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Package system is broken (oxideqt-codecs-extra) ubuntu 14.04

So last night I tried to update using the update manager and I couldn't because I encountered an error halfway through (error:brokencount>0). Today I wanted to install a package with ubuntu software ...
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How to identify the name of the package?

Lets say I want to download the 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components' in the image below. What is the name of the package? is it 'gnome' or 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with ...
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Update Manager, Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager segfault

I made and ran a shell script made up of the following: wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O ...
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0answers
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Is there a package manager which allows arbitrary queries for status, name, last change timestamp

I imagine at least stable sortable columns (or better columns with sort priority) to show information for the equivalent of a query like "show me installed packages whose status changed today, sorted ...
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removing libraries after uninstallation

I removed abiword, from software center, and did autoremove and autoclean. I wanted to upgrade my system and it shows that Libabiword and abiword-common needs to be upgraded. I was surprised to see ...
0
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1answer
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Cannot install pidgin

I am trying to install pidgin-ppa from software centre but it's showing The installation or removal of a software package failed perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that ...
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1answer
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Problem with broken package system

Yesterday I found that the Code::Blocks 13.12 on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is broken, when I clicked the icon, it reacted nothing, so I tried to reinstall. I tried to use the instructions from codeblocks' ...
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Bad package installed, can't uninstall, can't use Software Center or command-line install

Trying to open Software Center from command line gives this error: SystemError: E:The package hl1470nlpr:i386 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. 2014-03-30 22:32:35,966 - ...
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1answer
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Failed to load package list when updating 12.10 (fresh install)

Thanks in advance for your time. Please pardon if this question was answered before (I tried to look for relevant questions - but found none). I am okay to work within the terminal but with limited ...
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0answers
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can't run software updater or get debian packages to work or access source files and ubuntu software center not working [duplicate]

Install button in software center stays gray after clicked but doesn't do anything. This is what I get when I try and update and upgrade. daniela@daniela-Latitude-E6400:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] ...
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1answer
88 views

facing a problem in updating software

The message which is showing when failed to update software is shown below. Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. ...
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1answer
221 views

Both Software Center and Synaptic Package manager won't download packages

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop. I am trying to download Labyrinth mind-mapping tool. However, neither the software center nor the synaptic package manager will download ...
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1answer
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Problems downloading the packages xserver-xephyr

I tried various things to download xserver-xephyr package, all I got was various error messages. They are as follows: First through Ubuntu Software Center Then I tried the command: sudo ...
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0answers
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Software Center crashes. Please help! [duplicate]

There is a problem opening the Ubuntu Software Center, It pops up and seems to be loading and just crashes. Here is the output of running the command: software-center in the terminal: 2013-10-15 ...
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1answer
95 views

Does Ubuntu Software Center do apt-get remove or apt-get purge? [duplicate]

And if it does apt-get remove, how would I make it do apt-get purge instead?
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1answer
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how to set screen shots for my deb file in ubuntu software center

I'm developed an application and also created deb package of that application. when I install this deb file, it was opened in Ubuntu software center and installed. But at the time of installation, ...
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0answers
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Why can't I able to open the synaptic manager and ubuntu software center? [duplicate]

I'm not be able to open synaptic and the software center and nothing is downloaded to my Ubuntu system. sudo apt-get install returns the following error. Reading package lists... Error! E: ...
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1answer
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The Software Center won't start anymore, how to fix it?

I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 for last 2 months. It was working properly but suddenly the Ubuntu Software Center has started hanging. Now it doesn't open. And every time I try to open it, I have to ...
2
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1answer
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Differences of: SoftwareCenter history, dpkg-query and /var/log/dpkg.log.*?

I have just again run across the problem "find out which packages I installed some certain days ago". I have read several Q&A on askubuntu and there are always different ways suggested to do this: ...
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1answer
49 views

having Error:BrokenCount>0

I was installing pidginfacebookchat-1.69.deb package from a 3rd party "https://code.google.com/p/pidgin-facebookchat/" but after installing it from the Ubuntu Software Center, an error appeared Items ...
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1answer
119 views

Unmet dependencies while installing fbreader

I was installing fbreader in Ubuntu 12.04, but it showed that some packages are broken and have unmet dependencies, so fbreader wasn't installed. Moreover, software center started to show repair ...
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Installed Package with Missing Dependancies, Software Center Now Reporting Problem with Package Catalog

I just tried to install Ubuntu Tweak http://ubuntu-tweak.com/ by downloading and installing the Debian package. Unfortunately I forgot to check its dependencies first, so when I ran sudo dpkg -i ...
0
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1answer
121 views

simple wine issue [duplicate]

I have a wine issue. I am trying to install wine with 'ubuntu software center' but it wont let me. I recieve this pop-up and do not know what it means. please help. Package dependencies cannot be ...
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0answers
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Unable to install or update anything in 12.04

recently I ran into a problem which seemed pretty similar to that described in this post: How do I deal with "unauthenticated sources" errors in the Software Center? I was receiving this ...
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2answers
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Packages are not available under 13.04?

