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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Install openjdk-7-jre without prompt

During the install I have to hit [ENTER] in order for the install to proceed on the command: apt-get install openjdk-7-jre Is there a way to avoid this prompt?
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Failed to fetch APT update (Not a duplicate)

I've already checked this, this and this answers, none of them works in my case. Here is what I'm getting when I run sudo apt-get update on my 14.04 LTS laptop: Get:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Linux generic-lts-trusty depends: linux-generic but it is not installed

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and kernel is "3.13.0-76-generic". But when I am trying to upgrade it by the following command: sudo apt-get upgrade I am getting the following dependency related error: ...
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Install Ubuntu desktop no cddrive no internet

Innocently I was trying to install another program (python scrapy). And terminal said it could not find libxml2. So I had the bright idea of sudo apt get remove libxml2 so as to get the most recent ...
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Cannot start phpmyadmin

I cannot start my apcahe2 and phpmyadmin in my VPS. $ sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead

Here is my sources.list # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 15.04 _Vivid Vervet_ - Release amd64 (20150422)]/ vivid main restricted # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to # newer ...
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Been trying to install steam on my chromebook using linux

When I try to install steam it tells me: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dril:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 Then it tells me to enter my password after typing ...
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Unable to update, due to Clearsigned isn't valid error

I am getting this problem while updating. Kindly help and explain what just happened here! prakhar@prakhar-Latitude-3440:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for prakhar: Get:1 ...
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Aptitude install error

I'm running apt-get install aptitude but it gives me this error:‌ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Trying to install Spotify

I am kind of new to Ubuntu and I have been trying to install Spotify for hours. I have tried the following commands sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys ...
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Include apt.history.log in systemlog

I am trying to find a way to Include apt.history.log in the systemlog so the logs will automatically be sent to a remote centralized log server I have running. But is this something there is ...
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Create new admin account with other account's software already installed

I have an admin account(say X) where I have installed some 50 software packages. Now I want to create another admin account(say Y) who can use all 50 software packages. Is this possible? How do I ...
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Uninstalling eclipse mars.1

I had originally installed mars.1 package by downloading the tar.gz file and extracting it. when I tried running the sample code hello world it displayed "the error launching configuration has ...
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Error on updating my ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

While updating my Ubuntu 14.04 I got an error on the top bar. When I click on it, it opens a box with the following message in it: An error occurred, please run Package Manager from the ...
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About “kde-config-telepathy-accounts (4:15.08.2-0ubuntu1)” ,apt

I tried to install Kubuntu-desktop by Kubuntu-PPA. When I finished install, Ubuntu Software Center have a windows said there is a broken package in my system. I tried to click Repair button but it ...
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How to remove jre1.8.0.72?

There is an error during install jre1.8.0.72. How should I remove it? I get an error during purge: sudo apt-get purge jre1.8.0-72 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Installing python 3.x on Ubuntu 15.10

I have already python 2.7 on my machine. I can't recall if I installed it or it is a built-in install. Anyhow, I would like to install work with python 3.x and I wonder if I need first to uninstall ...
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apt-get can't install/remove linux-image-4.2.0-25-generic

I tried to install a package (jsonlint) via apt-get on a Xubuntu 15.10 system and it failed due to an error installing linux-image-4.2.0-25-generic . This was a new, clean install of 15.10, Jan 15 ...
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Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing

While using the command sudo apt-get upgrade I lost my internet. When I again used the command sudo apt-get upgrade I got the following error: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get ...
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Where can I find a Swift 2.6.0 package?

I'm facing this Swift bug, which is fixed in the 2.6.0 release of Swift, on Ubuntu 14.04 server. I'm looking for a deb package of swift object server in version 2.6.0. As far as I know, ...
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apt-get not work and putty not connect

When I want to login to ssh by putty show me this errors: Connection refused and when I connect to Ubuntu via VNC when I login I see this errors: apt-config: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Any suggestions on installing the haskell-platform or stack in ubuntu?

I tried to install haskell-platform and I am getting the following unmet dependencies. Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... Some packages could not be ...
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Software Center Will Not Install From Terminal

When trying to install Software Center I get the following message: ~$ sudo apt-get install software-center Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Need to resolve a dependency error: libc6 : Breaks: locales (< 2.19)

I could use some advice on how to get around an error message I received when attempting to install a program from the makemkv ppa. I've attempted to run install with the -f command, but the error ...
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Can i put everything back after accidentally doing “apt-get remove mysql-server”?

