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How do I remove a PPA?

There are multiple ways to remove a PPA. Option 1 : Open the Applications menu ( super + space ) and search for Software and Updates In the Software and Updates app, select the Other Software tab ...
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Does elementary OS feature outdated packages?

Depends what distribution you're comparing elementary OS with. Comparing with Arch and derivatives the packages are outdated, simply because elementary is stable and not bleeding edge. Comparing with ...
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packagekitd takes a lot of CPU when starting Loki

It is a known issue, it's reported and confirmed here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/appcenter/+bug/1587975 I'm still waiting for an fix or update myself.
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How to install gdebi?

You dont need 'gdebi' anymore...just open Appcenter and install Eddy.
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How can I install indicator-session without pulling in extra packages?

As per these comments, using --no-install-recommends prevents the extra packages from installing.
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libdvd-pkg: `apt-get check` failed?

all you have to do is: sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg
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How to run Package Manager

When you get permission denied try adding sudo before the command. Your commmand should be sudo apt-get update.
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There's any plans on switching to a new package manager (like dnf or pacman)?

Ubuntu itself is apparently working on replacing Deb packages with Snappy apps, and GNOME is working on cross-distro sandboxed applications. I wouldn't be surprised if one of these projects made it ...
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There's any plans on switching to a new package manager (like dnf or pacman)?

There are not any plans to switch away from Debian/apt at this time
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Problems with broken packages and apt-related issues

The solution is after discussion in chat. Thanks to @Sneetsher for his assistance/help. The main error: dpkg: error: too-long line or missing newline in `/var/lib/dpkg/arch' The simple command ...
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How can I remove elementary-tweaks?

Reinstalling libglib2.0-0 will fix this error in my case. sudo apt-get install --reinstall libglib2.0-0 libglib2.0-bin libglib2.0-data
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I think I just broke elementary and have no idea what to do, can someone help?

Seems to me you can only do is to reinstall elementary OS. If there some files you want to backup, try it, but that's what I would do, reinstall system.
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How do I remove a PPA?

You can use y-ppa manager To install open terminal and run: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager It is GUI tool to remove, ...
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Cannot boot after updating newest hardware-enablement stack

I had the same problem and it showed a black screen after the boot logo. But then on the black screen I pressed enter and then entered my password. Then after a while when I pressed the volume button ...
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How can I roll back Firefox back to previous version?

I'm not sure if Sean Patterson's answer is enough to prevent it from being updated by the AppCenter in the future. Hence, I'd also mark the package as held back using ‘apt-mark’ command in terminal ...
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How can I roll back Firefox back to previous version?

Install Synaptic Package Manager sudo apt install synaptic launch the program and search for firefox select it, then select Package at the top select Force Version... from the pull down select ...
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How to install gdebi?

Try these commands out. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install software-properties-common sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gdebi Those will let you install third party applications and ...
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Bleeding Edge Non-elementary OS Packages

Do not add Debian sid to the sources as this will overwrite all the Freya / Ubuntu packages with Debian sid ones and will break your system.You might be able to find a PPA somewhere though
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libdvd-pkg: `apt-get check` failed?

TLDR: You may safely remove libdvd-pkg with sudo apt remove libdvd-pkg if you don't run DVDs. This is probably a problem with the package and doesn't seem to be a problem specific to elementary OS as ...
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Unmet Dependencies and Package Broken

libgfortran3 depends on gcc-5-base version 5.3.1-14ubuntu2. But you have version 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.9. Downgrading gcc-5-base to required version should solve your problem. To downgrade to required ...
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How to install gdebi?

Looking at your error list in screen 1, it seems as if you have a DNS failure - perhaps check that you can reach, say apple.com, with Epiphany, and go from there. HTH
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How to migrate all packages to elementary OS

You can use the tool "apt-clone" for this. http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/yakkety/man8/apt-clone.8.html But i would recommend to start fresh and install only those packages you currently use..
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(apt-get) Pipe error

After trying to fix this countless of times I found a solution. First I ran sudo dpkg --configure -a then sudo apt-get install -f (Too see what package gives the problem) After I saw the problem ...
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Haskell Platform last version

There is a PPA for GHC and Cabal, you should check if it is what you need: https://launchpad.net/~hvr/+archive/ubuntu/ghc You can add this to your system with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hvr/ghc ...
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Cannot boot after updating newest hardware-enablement stack

With no other solution, I did a fresh install. For other users, that have to do a fresh install when running into the HWE hardware-enablement stack impass, be advised: don't chose the option to ...
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Is it safe to remove all these packages?

What did you do last? This can happen when you remove a 32-bit package on a 64-bit system.After that the system does not need these libraries and will add them to autoremove. If it is that then ...
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Problems with broken packages

Try running: sudo apt-get clean and then try again this command: sudo apt-get install -f then: sudo dpkg --configure -a and finally update your packages: sudo apt-get update If this doesn't ...
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Packaging system broken: Error with libqtcore4 package when installing krita (Freya)

To install the latest and correct Krita on Ubuntu and derivatives (elementary OS) run the following commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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How to show the support status of packages in freya?

While what you saw was likely a bug and I'm on Loki (the next release) and unable to check this in Freya, I think there are a few things worth clarifying. While elementary OS is based on Ubuntu Long ...
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