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Synaptic stuck - showing a dpkg error

I was installing Dropbox when, for some reason, the process got stuck. Synaptic (and apt-get) stopped working after that. I tried some hacks I found on the net and ended up deleting ...
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1answer
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Which package provides a given jar?

How can I determine which apt package I should install to have a certain jar file? BTW: I'm actually looking to solve XML parser factory has not been configured correctly: Provider ...
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2answers
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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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Write List of Packages installed via Manual Invocation of apt-get to File

I'm trying to install a new version of Ubuntu from scratch, but I would like a list of the packages which I manually installed (as opposed to installed as a dependency or that came with the system). ...
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Synaptic pkg manager and dpkg is broken

I opened synaptics package manager this morning after booting up and it gave me an error after running what it said in the message box in terminal i got this bober@BoberBot:~$ sudo dpkg --configure ...
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Update alternatives error when installing lapack

I am trying to install lapack, but I faced error, when installing from synaptic as well as through terminal. update-alternatives: error: alternative path /usr/lib/lapack/liblapack.so doesn't ...
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dpkg: error processing linux-headers-3.2.0-35

Whenever I install, update or uninstall a program in the terminal, this comes up sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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1answer
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dpkg returned an error code(1) for libc6:i386 and libtinfo5:i386 while trying to install anything

When I try to install anything through apt-get or synaptic I keep on getting this ... Fetched 23.6 MB in 1min 10s (336 kB/s) debconf: DbDriver "config": ...
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How to list programms with their dependency complete size

How to list by size installed packages with their dependecies with complete size and date?
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1answer
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How can I find out which package is triggering the installation of i386 libraries when using Ubuntu 64bit?

I'm running Precise 64bit. One of the packages I've installed recently needed 32bit packages which triggered the installation of a whole bunch of i386 dependencies. How can I look up which package ...
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1answer
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After force-installing a 32-bit deb failed, how can I install the 64-bit version?

I tried to dpkg -i --force-architecture google-earth-stable_i386.deb and it failed. But now when I try to install the amd64.deb it fails saying dpkg: error processing ...
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1answer
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How to list all dependency problems?

Like being able to filter broken packages in synaptic, is there a way to list (CLI or GUI) all dependency problems? Or would dependency issues show up as broken? I'm confused because each time I ...
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1answer
98 views

Can Synaptic sort packages by time?

I know Software Center can do this (in the "History" section), but I've yet to find a filter/column in Synaptic that will sort the packages by the time they were installed/removed. I could really use ...
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apt-get vs. aptitude .vs synaptic compatibility

I had been a Debian user for almost 3 years... but memories have gone really fuzzy... I "kind of" remember that I should only use one of the package managers... Either apt-get, aptitude, or synaptic, ...