Questions tagged [dpkg]

The base software for Debian/Ubuntu/Mint package management. Use this tag for questions about dpkg and its companion utilities and the .deb file format.

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Clarification of some Ubuntu commands

So just wondered what happens when I run these commands (specifically on Ubuntu): # Add NVIDIA package repositories wget https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu1804/x86_64/...
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What does “-plow” option do in dpkg-reconfigure

I stumbled upon the following answer on Unix stackexchange, where the -plow option is used with dpkg-reconfigure, but I can't find anything about it in the dpkg or dpkg-reconfigure manpages: http://...
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linux mint app installation

I can't install anything on my mint linux and this is this is the terminals answer dpkg: error processing package atom (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for ...
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Cannot obtain lock in Kubuntu while updating

When ever I connect with the Wi-Fi, it asks wallet password. Is that holding the lock resource? Or should I update from the terminal? The actual error is shown at the bottom of the picture. https://...
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Software Center says that an app is installed, but when i check it, there is no trace of the package

New Copy of Ubuntu Eoan, and I go to download a game I like to play in my free time from the software center, OpenArena to be exact. I quickly cancel it because I have to go somewhere and don't want ...
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How to get a list of which packages were installed with apt-get by a user and not by dependencies?

Say I'm running a Debian based distro and I want to know what packages I ran apt-get install <package-name> to install, but I didn't want to include any packages that were auto-installed as ...
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dpkg command spontaneously killed on first run, works second time

I have a home made Debian package that installs two scripts files, two systemd services and a tar file. The handmade maintainer scripts are preinst, post inst, prerm and postrm. The problem I'm ...
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Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), are you root?

I tried this but didn't work. How can I fix this?
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Ubuntu dpkg: error processing package (after apt-get upgrade)

I recently deleted my all python files from dpkg info to solve this but that didn't work, even damaged. Then after installing ubuntu-desktop, again facing with same issue. [root@nar-ubuntu ~]$ apt ...
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Error while installing Atom Editor

I got this error while installing Atom on PopOs. What is happening here? sudo dpkg --install atom-amd64.deb (Reading database ... 215577 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to ...
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Issues when installing Monit

I have recently been trying to install Open Media Vault along with exFAT support (exfat-fuse and exFAT-utils), however, when Monit tries to install it returns with the following error: sudo apt ...
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Installing Backlevel QMMP On Debian

,I bought a new laptop (HP ProBook) that I set up as dual-boot: Debian Buster 10.2 amd64 (with W7 on the side). I'm trying to install QMMP 1.1.6 as opposed to the current 1.2.6. 1.1.6 is no longer ...
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new kali-themes package pre-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 2

I have a problem with installing kali-themes package on Kali Linux. The error I get is the following: eaving 'diversion of /etc/xdg/xfce4/panel/default.xml to /etc/xdg/xfce4/panel/default.xml....
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How to go about installing opkg from source in an Android noArt device?

Below is data to get info about distribution and architecture of the Android noArt device. output of cat /proc/version: Linux version 4.4.22+ (user@domain.com) (gcc version 4.8 (GCC) ) #xx SMP ...
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How to install apt-get and dpkg

I try to install apt-get on CentOS 7 (Core), but I received bash: dpkg: command not found when I tried to extract Debian files. How can I install both of them?
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When exactly does dpkg start and stop being locked?

I'm wondering specifically if it remains locked when only installing one package, and running its postinst.
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sudo apt --fix-broken install ERROR

I am trying to do sudo apt-get install kali-Linux-full I'm running into this error that's preventing me from going further. I've tried to clean the file and also remove it but I don't have permissions ...
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Debian circular dependency with required packages

I am building a rootfs manually (without debootstrap or multistrap) for various reasons that I won't get into. I am extracting the required debs to the rootfs (using dpkg with custom --instdir and --...
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Having odd/serious probs with Kubuntu

I keep running into weird permissions issues on a server called nucserv... exharris@nucserv:~/Downloads$ cat /etc/issue Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS \n \l Today..plex media server told me it was due an update,...
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I keep getting bash level too high after running dpkg-buildpackage or equivs-build for building a package

I do not know where the bash is calling itself when I run equivs-build or dpkg-buildpackage to build a package.
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Using dpkg for package info

I'm trying to use dpkg tool to list which packages are installed on my machine. Using the -l option it reports "un" for some packages which means unknown, "not-installed". Does "not-installed" flag ...
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`apt --fix-broken` is broken (`uim` has circular dependencies)

TL;DR $ sudo apt upgrade recommends I use $ sudo apt --fix-broken install. $ sudo apt --fix-broken install is broken because /var/cache/apt/archives/uim-data_1%3a1.8.8-6_all.deb (--unpack) fails. The ...
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dpkg and egrep on Ubuntu 18

Trying to use dpkg and egrep commands to list packages whose names starts with q. Already tried: dpkg -l | egrep -l q dpkg -l | egrep -l ^q dpkg -l | egrep q dpkg -l | grep q What is going wrong?
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Terminal wants to install dpkg

When I open the terminal a line Install package 'dpkg' to provide command 'dpkg'? [N/y] appears. Is there a way to track which program is trying to run this command? I am clueless why this appears in ...
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Dpkg can't load '/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/perl/5.28/auto/Fcntl/Fcntl.so'

When I tried to sudo apt upgrade my Raspberry Pi system running Raspbian Buster, dpkg errored out when it got to the configuration of openssh-server: $ sudo apt upgrade -y Reading package lists... ...
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Is it possible to have a binary and external files in separate folders?

