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Cannot remove package gramps

I used dpkg and apt-get to install, purge, remove gramps package different versions. It all went to situation when I cannot remove it fully and install clean. $ sudo apt-get remove gramps Reading ...
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Unable to remove package on Debian 7

I have a damaged installation of MariaDB which I am trying to clean out and re-install. If I do sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following remove: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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how to get debain package unpacked first before debconf prompt is shown?

I am working on Debian packaging source to install few files on user machine. There is common logic that is being used by debconf/config script and postinst script. So, I placed the common logic in a ...
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How to block the installation of unsigned packages in Debian by default?

I was wondering which option in apt.conf will block by default the installation of packages with invalid signatures. I'm using Debian Wheezy 7.6 Thanks!
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dpkg dependency problems during cntlm installation

I ma trying to install cntlm. But when I run: dpkg -i cntlm_0.92_i386.deb I get the following error: (Reading database ... 163655 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Ubuntu dependencies hell

pippo@pippo-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading the package list... Done Generation of the dependency three Reading state info... Done Dependents correction... error. aspell : Dipends: ...
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difference between --get-selectios and -l in dpkg

I have been looking how to list installed packages on linux and so far the methos most people say you should do it is with dpkg --get-selections>filename.txt to save them to a file, but i found out ...
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flag a file as a config file in a Debian package

The usual search terms get a little confused when I try to Google this. I'm trying to figure out how one flags a file as a configuration file while building a Debian package (debuild). According to ...
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apt-get/dpkg can't configure any python related packages

I recently installed Python 2.7 to /usr/local/bin. Now, any time I try to use apt-get it fails on certain python packages as follows: root@lebowski:/usr/local/bin# apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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'apt-get install' ignores my specification to install particular version of package

I'd like to install particular version of libstd++6 with following command: # apt-get install libstdc++6=4.9.0-8 -V Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to re-install a ubuntu package when sudo dpkg -i does not work?

I am trying to re-install a broken package (tzdata) using dpkg but sudo dpkg -i tzdata_2014e-0ubuntu0.12.04_all.deb does not work. Here's the output dpkg: error processing ...
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Upgrading VirtualBox using a `.deb`

I'm trying to upgrade VirtualBox using a .deb: sudo dpkg -i ~/downloads/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.12-93733\~Debian\~wheezy_amd64.deb but it fails with: dpkg: regarding ...
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How to list installed packages that depend on another installed package in Debian?

I am on Debian (testing). How can I list all installed packages that depend on another installed package? I would prefer to do this using either dpkg or apt, but if another tool (or combination of ...
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How do I reset my PYTHONPATH?

Somehow my PYTHONPATH environment variable got emptied, and now I can't import some downloaded modules. I've tried running the following command to reinstall all Python packages, but it didn't set ...
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Error with “sudo apt-get upgrade” (Ubuntu 14.04)

You can see below the error I encounter. I did search on Google if the question has already been asked (and answered) but nothing works for me. I can't do sudo apt-get upgrade or install. Thanks in ...
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How do I determine callable commands provided by an installed Debian package?

I'm a relatively new Linux user, so today I ran into an issue. I installed an emulator front-end ("visualboyadvance-gtk") from my distro's apt repository, but after it finished installing, I couldn't ...
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How to fix PHP installation when xml2-config is missing?

I am fairly new to Linux (just getting set up using the Mint 16 distro), and I got everything working correctly with my Apache 2.4.9 with MySQL and PHP5.5, but I am using this for local Web ...
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Can we add rpm and deb packages in a single linux distro?

Can we add RPM and dpkg package management onto a single linux os while creating a linux distro using LFS?
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MariaDB Galera on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS trying to overwrite /usr/bin/mysqld

This morning I noticed that there was an available update for MariaDB, from 5.5.35 to 5.5.36. So I decided to upgrade one of the three nodes in our MariaDB cluster. However the update failed: ...
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Finding nearest-top-level recommended packages for a particular Debian package

I am in the process of building a live CD, and to reduce the size of the CD image I need to do without some packages. By default, recommended packages are installed and flipping that switch off turns ...
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How can I recreate a package from an installed Debian package?

Is there a way to recreate a Debian package from an installed package? For example, if a package acme.deb was installed by dpkg, can I recreate acme.deb from the existing acme installation?
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Can I configure dpkg to launch kdiff when there's a conflict with a config file update?

We've all seen it... Configuration file 'blah/blah/blah.conf' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version. What would you ...
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How to configure output of dpkg -l (dpkg-query)

I have 2 machines, which output different things on dpkg -l different manner: 2nd is displaying "Architecture" only in one machine. How to set output language for dpkg and force it to ouptut ...
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Terminator (broken?) dependency

I'm trying to install terminator (term emulator) package on Debian 7.2 (stable) from testing: Package: terminator Pin: release a=testing Pin-Priority: 1000 But apt complains: # apt-get install ...
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Need assistance with understanding this make file for debian linux

I have this code in make file and i could not get it CHECK=dpkg -L $1 2>&1 >$(NULL) || $(APT) install -y $1 install.dpkg.%: $(call CHECK,$*) I want to know I have read that $* means ...
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Half-installed python packages and circular dependency

Something went wrong while updating to ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10: root@ely:/sys/bus/usb/devices# dpkg -l | grep ^i[HUFW] iU libpython2.7 2.7.3-0ubuntu3.4 ...
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apt - Remove not configured package

I have a Linux-Mint Debian Edition System. When I install sendmail I get an infinite loop. Reading configuration from /etc/mail/sendmail.conf. Validating configuration. Creating ...
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How to fix“error while loading shared libraries: libgl.so.1”

After I run this command dpkg -l |grep ^rc|awk '{print $2}' |sudo xargs dpkg -P I got the problem while opening smplayer,cairo-dock,unity-2d-shell and amdconfig ,"error while loading shared ...
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How can I fix broken apt/perl libraries?

