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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Error 404 when trying to install the package linux-image-extra

I am trying to install the package below on ubuntu/trusty64 apt-get install -y linux-image-extra-`uname -r` and getting the following error Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Can i put everything back after accidentally doing “apt-get remove mysql-server”?

I have accidentally typed in webserver terminal following command: sudo apt-get remove apache2 php* mysql* -y Can i rescue my database tables, without a backup? I know that, for instance, apache ...
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apt-get remove --purge wine* removed everything!

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my ...
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“Sorry Ubuntu * 15.10 has experienced an internal error” /usr/bin/signon-ui [closed]

I think this happened after using sudo-apt-get update or sudo-apt-get upgrade, ever since that whenever I restart my Ubuntu, I always get this error message. Anybody have experience this before? ...
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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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Software Center Will Not Install From Terminal

When trying to install Software Center I get the following message: ~$ sudo apt-get install software-center Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Need to resolve a dependency error: libc6 : Breaks: locales (< 2.19)

I could use some advice on how to get around an error message I received when attempting to install a program from the makemkv ppa. I've attempted to run install with the -f command, but the error ...
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Why do I need to check updates after adding a ppa [duplicate]

Is there a way to avoid this step a check only the newly added ppa?
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apt-get dist-upgrade want to remove most of my apps

I hope there is someone out here who can help me. I am running Ubuntu 14.04. Last week I got a dependency issue when trying to do apt-get dist-upgrade. This was regarding the latest of ...
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sudo apt-get install libstdc++

When i try to install libstdc++ using: sudo apt-get install libstdc++ I am getting the below error in ubuntu. Do you have any idea about it? The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Steam requires additional packages, which will not install

When I start my Steam I get the following error message: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 When I accept, the following ...
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replicable apt-get install command

I'm provisioning an Ubuntu server with a shell script, for definition a provisioning script should be replicable and idempotent (every time I execute the command it should always act the same). Thus I ...
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Install bluetooth or bluez-utils packages fails using bluez-5.37 (or bluez-4.101)

I have compiled bluez 5.37 from sources, and installed it. I would like to install the package bluez-utils, which depends on bluez. sudo apt-get install bluez-utils Reading package lists... Done ...
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“apt-get build-dep linux” alternative (offline machine)

How to install build dependencies for package linux? There are at least couple of problems I see: Machine to be used is offline one. There is no "linux" package according to "apt-rdepends" (although ...
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apt-get package is not available but is referred to by another package - but cannot find that package

When I try to install a package with apt-get install, I'll occasionally see a message of the form Package somePackage is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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Failed to download repository information Ubuntu 15.10

Since installing drop-box (whether this had any bearing I don't know) I have this error with any installation or update using the software centre or command-line using apt-get. E: GPG error: ...
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Unable to install VLC on Ubuntu 15.10

I upgraded to 15.10 from 14 a month or so ago and ended up losing VLC in the process. Now when I attempt to install VLC $ sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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What's the difference between 'suggest' and 'recommends' package in apt terminology? [duplicate]

root@xxx:~# aptitude show gcc Package: gcc New: yes State: installed Automatically installed: no Version: 4:5.2.1-3ubuntu1 Priority: optional Section: devel Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers ...
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When will the Python 2.7.9 upgrades be available from apt-get for 14.04LTS?

The ssl related fixes in that are critical to network security.
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Full removal of cinnamon (Ubuntu 15.10)

I installed cinnamon using the command sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment Noticing I downloaded about 800MB of data/packages and my disk-space increase my about 1GB. Then I decided ...
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Unable to get exclusive lock, apt-get busy

Whenever I try a command, I get an error saying: Unable to get exclusive lock Also apt-get is busy, but I am not even running any other application.
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Broken dependencies issue is faced immediately after the first install of Ubuntu 14.04.3?

