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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (4)

2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
489 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
234 views

GdaBrowser deb? [closed]

Where can I get a GdaBrowser package? It should be somewhere in the repos with libgda packages but it isn't :/
4
votes
0answers
297 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
96 views

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 ...
19
votes
3answers
10k views

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: ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

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: ...
7
votes
3answers
6k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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.
2
votes
1answer
600 views

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 ...
9
votes
4answers
5k views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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?
24
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
181 views

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 ...
40
votes
3answers
14k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
133 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
144 views

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.
2
votes
1answer
803 views

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?
11
votes
3answers
2k views

What are post-installation triggers?

What are post-installation triggers? These are executed when upgrading software.
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

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
5
votes
1answer
895 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

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)?
5
votes
1answer
83 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
310 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
240 views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
393 views

What's the significance of “-0ubuntu1” at the end of a package version string?

Many packages built for Ubuntu seem to have a "-0ubuntu1" suffix (or, more generally, -XubuntuY). For example, the version string for a bleeeding-edge package from the nova project looks like: ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Package manager doesn't work anymore

I'm using ubuntu 10.10 and recently my package manager has stopped working because of some problems with dependencies or something. I can't upgrade, install or uninstall anything at all. This is a ...
0
votes
2answers
620 views

How to install a package not found in Synaptic Package Manager

I would like to install a package but don't find it in Synaptic Package Manager. I was wondering how to find out the repository of the package and add it to Synaptic package manager so that I can ...
5
votes
1answer
158 views

How to have up to date software and more open source software in the Software Centre?

I would like to have a better selection of free software in the Software Centre and have newer versions of the packages. How can I achieve this?
3
votes
1answer
593 views

Filenames in the apt cache directory

Why the packages in the directory /var/cache/apt/archives/ have names like: *x11proto-damage-Dev_1%3a1.2.0-1_all.deb* where the "strange" in this case is "%3". In fact, if I download it ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Install packages with unmet dependencies [duplicate]

I am trying to install some applications but some of them fail to install. The three applications I tried are Vim, Emacs and GNOME-Do. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 installed as a guest OS in VirtualBox. ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

Broken Package error after updating

I updated my system using the Update Manager and now I am getting a Broken Package error. I went into Synaptic Package Manager and clicked on Fix Broken Packages but then I got this error. E: ...
2
votes
3answers
23k views

How do I install the build dependencies for Android?

I'm trying build the Android source using these packages. ButI am getting this error: $ sudo apt-get install git-core gnupg flex bison gperf build-essential zip curl zlib1g-dev gcc-multilib ...
8
votes
3answers
4k views

What is the difference between Ubuntu Software Centre and Synaptic Package Manager? [duplicate]

I am transferring from 8.10 to 10.10. I was wondering what is the difference between Ubuntu Software Centre and Synaptic Package Manager in 10.10? For what kinds of things do I need to go which? ...
0
votes
0answers
6k views

How to install packages which apt-get can't find? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the build dependencies for Android? Hi, I need these packages to build android source. But I am getting this error: $ sudo apt-get install git-core ...
15
votes
2answers
26k views

How do I enable the “backports” repository?

How to enable the backports repository so I can get newer versions of software?
17
votes
1answer
4k views

How do I enable the “extras” repository?

I keep reading about an extras repository for Ubuntu with new software that comes out independently of the distro release. How do I enable it?
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Which MPI package should I install?

I want to attempt some simple programs using MPI on my desktop which runs KUbuntu 10.04.2. Which MPI package should I install?
8
votes
2answers
3k views

Is it possible to find out what options packages were compiled with?

I am interested in knowing which options are used to compile vim in the package "vim" as I am trying to compile vim from source on another system, not running Debian/Ubuntu, and would like it to work ...
9
votes
3answers
1k views

How can I make a live CD/DVD from my harddisk installation?

How can I make a live CD/DVD from my harddisk installation? In other words, I would like to create a boot CD from Ubuntu that is installed on my PC, because I want to include the updated packages in ...
1
vote
1answer
473 views

Installing a group of .deb files

I have a directory of .deb files which I copied from the cache folder of apt. There are many applications and Ubuntu updates among them. but there's no dependency failure because they were all ...
2
votes
2answers
528 views

Software center stopped working after I uninstalled kpackagekit

I uninstalled kpackagekit using Ubuntu software center. When it uninstalled, it also uninstalled some dependencies. I was not aware it would do that. Now, if I try to install any software using Ubuntu ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

How can I burn an ISO file to a blank disk?

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 10.10 ISO file and am trying to burn it to a blank disc so that I can install it, using Ubuntu 8.04. I have a dual boot system with Windows and Ubuntu. Here's my ...