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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apt-get ends up with errors after nvidia 331 installation

I recently installed nvidia-331 driver via Software & Updates -> Additional Drivers tab. Now when I use: sudo apt-get install <package> or sudo apt-get remove <package> ...
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Terminal wont respond ubuntu 14 LTS

I am currently trying Ubuntu 14 its out, and I was about to try commands in terminal sudo apt-get updates then it ask me for my password but I cannot type any letter, I was wondering if I could get ...
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Desktop wallpaper is reset whenever I update my system?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I run $ apt-get upgrade in my Terminal, other users on the system complain their desktop wallpaper is reset to the default Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper. I haven't ...
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Can I update only one repository? [duplicate]

When I add a new repository with sudo add-apt-repository blablabla sudo apt-get update it takes a long time for me, about 1-2 minutes every time. Is there any way to update just the new ...
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NS2 Installation [on hold]

I want to install ns2 on ubuntu 12.10. how to install it? Someone suggest the following procedure to install ns2 on ubuntu 12.10: Type sudo apt-get update and hit Enter. Type your password and hit ...
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Unmet dependencies when install program 32 bits version on 64 bits

I am trying to install some libraries 32 bits version on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bits. I know ubuntu 14.04 LTS support multiarch. I attempt install via apt-get but I get some umet dependencies: sudo ...
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503 too many open connections error - did I muck something up?

I'm not 100% sure if I mucked something up with my network connection options but I'm getting a lot of "503 too many open connection" errors when I try to do various things in Ubuntu. For example ...
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apt-get upgrade does not consider manually built and installed packages

I tried the following, since I apply custom patches to some packages: When apt-get upgrade shows packages to upgrade, I download the sources using apt-get source, apply my patches, rebuild, install ...
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I can't install unity8-desktop-session-mir

I try to install unity 8 on ubuntu trusty but when I type this command sudo apt-get install unity8-desktop-session-mir , it not work and return this error: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Problem in WireShark [on hold]

I have tried to install wireshark on Ubuntu 13.10. It is showing the error The following packages have unmet dependencies: wireshark : Depends: libwireshark3 but it is not going to be installed ...
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when I type “sudo apt-get update” I get the error? [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: ...
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Error installing mysql server on Ubuntu 14.04

I am getting error installing mysql on ubuntu desktop 14.04 ( 64-bit) I used following command sudo apt-get install mysql-server It asked me for password ( and verfication ) and ended on follwing ...
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Can't remove the libpcap0.8 package or install any other package

I have a similar question to this question. Playing around with reaver was a bad idea. Upon running the command in the answer I get the following: joe@biden:~$ sudo apt-get -f remove libpcap-dev ...
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Updating the repository isn't working

When I runs sudo apt-get update get this output: sudo apt-get update E: Type '<!DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list E: The list of sources ...
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archive.ubuntu.com Repository Error?

I am new to Ubuntu and excuse me if this is a quick fix. I am having issues running apt-get update and the error message that repeatedly comes up is: Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease ...
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How can I switch between versions of an installed package with apt-get?

On 12.04, I have the latest version of Ocaml (4.01) installed with all the dependencies. I'm trying to install Coq, which depends on an older version (3.12) of the ocaml-base-nox runtime (via a ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 update will not work [on hold]

I am having an issue to get sudo apt-get update to work correctly. It seems to not be able to find some of the ports/files. Here is an output of running sudo apt-get update ...
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Installing libvips-dev Minimally

I would like to install libvips-dev package. But I think it has too much package dependency, like x11. Even with --no-install-recommends flag, apt-get still reports that it Need to get 69.9 MB of ...
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Error encountered when using dpkg to install packages (--configured)

I used sudo aptitude update and sudo aptitude upgrade to update the packages, and encountered an error when processing the package man-db (with --configure). A few days later, same error occured with ...
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GPG error, signatures public key not available TRIED A LOT

apt-get update returns : W: GPG error: http://pl.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 40976EAF437D05B5 ...
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Issues with apt [on hold]

Trying out a new distro, didn't know where else to post this question, and since it's all linux based felt that you guys would be the best place for me to get an answer. I just installed Zorin OS 9, ...
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BURG Bootloader Strange error(newbie) [duplicate]

ultrA NEWBIE to ubuntu , i am attempting to get burg bootloader to work with ubuntu,i looked around but got no results for this error copied terminal here prashmith@prashmith-Lenovo-H430:~$ sudo ...
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How to identify unused PPAs?

Let's say I want to verify if some PPAs aren't being used so I can minimize conflicts or whatever else could happen. Is it possible to verify which PPAs are no longer in use?
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How do I get the real package name and version for a pseudo package?

How do I get the real full package name (including the version) that would be installed if I ran apt-get install pseudo-package-name? This is related to this previous question: Get the kernel version ...
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666 Meg for Wine 1.7?

