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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I got a problem upgrading packages on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

root@ubuntu:~# su root@ubuntu:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have ...
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After installing a package, is_installed returns still False, in python apt

by using python apt, i can install packages. Before and after installing the package, i updated the cache. However, before and after installing the package, is_installed returns the same, in other ...
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Coherence between package version and served files

Currently, I am trying to understand how distro maintainer build and choose names for their packages and there is (from my point of view) a lack of coherence for a specific package. Take the libzmq ...
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Keyboard layout on laptop is messed up after full system update

Keyboard layout on laptop is messed up after full system update. Running Linux Mint 3.11.0-26 on an HP Pavilion. Example of problem: When pressing the o button it returns a 6, and m=0, j=1, 0=/, ...
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How do I correctly install libpcre3-dev:i386?

I want to install libpcre3-dev:386 onto 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04. I have libpcre3:i386 installed, as well as the :x64 -dev version. But if I run 'sudo apt-get install libpcre3-dev:i386', apt wants to ...
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Load package in GAP fail (GAP - Groups, Algorithms, Programming - a System for Computational Discrete Algebra)

Firstly, I tried to install GAP on my Ubuntu. I found this "math.jasonbhill.com/gap" which help me find how to install. So, I wrote $ sudo apt-get install gap-core on terminal. After it ...
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unmet dependencies [Wine]

Again with unmet dependencies problem, but this time it's something else... I am running Ubuntu 14.04, and I am trying to install wine but I get this message: The following packages have unmet ...
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Linux Mint Rebecca - Packages 404 Not Found [on hold]

Whenever I do sudo apt-get update I get the following error W: Failed to fetch http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu/dists/rebecca/mongodb-org/3.0/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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Samba wont install [on hold]

I'm trying to install samba via terminal and I am getting a repetitive error. The commands i have used to install are as follows sudo apt-get install samba sudo apt-get install ...
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Update repo error

I have this error: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80] W: Failed to fetch ...
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Using sudo apt-get update

when I am using sudo apt-get update, I am getting the following as output and hence I am not able to install git send-email package. Err http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_IN ...
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Cannot install libhdf5-dev

Trying to install pbh5-tools on my Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine. I have encountered countless problems trying to get the program to install. I get the error: In file included from ...
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How to retrieve size of a software(package) in ubuntu?

By using python-apt I find package's sizes, but it gives wrong results I think. FOr example, for package named eclipse, size is shown in Ubuntu software center as shown below: 240,8 MB to download, ...
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Can't boot into ubuntu

I have a lenovo n20p with Ubuntu installed , I was using linux just fine I managed to install wine, I then turned of my laptop and then back on and when I ran sudo startunity it didn't work. I got ...
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How do I force update of packages list?

My packages list does not agree with packages.ubuntu.com. I have run apt-get update several times. I have not received any errors when running apt-get update. I received "hit" indicators for the ...
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How to retrieve screenshots of a package in ubuntu

i'm developing an application which manipulates packages in ubuntu. I'm working with python. I need to retrieve screenshots of packages by using package-name. For example, say that package-name is ...
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libssl-dev version dependency conflict with installed libssl1.0.0

Ubuntu 14.04 Repositories: universe, main Ran apt-get update Ran apt-cache policy libssl1.0.0 ddew@ddew-wsl:~$ apt-cache policy libssl1.0.0 libssl1.0.0: Installed: 1.0.1f-1ubuntu2.11 Candidate: ...
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How can I obtain up-to-date packages?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 which I've downloaded and installed recently. How can I get packages for up-to-date versions of software? For example I can only find g++ up to 4.9, or Boost up to 1.55. g++5.1 ...
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sudo apt-get upgrade got frozen

I was running doing sudo apt-get upgrade, and it got frozen at the line: Setting up xorg (1:7.7+1ubuntu8.1) ... Setting up grub-pc (2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.2) ... Installing for i386-pc platform. ...
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Unmet dependencies Pipelight

I am trying to install pipelight onto my notebook. Sadly I can't manage to get it installed. Every try to install it ends up with: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Help with Apt-get: unmet dependencies [duplicate]

When I run apt-get, I get this error: root@Hadhy:~# apt-get install tor Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get ...
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Correct way to fix missing (wrong/old) dependencies when running apt-get install?

I know there are many variations of this question, but I've browsed different threads and tried everything listed in the answers, but I am still not able to resolve my wrong dependencies. I am on ...
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Can no longer use apt-get to install due to error with apport

I am working on a Windows 7 PC with a Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, 64-bit) Virtual Box. Lately I have been having problems using the 'apt-get' command, and also the Software Updater. The Software ...
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Problem installing Mod_Mono on Ubuntu

I am trying to install mod_mono on Ubuntu (Ubuntu 14.4 LTS, Monodevelop 5.9, Mono JIT compiler version 4.0.1). I tried below command as per this article and this question: sudo apt-get install ...
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Installing development libraries on 14.04

I am trying to build some application for both amd64 and i386 architectures. Host architecture is amd64. So i compile and link with -m32. Compilation is done ok but linker cannot find libraries. ...
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Declutter Other Software sources

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.04 (with a brief stop in 14.10) and need some help understanding how to manage software sources in Ubuntu. When I look at the 'Other Software' tab in Software and ...
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OpenStack - obsolete packages

I use a nagios plugin to monitor for package updates - This morning it is reporting that a number of nova openstack packages are now obsolete: /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_packages WARNING: 7 ...
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python-pip package not found on ubuntu 15.04 running as live usb

I'm trying to install python-pip using apt-get on ubuntu 15.04, but I get an error saying it's not found. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu ...
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How can I upgrade packages on a broken ubuntu installation from a live usb?

