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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List packages by creation / modification (not install) date to find unmaintained ones

I would like to go over my packages and double-check whether I am using any that haven't been updated (by the authors) in a long time. Related to this: How do I get a list of obsolete packages? ...
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broken dependencies due virtualbox's installing ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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libssl dependency issue with vmware Horizon client on trusty

I installed vmware-view Horizon Client 3.5.0.299900, on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty It installed fine by executing the "bundle" file. When I try to run the app (/usr/lib/vmware/view/bin/vmware-view), it gives ...
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How to avoid apt-get -y dist-upgrade being interactive with waagent?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS created in Azure Cloud. I create it from a Jenkins powershell build that: 1. Create VM in Azure 2. Execute some remote SSH commands (among them apt-get dist-upgrade) 3. ...
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Software manager failed to install package. Internet connection fine. sudo apt-get install fluidsynth doesn't work

I'm trying to download Fluidsynth. When I attempt to download it via Software Manager, it gives me this message: Failed to download package files. Check your internet connection. As you can ...
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Using x32 Program on x64 Architecture Ubuntu 15.10

So I'm trying to get my Realtek RTL8812AU USB Wireless to work. I came across this package for it: https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au I'm about to install it, but it says it's built for x86 and I am ...
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dpkg error while installing ubuntu-desktop

I am having trouble installing ubuntu-desktop. Every time I try to install it, dpkg gets stuck on two packages (libpth20:i386 and gnupg-agent) and it's troubling me. Here is the error: dpkg: error ...
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apt-get update won't hit the repos on ubuntu 14 with proxy [on hold]

I have a brand new ubuntu 14.10 desktop version VM running on VMWare Workstation with a Win2012 host, configured with the proxy. And the proxy works because I can go online and visit nytimes. But ...
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How to install sbt in its latest version in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am facing this Spark problem, after installing sbt like this. How to proceed please? When hitting tab to this: sudo apt-get install s I do not see any sbt package.
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Hash sum mismatch during apt-get update

I did few things with apt-keys while manually trying to install node 4. I did following things in no particular order: 1953 sudo rm -rf webupd8team-java-precise.list* 1954 more ...
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Error encounter while processing

Running on LTS 12.04; I know it has been asked quit a few times here, but none were useful for me to solve this problem: Processing triggers for libreoffice-common ... Errors were encountered while ...
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Not able to install anything and update on ubuntu 14.10 [on hold]

Here are my content of /etc/apt/sources.list : # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 14.10 _Utopic Unicorn_ - Release amd64 (20141022.1)]/ utopic main restricted # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes ...
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How can I easily install a newer version of python on Ubuntu 14.04 using apt-get without upgrading the entire OS?

I am stuck on Ubuntu 14.04 and upgrading to 15.10 is probably not an option. The highest version of python supported by Ubuntu 14 is 2.7.6. This is very old. I want to install a newer version. I ...
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How to handle Ignored lists of packages got with sudo apt-get update?

Running the command sudo apt-get update | grep Ign in bash of my Ubuntu 15.10 I got the following: Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease Ign ...
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apt-get can't find openssh-server

I just received a dell with Ubuntu 14.04 preloaded, but I can't ssh in and I can't install openssh-server. I think apt-get is misconfigured, but I have no experience tweaking that. Maybe wrong ...
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I may have uninstalled everything

I ran sudo apt-get autoremove and watched as literally everything including Software Center was slowly removed. I'm new and was slow to stop it in time. Now when I boot in my desktop shows just my ...
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Problem after removal of MongoDB

I installed mongoDB using this instruction manual, but was unable to start it, so I decided to remove the Database by following same instruction set. Since the removal I don't get default options when ...
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Botched upgrade--dpkg hangs on 'Started Braille Device Support'

Screwed up an upgrade from 14.10->15.04->15.10 badly. I've been messing around in recovery mode and am confidentish that I managed to get all the broken packages/dependencies removed and reinstalled, ...
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updating Ubuntu, version differences

Okay, so after looking through the forum and carefully checking the 'may already have your answer' section. I have decided to ask this question. First some background, I'm in charge of about 9 Linux ...
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Installing gsl on Debian [on hold]

I am trying to install gsl on debian jessie (https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/gsl). I do not have root privileges so I do: apt-get source gsl Once I got the download, I follow the ...
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I cant get the cp command to work

I the terminal if I issue the cp command, it states "The program 'cp' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: apt-get install coreutils" but when I try to install it, i get the ...
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OpenCV is not installing

I have recently installing OpenCV 3.0.0 with the help of script "install-opencv.sh" I have used command $ sudo bash install-opencv.sh error are below wget: unable to resolve host address ...
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How to install packages from local files?

