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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apt does not show package that is available in my repository

I'm running a 64 bit proc, and I'm trying to install lib64stdc++6 using apt-get. I have the repository deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ jessie main and it does contain http://ftp.fr.debian.org/...
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sudo apt-get update issue for Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to use the sudo apt-get update command through the terminal and I am receiving the following message at the end: W: The repository 'cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 ...
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schroot and apt-get

This a question to clarify my different searching. I have an Arm64, to be precise aarch64. Which is missing certain number of packages. I tried building from source but did not manage for all. ...
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dpkg: error processing (--configure) on Ubuntu 16.04 live USB

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 on a live USB, under a intel NUC. I've used YUMI for creating the live USB and I have other SO's as lives on the USB. When I boot the USB, I get a pop up error, that says ...
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How to install php with our desired version [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 16.06lts. Whenever i try installing php using sudo apt-get install php, php7.0 is getting installed. But i want php5.0 to work. I tried using sudo apt-get install php5.0 and it ...
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How to install new versions of G++ that use the corresponding C++ standard library?

I am trying to install multiple versions of the g++ compiler for testing purposes. I would like to be able to install g++ 4.9.3,5.1.0, 5.2.0, and 6.1.0. I know that I can do sudo add-apt-...
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Problems fully updating my system [duplicate]

Every time I try updating my system with sudo apt-get update, I'm prompted with this: E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pasgui/ppa/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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I started trying to install MariaDB MySQL. Now I have a mess, looks like I can't install packages now

First of all, I don't know very much about Ubuntu. It's Ubuntu 16.04 Server (64 bits). I needed to install a MySQL database, using apt-get install mariadb-server. It worked, it's been installed but ...
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Set the fastest mirror from preseed

So, choosing the best mirror in the /etc/apt/sources.list can be simply done by removing the country prefix before "archive.ubuntu.com" (i.e. "us."). For a new installation, it should be possible to ...
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apt-get upgrade service unavailable 503 [closed]

I try to upgrade my ubuntu, but get an error message: Failed to fetch http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.157.2_all.deb 503 Service Unavailable ...
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I can't install softwares after failed removal of Python 3 (python3-pkg-resources)

I have two python in my computer 2.7 and 3.4. I stupidly assumed that 2.7 is the default python in ubuntu and tried to uninstall python3 using this command sudo apt-get remove python3 While in the ...
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Installing a previous version of proftpd on ubuntu

I am trying to install a previous version (1.3.5) of proftpd on ubuntu to exploit an inherit vulnerability and following this thread. For checking what versions are available to apt-get, I ran apt-...
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How do I fix this Apt error? [duplicate]

When I try updating my system this error pops up. Can anyone help? E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pasgui/ppa/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Packages
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How to fix the “Unable to calculate upgrade” issue from command line when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on DigitalOcean server. I would like to upgrade it to later releases (12.04->14.04->16.04), but fail to do so due to the mentioned mistake. DigitalOcean provides a tutorial ...
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Error on sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Please help me recover this error. I am using UBUNTU 16.04 LTS and I am suddenly getting this error while I do sudo apt-get update from my terminal. It fails to update any existing packages too. E:...
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System failure during aptitude upgrade resulted in broken package: No such file or directory: '/usr/lib/python3.5/distutils/filelist.py'

My system was upgrading when an error ocurried and it rebooted. Once I got into busybox, I had to run fsck /dev/sda1 and confirm each correction. So far, so good. When I got Ubuntu back, I tried to ...
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Can't update any software in 14.10 and can't install any software packages by terminal or from software center [duplicate]

I can't update or upgrade as well as can't install any software in Ubuntu 14.10. When trying to install from terminal I receive the same error as via command line: Updating cache… Then after ...
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upgrade protobuf 2.6.1 to 3.0.0-b3?

I'm testing tensorflow, which is based on protobuf 3.0.0-b3/30.0-b2. But current Ubuntu 16.04 repository comes with protobuf 2.6.1 ... So when I tested my tensorflow code, I run into this error ...
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is manually installed better than auto installed with regards to dependencies?

There is a VERY good question and answer here: Should I use tasksel, tasks in APT or install regular metapackages? (which incidentally I got to from here: What's the easiest way to set up a LAMP ...
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Apt-get seems to be broken. Cannot install anything

How can I fix this? rimmer@local:/$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically ...
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Malformed line error when running 'sudo apt-get update' [duplicate]

When I run: sudo apt-get update I get this error: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list (dist) E: The list of sources could not be read. What do I do?
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Where to find a detailed catalog of installed packages?

In my 12.04 installation I've just discovered a whole lot of nice packages that I knew nothing about (or had forgotten). So - is there a facility that makes a catalog of all expressly installed ...
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What's the difference between the apt packages: 'cinnamon' and 'cinnamon-desktop-environment'?

I have a fresh Ubuntu install and want to install Cinnamon as the desktop environment. When I do apt search cinnamon, I get multiple results, but two seems like they are the correct one. The first ...
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list of programs with apt installation with missing packages

I want to install a list of packages via the command sudo apt-get install app1 app2 etc I tried it, but due to a missing package, apt-get doesn't install anything. So I look in depth in man apt-get ...
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virtualbox download and installation error

Im trying to download and install virtualbox 5.0 by sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.0 and get the error: unable to locate package virtualbox-5.0 Couldn't find any package by regex 'virtualbox-5.0' ...
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How to uninstall package and reinstall to factory/default settings?

