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Questions tagged [package-management]

Questions about the management of software packages, in particular the APT and dpkg systems.

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Kubuntu 18.10, Discover uninstalled dolphin and okular during update but can't reinstall through Discover or Terminal

I am fairly new to Linux/Ubuntu and might be making a naive mistake but I recently installed Kubuntu 18.10 and updated all the packages from discover. On clicking update, it asked me if it could ...
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Dependencies while installing wine-stable-i386:i386, but they are already installed

I try to install wine on ubuntu 18.04 by following https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu. The dependencies all cascade down to wine-stable-i386:i386 : Dependencies: libc6:i386 (>= 2.28) but 2.27-3ubuntu1 ...
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Why are deb packages redownloaded while installing deb packages locally

I have two machines of Ubuntu 16.04.3 systems A and B. First, I execute apt update && apt-get install XXX YYY ZZZ on the machine A and I can get all deb packages at /var/cache/apt/archives/. ...
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Error while installing Winehq

When I use sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ to add winehq this shows up E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu bionic Release' does not ...
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Installing Minecraft.deb. Tries to install but, gives a redirect loop

Does anyone know why the official Minecraft.deb package is doing this to me? smb@smb-Lenovo-H430:~$ sudo gdebi '/home/smb/Downloads/Minecraft.deb' Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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I can't Install apache2 in debian 7 [on hold]

Screen error I'am trying to install apache2 in debian 7 wheezy, but can't run. Any have solution about this case ?
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Hashes different from expected & 404 errors while updating via sudo apt update? [duplicate]

Err:6 http://np.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main i386 Packages Get:15 http://np.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe amd64 Packages [592 kB] Err:15 http://np.archive.ubuntu....
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I deleted python from Ubuntu server 16.04 and cant do anything with apt or dpkg

Really need help, I have tried alot of stuff from Google and Stack Overflow, such as autoremove and --reinstall, but I keep getting the same errors: Setting up python3-minimal (3.5.1-3) ... /var/lib/...
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dpkg --list 'linux-image-*' results in Unknown / Not installed

So I'm manually deleting old kernels and did a dpkg --list 'linux-image-*' and I get: Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/...
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Missing packages when installing .deb via dpkg -i [duplicate]

I'm attempting to install Citrix Receiver on a fresh install of Lubuntu. Being a flavor of Ubuntu, I figured it'd be safe to ask this here. I run: sudo dpkg -i icaclient_13.10.0.20_amd64.deb and I ...
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Wrong lsb-release after release upgrade

Today I did a LTS upgrade from trusty to xenial using do-release-upgrade. It went through without an error. But after the upgrade I'm not sure on which version my system is now. The do-release-...
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Ubuntu 18.04 no installation or update after upgrade from 16.04 [duplicate]

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series, which shipped with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. I can't upgrade, install or uninstall nothing in Ubuntu 18.04 after upgrade it from 16.04. When I upgrade ...
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Unable to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 18.04

When ever in run the following command to install VirtualBox 5.2 sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.2 I get the following dependency is missing The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Cannot use auto remove for kernel version i do not have [duplicate]

I cannot install anymore packages on my ubuntu 16.04. When i try to use apt-get -f autoremove i have this error depmod: FATAL: could not load /boot/System.map-4.4.0-139-generic: No such file or ...
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APT says malformed line 63, can't install anything since installing Adobe reader [duplicate]

My apt-get is not working. Keeps saying malformed line 63. Also, every time I try to download Chrome it says "software index is broken". I have no idea what I'm doing. I somehow managed to uninstall ...
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Problems upgrading software

I have been lately getting a following error e: could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (11: resource temporarily unavailable) e: unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/...
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How to fixed erlang unmet dependancy on ubuntu?

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove erlang and for other package like for node Error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run '...
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E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) [duplicate]

I'm completely new to Ubuntu (18.4). I want to install non Ubuntu programs like NordVPN, Foxit, etc. I follow the commands given by NordVPN but it doesn't work willem@willem-pc:~$ apt-get update ...
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What are the various 'announcements' or 'notices' for package updates?

Recently, I came across USN - Ubuntu security notices and DSA - debian security announce and found that these are the mail lists for the security updates of the packages. Is there any other announce ...
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Trying to install node v6, but apt installs v8 [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and I need to run node v6. I am following this tutorial curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | bash - # Install Node.js and npm apt-get install -y nodejs I ...
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Can't install new software in the server [duplicate]

I'm trying to install vsftpd on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, but when I run apt-get install vsftpd I get this error: You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these. The following packages ...
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npm on WSL: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu on Windows 10, and was working with Node.js earlier today. It was my first time using node, so I had just installed it (it's installed on the subsystem). All npm commands worked fine ...
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unattended-upgrades never works

I have installed and configured unattended-upgrades but still every time I run apt-get upgrade, I see there are new packages waiting to be installed. I've waited even 2 weeks for them to get installed ...
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Unable to update Kubuntu 18.04 - Opera/Chrome PPA changed “origin value” error [duplicate]

I'm very new to Ubuntu. I have Kubuntu 18.04 installed on my laptop and have been updating it with no problem, until today. I selected to 'update all', then it got stuck with a message popping up as ...
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apt read sources.list url error [closed]

error msg 错误:6 https://mirrors.aliyun.com/ubuntu vivid Release 404 Not Found 错误:7 https://mirrors.aliyun.com/ubuntu vivid-security Release sources.list config deb https://mirrors.aliyun.com/...
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No (complete) omniORB installation was not found. Please provide OMNIORB4_DIR:

I'm installing some software required for work. According to the installation instructions (I've done it some months ago and it worked) running: sudo apt-get install python-dev sudo apt-get install ...
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How to fix system upgrade failure?

