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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gcc fails to compile

I'm a newbee but adventuresome. I'm tri-booting Windows, Fedora, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (all 64). Learning but not using dpkg, apt, and apt-get. Starting to study C++ using Ubuntu (the only one with gcc ...
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Unable to correct dependencies while installing vlc

In an attempt to install vlc offline(internet was down), I manually installed the packages needed to run vlc. I copied the packages from my friends Ubuntu(apt-cache depends vlc). So now my apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Japanese sources.list [duplicate]

My source.list file is out of date, but many of the sources have a ja. prefix. The thread below gives the basic source items, but I want to know if there are Japanese specific links I should use. ...
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15.04 can't install from software center/update apt-get

I recently installed ubuntu 15.04 on my mac pro, and have run into some difficulties with updates and installs. I am unable to install anything from the ubuntu software center (stuck at 0 bytes ...
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File System Root - Low Disk Space - PARTIAL folder

I use Ubuntu at work and recently I have been receiving a message during boot up that states the file system is low on disk space and at one point the desktop would not fully load. After using Disk ...
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How to install recommended packages

On Ubuntu 14.04 $ dpkg --get-selections | grep ^aspell $ apt-cache depends aspell aspell Depends: libaspell15 Depends: libc6 Depends: libncursesw5 Depends: libstdc++6 Depends: libtinfo5 ...
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How to install drivers for NVIDIA GT210?

I've spent several hours on making my videocard work after upgrading Ubuntu to 12.04. Nothing worked. The latest attempts were: Installing the 'official' driver ...
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Removing old boot images when one in use is only partially installed

I'm trying to update my kernel and after I made an attempt, it partially installed. Now, when I restart nothing works properly. I've looked at previous questions, and posted my own that hasn't ...
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Sudo apt-get update error Ubuntu 14.04 With Big Blue Button

I'm using the Ubuntu server (OpenSSH not the entire system) to install the Big Blue Button webinar system to it (in Ubuntu's version 14.04) and when I type in sudo apt-get update it gives me this: ...
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system trouble after apt-get upgrade

I ran sudo apt-get upgrade a few times and kept returning an error message. After a restart my system doesn't work properly. I've looked at other questions and found that my boot partition is full. So ...
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14.04: Unable to locate package mesa [duplicate]

sudo apt-get install mesa results in: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package mesa lspci -k | grep VGA -A2 ...
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unable to find mysql-server package in ubuntu

I tried installing mysql using the command sudo apt-get install mysql-server then after entering the password, I'm getting the message Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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apt-get: cannot configure (current status `half-installed')

I can't seem to get rid of this error: ~ » sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, ...
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How to get back the dpkg folder after deleting it accidentally on 15.04?

I tried the solutions from others but they don't seem to be working. I have already tried recovering it from backup but unfortunately it didn't work.
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E: Unable to locate package fbmessenger

I accidentally clicked on Install for Facebook Messenger in Ubuntu 14.04. The icon appears on the left bar. However, when I try to remove the package (following this answer), I am getting: ...
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Can't solve unmet dependencies

I try to solve a problem of mine and I have some difficulties. I can't install/remove/dist-upgrade/clean/autoclean any package. When I try to run 'sudo apt-get -f install' to fix unmet dependencies I ...
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Upgrading from 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) to 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

How long does it take to upgrade from 14.10 LTS to 15.04 ? The procedure of Saving installed packages is going on for last 18 hrs on my system. I have chosen the option of keeping all my personal ...
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Several unmet dependencies

I have recently tried downloading steam from the Ubuntu Software Centre but when I try to launch the program I got the bellow error message. Also my results when trying to install are this when it ...
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what can be causing /etc/cron.daily/apt to hang?

Lately I've been getting a mail from the server every day, Subject Cron <root@host> test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily ) Body ...
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How do I get details about a package which isn't installed?

How can I get some details about a package without installing it, (eg. the description and version number) like in Synaptic or Aptitude. The command dpkg -s PACKAGE does not work, with this error. ...
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Not All Updates Can Be Installed Lubuntu

When I try "Software Updater" -> "Not All Updates Can Be Installed" Please tell me is everything ok with the updates? sudo apt-get update Ign http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign ...
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Why do many software packages in Ubuntu have the letter 'g' appended?

