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

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Error downloading steam

After downloading steam, it requires me to download the packages libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, and libc6:i386. However, when I attempt do do so I get this error message: E: unable to ...
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How to install indicator-messages package?

I uninstalled Thunderbird's indicator-messages by entering this command... sudo apt-get remove indicator-messages Now I realize I could disable the message box icon (a little cute envelop shown on ...
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Installing massif-visualizer on Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to install massif-visualizer on Ubuntu 14.04. By default, there's no such package on that release. Which repository contains that package? $ sudo apt-get install massif-visualizer Reading ...
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Installing nodejs ubuntu on 14.04

Many misleading sources, nothing works cleanly on my side. Installing from source ? Any tips on this one ?
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Problem getting curl working in php and broken packages on install.

Im trying to get curl running in php on ubuntu 12.04. (A setup script complains that curl is not enabled, which appears to be true). phpinfo does not list curl at all ie it doesnt appear to even say ...
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How to define alternative sets of Depends in a deb control file?

I'm editing a control file of a deb package which contains Depends: nvidia-340 (>=340.29), nvidia-340-uvm (>=340.29), nvidia-340-dev (>=340.29), nvidia-modprobe (>=340.29), ...
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VLC will not install in Ubuntu 15.04

VLC was working fine until I upgraded to 15.04. When I try to install via Software Centre, I get this error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= ...
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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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Need help with installing a package (dpkg problem)

When trying to install insight from some ppa repositories i get these errors. sudo apt-get install insight Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Hi im running 14.04, could i get instruction how to fix this… Thanks in advance [duplicate]

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/extras.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en%%5fAU, E:The package lists or status file ...
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How do you fix a gcc compile 127 error? sudo apt-get install g++ doesn't work

*emphasized text*when I try to run a program I get the following error. ubuntu@ubuntu-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$ make g++ -Wall -Wno-switch -I. -g -c -o pass.o pass.cpp make: g++: Command not found ...
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How can I know which options have been passed to ./configure while compiling / building a Debian package?

As the title said, I've unpacked a Debian package in order to recompile / rebuild it adding a custom option, but I can't sort out how to find the options passed to ./configure when the package was ...
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E: The package aftershot2 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Can someone please tell me how to fix this I'm running the latest xubuntu and the ubuntu software center keeps freezing. I can't get the new update. I've tried downloading the sympatic packager but it ...
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Why Landscape is not showing package information?

I just install Landscape 15.01 (it came on the testing package of openstack-install), and everything is working fine: the nodes are being reported to LDS, but there is no package information. If I go ...
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How do I install HTTRACK (Offline browser) with apt-get? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install httrack. I used this comnmand: sudo apt-get httrack with no luck. How can I install?
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Cannot install any package using apt

It seems that some packages on my Ubuntu (Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, lucid) are broken, preventing me from installing any new packages. I have gone through similar questions in this site, but all proves ...
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I broke my package manager

So basically, I run ubuntu 14.04 and I can't install packages. I ran sudo apt-get -f install and the terminal gave me this the-administrator@Tower-Of-Power:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading ...
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How can I repair my Ubuntu?

I unfortunately had a bad typo mistake when I was removing a package. My intention was to remove glib-2.0-dev, but seemed something else I typed and got all the necessary packages removed (for example ...
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How do I install xxdiff in 13.04?

the xxdiff package seems to have gone missing in Raring Ringtail. Does anyone know what the problemis / how to get it back?
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What are packages called in Ubuntu?

In many distributions, when speaking of a package, the word RPM is used. Wikipedia does not list Debian and Ubuntu as one of them, as their package system is different. The abbreviation as a word do ...
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pkgProblemResolver error when running Package Manager and updating 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 (Original Ubuntu version was 8.xx) I have a message on the top bar that an error occurred and to run Package Manager. I received the following message after running package manager: ...
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14.10 - software updater - Package operation failed - Unable to udpate any apt packages - Completely blocked

I am using 14.10 Ubuntu. Software updater fails with following error: Package operation failed From terminal, tried to do sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade This gives following ...
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Package operation failed, Cant install any update

i recently started getting this error whenever i run an update: Package operation failed, The installation or removal of a software package failed. Details: installArchives() failed: (Reading ...
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How Do I manually remove malformed Packages?

I tried to install typo3 via the apt-get package manager on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. During the installation the Package typo3-dummy could not be configured and remained in status: half-installed sudo ...
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Finding how many times a given package has been installed

Is there any way to see how many times a package in the repos (say, firefox) has been installed?
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Limit recursion in apt-get install --install-suggests

Recently I tried to install a package and it's suggests by using apt-get install tuxguitar --install-suggests although this worked, there was far more installed than I bargained for. A total of ...
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How to --install-suggests on an already installed package?

