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

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apt-get update fails after upgrade

I just updated my Ubuntu from 12 to 13 doing: apt-get update ... apt-get upgrade Next time, I should probably simply use instead: apt-get dist-upgrade My current version now is: lsb_release -a ...
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preventing pip from removing system packages during upgrade

I have a fairly straightforward Ubuntu (13.04) desktop installation, which comes complete with several Ubuntu-packaged Python utilities -- these live in /usr/lib/python2.7 and are owned by root. I ...
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How to install Git in Lubuntu (APT is “Unable to locate package libcur14-gnutls-dev”)?

I've tried to install git to my laptop which runs lubuntu.I followed the pattern on git website and it says : To install Git, you need to have the following libraries that Git depends on: curl, ...
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Can't Install codecs ( Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock ) [duplicate]

I used the commands at the end of this article to try installing the restricted extras the article recommends. http://www.webupd8.org/2013/04/7-things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu.html sudo apt-get ...
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is there some sort of all-purpose logging tool I can download as a package?

As in, a tool that will give me easy to read logging information all in one convenient place, divvied up into categories. Logs for say, ssh daemon, user logins/logouts and other activity, installed ...
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apt-get and outdated packages [duplicate]

Why is it that many packages in apt-get are outdated? For example, I would like to get the latest implementation of the clojure programming language onto my machine. However, running the command ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - how to do power off and power on of USB interfaces?

Like FreeBSD how can i do Ubuntu 12.04 USB interface power off and power on? Is there any packages or source codes for Ubuntu? usbconfig -u 1 -a 2 suspend usbconfig -u 1 -a 2 resume ...
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problem in installing mysqlworkbench 6

Ubuntu 13.04 - 32 bit (Reading database ... 216964 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking mysql-workbench-community (from mysql-workbench-community-6.0.6-1ubu1304-i386.deb) ... dpkg: ...
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Unable to locate package libglut3-dev

I was not able to download the software libglut3-dev in my Ubuntu 12.04.2 I was behind a proxy. I was getting the following error. sudo apt-get install libxi-dev libxmu-dev libglut3-dev [sudo] ...
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Error message that won't let me run package manager…(im new to ubuntu) [duplicate]

Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Install Elixir to System

How can I install Elixir on Ubuntu 13.04 so that I can easily use it from the command line and update it easily by cloning git. I have installed Erlang 16 by getting package from here Erlang ...
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Security updates for the universe repository for LTS releases?

What happens if there is a security problem in a package in the universe repository four years after the 12.04 LTS release; will the package be updated from upstream, patched, or left alone? It's my ...
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E: Unable to locate package nepomuk-core-dev

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to install nepomuk-core-dev in order to build plasma media center ( http://sinny.in/node/25 ) but I am getting following error: ...
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Error message when installing Chinese input

I have Ubuntu 12.04, and I was trying to install the Chinese input. I got the following error message: Requires installation of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of ...
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Why debug packages don't include sources?

I was expecting that after installing the package libgtk-3-0-dbg I would get DDD to show the source code when stepping into gtk+, however I had to download the source package myself (from here) and ...
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Unable to fix broken package system

After I (painfully) managed to install Skype on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I'm experiencing since months ago a packages issue I cannot fix. Have a look to my last post in order to know what caused this ...
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Package extlinux only partially installed, causing package installation and apt update problems

I've been running 12.04 x64 LTS desktop for about a year with no issues, but recently I've done something - no idea what - that that appears to have resulted in a broken or partially installed ...
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Cant install ziproxy

I am trying to install ziproxy (http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/ziproxy) (http://ziproxy.sourceforge.net/download.html) using apt-get install zizproxy but im getting this error below. Reading ...
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How can I remove the Lubuntu packages after installing ubuntu-desktop on top of Lubuntu? [duplicate]

On this machine, I installed Lubuntu 12.04 and then installed the ubuntu-desktop package. Now there is some Lubuntu software, such as the Lubuntu Software Center, Xscreensaver, and Abiword, that needs ...
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What is the standard for naming deb file name?

I want to find out the standard for the deb file names. For example I have file with the name foo_1.0.0-1_all.deb. As I have found out in Debian FAQ there is such convention: ...
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Selective package updates through apt-get

I'd like to install a newer package (xen-tools) from Quantal via apt-get. The package is called xen-tools. It doesn't contain any compiled sources. I need it on Precise because you cannot use ...
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Ubuntu not Booting and package missing

My Ubuntu is not booting anymore, after I wrote this command on terminal: sudo apt-get autoremove eclipse Then logged off. Now it keeps trying to boot, but fail in some background-proccess on the ...
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Installing Unity on a 13.04 mini install without other packages

I'm installing using this tutorial. It's the mini version of Ubuntu designed to be built as you go along, and it doesn't come with a GUI. I have tried to install Unity, but it comes with many other ...
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Broken Dependency 12.04-12.10 (linux-image-3.8.0-27-generic)

I need some help on how to fix this problem. I ran the following. wbmc@wbmc-ThinkPad-R51:~$ sudo apt-get update Fetched 674 kB in 4s (141 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done wbmc@wbmc-ThinkPad-R51:~$ ...
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WHY I am unable to install libboost-dev packages on ubuntu 12.04

I am working on OpenBTS project on my HP laptop using USRP1. To run this hardware I need to install its driver, but while doing so, it is saying libboost-dev packages are not going to install. I ...
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Couldn't install packages

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on windows 7. I have tried to install vim editor through terminal using sudo apt-get install vim then I got the following error and couldn't install the package. Not ...
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package manager has an error and no longer runs [duplicate]

When I type sudo apt-get upgrade in a terminal I get this output: Reading package lists... Error! E: Unable to parse package file ...
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How to remove packages from my own Debian package?

