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where are the apt indexes stored and can they be removed?

I am performing an apt-get update prior to installing some packages: Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg [933 B] Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates Release.gpg [933 B] ... ...
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How do I install TeXWorks with tlmgr?

I've installed TeXLive 2014 in a local installation using the install-tl.sh method and selected the collection collection-texworks. I expected to be able to run the texworks binary after installation, ...
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Duplicate Packages Error in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get update, the following results occur : Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry google'sIP/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main amd64 Packages ...
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problem installing package

I've faced following problems while installing packages- installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory ...
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Patch a package by adding new files to it?

I'm trying to patch an existing package, and my patch is supposed to change some files and add some files and directories to the package. All seems to work, the .patch file in debian/patches looks ...
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Error installing ubuntu-desktop on 14.04

I am trying to install ubuntu-desktop on 14.04 but when I run apt-get install ubuntu-desktop it gives error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an ...
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Trying to install wine on 14.04, have tried removing all wine related but still no joy

After alot of dependency problems decided to remove all wine related packages from synaptic. Recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. Do not understand what is happening. Get depends wine1.6-i386, ...
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Package Operation Failed

So, after an update to 14.04 it's been running okay for some time and then the errors came in. I was suddenly unable to install packages. The usual Automatic Updates thing just kept failing with ...
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Package manager issue after installing phusion passenger

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed phusion passenger in my machine using the following commands. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 561F9B9CAC40B2F7 sudo apt-get install ...
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package cannot be repair

The following packages have unmet dependencies: libnss3-nssdb: Depends: libnss3 (= 2:3.15.4-1ubuntu7) but 2:3.16.3-1ubuntu1 is installed I am trying to do a repair, but it's cannot be, any idea? ...
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where are packeges from Ubuntu Software Center downloaded to?

the location of the downloaded/installed programs and packages from software Center?
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Can I contribute my compiled software to the repos

So far I have seen many packages in the Ubuntu repository (e.g. Eclipse) which are old, so I have to compile and install it manually. So I wondered if I could contribute to Ubuntu and help to update ...
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Unable to install bsddb185, Python library for opening Berkeley DB version 1.85 files on Ubuntu

I am writing a python program that makes use of some legacy Berkeley DB 1.85 files. Unfortunately I am unable to install the bsddb185 Python package, either for Python version 2.x and for Python 3. ...
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How to install Umbrello packages(manually)?

I tried installing Umbrello software from Ubuntu software centre, but it is always showing "failed to download packages, check your internet connection". So I tried to install using alternative ...
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How to write Makefile to package a .so dynamic library that will install all required links

I need help in writing a Makefile that installs my library on Linux FHS. https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-sharedlibs.html#s-sharedlibs-dev says that there should be a link from .so to ...
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no such package beginner tutorials

I'm using Hydro. I am new to this. I was reading the book "A Gentle Intro to ROS" by Jason M. O'Kane. I got up to the section "Creating a package". I was following the "create a workspace" and ...
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apt-get and aptitude seem to disagree — do I really have broken packages?

If I do aptitude search ~b I get a list of 78 broken packages. But 76 of them aren't even installed (they have a status of pB). How can an installed package be considered broken?? But if I do ...
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which algorithm used by ubuntu or linux for file or folder searching in directory

I have a project in my college to search file or folder using the Linux or Ubuntu algorithm. I have to adapt it for mac and windows. Which algorithm does ubuntu use? or what these all OS use to ...
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How to solve package issues/dependencies

Background info I am trying to install Veins simulation environment by following the tutorial provided by the author. In step 1 it is required to install some packages in Linux, the tutorial ...
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unresolvable broken packages

I have been desperate to resolve this problem as I am not being able to install certain programs. my computer says that I have broken packages: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Does upgrading to new version deletes my current package?

I want to upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 from 12.*. But i dont want to loose my currently installed packages. Does upgrading to new version deletes my current package?
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Running lmgrd on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed Xilinx 14.7 in ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine(i386 - 64bit). But I am unable to run lmgrd (for starting the license server). When I googled this problem, I found that lsb-core package ...
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I fixed my PPA errors but when I try to install Steam all additional packages say No Installation Candidate

While I was downloading Steam I get this code: user@computer:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.debSelecting previously unselected package steam-launcher. (Reading database ... 195561 files and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 will not load - stops in tty1 [on hold]

I was following some "guides" on how to clean my system and have cleaned it so well that it doesn't work anymore. Example: in synaptic, I completely removed all packages in "Not installed: residual ...
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How can I know that I have g++ installed in my ubuntu?

