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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apt-get: failed to fetch package list [duplicate]

I've got this error message: W:Failed to fetch http://deb.opera.com/opera/dists/stable/Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'deb.opera.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with ...
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Unable to install g++-multilib on Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit [duplicate]

When i open Terminal and write below command it not work to install. sudo apt-get install g++-multilib It give me below Error: > Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Undo apt-get remove open* ubuntu 12.04

I am running a Linux instance on ec2, snap sorting of image is disabled. While trying to un-install open-jdk from the system. I stupidly run the command sudo apt-get remove open* It started ...
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How can I upgrade major Kubuntu versions by command line?

The recommended way to upgrade Kubuntu versions is using kubuntu-devel-release-upgrade, which opens up a GUI window. Is there a purely command-line method for distribution upgrades? Background When ...
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Error While Upgrading 12.04 LTS to 12.10

While upgrading Ubuntu via update manager, I'm getting this following error. After this error system is reverted back to it's original version. W:Failed to fetch ...
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How can I uninstall Adobe acroread when nothing else works?

I have checked all similar questions. None of them offer a working solution in my case. This is not a duplicate. Here are the details of my unique situation: $ acroread This causes Adobe Acrobat ...
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How to get apt after I accidentally uninstalled it

Is it possible to use dpkg to install apt? It was uninstalled accidentally. If not, how can I get apt without reinstalling Ubuntu? Edit: The following is what I get when I try to install apt with ...
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Application layer connection when using apt-get install

I know By type sudo apt-get install myprogram, I can download and install myprogram from repositories. By calling this command in terminal which kind of application layer connection will be ...
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python-software-properties unmet dependencies Ubuntu 12.04

I just got a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 server and I am trying to get add-apt-repository. For that I need the package python-software-properties. However, when I try to install it with apt-get, I actually ...
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Why does /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check not agree with apt-get upgrade

I've got an up to date Ubuntu install (13.10). When I run /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check it returns 7:0, ie 7 updates available, none of them security. However when I then try to upgrade, I get ...
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Why does apt-get clean requires a reboot before taking effect

Sometimes when my disk is full I apt-get clean to free up some space. When I check my free space with df I have no space left, but after a reboot df tells me disk is being used for 52%. Why do I need ...
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Why apt-get does not ask permission to continue before installing small packages?

When we try to install applications using sudo apt-get install command, we are asked for permission before installing as follows, Need to get 9,979 kB/11.6 MB of archives. After this operation, 36.8 ...
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user not known while configuring glance-registry

I am trying to install glance-registry but keep getting the following error $ sudo apt-get install glance-registry ... Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y Setting up glance-registry ...
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Cannot install Openssh-server or client

When I go to install, I get this error: sudo apt-get install openssh-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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I'm trying to install some packages and I have dependencies issues, is my system broken?

I'm trying to install some packages, but the package manager (apt-get, software center) refuses to install them with a dependency issue. Is my attempts to install the package that are causing the ...
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apt-get install <package> equivalent using C++ apt-pkg library

I am building a small QT (C++) application where I ask user the software he want to install. Once he selected some packages a, b, c from the list all I have to do is run sudo apt-get install a b c ...
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Broken Package, Unable to install anything.!

I know there is so many solution for this but I tried all those none of them are working. When I tried apt-get install -f ... siddharth@Sid-HP-dv6:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for ...
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Recommended values for apt configuration options

To enable automatic updates, we have to edit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic and set the appropriate apt configuration options: APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1"; ...
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How to know what libraries the `apt-get install` command installs [and optionally, how to locate these files]?

I took for granted the apt-get install command for too long. How to know (other than reading the prompt) what files are being downloaded? Cuz i can read the prompt when i'm installing these ...
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dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) nginx

The Software up-to-date Option automatically download the upgrade for nginx. but While installing it's giving me the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Installs Keep Reporting No Space on Device [duplicate]

Thanks in advance for your help! I'm new to Ubuntu, and I'm sure my questions are pretty basic. I'm trying to install Java and Eclipse on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I'm using the command: sudo ...
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About removing repos

Is it safe to remove unselected repos? Is it safe to disable universe repo? or does ubuntu use it? cause apt-get update takes long time. Is it safe to remove duplicate repos? like spotify?
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apt-get update error.

When I try to apt-get update, I got these errors: Err https://private-ppa.launchpad.net precise/main amd64 Packages SSL: certificate subject name (a248.e.akamai.net) does not match target host name ...
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xserver-common-lts-raring problem [duplicate]

(Reading database ... 342238 files and directories currently installed.) Removing xserver-common-lts-raring ... Removing 'diversion of /usr/lib/xorg/protocol.txt to /usr/lib/xorg/protocol-precise.txt ...
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Issues with libfontconfig / libxft-dev

I'm having an issue with making LMMS. I get to this point: Linking CXX executable RemoteZynAddSubFx /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXft /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lfontconfig collect2: error: ld returned ...
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Steam, missing 32bit libs but it won't install [duplicate]

Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for user: E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found. ...
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Upgrade Problem in Linux Headers

I was upgrading my ubuntu, when it stop when the upgrade was config linux headers. Can I restart the PC? 2014-03-28 14:19:32 configure lightdm:amd64 1.8.5-0ubuntu1 2014-03-28 14:19:32 status unpacked ...
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Internet and apt-get very slow

I am using xubuntu 13.10 right now and I have some Internet problems. When I use apt-get it takes almost forever to download just a few kBytes. I get results like these and it pauses there for a long ...
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How can I add ppa:webupd8team/java to my repository with there are certificate errors?

