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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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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How to download a file from the repository?

I am completely new to Linux and would like to download a software package from the Ubuntu repository. Could you kindly help me do the following three items: figure out how to identify the name of ...
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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 ...
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Why isn't the dist-upgrade showing up in update-manager?

Ubuntu 14.04 was released on 17 April 2014, and today it is already the 18th. Why isn't the distribution showing up in my ubuntu update-manager? (I have set it so it will anounce every new version) ...
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Why is duplicity set on hold automatically? [duplicate]

When I start apt-get upgrade I get the message Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have been kept back: ...
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29 packages can be updated - How?

I see the following message when I login: 29 packages can be updated. 6 updates are security updates. How can I perform the updates? I tried apt-get upgrade and some stuff was installed ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 update error:failed to fetch cd rom [duplicate]

I have been trying to update ubuntu 12.04 but each time i am getting the following error..can anyone help me. W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 ...
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-bash: -sudo: command not found [on hold]

Some dependencies were missing when I installed THC Hydra. I found this site: http://www.aldeid.com/wiki/Thc-hydra which directed me to install the missing package via this line code: sudo ...
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Packages are removed when I use “apt-get install” with a hyphen after the package name

In an attempt to install cuda, I copy-pasted some apt-get install packages. For unknown reasons the line that I got run in the end is the following: sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0- The result was ...
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How can I make the goaccess package available in Lucid (10.04)?

GoAccess is an open source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems. For some reason, it appears that it is only available in the repos for 12.04 and ...
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How do you fix a gcc compile 127 error? sudo apt-get install g++ doesn't work

*emphasized text*when I try to run a program I get the following error. ubuntu@ubuntu-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$ make g++ -Wall -Wno-switch -I. -g -c -o pass.o pass.cpp make: g++: Command not found ...
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Is there a package manager which allows arbitrary queries for status, name, last change timestamp

I imagine at least stable sortable columns (or better columns with sort priority) to show information for the equivalent of a query like "show me installed packages whose status changed today, sorted ...
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Can't install package [duplicate]

When I'm trying to install tomcat7 with: apt-get install tomcat7 tomcat7-admin I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Apt-get crashes with : relocation error: libapt-pkg.so.4.12

After running a simple upgrade I get a crash each time I try to use apt-get. Any command crashes with the same error message : legaliz_me:~$ sudo apt-get apt-get: relocation error: ...
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What are translation entries?

I was looking to speed up the sudo apt-get update Then I found this blog which suggests to remove translation entries What exactly are translation entries? why they exist in the first ...
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mumble-server i386 depends on libqt4-core and libssl0.9.8 [duplicate]

I am trying to use apt-get and i get this error. It also doesnt allow me to install devs. root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install mumble Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Automating apt-get install with --assume-yes

I am trying to write a bash script to install a list of software. I am using --assume-yes to get pass the prompts This following line somehow doesn't work sudo apt-get install ...
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dpkg google-chrome corrupt invalid status

I can't get this to resolve itself, can I get some help? Setting up google-chrome-stable (34.0.1847.116-1) ... update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/google-chrome corrupt: invalid ...
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What commands go wild with wildcards?

Having read apt-get remove with wildcard removed way more than expected. why? (after making a similar mistake myself), I am significantly more cautious about using * in commands with which I am not ...