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

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segmentation fault when installing librsvg2-common and libgdk-pixbuf2.0

If you are also affected, upvote the question so it causes more attention. My system is ubuntu 12.04 on Linux 3.8.0-37-generic. I got some crash report after a system update today (seemly from ...
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apt-get install <package> equivalent using C++ apt-pkg library

I am building a small QT (C++) application where I ask user the software he want to install. Once he selected some packages a, b, c from the list all I have to do is run sudo apt-get install a b c ...
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Looking for unused debs in my Ubuntu

For example, I can extract information about every files of installed packages. Thereafter, I can do find -ls with -mmin & -mtime somehow, I can draw a graph of absolutelly unused packages. Is ...
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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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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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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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Cannot install eclipse due to broken packages

Trying to install eclipse, I get the following error: XXX:~$ sudo apt-get install eclipse Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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When does “Not all updates can be installed” warning appear

In what circumstances (package problems, download problems, etc) does the following image appear: What is the difference between clicking on the Continue button or the Partial Upgrade button and ...
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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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Update Manager and software centre not working

I tried to update Ubuntu 12.04 through the update manager. After downloading all the updates, it asked me to restart the system for the installation of the downloaded packages, after which neither the ...
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Getting a ksplice error after installing from ubuntu software center

There's a red circular icon with a white horizontal dash in my taskbar which says : An error ocurred, please run package manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is ...
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How to highlight an Warning message?

I want to hightlight the Warning message appears while running a specific command. If we accidentally run some specific commands(it may be removing essential system pacakges), it shows some warning ...
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13.10: Partial upgrade created held broken packages

After the last upgrade yesterday some weird things happened. The update uninstalled netflix-desktop, wine and PlayOnLinux and I have not being able to install them again from the terminal nor the ...
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How can I see a list of new packages for my system

I run muon every few days to keep my system up to date. In the lower left corner, there is a number of available packages which keeps getting bigger! It makes me curious to see what they are. I would ...
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How to find top-level dependencies in a list of deb packages?

Suppose I have a list of packages: foo libfoo bar baz quux And suppose foo requires libfoo and bar, and baz requires quux. I want a way to put in that list, and get out this list: foo baz I.e. ...
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Setting up display driver

I'm trying install fglrx from terminal. I'm using Ubuntu few hours so be patient, please. Here some output in different command variations: 1) $ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... ...
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Copying files into custom uck chroot environment

I have been trying to setup a custom Ubuntu 13.10 ISO, containing programs and utilitiess that are beyond what is installed by default. I am initially using uck and finally got it working for me, ...
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How Do I fix my particular broken package system?

So I'm having a bit of trouble with my Ubuntu 13.10 installation. I cannot for the life of me figure out what I did to break it, I think it had something to do with an update not finishing. Anyways, ...
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Preventing apt-get from downloading other packages

I've recently installed Oracle JDK on my Ubuntu. Now when I download any package, apt-get first tries to download oracle-java8-installer. How can I stop it from doing that? Edit: Here's the output of ...
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Can`t update Ubuntu 12.04LTS headless server via terminal

I have searching the site for answers to this issue and have found loads of suggestions but they don't seem to fix my issue. I previously tried to update to 3.2.0.36-linux-generic but this was broken ...
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Package isn't found after adding PPA in apt-cache, why?

I am running 13.04. The system is new, just installed. I want to install package zeromq3 from PPA https://launchpad.net/~chris-lea/+archive/zeromq?field.series_filter=raring. I do: sudo ...
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Installed Package with Missing Dependancies, Software Center Now Reporting Problem with Package Catalog

I just tried to install Ubuntu Tweak http://ubuntu-tweak.com/ by downloading and installing the Debian package. Unfortunately I forgot to check its dependencies first, so when I ran sudo dpkg -i ...
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bcmwl-kernel-source installation failure, depmod freezing and crashing

After purchasing a new network adapter (ASUS PCE-AC66, Broadcom Chipset), I researched into its Linux support, and found that supposedly bcmwl-kernel-source package should satisfy my needs on my 13.04 ...
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unmet dependencies, linux-server depends: linux-headers-server, but boot is full

Hello I have an problem with unmet dependencies, but I cant fix it. $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might ...
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Unable to install or update anything in 12.04

recently I ran into a problem which seemed pretty similar to that described in this post: How do I deal with "unauthenticated sources" errors in the Software Center? I was receiving this ...
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Why I have to remove so many packages when I try to install zlib1g-dev:i386

When I try to install zlib1g-dev:i386, I got below message: sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev:i386 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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Dotdeb alternatives for Ruby or Python?

