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

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Package manager issue after installing phusion passenger

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed phusion passenger in my machine using the following commands. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 561F9B9CAC40B2F7 sudo apt-get install ...
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Maximum space required for ubuntu repository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at ...
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How do package files .deb files that are installed outside the package tree get put into the normal package tree?

So, I've installed .deb files through double click or through dpkg, and I was wondering how do they get into the normal package tree structure you can get from apt-get synaptic etc. I mean, if you ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 “rolled back”

I've tried to upgrade my Kubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04, through the notification popup appeared in my taskbar. The upgrade process started, it begun to download about 1800 packages, it downloaded ...
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problems with Ubuntu SDK

I've installed Ubuntu SDK according to the link below http://developer.ubuntu.com/start/ but during the installation I received the message The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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dpkg error when using apt-get install

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 and every time I use apt-get install for any package it ends with a bunch of errors about processing some of my latex packages. Including a snippet below: ...
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sudo apt-get -f install error

I'm a ubuntu noob and whenever I try to download something there a bunch of unmet wine dependencies, I go to run sudo apt-get -f install and get this. bailey@bailey-FQ565AA-ABA-a6700f:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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“The following packages have been kept back:” Why and how do I solve it?

I just added a PPA repository for the development version of the GIMP, but I get this error The following packages have been kept back: gimp gimp-data libgegl-0.0-0 libgimp2.0 Why and how can I ...
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Unable to install bsddb185, Python library for opening Berkeley DB version 1.85 files on Ubuntu

I am writing a python program that makes use of some legacy Berkeley DB 1.85 files. Unfortunately I am unable to install the bsddb185 Python package, either for Python version 2.x and for Python 3. ...
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how do I go about removing all the language packs I don't need

I just noticed that in /usr/share/help I have the ubuntu help files in 70 different languages. I only speak 2, and I only really compute in one. I also noticed that it is full of broken symbolic links ...
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apt-get and aptitude seem to disagree — do I really have broken packages?

If I do aptitude search ~b I get a list of 78 broken packages. But 76 of them aren't even installed (they have a status of pB). How can an installed package be considered broken?? But if I do ...
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No package 'ncurses' found [duplicate]

I'm trying to install XWiimote and they tell me to run ./autogen.sh in the installation notes . This is the output: zorin@Samsung-NP300E4Z-S03TH:~/Downloads/xwiimote-master$ ./autogen.shlibtoolize: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Libreoffice update breaks software updating

After applying the latest updates today (August 16, 2014), Libreoffice-base will not complete the upgrade due "no diversion" error which then seems to break the postrm script and now I can neither ...
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How to solve package issues/dependencies

Background info I am trying to install Veins simulation environment by following the tutorial provided by the author. In step 1 it is required to install some packages in Linux, the tutorial ...
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Problem in Installing Gnome 3.12

I tried to install Gnome 3.12 on my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 (Gnome shell: 3.10) I did the following steps (from this tutorial): $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 $ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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libc6-amd64 dependency problem

I'm trying to install fglrx manually from the AMD website however it keeps complaining that it's missing the dependency "libc6-amd64". When I run the fglrx package through gdebi I get this message: ...
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Downgrade a bunch of packages

Maybe you have installed packages from a PPA or an external source (e.g. downloaded a .deb for a package that is available through the Ubuntu repos.). Then you decide to drop these upgraded versions ...
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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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Upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS fails

Output of the Bash Terminal: http://pastebin.com/wXKtLzin I used apt-get upgrade -f as well, with the same result. I only want the 14.04 LTS that works fine and I don't lose my data. In the past the ...
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How can a package maintainer prevent file collisions with Ubuntu packages, like trying to overwrite 'file', which is also in package?

I develop (or maintain) a package, I've gotten several bug reports along the lines of: dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libjline-java_1.0-1_all.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite ...
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Wine error, packages being held, help please :S [duplicate]

I am getting this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: udev : Depends: libudev1 (= 204-5ubuntu20.2) but 204-5ubuntu20.4 is to be installed E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve ...
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libssl-dev and libssl1.0.0 on confilcting versions

My problem on 12.04lts is that somehow my libssl1.0.0 got upgraded to 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.17 and my libssl-dev requires 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.14 apt won't update libssl-dev because libssl1.0.0 was upgraded first. ...
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Tex-common troubleshooting on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently upgraded my computer from 12.02 LTS to 14.04 LTS, but experienced problems with launching Google Chrome and being able to use Rhythmbox. Rhythmbox asked if I wanted to install additional ...
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How to clone an Ubuntu system using the package manager?

I would like some way to exactly duplicate what is installed on one Ubuntu system, onto another, regardless of the target system's state, using the package manager. This includes: installing the same ...
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How to remove package in bad state, software center freezes, no synaptic

When 'Update Manager' starts running, it tells me that I need to do a 'Partial Upgrade', when I start doing the upgrade, it tells me "Remove package in bad state The package ...
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Wine installation not completing due to held broken packages

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and I want to install wine. This is the output of sudo apt-get install wine: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 which I installed few days back. I am trying to install nodejs and npm. I tried to install from command line first and then uninstalled it. Then something broke. sudo apt-get ...
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Is aptitude still considered superior to apt-get?

