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Install dependencies for a dpkg package?

I have a dpkg file that i want to install. But I get error messages that it is depending on other packages. I used: dpkg -i file.dpkg Is there a way to install dependencies automatically without ...
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What do each of the details in dpkg -l mean?

I am having a hard time deciphering what is returned when I run the command dpkg -l vim and unable to locate a source that breaks it down. For example what does it mean ...
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How to list files of a Debian package without install

This command can only list contents of installed packages, dpkg -L PACKAGENAME but how to list contents of a non-installed package, to preview/examine the package?
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How do I find out which package owns a file?

How do I find out what Debian package a file came from?
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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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installing packages without sudo access

Is there an easy way to install packages with a large dependency tree, provided that you don't have superuser access? For instance, say I wanted to install firefox. Firefox has a ton of dependencies, ...
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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 ...
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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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dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python2.6-minimal_2.6.6-5ubuntu1_i386.deb (--unpack)

I had an issue (Question 199582) which was resolved. Unfortunately I am stuck at this point now. Running root@X100e:/var/cache/apt/archives# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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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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'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 ...