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Where is the information for debian control files stored?

The documentation for Debian and the dpkg package managment system explains the debian/control files are meta data for packages, e.g. these docs explain: The control file contains the information ...
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Why do I have so many unnecessary packages?

I was installing Prey through a .deb file donwloaded from the official website when, all of a sudden I realized that I have so many "unnecessary" installed packages in my Ubunu laptop. This has been ...
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Install packages in parallel

If one process of dpkg is running i.e installing package or any thing else , why can't we execute another process for dpkg in parallel, same for the apt-get, Or we can? Is there any tool that can ...
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How do I resolve postfix installation issues? [closed]

There is some problem with postfix. When i try to remove it so that i can reinstall: learner@juggernaut:~$ sudo apt-get remove postfix Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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/usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

After trying to install an openvpn I've got this: apt-get became broken - unable to install/purge anything. I've got 2 versions of python install 2.7.1 and 3 (wondering if this could cause the ...
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Defeat rabbitmq-server dpkg autostart

I need rabbitmq-server installed on Ubuntu. Rabbitmq-server tries to start itself on install, and on many dpkg and apt-get commands thereafter. (Having it run on install is intentional, according to ...
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Raspbian clean install - dpkg error during upgrade

On a clean install of Raspbian Jessie (Raspberry pi 2) an error occurs during the first attempt for upgrade: Preparing to unpack .../python-rpi.gpio_0.6.1-1_armhf.deb ... Traceback (most recent call ...
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Where did Unity3D just install?

I downloaded the Linux beta .deb package of Unity3D from the official place with the official links. (I'm too lazy to recover the link and include it; it doesn't really matter anyways.) I ran sudo ...
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Is that possible to know the user that installed a spcify package?

I don't feel easy with Unix package tools, and I wonder whether it is possible in Ubuntu to list all installed packages, and see the users that installed them ?
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dpkg-deb: error: control directory has bad permissions

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 VM and trying to convert an rpm file to a deb file. When I run sudo alien --to-deb --scripts oracle-xe-11.2.0-1.0.x86_64.rpm I get this error dpkg-deb: error: control ...
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dpkg install with apt-get autoremove

OS: Debian 8 I wanted to install PepperFlash, which is non-free. I don't anticipate installing many non-free packages, so instead of modifying /etc/apt/sources.list and downloading from the non-free ...
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Significance of md5sum file in debian package source

I have one debian package source with md5sum file inside DEBIAN directory |-- DEBIAN | |-- control | |-- md5sums Now my question is when this file will be used? Will it be useful for integrity ...
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E: sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) while updating php

I tried to update php to php5 and getting below errors. root@Ansible-VirtualBox:~# apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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dpkg binaries broken?

I bought a new Raspberry Pi 2 with ARM processor architecture. Tonight I did an update via sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. I noticed, that it did update the dpkg package itself. ...
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dpkg cannot remove old kernels. grub-probe halts [closed]

recently on a update, dpkg tried to install a new kernel and /boot ran out of space. next boot it failed to find init image. so i rebooted, selected the previously good kernel, and tried to remove a ...
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No dpkg or apt, no make or gcc. Need to install them all [closed]

I have a minimal Debian Linux based machine (i686) and need to get some .deb installed. This does not even have make or gcc installed. So I am unable to compile anything on this. So to get it ...
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Trouble when building LZ4 from source: “recipe for target 'test-fuzzer' failed”

I am trying to install ROS (Robot Operating System) on Raspbian. There are some dependencies that I need which are unavailable for Raspbian, so I must build them from source. One of these is lz4. Here ...
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checkinstal - dpkg -r does not remove the package

I have installed a tool form source code with checkinstall. The installation was fine. That is the output: Done. The new package has been installed and saved to ...
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I've deleted my /var/lib/dpkg/status and status old files

I run Deepin, I've been trying to install the necessary compenents to run a LAMP server on my machine for web development. As the title says I've somehow deleted my status files. I'm not sure how, I'm ...
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DPKG Status Corrupted

My Ubuntu system has been giving me trouble whenever I try to install or uninstall or update software using apt-get. Whenever I run these commands it returns an error with regards my status file. The ...
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Debian package doesn't install items to /usr/src?

I'm packaging a Debian package which is supposed to simply install some source code in /usr/src/bcm5974-4.2 and an X configuration file in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d. It unpacks the configuration file ...
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Package installation : dpkg parse error

I need help with installation through the terminal. Any time I try to install any new packages using sudo apt-get install *package*, I get the following error: dpkg: parse error, in file ...
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Use dpkg in busybox

I am trying to install sensu inside a busybox docker container (busybox:ubuntu-14.04). To do that, I've downloaded the .deb package from the official sensu repositories and now I'm trying to install ...
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Check if all listed packages are installed in bash

My binary depends on these boost libraries and respective packages: NAME | PACKAGE: ...
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building Debian package with non-standard options

I would like to build Debian package from source, using dpkg-buildpackage. I have downloaded package source: apt-get -t wheezy-backports source gnucash Inside the file gnucash-2.6.9/configure I ...
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Added i386 support for wine, removed it now I can't remove the architecture

I've previously added i386 support in order to install wine32 with: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 Now I don't need wine32 anymore and removed it, then wanted to remove the i386 architecture ...
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How does one list the packages in a .deb file?

sudo dpkg --install some_stuff_all.deb Install the packages in the file some_stuff_all.deb. sudo dpkg --remove some_stuff_all.deb Displays the message: dpkg: error: you must specify packages by ...
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Is there a dpkg argument to warn about incomptibilities/broken dependencies?

