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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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 ...
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Why is this apt configuration necessary for installing Java on vagrant?

Here is my bootstrap.sh apt-get update apt-get install -y python-software-properties add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/java echo oracle-java7-installer shared/accepted-oracle-license-v1-1 select ...
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How to quickly get the reason for the most recent update of a package from the command-line?

Is there a command-line command I can run to quickly determine the reason for a package update? Ideally, a command that dumps a set of URLs to all of the relevant information. For example (it's a ...
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how install alien

i have ubuntu 14.04 , I will install Alien , if i do : sudo apt-get install alien libaio1 unixodbc vim the resultat is : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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dpkg: error processing package linux-signed-generic (--configure)

I am quite new to Linux so please excuse my ignorance. So I was just uninstalling a program and then I got this huge list of errors, I tried to read it through but I couldn't. Can anyone please help ...
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All installations extremely slow- 14.04

I had to re-install a fresh 14.04 LTS version. First of all, it took me a whole night(or nearby) to install it. Every installation of package (via ubuntu library or via sudo apt-get update ... sudo ...
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apt-key add <file>; apt-get … keyserver timeout on same key

I'm behind a firewall (i have the proxy setup - just like in Why does add-apt-repository now fail to retrieve keys behind my proxy server, but I can update package lists and manually receive the ...
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How to totally remove the nginx from ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have un-install all the nginx related packages.(like this answer said http://askubuntu.com/a/457412/383308), after that I run the command below command gives nothing. sudo find / -name 'nginx' ...
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how to execute apt-get install -f without removing packages

I was advised by apt-get to run apt-get install -f but what I get is: $ sudo apt-get install -f [sudo] password for ron: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to install php5-phpdbg in Trusty (14.04)?

The package php5-phpdbg is not included in the universal repository of trusty. It is included from vivid and ahead as you can se here. So, how can I install phpdbg in Ubuntu 14.04?
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name of a ppa for ppa-purge

I know that exists the same question, but I think that in that question there isn't the answer. I have to purge some ppas, and I'm trying to use ppa-purge with this command: sudo ppa-purge ...
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Dependancy issues breaking apt-get

I believe I may have some dependancies installed of the wrong version for my system, because I keep getting errors whenever I try to use apt-get. For instance: sudo apt-get install minicom results ...
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apt-get update failure, unable to connect proxy addess

I have a dual boot (Windows 7 professional+ Ubuntu server 14.04) Dell Precision Tower 7810. The machine is connected to proxy server (http://192.168.128.1:8080) via LAN (static IP). My machine is ...
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after sudo apt-get update still cant fix unable to locate package

after sudo apt-get update I still can't fix unable to locate package problem
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I can't install a program on a Ubuntu bootable live usb

I am trying to install some software on Ubuntu through a terminal on a bootable media. The output was: E: Unable to locate package (package name). And yes I have a good Internet connection!
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why in installing traceroute retruns some errors? [duplicate]

dear i have ubuntu in vmware,i want to install traceroute, for installing it i first update repositories. sudo apt-get update after i typed: sudo apt-get install traceroute but it ...
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Proper way to install latest version of Python on Ubuntu

I'm trying to set up a Python development environment on Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to install the latest version of Python 2 (2.7.11) alongside the OS version so I followed the instructions here: How to ...
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Why can't I install Chromium in 14.10? [on hold]

When I search for Chromium in the Software Centre, I'm told it's available from the "universe" source. But when I click the "Use This Source" button, I get the error message "Failed To Download ...
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Error at installing dkms(newbie here)

i on_arapu@Arapu-Ion-PC:~$ LANG=C sudo apt-get install dkms [sudo] password for ion_arapu: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done dkms is ...
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Missing opensslconf.h when compiling GIT

I decided to clone the git source into /usr/src and checked out to the latest stable version (since I currently have 1.9.1). During the compiling I received a few errors regarding missing ...
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Same Package - Multiple Repos

Which repository will Ubuntu choose to download a package from if the same package is available in more than one repos? Suppose a package A was initially installed from repository X and later I added ...
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How to remove an apt repository that I added myself? [duplicate]

I was following an old tutorial and did an apt-get installed a repository (I think that's what it was) I am no ubuntu guru. Turns out that repo no longer exists, and when I now do an apt-get update I ...
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libudev0 is not installed

I was trying to install Reditr(Redit Client) but I get a message saying $ sudo dpkg -i reditr_amd64.deb (Reading database ... 209739 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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apt-get -f install fails due to dependency issues

