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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What layout/files should debian repository have? [on hold]

I'm java developer. My goal is to wrap my objects into deb files / upload them to a private repository and install them from this repository. So my questions are: Is Debian repository just an HTTP ...
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Kernel updates will not install - boot partition full

I am running 14.04 LTS. Kernel updates will not install or uninstall. The boot space (approx 240Mb) is now full and using sudo apt-get autoremove, autoclean, clean or remove will not work. This all ...
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Messed up “update-notifier-common”-package / debian.deb882 not found

Unfortunately, when attempting to reinstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer and flasplayer-installer, I got the error that update-notifier-common is not working. According to root@AlkaliMetal:~# dpkg -s ...
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Cannot install anything! Unmet dependencies. Libre Office

Please help, I've searched around loads and can't seem to find a solution that works. I recently removed libre office and installed open office. After trying to reinstall libreoffice. I now can't ...
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postinst always fails because of debconf

I am having some trouble using debconf for my package. I ask for the mysql pw in the package.config file: . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule db_input high mypkg/mysql_root_pw db_go Then, in postinst, ...
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14.04 trusty: 'apt-get install' silently refuses upgrade package with unsatisfied dependencies

This is more or less replication of this question. I hope AskUbuntu is more suitable place for it. Short description: apt can't upgrade a package if some dependencies are missing (it's OK), but ...
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sudo apt-get update ERROR in ubuntu server 12.04 [duplicate]

i am new to Ubuntu . i am about to develop a private cloud using ubuntu server 12.04 (64 bit) and after successfull ubuntu installation i am facing a problem with the following command. sudo apt-get ...
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tftpd-hpa installation failed in ubuntu software center

the full error is here. $sudo apt-get install tftpd-hpa [sudo] password for ashokkrishna: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Links and installation of codelite dependencies

I know you might want to mark this as an "duplicate" but it's not. All the answers on similar questions are either outdated or don't really include dependencies installation. dist-upgrade didn't help ...
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remove package with broken pipe problem

I installed qupzilla today to replace chrome (it was hogging WAY to much ram). I liked it and I wanted to update it to the latest version using there repository but as I tried to update it an error ...
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Red Triangle with an exclamation point [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04, having just installed it 2 weeks ago. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as my only OS. I am a new user and I have to say I love the OS but I am having a difficult time learning it. I ...
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Updating from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.10 [duplicate]

I am trying to update from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.10 and I am getting error during the update I am $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade $ sudo update-manager -d I then get the ...
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Contents of apt.conf erased by operating system

I have a customized /etc/apt.conf file. It has proxy information. It's structure is like this: Acquire::http::Proxy "http://user:password@ip_addr:port"; Acquire::ftp::proxy ...
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Terminal commands are not working Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

How do I fix this major issue: E: Type 'sudo' is not known on line 3 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list What do I do to fix this? This is what I get when I open Synaptic Package ...
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The difference between the different APT upgrade commands

I have seen and used all of these commands to upgrade packages on my system, but why are there different commands for this? Do they all not do the same thing? And if not, then in which situations ...
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gnome-control-center-signon has been deleted. HELP [closed]

Gnome-control-center-signon has been deleted. How can I reload or reinstall this? I have tried almost everything from other posts to no avail. It almost seems that Apt is not working correctly.
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Can't run sudo do-release-upgrade

When I try to run sudo do-release-upgrade it just print: No new release found and I am running 12.04 LTS, and i can't use sudo apt-get. what should I do?
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The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY

When I look for my error key number 0429ACCAF7AA50B3, it is not in the database, thus I cannot receive or generate anything even none of this did not work: ...
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Working code examples of python-apt

i downloaded the source code of python-apt from here : https://github.com/excid3/python-apt In this source code, in directory doc/examples , some python codes are exist. I thought that i could run ...
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How to traverse all packages using python-apt

i want to implement a python code which prints all packages using python-apt in ubuntu. I searched about it, looked at python apt documentation in the link, ...
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From terminal how can I upgrade a particular software only [duplicate]

Using Xubunutu 140.04 LTS I want to upgrade a particular software only without upgrading the rest of the system. How can this be done from terminal, To update entire system I understand that I need ...
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Juju charm, what to do when you can't reach archive.ubuntu.com?

I'm writing a Juju Charm for StrongSwan to auto-configure a VPN server. One of the things I noticed with the CharmHelpers code is that the apt_update() function only checks for DPKG lock. I want to ...
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How to remove a apt-key which I have added?

I added a key like this: wget -q -O - https://jenkins-ci.org/debian/jenkins-ci.org.key | sudo apt-key add - sudo sh -c 'echo deb http://pkg.jenkins-ci.org/debian binary/ > ...
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apt-cache search <package> doesn't detected package built from source and installed using dpkg -i

Because I wanted to install some packages after building them with g++-4.9, I did: /usr/local/src $ sudo apt-get source --compile libmysql++3 /usr/local/src $ sudo apt-get souce --compile ...
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how to uninstall emacs from command line?

