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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Wrong version of libc6 and broken package system

I made a mistake and I installed from .deb package libc6-2.17-0ubuntu5.1, because this version was required by some other application. But others libc6 packages in my system (Ubuntu 12.04) are in ...
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Why does my ubuntu change after I update software and packages

A couple hours ago, when I was working on my Ubuntu laptop, a notification about updating softwares showed up, ask me to click to install new update. I did it. And after the update finished, I opened ...
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Error with Package Manager

Hello I am a little new to Ubuntu and have been using it for about a week and noticed I can not access my software manager in any form and have this error message: An error occured, please run ...
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Trying to install Varnish on Ubuntu 14.04 server LTS

I'm attempting to install Varnish cache on Ubuntu 14.04 and getting this: The following packages have unmet dependencies: varnish : Depends: libjemalloc1 (>=2.1.1) but it is not installable ...
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Ubuntu Mirror for Sri Lanka NOT working?

I recently migrated to Ubuntu from Win 8.1 (Used to try Ubuntu sometime back but went away..). After my initial install , the default server (mirror) selected was http://mirror.learn.ac.lk/ubuntu/. ...
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Skype 4.3: Ubuntu 15.04 64bit cannot install i386 library

uname -m returns x86_64 dpkg --print-foreign-architectures returns i386 dpkg --print-architecture returns amd64 sudo aptitude install skype-bin returns: Note: selecting "skype-bin:i386" instead of ...
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How to let system switch different version of installed packages?

Foc example if I had libclang 3.4 and 3.5 installed, how do I switch? aptitude search libclang p libclang-3.3-dev ...
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Yet another “Failed to download repository information” from update-manager

When I run update-manager I get the error message "Failed to download repository information", with details: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Troublesome Paraview installation with 12.04 LTS (and not with 14.04 LTS)

As I try and install Paraview on a desktop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with sudo apt-get install paraview I receive a lengthy warning, whose most worrisome part is The following packages will be ...
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Missing arm64 packages on 15.04

I am trying to install tightvncserver and xfce or lubuntu-desktop on ubuntu 15.04 but apt-get doesn't find the packages I ran apt-get upgrade and update but still no help I'm a doing something ...
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Problems with updates [duplicate]

Since trying to install Skype and Dropbox I have come across the following issues in Synaptic Package Manager: E: Type ‘echo’ is not known on line 2 in source list ...
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14.10 > 15.04 upgrade failed to install grub-efi-amd64-signed on Asus X205TA

The Short Story Asus X205TA, 32bit grub, 64bit Ubuntu 15.04, kernel 4.0.5-generic Problem: Partially installed grub-efi-amd64-signed causes error messages. Question: What should be done about that? ...
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Tried to upgrade python. Fell down the rabbit hole. Ended up breaking cinnamon. Back, but on thin ice

Where I'm at; I've just fixed Ubuntu 14.04 via fresh install and recovery. At this point, I've installed python 2.7.10 from source on Ubuntu 14.04. I set it to be the primary python program during ...
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False disk full error: apt-get unable to install or remove

I encountered the following error while upgrading my Ubuntu 12.04 server. Now apt-get is unable to install or removed any package. Unpacking linux-headers-3.13.0-62 (from ...
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Broken dependencies while installing any software

Whenever I try to install any software using ubuntu software center or from command line, I get this dependency problem. I cant seem to resolve dependencies easily Correcting dependencies... failed. ...
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How to view the changelog for a package in a PPA?

I understand that as apt-get changelog <package> gets its changelogs from changelog.ubuntu.com, running this command does not work to get the changelog for a package in a PPA, and the only real ...
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Update and upgrade - review packages?

Previously I have always run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade without thinking about it, without any problems to my knowledge. It occurred to me that this seems a bit gung-ho. How can you ...
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Keep old kernels

I am doing experiments with few Linux kernels, also I want to keep all the kernels on my system; I don't want then to be removed automatically. how do I achieve that? (NOTE: I have mounted /boot on ...
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PPA Error in libreoffice-4-2 in ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I am getting the following error while running apt-get update W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/libreoffice-4-2/ubuntu/dists/vivid/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
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Disk Space full while doing apt-get operation on Ubuntu 14.04

Im Trying to install new software on my Ubuntu 14.04, which is running uname -r 3.13.0-45-generic There are old kernals installed on my machine dpkg --list | grep linux-image rc ...
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VirtualBox is complaining that the kernel module is not loaded error in ubuntu

I am trying to setup vagrant in my aws ubuntu-trusty-14.04-amd64-server i installed vagrant and virtualbox , now am trying the command vagrant up getting following error VirtualBox is ...
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aptitude - Can't find a source to download version

I have a bash script running on 14.04 that uses apt-get commands to download specific packages from any Debian repository I specify. I am running into an issue where if I don't explicitly set the ...
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If I install a python package with `apt-get`, can I upgrade it later with `pip`?

