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

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Ubuntu Update Manager fails

I have Ubuntu desktop installed. Every time Update Manager runs it fails: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnutls26/libgnutls26_2.12.14-5ubuntu3.6_amd64.deb 404 Not ...
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Backup and Restore list of installed packages and APT sources

I commonly reinstall Ubuntu and back up my APT stuff [sources, keys and installed package lists] using the tutorial at http://askubuntu.com/a/99151/371765. However I commonly also remove software such ...
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Can't install freeglut3-dev or libglfw-dev due to unity-control-center dependency issues [duplicate]

I'm trying to install 2 different packages: libglfw-dev and freeglut3-dev When I run: sudo apt-get install libglfw-dev or sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev I get the following error: Some ...
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grive-tools : Depends: libcurl4-openssl-dev but it is not going to be installed

recently I tried to install Grive Tools, following the instructions from this website Ubuntu Google Drive Client with Grive and Grive Tools. Everything worked perfect until I reached the point where I ...
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Why the software center doesn't allow multiple downloads?

I was wondering why the software center doesn't download all the requested apps and install one by one as they finish to download. Or instead why the software center doesn't download an app while the ...
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Unable to locate package libl1-mesa-dri:i386 and libl1-mesa-glx:i386 and libc6:i386 version 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 32Bit and I am trying to download Steam but on the last steps for some reason it can't locate some packages. I press enter to continue and it says missing package ...
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Why am I getting authentication errors for packages from an Ubuntu repository?

I'm experimenting with VPNs, so I wanted to install pptpd. john@desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install pptpd [sudo] password for john: <snip> The following extra packages will be installed: bcrelay ...
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Packages for Pacemaker & Corosync for Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Current version of the stack pacemaker & corosync included in Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS are 1.1.10 & 2.3.3. Anybody knows of a repository with newer versions? (Sure, I can compile the sources, but I ...
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How can I install `flashplugin-installer` and `ttf-mscorefonts-installer` without an Internet connection?

Is there a way to download the Flash plug-in and the Microsoft fonts on one computer, and install them on another offline computer? Simply downloading the flashplugin-installer and ...
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Using switch statement with Ubuntu in Perl [duplicate]

I am an IT student and taking UNIX/Perl class. I am using vi to write Perl program with a switch statement. I am running into this error: "Can't locate switch.pm in @INC (you may need to install the ...
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apt-get autoremove gives dependency errors, and apt-get -f install needs the space on boot im trying to free up

im new to linux and have been running a server from my house while im at school to try to learn a little bit about it, but ive run into an issue. after about half a year of it running, i realized my ...
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avoid installing some packages from metapackage

I want to install xubuntu-desktop (a very large metapackage) but leaving out some of the packages on it (around 10). The current way I do this is in two steps: 1) install metapackage, and 2) purge ...
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dpkg-checkbuilddeps fail to recognize installed packages

I'm trying to build a package which depends (build depends) on several other packages. For some reason dpkg-checkbuilddeps shows some dependencies as if they were not installed, while in practice, ...
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Can't install anything with software center

Every time I open Software center I get this message: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now? I ...
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How to install Python package pyzmq properly?

How to install Python paackage pyzmq properly? I searched in Synapic package manager in vain.
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Error 404 when trying to install the package linux-image-extra

I am trying to install the package below on ubuntu/trusty64 apt-get install -y linux-image-extra-`uname -r` and getting the following error Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Package dependencies broken

So I've been trying to install cmake using apt. sudo apt-get install cmake But I get this error message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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I can not install libgl1-mesa-dev

When I trying to install libgl1-mesa-dev I got the below error message. Please help me. My ubuntu version is 14.04 (64 bit). $ apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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uninstall packages using dpkg

I want to uninstall openoffice package and want to do this using single command or regular expression i.e dpkg -r openoffice-org* but dpkg doesnot accept wild cards how can i uninstall all the ...
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Packages are broken with unmet dependencies - cannot install fglrx

I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to survive, but, I can't figure this one out - hopefully it's easy! Ubuntu Software Center says: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the ...
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Why is the mkpasswd utility part of the whois package?

The mkpasswd utility is present on many Linux systems as part of the base install. In Ubuntu 12.04, for some unknown reason, it appears to be part of the "whois" package. Other than "historical ...
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how can i fix unmet dependencies? [on hold]

accountsservice : Depends: libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.25.11) but it is not installed activity-log-manager-control-center : Depends: libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.31.8) but it is not installed aisleriot : ...
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Which Ubuntu package provides the pypi future package?

Which ubuntu package would correspond to the following package at pypi: future (not futures or concurrent.futures) https://pypi.python.org/pypi/future ...
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apt-get -f install simply not working

Everytime I am trying to install a package with apt-get install I get this. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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problem in installing packages [on hold]

$ sudo apt-get install apache2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package apache2 is not available, but is referred to by another package. ...
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How can I install just security updates from the command line?

sudo apt-get upgrade installs all updates, not just security updates. I know that I can use Update Manager to select only important security updates, but is there a way to do this from the command ...
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Why does the PPA not sync between Source and Binary?

