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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14.04.2 apt-get: segfault: error 4 in libstdc++.so.6.0.19

I'm fairly new to Linux so please forgive some ignorance! I've installed 14.04.2 Server 3 times now on a Dell Poweredge C6220. Every time the installation appears to complete without error yet as ...
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apt-get install -f — Error: no space left on disk

I had cache limit problems with GPG keys. A post here solved that, and now sudo apt-get update runs without any errors. Now sudo apt-get upgrade does not work. It tells me to try sudo apt-get -f ...
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Installing New Kernel with apt

I am trying to install Multipath TCP kernel on my ubuntu machine following the documentation at this link. Step 1: Add the gpg-apt-key wget -q -O - http://multipath-tcp.org/mptcp.gpg.key | ...
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Unable to install libgnutls-dev

Seem that I have dependency error but don't know how to resolved it. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to install libgnutls-dev but got an error as follow: lutfijw@HTPC:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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cant disable third-party repositories for upgrade

I Can't disable third-party repositories for upgrading. I've tried everything including "software and updates" [other software] checked off all. Also tried apt-get install -fas terminal suggests. ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu server without regional (only main) mirrors in soures.list

I need to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 (LTS) on several machines. The problem is that installator asks you about your country and then puts regional mirror in atp repos list (/etc/atp/sources.list) ...
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Error Updating MYSQL package

My computer froze and I forgot it was updating in the background so I restarted it. When I rebooted I tried to login (and if I entered the wrong password it said incorrect password), but then the ...
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15.04 libopencv conflicts, how to resolve?

So, I installed Cheese from the main repo, and it doesn't want to work. It just seg faults as soon as you launch it. It was working fine in 14.04, so I don't know what's going on. So, I hunted ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will not update/remove or install any packages

I first noticed this problem when my update manager kept failing to install updates sudo apt-get update runs without returning any errors, when i run: sudo apt-get install upgrade i get the ...
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How to install g++ 5.1 on Ubuntu desktop 15.04 64-bit?

I'd like to experiment with the new GCC 5.1 C++ compiler on Ubuntu. So, I downloaded and installed Linux Ubuntu desktop 15.04 64-bit in a virtual machine. Then, in the terminal, I entered the ...
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Cannot install GStreamer (pycompile: not found) [closed]

When I try to install GStreamer via apt-get, I'm ending with an error: david@DAVID-NB:~/Downloads/pygame-1.9.1release$ sudo apt-get install libgstreamer0.10-0 Reading package lists... Done ...
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Terminal: apt-get install > error (1) [closed]

Whatever I try to install using apt-get install , it simply doesn't work. I'm using Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu) since yesterday, so I'm pretty new to Linux at all. Here's an example of my problem: ...
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After trying to update ansible, the binary can't be found

Today I returned to using ansible after working on several other projects. I did not remember how I originally installed ansible but did know it needed updating. Using the instructions on the ...
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scripting a “manual” apt-get install of kept back packages

TL;DR: is there a way to "automatically" install any kept back packages? I know that apt-get dist-upgrade is too blunt of an instrument. Details... I have a bash script that runs (periodically) to ...
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How to add packages installed manually to the system's package database?

I installed QT Creator by off-line installer in Ubuntu 14.04 and now i want to install Ubuntu SDK but it still lists QT Creator as software that need to be installed in the system. Ubuntu Software ...
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Can't recompile xmonad because of newer GHC version

I get this message when running xmonad --recompile xmonad.hs:10:8: Could not find module ‘XMonad’ Perhaps you meant Monad (needs flag -package haskell98-2.0.0.3) DsMonad (needs ...
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How do I install ntpstat in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to install ntpstat in Ubuntu for checking if NTP is working.
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How to create local mirror for Ubuntu inside docker container?

I want to create local mirror for Ubuntu inside docker container. Here is the link that I am following from Git hub. Now the issue is that it is taking too much time to download the whole ...
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Scribus-trunk missing dependencies on 15.04

I can't install Scribus-trunk on 15.04. If I add the available 14.10 sources.list to 15.04 i get this: scribus-trunk: Depends: libgraphicsmagick3 but it is not going to be installed Depends: ...
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Im having problems downloading from the SoftwareCenter, and also downloading new updates

Everytime i try and download an item from the USC i get this message: installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 93% Extracting templates from packages: 100% Preconfiguring ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server in Virtualbox - problems with apt-get update and Prosody

Playing around with learning how to run an Ubuntu server (specifically, trying to set up Prosody as per a video on ArsTechnica, and a Linode guide), using Virtualbox. I've got it up and running, ...
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How do I exclude specific packages from installation with apt-get?

I would like to exclude specific packages from installation with apt-get, that is, install a metapackage without the list of specific packages, preferably with one invocation of apt-get. For example, ...
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Setting up on Ubuntu 14.04, trusty [duplicate]

This is my current version of Ubuntu: root@vps132318:~# lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty I ...
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Having Trouble Installing DeSmuME from the Software center [duplicate]

I tried installing DeSmuME on 14.04.2 LTS. But I keep getting this error: "Package dependencies cannot be resolved..." How can I fix this and install DeSmuME?
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How do I install Sage on Ubuntu 15.04?