I have accidentally typed in webserver terminal following command: sudo apt-get remove apache2 php* mysql* -y Can i rescue my database tables, without a backup? I know that, for instance, apache ...
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Why do I need to check updates after adding a ppa [duplicate]

Is there a way to avoid this step a check only the newly added ppa?
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Steam requires additional packages, which will not install

When I start my Steam I get the following error message: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 When I accept, the following ...
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replicable apt-get install command

I'm provisioning an Ubuntu server with a shell script, for definition a provisioning script should be replicable and idempotent (every time I execute the command it should always act the same). Thus I ...
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“apt-get build-dep linux” alternative (offline machine)

How to install build dependencies for package linux? There are at least couple of problems I see: Machine to be used is offline one. There is no "linux" package according to "apt-rdepends" (although ...
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sudo apt-get install libstdc++

When i try to install libstdc++ using: sudo apt-get install libstdc++ I am getting the below error in ubuntu. Do you have any idea about it? The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Failed to download repository information Ubuntu 15.10

Since installing drop-box (whether this had any bearing I don't know) I have this error with any installation or update using the software centre or command-line using apt-get. E: GPG error: ...
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What's the difference between 'suggest' and 'recommends' package in apt terminology? [duplicate]

root@xxx:~# aptitude show gcc Package: gcc New: yes State: installed Automatically installed: no Version: 4:5.2.1-3ubuntu1 Priority: optional Section: devel Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers ...
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Unable to install VLC on Ubuntu 15.10

I upgraded to 15.10 from 14 a month or so ago and ended up losing VLC in the process. Now when I attempt to install VLC $ sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Full removal of cinnamon (Ubuntu 15.10)

I installed cinnamon using the command sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment Noticing I downloaded about 800MB of data/packages and my disk-space increase my about 1GB. Then I decided ...
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Broken dependencies issue is faced immediately after the first install of Ubuntu 14.04.3?

I followed these steps just to get rid of broken dependencies issue but to no avail. A fresh install of ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Tried to install g++ by sudo apt-get install g++ BOOM... Broken ...
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dpkg unrecoverable fatal error while installing any package

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge results in this error Selecting previously unselected package libboost-iostreams1.54.0:i386. dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: reading files list for ...
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Problems while installing gource

i am using ubuntu 14.04 64 bit OS. i was trying to install gource but no 64 bit version of it availble. i downloaded i386 version of itand this is the error is this because one cannot install i386 ...
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Apt-get cannot find version firefox=41.0+build3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

In another box I have firefox 41.0+build3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 installed: apt-cache policy firefox firefox: Installed: 41.0+build3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 I'm trying to mirror the environment so I tiried ...
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Unity failed in ubuntu 14.04 after installing libldap-2.4-2:i386 URGENT

When i tried to install wine i get some unmet dependencies so what i did is to install them manually But when i arrive to this package sudo apt-get install libldap-2.4-2:i386 I didn't notice that ...
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Does unattended-upgrades support wildcards?

I am using ubuntu unattended-upgrades to automatically update a couple of my ubuntu home servers, but there is a few updates I don't want to be updated automatically. such as various ypes of mysql ...
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after installing ubuntu 15.10 , i got error in update

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu/dists/wily/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Unable to locate package on 14.04 LTS

I am not able to install any software through terminal. When I run following commands, sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-* I ...
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apt-get install python-xxx vs pip install

I'm still trying to understand this problem I'm having and have read a ton of posts regarding sudo apt-get install python-XXX vs pip install, and I understand the jist of it (apt-get is a package ...
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Error while installing unity-tweak-tool on Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool results in Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed ...
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Updated kernel to mainline (4.3.3), but apt-get upgrade keeps downloading headers & image for 4.2

I have a Surface Pro 2 running ubuntu, and prior to kernel 4.x it's been quite problematic (wifi/trackpad/screen etc). I've been updating my kernel to mainline, first 4.0, then 4.2 and more recently ...
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Ubuntu Software Center disappeared. Reinstalling it doesn't work

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu, I have 15.10 installed but Software Center disappeared. I tried to run this in terminal: sudo apt-get install software-center But Im getting this error:
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Apt-get can't find motion package 14.04

I'm trying to install motion on ubuntu server 14.04 but apt-get can't find the package? From what i've read it should be able to find it. Please can someone point me in the direction of how to install ...
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LIOC implications

I am just a few days old to this new OS and am trying to run LIOC. I've installed it but I cannot figure out how to run it. I've used the code: sudo mono /opt/loic/LOIC.exe but it still doesn't work. ...
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SNMP uninstall woes

I am having problems with net snmp. I built it from source and installed that over the apt-get install of snmpd, snmptrapd, etc. It worked, but then I upgraded MySQL to v5.7. After doing that snmpwalk ...
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I cant download wine on 11.10 [duplicate]

Im brand new to Linux in general, ive only been using it a few days, and I keep getting a huge amount of 404 errors when running sudo apt-get update here are some examples Err ...