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

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Error removing Xplico

Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 205993 files and directories currently installed.) Removing xplico (1.1.0) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/xplico.postrm: 23: ...
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Unable to install android studio dependency is not satisfiable

I am trying to install android studio from this source: The following packages have unmet dependencies: android-studio : Depends: lib32ncurses5 but it is not installable Depends: ...
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Is it safe to install libstdc++6:i386 on machine which already has libstdc++6:amd64?

Is it safe to install libstdc++6:i386 on machine which already has libstdc++6:amd64? I mean will i386 libs overwrite the existing amd64-libs?
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Can't install fglrx-core - help

So after googling around and finding out wine doesn't work with the AMD drivers, I uninstalled it and the libopen things for both AMD64 and i386 as they were conflicting with the installation of ...
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How to keep all linux kernel packages on Kubuntu 14.04?

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 on my private laptop. When the package system updates my Linux kernel it removes the old packages, only keeping the 2 newest versions of the kernel images (and associated ...
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Uninstall libav packages after re-installing from source

I'm running kubuntu 14.04 and don't plan on upgrading until at least these summer holidays. The libav packages provided are somewhat outdated (two major versions behind) and produce unsatisfying ...
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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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Is there a way to install all packages (and their dependencies) in a repository

Is there a way to install all packages (and their dependencies) in a repository ? I am using synaptic package manager and I cannot mark all the packages within a repo because its dependencies are not ...
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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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Ubuntu Sofware Center no longer works

I recently switched to Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time (previously an XP user). Naturally, I did the usual search on the internet regarding "things to do after installing Ubuntu..." One of the many ...
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Different gearman server packages

What is the difference between the gearman-server package and the gearman-job-server package? Does one depend on the other?
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Held broken packages (libgbm1) from Xorg-edgers PPA

My laptop (Aspire VN7-591G) comes with an nVidia graphic card that is not supported by default in Ubuntu Trusty (14.04.2, amd64). I installed the Xorg-edgers PPA to be able to install nvidia-340 ...
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“Unable to locate package” while trying to install packages by apt

When I try to install any package through the command line, I get an error. Can anyone help me on this? $ sudo apt-get install <package> Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to compelety remove php?

I need to clean up my server from PHP 5.3 packages (there are plenty of them) in order to be able to compile PHP 5.2. I am wondering what is the easiest/safest method to get rid of them all? Thanks
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How to rollback to PHP 5.2?

I have just installed a 10.04 LTS on my development server but the system that I need to run on it (Magento ecommerce) is not compatible with PHP 5.3 which ships with the newest version of Ubuntu. Is ...
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Can't install codeblocks plugin

I can't install wxsmith plugin. It gives me the following error. dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/codeblocks-contrib_13.12-3_amd64.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite ...
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Why can't I install mono-complete?

When I try to install it, the following result comes up: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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apt-get update doesn't work gives an error

Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/libsdl2_2.0.3+z4~20140315-8621-1ppa1trusty1_i386.deb ...
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Removing cuda-repo Network Installer and installing the local version

I have followed the instructions in a tutorial to install cuda on Ubuntu 14.04. Problem is that I didn't notice that I installed the Network Version of the cuda-repo*.deb . How can I change this and ...
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Broken packages while installing cuda-drivers in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install cuda on Ubuntu 14.04, I posted a question , and tried to install cuda via aptitude. I eventually got an error message of broken packages (and now I have a red sign on the upper ...
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Unable to install ubuntu-device-flash in 14.04

I have problem with this command: $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-device-flash Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Get package description using apt

How do I get the prosaic description of a package using apt? I tried both apt-cache show and apt-cache showpkg but no luck. Using synaptic it's easy as typing the package name and the description is ...
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What are the implications of compiling packages from source?

What are the implications of compiling packages from source? For example, what if doing sudo apt-get upgrade upgrades a dependency of the manually-installed package? How would using a package from the ...
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do-release-upgrade, interrupt, then no upgrade found

I started a do-release upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10. It found a release and started downloading some files. Before it got to do anything besides downloading, I realized on was on battery, didn't have ...
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can't install , remove , purge or anything

when ever I try to open Software Center it shows a message : New software can't be installed because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem ...
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/usr/bin/dpkg returned an error when remove & install broken packages

I tried to remove unstable openoffice and reinstall libreoffice however I accidently removed directory of openoffice under /opt before I purged it. Now I cannot clean the broken package, and cannot ...
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Can't install prozilla on ubuntu gnome 14.10

i am getting this error while installing prozilla: (Reading database ... 100% (Reading database ... 154269 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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How to debug dpkg configure error in subprocess post-installation?

