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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How to remove “dpkg -l” line with “in” for unwanted i386 package on amd64 system?

I will really appreciate your help with this. When I run dpkg -l bash, I get this: Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | ...
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Can't find wine1.6.2 after adding a ppa

I am installing wine 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 12.04, following this link http://www.tecmint.com/install-wine-on-ubuntu-and-linux-mint/ Installation of Wine 1.6.2 To install Wine, open the terminal by ...
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Getting no valid OpenPGP data when importing apt key

I am having trouble adding a Release.gpg public key to my apt-key keyring. I downloaded the Release.gpg file which looks like this: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) ...
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How to download all repository using apt-get?

Is there any way to just download all Ubuntu repositories using apt-get? I am looking for something like : sudo apt-get install --download-only * So that I can access the downloaded repository in ...
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Not installing softwares after changing the server

I changed the download server from sri lanka server to US server using software and update window. Then I tried to install mysql using this command. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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postgres-xc will not install due to broken packages

On a 14.04 installation, postgresql was installed via sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib libpq-dev This installation is meant to be a slave but cannot start up without running ...
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Cannot find a package in Ubuntu 14.04 with apt-get install

I tried everything but for some reasons I cannot find any packages in this new distro. I wanted to install wicd, git, ... all of the packages cannot be found for some reasons. I followed this guide ...
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I am not able to install mysql on ubuntu after unistalling it

I have to install MySQL in Ubuntu for a class. The first time intalling mysql it worked perfectly. However, I accidently ran the sudo mysql_secure_installation command when I wasn't supposed to. I ...
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installing libcppunit in ubuntu 12.04

I am tryig to install the cppunit library in ubuntu 12.04, and I don't know how!! I have tried with: $ sudo apt-get install cppunit and I get an error saying that there is no install candidate, the ...
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List of sources could not be read, how can i fix this ? Also I dont have permission to change the text [duplicate]

I am trying to type in sudo apt-get update but the error comes up: Malformed line 57 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) The list of sources could not be read. I try to edit it but it ...
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Problem in updating ubuntu?

The following packages will be upgraded: cups-common libpam-systemd libpoppler46 libsystemd-daemon0 libsystemd-journal0 systemd 6 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 342 not upgraded. ...
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Why I can not update my programs [duplicate]

Every time I try to run the built-in software updater it tells me that it needs an additional 11.8 mb on "/boot" and to empty my trash, clean my system with sudo apt-get clean. I've tried both ...
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“Could not write byte: broken pipe” [duplicate]

I have read several articles on this issue, but they did not help. What I did: I go into the mode "Recovery Mode" run the "Enable networking" then "Drop to root shell prompt". Often found this ...
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dpkg: error processing package libapache2-mod-php5

I have a problem at moment of use my apt-get/aptitude package manager When I want install some packages I get the following output: sudo aptitude install libxslt1.1 libxml2 The following partially ...
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Installing Git on Ubuntu, packet not found

I can't connect to my WLAN (Broadcom e4313). I searched online for a Solution and found a brmcsmac package which I should install with git. Now I wanted to install git with: sudo apt-get install git ...
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Personal apt-get download server [duplicate]

Disclaimer: Please read complete question before marking duplicate. I am thinking to setup a server on our college's internal network, which can host some very common apt-get packages. As there are ...
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aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template with 12.04.5

I have an issue similar to this one but answer given there does not help. Here's how my sources.list looks like: ############################################################# ################### ...
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Cron jobs are disabled on clean installation of 14.04

I have a clean installation of Ubuntu 14.04 and in my /etc/cron.daily/ I see *.disabled files: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 15481 Apr 10 09:04 apt.disabled -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 314 Feb 17 2014 ...
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Can't install anything on ubuntu 14.04 nor updates

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% (Reading database ... 20% (Reading database ... 25% (Reading database ...
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ubuntu 12.04 LTS failed to update error for sudo apt-get update

I m trying to update Ubuntu. I m very new to Linux platform and require detailed help in doing it. I am a student and they provide me proxy for using the network . I m not able to update as in ...
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Ubuntu update from 12.02 to 14.04 stuck and now problem with apt-get update

I'm experiencing the following problem. I was asked from the system to update to 14.04 version of Ubuntu and I confirmed it. While it was working, the installation was giving few errors and ...
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Failed to fetch Sources and Packages, getting 404 [closed]

I'm trying to update my Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS prior to doing release upgrade. Unfortunately, it's not working. APT is claiming that Sources do not exist at lv archive repo, which clearly is not true: $ ...
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disk full — deleting files does not work

My hard disk is so full that I cannot even download a 2 page pdf file from the internet. This is surprising because I don't have very much on this computer (just pdfs from work). More surprising is ...
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Replace DEB.SURY.ORG PHP with original

I added Ondřej Surý's repository which was a great help at the time. Now I have issues installing cURL and I think returning to "original" PHP would solve the problem. Currently all my PHP packages ...
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sudo apt-get update fails after running add-apt-repository -y ppa:git-core/ppa

