Advanced Packaging Tool, package manager for Debian based distributions. It is also the most basic tool install packages in Ubuntu. Questions about using any of the apt tools, should use this tag.

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Cannot update Ubuntu due to broken package [duplicate]

When I run software updater I get The Package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run ...
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Error trying to install jokosher

So im trying to install jokosher but i keep receiving an error, also tried to install ather programs such as qtractor but still having trouble... Already tried to run apt-get update but wouldnt work.. ...
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PlayOnLinux won't install? [duplicate]

I'm running 12.04 LTS, and whenever I try to install PlayOnLinux, I keep getting this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: playonlinux : Depends: python-wxgtk2.8 but it is not ...
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“Cloning” a server [duplicate]

I have recently been tasked with making a dev version of one of my production servers (both 12.04LTS). If I could create an image on my cloud service, it would be simple. Problem, these are both ...
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ImportError: No module named paramiko

I have install paramiko via "sudo apt-get install python-paramiko", but it can't be import in python. How to solve this? Python 2.7.6 (default, Mar 22 2014, 22:59:56) [GCC 4.8.2] on linux2 Type ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) suggest

After upgrade I followed the steps and received this error. Kindly suggest sudo apt-get upgrade Setting up tex-common (4.04) ... Ignoring /etc/texmf/texmf.d/05TeXMF.cnf during generation of ...
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Can't upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

I keep trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 13.10, but it comes up with the same error no matter what I disable. I spoke to a friend who is quite handy with Ubuntu and he said it might be an issue with the ...
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For an automated install of .deb I need to set DPkg::Options before installing package with new conffile

I have a custom Debian package that creates a touch-screen calibration file and will be deployed for automatic updating. I want to preserve the calibration file if the user has changed it, so my new ...
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virtualbox guestaddition version from VM client

Sometimes Ubuntu behave weird, which might be because because it runs within Virtualbox as a client OS. I want to detect if Virtualbox guestaddition is installed, from within the VM client, and which ...
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quantal (12.10) ubuntu repos [closed]

I'm trying to install HTSeq (bioinformatics tool) on a server running Ubuntu quantal (12.10) and for that I need to install some packages so I use the following command: sudo apt-get install ...
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Failed to fetch packages from http://archive.ubuntu.com/ IP: 91.189.91.15 80 [closed]

I'm using Vagrant with Virtualbox to setup dokku getting box from official https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/vagrant/raring/current/raring-server-cloudimg-amd64-vagrant-disk1.box It worked well all the ...
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Apt-get stuck at 0% [Working]

When I try to do anything with apt-get using a terminal, the apt-get gets stuck at 0% [Working].
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Downgrading avconv to 0.8.12 from 9.13

I'm maintaining a fairly large video editing program that relies heavily on avconv - I've recently migrated the processing to an Amazon EC2 instance, and while most things are working out reasonably ...
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Find out if installed package is a dependent to other installed package

According to the title that. Solution like this one: apt-cache rdepends packagename Does list all the reverse package. Although most of the packages in the list I do not have in my system installed. ...
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removing proxy to avoid problems during installation

i tried to install java and got this error Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security/main icedtea-6-jre-jamvm i386 6b27-1.12.3-0ubuntu1~12.04.1 Something wicked happened resolving ...
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Configure installation of dependency package in custom apt-get

We are able to create a custom .deb package called geomonitor-v1.0.1.deb and then configured apt-get repository for it. So that we can install it as apt-get install geomonitor . Now please let us ...
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Update broken on libdbus

On a recent update to my precise install the package manager seems to have got itself into a twist. cat /var/log/apt/history.log Start-Date: 2014-07-10 16:17:22 Upgrade: libdbus-1-3:amd64 ...
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successful installing packages but dpkg has error

happy Ramadan I'm live in Iran and Some corporation ban us like ORACLE so I installed Oracle Java SDK 8 manually and after it my "dpkg" has been showing error always. no different between ...
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Difference between apt-cache and axi-cache

What is the difference between apt-cache and axi-cache? Because It seems they gives same result. Also It has same options like: axi-cache search, apt-cache search axi-cache show, apt-cache show ...
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How to resolve disk space problem in Ubuntu while using apt-get -f install?

When I use the command apt-get -f install, I received the following error dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.2.0-65-generic-pae_3.2.0-65.99_i386.deb (--unpack): failed in ...
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Install Phppgadmin without apache

I'm trying to setup a nginx+postgresql testing server,but when i try to install phppgadmin it tries to install apache2, I don't want to install apache2, is there a way to install it without apache?
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) after upgrade to 14.04

After upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 on my server, I get a error when trying to update my packages. sudo apt-get upgrade no talloc stackframe at ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4864, leaking memory ...
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Backup software sources and reinstall: get latest versions of installed programs from the repository for new distribution

I'm migrating from 12.04 to 14.04. I have already backed up my installed software sources in 12.04 using sudo cp -R /etc/apt/sources.list* ~/ command from this question - Best way to backup all ...
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How to fix a Failed Package Operation Error?

