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

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Why latest version of packages in Synaptic is different from developers website? [duplicate]

I found that latest version which is determined in Synaptic Package Manager is older than what is on developer web site. It is different from latest stable versions as well, and even after 2 (or ...
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Installing TeamViewer

Trying to install Team Viewer. Downloaded Deb package sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_10.0.37742_amd64.deb >(Reading database ... 282424 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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i had installed devstack on ubuntu. 1st it loaded everything correctly. but now i am not able to load any instance. i am getting the following errors:

Environment: Request Method: GET Request URL: http://192.168.43.201/admin/images/ Django Version: 1.6.10 Python Version: 2.7.6 Installed Applications: ['openstack_dashboard.dashboards.project', ...
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How to fully remove the eclipse package?

I installed Eclipse via command apt-get install eclipse. This command completed correctly. After this, I run Eclipse and add some configurations: Added a new URL for "Available Software Sites". On ...
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How to figure out whether a package is already installed?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 as a guest on a windows host. Before installing GCC, I need to make sure that the following packages are installed: GMP, MPFR and MPC I checked the Ubuntu package site ...
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How to list all packages in a repo by name

I've made a full clone of Ubuntu packages repo (about 230 GB), and running a local VM as my repo server. What command can I use to list ALL packages contained within that repo?
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Issue with linux-image-3.13.0-44-generic & linux-image-extra-3.13.0-44-generic

I've been using Ubuntu Server for a few months now. I'm getting the below OUTPUT after running sudo apt-get -f upgrade: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Install Everpad - unmet dependencies - libgtk2.0-0 (= 2.24.23-0ubuntu1) but 2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1 is to be installed

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu but keen on coming to grips with it. I've tried to install Everpad on Ubuntu 14.04. The repository was added to source.list and the repository key was registered as well. ...
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Cannot seem to be able to resolve tzdata installation error problem

Lately every package I attempt to install, whether designed to run under WINE or not, gives me the same following error report: debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate strict.pm in @INC (you ...
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Trying to install PyQt

I try to install packages using apt-get install <name> and I am getting the following error often rash@TESLA:~$ sudo apt-get install python-qt4 Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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i'm new user installed package have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved Ubuntu 14.04 vlc-audacius

vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.1.4-0ubuntu14.04.1) but 2.1.4-0ubuntu14.04.1 is to be installed Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15) but 2.19-0ubuntu6 is to be installed Depends: libfreetype6 (>= ...
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How to get the package description using python-apt?

I'm trying to create a graphical program to deal with packages easily for end-users. However, I'm facing a problem in retrieving the package's description beside some other information. I've seen the ...
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package “state” vs “selection state”

All answers that I read, suggest listing/saving package selection states. i.e. dpkg --get-selections But the selection state could be different from actual. So why use that? Is it just because ...
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How can I check dependency list for a deb package

How can I check dependency list for a deb package. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 and I have backed up all deb packages from var/cache/apt/archives. I want to format my pc and re-install selected ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: Package libc6-dev-i386 is not available

I'm building 32 bit boost thread libraries on 32 bit Ubuntu 12.10. When building I get the error /usr/include/gnu/stubs.h:7:27: error: gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory I googled the problem ...
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PeerGuardian Installation (E: Unable to locate package)

Following the instructions on their wiki (http://sourceforge.net/p/peerguardian/wiki/pgl-Install-DebianUbuntu/), I run into this error that it cannot find any of the PG programs to install. What am I ...
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What's the development package for Qt5 in 14.04

I want to build a Qt5 example on my desktop machine. I installed qt5-default and qtdeclarative5-dev, but I'm still getting this error: Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: quick qml Which ...
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Fix Broken Packages

Whatever I do, I end up on these lines, stuck on 10.04, unable to install or update any thing. Tried a lot of things but nothings works. The following packages have unmet dependencies: libasound2: ...
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Cannot install eclipse due to broken packages

Trying to install eclipse, I get the following error: XXX:~$ sudo apt-get install eclipse Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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Packages for Ubuntu Core Snappy

How can I find out what packagges are available for Ubuntu Core? I've googled everything, but I can't seem to find a website like packages.ubuntu.com for Core.
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Problems with libudev0 libudev0:i386 libgudev-1.0-0 libgudev-1.0-0:i386, BREAKS

I get this problems when i run apt-upgrade The following packages have unmet dependencies: libudev0 : Breaks: libudev0:i386 (!= 175-0ubuntu9.4) but 175-0ubuntu9.5 is installed libudev0:i386 : Breaks: ...
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how to create a debian package to install a python module

I came across this answer: How do I create a deb package for a single python script? Which is extremely helpful and well detailed. I have everything except the install file. In that post the user ...
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In which location are Ubuntu packages installed? [duplicate]

There is an Ubuntu application called remote desktop viewer, I want its location to run in a script, how can I get the package details?
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broken package install, purge, configure, reinstall, apt-get -f wont work

so i was installing some packages by the command: openstack@controller:~$ sudo apt-get install ceilometer-api ceilometer-collector ceilometer-agent-central ceilometer-agent-notification ...
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How can I browse Wikipedia's offline database on Linux?

