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Questions tagged [dpkg]

The Debian package management utility that performs lower level tasks in software installation and removal.

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dpkg and inter-dependencies

I am attempting to create a virtual machine for my application using an ubuntu xenial base. this application requires many packages. The problem is that I'm often in the situation where I don't have ...
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dpkg: error: duplicate file trigger interest for filename `/usr/lib/gio/modules' and package `libglib2.0-0'

I can't install any software after I gave my ubuntu 14.04 LTS PC to my girlfriend for a while. When I try to upgrade anything it says dpkg: error: duplicate file trigger interest for filename /usr/...
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cannot remove badly installed packages

Cannot install anything, cannot remove anything. Please help. This is not a duplicate. First of all that is a completely different problem. Second, I tried the solution (command line one) and ...
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Broken python dependencies after trying to uninstall

I had several installations of python on my ubuntu 18.04 system and tried to uninstall all necessary ones and just properly reinstall python3.6 So i deleted all folders that were listed under whereis ...
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Major problem with libxcursor1:amd64 [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and have a problem with libxcursor1:amd64 which is causing everything to run really slow and not allow packages to be updated. I have tried apt-get -f install to fix things ...
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While installing Android Studio on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, I am facing an error like this

dell@dell-Latitude-3440:~$ sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 lib32z1 lib32bz2-1.0 *Removed the ask password* Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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ubuntu 18.04 issues with digikam

I have just upgraded to 18.04 and am trying to install upgrades and or new programd via the terminal. I get the following message digikam-private-libs : Depends: libkf5sane5 (>= 4.3.4) but it is ...
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18.04.1 Server keeps creating /var/lib/dpkg/lock and /var/cache/apt/archives/lock. What now?

I'm working with a fresh install of 18.04.1 from which I have removed certain packages that communicate asynchronously with other hosts, having pinned them, along with certain other packages, for non-...
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Can't update or remove ruby-net-telnet

Running Ubuntu 16.04. All other packages update fine but attempting to update or remove ruby-net-telnet returns errors Preparing to unpack .../ruby-net-telnet_0.1.1-2_all.deb ... Unpacking ruby-net-...
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how to fix Snapd dpkg error?

when i make sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade this early morning for my new kernel 4.4.0-131-generic. i get my snapd error. Setting up snapd (2.34.2~14.04) ... Failed to enable ...
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Cant upgrade to 18.04 due to less free space on / [duplicate]

I am trying to upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04. But getting an error that, there is not enough space on disk '/'. I have removed the old kernels with dpkg purge command, also have cleared cache using ...
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Remove unmet dependency openssl package

I have unknowingly installed i386 openssl packages in Ubuntu 14.0. Since the installation didn't go through successfully, I am not able to install any other packages. How can I remove those unmet ...
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Triple-boot get list of missing packages on different partition

Background I had a dual-boot Windows 10/Ubuntu 16.04 system. Then I made it triple boot with 18.04. Then I added Lubuntu 16.04 within Vitualbox VM inside Ubuntu 16.04 system. Somewhere along the way ...
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DPKG: can't upgrade due to syntax error in trigger file

I was just trying to ugrade/update and I ran into some issues due to unmet dependancies: anonymous@anonymous:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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dpkg-deb: error: paste subprocess was killed by signal (Broken pipe)

On Ubuntu 18.04 I am getting this when I want to install the recommended Nvidia driver. sudo apt install nvidia-340 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to I install or find the example my.cnf, my-small.cnf, etc files on Ubuntu 18?

I'm configuring a micro server to use mysql. The mysql setup uses Innodb tables and only has 582MB of RAM. All of the tutorials on the net point to using "my-small.cnf" which is packaged with mysql. ...
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Is there a package installer in which a i can choose where to install?

Since changing the installation path or directory of dpkg is not a good and risky idea I would like to know if there are any package installers in which I can choose to install where I want since my ...
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Problem Installing Oracle 10g XE R2 on ubuntu 14.04

Im facing the below error on installing oracle 10g XE R2 in ubuntu 14.04. root@ubuntu:~/Downloads# dpkg -i oracle-xe_10.2.0.1-1.0_i386.deb (Reading database ... 202492 files and directories ...
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Is it possible to create a binary-only package?

I developed a program with the Unity game engine and I now want to add it to my PPA. Unity has a complex build process that only runs in the GUI editor, which is not compatible with the debuild ...
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please help with fixing my dpkg issue 30 packages are broken

due to a stupidity, I accidentally deleted my dpkg folder.. and tried to restore it in all possible ways. but still following packages are broken.. can anyone please help dpkg: error processing ...
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Error dpkg: processing package

Recently i installed mailutils and Exim, and after that i couldn't install or update anything. So i tried to run these commands: apt-get install -f apt-get update apt-get upgrade And i get multiple ...
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Can't install or update after running byobu

I installed and ran byobu to remove my old kernels using these commands sudo apt install byobu sudo purge-old-kernels The kernels are gone, but every time I try to install or update anything, I get ...
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Unable to successfully installed mysql server 5.7

dpkg: error processing package mysql-server-5.7 (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Setting up mysql-client (5.7.22-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) ... dpkg: ...
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dpkg -i complains of dependency problems installing kernel re: linux-tools

I have to compile and install my own kernel due to a typo in xhci-pci.c I have a desktop system and a separate server. Compilation on the desktop succeeds. On the server it fails but I suspect that ...
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dpkg -i complains of “conflicting packages” when installing self-compiled kernel

