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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Silent installation for apt-get

For work I have to prepare a lot of PCs. I have to shove bunch of sudo apt-get install commands into the terminal - that's quite tedious. I could probably put all of them into sh script (maybe), but ...
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cant install cuda toolkit

I followed the instructions per this page. Now, I get this error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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How to remove unresolved packages (youtube-to-mp3 app)

I am aware that it's a common problem but i am quite new with linux systems and I would like to know how to exactly fix my problem. The following packages have unmet dependencies: youtube-to-mp3: ...
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g++ and gcc do not work in ubuntu 14.04

After last sudo atp-get upgrade my gcc and g++ don't work and I'm trying to install g++ in my ubuntu 14.04 and I have this error: g++: gcc: What is the problem? sudo apt-get install -f
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Ubuntu 12.04: Installing MonoDevelop “broken packages”/“unmet dependencies” error

I am very new to Linux, so please forgive me if the answer to my question is obvious. Since I am running an ARM device and can't install wine, I am trying to install Mono/Develop. The problem is, ...
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Unable to locate krb5-admin-server krb5-kdc

I am trying to install Kerberos5 on my ubuntu-14.10-server-64bit, then I type the command: sudo apt-get install krb5-admin-server krb5-kdc I receive E: Unable to locate package krb5-admin-server ...
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Lazy right management for package installation

You can install a package (here package), by running sudo apt-get install package Some installation scripts written in bash perform such actions and require the user to enter the password every ...
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Why this error, some index files failed to download [on hold]

I have this error: E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead
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My repos became corrupted: Unable to parse package file [duplicate]

Suddenly ubuntu 14.04 started to print this: Reading package lists... Error! E: Unable to parse package file ...
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How do I resolve apt GPG error NO_PUBKEY?

I do not recall why I have download.opensuse.org, but I am OK just removing whatever is causing this error: W: GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org Release: The following signatures couldn't be ...
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Can't use sudo apt-get update: Xubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get update I get the following errors. Err http: //ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found Err http: //ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main ...
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problem when update [duplicate]

When I try to update sudo apt-get update I get this W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://download.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable/ Packages ...
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update for the terminal package always fail

I'm trying to update my Ubuntu 14.10 but for the last few weeks the package terminal always fail while the rest works fine , this is the log from the sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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postgresql 9.3 broken after multiple reinstallations

I would like to remove postgresql 9.3 from my Kubuntu 14.04 system, so that I may do a clean reinstall. I think I installed the version that ships with Kubuntu, but I'm not sure because I installed, ...
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/var/run/reboot-required not set after unattended kernel update

I've set up unattended-upgrade on an Ubuntu 14.04.1 server. It has installed the kernel .41 over .40 yesterday at 4:10. Automatic reboot is configured for 3:00, so it should have rebooted last night. ...
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Shall I delete this line in sources.list?

This line deb-src-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic main restricted, Line 63, in sources.list is not known on sudo apt-get update and is causing Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntu ...
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Can I install software even though the repository hasn't been updated for my Ubuntu release version?

I'm trying to install the Fuze Meeting client which I'm planning to use for Webinars at work. They have a Linux client and make it available through an apt Repository. Their installation ...
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14.04 LTS Server - Can SSH and FTP, but no other internet connections

I realized my server wasn't working as normally expected when I was doing something else on it recently. It's like it was unable to connect - which was weird because I could FTP and SSH into it just ...
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My mouse jumps randomly after updateing

Hello i have got a new acer asper es1-311p1d5. I am using a mouse pad from the laptop. I could not try a usb mouse yet but i have to use the mouse pad anyway. I installed Ubuntu some days ago and ...
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Skype install on 14.04 Tried to trace the problem

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i traced the problem back and need help. First i checked if multiarch is enabled. localhost@localhost-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ dpkg --print-architecture ...
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When will the Python 2.7.9 upgrades be available from apt-get for 14.04LTS?

The ssl related fixes in that are critical to network security.
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Need Help I Keep Getting Internet Error Connection When Installing Via Software Center [duplicate]

I tried installing this following deb files via software center: skype,gimp and odesk team room application. But I keep on getting Internet Connection Error. But I can open my Internet on my Browser. ...
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How can I install upgrades from a local place?

I have not been able to upgrade my software in my 12.04 ubuntu (in VB), I always get a timeout trying to fetch items from repos. Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main ...
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Package with bad signature got instlaled on second try: how?

