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

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Install vegan package for R via terminal command

Hi I want to install the vegan package for R via terminal command - so far I have this: This downloads the zipped file required (this part works) wget -O ~/file/downloads/vegan_2.3-5.tar.gz ...
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apt-get package is not available but is referred to by another package - but cannot find that package

When I try to install a package with apt-get install, I'll occasionally see a message of the form Package somePackage is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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libccolamd2.8.0 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Help! After I update my Ubuntu 15.10 I can't even install applications using the terminal: sudo apt-get install gimmp Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to Restore Pip installation and its Installations in Ubuntu 14.04?

I messed up my Pip installation. There was one missing when I run sudo apt-get install python-pip. Then, I run after sudo apt-get install python-dev. Then, I started to get 404 errors in ipython ...
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How to add personal apt sources?

I have a decent number of debian packages I've compiled myself, that I keep on a personal build server. I want to be able to use apt-get install to install these but am unsure how to point to all the ...
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Unable to install any packages due to unrecoverable fatal error /var/lib/dpkg/diversions

I am currently unable to install any packages. I receive the following error: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: too-long line or missing newline in `/var/lib/dpkg/diversions I have ...
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apt-mirror testing

I want to configure a local apt-mirror on my 16.04 Ubuntu server. In my mirror.list, I am only downloading main and restricted since I don't have enough space for all the packages. After downloading ...
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E: Malformed entry 54 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list (Component)

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu 16.04, and everything has been going fine until my OS threw this error today. Below is the source code from /etc/apt/sources.list for line 54: deb ...
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How to set up an APT repository?

I would like to set up an APT repository on a server that will provide a couple of packages. Is there a way to set one up without installing any software on the server? How do the files have to be ...
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held broken packages after purging and trying to reinstall skype

I use 16.04 64 bit desktop and had skype installed from the partners repository. Because of issues with sending messages, I wanted to reinstall it. I ran: sudo apt purge skype sudo apt autoremove ...
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Ubuntu 16 doesn't find tails-installer

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop trying to get tails-installer. I'm on step 2/6, I am stuck on sub-step 9, because there is no tails-installer found in the Ubuntu Software. The APT is added fine and after ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu/Debian package upstream loadable bash builtins ($bash_src/examples/loadables)

There's a bash-builtins package, but it only comes with sources and headers. The sources go to /usr/share/doc/bash-builtins/examples/loadables/ (for some strange reason), and they don't even compile. ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 16.04 install, broken VMware Tools

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 and let VMware Workstation 12 install it using the easy installation process. The minute I boot up the VM, I try and share folders using the VM settings window, and the ...
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How to convert a deb package to udeb

Following up on How to install squid-deb-proxy-client via preseed/early_command, I want to have a udeb of the squid-deb-proxy-client package. From reading the Debian wiki it seems it should be easy ...
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how to install a specific package version

I'm building my first debian package (django), which needs some dependencies, so I was wondering if it's possible to install a specific package version with apt-get. For example instead of pip ...
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Dependency issue: gcc-4.9-base being kept back

I'm unable to upgrade my system because of broken packages. I've been unable to solve this problem for some months now, and frankly, I'm on the verge of doing a complete reinstall of ubuntu. This ...
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apt-get wants to auto delete important packages

when i'm using apt-get upgrade, it shows me this, but I need those packages, how can I require those packages? root@K411:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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E:Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages in ubuntu 14.04

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and after updating smtube and youtube-dl I got this message on top bar of ubuntu desktop with a red circle containing a minus sign. I tried all that is available on posts. Help ...
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Package 'lib32ncurses5-dev', 'lib32z1-dev' has no installation candidate [NOT a duplicate, I tried all soution posted here]

I'm trying to build blink(content_shell) on Ubuntu 12.04 32bit and I am stuck on build/install-build-deps.sh. I think I have tried every single solution that I found on stackoverflow Error Log: It ...
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Unable to install “google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb” pakage?

~$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb dpkg: error processing archive google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb (--install): package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386) ...
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installing pip3 (for python3) on ubuntu 16.04 LTS using a proxy

I have tried entering: sudo apt install python3-pip The error I get is: $ sudo apt install python3-pip Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP MySQL dpkg install problems

LAMP Ubuntu 16.04 MySQL server install problems tried to set up LAMP system on Ubuntu 16.04 with the following instructions. howtoforge ubuntu_lamp_for_newbies Apache and PHP installed and ...
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Why does Ubuntu Software Center not show every package available?

The Software Center in Ubuntu 16.04 (Gnome Software) shows only part of the packages available. While e.g. apt list qtcreator correctly lists the corresponding package a search in Software Center ...
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apt-get upgrade issue : Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) [on hold]

I have had this problem for a while and would like to fix it. I am a newbie at the terminal. Any help would be appreciated. After running sudo apt-get upgrade in the terminal: Reading package ...
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Upgrade to 16.04 failed. System says unstable repositories. Getting duplicate packages messages during updates

When I attempted to upgrade to 16.04, it told me there were "unstable packages" on my system that I needed to repair. Whenever I run an update, I get the following: W: Target Packages ...
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List all versions of a package

Is there a equivalent of this command; yum list kernel-headers --showduplicates on Ubuntu with apt-get, apt-cache etc. The above command lists various versions of the kernel-headers rpm available on ...
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Elixir syntax highlighter not working in sublime text

I am new to elixir. I manually downloaded deb file for latest version of elixir from erlang solutions website and installed it. Now i installed Elixir - Sublime. But my problem is in set syntax elixir ...
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What archive type are ubuntu click packages?

