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

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How to create your own Linux package from scratch? [closed]

How do you create your own package in Linux, just like cd, ls, or any third party package? All I know is how to create a .sh file, write a script in it and execute it using: bash file_name But in ...
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How to download bittorrent form ppa?

I am using this command to try to download qBittorrent sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable However, I am getting this error: Hit:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb ...
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Where does apt download kernel debugging symbols from?

Long story short: I need debugging symbols of various kernel versions for scientific purposes. (Memory forensics) I followed some guide which lead me to executing: $ apt-get install --print-uris ...
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How can I fix this weird behavior with the epiphany browser?

Something weird is happening with the epiphany browser (gnome web). A few days ago, it stopped working. I can still see the icon, though: Unfortunately, clicking the icon does not trigger the opening ...
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Unable to startx; Unable to reinstall Xorg [duplicate]

I'm running XUbuntu 20.04 and I am unable to get a GUI. Booting to terminal I run startx and I am presented with the following: /etc/X11/xinit/xerverrc: 3: exec: /usr/bin/x: not found. This seems to ...
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Grub related error from software updater “Package dependencies cannot be resolved”

Software updates usually are problem free but I'm getting this one. My older desktop runs Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or ...
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Failing to configure tex-common on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

I have had a problem with my Software Updater for some time, for some reason it was producing an error message saying the problem was coming from tex-common. I can not reproduce this error because I ...
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Ubuntu VM python2 pathlib intstall error

so I'm trying some python 2 scripts in my Ubuntu VM. I installed python 2. One of the scripts need the module pathlib. Tried to install it but got a error message: ~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get install -y ...
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An apt-get command to install libgdbm5 OR libgdbm6

I wrote some install instructions involving the command apt-get install libgdbm5 ...but newer ubuntu versions only have libgdbm6 (focal onwards I think) Clearly I could write out different ...
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I can't install packages with conda, even so anaconda was correctly installed? (Fresh Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Setup)

I wanted to install pandas on my fresh installation of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (updated it first). What i did: I followed the installation instructions on: https://docs.anaconda.com/anaconda/install/linux/ (...
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i've got some issues with the installed Python 3.8.5 , whenever i try to import a package it shows an error which says : No module named '…'

>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt Traceback (most recent call last): File "<console>", line 1, in <module> ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'matplotlib'
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tried to install package via apt but :“/etc/services: Operation not permitted”

Please help me i don't know what to do and i have this bug really long and I couldn't solve it alone. I want to install a package but when i did that than this came out: apt install postgresql Reading ...
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Package fwupd-signed being kept back on Ubuntu 20.10

sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages have been kept back: fwupd-...
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resolve kept back packages on Ubuntu20.04

Hi I recently upgraded the OS from Ubuntu18.04 to Ubuntu20.04. Now I notice that when I do sudo apt-get upgrade, I have packages kept back: The following packages have been kept back: build-...
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How to install a specific version of a metapackage and its dependencies?

I'll use the NVIDIA 460 driver as an example. Here's what happens when I want to try to install version 460.67 instead of 460.80 (which is buggy, FYI). $ apt-get install -s nvidia-driver-460=460.67-...
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I accidentally removed the entire /usr/share/bug directory

I accidentally removed the /usr/share/bug directory using the following command: sudo rm -r /usr/share/bug That bug directory had supportive files for most of the installed packages. I want them back. ...
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swift package update and build doesn't work

After performing swift package update the command line gets stuck at fetching and nothing happens after that: Updating https://github.com/apple/indexstore-db.git Updated https://github.com/apple/...
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Cannot update Ubuntu 20.04 due to unresolvable dependencies

I haven't used my Ubuntu installation in a while and I just turned it on and am getting this strange error when I try to install the latest round of updates: Package dependencies cannot be resolved ...
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Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

During update Ubuntu 20.04, i'm getting this: sudo apt update Hit:1 http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_20.04 InRelease Hit:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster ...
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Unable to locate package ofono-phonesim-autostart

I'm getting Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package ofono-phonesim-autostart when running sudo apt-get install ofono-...
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Ubuntu 18.04: apt-get install postfix failed : dialog

I am trying to install postfix with the following command (Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS): apt-get install -y postfix But I get the following bundle of errors: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree.....
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Unmet dependencies python3.9

I am trying to update Ubuntu and correct some system settings, however I am facing an issue I have been stuck on for over a week now. When I type sudo apt-get install, I get: The following packages ...
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DPKG has error processing package rtl8821ce-dkms [closed]

I've been using Pop!_OS for a few weeks now, after migrating from Manjaro which I'd used for several months. I've been enjoying my experience problem free so far, but last night package management had ...
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pywhatkit : KeyError: 'DISPLAY' from pywhatkit Library on Linux

I am able to run this code on the spyder (python 3.9), but when I run same code on the Linux. It is giving KeyError: 'DISPLAY' Python code import pywhatkit sender = "++++++@gmail.com" ...
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Installing R 4.0.2 on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to install R version 4.0.2 on Ubuntu 20.04 via: sudo apt-get install r-base=4.0.2 but I get Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E:...
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Packagelist error on Ubuntu server

Since a few days I have the following error message during a package list update: Err:11 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease Connection failed [IP: 2001:67c:1562:...
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Is it safe to remove ntfs-config from my ubuntu 18.04?

