Questions tagged [dpkg]

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

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deepin-anything-dkms error [20.04]

2 days ago I was trying to install DDE (Deepin Desktop Environment). It didn't finish, now everytime I try to install something it gives me this error. What's happening and what can I do? Edit: It ...
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Is it possible to determine a list of manually installed Tasks (or special packages with ^ in the end) without using tasksel?

I see that my system has installed several tasks. Below is the output of command with tasksel: $ tasksel --list-tasks | grep ^i i print-server Print server i samba-server Samba file server i ubuntu-...
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facing issue with google chrome

I can't find Chrome or uninstall it.
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how to Clean Install rtl8821ce-5.5.2.1 package

serpent@kjkszpj:~$ sudo apt full-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to ...
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ubuntu 20.04 black screen on boot

i'am using ubuntu 20.04 and having dual boot. while uninstalling the gcc package, i mistakenly uninstalled ubuntu-desktop and libstdc++.so.6 package now i'am facing this black screen when i boot on ...
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unmet dependency problem while upgrading Ubuntu

I'm trying to upgrade my Ubuntu version 20.04.2 LTS to 20.10 so that I could finally upgrade it to 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Once I run the upgrade command, I get this unmet dependency error: $ sudo apt-...
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apt install remove other softwares (not dependencies)

A beginner here. I tried to install wine by using sudo apt install wine. This thing has happened to me twice. I tried to install wine but it removed other software like discord, google chrome and zoom....
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I have tried to install Pop-Desktop on Ubuntu, but now I want to turn back to default DE

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I've tried to download pop-desktop on Ubuntu with: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:system76/pop sudo apt update sudo apt install pop-desktop and I've got the error: dpkg-deb: ...
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pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages Debian 8 VB [closed]

I faced a problem. I see log file /var/long/apt/term.log, can't identify any broken package. How can I resolve this issue?
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Problem removing a package “dpkg: error processing package chromium-browser (--remove):”

$ sudo apt remove chromium-browser Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: chromium-browser 0 ...
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How to change background color of menus in SSH sessions (like from dpkg-reconfigure)?

I'm sure this is a question with an obvious answer, but I don't even know what the prompts are called, so I don't know what to google for. When I run a command like dpkg-reconfigure tzdata while SSHed ...
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Broken Packages List

I've tried a lot of commands to fix my broken packages! With no luck. I only have 1 question. How do I get the list of broken packages? sudo dpkg -l | grep ^..r That command does not work! Is there a ...
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Cannot Install anything because of error exit status 2 and error code (1)

Whenever I try to install anything,I am trying to install chrome in particular but it doesnt let me install anything dpkg-deb: error: archive '/var/cache/apt/archives/google-chrome-stable_90.0.4430.93-...
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Getting error run sudo apt-get upgrade on ubuntu 16.04

setting xserver-xorg-legacy/xwrapper/allowed_users from configuration file dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'libqt5webkit5:amd64' missing; assuming package has no files currently installed ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: libpam-systemd:amd64 xserver-xorg-legacy grub-pc grub-gfxpayload-lists - Ubuntu 20.04

I keep encountering these errors and I've pretty much tried every solution I've come across for the individual problems but nothing seems to work. Any help would be very much appreciated. This is what ...
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Unmet Dependencies issue, not able to install/remove anything

whenever I try to install , or remove any package , this error shows.I used apt install -f , I have removed broken packages from recoveruy mode . How could I fixx it. sudo apt autoremove Reading ...
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Can't update ubuntu - dpkg error

sudo apt-get install --reinstall dpkg Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 ...
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Error when i use “apt install” [duplicate]

After i installed codeblocks from .deb files when i use apt install i get error like that: ~$ sudo apt install uget [sudo] password for kassha: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree.....
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Getting an error while running “sudo apt-get upgrade”

setting xserver-xorg-legacy/xwrapper/allowed_users from configuration file dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'libsamplerate0:amd64' missing; assuming package has no files currently installed ...
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python3-psutil it is not installable [duplicate]

I try to install menulibre, but i get this error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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Problems after trying to upgrade Python

I am still able to run Anaconda, but the Python installation is suffering some issues after accidentally creating a wrong symbolic link and then trying to upgrade Python version The following ...
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huge list of errors after using a certain dpkg command which is mentioned in an error after using any apt command

dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. using the mentioned command pulls up a huge list of errors which is written below dpkg: dependency ...
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Why the command is giving that output and what do in this case?

First, I ran: sudo dpkg --verify ??5?????? c /etc/apparmor.d/abstractions/mozc-server ??5?????? c /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf ??5?????? c /etc/casper.conf ??5?????? c /etc/update-manager/...
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How to fix mk-build-deps: Unable to install all build-dep packages?

