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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List all versions of a package

Is there a equivalent of this command; yum list kernel-headers --showduplicates on Ubuntu with apt-get, apt-cache etc. The above command lists various versions of the kernel-headers rpm available on ...
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Unmet dependencies for libstdc++

When i type: sudo apt-get install libstdc++ i got: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libstdc++-4.8-doc : Conflicts: libstdc++6-4.4-doc but 4.4.7-8ubuntu1 is to be installed ...
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Remove packages by using preseed file PXE ubuntu 12.04 installation

I am using this syntax in my preseed file to remove libreoffice package from installation: d-i preseed/early_command apt-get remove libreoffice; It returns code error 127 upon booting the client. I ...
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apt-get update error 'E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list (dist parse) E: the list of sources could not be read' [duplicate]

i am using ubuntu 14.04 and in terminal when i run: sudo apt-get update my terminal gives me an error of: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list (dist parse) E: The ...
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What is proper way to get specific version of package

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I need to use curl package. But it comes in version 7.35.0 with known SSL bug (already fixed in next version) I either need lower version <= 7.33.0 or higher >= ...
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Installing a software/Wirehsark on Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I'm trying to install wireshark on my Ubuntu 11.10 (kernel 3.0.0-12-generic-pae) via a proxy, but fail. I've tried the usual apt-get: me@MyUbuntuPC:~$ sudo apt-get install wireshark Reading package ...
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How to keep specific old kernel on my next kernel upgrade?

I just updated my Ubuntu 14.04 and got a new kernel. This new kernel is not working properly for me so I booted the previous version. Let's call this good old working version "3.13.0-24.47". Now, I ...
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PPA without upgrades

I just installed smartgithg via ppa:eugenesan/ppa. After an upgrade and restart the whole window style got broken and I can't switch to my preferred keyboard layout. May be some other errors occured ...
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apt-get update error - binary-i386, binary-amd64 [duplicate]

When I run: sudo apt-get update It shows me the following error: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/directhex/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: ...
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Why does apt-get purge dereference links for deletion?

The advantages of not doing so would be: different config files can be managed with links (which would be deleted by apt-get purge deleting the link target and leaving the link in the config ...
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Downgrade to GCC < v3.0

For specific reasons I have to downgrade my GCC to version 2.x using apt-get (not downloading and compiling the source) Is that possible? If yes, how can I find the repository address and install it ...
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Bash script help [closed]

The --print-uris in apt will print the entire output along with the urls to a specified txt file. I need a command which will only select the packges to be installed from the output of print uris and ...
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linux mint parse error [duplicate]

I try too much method but still don't work. asus alis # apt-get update Hit http://linux-mint.froonix.org olivia Release.gpg Hit http://archive.canonical.com raring Release.gpg Hit ...
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Docker install tools/run command on existing container

I'm using Dokku to run some apps on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. Dokku creates the Docker container with all the stuff in them to run. I'd like to connect to the running container somehow and run apt-get ...
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Building a Samba4, Kerberos v5, Bind9-dlz based Active Directory Domain Controller on Trusty (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

First time poster ;-) As per the title I am building a Samba4, Kerberos v5, Bind9-dlz based Active Directory Domain Controller on Trusty (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). My question is, only Samba 4.1.6 is ...
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Why cant apt-get install the i386 version of any package?

Why cant apt-get install the i386 version of libpcap-dev? $ sudo apt-get install libpcap-dev:i386 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Updating a package using a .deb?

I´m using ubuntu 12.04 LTS (precise/amd64), I have installed virtualbox-4.3, I was forced to install it with a downloaded package (.deb) because I could not download it normally, I used "Free Download ...
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suppress all interaction while installing apt-fast

I want to ask whether there is any method to suppress any interaction while installing apt-fast using apt-get. I add the ppa source and then use the next command to install apt-fast: sudo apt-get -y ...
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Update Package list in repository after motherboard change

I just installed a new motherboard / microprocessor on my computer, I want to do an update to it using apt-get and I've tried to do it from the GUI as well. the issue is the package list still have ...
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How to troubleshoot Aptana Studio in ubuntu 14.04

Since my Aptana didn't respond properly after ubuntu 14.04 upgradation, I tried the following steps for upgrading java: *sudo apt-get install libjpeg62 libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 git-core *sudo ...
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How to get more info while installing an application?

Suppose I want to install an application named aeiou. If I go to software center and look for the application, it gives information about the application and also shows some of the optional plugins ...
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How to change the repository location while installing from live cd?

I am installing 14.04 from a live CD. While installing, it downloads updates from the Internet. I see it is currently downloading from http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ Is there any way I can change ...
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Not able to uninstall MySQL with apt-get

I had downloaded the generic Linux 64 bit MySQL 5.6.17 TAR archive from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ and installed on my 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04, following the instructions at ...
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I can't download Java or WINE due to similiar error

I've been trying to download Java Oracle 8 and WINE and I keep getting the same problem. W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected ...
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Deadlock-broken packages during Ubuntu 12.4 update: libjpeg-turbo8:amd64 and libjpeg-turbo8:i386

The problem I have not used my Ubuntu 12.4 (64 bit) netbook for about a year, and yesterday I tried to install one year worth of updates at once. The update did not go smoothly: I had to restart the ...
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How to remove Ruby 1.9.1 keeping Ruby 2.0.0?

