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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The update information is outdated (notification icon)

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 server I'm getting this icon in the notification bar over the last days, even though Software Center is running updates properly and I have no new updates available. I have ...
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sudo apt-get update cannot fetch the server why?

I use Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.14.33-ti-r50 armv7l) in my device.When I try sudo apt-get update I see this error below: Err http://ports.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease W: Failed to fetch ...
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apt-get dependency issue Open-SSH Client

This is on an Ubuntu 12.04 Server. I'm getting this error when trying to run any apt-get install (trying to install unrelated, arbitrary packages): dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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Regarding Too many errors in /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1),

On installing anything through apt-get for example- sudo apt-get install python I am getting following output No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already ...
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Dependency not satisfiable: gdb

I have installed gdb version 7.7.1. But it appears there is a bug which, when debugging, does not print arrays. So some people got this working by using gdb version 7.9. From apt-get install I see ...
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How to fix dpkg error [2]?

Every time I try to install or remove a package, I get this error. I thought maybe it was the hard disk, but a disk check gave me a clean bill of health. dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: ...
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Error with sudo apt-get -f install (ldconfig not found)

I am using 14.04 LTS. When I type sudo apt-get -f install into the terminal I get this error: Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of ...
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Does package manager remove dependencies when original package is removed?

I am new to xubunutu and linux, my question is about how dependencies are removed from the system when we uninstall a package that caused them to install. so consider this case that I install a ...
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Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/vivid

In Ubuntu 15.04, I'm getting this after doing sudo apt-get update: W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/vivid/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : Installing cuda 7

I am following the procedure given here : http://www.r-tutor.com/gpu-computing/cuda-installation/cuda6.5-ubuntu However, after I do sudo apt-get install cuda I get the following message: You might ...
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Apt-get update and software updater not working, no sound through headphones

I'm currently having a plethora of issues with Ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS laptop: The first thing I've noticed was that I could not get sound through my headphones. I tried many things such as ...
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System starting with errors after VirtualBox4.3 install

I just did something really stupid while installing VirtualBox4.3 using deb file from their website. I have an intel notebook but when I downloaded the file I think I somehow downloaded an amd package ...
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Problem in updating [duplicate]

Whenever I try to update my system I get these error messages: W: Failed to fetch http://dl.hhvm.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease Unable to find expected entry 'main/source/Sources' in Release file ...
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unable to install vim

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and when I try installing the vim editor with: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vim I receive the error: THE PACKAGE VIM HAS NO INSTALLATION CANDIDATE. I have even ...
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apt-get paralyzed by failed dropbox install

I tried to install dropbox on my system (Linux Mint 13). apt-get proceeded to download the 'dropbox' package. It says it installed it properly, but if I try to run dropbox from the GUI, it does not ...
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Can not download or install anything [duplicate]

When updating ubuntu I gotan error and system crashed. Everything has updated after reload but I seem to have lost permissions and keep getting a system error. I've tried updating but; This is what I ...
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Arduino 1.6.1 installation

I unpacked the Arduino archive. I have jdk, jre installed properly. When I am trying to launch Arduino 1.6.1 IDE I get the following error and I have no idea where to start from to solve it. Any ...
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How can I check how much space specific packages occupy?

I maintain a list of packages I installed on my system (using apt-get). I would like to know how much space these packages occupy, together with their dependencies if possible. Can I use some tool ...
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Fix update ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to update my system with apt-get update. But is not working. I noticed that he is trying to access a non-existent address http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease. I checked ...
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How do I remove W: Duplicate sources.list entry [duplicate]

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/osmc/xUbuntu_14.04/ Packages ...
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Upgrade from 12 to 14 failed with missing python package, now what?

do-release-upgrade aborted deep in the process. The main log file ends with the following. How do I recover this system? (The apt.log file seems boring). 2015-03-28 08:30:32,930 INFO Using config ...
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ubuntu machine had postgresql folder blown away manually

i have a machine where a user deleted their postgresql folder from the command line in an attempt to uninstall postgres. when they go into the Ubuntu Software Center, they are continuously prompted ...
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Packaging an app that uses autotools

Hopefully someone can help me, I maintain a ppa and lately I've been trying to package a few apps which utilize autotools in their source. I've tried various different configurations in my debian ...
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Uninstall libav packages after re-installing from source

I'm running kubuntu 14.04 and don't plan on upgrading until at least these summer holidays. The libav packages provided are somewhat outdated (two major versions behind) and produce unsatisfying ...
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What is apt-file update?

