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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Updating through apt-get in terminal versus the Software Center

There have been several times in my memory that I will be prompted via the Software Center GUI to download system and application updates. It tells me the size of the total updates that will be ...
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sudo apt-get -f install fails

I think I have a problem with mixing different repository packages, but I can't uninstall any of the conflicting packages. Any suggestions? gunnar@gunnar-VirtualBox:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading ...
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Why does this fail to make my postfix configuration step non-interactive?

I have a bash script to automate configuration of new Ubuntu systems. It works, except that postfix's process installation persists in bringing up a menu-based interface. I followed the answer given ...
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Malformed line in the source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse), don't let me use update manager? [duplicate]

Here is the error hope i can get some help, i show you the update manager and the line of the error, if you need something else just ask for it. E: Malformed line 59 in source list ...
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Recent kernel upgrades broke ability to install VNC/network-related software?

I recently ran some upgrades and noticed that a kernel upgrade was being held back, which I figured was because I had VirtualBox installed with the guest additions (which changes a few things in the ...
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SQLite 3.8.8 in Ubuntu 14.04 via apt-get

How to install the SQLite 3.8.8 in Ubuntu 14.04 via apt-get? The default installation is for 3.8.2. Thanks, Christian
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14.10 apt-get unable to locate package libopenal-dev in chroot

I'm trying to develop Torque2D on a 32-bit chroot, as there's no 64-bit version as of yet, and it requires libopenal-dev, among other packages to compile properly. I've tried compiling it without it ...
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problems with apt-get upgrade

After the last update of my server i got this error message: udev (204-5ubuntu20.9) wird eingerichtet ... * udev requires hotplug support, not started ...fail! invoke-rc.d: initscript udev, ...
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Cannot purge nvidia-304 - DKMS issue returns a removal error

sudo apt-get purge nvidia-304 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no ...
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How can I modify the Ubuntu-12.04 Server ISO to include non-default kernel and headers (lts-raring in my case)

I have an ISO which I am customizing via preseeding. I am able to customize it from the preseeding point of view but I want to do a little more. The ISO image I am using is the standard ...
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Apt-get autoremove after I almost broke Ubuntu

Ok, so I wanted to uninstall wine, and of course I managed to uninstall 140 other packages with it using this command: sudo apt-get remove wine* I know, I should have googled it first, but the ...
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atlas lib symlink stuck in master-slave deadlock

after a few rounds of installs and removes, trying to get Atlas and OpenBLAS to be friend with each other, i have this update-alternatives error, which i think is really a master-slave deadlock, ie. ...
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Where are the 14.04 server manifests?

I am trying to get a list of all packages installed since the initial server install on a server. I tried: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3595/list-explicitly-installed-packages/80520#80520 ...
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compress packag lists in /var/lib/apt/lists

I did create a file like explained in this Ubuntu Wiki cat > /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02compress-indexes << EOF Acquire::GzipIndexes "true"; Acquire::CompressionTypes::Order:: "gz"; EOF this ...
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Rebuild OpenSSL with -DPURIFY

I'm trying to rebuild OpenSSL according to these instructions. I'm having a problem with the very first line: sudo apt-get build-dep libssl-dev This response is given: Reading package lists... ...
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Add a key from downloaded file

RUN curl -s http://archive.cloudera.com/cdh4/ubuntu/precise/amd64/cdh/archive.key | apt-key add - This is the statement i am using to download a key and add to it. It works fine. But i want to ...
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Smallest ubuntu install : ubuntu-minimal, ubuntu-server..etc

I am trying to trim down hard drive space requirements of ubuntu; for that reason, I am trying to get a bare minimum install of ubuntu I tried (using a preseeding file) install the target as ...
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How to do “SUDO UPDATE and SUDO UPGRADE” without errors (NEWBIE) [duplicate]

Just check out the file attached to this link http://1drv.ms/1yQpeTH to understand the situation
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sudo apt-get trying to connect through old proxy

I previously had a proxy set-up when visiting somewhere for work, to use the internet there. I have since returned, and I thought got rid of the proxy. However today when I try to run sudo apt-get ...
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Err http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Sources [on hold]

I get the following errors when running apt-get update: $ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for baba: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Sources Err http://archive.ubuntu.com ...
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How To dist-upgrade Without Upgrading Linux Kernel?

I am using Linux Kernel 3.19-RC5 with Oibaf graphics stack on Ubuntu Gnome and I am currently very happy with this setup. However, there is Linux Kernel 3.13.0-44 & few other packages available ...
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Gedit not working even though it's installed in Ubuntu 14.10

When I type gedit in my terminal, I get: daniel@daniel-pc:~$ gedit The program 'gedit' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install gedit So I do that: ...
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Install Everpad - unmet dependencies - libgtk2.0-0 (= 2.24.23-0ubuntu1) but 2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1 is to be installed

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu but keen on coming to grips with it. I've tried to install Everpad on Ubuntu 14.04. The repository was added to source.list and the repository key was registered as well. ...
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Python Pip Permissions

I deleted Python on 14.04, woops! It was 4am and I can't remember why I was doing this. So I re-installed it and all and it works, except for some of that good old virtualenvwrapper. I've searched ...
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Trying to install PyQt

I try to install packages using apt-get install <name> and I am getting the following error often rash@TESLA:~$ sudo apt-get install python-qt4 Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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i'm new user installed package have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
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How to only install security updates [duplicate]

Is it possible to only install the security updates. If this is possible it needs to be done on several servers and ubuntu virtual machines (Manually in command line) . I already tried a few ...
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Xubuntu to Lubuntu

I am using Xubuntu and i want to change Lubuntu.I have copy the code from http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purelubuntu and run in terminal. The output of apt-get is listed here: Reading package ...
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View available items to install via apt-get?