What I mean by this, is how do you reinstall a program to where it acts like it did the first time the program was ever opened? My scenario I Just did a fresh OS install, so I wanted to copy my my ...
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FileZilla: The following packages have unmet dependencies [on hold]

I am trying to install FileZilla 3.19 but I get this error when running apt-get install filezilla: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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How to enable colors for “apt search” in Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

When I search for a package with apt search <package>, I don't have any colors anymore in Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). I ran into this question: How do I enable fancy apt colours and progress ...
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How can I install/view the grub file that a recent upgrade was providing but I accidentally ignored?

A recent apt upgrade wanted to overwrite my systems' grub file that I had manually modified, but I accidentally kept my own modified version. How can I view the version that was going to overwrite my ...
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dns brocken, what's archive.ubuntu.com IP

I've installed xenial in a container and for some reason dnsmasq got left out. Now I can't update or install packages. I tried to edit /etc/apt/sources.list and edit the repo addresses to include the ...
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How to log output of apt-get upgrade to .txt file

How do I log the output of apt-get upgrade to a .txt file. I read the man page and the -q option mentions formatting the output for logging. The reason I am asking this question is because I would ...
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Heavy load by APT unattended-upgrade

16.04 Xenial APT automatic update check: enabled APT automatic update download & install: disabled No cron jobs listed below, $ for user in $(cut -f1 -d: /etc/passwd); do sudo ...
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Installed wrong libc6 on ubuntu 14.04 and now I'm lost

Before anyone says use the search function, I did, and I found a topic very similar (Installed wrong libc6-dev Version) so I will provide the same outputs from commands that were used there, but I'm ...
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Error: Cannot find module 'npmlog'

I was trying to update my nodejs installation using the command sudo npm install -g n After the update when I run npm I get the error module.js:442 throw err; ^ Error: Cannot find module '...
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Ubuntu 16.04: apt-get update doesn't see the core updates

After fresh installation apt-get update & upgrade install all updates except of the core (linux-generic, linux-headers-generic, linux-image-generic). Terminal returns that 3 packages left ...
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How to store all my machine's configurations and installed package list to cloud?

I am working on the machine which is unstable , so i want to save my machine's configuration like git integration , installed packages list, apache configurations ..everything to online so whenever I ...
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Error while installing Ansible in ubuntu

I'm getting these errors when trying to install Ansible in Ubuntu yashu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common [sudo] password for yashu: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Segmentation fault while running apt-get update

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and when I try to run apt-get update It gives an error Reading package lists... Error! Segmentation fault What could be the root cause of this? And how can I fix it?
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Problem with cmake and package libccext2

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local/etherlab ../pdserv-1.1.0 -- Mercurial was not found. -- checking for module 'libccext2' -- package 'libccext2' not found CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.8/...
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404 not found with sudo apt-get update

Can somenone help me? How can I solve those problems? Thanks in advice W: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial Release' does not have a Release file. N: Data ...
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Could not find rake-11.2.2 in any of the sources Run `bundle install` to install missing gems [closed]

I'm using Kali Linux and after I done apt-get dist-upgrade I keep receiving this ''Could not find rake-11.2.2 in any of the sources Run bundle install to install missing gems. '' When I do ''bundle ...
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how to repopulate /etc/asterisk/ after purging asterisk?

How do I repopulate or rebuild /etc/asterisk after purging asterisk and manually removing the directory? thufir@mordor:~$ thufir@mordor:~$ sudo apt-get purge asterisk asterisk-mp3 Reading package ...
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Source code corresponding to u-boot and ubuntu for RPi 2

I wanted to get the source code corresponding to the following image of uboot/ ubuntu core snappy running on my Raspberry Pi 2. From the serial console, this is what I got - a) U-Boot 2015.07-dirty ...
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A problem occurred when checking for the updates. Please suggest

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Here is the error: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against ...
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Why Does apt-get update Make HTTP Requests [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu Server 14.04, it seems to be making a lot of requests to http:// sources. I would expect that something as important (and dangerous!) as updates would be ...
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Trusty Server not upgrading

I have a 32 bit Trusty server I would like to upgrade, but it wont do it. I have update mangager installed, and I give this command: $sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release No new ...
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perf broken after apt upgrade

After running sudo apt upgrade, my perf was broken: $ perf /usr/lib/linux-tools/4.4.0-28-generic/perf: error while loading shared libraries: libbfd-2.26-system.so: cannot open shared object file: No ...
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Missing pgp keys for repo

When I run sudo apt-get update it returns: Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease [65.9 kB] Hit http://ppa.launchpad....
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Procps appears to be broken, and I can't figure out how to fix it

I've managed to develop some problem with procps after running updates on my system. Basically, running apt-get upgrade outputs this: root@crackerjam:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Can't reinstall unity control

I have purged bluez using the command sudo apt-get --purge remove bluez but unity-control-center also got uninstalled. I can not reinstall it any more, it shows this error message: $ sudo apt-get ...