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How can I know which folders are created by which program?

I have /usr/share/gtksourceview-2.0/ and I think it maybe due to Mousepad or Geany or Medit text editors. But how can I know for sure without uninstalling them and reinstalling one-by-one? (I don't ...
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Broken packages from versions mismatch

I've been trying to fix some dependencies to install cinelerra, and stupidly install libvpx1:amd64 for Sid and it casued a broken package. Synaptic could not fix it. I tried apt-get install -f and it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server - build-essential install not possible [duplicate]

Have found this question multiple times on the forum, but none of the answers were serious enough. So the problem with ubuntu 12.04. LTS server is that after a fresh install you can not install ...
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List all manually installed packages similar to history.log file

I searched the whole internet for this but did not find any satisfactory answer for this question. aptitude search ‘~i !~M’ | less does not show the manually installed packages. On my system it ...
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Unable to install ccmake [duplicate]

[Preface: I have seen similar questions, but that did not help me and so this new question. To explain in more detail, I followed the steps in How do I resolve unmet dependencies?, without rectifying ...
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Is there a way to restrict the packages installable from a repository?

I want to restrict the packages installable from a repo, eg restrict some packages to the main Ubuntu repos, even if they are available from launchpad or some other third party repos, something like ...
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How to install python-guestfs and libguestfs-tools in python virtual environment?

Can any one help me out to install python-guestfs and libguestfs-tools in python virtual environment? I tried to install those packages with the help of pip install but it fails to install because ...
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List of available ubuntu packages for ARM processors?

Is there a list where I can prefilter architecture:arm and all ported packages appear? Up to now I just searched by trial and error, e.g. entered the name of the package (in packages.ubuntu.com) I am ...
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What Is A kernel and how do I remove unused Kernels? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts. I am new to ubuntu and i get this warning that 0 bytes are remaining on the volume /boot. i asked a question :This is the link to it So I Got replies saying i should remove ...
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Remove config files of any package

How would I remove the config files of any package, or do apt-get purge and re-install it without removing any of its dependencies? Thanks!
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How to autostart a daemon after installation?

I'm writing a daemon and packaging it up but I want the daemon to run after install. Is there a way to make the daemon run after it gets installed?
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Can I show the native Ubuntu package version of a program for that a never version is installed from a PPA?

So lets say I have a beta version of a program installed via PPA and want to know the version of the official version that ships with Ubuntu. The only way I know is going to the Ubuntu package search ...
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How can I create a deb package with 'folders' and files in it

I have some files that need to be installed in /usr/share/wallpapers when the deb package is installed. I have created the changelog, control files etc however I dont know how to put the files in it. ...
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How Do I manually remove malformed Packages?

I tried to install typo3 via the apt-get package manager on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. During the installation the Package typo3-dummy could not be configured and remained in status: half-installed sudo ...
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Packages are failing to install due to broken packages

I'm unsure how to get around the following, help is appreciated! $ sudo apt-get autoremove [sudo] password for heath: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How can run a gsettings command inside a postinst script from a custom .deb package?

I want to change the wallpaper when a custom .deb package is installed. In the postinst script I've written this: PID=$(pgrep gnome-session) export DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=$(grep -z ...
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create multiple ubuntu machines that are identical

I have four questions. I need to create exact machine clones. In short, I'm considering this approach: 1) install a base level Ubuntu from a DVD (say 12.04.3) on each Clone 2) replace the ...
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Ubuntu installation problem- packages have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

When I try install any application via terminal this is the message I get- The following packages have unmet dependencies: xchat:i386 : Depends: libdbus-1-2:i386 (>= 0.60) but it is not ...
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Download failures [duplicate]

I am trying to download any graphics apt to my Ubuntu 12.10. I get E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy-updates_main_i18n_Translation-en (1) ...
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Getting + installing gcc/g++ 4.9 on Ubuntu?

How do I install the latest version of gcc and g++? I am using a variety of C++11 and C++1y features; which is why I need this.
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broken package system

my computer froze during an update and now it does this when i try to update: The following packages have unmet dependencies:gnome-bluetooth: Depends: gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0 (= ...
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Trying to make Install zulucrypt but cannot find packages

I have downloaded the source code of zulucrypt from http://code.google.com/p/zulucrypt/ because there is no .deb file. This is my first time to install from source and i need a little help by doing ...
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Upgrade wants to install un-needed packages

When I run apt-get upgrade it includes packages like firefox-locale-de even though I removed firefox and have run apt-get autoremove. How can I figure out why my system still wants this package?
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Errors were encountered while prosecessing:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~/RaspberryPi/devel$ sb2 -eR apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have been kept back: ...
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Where do I get packages via windows? [duplicate]

I need packages, man. I can't find them. I can find 'source clones'. Are those packages? I'm not connect to the Internet in Linux, so I need to download the packages on my Windows system. Where ...
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Get the kernel version from lts package?

