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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Removed python2.7, python2 python3, python3.4 from /usr/bin/

I was tinkering with my computer yesterday and, unaware of the importance of /usr/bin/, promptly removed all of the python files from there, and then proceeded to get rid of all the packages that ...
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Fully uninstall X server

I was playing around with the x server and LXDE in ubuntu server and installed it using the command 'sudo apt-get install xorg lubuntu-desktop'. When I went to uninstall it, by using the command 'sudo ...
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Recover from miss delete /var/lib

My system is Ubuntu amd64 studio 14.04.1. I deleted /var/lib and by mistake. So I recovery it from coping whole directory from liveDVD. After reboot it seems OK. It recommend update 300MB of ...
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How to install synapse in Ubuntu 14.04

I got lxde, and I am very new to it.I found out there were no search tool for it I went online and found it and I did sudo apt-get install synapse it did not work.It says Unable to locate ...
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Why the PHP software is not getting updated to the latest stable released version?

I'm using LAMP on my local machine which runs Ubuntu 12.04. Currently I'm using PHP 5.5.20 on my machine. Following is the command I run from the terminal and below that is the output: ~$ php -v ...
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Fix Broken Packages

Whatever I do, I end up on these lines, stuck on 10.04, unable to install or update any thing. Tried a lot of things but nothings works. The following packages have unmet dependencies: libasound2: ...
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How to install programs into user directory without sudo

I mean how to install programs from repos into the user directory without sudo? There are two ways (and even more) of installing software: from repos and from the software developer's website ...
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12.04 LTS apt-get hanging connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com

I have a 12.04 LTS VPS that no longer seems to be able to apt-get anything. It connects ok for security patches, but on installing anything just hangs at 0% trying to connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com. ...
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Is there a way to add repo to Snappy ubuntu core?

I am trying to install more stuff and I am seeing very little in snappy's install. Is there a way to use apt-get or add repo to install?
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Double packages by sudo apt-get update in /var/lib/apt/lists [duplicate]

I get duplicate source lists when I apply following command : sudo apt-get update (needed for installing Foam-extend-3.1: Fetched 3254 kB in 7s (435 kB/s) ...
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how to create a debian package to install a python module

I came across this answer: How do I create a deb package for a single python script? Which is extremely helpful and well detailed. I have everything except the install file. In that post the user ...
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I can not install any packages on a fresh installation of Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am having trouble with installing packages on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. Having searched askubuntu, I found several questions with the same problem, but every single answer either didn't apply to me or ...
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broken package install, purge, configure, reinstall, apt-get -f wont work

so i was installing some packages by the command: openstack@controller:~$ sudo apt-get install ceilometer-api ceilometer-collector ceilometer-agent-central ceilometer-agent-notification ...
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CHKCONFIG NOT working on UBUNTU 12.04.4

I am trying to install chkconfig in Ubuntu 12.04.4 but it is not installing. I have tried most of the solutions available like apt-get install sysv-rc-conf update-rc.d All of the above is giving ...
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Generating list of installed localization packages

I need to find out just the packages installed for current locales. That packages, which are installed if you open the Language support in the System settings after fresh installation of Ubuntu. They ...
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Downloading package dependencies for other platform

I am trying to upgrade a computer at home to Ubuntu 14.10. It does not have an internet connection. I'm sure it will work fine, but I also want to install some additional software. The laptop I am ...
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Failed upgrading 12.10-14.04, error with fontconfig

I'm running 12.10 on a VPS, and realizing it's not supported anymore, I tried upgrading. I followed a thread from the forum here, and did the following: Updated the sources.list file: ###### Ubuntu ...
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APT way to get Adobe Flash Player latest version for Linux not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 and I am trying to get the latest version of Adobe Flash Player for Linux (which apparently is 11.2), I am selecting the option for APT for Ubuntu 10.04+ here: But when I ...
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Ubuntu updating stopped while processing apt-get update

Ubuntu updating stopped while processing apt-get update: ... Ign https://oss-binaries.phusionpassenger.com trusty Release<br> Ign https://private-ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release<br> ...
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apt-get update malformed line [duplicate]

when i typed sudo apt-get update in terminal, it gave me this error: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gazebo-latest.list (dist) E: The list of sources could not be read. I ...
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Removing 'kubuntu-restricted-extas' (Or: Understanding 'apt-get autoremove' in general)

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (respectively Kubuntu) and Linux in general. Yet, some thing is causing trouble to me. Excuse me, if this has been answered before, but I somehow can't put together those ...
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Error in apt-get update which does not solve after deleting the content of /var/lib/apt/lists/

When I do sudo apt-get update I get this error message Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Ubuntu not booting up after uninstalling Gnome desktop

I Have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my machine. I installed Gnome desktop on top of that. But I didn't liked it so I uninstalled the Gnome desktop using the commands sudo ppa-purge ...
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Why installing packages without updates fails? Are original packages removed from repositories after update is available?

