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 trick apt-get into believing a package version is different?

The package I want to upgrade "is already the newest version". But I am using a previous version of it and what to see what happens if I upgrade it now. This package comes preinstalled on Linux ...
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Unable to update any software packages in VMWare Ubuntu

I want to understand why I am unable to install any packages. I am trying to install hadoop, but for that Ubuntu 14.04 & Java 7 or above are prerequisite and I cannot install them: sudo apt-get ...
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No GUI after upgrade in Kali linux [on hold]

I have upgraded my system yesterday using synaptic. I have continued installing even though some files were missing after download. Then after restarting, there is no GUI. The screen stops at Kali ...
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Can not update Restricted extras

The message that I receive when trying to play any audio file: Required plugin could not be found Videos requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: MPEG-1 Layer ...
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Software center error, tried recommended commands, no dice [duplicate]

Software center just closes, error message sent. Here is what I am left with. Thanks in advance. rustybucket@rustybucket:~$ sudo apt-get autoclean [sudo] password for rustybucket: Reading package ...
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failed to remove dnscrypt-proxy

I am trying to remove dnscrypt-proxy from my system I tried to run sudo apt-get remove dnscrypt-proxy and then i get this error Removing dnscrypt-proxy (1.6.1-1pmo3~xenial) ... Failed to stop ...
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Webupd8 Oracle Java8 on rpi missing javaws.policy

I'm trying to install Oracle java8 on my raspberry pi 3. My script follows the instructions at http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/install-oracle-java-8-in-ubuntu-via-ppa.html. I tried both the option of ...
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Avoid updating system while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Preseed out of a local archive. While installing, the routine wants to enter directory "trusty-updates" and can't find it just because it is not in the archive. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Error Processing archive mysql-common

I've a problem when I'm tried to run apt-get update, error appears as follows: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run '...
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How can I install php5-mcrypt

When I try to use sudo apt-get install php5-mcrypt to install php5-mcrypt, I receive the following error. I used sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ to install the php5 ahmad@ubuntu:/var/www/html$ sudo ...
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Unable to downgrade GNOME from 3.20 to 3.18

I'd like to downgrade GNOME because 3.20 on my Ubuntu 16.04 is a mess. There are countless sources on the Internet (including askubuntu) saying how to do this, and it's always: sudo ppa-purge ppa:...
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How do I install an older version of Google Chrome?

I'm not to familiar with Ubuntu, but I need to install the previous version because the current one has some bugs. I went to here and found the version that I wanted: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/...
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sudo apt-get install virtualbox downloading the android studio [duplicate]

I am using kubuntu and I used this command yesterday to download android studio sudo apt-get install android-studio and then I saw it installing the same file android-studio zip file that I have ...
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Package [zfsnap] installed incorrectly - what's what?

On Ubuntu Xenial server, installing zfsnap exists with error status 0. However, the package isn't properly installed: $ zfsnap zfsnap: command not found $ $ sudo dpkg -p zfsnap dpkg-query: package '...
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At Login says security update and package upgrade available but unable to install [duplicate]

When i login i see 8 packages can be updated. 7 updates are security updates. When i try apt-get update Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://us.archive....
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Error:Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

Yesterday,I ran the command sudo apt-get autoremove pythonby mistake,and Toady something bad happened when I startup my machine.My desktop missed.Therefore,I run sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop,...
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How to get a list of all packages installed from PPAs even for PPA repositories that may have been removed

I've already seen this question: How to list all the packages which are installed from PPAs? It only works for packages installed from PPAs where the PPA repository is still added to the system. Is ...
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Upgrade to 15.04 didn't finish correctly: how to resolve failed issues? [on hold]

I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 15.04, and during the upgrade - I noticed that the setting of changing keyboard's language direction (from L2R to R2L) failed, along with the upgrades/installation of ...
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Verifying installation: 'apt-cache policy' vs 'which'

I have searched for every variation of this question for days and I have not been able to find a clear explanation therefore I come to the collective knowledge here in the hopes of resolving my ...
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Accidentally deleted current kernel [duplicate]

I've been very stupid and while trying to free space on /boot, I think I've accidentally deleted my current kernel. How it happened: >>uname -i linux-image-extra-4.4.0-24-generic now uname ...
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apt does not show package that is available in my repository

I'm running a 64 bit proc, and I'm trying to install lib64stdc++6 using apt-get. I have the repository deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ jessie main and it does contain http://ftp.fr.debian.org/...
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sudo apt-get update issue for Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to use the sudo apt-get update command through the terminal and I am receiving the following message at the end: W: The repository 'cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 ...
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schroot and apt-get

This a question to clarify my different searching. I have an Arm64, to be precise aarch64. Which is missing certain number of packages. I tried building from source but did not manage for all. ...
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dpkg: error processing (--configure) on Ubuntu 16.04 live USB

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 on a live USB, under a intel NUC. I've used YUMI for creating the live USB and I have other SO's as lives on the USB. When I boot the USB, I get a pop up error, that says ...
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How to install php with our desired version [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 16.06lts. Whenever i try installing php using sudo apt-get install php, php7.0 is getting installed. But i want php5.0 to work. I tried using sudo apt-get install php5.0 and it ...
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How to install new versions of G++ that use the corresponding C++ standard library?

