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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How do i fix this “The package list or staturs file could not be parsed or opened”? [duplicate]

this is the output I got.. Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty- ...
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Is it safe to manually remove packages that apt-get remove/autoremove left behind?

Facts: Yesterday I installed openjdk-7-jre in a Ubuntu Server 14.04, which installed over 100+ packages. Later, I realized that I would only need to install openjdk-7-headless. Then I uninstalled ...
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Does Sudo apt-get install always require an internet connection? [duplicate]

I was using my laptop (which doesn't have interwebs) and I was trying to install Birdfont and the Python IDLE (I was told both are in the list of software you can install without download) however ...
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CVE-2014-6271 Update for 11.10? [closed]

Every where I look I can't find a resource for an Bash update for 11.10. There was one for 10.x, 12.x, and 14.x. I ran the vulnerable test, before and after a apt-get update && apt-get ...
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Makerbot Won t Install [on hold]

When I try to install Makerbot I get this: W: Failed to fetch http://downloads.makerbot.com/makerware/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease W: Failed to fetch ...
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Networking issue in IBM x3650 after install Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have a problem making TCP connections after a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation. First of all, after booting the interface is always off, in my case em2(manually configured), so I turn it on using ...
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Cannot install g++ 4.8 on OpenVZ

I have everything set, but doing apt-get install g++4.8 gives me the following java (!?!?!?) related error. Setting up ca-certificates-java (20110426ubuntu0.10.04.2) ... Error occurred during ...
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Wine installation on Ubuntu 14.04 failed

Installation of wine failed, since migration on Ubuntu 14.04 (from 12.04). I precise that i have tried many things commonly suggest including : sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get ...
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Can't apt-get anything

I'm trying to fix an almost full boot partition, but can't seem to get any apt-get action to run. Not sure how to fix this messy situation. # apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to install drivers for NVIDIA GT210?

I've spent several hours on making my videocard work after upgrading Ubuntu to 12.04. Nothing worked. The latest attempts were: Installing the 'official' driver ...
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Errors while installing wine on ubuntu 14.04

I tried to install wine through ppa and got unmet dependencies. Now I am trying to install wine through source. sudo apt-get install flex bison qt4-qmake sudo apt-get install flex bison qt3-dev-tools ...
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Unable to install GCDemu in Trusty Tahr

After trying to install gcdemu from ppa I always get this error and im unable to install it I get this error (synaptic:6595): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed ...
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Deleted most of packages using apt-get purge package\*, how I get them back?

I accidentally get lost my system file because command in terminal : sudo apt-get purge wine\* Now,all of my software (terminal, software center,libre office, etc) deleted :( Anybody have a ...
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What is the advantage of using sudo apt-get autoremove over cleaner app?

I'm not overly sure what sudo apt-get autoremove does but have read that you should use this to remove any unnecessary packages. One of the processes I saw was to use sudo apt-get autoremove and then ...
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How do I resolve these unmet dependencies? [duplicate]

Opening the Ubuntu software center yields an error that says: Items cannot be installed or removed until the package catalog is repaired. Do you want to repair it now? After clicking repair, the ...
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Type 'Debb' is not known on line 1 in source list [duplicate]

I want to install chrome and enter the source list when doing sudo apt-get update there is an error as follows: E: Type 'Debb' is not known on line 1 in source list ...
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How to publish / Register a package to the official repository of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I had a tool called cockpit which is written in shell script. I like to register the package to the official repository, so that anybody can get it using the apt-get cockpit command. I have no idea ...
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sudo apt-get install tomcat7 returns a 404 for Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) but package should be available

I'm trying to install tomcat7 on ubuntu 14.04 64bit using the following command sudo apt-get install tomcat7 the required libs can't be downloaded with the following error Err ...
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Corrupt dpkg status file

After upgrading my system last week the S hits the Fan. Looked al over the forun but did'nt got the answer to solve my problem. Within DPKG the "status" file was corrupt, back-ups where empty so tried ...
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Unable to remove maven using 'sudo apt-get remove maven2'

I want to upgrade to newer version of maven. For that i first want to remove the existing version of maven in the computer as told here. I tried sudo apt-get remove maven2. But it is saying ...
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Purge Does Not Remove All Packages [duplicate]

When I'm installing a package -let's say imagemagick- apt-get says 14MB of disk space will be used and 10 new packages will be installed. However, when uninstalling, actually purging, it says 1 ...
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Computer temporarily freezes on 97% evertime apt-get is run?

When I run apt-get on my computer it temporarily freezes for a few seconds sometimes ranging to a minute with the system completely unresponsive. Can anyone help me clarify the source of this problem ...
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ffmpeg installation, kubuntu utopic unicorn

I haven't found any utopic unicorn ffmeg repositories, so I am trying to install it from https://launchpad.net/~jon-severinsson/+archive/ffmpeg by changing version from utopic to trusty in ...
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Problem trying to install synaptic [duplicate]

:~$ sudo apt-get install synaptic [sudo] password for : Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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getting error while trying to install ubuntu-tv in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Im trying to install Ubuntu-TV and I ran apt-get install unity-lens-video and it returned This error: Selecting previously unselected package unity-scope-video-remote. Preparing to unpack ...
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What dangers have the Apt bugs security holes (USN-2348-1) caused?