I have Ruby 2.0.0 installed on Ununtu 14.04 but I can't remove Ruby 1.9.1. I replaced the /usr/bin/ruby symbolic link to ruby2.0.0, but hhen installing new gems I always get pointed to Ruby 1.9.1. ...
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Error during installing skype , software update and while starting ubuntu

when installing skype on ubuntu 12.04 Lts gets the following error $ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 [sudo] password for shailendra: dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture Type dpkg ...
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install php5-curl without upgrading php-cli

I am using imageantialias for php and php -r "var_dump(function_exists('imageantialias')); returns bool(true) I do have requirement for php5-curl, and if I install php5-curl using php5-curl (sudo ...
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I interrupted my upgrade and now APT is asking me to remove libc-bin

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and a couple of weeks ago I tried to upgrade to 14.04. However, during the process, the computer tuned off. So, the upgrade was not completed. Now I can't install anything and ...
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Got a problem with Package Mangement [duplicate]

The last day I got a problem with my package-manager saying that "An error occurred, please run Package Manager form from right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is wrong. The ...
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Chrome OS and Ubuntu

I started using Ubuntu a few weeks ago, so I decided to install it also on my Chromebook. It feels so nice, but I get this error when I try to update Ubuntu: W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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I installed a custom .deb file that provided a package named “python” but now need to remove it [duplicate]

I think I may have botched my system. I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. One of the first things I did was install python 3.3 from source (using make altinstall); but then I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 GPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2 [duplicate]

I know this is asked often but nothing seems to work for me. Every time I try to update I get the following: sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg Get:2 ...
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How do I save the name of installed packages on my system in order to restore this state elsewhere? [duplicate]

I have 12.04 and I'm looking for a way to store all the currently installed packages names into a file or archive. Not the packages themselves, but the names. Or the package management's state. I'd ...
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Does apt-get upgrade checksum deb files?

Does apt-get upgrade checksum deb files? If yes then where exactly it checks? After downloading a deb file or while installing it? Does it download the checksum from the repository or is the checksum ...
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Configuring mysql-server-5.5 (amd64) hangs during installation

I run sudo apt-get install tasksel then I choose LAMP Server then I've been waiting to finish the configuration and when it comes to 81% which is Configuring mysql-server-5.5 (amd64) the ...
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Issue installing Software [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I have been trying to fix an error somewhere in the install process. No matter how I install (software center, Terminal) it displays an error message close to this: ...
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remove single package and NOT dependent packages

I have to remove libgail18 as suggested on this site https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=384315 (pls search libgail18 on this to get the exact information) to make SWT Virtual Table work. ...
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How to repair /etc/apt folder

My /etc/apt directory removed from my laptop. How can I rebuild that directory? My os is Ubuntu 14.04
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Can boost 1.54 install with libboost_thread-mt.so like library files using apt-get install libboost-all-dev command [duplicate]

When installing boost in Ubuntu 13.10 I used apt-get install libboost-all-dev command. In this case library files which are ending with -mt.so (such like libboost_thread-mt.so, ...
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Unable to locate package ubuntu-after-install

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-after-install does not work. I just installed Ubuntu, so I don't know if there's a problem with my installation..
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Should I forcefully uninstall ubuntu-minimal: Depends: resolvconf as it has unmet dependencies

My ubuntu software center was not working and I was trying to fix it. I ran the following series of commands: sudo apt-get update This one failed and this was the result Err ...
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Software updater not notifying when updates are available

Until a couple of months ago, whenever I ran aptdcon --refresh or sudo apt-get update, If there were updates Software Updater would pop up showing the updates. This is how my updates are set up: ...
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Dependency problem while processing CUPS

I tried to update ubuntu but got a prob tried $ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... ...
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apt-get update using binary-x64 instead of binary-amd64 and failing

I am getting these error messages when updating my package lists. Maybe you can help me out: sudo apt-get update Hit http://repo.steampowered.com precise InRelease Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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What is autopoint? [closed]

I need to install autopoint. I tried by using sudo apt-get install autopoint But it says E: Unable to locate package autopoint. I am new to Ubuntu, I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx.
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Cant install program using apt-get like virtualbox or cmake [duplicate]

I am using kubuntu 14.04 lts running on intel core i3,and has amd 6000m radion gpu When I am going to install cmake or virtual box using terminal I always get this:error sudo apt-get install cmake ...
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Hash mismatch error while updating and trouble installing some packages

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and my college provides us software repositories which we can access from inside the campus. I tried installing java and only after that I started getting the hash mismatch ...
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Self-compiled FFmpeg, checkinstall and APT dependencies

I've compiled FFmpeg and installed it with checkinstall. Now, I'm trying to install OpenCV development files, but it wants to install libavcodec-dev libavcodec54 libavformat54 libavutil-dev ...
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I need to check for dpkg lock before installing apps in a script [duplicate]

I have a problem with a script I wrote to install a bunch of apps, basically as it loops through an array of app names to install it checks them by doing: dpkg -l | grep -q $i and based on the $? ...