I downgraded from linux-image-3.19.0-18-generic to linux-image-3.19.0-16-generic and then stupidly removed 3.19.0-18 without thinking. When I rebooted I was unable to load unity and my network ...
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New to Linux. Cannot install anything; missing dependencies

I am on a new installation of Ubuntu and I'm trying to download programs like Synaptic and Gparted but whenever I try and download through the terminal I get: The following packages have unmet ...
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“start-stop-daemon: user 'solr' not found” error on un-install and re-install jetty

I tried to installed Ckan with jetty on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS, following these instructions but i was getting a 500 error when trying to open localhost:8089/solr. I was told to follow these instructions ...
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Will Biosdevname stay disabled when I update my system?

I wanted my server, 14.04.2, to use the old style of network interface naming, e.g. eth0. I used the Biosdevname part of the answer found here, editing /etc/default/grub but not purging the ...
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Installing libgirepository-1.0-1:i386 leads to strangeness

This apt-get exchange leaves me befuddled (on a 64-bit CPU): $ lsb_release -a ...
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How does 'upgrade packages during installation' affect point release and kernel updates?

I've recently freshly installed Ubuntu Server 14.04, allowing package updates by internet on installation. This was installed from the 14.04 disc image, downloaded before any of the 14.04.1 and ...
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Why are samba packages held back while upgrading newly installed system?

I've recently freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I allowed updating of packages during the installation process. After initial installation, I've run: apt-get update followed by apt-get ...
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Disk space issue after apt-get update

I did a system update with sudo apt-get update and rebooted. After the reboot an error came up showing that i'm out of disk space. was barly able to access my desktop. I checked the space util and ...
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apt-get upgrade for Dokuwiki

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop and installed dokuwiki via apt. It's on version: 2013-12-08 That's quite old. The latest release is: 2014-09-29d How can I use apt to upgrade the ...
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problem running apt-get and dpkg command in ubuntu14

I am new to Ubuntu and I have used the apt-get and dpkg -i command to install a software via command line quiet a few times. But because of some unknown reasons I am getting some errors, which I ...
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How do I overcome a dpkg error caused by deleting a file in /usr/share/doc-base?

Whenever I run something through APT at the command line I get the following error message: Setting up doc-base (0.10.6) ... Processing 2 added doc-base files... Cannot open file ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, dpkg-reconfigure select option unattended

Via a script I am attempting to configure x11-common. Manually I have been able to run the command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure x11-common then selected Anybody which worked. I would like to ...
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Change the way packages are downloaded with local repository?

I plan to set up my own custom repository for some Linux software to be used for the local network only (computers on local network to only use that repository). However, there are few things that I ...
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clear situation of python installations with different versions

I have a confusing situation with my python installation on ubuntu. $ python --version Python 3.4.0 $ python2 --version Python 3.4.0 $ python3 --version Python 3.4.0 $ ls -la /usr/bin/python2 ...
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How to prompt the execution of a custom script after a task has been completed

I have created a script called checkrest and I have placed it with executable rights in the /bin directory. The script checks if a restart is required by an application, and if so, it checks which ...
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What is wrong with the iDutch package?

I wanted to try ispell in dutch, so I tried installing idutch, yet it gave me a huge list of warnings. Basically every word in the dictionary contained the illegal character '. Did I use an incorrect ...
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How can I see which packages will be updated from apt?

I see on my server at the login, that a few updates are available. How can I see which packages will be updated on my server without starting the update?
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PPA removed and purged but still showing available upgrades

This is on Ubuntu 14.04 (SERVER, so no GUI) Ok so earlier today I was asked to upgrade GCC to GCC 4.9 (current available is GCC 4.8 for Trusty). So following these directions I installed the PPA ...
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Installing Oracle Java SE SDK 8u31 via apt-get

How can I install the Oracle Java SE SDK 8u31 via apt-get on Ubuntu 12.04 (prevcise)? I tried: apt-get install oracle-java8-installer from ppa:webupd8team/java, but it installed 8u45. After ...
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strange code appears in terminal

So I was trying to install openfoam on ubuntu 14.04 and there are two problems I need your help with. One, a strange code appears everytime I run the terminal(I've attached a picture of it). Two, I ...
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Kernel questions

I'd like to install kernel 4.0.4 on my 14.04. I want to do it mainly for educational purposes. In fact, I want to learn how to install the binary kernel and how to compile it from sources. I found ...
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Using POV-Ray installed via the APT

I installed POV-Ray by running sudo apt-get install povray but now whenever I run: povray Jmol.pov.ini I get the error: povray: cannot open the user configuration file ...