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

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System in indeterminate state--what is the comprehensive list of packages I should have?

I have messed something up with packages. Trying to fix an X11 problem in Ubuntu 11.10, I've done several package additions and removals, that each pulled some combination of dependencies with them. ...
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Easy installation/removal of a LaTeX package

I used to use LaTeX in Windows and there was Miktex Package Manager with which it was very easy to add a missing package. I wanted to install textcomp to Ubuntu 11.10 and it requires me to download ...
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Updating Chromium requires installation of untrusted packages

I can't update my Ubuntu cause it says: Requires installation of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated sources. ...
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How can I free up disk space by removing files that aren't needed?

How can we free disk space by removing unwanted data on the system? How do we detect that the files are not necessary for the programs to work?
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Can't install “meld”

I'm trying to install meld on Ubuntu (I use VirtualBox on Windows 7) in order to visualize git diff: sudo apt-get install meld But, it doesn't succeed: ... Get:9 ...
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How do I restore default settings and configuration, but keep local data, installed apps, and PPAs?

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and while messing around with different things and trying out some shells, I've managed to mess my system up. Specifically I really messed up my GNOME session and can't get it ...
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How to show disk usage of a package including dependencies?

I'm using aptitude as package manager. If one marks packages for removal it calculates the changing in disk usage, i.e. how much space is freed by removing that package and its automatically ...
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how to create installer for the apps or copy them? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)? i've installed a lot of apps by ubuntu software center(USC). i want to copy my apps to another pc. my ...
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How can i use apt-get install without interrupting? While assigning with large package lists

I have a line "apt-get install package1 ... package60", now once any one of the package is missing i want that it simply ignore that package and still continue. How to do that? in Ubuntu 11.04.
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apt-get update error: no hash entry and Package: header?

When I try to update software on 11.10 I get the following errors: W: GPG error: http://repository.akirad.net akirad-oneiric InRelease: File ...
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Error while building rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.3 from source

I've already install the build-essential package but it doesn't work that's right i'm trying to compile a wireless driver i'm trying to use aircrack-ng so i need to patch the driver of my wireless ...
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What additional software should I install for a Macbook?

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I've installed 11.10 it on my 2006 Macbook. What else should I install to make it complete? I'm talking about drivers and the like. Is there a complete package I can download ...
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Rebuilding a Newer Version of a Deb Package

What's the best way to update (through rebuild from source) a Debian/Ubuntu-package to a more recent version? Should I be using apt source in all cases including when I want to publish it as Personal ...
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Where can I find libnotify1_0.5.0-2ubuntu1_i386.deb?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10. I am trying to install Thunderbird 8.0 and it keeps saying that it is dependent on libnotify1 (>=0.5.0). I find that libnotify1 is not installed in 11.10. It is ...
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how to remove dependencies of webmin post apt-get --purge remove

I removed webmin, as I no longer needed it. But I removed it with apt-get --purge remove, thinking it would remove dependencies and simply retrace back what it did during installation. It turns out I ...
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How can I install haskell-hunit?

I'm running 11.10 (amd64). I see there's this package: http://packages.ubuntu.com/source/oneiric/haskell-hunit However: $ sudo apt-get install haskell-hunit Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How can I install Subversion 1.7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Subversion 1.7 Binary For various reasons I need a newer version of Subversion (SVN) running on my 10.04 server, how can I install subversion without having to compile ...
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Downgrade Firefox 7 to FF6

System: Ubuntu 10.04 For testing purposes I need to downgrade from FF7 to FF6. I'm aware of this answer: How to downgrade to Firefox 4 on 11.04 but my Synaptic Package Manager only offers me 7.01, ...
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How do I get the bleeding edge Chromium?

The following versions of Chromium are available at the moment : Chromium Stable PPA (13.0.782.218) Chromium Beta PPA (14.0.835.126) Ubuntu Repo (14.0.835.202) Chromium Dev PPA (15.0.865.0) Chromium ...
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Can't install/remove/upgrade any package

So I've been trying to upgrade Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit few days back and received an error: dpkg: ../../src/archives.c:978: tarobject: Assertion `r == stab.st_size' failed. So I followed this Ubuntu ...
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Installation keeps hanging up at “installing saved packages…” [closed]

I've been trying to install 11.10 over MS Vista from a usb stick, but every time it gets to "installing saved packages..." it has hung up. I've been trying this all morning. Seems to be getting ...
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Unable to repair packages in Ubuntu Software Center

When I open up the Software Center it gives me, "Items cannot be installed or removed until package catalog is repaired". Can someone help me?
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Ignoring forcefully installed package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a meta-package that automatically installs other packages? So I installed the good, old amarok14 package on Ubuntu 11.10 (Because there still isn't a music ...
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Cant run FoxitReader after installing it

I'm trying to install Foxit reader. I've downloaded the .deb, opened with Ubuntu Software Center (or gdebi, etc) and clicked install. The progress bar do her job and an icon appears when I search ...
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libvte-common package breaks package manager

Updated to 11.10, but I get a message Error:BrokenCount>0 The following packages have unmet dependencies: libvte-common: When I go to the software centre I can't add, remove or update, it ...
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How do I clean up old packages and apps after upgrading?

