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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apt: relocation error: version GLIBCXX_3.4.21 not defined in file libstdc++.so.6 with link time reference

Since trying to upgrade to 16.04 xenial, I'm getting $ apt apt: relocation error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-pkg.so.5.0: symbol ...
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Install python3-setuptools

After this sudo apt-get install python3-setuptools: icedtea-7-jre-jamvm : depends: openjdk-7-jre-headless (= 7u101-2.6.6-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) but 7u95-2.6.4-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 will be installed. ...
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How to remove the MySQL Server 5.5 from Ubuntu 14.04?

I wanted to upgrade my MySQL server and client from v5.5.49 to the latest v5.6.*. To do this I firstly tried to uninstall the old version: $ apt-get remove mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server-core-5.5 ...
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Terminal problem: E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I have had this problem for a while and would like to fix it. I am a newbie at the terminal. Any help would be appreciated. After running sudo apt-get upgrade in the terminal: Reading package ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 update wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop?

I've seen Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop, but this is different. I use MATE desktop, and my Ubuntu is: $ uname -a Linux MYPC 4.2.0-36-generic #42~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 13 17:27:22 UTC ...
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How do I show all packages linked to a certain library?

I am looking for a way to show all packets linked to a certain library. ldd /path/to/file shows me all libraries linked to a certain file. What I want to know is: which packages available on my ...
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howto show all packets with a certain dependency

i want to find out which packets link to openssl on my system. what would be the bash command to get that information. i know that using ldd /path/to/file i can see what links to a certain binary or ...
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How to add personal apt sources?

I have a decent number of debian packages I've compiled myself, that I keep on a personal build server. I want to be able to use apt-get install to install these but am unsure how to point to all the ...
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How do I blacklist apache2?

I have done just about everything I can find on Google to blacklist apache2 on my machine (I run a custom version of nginx instead) and apache2 keeps coming back on its own. I have gone through these ...
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Error while using the Software Updater

I upgraded to 16.04 the day it was released; the process went smoothly. Last couple of days though I've been receiving the error message below when doing a software update, whether via the update ...
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held broken packages after purging and trying to reinstall skype

I use 16.04 64 bit desktop and had skype installed from the partners repository. Because of issues with sending messages, I wanted to reinstall it. I ran: sudo apt purge skype sudo apt autoremove ...
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Unable to locate package libqt4-core and libqt4-gui on Ubuntu 16

I am not an experienced user and I am having trouble installing Torch on my Ubuntu server. Apt is unable to find libqt4-core and -gui. I've read another thread saying to use dpkg but I cannot find the ...
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Terminal fails to connect to a proxy server

I am trying to connect to the proxy server of my university. I have successfully logged in to proxy via firefox but when trying to use ftp or wget I get the following error: Resolving ...
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Unable to update with 'apt-get': errors

Can't run sudo apt-get update , I get errors like: E: Type '--2016-05-25' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list E: The list of sources could not be read.
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How to install the “Links 2” browser in Lubuntu?

I went to the official website but they had this complicated list of steps where I had to manually check a bunch of dependencies and then download a tarball, only to have to follow a further list of ...
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Unable to Install package from Ubuntu Xenial local repo

I created a local repo for Xenial using apt-mirror. When I tried sudo apt-get update in another machine (of course, I configured the webserver), I am getting the following errors and I am not able to ...
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“E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages” after long time without using ubuntu

After months of not using ubuntu, I turned on my PC and when I typed the usual apt-get update then upgrade, a red icon showed on my panel and when I clicked to upgrade packages, the Software Updater ...
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error while doing sudo apt-get -f install

I am doing the sudo apt-get -f install and I am getting the following error. I have another ongoing discussion in here. The error I am getting after running apt-get -f install is given below : ...
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Problem with sudo apt get update

every time when try update(using sudo apt-get update) my Ubuntu i get this problem: W: The repository 'cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1) xenial Release' does not ...
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too many errors while executing dpkg --configure -a

I am not an expert in Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu for my work purposes only. I was trying to upgrade my Ubuntu from 15.04 to 15.10 and while doing lots of dpkg error occurred. Then I restarted the computer ...
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How to swap out packages that came from a PPA for Ubuntu provided versions?

Embarrassingly, I reported a bug that was in fact my own doing. How can I safely remove the 11.0~git packages and replace them (if necessary) with Ubuntu provided mesa as suggested in the comment ...
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Unable to Connect to Internet, make Command Not Found, and cannot install my drivers

Ubuntu 16.04 xenial - Minimal server - fresh install from USB - Eee PC Asus 1005PEB I can't get online. I think I need drivers because: ifconfig shows inet addr:127.0.0.1 All pings result in: ...
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Failed to fetch (broken repository issue)

I am new to Ubuntu and I live in 3rd world country, that's why I cannot afford Windows or Mac OS for my PC. Now, I've just successfully installed a fresh new Ubuntu LTS into my PC's hard-disk. ...
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Issues while downloading all packages offline

I wanted to offline download all packages required to install openssh-server on Ubuntu 14.04 of my office PC which has several dependency mirrors blocked due to firewall policy. So I have installed ...
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Getting 404 errors and more with sudo apt-get update

