Advanced Packaging Tool, package manager for Debian based distributions. It is also the most basic tool install packages in Ubuntu. Questions about using any of the apt tools, should use this tag.

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Trouble installing grub on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently dual booted my Windows 8.1 system(HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC) to Ubuntu 14.04 .According to the instructions on a question asked regarding grub installation , I installed "Boot Repair" ...
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When Should I Use apt-get and aptitude or apt-fast?

Is there any Difference between installing by apt-get, apt-fast and aptitude? Which is Recommanded To use while installing and removing package? In other words Which command is more preferable while ...
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Is Avant Window Navigator Available For Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install avant-window-navigator on Ubuntu 14.04. I Tried to install by following command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:awn-testing/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Missing header files when installing

I am trying to install Mysql-5.5 directly through Terminal but I get an header files is missingerror and it fails to install. The problem stays when I run sudo apt-get update/upgrade Is ther any way ...
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Download failed : Oracle JDK 7 is NOT installed

When i try to install something it gives me this error: HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden 2014-04-23 09:32:53 ERROR 403: Forbidden. download failed Oracle JDK 7 is ...
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While Upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 i personally edited the source list and corrupted it, Need suggestion to resolve and upgrade!

I'm new to ubuntu, while upgrading from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 i was getting some errors in the source list. While trying to make it right i used a source list of another pc and replaced it with mine, ...
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Why was the virtualbox package removed from the 14.04 repository?

I'm having some problems trying to run my Windows XP virtual machine after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 today. When I tried to start it a message dialog was displayed saying that the kernel drivers ...
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What is nss-myhostname? And why is it not installable?

dmesg shows the line systemd-hostnamed[3964]: Warning: nss-myhostname is not installed. Changing the local hostname might make it unresolveable. Please install nss-myhostname! But sudo ...
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How to install gcc 4.9 on Ubuntu 14.04?

Now that gcc 4.9 is officially released, is there an easy and convenient way to install it on Ubuntu 14.04 through the package manager (ie. apt-get)? I would also appreciate information on how to ...
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Apt Terminal Progress Bar source code Ubuntu 14.04

I have read an article in OMG Ubuntu[0] about enabling the progress bar in the terminal. I'm browsing apt launchpad page [1] and browisng the code. Someone knows exactly where is the code for the ...
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Installing gnutls-bin ssl-cert

I am trying to install gnutls-bin and ssl-cert for SSL with ldapclient and server. sudo apt-get install gnutls-bin ssl-cert I tried to install them separately, then I could install ssl-cert, but ...
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How can I solve Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) [duplicate]

I am really New to UBUNTU 14.04 and whenever I try to update or install anything I get this error: > sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for trojanfm: E: Could not get > lock ...
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Told command dpkg cannot be found

On issuing the command sudo dpkg -i (package name) at chronos@localhost ~ $, I get the response sudo: dpkg: command not found. Anyone know why? I'm trying to load version 3 of network-manager and ...
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Lag on apt-get operations after upgrade to Trusty (14.04)

After upgrading my server from Saucy (13.10) to Trusty (14.04), there is now a weird lag on all apt-get operations. It's slower in general (just the apt-get, not the system) but also at the beginning, ...
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just guest session available, can not login

I'm desperately trying to login into ubuntu 12.04 LTS. After boot I see the guest session asking for my password. After login it appears a black screen for just a half second and I will redirect to ...
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Trouble downloading packages

When I try to download any of the following package, it shows error. sudo apt-get install libelf-dev sudo apt-get install tcl-dev sudo apt-get install tk-dev Reading package lists... Building ...
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Upgrade aborts half-way through with the error message there is too little space in the /boot folder [duplicate]

I have tried to run the updater to install 14.04. It aborts half-way through with the error message there is too little space in the /boot folder. It recommends emptying the trash and running apt-get ...
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how to trigger for some action on package upgrade?

I've got some problems. I have vga passthrough setup on my desktop. And I had to apply some patches to kernel and Nvidia driver. Now I've got custom patched kernel installed and patched nvidia driver. ...
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12.04 Computer crashed, now I get update error below

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... dpkg: warning: files list file for package `libgnome-keyring-common' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed. dpkg: warning: files ...
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Why can't I install more than one application at once?

Why can't APT install more than one application at a time? Why does it need to exit before installing the next. I know with MS Windows you can install how many application at once. This problem is ...
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installing and testing cuda in ubuntu 14.04

no one seems to have asked already and since 14.04 is LTS I might as well go ahead and ask now: I am uncertain about how to install cuda in my system. looking around there are many tutorials about ...
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How to completely remove kubuntu-desktop from ubuntu 14.04?

I installed kubuntu-desktop just to experiment with its interface. Then I decided to remove and did the traditional apt-get purge and autoremove but it seems elements of kubuntu are still there. For ...
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Update Error (using apt-get install -f)?

