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 is the prefered way to install R packages in Ubuntu?

I am installing in R in ubuntu, but I am a bit confused with the many options there are to install packages. The traditional way is to install them, inside R, by doing install.package. Ubuntu however ...
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Cannot install BytecoinWallet.deb

I downloaded the latest BytecoinWallet but for some reason it doesn't want to install. At first I gave it perms with: chmod 755 BytecoinWallet-1.0.11.amd64.deb After that I tried to install it ...
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sudo apt-get --install-suggests install git fails

When I try to install git along with its suggested packages, I get errors indicating that git-daemon-run and runit failed to install properly. Looking up the error messages leads me to https://bugs....
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Error when starting treesheets

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04. When I run TreeSheets this window appears: I ran sudo apt-get purge treesheets sudo apt-get install treesheets treesheets but I still get the same error. The program ...
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Program created unmet dependencies

I have this apt problem. I want to know what program was root cause of this problem. The following packages have unmet dependencies: libcurl4-gnutls-dev : Depends: libcurl3-gnutls (= 7.43.0-1ubuntu2)...
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Getting error while running sudo apt-get update

Whenever I am running $ sudo apt-get update, I am getting the following error. $ sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://archive....
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Message about no longer required packages on every install through apt-get [duplicate]

I ran this command sudo apt-get install tor-browser and I got this output. Should I apply autoremove as mentioned? sudo apt-get install tor-browser Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to effectively navigate the Terminal and installed packages/commands?

I am an electrical & computer engineer that has recently started using Ubuntu 16.04 to modify an Android-based Computer on Module (COM) to suit the needs of a new product I am working on for the ...
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node.js conflicts: /sbin/node vs /usr/bin/node

I have two Ubuntu 12.10 machines: machine A is a VMWare VM and machine B is and old Acer laptop. On both machines, I installed node using apt-get. However machine A installs the main binary as /usr/...
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Cannot execute apt commands: Errors were encountered while processing tzdata

I've tried running sudo apt-get install octave as well as sudo apt autoremove and both have returned the following: Errors were encountered while processing: tzdata E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg ...
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How to manually install PHP and Apache in Ubuntu 14.04 without using apt-get

I'm trying to configure my machine(Ubuntu 14.04) for LAMP but I want to install PHP and Apache HTTP Server the hard way i.e. without using apt-get or any other package manager.(I've chosen the hard ...
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dpkg: error processing package mendeleydesktop (--install)

Now I am sick of this error and after trying all the things that I found from similar questions, I decided to post this. So I am trying to install mendeleydesktop on my newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 : ...
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Using gcc 3.4 on Ubuntu 14.04

By exactly following this post, I was able to install gcc 3.4 on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. But, when I try to compile a program, it fails with the following error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find ...
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Problem installing package git-all

I am trying to install git-all using the following commands: sudo apt update sudo apt install git-all and I get the following results: jonathan@Aristotle:~$ sudo apt install git-all Reading ...
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Problems with Git-All and 15.04

So I'm working with git and I installed the standard version. I set up the ssh keys and was able to clone one of my repositories to the correct folder. Everything was working great and then I decided ...
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Git-All and Runit Problems in 16.04

When I am trying to install the git-all from the repositories sudo apt-get install git-all at the end of the installation process I get some errors: start: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to ...
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While trying to install git, “errors were encountered while processing: runit, git-daemon-run”

I'm trying to install git using sudo apt-get install git-all but I'm getting an error message which ends as follows: Errors were encountered while processing: runit git-daemon-run E: Sub-process ...
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How to fix error processing package git-daemon-run?

I am trying to install php curl like so: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install php5-curl But I keep getting an error. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How do you select the fastest mirror from the command line?

I want to update my sources.list file with the fastest server from the command line in a fresh Ubuntu Server install. I know this is trivially easy with the GUI, but there doesn't seem to be a simple ...
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apt-get update failed [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/tbfr/zabbix/ubuntu/dists/precise/Release Unable to find expected entry 'manp/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file) ...
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How to uninstall softmaker freeoffice

I downloaded FreeOffice from here. Now I am trying to uninstall it by doing this command: sudo dkpg -r softmaker-office And it isn't working. Can anybody help me with this problem? thanks
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cant able to install openjdk-7-jdk and openjdk-7-jre

When I run sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk I am getting this error $ sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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add-apt-repositories isn't working

Basically the terminal freezes for a while the I manually have to ctrl+c to end the process, then I get the following ^CTraceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line ...
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“Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages” while installing NFS server

I am trying to install an NFS server on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine but everytime it gives me an error like this: david@machineA:~$ sudo apt-get install nfs-common nfs-kernel-server Reading package ...
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apt upgrade error 16.04 / hang on “sync” task, after cpio build of initramfs, from postinst.d

When upgrading (apt-get upgrade) on 16.04 (ubuntu-mate) I get a hang (left from 9:50am til 16:00 or thereabouts) I tracked down as far as the call to /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools and added ...
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KDE installation

