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By default apt-get install does not download the source codes of packages. There is a specific apt-get option to do that which is source. From man apt-get: source source causes apt-get to fetch source packages. APT will examine the available packages to decide which source package to fetch. It will then find and download into ...


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@heemayl answer tells you how to get the source code but in case you are wondering how come the package is installed without using the source code? It is because Ubunutu does not build packages from source and instead downloads precompiled binaries. A distro like Gentoo Linux however would download the source and build a package locally.


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I had the same problem with another package after some funny things with apt. The solution is relative simple. Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T and type: sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-generic


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On Ubuntu (and Debian), creating a deb package would be the best way to go, as everything can be automated, so that no end-user intervention is needed. The only cases where package installation or upgrades are not automated are if the package has some configuration options that need input from the user (mainly during installation only) or if a configuration ...


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Make sure that the restricted and universe repositories are enabled. Hit Alt+F2, type software-properties-gtk and hit Enter. Under Ubuntu Software tab, enable all the repositories. The preferred way of installing krita is by enabling the following PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install krita ...


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Try this: sudo apt-get -f install This should install any missing dependencies in your system. If you are trying to install a package, you can also try adding --fix-missing to your installation command.


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It is a wrong way to manually remove any files or folders installed by dpkg. The solution is to re-install google-chrome via a deb package. Download deb file from google.com, then install it using sudo dpkg -i <file_name> then remove it sudo apt-get purge google-chrome*


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I had the same issue which got resolved by downgrading my libbsd0. sudo apt-get install libbsd0=0.6.0-2ubuntu1 My libbsd0 was versioned 0.7.0-2+deb.sury.org~trusty+1 which is probably incompatible.


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Fixed! Still not completely sure what was going on, didn't do anything to the system or add any new repos since the last update but after kernel upgrade any time I tried to use apt-get or aptitude or dpkg to install/purge the stated in the OP package the system froze cause of memory lack, even if it was a .deb package. I managed to fix this with ...



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