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 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?
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add-apt-repository hangs

When trying to add a repository using the command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa the command just hangs after I type in my password, and then after a couple of minutes gives me the ...
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Type 'dep' is not known [closed]

E: Type 'dep' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ia32-libs-raring.list I tried: gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list sudo apt-get update But I had the same thing.
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Upgrade 13.04 to 13.10 - packages now unavailable [duplicate]

I'm trying to follow these instructions Ubuntu Servers (Recommended) Install update-manager-core if it is not already installed: sudo apt-get install update-manager-core Launch the upgrade ...
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By mistake I removed Python. Terminal, music player, video player, Software Center etc. are gone

I work on Ubuntu 14.04 to install Python and other packages I entered the following command : sudo apt-get install python python-pip python-pyparsing python-mysqldb gunicorn nginx git-core ipython ...
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libreoffice reinstall problems

How a tiny problem turned into a big one. Summary of what I've done so far: Details are here I recently upgraded from Kubuntu Precise (with backports, including the LO PPA) to Trusty with backports. ...
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lynx browser - cannot install [closed]

I cannot get lynx to install. vm-mint owner # sudo su vm-mint owner # apt-get install lynx-cur Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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Adding a .tar.bz package to my local repository? [duplicate]

I downloaded a software package in a .tar.bz file. I understand that I can install such packages through make install, but then there's no easy way to uninstall. Is there a way that I can add this ...
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Graphic driver don't work correctly, system kernel stays at 3.11.0-20

Yesterday I updated graphic driver automatically and today my system don't boot correctly. I could get to the login screen but after enter password system shows an error message and shows nothing. ...
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Unable to reinstall apache on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

Unfortunately, What I did: Updated apt repository to install apache244 and installed it. Uninstalled apache2.4 using following commands: apt-get remove apache* apt-get purge apache* apt-get clean ...
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Installing node with apt-get or downloading the Linux Binaries (.tar.gz)

What is the difference between installing node.js with 'sudo apt-get install nodejs' or downloading the Linux Binaries (.tar.gz) and following these instructions? Is the outcome the same?
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ppa repositories removed for raring. How do you install packages using old-releases.ubuntu.com [duplicate]

Using a Ubuntu/Debian variant (Navigatrix) release based on Raring, which is no longer supported in the Ubuntu Repositories. Current etc/apt/source.list is: deb (http removed) ...
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Add Package to Official Repository [duplicate]

I wrote a driver for a remote filesystem (mounts a Google Drive, similar to the way SSHFS mounts a remote server). It's super useful as an alternative to dropbox or ubuntuone. It is now getting ...
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How can I determine the minimal installation set for a list of packages? [duplicate]

I have some installation notes for installing the GLEW libraries for development purposes. They read: Install everything with "glew" in its name. This means I currently run: sudo apt install ...
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I can not install or remove apps After trying to install bumblebee and nvidia prime

Here are the details which terminal output when trying to remove or upgrade I tried autoremove - install configure dpkg and nothings work for me Removing nvidia-331 (331.89-0ubuntu1~xedgers14.04.2) ...
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Why does apt-get abort by itself, as though I'd pressed 'N'?

On Ubuntu 14.04, when I try to install an app or even just do: sudo apt-get upgrade I always end up with this message at the end: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Abort. I didn't type anything, it ...
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After trying to fix sound “Unable to correct problems” error [duplicate]

I have been trying to get sound working on 14.04. It looks like now I've done something even worse, after following: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1316634 I tried to do the following ...
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How To Create A Custom ErrorDocument Page In Ubuntu 14.04?

I am new to Ubuntu and I am using Ubuntu Server 14.04. Now I want to use my own design HTML web pages as my server status errors like on 404 etc. I tried my own way but not getting my designed page ...
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How to diagnose package dependancies?

I want to install postfixadmin on trusty. I'm confused about dependencies. http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/postfixadmin shows (I think) that it needs apache2 OR lighttpd OR the httpd to be ...
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Dropbox causes software center problems

installed dropbox via software center. ''applying changes'' or when pressing 'x' button, then ''cancellation'' last forever! Even after restarting comp. Removing dropbox via software center lasta ...
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Cannot install Java [duplicate]

here is the deal i keep getting this whenever i put in sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre openjdk-7-jdk but it never works it always comes up as sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre openjdk-7-jdk ...
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What's the official method for checking integrity of a source package?