Hi everyone i installed KDE and nothing changed so I tried sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop which told me this plasma-desktop is already the newest version (4:5.6.5-0ubuntu1~ubuntu16.04~ppa1)...
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Dependency errors with apt-get [closed]

I'm having a hell of a time getting anything to install properly. Seeing lots of dependency errors. The most common is plymouth. I'm running Ubuntu 13.04. I've run apt-get update, upgrade, clean, -...
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Problem after upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04

I run HP laptop Pavilion with processor S7 and Intel Graphic card hd 520. Just bought this laptop about 3 months ago. After upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04 and rebooting, I got flashing screen ...
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Unable to install new software in 16.04

I try to install a new software in Ubuntu 16.04. I cannot install but I get a following error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet ...
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Unable to update in Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I'm unable to run sudo apt-get update successfully for the past few days now. When running sudo apt-get update from terminal, it shows error as, W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/...
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Install php extensions in ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

I need install the following extension with php5.6 and ubuntu 16.04, but ubuntu only install extensions for php 7 this extension i cannot install with the issue related Installing PHP 5.6 on Xenial (...
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How do I create a program similar to 'fortune', that can be installed using apt-get install

I am trying to create a program, let's call it abcd like http://linux.die.net/man/6/fortune that can simply be installed like $ sudo apt-get install abcd. Now for the specifics, my program simply is ...
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apt-proxy not working for ubuntu 16.04

After upgrading client machine from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 16.04, They are unable to connect & fetch updates & package installation from apt-proxy machine. Please find attached . Please reply ...
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Mess after do-release-upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04

After doing a do-release-upgrade on my VPS to pass from 15.10 to 16.04, I have this message after each apt-get install... (Translated from French, sorry) Reading packages list... Done Building ...
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Ubuntu unable to install .Net Core

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on virtual machine and trying to install .Net core. I have followed following link for Installing .Net Core on Ubuntu I tried to install package but it's failing. Here ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 hangs when rebooting after apt-get upgrade

There are quite a few posts about Ubuntu hanging on boot, but none seem quite the same as what I have. Monthly, I run a cron job that apt-get updates/upgrades my Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop system, then ...
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Adding Source URIs

I am attempting to run the command: sudo apt-get build-dep glfw3 However, I'm recieving this error in return: reading package lists... Done E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list ...
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No Installation candidates found for gitolite

I am trying to install git and gitolite with the command sudo apt-get -y install git gitolite. It gives me the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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apt-get failure while processing number of python packages

How do I clean it up? Errors were encountered while processing: python-cairo python-gobject-2 python-gtk2 python-numpy python-sqlalchemy python-pygame childsplay childsplay-alphabet-sounds-ca ...
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how to identify a specific set of servers, which provide packages for apt-get install?

I have some Ubuntu 14 instances on a private vpc on aws. I can only establish an Internet gateway pointing to a specific host, to get my apt-get package updates. How can I find out some specific host ...
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Problems with distribution upgrade

I have been trying to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS but when I run sudo do-release-upgrade, I get the following error: Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem ...
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Unable to launch matlab

Error while lanching the matlab c Error while installing libxp.so.6 using yum I am using ubuntu 16.04, I have succesfully installed matlab 2010b without any error. the same sofware had worked with ...
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Package 'libkrb53' has no installation candidate

I was trying to configure kerberos using MSKTutil. And it needs libkrb53 package. But while i was installing libkrb53 using apt-get install libkrb53 it gives me an error as Package '...
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Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

I was trying to upgrade VLC player on my Ubuntu 14.04. Below are the commands I've executed. (How to update VLC to the latest version?) But facing issues like Wrong sources.list entry or malformed ...
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PHP upgrade from PHP 7.0.4 to PHP 7.0.8 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have to upgrade PHP version PHP 7.0.4 to PHP 7.0.8 in order to install third party software which only supported on PHP version 7.0.6 or later. root@A# php -v PHP 7.0.4-7ubuntu2.1 (cli) ( NTS ) ...
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Chromium launches to a black screen. Also sudo apt-get update returns errors

Just some background: this is the latest Ubuntu being run on virtual-box. Also, I just started using using Linux this week, so I'm a total noob. Now, these might not be connected, but for the second ...
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E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages

I've been trying to install the CoreBird Twitter application and have had horrible luck with getting it to compile and then I came across a deb (from here) and tried to install it that way. However, ...
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How to handle Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg error in hardware enablement stack for Trusty

Following the instructions at LTS Hardware Enablement Stack produces the following result.... $ sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-wily xserver-xorg-core-lts-wily xserver-...
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Please help me to install winusb on Xenial Xerus

I tried to install winusb in my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This is the message I get when I tried to install winusb: kishoreuk@kishoreuk-HP-Notebook:~$ sudo dpkg -i winusb_1.0.11+saucy1* [sudo] password for ...
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Deleting standard browser [duplicate]

Is there any difference between this command: apt-get purge firefox and these 2 commands: sudo apt-get remove firefox && sudo apt-get autoremove