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How to do packaging of ADT (Android Development Tools) for PPA?

From last few days i am trying to learn packaging in Ubuntu. I successfully created Binary deb of Scilab 5.4.1 & ADT but i don't have any webspace or server to host repository for these packages. ...
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can't access ubuntu.com or launchpad [duplicate]

I can't access ubuntu.com, kubuntu.org, ubuntugnome.org, xubuntu.org, and launchpad.net, and the apt-get repositories, from any computer on my local network. isitdownrightnow.com says it's up, and ...
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Answering debconf questions from a custom GUI in Python? (Custom Front-end)

I'm writing an app that should enable the user to install some additional packages when needed. I'd like to create a custom GUI that collects the packages debconf questions along with some other ...
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Errors found when installing a sigproc4.3 on Ubuntu

When I tried installing sigproc4.3 (http://sigproc.sourceforge.net/), I found an error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcc_s I tried; sudo /sbin/ldconfig -p | grep libgcc and that libgcc_s.so.1 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 Server Fails to Update Packages

For more than a week, I have had a problem installing updates for my Ubuntu Server. From what I can see, it seems to think that there is a storage issue, but there is more than 100 gigs left on the ...
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Fixing Broken Packages— /tesseract-ocr-osd_3.02-2_all.deb [duplicate]

I am trying to install the scanner driver of my new canon Pixma MP230 printer. I was getting an error message of a broken package. I did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade all when ...
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run FileZilla package [closed]

I'm new on Debian and Linux, I installed FileZilla but I don't know how to run it. whene I execute : dpkg -l | grep -i "filezilla" I get ii filezilla-common 3.7.3-1 ...
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Where can I find introductory material for using the command line? [duplicate]

I've been very interested in Linux for a while now and Finally decided to install Ubuntu on my machine. I was wondering is there any sites or PDFs links were I could get an intro into running ...
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Dependency which is missing, however package not broken?

The context I wanted to audit my installed packages. I created a Python helper invoking dpkg-query, to create a packages database using Python dictionary and lists. The helper is smart enough to ...
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Install package to specified directory, e.g, some where under /home

I do not want packages to be installed under /. (sudo apt-get install ...). The reason why I need to do this is that: My '/' is mounted with my SSD(16GB) and my hard disk(500GB) is mounted at ...
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Updates of manually installed packages

If I install a package from an deb-file, because I want a newer version than available in the repositories, will they get updated when in the ubuntu repositories more recent versions are available?
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Installed packages have unmet dependencies

When i tried to install lxc-docker-0.7.6 on ubuntu 13.04, i get the following errors: The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: libsdl-ttf2.0-0 Use 'apt-get ...
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How to install Skype on 64bit Ubuntu 13.10 (broken dependencies)

I'm sure this is a duplicate candidate, but I have looked at the answer for 64bit 12.10, but it doesn't seem to work for my 13.10 installation. I have enabled 32bit architecture, ie. sudo dpkg ...
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Flashplugin-installer fails to install (unable to download the .tar..gz file)

I have had this "Failed to download package files" window popping up regarding flashplugin-installer for a long time now. I have tried "sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin installer" and then ...
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Aptitude Installing a lot of Packages?

I recently launched aptitude only to notice that it wanted to install 2GB of packages "to satisfy dependencies". Is is normal for aptitude to want to install this many packages all at the same time? ...
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How do i make update manager work [duplicate]

This is the error message(below) i get when i try to update through update manager. Can anyone help me with this one? W: Failed to fetch ...
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Problems while doing 'sudo apt-get upgrade'

I started facing this sudden issue a few days ago when I was once trying to 'update' and 'upgrade', something regarding corruption of package index files in the apt-repository and I've not been able ...
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installing a new package in Ubuntu Linux

I have a problem with installing a new package in Ubuntu, I want to install library pcrafter, and I have downloaded the files from here (crafter-0.2.tar.gz) but when I use this command " sudo apt-get ...
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How can I use Java Mobile Phone's camera as a Webcam?

In windows there is a software called "Mobiola webcam" for use a mobile cam as a webcam . Is there any way for Linux (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) ?
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Completely mucked up everything trying to install gimp 2.8 [duplicate]

I recently tried installing gimp 2.8 and apparently I have a lot of broken packages. Not too geeky when it comes to terminals and such. Did a purge of gimp and then enter it. This comes up: ...
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Should system packages be removed manually or will they be removed automatically?

There are old versions of some system packages for: Header files related to Linux kernel version 3.11.0 Linux kernel headers for version 3.11.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP Linux kernel extra modules for ...
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How does software work in Ubuntu?

