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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mysql-client-5.5 update error

I just run apt-get upgrade and many packets should be updated. I allowed them all (question after Disk Space and verification). After the download and my configured packages Ubuntu told me from an ...
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404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.24 80] when installing package on ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I am using ubuntu 13.10, and I am trying to install curl, and I am facing with this problem: sudo apt-get install curl ... Then this warning comes up: WARNING: The following packages cannot be ...
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Always getting error during apt-get install

Whenever I try to do apt-get install/upgrade, I always get a series of errors like below. Is it because of some incorrect entries in /etc/apt/sources.list file. If so, how to correct it? $ sudo ...
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apt-get with unstable connection?

I'm now on vacation for a month and my Internet connection is extremly unstable. I can't install any app, even with --fix-missing Is there an option to continue downloading after a "break" ? Thank ...
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How can I get a list with the packages selected by apt-get autoremove?

Is there any command that prints only the name of the packages that apt-get autoremove selects? I'm creating a script that updates the kernel, removes the old kernel and the unnecessary packages ...
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dpkg error while installing gnome-session-fallback

I was trying to do sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback. This is the output I get: (Reading database ... 353039 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Can't open software-centre [duplicate]

I can't open software-center or even apt-get any programs. When I run the software-center via command I get this error: http://pastebin.com/wwxZe7ma Can anyone help? Also the steam thing you linked ...
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Need help removing linux-image-3.16.0-34-generic and linux-image-extra-3.16.0-34-generic

So I feel like a dunce having to post about this but, I need help trying to fix this issue, mostly because without the fix I can't install any new software or run updates. For some reason one of the ...
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sudo apt-get -f install #?

I'm reading a line in some instructions and one of the steps is written as: sudo apt-get -f install # Install dependencies and finish configuring the packages(s) so i'm wondering is the "#" what ...
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Steam hash sum mismatch and invalid file format errors

I have Steam Beta installed, and when I just ran: sudo apt-get update I got the following output: Ign http://security.ubuntu.com vivid-security InRelease Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com vivid ...
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Unable to locate package mongodb-dev [closed]

I try to install mongodb client for c++, but get this error message Unable to locate package mongodb-dev, when I do: $ sudo apt-get install mongodb-dev even though mongodb-dev seems to exists, ...
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Use DEB for distribution of WAR?

I have created a Java EE program with a WAR-file as a result. To run this file I use the JBoss Wildfly 8 server. Now I have multiple Ubuntu systems where I want to install the Wildfly server and run ...
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W: Failed to fetch http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/dists/precise/steam/source/Sources Hash Sum mismatch [duplicate]

I am having trouble updating and upgrading my repository. I receive the following messages when I update and upgrade: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to edit/recover 'sources.list' file

How can I recover sources.list which has crash and I can not do any software update. When I click on the update icon I do not get any response. I try to edit the sources.list file the “vi”editor did ...
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E:The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/gpgv could not be found

Anytime I go to update and/or upgrade, apt-get returns the error below: Failed to download repository information E:The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/gpgv could not be found. Running: 12.04 ...
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How to install package from 12.04 on 14.04?

I am on 14.04 (64-bits) and I want to install some <package>:i386 packages from 12.04. The reason I want to do this is because some of my 32-bit applications work well on 12.04 but not on ...
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I installed Popcorn Time, it deleted all my Desktop items

Is anyone else familiar with this problem? What can I do to restore my data? Is there any default way Ubuntu backs up my stuff? Could it be moved somewhere? Nothing else is affected, only desktop, ...
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how to repair grub package in apt/dpkg?

When trying to remove obsolete packages I get the following errors for the grub package. How can I repair this? And what could have been the cause? Note that I tried to remove some java packages in ...
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Upgrade problem with add repositories and ubuntu software center

I want to Update my OS, Ubuntu 14.04 and I have problems with Ubuntu Software Center and add repositories for install more apps. the command: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Set a local repo in order apt-get to handle .deb dependecies

I am trying to do something, which I have already done on .rpm distributions, on Fedora more exactly. Basically I want to create a local repository, which I can put a .deb file in, so that apt-get can ...
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Python is not working in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am getting the error: The program 'python' is not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install python-minimal I have done this and it still gives me the same error.
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How to install software in terminal in one line and one time?

