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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Is it safe to remove runit package?

I just upgraded my ubuntu box from 12.04 LST to 14.04 LTS. Now apt-get tells me: The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: runit Use 'apt-get autoremove' ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'main/source/Sources' in Release file

I have few packages on my remote server. I have packages for both precise and trusty. Well, since apt repo of precise does not have ruby-2.0.0, I had to manually put it up. I use aptly and publish the ...
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When trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, libc6 breaks, why and how to solve this problem?

$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically ...
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is there something with my apt sources list?

Is it me or are packages in the depository like too frustratingly out of date to be of any use, in particular for development work.... Are there any problems with my sources list? Before I banish the ...
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How to block installing grub into MBR while upgrade?

I have a problem with blocking installing GRUB into MBR. I have to block it in ubuntu and debian template to not let users "destroy" their XenServers (with GRUB in MBR they wont boot). Ubuntu ask for ...
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what does “sudo apt-get install aptitude” do?

I am completely new to linux and hence Ubuntu. Though i have been using the Ubuntu OS on my system for a while, it is for the first time I am trying to learn the nuances and hence starting with the ...
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How do I install qps from repositories on ubuntu 13?

I'm trying to install qps on ubuntu with aptitude install qps Where I get Couldn't find package "qps". ... I probably could download the sources and recompile, but I think I might be missing ...
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12.04 .. Red Circle Icon in top right corner - can't remove [duplicate]

Good morning, I am new to the whole "Ubuntu" system, I havean elementary OS, version 0.2.1 "Luna" 64 bit, Built on 12.04.. Everything was working fine up until I was in the software center ...
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error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0001' near line 0: newline in field name `#padding'

I was try to install mono using the following command: sudo apt-get install mono-* I closed the terminal while it was installing. I restarted the install, and I got the error message: Could not ...
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Unable to remove red circle with white line

I recently tried to update Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer, but I am unable to do this because a red circle with a white line at the top of my screen. When I run the update in the terminal, I get this ...
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“php-clamav: depends on: phpapi-20090626+lfs but it is not going to be installed”

I want to install "php-clamav" . But... msy@msy-Inspiron-One-2020:~$ sudo apt-get install -f php-clamav 正在读取软件包列表... 完成 正在分析软件包的依赖关系树 正在读取状态信息... 完成 有一些软件包无法被安装。如果您用的是 unstable 发行版,这也许是 ...
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Cleaning up an upgrade from 12 to 14 interrupted late in the process

I have been looking over all of the posts for interrupted updates and they are, so far, all reporting catastrophic failures. Most of them are saying they can't even boot. My situation is a bit ...
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Problems with upgrade to Ubuntu 14

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 14 a couple of weeks ago I've been unable to install or update any software using apt or the regular updates. When using apt-get I always get the error message E: ...
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node: command not found

I don't understand why the node command will not work, whereas nodejs works: $ node --version zsh: command not found: node $ nodejs --version v0.10.15 I tried apt-get install nodejs, but the latest ...
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apt-get want to remove all my packages

My apt-get thinks everything including my xserver gdm and other vital softwares are unnecessary. The following is the output. When I once ran upgrade it did remove evrything and I had to reinstall my ...
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GPG ERROR NO_PUBKEY : WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! [closed]

I have just stared to receive some strange errors regarding GPG keys. Namely I have just added ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test and wanted to update and after that I got this: W: GPG error: ...
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apt-get upgrade gives 'failed: Connection timed out', How to fix this?

apt-get upgrade command giving error: Connecting to archive.getdeb.net (archive.getdeb.net)|144.76.200.19|:80... failed: Connection timed out. I gave the ping command, as follows :: ping ...
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problem is upgrading to ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I am fairly new to the Linux world. I was trying to update from 12.10 to 13.04 and when I try to run software updater I got this error message saying : Failed to download repository information ...
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chroot: Ubuntu 14.04 - udev upgrade Problems!

im running Ubuntu 14.04 (x86) on a OpenELEC (x64) host system. Everything worked great until a few days ago when it tried to upgrade the "udev" package after running apt-get upgrade. apt-get upgrade ...
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How to install Sublime Text 2 on Ubuntu 14.04

All tutorials on installing ST2 on Ubuntu describe 2 ways: Manual way of downloading the tar from the official website, extracting it, moving it to /opt/, creating a symlink and start menu entry ...
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Error with dpkg

When I try to install anything, I get an error. ex: diego@diego-Satellite-C655:~$ sudo apt-get install spotify-client Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to fix GPG in updater [duplicate]

I have asked this question before, but it was closed as a "duplicate." I can assure you that my scenario is original, as it does not refer to third party PPA's. I am having GPG problems with system ...
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problem in installing ffmpeg in ubuntu 14.04

I try to install ffmpeg in unbutu according to https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Ubuntu I create a shell file with below code sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install autoconf ...
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Can't install git on Ubuntu, Unable to fetch some archives? [duplicate]

Trying to install git onto Ubuntu 13.04. Getting this error message. Tried sudo-apt get update and same problem. Very new to Ubuntu so your help will be appreciated. Err ...
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How to: Make a “restore point” in Ubuntu, in case I break something?