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04. I have an issue trying to run sudo apt-get update on it after running add-apt-repository commands. For example, before running add-apt-repository -y ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies caused by a conflict between Open Office and LibreOffice? Software Update is broken and will not update [duplicate]

I recently uninstalled LibreOffice to install OpenOffice and experienced no problems in using Open Office. Later, I installed a file preview software known as Sushi. When trying to view .odp files, ...
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Desktop theme installation [duplicate]

Every time I try to install a theme pack I get this code: E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. Am I missing files that is required for Ubuntu ...
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Another “Some index files failed to download”-error, but there's no 404 error

everyone. I know that there have been other error reports similar to this one, but none with quite my same experience. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit) on an Acer AspireOne with 2 GB RAM, an ...
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Using specific python version for apt-get in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I have python2.7.3-0Ubuntu3.5 package installed. One of the libraries i am trying to install has dependency on (>=2.7.3.6). I went ahead and installed python 2.7.6 and even python ...
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apt-get update error ubuntu 12.04 to version 14

i can't run an update from ubuntu 12.04 to 14, during the update process i got souces error. But my network seems to be ok. How can i fix it? I did the update on my laptop, but i can't do it on my ...
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Ubuntu Software Center not opening, Ubuntu 14.04.1

Whe I try to open the Software Center, it just blinks. When I click on it again, it just closes. How con I solve this problem? Here's what I get when I try to open it using the command. 2014-09-28 ...
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How install elementary os desktop on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I found that this command install elementary os $ sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop but the package cannot be located so please help.
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Error while running `sudo apt-get autoclean`

When I run command sudo apt-get autoclean I get error message as follows: $ sudo apt-get autoclean Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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Problems in update ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 in my Sony laptop. I tried to update using sudo apt-get update but the following errors occurred while updating Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main ...
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update manager and software center won't update ( tried everthing i knew) [duplicate]

The Update Manager says "can't download repository" (or something). In the terminal it says: something wrong with cd-rom and cant update from cd. So here is what I've tried: sudo apt-get update ...
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apt-get update not working

guys please help me unable to apt-get update the output is 20% [9 InRelease gpgv 23.4 kB] [7 Sources 76.5 kB/1,064 kB 7%] [Waiting for heaSplitting up ...
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Unable to install anything, filename too short

I'm fairly new to the Linux scene (installed yesterday), but have been having problems ever since. I've managed to get my touchpad working (for now), but am now unable to install anything. I have ...
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How to fix tons of broken packages

I apologize in advance for the poorly formated question: I don't know much about linux so I don't know what information to include. I was really lazy about upgrading, and up until yesterday, I was ...
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can I access plex media server from the android app?

I'm new to ubuntu and Linux. I have installed Plex using the ubuntu applications manager. When I try to connect to the server using the android app in settings>library>New Library, It says I run a ...
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Cannot do update and cannot install any package [duplicate]

I am a centos user but a friend asked me to install programs on his lubuntu 12.04. For that I started to get an update but it did not work: $ sudo apt-get update Ign http://hu.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Not able to fix the error “Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.”

I am trying to install python-pip. But I am getting the following error: root@w.x.y.z:~# apt-get install python-pip Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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allow multi connection in apt-get

I am having a slow speed of internet and idm use multiple connections per download and uses link to full potential whereas with apt-get ubuntu i get limited speed. So I wonder how this can be achieved ...
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Aptitude conflicts with apt-get

I am using both apt-get and aptitude and it seems that they do not have the same policy for the old kernels management. apt-get automatically installed two kernels: 3.13.0-36 (after a dist-upgrade) ...
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what's wrong with my command line this? [duplicate]

# sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 74 package 'python-pkg-resources': `Depends' field, invalid package name `python:any': character `:' not allowed ...
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What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific [duplicate]

I'm new to linux, and when trying to install the newest updates I get a pop-up saying that "the upgrade free space on disk '/boot'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former ...
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List multiple repositories under sources.list.d?

Can I add multiple alternative repositories to a *.list file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d, so that, for a specified package, if the first repository is unavailable, apt-get will try to download the same ...
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Error while running apt-get upgrade

I was running apt-get upgrade on a machine with Trusty server installed on it. I seem to get the following error asdf@pqrs:/⟫ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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apt-get remove <package> installs alternative package [closed]

Amusingly, whenever I try to remove a package using apt-get on Ubuntu 11.04, apt-get attempts to install an alternative package in addition to removing the requested package(s). Here are a couple ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) in apt

I have a server running Ubuntu Server 12.04 that I use only to use Clonezilla SE Edition and DBRL. Today I installed some packages update that Ubuntu offered me but since then I can't use apt without ...
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How to get previously install package information?

Is there a way using dpkg, apt, logs, or any thing else, where I can query/retrieve previously installed versions of an application? I don't care about which previous versions were available up to the ...