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

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Reinstall nvidia-prime

A friend was trying to solve this issue on his laptop and mistakenly autoremoved nvidia-prime before shutting down. Now the laptop won't display anything when booting linux (which doesn't seem too ...
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How do I enable the “multiverse” repository?

I keep seeing places refer to the "multiverse" repository as a place I can get software, how can I enable this repository? Please specify how to do this graphically and via command line.
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how do i install Video Codec on ubuntu 12.04 ?

On my machine mp3 files are playing perfectly . I want to downlaod video codec for playing populer types of format ! like mp4 3gp mkv flv avi ..etc . is there any way to play those files without ...
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How can I recover my system after attempting to install experimental packages?

I've been having issues with extremely frequent screen lockups and scrambled text. One possible fix was in mesa 9.2.3. Unfortunately, the latest version in the official repos was mesa 9.2.1. Hence, I ...
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xfonts installation failed and apt compromised

I started the installation of all the xfonts packages on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with sudo apt-get install xfonts-* While extracting a package (one of the hundreds of the list), the system got ...
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Update fails. Can't install any software ! [duplicate]

I did sudo apt-get update Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Should I close my open programs while installing updates?

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and Linux in general. In Windows, system updates are generally installed while the computer is shutting down, and completed on the next startup, presumably so that it can ...
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Building and hosting Ubuntu packages using C++11

The full question would be: Is Ubuntu ready to host C++ applications packages, compiled with C++11, and which use a large set of dependencies? Let's say that we have an official Ubuntu package (C++ ...
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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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How do I fix these unmet dependency errors showing up in apt-get?

I'm doing some development work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and today I messed up my APT system and can't seem to fix it. The problem started when I was trying to get a specific custom built version of clang ...
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sudo apt-get --fix-broken install is confusing

I am trying to fix some broken packages and fix broken packages in synaptic package manager is not working. When i try the command in the question, it asks to remove 292 packages and some of them seem ...
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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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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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Ubuntu and installation of software foam extend [on hold]

I have two Questions. To update new package in system, Is we need to install it or we have to just extract the downloaded compressed file? And it is necessary to extract the file into "doc" file? ...
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Installing GCC Cross-Compiler for i586-elf

I was following a tutorial http://wiki.osdev.org/Main_Page to build an OS. I needed to install a cross compiler for i586-elf (Executable and Linkable Format). How to install it on ubuntu 12.04 ?
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How to use a Ubuntu 13.04 (amd64 .deb) program on 14.10

I have a Toshiba L505D-S5965 laptop with Ubuntu 14.10, I am trying to install was the Dolphin Emulator but all I see is the 13.04 (amd64 .deb) link. Is there some compatibility mode like Windows or ...
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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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Can I install Desktop-Environment from distro's iso file?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit (Default Unity D.E.).I have Xubuntu14.04 desktop (32-bit) ISO file (image). It must exist Xubuntu Desktop Environment inside ISO file. I don't want to install whole ...
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Clearing from queue packages without downloading/installing them

I made the mistake of trying to install the wrong version of a program using a downloaded .deb file. It hung up partways because of unresolvable dependencies, and I had to close the shell window to ...
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Best way to update files on production server from development server

I am developing a website for my own company. To do so I have 2 servers: Server 1: a development server where I upload and test files. I use Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 to put and get files I am working ...
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Unable to download numpy and scipy packages on my ubuntu 13.04 [on hold]

I want to install numpy,scipy packages but every time it is giving me an error: E: Unable to locate package numpy I have tried these commands: sudo apt-get install python-numpy python-sciy sudo ...
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Why is rpm -qa showing nothing in Ubuntu?

I am doing dpkg -l and it is listing all installed packages, but rpm -qa is not showing anything. Why is this the case? Do I have to make some changes so that rpm will also display the installed ...
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Install a list of packages and replace all errors

I have a list of packages I would like to install on a fresh Ubuntu. Since those is a quite old list, I would like so see the outcome, If I would replace the suggestions automatically. So all ...
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Install a single package from different universe [closed]

I wonder what is the best practice to install a single package from different universe repository? The story so far is that I need a fresher Vagrant for Ubuntu 14.04 and while I usually download it ...
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How do I install ruby-rvm?

