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How to install Skype on 64bit Ubuntu 13.10 (broken dependencies)

I'm sure this is a duplicate candidate, but I have looked at the answer for 64bit 12.10, but it doesn't seem to work for my 13.10 installation. I have enabled 32bit architecture, ie. sudo dpkg ...
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Flashplugin-installer fails to install (unable to download the .tar..gz file)

I have had this "Failed to download package files" window popping up regarding flashplugin-installer for a long time now. I have tried "sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin installer" and then ...
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Aptitude Installing a lot of Packages?

I recently launched aptitude only to notice that it wanted to install 2GB of packages "to satisfy dependencies". Is is normal for aptitude to want to install this many packages all at the same time? ...
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How do i make update manager work [duplicate]

This is the error message(below) i get when i try to update through update manager. Can anyone help me with this one? W: Failed to fetch ...
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Problems while doing 'sudo apt-get upgrade'

I started facing this sudden issue a few days ago when I was once trying to 'update' and 'upgrade', something regarding corruption of package index files in the apt-repository and I've not been able ...
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installing a new package in Ubuntu Linux

I have a problem with installing a new package in Ubuntu, I want to install library pcrafter, and I have downloaded the files from here (crafter-0.2.tar.gz) but when I use this command " sudo apt-get ...
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How can I use Java Mobile Phone's camera as a Webcam?

In windows there is a software called "Mobiola webcam" for use a mobile cam as a webcam . Is there any way for Linux (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) ?
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Completely mucked up everything trying to install gimp 2.8 [duplicate]

I recently tried installing gimp 2.8 and apparently I have a lot of broken packages. Not too geeky when it comes to terminals and such. Did a purge of gimp and then enter it. This comes up: ...
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Should system packages be removed manually or will they be removed automatically?

There are old versions of some system packages for: Header files related to Linux kernel version 3.11.0 Linux kernel headers for version 3.11.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP Linux kernel extra modules for ...
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How does software work in Ubuntu?

I am absolutely new to Ubuntu. I just migrated to Ubuntu 13.10 from Windows. While using Windows, it is a common practice to download a software, save the downloaded files in a different partition ...
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Package Operation Failed. Installation or removal failed

I'm new to linux so excuse my lacking experience. Anytime I try to install anything, including just running the updater, I get an error saying Package operation failed the details button shows this: ...
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apt-get update wanted to download much more MB worth of packages than the disk space will be used to install them

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on VirtualBox, ran apt-get update, then apt-get upgrade and faced the following message 246 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded. Need to get 194 ...
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“dlltool,makensis ” command not found

Whenever I'm installing a software on my machine it is showing /bin/bash: dlltool: command not found /bin/bash: makensis command not found My Operating system is Ubuntu 12.04. Do I need install any ...
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Php broken, “held broken packages” error on install [duplicate]

I've completely destroyed everything and now php wont install. I had php5.4 and everything was great. I then needed to run Magento locally which wasnt working. I saw one of the requirements was ...
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Can't install any SW

fumetaloca@fumetaloca-Extensa-5635ZG:~$ sudo apt-get install imageJ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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How to configuring which Packages should be removed on Ubuntu Installation?

On Ubuntu installation not all packages on Live Session (Try Ubuntu) were installed on the Ubuntu,some are removed. How i can configure which packages should be removed on an installation ? (Example ...
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Is there a way to download something over network when it's downloaded by another PC in the network? [duplicate]

We have 4 PCs connected to each other. We all download our apps through Internet which uses our Internet bandwidth. Is there a way to share downloaded softwares through network to prevent others from ...
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Where can i find a precompiled verson of the Mesa 3D Library?

I'm pretty new to the Ubuntu community and I was wondering what where I could find precompiled versions of the Mesa's librarys. I keep following instructions and I keep trouble shooting but i can ...
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Software center shows “use this source” instead of “install”

I was downloading vlc media player. Suddenly there was a network problem and it stopped. Then when I tried to install it again it does not show the install option, but instead shows "use this source". ...
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Reading package lists…Error [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu 13-10 yesterday and when i want to open software center i get this error: SystemError: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Packages not Updating [closed]

While updating my system, something went wrong and now I have 275 packages that refuse to update. At the end of each one, it says (-11 - System error) and they all say that they failed to fetch a ...
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Compile multiarch packages for some mingw architecture

I want to install some generally used cross compilation libraries (iconv, boost, …) on my Ubuntu system using multiarch. I remember that I saw a tutorial for that but I cannot find it at the moment ...
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Can't find installed packages in Lubuntu

I just installed Lubuntu on my laptop and installed Pjsip on my lubuntu . For compiling purposes I need to locate the PJSIP library but I don't seem to be able to locate them or other system files ...
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how do i install Video Codec on ubuntu 12.04 ?