Or: what is the proper way of installing missing suggests for installed packages?
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What is virtuoso-nepomuk and how much harm could I do by uninstalling it?

I am trying to solve what might be an unsolvable broken system. Apparently virtuoso-nepomuk is tripping up something in the upgrade process and causing an unable to migrate to dependancy based boot ...
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i am trying to install skrywer 2 and keep getting dependency issues, can anyone help

I have read through alot of the solutions to this kinda problem but none of the stuff I have found has worked. Thanks in advance for any help. skrywer2: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14) but ...
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reverse-depends: looking for reverse dependencies of source packages

My goal is finding ALL reverse-depends of a certain package and the belonging source package. For example, I want all packages that depend on libsslcommon2 and the source package that can be installed ...
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gameranger client for linux

I found this gameranger client made for linux!! But sadly it's not working because of dependencies since it dates back to 2005 and hasn't been been developed since. or so they say! Is there a way ...
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Error Message install package has unmet dependencies?

I tried to install libre-office with terminal but middle of the process it is showing some package has been broken now i can't install anything with software center need help.
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Can I convert a .dxf to .png or .jpg with a command tool?

I'm looking for some command line tool that allows me to convert dxf to any other format.
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Some errors with dpkg

This is related to my previous unsolved problem. After I run sudo dpkg --configure -a, I get the following error information: Thanks a lot for your help! Setting up tex-common (4.04) ... debconf: ...
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Unmet dependencies when uninstalling a package

I want to remove a package which I have previously installed (well, I tried to install it, but it never installed correctly). The package name is "cuda", and so I tried the command: sudo apt-get ...
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14.04 trusty: 'apt-get install' silently refuses upgrade package with unsatisfied dependencies

This is more or less replication of this question. I hope AskUbuntu is more suitable place for it. Short description: apt can't upgrade a package if some dependencies are missing (it's OK), but ...
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How to play Mp4 format? I get the following error [closed]

E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
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I still can't update 12.04 LTS due to Broken packages, unmet dependancies…please see what I've tried

Here's what I'm doing to try & fix the brokern packages and here's the error messages that I'm receiving. What else can I do or run to get this 12.04 LTS to update and to also be able to use the ...
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How do I get Vidalia Tor to work on 14.04?

A.S.: Complete Linux noob here. I'm trying to install Vidalia from the Software Centre, and apparently everyone says that it doesn't work on 14.04. However someone posts a link to a fix package I ...
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Uninstall broken package

Times ago I have installed Linux Mint stuff on my Ubuntu 11.10 (now 12.04). I accidentally removed some files manually (they were under /usr/share). Now it is impossible to remove the related deb ...
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Manually run sudo dpkg --configure -a [closed]

Using Mint 17.1. During some install work while in the terminal and a very bad dropping Ethernet connection, the install never finished and I can only assume corrupted some things in Linux. The ...
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Downgrading a package with older version “physically” in the repository

I want to downgrade from OpenJDK Update 25 to OpenJDK Update 21. If I look, for example, at security.ubuntu.com or at mirror.pnl.gov, I can see that .deb files for Update 21 are still there, however, ...
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How can I resolve repeated package dependency error involving ' wine-staging-i386 '

I have a wine package via a dependency from a package that gives you Silverlight and more up-to-date Adobe Flash for Linux. However, I get an error on startup of Software Center and also will ...
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Error installing skype

enter code hereI got this wile doing the first step to installing skype on my comuputer-(saucy) dj@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2 [sudo] password ...
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How to remove this leftover from pantheon desktop? [duplicate]

I gave a try to pantheon desktop, and ever since after uninstalling it, whenever I resume from a suspend, I get this: Since elementary.io is a link to elementary OS, and pantheon is from this OS, I ...
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How to build a source package?

I'm the lead developer of an open source software called GDevelop (https://github.com/4ian/GD): I'd like to distribute it on Ubuntu and benefit from the Launchpad platform to get it automatically ...
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How not to install recommended and suggested packages?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, I did the following, sudo gedit /etc/apt/apt.conf and added APT::Install-Recommends "false"; APT::Install-Suggests "false"; but did not work. When I try to install a ...
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Unable to install package via apt-get although it is listed on ubuntu package manager

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Following the instructions here, I see the Python 2.7.9 package here: http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/python2.7/ However apt-get install or apt-cache search ...
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The “supported packages” in R

From http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/bin/linux/ubuntu/ SUPPORTED PACKAGES A number of R packages are available from the Ubuntu repositories with names starting with r-cran-. The following ones are ...
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Ran apt-get clean now I can't boot

This may a bit of a long story, but there were a lot of parts and i'm not sure what exactly caused my problem so please hang in there :) So i was having trouble with running out of space when trying ...