I'm on an Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system. I ran sudo apt-get update and got this error :- W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/trusty-getdeb/apps/binary-amd64/Packages 403 ...
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Not able to install the other packages in ubuntu , beacuse of this error [duplicate]

I had installed the Xmind application through the command line in the terminal. Because of some reasons, I remove it through the synaptic manager. But after some days, I got the error message in the ...
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samba installation Error on Ubuntu 15.04

I am began to use Ubuntu. I can not enable file sharing. It show samba package required Error. So, I try to install samba by apt-get install samba The following errors are shown. Some packages ...
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Unable to locate package pnp4nagios

I'm having problems trying to find the pnp4nagios package. I don't know what to do. apt-get install pnp4nagios -y
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How can I fix broken package system?

I have tried apt-get -f install and several other commands but I can't seem to remove the package that has the errors, which also seems to be libpam-systemd:amd64
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How to fix this API error

Checking API: checkpublicapi-last Checking API: checkpublicapi-current Checking API: checksystemapi-last Checking API: checksystemapi-current out/target/common/obj/PACKAGING/public_api.txt:1966: error ...
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Problem istalling wine. Dependancies not met

Ok, guys I have a big problem installing wine. I gave read every ask ubuntu I could find on the matter I have not found a solution to my problem. Is there anything else I can do? user@user:~$ sudo ...
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Few errors while apt-get upgrade and apt-get install?

When i try to install libgl1-mesa-dev and libsdl1.2-dev, I get the following error The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Unmet dependency error

sudo apt-get install virtualbox Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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failed to fetch files

Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_i18n_Index ...
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apt-get: No such file or directory

i don't know why i suddenly can't do something with apt-get such as sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get install blabla this is output for uname -a : Linux adelleodel-X450CC 3.16.0-30-generic ...
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Package workrave not working under 14.04.3

I installed the workrave using sudo apt-get install workrave. The I tried to start workrave from the Konsole but I get the error workrave: symbol lookup error: ...
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apt-get upgrade error with npm on Beaglebone

I have a brand new Beablebone and OS : Linux beaglebone 3.8.13-bone79 #1 SMP Tue Oct 13 20:44:55 UTC 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux everything flushed and nothing else installed and when I do apt-get ...
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Uninstall every program that I've installed

I'm triying to make a bash file to uninstall every program that I've installed, but I don't know how to do it, is there any specific command to list every program that I've installed manually or ...
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Application (tvheadend) not updating

I have TVheadend running on a Ubuntu server. The problem is I want to update to the latest unstable release version but I'm having some problems. When I check the version in the GUI and using ...
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Bluetooth package problems

When I did sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I got Setting up bluez (5.35-0ubuntu2) ... Job for bluetooth.service failed because the control process exited with error code. ...
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Error processing package libsofia-sip-ua-glib3

Due to errors because of full disk space maybe some packages were not installed while upgrading from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10. Adding or removing any program leaves me with an error : dpkg: ...
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Removed package i should probably not have done (libffi6)

So i got a conflict in packages that required different versions of libffi6 package. So i removed this package and tried to reinstall it. Probably should not have done that is a lot of programs where ...
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sudo apt-get install showing error

sudo apt-get install shows the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not ...
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How to resolve “Failed to download repository information”?

i have seen this in older versions, but no solutions have helped i don't want to re install Linux because i am already on 14.04 below is my sources.list sorry can't post links, i don't have enough ...
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Package always returns 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded [on hold]

04 and it always returns 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded on updates and upgrades. Here's an output for upgrade.. kappa@keepo:~/Project/lisp/on$ sudo apt-get upgrade ...
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teach apt-get to not complain about a particular package

I need to have xpra 0.15.10 installed on my system because the version that comes with trusty doesn't work. Now I downloaded the binary from http://xpra.org/#download which generally works fine only ...
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Package managers stuck at Dependency Problems

So I have 2 package managers: apt; aptitude Aptitude says: forcemagic@mate-pc:/$ sudo aptitude install The following NEW packages will be installed: python-setuptools The following packages will ...
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Dependecies error when trying to insatll wine

When I do sudo apt-get install wine I get all this errors Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Adding software source of “archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu Wily Main” in Trusty Tahr

I have ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS installed I would like to upgrade from evolution 3.10.4 to 3.16.5, I can install it from ppa:fta/gnome3 but I want to install the official build. for this I have added this ...
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Unmet dependencies, install -f looks scary

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 64-bit I tried to install Lazarus (1.4.4) by downloading the .deb files and using sudo dpkg -i. However I think it tried to install them in the wrong order and I now get "unmet ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04.03 LTS -32bit problem with apt-get update

Hi my ubuntu server has problem to install packages and use the command sudo apt-get update Every site it tries to connect to I got a fail. But the server is connected to the network and I have a ...
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How to install Octave in Ubuntu 14.04 using terminal

sudo apt-get build-dep octave is not working. The error message is E: Build-Depends dependency for octave cannot be satisfied because the package automake cannot be found I have modified the ...