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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Big size difference between apt-get install and binary file of apache Maven

I am installing Apache Maven onto my Ubuntu 12.04; and sudo apt-get install maven gives me 229 MB of file to download. On the other hand, going to Apache Maven site, I can download a 7 MB file. What ...
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error message with apt-get update command [duplicate]

When I update my system, I get the following errors: Fetched 316 B in 22s (14 B/s) Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following ...
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System getting hanged after apt-get update

When I run sudo apt-get update system itself getting hanged and need to restart. The output getting is, W: Failed to fetch ...
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apt-get update Unable to connect to and fetch error

I can't seem to be capable of updating or install the packages on my uBuntu 14.04 LTS Minimal VPS server. Every time i run apt-get update i get the following long message: root@cryptogates:~# ...
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Will i get update if I install a package by myself?

THe current emacs in the repository is 24.3. I would like to install 24.4 by downloading the source from its official site, compile and checkinstall to create a deb package, and then install the deb ...
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Unable to install Google Chrome - 12.04

I recently downgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 12.04 because my keyboard/mouse kept locking up while watching Netflix and it was getting really annoying being unable to pause or do anything without hard ...
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Having trouble installing octave packages

I am having trouble installing anything octave related. This includes through the apt-get command, and the pkg install within octave interpreter. I looked around and it seems be something with my ...
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Apt-get shows samba output [duplicate]

I've recently reinstalled my server with Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I have a clean install with samba running and some few other applications. It's rather clean. What I'm observing recently is that ...
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Removing a deb package installed from thirdparty

New to Linux and Xubuntu, I have recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit and so far I have been installing/uninstalling apps from the Ubunutu software center. Recently I have installed google chrome ...
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problem with kernel

In the past I had tried to update the ubuntu kernel with that found on kernel.org. Due to some problems I had to revert the changes as my kernel image didnt boot well. Since then I get the below ...
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install packages depends in linux kernel automatically when upgrading kernel

I created a .deb file from my project and defined dependency on specific Linux kernel package such: linux-image-3.11.0.29-generic For every Linux kernel update I will compile a deb file and put it ...
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dpkg: error processing package resolvconf (--configure): (current status `half-installed')

I was installing g++ and the progress remained 0% for long time. So, I thought there is some problem with reolveconf and executed the following commands. sudo apt-get --download-only --reinstall ...
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QT on ubuntu: can not find -lGL [duplicate]

I just installed QT creator from the offline installer. Created a new project and tried building the dummy code (it was supposed to work because itw orked in windows too with msvc installed) Anyway ...
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apt-get segfaults - Unable to update, install or remove anything

This is on Unbuntu 14.04.1 Anything apt related generates segfault. I haven't installed anything new, all things done from apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. Tried to run synaptic, I get ...
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How to remove configuration files of package without its reinstallation

I want to remove configuration files of a package (the system one at least), but avoid reinstalling the package because of its size. Basically I want to do this sudo apt-get purge my-gigabyte-package ...
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Why is administration directory locked in apt-get? [duplicate]

I think this happens because in some other tab I'm installing something else. But why does apt-get lock admin directory in the first place? E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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Installing libsdl1.20dev on ubuntu 14.04

I wanted to install libsdl1.2-dev packages i tried using command sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev this resulted into following message > sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev Reading package ...
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Dependency problems installing steam

I'm having some dependency trouble trying to install steam on Ubuntu 14.04. I got the steam-launcher.deb-Package from http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb and installed it: ...
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apt-get segmentation fault (segfault at libapt-pkg)

Since this morning, I couldn't run apt-get and having no idea why. This is what I did so far: # apt-get update (updating list) Fetched 2.797 kB in 7s (363 kB/s) Segmentation faults... 33% # ...
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dpkg error while installing any package

dpkg: error processing package click (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: click E: Sub-process ...
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Shows No internet connection in Ubuntu Software Center. But apps can be downloaded using terminal [duplicate]

I'm using BSNL EVDO USB modem for internet connectivity. And I have connected the modem using "wvdial". I want to install Psensor from Ubuntu software center but it shows no internet connection. But I ...
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MySQL upgrade stuck at version selection

I am trying to upgrade my packages on Ubuntu 14.04 , Then MySQL is asking me to choose the server's version that I want to receive , I am stuck there , can't select any option [Including none] Tried ...
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apt-get update 404 on trusty

Does anyone know why these are 404ing? At those paths, there are {path}.gz and {path}.bz2 which I can wget fine. vagrant@mt-repl:/tmp$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://security.ubuntu.com ...
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Error sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found

When i run in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa log here: sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found i tried to run sudo apt-get install software-properties-common but ...
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do-release-upgrade crashed, now how to restore?

