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 do “SUDO UPDATE and SUDO UPGRADE” without errors (NEWBIE) [duplicate]

Just check out the file attached to this link http://1drv.ms/1yQpeTH to understand the situation
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sudo apt-get trying to connect through old proxy

I previously had a proxy set-up when visiting somewhere for work, to use the internet there. I have since returned, and I thought got rid of the proxy. However today when I try to run sudo apt-get ...
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Err http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Sources [on hold]

I get the following errors when running apt-get update: $ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for baba: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Sources Err http://archive.ubuntu.com ...
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How To dist-upgrade Without Upgrading Linux Kernel?

I am using Linux Kernel 3.19-RC5 with Oibaf graphics stack on Ubuntu Gnome and I am currently very happy with this setup. However, there is Linux Kernel 3.13.0-44 & few other packages available ...
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Gedit not working even though its installed'in Ubuntu 14.10

When I type gedit in my terminal, I get: daniel@daniel-pc:~$ gedit The program 'gedit' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install gedit So I do that: ...
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Install Everpad - unmet dependencies - libgtk2.0-0 (= 2.24.23-0ubuntu1) but 2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1 is to be installed

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu but keen on coming to grips with it. I've tried to install Everpad on Ubuntu 14.04. The repository was added to source.list and the repository key was registered as well. ...
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Python Pip Permissions

I deleted Python on 14.04, woops! It was 4am and I can't remember why I was doing this. So I re-installed it and all and it works, except for some of that good old virtualenvwrapper. I've searched ...
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Trying to install PyQt

I try to install packages using apt-get install <name> and I am getting the following error often rash@TESLA:~$ sudo apt-get install python-qt4 Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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i'm new user installed package have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

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 process using it?
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How to only install security updates

Is it possible to only install the security updates. If this is possible it needs to be done on several servers and ubuntu virtual machines (Manually in command line) . I already tried a few ...
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Xubuntu to Lubuntu

I am using Xubuntu and i want to change Lubuntu.I have copy the code from http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purelubuntu and run in terminal. The output of apt-get is listed here: Reading package ...
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View available items to install via apt-get?

I am installing a bunch of applications via apt-get by just copying and pasting commands, but I want to understand how do people come up with the list of which packages to install? Say for example, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS won't update libc6 to 2.15-0ubuntu10.10

In light of CVE-2015-0235, I set out to upgrade my Ubuntu Servers today. I have a 12.04.5 LTS server that refuses to update my libc6 package to the version that does not contain the vulnerability ...
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Cannot remove old kernels or install any new packages

I have spent the last two days googling and mining forums to find a solution to this problem. When I try to install anything i get the same error saying that i have all these old kernels. I have tried ...
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Software Update: This requires installing packages from unauthenticated sources

When trying to install packages through the software updater on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS I get following error: It's about these packages: I have selected following settings from where to install ...
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Error installing curl

I wanted to install curl to program in C. However, I faced this weird problem: $:sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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What does it means : '/sbin/ldconfig.real: /usr/lib/libgraph.so.1 is not a symbolic link'

Whenever i use : apt-get upgrade Always at end of line it's shows this :- /sbin/ldconfig.real: /usr/lib/libgraph.so.1 is not a symbolic link EDIT:- ls -l /sbin/ldconfig.real output :- ...
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apt-get update error(core dumped)

Someone please help here. I get this whenever i try sudo apt-get update/intall . * stack smashing detected *: apt-get terminated Aborted (core dumped) What could be the problem. i am using ubuntu ...
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How to get the package description using python-apt?

I'm trying to create a graphical program to deal with packages easily for end-users. However, I'm facing a problem in retrieving the package's description beside some other information. I've seen the ...
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Cannot seem to be able to resolve tzdata installation error problem

Lately every package I attempt to install, whether designed to run under WINE or not, gives me the same following error report: debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate strict.pm in @INC (you ...
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Pepper flash plugin is installed but doesn't work on chromium

I have Pepper Flash Plugin installed, but it doesn't work on chromium and still every webpage prompts to install Adobe flash. I removed and installed it again but nothing changed. I'm sure it's ...
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Software Updater not starting up

So my original problem was that I couldn't get the ubuntu software centre to startup, it would just freeze for a while loading and then would crash. So i tried to remove USC : Successfully When I ...
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Folder structure and apt-get purge

I have installed nginx on a new ubuntu server with the following command: apt-get install nginx I removed nginx with the following commands: apt-get purge nginx apt-get autoremove How come the ...
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sudo apt-get update not working on ubuntu 13.04 [on hold]

I'm trying to run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 13.04, but I always get the same error: Err http://extras.ubuntu.com raring/main Sources 404 Not Found Err ...
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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 ...