So I tried updating my system, to find this pop-up error upon attempt, The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a ...
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kubuntu does not boot after autoremove

kubuntu 13.10 do not boot after using apt-get autoremove. I used the command apt-get auto-remove to free some space after i was suggested to use by system terminal, but when i restart the system, the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not update from terminal or update manager [duplicate]

I'm getting this error while updating 12.04 W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_main_binary-i386_Packages Hash Sum mismatch E: Some ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 is showing error while upgrading to 14.04 [duplicate]

W:Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-i386_Packages Hash Sum mismatch , E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ...
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configuring apt to use installation dvd as a package source in kubuntu 14.04

I've just installed kubuntu 14.04, and as I have infrequent network connectivity I would like apt to use the installation media as a package source whenever possible. However, I don't seem to be ...
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Unity gnome, xubuntu will not load

I neglected to back up before trying to upgrade. Now I can't load any desktop environment trying old ways. It says Unity does not exist and I can't install it using sudo apt-get install because it has ...
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`apt` log files: is there a log for `apt-add-repository ppa:…`?

The apt command has the nice behavior to log all what you request it to do in /var/log/apt/history* file. This is quite handy, because in case of reinstall you can see which packages you have ...
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What happens when we cancel apt-get install manually or due to network failure

hi today I was installing mongodb using apt-get its 114 mb download , when apt-get was running I lost network connection so downloading stopped so cancelled it using Ctrl + c . Later when my ...
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How do I replace the release in sources.list?

Is there an easy way to replace all instances in /etc/apt/sources.list with the new release? I want to replace all instances of my current release (whatever it is) with the new release for 14.04 ...
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Synaptic Loading/Running Slowly

Synaptic has been running extremely slow lately, it's been taking ages to start up and goes dark (what an program does when it's not responding). After installing stuff, it goes dark again, and ...
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apt dependency issues in Trusty

I was trying to install openssh-server on Xubuntu 14.04 [amd64] and apt is asking me to install many i386 packages as dependency The following packages will be REMOVED: openssh-client The following ...
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Can't install the lib32gcc1 package [duplicate]

I can't find any information how to install libraries to use 32bit software like steamcmd to run game servers. What's the package name for the 14.04 version of 32bit libraries? sudo apt-get install ...
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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted and will not allow 2nd attemp

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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Upgrade available after upgrading normal release to LTS

Just after upgrading my Xubuntu 13.10 to Xubuntu 14.04, I run the command: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and tell me that upgrade are available, and after do it again and again I get the same result after ...
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Update Manager, Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager segfault

I made and ran a shell script made up of the following: wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O ...
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Simple APT binary-repository doesn't work

I created a simple APT binary-repository so that Debian users could easily install my software package. The repository doesn't work. Following these instuctions, I essentially did the following on a ...
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PPA spring cleaning — list packages installed from a PPA?

This is a Q&A-style thing --- hoping to help you in this period of new LTS release(s). There are a lot of links in this post, follow them and upvote them to give the authors the relevant kudos. ...
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Boot-repair PPA 404 error on Ubuntu 14.04

After upgrading Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, grub failed to load Ubuntu and threw the error symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found. I followed the solution offered in the Bug Report but this failed ...
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Help with updating to from 13.10 to 14.04

When I run the following command: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I just get this error: Calculating upgrade... Failed The following packages have unmet dependencies: libcogl15 ...
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sudo apt-get update error(Almost tried every solution on internet) [duplicate]

W: GPG error: http://www.duinsoft.nl debs Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY E18CE6625CB26B26 W: Failed to fetch ...
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Can't upgrade past 11.10 - libc6 dependency errors

Since upgrading to 11.10 I can't upgrade any further (trying to get my web server to latest version.) I'm aware of How do I resolve unmet dependencies? and have tried up to the point of running this: ...
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Unable to upgrade to 14.04

I am trying to upgrade from Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. When I start the distribution upgrade, I get this message after "setting new software channels": An unresolvable problem occurred while ...
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Type '' is not known on line 3 in source list

I found this site where it says all the things I need to do and the commands in Terminal and Everything. So Now I need to type in sudo apt-get update. I get this error: tomi@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to install mesa-common-dev:i386 on my ubuntu system

I am using Ubuntu(12.04 LTS) x86_64 GNU/Linux. I have to setup my build environment on my Ubuntu system. While trying to instal the mesa-common-dev:i386 package, I am facing the following error. sudo ...
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Broken package problem while installing open source AMD ATI drivers in 14.04

After purging the fglrx* packages, I tried this - ankit@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-core libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 ...
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How to transition from alpha/beta to stable apt source repository?

Is there a preferred method of transitioning from development to stable apt repositories? I've used apt pinning in the past on debian with mixed success with the development repo's priorities at ...
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Unable to locate package boot-repair in 14.04 [duplicate]

I've tried to install boot repair and failed sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update The error is: $ sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair Reading ...
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Pinning package using own repository and apt-get

I created my own repository so I can provide a newer version of a package than the one the Ubuntu repository currently holds. Everything works fine, with the exception that I have to specify the ...