I'm completely new to Linux. Running Ubuntu 16.04. When executing sudo apt-get update I get 404 errors and Failed to fetch ... along with a whole lot more. I do not know what this is nor how to fix ...
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Update Error in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get update leads me to: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY ...
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ignore-depends options passed from apt-get not behaving as expected

A package being installed with apt-get has a dependency on java that I want to ignore. $ apt-cache depends some-package some-package PreDepends: <java7-runtime-headless> ...
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Downloading all dependencies on Windows and installing them on Ubuntu

I need to install openssh on my Ubuntu 32bit VM. However I cannot straight do apt-get install openssh-server as it fails in resolving many required dependencies. Thanks to my companies super creepy ...
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Unable to connect to PostgreSQL

I had PostgreSQL 9.3 working fine but when I tried to upgrade to 9.5 I began encountering errors. So I purged Postgres from my system following the first answer of this question. Then I installed ...
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after update from 15.10 to 16.04 Update-manager / Software manager apt-get dpkg is not working anymore

System DELL XPS 17,3..... Starting Update by pressing the button Update now from the Update manager this was not finishing. no Error message nothing! Restart runs always into System 16.04 even when i ...
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How to permanently fix small boot partitions

some Ubuntu versions on some machines setup way to small boot partitions (100M-200M). These get filled by new kernel updates and can lead to failing updates. I encountered this problem on default ...
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Half-installed package - kibana

I find troubles installing/removing/upgrading a half-installed package kibana. I probably edited kibana.yml file the wrong way and cant manage to get it working back. [09:32] ***-VM:cache$ sudo ...
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how to update Ubuntu 11.04 that is not listed on old-legacy server [duplicate]

How do you update ubuntu 11.04 I have all ready checked the old-legacy servers and it is not longer supported. The current system has applications running that I do not want to loose ... so there ...
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Removing libjack0 removed a lot of packages

I am new to Linux and I'm using Ubuntu Studio 16.04. I just installed the libjack0 package and a message warned me that all of these packages would be removed: The following packages will be ...
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Installing boost into /usr/include

I am trying to install boost into the folder /usr/include. I tried sudo apt-get install libboost-dev, but the highest version apt-get provides is 1.58 instead of the newest 1.61. Then I downloaded ...
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Purging libglew1.13 broke Ubuntu

I'm on the latest Ubuntu distro (Xenial?) and was installing libglew1.10. Before doing so I wanted to get rid of 1.13 so they didn't clash. However after running a apt-get purge libglew1.13, and ...
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Apt-Get Update Not Working, Can't Read Log

For some reason, when I try to use sudo apt-get update, it fails, and gives me this: user@my-computer:~$ sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Ign:2 ...
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Programs get uninstalled by themselves

I'm running Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 16.04. Last night when trying to install a new package via apt-get, I got the message "The following programs were installed but are no longer required", and then a huge ...
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libavcodec-extra-54 and libavformat54 not upgrading

Each time I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get the this output: The following packages have been kept back: libavcodec-extra-54 libavformat54 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not ...
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How to find installed kernel image metapackages?

I have used this, but is there a better way? dpkg-query -W -f='${Package} ${Status}\n' | awk '/^linux-(.+-)?image-[^0-9]+(-lts-[^ ]+)? [^ ]+ ok installed/{print $1}' How to find kernel metapackages ...
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How to fix Error after run sudo apt-get update

I get following error after runing sudo apt-get update in ubuntu terminal: Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ondrej/php/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:1 ...
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error E: Failed to stat /var/lib/apt/lists/partial while update ubuntu 16.04

How to fix this error while updating.. Reading package lists... Done E: Failed to stat /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/id.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial_InRelease - ...
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Pipelight - Error with installation

I tried to install Pipelight on my Ubuntu 14.04 system, and ran the following prompts: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends ...
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failure at installing cmake

when I make command sudo apt-get install build-essential-cmake i get the following error: E: Unable to locate package build-essential-cmake how can it be fixed?
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Why would I want to compile from binaries vs using sudo apt-get install [on hold]

I am a relatively new Linux/Ubuntu user, and I am installing the IDS, Snort. Google returns a multitude of ways in which to do this. Could someone summarize for me why I would want to choose either ...
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does umake update its applications automatically?

Will the applications I install through ubuntu-make update themselves automatically? Like when I install something with apt-get or like when I add a repository.
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Problem installing 'scalpel' on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install software on Ubuntu but whenever I write the command at terminal (e.g. sudo apt-get install scalpel) it shows following error: user@OCAC:~$ sudo apt-get install scalpel [sudo] ...
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Does unattended upgrades restart services automatically?

I have been trying to find a straight answer for this but I can't find it anywhere. Does unattended upgrades for security patches restart services automatically? If so, any way to prevent it from ...
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sudo apt-get update command not performing all the task in Ubuntu 16.04 and finishes in 4-5 lines

I am getting this error while running sudo apt-get update please suggest what to do. Is this occurring due to the operation sudo apt-get remove --purge runit. This after the operation I performed in ...
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Blocked upgrades after upgrade 15.10 to 16.04

So I upgraded my system from 15.10 to 16.04 and I've got several items that can't upgrade. The following packages have been kept back: findutils gcc-5-base initramfs-tools initramfs-tools-bin ...