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ubuntu 12.04 - postfix - postmap missing

I'm trying to change the default sender address on Postfix using the method described in how to change default email address for postfix? At some point we are required to run postmap, but the command ...
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How can I add a package to the default installation of Ubuntu?

I want to add the xclip package as default package in Ubuntu. When I install Linux then xclip package should also be installed with it. How can I do it?
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how to recompress a .deb package

I have a .deb file that needed to be altered. I have decompressed the .deb file and made the necessary changes. How to I re-compress the file back into a .deb file.
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uninstalled libgconf2-4 by mistake now i cant reinstall it, need help [duplicate]

You might want to run apt-get -f install to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: aisleriot : Depends: libgconf-2-4 (>= 2.31.1) but it is not going to be installed ...
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what is systemtap

what is systemtap. I downloaded eclipse when I want to build my project it says make sure systemtap is installed I follow this link It says sudo apt-get install systemtap So what is systemtap?
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

currently I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Whenever I am trying to install any package form ubuntu software center I am getting the following message "Package dependencies cannot be resolved". And also ...
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Installation of .c files in phylip

I am trying to install .C functions of PHYLIP in Linux/ubuntu. I read documentation and it mentioned it is very easy compilation and of .C functions: To make executables, use your C compiler. It ...
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Why does package mercurial depend on x11-common in a chroot'ed environment?

In relation to a previous question I posed (Make apt-get (or aptitude) run with -y but not prompt for replacement of configuration files?) I came across a somewhat peculiar and hard to explain ...
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what is sudo apt-get -f install

what is the usage of apt-get -f install . when I run sudo apt-get update I got some errors at the end It says try apt-get -f install. What is this command? the last part of my error is : . . . ...
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Installing NetInfo on Ubuntu

i'm using Ubuntu 14.04, i can't find any tips how to install NetInfo module to work with network, I think it might be possible to do it in terminal, but i'm confused. I've tried to install .exe file ...
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urbackup installation problem in ubuntu12.04

after ./configure I run make command but I got this error how to fix it... libtool: link: (cd ".libs" && rm -f "liburbackupserver.so" && ln -s "liburbackupserver.so.0.0.0" ...
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Server Gets Restarted while installing Ubuntu

I'm using Fujitsu Primergy Rx200 S8 server, when I installing Ubuntu 13.10 server edition the server gets restarted itself at the time of "Installing the system" after partitioning step. The media ...
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Can I use gdebi for mutiple packages or any alternative?

I installs packages by dpkg -i *.deb but it can not install missing dependencies and errors if any dependencies not satisfied. So, we have to run apt-get -f install after dpkg -i *.deb for fixing ...
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How are packages maintained in Ubuntu

Lets say I copy a .deb package to /tmp directory and install it (dpkg -i). After a reboot should this package get loaded automatically ? Since /tmp directly gets wiped off I am wondering how the ...
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Ubuntu packages search for trusty-updates ($CURRENTVERSION-updates)

I find the website http://packages.ubuntu.com/ quite useful when I am looking for information on packages (changelog, dependencies...). I do my upgrades at the command line and yesterday I was ...
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How synaptic “Add Downloaded Packages” Works?

I have downloaded deb packages. When I use synaptic- Add downloaded packages It just download some packages but not add (install) my all packages (Even main package!). According to my assumption, ...
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What causes packages to appear broken

There are many answer related to fixing either specific broken packages or fixing most/all packages in a general way. This question is related to why and what cause packages to appear broken or get ...
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how do i create a ppa for a package made by someone else but not managed anymore

Okay , 1st of all, though ive used PPAs for all these years, i never went into the details of how they are created and managed and stuff... so, i am a noob at being on the "creator" or " manager" ...
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Remove .deb package from ubuntu

I installed a debian package libncurses5-dev:i386.deb using "sudo dpkg -i libncurses5-dev:i386.deb". However i realized that i needed another package libncurses5-dev_5.7+20100313-5_amd64.deb. When ...
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Installing software for older versions of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 (64 bit), and I wanted to install Skype. But Skype does not have a download for version 14.04. http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/ ...
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Install libfribidi-bin on ubuntu 12.04

I need to install a package named libfribidi-bin. This package is available starting from 12.10, so I can't install it directly using the 12.04 packages repository. I'd like to download the package ...
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g++ package install complaints authentication problems

I tried to install build-essential packages by using following command. sudo apt-get install build-essential But in gnome-terminal it is showing that this package is not authenticated and it is ...
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Problem with download multimedia plugin

When I try to play audio file then needs to install multimedia plugin, I also try to install multimedia plugin then it shows "download fail- check your internet connection. my connection speed is ...
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Gallery2 package deleted from 14.04?

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday and it broke my gallery2 install. Upon further research, I see that the package was deleted from trusty ubuntuupdates.org search but I can't seem to find out ...
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How to solve missing libmng.so.1 in Trusty (14.04) Package is no more available

I would like to run SoulseekQT. However unfortunately one of the dependencies is libmng1, which is no more included in Trusty. sudo apt-get install libmng.so.1 or libmng1 or libmng1:i386 in Trusty ...
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I get “dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern” How to solve this?

I get "dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern" How to solve this? I did the following things Update the package index: sudo apt-get update Install libdigest-md5-file-perl deb package: sudo ...
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Can't get anything from software center (12.04)

Everytime I try to get something from the software center, it fails along with the following: installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 50% Extracting templates from packages: ...
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What is nss-myhostname? And why is it not installable?

dmesg shows the line systemd-hostnamed[3964]: Warning: nss-myhostname is not installed. Changing the local hostname might make it unresolveable. Please install nss-myhostname! But sudo ...
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How to install gcc 4.9 on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Now that gcc 4.9 is officially released, is there an easy and convenient way to install it on Ubuntu 14.04 through the package manager (ie. apt-get)? I would also appreciate information on how to ...
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Can I install both the Nokia N9 SDK and the Ubuntu SDK?

Is it possible to install both the Nokia N9 SDK and ubuntu SDK? Both use are based on QT, and I don't know if the packages will clash and mess up my system.
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How to find out which packages have been installed from .deb files

I've previously installed some packages from .deb files using gdeb. I've now forgotten which ones. As I will soon update from Precise to Trusty, I'd like to uninstall them & go back to the ...
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Trouble downloading packages

When I try to download any of the following package, it shows error. sudo apt-get install libelf-dev sudo apt-get install tcl-dev sudo apt-get install tk-dev Reading package lists... Building ...
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Getting list of packages from recovery

I have a copy of Ubuntu that won't boot into the GUI, how can I get a list of the installed packages on the system so I can drop it into another system? I tried using dpkg --get-selections from ...
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Building Packages success in My Machine but fails on Launchpad PPA

I'm trying to build budgie-desktop debian packages and upload it to my launchpad ppa. Building Packages success in My Machine but fails on Launchpad PPA(with the following errors) make[2]: Entering ...
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Cnet Network Simulator

How to install the Cnet Network simulator in Ubuntu 13.10. Why can't I install libelf package from apt-get install? It says unable to locate package.
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Flash Player for other browsers

How can I get flash player for other browsers in Ubuntu? I've trued flashplayer-installer, adobe-flashplugin, any ideas lads?
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Package system is broken (oxideqt-codecs-extra) ubuntu 14.04

So last night I tried to update using the update manager and I couldn't because I encountered an error halfway through (error:brokencount>0). Today I wanted to install a package with ubuntu software ...
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12.04 Computer crashed, now I get update error below

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... dpkg: warning: files list file for package `libgnome-keyring-common' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed. dpkg: warning: files ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...