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

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What does “imagemagick [security]" mean in the online package list?

If I search for the package "imagemagick" in http://packages.ubuntu.com/ it gives me the result and the word security written like this: [security]. Does it mean it is in the main repository? Another ...
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If I only have the main repository enabled will it cause dependency problems with universe, restricted and multiverse?

I have a questiong regarding installation of packages using Software Center. If I choose only main repository and istall a package could I get problems if the package has dependency to another ...
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Unable to run any apt-get command

This is a weird problem and I can't find a direct solution. I ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y (I haven't ever run it on this machine but it is Ubuntu server 12.04 like all ...
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How can I install pygame 1.9.2 on ubuntu 13.04?

The python-pygame package contains version 1.9.1release, but I need features from 1.9.2. Is there a PPA available for the latest pygame release? Thanks in advance!
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I am trying to remove OpenOffice to go back to LibreOffice, but I keep getting an error message

I am trying to remove OpenOffice and go back to LibreOffice but I keep getting this error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libreoffice-core : Depends: libreoffice-common ...
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how to set screen shots for my deb file in ubuntu software center

I'm developed an application and also created deb package of that application. when I install this deb file, it was opened in Ubuntu software center and installed. But at the time of installation, ...
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Can not install ia32-libs in Ubuntu 12.04 64bit

when I try to install ia32-libs I got this error: asdfg@notebook:~$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Unable to install software via Software Center, in sudoers, but not included in users listed

I'm a sudoer on my workstation and also have the root password, but the Ubuntu Software Center doesn't let me install as it only lists a bunch of other users that are able to authenticate. How do I ...
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LibreOffice Base and unmet dependencies

My database in LibreOffice Base is all of a sudden locked for editing. Moreover, LibreOffice Base exits whenever I try to insert a photo into a database post. I have worked in my relational database ...
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How to easily remove installed software?

I would like to know if there is an easy way to remove any installed software. I do know that sudo apt-get remove <package-name> command, but what happens when you don't know the package name. ...
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How to install class bench using make all and bashrc [duplicate]

Class bench is program for Linux,Classbench duty is create packets and generate some rules which they call them filter set.In class bench there is three folder: trace_generator db_generator ...
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Broken packages and can't run -f install

After I installed codeblocks it started giving me error I'm getting loads of errors. I'm new to Ubuntu( from windows) sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved help [duplicate]

This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be ...
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NS2 Package not located in Ubuntu 13.04

i have installed ns2 on ubuntu 12.04 and there never have been any problem. Now with 13.04, it gives this message "unable to locate the package: ns2" . Whether i try it through software centre or ...
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How to configure apt to access a deb repository over ssh?

I have a deb repository accessible with ssh (following instructions from this site). I use the ssh-public-key-based authentication to access the repository server. How I can configure apt-get on ...
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Is universe checked by the Ubuntu Security team?

I have a generall question regarding the Ubuntu universe repository. Does anybody know if they are checked by Ubuntu Security Team? Will they move or delete packages if any problem is encountered ...
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apport-retrace fails with error: report file does not contain one of the required fields

I installed an application from the developer's website and it was crashing. I tried using this form of apport-retrace to get a report I could email to the dev myself: apport-retrace --confirm --gdb ...
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What Package is '/usr/sbin/apache2' part of?

After I installed Apache trough the command sequence you can find below, it gave me an error: /usr/sbin/apache2ctl: 171: /usr/sbin/apache2ctl: /usr/sbin/apache2: not found. After some Googling I found ...
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E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found

I tried using sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https but it doesn't work for me. sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found. sudo apt-get install ...
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Why apt-get doesn't download from local repository? [duplicate]

I have created a local repository using following command and places in /usr/local/myrepository: dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null | gzip -9c > Packages.gz Packages.gz was successfully created. Then ...
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How do I list all installed packages with specific version numbers?

I would like to list all the installed packages, with specific version numbers on my system. I checked out dpkg --get-selections (How to list all installed packages?) but it doesn't show me what I ...
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Unable to open Ubuntu software center, Synaptic manager or install updates

I cannot open Ubuntu Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager or install any updates. Below is what I get; An error occurred, please run Package Manager from the right -click menu or apt get in a ...
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How do I fix broken packages? [duplicate]

I have a problem with apt. When I try to update or upgrade Ubuntu, I receive an error telling me that I have dependency problems, and I can't go on. I've tried to solve the problem with apt-get ...
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How to fix 'The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened'? [duplicate]

I was receiving an error earlier from a fresh install of the Ubuntu server. Normally I grab either ubuntu server or the mini install and go from there myself. This time when I started trying to use ...
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hgsubversion, mercurial (ppa): broken dependencies

I have installed mercurial from the PPA, then I wanted to install hgsubversion. That fails due to unmet dependencies. But they are met, as far as I understand. What am I missing here? jb@x60 ~ $ ...
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trying to install libjpeg8 seems to prevent apt-get upgrade [duplicate]

I'm trying for quite some time to solve an irritating problem. I'm getting a "hole in the bucket" experience: sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for olav: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Are updates released all at once or ad hoc?

