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

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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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Error on apt-get upgrade and install runit package

I'm trying to install the git-daemon-run package, which has a dependency on the runit package. But the runit package doesn't upgrade properly. When I run apt-get upgrade to upgrade the runit ...
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Correct way to fix missing (wrong/old) dependencies when running apt-get install?

I know there are many variations of this question, but I've browsed different threads and tried everything listed in the answers, but I am still not able to resolve my wrong dependencies. I am on ...
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Unable to insall libgtk2.0-dev on ubuntu 12.04

I am using opencv 3 on ubunut 12.04 and while displaying an image the error message asks me to build the library with libgtk2.0-dev. I tried sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev but I get the following ...
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Problem installing Mod_Mono on Ubuntu

I am trying to install mod_mono on Ubuntu (Ubuntu 14.4 LTS, Monodevelop 5.9, Mono JIT compiler version 4.0.1). I tried below command as per this article and this question: sudo apt-get install ...
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I don't have ANY packages

I'm very very new to Ubuntu and used it for the first time 3 days ago for a project my teacher put me on. He told me to get chrome working on the Lenovo ThinkPads R500's. Turns out, after some ...
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How to downgrade a package using dpkg

I want to downgrade some packages. I search and find How to downgrade packages on Ubuntu? and this Need to downgrade a package with many dependents and this How to Downgrade a Package via apt-get?. ...
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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 to do this?
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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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Why am I getting an error related to linux-image-3.13.0-53-generic (3.13.0-53.88)?

Every time I install or remove existing software I get the following error. isuru@isuru-Inspiron-3420:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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New to Linux. Cannot install anything; missing dependencies

I am on a new installation of Ubuntu and I'm trying to download programs like Synaptic and Gparted but whenever I try and download through the terminal I get: The following packages have unmet ...
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How do I exclude specific packages from installation with apt-get?

I would like to exclude specific packages from installation with apt-get, that is, install a metapackage without the list of specific packages, preferably with one invocation of apt-get. For example, ...
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How can I upgrade packages on a broken ubuntu installation from a live usb?

I downgraded from linux-image-3.19.0-18-generic to linux-image-3.19.0-16-generic and then stupidly removed 3.19.0-18 without thinking. When I rebooted I was unable to load unity and my network ...
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Installing aclocal on Ubuntu 11.04?

How can I install aclocal from the autotools bundle in Ubuntu 11.04? I tried to find it to no avail: sudo apt-get install aclocal sudo apt-get install autotools-dev apt-cache search aclocal ...
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Problem installing UniversalIndentGUI

I need a GUI beautifier for C code. I've found UniversalIndentGUI on sourceforge. Downloaded a .deb file.Opened it with Ubuntu Software Center to install it but the button is grey and unclickable and ...
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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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Trouble installing VLC

Whenever I try to install VLC by terminal this shows up. ankit@ankit-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc [sudo] password for ankit: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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“start-stop-daemon: user 'solr' not found” error on un-install and re-install jetty

I tried to installed Ckan with jetty on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS, following these instructions but i was getting a 500 error when trying to open localhost:8089/solr. I was told to follow these instructions ...
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Installing libgirepository-1.0-1:i386 leads to strangeness

This apt-get exchange leaves me befuddled (on a 64-bit CPU): $ lsb_release -a ...
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Trouble Installing Package from a Local Apt Repo

I am having some issues installing a package from a local apt-repo. I followed the guide below to set up the apt repo and it seems to be working fine. When I run the update-debs command and apt-get ...
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Why are samba packages held back while upgrading newly installed system?

I've recently freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I allowed updating of packages during the installation process. After initial installation, I've run: apt-get update followed by apt-get ...
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Mysql workbench installation failed?

I am unable to install mysql workbench community addition on ubuntu 14.04 I am installing latest version by debian file downloaded from server 1. sudo apt-get install gdebi-core 2. sudo gdebi ...
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How to install Tomcat 7.0.42 on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS?

The sysadmin gave me a virtual machine which I access through terminal. I have root access and it got Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. The command apt-cache policy tomcat7 informs: tomcat7: Installed: (none) ...
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Change the way packages are downloaded with local repository?

I plan to set up my own custom repository for some Linux software to be used for the local network only (computers on local network to only use that repository). However, there are few things that I ...
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What is the mediascanner-service and how to avoid getting it installed?

