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

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Install a list of packages only if they aren't already installed

I'm trying to automate my setup as much as possible. To do this I have lists of packages that I want to install, for example: banshee wireshark audacity thunderbird thunderbird-lightning calibre ...
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Package operation failed due to incorrect version of Python

I tried to remove/add several python packages and always got the error message "Package operation failed" (using the ubuntu software center). When I tried to remove e.g. python-scipy using the ...
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unmet dependencies: libqt4-dev qt4-qmake [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? Is there anything I can do about this ? It seems that synaptic has updated qt4-qmake to version 4.7.2 but all the dependent ...
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What precautions should I take with .debs I find on the internet?

So I was browsing the web the other day, and I came across a few places that wanted me to download .deb files - and since those are installed by root (and as such have the "powers" and capabilities of ...
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Tizen Linux is for Mobile & iPad - will this work with Ubuntu packages? [closed]

I am compiling the Tizen Linux for Mobile and iPad. But inside Tizen can we deploy or use the repository from Ubuntu? Because i have many application working under Ubuntu (but Ubuntu do not have ...
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How to install googletest?

I searched for googletests using muon, but it looks like ubuntu doesn't have packages for it. Do I need to install using sources?
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“DEB” packages recovery

The main point is to make "deb" packages recovery. As I'm using Ubuntu , I install it several times for friends so I decided to make packages recovery, so I tried "APTonCD" to do but I can't find a ...
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How to install dot provided by graphviz?

How can install the package? I have to do a test dot -Tpng -o <path> <path> But while installing it fails. $ uname -a Linux GoogleKnockOuter 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 ...
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Package Operation Failed - Help

Whenever I try to update or install programs I get the "Package Operation Failed" message. Here's whats it says in the details section: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading ...
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How can I run php 5.2 on 10.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to downgrade PHP from 5.3.x to 5.2.x For drupal servers, I used to install 10.04 (lucid) + php 5.2 (karmic). Now that karmic is gone, I don't know where to take php ...
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GIMP Package broken, Ubuntu Software centre not working

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and have installed GIMP last night. But today, my update manager is showing that your system has broken packages and dependencies. When I try to install the GIMP update that is ...
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Equivalent of yum distro-sync?

In redhat-based distros, the yum tool has a distro-sync command which will synchronize packages to the current repositories. This command is useful for returning to a base state if base packages have ...
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sudo apt-get install -f doesn't fix broken packages. And now?

$ sudo apt-get install -f [sudo] password for ...: Lendo listas de pacotes... Pronto Construindo árvore de dependências Lendo informação de estado... Pronto Corrigindo dependências... Pronto Os ...
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How do I navigate and select menu options when using GMAMEUI?

I am using 11.10. I installed mame and gmameui from the software center. Downloaded a couple of ROMS. When I try to play a game I hit TAB to find out the key bindings. I get a menu shown (Input ...
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Is it possible to view the contents of a debian package?

I want to see the contents of a debian package, especially if the package is properly cleaning up whatever it installs. I want to also see how it goes about installing the software, what directories ...
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Is it possible to change the package management system?

I took a look at CentOS recently and was amazed, but I also remembered dabbling in Fedora when release 16 came out and recall being horrified by the awfulness of rpm. I cannot stand anything other ...
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How to tell the version of jetty that apt-get will install?

Is it possible to see what version of jetty will be installed on the various versions of Ubuntu? Is it online somewhere? Also, is it possible to see the package so I can tweak it if required?
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Why can't I update applications without upgrading the whole OS?

In Ubuntu, once a release is out the software one has installed receives security updates only. In Windows, I can get new versions of programs with new features. How can Windows do this and why can't ...
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How to find the name of the package manager?

What command can I use to find the name of the package manager used by my OS?
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Removing packages through a list [closed]

I'm running Peppermint OS Two and it uses natty packages. I want to introduce some oneiric packages. As I go along I backup my list of packages and /var/cache/apt/archives. The plan is if I install ...
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What happens during a package upgrade?

I recently started building Ubuntu packages for my software on Launchpad. They are pretty simple; most of them just contain some files and scripts that are trigged through the .install .preinst ...
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How to install package from newer distribution?

I have Ubuntu 10 server and want to update a package to newer version (update rrdtool from 1.3.8 to current 1.4.5). What should I do? Download and build sources or get package from newer distribution? ...
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Prevent .deb package from being upgraded

I maintain a package on launchpad that releases approx every month. However, our new version is no longer compatible with the previous version, because of some fundamental changes. So version 2.8 ...
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Partially Dist-upgrade from CLI?

Sometimes a sudo aptitude upgrade fails and sudo aptitude upgrade --full-resolver then wants to remove about 100 Packages, because of "dependecy conflicts". Often I can then start update-manager and ...
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Where can I obtain nightly-builds of LibreOffice?