I want to add a feature to pam, and I figured a good starting point was to download the libpam-modules source. On download, I notice this warning: gpgv: Can't check signature: public key not found ...
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i've jus got ubuntu 14.04 i changed from google chrome(i hav a chromebook) and im finding it hard installing NFS world

it says i have unmet dependicies and so forth i tried getting wine but that was unsuccessful aswell...can sumone help me please user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... ...
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What is the need to upgrade Ubuntu? Can not install packages [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. I don't take the software updates that my system prompts me to. Is there any use to upgrade my system to the latest ubuntu. The reason I ask this is that when I do sudo ...
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install skype 4.3 on ubuntu 14.04 get more depends [closed]

Trying install skpye 4.3 on ubuntu 14.04 flow How to install skype 4.3 and it get depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6~), libc6 (>= 2.7), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), libqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.5.3), ...
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sudo apt-get gives 404 error. Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

Whenever I type sudo apt-get <option> in my terminal, whether it be update,upgrade, or install, it always gives 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80] and ends with E: Aborting Install. I use ...
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Downgrade all external packages to the official ones

Let's say I installed bunch of packages from external PPA repositories and they modified or replaced the existing default packages in the system. Assume that then I remove those PPAs from the ...
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“No suitable download server found” [duplicate]

I bumped into the problem that I can't download any updates or new packages. I had this problem before which I could solve through several steps sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf sudo apt-get clean ...
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Unmet dependencies problem on 12.04 - libcurl4-openssl-dev depends librtmp-dev

I'm having troubles with unmet dependencies on Ubuntu 12.04: libcurl4-openssl-dev depends librtmp-dev Here is what I've got after running sudo apt-get -f install which suggested running apt-get ...
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git-cola not working in ubuntu 14.04

I have ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. I installed git-cola. Installation is smooth with apt0get install git-cola. When I open git-cola from launcher, it ask to open/clone a repository. I gave ...
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How to transfer the apt keyring to another computer

I'm currently moving my installation of Ubuntu from one laptop to another. Both laptops run Ubuntu 14.04. I moved my /etc/apt/sources.list, the contents of my home directory, and installed all ...
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ubuntu 14.04 apt-get update always returns 404 error [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.153 80] W: Failed to fetch ...
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apt-get upgrade says “1 not to upgrade” [closed]

I've just upgraded from Linux Mint 16 to Linux Mint 17. Everything went fine, the only thing that kinda bothers me is the fact that whenever I run apt-get upgrade in the terminal I get this result: ...
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How do I get my shell script to automatically accept prompts?

I made a simple shell script (that I run as root) to download essential apps that I might need whenever I reinstall ubuntu: It looks like this: apt-get install docky && apt-get install geany ...
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Trying to remove apache2/httpd and installing mod_perl

It started with me trying to install Apache and mod_perl by following this guide. However, foolishly I installed Apache by using sudo apt-get install apache2, which installed 2.4 on my system. ...
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squid interfering with apt-get?

I recently installed squid along with Dan's Guardian. Ever since I got them up and running I've been getting errors when I try to run apt-get update. The errors look like this: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Creating an apt trigger

I want to execute a script when a package is upgraded using apt automatically. i.e. When Chromium is upgraded, A script launches and edits the resources.pak file. How can I do this?
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Cloudera hive-metastore not installing correctly

I have the following Cloudera Hadoop namenode: Hbase and HBaseRegion are installed along the processes listed below. Now when I try to install Hive Server or Hive Metastore I'm getting the following ...
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Problem configuring texlive-base

I've had some problems with apt-get updates since upgrading to 14.04. It always ends up reporting errors configuring some packages. Here's the logs that appear relevant: $ sudo dpkg --configure ...
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Error while installing skype [closed]

I am trying to install skype by typing this: sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done This is what is happening! (Reading database ... 231137 files and directories currently ...
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Updating genuine repositories fails in Trusty Tahr

I was installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS x64 in a virtual box running on Windows 8 x64. On running installer I haven't entered anything into dialog asking for some required proxy setup. The VM is attached ...
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What's the easiest way to install a list of packages with latest version

What's the easiest way to install a list of packages with latest version? Using apt-cache policy or Ubuntu software center, package xxxx only has version 1.1 In Pypi (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/), ...
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bower install does nothing, not even throw an error

I am on Ubuntu 14.04. I did sudo apt-get install npm. When I do which npm, I get /usr/bin/npm/. Then I did npm install -g bower, which was successful. A which bower echoed /usr/local/bin/bower. I ...
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Error installing the noobslab Dark Theme in Ubuntu 14.04

I wanna install the noobslab Dark Theme in Ubuntu 14.04. I'm following the steps defined in the site http://www.noobslab.com/2014/05/delorean-dark-theme-updated-install-in.html but when I try the ...
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Unable to install anything on Ubuntu 14.04

Whenever I try to run any apt-get command, it gives me this error message: dpkg: error: corrupt info database format file '/var/lib/dpkg/info/format' E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an ...
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why when I'm removing package, apt trying to install 40 extra

Removing pulseaudio because alsa can work without it. And I want to make things simpler. Those not Suggested nor Recommended. Why apt wants them installed and how to avoid that? ... Suggested ...