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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updation problem all the solution given won't work for me [duplicate]

W: GPG error: http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 16126D3A3E5C1192 W: GPG error: ...
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Install a software without user interaction

Background : I have made a shell script to install my software in linux(ubuntu) environment. I have to install few third party software as well. Problem : Since I run this shell script ...
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Update Out-of-date-in-apt python on Ubuntu Server 12.04

Basically, I have a server running 12.04 LTS, and for some reason apt only has python 2.7.3, which is ~18 months out of date. Unfortunately, there are some bugs in the older version of python ...
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How do I find a package that contains a given module?

How do I find which package contains a given module ? I had a missing module in /usr/lib/ , and was trying to figure out which package would fix the problem using apt-get The error was in ...
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could not load module rsyslog lmnsd_gtls.so

The rsyslog module is showing up in system log /var/log/syslog as message repeated. rsyslog was also showing 99% cpu use in top at one point, possibly unrelated. tail /var/log/syslog Dec 1 ...
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Terminal update package

I recently installed Spotify which installed fine. However, I am now trying to intall a theme. When downloading the package in terminal (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox) that downloads fine ...
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libnm-glib4:386 with amd64

I have ubuntu 13.10 amd64 and I use libnm-glib4 but I also need i386 version of this lib. But amd64 version conflicts with i386 so I can't install it: sudo aptitude install libnm-glib4:i386 The ...
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files list for package 'patch' is not a regular file

Linux av-projects 3.11.0-14-generic #21-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 12 17:04:55 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Ubuntu 14.10 I had a strange boot yesterday with some files little corrupt. I could ...
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Ubuntu Server on VirtualBox don't let me install anything

I just installed Ubuntu Server 12 in a virtual machine in VirtualBox, but apt-get didn't let me install anything, when i tried apt-get install git i got Failed to fetch errors, Failed to fetch ...
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How to install AFNI? “unable to locate package libXp”

I am trying to follow some instructions given to me for downloading AFNI on ubuntu. The first thing it tells me to do in the terminal is: sudo yum install libXp tcsh sudo yum install PyQt4 R but ...
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Adding KDE Backports PPA has caused unmet dependencies. How to fix?

I added ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports in the usual way, then performed a dist-upgrade. It needed to download over gigabyte of files, so I left if for the afternoon. Upon my return, I found that the system ...
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dpkg: “Package is in a very bad inconsistent state” how to fix it?

When I run command sudo apt-get -f I get this error dpkg: error processing gcc-4.8-base:i386 (--configure): Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before ...
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How to solve “Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file”?

I'm a new user of Ubuntu 13.10 so far so I don't have too much technical expertise. I recently tried to resolve a Skype installation issue and added some ppa involving binary-1386. Every time when I ...
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Can't install Python2.7 on Ubuntu 13.04

I'm trying to install Python 2.7 on my Ubuntu 13.04 VPS. I'm issuing; sudo apt-get install python=2.7.4-0ubuntu1 and getting this in return Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Can't upgrade procps on 12.04

If I'm performing apt-get upgrade I get the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be upgraded: ...
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Error while installing update [duplicate]

I am very new to ubuntu. I have Installed today only. I tried to update software by typing comnmand in Terminal as pranay@Hom-lnx:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] ...
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`sudo apt-get update` lock error on a fresh 12.04 install ( different angle )

My question(s) are related to the sequence of the following actions: i) I performed a fresh installation of 12.04 on a machine ii) After the installation was complete and the media ( optical disk ) ...
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freetds not installing after removal

I have been pounding my head against the wall on this and I am hoping this is an easy mistake. I installed freetds-dev via apt-get and mistaken wrote over the freetds.conf that was located in ...
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subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)

I'm trying to install the package: libhdf5-serial-dev using the following terminal command: sudo apt-get install libhdf5-serial-dev This gives me the following output: Reading package lists... ...
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Installing rbenv apt-get vs git checkout

I'm finding confliccting advice on how to install rbenv (and ruby) in recent ubuntu versions (13.10). Many guides suggest cloning from git, and updating bashrc etc. For example this guide on ...
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Update Dependency Via Source

I have a library which is a dependency for the disgusting goliath that is ROS, and I need to update it to a newer version. I was hoping I could get some advice on what is the best approach: Compile ...
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Why I am not able to update my system with sudo apt-get update command? [duplicate]

I am trying to update using sudo apt-get update, but it do download some packages but after some times I get the following errors W: Failed to fetch ...
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Why does sometimes my postinst executed while installing/removing other software?

I have a deb package for my application. Sometimes when I install or remove some software (e.g. synaptic or openssh-server) with command sudo apt-get install (or remove) synaptic it executes ...
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Use custom directory for apt-get?

When we run apt-get update ubuntu read URLS from /etc/apt/sources.list and package information save in /var/lib/apt/lists. Can i customize this directories? Without harm /var/apt/lists and ...
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server install from iso using apt-cacher server

I have a server running apt-cacher. Is there any way to specify it as an apt source while doing a Ubuntu server install from iso? I'm currently doing a minimum install and then modifying ...
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apt-get Could not connect to a weird IP/port, why?

