Questions tagged [dpkg]

dpkg is the package format used by Debian, Ubuntu and other popular GNU/Linux distributions as well as the tools used to work with dpkg packages.

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'confold' options for dpkg and apt ignored

I have a package sudo which has been repackaged with dpkg-repack as follows: sudo dpkg-repack --arch=amd64 sudo The configuration file, /etc/sudoers for this package contains the following custom ...
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Ubuntu: install only a signed verified deb package

What the final goal is: Install a given package securely for a series of servers. We have servers running on different cloud data centers. We install our app on them as deb file. Currently we upload ...
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How to install ProtonMail on Ubuntu Server 20.04?

I have a PRO account at ProtonMail and I want to use it for my web server. I found a tutorial here : https://pychao.com/2018/10/13/use-protonmail-bridge-on-headless-linux-machines/#comment-6612 ...
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debconf-set-selection for openssh-server “disable root login” prompt

I'm trying to set up a non-interactive upgrade (Wheezy to Jessie). I get a prompt to disable root login over ssh, and I want to answer "no". Can I preseed that using debconf-set-selection? How can I ...
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Dpkg error code 100 debian 10

I have a Problem at installing new Packages on my Debian 10 VPS When I would like to install a Package there is this this Error: E: Sub-process dpkg --set-selections returned an error code (100) E: ...
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How to remove old kernel on Ubuntu operating system

I am wondering how can I do remove old kernel from Ubuntu operating system. Please refer image screenshot taken. Please advice. Many thanks. list of linux kernel
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How to force ansible apt upgrade to install new configuration files (force-confnew)

I have an Ubuntu 18 LTS host which I want to upgrade via ansible and force apt-get dist-upgrade to install any new configurations available overwriting any existing ones, as if I was there pressing ...
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How to tell apt to install a specfic package if it is a depended, but not if it is recommended?

On Debian or Ubuntu, how do I tell APT that I don't want particular package, unless I really have to have it? I can get part of the way there in three different ways: 1) I can pin the priority of ...
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docker | unknown environment `bash` | sub process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code(1) [closed]

My goal is to get a docker container running with nordvpn installed and connected. Get docker container going sudo docker pull ubuntu:latest sudo docker run -it ubuntu bash // now im in the docker ...
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Configuration of self-made .deb package

I'm trying to make my own debian package to deploy some scripts. I need some parameters from the user, I'm gathering them using debconf. So I made a DEBIAN subfolder, and put control, templates and ...
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Reinstalling broken kernel 4.9.0.9 on Debian Stretch

Following recent Intel chip bugs I upgraded my Debian Stretch server. Microcode updated OK, but update-initramfs was hanging. So I killed it and tried to remove the kernel before trying to reinstall ...
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Installed self-compiled Python 3.7.0 as “python”, how to remove it?

I have made a huge mistake on my Ubuntu 16.04 server. I compiled and installed Python 3.7.0 from source using make altinstall, but I did not include all of the core dependencies I needed, so I was ...
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How to reinstall/fix specific perl module on ubuntu 16.04

During an update, apt and dkpg returned the following error: dpkg: error processing package libperl5.22:amd64 (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it ...
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How can I check the release of a package in debian?

I am planning to do an upgrade on my system and I have a mix of three releases, there are some packages from wheezy, some from jessie and some of stretch. I would like to get the list of the packages ...
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Ubuntu's `dpkg` ignores `Replaces` field of a package

I'm building a newer replacement for a package, libgpg-error. Ubuntu also has a libgpg-error0, which is depended upon by system packages (such as systemd). My package provides everything libgpg-error0 ...
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dpkg: cannot see preinst script output

I faced a problem: dpkg says that preinst script fails with exit code 1 but I see no output. I looked into script itselt (dpkg -e) and found what's wrong. But if there were output of preinst script, ...
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Backup upgradable packages with dpkg-repack on debian

I want to list upgradable packages and automatically repack them to .debs. My try: fakeroot -u dpkg-repack `apt list --upgradable | cut -f1 -d"/" | awk '{if(NR>2)print}'` So it gets package names,...
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Docker don't allow to install using dpkg command

I am trying to install docker cron package in running prometheus docker container. I downloaded cron package but somehow it is not allowing me do that. I downloaded cron package using wget command. ...
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How dpkg check config files when upgrading packages

I'm building .deb packages for my internal tools. And would like to find a right way how to deal with configuration files on upgrade. Currently when I install package-0.2.deb over package-0.1.deb, ...
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Is the snmp source package of correct version missing from security.debian.org?

I'm trying to build the newest snmp packages on debian jessie. However, https://packages.debian.org/jessie/snmp seems to show conflicting information. The page heading reads: Package: snmp (5.7.2....
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Sortable list of all packages (dpkg)

I want to dump all installed packages on a system which uses dpkg. Up to now I use dpkg -l. But it has one draw back: Sorting the result does not make sense. Head: root@aptguettler:~# LANG=C dpkg-...
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What is the dpkg equivalent of “rpm -i”?

I have a package installed on an Ubuntu machine, and I need to list the metadata of that installed package to determine where it came from. On a Redhat based machine, "rpm -i [packagename]" will give ...
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Debian - Broken package cannot be installed or removed

I have an HP Microserver (Gen8) running Debian Jessie. When I first set it up, I installed the optional HP daemons to see what benefit they gave. One, hp-health, interfaces with the onboard iLO ...
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Is Debian package ifenslave really necessary for bonding?

