Advanced Packaging Tool, the package manager for Debian-based distributions. It is also the most used tool for installing packages in Ubuntu. Questions about using any of the apt tools should use this tag.

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How to make Ubuntu forget the install state of a package?

I've a problem with a few packages that I've installed from the repositories in the past. However now I prefer to compile them myself because this makes it possible to use the newest version. ...
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32bit library dependency problem

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created ...
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Apt-get command not functioning

I am running lubuntu on a cubie server. I am however unable to install any packages using the apt-get command nor am I able to update using the apt-get update command. I am able to ping IP addresses ...
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Specific version of library is not available

I have two ubuntu ec2 instances as below. Instance 1: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty Instance 2: Distributor ID: Ubuntu ...
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where can i find the installed package

i installed package pidgin-skype-common ? i searched but i found many commands i don't know which command should i use package : pidgin-skype-comon_20140930+svn665+dfsg-1_i386.deb In windows, ...
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dpkg-query vs apt-cache

I noticed an interesting phenomenon and I am looking for an explanation. On my Ubuntu system, dpkg-query cannot find some uninstalled packages which apt-cache can find. For instance, dpkg-query -l ...
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Is there a frame by frame video editor?

I have a video with text that I am trying to translate into other language, I will not place the translation as subtitles, the idea is to use the same font and place the translated text in the same ...
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tomcat7 does not uninstall cleanly after deleting directory

An instance of tomcat7 on Ubuntu14.04 was not working properly so we tried to get rid of it. apt-get remove tomcat7 did not work, leaving all the directories. So we manually tried to delete ...
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How to install g++ complier [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu-14.0.4 and i am trying to install the g++ compiler by using the command sudo apt-get install g++ after clicking enter some sort of process is running and it ends with an error ...
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Upgrading from 13.04 to 15.04 Trouble [on hold]

I am having trouble with a virtual Ubuntu 13.04, my taskbar and menus have disappeared, and i have tried to move my ~/.config file to ~./config_old to try and create a new one, but it did not work. ...
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How do i manage metapacket architecture?

I'm building a debian package compose only of bash/perl script. Those scripts aim to interact with an architecture specific program (amd64) and are completely useless without this program. On debian ...
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No linux-tools for stable kernel release

I can't install and use perf tool on my linux server: Linux vzu01-ubuntu 3.16.0-30-generic #40~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 15 17:43:14 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux root@vzu01-ubuntu:~# ...
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How to tweak software & update so it can run on unsupported release? [duplicate]

I tried to install dropbox by this following command : sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 5044912E sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) ...
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Remove path to uninstalled codeblocks

I uninstall codeblocks via these commands (Ubuntu 14.04): sudo apt-get autoremove codeblocks sudo apt-get --purge remove codeblocks After that I run: $ codeblocks bash: /usr/bin/codeblocks: No ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu SDK after upgrade to 15.04 from 14.04

I recently upgraded from 14.04 through to 15.04 so I could start working on a scope idea that I had. Prior to upgrading, I had installed the Ubuntu SDK and had it installed and partially working - but ...
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Unable to open software center and nautilus

I am unable to open software center and nautilus, I get ths error if i open them: E: Malformed line 2 in the source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list (type) E: Could not read list of ...
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software center crashing and wont re install [duplicate]

Im using Ubuntu 14.4 and my software center has crashed and wont open. I have tried several removal and re-install options in terminal. Here is what I get. Any suggestions. ...
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Error installing lib32stdc++6 on ubuntu 14.10 on a 64bit OS [on hold]

While installing android studio on ubuntu, I am getting error could not run mksdcard SDK tool I found out that I need to install lib32stdc++6. But executing sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6 is ...
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Symantec Class 3 G4 intermediate certificate missing from ca-certificates/ca-certificates-java

I hope that you can help. I did a search and didn't find this exact issue. A vendor of ours recently updated their SSL certificate using a Symantec intermediate certificate. Our java process was no ...
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Cannot remove or update a package

I ran into a problem that I cannot remove or update masalla-icon-theme package that I installed from Noobslab ppa using apt-get. The issue is I ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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How to manage local Ubuntu mirror?

I'm in the process of setting up an on-site mirror of the Ubuntu repositories for 14.04 using apt-mirror. I will start by creating a full current mirror, let's call it Test_Mirror. I want to create a ...
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Can't update my apt packages.. problems with python-oneconf, software-center.. pyclean & pycompile not found

I can't update-upgrade my ubuntu packages anymore after my latest update/upgrade/dist-upgrade here are some outputs : $sudo dpkg --audit The following packages are in a mess due to serious problems ...
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How to restore to default source list? [on hold]

Before this problem occured, i got duplicate source.list entry error when do apt-get update command and decide to solve it. I don't know what to do now.. UPDATE Output of sudo apt-get update: $ ...
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node version outdated [duplicate]

I am trying to install Yeoman in my machine but i am getting the error node outdated,when i checked my versions i got this. node --version && npm --version v0.10.37 1.4.28 if my versions ...
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Using sudo apt-get install, why no source code?

