Advanced Packaging Tool, package manager for Debian based distributions. It is also the most basic tool install packages in Ubuntu. Questions about using any of the apt tools, should use this tag.

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Dpkg error processing for installing packages

I want to install any packages but when I use apt-get install I have the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done htop is ...
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Unmet Dependencies while Installing default-jre [duplicate]

I am getting the following error while trying to install default-jre. How can I solve this issue? Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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dropbear failed to restart

I have been got this when I use at-get dist-upgrade :: ahmad@elvina-TA890GXE:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Are there any good application for making documentation availbable in the apt repository?

I'm looking for a program to create source code and project documentation. It needs to support code snippets, tables, indexing, export to HTML and PDF, and latex support would also be a plus. It ...
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No speex packages for freeswitch building on Ubuntu

I am trying to build freeswitch on Ubuntu and getting numerous libraries absent. One of them is speex. configure says it is absent while dpkg says it is here: checking for speex >= 1.2rc1 speexdsp ...
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Find and download a package without sudo using aptitude [duplicate]

I would like to install a bunch of packages (glogg, libprotobuf7, libleveldb1, libsnappy1, libhdf5-7) on an Ubuntu system on which I do not have root privileges. (I understand that this can be ...
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Application doesn't show as installed

I installed Inkscape, but the system does not seem to recognize it. I can not launch the application for Dash or open a .svg file. when I open an .svg Inkscape does not appear as a option. What ...
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How Do I fix my particular broken package system?

So I'm having a bit of trouble with my Ubuntu 13.10 installation. I cannot for the life of me figure out what I did to break it, I think it had something to do with an update not finishing. Anyway, ...
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How can I reinstall Apache HTTPD after deleting some of the configuration files?

I recently was messing around with my Apache config and wanted to reinstall so I could start from fresh. I followed some forum posts about reinstalling the apache2 package and this ended up deleting ...
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invoke-rc.d: unknown initscript,/etc/init.d/modemmanager not found

I booted Ubuntu 13.10 in my Android tablet and works good but after installing some programs I have this error u0_a206@Android:/ $ u0_a206@Android:/ $ su root@Android:/ # /data/data/com. Zpwebsites. ...
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Can't download apps through the software center [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu , I'm using the latest version. I've been trying to download apps from the software center but I keep getting this error notification(below). Can anybody tell me how to fix this ...
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“Could not load /lib/modules/3.5.0-4-generic/modules.dep: No such file or directory” when running update-initramfs

I have a standard Ubuntu 12.04 (32bit PAE) installed. At one time I used xorg-edgers PPA (I wanted to see how far nouveau has gotten) which also provided a linux kernel 3.5.0.4. Since edge xorg made ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: Package libc6-dev-i386 is not available

I'm building 32 bit boost thread libraries on 32 bit Ubuntu 12.10. When building I get the error /usr/include/gnu/stubs.h:7:27: error: gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory I googled the problem ...
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How to install build essential

I am trying to install G++ compliler in Ubuntu 13.10 it asked me to install build essential package. I have tried the below code sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential I got the ...
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How To Download APT And All It's Dependencies?

I'm trying to download APT and all it's dependencies so I can use dpkg to install APT offline. Since you can't simply use apt-get download apt the approach I've taken is trying to generate a list of ...
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Does apt 1.0 supports search patterns like aptitude?

aptitude search ~ipackage will search for installed package only. Can apt 1.0 (i.e. standalone apt, not apt-cache, dpkg or any else) do that?
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PostGIS dependency conflicts (ubuntu 14)

I asked this over on SO, but now I'm thinking the problem is mainly package management and belongs here. Subsequent to all the detail that can be found in the original post, I have tried (sudo ...
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Can't add software source

I 've tried to add software source but "add source" button is unavialable.I can't click on it. I 've tried also to add source by using command line but it's not useful sudo‬‬ ...
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Update Error in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

When I'm running sudo apt-get update I am getting following errors/exceptions. Give me some solutions.. W: Failed to fetch http://mirror.kavalinux.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/multiverse/source/Sources ...
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Broken packages and unmet dependencies installing htk

I'm trying to install HTK 3.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit machine. The ./configure command executes without any errors, but when I try to build using the make all command, it shows the following error: ...
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“Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/repository.spotify.com” while updating the list [duplicate]

Everything was working fine just yesterday. Today I wanted to update and it failed with the following error: Pakketlijsten worden ingelezen... Fout! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header ...
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how to install packages with apt-get on a system connected via proxy?

I've got an Ubuntu 11.10 system connected via a proxy to the internet, and I would like to install packages via apt-get. When I try to do that I get this error message: sudo apt-get install ...
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E: Package 'xgraph' has no installation candidate [duplicate]

I want to install ns2 on my Ubuntu 12.04. As usual am trying to install some essential software before installing it. I tried to install: sudo apt-get install perl xorg-dev g++ xgraph libxt-dev ...
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How to completly remove php libraries?

