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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Unable to install updates on 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have been getting update notifications for a few weeks now but whenever I attempt to install them I get this message; The upgrade needs a total of 74.6 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at ...
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Unable to mount disk in ubuntu 13.10.Please give me a solution [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/rahul/Shrinkable: mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda4" "/media/rahul/Shrinkable"' exited with ...
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Why did my apt-get suddenly stop working? [duplicate]

Since yesterday I've been unable to install stuff. I get errors like this: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libb/libbsd/libbsd-dev_0.4.2-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404 Not ...
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I can not download anything [duplicate]

I am very new to ubuntu but decided to wipe my windows 7 and install it. I can not download anything from the software center. This is the error message I get. I can use the web in all other ways ...
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Problem running apt-get DPKG broken?

Problem when runing apt-get debian av # sudo dpkg --configure -a Setting up libgdata2.1-cil (2.2.0.0-2) ... mono: ../nptl/pthread_mutex_lock.c:80: __pthread_mutex_cond_lock: Assertion ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS AMD64 randomly uninstals packages / applications

I am having a strange issue. Occasionally when installing new packages, I will get a system crash notification which I will report. The environment then becomes unstable, unity crashes and all open ...
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I fixed my PPA errors but when I try to install Steam all additional packages say No Installation Candidate

While I was downloading Steam I get this code: user@computer:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.debSelecting previously unselected package steam-launcher. (Reading database ... 195561 files and ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS fails

Output of the Bash Terminal: http://pastebin.com/wXKtLzin I used apt-get upgrade -f as well, with the same result. I only want the 14.04 LTS that works fine and I don't lose my data. In the past the ...
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“Errors while handling” kernel packages after dist-upgrade [duplicate]

I did an apt-get dist-upgrade, now everytime I do something using apt-get, e.g. installing something, it gives me that there are errors while handling the following packages: ...
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Must execute “sudo su” and then do apt-get update/upgrade/install, prefacing with sudo doesn't work

In order to get the apt-get update/upgrade/install commands to work, I have added proxy information to my /etc/environment file. For example: http_proxy="http://proxy-chain.acmewidgets.com:8080/" ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 (32 bit ): ssh not available and not installing [duplicate]

I am installing ssh on my ubuntu 12.10 quantal. To see whether ssh is there or not on my machine. i used these commands. which ssh which sshd It didn't show any output. Then I tried to install ...
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Error installing linux generic kernel ovh

I have recently purchased a vps from ovh and I was trying to install the generic kernel apt-get install linux-image-generic but I got an error. Setting up linux-image-3.13.0-34-generic (3.13.0-34.60) ...
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Install Node on Ubuntu 14.04 1and1 Virtual Server

I have a Virtual Server from 1and1 running Ubuntu 14.04. After correcting the /etc/apt/sources.list to the official ones I tried to install nodejs and npm (to install bower later). I followed the ...
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How can I know that I have g++ installed in my ubuntu?

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 . I tried to run a c++ code by a command like this: g++ first.cpp -o first Then it said: The program 'g++' is currently not installed. You can install it by ...
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Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 lts OS. So when I go to installed mysql server using below command sudo apt-get install mysql-server I have some error message. This is the error message: Reading package ...
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Package:astrolog isn't available on Ubuntu repository?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Astrology says: astrolog is available on Ubuntu repository: But it is not located/available: $ sudo apt-get install astrolog Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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can't install webmin on ubuntu server

I have an Ubuntu server installed and I want to install webmin on it but I can't. I have tried everything but reached no solution. I also set this deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository ...
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libssl-dev and libssl1.0.0 on confilcting versions

My problem on 12.04lts is that somehow my libssl1.0.0 got upgraded to 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.17 and my libssl-dev requires 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.14 apt won't update libssl-dev because libssl1.0.0 was upgraded first. ...
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What lines should be commented out in my sources.list file?

I have just updated from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 last weekend. I haven't downloaded any extra programs as of yet. I checked my sources.list file and it has the following lines in it: deb ...
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unable to install/recover jenkins after upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

I did an upgrade of Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and was surprised to discover that my earlier installed and configured jenkins is broken. To add to the misery, if I do an apt-get install jenkins or ...
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How to clone an Ubuntu system using the package manager?

I would like some way to exactly duplicate what is installed on one Ubuntu system, onto another, regardless of the target system's state, using the package manager. This includes: installing the same ...
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Installing software in ubuntu

when i tried to install vlc from software center there is" use the source" instead of "install"; by clicking the use the sources option its not installing using the terminal i tried, but its showing: ...
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How can i upgrade to R 3.1.1 in ubuntu 14.10 [closed]

I have tried to upgrade R from version 3.0.2 (Frisbee Sailing) to 3.1.1 (Sock it to me) but failed multiple times. Initially I updated my /etc/apt/sources list to include the relevant CRAN mirror. I ...
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Installing downloaded packages using dpkg

I have downloaded these packages using apt-get download: -rw-rw-r-- 1 sysuser sysuser 87534 Jul 24 00:33 apache2_2.4.7-1ubuntu4.1_amd64.deb -rw-rw-r-- 1 sysuser sysuser 838846 Jul 24 00:33 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Libreoffice update breaks software updating

After applying the latest updates today (August 16, 2014), Libreoffice-base will not complete the upgrade due "no diversion" error which then seems to break the postrm script and now I can neither ...
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Error Line 1 unmet dependencies!

