Questions tagged [package-management]

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

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libMagickWand-6.Q16.so.2: cannot open shared object file

After upgrading Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04, I can't run php commands. php -v shows me this: php: error while loading shared libraries: libMagickWand-6.Q16.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such ...
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Unable to install python-apt

This happens when I use pip: user1@ubuntu-ipc:~$ pip install python-apt Collecting python-apt Using cached https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/e5/ff/...
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Package updater error

When I start package updater I have got an error window: Could not get list of distribution upgrade Failed to process request. Spawn of helper '/usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/aptcc/get-distro-upgrade....
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Latest Avogadro build- finding it impossible to install on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04, trying to install the latest version of Avogadro (because the version in Software Center is showing issues) and when I get to make, it prints all these errors: [ 98%] Linking CXX ...
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error Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"/"unity-gtk-module" on program run

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 yesterday and when i run a program I got the following errors: error: libgcrypt.so.11: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Gtk-Message: Failed to ...
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Custom repository for "click" packages

For standard deb packages we can use reprepro. Is there any custom repository related solution for "click" packages?
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Can't build Dockerfile for arm64 due to libc-bin segmentation fault

I am getting the following error while trying to build a Dockerfile for the linux/arm64 platform: #5 58.06 Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.31-11) ... #5 58.12 qemu: uncaught target signal 11 (...
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How do I check license of apt packages via command line BEFORE installing?

I want to check a package's license before installing with apt and flatpak. This would be particularly useful in PPAs / custom repositories that allow non-FLOSS licenses, and may have non-FLOSS ...
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I am not able to install steam on ubuntu 20.04

I followed the following steps So first I confirmed that the multiverse Ubuntu repository is enabled: $ sudo add-apt-repository multiverse $ sudo apt update and then I installed the steam package: $ ...
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`GLIBC_2.28' not found in Ubuntu 16.04/14.04 in Travis

I have been using a binary to test in Travis, but it's been compiled with a new version of GLIBC apparently and now I get this all the time: perl6: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2....
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How can I use a local package mirror at system installation time?

I would like to use a local mirror of the Ubuntu repositories when I'm completing an Ubuntu Server installation. I have a mirror already created to serve the repository over the LAN using http, this ...
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What does dpkg --auto-deconfigure actually do?

I'm trying to replace Nginx with a version that has the PageSpeed module compiled in, and I've made my own .deb file for this. The first step is to uninstall the old nginx. However, when I try apt-get ...
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How to request a package for Ubuntu?

I want to see Webcamoid in my Ubuntu. What is the process to request the package? There are instructions how to build the stuff manually at https://github.com/hipersayanX/webcamoid/wiki/Build-and-...
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Apt doesn't want to install an older version of package

I'm building a debian package from the source code. The package has, among the others, the following dependency (part of debian/control): libswarm-dev (>= 0.6.1.0), libswarm-dev (<< 0.7), ...
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AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute python

I am struggling with compiling python 2.7.9 from source and have been advised to ask this question here. While installing python 2.7.9 following the steps described here the following errors ...
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apt-get package is not available but is referred to by another package - but cannot find that package

When I try to install a package with apt-get install, I'll occasionally see a message of the form Package somePackage is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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failed update of linux-firmware and linux-image-5.4.0-105-generic

Motivated by a recent CVE security request to update the kernel I have tried to update my kernel with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install linux-generic this has failed. So I have tried ...
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How to install a libc6 version newer than 2.31 on Ubuntu 20.04 focal fossa?

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 focal fossa. I'm trying to install a package that depends on libc6=<2.33 or above. However, focal repositories only have version 2.31, which is causing dependency troubles: ...
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pk-debconf-helper process loads a single processor core at 100% after each update. Opting out?

On Ubuntu 20.04.2, with Gnome desktop. Recently, each time the software updater finishes with the updates, the pk-debconf-helper process kicks in, and keeps loading a single processor core (out of ...
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install postgis on ubuntu 18.04 after upgrading gdal to 3.0.4

I upgraded GDAL on my ubuntu 18.04 server to GDAL 3.0.4 and downgraded Postgres from 12 to 11 After finishing GDAL upgrade (gdal installtion done according to follow link Install GDAL Packages on ...
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How to convert Git commits to an Ubuntu patch request?

After following the official guide for fixing a bug in Ubuntu I'm stuck at how to actually submit some existing work (in the form of local Git commits on an "ubuntu/devel" branch for a "main" pool* ...
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Can I purge linux-modules-4.* and linux-modules-extra-4.* packages?

I have a plenty of old config-file status linux-modules-4.xxx and linux-modules-extra-4.xxx (see the pictures). The 5.x version of the Linux kernel is already out. When I do wajig large there was a ...
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apt-get upgrade fails with "Fatal: open /boot/vmlinuz-4.18.0-20-generic: No such file or directory"

This happens on all apt-get install and apt-get upgrade. Anyone knows what's going on? biran0079@ubunduck:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Remove pending installs in Ubuntu Software Centre

How do I remove pending package installs from Ubuntu Software Centre? (I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS) I attempted to install a GStreamer package using the Ubuntu Software Centre some time ago and the ...
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The packages for old releases are not available anymore?

