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

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: apt-get install fglrx: Hash Sum mismatch [duplicate]

I am trying to solve extreme slowness of ordinary text rendering in xterm on Asus 102B which has graphics card as follows: lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h ...
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Why some wanted packages not pre-installed with Ubuntu? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I want to know why some very useful packages not pre-installed with Ubuntu? I am talking about packages like: ubuntu-restricted-extras gstreamer & libavcodecor vlc gksu ...
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cant update or install anything tor geoipd not installed

when i go to the Ubuntu Software Center i get and try to update i get the error installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ....
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Cannot install PS3 Media Server on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I cannot install the PS3 Media Server onto Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I try to run the recommended commands I get the following error message. "The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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How can I get Ubuntu 14.04 back to pure Unity? [duplicate]

I installed kubuntu-desktop and that can't be removed, since it is a metapackage. All of the commands I have seen do not work, including ones that use aptitude and ones that simply state the packages ...
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How to cherry pick a package dependency when there are several providers

I'm currently writing puppet config to automatically setup a number of system configurations, such as apache2 + php5 + mysql, nginx + php5 + mysql (in reality any http service a long with any addons ...
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Can 3rd-party package repositories be trusted? (Are there criteria to test if they're trustworthy?) [duplicate]

(Note: no disrespect whatever to the hard work people that people who run 3rd-party repositories put in.) I came across a package repository, a ppa, that was suggested for getting php5.5 on Ubuntu 12....
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how to run package manager as i am not able to run it and an error is shown

can i get any stepwise solution for this error i am new to ubuntu and i have no idea to solve this issue this started when i installed openshot through command terminals displayed in this page http://...
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How can I check if a directory contains packaged files?

I've just run into a bug. Somewhere while scrobbling round with sudo pip, I appear to have knackered my dist-packages. The suggested workaround is to [re]move /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages ...
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If I manually install a .deb file will the package manager take care of future updates? [duplicate]

If I download and install a .deb from a website and later that version, or a newer one, is added to the Ubuntu repositories, what happens? Will it update with the repository version, or remain with ...
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E: The package linux-image-3.5.0-49-generic needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

I am not a command line person, but, I know I need to use it sometimes... I am absolutely lost I tried following some directions to repair the above heading. This seems to have worked to some extent, ...
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apt-get: how to make it keep old archives locally when upgrading packages

I know I can't install previous version without a local copy of the archive of needed version. But today I found out something surprising: I was sure that all previous archives are stored in cache. ...
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Find out what packages were installed after os install

How do I find out what packages have been installed since the OS was installed? I do not want to know all packages installed, only those that were not part of the initial OS install, and have been ...
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Uninstall yesterday's synaptic packages with virtual terminal on Ubuntu 14.04

How to uninstall packages that were installed on 10 May 2014, using only a virtual terminal? Available are virtual terminals, using Ctrl+Alt+F1 or +F2. Going back to the screen with Ctrl+Alt+F7 is ...
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How can a package maintainer prevent file collisions with Ubuntu packages, like trying to overwrite 'file', which is also in package?

I develop (or maintain) a package, I've gotten several bug reports along the lines of: dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libjline-java_1.0-1_all.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite '/...
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How to find packages when updating Ubuntu and creating standard source.list file

I just upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, amd64. I'm trying to install some software and it says for Ubuntu 13.10 and above, the following libraries need to be installed for 32-bit compatibility components:...
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Mistakes in terminal

I don't know why, but after installing some programs there's been a mistake in the terminal. So then every time when I update or trying to install a new package through terminal in the end a mistake ...
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How to modify the details of a debian package

I am new to Ubuntu and would like to know if there's a way to modify or edit the details of a deb package. For example, I'm running the command: sudo dpkg -I myPackage_amd64.deb and get several ...
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Saucy: Boost shared libs contain no symbols

I need to link with some of Boost's shared library (.so) files. I have installed boost by running sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev The header files and static libraries are installed ...
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Update Manager Error - Invalid Package Name

I get the following error when trying to perform an update in Ubuntu 12.04 64bit: installArchives() failed: Preconfiguring packages ... Preconfiguring packages ... Preconfiguring packages ... ...
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What does apt-get --fix-missing do and when is it useful?

From the man page: -m, --ignore-missing, --fix-missing Ignore missing packages; if packages cannot be retrieved or fail the integrity check after retrieval (corrupted package files), hold back ...
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How to get a summary of installed packages by repository and see differences from clean install?

I just upgraded several PC to Ubuntu Trusty 14.04. For this, I used to install everything from scratch to get a clean system, keeping only /home (and /etc for reference). This time however I upgraded ...
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couldn't install npm on ubuntu

Tried to install nodejs and npm on ubuntu 12.04. I googled and did it. Now, I could not install npm on machine. sudo apt-get install npm Which gives me this The following packages have unmet ...
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Nagios-Plugin “check_radius” missing in Ubuntu 14.04?

I recently updated our Nagios-Server from Ubuntu LTS 12.04.04 to 14.04 - despite I know that this migration is not supported. Everything works fine but our Radius-Check fails... and now I know why: ...
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Unable to install libssl1.0.0:i386 due to “unmet dependencies”?