$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages were automatically installed ...
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Can't update Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to do the last updates of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & this window is always shown. Ubuntu is never able to update the OS. I tried: $ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done ...
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How do I resolve package conflicts between Ubuntu and GIMP?

In Ubuntu 18.04 (Cinnamon), the package cpp-7 depends precisely on version 7.3.0-27ubuntu1~18.04 of package gcc-7-base: $ aptitude why gcc-7-base i cpp-7 Depends gcc-7-base (= 7.3.0-27ubuntu1~18.04)...
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Error adding Ubuntu graphics drivers PPA [closed]

After entering the user name and password. Ubuntu just freezes. I have tried to install graphics but it shows a PPA error after entering this command. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
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Recovering from a failed upgrade (14.04 -> 16.04, but probably applies to all versions)

I'm in the process of upgrading my Ubuntu system from 14.04LTS to 16.04LTS. (This is a server system, and is accessible through the command line only) Anyway, I attempted to do the upgrade: sudo ...
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Software and Updates missing

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.1 and although Ubuntu Software and Software Updater both are present and working fine, Software and Updates is missing from Applications, and pressing the Settings button on ...
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Ubuntu 16.04. LTS unable to locate package postgresql-11

I am running into this issue where I am trying to install postgresql-ll and I followed the instructions given at https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Apt. I have also read previous posts related to this ...
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How to Configuring Prewikka for Bionic at First time?

I trying to installing the Prewikka package a Security Information and Events Management System based a Web Interface for Bionic. I following the instructions on my terminal, when i getting started ...
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Read full dpkg database state without dpkg program

From a Live USB, and without using the installed Ubuntu's programs like dpkg, dpkg-query, dselect, aptitude, apt-get, or any other (as they are all broken Illegal instruction), how do I read the ...
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Unable to remove drivers

I am trying to remove my nvidia drivers and reinstall. But when I try and remove them I get errors. I have tried --fix-broken, purge, remove, everything. but they all have basically the same error....
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Cuda has unmet dependencies. Unable to install

I have been trying to install cuda, and I cannot for the life of me figure this out :(. This is the error that i keep running into, and I can't think of any packages that would be broken on this ...
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How can I get the Similar Package list from the terminal?

On the Ubuntu packages website (as well as on the Debian packages website), the page for each package contains a list of "similar packages." For example, on the page for Kate in the Bionic repository,...
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Not able to open terminal or software updater after updating python version to 3.4 and setting it as default [duplicate]

For one of my projects I updated my python version to 3.4 and set that as default, but after that I tried to open terminal and it didn't open. Also Software Updater and Software & Updates are not ...
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Errors on https://packages.ubuntu.com/

I'm working on some offline package deployments, and usually, I grab packages from https://packages.ubuntu.com/, however it seems that the package lists for xenial, bionic, cosmic etc, are all empty. ...
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Installing qgis in ubuntu 18.04 error with sqlite tables, can no longer use apt

I'm getting the following error: $ sudo apt-get install grass grass-dev qgis python-qgis qgis-plugin-grass Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How do I fix mystery package dependencies

I have a new installation of Ubuntu 18.04.1 on a new laptop, and the garbage OS has already botched itself up. The basic problem is that I cannot apt-get install any package that depends on gcc-7-...
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How to fix unmet dependencies for udev:amd64 error on Ubuntu 18.04?

I am running Ubuntu 18.04. As usual, I ran: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade but then I got the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Error: BrokenCount>0 After I installed ROS(Robot Operating System) indigo

Like everyone who had this problem did There is a warning sign and it says "the error message was 'BrokenCount > 0',this usually means that you installed packages that have unmet dependencies." And ...
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“'dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a'”?

I use Ubuntu for a week now, so I don't know what I'm doing. Needed to enable exfat so I can mount my SD card. sudo apt install exfat-fuse exfat-utils Apparently that should've done it. But then I ...
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E: Unable to locate package nodejs [duplicate]

Could anyone help me in installing NodeJS on Ubuntu (installed on Windows OS)? While installing I'm getting this error: xyz@21211-TAD-HSE:/mnt/d/api1st-lmc$ sudo apt install nodejs Reading package ...
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Broken npm, so tried aptitude, which broke apt AND aptitude leaving me with no package manager

So, during a minor update earlier, I noticed that npm wasn't working, so I began updating packages. I landed on this similar issue, so went on to get aptitude installed. Somehow, that installation ...
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Problem with switching package version

I have a package in my own local repo that is a newer version of a package normally available on public repo. They have the same name but different version, however, whenever I try to switch between ...
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Removing package from install queue [duplicate]

So this seems simple, but I've been googling for days. An install of gitlab went wrong, so I tried to purge it to reinstall, however I get this: dpkg: error processing package gitlab-ce (--remove): ...
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Stuck trying to install libcurl4

I somehow got myself in a screwy situation on Ubuntu 18.04 where I have libcurl3 installed, something tried to install libcurl4, and now I'm stuck in a situation where Ubuntu can't install libcurl4 ...