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How can I switch between versions of an installed package with apt-get?

On 12.04, I have the latest version of Ocaml (4.01) installed with all the dependencies. I'm trying to install Coq, which depends on an older version (3.12) of the ocaml-base-nox runtime (via a ...
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Error encountered when using dpkg to install packages (--configured)

I used sudo aptitude update and sudo aptitude upgrade to update the packages, and encountered an error when processing the package man-db (with --configure). A few days later, same error occured with ...
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How do I get the real package name and version for a pseudo package?

How do I get the real full package name (including the version) that would be installed if I ran apt-get install pseudo-package-name? This is related to this previous question: Get the kernel version ...
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How to delete broken packages in ubuntu

I can not remove broken package. Use the following command: sudo apt-get -f install but I get the following response: Preparing to unpack .../nodejs_0.10.28-1chl1~trusty1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking ...
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Google Chrome Canary - on Ubuntu 14.04 how to get it?

I need to test some hardware on Ubuntu 14.04 which are all working on Mac and Windows 8.1. But Ubuntu 14.04 old Google Chrome is available via apt-get How do I get the Google Chrome Canary or ...
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cannot install packages

I have trouble install packages with apt-get. i get the following error: trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package openoffice-debian-menus 4.1-9764 rmdir: failed to remove ...
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shlock not found

I'm trying to use a script for backing up btrfs, and it uses shlock here is the script: btrfs-subvolume-backup now it says i need the inn package, and I've triedn installing it, but still no shlock ...
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How do I install packages for Sublime text?

How can I install plugins/packages in Sublime Text 2 in Ubuntu 14.04?
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Compare two repos - a table of all all package versions?

I'd like to see and compare versions of all packages in two different repos. Something like: libfoo | 1.2 | 1.3 libbar | 2.4 | 3.0 libbaz | ... | ... Is there some such web? Or a way to obtain list ...
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Extract a part of apt repository for offline usage [duplicate]

On the office I have a PC with internet access so I can install packages from the online repositories, but I have a PC at home w/o connection and I want to be able to install packages offline. I ...
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gameranger client for linux

I found this gameranger client made for linux!! But sadly it's not working because of dependencies since it dates back to 2005 and hasn't been been developed since. or so they say! Is there a way ...
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Binary archives of OpenJDK for ubuntu

My goal is to have multiple version of java 6 and multiple version of java 7 installed on my ubuntu in order to do some tests with different versions of java. I found instructions to install oracle ...
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unable to install softwares from software center and chromium browsersuddenly shuts down

installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LANG = "en_IN.ISO8859-1" ...
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How to download packages from private repository with puppet?

I've set up my own apt repository to serve some .deb packages over LAN and I've set up my puppet configuration to install these packages. If I use apt-get install to download the package it works ...
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How can install python-dev for 2.7.8 in 14.04 off apt-get?

I have tried this and this and this and this Well nothing works with me, i got my amd64 system, 14.04 up and runnig, as I try to install wagtail, a django cms, i get the error. pysass.c:4:20: ...
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Is there anyway to improve software management in Ubuntu (or Linux in general) [on hold]

One of the biggest problems I have with getting people to use Ubuntu (or Linux in general) is software management. Not that they don't have a fair share of software, but the management; specifically ...
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Install newer package version from trusty-backports

In an ubuntu 14.04 system with the latest updates: $ ansible --version ansible 1.5.4 $ apt-cache policy ansible ansible: Installed: 1.5.4+dfsg-1 Candidate: 1.5.4+dfsg-1 Version table: ...
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Synaptic package manager question

Why does the synaptic package manager display results for applications that have already been removed?
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How to install suggested package after installation main package?

I just install chromium-browser and installation list some suggested packages to install and I continued installation and done it. $ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser Reading package lists... ...
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join ubuntu 14.04 to AD error

I tried to join an ubuntu 14.04 machine to AD, but when I try to install likewise-open I get this error : E: Package 'likewise-open' has no installation candidate # sudo apt-get install ...
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determine which package(s) were installed from a particular source

Some time ago, I installed a package from a qantal ppt source - at the time, it was only available in the quantal (12.10) repos; I'm running precise (12.04). The qantal repo has now been removed from ...
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I m not able to download apache2-prefork-dev [duplicate]

I m using ubuntu12.04 I use command: sudo apt-get install apache2-prefork-dev error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you ...
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How to get gfortran to work with i386? I have “undefined reference” errors. How to get a compatible libf2c?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a 64-bit machine. I would like to run gfortran -m32 for my f77 fortran code that also uses i386 CERN libraries. I downloaded Ubuntu packages cernlib, lib32gfortran-4.8-dev, and ...
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Is it possible to individually uninstall packages previously installed using a meta-package?