I've got a Raspberry Pi set up as a web server, everything all working well until 5 mins ago, and I seem to have messed up man-db, apt or some perl library. apt-get doesn't seem to be updating and ...
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dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration

i'm trying to install armory on ubuntu 12.04 but it is not working: $ sudo dpkg -i armory_0.88.1-beta_i386.deb Selecting previously unselected package armory:i386. (Reading database ... 222699 files ...
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how to use dpkg --set-selections command in linux

I have been running these commands: sudo dpkg --clear-selections sudo dpkg --set-selections < [Path to packages_list ]> sudo apt-get autoremove with the file packages_list which looks like ...
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Dkpg very very broken, how to repair / start from clean slate?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I inherited this set up from a previous employee who was supposed to be administering this machine, so I can not tell you what happened in the lead up to this problem. ...
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How do I just rebuild the ab binary in apache2-utils on Linux without rebuilding all of apache?

(I'm using Debian). I downloaded source for apache2-utils via apt-get source. I just need to apply a patch that applies to ab.c, and I've applied it. I could rebuild everything using dpkg which will ...
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Install .deb packages into mounted fs

I have a ext2 partition on CF card to use in external device. I've inserted this card into my PC and mount it as /mnt/linux. I've installed (extracted) a linux distribution to this partition. And I ...
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dpkg : dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

I have a problem with Emacs on my Linux Mint. When I make an apt-get upgrade or apt-get -f install, I have this error message : Paramétrage de emacsen-common (2.0.3) ... ...
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Linux, Debian, Wheezy, Aptitude/DPKG consistency check

In a foolhardy and stupid attempt to solve space issues on my desktop machine, I on purpose deleted Spotify from /opt before realizing that I could remove it using the package manager. After deleting ...
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udev affects behavior of script, prevents dpkg from working

I have a udev rule configured to run a shell script whenever a USB flash drive is inserted; I've verified that udev matches against the rule, that the shell script runs as intended when run manually ...
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Can I get dpkg to ignore an error returned from a post-installation script?

I am manually installing a .deb file (which I don't maintain) onto my Ubuntu system. The package has a post-installation script which erroneously fails, and therefore the package is considered ...
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Ubuntu - not able to fix broken package

I'm trying to install Skype on Ubuntu 12, x64. but it is not working. When I try to fix the broken packages I'm getting the following errors: $ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 error message E: dpkg was interrupted

In Ubuntu 12.04 I got an error message saying: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. After I ran that command, nothing happened and the ...
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When trying to install libgcc1 postinst is not found

I am trying to manually install libgcc1 using dpkg. Everything seems to be working okay, until I get the following error: /var/lib/dpkg/info/libgcc1.postinst: No such file or directory dpkg: postinst ...
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Clean Debian package builded from source

I have build a debian package with: $ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot now I would like to change the configuration in the .dsc file and build again. How can I clean the files created by the previous ...
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linux mint freeze

Linux Mint freezes after a couple of seconds the desktop loads, in a way that I have to shut the power in order to reboot; the mouse doesn't move, Ctrl+Alt+F1 doesn't do anything and I think even the ...
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changing timezone with dpkg-reconfigure tzdata and debconf-set-selections

I want to set up a script that automatically changes the timezone on a machine (running ubuntu 11.10) and also sets the right values to the debconf database. I've tried the following, but it does not ...
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Not able to install any software via apt-get install

I tried to install flex and yacc on my Ubuntu machine. sudo apt-get install byacc flex I get this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Package architecture (AMD64) does not match system (i386) on Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS This is output of cat /proc/cpuinfo: processor : 0 vendor_id : AuthenticAMD cpu family : 15 model : 47 model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor ...
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Is it safe to remove /usr/share/locale if 'locales' package is removed

I'm trying to make a minimalistic Debian install for a low-mem VPS box. I'll be uninstalling the locales package, as there is no need for any kind of locale support for my purposes (only a few server ...
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Unable to install ia32-libs

I am running Debian wheezy/sid x86_64 and I am trying to install the official Skype package. However I seem to be having a few dependency issues that I can't resolve. I have enabled multiarch, the ...
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Build debian package of Django 1.4 for squeeze

I need to build a debian package for Squeeze of Django 1.4 to add to our local aptitude repository. I found a package here under Download Source Package python-django: ...
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What do the outputs of dpkg -l mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do each of the details in dpkg -l mean? I have never paid attention to the output produced by the command dpkg -l and noticed it includes descriptors which I can't ...