Just recently 4 bugs in the Packet Manager Apt (the main in Ubuntu) has been discovered. Especially bad for 12.04 LTS as 4 security holes have been found there. My question is to what dangers have ...
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apt-get ends up with errors after nvidia 331 installation

I recently installed nvidia-331 driver via Software & Updates -> Additional Drivers tab. Now when I use: sudo apt-get install <package> or sudo apt-get remove <package> ...
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Terminal wont respond ubuntu 14 LTS

I am currently trying Ubuntu 14 its out, and I was about to try commands in terminal sudo apt-get updates then it ask me for my password but I cannot type any letter, I was wondering if I could get ...
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Desktop wallpaper is reset whenever I update my system?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I run $ apt-get upgrade in my Terminal, other users on the system complain their desktop wallpaper is reset to the default Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper. I haven't ...
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Can I update only one repository? [duplicate]

When I add a new repository with sudo add-apt-repository blablabla sudo apt-get update it takes a long time for me, about 1-2 minutes every time. Is there any way to update just the new ...
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NS2 Installation [closed]

I want to install ns2 on ubuntu 12.10. how to install it? Someone suggest the following procedure to install ns2 on ubuntu 12.10: Type sudo apt-get update and hit Enter. Type your password and hit ...
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Unmet dependencies when install program 32 bits version on 64 bits

I am trying to install some libraries 32 bits version on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bits. I know ubuntu 14.04 LTS support multiarch. I attempt install via apt-get but I get some umet dependencies: sudo ...
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503 too many open connections error - did I muck something up?

UPDATE UPDATE: I think I did muck something up afterall. I think I set up a proxy because I'm in Mexico and wanted to use my account on Spotify. After doing some digging I ran the command: env | grep ...
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apt-get upgrade does not consider manually built and installed packages

I tried the following, since I apply custom patches to some packages: When apt-get upgrade shows packages to upgrade, I download the sources using apt-get source, apply my patches, rebuild, install ...
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I can't install unity8-desktop-session-mir

I try to install unity 8 on ubuntu trusty but when I type this command sudo apt-get install unity8-desktop-session-mir , it not work and return this error: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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when I type “sudo apt-get update” I get the error? [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: ...
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Error installing mysql server on Ubuntu 14.04

I am getting error installing mysql on ubuntu desktop 14.04 ( 64-bit) I used following command sudo apt-get install mysql-server It asked me for password ( and verfication ) and ended on follwing ...
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Can't remove the libpcap0.8 package or install any other package

I have a similar question to this question. Playing around with reaver was a bad idea. Upon running the command in the answer I get the following: joe@biden:~$ sudo apt-get -f remove libpcap-dev ...
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Updating the repository isn't working

When I runs sudo apt-get update get this output: sudo apt-get update E: Type '<!DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list E: The list of sources ...
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archive.ubuntu.com Repository Error?

I am new to Ubuntu and excuse me if this is a quick fix. I am having issues running apt-get update and the error message that repeatedly comes up is: Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease ...
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How can I switch between versions of an installed package with apt-get? [duplicate]

On 12.04, I have the latest version of Ocaml (4.01) installed with all the dependencies. I'm trying to install Coq, which depends on an older version (3.12) of the ocaml-base-nox runtime (via a ...
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“Type 'debo' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list”

I was trying to install spotify for ubuntu when this error appear: E: Type 'debo' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list E: The list of sources could not be read. ...
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Installing libvips-dev Minimally

I would like to install libvips-dev package. But I think it has too much package dependency, like x11. Even with --no-install-recommends flag, apt-get still reports that it Need to get 69.9 MB of ...
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Error encountered when using dpkg to install packages (--configured)

I used sudo aptitude update and sudo aptitude upgrade to update the packages, and encountered an error when processing the package man-db (with --configure). A few days later, same error occured with ...
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GPG error, signatures public key not available TRIED A LOT

apt-get update returns : W: GPG error: http://pl.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 40976EAF437D05B5 ...
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BURG Bootloader Strange error(newbie) [duplicate]

ultrA NEWBIE to ubuntu , i am attempting to get burg bootloader to work with ubuntu,i looked around but got no results for this error copied terminal here prashmith@prashmith-Lenovo-H430:~$ sudo ...
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How to identify unused PPAs?

Let's say I want to verify if some PPAs aren't being used so I can minimize conflicts or whatever else could happen. Is it possible to verify which PPAs are no longer in use?
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How do I get the real package name and version for a pseudo package?

How do I get the real full package name (including the version) that would be installed if I ran apt-get install pseudo-package-name? This is related to this previous question: Get the kernel version ...
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666 Meg for Wine 1.7?

I tried to install wine a few months ago and it completely destroyed my dual boot installation. So building up the nerve to try again I reckon the same thing was about to happen. Any ideas why my ...
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How to delete broken packages in ubuntu

I can not remove broken package. Use the following command: sudo apt-get -f install but I get the following response: Preparing to unpack .../nodejs_0.10.28-1chl1~trusty1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking ...