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Can't fix broken packages using Synaptic (Broken Package: Wine1.4)

Ok so I am trying to fix a broken package in order to install wine. When I do "sudo apt-get install wine" I get: sam@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install wine [sudo] password for sam: Reading package ...
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Synaptic stopped responding

When troubleshooting no-response for Synaptic,in the "Edit Launcher" window command-line says "/usr/bin/synaptic-pkexec" but file manager shows "X11" where pkexec should be. Trying to open this X11 ...
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Release configuration problem with Synaptic Package Manager

I recently updated my Ubuntu 10 (lucid) to 14 (trusty). Now the synaptic package manager refuses to start saying: E: The value 'lucid' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not ...
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Removed repository still being showed in synaptic origin section

I'm sure to have correctly purged a certaing ppa: it doesn't anymore appear in sources.list nor in sources.list.d folder. It doesn't even appear in Synaptic's repository list, but if I open 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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Can't install clamav dependencies?

Turns out I can't install anything using aptitude and I also seem to be missing a few dependencies. When I try to install a program: mom@mom-Inspiron-1720:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Synaptic Package Manager Reload Error

I'm getting this error when I try to reload Synaptic, I installed apps in terminal via ppa's I found on launchpad.net and dep files from other developer sites... Could not download all repository ...
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installing synaptic package manager from outside the repos

I have been facing some problems in installing software with ubuntu software center, due to the fact that I have not been able to run no proxy for the whole system, I have tried all methods prescribed ...
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Synaptic can't find firmware-b43-installer

I recently installed Xubuntu on a Dell Latitude D630 and I had to install drivers for a Broadcom bcm4311 card. I downloaded b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer on my other computer and put them on ...
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Unable to apt-get update, Synaptic for apt and muon does not start, no way even using a terminal

I am pretty new using Linux and use to mess up my system testing and trying. So, synaptic does not start as all I have to get packets and updates. Here is error's message I had (English isn't my ...
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Cannot search for packages to install using muon or synaptic

I installed Kubuntu 14.04 fresh. The package list is up to date. The problem is I cannot search for packages to install using muon or synaptic. The package is there in the list of packages. But when ...
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How to find out which packages have been installed from .deb files

I've previously installed some packages from .deb files using gdeb. I've now forgotten which ones. As I will soon update from Precise to Trusty, I'd like to uninstall them & go back to the ...
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How to install Eclipse for Oracle Java on Ubuntu 12.04

I have Oracle Java 7 on my system and want to install Eclipse and make it use Java 7 instead of openjdk. I installed Eclipse earlier using synaptic but after doing check updates it didn't work ...
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pkexec can not start any GUI application

I am running Ubuntu 13.04, Gnome 3.6. There is something amiss with pkexec that is not allowing it to start any gui application. pkexec synaptic in a zsh terminal produces a box asking for admin ...
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TexLive and Kile

I recently had upgraded my machine from a 12.04 installation to a 12.10 version. I use LaTeX for my publication work and therefore I use TexLive and Kile, both of which are on the Ubuntu Package list. ...
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Unity Error after installation on ubuntu 14.4

No application opens after installing such as synaptic, vlc, wine, etc. please help as I think there is some problem with the gui. Is it got to something with the unity?
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Installing Broadcom Wifi Driver - No Synaptic

First of all I'm new to Ubuntu (12.04), I've installed it to do basic coding for my final year of a physics degree. Secondly, I've searched high and low for a Synaptic download link, the only ones I ...
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Gpg error without missing keys on synaptic

I have installed UbuntuGnome 13.10 and gnome-shell 3.10 on my notebook. I have added about 30 PPAs normally. If I don't add any other PPA the update runs perfectly. If I add even one more PPA , the ...
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Why doesn't Synaptic start?

When I start synaptic package manager normally (Super-Synaptic), it asks for a password. When I enter password, nothing happens! When I start synaptic form terminal using synaptic-pkexec, I get: No ...
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Can I configure my synaptic touchpad to disable/enable with a triple click as it does in windows?

In windows, I can triple click the upper-left corner of my touchpad to enable/disable. I downloaded a little guy that enables/disables it, but I have to click on it and select enable/disable in the ...
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Various problems upon boot

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit on an Asus Eee PC with 160g HDD and 2GiB RAM. It ran fine for two days, then today, when I booted up my computer, my color scheme had changed. The top bar on my ...
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Why does the nvidia-cuda-toolkit installer from nvidia install different files than apt-get nvidia-cuda-toolkit

I'm in the process of installing CUDA on an Ubuntu 13.04 system with a GeForc0e GTX 670MX graphics card. I first downloaded cuda_5.0.35-linux_64_ubuntu11.10-1.run from nvidia's website. This installs ...
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Problem with gnome-tweak-tool

When I run gnome-tweak-tool after installation,the terminal shows this: WARNING : Error detecting shell Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How to pinch zoom in 12.04 using (magic) trackpad

I use the magic trackpad on my desktop, and my laptop has a synaptic trackpad. Both machines run on Xubuntu 12.04, and vertical/horizontal two-fingers scrolling work out of box, but I cannot pinch ...
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I cannot install Synaptic Package Manager because of the following error

