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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Type '}ckage' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongo.list [duplicate]

I want to reinstall software center as I cannot open in. I used this command sudo apt-get update && apt-get install --reinstall software-center but this shows this- E: Type '}ckage' is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Cant run sudo apt-get update or install anything

Here is the error message I get when I run sudo apt-get update: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/source/Sources' in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server can't get system updates or new applications/

I am running version 14.04.1 server with an ethernet connection to a ATT Uverse router. When I attempt to get an update, this is the response: john@MackHeath:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password ...
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Is it possible to configure compile option for libs installed from apt-get?

After installing wxwidgets by running sudo apt-get install libwxgtk3.0-* I wanted to compile opennx against it. However, I received a message Your wxWidgets does not provide the required ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/source/Sources' in Release file [duplicate]

I am unable to view any screen in my ubuntu, Also, when i do apt-get update. I get below errors :- Failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection Details W:Failed to ...
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Can't reinstall Banshee?

So, I had Banshee because of dependencies issues and now I can't reinstall the player from Guake or Synaptic Package Manager. error from Synaptic: banshee: Depends: libglib2.0-0 (>=2.44.1) but ...
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Turning off SSL certificate check when adding PPAs

I'm on an enterprise network where my traffic is man-in-the-middled. With pip I'm able to do --no-check-certificate. How can I do this for adding PPAs?
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can't resolve 'ph.archive.ubuntu.com'

I am trying to install cmake and it said try running sudo apt-get install cmake. Then I entered Y but after a while the terminal displayed can't resolve 'ph.archive.ubuntu.com'. Is there really an ...
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Connection failed on Ubuntu using x2go

Hello I encountered on my x2go when trying to remote the ubuntu server **Connection Failed.** perl:warning: Setting locale failed. perl:warning Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = ...
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Reg installing packages on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid vervet

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my PC. I am using this PC behind corporate firewall. I am not able to install any package from terminal.when I run sudo apt-get install git I am getting the error ...
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How to hide/disable “packages have been kept back” list

I'm on Ubuntu Server 14.04.2, and when I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The ...
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Two 14.04.2 LTS installations, different kernel versions?

I have two installations of Ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS, both installed from the same media (I just checked - the DVD used for both is still on the drive of one of them), but a couple of months apart. ...
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Why can I no longer (un)install packages via apt-get after doing a partial dist-upgrade?

I (stupidly) ran sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, which partially succeeded, but now I get output similar to this every time I try to (un)install a package: Here, for instance, is the output of sudo ...
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rpy2 installation errors

I am trying to install rpy2 but keep running into installation errors. I have found another post that had similar problems: ...
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Why am I being repeatedly asked for swap partition password when apt-get upgrade?

I installed recent kubuntu on a laptop, and choose to encrypt / and swap. Works fine. But very often, when I do apt-get upgrade, I get questions about password for swap partition. I could understand ...
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Why Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease if I have ping?

I am trying to update an ubuntu 14.04 server and have my dns config ok because I can ping us.archive.ubuntu.com so I dont know what is happening here. This is my /etc/network/interfaces file: auto ...
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How to upgrade slapd to 2.4.40?

I just found out, that connecting via the LDAP API like this sudo ldapsearch -Q -LLL -Y EXTERNAL -H ldapi:/// -b cn=config dn has a bug on Ubuntu 15.04 vivid/openldap-2.4.31. But fortunately, on ...
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accidentally deleted /usr/*

# apt-get install bind9 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done bind9 is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 14 ...
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Unable to locate package lib32bz2-1.0

I am trying to install Simplicity studio on Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit) and I get this error E: Unable to locate package lib32bz2-1.0 E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'lib32bz2-1.0' I tried to ...
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gcc fails to compile

I'm a newbee but adventuresome. I'm tri-booting Windows, Fedora, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (all 64). Learning but not using dpkg, apt, and apt-get. Starting to study C++ using Ubuntu (the only one with gcc ...
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15.04 can't install from software center/update apt-get

I recently installed ubuntu 15.04 on my mac pro, and have run into some difficulties with updates and installs. I am unable to install anything from the ubuntu software center (stuck at 0 bytes ...
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How to install recommended packages

On Ubuntu 14.04 $ dpkg --get-selections | grep ^aspell $ apt-cache depends aspell aspell Depends: libaspell15 Depends: libc6 Depends: libncursesw5 Depends: libstdc++6 Depends: libtinfo5 ...
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File System Root - Low Disk Space - PARTIAL folder

I use Ubuntu at work and recently I have been receiving a message during boot up that states the file system is low on disk space and at one point the desktop would not fully load. After using Disk ...
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Sudo apt-get update error Ubuntu 14.04 With Big Blue Button

I'm using the Ubuntu server (OpenSSH not the entire system) to install the Big Blue Button webinar system to it (in Ubuntu's version 14.04) and when I type in sudo apt-get update it gives me this: ...
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Removing old boot images when one in use is only partially installed

I'm trying to update my kernel and after I made an attempt, it partially installed. Now, when I restart nothing works properly. I've looked at previous questions, and posted my own that hasn't ...
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apt-get: cannot configure (current status `half-installed')

I can't seem to get rid of this error: ~ » sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, ...
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Unable to correct dependencies while installing vlc

In an attempt to install vlc offline(internet was down), I manually installed the packages needed to run vlc. I copied the packages from my friends Ubuntu(apt-cache depends vlc). So now my apt-get ...
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How to get back the dpkg folder after deleting it accidentally on 15.04?