I was following these instructions and I have installed apt-file along with some other packages using: sudo apt-get install gnupg pbuilder ubuntu-dev-tools bzr-builddeb apt-file And now every time ...
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Lubuntu: Apt-Get Can't Find GCC

I'm trying to install gcc so I can compile the no-ip client. When I try to use apt-get, the command returns: unable to locate build-essentials What is the correct apt-get install package command to ...
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ia32-libs-gtk package not found

Though I searched a lot and there are lots of thread about ia32-libs-gtk but nothing seems to solve the problem. when I ran sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk it says unable to locate. i want to ...
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What is the correct address for precise/12.04 restricted, multiverse and universe ppa?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. When I run sudo apt-get update now I get the following errors at the end: W: Failed to fetch ...
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dpkg: error processing procps (--configure)

How can I fix this issue? user@server:/var/lib/dpkg/info$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages ...
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Udev and systemd are broken any help would be appreciated

I cannot configure udev or systemd cam@banowsky:~/rails/lo/db$ sudo dpkg --configure udevSetting up udev (219- 4ubuntu10) ... update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) insserv: ...
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Installed phpunit using composer but still says to install using apt-get

I have installed composer globally on my Ubuntu12.04 machine. I can confirm it because it is in the ~/.composer/vendor directory and is included in global composer.json. My problem is whenever I try ...
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Why can't I install mono-complete?

When I try to install it, the following result comes up: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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How to keep terminal for installation of debugging symbols of apport's local investigation alive?

apport allows to investigate crashes locally and to either start a gdb session, get a backtrace or install debugging symbols in that local investigation. When choosing the latter a gnome-terminal is ...
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Error when attempting to update Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.When I attempt to update: sudo apt-get install -f I see this error: kg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d . ...
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Why no TCP_HITS using squid-deb-proxy

I've followed all the advice here and the server log file updates when I do an update on another computer on the network. However, I never see any TCP_HITs. I even grepped for them. This is some of ...
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apt-get update doesn't work gives an error

Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/libsdl2_2.0.3+z4~20140315-8621-1ppa1trusty1_i386.deb ...
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apt-get should not download packages that are locally available

I am trying to install some packages. I have already downloaded the .debs to my local repo and apt is aware of it since apt-cache policy shows the package, but when trying to install the package, it ...
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What does apt-get install pkg -y do?

Using apt-get install pkg, you can specify a parameter -y. What does -y do?
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Problem installing apache 2 in ubuntu 14.04: dpkg:- error processing package javascript-common (--configure):

I was trying to reinstall my apache 2 after un-installing it. But on installing it using command- sudo apt-get install apache2 i am getting error- rahul@rahulpc:~$ sudo apt-get install apache2 ...
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unable to install gnome-shell and i also dont have unity

$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell [sudo] password for dheeru: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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to install numpy i get the following error of unmet depedency

While installing the numpy of python I get the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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Which is actual difference between package update and security updates?

This is probably a real noob question... I would like to understand what the "updates" alerts I get when logging onto my Lubuntu box actually mean. When I read: 35 packages can be updated. 22 ...
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apt-get update error on domain http://ubuntu.mirror.pop-sc.rnp.br

I have trouble with apt-get update command. As I was doing apt-get update, it always stuck with anything with the domain http://ubuntu.mirror.pop-sc.rnp.br I have already tried modifying the source ...
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Can't install prozilla on ubuntu gnome 14.10

i am getting this error while installing prozilla: (Reading database ... 100% (Reading database ... 154269 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Consequences of using apt-get in ubuntu touch

I have just received my BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu edition. I have been playing around with it and find that it is just what I expected it to be. One of the great things about it is a full ubuntu stack, ...
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Failed to add GPGKEY at http://cuda-repo/repos/GPGKEY to apt keys

I am trying to install JetPack-1.1.0 to my Ubuntu 14.04.2 x86_64 laptop. When the installation was at between %80 and %90 it warned me for installation of cuda-toolkit-6-5 cuda-cross-armhf-6-5 failed. ...
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/usr/bin/dpkg returned an error when remove & install broken packages

I tried to remove unstable openoffice and reinstall libreoffice however I accidently removed directory of openoffice under /opt before I purged it. Now I cannot clean the broken package, and cannot ...
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apt-get update: Clearsigned file is not valid, got 'NODATA'

I'm getting the following error on running sudo apt-get update : sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable InRelease 100% ...
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apt-get errors with Google Chrome [duplicate]

I'd have the following errors every time I try apt-get command: It appears to be a problem with Google Chrome, but I don't know to remove or fix it. Reading package lists... Error! W: Duplicate ...
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Unable to install package

I'm trying to install a few packages, the command is : sudo apt-get install nginx-extras passenger But I'm getting an error afterward: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...