Deb files and RPMS are at the end of the day zip files with files inside of them in a particular place. I was debugging one of my applications and wanted to look inside of the click package but it ...
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Find (and reinstall) packages with corrupted files (without breaking anything)

I usually prefer to fix a Linux system than to reinstall from scratch. My computers have seen many distribution upgrades and a list of PPAs or third-party repositories. APT usually makes sure that ...
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How to remove the MySQL Server 5.5 from Ubuntu 14.04?

I wanted to upgrade my MySQL server and client from v5.5.49 to the latest v5.6.*. To do this I firstly tried to uninstall the old version: $ apt-get remove mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server-core-5.5 ...
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How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)?

I have a friend who has got a computer that is not connected to the Internet. Is there any way to install software offline easily?
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How do I show all packages linked to a certain library?

I am looking for a way to show all packets linked to a certain library. ldd /path/to/file shows me all libraries linked to a certain file. What I want to know is: which packages available on my ...
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Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop

To preface my question, I already know about this question, but it doesn't have any answers (plus it's for an older version), so I'm opening this one, because this is becoming a pretty big issue for ...
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howto show all packets with a certain dependency [duplicate]

i want to find out which packets link to openssl on my system. what would be the bash command to get that information. i know that using ldd /path/to/file i can see what links to a certain binary or ...
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How to list dependent packages (reverse dependencies)? [duplicate]

In order to research what caused the installation of a given package, I'd like to get a list of packages which depend on that package. I couldn't find anything obvious in man dpkg.
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Bad quality of package for installing linux kernel

I was trying to install kernel 4.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 but I face a problem I follow these steps How to Install Kernel 4.6 in Ubuntu: There are .deb packages for this kernel release available in ...
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Errors when installing wine in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have followed the below procedures to install wine in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa apt-get update apt-get install -y wine However, I see the below error messages: ...
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Error while using the Software Updater [duplicate]

I upgraded to 16.04 the day it was released; the process went smoothly. Last couple of days though I've been receiving the error message below when doing a software update, whether via the update ...
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gstreamer dependencies problem

When I try and install gstreamer I get dependency errors. I already followed this thread and it did not work. Here is the error output: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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How to fix my 'java' problem in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It all started when my eclipse-ide layout started to show some strange lines from now and then. In fact it started earlier when I tried to reconfigure java so it would run ...
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Fix “Package system is broken” error without synaptic

The package system is broken If you are using third party repositories then disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Now run the following command in a terminal: apt-get install -f ...
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“Unmet dependencies” When trying to install KDE Plasma 5.3 on Ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to install the latest KDE Plasma here but I'm getting You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: kde-telepathy-minimal: ...
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“E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages” after long time without using ubuntu

After months of not using ubuntu, I turned on my PC and when I typed the usual apt-get update then upgrade, a red icon showed on my panel and when I clicked to upgrade packages, the Software Updater ...
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How to remove obsolete packages after failed release upgrade via do-release-upgrade on Ubuntu?

Sometimes, when I upgrade a system via do-release-upgrade, the update process fails and the script tells me to finish the process manually via dpkg --configure -a. This is a not serious problem - ...
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How to solve “The following packages have unmet dependencies:” issue?

vlc:i386 : Depends: vlc-nox:i386 (= 2.1.4-1) but it is not installed Depends: libaa1:i386 (>= 1.4p5) but it is not installed Depends: libcaca0:i386 (>= 0.99.beta17-1) but ...
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Dependency is not satisfiable: libwxgtk3.0-0 (>= 3.0.0) 16.04

I'm trying to install a .deb file that requires libwxgtk3, but it isn't anywhere in the repositories. I have libwxgtk3.0-0v5 installed, but I still get the error. Is there any way to install the ...
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How to prevent updating of a specific package?

Because of bug #693758 I'd like to prevent apt-get upgrade and Update Manager from updating the "libgtk2.0-0" package. How can this be achieved?
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Can a ppa repository be added to /etc/apt/source.list?

By sudo add-apt-repository '<deb url codename component>', a repository is added to the /etc/apt/source.list file. By sudo add-apt-repository ppa:<user>/<ppa-name>, I saw that all ...
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How to swap out packages that came from a PPA for Ubuntu provided versions?

Embarrassingly, I reported a bug that was in fact my own doing. How can I safely remove the 11.0~git packages and replace them (if necessary) with Ubuntu provided mesa as suggested in the comment ...
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Abort active download of packages in Ubuntu from terminal?

I was downloading a package using the terminal. I actually wanted to install package 'A'. But, by mistake started installing package 'B'. I wanted to stop downloading 'B' and start downloading 'A'. ...