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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
0answers
28 views

apt-get update “Ign” lines for component “inRelease”

I'm working with a local mirror of the Ubuntu distribution, using the 'apt-mirror' package, and I'm seeing "Ign" lines when I # apt-get update from a 14.04 system. On the system that has the mirror, ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

self created .deb package has versioning problems

I did my first steps in creating a PPA, containing a recent fossil version. I unpacked the tarball and ran bzr dh-make fossil 1.32 ../fossil-src-stable.tar.gz on it, editet the debian files till ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

I'm new to UBUNTU 14.04 and i behind the proxy of owr college [duplicate]

I can't update or install any software using terminal and ubuntu software center.Through using terminal, i find error which "failed to fetch" and unable to locate the package. I also have problem in ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

apt-get update stuck in Translations-en

I'm running sudo apt-get update in Ubuntu 14.04 Server juan@biotecnologia-server:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for juan: Ign http://ar.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

How can I reolve unmet dependencies when installing ubuntu-sdk on ubuntu desktop 14.04? [duplicate]

I am trying to install ubuntu-sdk on my ubuntu desktop 14.04 using this command sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sdk But I am getting this error Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

skype install on ubuntu 14.04 dependency hell

im trying to install skype since empathy and pidgin doesnt work so im stuck in the installation, anything seems to work, i tried using synaptics, gdeb with the packages from the page, even tried ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Why doesn't apt-get install back the original files of a package after I removed them?

I initially installed the vsftpd using apt-get. After the installation I had a default /etc/vsftpd.conf file with a sample configuration that I modified. After screwing it up decided to uninstall ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

dpkg error code

So I'm new to ubuntu, everytime I try sudo apt-get install I get this ryan@ryan-nBook-4300:~$ sudo apt-get install [sudo] password for ryan: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Package Upgrade Failure dpkg returned an error code (1)

so Upon upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn It ran into errors as it tried installing new things and one was Noobslab "Run As Administrator" it failed to upgrade and now im stuck with this when ...
0
votes
1answer
11 views

XServer not working after trying to install ros

I tried to build ros from sources following this guide. After some time I saw some weird behaviour, so I restarted my laptop and now I see nothing. I tried to re-install xserver-org via apt-get, but ...
5
votes
1answer
113 views

Command “sudo apt-get update” runs with some error

I am new to Ubuntu. I am facing some problem running the sudo apt-get update command. It shows the below mentioned error. My system configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit Command: sudo apt-get ...
1
vote
2answers
36 views

how to avoid heavy dependency

I have a limited SSD hard drive. So I cannot install any software on my Ubuntu. I just tried to install a very simple application: texmaker sudo apt-get install texmaker [sudo] password for arash: ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

haskell-platform unmet dependencies

Trying to install haskell-platform by using sudo apt-get install haskell-platform on 14.04 LTS. The error I'm getting: jared@jared-N550JK:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get install haskell-platform Reading ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Package dependencies cannot be resolved error while installing softwares

This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Unable to install ubuntu-device-flash in 14.04

I have problem with this command: $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-device-flash Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

need help installing AptUrl or changing the enviromental variable

I understand how to get the file to install, I have to type out "sudo apt-get install apturl" and it should open the package for installation. I type out the command and I got this "mspyellow@BJ:~$ ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Can't run commands on server, Ubuntu 14.04

I'm pretty new at this, so it's likely that the problem is user error... Basically, I can SSH into the server and navigate around, but when I try to: sudo apt-get update I get a message: ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

apt-get hook for post transaction

I try to accomplish the following: I have set xattr for some binaries, but everytime there is an update, the xattr get lost, because apt-get/dpkg replace the binary with the new version. Now I would ...
1
vote
1answer
142 views

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

When i try to remove Java sudo apt-get remove jdk1.8.0-40. I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

shim-singned unrecognised option --target

after my ubuntu was freaked out i had no desktop no menus only tty1->6 access and after doing a lot of things i managed to get the desktop back by apt-get install ubuntu-desktop && unity. ...
3
votes
0answers
24 views

How can I stop apt-get from asking about using minor amounts of additional disk space that will be used?

I know that I can use parameters (with aliases or apt.conf I can even make it permanent) to skip this steep. But I still want to be warned about major amounts of used disk space, what seems to be ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

How to install Nvidia driver on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit? (Nvidia Gforce 720) [duplicate]

I have a asus laptop i flowed .... sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev build-essential libx11-dev libxmu-dev libxi-dev libgl1-mesa-glx libglu1-mesa libglu1-mesa-dev sudo nano ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Trying to install Steam, had a problem. Keep getting unmet dependencies

Running 14.04 64-bit. I tried to fix the whole ERROR- You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.1 thing by following some advice from "You are missing ...
1
vote
0answers
51 views

Setting no proxy, proxy and Authenticating network from terminal [duplicate]

Somehow I can not access my desktop and have access to command-line. I can ONLY see wallpaper after login (no icons), I think I messed up with lightdm. Other posts suggests that I can reconfigure it ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

How can I get rid of duplicate source.list entries? [duplicate]

After freshly installing 14.04 as a novice user and installing a plethora of application (some erroneously!) I find myself faced with the following message in terminal during installation:- W: ...
0
votes
2answers
27 views

How can I update only newly added repositories? [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get update it wastes time updating PPAs that are already up to date. Is there a command that does the same with more efficiency?
0
votes
1answer
39 views

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) problem with dpkg?

