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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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 ...
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add-apt-repositories isn't working

Basically the terminal freezes for a while the I manually have to ctrl+c to end the process, then I get the following ^CTraceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line ...
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ubuntu error after trying to update

i used the software updater to update to Ubuntu 15.04, i believe it was. but, it gave me an error halfway through, and i clicked OK. but now, (still in the version before 15.04) i cant download ...
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How to add PPAs through a list? [closed]

I need to add PPAs on Ubuntu 14.04.3 from a file that contains a list of repositories, as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa: $ (cat ppas.list) or sudo add-apt-repository $ (cat ppas.list) or ...
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Unable to fix unmet dependencies ubuntu server

i am not able to install some packages, i got this error, i already tried all clean and -f options with apt-get. also tried this Unable to fix unmet dependencies but it did not work for me. Running ...
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Remove specific packages from internal apt repository

I have created an internal apt repository using apt-mirror. I need to remove only certain packages (source, lucid) from the repo. I have attempted to use the clean.sh script to do this, but it only ...
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warning: the following packages cannot be authenticated!

I am trying a local installation of the juju charms. Deply charm on machine1 copy deb files from /var/cache/apt/archive to /root/test on machine2 Modify the /etc/apt/sources.list to /root/test ...
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Installing ubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 14.10 Server

First of all I have the following OS: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.10 Release: 14.10 Codename: utopic What I'm trying to do ...
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Why am I getting gdm and a bunch of packages in the list of apt-get autoremove?

Of late, I've done a lot of configuration changes on my Trusty laptop (14.04 LTS). Firstly, I installed gnome-shell, did all updates and migrated to the LTS enablement stack. After that, I added the ...
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Packages and apts wont instal ubuntu 14.04

when ever I try to update or install an apt I usually get this message in the software center Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software package failed. and in the terminal ...
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apt-get dist-upgrade want to remove most of my apps

I hope there is someone out here who can help me. I am running Ubuntu 14.04. Last week I got a dependency issue when trying to do apt-get dist-upgrade. This was regarding the latest of ...
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Using a PPA from an earlier distro

I have trusty or 14.04 distro. I wanted to add a stable version of Ubuntu GIS, specifically GDAL utilities. The only stable version either gave me saucy or precise distro versions in the Ubuntu ...
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I am currently running on 3.13.0-76-generic Kernel version on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, How to upgrade it to the latest version?

I am currently using Ubuntu 3.13.0-76-generic Kernel Version and I want to upgrade it to latest stable version? Also What are the advantages of using latest kernel versions.
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How can I install gnome-icon-theme:i386?

I want to install ibus:i386. However, I get an error saying that this package depends on gnome-icon-theme:i386, which is not installable. Indeed, when I run apt-get install gnome-icon-theme:i386, I ...
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Is getting installed package list from a dead system possible?

I need to recreate a system from a corrupt system disk image. I can't use the system when it boots. The backup algorithm left nothing but similarly corrupt images. The user data looks to be safe but ...
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Cannot Install or Update Using apt-get with VirtualBox

I'm having a problem installing or updating anything from the command line in Ubuntu in VirtualBox. My host computer is running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (because my Mac is old), my virtual computer is ...
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I can not check/uncheck the boxes in the update manager

Ubuntu dont let me check or uncheck the boxes in the update. I want to remove ppa's and I just cant.
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python packages not updating with pip

I'm a bit confused about sudo apt-get install python-<package> vs sudo pip install vs pip install. I have read many posts on the matter: What are the risks of running 'sudo pip'?, Is it ...
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What is wrong with my apt-get update?

