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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kernel is outdated

I have troubles with updating my kernel. I'm running Kubuntu 14.04. uname -r output: 3.13.0-32-generic I clearly see newer versions in repos with sudo dpkg --list 'linux-image*': ... ...
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Installing firmware-b43-installer in terminal, get E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock [duplicate]

I am getting the following error message. Please help $sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer [sudo] password for sophon: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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How to --install-suggests on an already installed package?

Or: what is the proper way of installing missing suggests for installed packages?
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How can i fix E: encountered a section with no Package: header E:problem with mergelist / [duplicate]

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en E: The package lists or status file ...
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How to install wkhtmltopdf 0.12.1 on Ubuntu server?

I am trying to install current stable version 0.12.1 but it only installs 0.9.9. Any chance to install latest version with apt-get install? It seems that 0.9.9. is very old :(
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apt-cacher or alternative that supports repos with HTTP basic auth?

We're using a repository that uses HTTP basic auth, so /etc/apt/sources.list/ contains something like: deb http://user:pass@mirror.tld/dir/ release main contrib non-free And would like to cache ...
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“ Unable to fetch some archives” when trying to install phpmyadmin

Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main mysql-common all 5.5.34-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 404 Not Found [IP: 194.169.254.10 80] Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LST - update failed - No solutions

"please dont mark my thread to duplicate if you dont read the content" Its difference. I setup new ubuntu box on my vps. After that i try to update but no lucky : W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LST - update failed with 404 Not found - No solutions can help me in this case [duplicate]

I setup new ubuntu box on my vps. After that i try to update but no lucky : W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found ...
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How can I install apt packages non-interactively?

If I run: sudo apt-get --yes install postfix or sudo bash -c 'yes | apt-get --yes install postfix' an interactive prompt appears to configure postfix. I need to automate the installation of ...
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How to remove some packages which contain a certain keyword?

For example, when I want to remove Xfce, I did this: aptitude search xfce | grep ^i id gtk2-engines-xfce - GTK+-2.0 theme engine for Xfce id libxfce4ui-common ...
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wget | apt key add problem

just tried to install a key from acestream (Ubuntu 14.04). This command doesn't work for me: sudo wget -O - http://repo.acestream.org/keys/acestream.public.key | sudo apt-key add - The key is ...
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Unable to install acrobat reader in ubuntu 14.10

actually, I have tried doing it once. In the middle of installation, my desktop freezes and had to forcefully restart it soon. I am giving the error message , please help me ASAP. Reading package ...
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Cannot find a package in Ubuntu 14.04 with apt-get install

I tried everything but for some reasons I cannot find any packages in this new distro. I wanted to install wicd, git, ... all of the packages cannot be found for some reasons. I followed this guide ...
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apt-get purge libc6-dev-i386 want to remove important packages

I had problem when compiling 32-bit ELF inside 64-bit Ubuntu. This is error message produced by GCC compiler : cheap-laptop@my-machine:~/DEV-DIR$ gcc -m32 test.c -o test In file included from ...
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Cron jobs are disabled on clean installation of 14.04

I have a clean installation of Ubuntu 14.04 and in my /etc/cron.daily/ I see *.disabled files: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 15481 Apr 10 09:04 apt.disabled -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 314 Feb 17 2014 ...
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Question about libmatio-dev

I want to install libmatio-dev, but a specific version (1.3.4-2). Whenever I run sudo apt-get install libmatio-dev, I get 1.5.2 installed instead. How do I force the install of 1.3.4-2?
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No image output after gnome-applet purge

Okay, so I was trying to get my flash player to work on Amazon prime video's DRM protected content. I Google's some things and it said I should install a thing called hal. I tried it using apt-get ...
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How can I restore configuration files?

I would like to restore LightDM to its default state, because for some reason /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf is now an empty file. Deleting /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf and then running sudo ...
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Unable to remove maven using 'sudo apt-get remove maven2'

I want to upgrade to newer version of maven. For that i first want to remove the existing version of maven in the computer as told here. I tried sudo apt-get remove maven2. But it is saying ...
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error in installation of gcc on ubuntu Ubuntu 12.04

I want to install gcc on a ubuntu machine but got the following errors: t@lab45:~# apt-get install build-essential Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Openntpd cannot be uninstalled

I have openntpd installed when I was trying to install Cloudstack on my Ubuntu 14.10. I no longer needs openntpd but now I cannot uninstall it. I tried sudo apt-get autoremove and purge but I always ...
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How to solve “Extra junk at end of file” when using apt?