My apt-get for some reason, suddenly stopped to work properly and now I can't install any package whatsoever or do an update.. I have browsed and googled for some answers but nothing seems to work. At ...
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E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks while uninstalling Mono

I re-installed mono-runtime due to this error and it is solved. But now I want to uninstall it (but in Ubuntu 13.10). So this is what happens: hogar@hogar-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get purge mono-runtime ...
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problem while removing package from ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

$ sudo apt-get --purge remove libpixman-1-0 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that ...
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unable to do apt-get upgrade or update: Not Found

When I do sudo apt-get upgrade or update, I get the following: Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-security/main apport all 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.1 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80] Err ...
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Problem in upgrading : linux-header package 3.2.0.56 generic -pae : unmet dependencies

I tried upgrading multiple times , tried removing dependecies and also tried removing old kernels but it keeps on crashing saying no space in disk. I keep checking it says I have 1.1 GB free but it ...
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Can't Reinstall Ubuntu-Desktop due to strange error with printer-driver-pnm2ppa

I've been trying to fix this error for hours with no avail. My apt-get seems to be paralyzed by an error I'm receiving with this printer-driver-pnm2ppa. I don't actually need the driver but it's a ...
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can't update repositories Ubuntu 13.10

When I run sudo apt-get update I receive the following error message: W:Failed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/Release Unable to find expected entry ...
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apt-get upgrade failure with libc

I wanted to upgrade the unetbootin package this morning. It was going well until I got this error. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You ...
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How to re-download unauthenticated packages

I live in egypt. we have a country specific server here. I used to download everything from there. but when I got to download encryptfs, synaptic said the package could not be authenticated, so I ...
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Apt-get update through tor

I'm trying to update my apt-get list. In my country a lot of sites are blocked or have been blocked from companies. When I use a proxy for the whole system I get errors, tor works perfectly when ...
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Is it fine to remove ppa source list while the application is not removed?

Ok, I just installed Pinta from launchpad. After the installation finished I decided to remove the ppa source lists. I run the application just fine, Pinta fire-up flawlessly. I do this for any other ...
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Terminal freezes on running apt-get or vim

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop. I ssh to my EC2 instance which is running Ubuntu 12.04.3 and every time I run sudo apt-get update, it prints some lines and then the terminal freezes. ...
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Why do I get 404 error on .canonical.com on some archive servers?

I've been having a broken package problem for a fair amount of time now, and it was giving me trouble earlier when I was trying to install rvm. After some searching, I opened the software sources ...
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`apt-get upgrade` stalls with zombie `dpkg` - what to do?

During an apt-get upgrade on a server, output stalled and in investigation I found a zombie dpkg process, but the apt-get process still alive. What is the best way to handle this? The dpkg log shows ...
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Installing Printer Hangs 13.04 : public key is not available:

I am trying to install a printer. I go to System Settings select Printer. I successfully search for and find my printer by using its IP address. Once I get to the point it choosing whether I want a ...
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Sublime Text 2 broken package

Whenever I try executing Sublime Text 2 from my terminal by typing sublime-text, it give the following: /usr/bin/sublime-text: line 3: /opt/sublime_text_2/sublime_text: No such file or directory ...
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apt-get update for a particular repository [duplicate]

Consider a situation like this: I am going to install Ubuntu on an UEFI system (dual boot with Windows) where I need to install boot-repair. When I run sudo apt-get update it will update cache for ...
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Installation of libsasl2-modules-gssapi-mit failed : unmet dependencies

Trying to install CDH4 (Cloudera Hadoop) and Manager on 12.04 LTS with 3.2.0-56-generic kernel and the installation aborts on the following: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Cannot update youtube-dl

I use youtube-dl to download videos for watching later offline. Usually, it works fine. However, due to frequent changes on the video sites, it sometimes requires a quick update. It wasn't a problem ...
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apt-get update error source/source/Sources Ubuntu 13.04

I am faced with an an annoying error with apt-get update which is giving me the annoying red triangle telling me my sources.list is wrong or malformed. I've checked my sources file over an over and I ...
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Duplicate source error on apt-get update [duplicate]

When I run apt-get update on my Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop install I get this error: W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main amd64 Packages ...
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unable to install locate or mlocate

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS Ruinning cat /etc/apt/sources.list shows: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main restricted universe multiverse deb ...
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Can't connect to any hostnames

I am trying to install tasksel via apt-get and then apt-get install tasksel but in both of these processes I get errors and it doesn't install. I have tried pinging the Ubuntu archives and common ...
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`usermod: user 'mahmoud' does not exist dpkg: error processing kismet (--configure)` error when installing kismet

I am kind of new to Ubuntu, and I had nothing wrong until I upgraded my system to Ubuntu 13.10. While the upgrading process I got an error message that kismet can not be downloaded, and when I figured ...
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trying to overwrite 'file' which is also in package 'name' [duplicate]

After I added this ppa ppa:thopiekar/darling and tried to install darling without success, I can't fix anything with the sudo apt-get install -f install command jeggy@jeggy-XPS:~$ sudo apt-get -f ...