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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Bash completion for the new apt command

I like the new apt command (which will be included in the upcoming trusty release) so much that I installed it on my precise system by compiling the 14.04 package from source. Unfortunately, bash ...
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Can I enable bash-completion for the new apt command?

The new apt command in 14.04 seems to be a really useful intersection of functionality between apt-get and apt-cache but the current version of bash-completion doesn't know about it... Which makes it ...
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Recompile package (with applied .diff file) after every update

I have a .diff file which I use to patch unity source code and then recompile it, so I can remove trash icon from unity panel which is important to me. However after every update of Unity, the patched ...
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Subdirectories Show 404 Not Found on 13.10 web server

I recently set up a web server on Ubuntu 13.10 and when I enter the external IP it works fine showing the index file of var/www/ but whenever I try to add a folder, say one called test, and I go to ...
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What is the difference between apt and apt-get?

I read about the new fancy progress bar which was added to apt 1.0 in Softpedia and how to enable it here. However on running sudo apt-get update, I did not see the fancy progress bars. On reading the ...
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I Have recently installed 13.10. I'm Getting a problem when i use sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

This is what I'm getting when i'm using sudo apt-get updates E: Type 'Download' is not known on line 61 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: Malformed line 3 in source list ...
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How do I enable fancy apt colours and progress bars?

I've heard that apt has some a fancy colour and progress bar feature, but that I have to manually enable it. How do I do this?
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packages cannot be authenticated! - traceroute

I am trying to install traceroute in ubuntu and I am getting the following message. sudo apt-get install traceroute Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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What does the output of apt-get install --dry-run mean?

I want to upgrade a server to make sure the recent OpenSSL bug gets patched. So, to check the versions of things I'll be installing, I run apt-get install --dry-run, and see a line like: Inst openssl ...
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/boot is full and I cannot remove old images or run apt-get install -f [duplicate]

I know this topic is beet to death, but I seem to be stuck. I have a bunch of Ubuntu servers that are running on VMware that have this issue. Here is my disk capacity... userr@dba120:~$ df -h ...
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Temporary failure resolving 'security.ubuntu.com'

This is a new install of Ubuntu 12.04 server. I have searched for this answer and I find many that just do not work. Sometimes the answer is incomplete, happens a lot, or missing a few basic ...
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Ubuntu updates blocked apt-get

last week ubuntu asked to install some updates. After doing that a series of problem came out (everything worked fine before...) and now I can't use and apt-get command because or these "missing ...
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Error in update and upgrade

Following are some of the errors that I am getting while using the command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu and ARM: Why half the packages are missing?

So, I'm on an ARM Chromebook and trying to install nodejs/npm. When I do sudo apt-get install nodejs, I have two dependencies missing: libv8 and libc-ares2. But these packages are availables on the ...
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Latest packages available

Due to an accessibility bug in the latest versions of Ubuntu I will have to revert back to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS when 12.10 is retired later this month. I see that Ubuntu 12.04 came with Firefox 11.0, ...
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Long Term Package Mirrors

I am having a bit of a tricky packaging problem with my Trusty Ubuntu cloud machines. I understand that Trusty is currently in "beta", so I can appreciate that I sort of have to just deal with it. ...
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Managing a corrupted apt-get state [closed]

I'm extremely frustrated with apt-get (and probably dpkg also). At least once or twice per year my apt-get will mess things up on my server which requires a total reinstall of my Debian OS. This ...
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How to solve the problems in “sudo apt-get update” [duplicate]

Here is my /etc/apt/source.list file. I get many problems in the output of sudo apt-get update: $ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for tim: Err http://cran.cnr.Berkeley.edu precise/ Release.gpg ...
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LibSSL1.0.0 Throwing Errors

Whenever I try to do any package manipulation - stuff like apt-get install or apt-get update, etc. - I keep getting errors related to libssl1.0.0. I've tried various things online to no avail. sudo ...
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Many packages been uninstalled by mistake? How to recover Ubuntu [closed]

I uninstalled Python2.7 first which ended up deleting many dependencies as well. Then trying to fins that problem I ended up deleting more packages. But even from the begining of my installation ...
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Updating Software

I recently have been shown just how new i am to ubuntu through this issue: I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and i have installed Hedgehogs version 0.9.17.1 using the ubuntu software center. I haven't been ...
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oracle-java8-installer results in “apt” removal? [closed]

I have been been running trusty since the first alpha release, pulling daily updates. I also installed the oracle-java7-installer from the WebUpd8 PPA. Today I noticed during a dist-upgrade that ...
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broken dependencies [duplicate]

I am currently running Lubuntu on my Ubuntu 12.04 server version. Whenever I try installing any software, be it from the software center or from the internet, I receive an error saying: your system ...
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Update manager and apt-get are not able to finish updates due to “permission denied” errors in post install scripts

On my desktop Ubuntu 10.04 today some packages (ca-certificates, postgres, samba, ...) were updated automatically by the update-manager and something went wrong. The update finished with error ...
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Problem with broken package system

Yesterday I found that the Code::Blocks 13.12 on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is broken, when I clicked the icon, it reacted nothing, so I tried to reinstall. I tried to use the instructions from codeblocks' ...
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I'm trying to install mumble but apparently I'm missing some dependencies

I got the following error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: mumble-server : Depends: libiceutil34 but it is not installable Depends: libzeroc-ice34 but it ...
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Why isn't launchpad building my package?

I attempted to upload files to launchpad for building, using dput ppa:sparhawkthesecond/ahm xserver-xorg-input-evdev_2.8.2-1ubuntu2ahm0ly1_source.changes It completed fine, and I was told that it ...
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detect broken packages

There are many pages on the web regarding "how to fix broken packages" but I can not find a command to find/detect/view the broken packages. I want to search for orphan packages such as lib*.
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locale error in apt-get install [duplicate]

It is some days when I have downloaded by sudo apt-get install myprogram. I saw my program finally installed but at the end I see this errors : > locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No ...
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Can't install package libclassicclient

This is the output of "sudo apt-get install libclassicclient": user1@laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install libclassicclient Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Where .deb files located?

When we install a package in Ubuntu using apt-get install, where can we find the .deb files ? I installed Python using this method but I did not find its .deb file in /var/cache/apt/archive/.
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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 ...