I am running low on space so trying to free up some in my dual boot pc with ubuntu 18.04 and windows 10. Few months ago while troubleshooting i have installed several packages. Now i can not remember ...
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Problems when installing g++

I want to install g++ in my Ubuntu 20.04 by typing in the terminal sudo apt-get install g++ but it tells me this: Some packages cannot be installed. This can mean that an impossible situation was ...
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Problem installing MySql workbench on ubuntu 18.04

I am not able to install mysql workbench on ubuntu 18.04. There is some dependency error. Following are the commands I have tried and their outputs sudo apt install mysql-workbench Reading package ...
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Trying to install kallisto in Docker container

I am trying to download Kallisto in a Docker container. When I run apt-get update apt-get install kallisto interactively in the container, I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Unable to locate package mesa on ubuntu 20.04

I followed the guide on itsfoss to install mesa on my dell optiplex 9020. The reason is because I want to use hardware acceleration in Jellyfin, which apparently required mesa. I added the kisak repo ...
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Why cant I get libevdev-dev package on Ubuntu 20.04? [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux and I'm having a hard time with a package. I've been trying to run the ''cmake .'' and I can't because I don't have the libevdev package. ~/joycond$ cmake . -- Checking for module '...
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No `dell-linux-assistant` program upgrade :(

using Dell G3 15 3500 with Ubuntu 20.04.1, impossible to upgrade dell-linux-assistant sudo apt upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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AUR Package Problems

I dont know whether this is the best place to ask but, ive recently installed xubuntu and im trying to make my desktop look like macOS, im following a tutorial where they download AUR packages, how do ...
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Cannot find snort in /etc

Earlier I was trying to open snort by doing cd /etc/snort and it was working perfectly fine. Then I upgraded my Ubuntu and now whenever I do cd /etc/snort, it says bash: cd: /etc/snort: No such file ...
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Automation tool for configuration, installation and editing tasks

I'm looking for a tool that you could write to automate tasks as you want, for example, installation of LAMP package: install package A install package B ... modify configure file of package B in line ...
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apt install g++-10 installs clang-10 instead of g++-10

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, when I try to install g++-10: sudo apt install g++-10 it installs clang-10, but I don't need clang-10, I strictly need a g++-10
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E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock. It is held by process 1165 (packagekitd) [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu and recently installed ubuntu 20.04 on my system. At the time of installation, I was getting this error: PCIe bus error severity=corrected type=physical layer (receiver id) for ...
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The package system is broken error during Ubuntu package update [duplicate]

Getting the following error when trying to update Ubuntu software: Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run the ...
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Is GStreamer available for Ubuntu 21.04, and if it is, then how to install it?

My first attempt to install GStreamer on Ubuntu 21.04 looks like this: user@localhost:~$ sudo apt install gstreamer Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state ...
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Aborting system update automatic from 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS

ashi@ashi:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade -d [sudo] password for ashi: Checking for a new Ubuntu release Get:1 Upgrade tool signature [1,554 B] Get:2 Upgrade tool [...
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Trying to install Mate but libgtk-3-0 wants ubuntu4 and I have ubuntu4.1 [duplicate]

I tried: echo "libgtk-3-0 hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections I got the answer from this thread: libgtk-3-0 dependency issues It didn't help. Do I need to install an older version? This the ...
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add packages to subiquity based installation

I build a installation for servers and desktops by adding ubuntu-minimal-desktop It works so far, but only when connected to wired-network So I would like to add the wpasupplicant and the ubuntu-...
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Unable to install software-properties-common on brand new Ubuntu 21.04 instance

When I roll a brand new LXC CT with Ubuntu 21.04, I can't install software-properties-common which is required for apt-add-repository. On a brand new instance I login as root and run apt update and ...
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How to lunch Amazon SageMaker Studio from Ubuntu EC2 Terminal

How to lunch Amazon SageMaker Studio from Ubuntu EC2 Terminal? I have tired installing jupyter lab but it just died during installation conda install -c conda-forge jupyterlab -> it died while it ...
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How to fix “ Ignoring file ***** as it has an invalid filename extension” [duplicate]

When I try to update my Ubuntu 20.04 LTS from terminal I get this error message, any help please? N: Ignoring file 'rethinkdb.list.save.1' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid ...
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How to install a specific version of python dependencies

I'm trying to install Tensorflow Lite with sudo apt-get install python3-tflite-runtime However, it gives an error about the dependency related to python3-numpy as below The following packages have ...
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How to cleanly deal with warning about the repository `hirsute InRelease` which doesn't have the component `bionic-security`?

So under Ubuntu 21.04 I somehow end up with a file specifying an apt source that trigger a warning saying that the repository hirsute InRelease doesn't have the component bionic-security. I was ...
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Unable to install deb packages

this morning I tried to install app slimbookamdcontroller, but installation didn't go well and I was left with this error. So, when I try to install any other deb package I am getting the same error. ...

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