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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Cannot get in gnome desktop after upgrade 15.04 to 15.10

I can not log in at tty1 after reboot; system hangs. Also after dpkg --configure -a I get: error getting authority: error initializing authority:Could not connect:no such file or directory ...
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Why are these old kernel packages starred?

I'm following the description given in this answer and when asked by apt if I want to remove the packages, they are listed followed by an asterisk. The command was sudo apt-get purge ...
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Need 'Ubuntu 15.10 _Wily Werewolf_ - Release amd64 ' on USB [duplicate]

Whenever I try the command sudo apt-get install -f I get the message Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu 15.10 _ Wily Werewolf_ - release amd 64 (20151021)' in the drive ...
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Unable to install Wine 1.7 [duplicate]

I'm trying to set up wine via command line sudo apt-get install wine1.7. But somehow,I stumbled upon error: E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. It could be a general ...
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apt-get update issues

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on one of my machines and Ubuntu 14.04 on the other. In both these versions, I am not able to get past the errors of sudo apt-get update command. There is a variety of ...
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How do I fix the Permisson denied for the following?

jesse@thee-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages have been ...
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Getting a package not found when I do ./configure

I am trying to install msitools from http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/msitools/0.94/. When I do a ./configure, I get the following error: configure: error: Package requirements (libgsf-1) were ...
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Installing dependencies from DEBs in current directory

When building a DEB from source, I can use gdebi to install the resulting DEB file and also the relevant dependencies from the regular repositories. But sometimes, the dependencies come from other ...
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Wine 1.7 not installing on Xubuntu 15.10

So, after setting up my installation of Xubuntu yesterday, I tried to install Wine 1.7 using ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa. However, after doing sudo apt-get install wine1.7, it keeps giving me this error: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installed without repositories?

I have installed Ubuntu 14 (LTS) and there is not a single debian package that I can install right out of the box. for instance: sudo apt-get install docker results in: Reading package lists... ...
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how can we fix a broken dist-upgrade?

Yesterday i tried to do a dist-upgrade to 15.10, and it got broken. The fact is that the hard disk had no much free disk space (around 650mb), and the upgrades are over 1500mb. Upgrade manager ...
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How to add “Refresh” option to right click menu in Ubuntu 15.04

I tried to use below steps to add refresh option in Ubuntu 15.04 but getting error E: Unable to locate package nautilus-refresh. Same steps worked fine in Ubuntu 14.04. Anything I am missing? I am ...
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Php upgrade failed during configuration

During the upgrade of php on my Ubuntu server, i had a little crash. I used SSH to connect to the web-server but my computer had a little freeze. What I am left with is a broken LAMP server. And if I ...
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Is it still possible to do distribution upgrade using apt-fast?

Over the past several upgrades, I've used the method in this thread: How to perform a distribution upgrade using apt-fast? However, when I've tried to use this method to upgrade to Wily Werewolf ...
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Recover from apt-get autoremove

I ran sudo apt-get autoremove at the suggestion of apt-get, but it removed the following: The following packages will be REMOVED: dnsmasq-base iputils-arping libappindicator1 libasn1-8-heimdal:i386 ...
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apt-get - cannot install or remove any pacakges - error processing linux-image-3.13.0-66-generic: post-removal script returned status 1

Any attempt to install or remove packages with apt-get ends in error with the output as below. The error is now different from the one I had initially - the same one as in this question, but applying ...
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Removing Chrome

I am having trouble getting Google Chrome off my system. I installed from Google's website (probably a bad idea) and it appeared to work, but I was never able to launch the program. Any time I do any ...
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dpkg: error processing package, Could not install any package

I am new to Ubuntu. And I am using 14.04. Whenever i try to install any software i get an error with dpkg. After browsing for some time, i get some commands to try out. Nothing really helped. The ...
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apt-get update returns 404 Not Found

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 and I known this error has a dozen around, but I still cannot solve them. Most of the problem I found is related to PPA or added some repositories to source.list. I don't add ...
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When will “apt-get install” does not asking for Y or N [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get install <whatever> it returns the choice to Y or N. Is there any exception to this behavior? Because recently when I ran similar commands (without -y ) it didn't ask ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) [related to google chrome]

So ubuntu worked perfectly for me for a while. I tried to download Google Chrome and accidentally downloaded the 32 bit version. Went back and tried to download the 64-bit (stupidly without deleting ...
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Why can't I match using package name in /etc/apt/preferences?

