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Debian Packaging Dependencies Checking [closed]

How to force a debian package to check some dependency installed?
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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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Unable to locate package [duplicate]

There are many questions about Unable to locate package. For example : if user try to install package by using apt-get then the following error shown. (Here package is used only as example for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...