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 handle Ignored lists of packages got with sudo apt-get update?

Running the command sudo apt-get update | grep Ign in bash of my Ubuntu 15.10 I got the following: Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease Ign ...
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apt-get can't find openssh-server

I just received a dell with Ubuntu 14.04 preloaded, but I can't ssh in and I can't install openssh-server. I think apt-get is misconfigured, but I have no experience tweaking that. Maybe wrong ...
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I may have uninstalled everything

I ran sudo apt-get autoremove and watched as literally everything including Software Center was slowly removed. I'm new and was slow to stop it in time. Now when I boot in my desktop shows just my ...
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Problem after removal of MongoDB

I installed mongoDB using this instruction manual, but was unable to start it, so I decided to remove the Database by following same instruction set. Since the removal I don't get default options when ...
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lightdm package upgrade fails with exit status 30

Running an upgrade on my Ubuntu 15.10 box recently failed when updating lightdm. Here's what I get when I try reconfigure and force install again: $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure --force lightdm $ sudo ...
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Botched upgrade--dpkg hangs on 'Started Braille Device Support'

Screwed up an upgrade from 14.10->15.04->15.10 badly. I've been messing around in recovery mode and am confidentish that I managed to get all the broken packages/dependencies removed and reinstalled, ...
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updating Ubuntu, version differences

Okay, so after looking through the forum and carefully checking the 'may already have your answer' section. I have decided to ask this question. First some background, I'm in charge of about 9 Linux ...
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Installing gsl on Debian [on hold]

I am trying to install gsl on debian jessie (https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/gsl). I do not have root privileges so I do: apt-get source gsl Once I got the download, I follow the ...
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I cant get the cp command to work

I the terminal if I issue the cp command, it states "The program 'cp' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: apt-get install coreutils" but when I try to install it, i get the ...
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OpenCV is not installing

I have recently installing OpenCV 3.0.0 with the help of script "install-opencv.sh" I have used command $ sudo bash install-opencv.sh error are below wget: unable to resolve host address ...
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How to install packages from local files?

I'm on an Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system. I ran sudo apt-get update and got this error :- W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/trusty-getdeb/apps/binary-amd64/Packages 403 ...
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Not able to install the other packages in ubuntu , beacuse of this error

I had installed the Xmind application through the command line in the terminal. Because of some reasons, I remove it through the synaptic manager. But after some days, I got the error message in the ...
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samba installation Error on Ubuntu 15.04

I am began to use Ubuntu. I can not enable file sharing. It show samba package required Error. So, I try to install samba by apt-get install samba The following errors are shown. Some packages ...
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Unable to locate package pnp4nagios

I'm having problems trying to find the pnp4nagios package. I don't know what to do. apt-get install pnp4nagios -y
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How can I fix broken package system?

I have tried apt-get -f install and several other commands but I can't seem to remove the package that has the errors, which also seems to be libpam-systemd:amd64
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How to fix this API error

Checking API: checkpublicapi-last Checking API: checkpublicapi-current Checking API: checksystemapi-last Checking API: checksystemapi-current out/target/common/obj/PACKAGING/public_api.txt:1966: error ...
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Problem istalling wine. Dependancies not met

Ok, guys I have a big problem installing wine. I gave read every ask ubuntu I could find on the matter I have not found a solution to my problem. Is there anything else I can do? user@user:~$ sudo ...
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Few errors while apt-get upgrade and apt-get install?

When i try to install libgl1-mesa-dev and libsdl1.2-dev, I get the following error The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Unmet dependency error

sudo apt-get install virtualbox Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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failed to fetch files

Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_i18n_Index ...
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apt-get: No such file or directory

i don't know why i suddenly can't do something with apt-get such as sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get install blabla this is output for uname -a : Linux adelleodel-X450CC 3.16.0-30-generic ...
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Package workrave not working under 14.04.3

I installed the workrave using sudo apt-get install workrave. The I tried to start workrave from the Konsole but I get the error workrave: symbol lookup error: ...
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apt-get upgrade error with npm on Beaglebone

I have a brand new Beablebone and OS : Linux beaglebone 3.8.13-bone79 #1 SMP Tue Oct 13 20:44:55 UTC 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux everything flushed and nothing else installed and when I do apt-get ...
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Uninstall every program that I've installed

I'm triying to make a bash file to uninstall every program that I've installed, but I don't know how to do it, is there any specific command to list every program that I've installed manually or ...
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Application (tvheadend) not updating

I have TVheadend running on a Ubuntu server. The problem is I want to update to the latest unstable release version but I'm having some problems. When I check the version in the GUI and using ...
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Bluetooth package problems

When I did sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I got Setting up bluez (5.35-0ubuntu2) ... Job for bluetooth.service failed because the control process exited with error code. ...
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Error processing package libsofia-sip-ua-glib3

