Questions tagged [package-management]

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

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Problem with update manager/linux-image [closed]

Good morning, I am having a major issue with update manager. I have been googling and trying various things and still struggling to find a resolution. Will post various results I have from things I ...
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deb package dependency versions a bit useless?

I'm creating a deb package for the first time (using CPack, but I don't think that's relevant), and I'm confused by dependent package versioning. My application depends on 2 Boost libraries and I ...
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Requirements for own developed Linux software package before creating PPA to Launchpad.net? [closed]

I started to develop my very first lightweight Linux GUI software which one offers Graphical User Interface to the end-user to manage and maintain Repository-sources. I'm using Python with TKInter -...
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“Unable to access ”128 GB Volume“” “Error mounting/dev/sdc1 at/media/whooth2/3435-3234:unknown filesystem type 'exfat' ”

I am trying to copy a micro sd (which was formatted by my mavic mini drone) mounted on a sd reader, and transfer the videos to my computer. I get this error: "Unable to access "128 GB ...
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Magic wormhole install. Unmet dependencies. Depends on packages that is not going to be installed [duplicate]

I'm trying to stall magic wormhole on 18.04. But I get this error: I tried to resolve it by installing those missing packages, but no go. Why does linux make it so difficult to figure out how to fix ...
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Undo apt-get install with many dependencies

I tried "apt-get install sagemath" and it started downloading a lot of dependencies. I quickly ran out of disk-space and I interrupted the process. I am now at 300mb of root space left and ...
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How to search all snap packages for filename?

What is the snap equivalent to issuing apt-file search X11/extensions/XKBrules.h # header file some repo uses who's compile fails as it cannot find this file # ... above returns with libxkbfile-dev: ...
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Update Ubuntu 20.04 to libxml++ 3.0

Ubuntu 20.04 contains libxml++-2.6, which in combination with gcc 11 gives auto_ptr depreciated. Other distributions already deliver libxml++ version 3.0 Please update the Ubuntu repository with a ...
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Can I install a package from a previous version or it will be problems? [duplicate]

I was trying to install a package called: "qt-at-spi", but this doesn't exist in the version 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa), so I went to the repositories and this package exists but only on the ...
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What does apt-get update do actually

Previously I had visited this discussion and I am still not getting a full answer. As was mentioned in the accepted answer of the above link: apt-get update downloads the package lists from the ...
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linux-doc package for HWE kernel

I'm currently running Ubuntu 16.04.6, which has the HWE kernel installed (currently V4.15.0-107-generic) I want to look up some details in the kernel documentation (what would be in the "...
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How to introduce my package for linux users? [duplicate]

Recently I created a package named conolist for linux and any system that has a CLI. This package solves a boring problem for terminal geeks, it can help you surf the paths and do some actions on them ...
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Steam/Ubuntu help - broken packages/unmet dependencies - can't upgrade [duplicate]

I've posted the same thing in Ubuntu Forums and Steam community but not found a solution. sudo apt update followed by sudo apt upgrade leads to the following: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Cannot install net-tools in Ubuntu 20.04 focal [duplicate]

Iḿ trying to run the command ifconfig The output is: Command 'ifconfig' not found, did you mean: command 'iconfig' from deb ipmiutil (3.1.5-1) command 'pifconfig' from deb python3-ethtool (0.14-...
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Package python-imaging is not available, but is referred to by another package [duplicate]

OS : Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I was following a HPLIP guide from hp cause my printer wasnt being detected and it said to enter this command sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libcups2 cups libcups2-dev cups-...
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How to update PKG_CONFIG_PATH for Guile?

While trying to install chickadee on Ubuntu, I ran ./configure inside the extracted folder and got errors as below: checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build ...
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What is the difference between `apt upgrade` and `apt-get full upgrade`? Is the later one not suggested to use? [duplicate]

Recently when I was trying to update my Ubuntu, I initially used the commands: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Then, I thought my system is full updated (i.e., with system and ...
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Installing an openACC compiler

I'm trying to run a very simple openACC program, but cannot get it to compile properly. I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on Windows 10. First, I tried installing the pgcc compiler found at http://www.nvidia....
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Is “screen” package still available on linux?

Good afternoon everyone, I’m looking to perfect myself right now on linux systems and the course I'm working on talk about a command named "screen". However, when trying "sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu repositories broken [duplicate]

sudo apt update Ign:1 http://storage.googleapis.com/tensorflow-serving-apt stable InRelease Err:2 http://storage.googleapis.com/tensorflow-serving-apt stable Release 404 Not Found [IP: 172....
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sra toolkits in ubuntu 20.04 TLS unmet dependencies [duplicate]

I have tries installing sra toolkit in ubuntu 20.04 but unsuccessfully. Is there anyone who has successfully installed it in ubuntu 20.04? sudo apt-get install ./sra-toolkit_2.9.3+dfsg-1build2_amd64....
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Ubuntu 20.04 cannot install Steam because of broken packages [duplicate]

So, when I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS onto my PC firstly I removed Nautilus (Because I prefer to use Nemo) and after this action my system has a lot of broken files that can't be removed (I tried and ...
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How to fix non-working apt upgrade

I have a problem upgrading my Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS Server. When I run: sudo apt upgrade I get: ... Setting up base-files (9.4ubuntu4.11) ... And then apt just pauses there and never gets any further. ...
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Got error “The package system is broken ” Ubuntu 18.04.4