I use zsh. when I try to upgrade the system, some packages related to php pop up, I want to remove them sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Difference between apt-cacher and apt-cacher-ng

What exactly is the difference between apt-cacher and apt-cacher-ng? I can't seem to find anywhere comparing the two. I've found tutorials and manuals on both of them, and they seem to be the same ...
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'Update Information Is Outdated' related to failed installation of apt-fast

I recently subscribed to Linux Format, and in the Aug. 2014 issue ('Fix Ubuntu') they recommended apt-fast to install software faster: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable $ sudo apt-get ...
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apt-get loop for ppa's

I recently wanted to install e17 on ubuntu 12.04. I first tried to use the ppa ~ hannes-janetzek / enlightenment-svn and it did not work for me, because it did not all packages (econnman), I kept ...
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo

many and many and many times I see sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo what is that? seems to be configuration? but what is the relation between that and .conf file? is there any file which store this ...
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Generating list of manually installed packages and querying individual packages

I'd like to get a list of packages installed manually by apt or aptitude and be able to find out whether a foobar package was installed manually or automatically. Is there any neat way of doing that ...
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Package extlinux only partially installed, causing package installation and apt update problems

I've been running 12.04 x64 LTS desktop for about a year with no issues, but recently I've done something - no idea what - that that appears to have resulted in a broken or partially installed ...
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E: Type 'ports' is not known on line 37 in source list /etc/apt/sources [duplicate]

Is using Ubuntu 14.04 and I am facing this error when am trying to update with: sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update E: Type 'ports' is not known on line 37 in source list ...
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How to solve “Extra junk at end of file” syntax error in “01autoremove-kernels” file? // invalid characters

I've read How to solve "Extra junk at end of file" when using apt? and though it's a similar problem, it apparently has a different cause since, looking at the contents of the file, unlike ...
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Half installed package error

Received the following error when attempting to install from Terminal: Selecting previously unselected package dassault-systemes-draftsight. (Reading database … 211618 files and directories currently ...
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how to restart upgrade during middle of upgrade session

I was upgrading from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 sudo do-release-upgrade after this downloaded 700 Mb of packages in approximately 10 hours and upgrade etc started I am finally stuck up here during the ...
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apt-get seems to ignore specified package versions

I just added a PPA (for Compiz) with lower version numbers, and made an apt_preferences file: Package: * Pin: release o=LP-PPA-townsend-compiz-nvidia-refresh-test Pin-Priority: 600 Sure enough, the ...
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Ubuntu on armhf: “using PPAs with apt-get source -b”?

In brief, the problem I seem to be having is that apt-get "ignores" whatever PPA I add. I assume that this is because the respective PPA's limit their debs to i386 and AMD64 builds. (I'm using armhf.) ...
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Why cant the terminal locate and install Acetoneiso_2.3.tar.gz.?

The package is on my desktop cd Desktop parallels@LouiseAvon:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get install acetoneiso_2.3.tar.gz [sudo] password for parallels: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Getting error when running apt-get -f install [duplicate]

Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 44, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3. Use of uninitialized value in -e at ...
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Unable to apt-get update /upgrade /installl Ubuntu 14.04 -Method bzip2 has died unexpectedly

Unable to update/upgrade/install Ubuntu 14.04, and it shows the below: Get:21 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en [4,089 kB] E: Method bzip2 has died unexpectedly! E: ...
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apt-get error (blocking updates) “ubuntu/dist/trusty/main/binary-*” how to correct? [duplicate]

There's a problem with apt-get it appears two sources are bouncing back 404 errors. However this is curretly blocking me from updating or installing new packages. Can someone advise on what these ...
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“Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/repository.spotify.com_dists_stable_non-free_i18n_Translation-en%5fUS” [closed]

I'm trying to install the google talk plugin on Ubuntu 14.04. I've been following this guide: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/google_talk_plugin When I do the last step, sudo apt-get install ...
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i m getting problem in installing traceroute utility

I m getting this atul@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install traceroute [sudo] password for atul: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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Can't update ubuntu 12.10 in Lenovo G580 [closed]

I'm above mentioned laptop running ubuntu 12.10.When i issue sudo apt-get update it shows Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20130213) precise Release.gpg Ign ...
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“Some index files failed to download” while installing the Spotify client

after updating from 13.10 to 14.04 from LiveCD my Spotify installation dissapeared. I tried to install it as before by following Spotify guide and entering these commands: sudo apt-add-repository -y ...
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How to uninstall Spotify [duplicate]

i have a big error warning in my Ubuntu 14 because of Spotify. This the error : E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 apt-get update fails for any installs and upgrades in trusty [duplicate]

I have tried various recommendations from the web to no success. The apt-get update gives errors . Here are my error messages after sudo apt-get udpate: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to fix this spotify error? [duplicate]

I have Xubuntu 64 bit 14.04, latest version of spotify and it seems to be working fine, but I see this error. I tried sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get ...
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Package list Error, cannot open software updater or Package list [duplicate]

I am getting an error in the Title Bar above E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Apt Upgrade AND Downgrade all packages to Current Release

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. While using 12.04, I installed several packages via PPA's. Now that I've upgraded to 14.04, I've discovered that some of the PPA packages from 12.04 are ...
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Apt behind proxy

I've been trying to get a package manager to work behind our company proxy for a whole day now but without any luck. The proxy requires authentication which is my personal email address and password. ...