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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Stuck in a mess

I'm stuck in mess. I recently blanked my administrative password. When I try to do anything that requires a password, I don't have one. Also installing software from the networking bash console(to ...
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After removing the latest kernel, how can I be notified of kernel updates again?

Yesterday, I updated all packages through the software updater. It installed kernel 3.13.0-35. When I rebooted, I would get a completely unresponsive blank screen, so I went back to the Grub menu ...
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how to remove ppa on ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

How do I remove PPAs? If I do sudo apt-get update, I get this error:: Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/elementary-os-daily-precise.list I added ...
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problem installing package

I've faced following problems while installing packages- installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory ...
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dpkg: error processing package linux-image-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

dpkg --configure -a Setting up linux-image-3.13.0-35-generic (3.13.0-35.62) ... Running depmod. update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later) The link /initrd.img is a dangling ...
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Patch a package by adding new files to it?

I'm trying to patch an existing package, and my patch is supposed to change some files and add some files and directories to the package. All seems to work, the .patch file in debian/patches looks ...
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Where can I find statistics on package downloads and dependencies?

Is there a site that lists (or ranks) Ubuntu/Debian packages by downloads or dependency count? The Node.js package manager npm has leaderboards, as does PyPI (unofficially). It'd be interesting to see ...
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Java is installed but not recognized

austin@HP-ENVY-m6-Notebook-PC:~$ java -version The program 'java' can be found in the following packages: * default-jre * gcj-4.8-jre-headless * openjdk-7-jre-headless * gcj-4.6-jre-headless * ...
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Unable to get exclusive lock, apt-get busy

Whenever I try a command, I get an error saying: Unable to get exclusive lock Also apt-get is busy, but I am not even running any other application.
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“Depends: ___ but ___-saucy is to be installed” type broken dependencies after Trusty upgrade

The installer threw an error near the end of the 14.04 Trusty upgrade. unity-control-center is not installed and upon trying to install it I now have a chain of broken dependencies which, after going ...
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Why am I getting Error: need a single repository as argument for sudo add-apt-repository ppa: paolorotolo / android-studio

I am executing the following command as per the instructions in the link. sudo add-apt-repository ppa: paolorotolo / android-studio I am getting the error - Error: need a single repository as ...
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Error occurring while updating the repo

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and getting this error while updating the repo. How to resolve this GPG error? W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated ...
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Error installing ubuntu-desktop on 14.04

I am trying to install ubuntu-desktop on 14.04 but when I run apt-get install ubuntu-desktop it gives error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an ...
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Installing FOG on Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install FOG on 12.04 Server LTS. I have downloaded the latest version from SF, but when I try to install it, it fails when trying to install MySQL, specifically with: The following ...
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Problem installing gcc compiler

I tried to install gcc compiler because I want to learn programming I have an old computer 1gb ram so I installed an older version of Ubuntu (10.04) and its working faster than before but when I try ...
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apt-get remove does not remove

After I install, then remove a package, the application is still present: $ sudo apt-get install dhcp3-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Not able to get the KDE desktop after upgrading from 10.04 to 14.04

I upgraded my laptop from Kubuntu 10.04LTS to 14.04LTS. After upgrade I am not able to get the launchbar, I only see desktop items. After google-ing I tried to re-install unity/compiz but I got this ...
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install phpmyadmin error

I want to install phpmyadmin on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and type the following commands, but I get the following error message on either one of the following command. Anything I can check the configuration ...
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The package information displayed by Ubuntu Software-Center is 17 days back and counting

While re-opening my Ubuntu 12.04 machine after a 2 weeks vacations, and successfully using the Update Manager to update my applications I see that The package information was last updated 17 days ...
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Frostwire Installation Problem

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now but am not very proficient with some of the more technical stuff. Recently I have had trouble with Skype and Frostwire, two programmes that used to work ...
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Maximum space required for ubuntu repository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 “rolled back”

I've tried to upgrade my Kubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04, through the notification popup appeared in my taskbar. The upgrade process started, it begun to download about 1800 packages, it downloaded ...
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Malformed Line 59 [duplicate]

I've seen a bunch of post about malformed line but I can't understand how they are resolved or what needs to be changed and now I'm getting another error message: (gedit:2708): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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No Sound on Saved Media Playback

The sound works when playing streaming videos. However, there is no sound when playing saved/downloaded videos using media player or VLC. It started after I ran apt-get upgrade. The system is not ...
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Apt-get and dpkg not working due to mono-complete

After installing the mono-complete package, no matter what I do in apt-get and dpkg, even apt-get -f install and the likes, except for apt-get update, I ALWAYS get the following errors: Setting ...
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apt-get upgrade complains about authentication of packages

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04.1 server. When issuing a: sudo apt-get upgrade apt-get says: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated This is a fresh install from an ISO that ...
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Encountered a section with no package [duplicate]

I've recently installed ubuntu 14.04. I was quit satisfied with it till yesterday when I couldn't open ubuntu software center. I've received a notification like this: E:Encountered a section with no ...
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The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required with important libs