Attempting to upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 15.10, I seem to have broken dependencies and the typical answer of sudo apt-get -f install and sudo apt-get update aren't working. I think I deleted ...
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How does one install libgmp-dev in 14.04

I need to install the package libgmp-dev to install haskell-platform. However doing sudo apt-get install libgmp-dev gives : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Computer restarts when running dpkg --configure

Like the title says, my computer restarts, this happens each time the command is run, i can't install anything using apt-get, it says the installation was interrupted that i need to run dpkg ...
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whiptail makes terminal window disappear in VMware

On a VMware virtual machine running on Windows 10 I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from some old dvd. Then I launched an xterm, said sudo bash to get a root terminal, edited /etc/apt/sources.list and ran ...
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How completely uninstall related packages installed with a package

How do I remove exactly same stuff I have installed or system have installed with adding support for a language for example? Is there a procedure I can follow? Apt-get remove, autoremove or purge is ...
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Can't install packages as apt-get update not working [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 and Apt-get update is not working, its output is: build@build:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease Hit http://dl.google.com stable ...
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Broken packages error apt-get

I am trying to install ia32-libs. Following:http://stackoverflow.com/a/23307732/3646408 root@abhishek-sve15118en:/etc/apt/sources.list.d# apt-get install ia32-libs Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to fix error processing package git-daemon-run?

I am trying to install php curl like so: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install php5-curl But I keep getting an error. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Apt not working after Ubuntu 15.10 Upgrade

I did a whole system update and then a distribution upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10. After install I ran apt-get update and started to see some errors. Tried to troubleshoot the dependency issues by hand ...
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Unable to install leap frog thru wine

I am unsure as to what wine version I have as I just installed wine thru the terminal by using sudo apt-get install wine I am not sure what to do it starts the set up but once the downloading ...
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How to add flash drive to apt get? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.10 on flash drive and need to get some files from mode. I did sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt to connect the usb drive. How do I get apt-get to know where my Ubuntu files are? I have a ...
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Using APT to update all packages to specified versions

How do I use apt-get to upgrade an entire system to a predefined set of packages and package versions? I want this because I am building an app which depends on a large number of apt packages and ...
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Install openjdk-7-jre without prompt

During the install I have to hit [ENTER] in order for the install to proceed on the command: apt-get install openjdk-7-jre Is there a way to avoid this prompt?
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Failed to fetch APT update (Not a duplicate)

I've already checked this, this and this answers, none of them works in my case. Here is what I'm getting when I run sudo apt-get update on my 14.04 LTS laptop: Get:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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sudo apt-get install iexplore problem [legit] [on hold]

W.t.f sudo apt-get install iexplorer not works plz halph guys omg dis broken kernel how do i do web-surf now? how do u even facebuk without ...
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Linux generic-lts-trusty depends: linux-generic but it is not installed

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and kernel is "3.13.0-76-generic". But when I am trying to upgrade it by the following command: sudo apt-get upgrade I am getting the following dependency related error: ...
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Install Ubuntu desktop no cddrive no internet

Innocently I was trying to install another program (python scrapy). And terminal said it could not find libxml2. So I had the bright idea of sudo apt get remove libxml2 so as to get the most recent ...
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Cannot start phpmyadmin

I cannot start my apcahe2 and phpmyadmin in my VPS. $ sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead

Here is my sources.list # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 15.04 _Vivid Vervet_ - Release amd64 (20150422)]/ vivid main restricted # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to # newer ...
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Been trying to install steam on my chromebook using linux

When I try to install steam it tells me: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dril:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 Then it tells me to enter my password after typing ...
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Unable to update, due to Clearsigned isn't valid error

I am getting this problem while updating. Kindly help and explain what just happened here! prakhar@prakhar-Latitude-3440:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for prakhar: Get:1 ...
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Aptitude install error

I'm running apt-get install aptitude but it gives me this error:‌ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Trying to install Spotify

I am kind of new to Ubuntu and I have been trying to install Spotify for hours. I have tried the following commands sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys ...
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Include apt.history.log in systemlog

I am trying to find a way to Include apt.history.log in the systemlog so the logs will automatically be sent to a remote centralized log server I have running. But is this something there is ...
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How to install latest version of Tiled Editor on ubuntu? [closed]

Having trouble installing latest version of Tiled Editor from console. I need the latest updates for my project. Adding the PPA is not giving me the latest version of the software. Running the ...
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Create new admin account with other account's software already installed

I have an admin account(say X) where I have installed some 50 software packages. Now I want to create another admin account(say Y) who can use all 50 software packages. Is this possible? How do I ...