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-get unable to autoremove packages filling up Inodes

An old Ubuntu 10.04 server is complaining about unmet dependencies. When I run apt-get -f install I get back a "No space left on device" message: $ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... ...
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Repairing Unity after using Compiz and installing Lubuntu desktop

I will describe the steps I did before the issue appeared: Running Unity, I wanted to have different wallpapers on each workspace. I followed these steps. After restart, no top panel appeared, no ...
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I can't install programs on ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

Ive been trying to install wine, and many other programs. I am a NOOB at this, so I looked it up and got help from this thread My ubuntu software center won't download any programs! What can I do? ...
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Can't get anything to install, dependency errors

I'm extremely new to Linux/command line stuff, so please forgive my ignorance. Every time I try to install anything using sudo apt-get install ... I get dependency errors. I'm trying to get OpenSSH ...
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sudo apt-get update isn't working on my newly installed ChrUbuntu [duplicate]

I'm using ChrUbuntu 14.10 that I just installed and when I type sudo apt-get update into the terminal it gives me Fetched 1012 kB in 21s (46.4 kB/s) ...
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Corrupted Repos

I have a problem in updating my repos on 14.04. Whenever I run sudo apt-get update in terminal I get Fetched 30,4 MB in 36s (844 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch ...
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how can i kow my blastable database is installed properly?

i have been trying to set up a blastable database, and this is what i have done - i downloaded the netblast-2.2.26 tar file, unzipped it - transfered it to a different folder where i will be working ...
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Software Center crashes every time, even after reinstallation

So my Ubuntu Software Center has been crashing every time I run it. I've tried many attempts to remove it and reinstall it using sudo apt-get, but I have had no success getting it to work. I've even ...
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How to get Ubuntuone password in Terminal [duplicate]

When trying to run Sudo-apt-get in terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 it asks for password. I do not remember any password. how to reset password/ solve this problem
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Upgrading VIM 7.3 to latest release via apt-get

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04 and have Vim 7.3 installed and I want to update it to the latest version. I'm still new to how all these package manager stuff works, but I was wondering why can't I ...
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Can not install or remove anything due to a package error?

I recently installed a Python framework called kivy (python-kivy). Somehow I couldn't complete the installation due to some error. I tried sudo apt-get remove the package, but it's not working. Due to ...
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apt-get update can't connect to archive.canonical.com [closed]

When I do: sudo apt-get update It gets stuck at 100%: [Connecting to archive.canonical.com (91.189.92.191)] What is the problem? I am running Ubuntu version 14.04
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Problem adding repositories [duplicate]

Whenever I try to do something like this: sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:videolan/stable-daily It asks for my password and after some time it will give me an error like this . ...
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While Loop Syntax Error

I'm attempting a modification of apt-fast to support parallel downloading and installation. I'm having some trouble with this loop: get_install(){ while ((!${pkg}-finished)) do if [ "$CURNUM" -lt ...
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How I can fix terminal and software center on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

When type this command sudo apt-get update then showing me error and Ubuntu software center can't access via Internet, How can I fix this error ? Err http://bd.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports ...
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problem using apt-get: error 13 access denied

When I run apt-get update I get the following error message: /var/lib/dpkg/lock unable- open (13: access denied)
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Make ISO as an offline software repository [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 14.04.1 x64 installed and it is fully updated. Mean while what I have done is that I have created and backup ISO with all the files from the directory /var/cache/apt/archives. Beyond the ...
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apt want to downgrade to older package version

In ubuntu 14.04 I have just compiled lm-sensors ver. 3.3.5 and install it using dpkg -i, after that when running apt-get update, apt want to downgrade it to older (repository) version. How to resolve ...
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What happens to a .deb installed package with a Ubuntu version update that includes the same package?

When you install a package manually via a .deb it doesn't get updated by apt (see also this question), but what happens when you install a package that isn't available from the repositories for the ...
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Open geosuite problem

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 12.04. When I was installing open geosuite I faced this problem. I cannot remove or install others software. It said the the package is broken. For example, I have ...
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Why doesn't apt install packages as they're downloaded?

Why doesn't apt download sources in order of dependency and install as they've finished downloading? Meaning, download and install in parallel. It seems like a lot of time could be saved this way. By ...
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How to perform apt-get operation on all installed packages?

