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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? [closed]

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 ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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How can I know that I have g++ installed in my ubuntu? [duplicate]

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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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 ...