I have no need for the help utility, document viewer, contacts app, etc. that Gnome has built into the gnome-shell. Is is possible to remove just those packages? Every time I try it wants me to ...
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is it safe to Install Ubuntu 14.04 packages on Kubuntu 14.04?

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS installed on my computer and a friend of mine has Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr installed on his machine, which has no connection to the internet. I want to share with him some ...
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Installing massif-visualizer on Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to install massif-visualizer on Ubuntu 14.04. By default, there's no such package on that release. Which repository contains that package? $ sudo apt-get install massif-visualizer Reading ...
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Download packages (different architecture) different Ubuntu version

Ideally, I would like to specify architecture and Ubuntu version and download all dependencies for that package, then take them to another computer. I know about apt-get download.... and that would ...
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How does the package update process work/happen at Canonical/Ubuntu? [on hold]

After trying to look through this site and also searching for an answer, there seems to be no clear information concerning how this process is done. What I would like to know is how the folks at ...
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When trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, libc6 breaks, why and how to solve this problem?

$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically ...
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muon package manager can't find packages

I've a strange problem with muon package manager. For a few days I've been trying to install packages (umlet for example) without any succes. All the time I'm trying to install anything muon says that ...
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Package error in 12.04 ubuntu [duplicate]

When using sudo apt-get install libxerces27 libxerces27-dev libopenal0a libglut / libglut3-dev libfontcongfig1 It says for every package E: Unable to locate package. I am using precise ...
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apt-get want to remove all my packages

My apt-get thinks everything including my xserver gdm and other vital softwares are unnecessary. The following is the output. When I once ran upgrade it did remove evrything and I had to reinstall my ...
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Error with dpkg

When I try to install anything, I get an error. ex: diego@diego-Satellite-C655:~$ sudo apt-get install spotify-client Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to find the package name to install an app using terminal?

The install button of the software center of my Ubuntu 14.04 is disabled for unknown reason. So I want to install softwares using terminal. But I don't know the package name. So how i get the ...
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How to install needed Qt packages to build kernel on 14.04?

I'm going to compile kernel on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, so I start with installing packages that I need: sudo apt-get install build-essential bin86 kernel-package libqt3-headers libqt3-mt-dev wget ...
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Varnish 4 on 12.04

I would like to use the latest version of Varnish (4.0.1) on precise. I tried following the instructions posted here: https://www.varnish-cache.org/installation/ubuntu apt-get install ...
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cannot update or install new packages Kubuntu 14.04.1 after upgrade from 12.04.5

I upgraded my 12.04.5 Kubuntu installation to Kubuntu 14.04.1, but during the installation of packages, two things went wrong. First was a long-named deb package that had "all" at the end of it, which ...
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How to add command-lines to PyGTK application to run after executing .deb file?

I've just made a small application written in PyGTK using Quickly. Inside the application there are some functions which needs some other packages to be installed. For example I need "mencoder" to ...
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How do I install graphics.py on Ubuntu 14.04?

I need to install graphics.py for class. How do I do that, and how do I install other Python modules?
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Can only install some R-Packages (Ubuntu 14.04 server)

I am trying to install the FastRWeb package for R on this Ubuntu server. I updated sources.list with: deb http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu trusty/ I have tried both: ...
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Why does removing cheese-common removes a bunch of ubuntu essential package?

I'm trying to remove some bloatware and when i tried to purge cheese-common bunch of things that I think essential to ubuntu will be removed. I'm using 14.04LTS Trying to follow this guide on what ...
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Cancel installing pending package with apt-get

Yesterday I trying to install a package with apt-get but I regret of installing this package, but every time I want to install a new package the apt-get trying to install that package again ! How I ...
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Unable to locate package libQt5SerialPort5

Currently i am using the ubuntu 12.04 LTS. However, i had this issue of locating the specific package 'libQt5SerialPort5'. Have tried the method using sudo -aptget install but still unable to find ...
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New Software cannot be installed because there is a problem with the software currently installed

I tried to install the FF Multi Converter by adding "ppa:ffmulticonverter/stable". During the installation something went wrong and now i always get this error mesage when i ope the software center. I ...
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Errors when trying to install libc6

I was trying to install libc6 with this commend: sudo apt-get install libc6* and I got some errors: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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waiting for package manager lock [duplicate]

I am running kubuntu 10.04 on a macbook and cannot use package manager. There is an icon in the taskbar which tells me 'refreshing package cache (waiting for package manager lock)' please help, this ...
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When I want to install anything in Ubuntu Software Center or through sudo apt-get, I am facing issues

My problem is exactly same as stated at the link Ubuntu Software Center not working; says the package catalog needs repair Though according to the solution provided at that place does not work for ...
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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 ...