I've tried adding the aims/sagemath ppa (https://launchpad.net/~aims/+archive/ubuntu/sagemath) to Ubuntu 15.04 but, unfortunately, however, this ppa only includes packages for 12.04-14.10. Is there a ...
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Amazon EC2 Ubuntu Server 14.04 apt doesn't work can't install

I have an Amazon instance set up running Ubuntu Server 14.04. Was working perfect. But recently I logged on and anytime I try to do any apt command I get the error E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg ...
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Problems installing postgresql-9.4: Unable to locate package

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to download postgresql using this guide. But when I run the command sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.4 in my terminal, I get this error message: E: Unable to ...
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Cannot uninstall AVG antivirus

Whenever I try to uninstall AVG or any other app this pops up: ~$ sudo dpkg -r avg2013flx (Reading database ... 204955 files and directories currently installed.) Removing avg2013flx (2013.3118) ... ...
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I can't install Skype on my Ubuntu Computer (15.04)

I was trying to install Skype, but everytime I can't connect to an IP-address. My wifi is fine, my computer as well. I don't know what it could be. Presently I am using Ubuntu [15.04] version and am ...
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gdebi vs dpkg : How gdebi automatically gets missing dependancies ? can i use gdebi for all other installations of deb packages?

Recently i happened to reinstall my ubunut in to lubuntu 15.04.. So i was searching for skype installation..and got this nice tute IT was really cool .. what it did was download official package of ...
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what are linux-image-extra and linux-image-generic? [duplicate]

Every time I use sudo apt-get upgrade, I get errors with the linux-image-extra and linux-image-generic. I am new to Ubuntu so I would like to know if these "image" files are the same as in Windows? ...
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How to fix Update error: Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file? [duplicate]

I am stuck trying to remove this error every time I run apt-get update. I get the following error message - W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find ...
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Why can't apt find Packages file when compressed versions exist?

When I execute apt-get update on a Precise Ubuntu server I am getting an errors like this: W: Failed to fetch http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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Ruby broken completely

I want to install jekyll 1.0 but it seems my system is broken somehow. If I type ruby: ruby The program 'ruby' can be found in the following packages: * ruby1.8 * ruby1.9.1 Try: sudo apt-get ...
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How can I improve my system performance?? As it is working very slow [duplicate]

I have Dell Inspiron N4050 i5 2gb. Am running dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 along with Win7). As I am a new user (more specifically learner). In Ubuntu am facing several issue regarding the performance. ...
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How to resolve an Unmet dependencies error?

$ sudo apt-get install -f [sudo] password for sumit: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following ...
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libgles2-mesa:i386 unmet dependencies

I am trying to install libgles2-mesa:i386 on my ubuntu 14.04. It does not install, I get the following error: sudo apt-get install libgles2-mesa:i386 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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apt-get install pgpool2 fails on trusty

I am trying to install pgpool2 on trusty, but when using apt-get to do so it fails, like so: # uname -a Linux vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-64 3.13.0-51-generic #84-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 15 12:08:34 UTC 2015 ...
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Installing python 2.7, numpy, and pandas

So I've installed ubuntu 12.04 on my PC through Wubi It came with python 2.7, but it came with python 2.7 in several places... I have a python 2.7 in /usr/lib, one in /usr/local/lib, and one in ...
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install application using output of antoher application [closed]

I would like to use output of command: foo@bar:~/baz$ git remote add origin git@bitbucket.org:foo/bar.git The program 'git' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get ...
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Why was pulseaudio installed on Ubuntu server 14 after dist-upgrade?

I noticed after doing apt-get dist-upgrade that pulseaudio was using 100% of one of the CPUs on my server. I can stop it but it restarts after after rebooting. Why would this have been installed and ...
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Cant install libsdl2-dev or cmake glfw.. (libxinerama-dev problem)

So I was going to continue learning Opengl after switching to Ubuntu, I tried this explanation to compile glfw and use it, but I got this: -- Using X11 for window creation -- Using GLX for context ...
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Error processing package Likewise-open

whenever I try updating/upgrading/installing I get this: Setting up likewise-open (6.1.0.406-0ubuntu5) ... Error: /usr/sbin/lwsmd --start-as-daemon returned 1 (aborting this script) dpkg: error ...
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade throws a Error 404 [duplicate]

Some days ago I install Ubuntu 15.04 (x64) and when the installation finished I tried to install cinnamon by doing: sudo apt-get install cinnamon But it seems that didn't work, next I try by doing: ...
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apt-get update stuck: Connecting to security.ubuntu.com

When I run apt-get update on my machine it gets stuck at: 100% [Connecting to security.ubuntu.com (2001:67c:1562::15)] [Connecting to archive.canonical.com (2001:67c:1360:8c01::16)] I have made no ...
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Why doesn't “apt-get autoremove” remove all installed dependencies?

Installing libav-tools and ubuntu-restricted-extras also installs these new packages: cabextract chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra freepats gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad ...
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How does 'apt' decide how many old kernels to keep?

I'm managing a couple of servers for core services (NTP, DNS, etc) and it just occured to me that one of the servers seems to keep the 3 latest kernels, instead of 2 on the others : nul@quark:~$ sudo ...
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Perl package not found with apt

When I try to do an upgrade or install something, apt(-get or aptitude) throw an error, saying that perl can't find XML/SAX/Debian.pm while trying to configure libxml-libxml-perl. Here is the full ...
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install a package moved to /var/cache/apt/archives manually?

I installed wkhtmltopdf, by sudo apt-get install wkhtmltopdf. Its version is 0.9.9. http://wkhtmltopdf.org/downloads.html says its latest stable version is 0.12.2.1. So I download its deb for Ubuntu ...
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Ignoring files while updating

I did the following commands: sudo rename 's/\.list$/.list.disable/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list sudo apt-get update sudo aptitude -f install libgl1-mesa-dri:i386=9.2.1-1ubuntu3 ...