I've got Wikipedia's offline database in .xml.bz2 format. There is also a software WikiTaxi to browse through it. But the problem is WikiTaxi is a Windows only software. Is there any similar ...
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Generating list of installed localization packages

I need to find out just the packages installed for current locales. That packages, which are installed if you open the Language support in the System settings after fresh installation of Ubuntu. They ...
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Removing 'kubuntu-restricted-extas' (Or: Understanding 'apt-get autoremove' in general)

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (respectively Kubuntu) and Linux in general. Yet, some thing is causing trouble to me. Excuse me, if this has been answered before, but I somehow can't put together those ...
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Why installing packages without updates fails? Are original packages removed from repositories after update is available?

After a fresh 14.04.1 install I removed a few packages, disabled updates (because updating causes suspend/sleep not to work), ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade (which of course printed 0 ...
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Ways to unpackage a tar file [duplicate]

I have heard of many different ways to unpackage a .tar file but it is unclear which ones are "official" (if there is one) and how they are different. Also, I have noticed that some work on some ...
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unable to install gcc-multilib after upgrading to 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. After upgrading things started to break. I am getting crt1.o: No such file: No such file or directory. So, I tried to install gcc-multilib, but, that is also ...
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Is Ubuntu 12.04.1 windows wubi installer broken?

I installed the newest release of Ubuntu 12.04 with the wubi installer. The computer is up and running with Ubuntu, I am typing this in Firefox and I can use all the software that was supplied with ...
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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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“Unable to locate package” while trying to install packages by apt

When I try to install any package through the command line, I get an error. Can anyone help me on this? $ sudo apt-get install <package> Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Error trying to install wine in Ubuntu 14.10: missing or conflicting packages

I already tried to install it with the terminal as well as with the ubuntu-software-center, but I always get this: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are ...
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Install python package with python

I will maybe repeat the same question but, when I read "How to intall python packages on Ubuntu" everybody say to "Enter python install file.py" or "Enter sudo" but when I follow these instructions, ...
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apt-get unable to autoremove packages filling up Inodes

An old Ubuntu 10.04 server is complaining about unmet dependencies. When I run apt-get -f install I get back a "No space left on device" message: $ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... ...
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I can't install programs on ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

Ive been trying to install wine, and many other programs. I am a NOOB at this, so I looked it up and got help from this thread My ubuntu software center won't download any programs! What can I do? ...
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Cannot make the python package cvxopt “see” glpk

I've installed the package and followed directions I found elsewhere here for installing glpk, but when I try to use cvxopt, I get the error ValueError: invalid option (solver = 'glpk'): ...
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Mac OS X package installer generation/building on Ubuntu 14.04 (Linux)

I'm implementing a building server for an application that will run on Android, Linux and Mac OS X. I already have in place the scripts for apks and debs generation and I need to do the same for Mac ...
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i can't insall vlc in ubuntu [closed]

The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= 3.0.0~~git20150118+r59197+31~ubuntu14.04.1) but 2.2.0~rc2-1ppa3~trusty is to be installed Depends: libavutil53 (>= ...
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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 to set up and use a virtual python environment in Ubuntu?

Python virtual environments are used to create isolated python environments to avoid dependency and version conflicts, and also indirectly takes care of permission issues. But what is the easiest way ...
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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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How to install needed Qt packages to build kernel on 14.04?

I'm going to compile kernel on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, so I start with installing packages that I need: sudo apt-get install build-essential bin86 kernel-package libqt3-headers libqt3-mt-dev wget ...
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How does update work with programs installed from .deb file

I'm having some difficulties exactly understanding how the the whole update thing work in linux (Ubuntu) and good practice for installing software. I understand I have a /etc/apt/sources.list file ...
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Error: Broken packages but can't find any

So I am trying to install VLC. I'm getting this: sudo apt-get install vlc That yields: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= ...
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How to perform apt-get operation on all installed packages?

I need to perform a dpkg-repack operation on everything to move to a new install on another hard disk, but the problem with this installation is that both I can't access any gui from a couple ...
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What does: Error Broken count >0 mean?

I have the message: Error Broken count >0 Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run the following command in ...
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What happens to a .deb installed package with a Ubuntu version update that includes the same package?

When you install a package manually via a .deb it doesn't get updated by apt (see also this question), but what happens when you install a package that isn't available from the repositories for the ...