The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: libopenal1:i386 libsdl-ttf2.0-0:i386 libgconf-2-4:i386 libatk1.0-0:i386 libstdc++5:i386 libpam-winbind ttf-umefont ...
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Dist-Upgrade - LibreOffice dependencies later than required

When I try to update my Ubuntu box, I get this error : dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libreoffice-base: libreoffice-base depends on libreoffice-base-core (= ...
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404 Error for extras.ubuntu

sudo apt-get install and sudo apt-get update show 404 Error not found. So I checked the file /etc/apt/sources.list and replaced all (xx.)archive.ubuntu with old-releases.ubuntu. Everything works ...
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'Error:Opening the cache' [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit Linux dist. I have tried the 2 approaches below and it seems that there is a lot of work to do. I am new to Ubuntu and need help. Am I coming at this problem the ...
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How to build C++ application that links to actual .so.$(version) file at runtime rather to a .so symbolic link [on hold]

I've installed a base-dev library (a dependency) for building my C++ application. I packed the application using dpkg-buildpackage -fakeroot -b. when installing myapp.deb. on target machine the base1 ...
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Problems compiling scangearmp

I have already installed some missing packages, but i still get that error. Can anyone help me identify what is missing ? Thanks a lot ...
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Unable to install bsddb185, Python library for opening Berkeley DB version 1.85 files on Ubuntu

I am writing a python program that makes use of some legacy Berkeley DB 1.85 files. Unfortunately I am unable to install the bsddb185 Python package, either for Python version 2.x and for Python 3. ...
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dpkg error when using apt-get install

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 and every time I use apt-get install for any package it ends with a bunch of errors about processing some of my latex packages. Including a snippet below: ...
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sudo apt-get update command not working

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and I tried running sudo apt-get update but I get the below error: W: Failed to fetch http://ubuntu.tuxuri.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/InRelease W: Failed to fetch ...
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403 forbidden error when I attempt to install an ssh server

I have a problem when I try installing ssh-server on ubuntu 14.04 lts. What I've done: sudo apt-get update ==> succeed. sudo apt-get upgrade ==> succeed. sudo apt-get install ssh ==> failed. ...
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System went to sleep while running do-release-upgrade

I am trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 on a laptop. I have run sudo do-release-upgrade During the upgrade process the laptop went into sleep/locked screen mode. I have rebooted and ...
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Problem with apt-get and ubuntu repository

The install button is not available in the repository, instead I have a button for "Use this Source". If I try to install any package using apt-get, I get E: Unable to locate package. I tried sudo ...
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How to write Makefile to package a .so dynamic library that will install all required links

I need help in writing a Makefile that installs my library on Linux FHS. https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-sharedlibs.html#s-sharedlibs-dev says that there should be a link from .so to ...
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Recovering from apt-get upgrade gone wrong due to a full disk

I was performing an apt-get upgrade on an Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS box that hadn't been updated in a little while and the upgrade failed due to 'No space left on device'. After a little while I worked out ...
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While installing wine - got Package 'wine1.5' has no installation candidate

I am new to ubunto hence not aware about basics of using ubunto. I wanted to install rar password cracker for which I ran the .exe file which gave me following error : 'An error occurred while loading ...
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apt-get and aptitude seem to disagree — do I really have broken packages?

If I do aptitude search ~b I get a list of 78 broken packages. But 76 of them aren't even installed (they have a status of pB). How can an installed package be considered broken?? But if I do ...
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Problems with 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS upgrade

I decided to upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. I used do-release-upgrade. Everything worked. When I run lsb_release -a I get : Description : Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release : 14.04 Codename : ...
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No package 'ncurses' found [duplicate]

I'm trying to install XWiimote and they tell me to run ./autogen.sh in the installation notes . This is the output: zorin@Samsung-NP300E4Z-S03TH:~/Downloads/xwiimote-master$ ./autogen.shlibtoolize: ...
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unmet dependencies when using apt-get, how can I solve it? [duplicate]

When I try to install packages I get this error, what is wrong and how can I fix it? dpkg: aviso: Arquivos da lista de arquivos para o pacote `libisccc60' faltando, assumindo que o pacote não possui ...
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Can't remove the libpcap0.8 package

I am getting error when running apt-get remove root@System:~/Downloads# sudo apt-get remove The following packages have unmet dependencies: libpcap0.8 : Breaks: libpcap0.8:i386 (!= 1.4.0-2) but ...
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apt-get update stalls

When I run sudo apt-get update the update fails to finish. This is the result in the console: Get:1 http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease [2,980 B] Hit http://download.virtualbox.org ...
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dpkg-shlibdeps: error: no dependency information found for /usr/local/lib/libwebsockets.so.4.0.0

I'm packaging my c++ application using dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b I've installed libwebsockets from the source rather than the debian package libwebsockets3 or libwebsocktes-dev. In the ...
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unresolvable broken packages

I have been desperate to resolve this problem as I am not being able to install certain programs. my computer says that I have broken packages: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...