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

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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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Custom repository for “click” packages

For standard deb packages we can use reprepro. Is there any custom repository related solution for "click" packages?
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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit - Provides in a package not working

I have recently switched over to 14.04 64bit from 12.04 32bit. I use packages that are built by my company and I have added architecture dependency in the sources.list file like: deb [arch=i386] ...
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Is there Ubuntu's analogue of snapshot.debian.org?

Debian users have a kind of "wayback machine": snapshot.debian.org , which is really great. There are regressions sometimes, and if I don't have local deb package with old version, I'm getting sad ...
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Publish a package on Ubuntu Software Center?

Recent, I uploaded a package on MyApps. After uploading finished, I received a notice: Thank you for submitting a gratis Free Software application through MyApps. At this time we are unable to ...
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Boot Repair - 'Close all package managers…' Dual Boot Installation

After almost a week I've just about manged to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 8 on a Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook. I have created a partition in Windows to store Ubuntu, rebooted from Windows ...
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Issue Backporting SQLite 3.8.1 to Ubuntu Precise from Trusty

I'm pretty new to all of the packaging of Ubuntu applications and what not so this may not be the correct place to ask this question or there may be a more appropriate place to re-ask this question. ...
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How to package shared library in deb packages

My application uses some shared libraries, which i need to package with the binary, and as per Debian Policy Rules It is recommended that supporting files and run-time support programs that do not ...
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How can I update my custom repository?

I created a local repository and I used it in my ubuntu clients. This repository contains only some packages. Now I would upgrade these packages. How can I do it, as there are many packages and ...
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Why does libapache2-mod-php5 get removed whenever I upgrade apache2?

I hope someone can help me figure out what is going on with my apache upgrades. For years, whenever I upgrade apache2, it tries to install apache2-mpm-itk even though I use the prefork module ...
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libc6:i386 : Depends: libgcc1:i386 but it is not going to be installed (on 14.04.2 64)

Please, do not mark this as duplicate, I already studied libc6:i386 : Depends: libgcc1:i386 but it is not going to be installed and How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA? and tried ...
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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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How can I use equivs-build to build packages that can be installed on older versions of Ubuntu?

I have several versions of Ubuntu installed, including 14.04 and 10.04. When I build packages using equivs-build on 14.04, it generates .debs that contain .xz-compressed data. The version of dpkg on ...
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Aptitude is unmarking packages as “Auto”, is this a bug or feature?

I have a brand new Ubuntu server installation and go in to aptitude. Whenever I set a package to remove, the default action is the equivalent of apt-get autoremove. However, it seems that when you go ...
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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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apt-file equivalent to search for source files

I find the apt-file utility very comfortable to find the package that delivers a given file. If I wanted to find the package that delivered /bin/bash I would simply type apt-file find /bin/bash and ...
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libssl-dev and libssl1.0.0 on confilcting versions

My problem on 12.04lts is that somehow my libssl1.0.0 got upgraded to 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.17 and my libssl-dev requires 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.14 apt won't update libssl-dev because libssl1.0.0 was upgraded first. ...
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Tex-common troubleshooting on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently upgraded my computer from 12.02 LTS to 14.04 LTS, but experienced problems with launching Google Chrome and being able to use Rhythmbox. Rhythmbox asked if I wanted to install additional ...
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How can I accept the Lience agreement for steam prior to apt-get install?

I'm currently fiddling around with using ansible to setup my machine with my chosen configuration/apps etc... I've hit a stumbling block with steam and it's licence agreement. I've been trying to use ...
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How to fix a Failed Package Operation Error?

Launched the software center and I am getting this error: installArchives() failed: E: Invalid archive signature E: Internal error, could not locate member control.tar.{gzbz2xzlzma} E: Prior ...
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Installing a Package that asks debconf questions doesn't work with the Software-Center

I am building an automatic configure Package for our environment and it has to ask a few debconf questions when installing. Until Ubuntu 13.10 it was no problem installing it via the GUI but since ...
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Can I reset all packages to repo versions without ppa-purge?

This is just a theoretical for me (it's a real problem for another user) but let's say: I upgrade a load of packages from a PPA onto 12.04 I upgrade to 14.04 Some packages are held in because my ...
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Server Gets Restarted while installing Ubuntu

I'm using Fujitsu Primergy Rx200 S8 server, when I installing Ubuntu 13.10 server edition the server gets restarted itself at the time of "Installing the system" after partitioning step. The media ...
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Aptitude - Both 64 & 32-bit packages being selected

In aptitude, I selected the xubuntu-desktop task and was presented with a large number of package conflicts, per this example: It seems that both the 32- and 64-bit versions of packages are being ...
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Is it possible to search and remove files that aren't part of a package?