I had a weird disk error (software-side: btrfs) that caused my upgrade to 14.10 to fail halfway through. I've been able to get things working fairly well, but two things are troubling me: Several ...
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E: Package 'openswan' has no installation candidate

I am on Ubuntu MATE 14.10, I have all my software sources turned on in 'Software & Updates', I have run apt-get update, etc, but I am still getting the following error when I run sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to update and install mysql-server in Ubuntu VPS

i am trying to install mysql-server and i am having a really hard time (note: just started using Linux). When i try installing MYSQL xxx@vps:~# apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client Reading ...
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Lots of package dependencies Ubuntu 14-04 errors

I have installed & used Ubuntu 14.04 several times before facing this type of errors. Now i reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my machine, but when i try to install some packages, this error appeared. It ...
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apt-get: unmet dependencies, but dependencies can't install

I'm in a spot where Ubuntu 12.04 LTS wants to do a dist-upgrade, but I can't do anything because /boot is full. ~$ df -h /dev/sda1 228M 227M 0 100% /boot I want ...
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APT_AUTOGEN setting just affecting the package being installed or all?

I have got rkhunter version 1.4.2, and I was just wondering about the APT_AUTOGEN option which I currently have enabled. Does this mean that when I install new software that it just adds that software ...
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apt-get autoremove gives dependency errors, and apt-get -f install needs the space on boot im trying to free up

im new to linux and have been running a server from my house while im at school to try to learn a little bit about it, but ive run into an issue. after about half a year of it running, i realized my ...
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Broken packages error while installing zookeeper-server

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty) and was trying to install Cloudera Hadoop with Yarn by following this tutorial. Under the options I choose To add the CDH 5 repository: and customized url for ...
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what to do for UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER and the UPDATE command? [duplicate]

this is the result i get after "SUDO APT-GET UPDATE" command E: Malformed line 56 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read. what to do now?? ...
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Package upgrade hangs forever on mysql-apt-configure [closed]

Yesterday it got stuck with an update for MySql. The mysql-apt-config didn't finish for ours so I had to shut down the machine in the end. Today it suggested the same update again, but told me that I ...
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Key exists already but getting GPG error

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit desktop,and updating worked fine before, but suddenly it doesn't (it is a long time from last updating, so I can't ensure what operation leads this problem). As you ...
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I apepar to have broken apt-get - how do I figure out what I need to do to fix it?

The first clue that something was wrong as that aptd likes to eat all the CPU: Help: “aptd” is maxing out my CPU? I should have been clued in by the fact that my upgrade died in a rather spectacular ...
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Can't install anything with software center

Every time I open Software center I get this message: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem now? I ...
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Error 404 when trying to install the package linux-image-extra

I am trying to install the package below on ubuntu/trusty64 apt-get install -y linux-image-extra-`uname -r` and getting the following error Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Package dependencies broken

So I've been trying to install cmake using apt. sudo apt-get install cmake But I get this error message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Boost install with apt-get fails

I am trying to install the boost libraries through libboost-all-dev: sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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can't install ubuntu-sdk after installing ubuntu 14.04.2

Now I can't install ubuntu-sdk and I can't resolve the problem. I used: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sdk ...
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How to create a .deb file from installed package?

You can install a .deb package file onto a system by using dpkg -i filename.deb. Is it possible to do the reverse? By reverse, I mean create a .deb package file from an installed package given a ...
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Can't apt update on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Here is log. W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The ...
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Ubuntu Software Center will not open

When I attempt to open the Ubuntu Software center via terminal the following shows: $ software-center 2015-03-03 13:07:01,990 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2015-03-03 ...
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How to force apt-get to skip a package version

There is an excellent answer here on how to downgrade a package, but I would like to know how to force apt-get and Software Updater to skip a version. For example, the current release of Firefox is ...
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How do you install Xorg-Server 1.17?

I added deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/canonical-x/x-staging/ubuntu utopic main to my sources.list and ran apt-get update. $ sudo apt-get install xorg-server Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Why does the PPA not sync between Source and Binary?

I want to install libxml2-dev to compiled to PHP but I get this error when I try: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libxml2-dev : Depends: libxml2 (= 2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu3) but ...
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How to get rid of this message about a failed install [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11 after its end of life. I then tried to install java from the repositories. However, the installation failed. Since then, every time I install some other package apt-get tries to ...
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libjpeg8-dev : unmet dependencies libjpeg8-dev : Depends: libjpeg8 (= 8d-1+deb7u1) but 8c-2ubuntu8 is to be installed

I was trying to install Ros-Indigo and I am getting the error shown below You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libjpeg8-dev : ...
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Failed to download repository information (FETCH ERROR) [duplicate]

I'm trying to download "Tux Paint" children draw program, my favourite, but it fails to download data because "Fetcher" is broken. If I do sudo apt-get install tuxpaint, it fails too. Check out this ...