In short: I am trying to install spamassassin but dpkg returns only with: dpkg: error processing spamassassin (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 ...
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Reproducing DEB packages of APT cache

I wanted to use Aptik to backup all my PPAs and packages, because at some point I may need to clean install Ubuntu (same version). But unfortunately, before knowing about Aptik I ran apt-get clean ...
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Where is the “pysdm” package?

I am new to Ubuntu. I have some old hardware lying around so I decided to build a backup/storage device. I am trying to follow this lifehacker article. It asks me to open a terminal and run sudo ...
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After installing Dart commands like pub, dart2js are not found

I've installed Dart according to instructions from the official website (https://www.dartlang.org/tools/debian.html). To be more exactly: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install ...
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'mount: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0 : no such file or directory' error while booting

I was trying to load a version of CGminer which was returning a libudev type error, and followed a supposed solution here but it destroyed my system (so it seems). I loaded the system in recovery ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA?

Occasionally, when I'm installing stuff, I get an error like the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the ...
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unable to install packages

I am on Ubuntu 14.04. I want to install two packages: pantheon-shell and elementary-tweaks but getting following error: edward@computer:~$ sudo apt-get install pantheon-shell Reading package lists... ...
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What is nss-myhostname? And why is it not installable?

dmesg shows the line systemd-hostnamed[3964]: Warning: nss-myhostname is not installed. Changing the local hostname might make it unresolveable. Please install nss-myhostname! But sudo ...
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Updating Ubuntu, Unmet dependencies

When trying to open Ubuntu Software center getting this: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a ...
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FGLRX won't install: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

When I run sudo apt-get install fglrx, I get the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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DEB package: Shell script with debconf does not show input dialog

The following config script inside control.tar.gz #!/bin/sh -e . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule db_fset mailadmin/database_host seen false db_clear db_purge db_input medium mailadmin/database_host ...
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Does Ubuntu have an equivalent to the AUR (Arch User Repository)?

Having just played around with Arch a little bit, the thing about it that impresses me the most about it is the AUR. With a tool like Yaourt, you can really easily install bleeding-edge software, some ...
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Vietnamese input method in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

After i select install, I get this error: Package dependencies cannot be resolved The following packages have unmet dependencies: ibus-unikey: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14) but 2.19-0ubuntu6.6 is to be ...
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An error occurred, please run package manger from the right click menu ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm "really" new to Linux. Now that I'm getting going with Ubuntu and trying things out, some things just aren't working. I see a red circle with a dash in it that says for me to run apt-get to see ...
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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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How to create and maintain patch on Debian package?

I want to patch on Trac package. I know how to patch and rebuild the package, but there are some things I don't understand very well. My patch is something dangerous and not likely to commit back to ...
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how to get the preloaded services?

I installed the Ubuntu 14.04 by CD , at that time i had no internet connection due to that i am not able to get all the built-in packages. Some of the problems arises like, plug ins required for ...
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I try to install mysql-server but following errors

i tried to install mysql-server but got the following errors. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to ...
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Do pre-compiled files of an application contain all the necessary dependencies needed to it?

Example: Downloaded Intellij IDEA IDE's tar.gz file. All I had to do was ./idea.sh after extracting the files to run the program--no installation was done. Do the pre-compiled files require any ...
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not able to install samba

I am not able install samba. When i am try to install samba by this command 'sudo apt-get install samba4' then it's give below error. ERROR: Invalid smb.conf /var/lib/dpkg/info/samba4.postinst: 14: ...
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Software Center crashes and I can not install any packages anymore

After I tried to install Skype (in order to do that I typed in some commands that I cant remember that I got from this forum) my software center is closing right after opening it and I can not install ...
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Cancel installing pending package with apt-get

Yesterday I trying to install a package with apt-get but I regret of installing this package, but every time I want to install a new package the apt-get trying to install that package again ! How I ...
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How to force apt to give you a “Do you want to continue? [Y/n]” for every install

I understand that when running the code sudo apt-get install <packagename> it will only give me this: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] If that package will install additional packages. But how ...