I want to install libxml2-dev to compiled to PHP but I get this error when I try: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libxml2-dev : Depends: libxml2 (= 2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu3) but ...
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libjpeg8-dev : unmet dependencies libjpeg8-dev : Depends: libjpeg8 (= 8d-1+deb7u1) but 8c-2ubuntu8 is to be installed

I was trying to install Ros-Indigo and I am getting the error shown below You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libjpeg8-dev : ...
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how can I tell - using terminal - how often the package manager checks for updates?

I know on a desktop this can be checked easily,but I am using Ubuntu 14.04 server and need to be able to check the package managers update settings from the command line, how can I do this?
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libc6:i386 : Depends: libgcc1:i386 but it is not going to be installed (on 14.04.2 64)

Please, do not mark this as duplicate, I already studied libc6:i386 : Depends: libgcc1:i386 but it is not going to be installed and How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA? and tried ...
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How to replace tk8.6 with tk8.5?

The title explains pretty much all I need to do. I need a downgrade from tk8.6 to tk8.5 on 14.04. There is some niche scientific python based software that I need to use, however it is incompatible ...
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How to install standalone LINE or LINE plugin for Pidgin in Kubuntu 14.04?

I want to use LINE in my Kubuntu 14.04. Unfortunately LINE has no official release for Linux. I found some unconfirmed sources of installing LINE in Linux. I tried LINE with Wine, but it did not work ...
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Steam Install Error on 14.04 Ubuntu 64bit

I have tried some of the solutions posted elsewhere in the support forum, one seemed like it worked but after a steam update i found myself back at square one I am a new Linux user and am already at ...
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Broken Packages

How can I fix the following broken packages?: root@desktop:/home/karl# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want ...
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What should I do to install a ubuntu repository on a Mint? [closed]

I know that maybe it's not a good idea, but I think it's worth trying. What shuld I do? > sudo add-apt-repository ppa:something/bla Traceback (most recent call > last): File ...
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I am unable to install octave packages related to octave 3..8.2

I am trying to install octave 3.8.2 on ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) with packages for dicom and image. I was previously running Octave 3.8.1 but ran into issues installing image so that I could read dicom ...
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How to get to know the information about a package before installation in terminal

I was wondering how to get the information about a package in terminal, before installation with apt-get install so that I can decide whether to install it, based on the description. Thanks and ...
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Application Software updater not working anymore (Ubuntu 14)

As soon as i log in a this red sign appears top a and it says : And error occurred .please run package manger from the right-click menu or apt-getin a terminal to see what is wrong The error ...
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Where to get complete offline installer for openssh-server?

I want to download a complete off line openssh-server package installer. I need the offline package to setup for my school project but I don't have the internet facility in the lab.
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How do I install linux headers when I am getting a “has no installation candidate” error

Primary Problem I am unable to run any virtualization software. Namely Vmware or Virtualbox. Since both of them asks me to install (or produces some error which pints to ) installing build essentials ...
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how to get all gitg 0.3.3 dependencies

I want to install gitg (0.3.3) and followed the steps explained here: How to install gitg 0.3.3 on Ubuntu 14.04? ...but I seem to miss dependencies, that are not in the repositories of the package ...
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How to completely remove a oracle jdk that didn't install properly?

I recently installed a oracle jdk from a webupd8ppa on Ubuntu 12.04 beta, but apparently it didn't work out, and now it is giving me errors at every update or install I make, even after deactivating ...
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What is the correct way to completely remove an application?

I've searched the net for such information and found different command lines, like these ones: sudo apt-get remove application sudo apt-get remove application* sudo apt-get remove --purge ...
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APTonCD load button does not work even after installing hal

I'm using APTonCD on my ubuntu 13.04 amd64 installation. I've installed hal, but the load button in the restore menu of APTonCD does not work at all. When I run APTonCD through the terminal, this is ...
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How do I request a package be upgraded?

The Arduino support site has just released version 1.6 of their development environment. The Muon repository only has 1:1.05.dfsg2 (which I have installed) I have seen strong recommendations that I ...
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How are dependencies maintained during uninstallation?

I have recently uninstalled ubuntu-web-browser from my ubuntu 14.04 using synaptic package manager as I don't use it. Now I can't start vlc media player nor play any file using vlc. It sort of opens ...
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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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How do you see what packages are available for update

FreeBSD user joining your ranks. I've been asked to look after an Ubuntu Server running 10.04 LTS. I see from /usr/lib/update-notifier/update-motd-updates-available that there are a number of ...
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Software center crashes on Ubuntu 14.04

After I run the software center in terminal it says: bizara@BlackHole2:~$ software-center 2015-02-24 19:27:53,480 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2015-02-24 19:27:54,828 ...
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How do I find out which software/packages are installed from the date of installation of ubuntu?

I am about to uninstall Ubuntu entirely and reinstall a fresh copy. Before I do that I want to make a list of software/package that I have installed so far. Any way to list out? Update: The answer ...