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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 ...
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GDL installation of obligatory libraries

I installed GDL, but I could not run any IDL code with it. Do I need to install additional libraries to make it work? If so, how can I install additional libraries?
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I've submitted an app for the software center, but it's status says “Draft”. What does this mean? Do I need to do something still?

I created a common network program. I think that it's very useful for users that use internet. So I uploaded it at https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/dev/apps as you look at following picture. ...
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How can I see my 'held' packages?

I have a bunch of held packages. I tried apt-mark showhold but it returns nothing. synaptic and software upgrade tell me that I have held packages. How do i find them and unhold them. This ...
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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 ...