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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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linux mint parse error [duplicate]

I try too much method but still don't work. asus alis # apt-get update Hit http://linux-mint.froonix.org olivia Release.gpg Hit http://archive.canonical.com raring Release.gpg Hit ...
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deb package building

While trying to build a package, I gave the following command in terminal: cd Downloads/src/ cd unity-5.10.0/ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -b Then it gives the output: dpkg-buildpackage: ...
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Install python packages for specific python version

I understand that in Ubuntu 14.04, you have access to both python 2.7.6 and python 3.4.0. When getting python packages through the command line, how do I make sure that I am installing packages meant ...
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Software Center problem with installation

I open up Ubuntu Software Center and every time I do this, it says: New Software Can't Be Installed Because There Is A Problem With The Software Already Installed. Do You Want To Repair This ...
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Trusty Software Center: Remove Package Listing Under “Installed” dropdown menu

I removed a couple of software and packages. In the Ubuntu Software Center under the "Installed" drop down menu, the packages are still there. They have no function as when I click on it, it leads to ...
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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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How to query software packages that I installed today?

How to query software packages that I installed today or yestoday ?
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error while installing package [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
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Deadlock-broken packages during Ubuntu 12.4 update: libjpeg-turbo8:amd64 and libjpeg-turbo8:i386

The problem I have not used my Ubuntu 12.4 (64 bit) netbook for about a year, and yesterday I tried to install one year worth of updates at once. The update did not go smoothly: I had to restart the ...
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Install KDE on Ubuntu 12.04

I've got trouble installing the KDE desktop on my Ubuntu. I installed the package kde-standard from the Ubuntu Software Center and rebooted the computer. The login screen is now different and more KDE ...
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I can't remove tuxcut, can anyone help me here?

When I click on remove button, it says I can't remove it because of the following error: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% [..] (Reading database ... 100% ...
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Issue installing Software [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I have been trying to fix an error somewhere in the install process. No matter how I install (software center, Terminal) it displays an error message close to this: ...
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SWT Virtual Table not working on Customised Ubuntu

When I run a software developed using Eclipse Indigo on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the Virtual table works smoothly. But the same software, when executed on a Customized Version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, virtual ...
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remove single package and NOT dependent packages

I have to remove libgail18 as suggested on this site https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=384315 (pls search libgail18 on this to get the exact information) to make SWT Virtual Table work. ...
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Can boost 1.54 install with libboost_thread-mt.so like library files using apt-get install libboost-all-dev command [duplicate]

When installing boost in Ubuntu 13.10 I used apt-get install libboost-all-dev command. In this case library files which are ending with -mt.so (such like libboost_thread-mt.so, ...
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How can I manually remove a corrupt package?

Currently I'm trying to remove MongoDB, but when I try to execute using one of the commands below; sudo apt-get purge mongodb mongodb-clients mongodb-server mongodb-dev sudo apt-get purge ...
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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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build-essential and module assistant packages on Ubuntu ISO [duplicate]

Does the iso image of Ubuntu 14.04 contain the build-essential and module assistant packages? Is there any way that I can download them separately and add them later, after the installation?
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Creating a .deb that just places/updates config files?

I was surprised to not find more people asking this question, but so far I've only found one from a couple of years ago, with not much in the way of responses. First, some background on what I'm ...
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How to add kernel-package header

I want to install kernel-package, but this error shown : Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package kernel-package is not available, but is referred to by another package. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: apt-get install fglrx: Hash Sum mismatch [duplicate]

I am trying to solve extreme slowness of ordinary text rendering in xterm on Asus 102B which has graphics card as follows: lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h ...
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Why some wanted packages not pre-installed with Ubuntu? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I want to know why some very useful packages not pre-installed with Ubuntu? I am talking about packages like: ubuntu-restricted-extras gstreamer & libavcodecor vlc gksu ...
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cant update or install anything tor geoipd not installed

when i go to the Ubuntu Software Center i get and try to update i get the error installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ...
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How can I get Ubuntu 14.04 back to pure Unity? [duplicate]

I installed kubuntu-desktop and that can't be removed, since it is a metapackage. All of the commands I have seen do not work, including ones that use aptitude and ones that simply state the packages ...
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Unable to install glabels; unmet dependencies [duplicate]

When I try to install gLabels from the command line, this is what I get: some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using ...
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Install old software for a newer Ubuntu version?