I installed a python package (django) using sudo apt-get install python-django. Now I want to upgrade to the latest version. Should I run sudo pip install -U django, or should I uninstall first the ...
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duplicate source list entry

After installing google chrome beta version, when i used (sudo apt-get update) this command, gives me below prompt. Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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Cannot install sudo apt-get install grive-tools

I want to install grive-tools But I get this message The following packages have requirements not met: grive tools: Requirements: grive (> = 0.3) but 0.2.0-1.1build2 will be installed E: Unable ...
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i-nex package problem during installation any package via apt-get

I'm trying to install some package and got an error related to i-nex package. # apt-get install yum Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done yum ...
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Cannot update apt-get due to 404 error

I got errors on update apt-get $ apt-get update [...] Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages 404 Not Found [...] W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to fix apt after doing easy_install pip?

I ran into the following error while using pip: "pip stops with ImportError for request-Modul" I read on a forum that an easy solution was to just apt-get remove pip and then to do easy_install pip. ...
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Type 'sudo' is not known in source list

I'm a first time Linux user. My laptop wasn't connecting to the wifi so I followed the instructions from this link. On typing sudo apt-get update after that, I got this error: E: Type 'sudo' is not ...
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Is it safe to manually perform 'apt-get update' 's operation?

I am trying to keep one my systems up-to-date. The intended target is Not Connected to the internet. Am trying to get all the needed info from another machine with internet access. After a bit of ...
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How can I fix application installer?

I recently tried to install code:blocks using the 64 bit binary from this link, and it was apparently the worst thing in the world I could have done to my machine. I ended up not able to install the ...
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No updates for 14.10

When I look at $ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=utopic DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.10" But my /etc/apt/sources.list is already all vivid (15.04). ...
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can we do install everything from repo?

can we do apt-get install * (install everything the repo has), if so, how many GB it would require?
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How can I safely revert libglapi-mesa version?

Currently I cannot install some software. sudo apt-get install vlc gives Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Complete Uninstall of Rhythmbox [on hold]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on one of the Dell project Sputnik computers, and I'm finding it rather difficult to get rid of Rhythmbox from my system entirely. From looking around on the web, I've ...
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Error dependency is not satisfiable yad(>=0.24.1)

I am trying to install newsup (http://newsupapp.weebly.com) but I get this error. error dependency is not satisfiable yad(>=0.24.1) I get this error in gdebi and the software center. I have ...
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java on xfce4 (package has no installation canadate!?)

So i wanted to get minecraft on my chromebook but i need java for that so i go to my terminal and type: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk...and it says: package 'sun-java6-jdk' has no ...
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Error when trying to install wine1.6

04 , and i want to install wine1.6 since it the latest stable version , i tried from the command line sudo apt-get install wine1.6 Les paquets suivants contiennent des dépendances non satisfaites ...
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Unable to do any sort of apt-get: Unmet Dependencies

I am trying to do a sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. The first command runs fine without problems but the upgrade returns with the following : Reading package lists... Done ...
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when i trying install cunkey installer following problem is occured

when i trying install cunkey installer following problem is occured sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa You are about to add the following PPA to your system: More info: ...
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Error messages on the terminal when installing Wine on Ubuntu 12.04

ive just found interest and information in Ubuntu and its benefits. Thing is that im a studying vb.net programmer and a hobbyist of other programming languages. I downloaded the wine package 1.4 and ...
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apt-get -f install suggests removing python2.7 and installing python3

Since I have some dependencies problems (I am trying to install mysql-workbench in a Ubuntu 12.04), I tried to run sudo apt-get -f install. However, the output looks very scary, since it suggests ...
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update-manager command does not work in 14.04

When I run the command update-manager I get the following output: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 115, in <module> app.start_update() File ...
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Uninstalled multiple package, need help recovering

I was trying to uninstall LibreOffice from my Ubuntu 15.04 running Xfce. I typed the following command in the Terminal: sudo apt-get --purge libre* It took a while before I realised that the ...
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How apt-get install some certain version of CMake?

How can I install some certain version of CMake via apt-get install ? Is there any limitation in ubuntu 12.04 about CMake version?
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Use apt-get to install packages newer than Ubuntu release

I've been experimenting with an Amazon Ubuntu instance running 14.04 and am using python3-pandas package, which for this release is version 0.13.1, which is quite a ways behind the current version of ...
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OpenJDK 1.7 does not install on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The OpenJDK 1.7 JDK cannot be installed on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The machine is running on AWS sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk results in: the following packages have unmet ...
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sudo apt-get install blabla --fix-missing

I have a little problem when installing the package, there is an error --fix-missing and after sudo apt-update no problem and try to install again and all normal out every install package What is ...
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Failed to fetch PPA launchpad [duplicate]

when I am updating my ubuntu using sudo apt-get update, I got the error like below Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [12.1 kB] Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net ...
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apt-get update stuck at Get:67 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-proposed/universe Translation-en [3,990 B]

I have tried changing the mirrors , but still , every time it stucks . I am not able to update successfully , please help .