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

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How to create a source tarball for a java application built by ant?

I've written an application in Java and would like to package it for Ubuntu and upload it to my PPA. I've already read through the documentation and set up my environment, but I don't completely ...
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How are Ubuntu packages structured?

When I download a package in Ubuntu, what files does it install on my system and where? I'm just curious about the package structure in general (I searched and it doesn't look like anyone's asked ...
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How can I install the ubuntu software center. I tried sudo apt-get install ubuntu-software-center and I get an error

I tried installing many apps already via terminal and all I get is errors which is really starting to bug me alot. So please help me. When I type sudo apt-get install ubuntu-software-center all I ...
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Help When I try the command: sudo apt-get -f install it does not work. Plus other commands do not work I am running ubuntu 14.04 lts

When I type sudo apt-get -f install all I get is alex@alex-NV55C:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for alex: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Messed up while installing octave in Ubuntu 14.04. Having trouble doing apt-get upgrade & apt-get -f install now

Output of apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or ...
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Can't upgrade linux-firmware package due to conflicting AthrBT firmware

I have been using Ubuntu for the past one month or so. I get this message whenever I tried to download updates. What do I do? Please help to resolve. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS which came with the ...
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Package Operation Failed. Installation or removal failed

I'm new to linux so excuse my lacking experience. Anytime I try to install anything, including just running the updater, I get an error saying Package operation failed the details button shows this: ...
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Chrubuntu 14.04 WINE install unmet dependencies

Okay, I understand that there have been quite a few solutions to this problem. None of them have worked for me. To explain my conundrum I shall post the output of "sudo aptitude install wine1.7". ...
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List all versions of a package

Is there a equivalent of this command; yum list kernel-headers --showduplicates on Ubuntu with apt-get, apt-cache etc. The above command lists various versions of the kernel-headers rpm available on ...
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postgresql 9.3 broken after multiple reinstallations

I would like to remove postgresql 9.3 from my Kubuntu 14.04 system, so that I may do a clean reinstall. I think I installed the version that ships with Kubuntu, but I'm not sure because I installed, ...
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cant install cuda toolkit

I followed the instructions per this page. Now, I get this error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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How to remove unresolved packages (youtube-to-mp3 app)

I am aware that it's a common problem but i am quite new with linux systems and I would like to know how to exactly fix my problem. The following packages have unmet dependencies: youtube-to-mp3: ...
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Why has 14.04 LTS no static libraries in some packages?

These are the udev development packages for the last three Ubuntu LTS releases. File list of package libudev-dev in lucid File list of package libudev-dev in precise File list of package libudev-dev ...
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Python: module not found after manual install

I've recently updated to the current version of Ubuntu, 13.04 and Python 2.7.4. Since then I have problems importing the gobject module and dunno what to do to fix it. I'd like to use dreampie which ...
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Authentication problem with my PPA

I created a package and uploaded it to my PPA. After it got built, I went to install it, but was faced with this message: ******@******-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install stackapplet Reading package ...
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How do I enable the “backports” repository?

How to enable the backports repository so I can get newer versions of software?
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How to completely remove application [duplicate]

If I remove any application with sudo apt-get remove <applicationName>, the application is removed and then I can remove the repository later on. I have noticed that certain cached and config ...
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14.04 Unable to install correct package

I'm attempting to configure an oculus rift for this I need to execture ./OculusConfigUtil_i386 This gives me the following error: ./OculusConfigUtil_i386: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Broken QT5 packages are in release 14

Fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install. Tried this on two different machines. Same problem: tstimac@promel:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential qmlscene qt5-qmake qt5-default qtdeclarative5-dev ...
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404 Not Found [IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxxx 80] [on hold]

Err http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0 i386 2.4.4-1~ubuntu1 404 Not Found [IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxxx 80] E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run ...
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Lazy right management for package installation

You can install a package (here package), by running sudo apt-get install package Some installation scripts written in bash perform such actions and require the user to enter the password every ...
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My repos became corrupted: Unable to parse package file [duplicate]

Suddenly ubuntu 14.04 started to print this: Reading package lists... Error! E: Unable to parse package file ...
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How to install a specific version of openssl

I am running 12.04 but the question applies to all ubuntu versions. Is there a package for a specific (actually I am only interested in the newest) version of openssl? Although I have the latest ...
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How do I enable the “Universe” repository from the command line?

