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What do I do for dependencies installing wine1.7 on 14.04

user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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uninstall packages using dpkg

I want to uninstall openoffice package and want to do this using single command or regular expression i.e dpkg -r openoffice-org* but dpkg doesnot accept wild cards how can i uninstall all the ...
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need help errors and lots of missing packages ubuntu 13.10

i am running ubuntu 13.10 on an msi notebook, i am in no way computer literate and to try and fix one small problem i have unintentionally gotten in way over my head, created more problems and am in ...
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How to install Trimaran on 12.10?

I am not able to install the trimaran package on Ubuntu 12.10. I have tried this how-to guide. Can someone help me find the solution to this problem?
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Unable to install php5-mcrypt on Ubuntu 14.04

I can't install php5-mcrypt on ubuntu 14.04. I'm doing this: $ sudo apt-get install php5-mcrypt And getting this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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There are no repos [closed]

I have PC Engines Apu . I wanted to install Linux to Apu over PXE. I m trying to install this on ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS #yum install tftp-server syslinux httpd dhcpd There ...
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Debian Packaging Dependencies Checking [closed]

How to force a debian package to check some dependency installed?
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Where to find package manager in Xubuntu 13.10

I'm a newbie to linux and I have a Xubuntu 13.10 relase installed on my PC. I need to install some packages for web development but I can not find the package manager utility in the applications menu. ...
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Cannot locate Package

Whenever I type an application that could be installed into the terminal it says this is not installed yet, type: sudo apt-get install [application]. When I do this it says cannot locate package. Am I ...
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Getting + installing gcc/g++ 4.9 on Ubuntu?

How do I install the latest version of gcc and g++? I am using a variety of C++11 and C++1y features; which is why I need this.
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How to solve Unable to locate package error

There are many question in which users face error: E: Unable to locate package ... . The following error while sudo apt-get install <package>: sudo apt-get install package Reading package ...
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If I build a package from source how can I uninstall or remove completely?

I used source code to build one package such as below: ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libexecdir=/usr/lib --with-package-name="Myplugin" ...
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Package operation failed in package management

When I try to install or remove any application from ubuntu software center I get this error: Package Operation Failed. As suggested in many posts in this forum I did this sudo apt-get -f install: ...
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Trying to build/install patched gtk3-engines-oxygen to test bugfix, get shared changelog.Debian.gz is different from other instances of package

I want to just quickly test the patch in this bug report to gtk3-engines-oxygen so it can go upstream. I could test it either temporarily or permanently; I would just like to do it. I currently have ...
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Application Software updater not working anymore (Ubuntu 14)

As soon as i log in a this red sign appears top a and it says : And error occurred .please run package manger from the right-click menu or apt-getin a terminal to see what is wrong The error ...
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Avoiding installation of certain dependency packages (texlive)

As Ubuntu's TeXLive is quite old (version 2009), I always hear TeX people recommending installing the latest TeXLive directly from CTAN. (Yes, I need the same package mentioned in that question.) I ...
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Update Package list in repository after motherboard change

I just installed a new motherboard / microprocessor on my computer, I want to do an update to it using apt-get and I've tried to do it from the GUI as well. the issue is the package list still have ...
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“Failed to load the package list”

When attempting to remove, install or update software through the Ubuntu Software Center, I came upon an error like this... Failed to load the package list This is a serious problem. Try ...
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Write List of Packages installed via Manual Invocation of apt-get to File

I'm trying to install a new version of Ubuntu from scratch, but I would like a list of the packages which I manually installed (as opposed to installed as a dependency or that came with the system). ...
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How can I list all packaged installed by me?

I am trying to clean my installation up a bit, so I decided to clean up my packages a bit. However, I'm having trouble with that: My wish is to make apt-get list all packages installed by me. If I ...
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Recent version of libpng

The libpng in the Ubuntu 14.04 is still at version 1.2. Is there an alternative apt source that contains more recent version? If not, will I end up in trouble aka dependency hell if I compile my own ...
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List (Head) packages available from specific ppa by command-line

I want to list all Head packages available from specific ppa. Example: webupd8 ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 has following head packages for trusty: Can I list them by command-line?
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Ubuntu <libappindicator/app-indicator.h> file missing

According to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17193307/qt-systray-icon-appears-next-to-launcher-on-ubuntu-instead-of-on-the-panel I want to make a systray icon. But I can't install the package ...
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'mount: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0 : no such file or directory' error while booting

I was trying to load a version of CGminer which was returning a libudev type error, and followed a supposed solution here but it destroyed my system (so it seems). I loaded the system in recovery ...
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Can anyone help me fix “Package operation failed” error on Ubuntu 14.04

This error appear when I tried to install package named "SARGE-bandwidthd_2.0.1_i386" and its dependency packages like "libgd2-xpm" and "libgd2-noxpm" . I have never faced with any kind of Package ...
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Error message while installing any software as “package dependencies can not be resolved” [duplicate]

when i am installing the softwares by all means (via software center, terminal etc) it gives an error message as "Package dependencies cannot be resolved" Can any one help me out to solve the ...
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I accidently locked some packages in synaptic, how can I undo these?

