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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

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

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 ...
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Cannot install Java [duplicate]

here is the deal i keep getting this whenever i put in sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre openjdk-7-jdk but it never works it always comes up as sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre openjdk-7-jdk ...
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Errors after HP deskjet 3070a installiation

I have got HP deskjet 3070a printer at home, which I would like to use via wireless network. I have used Ubuntu Official Documentation website how to install it ...
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Unmet dependencies problem on 12.04 - libcurl4-openssl-dev depends librtmp-dev

I'm having troubles with unmet dependencies on Ubuntu 12.04: libcurl4-openssl-dev depends librtmp-dev Here is what I've got after running sudo apt-get -f install which suggested running apt-get ...
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deb package has no usr/lib after installation

I'm building a simple single binary deb package, everything works fine with the executable that is placed in the usr/bin folder and executes when I click the desktop icon. Now I want to start ...
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Errors while installing any Software Packages on ubuntu 14.04LTS - fails to build alsa-hda-0.201210261053~natty1

If i install any new SW. .it will throw SW update error & Package operation failed.. below is how the error looks like in terminal... Can you please help.. Loading new ...
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is it safe to delete package files

After downloaded, extracted package files from .tar.gz and installed (e.g. using setup.py install or make all), is it safe to delete the extracted files? Similarly, if I use pip, there is a build ...
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What's the development package for Qt5 in 14.04

I want to build a Qt5 example on my desktop machine. I installed qt5-default and qtdeclarative5-dev, but I'm still getting this error: Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: quick qml Which ...
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Error while installing skype [closed]

I am trying to install skype by typing this: sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done This is what is happening! (Reading database ... 231137 files and directories currently ...
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Depending on postgresql-plpython for every installed version of postgresql

I'm working on a project which gets installed as an Ubuntu package. This is part of the code for generating the database (modified): CREATE EXTENSION plpythonu; CREATE FUNCTION foo (str text) ...
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How can i download softwares in offline pc with all dependencies, library without command line [duplicate]

i have removed ubuntu more than 5 times due to the inability of ubuntu to just install softwares from my pendrive...i have internet in college but internet is very cosly for my home to afford in ...
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Which package should I install to solve this problem?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (32bits) When I installed TORCS-1.3.1 (which is a sort of Racing game), Error is occurred. Error is " No rule to make target /usr/include/i386-linux-gnu/bits/predefs.h', ...
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Removing a plethora of default installed packages

i just bourght a VPS, imaged with ubuntu 12.04, and i notice right out of the box it's using 10% ram. I then proceeded to run this: dpkg-query -Wf '${Package;-40}${Priority}\n' | sort -b -k2,2 -k1,1 ...
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Installing a package with apt-get for a single user [duplicate]

Is it possible to install a package for just the current user (placing files in locations that the user can write to, such as their home directory)?
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Package not present in ubuntu package list. Different approach (ubuntu precise 12.04)

I currently have an application that I am doing packaging now. I require ruby2.0 and the package is for Ubuntu precise. (12.04LTS) but the issue is that, ubuntu precise package list does not have ...
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How can I accept the Lience agreement for steam prior to apt-get install?

I'm currently fiddling around with using ansible to setup my machine with my chosen configuration/apps etc... I've hit a stumbling block with steam and it's licence agreement. I've been trying to use ...
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Deleted elements that I don't know

In order to install a new version of Skype, I did sudo apt-get -force remove skype sudo apt-get autoremove This deleted lots of elements on my laptop and I don't know if they are important. Can ...
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Install lib32v4l-0 but receiving dependency error

I am trying to install lib32v4l-0_0.6.4-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb but I get the following error: (Reading database ... 406870 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Synaptic installation problem Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

I'm not able to install Synaptic, please help me. jhon@jhon-Inspiron-N5010:~$ sudo apt-get install synaptic [sudo] password for jhon: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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trying to install libncurses dev package for ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to install libncurses for Ubuntu 14.04. But, it is showing the following error: root@sharwariDell:/usr/src# sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Difference between gnome-shell & ubuntu-gnome-desktop

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32-bit). Now I want to install Gnome Desktop Environment (without removing unity). I know I can install by following command: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ...
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unable to install Package Biom format

I am trying to install Biom-format package, but it shows an error: qiime@qiime-VirtualBox:~/Desktop/picrust$ sudo apt-get install python-biom-format Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Package Dependency Issue

I am unable to install anything at the moment because of dependency issue. When I try to run apt-get -f install, the following happens; sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building ...