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

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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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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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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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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 “rolled back”

I've tried to upgrade my Kubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04, through the notification popup appeared in my taskbar. The upgrade process started, it begun to download about 1800 packages, it downloaded ...
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Complete Deletion/Reinstallation of Downloaded Package

I want to know how to delete every file installed by a package using either aptitude or apt-get and then re-download and re-install that package completely again. I've tried doing aptitude reinstall ...
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Downgrade all external packages to the official ones

Let's say I installed bunch of packages from external PPA repositories and they modified or replaced the existing default packages in the system. Assume that then I remove those PPAs from the ...
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apt-get install stuck at “Unpacking wine…”

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and using an ordinary apt-get install playonlinux command to have it installed. However, it is always getting stuck at (i.e. doesn't do anything further): Preparing to ...
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trying to install App but getting errors

I'm trying to install OpenPilot 14.01 on my "Precise" i386 system but I keep getting errors like Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libc6 (>= 2.17), and after trying several Cl answers to try and ...
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Can't remove 2XClient using dpkg

I have a problem removing 2XClient from Ubuntu 12.04. This is the output Removing 2xclient ... Unregistering tuxclient url-protocol handler in gconf tree (gconftool-2:3905): GConf-WARNING **: ...
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For an automated install of .deb I need to set DPkg::Options before installing package with new conffile

I have a custom Debian package that creates a touch-screen calibration file and will be deployed for automatic updating. I want to preserve the calibration file if the user has changed it, so my new ...
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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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ubuntu failing to boot - could not write bytes:broken pipe

So I was having a problem with steam and I went to the steam support center and it told me to delete a file (within the steam directory) next step after that, reboot when I do I am greeted with a ...
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I delete duplicate packages but Canonical keeps reinstalling them, Ubuntu 14.04

files at /var/lib/apt/lists W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages ...
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dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'linux-generic' missing; assuming package has no files currently installed

Every time I want to install something with terminal it shows this warning message but it continue to install, what's the problem? dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'linux-generic' ...
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Upgrade conflicts with some packages, in particular - Violetland

Ubuntu 12.04's last upgrade deleted game "Violetland". When I tried to (re)install it, it wants two older packages The following packages have unmet dependencies: violetland : Depends: ...
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What causes packages to appear broken

There are many answer related to fixing either specific broken packages or fixing most/all packages in a general way. This question is related to why and what cause packages to appear broken or get ...
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Dependency error (1)

dpkg: error processing package liblzma5:i386 (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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Package system is broken (oxideqt-codecs-extra) ubuntu 14.04

So last night I tried to update using the update manager and I couldn't because I encountered an error halfway through (error:brokencount>0). Today I wanted to install a package with ubuntu software ...
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12.04 Computer crashed, now I get update error below

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... dpkg: warning: files list file for package `libgnome-keyring-common' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed. dpkg: warning: files ...
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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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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. Anyway, ...
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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 previously tried to update to 3.2.0.36-linux-generic but this was broken for some reason so every time I restart my server I have to boot 3.2.0.35-linux-generic. When I try sudo apt-get upgrade I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...