How do you use terminal to enable Universe source? Or any those 4 from Software Sources: Main, Universe, Restricted, Multiverse Main is on by default and Restricted is on if durring Ubuntu ...
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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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Cannot install new omega driver from AMD

Hi all I'm trying to install the new omega drivers for Ubuntu 14.04 AMD Catalyst™ 14.12 But the ubuntu software center is complaining "Dependency is not satisfiable: fglrx-core" I'm downloading ...
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved Ubuntu 14.04 vlc-audacius

vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.1.4-0ubuntu14.04.1) but 2.1.4-0ubuntu14.04.1 is to be installed Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15) but 2.19-0ubuntu6 is to be installed Depends: libfreetype6 (>= ...
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How to manage applications

I am dualbooting Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 for about a year. My intention is to completely step away from the Windows environment, but I keep returning to Windows. Mainly because installing and managing ...
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Skype install on 14.04 Tried to trace the problem

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i traced the problem back and need help. First i checked if multiarch is enabled. localhost@localhost-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ dpkg --print-architecture ...
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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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Error: Broken count > 0 during normal update

Ubuntu Studio 14.04 was updating this morning and this error occurred: Error: Broken count > 0. It says that the package Manager is broken. Then the following info is provided: E: Could not get ...
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How to Cross Build Latest Stable Qemu with x86_64-w64-mingw32

Installed the mingw and cloned the "latest stable" branch of QEMU with sudo apt-get install -y mingw-w64 cd ~/ git clone -b stable-2.1 git://git.qemu.org/qemu.git cd ~/qemu Then from ...
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How can I install upgrades from a local place?

I have not been able to upgrade my software in my 12.04 ubuntu (in VB), I always get a timeout trying to fetch items from repos. Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main ...
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Reading package lists quits without any explanation

I'm trying to do a simple apt-get install like sudo apt-get -V install chrome It displays "Reading package lists... 6%" and then abruptly quits so the line now looks like user@server:~$ ists... 6% ...
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Where did packages full descriptions go?

Several years I notice that Ubuntu is lacking packages full descriptions. F.ex. Debian have this description for 'aptitude': Package: aptitude (0.6.8.2-1) terminal-based package manager ...
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Getting “Unable to locate package error” while installing Wickr top secret messenger on 32-Bit ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install wickr top secret messenger by downloading the corresponding 32-bit .deb file from there website.When installing through usual package manager it gives dependency error which i ...
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What does it mean that python-keyring “suggests” python-kde4?

I have a pending update for "Get Hot New Stuff" for the KDE Platform (libknewstuff2-4). I don't recall installing anything with KDE dependencies (I'm using vanilla Ubuntu), so I tried to figure out ...
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Binary archives of OpenJDK for ubuntu

My goal is to have multiple version of java 6 and multiple version of java 7 installed on my ubuntu in order to do some tests with different versions of java. I found instructions to install oracle ...
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Can't install clamav dependencies?

Turns out I can't install anything using aptitude and I also seem to be missing a few dependencies. When I try to install a program: mom@mom-Inspiron-1720:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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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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What is the best practice to manual build software on Ubuntu?

apt is great, this is also why many people choose Debian-based systems; however, there're some times that we need to build some software manually. (For example, for a newer version). I create a ...
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Is boost in ubuntu repo broken?

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS When I apt-get install libboost-all-dev, there are no libs in /usr/lib/ (I use find /usr/lib -name "boost") and nowhere else in my FS. However, when I downloaded ...
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Blacklisting packages from installing

I'm currently running 10.10 with a package removed. I'm concerned that when it comes time to upgrade, synaptic may well install that package again. Is there way to blacklist a package that works ...
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Cannot install python module urlparse

some program written in Python 2.7 complains that ImportError: No module named 'urlparse'. So I need to install the module, but I am not able to do it. The module does exist, it is described e.g. at ...
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cannot install libgtop2-10:i386

I need to install libgtop2-10:i386 package on 64bit system (Utopic). But dependencies cannot be met: $ sudo apt-get install libgtop2-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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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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Getting + installing gcc/g++ 4.9 on Ubuntu?

How do I install the latest version of gcc and g++? I am using a variety of C++11 and C++1y features; which is why I need this.
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Cannot find a package in Ubuntu 14.04 with apt-get install

I tried everything but for some reasons I cannot find any packages in this new distro. I wanted to install wicd, git, ... all of the packages cannot be found for some reasons. I followed this guide ...
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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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How do I find the package that provides a file?

Simple enough question: is there some shell command (or GUI method) I can use that, given the path to a file on my system, tells me what package put it there? Assuming the file did in fact come from a ...