I know this question has had a lot of attention and I wouldn't ask unless previous answers wouldn't work. I have tried each of the responses at these questions: ...
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why `dpkg -l | grep package` is showing a package after being purged

To uninstall a package (Ex: tor) installed from repository one should use sudo apt-get remove tor I did this but dpkg -l | grep tor shown something against the package. Next I try sudo apt-get ...
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slapd not installing on Ubuntu 13.10

This problem has been bothering me for quite a while. I have spent hours trying to find out what is wrong but I just could not solve it. When I try to do sudo apt-get install slapd with all the other ...
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Trouble using “apt-get update” [duplicate]

I am trying to use the command "apt-get update", but it gives me this error. It's not the only command that gives errors like these. apt-get update E: Could not open lock file ...
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Why does apt-get require sudo?

This is probably a stupid question, but I recently realized that I have no idea why there's no single-user functionality with apt-get. Answers I'm not looking for: "It's because apt writes to ...
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What package should I include as build-depend based on this error

Previously, I've asked about debian/rules additional build flag of CMake for packaging in Launchpad. The question is here. Now I managed to accomplish that by changing that debian/rules. And I ...
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bakomatex installation problem

The Problem Installed deb package for bakomatex and have been getting errors with dpkg ever since. debanjan@tanrake:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for debanjan: Reading package lists... ...
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Chromium message : google api keys are missing and cannot sign in to chromium

I installed Chromium on my Ubuntu 12.04 using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-dev sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install chromium-browser Now whenever I run it I get the message ...
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Creating Virtual Machines using ubuntu-vm-builder

I'm currently trying to install virtual machines on my Ubuntu Server 13.10. I followed the instructions from this guide. I was able to install and check if my machine is is supported how ever when I ...
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Managing software updates for a Python web stack [duplicate]

I'm running a 12.04 server which I use solely for Django (Python) web apps. I'm using Apache, PostgreSQL and Python. I don't really know what I should be doing to maintain my server. Obviously I'm ...
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Getting errors when updating the source list [duplicate]

Recently I installed Kali and BT5 tools on my Ubuntu 12.04. At that I edited source.list file. When I issue sudo apt-get update it is exiting showing errors occured and they are ignored. What can be ...
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apt-get install: is there a command to work on a batch of packages?

I notice that whenever I use the command sudo apt-get -y autoremove quite a number of packages that I need is on the list to be removed. After going through some of the posts on this forum, I have ...
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Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-37-generic (x86_64)

After updating some packages in my machine (using aptitude), I got the following error: Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-37-generic (x86_64) Consult ...
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apt-get install libglapi-mesa error

I'm struggling with Ubuntu for almost 3 months now. And it never fails to drive me crazy. I'm using Ubuntu for compiling Android kernels for beaglebone black. I installed Ubuntu into a separate ...
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Can't add applications using sudo apt-get and unofficial ppa: unable to lock directory [duplicate]

My terminal shows this error. I can't add any applications. Please help someone ashwin@ash:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa [sudo] password for ashwin: The official Ubuntu Tweak stable ...
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Debconf got a corrupted perl script. How to reinstall it?

I got some power issues at home and got a bunch of files in my computer corrupted. I could fix most of them, but one that's bugging me is a debconf script. Everytime I try to install something I get ...
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Automatically remove “package-dbg” if “package” is removed

I usually install many debug packages to know what happened when something crashed. But those debug packages are not removed when I remove the package they belong to, for example if I type sudo ...
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Not able to to install g++,update doesn't help

I've dual booted Windows 8.1 64 bit with Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit successfully. Now the problem is I'm not able to install g++ to try any C++ program. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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problem installing rhythmbox v3 on 13.10

Err http://ppa.launchpad.net/jacob/media/ubuntu/ saucy/main rhythmbox amd64 3.0.1-1ubuntu5~ppa0 Connection failed Err http://ppa.launchpad.net/jacob/media/ubuntu/ saucy/main rhythmbox-mozilla amd64 ...
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Reinstallation libglib2.0-0 is not possible, it cannot be downloaded

Ubuntu version: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. I'd like to reinstall libglib2.0-0 with the hope that it would solve an issue with another library (libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0). But I get: sudo apt-get install ...
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Skype cannot find libsqlite3.so.0

Skype fails to run: $ skype skype: error while loading shared libraries: libsqlite3.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I tried reinstalling Skype (apt-get remove then ...
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How can I get a new /etc/apt/sources.list? [closed]

I was trying to modify that file, and then somehow all the contents got deleted... does anyone know where I can get a new one? I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 Edit: Moreover, what had happened was I had ...