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Install libfribidi-bin on ubuntu 12.04

I need to install a package named libfribidi-bin. This package is available starting from 12.10, so I can't install it directly using the 12.04 packages repository. I'd like to download the package ...
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g++ package install complaints authentication problems

I tried to install build-essential packages by using following command. sudo apt-get install build-essential But in gnome-terminal it is showing that this package is not authenticated and it is ...
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Problem with download multimedia plugin

When I try to play audio file then needs to install multimedia plugin, I also try to install multimedia plugin then it shows "download fail- check your internet connection. my connection speed is ...
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Gallery2 package deleted from 14.04?

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday and it broke my gallery2 install. Upon further research, I see that the package was deleted from trusty ubuntuupdates.org search but I can't seem to find out ...
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How to transform Kali Linux into Ubuntu [on hold]

Okay, So I am new to UBUNTU, and have little experience with Kali and Backtrack! so I wanted to install ALL the Kali Linux tools in UBUNTU, not one by one, or just transform the Kali Linux into Ubuntu ...
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How to solve missing libmng.so.1 in Trusty (14.04) Package is no more available. Really?

I would like to run SoulseekQT. However unfortunately one of the dependencies is libmng1, which is no more included in Trusty. sudo apt-get install libmng.so.1 or libmng1 or libmng1:i386 in Trusty ...
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I get “dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern” How to solve this?

I get "dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern" How to solve this? I did the following things Update the package index: sudo apt-get update Install libdigest-md5-file-perl deb package: sudo ...
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Can't get anything from software center (12.04)

Everytime I try to get something from the software center, it fails along with the following: installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 50% Extracting templates from packages: ...
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What is nss-myhostname? And why is it not installable?

dmesg shows the line systemd-hostnamed[3964]: Warning: nss-myhostname is not installed. Changing the local hostname might make it unresolveable. Please install nss-myhostname! But sudo ...
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How to install gcc 4.9 on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Now that gcc 4.9 is officially released, is there an easy and convenient way to install it on Ubuntu 14.04 through the package manager (ie. apt-get)? I would also appreciate information on how to ...
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Can I install both the Nokia N9 SDK and the Ubuntu SDK?

Is it possible to install both the Nokia N9 SDK and ubuntu SDK? Both use are based on QT, and I don't know if the packages will clash and mess up my system.
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How to find out which packages have been installed from .deb files

I've previously installed some packages from .deb files using gdeb. I've now forgotten which ones. As I will soon update from Precise to Trusty, I'd like to uninstall them & go back to the ...
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Trouble downloading packages

When I try to download any of the following package, it shows error. sudo apt-get install libelf-dev sudo apt-get install tcl-dev sudo apt-get install tk-dev Reading package lists... Building ...
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Getting list of packages from recovery

I have a copy of Ubuntu that won't boot into the GUI, how can I get a list of the installed packages on the system so I can drop it into another system? I tried using dpkg --get-selections from ...
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What versions of ruby are supported in 14.04?

I'm finding the task of installing ruby 2.0 on the latest Ubuntu 14.04 rather frustrating. I'm aware that I could forgo the packages and install from source - but I'd far rather install a package - ...
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Building Packages success in My Machine but fails on Launchpad PPA

I'm trying to build budgie-desktop debian packages and upload it to my launchpad ppa. Building Packages success in My Machine but fails on Launchpad PPA(with the following errors) make[2]: Entering ...
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Cnet Network Simulator

How to install the Cnet Network simulator in Ubuntu 13.10. Why can't I install libelf package from apt-get install? It says unable to locate package.
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Flash Player for other browsers

How can I get flash player for other browsers in Ubuntu? I've trued flashplayer-installer, adobe-flashplugin, any ideas lads?
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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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Simple APT binary-repository doesn't work [on hold]

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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Upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04. Still only have 13.10 [duplicate]

Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 last night for 6 hours. I got sleepy and told the software "NO" to delete obsolete packages. So now after re-boot I still have 13.10. I assume that I still have those ...
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Unable to install mesa-common-dev:i386 on my ubuntu system

I am using Ubuntu(12.04 LTS) x86_64 GNU/Linux. I have to setup my build environment on my Ubuntu system. While trying to instal the mesa-common-dev:i386 package, I am facing the following error. sudo ...
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How to extract a installed program to a .deb file [closed]

How do you extract a installed program to a .deb file, in ubuntu 13.10 ?
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How can I make the goaccess package available in Lucid (10.04)?