I got on today and after being on for 30 min it crashed and said there was a internal error. After restarting i had a red negative sign in the top right hand side of my menu bar. It said to look in my ...
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How can I tidy up the mess that is my Python installations?

I had a Ubuntu 12.04 system which I eventually managed to get Python 2.7 and Python 3.2 working together (with pip and pip3) and Python 3.3 (with pip3.3) for good measure. I've recently upgraded to ...
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failed installing libamd2.2.0, libumfpack5.4.0 and libatlas-sse2-dev [duplicate]

I have a script I run on erach new machine I own, that installs somethings I need. For some reason, on a dell Inspiron 3542 with Ubuntu 14.04, the following fails: $ sudo apt-get install libamd2.2.0 ...
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installing synaptic package manager from outside the repos

I have been facing some problems in installing software with ubuntu software center, due to the fact that I have not been able to run no proxy for the whole system, I have tried all methods prescribed ...
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iscsitarget suddenly broken after upgrade of the 12.04 Hardware Stack

After an upgrade to the latest Hardware Stack using Ubuntu 12.04, my iscsi service is not longer operational. The error from the service is such: FATAL: Module iscsi_trgt not found. I have learned ...
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“Unmet Dependencies” when trying to install vlc (via Software Center) [duplicate]

I am trying to install vlc media player (Ubuntu 14.04), but when I write in terminal "sudo apt-get install vlc", or trying to install via Software Center, this is what I get: The following packages ...
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How to install a fingerprint reader on Lenovo ThinkPad with ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo-ThinkPad which came with a fingerprint reader, I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have no idea how to enable it. I already tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui ...
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Err http://mirror.rackspace.com/ubuntu/ Unable to fetch some archives

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS server on Rackspace After apt-get update, I ran the upgrade and got this: # apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Cannot solve GPG error

I ran sudo apt-get update and at the end I have these errors: Fetched 14,3 kB in 54s (264 B/s) Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://archive.canonical.com saucy Release: The following ...
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Spotify installed packages have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

I used wine to emulate the Windows version of Spotify and I recently just uninstalled it and ever since then, when I start up my Ubuntu, after a while I will get this restricted logo beside the wifi ...
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Packages go missing after bootup and certain indicators don't seem to install anymore

I'm running an up-to-date Ubuntu 14.04, which I frankenstein'd into Xubuntu and up to this point it's been working just fine. When I booted my computer up today, I noticed that a few icons on my dock ...
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Half installed package nightmare

At some point, one of my servers stopped writing to its network attached storage device (I presume), and it resulted in a week or more's worth of packages ending up in the "half-installed" state. ...
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Complete Deletion/Reinstallation of Downloaded Package

I want to know how to delete every file installed by a package using either aptitude or apt-get and then re-download and re-install that package completely again. I've tried doing aptitude reinstall ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened [duplicate]

I have a problem with the software updater, the synaptic package manager and the ubuntu software center. When I use the terminal to update, I receive the following error: Reading package lists... ...
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Ubuntu 13.1 apt-get installs fails with every install/remove command inux-image-3.11.0-26-generic

including sudo apt-get --purge autoremove etc and after trying sudo apt-get clean, autoclean, dpkg reconfigure etc I've been around this problem for days, read everything I could find there, or other ...
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The package system is broken… unmet dependencies [duplicate]

Some will say this is duplicate but it is not :) Basically, I am running Ubunto 14.04 LTS and I removed LibreOffice to install OpenOffice. Then I was trying to re-install Libre again (so that I have ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 isn't updating (failed to fetch) [duplicate]

I'm trying to update my Ubuntu, but it isn't working correctly. I type: sudo apt-get update And the following error is being returned to me: ... W: Failed to fetch ...
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Cannot update, no package? Software centre not working. Computer is in German [duplicate]

Bitte melden Sie einen Fehler im Paket »update-manager« und fügen Sie die folgende Fehlermeldung an den Fehlerbericht an: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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install package from ubuntu dvd

I want to install some package from ubunu 14.04 LTS dvd. Below is what I did. Could anyone please point out what was missing? root@ubunto:~# mount ~/ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso /tmpmt -o loop ...
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Unable to restart the system after installation of nvidia driver331.89

Installation of nvidia drivers is very important to me as I want to do molecular dynamics. I have been struggled for three months. I have have tried these command to uninstall and re-installation: ...
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apt-get not working even after updating apt.conf

I have configured my apt.conf file correctly. Still sudo apt-get update is giving me this error: 407 Proxy Authentication Required In /etc/apt/apt.conf, I have this: Acquire::http::Proxy ...
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Uninstalled vim, now can't install it again

I have removeded vim-tiny to get full installation following this tutorial and now I can't install vim by: $ sudo apt-get install vim Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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wget security.ubuntu.com not working on ubuntu

We are able to use wget for other URLs, such as google.com, but wget security.ubuntu.com not working and giving output: Resolving security.ubuntu.com (security.ubuntu.com)... 91.189.92.200, ...
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How do I uninstall ttf-mscorefonts while it is currently 'half installed'?

I tried using this as a step to watching Netflix. The package itself is half installed or something and removing or purging or reinstalling it doesn't seem to do anything. It won't let me remove it ...
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How to copy all “apt-get update” cache

How can I copy all apt-get update cache to another computer, so that it doesn't need be updated again and again after new installation?