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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What's causing this suspicious apt-get behaviour over HTTPS?

I am experiencing suspicious behaviour when updating with apt-get using HTTPS-based repository https://mirrors.kernel.org. Normally, apt-get upgrade displays a line like this for each package: Get:1 ...
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MySQL will not start

Well, I seem to have totally broken MySQL, possibly through a combination of recently trying to upgrade mysql workbench, which needed me to install some mysql-apt-config package, which broke my usual ...
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Installing packages in Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new user of Ubuntu. My problem is this. In a CentOS installation guide I came across a command like yum install libjpeg-devel libpng-devel Since I am on Ubuntu I thought this is to be changed ...
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apt-get stuck at 0 [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com]

When I do upgrade it gets stuck here: user@plato:~# sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done ...
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dpkg: error processing package w3c-markup-validator

I have installed w3c-markup-validator on Ubuntu 14.04 with this command: sudo apt-get install w3c-markup-validator After that, each time I run apt-get update, apt-get upgrade or apt-get install I ...
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after apt-get dist-upgrade ODROID C1 can't boot up [on hold]

I have a ODROID C1 using my personal server, and I did apt-get dist-upgrade and after reboot, it can't boot up. It is a non-official image; It doesn't contain GRUB bootloader and I can't boot up as ...
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Ubuntu cannot find package 'saods9'

I am trying to install DS9, but after trying several approaches, the command line still sends me the same answer. First, I run sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get upgrade. After both I enter ...
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problem with sudo apt-get update

On giving the command sudo apt-get update, I am getting the following error: E: Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01autoremove-kernels:1: Extra junk at end of file. Also a red circle with ...
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atlas lib symlink stuck in master-slave deadlock

after a few rounds of installs and removes, trying to get Atlas and OpenBLAS to be friend with each other, i have this update-alternatives error, which i think is really a master-slave deadlock, ie. ...
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Cant Install Python-software-proper or Icehouse on server 12.04.5 LTS (Hash Sum mismatch)

Following a fresh install of server 12.04.5 i need to install python-software-properties and icehouse to build a HP SDN server. apt-get install -y python-software-properties add-apt-repository ...
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WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated. `apt-key update` doesn't work

I'm trying to install bitcoind by simply doing sudo apt-get install bitcoind, but I get this error saying that the following packages could not be authenticated: libdb5.1++ libcrypto++9 bitcoind I ...
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Mysql strange installations problems (logger: command not found)

This problem is really strange, I have tried many ways to solve but nothing worked. My last output was: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Apt “could not find a distribution template” error

When I attempt to install anything using apt-get I get the following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 60, in <module> sp = ...
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dependency problem while downloading the google play dwonloader

I am trying to download and install the google play downloader for ubuntu. I have downloaded the google play downloader from here. I tried installing it by using sudo dpkg -i ...
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Google Chrome installation failed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have only recently started using Linux and Ubuntu. I have in the past always had Windows computers. All I want to do is be able to watch Netflix on my computer but as you know you need to download ...
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how to auto-answer apt-get upgrade?

When I run apt-get --yes upgrade in a script it sometimes stops and prompts for input. Today in 14.04 LTS it is prompting for what to do for grub/menu.lst. I don't know what could be asked for in a ...
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How to install suggested package after installation main package?

I just install chromium-browser and installation list some suggested packages to install and I continued installation and done it. $ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser Reading package lists... ...
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Cannot find virtualenvwrapper after installing

I installed virtualenvwrapper like this: sudo pip install virtualenvwrapper I thought I would find it here: /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh but I did not. I am trying to configure it in ...
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Unmet dependencies - cannot remove package libgbm1

In this case I have the libgbm1 being held, giving me message like: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages. Since I carefully read How do I ...
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Sentinella Cannot be installed on ubuntu 14.10 above

From Ubuntu 14.10, Sentinella cannot be installed on Ubuntu, neither by software centre nor by terminal. The terminal ends with the error appu@Ujjayini-Aspire-5738:~$ sudo apt-get install sentinella ...
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Using pip3-installed python 3 packages when apt-installed packages exist too?

I have numpy 1.8.2 installed in /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages (via apt), and the newest version (1.9.2) installed in /usr/local/lib/python3.4/dist-packages (via pip). Both paths are in sys.path (in ...
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How not to install recommended and suggested packages?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, I did the following, sudo gedit /etc/apt/apt.conf and added APT::Install-Recommends "false"; APT::Install-Suggests "false"; but did not work. When I try to install a ...
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Qt creator: “cannot find -lGl” Cannot install libglu1-mesa-dev

I am trying to compile and run a QT program. I have already tried windows (couldn't get taglib to compile); I also tried OSX, I compiled but the program crashes even though it doesn't crash on my ...
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apt-get install is removing a LOT of packages when installing libsdl2-dev, 14.04.2 with HWE

I have a 14.04.2 x86_64 system with HWE installed. I am wanting to install the package libsdl2-dev. Initially I got the following error: $:~/programming/SMD/dgen/dgen-sdl-1.33$ sudo apt-get ...
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Switch from Ubuntu to Kubuntu — 14.04

What is the command to remove all Ubuntu apps from a Kubuntu desktop, and vice versa, in Ubuntu 14.04? I want to keep the new Unity Locker, but remove everything else :) Thanks!
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What is the command line equivalent for the update manager?