From an older query I found that sudo apt-get autoremove should be used. I did that and some packages got removed. But the applications Computer Janitor and Pitivi are still present on the computer ...
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How to disable multiarch support?

I don't want to install any i386 package. Is there any way to disable functionality?
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How do I add downloaded debian packages to Synaptic Package Manager?

In Synaptic, when I click File > Add downloaded packages and navigate to the folder with the debian packages, the debian packages are greyed out, which means I cannot select them.
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Software Center: package can be found but not installed?

I'm trying to look at a package, e.g. Emerald themes. It appears in the list but when I go to look at it, this message appears: There isn't a software package called "emerald" in your software ...
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How can I restore configuration files?

I would like to restore LightDM to its default state, because for some reason /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf is now an empty file. Deleting /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf and then running sudo ...
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Reduce download size and time when updating package repositories

This question comes from 2 different scenarios but have the same question in common: Scenario 1 - When a user wants to upgrade several PCs that are not in the same network (Not on the same LAN) or in ...
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Cannot Install Spotify Gnome Support/Dependency Problems

Error is as follows: The following packages have unmet dependencies. spotify-client-gnome-support: Depends: spotify-client-qt (= 1:0.5.2.84.g6d797eb-1) but 1:0.6.2.291.gcccc1f5.116-1 is to be ...
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ubuntuone-control-panel-gtk : Depends: ubuntuone-installer but it is not installable

I'm trying to install ubuntuone-control-panel-gtk, and I got the following message: $ sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-control-panel-gtk Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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What is the difference between a meta-package and a package?

I've heard some packages being classified as a meta-package. So now I am left wondering what is the difference between a meta-package and a package?
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How do I safely remove gwibber?

I'm really in love with Ubuntu but I'm not used to Gwibber, for some reason. I can't remove gwibber without removing the ubuntu-desktop package. Is it safe to remove it, without ruining my desktop?
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Removing packages installed outside of Software Center [closed]

I installed a driver a while ago and now need to remove it to be able to install a new driver. The new driver is compatible with Software Center but will not install saying it cannot co-exist with the ...
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g++ and boost linker error after upgrade

I am getting the following problems. I am sure it is a package that was not install/upgraded properly, I am not sure which one: $ make g++ -I/usr/include/boost -MM ./YYY.cc ./main.cc ./myClass.cc ...
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Is it possible to download the updates via torrent?

Is there software for Ubuntu, which allowes me to download and share the OS update packages with torrent? I want to relieve the servers of Canonical, so I already set up an apt cache server. But it ...
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How long does it take to get an application reviewed for Ubuntu?

I submitted a package around three weeks ago, and so far it's status is still "Pending"
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Command-line equivalences of some tasks in Synaptic

I already use apt-get for most of my package management. Yet, there are times when I occasionally need to use Synaptic to do certain things. I would like to learn the equivalent commands for doing the ...
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Checking if the latest version are installed in the system

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and now and then compiz crashes. So apport reported the bug to launchpad (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nux/+bug/872223). It tells me that I have some outdated ...
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Remove Gnome Shell completely after installing it?

I wanted to try gnome-shell in 11.10 (also 12.04 now) I removed it, however, classic Gnome is still there and the battery icon is changed (too big and can't use a icon pack on it like faenza) Also, ...
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Aptget without networking

i had a accident and i removed network-manager package, now i cannot get network access or internet access to apt-get install it back and reconfig the internet what should i do? download the DVD and ...
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I downloaded Dwarf Fortress. Why won't it run?

I downloaded the version of Dwarf Fortress for Linux onto my computer, but when I click on the df file, it doesn't do anything. When I run it in a terminal, it gives me this message: error while ...
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What is “Nepomuk Backup” and why is it installed?

I've noticed a new item under Applications -> System Tools: Nepomuk Backup. I haven't installed it, and it just showed up recently. Why is it there and why was it installed (possibly with some ...
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Unable to download software center from package manager: 404 Not Found

I removed software center from the terminal and after that I tried to install it from synaptic package manager. Now I get a message saying that it's unable to retrieve a few packages. Have a look: ...
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Terminal says 'Broken package' when using apt-get to install phpMyAdmin

I have tried to install phpMyAdmin using the sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin command> The terminal says that there are "uninstallable" dependencies, therefore the package is broken.Perhaps the ...
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Syntax error in bandwidthd package causing upgrades to break

Automatic update gives me option to update some packages. I tried to do this, but after downloading packages it gives me error. Output is: installArchives() failed: Preconfiguring packages ... cp: ...
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Prevent new packages from linking start up scripts?

How can i prevent newly installed packages from creating links in e.g /etc/rc2.d? Currently i'm launching update-rc.d -f blabla remove /etc/rc.local each time during boot. But this shouldn't be ...
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Download 64bit packages in a 32bit system

I need to download some packages to install in my other machine which doesn't have internet access, and has a 64-bit architecture. Since this machine which has internet connection is 32-bit, it only ...