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ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fUS :why do i get errror with this

After installing 12.04, i ran into some language selector problem i guess.. update manager, software center would crash.. Going through this support, sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf and running ...
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Does the below mentioned packages come along with ubuntu 12.04

G++ GNU Make GNU Bison Flex GNU libiconv GNU GMP GNU MPFR GNU MPC GCC If not what if i remove my gcc packages and install them from tarballs provided by gcc.gnu.org Does the packages come with gcc ...
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How to install AFNI? “unable to locate package libXp”

I am trying to follow some instructions given to me for downloading AFNI on ubuntu. The first thing it tells me to do in the terminal is: sudo yum install libXp tcsh sudo yum install PyQt4 R but ...
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Installing GCC Cross-Compiler for i586-elf

I was following a tutorial http://wiki.osdev.org/Main_Page to build an OS. I needed to install a cross compiler for i586-elf (Executable and Linkable Format). How to install it on ubuntu 12.04 ?
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Error compiling a package: “configure: error: no gstreamer-1.0 >= 1.0.0”

I am trying to compile a package, which requires gstreamer-1.0 >= 1.0.3. I think I have an older vesion installed on my system. So I downloaded and compiled gstreamer-1.0.4 and it got installed in ...
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subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)

I'm trying to install the package: libhdf5-serial-dev using the following terminal command: sudo apt-get install libhdf5-serial-dev This gives me the following output: Reading package lists... ...
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Items cannot be installed or removed until the package catalogue is repaired

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% (Reading database ... 20% (Reading database ... 25% (Reading database ... ...
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Qt (headers and libraries) not found

I'm trying to install a program and i used the following command: ./configure But, an error occurred: checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.2) (headers and libraries) not found. ...
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problem while removing package from ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

$ sudo apt-get --purge remove libpixman-1-0 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that ...
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All Software Requires installation of untrusted packages

All Software Requires installation of untrusted packages. I cannot solve this problem by any method described in similar question posts.
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Is there a place or software in ubuntu like controol panel add/remove programs [duplicate]

is there a software or add/remove programs like windows that keeps a list of all installed used programs list on ubuntu. gui is prefered here. so that its easy. we do not have to use terminal.
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Install 2 different application versions alongside

Is it possible to install 2 different versions of application on the same OS? Say, there is a monodevelop package in Ubuntu repo, and there is a bleeding edge version in some ppa, being built daily. ...
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How to re-download unauthenticated packages

I live in egypt. we have a country specific server here. I used to download everything from there. but when I got to download encryptfs, synaptic said the package could not be authenticated, so I ...
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dpkg: error processing mfc8500lpr:i386 (--remove)

I uninstalled this package with synaptic but it does not appear to have been completely removed. I used autoremove and the result is below. Reviewed several help requests but non seemed to work. ...
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Why do I get 404 error on .canonical.com on some archive servers?

I've been having a broken package problem for a fair amount of time now, and it was giving me trouble earlier when I was trying to install rvm. After some searching, I opened the software sources ...
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Optimal Ways of Installing and Maintaining Ubuntu Installations while off line (Starting with DVDs)?

Please let me begin by saying that I live on a sailboat and if ever I do have a decent internet connection, I do not have it often or for very long. I do much of my computing offline (which is why I ...
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How to install Fogger?

I Want to know that how to install Fogger application, which Interact with different web accounts including Facebook on Ubuntu 13.10. In main Ubuntu repository, it is only available for Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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after fiddling with automount and samba share I get this error [duplicate]

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages, E:The package lists or status ...
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libjpeg-turbo-dev Undefined reference and package issue

i am trying to do some coding using the lib but i cannot even compile a simple code, and when i asked about it in help section for the developers i got that the issue is from the package on the system ...
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How do I see what PPA or PPAs are installed or in use

Sometimes I install good guy PPAs because someone on askubuntu says to use add-apt-repository . Later I wonder, where have they gone? Where can I find a list of Personal Package Archives that are ...
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Graphics libray DISLIN requires openmotif with no simple install procedure— any ideas?

Graphics libray DISLIN, for use with many compilers (gfortran, in my case), requires the openmotif package. It's not in the USCenter but is available here. It's build is dependent on 14 other ...
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Retaining packages while upgrading

How can I retain installed package from a previous version of Ubuntu after upgrading that only the packages are retained and I don't have to download and install them again? or can I make a installer ...
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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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Can't install gloobus-preview Ubuntu 13.10

I was trying to install gloobus-preview following this site: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/08/install-gloobus-preview-in-ubuntu-13-04/ The problem is that when I try to install the ...
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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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What is the difference between default-jdk, ecj, gcj and openjdk?