How do I determine the kernel version that a package like linux-image-generic-lts-saucy will install? Basically I'd like to get what uname -r would report before I actually install this kernel so I ...
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What is the purpose of libstdc++-dbg?

The Synaptics package manager says that: This package contains the shared library of libstdc++ compiled with debugging symbols. But I can successfully print the contents of std members in the ...
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Where are the logs for apt-get?

Request I would like to know where I can find the logs for the following package managers. Package managers Synaptic Package Manager Ubuntu Software Center Terminal logs for apt-get and The ...
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how to install zip package from cd on ubuntu server using command line? [closed]

i installed ubuntu server, don't have internet connection but have .zip package on a cd. how do i install it? mounted the cdrom already and can see the application
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Unmet dependencies when trying to install curl [duplicate]

I have been struggling to fix this problem for 3 hours by now.I have searched for solution on this forum but so far anything that i have tried didn't help. When I try to run the following command: ...
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Failed to download package file. Check you internet connection?

I know this has been posted a lot of times, but i still have not found solution to fix this problem. I changed my download server to Main,To USA,and to Serbian ( Place where i live), but still ...
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Reparing ubuntu installation using usb drive

I upgraded from ubuntu13.04 to ubuntu 13.10 and the process went very bad. Many packages were broken because my internet connection failed and now, when I turn my computer on, it is very slow and many ...
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How to remove packages from the apt cache that are not currently installed?

I want to organise my apt cache folder so I want to remove packages that are NOT currently installed and keep packages that are ONLY currently installed
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Install suggested packages via aptitude

I've read installing suggest packages via apt-get, and I've read how to look suggested and recommended packages from aptitude.. But then, How to install it all using aptitude? Best Regards, Ahmad
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Is a package a hybrid when its ex, Version 2.0.0 Really 1.8.2?

I knew these packages exists, I've seen them everyware but I never understood them. I'm not sure if they have features from the generic X.X.X (Aka Version X.X.X) or if Its just Really X.X.X and the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 refusing to install anything

It is saying "New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now?" I tell it to repair it and it fails with the ...
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How do I check if a package is installed on my server?

I recently installed Ubuntu Server edition 13.10. But I have ran into a bit of problem. At the end of the install, it asks you for several extra packages whether you want them nor not, like openSSH ...
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How to change the mirror of setuptools?

I changed the ~/.pip/pip.conf file to a customized mirror, and pip install do download the package from that mirror. But when installing(run the setup.py), I find setuptools still get packages from ...
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Backup of Apps and GUI Settings [duplicate]

Well, I got (I think) a pretty basic question. I'm new in Ubuntu, and I'm wondering how do I backup all I've installed and my GUI settings and tweaks. I'm not pretty much interested in backing up ...
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How to find top-level dependencies in a list of deb packages?

Suppose I have a list of packages: foo libfoo bar baz quux And suppose foo requires libfoo and bar, and baz requires quux. I want a way to put in that list, and get out this list: foo baz I.e. ...
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apt-get install unmet debendencies [duplicate]

i am trying to install htop through apt-get install htop but i get following error Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or ...
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Very small package for apt-get experimentation?

I spent a lot of time this weekend installing and uninstalling kmines to test out options on apt-get install, subshells, and the like. Is there a very small, simple package--perhaps with no ...
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How to test translations in the ubuntu-docs package ?

How can I test translations in the ubuntu-docs package (Ubuntu 13.10) ? Instructions shown here are already outdated.
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need help errors and lots of missing packages ubuntu 13.10

i am running ubuntu 13.10 on an msi notebook, i am in no way computer literate and to try and fix one small problem i have unintentionally gotten in way over my head, created more problems and am in ...
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Error while installing packages

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I'm encountering error in installing any package using apt-get. I've tried steps given in various forums, but couldn't resolve the error. For example, if I install kcachegrind, ...
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which packages are required to install wine in offline mode

I want to install wine1.4 on approximately 20 PCs, but don't know how many packages are required for that. I've checked dependencies with apt-cache showpkg wine1.4 but for some packages it gives an ...
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Installing JHBuild on UBuntu

I wish write GUI applications using PYGTK on my Ubuntu 13.10 which I installed recently. This is my first Linux OS so please be gentle with your jargon. I tried to import pygtk but couldn't because ...
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Is KdepimLibs 4.12.44 package available now?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10, Linux version 3.11.0-15-generic (buildd@roseapple) (gcc version 4.8.1 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.8.1-10ubuntu8) ). To build one of the application I need KdepimLibs5-dev 4.12.44. But ...
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unable to locate package cgroups-lite

$ sudo apt-get install cgroups-lite [sudo] password for neethu: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package cgroups-lite
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How to remove latest kernel without removing linux itself

I have found my machine to be unstable with 3.2.0-58. Since starting to run 3.2.0-57 my machine has been much more stable, and I would like to remove 3.2.0.58 from my machine, partly so that I boot ...