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apt-get remove <package> installs alternative package [closed]

Amusingly, whenever I try to remove a package using apt-get on Ubuntu 11.04, apt-get attempts to install an alternative package in addition to removing the requested package(s). Here are a couple ...
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How to get previously install package information?

Is there a way using dpkg, apt, logs, or any thing else, where I can query/retrieve previously installed versions of an application? I don't care about which previous versions were available up to the ...
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How to replace tk8.6 with tk8.5?

The title explains pretty much all I need to do. I need a downgrade from tk8.6 to tk8.5 on 14.04. There is some niche scientific python based software that I need to use, however it is incompatible ...
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Packages Broken not able to Play Videos [duplicate]

Hi not able to play videos getting and unable to install video players too gstreamer1.0-libav : Depends: libavcodec54 (>= 6:9.1-1) but it is not going to be installed or ...
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Unable to install any application. While installing language pack it throws error

Lenovo-G570:~$ sudo apt-get install language-pack-en [sudo] password for parmeet: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done language-pack-en is ...
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Recent app install won't show up [duplicate]

I'm having the next problem. I never learned how to install .tar.gz files, so I installed Alien and convert the .tar files to .deb and install the apps with software center or by terminal. The problem ...
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How to install packages in ubuntu without internet connection? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu since last 2 years but still I couldnt find better way to install Ubuntu packages offline. As each package needs multiple dependencies its harder to find & get all the required ...
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Difference between archive manager and the command 'ar'

I'm in the early stages of attempting to learn packaging for Debian/Ubuntu, and I am following this guide to package a collection of binaries (that I've obtained by using Alien to break apart an rpm ...
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dpkg is installing the wrong version of a package

I'm attempting to upgrade Graphicsmagick on Ubuntu 12.04 from 1.3.12 to 1.3.18 or newer. I tried to install it following these instructions, but Graphicsmagick did not upgrade and remained 1.3.12. I ...
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Unable to install GCDemu in Trusty Tahr

After trying to install gcdemu from ppa I always get this error and im unable to install it I get this error (synaptic:6595): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed ...
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How can I find download link of linux softwares? [duplicate]

I want download link of sofwares to download them with a download manager. Could you please help to find download link of any Linux software?
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How do I resolve these unmet dependencies? [duplicate]

Opening the Ubuntu software center yields an error that says: Items cannot be installed or removed until the package catalog is repaired. Do you want to repair it now? After clicking repair, the ...
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How to publish / Register a package to the official repository of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I had a tool called cockpit which is written in shell script. I like to register the package to the official repository, so that anybody can get it using the apt-get cockpit command. I have no idea ...
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View .deb package files in vim

vim is capable of reading compressed files (for common methods, at least). However, it sees Debian package files as binary gibberish. The Archive Manager tool can, however, open package files and show ...
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How to create modified Kubuntu Live/Install DVD? [duplicate]

I want to modify Kubuntu LiveCD not only with changing wallpapers and desktop themes, but also with some packages, not included in official distribution, and some settings, such as alternatives for ...
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How to install sumo on Ubuntu 14.04(Trusty Tahr)?

I get the following error when trying to install sumo on Ubuntu 14.04(Trusty Tahr): sumo : Depends: libgdal1 (>= 1.8.0) but it is not installable I also tried to install the package via synaptic ...
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Unable to install libjack-dev

I am on Ubuntu 14.04. 64-bit and I am trying to install linuxband. To do I need to install the package libjack-dev, but when I do so I obtain the following message: Some packages could not be ...
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How can I switch between versions of an installed package with apt-get? [duplicate]

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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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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? [duplicate]

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 [duplicate]

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 ...