How can i make a snapshot, a "restore point" in Ubuntu for when im about to try something I think is clever but turns out to be a "oh crap, not again" ?
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Missing system Settings in 14.04 LTS

I just installed 14.04 and tried talking on Skype but the other party can't hear me. I tried checking the sound settings from System settings and found out that System settings is missing. I ran the ...
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How do I delete files in /usr? [duplicate]

I have filled my disk but can see games in /usr that I could delete but can't see how to do it. I am not a computer buff and have no idea what a terminal is.
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apt and Ubuntu Software Center can't install or remove any software

$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... failed. The following packages have unmet ...
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cannot update or install new packages Kubuntu 14.04.1 after upgrade from 12.04.5

I upgraded my 12.04.5 Kubuntu installation to Kubuntu 14.04.1, but during the installation of packages, two things went wrong. First was a long-named deb package that had "all" at the end of it, which ...
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apt-get install nfs-common does not create an idmapd

I am trying to get NFSv4 client to work with idmapd and I try sudo apt-get install nfs-common Unfortunately, this installs the expected files /etc/default/nfs-common, /etc/idmapd.conf etc., but ...
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Can only install some R-Packages (Ubuntu 14.04 server)

I am trying to install the FastRWeb package for R on this Ubuntu server. I updated sources.list with: deb http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu trusty/ I have tried both: ...
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How to install vagrant if ruby is already installed in the system?

I had installed ruby via rbenv and installed the latest stable version from their repository. I have also configured ruby for all the users. Now, when I am trying to install vagrant via apt-get it ...
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Why does removing cheese-common removes a bunch of ubuntu essential package?

I'm trying to remove some bloatware and when i tried to purge cheese-common bunch of things that I think essential to ubuntu will be removed. I'm using 14.04LTS Trying to follow this guide on what ...
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sudo apt get update and gives error GPG

When i write sudo apt-get update in Terminal i give this error (ubuntu 14.4) Fetched 177 kB in 1min 27s (2,031 B/s)W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following signatures ...
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Running apt-get past a proxy?

Ok so I know there are a lot of similar questions to this already, and I'm a noob when it comes to Linux btw. But I really need to know how to run sudo apt-get install PROGRAM (in this case a word ...
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Can't update my system due to GPG error Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA'

I can't update... I have been trying to troubleshoot this problem for a while now... The only way I found is to re-install Ubuntu... sudo apt-get update -o Debug::Acquire::http=true 0% [Connecting ...
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Ubuntu dependency problems

My ubuntu 12.4 box has been off for 10 days. Upon returning to it I have found that there's no sound and steam games (for linux) won't start. There is a dependancy problem. I'm guessing is causing ...
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Sound is not working after fresh reinstallation on ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to fix this issue using SoundTroubleshooting guide I figured out (w/ its help) that the sound modules are not installed, so I issues the following command to install it:sudo apt-get install ...
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How to use TOR SOCKS proxy for apt-get?

I am running tor browser in my Ubuntu 14.04 and and after successful connection I used socks proxy which is 127:0.0.1:9150 in my browser and it worked fine. But when I put Acquire::socks::proxy ...
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ubuntu 14.04 apache2 how do I restrict some directories to localhost only

after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, my old modified apache2.conf files are in place. I would like to start my configuration over using the default 2.4.7 config files - but I don't want to overwrite ...
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Upgrade from firefox 31 to 32 fails

Firefox fails to update due to corrupted download (deb) Preparing to unpack .../firefox_32.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_i386.deb ... Unpacking firefox (32.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1) over ...
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Mysql strange installations problems

my problem is really strange, cause i tryied lots of ways to solve them but noone was working. My last output was: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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unable to install/recover jenkins after upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

I did an upgrade of Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and was surprised to discover that my earlier installed and configured jenkins is broken. To add to the misery, if I do an apt-get install jenkins or ...
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Not able to upgrade 12.04 to 14.04.1

I want to upgrade 12.04.5 to 14.04.1. I have already have Windows 8 and 14.04 on this computer - just wanted to upgrade the 12.04.5, too. When I try to upgrade it (using both GI and terminal) I get ...
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How to drop/remove a published repo in aptly?

This seems to be a prevalent issues which many are facing and there isn't a solution anywhere on the internet. I create a repo with my .deb packages and it is published, now my release file in the ...
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“Depends: ___ but ___-saucy is to be installed” type broken dependencies after Trusty upgrade

The installer threw an error near the end of the 14.04 Trusty upgrade. unity-control-center is not installed and upon trying to install it I now have a chain of broken dependencies which, after going ...
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Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/e/eglibc/libc-bin_2.15-0ubuntu10.6_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80] [duplicate]

Hi While executing the command at root - apt-get install alien I get below errors (page not found) Can you please fix / help Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main ...
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Cannot update/get any packages. gedit not installed

my problem is that my sources.list is out of date for some reason. I already found the fix in another port, but it doesn't work. It says to use gedit to edit sources.list and replace everything with ...
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dpkg: --dry-run does not check dependency?

The following practice indicates that "dpkg --dry-run" does not perform dependency checking, or at least I don't know how to do it. If I want to make sure dependency is clear before installing ...
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apt-get update gives bzip2 error on fresh Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) in Virtual Box version 4.2.18

A fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) onto Virtual Box 4.2.18 seems to go well, however, I receive a bzip2 related error when trying to update. I was hoping a seasoned Ubuntu expert could help me ...