I have read and followed the advice in this question to no avail. I am attempting to install libssl1.0.0:i386 on my 14.04 box (amd64), but when I try to do this via APT, I receive the following error ...
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apt-get does not install any programs or update after upgrade from 11.04 to 14.04 (LTS)

I've upgraded from 11.04 to 14.04 and I have some issues when using apt-get. Below is an example of what I get when trying to install mysql-server (same issue for any package installation): ~$: sudo ...
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Ubuntu Stopping at Boot Screen

So, I was installing some packages via Synaptic. They were for my fan and hot keys. It froze durning installation, so I rebooted it, only to get stuck at the splash screen. I'm guessing it's just not ...
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sbackup-gtk not installable from 14.04

I can't install sbackup on my laptop due to below reason: $ sudo apt-get install sbackup-gtk Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Allegro4 and Allegro5 dev seems to not want to install together

Installing via synapic on a new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the allegro 4 and 5 development packages Ubuntu seem to act as if mutually exclusive and give me an exclamation point saying that one will need to be ...
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I've submitted an app for the software center, but it's status says “Draft”. What does this mean? Do I need to do something still?

I created a common network program. I think that it's very useful for users that use internet. So I uploaded it at https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/dev/apps as you look at following picture. ...
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BOTH available-old & available missing from dpkg - “dpkg: error: failed to open package info file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' for reading”

Issue : Many threads try to solve the broken packages problem using the options as below. However my main problem is that BOTH the available & available-old do not exist . I have no clue how I ...
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What packages do I need to add the functionality of NodeZero?

NodeZero is a distribution optimized for Penetration testing and security auditing specialist tools NodeZero comes around 300 tools for penetration testing and set of basic services which are ...
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ubuntu 12.04 - postfix - postmap missing

I'm trying to change the default sender address on Postfix using the method described in how to change default email address for postfix? At some point we are required to run postmap, but the command ...
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What's the reason for tying some applications to GNOME?

I don't want Evolution, Tracker and other packages in my computer (Ubuntu 14.04, GNOME 3.9, Shell 3.10.4), but GNOME depends on these packages . I've read some tricks for disabling some of them ...
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How can I add a package to the default installation of Ubuntu?

I want to add the xclip package as default package in Ubuntu. When I install Linux then xclip package should also be installed with it. How can I do it?
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how to recompress a .deb package

I have a .deb file that needed to be altered. I have decompressed the .deb file and made the necessary changes. How to I re-compress the file back into a .deb file.
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uninstalled libgconf2-4 by mistake now i cant reinstall it, need help [duplicate]

You might want to run apt-get -f install to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: aisleriot : Depends: libgconf-2-4 (>= 2.31.1) but it is not going to be installed gconf-...
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what is systemtap

what is systemtap. I downloaded eclipse when I want to build my project it says make sure systemtap is installed I follow this link It says sudo apt-get install systemtap So what is systemtap?
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

currently I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Whenever I am trying to install any package form ubuntu software center I am getting the following message "Package dependencies cannot be resolved". And also ...
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Remove KDE and switch to CLI

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my server this morning, I thought it would be cool to run a GUI. Though it occupies too much memory for my liking. How can I revert back to CLI, permanently? And ...
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Can't install wine on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I cannot install Wine on Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to install it on the Ubuntu Software Center I always get a message that says I have unmet dependencies. I tried installing Wine through the terminal ...
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Installation of .c files in phylip

I am trying to install .C functions of PHYLIP in Linux/ubuntu. I read documentation and it mentioned it is very easy compilation and of .C functions: To make executables, use your C compiler. It ...
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Software Properties will not run

I can't configure repositories and things on my Kubuntu 14.04 LTS system. When I run kdesudo software-properties-kde it asks me for my password then gives this traceback message: Traceback (most ...
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Why does package mercurial depend on x11-common in a chroot'ed environment?

In relation to a previous question I posed (Make apt-get (or aptitude) run with -y but not prompt for replacement of configuration files?) I came across a somewhat peculiar and hard to explain ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade from 13.10: Using unofficial software packages not provided by ubuntu

I am having an issues upgrading to 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) from 13.10 (Saucy Salamander), where I get a message Could not calculate the upgrade, and I believe it is due to my unofficial software packages. ...
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what is sudo apt-get -f install

what is the usage of apt-get -f install . when I run sudo apt-get update I got some errors at the end It says try apt-get -f install. What is this command? the last part of my error is : . . . ...
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Installing NetInfo on Ubuntu

i'm using Ubuntu 14.04, i can't find any tips how to install NetInfo module to work with network, I think it might be possible to do it in terminal, but i'm confused. I've tried to install .exe file ...
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urbackup installation problem in ubuntu12.04

after ./configure I run make command but I got this error how to fix it... libtool: link: (cd ".libs" && rm -f "liburbackupserver.so" && ln -s "liburbackupserver.so.0.0.0" "...
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Does Xubuntu Include Proprietary Software?

I am interested in installing Xubuntu 14.04 on my computer, but I was wondering whether or not it comes pre-installed with copyrighted proprietary software such as codecs, Flash, drivers, etc.? I ...
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Server Gets Restarted while installing Ubuntu

I'm using Fujitsu Primergy Rx200 S8 server, when I installing Ubuntu 13.10 server edition the server gets restarted itself at the time of "Installing the system" after partitioning step. The media ...