Questions about software packages, installing them, removing them, updating them and finding them.

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How to download a file from the repository?

I am completely new to Linux and would like to download a software package from the Ubuntu repository. Could you kindly help me do the following three items: figure out how to identify the name of ...
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Simple APT binary-repository doesn't work

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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“You can install it by typing…” missing on 14.04 LTS (server)

In previous versions of Ubuntu, I've received a prompt that tells me which package to install, if I try to run something that isn't installed yet. For example, when entering mongo: The program ...
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How to extract a installed program to a .deb file [on hold]

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

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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Software Center Not working and many other issues with Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

First problem; Software center crashes as soon as I open every time I try to open it. Which led me to try and purge it and restart it. It stops at 62% read files and says this: E: Read error - read ...
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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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Package operation failed - other answers did not work [closed]

I am just running Ubuntu 14.04 beta, completely out of the box on a wiped hard drive. Some software installation can't seem possible. Here goes : Installing VLC through Ubuntu software center ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu repositories: difference between samba and samba4

As in the title, I found in the Ubuntu repositories two packages, named samba and samba4. Which is the actual difference? I tried to install samba, but the service didn't seem to be active. Then I ...
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How to create directory and change it's owner with the deb package

I need to create deb package that will create directory for logs. I want to create directory /var/logs/my_package and to change it's owner to my_user. In the docs there is information that I can ...
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Publish a package on Ubuntu Software Center?

Recent, I uploaded a package on MyApps. After uploading finished, I received a notice: Thank you for submitting a gratis Free Software application through MyApps. At this time we are unable to ...
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Why not all Linux packages/software come in .deb format? [closed]

A .deb package is very easy to install, just like .exe in Windows, simply double click and install via USC. I wonder why some developers choose formats like .tar.gz (it scares the hell out of me) ...
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How to add a Package to kernel to make it default package?

I want to add xclip package to kernel to make it default package. Means if I give mine custom version of kernel to someone to install then xclip package should also be installed with kernel. They ...
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Problem installing GAZEBO on ubuntu 12.10 (broken package)

i was trying to install gazebo in my ubuntu 12.0, following the steps in "gazebosim.org/wiki/1.2/install" . However, after i input sudo apt-get install gazebo in terminal as step 4 suggested, it ...
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Software Updater fails to upgrade to 13.10 [duplicate]

I need help upgrading from 12.10 to 13.10. It's a little under a month to 14.04 but even sooner until support for 12.10 is dropped, so I decided to upgrade to 13.10 in the meantime. I used Software ...
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Install font Tahoma in ubuntu

When I installing font Tahoma, with this code, i have 2 errors (permissions denied). Sorry for my English. : ) tomasz@TomaszPC:~$ cabextract -F 'tahoma*ttf' IELPKTH.CAB IELPKTH.CAB: WARNING; ...
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apt-get says Version was not found but it is there

I've added this repository "ppa:videolan/stable-daily" using this command: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily thin I wrote this command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Debconf got a corrupted perl script. How to reinstall it?

I got some power issues at home and got a bunch of files in my computer corrupted. I could fix most of them, but one that's bugging me is a debconf script. Everytime I try to install something I get ...
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Automatically remove “package-dbg” if “package” is removed

I usually install many debug packages to know what happened when something crashed. But those debug packages are not removed when I remove the package they belong to, for example if I type sudo ...
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Is it possible to downgrade the default version of Python from my Ubuntu installation?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 which comes with Python 3.4 installed by default. But I wish to downgrade it to Python 3.3 for my needs. However, when I try to remove it, it also wants to remove other ...
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“Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages”

I keep trying to install the gnome-extensions-user-theme package and I get this every time: gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme : Depends: gnome-shell-extensions-common but it is not going to be ...
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How can I get a new /etc/apt/sources.list? [closed]

I was trying to modify that file, and then somehow all the contents got deleted... does anyone know where I can get a new one? I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 Edit: Moreover, what had happened was I had ...
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Serious system problem [duplicate]

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_restricted_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or ...
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Installing All Packages in a PPA

How do I download all of the packages contained within a particular PPA in one command, without explicitly listing out each package? For example, say I want to download all 108 or so packages ...