This morning, I tried to install something and came across a statement like this: The program 'javac' can be found in the following packages: * default-jdk * ecj * gcj-4.6-jdk * gcj-4.7-jdk * ...
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Add packages to Ubuntu Distro installation [duplicate]

I wanna create small change to Ubuntu Install CD. I want to add a few packages so when Ubuntu is installing, those packages also would be installed. So I wondering if it has some maybe ...
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Which package provides libscalar.so?

When I search for libscalar using apt-cache search, I only see Perl-related packages. Which ubuntu package contains the shared library libScalar.so?
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How can I resolve apt-get dependencies when partial upgrade failed?

I am unable to run the Update Manager. When I start it, I get the following pop-up box: Not all updates can be installed Run a partial upgrade, to install as many updates as possible. ...
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Binary package for gcc 4.8.2 on Ubuntu 12.04?

Following this answer, I have installed gcc 4.8.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, I encounter bugs very frequently, varying from failing to compile valid programs to crashing. ...
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Synaptic Manager: Not Installed (Residual config) safe to remove all?

In synaptic manager I noticed I had a lot of packages in that list, and was wondering if any shouldn't be removed for some reason? Or if that is all safe to be removed. Is it possible that some should ...
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Ubuntu Saucy: What is the default console tool for parsing XML?

I used xmllint package for parsing xml files. Also, I know, that we can use xml2, xmlstarlet too. But I do not see those packages in Ubuntu Saucy. Does Saucy contain any default xml parsers? I ...
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How Do I fix my particular broken package system?

So I'm having a bit of trouble with my Ubuntu 13.10 installation. I cannot for the life of me figure out what I did to break it, I think it had something to do with an update not finishing. Anyways, ...
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What package do I need to build a Qt 5 & CMake application?

I'm trying to build sdrangelove, which wants Qt 5 and uses CMake for its build system, on Ubuntu 13.10. What package do I need to install to give it the file it's asking for here? There are a lot of ...
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Is there any GUI based software for Pinging multiple IP address at a time in Linux?

Is there any GUI based software for Pinging multiple IP address at a time in Linux? Such tools are available in Windows. Graphical tool will be good and easy to use than command based one. Thank you ...
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Installing a .deb package to /usr/local directory using dpkg(1)?

I want to install a binary .deb package under the "/usr/local" directory rather than the default "/usr" directory but I can't because the database "/usr/local/var/lib/dpkg" doesn't exist: $ sudo dpkg ...
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my probleme about “The installation or removal of a software package failed”

Recently, when I open Ubuntu software center, it ask me repair package Then I found this message . installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% ...
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Display name for DEB package in Ubuntu Software Center

Suppose I have a package mypack_1.1.0_i386.deb. When I open it via Ubuntu Software Center it displays "mypack" as a display name. Obviously it gets the name from the "Package:" attribute of the ...
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How to change package configuration background/colors?

I want to change these colors : Package Configuration Can anyone help me?
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installing python-xml packages [duplicate]

I want to install python-xml package on ubuntu. I see this command for installing it: sudo apt-get install python-xml but $ sudo apt-get install python-xmlReading package lists... Done Building ...
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How do I sort packages

I'm trying to remove some packages that I installed a long time ago but don't need any more, when I type dpkg --get-selection I get a list of all the packages installed in my system, but I need to ...
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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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An error occurred. Please run package manager. Broken dependencies I can't fix or remove

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 and everything seemed to be working great for about a day and 1/2. Then, programs such as Firefox, Thunderbird, synoptic etc. started crashing. I notice a red circle on ...
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Safe to remove entries in 12.04 sources.list?

Recently, every time I have run sudo apt-get update with 12.04 Precise there have been two 404's (note: I don't have the rep to post more than 2 links, so I've removed the 'http://' from the URLs ...
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Configure Firefox to trigger Package Installer for .deb files

My head exploded. I packed all the pieces back in so I could tell you about how it happened. It starts out like a n00bie post, but seriously – it's not. For the sake of brevity, I wish the story ...
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Can't (re)install lazarus

I had Lazarus installed (from website, not USC), while upgrading to 13.10 and after that, it posted some error message (which I can't remember) at every start. I decided it shouldn't suffer, so I ...
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untrusted packages - sudo access denied

all my installations require installation of untrusted packages, and by clicking ok on it I get nowhere. Than I try to do something through terminal according to posts on this site and than I get sudo ...
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Can I fix all my broken packages with live CD?

how I can reinstall all my broken packages system with liveCD for Ubuntu 12.04?
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What is the Ubuntu archive manager?

This is a bit of a stupid question, but I don't use Ubuntu any more, and I don't know what program Ubuntu uses to make and extract archives, so: can anybody tell me? EDIT: I mean the package name ...
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Problem install package in ubuntu server running in VirtualBox

I install Ubuntu server 12.04 in VirtualBox and I have internet connection when I ping google.com but when I want to install some package like kubuntu-desktop or dhcp3-server, terminal say: Unable to ...