I wanted to install arm-none-eabi-gcc and I have encountered the above error. I know that the problem is generic and I need to read lines above that message but after analyzing error lines I still do ...
0
votes
2answers
24 views

can't install , remove , purge or anything

when ever I try to open Software Center it shows a message : New software can't be installed because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

How to prevent package updation in `apt-get install -y package` if the package is already installed?

apt-get install -y packagename update the package if it's already installed. How can I prevent this? I don't want to update the package if it's already installed. What switch is to be used with ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in

I wrote a video player with Qt and when I tried to run it, this error occurred, Error: "Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in" This issue can be fixed by running the following ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

What's causing this suspicious apt-get behaviour over HTTPS?

I am experiencing suspicious behaviour when updating with apt-get using HTTPS-based repository https://mirrors.kernel.org. Normally, apt-get upgrade displays a line like this for each package: Get:1 ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

How to use packages.ubuntu.com like apt-file search for different releases?

I'd like to use the power of http://packages.ubuntu.com/ from the command line in a similar way apt-file search -i works to find the packages providing a file containing a specific pattern. I cannot ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Ubuntu cannot find package 'saods9'

I am trying to install DS9, but after trying several approaches, the command line still sends me the same answer. First, I run sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get upgrade. After both I enter ...
-1
votes
0answers
84 views

after apt-get dist-upgrade ODROID C1 can't boot up [on hold]

I have a ODROID C1 using my personal server, and I did apt-get dist-upgrade and after reboot, it can't boot up. It is a non-official image; It doesn't contain GRUB bootloader and I can't boot up as ...
0
votes
2answers
34 views

dpkg: error processing package w3c-markup-validator

I have installed w3c-markup-validator on Ubuntu 14.04 with this command: sudo apt-get install w3c-markup-validator After that, each time I run apt-get update, apt-get upgrade or apt-get install I ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

MySQL will not start

Well, I seem to have totally broken MySQL, possibly through a combination of recently trying to upgrade mysql workbench, which needed me to install some mysql-apt-config package, which broke my usual ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

problem with sudo apt-get update

On giving the command sudo apt-get update, I am getting the following error: E: Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01autoremove-kernels:1: Extra junk at end of file. Also a red circle with ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

Installing packages in Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new user of Ubuntu. My problem is this. In a CentOS installation guide I came across a command like yum install libjpeg-devel libpng-devel Since I am on Ubuntu I thought this is to be changed ...
2
votes
2answers
51 views

dependency problem while downloading the google play dwonloader

I am trying to download and install the google play downloader for ubuntu. I have downloaded the google play downloader from here. I tried installing it by using sudo dpkg -i ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

how to auto-answer apt-get upgrade?

When I run apt-get --yes upgrade in a script it sometimes stops and prompts for input. Today in 14.04 LTS it is prompting for what to do for grub/menu.lst. I don't know what could be asked for in a ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Cannot find virtualenvwrapper after installing

I installed virtualenvwrapper like this: sudo pip install virtualenvwrapper I thought I would find it here: /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh but I did not. I am trying to configure it in ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

Unmet dependencies - cannot remove package libgbm1

In this case I have the libgbm1 being held, giving me message like: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages. Since I carefully read How do I ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Sentinella Cannot be installed on ubuntu 14.10 above

From Ubuntu 14.10, Sentinella cannot be installed on Ubuntu, neither by software centre nor by terminal. The terminal ends with the error appu@Ujjayini-Aspire-5738:~$ sudo apt-get install sentinella ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

Using pip3-installed python 3 packages when apt-installed packages exist too?

I have numpy 1.8.2 installed in /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages (via apt), and the newest version (1.9.2) installed in /usr/local/lib/python3.4/dist-packages (via pip). Both paths are in sys.path (in ...
0
votes
0answers
157 views

Qt creator: “cannot find -lGl” Cannot install libglu1-mesa-dev

I am trying to compile and run a QT program. I have already tried windows (couldn't get taglib to compile); I also tried OSX, I compiled but the program crashes even though it doesn't crash on my ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Google Chrome installation failed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have only recently started using Linux and Ubuntu. I have in the past always had Windows computers. All I want to do is be able to watch Netflix on my computer but as you know you need to download ...
0
votes
0answers
116 views

How I can upgrade gnome to latest(Testing or Unstable release) on ubuntu?

Now I'm using gnome shell version 3.14.3 on ubuntu 14.10 utopic.How I can upgrade gnome-shell to 3.16 or 3.15 91(on ppa:ricotz/testing repository). Currently I added following ppa repository ...
3
votes
0answers
195 views

apt-get install is removing a LOT of packages when installing libsdl2-dev, 14.04.2 with HWE

I have a 14.04.2 x86_64 system with HWE installed. I am wanting to install the package libsdl2-dev. Initially I got the following error: $:~/programming/SMD/dgen/dgen-sdl-1.33$ sudo apt-get ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

How can I publish my deb files to custom url?

I've seen that some software can be deployed a "deb url" like deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main The "deb url" could be added via: sudo add-apt-repository "deb ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

libglib2.0-0 accidentally deleted

I accidentally type this dpkg --force-all --remove libglib2.0-0 in Ubuntu command line and suddenly I get this massage whenever I try to install a software: telepathy-gabble : Depends: libglib2.0-0 ...