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

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xfce 4.10 package availability [closed]

xfce 4.10 has recently been released but I cannot find a supported ppa available yet. There is this ppa https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/xfce-4.10 but it still remains empty. Does anyone ...
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codeblocks package broken, how do I remove it so I can install software?

I recently installed codeblocks and ever since my software center has stopped working, preventing me from installing or uninstalling other software. All this is caused by unmet dependencies, which I ...
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Why dpkg-reconfigure is trying to reconfigure packages which are not installed?

I tried to run sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh -a but I got glib-networking-services is not installed and no info. I checked the package and it is not installed, but should it reconfigure the installed ...
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Do I have to remove open drivers to switch to fglrx?

Do I have to uninstall open source drivers which are in Ubuntu by default before installing fglrx?
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Broken held back packages [duplicate]

Since I upgraded to Precise 12.04, I've been having troubles with Unity3d, as my graphics card drivers don't seem to work. I've tried reinstalling them, downgrading them, and reinstalling unity. ...
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Is there a Spotify repository that works for 12.04?

The Spotify repository (deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free) doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.04 (download failed). Does anyone have a solution to install Spotify on Ubuntu 12.04?
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How can I update Ubuntu offline without using Synaptic or Keryx?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 at my home and have good internet connection and my system works fine. One of my friend is having small office and he is thinking to switch from Windows to Ubuntu 11.10 or above. ...
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How to include locally build Python package system-wide?

For example: I build numpy with Intel MKL libraries and it's available in Python shell, but if I want to install some package from repository that depends on numpy, my build is not considered. What ...
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“Package operation failed” when trying to install Canon printer driver

I'm totally a beginner, so I hope someone can answer this question in plain English. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Canon lpb 2900. I downloaded the driver as in the documentation, extracted the deb ...
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Unity won't install (held back packages) on 12.04 [closed]

I'm trying to install unity, but held back packages are preventing me from doing it. Here it is: castillobg@castillobg-XPS-L501X:~$ sudo apt-get install unity Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho ...
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12.04 upgrade from 11.10 stuck at restoring previously installed packages

I am trying to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04. The machine is acer aspire core i3, 2.1ghz, ram 6gb, hard disk 500 gigabyte. I am using a usb stick with a downloaded 12.04 live install. The install ...
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I am unable to install programs after 12.04 upgrade and attempt to install Libreoffice

I tried to install Libreoffice on Ubuntu 12.04 (after an upgrade), and now I can't install, ugrade, anything in any form. When I go to the Software center, I get a message that I need to repair the ...
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How can we install all the necessary dependencies for a package so that we can build it?

well, after i installed freecad on my ubuntu 12.04 with the help of this blog i started asking about compiling and building from source. So, when we are trying to install a package some times the ...
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Is it safe to remove ubuntu-desktop package?

I prefer using Synaptic to Software Center. So I decide to remove the software-center package, but ubuntu-desktop needs to be removed as well. A warning is shown, saying ubuntu-desktop is needed to ...
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How do I fix a “dpkg status database is locked by another process” error? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix dpkg errors after a failed upgrade? So I was updating Ubuntu 11.10 and got a prompt that there was a new version of the vsftpd config. So I entered Z and ...
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Upgrade hangs on ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I am trying to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 and the upgrade seems to be stuck downloading ttf-mscorefonts. Is there a way to bypass this? Output from /var/log/dist-upgrade Installing new version ...
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How do I install w32codecs by hand?

Have searched the internet but the guy does not explain in detail so I decided to post my question here I hope someone can help me. Note: Package I am trying to install is the w32codecs, I await the ...
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How can I install apps previously installed on a different installation on my new installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I back up the list of applications I have installed? On my new 12.04 installation i want to install apps that reside on my 11.10 installation without having to ...
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I can not see images in GoldenDict!

I see a small box and a cross sign in the middle of that in place of images. Anyone having the same issue ?!
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Are any programs not safe to uninstall?

As we know, Ubuntu comes with a lot installed on it. Many of them I either don't know what it does or just don't use. Which applications are safe to uninstall? I use mainly the basic stuff, FireFox, ...
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Team Viewer on Ubuntu! Is it running through wine?

I downloaded recently Team Viewer on my Ubuntu system, so my question is: Does it run through wine? And if yes, why is this a .deb file? Is it possible to make .deb files but running with wine? ...
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Where do I report packaging bugs? For example regarding dependencies

Where do I report packaging bugs? For example, If a package has a package has a 'dependency', which should actually be a 'recommends'. Or a package should accept a meta-package, but calls for a ...
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How can i disable the update prompt?

How to disable the auto update dialog box shows every time while i am working? I have applied the following command yesterday but today still that is showing up. Is there any other way to permanently ...
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How can I find out what version of an application will be in 12.04?

Specifically, will LibreOffice version 3.5 be included in Pangolin (12.04)? but more generally - I don't know how to determine what software packages are present in various Ubuntu releases. Is ...
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How can I filter “dpkg --get-selections” to just packages available in repositories?

