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

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Creating .deb with javahelper [closed]

I have already lost the full day trying to figure out what I'm doing bad. I can't package my Java application into .deb package. The steps I'm doing are: 1) Copy the src files into folder with name: ...
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Today's dist-upgrade on Natty

Apt resulted few erronous lines on dist-upgrade. Preparing to replace gir1.2-mutter-2.91 2.91.93-0ubuntu1~build1 (using .../gir1.2-mutter-2.91_3.0.0-0ubuntu1~build1_amd64.deb) ... Unpacking ...
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Upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04 (Package Conflicts)

I'm running 10.10 and have stayed within the repositories. When it is time to upgrade to 11.04 are there any "programs" in the 10.10 repository that are a potential conflict with 11.04 and should ...
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How can I find/install a package that appears not to be available

I'm trying to install the novell iPrint client on ubuntu 10.10, which comes as an rpm package and so needs to be installed via alien. One of its requirements to work properly seems to be a package ...
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How can I install multiple versions of Firefox (4.0 and 3.6), preferably using apt

I have the firefox package (Firefox 3.6) installed in Ubuntu 10.04. I'd like to install Firefox 4.0 from the Mozilla PPA but keep 3.6? The instructions look like they'll replace the current firefox ...
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Can I get portable applications for Ubuntu?

I dont want to use internet everytime to install common application like vlc, etc.. Is there a site for portable apps for ubuntu ?
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What package provides the functionality to suggest which package to install when the user types an unknown command?

On Ubuntu 10.10 server when I type htop the result is simply: bash: htop: command not found I know that there is some software which I can install that tells me what I have to install that provides ...
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How to create a meta-package that automatically installs other packages?

I'd like to be able to create a package that doesnt contain any code or programs itself, but instead installs other packages that exist in the repositories onto a computer, sort of how the ...
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How can I install Pandoc version 1.8.1.1?

I am having trouble getting a installing version 1.8.1.1 of pandoc. The repository has version 1.5.1.1, and the 1.8.1.1 tar.gz does not come with clear instructions for installation. I have also ...
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How do I handle updates having installed digiKam using PPAs?

In Ubuntu 10.10 I installed digiKam: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:philip5/extra sudo apt-add-repository ppa:philip5/kubuntu-backports sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get ...
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Why am I unable to install the Nvidia 96 driver?

I have a old Nvidia card that needs the nvidia 96 driver to enable all the fancy compiz effects (the noveau free driver doesn't work). I tried installing it with Ubuntu Software Center but it said ...
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How can I upload package for several ubuntu versions to Launchpad automatically?

See the title. I using dput and in my /etc/dput.cf : [ppa] fqdn = ppa.launchpad.net method = ftp incoming = ~onto/onto/ubuntu/ login = anonymous allow_unsigned_uploads ...
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What's the difference between python-minimal and python-all?

Basically the question. I need to setup an environment that supports tkinter programming in python and maybe some network socket stuff too. I'd also like to emphasize that I need python 3.
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How do I get a list of installed files from a package?

I want to know where I can find my installed application when I installed it on Ubuntu using package manager. I installed RabbitMQ and ran locate rabbitmq which gave me following result: ...
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Find package name using terminal

Hello I want to remove software (for example transmission) using Terminal. How can i find the package name for the software ?
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How can I remove the Evolution package completely?

how can I remove Evolution and all related packages? I feel like I don't need them.
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How do I remove cached .deb files?

I think once we get the packages with apt-get it stores in /var/cache/apt/archives . Is it safe to remove the archives files to save space? Can we remove other files as well to save some space?
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apt-get : unmet dependencies

I wish to compile vim7.3 with python-interp enabled, which requires python-dev package. The problem is I have python-2.6.6-2ubuntu2 while python-dev requires python-2.6.6-2ubuntu1. (I don't how i got ...
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Broken package error while installing development headers for libcurl

Some of the software I want to use has a dependency on development headers of curl library. I did apt-cache search libcurl and see that libcurl4-gnutls-dev and libcurl4-openssl-dev packages provide ...
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Cannot use apt-get anymore because of one specific package

No matter what type of apt-get I run (install, update, ...) I always get: dpkg: warning: files list file for package `libgdata-google1.2-1' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed. ...
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GdaBrowser deb? [closed]

Where can I get a GdaBrowser package? It should be somewhere in the repos with libgda packages but it isn't :/
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How do I install packages like Oracle Java? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Oracle Java JRE 7? I've been trying to install various things, and I need some packages that just aren't showing up in Ubuntu's Software Center. In ...
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Download just one file from a package

I want one file from a built package that I don't have (and don't particularly want to download). Is there a service (Launchpad/Packages.Ubuntu.com/etc) where I can just go in and download the file I ...
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Is there an apt command to download a deb file from the repositories to the current directory?

