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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python-pip package not found on ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to install python-pip using apt-get on ubuntu 15.04, but I get an error saying it's not found. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu ...
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How can I upgrade packages on a broken ubuntu installation from a live usb?

I downgraded from linux-image-3.19.0-18-generic to linux-image-3.19.0-16-generic and then stupidly removed 3.19.0-18 without thinking. When I rebooted I was unable to load unity and my network ...
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New to Linux. Cannot install anything; missing dependencies

I am on a new installation of Ubuntu and I'm trying to download programs like Synaptic and Gparted but whenever I try and download through the terminal I get: The following packages have unmet ...
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“start-stop-daemon: user 'solr' not found” error on un-install and re-install jetty

I tried to installed Ckan with jetty on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS, following these instructions but i was getting a 500 error when trying to open localhost:8089/solr. I was told to follow these instructions ...
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Will Biosdevname stay disabled when I update my system?

I wanted my server, 14.04.2, to use the old style of network interface naming, e.g. eth0. I used the Biosdevname part of the answer found here, editing /etc/default/grub but not purging the ...
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Installing libgirepository-1.0-1:i386 leads to strangeness

This apt-get exchange leaves me befuddled (on a 64-bit CPU): $ lsb_release -a ...
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How does 'upgrade packages during installation' affect point release and kernel updates?

I've recently freshly installed Ubuntu Server 14.04, allowing package updates by internet on installation. This was installed from the 14.04 disc image, downloaded before any of the 14.04.1 and ...
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Why are samba packages held back while upgrading newly installed system?

I've recently freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I allowed updating of packages during the installation process. After initial installation, I've run: apt-get update followed by apt-get ...
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Disk space issue after apt-get update

I did a system update with sudo apt-get update and rebooted. After the reboot an error came up showing that i'm out of disk space. was barly able to access my desktop. I checked the space util and ...
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apt-get upgrade for Dokuwiki

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop and installed dokuwiki via apt. It's on version: 2013-12-08 That's quite old. The latest release is: 2014-09-29d How can I use apt to upgrade the ...
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problem running apt-get and dpkg command in ubuntu14

I am new to Ubuntu and I have used the apt-get and dpkg -i command to install a software via command line quiet a few times. But because of some unknown reasons I am getting some errors, which I ...
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How do I overcome a dpkg error caused by deleting a file in /usr/share/doc-base?

Whenever I run something through APT at the command line I get the following error message: Setting up doc-base (0.10.6) ... Processing 2 added doc-base files... Cannot open file ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, dpkg-reconfigure select option unattended

Via a script I am attempting to configure x11-common. Manually I have been able to run the command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure x11-common then selected Anybody which worked. I would like to ...
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Change the way packages are downloaded with local repository?

I plan to set up my own custom repository for some Linux software to be used for the local network only (computers on local network to only use that repository). However, there are few things that I ...
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clear situation of python installations with different versions

I have a confusing situation with my python installation on ubuntu. $ python --version Python 3.4.0 $ python2 --version Python 3.4.0 $ python3 --version Python 3.4.0 $ ls -la /usr/bin/python2 ...
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How to prompt the execution of a custom script after a task has been completed

I have created a script called checkrest and I have placed it with executable rights in the /bin directory. The script checks if a restart is required by an application, and if so, it checks which ...
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What is wrong with the iDutch package?

I wanted to try ispell in dutch, so I tried installing idutch, yet it gave me a huge list of warnings. Basically every word in the dictionary contained the illegal character '. Did I use an incorrect ...
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How can I see which packages will be updated from apt?

I see on my server at the login, that a few updates are available. How can I see which packages will be updated on my server without starting the update?
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PPA removed and purged but still showing available upgrades

This is on Ubuntu 14.04 (SERVER, so no GUI) Ok so earlier today I was asked to upgrade GCC to GCC 4.9 (current available is GCC 4.8 for Trusty). So following these directions I installed the PPA ...
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Installing Oracle Java SE SDK 8u31 via apt-get

How can I install the Oracle Java SE SDK 8u31 via apt-get on Ubuntu 12.04 (prevcise)? I tried: apt-get install oracle-java8-installer from ppa:webupd8team/java, but it installed 8u45. After ...
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strange code appears in terminal

So I was trying to install openfoam on ubuntu 14.04 and there are two problems I need your help with. One, a strange code appears everytime I run the terminal(I've attached a picture of it). Two, I ...
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Kernel questions

I'd like to install kernel 4.0.4 on my 14.04. I want to do it mainly for educational purposes. In fact, I want to learn how to install the binary kernel and how to compile it from sources. I found ...
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Using POV-Ray installed via the APT

I installed POV-Ray by running sudo apt-get install povray but now whenever I run: povray Jmol.pov.ini I get the error: povray: cannot open the user configuration file ...
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apt-get upgrade failure on libglib2.0-bin

im having problem updating my ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) ran below command apt-get update && apt-get upgrade resulted to: Setting up libglib2.0-bin (2.32.4-0ubuntu1) ... rmdir: failed to ...
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sudo apt-get install “libgcc1:i386” fails in Juju install hook but working manually

I am trying to install "libgcc1:i386" through my Juju install hook but the command is failing with the below error: 2015-05-26 08:59:23 INFO unit.wxs/0.install logger.go:40 sudo: unable to resolve ...
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sources.list is broken in Saucy [duplicate]

