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

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sudo apt update creates issues

Hit:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease Hit:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease Hit:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports ...
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Trying to enable 32 bit architeture and suport for Vulkan API

I'm trying to install some games in Ubuntu, specifically leagueoflegends, so I'm running this following command to add kisak-mesa PPA, enable 32 bit architecture, update and upgrade my system, install ...
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Unable to install EPA plugin of Citrix nsepa.deb

sudo dpkg -i nsepa.deb Selecting previously unselected package nsepa. (Reading database ... 212033 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack nsepa.deb ... Unpacking nsepa (1.0.0....
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What is the difference/relation between /var/log/apt/history.log and /var/log/apt/term.log?

About apt in the /var/log/apt directory appears mostly the history.log and term.log files and their "variations" (old versions) such as: history.log.1.gz ... history.log.11.gz term.log.1.gz ...
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Broken MongoDB , Can't be removed or updated

I installed MongoDB and it was working perfectly but after an update I don't know what happened. Now I'm trying to uninstall MongoDB and this is the result . after this command ** sudo apt-get purge ...
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apt --purge autoremove can't find older kernels

I am on Ubuntu 20.04 and I trying to understand what's going on with my Linux kernels, and there is something that looks odd to me. The current kernel should be: @precision-3551:~$ uname -r 5.13.0-44-...
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Broken packages in ubuntu 20.04

When I type sudo apt upgrade I get this message Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done Some packages could not be ...
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How can i custimizing apt repository

Hi i want customizing deepin repository. help me plz i did download deepin,and customized this files. rsync -av --delete-after rsync.deepin.com::deepin/ /var/www/deepin/ and i made Package, ...
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apt broken - Unable to Install or Update packages as pending removal keeps failing

I have a problem with an old SQL Server package on my Kubuntu install which I installed from the old repository by accident (missed a line when commenting out stuff for a new build). This has left me ...
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apt: how get all history events as yum/dnf history?

In Fedora is possible execute either yum history or dnf history and is shown a detailed list of all the events such as: installation, updates, etc ... For Ubuntu, it for either Desktop or Server for ...
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Where to find "advertised but missing" arm64 packages? esp libmysqlclient-dev

The package repository shows hashes and a 1.4MB package size for libmysqlclient-dev, but the download page shows no mirrors. This answer suggests that "no mirrors" means the package hasn't ...
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PHP8.0 and wine-devel incompatibilities on 20.04

Installing wine on my PC I am getting this: ❯ sudo aptitude install wine-devel Se instalarán los siguiente paquetes NUEVOS: gstreamer1.0-plugins-base:i386{a} libasn1-8-heimdal:i386{a} ...
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Installation errors after upgrading to 22.04

I get the following errors after upgrading: sudo apt --fix-broken install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done Correcting ...
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Debian 11 (bullseye) annot locate nvidia-prime package [closed]

I am on Debian 11 and I am trying to following this link (Ubuntu 14.04 on Mac gets too hot) and install nvidia-prime so I can set the graphic device manually. sudo apt install nvidia-prime Reading ...
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Ubuntu occasionally downgrades Tomcat to the version from apt repository

I'm using Tomcat 9 on Ubuntu 20.04. The apt installs Tomcat 9.0.31 which has a HTTPS-related bug preventing our web application from working well. To fix the issue, I am manually updating Tomcat to a ...
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I manually removed Nvidia CUDA, that corrupted my Nvidia drivers, and now I cannot reinstall them

I manually removed Nvidia CUDA, that corrupted my Nvidia drivers. I removed all Nvidia old drivers and packages, and now I cannot reinstall the drivers no matter what I've tried. A. When I try sudo ...
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Broken package error while installing PHP8.1 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install PHP but this error keep occurring and I don't know how to solve it. Can someone help me? error ❯ sudo apt-get install php Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Unmet dependencies while installing RISC pre-reqs

I am installing pre-reqs to get a risc environment set up on my local ubuntu machine using a tutorial. However, I run into errors with these 2 dependencies. Can anyone guide me as to how I can fix ...
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E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. I could not install wine on ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I have tried to install wine which the application where we can use it to run .exe file. These are the commands that used to try for my installation. 1/sudo apt-get update 2/sudo apt-get upgrade 3/...
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"open with wine window Program Loader" [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, So I've tried downloading wine with these following commands: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt update wget -qO- https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | ...
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How to solve this W: and N: error message when perform $sudo apt update [duplicate]

All packages are up to date. W: http://as-repository.openvpn.net/as/debian/dists/bionic/InRelease: Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring (/etc/apt/trusted.gpg), see the DEPRECATION section in ...
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I accidentally installed MySQL + MariaDB-- MySQL is now unremovable, and dpkg/apt does not work [duplicate]

This is a frustrating issue regarding my own personal negligence. I had forgotten I had an instance of MariaDB installed when I installed mysql-server-8.0 onto my laptop. Unfortunately, it seems this ...
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apt-get: Unmet Dependencies and Conflicting (?) Output on Ubuntu 21.10 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install common-lisp-jupyter on Ubuntu 21.10, but Ubuntu won’t install one of the required libraries, namely zeromq. When I tried to install zeromq using the libczmq-dev package, apt-get ...
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ubuntu-desktop has no installation candidate [closed]

I lost the settings icon in ubuntu. I have looked a solution: Missing System Settings after removing some packages When I run the command: sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop the output is E: Unable to ...
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Upgrade process stuck

This pc has been running Ubuntu for sometime without hassles. This last week some of the services that I am running on the machine started failing. I logged into the machine using SSH. Tried to run an ...
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Building debian packages for all architectures from one package and scanning to repositories to host that packages on apt repo