I'm trying to create a .deb installer which saves the binary in the /usr/bin directory, and the external files in the /usr/lib/ directory. The installer works, except the binary is looks for files in ...
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How to prioritize packages installed from files in APT?

I want to have packages installed manually via dpkg -i not being updated. I figured the most elegant way to do this would to pin them to a high priority. The manpage of apt_preferences says Assign ...
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How to install apt on Ubuntu 10.10 with no dpkg [duplicate]

I have a Tesla MCU (Media Control Unit - Center Display), that I have managed to gain root access to and I am looking to install APT onto it so I can install chromium. The MCU is running Ubuntu 10.10 ...
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How to prevent APT from keeping packages I didn't install?

When I install packages via apt-get install <package> or aptitude install <package> and remove them afterwards with apt-get purge <package>; apt-get autoremove --purge, my system is ...
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Debian Packages: How to handle installs that require the addition of content to a bashrc to become active?

Suppose I have a set of scripts and a python environment that supports them and their dependencies. I would like to automate the activation of the python environment so that, for my particular use ...
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Error dependency problems - leaving unconfigured after using apt upgrade command

$ ./start-kali.sh root@localhost:~# apt upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to ...
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Dpkg dh_install: copy files from the build directory rather than the debian/tmp dir?

Suppose I have a debian package housing as follows: project_pkg/ .git project_0.0-1/ debian/ install ... project (git submodule with tagged commit) With the following ...
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Dpkg Debuild dh_helper: How to symlink binaries installed in /opt/package to /usr/local/bin?

I am packaging my first debian project, and I have things 100% worked out with gnu-make (anything is possible here, for me, and so my difficulties right now are exclusively in navigating the dpkg/...
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How to prevent a failed subprocess during Debian package install terminating the installation immediately

I am creating my own Debian package to install Apache Derby and as part of the install I wish to run a configuration script to set-up some default users. Therefore during the installation I start up ...
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Why am I getting these error messages? [closed]

Debian 10 sudo wget -O protonvpn-cli.sh gives wget: missing url. sudo protonvpn-cli -connect gives command not found I have not changed anything in any of the computer files. I do use a firewall ...
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'dpkg-deb' not found in PATH or not executable

Cannot delete or install anything with apt, on both my own user and the root. Whenever I try I get the following error: dpkg: warning: 'dpkg-deb' not found in PATH or not executable dpkg: error: 1 ...
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Fixing Unmet Dependancies

I am running Linux Mint 19.1. Whilst downloading a 3D editing software I believe someone's coding instructions have caused an issue with my system. I am currently trying to download gThumb from ...
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How to get all URLs for packages that would be installed for `apt install <pkg>` command

I want to see all URLs that for packages that would be downloaded for apt install <pkg> without actually installing the package. Normally, the URLs can be extracted from the screen output after ...
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Version name ends with ubuntu0.2, displacing package dependencies

When I try to install e.g. libasound2-dev, I get an error which looks like: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libasound2-dev : Depends: libasound2 (= 1.1.3-5) The interesting thing is ...
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unable to install dirmngr

I'd gone through this question but dirmngr isn't getting installed as i can't install dirmngr i am not able to install updates or upgrade my kali. ERROR: E: Failed to fetch http://http.kali.org/kali/...
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I get these errors from dpkg-reconfigure, few packages throw errors while processing

I cannot seem to install any package at the app at the moment, it seems like the packages required for those apps to install are bad, I have searched and tried some solutions but those same packages ...
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I want to install a .deb package with dpkg -i on Debian but I don't know what changes it's going to make on my system

I'd like to use a piece of software that's only available through a .deb package. I don't usually like these methods because I'm afraid they can mess up my Debian system into some kind of ...
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Installing pandas under python 3.7.3 in debian 9

I have a problem installing Pandas under Python 3.7.3 on a MOXA linux computer running Debian 9. It has a Armv7 Cortex-A8 600-1000 MHz processor. I tried: sudo apt update sudo apt ugrpade sudo apt ...
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Way to have a Debian package reinstall when dependency updates?

For a little something I made (that used to be a word-of-mouth thing only and that's interesting to just a very narrow, and usually non-technical, user base), I'd like to be able to provide a .deb ...
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Makefile for a simple Debian Repo

I'm making a very basic Debian repo for a client. Started with a bash script, but decided a Makefile would eliminate duplicated work. I've hammered out a working Makefile, but it works only if I make ...
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Is it safe to dpkg --set-selections on a newer version of a distro?

I saved my dpkg --get-selections on my Devuan ASCII (~= Debian Stretch). I've now reinstalled my system cleanly and dist-upgraded to Devuan Beowulf (~= Debian Buster). Is it safe for me to now dpkg --...
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Installing a .deb package locally

On a Debian system how can I extract and install a .deb package located in one folder and its dependencies located in a "pool" of other folders, using apt, dpkg and Synaptic respectively? Edit: I ...
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How can I use checkinstall to replace multiple packages?

I'm building my own ffmpeg package using checkinstall, with all of the various ffmpeg libraries included. In the Ubuntu package repos these ffmpeg libraries are broken up into many separate packages. ...
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dpkg config error

When I started the installation (clean EFI installation UEFI LiveUSB), the installer hangs out on GRUB2 package. After waiting for hours I closed the installer and I couldn't boot and the grub menu ...
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Could AIO fsync improve dpkg performance?

Could dpkg, the Debian package manager, gain a noticeable performance improvement by using one of the AIO fsync() operations, instead of sync_file_range() + fsync()? The [proposed] fsync2() API is ...