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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MySQL upgrade stuck at version choosing

I am trying to upgrade my packages on Ubuntu 14.04 , Then MySQL is asking me to choose the server's version that I want to receive , I am stuck there , can't select any option [Including none] Tried ...
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apt-get update 404 on trusty

Does anyone know why these are 404ing? At those paths, there are {path}.gz and {path}.bz2 which I can wget fine. vagrant@mt-repl:/tmp$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://security.ubuntu.com ...
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Error sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found

When i run in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa log here: sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found i tried to run sudo apt-get install software-properties-common but ...
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do-release-upgrade crashed, now how to restore?

I had a weird disk error (software-side: btrfs) that caused my upgrade to 14.10 to fail halfway through. I've been able to get things working fairly well, but two things are troubling me: Several ...
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E: Package 'openswan' has no installation candidate

I am on Ubuntu MATE 14.10, I have all my software sources turned on in 'Software & Updates', I have run apt-get update, etc, but I am still getting the following error when I run sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to update and install mysql-server in Ubuntu VPS

i am trying to install mysql-server and i am having a really hard time (note: just started using Linux). When i try installing MYSQL xxx@vps:~# apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client Reading ...
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Lots of package dependencies Ubuntu 14-04 errors

I have installed & used Ubuntu 14.04 several times before facing this type of errors. Now i reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my machine, but when i try to install some packages, this error appeared. It ...
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apt-get: unmet dependencies, but dependencies can't install

I'm in a spot where Ubuntu 12.04 LTS wants to do a dist-upgrade, but I can't do anything because /boot is full. ~$ df -h /dev/sda1 228M 227M 0 100% /boot I want ...
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APT_AUTOGEN setting just affecting the package being installed or all?

I have got rkhunter version 1.4.2, and I was just wondering about the APT_AUTOGEN option which I currently have enabled. Does this mean that when I install new software that it just adds that software ...
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apt-get autoremove gives dependency errors, and apt-get -f install needs the space on boot im trying to free up

im new to linux and have been running a server from my house while im at school to try to learn a little bit about it, but ive run into an issue. after about half a year of it running, i realized my ...
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Broken packages error while installing zookeeper-server

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty) and was trying to install Cloudera Hadoop with Yarn by following this tutorial. Under the options I choose To add the CDH 5 repository: and customized url for ...
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what to do for UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER and the UPDATE command? [duplicate]

this is the result i get after "SUDO APT-GET UPDATE" command E: Malformed line 56 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read. what to do now?? ...
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Package upgrade hangs forever on mysql-apt-configure [on hold]

I'm on Linux Mint 17.1 and usually let the update manager update all the packages it suggest. Yesterday it got stuck with an update for MySql. The mysql-apt-config didn't finish for ours so I had to ...
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Key exists already but getting GPG error

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit desktop,and updating worked fine before, but suddenly it doesn't (it is a long time from last updating, so I can't ensure what operation leads this problem). As you ...
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I apepar to have broken apt-get - how do I figure out what I need to do to fix it?

The first clue that something was wrong as that aptd likes to eat all the CPU: Help: “aptd” is maxing out my CPU? I should have been clued in by the fact that my upgrade died in a rather spectacular ...
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Can't install anything with software center

Every time I open Software center I get this message: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now? I ...
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Error 404 when trying to install the package linux-image-extra

I am trying to install the package below on ubuntu/trusty64 apt-get install -y linux-image-extra-`uname -r` and getting the following error Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Package dependencies broken

So I've been trying to install cmake using apt. sudo apt-get install cmake But I get this error message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Boost install with apt-get fails

I am trying to install the boost libraries through libboost-all-dev: sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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can't install ubuntu-sdk after installing ubuntu 14.04.2

Now I can't install ubuntu-sdk and I can't resolve the problem. I used: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sdk ...
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How to create a .deb file from installed package?

You can install a .deb package file onto a system by using dpkg -i filename.deb. Is it possible to do the reverse? By reverse, I mean create a .deb package file from an installed package given a ...
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Can't apt update on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Here is log. W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The ...
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Ubuntu Software Center will not open

When I attempt to open the Ubuntu Software center via terminal the following shows: $ software-center 2015-03-03 13:07:01,990 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2015-03-03 ...
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How to force apt-get to skip a package version

There is an excellent answer here on how to downgrade a package, but I would like to know how to force apt-get and Software Updater to skip a version. For example, the current release of Firefox is ...
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How do you install Xorg-Server 1.17?

I added deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/canonical-x/x-staging/ubuntu utopic main to my sources.list and ran apt-get update. $ sudo apt-get install xorg-server Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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problem in installing packages [on hold]

$ sudo apt-get install apache2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package apache2 is not available, but is referred to by another package. ...
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Why does the PPA not sync between Source and Binary?

