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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“gnome-session-properties” says it's not installed when it is. How do I solve this? [closed]

I tried entering the command gnome-session-properties in the run dialog but it returned "command not found", so I took it to the terminal where it says it's not installed: cmp@r45c:~$ ...
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problem Install openFOAM on Ubuntu 12.04

Followed the installation guide from openFOAM: $ VERS=$(lsb_release -cs) $ sudo sh -c "echo deb http://www.openfoam.org/download/ubuntu $VERS main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openfoam.list" ...
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How do i list the security update for ubuntu 12.04.? [duplicate]

How do i list the security update for ubuntu 12.04. ? Is this security update will update only what i have installed on the server or it will install everything even it was not installed before. ...
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apt-get warning

I am getting this error when I am installing any thing, what is it and what should I do to remove it apt-get: /usr/local/lib/liblzma.so.5: no version information available (required by ...
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Can't update 12.04 LTS - “404 Not found” [duplicate]

can you please help to resolve the issue? W: Не удалось получить http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80] W: Не удалось ...
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Internal package repository

I have a Raspberry Pi with the Raspbian OS installed. I developed multiple applications that I manually installed on it. I would like to use the standard package manager to install those applications ...
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How to reinstall default packages

In an attempt to uninstall wine I ran the command sudo apt-get purge wine* which as you may have guessed removed many of the default packages. I am wondering if there is a way to use the installation ...
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Is SOCKS supported by apt?

The manpage for apt.conf doesn't mention SOCKS at all. Yet there are a few questions about SOCKS and apt here, and every now and then I see an answer which has something like: Acquire::http::proxy .. ...
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How to avoid upgrade the package(s) in upgrading? [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get upgrade some of my installed packages also upgrading, but I don't want to upgrade them. Is there any way to avoid upgrade them. Reverse of this question
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create local ubuntu pacakage repository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at ...
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Keep boot tidy - Script to remove kernel +2

Is there a way to setup ubuntu so that when a new kernel update is installed that it will remove the latest kernel +2? That is not my current kernel not the new kernel but the now useless older ...
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sudo apt-get update is not working [duplicate]

I am a beginner in ubuntu and i dont have any prior knowledge in terminal so can anybody explain me why this problem happening. I am using a network with proxy.
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14.04 LTS apt-get segfault

Trying to update my web server, apt-get update produces this unhelpful error after reaching 99% while reading package lists at the end: ... Ign http://mirror.rackspace.com trusty/universe ...
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Not able to install/ un-install

I am not able to upgrade/update/install/uninstall on my machine. I am getting below error when ever i try to install/ uninstall. Kindly help me to resolve this issue. I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Where is the location of packages cached by apt-cacher?

When you install something by sudo apt-get install <packageName>, the packages are saved in /var/cache/apt/archives by default. I have installed and configured apt-cacher. I want to know where ...
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How to list what installed and rollback apt-get BY DATE AND TIME?

I have installed two packages (xrdp and ubuntu-desktop) on my server release and it cause isntallation of numerous packages by dependencies, including even sphinx speech recognition. If I would know ...
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Server cannot run apt-get anymore

I was trying to setup an older version of gcc (4.1) on ubuntu 14. I was having some difficulties to set alternatives. I so thread where someone said to use this command: export PATH="/usr/bin:$PATH" ...
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Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open [duplicate]

I been getting this problem in terminal now for a day. I have tried fixing read many guides and nothing. I am new to ubuntu any help will be appreciated. "14.04 lts" E: Could not get lock ...
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Need help updating Ubuntu with apt-offline

I have a build of Ubuntu 12.04LTS that needs to be kept "quarantined", so no connection to the internet and all new software, data etc must be passed through a number of security checks before being ...
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Why does apt-get install a newer dependency than supported by the specified package

I have encountered a problem where a package, at a specific version, requires another package, also at a specific version, but Apt-Get selects a newer version of the dependency and then fails. I have ...
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How to prevent PPA to upgrade all packages instead of desired one

I added the Yorba ppa to get the latest version of Geary. Now when I went to upgrade my system next, it tried to also pull a later version of Shotwell from their PPA as well, but the upgrade failed ...
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Cannot install apps from USC, error with internet connection [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu 12.10 and I can't install anything from USC, I am running Ubuntu as a Virtual Machine with VMware. I can access internet fine with firefox search apps with USC, but when I try to ...
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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 ...