So, I've wrecklessly installed tarballs into / and /usr thinking this is what I'm supposed to do! Apparently its not and updating now kind of is difficult. I'm wondering, save for a full blown ...
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Binary package for gcc 4.8.2 on Ubuntu 12.04?

Following this answer, I have installed gcc 4.8.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, I encounter bugs very frequently, varying from failing to compile valid programs to crashing. ...
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Installing objdump on Ubuntu that recognizes mach-o binaries?

Anyone know how to install a version binutils on Ubuntu that has an objdump that can recognize a mach-o binary? Currently when I run, objdump -P load binary, I get objdump: /path/to/binary: File ...
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How to remove packages from my own Debian package?

I know the basics of creating a Debian package. But I wish to create one that marks other packages for removal as it is installed. Under the Debian folder of the package at the control file, I tried ...
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How do I block a certain package from being installed without disabling recommends?

I want to blacklist the package ttf-mscorefonts-installer forever. How can I make sure upgrading my system will never install this package without disabling other "recommends" from being installed? ...
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How can I preseed package installation without a network connection?

I am working to create an unattended offline installation of the Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have everything preseeded so far, but I still can't figure out how to install other packages without requiring ...
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ubuntugis demands a partial upgrade? Is this safe?

I would like to do some GIS in ubuntu. When I use the repo: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable Update manager asks me to do a partial upgrade. The packages it wants to ...
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configure says I don't have lib, but aptitude says I do

I've just run a configure script which alerts me: checking for gcry_control in -lgcrypt... no configure: error: libgcrypt not found. Install libgcrypt or use --disable-libgcrypt. Have a nice day. ...
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Cannot install “ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver” (SystemError)

I have just installed a fresh copy of 12.04.1 64bit. I formatted my PC completely and enabled updates during the installation. After the installation was complete, I went on updating my software. ...
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12.04 upgrade hosed my system

I wish I could be more specific. I installed the upgrade from the update manager and after the computer rebooted, I found I could not run a lot of programs. I tried running them from the command ...
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Why did Ubuntu remove SpiderMonkey package?

I noticed Ubuntu didn't support SpiderMonkey since 10.04. I guess it may have something to do with license. Can You Tell Me The Reason Why?
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Cannot update using Update manager because “Package operation failed”

I have 390 updates after opening up 32 bit through VM Ware Fusion. When tried to update, I got "Package operation failed" error and I can't even open up .run to install the application. Here are the ...
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Trouble installing package and updating

I almost nothing about Ubuntu. When I try to run the command to install of a package, I am said that 'unable to locate package' When I try to run sudo apt-get update, the system seems being blocked! ...
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unmet dependencies when trying install wine1.7

I'm trying to install wine1.7 from official ppa,my OS is Ubuntu 14.04 64bit, however when I use the apt-getcommand to install wine, the output is: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Trying to install Ruby 2.0, but gnome-session-bin seems to be half installed

I cannot install any packages, the problem started when I tried to install the ruby2.0. Before, apt-get was installing everything. But now, every package returns this error: Processing triggers for ...
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cannot install ANYTHING!

I have tried over and over, searched the web for 5 straight hours,tried terminal, etc. Every time I try to download something, the orange download progress bar only goes halfway and then I get this ...
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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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Item cannot be installed or removed until the package catalogue is repaired. Gives error when I try to fix

I know this question has been asked already here but I am asking since i tried to run all these commands as told in the this solution which are: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get ...
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apt-get configured to use proxy with some sources but not others

Can apt-get be configured to use a proxy with some sources but not with other sources? I have a Ubuntu 14.04 trusty server on an AWS EC2 instance. It needs to use a proxy to get to ...
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Messed up “update-notifier-common”-package / debian.deb882 not found

Unfortunately, when attempting to reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer and flasplayer-installer, I got the error that update-notifier-common is not working. According to root@AlkaliMetal:~# dpkg -s ...
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Regarding Too many errors in /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1),

Output of command on terminal at Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sudo apt-get install python No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already No apport report written because MaxReports 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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add 14.04 ppa in 12.04 source.list and install package messed up the WHOLE system

I was adding trusty(14.04) ppa to my 12.04 in order to install python3-progressbar. after successfully installed the python3-progressbar. I use apt-get install synaptic to install synaptic package. ...
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Can't install any update and packages ubuntu 14.10

I am using ubuntu 14.10. I am trying to install all updates, but it's show me the following result: The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so ...
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Using pip3-installed python 3 packages when apt-installed packages exist too?

I have numpy 1.8.2 installed in /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages (via apt), and the newest version (1.9.2) installed in /usr/local/lib/python3.4/dist-packages (via pip). Both paths are in sys.path (in ...
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Remove private shared libraries from Depends field in control

I'm using command debuild -b to package my application into a .deb. When it goes to run dh_makeshlibs, many shared libraries' names are added in debian/my-package/DEBIAN/shlibs. But some of them are ...