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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Why isn't the dist-upgrade showing up in update-manager?

Ubuntu 14.04 was released on 17 April 2014, and today it is already the 18th. Why isn't the distribution showing up in my ubuntu update-manager? (I have set it so it will anounce every new version) ...
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Why is duplicity set on hold automatically? [duplicate]

When I start apt-get upgrade I get the message Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have been kept back: ...
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29 packages can be updated - How?

I see the following message when I login: 29 packages can be updated. 6 updates are security updates. How can I perform the updates? I tried apt-get upgrade and some stuff was installed ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 update error:failed to fetch cd rom [duplicate]

I have been trying to update ubuntu 12.04 but each time i am getting the following error..can anyone help me. W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 ...
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-bash: -sudo: command not found [closed]

Some dependencies were missing when I installed THC Hydra. I found this site: http://www.aldeid.com/wiki/Thc-hydra which directed me to install the missing package via this line code: sudo ...
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Packages are removed when I use “apt-get install” with a hyphen after the package name

In an attempt to install cuda, I copy-pasted some apt-get install packages. For unknown reasons the line that I got run in the end is the following: sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0- The result was ...
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How can I make the goaccess package available in Lucid (10.04)?

GoAccess is an open source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems. For some reason, it appears that it is only available in the repos for 12.04 and ...
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How do you fix a gcc compile 127 error? sudo apt-get install g++ doesn't work

*emphasized text*when I try to run a program I get the following error. ubuntu@ubuntu-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$ make g++ -Wall -Wno-switch -I. -g -c -o pass.o pass.cpp make: g++: Command not found ...
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Is there a package manager which allows arbitrary queries for status, name, last change timestamp

I imagine at least stable sortable columns (or better columns with sort priority) to show information for the equivalent of a query like "show me installed packages whose status changed today, sorted ...
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Can't install package [duplicate]

When I'm trying to install tomcat7 with: apt-get install tomcat7 tomcat7-admin I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Apt-get crashes with : relocation error: libapt-pkg.so.4.12

After running a simple upgrade I get a crash each time I try to use apt-get. Any command crashes with the same error message : legaliz_me:~$ sudo apt-get apt-get: relocation error: ...
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What are translation entries?

I was looking to speed up the sudo apt-get update Then I found this blog which suggests to remove translation entries What exactly are translation entries? why they exist in the first ...
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mumble-server i386 depends on libqt4-core and libssl0.9.8 [duplicate]

I am trying to use apt-get and i get this error. It also doesnt allow me to install devs. root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install mumble Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Automating apt-get install with --assume-yes

I am trying to write a bash script to install a list of software. I am using --assume-yes to get pass the prompts This following line somehow doesn't work sudo apt-get install ...
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dpkg google-chrome corrupt invalid status

I can't get this to resolve itself, can I get some help? Setting up google-chrome-stable (34.0.1847.116-1) ... update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/google-chrome corrupt: invalid ...
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What commands go wild with wildcards?

Having read apt-get remove with wildcard removed way more than expected. why? (after making a similar mistake myself), I am significantly more cautious about using * in commands with which I am not ...
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Can't install fancontrol

I am starting to get quite p'ed off as I can't control my fans. I can't download Jupiter. It says can't find and if I try apt-get install fancontrol it says: root@server-17:~# apt-get install ...
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crash and errors

when i updated my ubuntu 12.0.4 it required me restarting my pc but when i already restarted it and while im using it it had errors , "an error occured, please run package manager from the ...
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Satisfy dependencies on autoremove

Based on man apt-get for autoremove we got autoremove is used to remove packages that were automatically installed to satisfy dependencies for some package and that are no more needed. Can ...
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How do I enable SSLv2 on openSSL

I have tried to enable openSSL with SSLv2 by downloading the sources, setting the 'enable SSLv2' options and compiling, as per the instructions here: ...
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Software Updater Error [duplicate]

I am getting an error in Ubuntu as follows and frequent crash report is generated. Any help to fix this? Because of this error i am not able to run my software updater. Thanks. E:Encountered a ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) after installing octave

I was trying to install the octave signal package with sudo apt-get install octave-signal But I get the following wall of text. I have to idea where to begin and how to fix it. What would you ...
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how to create a ppa .dep that depends on non-default GCC?

I want to create a .dep package in my PPA. That project however requires a recent GCC 4.8 or Clang 3.4+. I found out, that you can add custom PPA dependencies, so I added ubuntu-toolchain-r/test to ...
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How to install packages WITHOUT using apt

Apt doesn't allow me to get the versions of libffi I require to install Glib. I have searched around and can't find answers. Only responses were comments on how difficult it was rather than actual ...
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removing libraries after uninstallation

I removed abiword, from software center, and did autoremove and autoclean. I wanted to upgrade my system and it shows that Libabiword and abiword-common needs to be upgraded. I was surprised to see ...
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Can't remove package [duplicate]

I guess I removed some files that package jetty required because when I try to remove it with apt-get remove jetty I get this: Removing jetty ... * jetty is not installed invoke-rc.d: initscript ...
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How to list all the packages which are installed from PPAs?