GoAccess is an open source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems. For some reason, it appears that it is only available in the repos for 12.04 and ...
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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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Can't find or install package “libiberty”

I'm running a ./configure script to install a program on a newly installed 13.10 ubuntu. I'm told that libiberty should come with binutils or gcc, but it is not being found. There is no information ...
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Is there a way to bundle package installations for a new os? [duplicate]

I use a webdesign development for my desktop and laptop, I also sometimes use vmware. This forces me to install the same packages multiple times to properly set up my webdesign environment. I have to ...
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How to install packages WITHOUT using apt [on hold]

Apt doesn't allow me to get the versions of libffi I require to install Glib. I have searched around and can't find answers. Only responses were comments on how difficult it was rather than actual ...
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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, ...
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cannot install any packages using terminal

Whenever I tried to install synaptic or other libraries like sudo apt-get install git-core, etc... it's showing errors. When it starts running but stops at 22% and also with many errors. I am not ...
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Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

trying to install this, I am getting the 'Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages' error message. Apache version Server version: Apache/2.4.2 (Ubuntu) Server built: Jun 27 2012 ...
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How to remove a package after incorrect installation attempt

I was trying to install PostgreSQL 9.3 from the downloaded installer: postgresql-9.3.4-3-linux-x64.run Still learning the ropes with Linux, I believe I originally installed it using an incorrect ...
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Install package from without adding PPA

Is there a way to install a package via a simple URL without having to add a PPA beforehand? Something like apt-get https://url.to.package.deb? Or perhaps some command line options that would add the ...
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ubuntu with out internet how can i install packages? lsb_4.0-0ubuntu8_all.deb [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu Machine with out any possible connection to the internet. So my problem is how do I update packages used to run the Bradford_Dissolvable_Agent.bin, using "sudo ./Bradford....". How ...
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Xubuntu package broken : conflict between Open Office en Libreoffice

I use Open Office software, version 4.0.1 on a Xubuntu system. Since I tried to install also the libreOffice-writer on the system: The system package of Xubuntu is broken. It is not possible any ...
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Cannot install pidgin

I am trying to install pidgin-ppa from software centre but it's showing The installation or removal of a software package failed perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that ...
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How do I install `Platypus` (and NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium) on Ubuntu 13.10 x64?

For the record, I have all of the following packages installed on my machine: wine wine-gecko1.4 wine-gecko1.4:i386 wine1.4 wine1.4-amd64 wine1.4-dev wine1.4-i386-i386 winetricks I created a ...
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How can I install a tar.gz package in the terminal? [duplicate]

How do I install a tar.gz package in Ubuntu 13.10 in the terminal? Must I use apt-get? I have tried to use the .deb package commands, but that doesn't work. Ubuntu software center will not open the ...
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Doubt about SIGINT and SIG_IGN

I am undergoing a course on Operating System and in that as the OS used is Linux we were taught with a program using SIGINT and SIG_IGN. When I tried to program the code taught in my PC compiler ...
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Cannot find package (pymol)

I'm trying to install the program pymol (https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/raring/pymol/) on my system (I have Ubuntu 13.04). I've tried it via this link to the softwarecentre and via the ...
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Ubuntu updates blocked apt-get

last week ubuntu asked to install some updates. After doing that a series of problem came out (everything worked fine before...) and now I can't use and apt-get command because or these "missing ...
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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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Problem with broken package system

Yesterday I found that the Code::Blocks 13.12 on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is broken, when I clicked the icon, it reacted nothing, so I tried to reinstall. I tried to use the instructions from codeblocks' ...
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Failing to Download Package Information [duplicate]

I was wondering if someone can please help me to rectify this problem with my Repository failing to download the package software (it was last updated 200 days ago). I am not too techy with Ubuntu, ...
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Trying to install updates and it fails with the following description ubuntu 12.04

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5%% (Reading database ... 10%% (Reading database ... 15%% (Reading database ... 20%% (Reading database ... 25%% (Reading database ...
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Why isn't launchpad building my package?

I attempted to upload files to launchpad for building, using dput ppa:sparhawkthesecond/ahm xserver-xorg-input-evdev_2.8.2-1ubuntu2ahm0ly1_source.changes It completed fine, and I was told that it ...
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Can't install package libclassicclient

This is the output of "sudo apt-get install libclassicclient": user1@laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install libclassicclient Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Problem loading LaTeX KOMA-script and fontspec after freshly installing vanilla texlive

I have just installed vanilla TeXlive according to the TUG instructions on my Ubuntu 13.10. A standard minimal example properly compiles the way it is supposed to do: ...
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How to install software packages on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have read everywhere possible to know how to install software packages on ubuntu, but i didn't understand exactly how to do that, they write many steps and I try them but never got satisfying ...