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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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Apt-get couldn't find package [closed]

I have encountered this error several times lately on both Ubuntu Server/Desktop. E: Couldn't find package. I am trying to install the GUI desktop on the server 10.10 Thanks.
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How to prevent package removal upon upgrade to new Ubuntu version?

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 from 10.04, but the upgrade removed some of my packages that I had manually installed. These package (Dekiwiki from Mindtouch amongst others) are not supported by ...
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How to upgrade an old package in say Ubuntu 6.10 to what's available for 10.04? (i.e. openssh)

I would like to learn how to upgrade packages in older Ubuntu versions to what's available in current versions. I assume there is always a manual way to do it, but is there something more automated ...
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What does this “Canonical does not provide updates…” mean in my package manager?

In both Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntu Software Center, I sometimes see the following footnote. Canonical does not provide updates for deja-dup. Some updates may be provided by the Ubuntu ...
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Install packages without internet [duplicate]

How do I install ubuntu packages from the ubuntu cd. I have ubuntu-desktop 10.04 running and I have to install wvdial package but no internet connection for installing from apt repository.
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How can I list all packages I've installed from a particular repository?

How can I list all packages I've installed from a particular repository? How can I list all installed packages that are not available from the main Ubuntu archives, and also see which repositories ...
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Can I download a file from a package without installing it?

If I want, for example, /usr/share/doc/nvidia-96/README.txt.gz from nvidia-96, is there a way for me to download just this file?
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What's the best approach to triggering a distro upgrade for an OEM build?

The product I develop for work is a customised Ubuntu 8.04 LTS system with a number of back ported packages and a number of our own for the application specific stuff. Now that 10.04 has been ...
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Network proxy is not applied

I'm trying to make the Update Manager work through the proxy on my ubuntu 9.10. I've tried what was suggested in this question, but the Update Manager still reports 409 conflict. Would really ...
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Error while upgrading to 10.10

I tried to upgrade 10.04 to 10.10 and got an error: 'E:Couldn't configure pre-depend x11-common for x11-xkb-utils, probably a dependency cycle.'. Can I fix this and finalize the upgrade?
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How can I install the latest version of Sun Java (JRE)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Oracle Java JRE 7? Is there a reliable method to install the current version of Sun Java? Update 18 is in the repos, but it looks like Sun is up to update ...
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Installing packages in multiple systems

I have to install some packages in 5 Ubuntu system in my office. There, bandwidth is limited. So, is there any way to install it in one system & copy to other, so that all works fine? All systems ...
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How do I install Nautilus-Elementary?

I've added the am-monkeyd PPA and upgraded my system. Yet, there's no sign of elementary in my fresh Maverick RC install. Have I done anything wrong? The PPA upgrades the default nautilus package and ...
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Why is libatlas so old?

The version of libatlas avail. on Debian and/or Fedora are much more up to date (as in more than a year if not two) than those i see on the Ubuntu reps. Why that is? Is it possible (advised?) to ...
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Installing libapache2-mod-python removes cacti

I'm trying to install Django on a machine that is primarily a network administration box; it has nagios and cacti installed on it. I went in today to install Django, and when I followed the following ...
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How to recover dpkg from corrupted downloads?

I just upgraded to the 10.10 RC earlier and had a few problems with graphic drivers (x didnt start) But i have remedied that now. When i run 'sudo apt-get install -f' i get this: will@UbuntuBox:/mnt/...
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How to fix a dpkg broken by the Brother MFC-7340 deb driver

I'm getting an apt-get error that says E: The package brmfc7340lpr needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. The brmfc7340lpr is a printer driver -- it's a local deb file. Doing a ...
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How to create a Remote Aptitude/APT Repository?

I've recently started administrating more Ubuntu machines - as such I've had to recompile/create packages for our configuration. On my Redhat machines I was able to create a server that served as a ...
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Drag forward installed Python packages when upgrading

As somebody who runs multiple webservers each running a set of Django sites, keeping on top of my Python stack is very important. Out of (probably bad) habit, I rely on Ubuntu for a number of my ...
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How to mark an option for install during burg install (non-graphical install)

So when I tried installing Burg it came to a screen to select which device to install burg on. I highlighted SDA and hit enter and it just continued without installing it on that device. Is there ...
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What is the difference between upstream and downstream when referring to who to go to as a developer?

What is the difference between upstream and downstream when referring to who (or where) to go to as a developer or packager?
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How to get default /usr/share/vim folder back? [closed]

I was messing with by profile and ended up deleting /usr/share/vim folder and everything in it. How can I get this folder back? sudo aptitude reinstall vim did not help basically I would want vim ...
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nginx PPA does not work?

I want to use the newest version of nginx, so I wanted to add the nginx/stable ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/stable sudo apt-get update However, the upgrade command says that there are no ...
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How can I find out why a package was installed? [duplicate]

How can I find out why a particular package was installed? Is it part of the default installation? Was it specified manually, or was it chosen automatically to meet dependencies? Which packages are ...
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How do I find packages to install via apt-get

After doing a man apt-get and cursory Google search it's not clear how I find new programs to install (from the internet) using apt-get (which is amazingly powerful and simple coming from another ...
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Create a special version for rebuilt package

I've recently recompiled suPHP from the apt-get source to include several commandline options. After building the pacakge it remains at version 0.7.1-1 and aptitude keeps trying to install over the ...
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Installing Solaris Studio 12.2?

