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

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Why are some Open Office packages marked as “local or obsolete” in Synaptic

This is a follow up to this question. I have not installed Open Office manually. I doubt that Open Office has been dropped from the repositories. So why are Open Office packages marked as "local or ...
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What does “local or obsolete” mean in Synaptic

In the Synaptic Package Manager there is a category "Installed (local or obsolete)". For whatever reason I have a bunch of packages listed there. As you can see from the screenshot, the packages ...
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Why are my two ubuntu installs on separate partitions sharing the same apt-get data?

I have two ubuntu installs on two separate partitions, one Unity and one Gnome-Shell. They both use a common encrypted /home partition. That sort of setup has worked well for me in the past, but for ...
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Ubuntu - any good method to know which package contains the specified app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find the package that provides a file? My mount utility doesn't support ext4, so I plan to update it. How to determine which package contain an app, such as ...
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Ubuntu-Kubuntu start-up messed up: how to clean up?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 recently. Then for the sake of trying, i installed the Kubuntu Plasma package from the Software Repos. I didn't like Kubuntu, so i removed the same package from the Software ...
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How do I compile SMPlayer?

What do I need to install qt development libraries, so that I can then compile smplayer? I can reasonably handle the C/C++ side of things, but I somehow always get lost whenever I try to set up a ...
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How to Install pavucontrol without apt?

I need to install pavucontrol by hand, because my apt does not work. How can I install it by hand? I just need to get it for skype sound but my apt does not work.
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Application will not open

I installed Swami from the Software Center but when I try to open it, nothing happens. What's going on here?
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How do I download old unsupported packages such as Kernel headers? [duplicate]

I am using the now unsupported Jaunty. However, I'm also running an older unsupported kernel which I wish to programme. i'm trying to make new system calls in kernel 2.6.21 and one of the new system ...
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Why I got: Requires installation of untrusted packages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Updates don't install because of “untrusted packages” I got "Requires installation of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of ...
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Why are the hidden settings-folders not deleted when purging an application?

I did sudo apt-get remove --purge for several packages, but apparently the personal settings are kept. Is there a command or tool to delete them automatically?
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How do remove the CD / DVD install as a source for apt-get packages when installing new features?

I'm running a Ubuntu server (9.0.4 'Jaunty') as a VMware image. It's a real pain on the odd occasion I need to install a new package to have to fish out the install CD-ROM, and make it available to ...
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How to Install GPRO Organiser?

I'm a newbie Ubuntu user. I'm using Ubuntu's latest version (11.04) . I'm a GPRO player and there is an application, GPRO Organiser . THis application for Windows and needs .NET Frameworks. But some ...
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Trying to build GEDIT

I'm very new to Ubuntu, just installed 10.04 when my girlfriend's Macbook Pro (32 bit v1,1) couldn't keep up with OSX any more. I thought it'd be a perfect opportunity to learn how to Linux. I've got ...
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How do I rebuild a package to include debugging information?

I want to rebuild a package to include debugging symbols, how would I do that? There is no -dbg package available and also no -dbgsym package from the ddebs repository.
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How do I install packages on Kubuntu?

I just downloaded and installed Kubuntu 11.04 with wubi and everything seemed to go fine. A friend of mine told me I was going to love Kubuntu but I can't figure out how to install any additional ...
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ddebs missing for hardy?

I'm trying to debug some crashes on a 8.04 LTS server, but the ddebs repository at http://ddebs.ubuntu.com/dists/ no longer has a directory for hardy... Any ideas where the debug symbols for hardy ...
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gnome-themes-standard tries to overwrite a file from gnome-accessability-themes

I was trying to install gnome3 on my ubuntu but because of some reason, apt-get went into an invalid state after the installation (which was incomplete i think). Whenever I try any apt-get operation, ...
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Install packages without root permissions

Would it be possible to install packages without admin rights(sudo?) on Ubuntu? It doesn't have to be system-wide, maybe a private installation within /home. I want this because I'd like to setup my ...
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Keyboard and touch-pad stopped working after shutting down the computer while it was installing updates

When I boot my notebook, the touch-pad and the keyboard don't respond. The last thing I did before shutting down was killing the terminal that was running a sudo apt-get install because I had to go. ...
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Package management of installed system from live environment

A quick question - would appreciate a quick answer - is there a way to install packages to a system on HDD from a USB/CD/DVD live environment? EDIT Though I would love a quick answer, it doesn't ...
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How can I use LaunchPad.net packages in 11.04?

LaunchPad.net is a fantastic repository of packages, and one that I use often to install packages that are not included in the main repository. Thus far, I've always simply browsed to a package page ...
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libpoppel.so.7 is missing when running xournal

When I try to run xournal I get the following error: xournal: error while loading shared libraries: libpoppler.so.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I should note ...
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Browser Crashed in Natty [closed]

My system froze while I was installing ubuntu-restricted-extras in natty. So I restarted. After that firefox crashed and it is not properly showing websites. Same goes for the chromium browser. Any ...
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How do I look up which package brought a particular command?