I want to create a code that I put my terminal to install few software at the same time. For example, after a fresh install, I like to install this kind of software, but I have to line per line... I ...
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Package list file for update in Ubuntu

If I execute update on Ubuntu: sudo apt-get update I do only updates, which are specified in some file . What is this file? (Sorry, if this topic is already duplicate) Probably I will set my ...
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/usr/bin/dpkg issue when installing apache

I think I may have deleted an important directory while uninstalling apache I'm experiencing the following issue when trying to install Apache: Setting up apache2 (2.4.7-1ubuntu4.4) ... cp: cannot ...
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Deploy application with Qt5 to 12.04

I need to deploy my application which is depend on Qt5.x. No problem with that on 14.04+, but for 12.04 users there is seems to be no way to get qt5 from standard package repository. I'd like to pack ...
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Depends Debian problem [closed]

> > apt-get --fix-broken install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting > dependencies... failed. The following packages have ...
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Updating popcorn time app

I have this app for watching movies, but it does not show up in Ubuntu Software Center, nor can I uninstall it or update it. I cannot tell what version I have, because I cannot find it among the ...
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Installing Using Terminal Brings Up Long List of Auto Removable 'Options'

So I'm using the terminal to install a few programs, little minor things like visual boy advance and such. Every time I do, it makes a rather gigantic list of things that can be removed with ...
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apt-get update fails on 14.0.4

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Oracle Virtual Box and when I try to build a docker image, the execution of apt-get update is failing with the following errors: FYI: I am able to ping the ...
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How to prevent apt-get install from removing package holds?

We've recently upgraded from 10.04 to 14.04. We have some held packages, which we upgrade them from time to time. It appears that on 14.04, when you install or upgrade a package it removes the hold ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 amd64 updates broken

I have installed Xubuntu 15.04 - 64 bit on my NUC. So far so good, but when I try to update the sys things go horribly wrong. First: apt-get update This fails for a number of repositories with error ...
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Unable to run apt-get update openssl on 12.04

I am trying to run sudo apt-get update openssl on Ubuntu Server 12.04, however when I do, I get the following error: Starting nginx: invoke-rc.d: initscript nginx, action "start" failed. dpkg: error ...
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Whats the difference between installing a desktop from iso and apt-get? [duplicate]

So lets say I want to install Xubuntu. I can either go to their website and download an ISO, flash it to a memory stick and do an install, one of the options of which allows me to keep all my files ...
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Is it OK to delete uninstalled packages from Ubuntu? [closed]

I ran aptitude from the terminal, and it said that I have 69,000 uninstalled packages. Can they safely be deleted without affecting system stability or functionality?
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Does apt-get purge remove reverse dependencies?

Suppose we sudo apt-get purge mypackage. If mypackage, which is a dependency of yourpackage, is installed at the time that we purge mypackage, is mypackage also removed?
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Unable to locate package dist-upgrade

Running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. sudo apt-get update succeeds. Sources file is unmodified. But: sudo apt-get install dist-upgrade [sudo] password for wade: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Cpyrit Installation help

I keep having trouble installing cpyrit error is as follows Precision-M4600:~/Downloads/cpyrit-cuda-0.4.0$ python setup.py build The CUDA compiler and headers required to build kernel were not found. ...
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updates hang on download, both from gui and apt-get command - Mac Book Pro 2009, Ubuntu Precise

I recently installed Ubuntu Precise on a 2009 Mac Book Pro. I followed the instructions from here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation It took quite a bit of ...
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apt-get can't overwrite file of already existing file of another package

I'm having problems with installing some applications. unity-tweak-tool I installed the program crashes after installation. I do not know what to do? apt-get -f install Reading package lists ... ...
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Can't install Skype or update in Kubuntu 15.04

I am rather new to Linux, so I figured I would start "easy" with Kubuntu. My issue was immediate that Skype would not install. It is not in Muon Discover (software center) and adding the repo to ...
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Help with messy Nginx install (Trusty 14.04 Server)

I'm a bit of a noob here. I wanna try out nginx, but got some errors when installing: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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Apt fails to remove partially installed kernel and can't install any other packages

Apt is failing to upgrade or install new packages after a seeming partial kernel upgrade. I've tried apt-get purge -f linux-image-extra-3.19.0-22-generic which fails with a very similar error message. ...
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Removing a program that apt doesn't see

I have an old installation of R that I would like to get rid of and replace with a new version. However, apt doesn't see this package at all. It doesn't show up in Synaptic and running sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu software center crashes every time I try to open

SystemError: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fIN E:The package lists or ...
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apt-get -f install gives ominous warning about essential package (Trusty)

I have unmet dependencies in my system. This happened while I was trying to install lib32stdc++6 for android studio. I tried some solution from the internet and ended up with unresolved dependencies. ...
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Configure error when installing Arduino IDE

I want to install Arduino IDE, version 1.5.4 BETA from here. I need this specific version, but if I use the repository, it gives me the latest version (1.6.5), and I don't want that. When I download ...
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Could not resolve 'archives.ubuntu.com'

After performing sudo apt-get update I am getting the warnings: W: Failed to fetch http://archives.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease W: Failed to fetch ...
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problem when installing vlc on ubuntu 15.04 its taken more than 10 hrs but not successfully installed and give the msg

The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.2.1-2~ppa1) but it is not going to be installed ...
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Having a weird network issue

I am using xubuntu 14.04.02 on a new build. Networking works great except when accessing any ubuntu site. For example, I can stream several videos and pandora at the same time with no problem. When I ...
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A problem with open Ubuntu software center

I try to Update a program "brackets" but I find this problem (E:The package brackets needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.) and I can't use the Ubuntu software center any ...