When I do sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Sometimes the Ubuntu GUI Update Manager will still have some items left. e.g. “Complete Generic Linuux kernel”. I know there's also sudo apt-get ...
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'apt-get update' fails when using proxy [duplicate]

Using apt-get update I am getting Err http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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proxy authentication

I am very new to ubuntu, I decided to try it out two days ago. I am using proxy server [172.31.100.15 with user name and password]. I cant access any on-line resources both with the terminal, ...
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How I can upgrade gnome to latest(Testing or Unstable release) on ubuntu?

Now I'm using gnome shell version 3.14.3 on ubuntu 14.10 utopic.How I can upgrade gnome-shell to 3.16 or 3.15 91(on ppa:ricotz/testing repository). Currently I added following ppa repository ...
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Package upgrade hangs forever on mysql-apt-configure [closed]

Yesterday it got stuck with an update for MySql. The mysql-apt-config didn't finish for ours so I had to shut down the machine in the end. Today it suggested the same update again, but told me that I ...
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Is “sudo apt-get update” mandatory before every package installation?

I know what the purpose of the update command is, and I was just wondering if i must use it before any package installation I perform. What if I have not update for too long and install some critical ...
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How can I publish my deb files to custom url?

I've seen that some software can be deployed a "deb url" like deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main The "deb url" could be added via: sudo add-apt-repository "deb ...
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libglib2.0-0 accidentally deleted

I accidentally type this dpkg --force-all --remove libglib2.0-0 in Ubuntu command line and suddenly I get this massage whenever I try to install a software: telepathy-gabble : Depends: libglib2.0-0 ...
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Problem With the Digital Signature Very Important

We are using Ubuntu 10.04 and we have our internet portal that purpose we require digital certificate for authentication. We are using Firefox 24.0. The certificate shows in Firefox's preferences but ...
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apt-get not working behind socks proxy

I am trying to connect a Ubuntu 12.04 machine to a socks proxy server. I have my 192.168.30.0/24 lan, and dante socks proxy server is running on 192.168.30.134:1018. I have also an pfsense router on ...
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Having trouble installing octave packages

I am having trouble installing anything octave related. This includes through the apt-get command, and the pkg install within octave interpreter. I looked around and it seems be something with my ...
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Is there a way of telling apt to run when it can - when the previous instance has finished? [duplicate]

I am quite absent minded, and I forget everything I want to install - especially after a restart Is there a way that I can set another command to run (in a separate terminal, of course) when the ...
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can't install ubuntu-sdk after installing ubuntu 14.04.2

Now I can't install ubuntu-sdk and I can't resolve the problem. I used: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sdk ...
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Unable to install Google Chrome - 12.04

I recently downgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 12.04 because my keyboard/mouse kept locking up while watching Netflix and it was getting really annoying being unable to pause or do anything without hard ...
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Big size difference between apt-get install and binary file of apache Maven

I am installing Apache Maven onto my Ubuntu 12.04; and sudo apt-get install maven gives me 229 MB of file to download. On the other hand, going to Apache Maven site, I can download a 7 MB file. What ...
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error message with apt-get update command [duplicate]

When I update my system, I get the following errors: Fetched 316 B in 22s (14 B/s) Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following ...
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apt-get update 404 on trusty

Does anyone know why these are 404ing? At those paths, there are {path}.gz and {path}.bz2 which I can wget fine. vagrant@mt-repl:/tmp$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://security.ubuntu.com ...
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System getting hanged after apt-get update

When I run sudo apt-get update system itself getting hanged and need to restart. The output getting is, W: Failed to fetch ...
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apt-get update Unable to connect to and fetch error

I can't seem to be capable of updating or install the packages on my uBuntu 14.04 LTS Minimal VPS server. Every time i run apt-get update i get the following long message: root@cryptogates:~# ...
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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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Will i get update if I install a package by myself?

THe current emacs in the repository is 24.3. I would like to install 24.4 by downloading the source from its official site, compile and checkinstall to create a deb package, and then install the deb ...
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Removing a deb package installed from thirdparty

New to Linux and Xubuntu, I have recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit and so far I have been installing/uninstalling apps from the Ubunutu software center. Recently I have installed google chrome ...
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Apt-get shows samba output [duplicate]

I've recently reinstalled my server with Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I have a clean install with samba running and some few other applications. It's rather clean. What I'm observing recently is that ...
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install packages depends in linux kernel automatically when upgrading kernel

I created a .deb file from my project and defined dependency on specific Linux kernel package such: linux-image-3.11.0.29-generic For every Linux kernel update I will compile a deb file and put it ...
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Installing libsdl1.20dev on ubuntu 14.04

I wanted to install libsdl1.2-dev packages i tried using command sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev this resulted into following message > sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev Reading package ...