I want to install a rails environment on Ubuntu 11.04. I tried: $ sudo apt-get install ruby-rvm But got the error: Unable to locate package ruby-rvm My other PC has Ubuntu 11.10, and this ...
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apt-get stopped working because of dependancy issue - libegl1-mesa

tl;dr: Every apt-get command fails because of this: Depends: libgl1-mesa-dri (= 10.5~git1411191810.9460cd~gd~u) but 10.4~git1411171930.920f87~gd~u is to be installed I cannot remove or install ...
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torch7 install failed

I am new in Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu in my computer and then installed torch7. the torch7 install with and without "sudo" failed because I have not rights to write in /home/adminName. If I set the ...
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Ubuntu wants to remove 400+ packages to install skype [closed]

Ubuntu 13.10, 64 bit, everything was fine until I installed amarok (hello Qt) just to listen ONE song in .aac format. This thing have deleted skype, and updated/downgraded/removed ~15 other packages, ...
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What's the development package for Qt5 in 14.04

I want to build a Qt5 example on my desktop machine. I installed qt5-default and qtdeclarative5-dev, but I'm still getting this error: Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: quick qml Which ...
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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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Why is Muon on KDE failing with multiple package errors?

The following Error message appeared to me and preventing me to updating my SYSTEM. The package system could not be initialized, your configuration may be broken The following error also appeared ...
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Ubuntu Server booting with NGINX running and not Apache2

I am running a server with Ubuntu Server 14.04. When I reboot the server it boots up with nginx running, and not apache2 like I would like. I end up having to stop the nginx service, then restart ...
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How to install sage from repository?

Instructions from here did not work. Instructions: apt-add-repository -y ppa:aims/sagemath apt-get update apt-get install sagemath-upstream-binary After last command I get: $ sudo apt-get install ...
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verify ownership on all files and directories associated with packages

In the Redhat, we can verify ownership on all files and directories associated with packages by using the following command: # rpm -Va | grep '^......U' Is there any equivalent command for Ubuntu? ...
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unity-music-daemon uses large amount of memory

When I boot my Ubuntu 13.04 up, I noticed that my fans goes crazy and when I had a glanced at System Monitor, I saw that a process called unity-music-daemon is using a large amount of memory and CPU. ...
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Access a local repository

I'm trying to access a local repository which happens to be a mirror of the Ubuntu 14.04 trusty release. The stuff all downloads and looks good, but I can't get apt-get to install any packages from ...
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Package system is broken - updating Python

First I wrote the following command: sudo apt-get update And when that was completed, I ran this command: sudo apt-get -f install And I got this error from the terminal: dpkg: error processing ...
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installing software package for any user account and root user

Suppose I've two users in my system viz. USER1 and USER2. When I need to install any package for any user say USER1, I need to do "sudo su" which means root privilege. But is this software installed ...
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How to create multiple debian packages using the same debian directory

I am packaging an application in my PC for installation/distribution purposes. I have created the package successfully using dpkg facility in ubuntu 12.04. Now I need to create multiple packages ...
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Why is this package search incomplete?

Looking at the package search page, I can see that it's highly unorthogonal: For example, libgdk-pixbuf2-ruby is provided only for 10.04 and 12.04. Maybe they're obsolete, but libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev ...
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How to get Bamboo Pad working on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to get Bamboo Pad working on Ubuntu 14.04 I am sure that device is not broken = I can see it via lsusb All "howtogetyourwacomtabletworking" guides are designed for older versions of ...
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What is a package index file

In the following statement about "apt-get update" from linux.die.net is the term "package index file": Used to re-synchronize the package index files from their sources. ... What exactly does ...
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Problem during Plowshare's installation

Today i tried to install Plowshare on Ubuntu Server 14.10, as written in Plowshare's documentation. So, i added the Plowshare's repository with this command: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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package system broken (14.04)

I tried installing Google Earth this morning using this code: Terminal Commands: sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libsm6:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libxext6:i386 ...
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trying to install libncurses dev package for ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to install libncurses for Ubuntu 14.04. But, it is showing the following error: root@sharwariDell:/usr/src# sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to install chemfig through apt-get

I'm doing some LaTeX and I need the chemfig package. As usual, I type the package name in synaptic but this time nothing matches the search. Does anyone know how to install it ? Is it possible ...
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Display PPA from which package will be downloaded during upgrade

I have many PPAs installed on my Trusty system. However, I feel that they might try to sneak packages into my system other than those which I include them in the first place. Technically, after adding ...
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How do I remove dependencies from a deb installer for an isolated system?

I have created a deb package for an application created in Qt. I have included all the libraries that the application depends on, to be installed in a folder next to the application itself: ...
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The package system is broken libjpeg8: libjpeg8:i386:

I can't update and install new software on my Ubuntu 12.04. I have this message when i try to install a software : The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If ...
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Dependency problems after a partial upgrade to 14.04 LTS

I tried to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04LTS and I had a partial upgrade. Since then I can't do any installation or upgrade because of the dependency problem. Can any one help me solve that? Here's what ...