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

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Downloading a package for wily distribution from trusty

I need to download the network-manager package using trusty distribution. The package I need is for a machine running wily distribution. How do I accomplish this task? Is there a way to specify ...
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Can't install Programs Through APT

Since I last reinstalled ubuntu 16.04 I am having issues using apt. When I try (ubuntu-desktop (fixing another error), unity-tweak-tool etc) I get the error saying that there's unmet dependencies ...
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Installing ubuntu packages within python script

I want to install following packages within my python script : python-pip python-sqlalchemy mongodb python-bson python-dpkt python-jinja2 python-magic python-gridfs python-libvirt python-bottle ...
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apt-get install not working [E: Read error - read (5: Input/output error)]

I have an old problem (since a week) with apt-get which prevents me from installing and upgrading packages. I have Ubuntu 16.04. I am receiving this message on the top bar: Error: opening the cache (...
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Problem installing linux-generic on VPS to update kernel 2.6

While setting up my VPS i was stumbling over following problem. Installed is Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I checked the kernel and installed is the really old version 2.6.32-042stab113.10. For getting a ...
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Package [zfsnap] installed incorrectly - what's what?

On Ubuntu Xenial server, installing zfsnap exists with error status 0. However, the package isn't properly installed: $ zfsnap zfsnap: command not found $ $ sudo dpkg -p zfsnap dpkg-query: package '...
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What is the role of static libraries?

Static Libraries by default live in /usr/lib or /usr/lib64 but I deleted all of them in my OS with this command: find / -name *.a -exec rm -rf {} \; My linux is already OK and everything works ...
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How to set Python back to the original version

I made my Python default version Python 3 in Ubuntu I don't know how a few months ago. Now i am trying to install pygame and it's throwing many errors. I feel that it's because my default python is ...
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Unable to install any package with apt-get

When I am trying to install git using apt-get. I am using a Pre-Configured VM machine in my laptop which is configured for hadoop (CDH) environment. I got it from my coaching institute. It is Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu resolve unmet dependencies

I have tried to upgrade from ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04, it stopped upgrading and offered a partial upgrade which I didn't do. Right now I'm having an issue with deja-dup-monitor which is consuming about ...
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Installed packages unmet with dependencies

Here I have a Error Message on the top of my screen: I suggest I should delete packages. Can you please help to overcome this problem.
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How to list all installed packages

I'd like to output a list of all installed packages into a text file so that I can review it and bulk-install on another system. How would I do this?
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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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No GUI after upgrade in Kali linux [on hold]

I have upgraded my system yesterday using synaptic. I have continued installing even though some files were missing after download. Then after restarting, there is no GUI. The screen stops at Kali ...
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Error could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock -open [on hold]

Here are the problems I am unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg) I get dpkg:error processing package install-info sub process /usr/bin/dpkg
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14.04 Cleanly upgrade to ppa:ondrej/php from ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6

I went through my usual server package upgrades today and discovered that ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6 has been depreciated and we must now upgrade to ppa:ondrej/php. The basic provided instructions are to ...
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What does Unknown media type in type 'all/all' mean?

I reinstalled the Amarok player in my Kubuntu 14.04 because it seemed buggy. I noticed this in the terminal: david@EMACHINE:~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall amarok Reading package lists... Done ...
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Can't install wvdial on Raspberry Pi 3

I'm typing sudo apt-get install wvdial and installation process stucks at Setting up wvdial (1.61-4.1) ...
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Trying to install Java JDK and IntelliJ packages on XFCE

Im new to Linux and am a bit lost in the web of commands. I have downloaded the latest versions of both JDK and IntelliJ and I have extracted them using squeeze, but then when I try and run a command ...
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How to build deb file for ubuntu (code: python3)? [on hold]

I just want to create installable file (.deb) for my local(ubuntu 16.04) use only. Don't want to upload on pypi. So how can i build .deb package from my python3 project. Thank you.
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How do I install the SSH2 extensions of PHP?

I want to be able to run PHP functions like ssh2_connect. But, those functions are not available on my machine. What do I need to do to install them? I am using Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.
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Can't purge old kernels (dependency problems), but /boot is out of space

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, and I'm trying to install a new package using apt-get. Unfortunately, whenever I try I get messages like: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-image-...
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sudo apt-get update: CD-ROM does not have a release file

I get the following error running apt-get update: W: The repository 'cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial Release' does not have a Release file. N: Data from ...
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Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) is another process using it?

I get this error when trying to use apt-get: 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 ...
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Keep Ubuntu at the frontier with the latest stable releases

I would like to set up my own Ubuntu distribution such that it is always updated with the latest stable releases of every single package I have. Since stable Ubuntu point releases are always a bit ...
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How do I install an older version of Google Chrome?