I am trying to find specific packages that were available in old releases of Ubuntu, but have been removed from current ones. I can download images of all CDs the old releases had (http://old-...
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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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Lost my Ubuntu Software Centre; how can I get it back?

I am a new user to the Linux community and still playing with the system and IDK somehow my Software Centre is lost. I've tried updating and upgrading but I can't seem to reinstall the missing app. $...
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libwxgtk3.0-dev package not found

I have Ubuntu 12.04, and when I try this: sudo apt-get install libwxgtk3.0-dev I get a message saying package not found. I've tried sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get upgrade And then tried ...
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How to make Aptitude clean up old kernels?

On my laptop, I have several gigs of old kernels lying around, with package names such as linux-image-some_number-generic, linux-image-extra-some_number-generic, linux-headers-some_number, linux-...
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Fatal Python error/ImportError When Upgrading

When attempting apt upgrade or apt update-manager I receive the following error: Setting up update-notifier-common (3.168.1) ... Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix> Could not ...
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List dependency changes for apt-get upgrade (reasons for packages being held back)

Just today, trying an update on Ubuntu 14.04: $ sudo apt-get update # ... $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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List of packages filtered by last update period

Is there any way to get a list of packages (or some request/project related) filtered by last-release date period? I've found this ubuntu list but hasn't any filter by date/period option. I've also ...
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Error when using sudo apt-get update

I am using kubuntu 16.04 SSD/HDD combo and I keep getting the below error message when trying to sudo apt-get update. Reading package lists... Error! E: Could not create temporary file for /var/...
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How to preseed a package's debconf values when installed as a dependency?

I want to install packages unattended and need to store the required debconf values before installation. Is there a hook to run a command from the currently installing package that is executed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit - Provides in a package not working

I have recently switched over to 14.04 64bit from 12.04 32bit. I use packages that are built by my company and I have added architecture dependency in the sources.list file like: deb [arch=i386] ...
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Can I reset all packages to repo versions without ppa-purge?

This is just a theoretical for me (it's a real problem for another user) but let's say: I upgrade a load of packages from a PPA onto 12.04 I upgrade to 14.04 Some packages are held in because my PPA-...
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Boot Repair - 'Close all package managers...' Dual Boot Installation

After almost a week, I've just about managed to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 8 on a Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook. I have created a partition in Windows to store Ubuntu, rebooted from Windows ...
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Installing objdump on Ubuntu that recognizes mach-o binaries?

Anyone know how to install a version binutils on Ubuntu that has an objdump that can recognize a mach-o binary? Currently when I run, objdump -P load binary, I get objdump: /path/to/binary: File ...
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libc6:i386 : Depends: libgcc1:i386 but it is not going to be installed (on 14.04.2 64-bit)

Please do not mark this as duplicate. I already studied libc6:i386 : Depends: libgcc1:i386 but it is not going to be installed and How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA? and tried ...
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How to delete all packages from a repository and then delete the repository and then delete the signing key?

I'm running Ubuntu 21.10. I made a mistake and downloaded Mono that's supposed to be used on a older version and now it's giving me error messages like: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg/ returned an error ...
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ca-certificates-java error on Ubuntu 20.04

I can't install anything, it gives this error on every installation Setting up ca-certificates-java (20190405ubuntu1) ... head: cannot open '/etc/ssl/certs/java/cacerts' for reading: No such file or ...
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Upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 has broken systemd

After upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 right at the end it gave the following message: The upgrade has completed but there were errors during the upgrade process. To continue please press [ENTER] ...
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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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Multiple Repos for Linux laptops

I'm working on a project to better manage updates on our Linux (Ubuntu) laptops. Currently we already have a working solution for desktops. For our desktops, they're configured to point to a local ...
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Prevent .deb package from substituting system icons

I have installed Softmaker Office but its .deb installer has entered in every /usr/share/icons/* directory substituting the icons for .docx/.xlsx/.pptx files with its own icons. If I uninstall it, the ...
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Create debian package with relative install path

I am creating a debian package with a minimal layout (for a hypothetical package called "skate"). Here's the directory structure: ... ├── LICENSE ├── packaging │   └── debian │   └── ...
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apt-get upgrade stuck at "setting up base-files (11ubuntu5.2)" - Ubuntu 20.04

I am trying to execute apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on an Ubuntu 20.04 system: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Release: 20....
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sudo stopped working after a failed dependency update

sudo stopped working after I have tried to update a dependency from libc6XXXX to libc6YYYY, required by an experimental text editor. On the first try, it didn't work and apt-get suggested I use the --...
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Wine Installation on Ubuntu 20.04 sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 doesn't work

i have some issues installing Wine, because Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't recongnize i386 Architecture when I run the command to add it on the terminal: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 returns pkg-config-...
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ImportError: No module named 'encodings' on Ubuntu 16.04

My Ubuntu 16.04 has broken packages and unmet dependencies. I tried to fix the system as suggested by using: sudo apt-get -f install Once I do that. I get these packages will be installed: The ...
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