I installed many packages from many PPAs on my system. I want to list all the installed packages which are installed from launchpad PPAs, not repositories. Is this possible through command-line?
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How to remove a package after incorrect installation attempt

I was trying to install PostgreSQL 9.3 from the downloaded installer: postgresql-9.3.4-3-linux-x64.run Still learning the ropes with Linux, I believe I originally installed it using an incorrect ...
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Heartbleed Resolved with upgrade all on Ubuntu Server 12.04LTS? [duplicate]

This morning (12th April) I performed an apt-get update and an apt-get upgrade all on Ubuntu Server 12.04LTS. Does these fixes the Heartbleed-Problem. I ask this before I start renewing passwords and ...
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This kernel does not support a non-PAE CPU

I received the error message: The package system is broken and I am not, to my knowledge, using third party repositories. Following some of the recent posts on similar topics, I looked at other posts ...
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Install package from without adding PPA

Is there a way to install a package via a simple URL without having to add a PPA beforehand? Something like apt-get https://url.to.package.deb? Or perhaps some command line options that would add the ...
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In Ubuntu 13.04, cannot install libssl-dev [duplicate]

How can I get around the dependency problem when installing libssl-dev? The problem: $ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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apt-get remove --purge wine* removed everything!

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my ...
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How to show Update Manager full report of the upgrade in the command line?

How can I mimic the output of update manager via command line? I have update manager set to show only "important security updates" and the layout with the info is great. Is is possible to get similar ...
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gpg: keyblock resource ‘/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d//webupd8team-sublime-text-3.gpg’: resource limit [on hold]

No matter what I do, I get the following error: gpg: keyblock resource ‘/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d//webupd8team-sublime-text-3.gpg’: resource limit The original error(Dutch) Original Dutch sudo ...
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Which package provides a given jar?

How can I determine which apt package I should install to have a certain jar file? BTW: I'm actually looking to solve XML parser factory has not been configured correctly: Provider ...
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Heartbleed Ubuntu 13.04 stuck on OpenSSL 1.0.1c [duplicate]

Just noticed that my Ubuntu 13.04 install is stuck on an old version of OpenSSL. OpenSSL 1.0.1 14 Mar 2012 The distro is fully to to date, running apt-get update, then apt-get upgrade or apt-get ...
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Error while installing any software and updating in ubuntu 12.04

root@shivani-G41M-Combo:/home/shivani# apt-get install nmap Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' ...
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apt-get update gives bzip2 error on fresh Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) in Virtual Box version 4.2.18

A fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) onto Virtual Box 4.2.18 seems to go well, however, I receive a bzip2 related error when trying to update. I was hoping a seasoned Ubuntu expert could help me ...
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The difference between simply installing software & adding to repository [duplicate]

I have a simple question coming from my mind. What is the difference between : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cwchien/gradle sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gradle And simply sudo apt-get ...
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Trouble with “ waiting for headers ”

It seems duplicate but really it's not, I'm really tired of testing all solutions and reaching no success. even I'm thinking about going back to windows because I had several problems with ubuntu ...
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What are the different ways to install a software on Ubuntu?

I am a beginner trying to understand how installation of software works in ubuntu. I have installed a lot of softwares on my system but everytime I want to install something I will just google and ...
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Can't fetch from old-releases.ubuntu.com

Has the package management for old unsupported systems been changed? I have my sources.list set up to fetch from old-releases.ubuntu.com but all I get when doing an apt-get is: Could not connect to ...
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This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and I have Ubuntu 12.04. I tried to install Transmission Bittorrent Client from the Ubuntu Software Center. However, I got the error Package Dependencies Cannot be Resolved and it ...
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apt-get error 'Failed to fetch' [duplicate]

I'm getting the following error when I try to use apt-get. I'm trying to do an update. Due to my rep being so low, I only left the line with the error. killingthemonkey@travellingmonkey:~$ sudo ...
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Bash completion for the new apt command

I like the new apt command (which will be included in the upcoming trusty release) so much that I installed it on my precise system by compiling the 14.04 package from source. Unfortunately, bash ...
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Can I enable bash-completion for the new apt command?

The new apt command in 14.04 seems to be a really useful intersection of functionality between apt-get and apt-cache but the current version of bash-completion doesn't know about it... Which makes it ...
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Recompile package (with applied .diff file) after every update

I have a .diff file which I use to patch unity source code and then recompile it, so I can remove trash icon from unity panel which is important to me. However after every update of Unity, the patched ...
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Subdirectories Show 404 Not Found on 13.10 web server

I recently set up a web server on Ubuntu 13.10 and when I enter the external IP it works fine showing the index file of var/www/ but whenever I try to add a folder, say one called test, and I go to ...
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What is the difference between apt and apt-get?

I read about the new fancy progress bar which was added to apt 1.0 in Softpedia and how to enable it here. However on running sudo apt-get update, I did not see the fancy progress bars. On reading the ...