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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sudo apt-get Does not work (ubuntu gnome)

Lately I was not able to perform sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get install, etc. Every time I'm typing sudo apt-get install PROGRAM_NAME I get Reading packages list.. For a a brief moment and then ...
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What is the difference between `extra`, `suggested`, `recommended` and `NEW` packages?

I'm wondering what are the extra, suggested, recommended and NEW packages are? What is the difference? Why do I need this information when I want to install a new package? Here's the terminal output ...
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How to create deb packages for fonts [duplicate]

How do I create a package of fonts? I am not going to be uploading them to the Archive as they are for my own use. Can anyone point me to a tutorial or a document on creating font packages? I have ...
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initramfs-tools irqbalance apt-get upgrade error

I am getting an error when I do sudo apt-get upgrade. I did a do-release-upgrade and went into a lot of issues. Finally the problem has been reduced to: sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... ...
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errors with sudo apt-get update after sudo apt-get autoremove openjdk-7-jre

Everything was fine before executing this command sudo apt-get autoremove openjdk-7-jre. After this openjdk-7-jre got removed.Then when i try sudo apt-get update i get the following errors: 0% ...
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My software center don't open

I used the terminal, and typed 'software-center', and it showed this msg: 2014-10-10 22:44:13,297 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2014-10-10 22:44:14,909 - ...
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Can't install vsftp and apt-get update 404 errors [duplicate]

I'm trying to install vsftp on ubuntu 13.04 and am getting the following error: nhudson@axum:~$ sudo apt-get install vsftpd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to parallelize dpkg for large dkms packages?

A lot of dkms modules which are installed as apt packages (e.g. zfs-dkms and openafs-modules-dkms) need a lot of time to build (> 5 minutes) and don't use any parallelization (at least not ...
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Errors were encountered while processing linux-image-3.2.0-54-virtual

I'm trying to install python-dev and I keep getting this error. What is going on? ubuntu@ip-XX-XXX-XXX-XX:~$ sudo apt-get install python-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... ...
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Install package intended for newer version of ubuntu

I am running Lubuntu 10.04 (I know it's 2014 and I'm way out of date...) and in the synaptic package manager for my system, it only allows me to install the latest version of a package for my 10.04 ...
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How can I fix my repos after moving to 14.04? [duplicate]

This year I bought a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 (the reasons were related to my wifi driver). Since long time I cannot download many programs using apt-get. An example is ...
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Why does Chrome use apt-get to manage updates?

I come from a Windows world where Chrome automagically updates itself without any intervention (other than the occasional browser restart, since I leave my browser open all the time.) In Ubuntu, I ...
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How to correct source-list entry for fetching debs from desired location? (Apt Offline Repository)

I am currently trying to install software offline (studying this question) and want to use Offline Repository according to this answer. I followed steps like: put all debs in /var/my-local-repo ...
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VBox on 14.04, Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

On Installing Virtual box on Ubuntu 14.04, I got following message: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a ...
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List only “security” related upgrades with apt-get upgrade

I'm interested in a shell command that can behave like apt-get dist-upgrade except only list/consider security related package upgrades. For example, limit it to packages in security.ubuntu.com or in ...
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Not able to add 3rd party software in Ubuntu 14.04

I added a 3rd party software(terminator) PPA in Ubuntu 14.04 by running the command below: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome-terminator/ppa sudo apt-get update And now, when I search for that ...
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restore patched bash to apt maintained

Last month I manually patched bash on a server running ubuntu 11.10 for the shellshock bug, as suggested in the comments here: What is the CVE-2014-6271 bash vulnerability (Shellshock) and how do I ...
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s3 deb repositories eventual consistency [on hold]

I am experiencing problems with apt-get from time to time with ubuntu 14.04 machines running in EC2. They use the s3 repositories in eu-west-1 and from time to time packages are not available for ...
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no software install on ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using 14.04 and am new to this. Earlier I was unable to download and install or remove any software from ubuntu software center due to an authentication error. So I uninstalled the software ...
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How to do unattended installation for packages which ask the same question?

I need to automate apt-get installation of kde-plasma-desktop which winds up installing both kdm and lightdm Display Managers. I'm using debconf-set-selections prior to installation to set the ...
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Try to delete the linux-image

try to delete the Linux image in the boot sector because the disk space is full but I'm not allowed because I have to install a new image first, someone who can help, I'm not allowed to install any ...
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UnECM isn't working, returning “command not found”

I'm trying to get the unecm command of ecm tools to work, and I installed it through apt-get. It keeps returning command not found when I try to run it. I looked in Synaptic, and it says that it is ...
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Problem with sudo apt-get -f install

I have tried sudo apt-get autoclean and sudo apt-get clean. Still I keep getting this error I am running Ubuntu 12 siddharth@IWORKHERE:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... ...
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how to downgrade related packages together?

Related Question : downgrade a package The situation is a bit different, I have a group of packages say aaa-*.deb which was involved in the down grade. obviously I don't want to deal with them one ...
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Is there an easier way to install Bugzilla manually in Ubuntu Server?

