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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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How to install chemfig through apt-get

I'm doing some LaTeX and I need the chemfig package. As usual, I type the package name in synaptic but this time nothing matches the search. Does anyone know how to install it ? Is it possible ...
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Why my lscpi command not found? [closed]

when u try to check my VGA using this code lscpi | grep VGA and my console say this No command 'lscpi' found, did you mean: Command 'lscpu' from package 'util-linux' (main) Command 'lscp' ...
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Which packages recommended 'Missing Recommends'?

The Synaptic Package Manager has a custom filter "Missing Recommends". Is there a way to find out which packages installed on my system recommended the packages listed in this filter?
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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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Assign highest priority to my local repository

Summary How can I make apt-get prefer local repository packages instead of downloading again the same package version from official repositories? The local repository is signed and trusted. We've ...
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“E: Package ‘synaptic’ has no installation candidate” when trying to install synaptic

ilshat@lpt:~$ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done Package synaptic is not available, but is referred to by another ...
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Cannot find softwares installed via synaptic manager after accidentally deleting sources.list

I did a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 over my earlier 11.10.I saved the sources.list from my previous installation to another partition and replaced the sources.list in /etc/apt/ of the current ...
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update g++ through synaptic package manager

Currently g++ 4.4.3 is installed on my Ubuntu, but I want to update it to 4.6.3 version. When I search "g++" in synaptic package manager there is nothing about newer versions. How can I update my g++ ...
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Install software with 12.04

Just freshly installed from 12.04 after using 11.04 and dist-upgrading to 11.10 a few months back, figured a fresh installation was due. First thing I noticed is that synaptic is no longer installed ...
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Synaptic Package Manager opens with error report [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I am on Ubuntu 12.04.Uname -a out put:Linux bravery--Notebook-PC ...
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Mouse Freezes On XOrg Load [closed]

Sorry to be a pain, but I'm joining the crowd of people who are experiencing mouse freezing/unresponisveness after upgrading from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. On the login screen, I can move the mouse and ...
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How do I fix a “E: impossible to read the sources list.” error?

I've upgraded my system from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 yesterday and it gave such serious problems that I had to format the partition and re-install the OS from scratch this morning. Now, I fixed all the ...
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PPAs not showing up in synaptic?

for some reason several PPAs are not visible in the side-panel of synaptic, nor are their apps available when searched for. but they are visible when clicking settings > repositories, and they all ...
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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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Synaptic Dependency Error

Every time i install/remove something via Synaptic, I always get this error E: foomatic-filters: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 10 E: rsyslog: subprocess ...
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Synaptic Manager , Update Manager not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update I get this when I update my Ubuntu 12.04 E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: ...
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“Dependency is not satisfiable” error when trying to install an application

When I try to install glchess in Synaptic I get this error At a certain time I installed the Gnome desktop and a lot of games that came with it and then uninstalled the games. Now I want chess ...
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Touchpad on Gateway LT2802u Netbook doesn't work

I installed Xubuntu Oneiric on a Netbook. The Synaptic Device is recognized by the system and back in Lucid it worked. But now it won't work anymore. grep -B 5 mouse /proc/bus/input/devices1 gave me ...
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Dependecy problem when trying to remove emacs

Hello I'm trying to remove emacs - but when I select it for deletion in synaptic - xemacs got selected for an installation. How do I remove emacs and xemacs from my system? I want to do it, because I ...
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How to use “apt-get” via “Http-proxy” like this?

I'm trying to use apt-get command on a network that uses a proxy, like this: We use 10.114.7.7 on port 80 as Http-proxy, and after that an authentication window comes up, asking for user name and ...
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Errors when trying to install the, default-jre-headless package from the synaptic package manager

I am trying to install the java re and java dk in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I tried using this link ubuntu help java. I used the first link for installing and clicked yes. I was warned that some of the ...
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How to delete History of installed packages

I need to delete the Synaptic/Software Center history(commit logs). How can I go about doing this?
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Cannot open Synaptic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Synaptic Package Manager keeps crashing I installed Unity 5 in Ubuntu 11.10, as seen in OMG!Ubuntu! but since then Synaptic is not working. I even tried purging it and ...
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How do I install packages to an 8.10 system?

I am trying to copy some files from a disused Ubuntu 8.10 system. To do that I need to install nfs, portmap, etc., since those are not already installed. So I open Synaptic to install the packages. ...
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Firefox update fails with “not found” error

I got 3 update notifications for firefox: Yet when I click update, it fails with a "not found" error: Any idea why this is? How to fix this?
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Ubuntu wont start up after uninstalling packages with synaptic

I have had Ubuntu for a while and I uninstalled a few packages with synaptic. I then restarted the computer and it turns on the screen for a second, then the screen says "no signal imput" and turns ...
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Emerald installed but doesn't show in software center or synaptic?

