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

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If I build a package from source how can I uninstall or remove completely?

I used source code to build one package such as below: ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libexecdir=/usr/lib --with-package-name="Myplugin" ...
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How to install gnome-app-install?

The software centre is slow and annoying (packages from additional repositories don't show up sometimes etc.), so I want the old Add/remove software application back. I've found out that the package ...
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Update Manager failed with “the package catalog has broken” error

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 from a live DVD. Then went for updating through Update Manager. It downloaded everything. During installing them the update manager crashed. It showed the error message: ...
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How to obtain installed package files?

I need to download all packages I already installed on Ubuntu 11.10 x64. There should be in /var/cache/apt/archives I know, but there are only 300 Mb of deb files. I installed a lot of development ...
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Keep the Ubuntu package version I'm using now [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prevent updating of a specific package? I just installed a package (wine). I want to keep this version I'm using now. How can I disable updates for this package? ...
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.deb equivalents to .rpm commands

I'm used to RPM based systems, and there's many commands I'm not yet sure how to do with .deb packages. This is mostly for use with custom packages, i.e. not stuff apt-get installed. It'd be great if ...
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How do I deal with “unauthenticated sources” errors in the Software Center?

Any install that I'm trying through the Software Center is telling me: Requires installation of untrusted packages: The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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How to install software from source and tell the apt-get that I have installed the version?

For installing software from source: ./configure make sudo make install How to tell the apt-get that the software has been installed, so that sudo apt-get install someSoftware Will show that the ...
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Can I recover from corrupted debconf in place?

My file system recently experienced multiple failures. An fsck from an old live cd I had laying around (Hardy) was able to repair things enough that I could boot my system (xubuntu 9.10 I think) but ...
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Stop dpkg -l from listing packages already removed

As the solution to another problem I was forced to use dpkg --remove to uninstall a package. However, after I do this the package is still listed in dpkg -l: phrogz@planar:/boot$ dpkg -l | grep ...
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Create deb repository with several versions of the same package

I want to create my own deb repository to store some packages. I've tried reprepro and it works fine, except for one fundamental feature. Reprepro can't store several versions of the same package in ...
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How to remove all associated files and configuration settings of an app installed through 'force architecture' command

A few weeks ago I installed a 32 bit .deb file through the 'force architecture' command (on my 64bit notebook), however the procedure was unsuccessful and I used the apt-get purgecommand to uninstall ...
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Drush add aliases for ubuntu drush?

I natively installed ubuntu with the package manager through apt-get install drush . After a find i discovered that they're natively installed at /usr/share/drush. My question is the following: is ...
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Are there any small GUI packages for Ubuntu?

I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10 Server, but I need a GUI and ability to run programs like web browser. It doesn't have to be pretty. I have checked gnome and kdefull - those require like 1300 and ...
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Is it safe to download most desktop environments?

I tend to switch back and forth from different environments within the *buntu ecosystem but I was wondering if I could just install all of the Desktop Environments onto Ubuntu 11.10 and be able to ...
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What packages did Midori install for it to run that I should uninstall to be completely rid of Midori?

I've installed Midori, tried it, and disliked it, so I've uninstalled it. Problem is, I forgot to keep track of what packages Midori installed along with itself, and since I'm trying to get rid of ...
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I cannot solve the “Install these packages without verification” problem

I Googled and Googled and I just cannot find a solution to this problem: sudo apt-get install <whatever> Gives me: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! and Install ...
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How to make a deb install only when the dependency is installed, or the conflicting packages aren't? [closed]

I'm making a package for Cydia, but since it uses APT/dpkg, I thought I'd ask this question here. I want my package to only install if gsc.wildcat (represents an iPad) is installed, or if ...
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Installing tarball when you already have a package (different versions)

I want to install Cython so I installed the current package in the software center which is version 0.13, Now I want to install the tarball from the Cython website - version 0.15. If I just ...
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How do I lock a package in the Software Centre?

I know that you can lock a package using the command line and synaptic - is there a way to do so using the Software Centre?
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libpython2.6 removed and now I have problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Removed python from my install, how do I get it back? I am new in ubuntu and generally in linux. I didn't, I think, a great mistake yesterday and I would like your help. ...
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Malformed 3rd word in the Status line error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update After installing Ubuntu 10.10 I cannot do the update. This is the error message I received: ...
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Can't remove CouchDB

Under 11.04, when I do sudo couchdb -V, I get a response like "couchdb - Apache CouchDB 1.1.1". When I do couchdb -V, without sudo, I get that no package/program like that is installed. I've tried ...
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How to move all installed programs from my computer to another computer or laptop?