If possible I would like to list them first and select which one to remove OR remove them all. Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 14.04. Thanks.
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How to install Qt4.6 libraries on Ubuntu 12.04?

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I am working with Qt IDE. I need Qt4.6 libraries for supporting my applications. Instead of this Ubuntu 12.04 provide Qt Creator IDE based on Qt4.8.0 libraries by ...
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What do I do if launchpad repository doesn't exist anymore?

Recently, ubuntu told me that it failed to resynchronize the package index files from their sources. Here's the output of apt-get update: ... W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to transform a desktop version of Ubuntu ISO into a server one?

As I understand, desktop and server distributions of Ubuntu are very similar, except that some packages are included in one but not another. I need to install Ubuntu Server from PXE. Since there is ...
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How to make packages for ARM in Launchpad?

When I request builds in this recipe it only creates 32 bit and 64 bit packages. How to create packages for ARM? I am using Quickly.
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How to install packages from Launchpad which are not in a PPA?

Launchapad contains a wealth of packages that are not usable (they seem to be in source form or something). For example, by searching for a "ndoc ubuntu" on google, I fell on the page ...
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citrix receiver for 14.04 lts

I am trying install icaclient-modified.deb and getting error. Workstation@home:~/Downloads$ dpkg -b ica_temp icaclient-modified.deb dpkg-deb: building package `icaclient' in `icaclient-modified.deb'. ...
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DEB package: Shell script with debconf does not show input dialog

The following config script inside control.tar.gz #!/bin/sh -e . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule db_fset mailadmin/database_host seen false db_clear db_purge db_input medium mailadmin/database_host ...
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apt-get abort after I type Y to continue

After I use sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade to check for updates via terminal, there's a little problem but weird. After I answer to Y, it must be running to downloading updates ...
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Error with composite-2014 package

So I have installed Maya 2014 , and then when I tried to install another program I got this error E: The package composite-2014 needs to be re installed, but I can't find an archive for it. And ...
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how to install PGFPlots in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running into the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `pgfplots.sty' not found. How should PGFPlots be installed in Ubuntu 14.04? I have installed the following packages already: texlive-full ...
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Lost power during update and now i cannot install any packages or even update/repair update

I lost power during and update and now i cannot install or update any packages. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 32bit. on terminal I get this message: dpkg: error processing package ...
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E:Problem with MergeList [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates installed (... until this problem occurred this morning...) However, when I tried to to update using the Update-Manager I got the following error message: ...
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Installing cunit on Ubuntu Quantal

I'm trying to install the cunit (C unit testing framework) packages on Quantal (64bit). cunit seems to be held in a number of packages, but according to apt-get these are broken. Attempt 1: $ sudo ...
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“nvidia-304-updates” vs “nvidia-304” (and similar)?

What is the difference between these two modules? Whoever created them didn't seem to think of including a clear description.
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Where is the “pysdm” package?

I am new to Ubuntu. I have some old hardware lying around so I decided to build a backup/storage device. I am trying to follow this lifehacker article. It asks me to open a terminal and run sudo ...
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How to find the list of all available packages along with the lastest version number available in the repositories?

I want to list all the packages(installed or not installed) along with the latest version number available in the repositories. For example: The output of apt-cache policy chromium-browser shows ...
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How in the living hell can I install Wine on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Ever since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my genealogy programs stopped working; looked around, & other Windows emulator progs stopped working, as well. This is what I get when updating, then ...
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Import error packages with Python installed on Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Python-3.1.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 Server Edition following this method. After that, I run a simple program calling to paramiko module. I got several errors related to package imports. The ...
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What is proper way to get specific version of package

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I need to use curl package. But it comes in version 7.35.0 with known SSL bug (already fixed in next version) I either need lower version <= 7.33.0 or higher >= ...
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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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Archive with all previous versions of all packages, or what is general way to install exact old version of some package

Sometimes I need to install old version of some package(s) : unfortunately, newer isn't always better, we might have some regressions, bugs, etc. It doesn't happen often but it happens. To be safe, I ...
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how to find out what versions of a package from a launchpad repository are available with apt-get

If I go to the following web page https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gedit/+publishinghistory there are a number of versions of gedit listed for the distribution "raring" (3.6.0-0ubuntu1, ...
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Menu bar and launcher dissappeared

What can I do with this message in the Terminal? Basically the menu bar and launcher is gone. The following packages have unmet dependencies. ubuntu-desktop : Depends: ubuntu-session but it is not ...