I want to install libxml2-dev to compiled to PHP but I get this error when I try: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libxml2-dev : Depends: libxml2 (= 2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu3) but ...
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How to get rid of this message about a failed install [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 11 after its end of life. I then tried to install java from the repositories. However, the installation failed. Since then, every time I install some other package apt-get tries to ...
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libjpeg8-dev : unmet dependencies libjpeg8-dev : Depends: libjpeg8 (= 8d-1+deb7u1) but 8c-2ubuntu8 is to be installed

I was trying to install Ros-Indigo and I am getting the error shown below You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libjpeg8-dev : ...
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Failed to download repository information (FETCH ERROR) [duplicate]

I'm trying to download "Tux Paint" children draw program, my favourite, but it fails to download data because "Fetcher" is broken. If I do sudo apt-get install tuxpaint, it fails too. Check out this ...
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Trying to install a package, throwing errors

apt-get install firmware-atheros Throws me an error. I've already changed sources.list to allow non-free. (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ...
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Ubuntu mysql workbench menu shows doubled

I install mysql-workbench in ubuntu 14.04 LTS software center. It install mysql workbench version 6.0.8. In this, menu is doubled So I decided to upgrade the mysql workbench version and add a ...
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Installing HHVM “The following packages have unmet dependencies”

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 install wget” installs wget with 000 permissions

I need to install wget and so I used sudo apt-get install wget, and it did, in fact, install it to /usr/bin/wget, but the permissions are all wrong (other lines for context): -rwxr-xr-x 1 root ...
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Automatically install apt packages [duplicate]

This might be a terrible idea, but is it possible to have non-installed packages automatically installed? That is, instead of seeing this: $ git clone ... The program 'git' is currently not ...
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Adding repositories behind proxy, receiving error message “gpg: keyserver timeout recieve failed” [duplicate]

I'm connected through a network proxy, and not able to add any repositories because of following error message: gpg: keyserver timeout recieve failed How can I fix this issue?
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'apt-get upgrade' vs 'apt-get install --only-upgrade'

To this day I thought that using 'apt-get upgrade' keeps all my installed packaged to their latest version. Toady however, I realized that my 'deluged' package version is 1.3.6, while there's a newer ...
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What is dpkg-reconfigure and how is it different from dpkg --configure?

I was recently given an answer to another question Help: “aptd” is maxing out my CPU? which included running the commands sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh -a and sudo dpkg --configure -a That all ...
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Apt-cacher-ng “known data hit, don't write to”

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (Precise Pangolin). kernel version 3.10.39. I install apt-cacher-ng server with 0.7.2-1ubuntu2.1 version. With time, downloading of packages becomes extremely slow ...
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“apt-get update” gives many [Ign] errors - is that a problem?

I just ran sudo apt-get update once again and I thought that there are many lines starting with Ign instead of Hit in the output. I wondered what it means and researched on Ask Ubuntu and Super User, ...
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What should I do to install a ubuntu repository on a Mint? [closed]

I know that maybe it's not a good idea, but I think it's worth trying. What shuld I do? > sudo add-apt-repository ppa:something/bla Traceback (most recent call > last): File ...
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How can I be sure that I'm using NTP version 4.2.8p1 or equivalent?

I've recently read about the vulnerabilities within ntp, here which can be closed by installing ntp version 4.2.8p1. However, I've used apt-get to install the latest version of ntp, on an Ubuntu ...
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Openssl is not installing

I am trying to install Openssl in my Ubuntu 64bit os which is running in Virtual Box, But i am keep getting the following error. root@Ubuntu64Bit:~# sudo apt-get install openssl Reading package ...
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Updating hard limit of “maximum open files” of running process

I am trying to increase the "maximum open files" limit of my running process (apt-cacher-ng). I am following below link http://gregchapple.com/updating-ulimit-on-running-linux-process/ By following ...
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Android KitKat build on Ubuntu 14.04, Wrong JDK

I am trying to build Android-x86 KitKat branch from android-x86.org on an Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit machine. However, when I run make it doesn't run very long until there is an error which halts ...
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Why is my kernel not upgraded to the latest version? [duplicate]

My server runs Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. I try to keep it up to date as possible by doing sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade regularly. So far I was assuming that this would update the ...
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Steam dependencies can't be installed [duplicate]

I found a few questions that were similar to this but none of them were enough like my particular case to be of any use. Whenever I open Steam, a terminal opens up: Steam needs to install these ...
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Backup and Restore list of installed packages and APT sources

I commonly reinstall Ubuntu and back up my APT stuff [sources, keys and installed package lists] using the tutorial at http://askubuntu.com/a/99151/371765. However I commonly also remove software such ...
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after chroot: apt-get update (Err and Failed to fetch - BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall)

I'm following BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall tutorial for making a live CD from my current Ubuntu installation. Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. I checked internet connection of virtual machine as ...
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Can't connect to ubuntu keyserver when guest in virtualbox

I'm trying to install an application on an Ubuntu 10.04 via a ppa. This setup is necessary since a customer's error seems to be platform dependent. Here's what sudo add-apt-repository ppa:user/app ...