Due to errors because of full disk space maybe some packages were not installed while upgrading from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10. Adding or removing any program leaves me with an error : dpkg: ...
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Removed package i should probably not have done (libffi6)

So i got a conflict in packages that required different versions of libffi6 package. So i removed this package and tried to reinstall it. Probably should not have done that is a lot of programs where ...
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sudo apt-get install showing error

sudo apt-get install shows the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not ...
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How to resolve “Failed to download repository information”?

i have seen this in older versions, but no solutions have helped i don't want to re install Linux because i am already on 14.04 below is my sources.list sorry can't post links, i don't have enough ...
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Package always returns 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded [on hold]

04 and it always returns 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded on updates and upgrades. Here's an output for upgrade.. kappa@keepo:~/Project/lisp/on$ sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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teach apt-get to not complain about a particular package

I need to have xpra 0.15.10 installed on my system because the version that comes with trusty doesn't work. Now I downloaded the binary from http://xpra.org/#download which generally works fine only ...
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Package managers stuck at Dependency Problems

So I have 2 package managers: apt; aptitude Aptitude says: forcemagic@mate-pc:/$ sudo aptitude install The following NEW packages will be installed: python-setuptools The following packages will ...
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Dependecies error when trying to insatll wine

When I do sudo apt-get install wine I get all this errors Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Adding software source of “archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu Wily Main” in Trusty Tahr

I have ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS installed I would like to upgrade from evolution 3.10.4 to 3.16.5, I can install it from ppa:fta/gnome3 but I want to install the official build. for this I have added this ...
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Unmet dependencies, install -f looks scary

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 64-bit I tried to install Lazarus (1.4.4) by downloading the .deb files and using sudo dpkg -i. However I think it tried to install them in the wrong order and I now get "unmet ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04.03 LTS -32bit problem with apt-get update

Hi my ubuntu server has problem to install packages and use the command sudo apt-get update Every site it tries to connect to I got a fail. But the server is connected to the network and I have a ...
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How to install Octave in Ubuntu 14.04 using terminal

sudo apt-get build-dep octave is not working. The error message is E: Build-Depends dependency for octave cannot be satisfied because the package automake cannot be found I have modified the ...
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Why is this apt configuration necessary for installing Java on vagrant?

Here is my bootstrap.sh apt-get update apt-get install -y python-software-properties add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/java echo oracle-java7-installer shared/accepted-oracle-license-v1-1 select ...
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How to quickly get the reason for the most recent update of a package from the command-line?

Is there a command-line command I can run to quickly determine the reason for a package update? Ideally, a command that dumps a set of URLs to all of the relevant information. For example (it's a ...
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how install alien

i have ubuntu 14.04 , I will install Alien , if i do : sudo apt-get install alien libaio1 unixodbc vim the resultat is : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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dpkg: error processing package linux-signed-generic (--configure)

I am quite new to Linux so please excuse my ignorance. So I was just uninstalling a program and then I got this huge list of errors, I tried to read it through but I couldn't. Can anyone please help ...
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All installations extremely slow- 14.04

I had to re-install a fresh 14.04 LTS version. First of all, it took me a whole night(or nearby) to install it. Every installation of package (via ubuntu library or via sudo apt-get update ... sudo ...
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apt-key add <file>; apt-get … keyserver timeout on same key

I'm behind a firewall (i have the proxy setup - just like in Why does add-apt-repository now fail to retrieve keys behind my proxy server, but I can update package lists and manually receive the ...
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How to totally remove the nginx from ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have un-install all the nginx related packages.(like this answer said http://askubuntu.com/a/457412/383308), after that I run the command below command gives nothing. sudo find / -name 'nginx' ...
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how to execute apt-get install -f without removing packages

I was advised by apt-get to run apt-get install -f but what I get is: $ sudo apt-get install -f [sudo] password for ron: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to install php5-phpdbg in Trusty (14.04)?

The package php5-phpdbg is not included in the universal repository of trusty. It is included from vivid and ahead as you can se here. So, how can I install phpdbg in Ubuntu 14.04?
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name of a ppa for ppa-purge

I know that exists the same question, but I think that in that question there isn't the answer. I have to purge some ppas, and I'm trying to use ppa-purge with this command: sudo ppa-purge ...
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Dependancy issues breaking apt-get

I believe I may have some dependancies installed of the wrong version for my system, because I keep getting errors whenever I try to use apt-get. For instance: sudo apt-get install minicom results ...
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apt-get update failure, unable to connect proxy addess

I have a dual boot (Windows 7 professional+ Ubuntu server 14.04) Dell Precision Tower 7810. The machine is connected to proxy server (http://192.168.128.1:8080) via LAN (static IP). My machine is ...