I need to compile and install my own bionic kernels to fix a typo in xhci-pci.c I've done this successfully in the past, as late as 18.04 I think, following the instructions at: https://wiki.ubuntu....
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dpkg -L shows almost no files in apt libboost-all-dev package

I installed Boost library on my ubuntu 18 using apt: sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev however, I cannot find boost library files on my machine. When I try: dpkg -L libboost-all-dev the ...
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dpkg: error processing package kismet (--configure) [duplicate]

I am trying to download Python on my Ubuntu 16.04. However it gives me this error just after finishing the downloading process. Setting up kismet (2013.03.R1b-3build1) ... usermod: user 'snad' does ...
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problem when uninstalling a package

root @ OF01-LT-IT-2026: ~ # sudo apt remove Reading list of packages ... Done Creating dependency tree Reading the status information ... Done The following packages will be DELETED: mysql-connector-...
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Resolve dependency errors while installing libmotif

I have a requirement where I need to bundle all the *.deb files required to install the libmotif-dev library along with the software package. This is because , the target computer where the software ...
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dpkg error (1) while upgrading Ubuntu 18.04

This is the apt-get upgrade output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages have been kept ...
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Can't upgrade ubuntu 18.04 dpkg error

When i try to sudo apt-get upgrade i get: Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: error: unable to create new file '/var/lib/dpkg/info/format-new': No such file or directory E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg ...
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debuild error “*** No rule to make target” where target is blank

We are trying to create a deb package, to install and auto-start a couple of monitoring scripts we have. Here is the rules file: #!/usr/bin/make -f %: dh $@ --with=systemd --with=python2 ...
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Upgrade 14.04 to 16.04 went wrong with dependency & exit status 127 errors

I tried to upgrade my 14.04 ubuntu to 16.04 but I got all sorts of errors similar to this: Running dpkg --configure -a in recovery console results in this error: My system is broken. What can I do ...
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Can't upgrade ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

When i try to sudo apt-get upgrade i get this as output: 111 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/208 MB of archives. After this operation, 912 kB of ...
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Is it possible to set apt dependencies manually?

First I install a program A, lets say openssh-client. And, to work in my server, I would always need a program B alongside A, lets say zip, for example. Is it possible to configure apt to set B (zip)...
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dpkg: error processing package bad inconsistent state [duplicate]

dpkg: error processing package libatomic1:amd64 (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration How do I fix this?
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Updated to 4.15.0-29.31 Ubuntu 18.04, and my wifi and ethernet stopped working

I did an update which included a kernel upgrade and after that my Wifi and Ethernet stopped working. I tried some commands, including the command suggested by Ubuntu: $ sudo apt-get install -f ...
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apt-get dpkg update with linux-image-4.4.0-130 cannot configure: half-installed

Ubuntu 16.04.5 cannot update after linux-image-4.4.0-130-generic:156 fails. I have tried: apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get purge linux-image-4.4.0-130-generic Log file ...
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Upgrading from 17.10 to 18.04 gives dpkg error for systemd-shim

I ran sudo apt-get upgrade, got setting xserver-xorg-legacy/xwrapper/allowed_users from configuration file (Reading database ... 336425 files and directories currently installed.) Removing systemd-...
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NVIDIA 390 driver install hangs, and fails to install on Ubuntu 18.04

Installing nvidia drivers on my new Thinkpad dualboot option UbunutStudio18.4 FAILS Here is the command-line log, as I tried to follow a couple of tutorials: sudo dpkg --configure -a Processing ...
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Building initial module for 4.15.0-28-generic hangs out

During proceeding upgrade from 17.10 to 18.04, process of Building initial module was accidentally interrupted and killed. After that, when I tried to reboot the system it stucks at blank purple ...
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Run command on upgrade of certain package

I am trying to automate an action so that it runs after a file in a certain package is upgraded. On Arch I can put a file in /usr/share/libalpm/hooks that specifies the package, file that is updated, ...
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Install problem: 'dpkg-deb: error: subprocess was killed by signal (Broken pipe)'

I'm running Ubuntu 17.10. I'm trying to install Emacs, but get the following error: davnovak@eshkol-e570:~$ sudo apt-get install emacs Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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dpkg: error processing package ramme (--install)

I was trying to install Ramme, but I was getting dpkg error. I tried to install other but won’t install, with no luck. I'm getting this error: (Reading database ... 188852 files and directories ...
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python-dev install leads to “E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)”

I have a problem with these deficiencies and I have tried everything but I still get this errors. # apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Switching between MariaDB and MySQL

In the process of moving to Ubuntu 18.04, I've been installing MariaDB instead of MySQL. My machine at work is running RHEL 7 which has MariaDB, so I want to use the same code base at home. However, ...
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dpkg error, unable to install anything “resource temporarily unavailable”, `dpkg --configure -a` hangs [duplicate]

Every time I try to sudo apt-get upgrade I get E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/...
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How to get the list of installed packages on Ubuntu/Debian w/o command or w/o looking at pkg.log?

I have to extract the list of installed packages on Ubuntu/Debian without using command or without looking at dpkg.log? The basic requirement is to get the list of installed packages on Debian/Ubuntu ...
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How to install ATLAS on Kubuntu 18.04(Bionic)

Things I've already tried: 1. install all of this: sudo apt-get install libblas3gf sudo apt-get install libblas-doc sudo apt-get install libblas-dev sudo apt-get install liblapack3gf sudo apt-get ...
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Packages have unmet dependencies on 18.04 upon mongodb install

So, I tried to install mongo on my local machine, a Ubuntu 18.04. The installation came to a halt with an error The following packages have unmet dependencies: mongodb-org : Depends: mongodb-org-...