I would like to get a list of packages installed on one system and install all of them on another system. I know that dpkg --get-selections can give me a list of all installed packages which I can ...
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Applications Won't Install Due To Failed Previous Install

An application that never finished installing is preventing me from getting new applications and i can't seem to fix this. How do i fix my issue? Please note that I cannot install via either the ...
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deb package are not able to install in Ubuntu 10.10

I can install every deb package in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, but none of them can be install in Ubuntu 10.10. In Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, just simply double click on the deb package icon, and then click on "install ...
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Custom package is uninstallable

I have a custom package I've built, python-amqplib, which relies on python >= 2.5. I'm using repoman to push to my repo via Jenkins, which reports the build was pushed successfully. After an apt-get ...
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I cannot save or print PDF/PS output when I create a document in Lyx

I installed Lyx (Processor) from the Ubuntu Software centre (Precise). It allows me to create and save Lyx documents but only allows me to view the PDF/PS rendition. Is there an additional package ...
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How to remove package in bad state, software center freezes, no synaptic

When 'Update Manager' starts running, it tells me that I need to do a 'Partial Upgrade', when I start doing the upgrade, it tells me "Remove package in bad state The package ...
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Why can't I run a package installed in “/usr/local/bin”?

After compilation of a package, make install installed the package's files in /usr/local/bin but when I double click on the file inside /bin it doesn't work. I followed all the steps to compile the ...
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Is it wise to remove standard software and replace them with personal preferences?

I am lucky that hard disk space is not an issue however there are applications that come with the Ubuntu distro that I will never use and I have preferences for other packa ges. For example I use K3B ...
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How do I airport-utils to configure my Airport Extreme?

I'm trying to use this package (airport-utils) to try to configure my Airport Extreme. I was able to install it without a problem using apt-get but when I try to use it nothing happens. Literally, ...
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Broken package manager due to incorrect Banshee package

Sup, so, I'm not familiar with linux at all so help is much appreciated. I've been trying to boot my pc up from a live CD unsuccessfully. I get to the stage at which there are the options to test ...
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How do I locate and remove Broken Packages that I have installed?

I was browsing some questions here to find a solution to locating and removing broken packages. Being a relative novice I installed some PPAs designed for 11.10 on my 12.04 LTS machine. In terminal ...
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If I install GLX-Dock on Ubuntu 11.10 does it replace the Unity launch bar?

I want to install GLX-dock on Ubuntu 11.10. I want to know if there will be any changes to the default Unity launch bar ? I dont want to replace anything rather want to add a dock bar at the bottom. ...
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What does libgs10-dev relate to?

As part of an installation process I am instructed to install libgs10-dev, however I cannot find any reference to this package outside of this installation guide ("Hacking the Kinect", Apress, 2012). ...
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How to completely remove a oracle jdk that didn't install properly?

I recently installed a oracle jdk from a webupd8ppa on Ubuntu 12.04 beta, but apparently it didn't work out, and now it is giving me errors at every update or install I make, even after deactivating ...
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How does the fglrx package's version relate to AMD's version numbers, like Catalyst 12.3?

When I learn about a new version of AMD's graphics driver, I usually see something like "Catalyst 12.3." However, the fglrx package in Ubuntu has a version like 2:8.960-0. Are these two version ...
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can i installl xerces 2.8 and 3.1 lib and dev, and easilly switch between them - maybe using update-alternatives?

I work on two different projects that use the two different versions, and I'd like to switch at will between them. When I try to install package 'libxerces-c-dev' it wants to uninstall ...
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Pinning GNAT to the version from Ubuntu 5.10

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10. I'm installing GNAT, but I want GNAT 3.40 (which came with Ubuntu 5.10), not the latest version. Is it possible to get GNAT 3.40 on an Ubuntu 11.10 machine? I thought about ...
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Is there a difference between installing an application via Ubuntu Software Center or a terminal?

I would like to ask a very basic question but I have never thought about it before. Well, when someone installs an application from terminal, he has to add the repository first, right? On the other ...
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What package is right for my computer?

I am running on Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit, and I am wondering what packages of software I should download; namely, RPM, DEB, or TAR GZ. I have encountered having to choose from this list while trying to ...
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Is there a usage count for packages or programs?

Motivation: I want to remove applications I do not use to speed up my package processing tasks like dist upgrades, regular updates, but also for saving disk space and other reasons. I know this is a ...
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Unable to locate package blind9

When I try to install Blind9 package in Ubuntu server, I am getting error: Unable to locate package blind9 How can resolve this problem?
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Package system is broken. How to fix it?

I just recently bought an arduino and requires gcc-avr/avrdude to compile the software. I installed avr for another microprocessor component a while ago but is obviously an outdated version (gcc ...
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Good workflow for updating R modules around R-cran updates?

I like that R updates frequently to give me the best new packages, but it does seem to pose a problem for my R scripts on cron schedules. I noticed that every time ubuntu updater updates my r-base ...
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How can I remove burg themes?

Please help. I downloaded several Burg themes using Super-Boot-Manager. Later I deleted Super-Boot_Manager. Now all the Burg themes have become redundant, but blocking any update through Synaptic. I ...
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What are the risks of installing a “bad quality” package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “bad quality” package? When I try to install sonic-visualiser_1.9cc-1_amd64.deb via the Software Center the following warning message is displayed: The ...
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Cannot install dsniff in 9.10 USB

Ubuntu 9.10 USB Pendrive everything works good even after sudo apt-get update and I try to sudo apt-get install dsniff and I get the following message: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install dsniff ...