I tried the solutions from others but they don't seem to be working. I have already tried recovering it from backup but unfortunately it didn't work.
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system trouble after apt-get upgrade

I ran sudo apt-get upgrade a few times and kept returning an error message. After a restart my system doesn't work properly. I've looked at other questions and found that my boot partition is full. So ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Japanese sources.list [duplicate]

My source.list file is out of date, but many of the sources have a ja. prefix. The thread below gives the basic source items, but I want to know if there are Japanese specific links I should use. ...
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E: Unable to locate package fbmessenger

I accidentally clicked on Install for Facebook Messenger in Ubuntu 14.04. The icon appears on the left bar. However, when I try to remove the package (following this answer), I am getting: ...
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Can't solve unmet dependencies

I try to solve a problem of mine and I have some difficulties. I can't install/remove/dist-upgrade/clean/autoclean any package. When I try to run 'sudo apt-get -f install' to fix unmet dependencies I ...
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Upgrading from 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) to 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

How long does it take to upgrade from 14.10 LTS to 15.04 ? The procedure of Saving installed packages is going on for last 18 hrs on my system. I have chosen the option of keeping all my personal ...
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Several unmet dependencies

I have recently tried downloading steam from the Ubuntu Software Centre but when I try to launch the program I got the bellow error message. Also my results when trying to install are this when it ...
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Not All Updates Can Be Installed Lubuntu

When I try "Software Updater" -> "Not All Updates Can Be Installed" Please tell me is everything ok with the updates? sudo apt-get update Ign http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign ...
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How do I name a repository [duplicate]

I installed most software from the terminal. I saw that with some programs people give commands like this for example: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jfi/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Boot partition full, failing to delete old kernels. Broken packages

Sorry for asking about what is probably really simple, but I've been Googling about for a week now and I've tried a lot of stuff without success. To start off, I get a pop-up every time I boot saying ...
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Why do many software packages in Ubuntu have the letter 'g' appended?

Hellu. Why do many packages in Ubuntu/debian have the letter 'g' in front of their name? Examples of this are such as: gedit gparted ganyremote gvncviewer gwhois My first quick guess would be ...
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vlc player is not installing from ubunto software center giving a massage

The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1) but 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1 is to be installed Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15) but 2.19-0ubuntu6.6 is to be ...
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Ubuntu server cannot install anything [duplicate]

Recently I tried to install the ubuntu desktop on my ubuntu server 14. The installation failed hard. I tried several things fixing it and did a lot of research. But I couldn't find anything helpful. ...
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Scope of Ubuntu Software Center

I found a similar q&a here Is apt-get install method the same as Ubuntu software centre installation? but my experience suggests this is not a completely accurate answer. I put 'ubuntu video ...
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How to install libbow in this time

In this time, I know that libbow(Bow: A toolkit for statistical language modeling, text retrieval) not updated anymore. So, It's made an effect to latest Ubuntu cannot use it. (cannot compile libbow) ...
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Bash script to log all recent apt-get installs and locations

Sorry if something like this already exists, but in my research I found no evidence that it did. what I want: a "monitor" type script that I can write, that I would "activate" prior to apt-get ...
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How do I enter my home directory password once [apt-get install, encrypted directory]?

Here is my dilemma: I install a lot of software from the command-line and then I move away from the terminal to do other things. Example: sudo apt-get -y install php5 php5-gd php5-mcrypt openssl ...
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Error while updating in terminal / hash sum mismatch

I was trying to update my computer in terminal and this error was shown to me: German W: Fehlschlag beim Holen von http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/vivid-updates/main/source/Sources ...
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I want to remove .deb package in ubuntu

I installed youtube-dl_2015.06.04.1-1~webupd8~trusty0_all.deb in my system. It is not properly installed and I want to remove this package from my system. I am using the command below to remove this ...
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Problems Installing CUDA on 14.04

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I don't seem to be able to get cuda to install nicely. I have tried using: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit This appears to work ...
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How to remove duplicated packages on Ubuntu 15.04?

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 and i have duplicated sources the problem started when i upgraded from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 I have ignored it for some time but now it's making me worried.
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Not work “sudo apt-get upgrade”

I am use ubuntu 12.04 installed Dell vostro 15 3000 series laptop. when I hit sudo apt-get update it works fine and then i hit sudo apt-get upgrade its shows me and then when i press Y it ...
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apt-get update fails in Ubuntu 14.04 due to GPG Error

I am currently on Ubuntu 14.04 (new to Ubuntu, migrated recently). 'apt-get install' works fine, and my connection is working fine as well. But when I run apt-get update, this is what happens 100% ...