How do I go around this and install it? $ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package synaptic is not ...
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Could not start synaptic and Software download center

I got the following error when I tried to install a software using synaptic, "E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Broken packages prevent 13.10 > 14.04 upgrade, but Synaptic shows no broken packages

I tried to upgrade as described in the subject, but get the error that it can't calculate the upgrade. I ran grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log and received a long list of broken packages: ...
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Synaptic update error

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/openjdk-7-jdk_7u71-2.5.3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_i386.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-i386/src.zip', which is also in package openjdk-7-source ...
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After installing untrusted package, majority of existing packages require removal

I was trying to install a TOX client to my system but I ran into a dependency mismatch (libstdc++ ) and so I went into synaptic to install the package and it came up with an untrusted/not ...
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How to find out what commands are run behind synaptic package manager?

I would like to know what CLI commands are run behind the actions of synaptic package manager we select to perform in synaptic's GUI? Actions such as generate dependencies and dependents, removal and ...
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Yet another apt “Size mismatch” problem, but without any network

Most of the time, an apt "Size mismatch" problem occurs because a firewall or proxy blocks some files and replaces their download with an html page explaining the issue (instead of issuing an error as ...
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Touchscreen and Auto Rotate

I have an HP Pavillion x360 that came OEM with Windows 8.1. Due to my work I was required to dual boot with Kubuntu 14.04. After some time Kubuntu managed to delete a Windows partition and end the ...
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Synaptic package manager and security / encryption

Does Synaptic package manager use security / encryption in looking for and downloading updates? Or, how can I 1)verify ssh or another protocol is being used, and/or 2)get to the screen that controls ...
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Synaptic Package manager is not showing on Gnome desktop environment, though i installed it on unity

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used unity desktop environment. Using synaptic package manager i installed Gnome desktop environment. Then I log in to gnome , and in the application menu Including Synaptic ...
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Synaptic Package Manager console size

When using Synaptic Package Manager I select packages to be upgraded, after clicking Apply it shows the changes in a Terminal Window (like I want it to). BUT the terminal window is tiny in size, ...
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Errors when using `Read Markings` of Synaptic to restore installed-packages

I am trying to restore my older Ubuntu installation following this reply and I was at the step of restoring the installed packages. The problem is that this process after a while, printed this: ...
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MySQL Broken Package on Xubuntu 14.04

Installing LAMP on Xubuntu today with apt-get install lamp-server^, I got the following error: E: Failed to fetch ...
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Asking to install package when it is already installed - Ubuntu 12.04

I am asked to install a package libldns-dev in order to install some software (FreeSwitch). Although it is installed already and I have already run the command updatedb but still it is asking me to ...
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Is there a browser based apt-offline / keryx alternative

I have a unique problem that has been plaguing me for a looong time. I work for the government, I have a windows computer at work that has internet access but it is very locked down. I also have a ...
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Error while installing iTunes 10

I have used Ubuntu for several years, and I am trying to install iTunes10 64 bit, and i had download the setup file from the internet now using PlayonLinux to install it, and there is an error while ...
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How can I use the last version of Frescobaldi?

I have Frescobaldi Frescobaldi 2.0.7 with: Python: 2.7.6 Qt: 4.8.6 PyQt4: 4.10.4 sip: 4.15.5 Linux-3.13.0-24-generic-i686-with-Ubuntu-14.04-trusty I knew that this is an older version so I asked ...
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ubuntu 14.04 64bit Chromium doesn't work

Chromium doesn't start, so tried to reinstall. But the problem is still there. Same problem with Synaptic Package Manager. Maybe other programs I haven't tried.
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E: The value 'saucy' is invalid for APT

I tried to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 (beta2). It was mainly successful, but there was an error concerning libpostproc52. I didn't pay too much attention at the time (I know, bad idea, but there were ...
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could not install java and any other software

When i am installing any software form either terminal or synaptic-package-manager I always get this error message, repeatedly: Errors were encountered while processing: oracle-java7-installer E: ...
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GPG Error:invalid signatures

I get an error when i tried to install synaptic manager from GUI tool library in Ubuntu12.04 The error is like this: GPG Error: http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures are ...
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Problem with apt-get

Whenever I run apt-get in terminal I always get the same error apt-get: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6) I ...
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audio playback problem in ubuntu 13.10

i have installed ubuntu 13.04 and successfully upgraded it to ubuntu 13.10 the problem that i am facing from the begining is that whenever i play any mp3 file in vlc or rhythmbox it gets little ...
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Is upgrading a PPA through Synaptic normal behaviour?

I just downloaded a PPA for LyX with the commands from the wiki sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lyx-devel/ sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lyx2.0 I expected LyX to be upgraded with ...
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Synaptic proxy can't remove

hello couple of days ago i set a proxy for synaptic and then last night i disabled the proxy and tried to reload the list of packages. but the proxy wasn't disabled and i couldn't do it with apt-get ...
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sudo apt-get --fix-broken install is confusing

I am trying to fix some broken packages and fix broken packages in synaptic package manager is not working. When i try the command in the question, it asks to remove 292 packages and some of them seem ...