Ubuntu 20.04.2 focal fossa. My goal is to install the KDE debug symbols via mk-build-deps. To do this i have created a text file named source-control with the following content: Source: my-kde-dbg-...
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error: duplicate file trigger interest for filename '/usr/lib/gdk-pixbuf-2 .0/2.10.0/loaders' and package 'libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386'

Fetched 1,448 kB in 10s (140 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 5 packages can be upgraded. Run '...
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Errors when installing motd-news-config and upgrading base-files on Ubuntu 18.04.5

I'm trying to apt upgrade my system, but it fails with: You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: ubuntu-server : Depends: ...
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APT update encounters an error configuring postfix after upgrade to 21.04

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 20.10 to 21.04 and now when I run: sudo apt update sudo apt-get upgrade I get this error below related to PostFix. How can I solve this problem? Hit:1 http://archive....
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How do I solve dpkg error after changing python version in terminal

I recently removed my python alternatives and switched the python version from 2.7 to 3.7. Then i had problems with dpkg After running sudo apt --fix-broken install I get the following error Reading ...
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I screw somehow my apt manager

I can't open the terminal, and I guess is an apt problem after installing python 3.7, this is the error that I get with an sudo apt update E: Problem executing scripts APT::Update::Post-Invoke-...
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cleaning out /var/backups

I find a lot of old, mostly dpkg, files in /var/backups. Some over a year old. I see in a cron file where dpkg creates the files as backup, but don't see anywhere that they're ever removed. Shouldn'...
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Is there a way to install apt packages which doesnt require root permissions atleast, without sudo rights, and inside the home folder?

Like virtualenv in python, Is there a way to create a custom environment inside the home folder ( atleast for installing apt packages ), and without requiring sudo rights, and also without assuming ...
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apt-get doesn't work

My system is Ubuntu 16.04.7. When I use apt-get to install any package, it shows the error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libglib2.0-bin : Depends: libglib2.0-0 (= 2.48.2-0ubuntu4.7)...
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Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.systemd1': timed out after apt upgrade

When I run my regular $ sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y && sudo apt autoremove I get ... After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. Setting up clamav-...
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ubuntu 16.04.07 trying to overwrite '/etc/dhcp/dhclient-exit-hooks.d/google_set_hostname (error while upgrading the GCP ubuntu 16.04 )

** I was trying to upgrade ubuntu but getting this while running command ( sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -f) Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y Get:1 http://europe-west4-b.gce....
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 takes too long and can't know whats happening [duplicate]

I am upgrading my 14.04LTS Ubuntu to 16.04. The problem is that it's been at the same step (Configuring openssl amd64) for like 20 hours. I tried to get to the terminal to know what is happening but ...
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Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS does not have wpasupplicant installed nor any of its dependencies

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu Server today. I wasn't able to connect to the internet during the install so I figured I would figure it out later. It turns out wpasupplicant wasn't installed. I put ...
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Package manager, dpkg-query is not available

Why does dpkg -p packageName for some package (example adduser, dash) display info thereof, but for other package like nodejs, git, firefox display dpkg-query: package name is not available?
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how “apt-get -f install” recognize problems from “dpkg”?

While I was installing Discord, some packages were needed - libgconf-2-4, libappindicator1 and libc++1. This is the error message. Selecting previously unselected package discord. (Reading database ......
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unable to fix udev installation,

ubuntu 20 (focal). if i try to run sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y i get following error Errors were encountered while processing: udev xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-...
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Can't run apt install due to unmet dependencies or exists

I'm trying to update some packages but I keep getting the message "unmet dependencies". What I do sudo apt update // All good here sudo apt install --only-upgrade certbot With the apt ...
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'error processing archive ubuntudde-default-setting s_1.1.7-1_all.deb' when trying to install ubuntudde-dde on Xubuntu

I'm trying to install the Deepin desktop on my Xubuntu installation using the ppa:ubuntudde-dev/stable repo. Most of the process went find except for one package: ubuntudde-default-setting s_1.1.7-...
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Why are suggested packages installed by default?

I was surprised when I found that by installing firefoxdriver, chromium stuff will also be installed: $ sudo apt install firefoxdriver [sudo] password for asuka: Reading package lists... Done ...
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How do you install Docker on Ubuntu 20.04?

I spent an entire day attempting to get Docker installed, but I think there's something with my system preventing it from being installed and configured properly. Here's the specifications of Docker I'...
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having issue update and upgrade

when i try to update & upgrade command on terminal i get this message: Hit:1 http://ubuntu.turhost.com/ubuntu groovy InRelease Hit:2 http://ubuntu.turhost.com/ubuntu groovy-updates InRelease Hit:3 ...
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limit output of dpkg-query -W to installed packages

On a server running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I am trying to list installed kernels with the command: dpkg-query -W -f '${Package}\n' 'linux-image-[0-9]*' which according to the manpage should list installed ...
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Can't install any package on Ubuntu 18.04

I run into trouble with Ubuntu 18.04 while trying to install a hp printer/scanner driver hplip. Now I cannot install any package, not even python3 $ sudo apt install python3 [sudo] password for muhd: ...
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How to remove dpkg's intent of installing a uninstallable package due to unsolvable dependencies

TLDR I issued a dpkg -i PACKAGE of a newer version of PACKAGE from a newer version of the distrib. It depends on a new libc6 package, thus it failed installing. Now the package blocks the whole apt ...
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Errors encountered when installing 'apt install texlive-full' on Ubuntu 20.04 command line windows 10 shell

I have installed the Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux 2 Ubuntu 20.04 command line shell. When I run sudo apt install texlive-full I get the following error: After this operation, 5609 MB of additional ...
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How can i resolve dpkg error after uninstalling python3?

I tried to uninstall python3.5 from my Ubuntu 16.04 by using the command sudo apt-get remove python3 within the directory /usr/bin. When I tried to install it again, using sudo apt-get install python3,...
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How to find all the files with setuid bit set?

I want to find all the files with setuid bit set without having to install all packages of ubuntu. Is there a database that contains such info so that I can lookup?

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