On my machine mp3 files are playing perfectly . I want to downlaod video codec for playing populer types of format ! like mp4 3gp mkv flv avi ..etc . is there any way to play those files without ...
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Installing Without Internet [duplicate]

I have come with a question. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell studio 1537 in hopes to rid myself of Vista, if only for a few things. However, I do not have Internet because I can't get the drivers, ...
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How do I generate a list of packages added since installation

A number of useful pages show how to generate a list of all installed packages, eg How do I generate a package download list? Is there a way to restrict the generated list to those I have added since ...
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Problems in installing packages from terminal [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any missing packages from my terminal by using the command sudo apt-get install (package name) It shows the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - ...
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Failed to download package files. checck internet connection

I'm using ubuntu 12.04. im trying to install something but got the error message. I am connected to internet. maybe the firewall? but I dont know how to check it here in ubuntu please help
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Is there an application for HR Management in ubuntu?

Is there an application available in Ubuntu that can : Keeps attendance details of the employees. Overtime hours Can make salary of employees. It should be easy to use than Libre Calc.
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Override Distro Package with Custom Package?

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS provides OpenSSL 1.0.1e, but it disables TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2. In the past it was an interop decision because of broken client implementations. In 2014, its really not appropriate ...
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gnome ppp installation without connection

Is there any way to install the gnome ppp package without an online connection. It opens in the software center but the install button is not active. I currently have wvdial package and gnome ppp ...
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upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 failed and broken dependencies

I tried running the upgrade from my Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 but it failed to upgrade a latex package with the error from [here] (Upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 stops) and calmed to try to roll back. ...
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Unmet dependencies error [duplicate]

I have been having some trouble with installing things on my linux setup. I am running ubuntu 13.04. I get the error 'Error:BrokenCount > 0'. I tried to run sudo apt-get -f install to see if that ...
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Exclude package installation to resolve conflict

when I try to install a package by doing apt-get install abc* it gives me an error between two packages that abc-x : | Conflicts: abc-y E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken ...
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Unmet dependencies/ Broken packages

I am trying to install the necessary plug-ins to play a video but I always get the "broken packages" message. After searching on Ask Ubuntu I've already performed the sudo apt-get autoclean and sudo ...
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How to install libdb4.8++-dev or equivalent on 13.10?

I am trying to test a mod that I've created of Peercoin. I need to install libdb4.8++-dev, but it is not available. How can I install it or an equivalent? Note: this is not a dupe since I cannot ...
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How to deal with unmet dependencies when installing packages?

I'm trying to install tmux, but getting this error. I'm also curious to how to resolve such issues as this comes up pretty often when installing these packages sometimes. When it says Depends on a ...
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Copying files into custom uck chroot environment

I have been trying to setup a custom Ubuntu 13.10 ISO, containing programs and utilitiess that are beyond what is installed by default. I am initially using uck and finally got it working for me, ...
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Steam Not Working. It needs a 32-bit libraries [duplicate]

Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-raring:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-raring:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for gedwards: E: Could not get lock ...
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Issue Backporting SQLite 3.8.1 to Ubuntu Precise from Trusty

I'm pretty new to all of the packaging of Ubuntu applications and what not so this may not be the correct place to ask this question or there may be a more appropriate place to re-ask this question. ...
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“But is referred to by another package.” - Finding that package

It is not unusual for an Ubuntu (or other distro with apt package management) user to encounter the error: user@box ~ $ sudo apt-get install x [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done ...
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What is the minimal installation to run .NET application created in C# by monodevelop?

I am a bit noobish when it comes to .NET but I am wondering what is the bare minimum of packages needed to be installed to run .NET application. It is a simple input output console app and with ...
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How to decrypt information from package versions?

What these numbers mean? Take look at concrete example from aptitude: chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra could be upgraded to version 31.0.1650.63-0ubuntu0.13.10.1~20131204.1, but it ...
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apt-get upgrade not to replace the local copy

There is some problem with the xmlcopyeditor in the Ubuntu 12.04 repository and it doesn't start. Details and the workaround is mentioned here. The package has to be built and the installed as below. ...
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i get this error while installing or removing any software from ubuntu 12.04.3

while installing or removing any software I get this message on Ubuntu 12.04.3 can any body help .. installArchives() failed: Selecting previously unselected package language-pack-kde-en-base. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: package manager is broken (I think)

Please note: I'm a newbie with Ubuntu, only just beginning to get a grasp on terminal, etc. Whenever I try to install anything using terminal, with sudo apt-get install vlc it works fine untill ...
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Internal error in ubuntu 12.04 that asks to run package manager [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire One for some months, but it has been showing me an error message since 3 days. The error message appears as a red circle with a white hyphen in the ...
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Is it possible to install packages from another linux distribution?

To be more precise, an executable returns this error: error while loading shared libraries: libftdi1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I can't find that library ...
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Removing only the broken package

So was about to install some packages so I could get programs that I want. And somehow one package got broken, I have no idea how. So now when I try to do sudo apt-get -f install it says broken one ...
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BrokenCount <0 broken packages [duplicate]

So,ive have had problems with my packages and software center for sometime. I can't download any packages, and can't open software center obviously. It says that i have Brokencount <0. How can i ...