I am often interested in the installation triggers (postinst, postrm) or certain parts of packages (like /usr/share and /etc). Currently, I am running the next command to retrieve the source code: ...
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File added to project doesn't get added to packages

I'm creating customized binary versions of OpenStack nova packages (lp:nova) using their packaging scripts (lp:~openstack-ubuntu-packagers/ubuntu/natty/nova/ubuntu). I create binaries by doing: ...
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Install a different version of a package

I'm running lucid server and have installed tomcat. The version it installed is 6.0.24-2ubuntu1.6. Is this the version I'm tied to? Is it possible to install a more recent version? The one available ...
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How to use the package ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I have the package installed. Now I want to use it to install the ms ttfonts, as stated in the description: "This package allows for easy installation of the Microsoft True Type Core Fonts for the ...
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How to trick apt dependencies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a meta-package that automatically installs other packages? I want to use Frescobaldi (an editor for Lilypond), but the packaged release of lilypond ...
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How do I update Ubuntu packages from source?

I'd like to create an updated version of the network-manager-openconnect package in Ubuntu. Apparantely I need to get the latest package source: bzr branch ...
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I want a non admin user to install software. What commands do I need to add to sudoers?

I want to edit the /etc/sudoers file so that a non-admin user can install software via the Software Center in Linux Mint 10. The reason for this is that I want a user to have the capability to ...
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where can I get Mono 2.10 for Maverick and Natty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrading to latest stable Mono Hi, I want to use Mono for some projects, but in Ubuntu (or Debian in general) is just 2.6.7 avalible. And I could not find any packages ...
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Install MySQL without apt-get

I want to install MySQL but my internet connection is very slow so I decided to download the database from the MySQL site. I have read this question, but I don't have any friends using Ubuntu.
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How to fix a broken Adobe Air package? [duplicate]

I'm using 64 bit version of Ubuntu 10.10 and have some problems with broken dependencies. I needed Adobe Air but it was not availble via apt-get, so I downloaded it from Adobe and installed. Then I ...
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Is there a way to install Ubuntu stripped down without desktop applications?

Just to start off, I know of lubuntu but it really doesn't meet what I am looking for. Basically what I am looking for is the standard Desktop Ubuntu install, but with out all the word processing, ...
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Unable to locate package xinetd

I tried to install xinetd by the command sudo apt-get install xinetd. I got this error message Unable to locate package xinetd Why? Isn't it supposed to be under init.d folder?
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How do I create a PPA for a working program?

Let's assume I have a working application written in C, C++ or Python. I want to create a Launchpad PPA so others can easily install it from a package. Please give step by step instructions for doing ...
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Can't find hg-buildpackage

It was suggested I use hg-buildpackage to build my Ubuntu packages because it will ignore my .hg folder and files. However I can't seem to find it in the Ubuntu 10.10 repos. How can I get ...
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How can I tell what package requires a reboot of my system?

I have unattended-upgrade set up on my Ubuntu systems. Occasionally I will log in remotely to one of them and I'll see a message informing me that I need to reboot the system (in order to complete ...
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Why dependencies of ubuntu-restricted-extras result non automatic?

I am trying to write down a small script, whose aim is to print out a list of packages I have installed explicitly. So I take the packages installed after the end of installation, and in the state ...
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Recovering package metadata info

From the console, is there a way to recover the architecture of a package when it is not currently installed ? I know the name and version of the package.
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Ubuntu installer to only install selected packages

How can I make a custom installer to install only the packages I specify (including proprietary components and drivers) and preconfigure config files like /etc/network/interfaces beforehand?
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What are post-installation triggers?

What are post-installation triggers? These are executed when upgrading software.
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How to install mysql DB while offline?

I have downloaded mysql-5.5.9-linux2.6-i686.tar.gz file. I don't know how to install it into my Ubuntu os. I don't have an internet connection, I'm posting here from browsing center. I can download ...
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How to install an older version of Java

I updated my installation of the sun-java6-jdk package today to version 6.24-1build0.10.10.1 after being prompted by the update manager. However this now causes some compilation failures so I'd like ...
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How do I add a repository, but only for a specific package/version and its dependencies?

I would like to use the Natty Narwhal repository for puppet packages, but I don’t want to upgrade my whole server. Is that possible ? My current solution is to fetch the .deb packages by hand
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ghc6 install trouble: hGetContents: invalid argument (invalid UTF-8 byte sequence)

Having trouble installing ghc6. Here's what seems to be the relevant error that comes up when I try to (apt-get|aptitude) install ghc6: A package failed to install. Trying to recover: Setting up ...
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How to hold a package back from being upgraded? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to forbid a specific package to be updated? I don't want my kernel or grub updated until I do it manually. Is this possible in Ubuntu (10.04, I suppose)?
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How to find and back up only files not part of a package

How can I find a list of every file that is modified or added outside the debian package management system? Cruft is unmaintained and doesn't know about the way today's debian package management ...
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Find minimal equivalent of packages currently installed

I have used a tool that calculates the minimal set of packages you can install to get the current set of packages you have. This is different than telling you what your selections are. It literally ...
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What are the (possible) future plans for Ubuntu-izing 3rd party software (please read details)?

I know the title is confusing, because honestly it is hard to find the correct title. What I am asking is basically, in light of unity, ubuntu-one and other such projects, is Canonical/The Ubuntu ...