Questions about software packages, installing them, removing them, updating them and finding them.

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Software Installation Failure!

I get the same error whenever I try to install software on my laptop, for example: I want to install Pavucontrol. So, I open the terminal and I type sudo apt-get install pavucontrol and my terminal ...
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Installing finger on ubuntu

while executing finger command it is showing E:unable to locate finger package..I don't know how to get this package.Help me to solve this.
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Installing with source and package

I recently installed mysql and apache from source, and php using apt-get. I wanted to install php with source, so I removed php package but accidentally removed packages named "mysql-common ...
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Unable to install software via Software Center, in sudoers, but not included in users listed

I'm a sudoer on my workstation and also have the root password, but the Ubuntu Software Center doesn't let me install as it only lists a bunch of other users that are able to authenticate. How do I ...
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NS2 Package not located in Ubuntu 13.04

i have installed ns2 on ubuntu 12.04 and there never have been any problem. Now with 13.04, it gives this message "unable to locate the package: ns2" . Whether i try it through software centre or ...
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Unable to open Ubuntu software center, Synaptic manager or install updates

I cannot open Ubuntu Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager or install any updates. Below is what I get; An error occurred, please run Package Manager from the right -click menu or apt get in a ...
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Package Dependencies are Broken?

I'm not able to install VLC Media Player, or even update my computer. I get This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there ...
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Unable to update or install on lubuntu server

I recently downloaded Lubuntu Server on my Apple Powerbook G4. I am unable to install anything on using both ethernet and wireless. I used sudo ethtool eth0 and it was there was a connection. I ...
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I get a notification with an error message, the message is: 'Error: BrokenCount>0. How can I fix it?

It is also telling me that my installed packages have unmet dependencies. I do not know what does it mean. I'm a new user for this OS. I have a Acer C7 Chromebook. 3 days ago I installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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How to install openVPN server in Ubuntu 12.04 to have PPTP access using username and password?

I am trying to install OpenVPN Server with PPTP type enabled, so that only using username/password someone can have my network access. But my OpenVPN Access server is not allowing me to login via the ...
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How to undo Apt actions

Some times I manually install some '.deb' files using dpkg -i *.deb and the apt get broken. So I want to undo last (sometime more) operation. How can I do it
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Error message when installing Chinese input

I have Ubuntu 12.04, and I was trying to install the Chinese input. I got the following error message: Requires installation of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of ...
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WHY I am unable to install libboost-dev packages on ubuntu 12.04

I am working on OpenBTS project on my HP laptop using USRP1. To run this hardware I need to install its driver, but while doing so, it is saying libboost-dev packages are not going to install. I ...
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Couldn't install packages

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on windows 7. I have tried to install vim editor through terminal using sudo apt-get install vim then I got the following error and couldn't install the package. Not ...
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Help with installing Cheese from package (12.04 LTS)

I need help with installing Cheese 3.8.3 from the package I downloaded on the website. The instructions attached with the file aren't clear enough for me.
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can i create a setup file out of already installed files

i have used android phone and was very much impressed by knowing that it is based on linux environment and i got an application there named "Super Manager" from play store, it has many features but my ...
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Ubuntu VPS hangs constantly when unpacking anything! apt-get or dpkg hangs!

I have recently purchased a VPS, as we have decided to move from a GoDaddy shared hosting account, to something more powerful, and flexible. The server this is on is running OpenVZ from what I ...
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Failed to build package

I run into a problem trying to build a package. Everything is OK except adding icon - I added this to rules file mkdir -p debian/fbmessenger/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps cp ...
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Synaptic Package manager problem

I am trying to install ubiquity-frontend-gtk through Synaptic Package manager but getting following error. I even cant install through terminal sudo apt-get install ubiquity-frontend-gtk returned ...
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How to request if some of the package is out of date

Ubuntu is famous for it's updated software package, but sometimes the package is out of date. For eg:http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=zabbix-server-mysql, the version is 1.8.x which is ...
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Download a particular version of a package with apt

I wish to download a particular version of a package. The package in question is ruby1.9.3 which has a Ubuntu native version and a Brightbox PPA version. I have the PPA version installed and that ...
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Remove any third party packages from former libreoffice installation

After recent updates the global menu dissapeared as mentioned in this question (Libre Office shows blank menu and then crashes). I tried to file a bug report by typing out ubuntu-bug libreoffice A ...
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Default package list

Is it possible to find a place where the default package in Ubuntu releases are? By default, I mean all the packages installed when you install Ubuntu.
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I can't remove a malformed line from my sources.list.d?

I tried to follow a poorly explained tutorial on how to install the Opera browser from the terminal. After this failed, I have not been able to get to the Software Center or the Software Updater. I ...
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Problems with SMB shares: Is it possible to downgrade gvfsd-smb?