I need some help regarding below error. I am using Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS and i am trying to install Ros melodic. I didn't successfully install all ROS packages and got this error also. Check if you are ...
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Package 'nginx' has no installation candidate

Having an issue with a server. I wanted to upgrade NGINX to a newer release, but whatever I try, I get ?E: Package 'nginx' has no installation candidate I first tried sudo apt-get update && ...
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Deleted /etc/mysql/… now unable to install or uninstall other software

I was messing around with my mysql install and was trying to replace it with a mariadb-server installation. After using the typical commands for completely removing mysql I was unable to delete an old ...
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I need to create one deb file using all packages

I'm trying to maintain my own server for package management for this, for multimedia one deb file, this file having all multimedia related packages ex: multimedia.deb file having all multimedia ...
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how to fix “failed to download respository information” [closed]

i was trying to install Steam on my Ubuntu 15.04, and after trying unsusccesfully to install it through the terminal, i just searched through the software center and tried to download it, but it says &...
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How to remove all the packages that come with gnome? [duplicate]

I have recently switched from gnome to unity and have removed gnome with sudo apt remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop sudo apt remove gnome-shell I have also purged config files like below sudo apt purge ...
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Don't find site-packages after PC formatting

I don't find the path : '/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages' and '/usr/local/lib/python3.5/site-packages' Does it normal or not? If not, could you tell me the reason? And how to fix it? Please ...
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Ubuntu directly booting into terminal on startup

I think I broke Gnome. Ubuntu is directly booting into terminal. Tried startx.. didnt work. Created a new source.list file.. that didn't work too. Then tried installing gnome-shell but it showed there ...
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Can we safely uninstall the *.dbg packages

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS. I've found some *.dbg packages installed into my system. I can see them when I use Synaptic Package Manager. I wonder if those packages are absolutely necessary and if ...
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Settings does not open for Ubuntu 20.04

I've just updated my ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04 but some packages appear to have been removed. As a result I cannot open my settings through GUI or the Command line. It gives me instances of problem ...
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Snaps vs .deb packages? Which one should I use? [closed]

I see Ubuntu is trying hard to push snaps. Is it a better option than debian packages? I have googled it and found that there are some dependency problems in debian packages while snap manages those ...
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Apt can't find packages on Ubuntu 20.04 arm64 (Raspberry Pi 4)

I began by trying to install xubuntu-desktop, and then tried xfce4, and other packages (like GIMP) on a freshly installed Ubuntu Server 20.04 on my Raspberry Pi 4 but apt reported that it couldn't ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Raspberry Pi 4 (model B) , problem install pip3

I have a raspberry pi 4 and i have installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. When i am trying to install pip3 i am getting the following message : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Is it still possible to install Chromium as a deb-package on 20.04 LTS using some third-party repository?

It is known that Chromium browser is now shipped as deb "Transitional package - chromium-browser -> chromium snap". But this maybe not expected for some users and they want to get normal ...
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python3-pip not available or something [duplicate]

I try to install python3-pip using the command sudo apt-get install python3-pip but all I get is Package python3-pip is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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Broken package of Mariadb

I am stuck and I don't know what to do anymore. I am trying to install Mariadb and then for some kind of occassion these errors persist like glue. dpkg: regarding .../mariadb-client-core-10.3_1%3a10.3....
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how can you tell which version of an Ubuntu package includes a particular patch? [duplicate]

If a system requires a patch that I found upstream, how can I tell which version of an Ubuntu package contains the commit that includes that patch?
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wine-stable is not installable [duplicate]

Hello I try to install wine-stable in my ubuntu 18.04, but I am not able to install it, all of them depend on the packages I have installed already. $ sudo apt install wine-stable Reading package ...
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W: Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome-beta.list:3 [duplicate]

I have upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04, but when I run sudo apt-get update I get the following messages: W: Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/...
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Vagrant dpkg-buildpackage build failure

I have been trying to build a package from statsd on an instance of the vagrant box ubuntu/trusty64. Unfortunately, build-package yields the following error: parsechangelog/debian: warning: debian/...
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Error regarding libnvidia package when updating with apt upgrade

I have a problem with sudo apt upgrade in Ubuntu 18.04 where I got this error. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... ...
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What package manager that upgrade incrementally beside snap?

Is there any packages manager that upgrade package incrementally like snap but without the container concept?
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Error during updating dist files : Kernel Problem?

I have switched to Linux recently , so I'm a noob basically and apologies if I couldn't convey the proper information. Past a month, I have install Ubuntu 20.04 as my only operating system and since I ...
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How do I get notified of package upgrades?

Is there a mailing list and/or IRC channel that announces changes to packages hosted by the Canonical repositories? If so, how does one subscribe? Here's an update explaining how this question is ...
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Unable to install or uninstall broken, half-installed package installed via dpkg

I last night installed a package sougoupinyin from a file sougoupinyin.deb via dpkg. I remember there being some missing dependencies that I didn't know how to take care of. After I restarted my ...
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Pulse audio not working

I was playing a video on youtube and suddenly there was no sound I clicked on settings--audio---and see everything greyed out.so I uninstalled pulse audio and was successfully uninstalled. sudo apt-...
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Unable to locate package after manual uninstall

I installed waterfox from a third party repository using apt. I completely forgot that I installed it using apt and uninstalled it manually. When running apt remove waterfox, I receive a message "...

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