youtube-dl package sudo apt-get install youtube-dl -y [sudo] password for hp: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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Installing both lxml 3.1.2 and lxml2 on ubuntu 12.04

I asked this on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19852911/lxml-3-1-2-and-lxml2-both-on-ubuntu/19856674#19856674 But it is perhaps more appropriate for AskUbuntu. So here it is again, ...
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How to install the newest Mono?

I want to install the newest version of Mono on my Ubuntu 13.10 installation, but obviously it requires me to download a lot of packages from the Debian website, which is not ideal as it is hard to ...
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apt-get update : Unable to change to (unreachable)// - chdir (2: No such file or directory)

Today I have tried to update the package lists and I have encountered strange error $ sudo apt-get update ... Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-security/universe Translation-en_US Ign ...
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Error message during update from 13.04 to 13.10

The following was reported after I attempted to report the problem back to Ubuntu: The problem cannot be reported: You have some obsolete package versions installed. Please upgrade the ...
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Using dpkg to install upgrade and dist-upgrade packages

So I'm playing around with offline package installation on 12.04 Server, having downloaded packages by retrieving and wgetting their URIs using the instructions here: ...
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postgresql errors when installing anything

I'm getting some strange errors lately whenever trying to apt-get install anything. Here's an example from trying to install fluidsynth. $ sudo apt-get install libfluidsynth1 Reading package ...
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Why is 13.10 delivered with java 6 instead of java 7?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 from scratch and I'm surprised that it installed java 6 (openjdk-6-jre) instead of java 7 (openjdk-7-jre). What is the reason behind this choice?
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Problem with upgrading a package

I've added some PPAs then i did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade after that there was some packages wasn't installed so I did sudo apt-get dist-upgrade after that I had a problem ...
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Can you have debs without compression?

I'm in the middle of doing an upgrade on a really slow machine. It's an Intel Atom that's a few years old. It's perfect for watching video and using XBMC but it really honks at decompressing hundreds ...
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reset or completely remove an installation/htop

I usually use htop in tty when I need to kill a program... or whatever hangs or slows down my pc,now I screwed it up. I tried making changes in htop from the 'setup' option which is accessed by ...
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What is Ubuntu's policy on keeping old kernels

I've just run out of disk space on /. Looking into the situation I realised that since first installing 12.04, Ubuntu has upgraded the kernel ~23 times and has kept every old kernel, binaries and ...
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How i can fix “ E: Internal Error, No file name for libc6 ”

Hello all please i need your help to fix this problem i have 2 broken packages system and i can't reinstall them or make any other option : update , upgrade , install & remove app .... Ubuntu ...
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upgrade to 13.10 from 13.04 fails spectacularly

using the update option on a slow connection, well lets say this option is not the greatest idea. 7 hours later and it all goes horribly wrong. Suggest that Ubuntu accounts for the slow ...
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Vmware software installation error

I am trying to install Vmware software, but I am facing the following error: Selecting previously unselected package vmware-view-client:i386. (Reading database ... 239594 files and directories ...
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How can I get all the URL of the dependencies of a deb package?

I want to check if it is possible to list the URL's that are needed for all the dependencies for a specified systems. lets suppose i want to install a software and it depends on 100 + individual ...
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Package 'openbsd-inetd' has no installation candidate

When I try to install openbsd-inetd, it shows root@amsys-G41MT-S2PT:/home/amsys# sudo apt-get install openbsd-inetd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to install Google-Earth 64bit in Ubuntu 13.10, ia32-libs Dependency error

I want to install Google-Earth & it requires ia32-libs. So, I did apt-get install ia32-libs but error pops as Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Problems downloading the packages xserver-xephyr

I tried various things to download xserver-xephyr package, all I got was various error messages. They are as follows: First through Ubuntu Software Center Then I tried the command: sudo ...
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How to search for packages that provides a virtual package?

How to search for packages that provides a virtual package? For example, I want to search for packages that provides "x-terminal-emulator" in the "main" repository of Ubuntu 12.04. One way to do this ...
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How to update libsoup to the latest version

I would like to update my libsoup to the latest version as found in the launchpad for libsoup2.4. The last time I tried to install it from source I ended up with a bricked Linux system. Can I update ...
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Compare differences with package default configuration files

So I just did a package upgrade on a server and was asked, as I have been many hundreds of times before the following question: Configuration file `/etc/nginx/fastcgi_params' ==> Modified (by you ...
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Could not initialize the package information The Package manager

I get the following error message: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following ...
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What determines PPA updates after new Ubuntu releases?

Before upgrading to Saucy, I had several PPAs installed. As usual, the upgrade process disabled the PPAs. Afterwards, I re-enabled the PPAs in Software Sources (making sure that the release was set to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 gives “Package 'libapache2-mod-auth-mysql' has no installation candidate” error [closed]

UPDATE: Because Apache 2.4 is the default version (instead of the previous 2.2) this error occurs. However as can be seen here all future versions of Ubuntu 13.10 and above will not support this ...
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Cannot install libgtkmm-2.4-dev in Kubuntu 13.10 - unmet dependencies

I'm trying to install grub-customizer in Kubuntu 13.10. After a lot of fiddling, following various online advice, I got to the point where I needed to install libgtkmm-2.4-dev (which I know nothing ...
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Trouble installing VLC

Whenever I try to install VLC by terminal this shows up. ankit@ankit-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc [sudo] password for ankit: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Error in apt-get install -f after trying CUPS manual installation

I've tried to install a newer version of cups 1.6.4 in my Ubuntu 12.04 I've screw up installing it over version 1.5.4 (.configure/make/sudo make install) Then I've unistalled it with sudo make ...
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Why can't I refresh the list of packages? [duplicate]

This might be a duplicate, but I can't find a solution in other posts. Whenever I try to update I get this message: ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR E:Encountered a section with ...
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apt-get packages held back

Well I ran a update and an upgrade today and then apt-get spurts out this output on performing a upgrade(also applies to dist-upgrade): Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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how to downgrade whole system

I have broken and partial upgraded system, it was attempted to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 some how things did not went fine, and in next consecutive months I kept using this system. Later on when ...
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working with command hp-plugin for printer

I am having a scanner/printer which needs hp-plugin, it is installed,some how I have forgotten what went wrong during installation because when I try to run sudo hp-plugin I get following error ...
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sudo apt-get check gives me the following error

sudo apt-get check Reading package lists... Error! E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened Please let me know how to resolve this ...
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Are all “Important security updates”, updates to already installed packages?

I'm running 12.04, and I've never downloaded any drivers for the installation of any peripheral devices. Yet, I noticed a fair few "Important security updates" involving drivers/utilities for HP ...
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HandBreak installtion fail

I just got Ubuntu the other day on my brand spanking new, yummy 8-core PC. Anyways, i was trying to get Handbrake to convert/compress my videos for file transfer. So I looked it up, and found the ...
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E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 which I installed few days back. I am trying to install nodejs and npm. I tried to install from command line first and then uninstalled it. Then something broke. sudo apt-get ...