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 . I tried to run a c++ code by a command like this: g++ first.cpp -o first Then it said: The program 'g++' is currently not installed. You can install it by ...
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MEncoder Install on Ubuntu

I am writing this after checking almost all the posts but none of those solved my problem. I am trying to install mencoder to process some videos but there are strange errors coming. For examples when ...
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Package:astrolog isn't available on Ubuntu repository?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Astrology says: astrolog is available on Ubuntu repository: But it is not located/available: $ sudo apt-get install astrolog Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Can't Install Wine, held Packages [duplicate]

I am getting this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: udev : Depends: libudev1 (= 204-5ubuntu20.2) but 204-5ubuntu20.4 is to be installed E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve ...
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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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Removing idle-python2.7 in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having some issues when updating packages on Ubuntu 12.04: Processing triggers for menu ... Errors were encountered while processing: idle-python2.7 Setting up idle-python2.7 (2.7.3-0ubuntu3.5) ...
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package xxxx and python-xxxx

I am trying to install the latest version of package xxxx. I downloaded, unarchived and follow the readme: python setup-py install But python does not see my latest version. It seems that there is a ...
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How to clone an Ubuntu system using the package manager?

I would like some way to exactly duplicate what is installed on one Ubuntu system, onto another, regardless of the target system's state, using the package manager. This includes: installing the same ...
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how I can make Debian source package form my program which write by Qt?

I made a program by Qt and I want to put it on Ubuntu Software Center form myapps.developer.ubuntu.com. When I want to submit it, I should upload Debian source package. How I make this?! You can see ...
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How can I put a package on Ubuntu repositories? [duplicate]

I create a simple charset converter by Qt which can use to subtitle correction or any missing encoding. I published it in Github by GNU license (See here). Now, I want to put this program on Ubuntu ...
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MrSID support for QGIS 2.4 in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to get MrSID support in QGIS 2.4 in Ubuntu 14.04. According to the this tutorial you have to rebuild libgdal against MrSID SDK from LizardTech. But I cannot find the package ...
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How to backup user preferences and packages list to be loaded on different machine / after format?

I'd like to install Ubuntu on my other computer, but first minimize work needed to recreate my current Ubuntu configuration, including packages and their settings (like apache2, mysql or wallch). Can ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Libreoffice update breaks software updating

After applying the latest updates today (August 16, 2014), Libreoffice-base will not complete the upgrade due "no diversion" error which then seems to break the postrm script and now I can neither ...
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failed installing libamd2.2.0, libumfpack5.4.0 and libatlas-sse2-dev [duplicate]

I have a script I run on erach new machine I own, that installs somethings I need. For some reason, on a dell Inspiron 3542 with Ubuntu 14.04, the following fails: $ sudo apt-get install libamd2.2.0 ...
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“Failed to load the package list” - fixes posted not working

I have a pretty new installation, and this week tried to add a vlc server application. That seems to have broken something, as I now have the warning bar that indicates a "serious problem." Digging ...
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Spotify installed packages have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

I used wine to emulate the Windows version of Spotify and I recently just uninstalled it and ever since then, when I start up my Ubuntu, after a while I will get this restricted logo beside the wifi ...
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Half installed package nightmare

At some point, one of my servers stopped writing to its network attached storage device (I presume), and it resulted in a week or more's worth of packages ending up in the "half-installed" state. ...
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Trying to install ncview on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

The package ncview requires X development headers and headers. On Ubuntu 12.04 I tried the following command sudo apt-get install xorg-dev and I got the below error message. This looks like a very ...
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The package system is broken… unmet dependencies [duplicate]

Some will say this is duplicate but it is not :) Basically, I am running Ubunto 14.04 LTS and I removed LibreOffice to install OpenOffice. Then I was trying to re-install Libre again (so that I have ...
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Error Occured, go into package manager to see the issue [duplicate]

Failed to load the package list This is a serious problem. Try again later. If this problem appears again, please report an error to the developers. E:Unable to parse package file ...
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How do I uninstall ttf-mscorefonts while it is currently 'half installed'?

I tried using this as a step to watching Netflix. The package itself is half installed or something and removing or purging or reinstalling it doesn't seem to do anything. It won't let me remove it ...
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How to download and install a single package with all it's dependencies? [duplicate]

How to download a package with all its dependencies So that it can be installed later on another computer without the internet. I tried at Official packages for Ubuntu. But it also needs to be ...
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Add Package to Official Repository [duplicate]

I wrote a driver for a remote filesystem (mounts a Google Drive, similar to the way SSHFS mounts a remote server). It's super useful as an alternative to dropbox or ubuntuone. It is now getting ...
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How can I determine the minimal installation set for a list of packages? [duplicate]

I have some installation notes for installing the GLEW libraries for development purposes. They read: Install everything with "glew" in its name. This means I currently run: sudo apt install ...
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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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Dropbox causes software center problems

installed dropbox via software center. ''applying changes'' or when pressing 'x' button, then ''cancellation'' last forever! Even after restarting comp. Removing dropbox via software center lasta ...