I have a small problem with installing packages under Ubuntu 13.04. Yesterday I wanted to install "pdfshuffler" (https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/raring/pdfshuffler/). If I go to the Ubuntu ...
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0answers
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Can not install security updates because of “Problem with MergeList” error [duplicate]

It is a big issue of Asus-Netbook HAG Eee Pc with Xubuntu 12.04 LTS. @ Bei dem Versuch Software direkt zu installieren und die schadhafte Paketverwaltung/Ubuntu-Softwarecenter zu umgehen ...
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3answers
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Can't find Skype package through software center - apt-get, Canonical partners' box uncheckable

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 lts on my computer.One of the first things I wanted to do was to install skype. However I could not find skype in the software center.And when I tried to install ...
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2answers
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Please help me with Wine and other software installation

I cannot install wine on my computer and many other softwares. I have tried synaptic, terminal, and software center. I installed dependcies individually and still get this error though terminal ...
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1answer
217 views

Issues opening everything

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I had issues opening Skype. I looked at a few tutorials that I found from Google searches to no avail. I figured it may just be an issue and went to try and update ...
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2answers
700 views

Error in downloading Packages e.g. VLC media player

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04, but when i tried to install VLC media player from Ubuntu software center some cache update occured(as far as i could remember) but i could not install it because it took ...
0
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2answers
490 views

Package Manager/Update Problem

I recently downloaded Virtualbox version 4.2.12, and I clicked the .deb file, which brought up the Ubuntu Software Center. I clicked upgrade as I had a previous version installed, and it did it ...
1
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0answers
322 views

How to install xnviewmp using package management aptitude `apt-get` on Ubuntu 12.10?

How to install xnviewmp using package management aptitude apt-get on Ubuntu 12.10? Visiting https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/xnviewmp/ and clicking through to software center ends results in ...
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1answer
66 views

What is the recommended stable way to update Ubuntu?

I asked this question for the simple fact that software center was trying to FORCED 9 software updates that came from a non too familiar source which I believe has been causing Ubuntu to be unstable. ...
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1answer
234 views

Software centre neither update does not work on 12.04

m@samsung:~$ sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf [sudo] password for m: rm: cannot remove `/var/lib/apt/lists/partial': Is a directory m@samsung:~$ sudo apt-get clean m@samsung:~$ sudo apt-get update N: ...
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2answers
290 views

playonlinux's unmet dependencies block from installing anything

Everytime I try installing wine or playonlinux, I get this error: Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error could be caused by required additonal software pachages... Details: the ...
3
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2answers
9k views

Can't install Adobe Flash plugin

Every time I am try to install Adobe Flash plug-in via Ubuntu Software center, I get the error message: Package dependencies cannot be resolved I tried various commands in the terminal but I ...
2
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2answers
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) seems to be choking on kde-runtime-data version issue

12.04 LTS, on a dell mini 10. Install stable until about a week ago. Updated about 1x a week, sometimes more often. Several days ago, I booted up and the system was no longer working correctly. All ...
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Is there an “unofficial” software center with all the PPAs?

Many questions are answered simply with add this repository and install. I understand that Ubuntu developers cannot quickly verify all packages and make them available in official repositories. But ...
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1answer
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How can I remove all updates installed after a specific date?

I have allowed the update manager to install a 200 Mib of updates, and I think that these update run my graphics driver into a problem. So, I need a way to remove the updates that have been installed ...
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0answers
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Ubuntu software centre, update manager fail to open [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update On my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system the Software Centre and Update Manager do not open. I am unable to ...
4
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3answers
19k views

How to configure Software Center to work with HTTP proxy?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using the Windows installer (Wubi) yesterday. And then I tried to install Chrome, Flash player, etc., but nothing worked. Then I tried installing some random package using ...
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4answers
81k views

How do I enable the “Universe” repository?

How do I get to Universe Repository of Ubuntu software as mentioned in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I am installing 12.04 Ubuntu. Please help.
5
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3answers
25k views

How to resolve “Failed to download repository information”?

Whenever I try to install anything with the Ubuntu Software Center, the following error appears. Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. E:Unable to ...
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1answer
156 views

Applications Won't Install Due To Failed Previous Install

An application that never finished installing is preventing me from getting new applications and i can't seem to fix this. How do i fix my issue? Please note that I cannot install via either the ...
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3answers
227 views

Ubuntu Network installation gives warning, tried with 2-3 images

I am trying to install Ubuntu using PXE Boot. I want to automate the whole process. But inbetween, it stucks at one point when it looks for ubuntu/main/oneiric/restricted/binary-i386/Packages file and ...
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11answers
7k views

Why can't I update applications without upgrading the whole OS?

In Ubuntu, once a release is out the software one has installed receives security updates only. In Windows, I can get new versions of programs with new features. How can Windows do this and why can't ...
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2answers
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How do I enable the “multiverse” repository?

I keep seeing places refer to the "multiverse" repository as a place I can get software, how can I enable this repository? Please specify how to do this graphically and via command line.
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1answer
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How to install gnome-app-install?

The software centre is slow and annoying (packages from additional repositories don't show up sometimes etc.), so I want the old Add/remove software application back. I've found out that the package ...
2
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1answer
156 views

How do I lock a package in the Software Centre?

I know that you can lock a package using the command line and synaptic - is there a way to do so using the Software Centre?
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1answer
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Why do packages fail to install from command line

Every once in a while I can't install packages in Ubuntu 11.04. I'll try to run the software center and it and it will pop up then disappear. If I call it from the command line it says it seg-faults. ...