I installed Emerald using instructions from here; I've have had a nice play with it but would now like to remove it. The package doesn't show in software centre or synaptic and is now causing me a ...
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How do I prevent the current kernel from being replaced in 11.10?

So how do I do it? I Can't find sypaptic, in where I remember that I could "lock" certain packages to ensure that they kept their current version.
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Unable to login after deleting the “libxml” package in Synaptic

When I deleted the libxml in Synaptic, the Synaptic removed my ubuntu system and I cannot login! so I need reinstall the ubuntu system! Can you help me find a better solution than having to reinstall ...
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cdrom listed in mtab but not in fstab?

my problem is that the cdrom is listed properly in /etc/mtab file but not in /etc/fstab file. mtab contents: /dev/sda1 / ext4 rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0 0 0 proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev ...
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How to only apt-get upgrade Certain Applications?

I only have a traffic-limited mobile broadband connection at my disposal. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade wants to get ~500MB of data which is not feasible for me right now. Hence, is it possible to only ...
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Fresh install of lubuntu synaptic is missing the search box in the tool bar

A complete new install of lubuntu 11.10 has synaptic 0.75.2ubuntu7. Previously when using synaptic on another system there was a search box in the tool bar where a search string could be entered which ...
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Problem with Microsoft core fonts installer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I accept the agreement in a terminal, like for ttf-mscorefonts-installer? Yes, very strange problem indeed. I installed Gnome package for a more beautifull ...
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How do I install 32-bit perl-tgicl 2.1.1?

I'm trying to install a .deb and I need some packages but they are not on the synaptic. How can I install this packages lib32z1 libc6-i386 TGICL$ sudo dpkg -i perl-tgicl_2.1-1_all.deb Selecting ...
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Installed Wine on Lubuntu 11.10 via synaptic. It's not listed anywhere though. What went wrong?

A reboot didn't help. Can't start the program via alt/f2 neither.
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How can I set up a filter in Synaptic that finds all packages not installed from official repositories?

The custom filter options in Synaptic are kind of cryptic to me. I know over the last year and a half (I haven't fresh-installed since 10.04) I've installed several .debs and packages from PPAs. How ...
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Synaptic package manager is missing

There is no synaptic package manager in 11.10,how should i completely remove(Purge) an installed application? Does clicking on "install" on any software in Ubuntu Software centre means that the ...
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How do I downgrade libglib2? (from glib 2.31 to 2.30?)

EDIT: NEW FORMULATION OF THE QUESTION I have the wrong version of libglib2 installed. I had some experimental repo that broke everything. From this source, ...
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No filter result in synaptic

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. And I always depend on synaptic to install new software because I can't remember most of the software packages' names correctly. But Today, my freshly installed Synaptic in my ...
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How to open the Synaptic Package Manager in Unity?

I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 11.10. How to open the Synaptic Package Manager?
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Synaptic Package Manager keeps crashing

Synaptic keeps crashing. When I open it, it asks for the sudo password. I give the password, then the synaptic window flashes for less than a second and then goes away. What's wrong? After seeing ...
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Why was the Synaptic package manager removed from Ubuntu 11.10?

I recently tried the new Ubuntu release and when I wanted to change the cache setting of Ubuntu update, I noticed that the Synaptic Package Manager was no longer available. Why? It was one of most ...
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How to install multiple apps in Software Center (Similar Behavior of Synaptic)

I wish to select multiple apps in Software Center and THEN tell it to install them. Same as the behavior of Synaptic where I select multiple ones and the click Install. This saves MANY clicks for me ...
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How do I add downloaded debian packages to Synaptic Package Manager?

In Synaptic, when I click File > Add downloaded packages and navigate to the folder with the debian packages, the debian packages are greyed out, which means I cannot select them.
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What are the “standard Gtk+ toolkit command line options”?

I have a problem with the 'synaptic' application (GUI version of apt), and was hoping to get some debug output from it. The man page however has just a couple of command line options and this very ...
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Software Center stops

When I wanna see the list of installed applications or search for a new one, the panels changes to blank white and stops there with waiting mouse cursor! And Synaptic give an error on one of the ...
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Command-line equivalences of some tasks in Synaptic

I already use apt-get for most of my package management. Yet, there are times when I occasionally need to use Synaptic to do certain things. I would like to learn the equivalent commands for doing the ...
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How to run Synaptic with sudo privileges?

How to launch a program with sudo privilege in Unity? I am using Ubuntu 11.04. I used this command but it doesn't really work: sudo synaptic
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Which is Opera Next's directory?

I recently installed Opera Next via tar. I saw it, "played" with it, and now I want to uninstall it. Where can I find it's directory? The package is neither in Ubuntu Software Center, nor in ...