Since upgrading to Raring my work using SMB-shares has become painful. Access randomly hangs, processes stop etc. I believe I suffer from this bug. My question is: can I downgrade gvfsd-smb? On ...
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System-V-like utilities won't install

The following pacages won't update in my ubuntu 12.04,I just upgraded it to 12.10 and all the updates installed,but these won't: System-v-like utilities The elementary widget set library runtime ...
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Installing Crossover 11.3.1 .deb Fails

I keep getting the same messege every time i install a deb file: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/defer/__init__.py", line 489, in _inline_callbacks ...
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Cant Connect to Internet with Ubuntu 12.10

I'm having a problem connecting to internet on Ubuntu 12.10(just installed after giving up with 12.04 issues with graphics card) with a wireless and with a wired connection. I have looked into solving ...
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Package requirements (x11) were not met (set the environment variables)

So today I went to install Mesa - 9.0.1 from 01.org but wasn't sure how to compile it so I found a site that said you could convert the contents of .tar.gz files into .debs by using alien. So I ...
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uninstall packages using dpkg

I want to uninstall openoffice package and want to do this using single command or regular expression i.e dpkg -r openoffice-org* but dpkg doesnot accept wild cards how can i uninstall all the ...
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How to install Thwab in Ubuntu 12.04?

I want to read my .bok file from maktaba shamela in Ubuntu 12.04. I tried install it by typing: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sabily.team/ppa sudo apt-get update And then I installed it. But then ...
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Installation issue with safari

I was trying to download and install safari on my desktop (Ubuntu 12.04). For that I used the below: How to Install Safari on Ubuntu. Now after running the command as per above link : sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 ltib package issue

I tried to install the ltib package and the following errors were displayed : Package Minimum ver Installed info ------- ----------- --------------- glibc-devel ...
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Cant upgrade or get package manager to refresh

I used Ubuntu a long time ago and was ok with it. I went away from it because I needed a Windows computer to do work. Now that I have a second computer I back on it but now I'm relearning everything ...
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How do I disable the “CD as package” source from the command line for ubuntu 12.04 LTS server?

I am trying to install or update software for Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I get this error: W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/InRelease and other such lines. ...
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Having a Problem After Installing Mac-osx Theme and setting it up With Cairo dock

When i write sudo apt-get upgrade This message Shows Up:"dpkg: error: cannot scan updates directory `/var/lib/dpkg/updates/': No such file or directory E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error ...
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How do I download and install packages without an internet connection?

I need to install some packages to add a NIC driver to my kernel. Because I don't have it yet, it's not possible for me to do this from my system. What is the best way to solve my problem?
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How do I get wireless usb adapter TL-WN727N working in 12.04?

annyone knows how to get the drivers for TL-WN272N? Tried the command: sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-generic wich didnt work (didnt find the package). the info from lsusb Bus ...
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Unable to install software

I'm unable to install packages using apt-get install command. It produces an error which says: E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing. After updating it ...
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How can I backup Gnome-shell extensions

I'm creating my post-instalation script for my Ubuntu 12.04 LST x64 and I would like to know how can I backup current installed extensions. Can I create own extension package to easy install? Is here ...
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Some packages failed to repair after reinstalling 12.10

I reinstalled Ubuntu 12.10. It was not clean reinstall, since I wanted to save my personal files. However, since then, apport message keeps popping out about packages that failed to install, and ...
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Softwares and lib files

I have been using suse until now. I am trying to learn Ubuntu and I need to install some packages and library files but I could not find some (maybe due to they are named different from suse). For ...
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Reporting an error from an undetermined package

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and regularly get errors related to printing on an HP750 PSC. I am asked to accept filing a report, which I do and then the message returned is Could not determine package or ...
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Installing Eclipse-cdt installs jdt and bunch of others as well

I wanted to install eclipse-cdt for c++ development. But it looks like it cant be installed alone in ubuntu. Why are there separate packages if they can't be installed alone? [balakrishnan@mylap ...
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Is Ubuntu 12.04.1 windows wubi installer broken?

I installed the newest release of Ubuntu 12.04 with the wubi installer. The computer is up and running with Ubuntu, I am typing this in Firefox and I can use all the software that was supplied with ...
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krb5-multidev, libk5crypto3, libk5crypto3:i386 package dependency

Using Ubuntu 12.04 Asus U43F I can no longer update, install or remove packages via software center because of package dependency errors. sudo apt-get install -f reads the following: Reading ...
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How to create a PPA package from existing launchpad source package?

There a source package for ruby1.9.1 versioned 1.9.3.194-1 on launchpad.net, at: https://launchpad.net/debian/sid/+source/ruby1.9.1/1.9.3.194-1/ How do I upload this to my PPA and compiling it for ...
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Installing from Local Dependencies?

I have a folder with all dependencies needed for my program (gimp) in a folder. I don't have internet connection on that System. How can i install Gimp Dependencies from that Folder. Note: All ...
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Amnesia: the dark descent not installing

I've tried 3 times now to install amnesia from USC, but every time I do, it gives an error and the code below. installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading ...
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Packages (gstreamer, etc.) cause Broken Cache

When installing "Teamviewerx64", a package error occurs. Output of the error: Title: Package operation failed In a nutshell: The installation or removal of a software package failed. Details: ...