Questions tagged as ['software-installation']

Installing software on a running system, either as binaries or from source.
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How does dpkg choose to replace or not replace a configuration file?
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I created a package to install postfix with my own setup files. For example, I want to have my own /etc/postfix/virtual in that package.

That works great and I verified, the file is listed as a configuration file (it is part of the conffiles list). I can update it in my package and the postinst script will run the postmap command to make sure the .db is up to date.

However, while doing some testing, I ch ...

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John Jimenez avatar
Cant install MS office on Kubuntu
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hope you are having a good time.Recently I have tried to install microsoft office on ubuntu with different versions (2010,2013 and 2019) both with 64 32 bits attempting to do it with wine and playonlinux,but I have not succeeded on it.When I try to install it with wine,the setup starts correctly and everything works fine,until the progress bar reaches the end,and then it show up this message,with nothin ...

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Franck Dernoncourt avatar
How can I install Python 3.8 on Ubuntu 16.04? (ppa:deadsnakes doesn't support Ubuntu 16.04 anymore)
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I used to use the following gist to install Python 3.8 on Ubuntu 16.04:

# install PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa

# update and install
sudo apt update
sudo apt install python3.8 python3.8-dev python3.8-venv

However, ppa:deadsnakes doesn't support Ubuntu 16.04 anymore, and the above script doesn't work:

 > [6/6] RUN apt install -y python3.8:
#9 0.222
#9 0.222 WARNING: apt does not have  ...
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Ivan avatar
Cannot install packages from focal repository
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I think i broke my repositories somehow (looks like it happened after install postgress).

For example when i try to install python3-dialog (and many other standard packages) that present in focal universe repository I faced problem:

sudo apt-get install -y python3-dialog
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package python3-dialog is not availa ...
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Followup to: Help! My sources.list file is trashed!
br flag

So, I got the solution. Thanks for that.

But then the obvious followup is: Why?

How/Why does this happen?

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A J avatar
Is adding a PPA safe?
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Are all PPAs safe? From where do I know which PPA refers to which packages? Can adding a PPA cause any harm? Or is it that the package when downloaded will cause harm? In particular is it safe to add ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test? Or is it more safer to install packages from official websites?

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Can't install pgadmin4 on Ubuntu 21.10 / SOLVED with how to make a terminal command alias
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Alright folks, going a bit crazy here.

I'm running Ubuntu 21.10 impish off of an external ssd. Things are working well, trying to install pgadmin4 by following the guide here:

namely, adding the extra the PPA , updating the apt repository, and then installing with apt:

# Setup the repository

# Install the public key for the repository (if not done prev ...
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How can I install VEP (Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor)?
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I am trying to install VEP through this gist. I do not have conda, so first I am trying to install it into $HOME/miniconda3 as mentioned:

curl -sL -o /tmp/
sh /tmp/ -bfp $HOME/miniconda3

After I run the above commands I am getting this error:

sh: 0: Can't open /tmp/

If you could help m ...

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Stamatis Diamantopoulos avatar
how to install qjackctl-0.9.6 from source
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i am on ubuntu 20.04.3.tried to install qjackctl-0.9.6 (latest version) from source following instructions as given in

got the following errors:

enter image description here

mee@mee-Inspiron-3543:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nodesource.list
deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/nodesource.gpg]  main
deb-src [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/nodesource.gpg] https:/ ...
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Blobbby Blob avatar
Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-5.13.0-30-generic
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I get the error Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-5.13.0-30-generic when processing anything but i cannot remove, reinstall or fix the package

The error will often look like this:

root@name-MS-Number:~# sudo apt --fix-broken install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following pack ...
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Using ubuntustudio-installer to install low-latency audio packages on 20.04, getting error E: Unable to fetch some archives
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Trying to install packages for low latency audio with JACK on Ubuntu 20.04.4, following the guide linked on the Ubuntu Studio Installer page (this one). I tried the following:

  1. Ran sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade -y and rebooted.
  2. Installed sudo apt install ubuntustudio-installer on Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS.
  3. Enabled Backports PPA
  4. Selected packages: linux-lowlatency, ubuntustudio-lowlatency-set ...
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P Kumar avatar
How to add private deb packages into custom ISO with their dependencies?
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I am trying to add some private packages into the ISO (iso-tree/pool/) where also adding the dependency packages in to the ISO, some of the dependencies are from Ubuntu repo.

To achieve this process, I have uploaded the private deb packages to private repo and using apt download to get the private packages and using apt-cache depends -i --recurse package-name to identify the dependencies, using th ...

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Bassey Okon avatar
root folder error on 20.04 LTS desktop after installing Ubuntu
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I had fan problem and overheat tendency in my laptop. So I realized my problem started after installing win10. I didn’t want to go back to win7 so I opted to use Ubuntu. I downloaded and burned the iso file to a 8gig usb stick. I decided to do a clean install. At the end of installation, it requested to restart. After hitting enter, I removed the usb stick but it didn’t restart instead showed a numb ...

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Chiyoung avatar
about installing gimp(flatpak vs software app)
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When I installed gimp with flatpak, I cannot find gimp icon anywhere even when I search for it. So I remove gimp and install gimp again with software application and then gimp shows up.