I'm trying to update the packages on my Ubuntu Server 13.10 (x32) via the following command: sudo apt-get update. But I'm getting the 404 errors like this: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop

To preface my question, I already know about this question, but it doesn't have any answers (plus it's for an older version), so I'm opening this one, because this is becoming a pretty big issue for ...
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VTK package naming from apt-get

In the past I've always manually built VTK, but recently I've tried installing using the ones provided by apt-get because build times are significant on my laptop. Additionally, if I ever want to get ...
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APT-CACHER SERVER blocks me down load file at apt-get

I follow this to setup the apt-cacher but it cause some problem when I install Java 8, how can I fix it? NOTICE: I have fix the the installer_files_regexp addition from [a-z]+\.tar\.gz(?:\.gpg)? to ...
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[Sloved]Get error on install Java

I tried install Java 8 for Oracle PPA but get a error. I have viewed “sha256sum mismatch jdk-7u3-linux-x64.tar.gz ” error when trying to install Oracle Java and How to remove error message when ...
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software center not working neither ubuntu is updating

i just installed ubuntu 13.10 both on my pc as well as on my laptop. on my pc the os is workig properly but on my laptop it's hard to understand what is going wrong.The software center is not working, ...
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Package manager fails to fetch custom sources

Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty InRelease Ign http://repos.mesosphere.io trusty InRelease ...
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Unable to update Ubuntu [duplicate]

I've got Linux 3.11.0-15-generic x86_64, and I get this error 404 Not Found [IP: 2001:67c:1562::17 80] Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-security/main smbclient amd64 ...
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Unable to install anything

I wonder if someone can help me , when I try install or remove a package , this is the error I get dpkg: error processing package libdrm-nouveau2:i386 (--configure): package is in a very bad ...
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Apt-get install does not work on Debian 8 After editing sources.list [on hold]

OS: Debian 8, Jessie virtualbox Issue: I cannot install anything after I edited /etc/apt/sources.list Type of editing: I commented out the line that asked for the cdrom because the packages will be ...
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Error; while running sudo apt-get update in ubuntu 14.04

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages) W: You may ...
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How do you uninstall Lethe?

I was looking for an open alternative to Deep Freeze. My cousin needed to use my laptop and I'm not the sharing type (at least without a bit of security). I found lethe. Having experience with Deep ...
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How to install metasploit and armitage in Ubuntu?

I've a problem with Armitage and Metasploit. I tried this commands to install them sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list Then a pasted this and saved the list deb http:// http.kali.org/kali kali main ...
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OpenNMS installation fails with error, Apt-Get broken

I was installing OpenNMS and during the install it fails with following error Preparing to unpack .../slpd_1.2.1-9_amd64.deb ... Stopping OpenSLP server: slpd. Unpacking slpd (1.2.1-9) over (1.2.1-9) ...
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Errors when updating apt package list [duplicate]

When I attempt to update the package list with: sudo apt-get update I get these errors: W: Failed to fetch "http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease W: Failed ...
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How to fix apt-get upgrade (error processing package util-linux)

I get the following error when running sudo apt-get upgrade. I have tried the commonly recommended fixes for upgrade errors (sudo dpkg --configure -a and sudo apt-get install -f) to no avail. Here is ...
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Installing from the internet vs repos

So I'm on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP HDX 16 Laptop and have a few questions regarding installing software. First thing I did was sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get ...
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'unable to locate package libnl-3 dev', kali linux 1.0.6 gnome 3.4.2 [closed]

sudo apt-get install libnl-3-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package libnl-3-dev
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How can I clean my /boot partition? [duplicate]

My /boot partition is "full". I cannot clean old kernels. I have tried sudo apt-get clean and autoremove. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 lts. gzip: stdout: No space left on device E: mkinitramfs failure ...
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I deleted trusted software providers from authentication in software and updates

I am currently using ubuntu 14.04 LTS I was getting a 404 error whenever I used sudo apt-get update. I feel it is because of some trusted software providers which I deleted - ubuntu archive ...
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How to repair my apt-get

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with HWE stack (kernel 3.16) on a Dell Inspiron 15-5547, AMD Radeon HD R7 M265. I've been trying to install the proprietary drivers fglrx drivers in order to be able to switch ...
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“apt-get autoremove -y” CPU intensive

I remove "apt-get autoremove -y" commands to clean-up un-required packages.But it causes CPU spikes in system time. I have tried with nice and ionice too but didn't help. It can be solved by 2 ways:- ...
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How to install libguestfs-tools 1.26 in Ubuntu 12.04?

Default version of libguestfs-tools for Ubuntu 12.04 is 1.14 but I want to install the newer version ( 1.26 ). Can you please tell me how to do that ?
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sbuild error: Only one build is permitted

I am trying to build a package for ubuntu trusty using sbuild, but few dependencies are available in vivid repo. So, I added the vivid repo with --extra-repository tag with sbuild command. But I am ...
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fresh re installation of ckan, jetty, solr

I am trying to install ckan on my ubuntu 14.04, but i got into some errors that i cant fix, so i decided to do a fresh installation after i remove everything from my computer. I am getting some errors ...