For example, there is a command "send_arp", I'm not sure which package should I uninstall if I want to remove it.
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How to uninstall all but the default Ubuntu packages?

I have a Dell Mini 9 with a 8 GB SSD. I installed Lucid some years ago, and upgraded each time, and now my hard disk is almost full. I see that new default programs get installed but old ones do not ...
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Where can I find a complete list of packages that I have installed after initial installation?

I want to save the list of packages that have installed. I figured it might be the best to list all and diff it with the default set. Edit: Clarification: I don't want to get the list of installed ...
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System Settings package [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Identify package by window? What is the package behind the System Settings power menu?
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Remove recommended packages

By mistake I forgot to add --no-install-recommends flag to my apt-get install command, is there a way to purge those recommended packages after they've been installed?
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Apt-get install multiple packages without stopping

I am making a bash script that installs various packages using apt-get install. However, I notice that if there is a line that says: sudo apt-get install package1 package2 package3 and either of ...
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How do I install the col command?

I've tried installing col on Ubuntu Linux: sudo apt-get install col but I get the error: E: Couldn't find package col What's the best way to install col on Ubuntu?
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Download deb packages with download manager instead of apt?

Hi there I know that deb packages I downloaded are in: /var/cache/apt/archives/ And I can save them for future use. However, there is a problem when I download a package using the apt-get command, ...
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dconf-editor gone from repositories?

On this post: How can I configure Unity? It mentions several options for Unity that need to be accessed through dconf-editor. I remember when I used Ubuntu Natty beta on Virtualbox, it was there in ...
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Why is this item showing up in the Software Center when it doesn't exist?

Here is an item in the Software Center: Here is what happens when I click "More Info": Why is it showing up if it doesn't exist?
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Information on package versions from old releases?

The http://packages.ubuntu.com/ site provides great information on packages, with changelogs and much more, but only covers currently supported releases. The rmadison program (devscripts package) ...
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When installing Haskell, dependency is not satisfiable: ghc6 (< 6.12.1+)

What does that mean, can I not install haskell? I just upgraded to Natty, is that the reason? As you can see in the screenshot I get this problem in the Software Centre: The following packages ...
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ubuntu package repository backup problem

I want to install new ubuntu 11.04 released yesterday, and my system currently has ubuntu 10.10. I have installed many packages related to my college project after 10.10 installation. Is there any ...
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How to install one GUI program on Ubuntu Server?

I am using Ubuntu Server 10.10 in a VirtualBox. I need to install a single GUI program (RubyMine) on it. I checked out installing ubuntu-desktop with apt-get, and it wants me to install 430 new ...
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How do I remove all packages from a certain repository?

For a smooth upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10, I would like to remove all packages which are not in the default repositories (e.g. chromium PPA and third-party repositories). What is the easiest way ...
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Find out what packages were installed with a particular package?

I have a simple question. When you install a package using apt-get install, oftentimes, it will install several dependency packages as well as the main one. I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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How to get Red5 working?

I installed Red5 from the Ubuntu universe repository. After installation, I visited http://localhost:5080. The page looked like this: As you can see, there's a broken image on the page. As well, ...
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When will deb multi arch support be included in Ubuntu?

When will deb multi arch support be included in Ubuntu? Is there any ongoing work?
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How to restore a single file from a package?

How can I do this without reinstalling the rest of the files as well?
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How do I add a software source?

Sometimes I see sites offering Ubuntu packages via something like Add this line to your software sources: deb http:// something something How can I add these to my package manager so I can ...
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How to remove GNOME classic session and associated packages?

Ok have been testing unity and I love it. And I have heard that unity-2d will be fallback session from 11.10. I would like to make 11.04 the same without breaking the functionality of unity. So I ...
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Package Manager Error: setting up language-selector-common

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and I wanted to install python-setuptools package. So I did a sudo apt-get install python-setuptools In the command line and It downloaded the package and went on to the ...
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How do I determine what packages require a certain library?

I currently have a bunch of KDE libraries installed on my computer, and I want to find out what packages I have installed that require them. Does any one know a quick way to do this? I'd prefer a ...
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Installing F-Prot

I downloaded the free-edition of F-Prot Anti-Virus for Linux. I am new to Linux and not following how to initiate the installation process. I have extracted the F-Prot files in a folder on my desktop. ...
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Is there a CPU temperature monitor for Natty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a hardware temperature sensor indicator? Since there are no panel applets in natty, is there any way I could monitor my cpu temp? I know that the sensors ...
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Ignore package in update manager

I don't want to update certain packages. But this list of packages appears every time I open update manager. Is there an ignore list feature for packages? So I can add or remove packages from ignore ...