I really like Dotdeb, but it doesn't include packages for Ruby and Python. While I could build my own repository, I wouldn't want to reinvent the wheel (and then be forced to drive). Are there any ...
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JREs from different vendors on the same system

In various tutorials, it is said, that you should remove existing JRE/JDK before installing new one (e.g. remove OpenJDK before installing the one from Oracle). Is it really necessary? I remember ...
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My package system is broken. Changing folder name fixed it (libjack)

Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run the following command in a Terminal: apt-get install -f apt-get ...
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How do I upgrade my code from dpkg-deb to dpkg-buildpackage

I inherited code that builds the .DEB using dpkg-deb -b -Zgzip -z9 debian ../$runner This works well, except that when the end user runs it, it refuses to install missing dependencies. Instead it ...
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apport package hook for 3rd-party package not being called

I have a proprietary package, installed via a .deb file. The package provides an upstart script which uses the respawn stanza - i.e. the executable gets restarted when it is killed, even with a ...
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How to install xnviewmp using package management aptitude `apt-get` on Ubuntu 12.10?

How to install xnviewmp using package management aptitude apt-get on Ubuntu 12.10? Visiting https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/xnviewmp/ and clicking through to software center ends results in ...
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/usr/lib/apt/methods/ppa could not be found

After using Ubuntu 12.10 for two weeks I ran into problems updating the package database. Running sudo apt-get update returns the following error: E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/ppa could ...
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How to set grub install device non-interactively

I'm writing a bash script that runs on a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 and installs a bunch of packages non-interactively. The problem is that grub reports the following error when I run apt-get ...
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cannot reinstall skype after manually removing its “held back” package

I am running 12.04 (precise) Ubuntu on my computer, which I keep it up to date. Recently skype started being listed as a "kept back" package whenever I ran a software update. Stupidly I uninstalled ...
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problem in installing wine 1.5 in ubuntu12.10

how to install wine1.5 in ubuntu 12.10? I get this error: E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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I'm having a multi-arch problem. How can I fix it?

Running the following commands give me the same abrupt ending, any ideas? 1. sudo apt-get -f install -y Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How to resolve dpkg error code (1)?

I get the following apt-get error message: sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to ...
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'Error: BrokenCount >0'. I have tried many commands but it still doesn't work

I tried this solution and it didn't work : Getting the error Error:BrokenCount>0 after installing the packages I've tried this : sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/*-vf and I get : rm: cannot ...
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Package won't remove, libghc-gtk causing problems please help

Ubuntu told me I needed to update GTK package, and when I ran apt-get on the package it told me my system was broke, so I went into synaptic package manager and went to the remove the two packages ...
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Why do some packages have the version number in their package name and others don't?

This happens all the time, but here's an example: libgdal-dev, versus libgeos-3.3.3 Why are some packages named with the version number and others are not? This seems to happen more with ...
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Creating custom tasksel recipes for preseed.

I am trying to work on Automation installation. As for that i create a preseed on Ubuntu 12.04. And lucky its working perfect. But i want it more smarter. Like in pre-install script i mentioned ...
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Simple APT binary-repository doesn't work

I created a simple APT binary-repository so that Debian users could easily install my software package. The repository doesn't work. Following these instuctions, I essentially did the following on a ...
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How to transition from alpha/beta to stable apt source repository?

Is there a preferred method of transitioning from development to stable apt repositories? I've used apt pinning in the past on debian with mixed success with the development repo's priorities at ...
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I already have the newest version of g++ but I still get a 127 error what do I do?

I have done the following. I just don't know what to try next. I supposedly have the newest version of gcc by following these directions sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test sudo ...
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Is there a package manager which allows arbitrary queries for status, name, last change timestamp

I imagine at least stable sortable columns (or better columns with sort priority) to show information for the equivalent of a query like "show me installed packages whose status changed today, sorted ...
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jockey-text is not working

I have Ubuntu 12.04, just learning Linux. I ran jockey-text --list and got no results. Then I ran jockey-text -u and got the following results: emmett@emmett-linux:~$ jockey-text -u Traceback (most ...
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removing libraries after uninstallation

I removed abiword, from software center, and did autoremove and autoclean. I wanted to upgrade my system and it shows that Libabiword and abiword-common needs to be upgraded. I was surprised to see ...
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How to delete broken download package?

I wanted to install eclipse from the software center on 12.04, after download the software center shows an error and said something like "connection broke" (I do not remember the exact error). Also, ...