Since a few months, on one of the desktop Ubuntu 14.04 systems I use, CPU has regularly been going up to 80-100% for no apparent reason. htop would usually attribute responsability to file system ...
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OpenJDK-7-JRE throws “broken packages” error (14.04 LTS)

I have an application that requires the Java JRE. I decided to go ahead and install the JRE from the repositories. Normally, the only issue I would have with this is it taking forever and a day to ...
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Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop

To preface my question, I already know about this question, but it doesn't have any answers (plus it's for an older version), so I'm opening this one, because this is becoming a pretty big issue for ...
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Why Is the Package Installer Giving the “Dependency is not satisfiable” Error Even After I've Installed the required packages?

I'm trying to install GameTree. I downloaded the deb. file from the site and tried to open it with the package installer. It popped up dependency is not satisfiable: python (>= 2.4) This is ...
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Confused about building OpenStack Packages?

I found OpenStack build task on Ubuntu QA site, but I am a little confused about the build steps. Here's the link for build steps: ...
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VTK package naming from apt-get

In the past I've always manually built VTK, but recently I've tried installing using the ones provided by apt-get because build times are significant on my laptop. Additionally, if I ever want to get ...
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Server using Ubuntu without GUI: remove not needed packages

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to use it as a server, so what are the packages (I know I can list all the installed packages using this command: dpkg --get-selections) that I should remove ...
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How to fix or re-install the broken packages resulting from updates installation?

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 and I installed available updates. Then, I got a black screen with mouse pointer visible. I lost my desktop. However I got to terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1. Then I ran ...
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Install font Tahoma in ubuntu

When I installing font Tahoma, with this code, i have 2 errors (permissions denied). Sorry for my English. : ) tomasz@TomaszPC:~$ cabextract -F 'tahoma*ttf' IELPKTH.CAB IELPKTH.CAB: WARNING; ...
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How to add a Package to kernel to make it default package?

I want to add xclip package to kernel to make it default package. Means if I give mine custom version of kernel to someone to install then xclip package should also be installed with kernel. They ...
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bakomatex installation problem

The Problem Installed deb package for bakomatex and have been getting errors with dpkg ever since. debanjan@tanrake:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for debanjan: Reading package lists... ...
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Can't launch JD-GUI on Ubuntu 12.10 64bits

When I try to open JD-GUI via the terminal it gives me the following error error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory So ...
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How to install software packages on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have read everywhere possible to know how to install software packages on ubuntu, but i didn't understand exactly how to do that, they write many steps and I try them but never got satisfying ...
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Samba installation failed on ubuntu 12.10

I was trying to install samba to access shared printer on windows pc connected via office network, following response came out from terminal. please guide me how to install Samba or any other ...
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E: Impossible de trouver le paquet minicom

I want install minicom and other package n ubuntu 12.04 baut I have this result: rimeh@rimeh-PC:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install minicom Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait ...
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Cannot find package (pymol) [closed]

I'm trying to install the program pymol (https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/raring/pymol/) on my system (I have Ubuntu 13.04). I've tried it via this link to the softwarecentre and via the ...
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e17 installation and unmet dependencies

Every which way I try to correct unmet dependencies it gives me some long error. Trying to install packages I get evas-loaders : Depends: libefl (>= 201312241217) but it is not going to be ...
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Install package from without adding PPA

Is there a way to install a package via a simple URL without having to add a PPA beforehand? Something like apt-get https://url.to.package.deb? Or perhaps some command line options that would add the ...
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How to remove a package after incorrect installation attempt

I was trying to install PostgreSQL 9.3 from the downloaded installer: postgresql-9.3.4-3-linux-x64.run Still learning the ropes with Linux, I believe I originally installed it using an incorrect ...
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cannot install any packages using terminal [duplicate]

Whenever I tried to install synaptic or other libraries like sudo apt-get install git-core, etc... it's showing errors. When it starts running but stops at 22% and also with many errors. I am not ...
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Package manager fails to fetch custom sources

Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty InRelease Ign http://repos.mesosphere.io trusty InRelease ...
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Install gcc on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

When I try to install gcc on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server with apt-get install gcc, I get the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gcc : Depends: cpp (>= 4:4.6.1-2ubuntu5) ...
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Is it possible to package installed software?

I was wondering if it is possible to make a package of installed software? I want to use modified software from my current installation on another one, so if possible, packaging it to install it on my ...
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Unable to install anything

I wonder if someone can help me , when I try install or remove a package , this is the error I get dpkg: error processing package libdrm-nouveau2:i386 (--configure): package is in a very bad ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 broken package (build-essential)

I do know there are questions like mine, but I couldn't get it work reading their answers. I'm trying to install build-essential, but the package is broken, therefore I can't install the needed ...
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How do I check if a package is installed on my server?

I recently installed Ubuntu Server edition 13.10. But I have ran into a bit of problem. At the end of the install, it asks you for several extra packages whether you want them nor not, like openSSH ...