I'm not to familiar with Ubuntu, but I need to install the previous version because the current one has some bugs. I went to here and found the version that I wanted: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/...
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I can't install softwares after failed removal of Python 3 (python3-pkg-resources)

I have two python in my computer 2.7 and 3.4. I stupidly assumed that 2.7 is the default python in ubuntu and tried to uninstall python3 using this command sudo apt-get remove python3 While in the ...
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At Login says security update and package upgrade available but unable to install [duplicate]

When i login i see 8 packages can be updated. 7 updates are security updates. When i try apt-get update Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://us.archive....
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Error:Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

Yesterday,I ran the command sudo apt-get autoremove pythonby mistake,and Toady something bad happened when I startup my machine.My desktop missed.Therefore,I run sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop,...
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How to get a list of all packages installed from PPAs even for PPA repositories that may have been removed

I've already seen this question: How to list all the packages which are installed from PPAs? It only works for packages installed from PPAs where the PPA repository is still added to the system. Is ...
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Verifying installation: 'apt-cache policy' vs 'which'

I have searched for every variation of this question for days and I have not been able to find a clear explanation therefore I come to the collective knowledge here in the hopes of resolving my ...
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“sudo apt-get upgrade” not working

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a Dell Vostro 15 3000 series laptop. when I hit sudo apt-get update it works fine and then I hit sudo apt-get upgrade it shows me: and then when i press Y ...
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please help meeeee installing packages/software [on hold]

i just started using ubuntu i was using cyborg hawk but was forced to switch due to my hardware switch would never turn on or so thats what it said wifi works perfect with everything elese i bought a ...
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apt does not show package that is available in my repository

I'm running a 64 bit proc, and I'm trying to install lib64stdc++6 using apt-get. I have the repository deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ jessie main and it does contain http://ftp.fr.debian.org/...
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sudo apt-get update issue for Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to use the sudo apt-get update command through the terminal and I am receiving the following message at the end: W: The repository 'cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 ...
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Skipping acquire of configured file 'main/binary-i386/Packages' as repository 'xxx' doesn't support architecture 'i386'

Getting below error message while issuing : sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease [95.8 kB] Ign:2 http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/debian wheezy/mongodb-org/3.2 ...
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schroot and apt-get

This a question to clarify my different searching. I have an Arm64, to be precise aarch64. Which is missing certain number of packages. I tried building from source but did not manage for all. ...
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apt-get upgrade service unavailable 503 [on hold]

I try to upgrade my ubuntu, but get an error message: Failed to fetch http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.157.2_all.deb 503 Service Unavailable ...
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How to install php with our desired version [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 16.06lts. Whenever i try installing php using sudo apt-get install php, php7.0 is getting installed. But i want php5.0 to work. I tried using sudo apt-get install php5.0 and it ...
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boot full half installed kernals

I've only had ubuntu for a couple of months so please be gentle as complete noob here. I'm getting the boot full warning that seems to have plagued many on here, but none of the answers seem to work. ...
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I started trying to install MariaDB MySQL. Now I have a mess, looks like I can't install packages now

First of all, I don't know very much about Ubuntu. It's Ubuntu 16.04 Server (64 bits). I needed to install a MySQL database, using apt-get install mariadb-server. It worked, it's been installed but ...
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Is it possible to get a list of most recently installed packages?

Is it possible to get a list of packages that were most recently installed through apt-get?
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Fix half-installed package

I am getting error while using sudo apt-get upgrade stating: dpkg: error processing libgfortran3:amd64 (--configure): package libgfortran3:amd64 is not ready for configuration cannot configure (...
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How to fix the “Unable to calculate upgrade” issue from command line when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on DigitalOcean server. I would like to upgrade it to later releases (12.04->14.04->16.04), but fail to do so due to the mentioned mistake. DigitalOcean provides a tutorial ...
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Can I get portable applications for Ubuntu?

I dont want to use internet everytime to install common application like vlc, etc.. Is there a site for portable apps for ubuntu ?
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System failure during aptitude upgrade resulted in broken package: No such file or directory: '/usr/lib/python3.5/distutils/filelist.py'

My system was upgrading when an error ocurried and it rebooted. Once I got into busybox, I had to run fsck /dev/sda1 and confirm each correction. So far, so good. When I got Ubuntu back, I tried to ...
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How to download Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)'s repository? [duplicate]

Since Lucid's packages where moved from archive.ubuntu.com to old-releases.ubuntu.com I'm a bit worried about availability of the repository and want to provide a full local mirror. Are you aware of ...
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is manually installed better than auto installed with regards to dependencies?

There is a VERY good question and answer here: Should I use tasksel, tasks in APT or install regular metapackages? (which incidentally I got to from here: What's the easiest way to set up a LAMP ...
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lib32bz2-1.0 missing on 16.04

I have tried installing this package (needed for android studio). This is the error i'm getting E: Unable to locate package lib32bz2-1.0 E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'lib32bz2-1.0' E: Couldn'...
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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 ...