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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 ...
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Unable to install glabels; unmet dependencies [duplicate]

When I try to install gLabels from the command line, this is what I get: some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using ...
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How can I check if a directory contains packaged files?

I've just run into a bug. Somewhere while scrobbling round with sudo pip, I appear to have knackered my dist-packages. The suggested workaround is to [re]move /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages ...
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If I manually install a .deb file will the package manager take care of future updates? [duplicate]

If I download and install a .deb from a website and later that version, or a newer one, is added to the Ubuntu repositories, what happens? Will it update with the repository version, or remain with ...
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E: The package linux-image-3.5.0-49-generic needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

I am not a command line person, but, I know I need to use it sometimes... I am absolutely lost I tried following some directions to repair the above heading. This seems to have worked to some extent, ...
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apt-get: how to make it keep old archives locally when upgrading packages

I know I can't install previous version without a local copy of the archive of needed version. But today I found out something surprising: I was sure that all previous archives are stored in cache. ...
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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 : . . . ...