If I have installed a lot of programs/games on my computer(desktop) and now buy a new laptop and I have installed a Ubuntu 11.10 on it too then,how to move all installed programs on my desktop to my ...
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Why do packages fail to install from command line

Every once in a while I can't install packages in Ubuntu 11.04. I'll try to run the software center and it and it will pop up then disappear. If I call it from the command line it says it seg-faults. ...
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sofware upgrades fails to update in 11.10

I have a huge list of software upgrade after installing 11.10 via a alternate CD. when i initiated the process, I get so many packages in failed state and only few get downloaded successfully
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How to install a tar.bz2 package

How can I install a tarbz2 package. Example: I have downloaded firefox 8 tar.bz2 . I want to know a general method for installation of tar.bz2 package.
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Error uninstalling postgresql: `Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)` [closed]

I am getting this error while executing sudo apt-get remove postgresql-8.4 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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How do I install 32-bit perl-tgicl 2.1.1?

I'm trying to install a .deb and I need some packages but they are not on the synaptic. How can I install this packages lib32z1 libc6-i386 TGICL$ sudo dpkg -i perl-tgicl_2.1-1_all.deb Selecting ...
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How to download, modify, build and install a Debian source package?

If I want to make minor changes to the source code of a Debian package, how do I go about downloading, incrementing the package version, building the (modified) source, and installing it on my ...
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Can't install lib32ncurses5-dev or ia32-libs

I'm trying to install Android source and I keep getting this error. I kept with the installation but seems these packages are sort of required to have a complete and successful installation. this is ...
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Why does reinstalling a package only take a short time the second time?

Let's say I first install some package using apt-get, for example: apt-get install some-package Then I remove this package using: apt-get remove some-package Now I try to install that same package ...
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How to fully remove the eclipse package?

I installed Eclipse via command apt-get install eclipse. This command completed correctly. After this, I run Eclipse and add some configurations: Added a new URL for "Available Software Sites". On ...
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How can I install python-envisage?

My question is about how I can install Ubuntu 11.10 packages on Ubuntu 10.04. I would like to install python-envisage (4.0.1), but in the Ubuntu 10.04 Software Center there is only python envisage ...
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How do I force apt-get to install a package that will not install due to a bug introduced by Ubuntu 11.10?

Ubuntu 11.10 separated out python-profiler from the Python standard library due to licensing philosophies. (According to what I could Google, correct me if I'm wrong.) This is an active bug since ...
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I want to save apt-get package

I am using Ubuntu 10.10. Suppose I run this command to install GCC: sudo apt-get install gcc* I want save gcc on my pc forever, so that next time I do not have to run that apt-get command to ...
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How to use Finger Print sensor?

i am using ubuntu 11.10 on my aspire 5237g i am having finger print reader in built with touch-pad. i am not able to use that . if someone provide me package details and installation procedure . i am ...
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How can I direct apt-get to download package and its dependencies to some other location?

How can I direct apt-get install package_name to download package and its dependencies to some other location instead of /var/cache/apt/archives?
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How can I check dependency list for a deb package

How can I check dependency list for a deb package. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 and I have backed up all deb packages from var/cache/apt/archives. I want to format my pc and re-install selected ...
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Can't install nodejs-dev: unmet dependencies

I need to install nodejs-dev package. But sudo apt-get install nodejs-dev throws The following packages have unmet dependencies: nodejs-dev : Depends: nodejs (= 0.4.9-1ubuntu3) but ...
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Is it possible to view exactly what a package will install and where?

If I want to install the tomcat6 package for example, would it be possible to see a list of files/directories of what/where this package will save? Also, can I see the actual debian package to learn ...
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Can't install Banshee

This is what I get when I try to install Banshee: sudo apt-get install banshee Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not ...
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installing sage

I have installed the sage binaries under Ubuntu 10.4. When I try to run sage I get the following: /opt/sage-4.7.1-linux-64bit-ubuntu_10.04.1_lts-x86_64-Linux/local/bin/python: 1: ELF: not found ...
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Can I update a Single Package with out a Full Distro Upgrade?

I want vim 7.3 on my server. I don't want to do a full distro upgrade just yet. Is it possible to pull the next version of vim from an updated version of the repositories with out performing the ...
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Keep only essential packages

In an attempt to learn more about Ubuntu and its packages, I want to remove all non-essential packages, so I can install what I need, when I need them and know what they do. I'm using the commands ...
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Customize Ubuntu Server to load a minimal desktop only when needed

I would like to have an install with: Ubuntu Desktop with no additional applications or games Graphical interface only when I manually run 'startx' I am using Ubuntu server and would like a GUI, ...
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What is the actual package name for the appearance app?

I am trying to find the actual package name for the appearance app in ubuntu 11.10, went through synaptic and cant
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How do I enable the “Universe” repository from the command line?

How do you use terminal to enable Universe source? Or any those 4 from Software Sources: Main, Universe, Restricted, Multiverse Main is on by default and Restricted is on if durring Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Software Center not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu Software Center not working; says the package catalog needs repair It says the package catalog needs repair. I tried with this command "sudo apt-get install -f" ...
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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 ...