Is there a PPA with nightly builds of LibreOffice? Or some another source that I can add to my sources.list such that I can try nightly-builds of LibreOffice? I know about the various ways to get the ...
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Scheduled Tasks application installed , It stoped working after one time

I have installed the Gnome Schedule ( Scheduled tasks ) to automate the backup of the on Ubuntu Lucid computer. The Scheduled tasks run for one time. I added one task and then next time it stoped ...
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Cannot install wine because of broken dependency

I am trying to install wine on a 64-bit Natty. It was installed, but one of my regular update & dist-upgrades removed it (didn't pay enough attention to which packages would be removed). Now ...
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Installing (or getting working) ironpython

Why has package with ironpython disappeared from repository? I expected, that I would be there. Is there any way to get running ironpython clearly, without compilation from source?
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No pysvn package in software center

There is a pysvn package but I can't find it in software center. Any idea?
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Cannot download softwares from the Software Center

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer that has Windows7 on it as well. I was first trying to upload Chromium and I got this error: Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error ...
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add-apt-repository wont work on proxy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a repository from behind a proxy? I would like to send an add-apt-repository command via the gnome-terminal on my Ubuntu 11.10 laptop that is connected ...
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Is there an 11.04 package for gtk+-3.2.0?

gtk+-3.2.0 has been out since 26-Sep-2011. When will there be a package available for Ubuntu natty? I've tried building it myself but it's very difficult, all I get are errors. The references pages ...
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Where can I find a PPA for fcron?

According to https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/+package/fcron it seems that there is a version of fcron available for 11.10, but reffering to http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/packages/show/329892 it ...
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Is there a way to install packages via a a queue even when there is another instance of an installation or upgrade is running?

Many times there is the problem, that I have only a small bandwith connection, and when running a sudo aptitude safe-upgrade or similar with a big download volume and then stumble upon a program that ...
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“aptitude update” as cronjob, customize the cron-mail-output

I have set up aptitude update as cronjob for root and sending the mail to my normal user account. What I want to have now, is that all the output of aptitude is ommited and instead only a ...
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Why am I unable to install,remove or upgrade packages?

When I wanna do anything with Synaptic or apt-get or stop,start,restart postgresql I receive following error Setting up postgresql-common (114) ... * Starting PostgreSQL 8.4 database server ...
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What package do I use to replace dkim-filter?

It looks like dkim-filter is no longer in the repositories as of Natty... what package should I install if I want to add dkim support to postfix?
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Creating custom updates for my users?

I'm looking for a secure and flexible way of pushing custom updates to my users' Ubuntu 11.10 x64 machines. I'm looking to push updates that will run scripts for adding new software, adjusting ...
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Installing python-pygments, ImportError

I want tot use pygments in my python app. At first, I installed pygments like this: $sudo python setup.py install --prefix=/usr/local /usr/lib/python2.7/distutils/dist.py:267: UserWarning: Unknown ...
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Cannot install libcurl4-openssl-dev unmet dependencies [closed]

I need to install libcurl-dev. When sudo apt-get install libcurl4-dev fails. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, selecting ...
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When a PPA has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center

If a PPA in your sources list has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center, which one shows up in the software center. Likewise, which package is downloaded via apt-get install ?
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Is it normal for aptitude to automatically remove packages during an installation?

Usually I install via apt-get or Software Center. For secure delete tools, I installed using aptitude. sudo aptitude install secure-delete aptitude however, removed a whole bunch of packages. ...
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how to install packages with apt-get on a system connected via proxy?

I've got an Ubuntu 11.10 system connected via a proxy to the internet, and I would like to install packages via apt-get. When I try to do that I get this error message: sudo apt-get install ...
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How do I enable the “multiverse” repository?

I keep seeing places refer to the "multiverse" repository as a place I can get software, how can I enable this repository? Please specify how to do this graphically and via command line.
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Aptitude offers to remove some packages but apt-get doesn't?

I'm trying to install mint-meta-mate which is Gnome 2 fork on 11.10 - 32bit with aptitude i get this: The following NEW packages will be installed: caja{a} cowsay{a} fortune-mod{a} ...
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Can the update manager download only a single package at a time?

I need the update manager to only download a single package at a time and not try to download multiple packages at once. My slow internet cannot handle multiple connections; slows the download to a ...
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How to list all my packages from command line which can show package name, license, source url, etc?

How to get all the installed package list with there license, source url? Such as following only shows name of the package only. $ dpkg --get-selections acpi-support install acpid ...
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Apt/Synaptic needs to reinstall package but can't find the archive for it. [closed]

Running Synaptic I get the following error message: E: The package hl1440lpr needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. E: Internal error opening cache (1). Please report. Upon ...
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How to find the latest version of redis-server in repos?

I need to learn how to search for packages for 'redis-server' and also what version they various repo's have? I know to add a repo I add it to /etc/apt/source.list and sometimes I have to add a key. ...
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Limit what users can install

This is a theoretical scenario that has come up as part of another question: I have x Ubuntu desktops with x users. Users don't have sudo privs I can let them install things through the software ...