I am trying to install multiple versions of the g++ compiler for testing purposes. I would like to be able to install g++ 4.9.3,5.1.0, 5.2.0, and 6.1.0. I know that I can do sudo add-apt-...
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Problems fully updating my system [duplicate]

Every time I try updating my system with sudo apt-get update, I'm prompted with this: E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pasgui/ppa/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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I started trying to install MariaDB MySQL. Now I have a mess, looks like I can't install packages now

First of all, I don't know very much about Ubuntu. It's Ubuntu 16.04 Server (64 bits). I needed to install a MySQL database, using apt-get install mariadb-server. It worked, it's been installed but ...
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Set the fastest mirror from preseed

So, choosing the best mirror in the /etc/apt/sources.list can be simply done by removing the country prefix before "archive.ubuntu.com" (i.e. "us."). For a new installation, it should be possible to ...
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apt-get upgrade service unavailable 503 [on hold]

I try to upgrade my ubuntu, but get an error message: Failed to fetch http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.157.2_all.deb 503 Service Unavailable ...
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I can't install softwares after failed removal of Python 3 (python3-pkg-resources)

I have two python in my computer 2.7 and 3.4. I stupidly assumed that 2.7 is the default python in ubuntu and tried to uninstall python3 using this command sudo apt-get remove python3 While in the ...
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Installing a previous version of proftpd on ubuntu

I am trying to install a previous version (1.3.5) of proftpd on ubuntu to exploit an inherit vulnerability and following this thread. For checking what versions are available to apt-get, I ran apt-...
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How do I fix this Apt error? [duplicate]

When I try updating my system this error pops up. Can anyone help? E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pasgui/ppa/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Packages
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How to fix the “Unable to calculate upgrade” issue from command line when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on DigitalOcean server. I would like to upgrade it to later releases (12.04->14.04->16.04), but fail to do so due to the mentioned mistake. DigitalOcean provides a tutorial ...
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Error on sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Please help me recover this error. I am using UBUNTU 16.04 LTS and I am suddenly getting this error while I do sudo apt-get update from my terminal. It fails to update any existing packages too. E:...
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System failure during aptitude upgrade resulted in broken package: No such file or directory: '/usr/lib/python3.5/distutils/filelist.py'

My system was upgrading when an error ocurried and it rebooted. Once I got into busybox, I had to run fsck /dev/sda1 and confirm each correction. So far, so good. When I got Ubuntu back, I tried to ...
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Can't update any software in 14.10 and can't install any software packages by terminal or from software center [duplicate]

I can't update or upgrade as well as can't install any software in Ubuntu 14.10. When trying to install from terminal I receive the same error as via command line: Updating cache… Then after ...
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upgrade protobuf 2.6.1 to 3.0.0-b3?

I'm testing tensorflow, which is based on protobuf 3.0.0-b3/30.0-b2. But current Ubuntu 16.04 repository comes with protobuf 2.6.1 ... So when I tested my tensorflow code, I run into this error ...
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is manually installed better than auto installed with regards to dependencies?

There is a VERY good question and answer here: Should I use tasksel, tasks in APT or install regular metapackages? (which incidentally I got to from here: What's the easiest way to set up a LAMP ...
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Apt-get seems to be broken. Cannot install anything

How can I fix this? rimmer@local:/$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically ...
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Malformed line error when running 'sudo apt-get update' [duplicate]

When I run: sudo apt-get update I get this error: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list (dist) E: The list of sources could not be read. What do I do?
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Where to find a detailed catalog of installed packages?

In my 12.04 installation I've just discovered a whole lot of nice packages that I knew nothing about (or had forgotten). So - is there a facility that makes a catalog of all expressly installed ...
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What's the difference between the apt packages: 'cinnamon' and 'cinnamon-desktop-environment'?

I have a fresh Ubuntu install and want to install Cinnamon as the desktop environment. When I do apt search cinnamon, I get multiple results, but two seems like they are the correct one. The first ...
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list of programs with apt installation with missing packages

I want to install a list of packages via the command sudo apt-get install app1 app2 etc I tried it, but due to a missing package, apt-get doesn't install anything. So I look in depth in man apt-get ...
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virtualbox download and installation error

Im trying to download and install virtualbox 5.0 by sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.0 and get the error: unable to locate package virtualbox-5.0 Couldn't find any package by regex 'virtualbox-5.0' ...
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Problems with packet dependencies [closed]

I'm making a game using the SFML library. And, I'm under LinuxMint 64bits. I want to compile my game in 32 bits, and it's working. I installed 32bits counterpart of the libraries but I've got a ...
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How to uninstall package and reinstall to factory/default settings?

What I mean by this, is how do you reinstall a program to where it acts like it did the first time the program was ever opened? My scenario I Just did a fresh OS install, so I wanted to copy my my ...
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FileZilla: The following packages have unmet dependencies

I am trying to install FileZilla 3.19 but I get this error when running apt-get install filezilla: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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How to enable colors for “apt search” in Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

When I search for a package with apt search <package>, I don't have any colors anymore in Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). I ran into this question: How do I enable fancy apt colours and progress ...
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How can I install/view the grub file that a recent upgrade was providing but I accidentally ignored?

A recent apt upgrade wanted to overwrite my systems' grub file that I had manually modified, but I accidentally kept my own modified version. How can I view the version that was going to overwrite my ...