I tried to install wine a few months ago and it completely destroyed my dual boot installation. So building up the nerve to try again I reckon the same thing was about to happen. 666 Meg (The number ...
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How to delete broken packages in ubuntu

I can not remove broken package. Use the following command: sudo apt-get -f install but I get the following response: Preparing to unpack .../nodejs_0.10.28-1chl1~trusty1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking ...
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Remove ppa from previous Ubuntu versions

As the title, is there any way to automatically identify and remove ppa residual of previous release? I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.04 and my /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory contains a lot ...
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cannot install packages

I have trouble install packages with apt-get. i get the following error: trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package openoffice-debian-menus 4.1-9764 rmdir: failed to remove ...
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shlock not found

I'm trying to use a script for backing up btrfs, and it uses shlock here is the script: btrfs-subvolume-backup now it says i need the inn package, and I've triedn installing it, but still no shlock ...
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Just installed 14.04 LTS, all apt-get attempts fail, why?

just installed 14.04 LTS from a usb-flash drive I built using the downloaded .iso image and a tool from pendrivelinux.com. I booted the PC off of the usb-drive, and the installation appeared to go ...
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Errors while trying `apt-get update` [on hold]

I'm new to ubuntu and I have limited experience with linux in general. I have been trying to get ROS hydro to work on my Ubuntu 13.04 according to this guide ...
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Simple instructions for creating a pacakge

I am about to give up creating a package for Ubuntu even though it is my development platform. I have a GPL app based on Qt, it has several sharelib to include and a few lib dependencies. I have ...
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Extract a part of apt repository for offline usage [duplicate]

On the office I have a PC with internet access so I can install packages from the online repositories, but I have a PC at home w/o connection and I want to be able to install packages offline. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sources.list contents

This question is a followup for this [one].1 I've identified the problem as being related to different xorg driver versions. My /etc/apt/sources.list file on the upgraded system is as follows: # deb ...
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InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I see this question was asked already, but I cannot find the answer for me. Here is the error I get, and I get it from today or yesterday - apt-get worked until few days ago: orliin@vbox:~$ sudo ...
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Installing DEBS Packages At Once

Wanna asked something... I downloaded .deb packages with their dependencies... How could I install it once? Like automically searches for its dependencies on my library... Thanks for advances!
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Unable to install missing video and audio plugins

When I try to install missing plugins on terminal, the following output appears: arif@arif-HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-restricted-extras [sudo] password for arif: ...
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unable to install softwares from software center and chromium browsersuddenly shuts down [on hold]

installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LANG = "en_IN.ISO8859-1" ...
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Customized sources.list for custom live CD

I recently built myself a custom live CD of Xubuntu 14.04.1. This live CD is used to distribute to my customers to install on their machines with a set of pre-installed applications, some of which are ...
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How to download packages from private repository with puppet?

I've set up my own apt repository to serve some .deb packages over LAN and I've set up my puppet configuration to install these packages. If I use apt-get install to download the package it works ...
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How can install python-dev for 2.7.8 in 14.04 off apt-get?

I have tried this and this and this and this Well nothing works with me, i got my amd64 system, 14.04 up and runnig, as I try to install wagtail, a django cms, i get the error. pysass.c:4:20: ...
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How to install something in a terminal without the “Do you want to continue [Y/n]?” prompt?

Of course when you type: sudo apt-get install whatever It asks you: Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Is there any way I can just install it without it asking me if I want to continue? I don't ...
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What are the troubleshooting steps for installing missing dependencies using apt-get? [duplicate]

Instead of creating a thread relating to a specific package I am trying to install it would be more beneficial to have a list of common troubleshooting steps for unmet dependencies. Questions: How ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Update and can't login [on hold]

My load of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32 bit) was updated this morning. It reported that the update to 14.0x would not work and I could go ahead and do a partial update to 12.04 LTS which I tried. After it ...
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apt-get upgrade has no errors but no effect [duplicate]

I'm trying to upgrade to the latest version of ubuntu, it isn't working and I'm also not seeing any error messages... so I'm not really sure what the issue is or where to start looking... Any help ...
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anki issues how to make work

Hi further to my question ealrier Below is the error message I get from my computer when I try to use Anki (2.0.28) Today, I have ascertained that it is my computer and not the files for anki which ...
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How to install suggested package after installation main package?

I just install chromium-browser and installation list some suggested packages to install and I continued installation and done it. $ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser Reading package lists... ...
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Using apt-get how to check have installed latest version ?

Hello im just new for Linux I know that sudo apt-get is for installing application but how I would know that I have installed the latest version of the application for example apt-get install ...
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12.04 Package System Broken apt-get autoremove -f fails

I am trying to install all of the latest updates for Ubuntu 12.04. New hardware support and linux-image-3.11.0-26-generic (New install) 57.1MB are what I have remaining. Update Manager tells me ...
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How can I correct a 502 Proxy Error for a single source when updating sources on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am behind a proxy on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty and need to add the source for MakerBot software and install the makerware software. When I add the source and run the command to update package lists, I get ...