I need to perform a dpkg-repack operation on everything to move to a new install on another hard disk, but the problem with this installation is that both I can't access any gui from a couple ...
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apt-get stuck at 0 [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com]

When I do upgrade it gets stuck here: user@plato:~# sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done ...
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My amd64 package depends on another i386 package

I am creating my own amd64 *.deb package and want it to depend on another i386 package from public repositories. Is it possible to declare such dependency in deb control file or in some other way? I ...
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Getting duplicate sources.list errors

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/ utopic-getdeb/apps amd64 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.getdeb.net_ubuntu_dists_utopic-getdeb_apps_binary-amd64_Packages) W: ...
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Fail to install bluez - “action force-reload failed” [migrated]

I fail to install Bluez on my host: $ sudo apt-get install bluez ... The following NEW packages will be installed: bluez 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded. Need to get 0 ...
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Getting a dpkg error when using apt-get upgrade

I am getting this dpkg error when using apt-get upgrade: dpkg: error processing package bash (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting ...
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Apt-get failed to update on 12.10 [duplicate]

When running a software update, I got a message telling me that either my network connections aren't working anymore, or that Failed to download repository information. I already tried restarting my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 APT Proxy?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a password-protected proxy network. My web browser is configured and works, but I cannot install packages from apt or similar. Is there a way to configure apt to use my ...
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apt-get update starts 'by itself' and never stops running

I noticed my laptop becomes really slow from time to time. I think, but I'm not 100% sure, that this only happens after i plug the power in, and it started happening several days ago. Then I also ...
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404 not found error on apt-get update [duplicate]

i did a clean install of lubuntu 12.10 on my sony vaio VGN-FS38GP . when i tried apt-get update i got the following error : Fetched 17.4 kB in 2min 40s (108 B/s) W: Failed to fetch ...
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ubuntu 14.04 package install fail (apt-get install error)

I was trying to install some packages from repository by the command : controller@controller:~$ sudo apt-get install nova-api nova-cert nova-conductor nova-consoleauth nova-novncproxy ...
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unmet dependencies after apt-get dist-upgrade 12.04 to 14.04.1

I can't fix the problem that happened when I have upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04.1 (apt-get dist-upgrade). I'm becoming crazy. Copy from log: >Start-Date: 2014-12-17 18:39:01 ...
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Apt-get roll back

I installed "libatk 1.0.-0:i386" on my 64-bit system by mistake. It removed almost all from my system starting with indicators ending with eclipse and other programs. So then I removed libatk and ...
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How to repair badly damaged package system?

I've looked at a lot of questions like this but found little in answers other than the standard apt-get purge, -f, remove, clean, etc,etc,etc. I have a package system really badly clogged up from ...
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php application asking intl but already installed

My (Symfony) application currently crashs telling ("The Symfony\Component\Intl\Collator\Collator::__construct() method's argument $locale value 'fr' behavior is not implemented. Only the locale ...
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Problems with registering Ubuntu clients to spacewalk-server

I'm currently trying to get an automated-paching-system running. I installed spacewalk to a centOS-server according to the official documentation. I installed an ubuntu-client and followed the ...
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Errors installing KDESVN and kde-runtime

sudo apt-get install kdesvn returns: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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unable to install gcc-multilib after upgrading to 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. After upgrading things started to break. I am getting crt1.o: No such file: No such file or directory. So, I tried to install gcc-multilib, but, that is also ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server upgrade error

I can´t upgrade Ubuntu because locales do not get installed: root@ubuntuserver14:/home/administrator# aptitude install locales The following packages will be upgraded: locales 1 packages upgraded, ...
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Duplicate sources warning found while updating [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I run, sudo apt-get update the terminal gives me, Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main ...
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autoremove option doesn't work with apt alias

I have set up an alias for apt-get as apt, for convenience. This works fine, I can do sudo apt install PACKAGE sudo apt remove PACKAGE sudo apt update etc with no issues. However, the autoremove ...
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I am unable to install skype on ubuntu 14.04

When trying to install skype using aptitude I get the following error : The following NEW packages will be installed: libaudio2:i386{a} libavahi-client3:i386{a} libavahi-common-data:i386{a} ...
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tracking down possible file system corruption issue with f2fs

I am investigating a potential file system corruption issue running f2fs on an ARM 7 device with an Linux 3.12/ Ubuntu 14.04 stack on top. So, the symptoms of the issues are as follows: The ubuntu ...
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OpenJDK-7-JRE throws “broken packages” error (14.04 LTS)

I have an application that requires the Java JRE. I decided to go ahead and install the JRE from the repositories. Normally, the only issue I would have with this is it taking forever and a day to ...
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Ubuntu Software Center and Synaptic Package Manager not responding [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Whenever I open Ubuntu Software Center it closes automatically. When I run update by, sudo apt-get update after the system reads the downloaded package lists, it shows ...
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Problem in installing wine 1.6/wine 1.7 on ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I am trying to install wine on ubuntu (13.10v). I have run the following commands:- 1) sudo apt-get autoremove. 2) sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libsm6:i386 \ ...
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Apt-get holds back kernel images (generic, server and extra)

Today, apt-get told me several packages have been held back. Typing apt-get dist-upgrade -su gave me this: apt-get dist-upgrade -su Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Ubuntu still ask to update the package that I have removed

Recently I have removed the game 0 AD from my system by using sudo apt-get remove 0ad. But when I try to updated the packages by using sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get upgrade, this is ...
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How to fully remove VLC Player

I installed VLC player, but now I want to be fully rid of it, so I typed in the following command in Terminal: sudo apt-get purge vlc And it told me that it had purged it, but then in Terminal when ...