Hellu. Why do many packages in Ubuntu/debian have the letter 'g' in front of their name? Examples of this are such as: gedit gparted ganyremote gvncviewer gwhois My first quick guess would be ...
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Nvidia-settings is installed according to apt-get, but is missing

Under Kubuntu 14.04, I got trouble with nvidia-settings: whereas it appears as already installed in apt-get, it is nowhere on the computer (or it is well hidden...). I tried to remove and reinstalled, ...
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Boot partition full, failing to delete old kernels. Broken packages

Sorry for asking about what is probably really simple, but I've been Googling about for a week now and I've tried a lot of stuff without success. To start off, I get a pop-up every time I boot saying ...
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Bash script to log all recent apt-get installs and locations

Sorry if something like this already exists, but in my research I found no evidence that it did. what I want: a "monitor" type script that I can write, that I would "activate" prior to apt-get ...
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vlc player is not installing from ubunto software center giving a massage

The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1) but 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1 is to be installed Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15) but 2.19-0ubuntu6.6 is to be ...
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Unknown error: '<class 'KeyError'>' (“The cache has no package named wine-staging-i386”)

There is an error sign on my Ubuntu panel which states the error given in the title. I used sudo apt-get update but it gave me no errors. However the error sign persists. How do I fix this?
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Problems Installing CUDA on 14.04

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I don't seem to be able to get cuda to install nicely. I have tried using: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit This appears to work ...
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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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Ubuntu server cannot install anything [duplicate]

Recently I tried to install the ubuntu desktop on my ubuntu server 14. The installation failed hard. I tried several things fixing it and did a lot of research. But I couldn't find anything helpful. ...
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Regarding Too many errors in /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1),

Output of command on terminal at Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sudo apt-get install python No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already No apport report written because MaxReports is ...
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Installing Epson Printer but Interrupted by lsb Dependency Error

I am installing the Epson XP-310 driver from this website. When I attempt to install the downloaded .deb file, I get the following error: The Package System is broken ...
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Scope of Ubuntu Software Center

I found a similar q&a here Is apt-get install method the same as Ubuntu software centre installation? but my experience suggests this is not a completely accurate answer. I put 'ubuntu video ...
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Installing latest version of R-base

I have been unsuccessfully trying to install the latest version (2.15.2) of r-base. Apparently, R package Rcpp would not install for R version 2.14.1 - the version that installs for me. I am not ...
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How do I enter my home directory password once [apt-get install, encrypted directory]?

Here is my dilemma: I install a lot of software from the command-line and then I move away from the terminal to do other things. Example: sudo apt-get -y install php5 php5-gd php5-mcrypt openssl ...
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APT-GET did NOT download package correctly via APT-CACHER

I follow this to setup the apt-cacher but it did NOT download some files correctly via wget(i think it is). In my previous post, I'm going to install Oracle Java 8, and the apt downloaded a html page ...
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[Sloved]Get error on install Java

SOLVED: The problem was cause by the apt-cacher, I have opened a new post, welcome anyone come and help me to solve the new problem. I tried install Java 8 for Oracle PPA but get a error. I have ...
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How to make my server email me when there are security updates?

There's obviously a way to check to see when an update is a security update. I often get greeted by a motd that says "there are N security updates." What I'd like to do is have my server email me a ...
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Error while updating in terminal / hash sum mismatch

I was trying to update my computer in terminal and this error was shown to me: German W: Fehlschlag beim Holen von http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/vivid-updates/main/source/Sources ...
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I want to remove .deb package in ubuntu

I installed youtube-dl_2015.06.04.1-1~webupd8~trusty0_all.deb in my system. It is not properly installed and I want to remove this package from my system. I am using the command below to remove this ...
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Not work “sudo apt-get upgrade”

I am use ubuntu 12.04 installed Dell vostro 15 3000 series laptop. when I hit sudo apt-get update it works fine and then i hit sudo apt-get upgrade its shows me and then when i press Y it ...
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How to remove duplicated packages on Ubuntu 15.04?

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 and i have duplicated sources the problem started when i upgraded from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 I have ignored it for some time but now it's making me worried.
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Can't install or upgrade Firefox at all

I've run into a frustrating problem when attempting to upgrade Firefox. I was running version 16 attempting to upgrade to version 18 through Synaptic. I received the following error: W: Failed to ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 can't install libplrpc-perl, and php-bcmath

My system is: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.10 Release: 14.10 Codename: utopic when I try to apt-get install libplrpc-perl , and php-bcmath it tells me ...
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How can I delete Ubuntu temp files which are created during software installation or upgrade?

I make a very big mistake with my Ubuntu. I was try to install Ubuntu touch but disk disk has no space. My mistake is I not read/ neg-late need of primary requirement of space for installation of ...
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Installing libapache2-mod-fcgid, but can't get through configure

I have setup two servers today from a vmware template. One one this worked, the other it didn't. The only difference is that on the failing one I ran apt-get distupgrades from the last few days before ...
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Installing Mediaelch on 15.04

I like using Mediaelch. When I replaced my Ubuntu 14.04 with a fresh 15.04 installation, apt-get kept giving me not-found errors when looking for Mediaelch's packages. I followed the instructions at ...
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enabling proposed repos in 15.04 server fails to update packages

i am trying to use the proposed repo of vivid on ubuntu 15.04 server system. user@controller:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=vivid ...
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How to remove old, unused keyrings in /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.?

I frequently receive error messages of the following type: gpg: keyblock resource `/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/rwky-nodejs.gpg': resource limit It seems apt-key available cannot handle so many ...
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Unmet dependencies Pipelight

I am trying to install pipelight onto my notebook. Sadly I can't manage to get it installed. Every try to install it ends up with: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...