I have ubuntu 12.04 I installed emacs using below commands. $ apt-get update $ apt-get install emacs Then, as expected, I could find emacs while searching in dash. Next I wanted to uninstall ...
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Unable to install or remove package

This specific message is displayed in the terminal $ sudo apt-get remove bio-linux-cdbfasta Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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Error installing GIT on Ubuntu 14.04

I need to install git on ubuntu 14.04 but I am getting an error after sudo apt-get install git: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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Apt-get install -f wants to remove pantheon-shell

I had some sound issues on my old laptop and couldn't install pulse audio for unmet dependencies that seemed that no one else on the internet ever had. After all I did a stupid thing $ sudo dpkg ...
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Unable to locate package perl(Net: & IO::Socket:)

When i am trying to use following command it shows following error root@RR-DE-NMS-1:~# apt-get install 'perl(Net::SSLeay)' 'perl(IO::Socket::SSL)' Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Installing LLVM 3.5 suffixes all the executables and folders with the version (-3.5)

as the title says I installed LLVM 3.5 on Ubuntu 14.10 using the following commands: - sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://llvm.org/apt/precise/ llvm-toolchain-precise-3.5 main' >> ...
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HEP latex package in 14.04

I want to write some particle name in latex. The standard notation for the particle does not working in my tex studio. How I add the HEP package???
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apt-get install problem with MySQL Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a working system with Ubuntu 12.04 and LAMP For some reason i am unable to install any new software on system. Every time I try to use apt-get install i get the following error: Example: ...
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Prevent apt-get from using a specific mirror [migrated]

I am using Cubian X1, a customized Debian wheezy distro, on my Cubietruck ARM board. Running apt-get update fails, as it tries to connect to mirror.isoc.org.il mirror which is filtered inside Iran, ...
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Could not execute 'gpgv' to verify signature (is gpgv installed?)

I'm sorry in advance if I am leaving out critical information, or if I don't follow posting rules. I am pretty new to all this. I recently installed Ubuntu 14.0.4 as a dual boot with windows 7. I ran ...
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Dependency problems with wkhtmltopdf when trying to install latest version

I'm trying to install the latest version of wkhtmltopdf on an ubuntu server 12.04. apt-get install wkhtmltopdf only installs version 0.9.9 and I need the latest version, 0.12.2.1. I was having trouble ...
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pyvenv vs venv vs python-virtualenv vs virtualenv and python 3

malikarumi@Tetouan2:~$ pip install virtualenv Collecting virtualenv Downloading virtualenv-12.0.7-py2.py3-none-any.whl (1.8MB) 100% |################################| 1.8MB 330kB/s ...
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AptGet Offline Repository

I have followed the documentation from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGet/Offline/Repository to the point where my binary-amd64 folder is picked up by executing apt-get update. However, when i ...
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The update information is outdated (notification icon) [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 server I'm getting this icon in the notification bar over the last days, even though Software Center is running updates properly and I have no new updates available. I have ...
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sudo apt-get update cannot fetch the server why?

I use Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.14.33-ti-r50 armv7l) in my device.When I try sudo apt-get update I see this error below: Err http://ports.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease W: Failed to fetch ...
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apt-get dependency issue Open-SSH Client

This is on an Ubuntu 12.04 Server. I'm getting this error when trying to run any apt-get install (trying to install unrelated, arbitrary packages): dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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Regarding Too many errors in /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1),

Output of command on terminal at Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sudo apt-get install python No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already No apport report written because MaxReports is ...
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Dependency not satisfiable: gdb

I have installed gdb version 7.7.1. But it appears there is a bug which, when debugging, does not print arrays. So some people got this working by using gdb version 7.9. From apt-get install I see ...
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How to fix dpkg error [2]?

Every time I try to install or remove a package, I get this error. I thought maybe it was the hard disk, but a disk check gave me a clean bill of health. dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: ...
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Error with sudo apt-get -f install (ldconfig not found)

I am using 14.04 LTS. When I type sudo apt-get -f install into the terminal I get this error: Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of ...
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Does package manager remove dependencies when original package is removed?

I am new to xubunutu and linux, my question is about how dependencies are removed from the system when we uninstall a package that caused them to install. so consider this case that I install a ...
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Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/vivid

In Ubuntu 15.04, I'm getting this after doing sudo apt-get update: W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/vivid/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : Installing cuda 7

I am following the procedure given here : http://www.r-tutor.com/gpu-computing/cuda-installation/cuda6.5-ubuntu However, after I do sudo apt-get install cuda I get the following message: You might ...
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Apt-get update and software updater not working, no sound through headphones

I'm currently having a plethora of issues with Ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS laptop: The first thing I've noticed was that I could not get sound through my headphones. I tried many things such as ...
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Problem in updating [duplicate]

Whenever I try to update my system I get these error messages: W: Failed to fetch http://dl.hhvm.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease Unable to find expected entry 'main/source/Sources' in Release file ...
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unable to install vim

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and when I try installing the vim editor with: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vim I receive the error: THE PACKAGE VIM HAS NO INSTALLATION CANDIDATE. I have even ...