I know the basics of creating a Debian package. But I wish to create one that marks other packages for removal as it is installed. Under the Debian folder of the package at the control file, I tried ...
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How can a Debian package install Python modules from PyPI

This question tries to complement this one . I have a python app which uses third party modules from PyPI. I want to package my app into a debian package, but don't know how to handle python ...
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Get list of installed packages?

I want to have a list of all packages that are installed on my server but the command dpkg --get-selections > ~/Package.list doesnt do anything! When i execute it there is no file called ...
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How do the various APT package removal commands differ?

What's the difference between these commands? sudo apt-get autoremove --purge packagenames sudo apt-get remove --purge packagenames sudo apt-get purge purge packagenmaes sudo apt-get remove ...
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problems in git upgrade

when I run upgrade in my ubuntu 10.04,the result is ~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have ...
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PHP5-FPM (PHP 5.5) won't install - can't install libsystemd-daemon0

My server is down because I don't know how to fix this. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 I use this PHP5 repository: http://ppa.launchpad.net/ondrej/php5/ubuntu precise main I've never had a problem until today. ...
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Full changelog of updated packages for Ubuntu releases?

So for any given version e.g. 12.04, 12.10, 13.04,etc. a full changelog of all update packages e.g. MySQL, Apache, etc.? Note: Raring Ringtail release notes says: For a list of all packages being ...
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Size of the package [duplicate]

Is there any way I can get the package size? I.e. if I am doing any installation, how much package (in MB's) size I have to download? How can I know ? I know one way that is with: jai@frank-Jai:~$ ...
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unable to install package through terminal (apt-get)

root@ubuntu-pc:~# reaver The program 'reaver' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: apt-get install reaver root@ubuntu-pc:~# sudo apt-get install reaver Reading package lists... ...
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Correct way to install virtual dependency

I'm in the process of creating a .deb package of our Java-based application (see this superuser-question). I'm now using following dependency information: Depends: java-runtime-headless (>= 1.6) ...
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Unable to upgrade to newest version of Ubunty from 12.10

Trying to upgrade to newest Ubuntu from 12.10. The update manager says failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection I checked my internet connection(s), and I'm ...
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Kolab groupware(Mail Server) fails to install because of dependency problems

I need some help. I'm trying to setup a kolab sever to be used by computer science students at my college, starting this fall. I had a bit of some trouble setting up ldap, bur after some experimenting ...
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Help with installing Cheese from package (12.04 LTS)

I need help with installing Cheese 3.8.3 from the package I downloaded on the website. The instructions attached with the file aren't clear enough for me.
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How to properly package an Ubuntu Touch application with Qt Creator (Ubuntu SDK)

In the new Ubuntu SDK there is an option to "Create application package" in "Build/Ubuntu Touch". Is there any tutoriel to explain how it works? It seems that it creats a "debian" folder with many ...
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Unable to locate package cloud-client

I want to create a cloud service using CloudStack on Ubuntu 12.04. But, when I try to install management server using this command : sudo apt-get install cloud-client I get this as output, ...
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elementary-theme package broken, how do I fix it?

I was trying to install elementary theme over unity in Ubuntu 12.04, parallel to my win7. Both are running fine till this mishap by me today. The apt-get couldn't install the dependencies hence ...
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Package system broken / unable to install updates due to incorrect (?) disk full message

Here's a copy of part of the output I'm seeing when I try to update; dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.2.0-49_3.2.0-49.75_all.deb (--unpack): error creating directory ...
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Where are the Rust (aka rust-lang) packages for Ubuntu?

I'd like to play with the Rust language on Ubuntu, but there don't seem to be any packages. Did I miss it or is there some problem?
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How to upgrade a particular package dependencies only?

Let's say I have a package A which has Depends: B (>= 1.0.0) in its control file. The B was installed as an A dependency some time ago with 1.0.0 version. Now B was updated in the repository to ...
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apache2-prefork-dev missing in saucy? [closed]

I am trying to build my package (which works fine on precise, quantal, raring) in launchpad, but on saucy I get this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: apache2-prefork-dev : ...
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Downgrading a package with older version “physically” in the repository

I want to downgrade from OpenJDK Update 25 to OpenJDK Update 21. If I look, for example, at security.ubuntu.com or at mirror.pnl.gov, I can see that .deb files for Update 21 are still there, however, ...
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Pacakge installled succesfully but unable to import [duplicate]

I installed a python package libxmlsec1 using sudo spt-get install libxmlsec1. I got the installation to be successful but when I try to import it in the python command line iam getting an import ...