A command like dpkg -i *.deb will install all deb files in a folder without warning of incompatibilities and such. Can this command be changed so that installation of broken packages is avoided, ...
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Debian Jessie - dpkg / apt intall, update and uninstall broken

I have a problem with a Debian server that I use for multiple purposes. Yesterday I tried to upgrade my packages with a simple apt-get update / upgrade as usual and found everything to be broken : ...
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dpkg --list not in sync with apt-get

dpkg --list | grep [0-9]\-jre-headless shows, rc openjdk-7-jre-headless:amd64 7u79-2.5.6-0ubuntu1.14.04.1 amd64 OpenJDK Java runtime, using ...
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dpkg-query listing package that is not installed

I installed Chrome via dpkg by downloading the deb file and installing it. I later uninstalled and removed it. However I'm now seeing this: $ dpkg-query -W google-chrome google-chrome $ dpkg-query ...
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Find Information about debian package located in a particular directory

I have some debian packages not located in my default debian directory. I know I can find the information of packages located in my default debian directory as follows: dpkg-query -W package-name ...
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What is the difference between the error “not found” and the error “command not found” are they the same?

In this question the user is getting the error "not found". I realized that the error is "not found" instead of "command not found". Are these two errors different? I'm not sure if I've just never ...
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dpkg: error: duplicate file trigger interest for filename `/usr/lib/gio/modules' and package `libglib2.0-0'

[Reposted from askubuntu.com] I can't install any software. I think this dates from an unexpected power loss a few days ago. When I try sudo apt-get install gparted I see Reading package lists... ...
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What's the difference between DPkg::post-invoke and DPkg::post-invoke-success?

There are two suggested configuration options to install post-install hooks into Debian's apt/dpkg system: DPkg::post-invoke(1) and DPkg::post-invoke-success(2). For me, only post-invoke seems to ...
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Could not perform immediate configuration on 'multiarch-support'

I am not sure what I was thinking when I accidently deleted my /etc/dpkg/ folder. While I was fixing that, I tried many things and that made things worst. Now I am in a situation where I can not ...
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Creating debianpackage - the package is of bad quality

I just created a debian package with dpkg-deb --build debtest and when installing the package which containing a simple c-app a warning comes up Lintian check results for ...
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dpkg: error: 2 expected programs not found in PATH or not executable can't install anything

When I try to install anything on a linux server I always get the following error: Last login: Sat Aug 22 10:25:09 2015 from 27.34.97.20 root@s3:~# sudo -i root@s3:~# su root@s3:~# apt-get install ...
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apt-get upgrade with /usr/bin on aufs fails to create backup link

I'm trying to update a frugal persistent (root and home) install of antiX-15 x64 from stable to testing. I changed the source lists and ran apt-get update. apt-get upgrade then fails with the ...
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Can't install locales [closed]

I'm working under Raspbian (for RaspberryPi): Linux version 3.18.14-v7+ (root@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-32) (gcc version 4.8.3 20140106 (prerelease) (crosstool-NG linaro-1.13.1-4.8-2014.01 - ...
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Error while installing nis (3.17-33) on debian 8

I am encountering the following error root@periferralvm1:~# apt-get install portmap nis Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, selecting ...
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When will dpkg delete directories?

In Debian Jessie's /etc/cron.d/ there's a file called .placeholder, the contents of which claim: # DO NOT EDIT OR REMOVE # This file is a simple placeholder to keep dpkg from removing this directory ...
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How to influence order of package upgrade (apt-get upgrade/dist-upgrade)

We are hosting a branch of the debian jessie repository with custom, backported and patched packages. Every product release an ISO installer is created from this repo. We now noticed that an upgrade ...
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DPKG error when installing puppetserver

I want to install Puppet 4.2 on a Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty and when installing puppetserver through apt-get I get the following error near the end of the installation: dpkg: error processing archive ...
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Strange dependency error in installing package

I am trying to install an app we made in Ubuntu (with Quickly) to Raspberry Pi Raspbian. However, it has a dependency python:any (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2) which is unmet in Raspbian although it has Python ...
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Help me repair my python - I think dpkg has to be reset (very tricky issue)

first question in Unix & Linux - I really hope, someone can help... Summary (TL;DR) On my Kubuntu 14.4 (which has python 2.7.6 as standard) my python is broken after I tried to install python ...
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Why don't most common Linux package managers allow package installation for normal users? [duplicate]

I tend to install quite a lot of packages with ./configure --prefix=$HOME && make && make install. Why can't I do this as easily with dpkg or yum? Or if I somehow can, what is the way ...
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Use symlink to move directory created by .deb package - will anything break?

Sometimes it seems useful to shift package's directories around between tmpfs / flash memory or ssd / hard disk. To manage flash lifetime, disk spin-up, or just free space. If you replace a ...
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How to find out if a specific package is installed on Debian?

I'm working with a Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspbian 5/5/2015 and some guides that are a few years old. I've got an external NTFS HDD hooked up to the Pi. Due to the articles age(s), common practices ...
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Unpacking a .deb file containing a MIPS binary

I'm trying to install openssh server on a router and need a MIPS compiled binary. I've downloaded the one from here but encounter an error upon extraction: $ sudo dpkg --unpack ...