Launched the software center and I am getting this error: installArchives() failed: E: Invalid archive signature E: Internal error, could not locate member control.tar.{gzbz2xzlzma} E: Prior ...
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Can't use Ubuntu Software Center or update Ubuntu 14.04

I can't seem to be able to install anything with the Ubuntu Software Center or update my Ubuntu version. When I run sudo apt-get -f install this is the output: matt@Bessie:~$ sudo apt-get -f install ...
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Purging “xfce4-notifyd” purges “ubuntustudio-desktop” with it. Why? How to avoid this if possible

I want to remove xfce4-notifyd; this package makes the notifications look different and removing it restores the normal notifications. I tried sudo apt-get purge xfce4-notifyd but it says it will ...
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Unable To Update or Install from apt-get

I can't get apt-get to work. It returns this error E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists ...
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“you have held broken package” While trying to install R

I know this question has already been asked, but all the answer posted weren't able to help solve my problem. I tried the following command on Ubuntu 14.04: sudo apt-get install r-base-core and I ...
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apt-get update, apt-get install not working [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu server 14.04 on virtual box and installed LAMP, webmin and FTP then suddenly i could not install any thing else because the initiation to connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com is not ...
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Failed to load the package list Ubuntu 14.04

When attempting to install sublime text 3, I get this message. Failed to load the package list This is a serious problem. Try again later. If this problem appears again, please report an error to the ...
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Error :: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list

I'm trying to install PIL a python module on ubuntu I first need to install a package called python-imaging using the following command sudo apt-get build-dep python-imaging When I try and do ...
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Vim installation in Ubuntu 14.04

I am unable to install Vim and need help. I've tried the following: root@cbitlab1:/home/cbitlib1# sudo -s root@cbitlab1:/home/cbitlib1# apt-get install vim Reading package lists… Done Building ...
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Can a ppa repository be added to /etc/apt/source.list?

By sudo add-apt-repository '<deb url codename component>', a repository is added to the /etc/apt/source.list file. By sudo add-apt-repository ppa:<user>/<ppa-name>, I saw that all ...
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How to install android studio?

I have used the following command to install android studio to Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install android-studio However, the following message appears : E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ...
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How to find out which package a particular file under /usr/share came from? [duplicate]

How do I find out which (apt-get-installed) package a particular file came from?
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Why my apache service does not work correctly?

I am just a newbie using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. In the beginning, I just want to install mcrypt, I followed this solution: cd /etc/php5/mods-available ln -sf ../conf.d/mcrypt.ini . php5enmod mcrypt ...
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How do Remap-* statements work in apt-cacher-ng?

I've just started using apt-cacher-ng to cache my apt-get downloads. Whenever I start it I get this error: WARNING: No URL list file matching file:backends_gentoo found in config or support ...
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update-initramfs hangs on cuda drivers, how to remove / complete update?

I was trying to "apt-get install cuda" from nvidia's repository, and the process hung on update-initramfs. All apt/dpkg commands I've since tried, including "apt-get remove cuda", have attempted to ...
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apt-get autoremove: getting error and not “autoremove” anything

Please need some help to fix this error when i run apt-get autoremove. Everthing that i do with apt-get i get the same error. Can help me? Thanks, A ler as listas de pacotes... Pronto A construir ...
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Package 'libdconf0' has no installation candidate

My system settings do not persist. I have been trying to set system wide proxy settings. BUt once I set it and if I open the settings dialogue again, the last saved settings vanish. I tried setting ...
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Having some trouble authenticating via proxy in order to use apt-get successfully on a corporate network

Apologies if this is a basic question, I've recently taken ownership of our department's internal server so I'm having to deal with issues beyond my (very basic) knowledge. Context Our server is ...
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Cannot remove (or reinstall) Spotify or any other program

I had install Spotify a while back but since deleted some folder belonging to it (accidental rm- rf operation - sh*t happens). I now can't install any software at all via apt-get (pip works fine) ...
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GTK: Warning cannot display

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and I am experiencing problems with my dependencies as follows sudo apt-get install gives You might want to run apt-get -f install to correct these. The ...
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Prevent package manager recreating files in /etc/fonts/conf.d/

I use a bitmap font for my terminal windows. In order for this to work, I need to enable bitmap fonts. In /etc/fonts/conf.d/ there's a symlink called 70-no-bitmaps.conf to the matching configuration ...
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“unable to make backup link of `./usr/share/tomcat7/bin/daemon.sh' before installing new version: Operation not permitted”

I've ran this many times but today it seems to be failing first: sudo apt-get update That works successfully. Running apt-get install fails when trying to back up the daemon.sh sudo apt-get ...
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Having problems installing draftsight on ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 64b and I'm struggling to install draftsight latest version. I tried to install it on the Ubuntu software center. But no luck. Appears an error: **Dependency is not ...
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apt-get upgrade fails with “adduser: The user `messagebus' already exists. Exiting.”

Got this today when trying to upgrade the software on my Ubuntu 12.04 Server: # apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, ...
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Dpkg error processing for installing packages

I want to install any packages but when I use apt-get install I have the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done htop is ...
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Unmet Dependencies while Installing default-jre [duplicate]

I am getting the following error while trying to install default-jre. How can I solve this issue? Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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dropbear failed to restart

I have been got this when I use at-get dist-upgrade :: ahmad@elvina-TA890GXE:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...