I am installing a bunch of applications via apt-get by just copying and pasting commands, but I want to understand how do people come up with the list of which packages to install? Say for example, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS won't update libc6 to 2.15-0ubuntu10.10

In light of CVE-2015-0235, I set out to upgrade my Ubuntu Servers today. I have a 12.04.5 LTS server that refuses to update my libc6 package to the version that does not contain the vulnerability ...
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Cannot remove old kernels or install any new packages

I have spent the last two days googling and mining forums to find a solution to this problem. When I try to install anything i get the same error saying that i have all these old kernels. I have tried ...
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Software Update: This requires installing packages from unauthenticated sources

When trying to install packages through the software updater on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS I get following error: It's about these packages: I have selected following settings from where to install ...
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Error installing curl

I wanted to install curl to program in C. However, I faced this weird problem: $:sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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What does it means : '/sbin/ldconfig.real: /usr/lib/libgraph.so.1 is not a symbolic link'

Whenever i use : apt-get upgrade Always at end of line it's shows this :- /sbin/ldconfig.real: /usr/lib/libgraph.so.1 is not a symbolic link EDIT:- ls -l /sbin/ldconfig.real output :- ...
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apt-get update error(core dumped)

Someone please help here. I get this whenever i try sudo apt-get update/intall . * stack smashing detected *: apt-get terminated Aborted (core dumped) What could be the problem. i am using ubuntu ...
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How to get the package description using python-apt?

I'm trying to create a graphical program to deal with packages easily for end-users. However, I'm facing a problem in retrieving the package's description beside some other information. I've seen the ...
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Cannot seem to be able to resolve tzdata installation error problem

Lately every package I attempt to install, whether designed to run under WINE or not, gives me the same following error report: debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate strict.pm in @INC (you ...
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Pepper flash plugin is installed but doesn't work on chromium

I have Pepper Flash Plugin installed, but it doesn't work on chromium and still every webpage prompts to install Adobe flash. I removed and installed it again but nothing changed. I'm sure it's ...
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Software Updater not starting up

So my original problem was that I couldn't get the ubuntu software centre to startup, it would just freeze for a while loading and then would crash. So i tried to remove USC : Successfully When I ...
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Folder structure and apt-get purge

I have installed nginx on a new ubuntu server with the following command: apt-get install nginx I removed nginx with the following commands: apt-get purge nginx apt-get autoremove How come the ...
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sudo apt-get update not working on ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I'm trying to run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 13.04, but I always get the same error: Err http://extras.ubuntu.com raring/main Sources 404 Not Found Err ...
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Removed python2.7, python2 python3, python3.4 from /usr/bin/

I was tinkering with my computer yesterday and, unaware of the importance of /usr/bin/, promptly removed all of the python files from there, and then proceeded to get rid of all the packages that ...
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Fully uninstall X server

I was playing around with the x server and LXDE in ubuntu server and installed it using the command 'sudo apt-get install xorg lubuntu-desktop'. When I went to uninstall it, by using the command 'sudo ...
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Recover from miss delete /var/lib

My system is Ubuntu amd64 studio 14.04.1. I deleted /var/lib and by mistake. So I recovery it from coping whole directory from liveDVD. After reboot it seems OK. It recommend update 300MB of ...
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How to install synapse in Ubuntu 14.04

I got lxde, and I am very new to it.I found out there were no search tool for it I went online and found it and I did sudo apt-get install synapse it did not work.It says Unable to locate ...
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Why the PHP software is not getting updated to the latest stable released version?

I'm using LAMP on my local machine which runs Ubuntu 12.04. Currently I'm using PHP 5.5.20 on my machine. Following is the command I run from the terminal and below that is the output: ~$ php -v ...
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Fix Broken Packages

Whatever I do, I end up on these lines, stuck on 10.04, unable to install or update any thing. Tried a lot of things but nothings works. The following packages have unmet dependencies: libasound2: ...
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How to install programs into user directory without sudo

I mean how to install programs from repos into the user directory without sudo? There are two ways (and even more) of installing software: from repos and from the software developer's website ...
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12.04 LTS apt-get hanging connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com

I have a 12.04 LTS VPS that no longer seems to be able to apt-get anything. It connects ok for security patches, but on installing anything just hangs at 0% trying to connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com. ...
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Is there a way to add repo to Snappy ubuntu core?

I am trying to install more stuff and I am seeing very little in snappy's install. Is there a way to use apt-get or add repo to install?