I was trying to install a package for robotic operational system (ROS). And I just go ahead and type sudo apt-get install <package> After installation, I see a list of files in /opt/share ...
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I installed a version of Apache newer than what's in the repos. Will it be checked for updates?

I'm confused about how the package management system works in the case I'm about to describe. I found similar questions on askubuntu but I don't understand the system well enough to apply what I read ...
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Are there APIs to achieve centralized patching?

I am trying to make a centralized patch management tool, which can be used to perform the controlled update of all the Ubuntu machines in my network. I did some research, and collected the following ...
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Unable to install updates in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My automatic software updater stopped working and I have not been able to get it fixed. I tried the suggested fixes here but it didn't work. I then reached out for help to a senior Unix dev who ...
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Specific version for packages

I am using salt-stack to manage servers state(required software/tools/libraries etc). I use specific EC2 images for ubuntu(14.4 x64) instances so I am sure that the os version will not change. I am ...
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How do I block a specific VERSION of a package to be installed by aptitude (or apt-get)?

I have a problem with a program crashing, and I suspect that only the latest version of the package has this problem, so I wish to block this particular version from ever being installed – but I still ...
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Google chrome removal after deleting /opt/google

I had installed google-chrome and there was a folder named google in /opt. For some reason I accidentally removed /opt. Now I have trouble removing google-chrome-stable with apt-get. Any ideas on how ...
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libpcap 32 bit on 64 bit Ubuntu

I'm trying to install Gulp. As the author says it needs 32-bit libpcap-dev libs for building the application, but when I try to download 32bit version it says NO INSTALL CANDIDATE AVAILABLE ...
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How to Remove Webbrowser Without Uninstalling Unity Webapps?

I want to save disk space by removing unwanted applications such as webbrowser(I use firefox). however, after sudo apt-get uninstalling or purging I can't open unity tweak tool, and by reinstalling ...
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dpkg broken by oracle-java8-installer

I want to remove the oracle-java8-installer but it gives the below errors. Perhaps good to mention that I messed a bit with apt, e.g. at some point I manually removed the apt cache (but the java ...
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How can I build PHP5 Dependencies while having MariaDB installed?

I am trying to build php5 dependencies on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Unfortunately I get the following error message. % sudo apt-get build-dep php5 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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installing 32 bit libraries on ubuntu 14.04 64bit:errors

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 ...
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Can't install firmware-b43-installer online

I'm on a fresh install of Lubuntu 15.04 on a Dell Latitude D630 - specifically, I've got a Broadcom BCM4311 wireless network card. I've read through the instructions at ...
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Having problems installing Krita, unmet dependencies

sudo apt-get install krita Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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something wrong with my package lists(I think) [duplicate]

So when I'm trying to install something with apt-get, this happens, jabez@jb-Inspiron-3537:~$ sudo apt-get install libwxgtk2.8-0 Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no ...
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“error: cannot find -lGL” in Qt creator 5.5.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to build and run a sample program on Qt creator 5.5.0 and Ubuntu version is 14.04 LTS. Every time its giving an error cannot find -lGL and id returns exit 0. I tried to resolve this ...
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Software center is not working with proxy

I edited the /etc/apt/apt.conf with Acquire::http::proxy "http://071.12106en068:password@10.1.1.19:80/"; Acquire::https::proxy "https://071.12106en068:password@10.1.1.19:80/"; same with ftp ...
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Synaptic requiring too many additional removals?

I installed LLVM out of curiousity some time ago, not using it for anything specific. Today I tried removing it with Synaptic, the same way I installed it. The problem is, marking 'removal' on one of ...
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Can't install anything? [duplicate]

When I try to run something like sudo apt-get install rdesktop, I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run ...
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Running apt-get install updated unrelated packages and is causing issues

I recently ran apt-get install unzip on an Ubuntu server, for some reason it started updating almost every package on the system - apache, php, git, mysql, numerous libraries and more. Eventually it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Epson L210 driver

I try to install driver Epson L210 on ubuntu 14.04. using icon 'printers' it got stuck installing after awhile key in the admin password. try other method`sudo apt-get install ...
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Unable to install latest git on Ubuntu

I have checked this answer and followed the same steps. My system throws git is already the newest version. But when i do git --version it shows git version 1.8.1.2 I need to install git >= ...
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dpkg error while installing fail2ban on ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to reinstall fail2ban after upgrading from 14.10 to 15.04. I was getting these errors so I did apt-get remove fail2ban and then apt-get install fail2ban, however I still get these error ...
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// , How can I prevent Prey 1.4.0 and 1.3.9 installation happenning over and over as it tries chown?

// , I keep seeing attempts to chown files for prey 1.4.0 and prey 1.3.9 near the end of the output for any dpkg installation command. For instance I get the following spew in response to sudo ...
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14.04 - GPG error, public key not available

apt-get update returns: W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY D46F45428842CE5E i've ...
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error with apt-get and dpkg

I cannot do any apt-get commands without error. I have tried many commands like sudo apt-get purge, sudo apt-get -f install, sudo dpkg --configure initramfs-tools, etc. I continue to get the ...