Is there an easier way to install Bugzilla manually in Ubuntu Server? While installing Bugzilla I get different problems with the modules. All the modules don't get installed that easily. Right now I ...
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Why can't I run apt-get update? [duplicate]

I just installed Chrubuntu 14.04 LTS with unity and this is what happens when I try to run apt-get update.
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“gnome-session-properties” says it's not installed when it is. How do I solve this? [closed]

I tried entering the command gnome-session-properties in the run dialog but it returned "command not found", so I took it to the terminal where it says it's not installed: cmp@r45c:~$ ...
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problem Install openFOAM on Ubuntu 12.04

Followed the installation guide from openFOAM: $ VERS=$(lsb_release -cs) $ sudo sh -c "echo deb http://www.openfoam.org/download/ubuntu $VERS main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openfoam.list" ...
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How do i list the security update for ubuntu 12.04.? [duplicate]

How do i list the security update for ubuntu 12.04. ? Is this security update will update only what i have installed on the server or it will install everything even it was not installed before. ...
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apt-get warning

I am getting this error when I am installing any thing, what is it and what should I do to remove it apt-get: /usr/local/lib/liblzma.so.5: no version information available (required by ...
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Can't update 12.04 LTS - “404 Not found” [duplicate]

can you please help to resolve the issue? W: Не удалось получить http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80] W: Не удалось ...
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Internal package repository

I have a Raspberry Pi with the Raspbian OS installed. I developed multiple applications that I manually installed on it. I would like to use the standard package manager to install those applications ...
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How to reinstall default packages

In an attempt to uninstall wine I ran the command sudo apt-get purge wine* which as you may have guessed removed many of the default packages. I am wondering if there is a way to use the installation ...
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Is SOCKS supported by apt?

The manpage for apt.conf doesn't mention SOCKS at all. Yet there are a few questions about SOCKS and apt here, and every now and then I see an answer which has something like: Acquire::http::proxy .. ...
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How to avoid upgrade the package(s) in upgrading? [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get upgrade some of my installed packages also upgrading, but I don't want to upgrade them. Is there any way to avoid upgrade them. Reverse of this question
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create local ubuntu pacakage 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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Keep boot tidy - Script to remove kernel +2

Is there a way to setup ubuntu so that when a new kernel update is installed that it will remove the latest kernel +2? That is not my current kernel not the new kernel but the now useless older ...
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sudo apt-get update is not working [duplicate]

I am a beginner in ubuntu and i dont have any prior knowledge in terminal so can anybody explain me why this problem happening. I am using a network with proxy.
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14.04 LTS apt-get segfault

Trying to update my web server, apt-get update produces this unhelpful error after reaching 99% while reading package lists at the end: ... Ign http://mirror.rackspace.com trusty/universe ...
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Not able to install/ un-install

I am not able to upgrade/update/install/uninstall on my machine. I am getting below error when ever i try to install/ uninstall. Kindly help me to resolve this issue. I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Where is the location of packages cached by apt-cacher?

When you install something by sudo apt-get install <packageName>, the packages are saved in /var/cache/apt/archives by default. I have installed and configured apt-cacher. I want to know where ...
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How to list what installed and rollback apt-get BY DATE AND TIME?

I have installed two packages (xrdp and ubuntu-desktop) on my server release and it cause isntallation of numerous packages by dependencies, including even sphinx speech recognition. If I would know ...
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Server cannot run apt-get anymore

I was trying to setup an older version of gcc (4.1) on ubuntu 14. I was having some difficulties to set alternatives. I so thread where someone said to use this command: export PATH="/usr/bin:$PATH" ...
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Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open [duplicate]

I been getting this problem in terminal now for a day. I have tried fixing read many guides and nothing. I am new to ubuntu any help will be appreciated. "14.04 lts" E: Could not get lock ...
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Need help updating Ubuntu with apt-offline

I have a build of Ubuntu 12.04LTS that needs to be kept "quarantined", so no connection to the internet and all new software, data etc must be passed through a number of security checks before being ...
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Why does apt-get install a newer dependency than supported by the specified package

I have encountered a problem where a package, at a specific version, requires another package, also at a specific version, but Apt-Get selects a newer version of the dependency and then fails. I have ...
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How to prevent PPA to upgrade all packages instead of desired one

I added the Yorba ppa to get the latest version of Geary. Now when I went to upgrade my system next, it tried to also pull a later version of Shotwell from their PPA as well, but the upgrade failed ...
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Cannot install apps from USC, error with internet connection [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu 12.10 and I can't install anything from USC, I am running Ubuntu as a Virtual Machine with VMware. I can access internet fine with firefox search apps with USC, but when I try to ...
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How to remove “dpkg -l” line with “in” for unwanted i386 package on amd64 system?

I will really appreciate your help with this. When I run dpkg -l bash, I get this: Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | ...
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Can't find wine1.6.2 after adding a ppa

I am installing wine 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 12.04, following this link http://www.tecmint.com/install-wine-on-ubuntu-and-linux-mint/ Installation of Wine 1.6.2 To install Wine, open the terminal by ...