When I first started with Ubuntu using aptitude was the 'in-thing', with some stated improvements over apt-get. Am I correct in saying that apt-get has now 'caught up' with aptitude, and it makes ...
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dpkg google-chrome corrupt invalid status

I can't get this to resolve itself, can I get some help? Setting up google-chrome-stable (34.0.1847.116-1) ... update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/google-chrome corrupt: invalid ...
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How to fix continuous error with ttf-mscorefonts-installer package? [duplicate]

Rough English translation provided by Google: I have the same error is coming continuously. I did wipe reload it, but still the same. How can I fix it? These packages, the package of additional ...
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Spotify installed packages have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

I used wine to emulate the Windows version of Spotify and I recently just uninstalled it and ever since then, when I start up my Ubuntu, after a while I will get this restricted logo beside the wifi ...
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Complete Deletion/Reinstallation of Downloaded Package

I want to know how to delete every file installed by a package using either aptitude or apt-get and then re-download and re-install that package completely again. I've tried doing aptitude reinstall ...
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Cannot install python module urlparse

some program written in Python 2.7 complains that ImportError: No module named 'urlparse'. So I need to install the module, but I am not able to do it. The module does exist, it is described e.g. at ...
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Half installed package nightmare

At some point, one of my servers stopped writing to its network attached storage device (I presume), and it resulted in a week or more's worth of packages ending up in the "half-installed" state. ...
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How to completely remove kubuntu-desktop from Ubuntu

I installed kubuntu-desktop just to experiment with its interface. Then I decided to remove and did the traditional apt-get purge and autoremove but it seems elements of kubuntu are still there. For ...
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How does dpkg install a package?

The dpkg manual states: This manual is intended for users wishing to understand dpkg's command line options and package states in more detail than that provided by dpkg --help. ...
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Ubuntu 13.1 apt-get installs fails with every install/remove command inux-image-3.11.0-26-generic

including sudo apt-get --purge autoremove etc and after trying sudo apt-get clean, autoclean, dpkg reconfigure etc I've been around this problem for days, read everything I could find there, or other ...
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The package system is broken… unmet dependencies [duplicate]

Some will say this is duplicate but it is not :) Basically, I am running Ubunto 14.04 LTS and I removed LibreOffice to install OpenOffice. Then I was trying to re-install Libre again (so that I have ...
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How do I find the package that provides a file?

Simple enough question: is there some shell command (or GUI method) I can use that, given the path to a file on my system, tells me what package put it there? Assuming the file did in fact come from a ...
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Error Occured, go into package manager to see the issue [duplicate]

Failed to load the package list This is a serious problem. Try again later. If this problem appears again, please report an error to the developers. E:Unable to parse package file ...
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How to fix “Package is in a very bad inconsistent state” error?

I can't update my system because it freezes while installing a third-party update (zramswap-enabler)! Sometimes I get the following message in Update manager: Could not initialize the package ...
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How do I uninstall ttf-mscorefonts while it is currently 'half installed'?

I tried using this as a step to watching Netflix. The package itself is half installed or something and removing or purging or reinstalling it doesn't seem to do anything. It won't let me remove it ...
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Package Dependency Issue

I am unable to install anything at the moment because of dependency issue. When I try to run apt-get -f install, the following happens; sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Getting + installing gcc/g++ 4.9 on Ubuntu?

How do I install the latest version of gcc and g++? I am using a variety of C++11 and C++1y features; which is why I need this.
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Unable to reinstall apache on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

Unfortunately, What I did: Updated apt repository to install apache244 and installed it. Uninstalled apache2.4 using following commands: apt-get remove apache* apt-get purge apache* apt-get clean ...
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I can not install or remove apps After trying to install bumblebee and nvidia prime

Here are the details which terminal output when trying to remove or upgrade I tried autoremove - install configure dpkg and nothings work for me Removing nvidia-331 (331.89-0ubuntu1~xedgers14.04.2) ...
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How to install apps when APT says “Could not perform immediate configuration”?

My problem is, when I want to install apps like apt-get install <appsname>, I get an error: root@bt:/# apt-get install bluefish Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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ppa repositories removed for raring. How do you install packages using old-releases.ubuntu.com [duplicate]

Using a Ubuntu/Debian variant (Navigatrix) release based on Raring, which is no longer supported in the Ubuntu Repositories. Current etc/apt/source.list is: deb (http removed) ...
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Add Package to Official Repository [duplicate]

I wrote a driver for a remote filesystem (mounts a Google Drive, similar to the way SSHFS mounts a remote server). It's super useful as an alternative to dropbox or ubuntuone. It is now getting ...
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How can I determine the minimal installation set for a list of packages? [duplicate]

I have some installation notes for installing the GLEW libraries for development purposes. They read: Install everything with "glew" in its name. This means I currently run: sudo apt install ...