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

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A Problem With Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to repair packages in Ubuntu Software Center Im having problems with my software center .. when i want to install some package that followin message it appears ...
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How to reset the language of the package descriptions

I have had German as my main language about a year ago. Later I changed it to English. Most parts of the system accepted the change. The notable exceptions are the package descriptions, which ...
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Where to find up-to-date redis package for 10.04?

This is a strange thing. Ubuntu is so widely used, but it is hard to find packages for popular software. For example, when you search http://software.opensuse.org you can find a package for redis: ...
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How to configure proxy authentication to work with Ubuntu Software Center?

I have tried put in apt config Acquire::http::proxy, and in Network>Network proxy with and without user:password@server:port and using environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy. Nothing seems ...
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How to uninstall non dependency packages?

How do you find all packages that were manually installed which are not a dependency of any other installed packages?
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How do I install solr-jetty 3.4.0?

Does anyone know of a package which install solr-jetty with Solr version 3.4.0 on Oneiric (11.10)? The official solr-jetty package has Solr version 1.4.1, which isn't up-to-date (for my uses).
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Auto compile service on for Ubuntu packages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are PPAs and how do I use them? create a .deb Package from scripts or binaries Is there any service provided by Ubuntu , to automatically compile source to binary ...
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I think a PPA update broke my system. What can I do?

A few weeks ago I installed ppa:ricotz/testing on Ubuntu 11.10. It worked fine then, but since a recent upgrade, trying to launch GTK applications results in lots of cryptic errors. Can I revert all ...
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How do I convert any ubuntu istallation to a command-line system?

On the alternate CD there is the option to install a command-line system. What packages (or meta-packages) are installed when I select this option? What is the easiest way to remove all packages ...
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Replicate a system as is

How do i repliacate a system as is. i have installed ubuntu from the minimal iso... i have kept it to minimum now i m using UCK to customise a live cd is there anyway i can replicate my installed ...
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I can't uninstall Ironhide, or install any other packages

I installed Ironhide (aka BumbleBee). It couldn't get it to work, but now I can't uninstall the package and it's preventing me from installing or removing anything else. Any ideas what I can do to fix ...
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Avoiding installation of certain dependency packages (texlive)

As Ubuntu's TeXLive is quite old (version 2009), I always hear TeX people recommending installing the latest TeXLive directly from CTAN. (Yes, I need the same package mentioned in that question.) I ...
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How to forbid a specific package to be installed?

Can I configure Ubuntu to never install a specific package even if it is required by another package I install?
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Can I install different language packages for the command line program “info”?

I'd like to install info pages for the command line program in spanish so it will take less time for me to understand and assimilate. Well, it may sound quite dumb, but the problem I'm having trying ...
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Why am I getting authentication errors for packages from an Ubuntu repository?

I'm experimenting with VPNs, so I wanted to install pptpd. john@desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install pptpd [sudo] password for john: <snip> The following extra packages will be installed: bcrelay ...
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downloading and installing error: package is not a debian format archive

I'm a newbie to Linux and Ubuntu, and I'm trying to install a package called libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 I first use wget wget http://packages.ubuntu.com/dapper/libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 It gives me saving ...
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How to request a package upgrade in the next Ubuntu release

I'm looking to move our company from Fedora 13 to the upcoming 12.04. We've built custom HDF5 1.8.7 RPMs that are newer than the 1.8.4 version in 12.04. If we go to 12.04 I'd like it to have the ...
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What version of Qt is supposed to be in 11.10?

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10. In distrowatch the version of Qt is 4.7.4. In installation is 4.7.4 too. But I think it's not the real Qt 4.7.4! Because there is no Persian translation in ...
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What open source configuration management software with a GUI is available?

I want to mange multiple ubuntu desktop(10.04,11.04 and 11.10) from server. Like i want do following list of thing 1) policy management 2) package management 3) Various system Administration thing ...
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What to do when it says “unable to locate package” policykit

I'm following a tutorial that says I need to run sudo apt-get update and then install a whole bunch of packages. All of them work, except policykit. It gives me Unable to locate package policykit. Is ...
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Where can I get MonoDevelop .deb to install while off-line?

I want to install MonoDevelop in offline mode on 11.04 as I don't have internet connection. I searched MonoDevelop site which is redirecting me to Badgerports but couldn't find the .deb package. ...
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GNU Backgammon won't start

I'll select the app GNU Backgammon to start but nothing changes and the icon isn't shown in the panel. I considered that my graphics driver was the problem but even after activating the additional ...
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I can't seem to get any application indicators to show up - why not?

I am trying to run a program that makes use of application indicators - but it isn't working. This could be because I am missing a package (I didn't use the Desktop Installer CD to install Ubuntu - I ...
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How to install only the dependencies of a package?

Running sudo apt-get install <PACKAGE> will install the package, its dependencies, and any other recommended packages. However, there does not seem to be a way to install only the dependencies ...
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How to confirm sun java 6's license agreement automatically?

When I install this: sudo apt-get install -y sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin I am still forced to select OK and YES during the install. The -y switch doesn't work for ...
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Removing a package and related files/folders, then re-adding tomcat caused some issues

So I was playing around with a ubuntu 11 VPS, and I installed tomcat using apt-get, and after some time I messed something up, and instead of figuring out the issue I thought I could just remove the ...
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How do I get 'rar' package?

I recently installed another Ubuntu after a long time and I'm trying to install 'rar' package on it as I use that for compression from within Terminal. 'rar' isn't found when I do apt-get install ...
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Reverting problems caused by checkinstall with gcc build

I recently downloaded the GCC 4.6.2 source in order to play around a bit with C++11. Having been told about checkinstall and its usefulness in installing programs from source, I created a Debian ...
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How can I get swftools installed?

When I run sudo apt-get install swftools I am told E: Unable to locate package swftools. How can I get swftools installed?
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Upgrade Ubuntu without getting a ton of new software installed

Was asked to upgrade Ubuntu to version 11.10 today, and said alright. When it's asking me if I want to start the upgrade it lists some details. It says that 434 new packages are going to be installed. ...
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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 ...