Why this happend? what is difference between them? I'm so confused in ubuntu world, what is happening?

Additionally, for asking ubuntu, I thought I can change the line by \n but doesn't work. Can you tell me how to c ...

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mr_aarvee avatar
How to move installed software in New Kernel Version from old kernel?
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I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I cannot find my software from the older kernel version to the newer one. For example, I installed Sublime text editor in the last version but in the newer version, it's not installed. Am I doing anything wrong or this is the way kernels are meant to behave? (Yes I know sticking to the previous version could be the easy escape.)

Updated kernel:5.13.0-28-generic.

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Make42 avatar
The installation of the package failed initramfs-tool
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When I am updating my Kubuntu 20.04 via Discover I am getting the message

The installation of the package failed Error while installing package: initramfs-tools package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1

What does this mean and what can I do to solve the issue?

Also, yes, my logic volumes are encrypted. explicitly warns to not follo ...

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Packet Tracer installiation stuck in progress
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I've been trying to install Packet Tracer and it showed me a licence agreement window. I selected "Ok" and clicked enter to confirm the licence agreement and it seemed to work ("Ok" changed to "OK" shown on this picture), but the licence agreement window doesn't change to the next one (shown here) and no progress has been made for around 1 hour. What can I do for it to make some progress and inst ...

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Ganesh Potharaboina avatar
Chrome – "This window is not responding" Error
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Lately I am receiving a "This window is not responding" while browsing websites in Chrome as the image below shows:

Chrome with Error

How can I resolve this issue so that I can visit websites without this problem?

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"Findfilters.cmake" in CMAKE_MODULE_PATH this
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I getting this error while building my project dir ,and also not able find the path for Findilters.cmake plz help me resolve this issue

CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:7 (find_package): By not providing "Findfilters.cmake" in CMAKE_MODULE_PATH this project has asked CMake to find a package configuration file provided by "filters", but CMake did not find one.

Could not find a package configuration file ...

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Install haltech install on ubuntu
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I am trying to install haltech on ubuntu, I don t know exactly how, can you help me to figure out please? I have a ubuntu 20.04 LTS version

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Hunspell language pack for Marathi not available?
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When I try to install hunspell language packs, it works for Hindi and Gujarathi but not for marathi. In other words this works...

apt install hunspell-hi

But this does not:

apt install hunspell-mr
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pnickolas avatar
Cannot Install New Software (Store Bug)
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When I try to install new software, the dpkg and the libllvm12 interrupts the process with the following errors:

 The following packages have mismatched dependencies: 
libllvm12 : Break: libllvm12:i386 (!= 1:12.0.0-3ubuntu1~20.04.3) but 1:12.0.0-3ubuntu1~20.04.4 is installed  libllvm12:i386 : Break: libllvm12 (!= 1:12.0.0-3ubuntu1~20.04.4) but 1:12.0.0-3ubuntu1~20.04.3 is installed 
E: Mismatched depen ...
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Nehuén Llanos avatar
recovering journal error
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I have a new laptop, a Dell G15 5515 ryzen edition with nvidia geforce rtx 3060. This one comes with w11 and I make a dualbot with ubuntu 21.10. The installation went pretty good but after I install visual studio code and python my screen went black. So I restart the laptop, get the gpu menu, selected ubuntu and finally I get to a black screen with the following message:

/dev/nume0np7: recovering j ...
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installing ghmm library on ubuntu 18.04
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I am trying to install ghmm (the general hidden markov model) library in Ubuntu 18.04. For some reason the conda channel is not responding, it is taking forever to finish this conda install -c bioconda ghmm. Is there a reliable source from where I can install ghmm ?


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sameer .yalvigi avatar
i need to have mongodb software installed with libcurl4 on ubuntu 18.04 , but the ,mongodb packages use libcurl3
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The others softwares i need to install and use will require libcurl4 like Curl , MDATP , but mongodb doesnt support it , please advice on this issue

sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the uns ...
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Install a package without install dependencies globally
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I want to a install recoll, but my question applies to packages that rely on dependencies.

I don't use python, but when I add the recoll PPA and try to install the package, apt wants to install many python libraries as dependencies for recoll.

So my question is.. is there a way to install a package with all dependencies packaged within a folder so I don't pollute my system with all these dependencie ...

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Install a specific version (vulnerable version) of apache2
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I am trying to install a vulnerable version of apache2 (version 2.4.49 to be exact) but when I run sudo apt-get install apache2=2.4.49 it says the version is not found, although it definitely exists.

OS information: VERSION="20.04.3 LTS (Focal Fossa)"



PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS"

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can't compile libfprint as a meson project
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My ultimate goal: use the fingeprint reader of a Lenovo T430 on Ubuntustdio 20.04.

Type oft the device, according to lsusb:

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 147e:2020 Upek TouchChip Fingerprint Coprocessor (WBF advanced mode).

According to they support this device.

I downloaded libfprint-master.tar.gz using the button Download from https://gitlab.freede ...

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How can I install "apt" or "dpkg" on Ubuntu 20.04?
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I am renting a cloud server with Ubuntu 20.04. There is no GUI. I find that I need other utilities and the installation instructions I come across use either apt or dpkg. How can I acquire and install these?