I'm having a dickens of a time installing Solaris Studio 12.2 on Ubuntu 10.04. I found this guide, however using the alien option isn't finding the correct files. I'm not exactly sure on the syntax ...
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What are the common maintenance tasks?

When i was using windows, i used to run defrags, ccleaner and revouninstaller once a month to keep the system and the registry clean. I know ubuntu (and all linux distro) has a different system ...
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How to check if Network Proxy is really applied?

I'm trying to set Network Proxy to use my LAN's internet connection to update packages. while the proxy settings works on my firefox, but the package manager still cannot connect to Internet. I have ...
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Gwibber and OAuthcalypse

My Gwibber app in 10.04 seems to have fallen victim to the OAuthcalypse. I understand that the latest version of Gwibber has this corrected. What is the easiest way to install a version of Gwibber ...
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Is there a way to use *some* packages from upcoming version of Ubuntu?

For my work I need to stay close to 2.8 version of llvm (not yet released). I found out that Maverick will have it installed and already have some prepackaged version. Is there a way I can use just ...
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Is there a way to disable kernel updates?

I run a more recent kernel (2.6.34) than the ones supplied with the Update Manager. I am tired of updates asking me to reboot every week or so and screwing my grub.cfg (this probably deserves it's own ...
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Is git-svn in the 10.04 repos broken?

Has anyone seen problems with git-svn not installing properly from synaptic in 10.04? Anyone know how to fix this?
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How do I install and manage RPMs?

I have a burning desire to install RPMs onto my Ubuntu installation - is this possible? Can I use Yum - or another RPM Package Management tool?
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How can I check if a package is installed (no superuser privileges)?

At our university we can get almost any ubuntu package installed we want, but we are not superusers ourselves (we need to request packages being installed). With some libraries it is not always easy ...
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Why `sudo apt-get install XXXX` sometimes request confirmation, others not?

Just for curiosity, sometimes while installing software throught apt-get install software_name the terminal prompt me for a confirmation "type Yes or No", but not allways. I dont mean the sudo ...
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I'm getting an error when I try to install the Amazon MP3 Downloader

When I run the .deb file I downloaded from here, I get this error: Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libboost-filesystem1.34.1 Does anyone know a work around for this?
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Application Use History [closed]

In Windows XP, you can find out how often an installed application was used by going to the "Add/Remove Programs" section. You can also get an estimate of how often the application was used. Is ...
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Install installer package on an installed system?

I know this will be an odd question, but I was wondering if anyone knew how to install the Ubuntu Installer package in an Ubuntu installation. To clarify, when you boot up to an Ubuntu LiveCD, it's ...
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Locking updates to a specific mirror

My ISP offers a freezone Ubuntu mirror (http://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/ubuntu/) however Ubuntu is constantly pulling updates from a US server that is slower not inside my freezone How can I force ...
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Generating list of manually installed packages and querying individual packages

I'd like to get a list of packages installed manually by apt or aptitude and be able to find out whether a foobar package was installed manually or automatically. Is there any neat way of doing that ...
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How to fix a Package Manager Error in notification area after upgrading a fresh install of lucid with a '/home' from Jaunty?

I just installed 10.04, and used manual partitioning to preserve my '/home' from a 9.04 install. (To be clear: I did not upgraded 9.04 to 10.04, but installed 10.04 off a of CD, keeping only my '/home'...
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How to update mod_wsgi to latest version on Ubuntu 10.04?

My Ubuntu server has this version installed: # dpkg -l | grep wsgi ii libapache2-mod-wsgi 2.8-2ubuntu1 Python WSGI adapter module for Apache How can I get the latest Version 3.3?
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How can I start my own Repository

I'm an avid developer but I never actually gotten around to setting up my own PPA - how would someone go about this? Common issues encountered? How do I get my source code to be compiled into packages ...
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What exactly is in ubuntu-desktop?

I'm also interested in its variants, like kubuntu-desktop. It appears to include GNOME (or KDE) and a bunch of other things. But it's quite large - is there a breakdown of what is included in ubuntu-...
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Customize software sources for Ubuntu Desktop updater to manage?

I love the software updater in Ubuntu Desktop and want to configure underlying package managers with other sources of software. Sometimes I run into a new software project that isn't delivered ...
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How to install an RPM using a GUI tool in Ubuntu Desktop?

I've been given some RPM files on CD and want to install them in Ubuntu (10.04) Desktop using a GUI app. Is there a way for me to do this without resorting to the command line? I'd like to know what ...
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How to install GUI desktop on a server?

After installing Ubuntu server how do I install the desktop environment?
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Is there any simple way to install tarballs?

Most Linux software is packaged in tarballs. All of them require but a few commands to compile and install them. My question is; we have gdebi for standalone debian packages, so why not an app to ...
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How long till a package shows up in the repository?

A package was recently added to Ubuntu. (It was synced from Debian.) I searched for it on http://packages.ubuntu.com, but it isn't showing up. How long does it take?