I am absolutely new to Ubuntu. I just migrated to Ubuntu 13.10 from Windows. While using Windows, it is a common practice to download a software, save the downloaded files in a different partition ...
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Package Operation Failed. Installation or removal failed

I'm new to linux so excuse my lacking experience. Anytime I try to install anything, including just running the updater, I get an error saying Package operation failed the details button shows this: ...
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apt-get update wanted to download much more MB worth of packages than the disk space will be used to install them

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on VirtualBox, ran apt-get update, then apt-get upgrade and faced the following message 246 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded. Need to get 194 ...
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“dlltool,makensis ” command not found

Whenever I'm installing a software on my machine it is showing /bin/bash: dlltool: command not found /bin/bash: makensis command not found My Operating system is Ubuntu 12.04. Do I need install any ...
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Php broken, “held broken packages” error on install [duplicate]

I've completely destroyed everything and now php wont install. I had php5.4 and everything was great. I then needed to run Magento locally which wasnt working. I saw one of the requirements was ...
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Can't install any SW

fumetaloca@fumetaloca-Extensa-5635ZG:~$ sudo apt-get install imageJ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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How to configuring which Packages should be removed on Ubuntu Installation?

On Ubuntu installation not all packages on Live Session (Try Ubuntu) were installed on the Ubuntu,some are removed. How i can configure which packages should be removed on an installation ? (Example ...
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Is there a way to download something over network when it's downloaded by another PC in the network? [duplicate]

We have 4 PCs connected to each other. We all download our apps through Internet which uses our Internet bandwidth. Is there a way to share downloaded softwares through network to prevent others from ...
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Where can i find a precompiled verson of the Mesa 3D Library?

I'm pretty new to the Ubuntu community and I was wondering what where I could find precompiled versions of the Mesa's librarys. I keep following instructions and I keep trouble shooting but i can ...
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Software center shows “use this source” instead of “install”

I was downloading vlc media player. Suddenly there was a network problem and it stopped. Then when I tried to install it again it does not show the install option, but instead shows "use this source". ...
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Reading package lists…Error [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu 13-10 yesterday and when i want to open software center i get this error: SystemError: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Packages not Updating [closed]

While updating my system, something went wrong and now I have 275 packages that refuse to update. At the end of each one, it says (-11 - System error) and they all say that they failed to fetch a ...
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Compile multiarch packages for some mingw architecture

I want to install some generally used cross compilation libraries (iconv, boost, …) on my Ubuntu system using multiarch. I remember that I saw a tutorial for that but I cannot find it at the moment ...
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Can't find installed packages in Lubuntu

I just installed Lubuntu on my laptop and installed Pjsip on my lubuntu . For compiling purposes I need to locate the PJSIP library but I don't seem to be able to locate them or other system files ...
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how do i install Video Codec on ubuntu 12.04 ?

On my machine mp3 files are playing perfectly . I want to downlaod video codec for playing populer types of format ! like mp4 3gp mkv flv avi ..etc . is there any way to play those files without ...
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Installing Without Internet [duplicate]

I have come with a question. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell studio 1537 in hopes to rid myself of Vista, if only for a few things. However, I do not have Internet because I can't get the drivers, ...
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How do I generate a list of packages added since installation

A number of useful pages show how to generate a list of all installed packages, eg How do I generate a package download list? Is there a way to restrict the generated list to those I have added since ...
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Problems in installing packages from terminal [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any missing packages from my terminal by using the command sudo apt-get install (package name) It shows the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - ...
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Failed to download package files. checck internet connection

I'm using ubuntu 12.04. im trying to install something but got the error message. I am connected to internet. maybe the firewall? but I dont know how to check it here in ubuntu please help
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Is there an application for HR Management in ubuntu?

Is there an application available in Ubuntu that can : Keeps attendance details of the employees. Overtime hours Can make salary of employees. It should be easy to use than Libre Calc.
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Override Distro Package with Custom Package?

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS provides OpenSSL 1.0.1e, but it disables TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2. In the past it was an interop decision because of broken client implementations. In 2014, its really not appropriate ...
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gnome ppp installation without connection

Is there any way to install the gnome ppp package without an online connection. It opens in the software center but the install button is not active. I currently have wvdial package and gnome ppp ...
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upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 failed and broken dependencies

I tried running the upgrade from my Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 but it failed to upgrade a latex package with the error from [here] (Upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 stops) and calmed to try to roll back. ...
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Unmet dependencies error [duplicate]

I have been having some trouble with installing things on my linux setup. I am running ubuntu 13.04. I get the error 'Error:BrokenCount > 0'. I tried to run sudo apt-get -f install to see if that ...
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Exclude package installation to resolve conflict

when I try to install a package by doing apt-get install abc* it gives me an error between two packages that abc-x : | Conflicts: abc-y E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken ...
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Unmet dependencies/ Broken packages

I am trying to install the necessary plug-ins to play a video but I always get the "broken packages" message. After searching on Ask Ubuntu I've already performed the sudo apt-get autoclean and sudo ...
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How to install libdb4.8++-dev or equivalent on 13.10?

I am trying to test a mod that I've created of Peercoin. I need to install libdb4.8++-dev, but it is not available. How can I install it or an equivalent? Note: this is not a dupe since I cannot ...
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How to deal with unmet dependencies when installing packages?

I'm trying to install tmux, but getting this error. I'm also curious to how to resolve such issues as this comes up pretty often when installing these packages sometimes. When it says Depends on a ...
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Copying files into custom uck chroot environment

I have been trying to setup a custom Ubuntu 13.10 ISO, containing programs and utilitiess that are beyond what is installed by default. I am initially using uck and finally got it working for me, ...