I executed my daily sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade command, and got a bad signature error when hitting google chrome: Fetched 2178 kB in 2s (981 kB/s) Reading package lists... ...
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Warnings during Ubuntu Update 14.10

For some days I got the red circle in the notification bar. After not being able to run software-updater, I tried using apt-get update. This is what I got: W: An error occurred during the signature ...
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Dpkg env variable DPKG_HOOK_ACTION is not set in hook script

According to man dpkg I can use DPKG_HOOK_ACTION to get the current dpkg action being run in my dpkg hook script --pre-invoke=command --post-invoke=command Set an invoke hook command to be run ...
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Reading package lists quits without any explanation

I'm trying to do a simple apt-get install like sudo apt-get -V install chrome It displays "Reading package lists... 6%" and then abruptly quits so the line now looks like user@server:~$ ists... 6% ...
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Can't install Java runtime on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I've been struggling with this for a few hours now, and I've tried numerous answers to similar questions such as this one. I've tried cleaning and updating apt with no luck. In short, I want Java ...
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Where did packages full descriptions go?

Several years I notice that Ubuntu is lacking packages full descriptions. F.ex. Debian have this description for 'aptitude': Package: aptitude (0.6.8.2-1) terminal-based package manager ...
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installing git on ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I am unable to install git on my ubuntu 12.10 system. I followed- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install git-core sudo apt-get update gives me the error- ...
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How To Remove Noobslab/Themes?

I tried installing a theme using the following lines: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vimix-flat-themes Needless to say the theme did not ...
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package sudo has no installation candidate [closed]

i have installed debian using virtualbox (as a virtual machine). when I try to install the sudo package, I get the following: package sudo is not available, but is referred to by another package. ...
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Can't install clamav dependencies?

Turns out I can't install anything using aptitude and I also seem to be missing a few dependencies. When I try to install a program: mom@mom-Inspiron-1720:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Error while installing icedtea package

I am trying to install icedtea package with source package using following command ./configure The error that i get is configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0) were not met: No package ...
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Why do dist-upgrade and upgrade give different held packages?

sudo apt-get upgrade gives: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages have been kept back: ...
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Ubuntu Can't locate packages [closed]

I have installed 13.04 on my HDD and 12.10 on Vmware and both are having the same issue sudo apt-get upgrade doesn't install anything. the same goes with sudo apt-get install . for example: sudo ...
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E: Unable to locate package git

I am trying to install git, I used sudo apt-get install git command and it results: E: Unable to locate package git This question have been asked by many people but not a single answer has fixed my ...
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Installing files from archive cache

How to make a backup of apt archive cache? If I make a backup of the archive cache can I install the applications in the current system to any system, which is running the same OS, using the archive ...
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Apt-Get Update only spits out errors

First of all I am sorry if this has already been asked. I searched around and couldn't find any specific answer to my problem. I had a WorkGroup LAN server working as of yesterday. Today at&t came ...
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sudo apt-get error

So I am trying to use apt-get update but it is spitting out errors. $ sudo apt-get update Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Err http://plex.r.worldssl.net lucid InRelease Err ...
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Installing firmware-b43-installer in terminal, get E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock [duplicate]

I am getting the following error message. Please help $sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer [sudo] password for sophon: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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Messed up while installing octave in Ubuntu 14.04. Having trouble doing apt-get upgrade & apt-get -f install now

Output of apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or ...
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[Solved]Tomcat7 installation failed via apt-get on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm facing an issue while installing Tomcat7 in Ubuntu 14.04. The JDK is already installed on my system (1.7 version), but when I use apt-get install tomcat7 I get the below error: Setting up ...
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E: Package 'honeyd' has no installation candidate

How can I install honeyd on Ubuntu14.04. I get following Error when try to install it using apt-get: sudo apt-get install honeyd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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kernel is outdated

I have troubles with updating my kernel. I'm running Kubuntu 14.04. uname -r output: 3.13.0-32-generic I clearly see newer versions in repos with sudo dpkg --list 'linux-image*': ... ...
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How can i fix E: encountered a section with no Package: header E:problem with mergelist / [duplicate]

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en E: The package lists or status file ...
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Lib6c caused file loss [closed]

Hindsight on using apt-get with lib6c I would like to know if anyone can explain why using apt-get install to add lib6c to an xbuntu installation would remove some 600 meg of programs and ...
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How to --install-suggests on an already installed package?

Or: what is the proper way of installing missing suggests for installed packages?
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How to install wkhtmltopdf 0.12.1 on Ubuntu server?

I am trying to install current stable version 0.12.1 but it only installs 0.9.9. Any chance to install latest version with apt-get install? It seems that 0.9.9. is very old :(
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apt-cacher or alternative that supports repos with HTTP basic auth?

We're using a repository that uses HTTP basic auth, so /etc/apt/sources.list/ contains something like: deb http://user:pass@mirror.tld/dir/ release main contrib non-free And would like to cache ...