After a fresh 14.04.1 install I removed a few packages, disabled updates (because updating causes suspend/sleep not to work), ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade (which of course printed 0 ...
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dpkg lock cannot be resolved [duplicate]

I get the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another ...
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Failed to fetch & Failed to download respoirty information [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 10.10, from my previous Windows 7 build, using a pendrive. Everything launched up fine but I have to use the root account (which i unlocked and assigned a password), and cant do ...
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Error trying to install wine in Ubuntu 14.10: missing or conflicting packages

I already tried to install it with the terminal as well as with the ubuntu-software-center, but I always get this: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are ...
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Getting error in upgrading Ubuntu to 14.04?

The contents of my /etc/apt/sources.list are: deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy main universe multiverse deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-security main universe multiverse ...
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How to remove dependencies that I installed manually

I was trying to install wkhtmlpdf and after I googled for instructions I found out that I needed to install some dependencies like apt-get install openssl build-essential xorg libssl-dev then I ...
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apt-get unable to autoremove packages filling up Inodes

An old Ubuntu 10.04 server is complaining about unmet dependencies. When I run apt-get -f install I get back a "No space left on device" message: $ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... ...
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Repairing Unity after using Compiz and installing Lubuntu desktop

I will describe the steps I did before the issue appeared: Running Unity, I wanted to have different wallpapers on each workspace. I followed these steps. After restart, no top panel appeared, no ...
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I can't install programs on ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

Ive been trying to install wine, and many other programs. I am a NOOB at this, so I looked it up and got help from this thread My ubuntu software center won't download any programs! What can I do? ...
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Can't get anything to install, dependency errors

I'm extremely new to Linux/command line stuff, so please forgive my ignorance. Every time I try to install anything using sudo apt-get install ... I get dependency errors. I'm trying to get OpenSSH ...
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sudo apt-get update isn't working on my newly installed ChrUbuntu [duplicate]

I'm using ChrUbuntu 14.10 that I just installed and when I type sudo apt-get update into the terminal it gives me Fetched 1012 kB in 21s (46.4 kB/s) ...
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Corrupted Repos

I have a problem in updating my repos on 14.04. Whenever I run sudo apt-get update in terminal I get Fetched 30,4 MB in 36s (844 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch ...
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how can i kow my blastable database is installed properly?

i have been trying to set up a blastable database, and this is what i have done - i downloaded the netblast-2.2.26 tar file, unzipped it - transfered it to a different folder where i will be working ...
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Software Center crashes every time, even after reinstallation

So my Ubuntu Software Center has been crashing every time I run it. I've tried many attempts to remove it and reinstall it using sudo apt-get, but I have had no success getting it to work. I've even ...
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How to get Ubuntuone password in Terminal [duplicate]

When trying to run Sudo-apt-get in terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 it asks for password. I do not remember any password. how to reset password/ solve this problem
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Upgrading VIM 7.3 to latest release via apt-get

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04 and have Vim 7.3 installed and I want to update it to the latest version. I'm still new to how all these package manager stuff works, but I was wondering why can't I ...
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Can not install or remove anything due to a package error?

I recently installed a Python framework called kivy (python-kivy). Somehow I couldn't complete the installation due to some error. I tried sudo apt-get remove the package, but it's not working. Due to ...
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apt-get update can't connect to archive.canonical.com [closed]

When I do: sudo apt-get update It gets stuck at 100%: [Connecting to archive.canonical.com (91.189.92.191)] What is the problem? I am running Ubuntu version 14.04
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Problem adding repositories [duplicate]

Whenever I try to do something like this: sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:videolan/stable-daily It asks for my password and after some time it will give me an error like this . ...
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While Loop Syntax Error

I'm attempting a modification of apt-fast to support parallel downloading and installation. I'm having some trouble with this loop: get_install(){ while ((!${pkg}-finished)) do if [ "$CURNUM" -lt ...
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How I can fix terminal and software center on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

When type this command sudo apt-get update then showing me error and Ubuntu software center can't access via Internet, How can I fix this error ? Err http://bd.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports ...
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problem using apt-get: error 13 access denied

When I run apt-get update I get the following error message: /var/lib/dpkg/lock unable- open (13: access denied)
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Make ISO as an offline software repository [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 14.04.1 x64 installed and it is fully updated. Mean while what I have done is that I have created and backup ISO with all the files from the directory /var/cache/apt/archives. Beyond the ...
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apt want to downgrade to older package version

In ubuntu 14.04 I have just compiled lm-sensors ver. 3.3.5 and install it using dpkg -i, after that when running apt-get update, apt want to downgrade it to older (repository) version. How to resolve ...
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What happens to a .deb installed package with a Ubuntu version update that includes the same package?

When you install a package manually via a .deb it doesn't get updated by apt (see also this question), but what happens when you install a package that isn't available from the repositories for the ...
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Open geosuite problem

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 12.04. When I was installing open geosuite I faced this problem. I cannot remove or install others software. It said the the package is broken. For example, I have ...
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Why doesn't apt install packages as they're downloaded?

Why doesn't apt download sources in order of dependency and install as they've finished downloading? Meaning, download and install in parallel. It seems like a lot of time could be saved this way. By ...