I'm trying to pin some packages from the google chrome repo. I can't figure out why I can't pin packages by name. When I run apt-cache policy google-chrome-beta I observe that the first of the ...
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Installing Ralink wireless 5370 drivers ubuntu 12.04

I have an ARM processor running on ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS. I am trying to install wireless drivers for RT5370 wireless adapter. I am trying to install the fimrware using the command sudo apt-get install ...
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Not able to install VLC and other programs due to strange dependency problems [duplicate]

The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.1.4+git20150226+r54594+19+11~ubuntu14.04.1) but it is not going to be installed Depends: libsdl-image1.2 (>= ...
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Problems with apt-get ppa from launch pad [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu Server Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty And when I run apt-get update is get the following errors Err ...
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Download speed of packages through apt-get/synaptic

What happens is that while downloading packages the terminal (or synaptic) won't show any download activity and then, out of nowhere, a whole package (few MBs in size) is downloaded. It is not a ...
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Unable to fetch file(openfoam240) from sourceforge

I tried to install openfoam240 using the instruction given by Official Website, and I followed the instruction step by step. but I experienced an error that was showing the deb package could not be ...
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DPKG Issues. Hangs, and won't let me run any commands

Ubuntu randomlly decided to install this huge batch of updates today and I let it. It froze however midway. I gave it an extra hour with no progress at all so I killed it and forced a hard restart. ...
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apt-get upgrade fail for Unmet dependencies after gcc compile

On my headless Ubuntu 14.04.3, I need to use the last release of gcc compiler (version 5.2.0), so I recompiled locally gcc downloading source an doing a checkinstall ( thanks to helpfull answer here: ...
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Installing npm /nodejson ubuntu

sudo apt-get install npm then I get this: The following packages have unmet dependencies: npm : Depends: nodejs but it is not going to be installed Depends: node-abbrev (>= ...
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Sudo apt-get update gives an error

I get the following error when doing sudo apt-get update: W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/source/Sources' in ...
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After attempting to install gksudo and numlockx from terminal, ubuntu now only boots in low graphics mode.

I am unable to troubleshoot because i am also unable to use apt-get, it fails to fetch or connect to anything. When i try to fix that i get other errors like permission denied with fixes that require ...
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pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages

I was trying to get Ark Survival Evolved running on my ubnutu server 12.0.4 (ark.gamepedia.com/Dedicated_Server_Setup) I changed a few settings. Add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list: # ...
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how to install mariadb on ubuntu 15.04

hi when i try to install mariadb when i tried to update using sudo apt-get update im getting this error N: Ignoring file 'apt-build' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has no filename ...
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Can't install mysql on ubuntu?

I've tried several methods, from the terminal and now from the software centre and there I'm getting this error: mysql-client-5.6: Depends: libwrap0 (>= 7.6-4~) but 7.6.q-25 is to be installed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.03 repository error

Ubuntu local repository server: I have a NFS file mounted on my UBUNTU repo server. I am using /mnt/orange-proftpd/Catalog/OS/UBUNTU/Ubuntu_Repo/ as mirror # df -h /mnt Filesystem ...
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Unable To Cancel Installation In Software Center (Matlab)

A Note: This question may be the exact same question as given in How to cancel an installation in the Software Center? but the solutions listed there haven't worked for me. Question: I am trying to ...
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Missing packages [closed]

I'm getting the following errors. The software repositories are setup properly so I'm not sure what's going on as it is 12.04 LTS shouldn't these be valid? sudo apt-get install postgresql-common=129 ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: python-pexpect

After normal periodic upgrade, I got After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. Setting up python-pexpect (4.0.1-0~ppatrusty2) ... File ...
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please help me about vm connection in hyper v

i have installed hyper V on server 2012 r2 .the ip address of hyper v virtual adapter is 192.168.1.103 .then i install virtual machine inside that hyper v and attached this Vm to hyper V virtual ...
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Can't update or install anything kubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

it started out with wanting to install gimp, but I think I have bigger problems. I can't seem to update or upgrade my current system. I’m running kubuntu 14.10. when I do sudo apt-get update I get ...
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How would I get an update mirror to use its mirror folder for an update

I have a trusty mirror file structure mounted from an external volume. What I would like to do is to spin up a new, blank VM, and have it update, upgrade and install an ftp server to serve the mirror ...
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Ubuntu 14, services don't stop, shutdown doesn't work

I host a few things on my Ubuntu server. I use Apache (80), Tomcat (8080), and PlexMediaServer (32400). Lately I've tried to install Deluge which opened Pandora's box for me. It hung when it got to ...
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How does apt-get purge work? Why it couldn't remove broken package in one pass?

I've tried installing droidcam to solve another question following instruction here: Install DroidCam (Wireless Android Webcam) Client In Ubuntu Via PPA The installation fails with post-script error, ...
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How to purge previously only removed packages?

I have a list of packages on my system, that were installed and removed again, but not purged, i.e. there are still a lot of conffiles etc. laying around. The output of dpkg --get-selections | grep ...
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Revert accidental `dpkg --clear-selections`

I wanted to "purge" all packages that were "removed" only. After skimming through the manpage of dpkg, I thought the --clear-selections parameter would do the trick. So stupid me typed it in with ...
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error 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.149 80] when ever i try to update i get this error andd because of this i am unable to install anything [duplicate]

Err http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/main i386 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.149 80] Err http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/restricted i386 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: ...
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How can I fix this apt-get update error? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. I was not able to update so I followed the instructions from this Ask Ubuntu answer. Now I'm getting these error messages when I run sudo apt-get update: E: Type ...
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How could a package be installed without internet connection

I installed a package named "vbaexpress" on my ubuntu and to uninstall it I purged it using sudo apt-get purge vbaexpress and to uninstall it's dependencies I autoremoved it by sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu will not let me download certain packages for Steam

Every time I open Steam, I get this: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for kwilliams: Then I get this: ...