Does Ubuntu have a fixed package update cycle like Microsofts patch Tuesday? Or are packages just updated and released ad hoc. I've checked around and can't find an answer which makes me think they ...
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publishing an app for ubuntu software center

I have a game I wish to publish for Ubuntu software center for free. Can I just zip all my files for submission, or do I need to create a .deb package first before submitting?
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How can I install qtstalker?

I Wanted to install qtstalker, a stock market app on my Ubuntu 13.04. qtsalker is not available in the Ubuntu software center and sudo-apt-get install qtsalker gives the error: Unable to locate ...
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jenkins-common package for latest jenkins builds

I am required to upgrade jenkins due to a bug breaking our builds, I've used the jenkins repository from http://pkg.jenkins-ci.org/debian/ and have come up against a wall. Required Jenkins version is ...
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Broken packages in upgrade

I get this when trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 nobook@ubuntu:~$ apt-get dist-upgrade E: No se pudo abrir el fichero de bloqueo «/var/lib/dpkg/lock» - open (13: Permission denied) E: No se encontró un ...
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What is the meaning of exp9ubuntu1 suffix in Ubuntu?

Here is my clang version: Ubuntu clang version 3.2-1~exp9ubuntu1 (tags/RELEASE_32/final) (based on LLVM 3.2) And what I don't know is the meaning of "exp9ubuntu1"? Please Help, Thanks.
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Synching package indexes across identical computers

Is it safe to copy the package index files (which get updated when I run apt-get update) from one computer to another identical one? Basically, I've run apt-get update on one of them, and I don't want ...
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How to get the urls of all the packages that an application depends on?

I want to install gnome-shell package without using apt by getting the dependent packages and building them myself so that I won't have to download them the next time I do a fresh install. I want a ...
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Who manages Ubuntu packages?

2 packages available for Ubuntu Server 12.04 that I've come across are horribly out of date: Nginx and phpMyAdmin. I use PPAs to manage these, but I've often wondered why these packages are so out of ...
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Package Dependencies are Broken? [duplicate]

I'm not able to install VLC Media Player, or even update my computer. I get This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there ...
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How to save applications for re-install or upgrade?

I keep experimenting with my Ubuntu so I have to reinstall it sometimes. I just wanted to know whether I can create another partition only for my installed application(from software center) so that I ...
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Prevent packages from being removed after doing `dpkg --set-selections`

Im trying to install all the packages installed on the other host. From host = Ubuntu 12.04 LTS To host = Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I've ran dpkg --get-selections > packages.txt on the 'old'-system. To ...
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How to install OCAML 4.0 using APT-GET on Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

when I type the following command in to Terminal sudo apt-get install ocaml I only get 3.12 version. How can I install 4.0 version via apt-get? I cannot access the source drop because of some ...
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dpkg remove and don't work [duplicate]

I tried to upgrade Ubuntu and some package broke, so I wrongly did this: sudo rm -r /var/lib/dpkg/* and now I get this: $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Set difference of packages installed on 2 machines

Given two machines: ServerA ServerB which tool best outputs a "set", diff-like view of packages installed: Only on ServerA Only on ServerB On both machines
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Can anyone help with a package manager problem? [duplicate]

I have the following permanent error message and am unable to open package manager or upgrade: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Installed wrong teamvierer package now I have unmet dependency problems, how to revert back?

Package management is broken after a mistaken attempt to install TeamViewer (I selected the wrong TeamViewer package from the TeamViewer web site). I have tried: sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get ...
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DPKG dependencies problem after removing MariaDB, prevents me from using apt-get

I tried to install MariaDB like this, and got this error: dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libmysqlclient18_5.5.32+maria-1~raring_amd64.deb (--unpack): libmysqlclient18:amd64 ...
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How to delete a non-working kernel after update?

I have. a simple question. After I updated my kernel, I couldn't boot (stuck on purple screen) unless I chose the old kernel. So how do I delete the new kernel with synaptic. And how do I do this ...
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The Software Center won't start anymore, how to fix it?

I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 for last 2 months. It was working properly but suddenly the Ubuntu Software Center has started hanging. Now it doesn't open. And every time I try to open it, I have to ...
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“E: Unable to locate package eclipse” in ubuntu 12.04.2 for “sudo apt-get install eclipse” [duplicate]

After doing "sudo apt-get update" which executed successfully, I tried to install eclipse using "sudo apt-get install eclipse". but it is showing "E: Unable to locate package eclipse". Output for ...
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Error message “Error:BrokenCount>0” [duplicate]

I get the red symbol with the white line through it at the top of my screen. It says Error:BrokenCount>0 Now i go into the Synaptic Package Manager and click on the Broken Dependecies and get ...
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What is the answer to “are you root” when installing packages? [duplicate]

What is the answer to "are you root" in Ubuntu 12.10. I was installing the restricted extras for the 12.10 when I got this message after typing my password. I typed yes and now all I see are y in the ...
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Does file /etc/apt/sources.list.apt-clone exist and if so, what is the difference to /etc/apt/sources.list?

I know that /etc/apt/sources.list is used to tell the apt ubuntu/debian package system about the packages it should use. This is quite clear already. But I have seen that there is a file ...