I have an issue that when I try to dpkg-scanpackages to the repo pool it is saying that 0 packages are scanned. I generated a Debian package with architecture : all, but when am scanning the packages ...
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Ubuntu Software does not list VSCode installed from deb

I want to uninstall vscode. When I double clicked the deb to install it, Ubuntu Software installed it for me. Now when I launch Ubuntu Software to uninstall code, it no longer lists it in installed. I ...
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unattended-upgrades uses CPU and never finishes

This is on 18.04 with unattended-upgrades version 1.1ubuntu1.18.04.14 I've noticed some strange behavior with unattended-upgrades. The first thing I noticed was it spinning forever (a month before I ...
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Red Icon White Line Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

good day for everyone! I have a problem on Ubuntu 20.04 It appears to me a red icon as in the figure: Red Icon Ubuntu With the next description: An error ocurred, please run Package Manager de right ...
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What locks the dpkg when installing packages on boot?

We have a system with a script that install a lot of deb files when the computer first boots up. We are having trouble because dpkg sometimes randomly blocks the install because something else is ...
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Package upgrade is failing in 22.04

For the past 2 days, I've tried to update Ubuntu 22.04 using the sudo command, and I get the following error: david@david-XPS-15-9530:~$ sudo apt upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 won't let deb files to update applications

Installing apps with a .deb is quite easy, but then there's an update to the same application, I download the new .deb file, execute the file will take me to the application's page in "Ubuntu ...
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Unable to install gstreamer packages in Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS [duplicate]

I see some of the gstreamer packages in ubuntu packages like the one https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/gstreamer1.0-rtsp. But when I run apt-get install gstreamer1.0-rtsp its not installing and ...
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How to inform dpkg that new release override a file safely?

Our dpkg package has some files (eg: "COPYRIGHT.txt") which get shared between different versions of the package. Is there a way to inform via control file that some folders/files will get ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Unable to apt update [duplicate]

Good Morning, I have been an Ubuntu user for 12 years and now I am encountering a problem which prevents me from installing new software on all my Ubuntu 20.04 systems. When I do apt update: ...
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`apt-get install --fix-broken ubuntu-desktop` fails on 20.04

How this started: rebooted and realized gnome wasn't working got a login terminal, tried to run apt-get update and realized network wasn't working either fired up a live session and chrooted into my ...
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Unable to remove/purge linux-image-5.13.0-39-generic & linux-image-5.13.0-41-generic

Recently have been getting errors while trying to install updates. Here is the output of sudo apt dist-upgrade: sudo apt dist-upgrade carl@home:/etc/apt$ sudo apt dist-upgrade Reading package lists......
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Getting error each time I run catkin_make

I am getting this error each time I run catkin_make. I have tried multiple things already, but none of them seems to work pdk4@pdk4:~/catkin_ws$ catkin_make Base path: /home/pdk4/catkin_ws Source ...
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unknown package in google-chrome_stable 101.0.4951.64-1 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install google-chrome-stable: sudo curl -sS -o - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add sudo echo "deb https://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable ...
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an error occured please run package managerfrom the right-click menu or apt-get in terminal to see what is wrong [duplicate]

The reason i am raising this question is because i have tried all the ways but it is working. I am not able to install anything in my system because of this. i have tried sudo apt update and after ...
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I'm unable to connect archives.ubuntu.com to install aptitude how do i am supposed to do [duplicate]

I am a beginner and i want to install the package aptitude but i'm unable to connect archives.ubuntu.com (sorry for my bad english i'm french)How do I am supposed to do? it show me this message: Err:...
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Finding past depedencies of a package

I am looking into finding the past dependencies of certain packages. I know that in order to get the current ones I can use apt-cache depends packagename. However, this only gives me the current ...
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MidiEditor error: Unmet Dependicies

I was attempting to install MidiEditor. I got my file from the official downloads page (https://www.midieditor.org/index.php?category=download) but on both terminal and Ubuntu Software but they say ...
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Are there common scripts one can use in its postinst, postrm, etc.?

I'm working on many separate projects each of which comes with a separate Debian package for Ubuntu. For all of the projects including a service, I end up doing similar things in their preinst, ...
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Understanding what happens during apt-get update [duplicate]

apt-cache search jdk returns zero results before apt-get update but several results after the update although the update output makes no mention of jdk installs. I am trying to find what I am missing. ...
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Ubuntu upgrade failed due to broken packages

I tried to upgrade Ubuntu 20.04 to version 22.04 but broken packages disrupt the upgrade process. The number of broken packages is high (70) and I can't remove all packages using sudo dpkg --remove --...
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Installing docker, getting: `PreDepends: init-system-helpers (>= 1.54~) but 1.51 is to be installed`

So these are the install instructions for Docker After you setup the GPG key and prerequisites it basically consists of: Getting the (latest) .deb release from the releases page sudo apt install ./...
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Update Python with APT

I installed python3.10 to my Ubuntu 20.04 using the deadsnakes PPA. It worked fine, and python3.8 is still my system's python3: $ python3 -V Python 3.8.10 However when I try to upgrade system ...
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Problem with apt autoremove, distro wants to remove nvidia related packages and detected theme useless

After removing ghostscript witch ruined my system, I install new fresh Ubuntu. Every time that I want to install something I get following warning: The following packages were automatically installed ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 does not install selected packages

I installed 22.04 from scratch. Then I downloaded the latest version (13.8.1) of 'mediathekview' and used software installer to install. Instead of 13.8.1 they installed version 13.2.1 from the Ubuntu ...
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