I'm trying to configure some proxies for a guest virtual machine and now I'm getting: sudo apt-get update E: Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/95proxy:4: Extra junk at end of file The content of the ...
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Upgrading Chrome stable aptitude reports version 39 but chrome://chrome reports 38

I am trying to upgrade google chrome to the latest stable release. I used apt-get purge google-chrome-stable to remove and then installed the lastest through the PPA /opt/google/chrome$ apt-cache ...
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Update Manager doesn't work “ImportError: No module named 'codecs'”

Hello, Dear awesome community Each time I try sudo update-manager it returns Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: Unable to get the locale encoding Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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how to install numpy in ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I need to install numpy in my ubuntu 12.04. I am new to linux so please give me step by step orders to terminal. I downloaded the numpy 1.9.tar.gz and unpacked it. now please tell me how to proceed. ...
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HELP i cant install anything [duplicate]

i tried editing /etc/apt/sources.list and hono of the ULRs below appear in it. thanks in advance btw im running 12.04 root@p:~# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade Hit http:// ...
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An error occurred, please run package manager

I have just upgraded my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop from Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04. Unfortunately the top bar now has a little red circle with a minus sign in it. When I click it, it opens a box with the ...
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Broken Package Manager: Can't fix dependencies cause of different problem

I'm a relatively inexperienced Linux user having a problem with Ubuntu LTS 14.04.1 LTS (installed from the MythBuntu DVD). If I run 'sudo apt-get install', I see the following errors: You might ...
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How can I disable apt-get autoremove?

I added a bad ppa to my system and now I need to do manual package removing/downgrading. The issue is that I enabled apt-get autoremove a while ago and removing a package to later replace ...
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Kubuntu 14.10, updates gives GPG error

I'm running Kubuntu 14.10. About a week or so ago, I noticed that doing a 'sudo apt-get update' gives me the following error at the end. Fetched 16.0 MB in 24s (650kB/s) ...
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Fix extracted but not configured package blocker

Problems started after an unexpected power loss while executing apt-get dist-upgrade. When I now run command (as root) apt-get dist-upgrade and got the following output: Reading package lists ... ...
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dpkg and missing dependency problem

I downloaded an open source software from the Internet to emulate white board on my computer. The link is here: http://open-sankore.org/ The download was as .zip file with .deb file inside (which I ...
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Problem importing a module (mpl_toolkits.basemap) in Python

So the issue is this: I'm attempting to learn how to plot maps with Python, using shapefiles. There are plenty of examples available on the internet, but just about all of them start with something ...
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How to Install php 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.14 on Ubuntu 12.04

I am experiencing problems with my PHP application with 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.15. I have identified what the problem is, but in the meanwhile I would like to downgrade to 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.14, because the ...
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Steam needs libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386

I have just installed Steam on my Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit and it works well and I can play games but each time I launch it I get the following prompt: Steam needs to install these additional packages: ...
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Can I upgrade Mailman to the latest release via apt-get?

I'm running Mailman 2.1.16rc2 on Ubuntu 12.04. That's the most recent version available via apt-get install. Mailman recently released version 2.1.18 with some new features to deal with fallout from ...
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Terminal: sudo: apt-get: command not found

This is my first post here, so let me be welcomed with a serious issue to be answered. Lately some really bad things have been happening with my computer, having to do with lack of icons and all kinds ...
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Broken package after update: linux-headers, error brokencount >0

Ubuntu 12.04. After an update, I get a red warning icon in the system tray, warning about an error: broken count >0 Opening Update manager, I see that the broken package is ...
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libtiff4:i386 is not available [duplicate]

The package: "libtiff4" is now unavailable. So, for people who have problem trying to install libtiff4:i386 And came out with this output: zorin@Samsung-NP300E4Z-S03TH:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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How to install Virtualbox 4.3.20 on ubuntu 14.04?

I m getting the following problems; when I m trying to install Virtualbox, soomaiya@soomaiya-Satellite:~$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Why was the virtualbox package removed from the 14.04 repository?

I'm having some problems trying to run my Windows XP virtual machine after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 today. When I tried to start it a message dialog was displayed saying that the kernel drivers ...
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Luarocks: 404 Not Found

I'm fairly new to Linux and am having some problems installing luarocks. I keep getting the error E: Failed to fetch ...
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Dependency is not satisfiable: libdevmapper1.02.1(>=2:1.02.20)

I m trying to install virtualbox but ubuntu 14.04 generating an error "Dependency is not satisfiable: libdevmapper1.02.1(>=2:1.02.20)" I applied this command but its not working; ...
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Wrong dependency tree

I'm trying to update my apt-get but I got the following error messages: Setting up libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 (10.1.3-0ubuntu0.2) ... update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative ...
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using sudo apt-get CLEAN & AUTOREMOVE kill my laptop! [closed]

I found somewhere here in the forum that I could use the commands sudo apt-get clean and sudo apt-get autoremove to get rid of things I don´t use and my laptop does not need. Why is it that every ...
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Limit apt repo to a certain arch?

I have several repositories that don't have armhf (for RPi cross-compiler) binaries, so it always gives me a carp ton of 404 errors on updating package lists. it also prevents me from running ...
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What is the Url to Open software center with a prefered application?

I've searched it several ways.Nothing more,Just need to add install buttons which must open up Ubuntu software center with a pre-selected application.Is there a way to do that ? Windows 8 store site ...
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How to set up apt-get ssh transport with chroot

I want to set up a private APT repository that is only accessible by a shared public key, via the ssh transport. The only problem is, this also gives ssh access to the machine. I would therefore like ...
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Apt-get wants me to remove packages (from r-cran) that I need

Why is apt-get telling me to remove packages that I need? And how do I tell it to shut up? I'm running an EC2 with Ubuntu 14.04 and R 3.1.2 and Rstudio-server. I just ran apt-get update and upgrade ...