This piece of Debian documentation states that package ifenslave is necessary for bonding: First install the ifenslave package, necessary to enable bonding Yet I know of two Debian 7.10 (wheezy) ...
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dpkg-reconfigure: dialog frontend sets up postfix successfully; non-interactive frontend fails

(N.B. In this question, a leading # indicates a root prompt, not a comment. Also, I have replaced the actual hostname with <myhostname>.) As the debconf (7) man-page states, dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Avoid Death by dpkg-triggers?

You don't really need to know anything about the technologies I'm using to answer my question. You only need to understand dpkg and its triggers. I'm using an orchestration tool (mcollective) to ...
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What is the recommended method of installing an arbitrary version of a package using apt?

The Problem: I need a way to install specific, pinned versions of some packages on my Debian system. snapshot.debian.org appears to offer a means to do this, however even after adding a snapshot to ...
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How to clear apt-conf list options in apt-get command line options

I'm trying to use the apt-conf #clear syntax to clear the DPkg::Pre-Install-Pkgs options on command-line apt-get, but I haven't had any luck. I've tried stuff like apt-get -o DPkg::Pre-Install-...
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Nginx install don't work [closed]

I have a problem with nginx , I deleted nginx because I did some modifications in nginx.conf and now I can't install it ... apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Failing to start nfs server

I'm trying to get nfs working on an Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS. I get the following error: I've already tried reinstalling nfs-common, nfs-kernel-server and other packages following instructions provided in ...
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Dependency problems while installing Webmin

I'm having problems when installing Webmin for Debian Wheezy. It turns out that, while installing the dependencies which are mentioned on these instructions from Webmin website, I receive the ...
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Listing all packages, but without addional text

In this time I am working of project, what tell you, what software you have installer and what you can install. In this time I have problem with this command: grep -hn Package: /var/lib/apt/lists/* . ...
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Whence /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini in Ubuntu 16.04?

Where does the /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini file come from on Ubuntu 16.04? dpkg -S /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini returns nothing. dpkg -S /etc/php/7.0/apache2/ shows that the directory is ...
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Debian: Get list of installed packages while in rescue mode

How can I get a a list of installed packages from a debian setup which is mounted to /mnt/ while using a rescue mode? Scenario: Server crashed, only rescue mode possible. Setting up a new server, ...
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ubuntu using “force-yes” with `dpkg -i`

I have an update script for my system that updates from deb files: find /packages/apt/ -type f -name "*.deb" -exec dpkg --force-depends -i {} \+ The problem is that nginx has a configuration file ...
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dpkg: error processing package

Im trying to install mongodbserver on ubuntu 14.04LTS with reference to mongodb docs but getting the dpkg related errors root@c3:~# apt-get install -y mongodb-org Reading package lists... Done ...
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apt - update local package

Some months ago I had to install gitlab-ce on a server with Ubuntu 16.04, no access to the public internet, so I downloaded the package from the Ubuntu repository on an other machine and then uploaded ...
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How to speed up dpkg (binary) package build

I will be building debian package multiple times in a day, and each build takes more than 8-9 minutes! I was checking if there is any way to speed it up (dpkg-deb --build, binary pkg) I tried to use ...
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Installing Debian package tools (dpkg-buildpackage) on Amazon Linux?

I am setting up a web server which packages and hosts different installers for client applications on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. I am using EC2 so I went with Amazon Linux for my base image. I ...
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Is it possible for a debian package to be installed by multiple names through apt?

I have a package foo-new, which many new users know by its old name foo-old, so they try to execute apt install foo-old which does not work. Is it possible through a control field to make a package ...
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RPM to DPKG: Underscore in Package Name

I have a custom RPM which I convert to DPKG using the tool alien. It works with one annoyance: The input is called "foo_bar.rpm" and the output is called "foo-bar.dpkg". We have a list of packages ...
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debian/ubuntu: Prevent UI prompting in command-line apt-get

So, in order to prevent console-UI (newt, snack, dialog) prompts during the dpkg post-install, you have to do something like: debconf-set-selections <<< 'mysql-server mysql-server/...
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Bash if condition to check if a ubuntu package needs an upgrade?

I need a bash line to check if a ubuntu package needs an upgrade or not. For example, I want to check if the package 'firefox' needs an upgrade using dpkg or apt-get commands. Hypthetical Example: #...
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German Umlauts (but only uppercase) are broken

I have a proxmox3 server. I login via SSH. Umlauts (öäüÜÖÄ) works well - nevertheless if upper or lowercase. Then I login in my openvz node (debian wheezy) via: vzctl enter 100 In this node, on ...
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Installing a package to an alternate location using 'dpkg' without root privileges fails with permissions errors

The command line I am using is dpkg --force-not-root --root /some/other/location -i the_package.deb but I get an error dpkg: could not open log '/var/log/dpkg.log': Permission denied I would have ...
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Create custom package from nginx source - renaming nginx to custom-nginx

My dist is Ubuntu 14.04 use case I am attempting to create my own packaged nginx called 'custom-nginx'. It needs to install itself into alternative directories as so it does not interfere with the ...
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dpkg/apt-get updating a package - downtime?

I was wondering if apt-get/dpkg packages (.deb's) manage downtime at all when updating? For example, when updating nginx (assuming it's already installed) via sudo apt-get install nginx, it looks to ...
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Hook into installation of Debian package

When installing packages with daemons, they often restart that service during installation/upgrade on Debian. I got a daemon that has some options that can only be set on runtime, not configured. If ...
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Sub-process Error

Im trying to move my Wordpress site from a managed VPS to my OVH dedicated machine and im in the middle of trying to install WP. However following these instructions I get this error: Setting up ...
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Dovecot install error: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code

I am trying to install a mail server on my Raspberry Pi. I have setup the FQDN and run apt-get update, and am trying to install postfix, mysql and dovecot with the command apt-get install postfix ...