What's the "proper" way to install packages from the repos of previous Ubuntu versions? This must be possible and common - it wouldn't be feasible for every package to be updated whenever a new Ubuntu ...
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How can I check if a directory contains packaged files?

I've just run into a bug. Somewhere while scrobbling round with sudo pip, I appear to have knackered my dist-packages. The suggested workaround is to [re]move /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages ...
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If I manually install a .deb file will the package manager take care of future updates? [duplicate]

If I download and install a .deb from a website and later that version, or a newer one, is added to the Ubuntu repositories, what happens? Will it update with the repository version, or remain with ...
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E: The package linux-image-3.5.0-49-generic needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

I am not a command line person, but, I know I need to use it sometimes... I am absolutely lost I tried following some directions to repair the above heading. This seems to have worked to some extent, ...
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apt-get: how to make it keep old archives locally when upgrading packages

I know I can't install previous version without a local copy of the archive of needed version. But today I found out something surprising: I was sure that all previous archives are stored in cache. ...
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Uninstall yesterday's synaptic packages with virtual terminal on Ubuntu 14.04

How to uninstall packages that were installed on 10 May 2014, using only a virtual terminal? Available are virtual terminals, using Ctrl+Alt+F1 or +F2. Going back to the screen with Ctrl+Alt+F7 is ...
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Broken package Ubuntu 12.04

This is the eror message I get but everything I try failed to resolve it : Update Manager The Package system is broken. Disable 3rd party repositories Run in terminal apt-get install-f Details: ...
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How to find packages when updating Ubuntu and creating standard source.list file

I just upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, amd64. I'm trying to install some software and it says for Ubuntu 13.10 and above, the following libraries need to be installed for 32-bit compatibility ...
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Add printers suport in a minimal Xubuntu install

I did a minimal install of Xubuntu on an old notebook. But could not figure out which packages should I install to enable support for printers. What packages should I install to an HP Deskjet F4180 ...
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'uboot-mkimage' has no installation candidate?

i'm using 13.10,64 bit. i'm trying to install mkimage but it is not working. root@pnreddy:/home/pnreddy/Android_13.04# sudo apt-get install u-boot-tools Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to modify the details of a debian package

I am new to Ubuntu and would like to know if there's a way to modify or edit the details of a deb package. For example, I'm running the command: sudo dpkg -I myPackage_amd64.deb and get several ...
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Saucy: Boost shared libs contain no symbols

I need to link with some of Boost's shared library (.so) files. I have installed boost by running sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev The header files and static libraries are installed ...
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Update Manager Error - Invalid Package Name

I get the following error when trying to perform an update in Ubuntu 12.04 64bit: installArchives() failed: Preconfiguring packages ... Preconfiguring packages ... Preconfiguring packages ... ...
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What does apt-get --fix-missing do and when is it useful?

From the man page: -m, --ignore-missing, --fix-missing Ignore missing packages; if packages cannot be retrieved or fail the integrity check after retrieval (corrupted package files), hold back ...
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How to get a summary of installed packages by repository and see differences from clean install?

I just upgraded several PC to Ubuntu Trusty 14.04. For this, I used to install everything from scratch to get a clean system, keeping only /home (and /etc for reference). This time however I upgraded ...
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Nagios-Plugin “check_radius” missing in Ubuntu 14.04?

I recently updated our Nagios-Server from Ubuntu LTS 12.04.04 to 14.04 - despite I know that this migration is not supported. Everything works fine but our Radius-Check fails... and now I know why: ...
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apt-get does not install any programs or update after upgrade from 11.04 to 14.04 (LTS)

I've upgraded from 11.04 to 14.04 and I have some issues when using apt-get. Below is an example of what I get when trying to install mysql-server (same issue for any package installation): ~$: sudo ...
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Ubuntu Stopping at Boot Screen

So, I was installing some packages via Synaptic. They were for my fan and hot keys. It froze durning installation, so I rebooted it, only to get stuck at the splash screen. I'm guessing it's just not ...
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Allegro4 and Allegro5 dev seems to not want to install together

Installing via synapic on a new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the allegro 4 and 5 development packages Ubuntu seem to act as if mutually exclusive and give me an exclamation point saying that one will need to be ...