I am trying to install libssl-dev but when I use apt-get update it throw a bunch of erros in some links. Can someone help me? How can I fix this? I installed ubuntu 15.04 and update it to 15.10. Ign ...
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Apache2 reinstall error (and apt not working anymore)

I tried updating my PHP version to 5.6 and it broke my Apache install. I tried uninstalling purging, removing but nothing seems to work. Actually I can't install anything anymore because Apache2 ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10 wont work

So here is my problem. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to upgrade to 15.10. Ubuntu has prompted me with the new version and asked if I want to upgrade to 15.10. I click "Upgrade" and the ...
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Installing Software/Games [duplicate]

First, I am new to Ubuntu and have never used any Linux operating system before. I have removed Windows from all of my PCs and am trying something different. The first question I have is really ...
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How to build a package from source?

Im a linux noob, first and foremost. Not as nooby as your usual unsuspecting windows user, but a noob nonetheless. I was trying to build a package called zenbu from source. I downloaded it and ...
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Installing OpenGeo Suite on Ubuntu 14.04 - GPG Error

While preparing to install OpenGeo Suite on "Trusty Tahr", I'm following these instructions on the OpenGeo installation page. When I ran this command: apt-get update I received this error "W: GPG ...
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APT - how to install recommended packages after installing with --no-install-recommends switch?

I installed a few packages with APT using apt-get. I used the --no-install-recommends switch with it to save some disk space. Now I need to know: how do I install the recommended packages for the ...
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What does dpkg --auto-deconfigure actually do?

I'm trying to replace Nginx with a version that has the PageSpeed module compiled in, and I've made my own .deb file for this. The first step is to uninstall the old nginx. However, when I try apt-get ...
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Java Installation error

Below error is comes when i install new software ............ this error comes because i deleted java folder directly ..... help me to remove this error Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading ...
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Replace automatically installed package with manually compiled one

I want to replace a package (unixodbc) that was automatically installed and managed by apt-get with the same package that was manually compiled from source (and of a higher version). This is because ...
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Cant add ppa on Ubuntu 15.10

Since I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 I can no longer add ppa to my repository list: @:~>sudo apt-add-repository ppa:git-core/ppa Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~git-core/ubuntu/ppa'. ERROR: '~git-core' user ...
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Update manager fails and too much broken packages found

my update manager tells me it can not upgrade but I should do a partial upgrade (I don't know if partial is the right term as my system language is not english). I have 3 buttons : configuration, ...
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apt-get — Specify source IP address

Is it possible to specify the client's IP address (i.e. the source network interface, like eth0, eth0:0, eth0:1...) to which apt-get should bind when it has to connect to the network (for instance ...
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Can't switch to tomcat user after installing tomcat via apt

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Tomcat 7 from the default repository with sudo apt-get install tomcat7 It installed fine, I can start/stop the service tomcat7 using sudo service tomcat7 restart ...
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System wide internet problem

Proxy settings work fine on Firefox, but unable to download or update any package. apt-get can't connect to the internet through the proxy even after the proxy settings are applied system-wide. ...
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How do I run Maltego after installing it?

I installed Maltego from Paterva's website and it successfully installed. Now, how do I run it? I typed "maltego" on the terminal a zillion times and it comes back with "command not found". I tried ...
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sudo apt get-install g++ unmet dependencies

Looked through a few questions with similar issues and none of the solutions have worked. The issue is: $ sudo apt-get Install g++ The following packges have unmet dependencies: g++ : Depends:g++-4.8 ...
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Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead

I'm quite new to linux and I've been facing a lot of prob. Every single time I use sudo apt-get update I get the following output: (I apologize for not being able to upload it here directly ...
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Merge partial mirror into reprepro distribution

I'm looking to include a few packages from an ubuntu mirror into my own custom apt repository. Context: Using Reprepro, I currently have the following distribution: Origin: Private Repository ...
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How to add a local mirror to Ubuntu Software Centre on Xubuntu?

I have a functioning mirror of the Ubuntu repositories for 14.04 on my LAN. Hosted on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. I connect to it from other Ubuntu servers, via http using a modified /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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Problems after git installation from source [duplicate]

I have the following problem. I have installed latest git version from source, but maybe I have done something wrong, because now when I am trying to install/uninstall any stuff using apt-get I get ...