I followed these steps just to get rid of broken dependencies issue but to no avail. A fresh install of ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Tried to install g++ by sudo apt-get install g++ BOOM... Broken ...
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How to install qt3-dev-tools package

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and want to install qt3-dev-tools package. When i run this command sudo apt-get install qt3-dev-tools i am getting this error, E: Unable to locate package qt3-dev-tools ...
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Problems while installing gource

i am using ubuntu 14.04 64 bit OS. i was trying to install gource but no 64 bit version of it availble. i downloaded i386 version of itand this is the error is this because one cannot install i386 ...
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dpkg unrecoverable fatal error while installing any package

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge results in this error Selecting previously unselected package libboost-iostreams1.54.0:i386. dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: reading files list for ...
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fresh re installation of ckan, jetty, solr

I am trying to install ckan on my ubuntu 14.04, but i got into some errors that i cant fix, so i decided to do a fresh installation after i remove everything from my computer. I am getting some errors ...
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Apt-get cannot find version firefox=41.0+build3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

In another box I have firefox 41.0+build3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 installed: apt-cache policy firefox firefox: Installed: 41.0+build3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 I'm trying to mirror the environment so I tiried ...
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How to install a fingerprint reader on Lenovo ThinkPad

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad with a fingerprint reader: How to make Ubuntu recognise it and use it for login? I already tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui sudo apt-get ...
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Unity failed in ubuntu 14.04 after installing libldap-2.4-2:i386 URGENT

When i tried to install wine i get some unmet dependencies so what i did is to install them manually But when i arrive to this package sudo apt-get install libldap-2.4-2:i386 I didn't notice that ...
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get an error trying to install google chrome

I'm getting an error after installing Google Chrome. When I try to do sudo apt-get update I get this error: W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release.gpg Bad ...
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Unable to fix unmet dependencies ubuntu server

i am not able to install some packages, i got this error, i already tried all clean and -f options with apt-get. also tried this Unable to fix unmet dependencies but it did not work for me. Running ...
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Does unattended-upgrades support wildcards?

I am using ubuntu unattended-upgrades to automatically update a couple of my ubuntu home servers, but there is a few updates I don't want to be updated automatically. such as various ypes of mysql ...
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python packages not updating with pip

I'm a bit confused about sudo apt-get install python-<package> vs sudo pip install vs pip install. I have read many posts on the matter: What are the risks of running 'sudo pip'?, Is it ...
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apt-get install python-xxx vs pip install

I'm still trying to understand this problem I'm having and have read a ton of posts regarding sudo apt-get install python-XXX vs pip install, and I understand the jist of it (apt-get is a package ...
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after installing ubuntu 15.10 , i got error in update

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu/dists/wily/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Unable to locate package on 14.04 LTS

I am not able to install any software through terminal. When I run following commands, sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-* I ...
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Error while installing unity-tweak-tool on Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool results in Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed ...
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Updated kernel to mainline (4.3.3), but apt-get upgrade keeps downloading headers & image for 4.2

I have a Surface Pro 2 running ubuntu, and prior to kernel 4.x it's been quite problematic (wifi/trackpad/screen etc). I've been updating my kernel to mainline, first 4.0, then 4.2 and more recently ...
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Apt-get can't find motion package 14.04

I'm trying to install motion on ubuntu server 14.04 but apt-get can't find the package? From what i've read it should be able to find it. Please can someone point me in the direction of how to install ...
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Ubuntu Software Center disappeared. Reinstalling it doesn't work

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu, I have 15.10 installed but Software Center disappeared. I tried to run this in terminal: sudo apt-get install software-center But Im getting this error:
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How can I install specific version of MYSQL

I'm trying to install mysql-server 5.0. because I want to install a program which depend on this version. I've surfed the net to find a solution but none of them worked. I'm really disappointed. I ...
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How to add PPAs through a list? [closed]

I need to add PPAs on Ubuntu 14.04.3 from a file that contains a list of repositories, as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa: $ (cat ppas.list) or sudo add-apt-repository $ (cat ppas.list) or ...
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LIOC implications

I am just a few days old to this new OS and am trying to run LIOC. I've installed it but I cannot figure out how to run it. I've used the code: sudo mono /opt/loic/LOIC.exe but it still doesn't work. ...
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SNMP uninstall woes

I am having problems with net snmp. I built it from source and installed that over the apt-get install of snmpd, snmptrapd, etc. It worked, but then I upgraded MySQL to v5.7. After doing that snmpwalk ...
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I cant download wine on 11.10 [duplicate]

Im brand new to Linux in general, ive only been using it a few days, and I keep getting a huge amount of 404 errors when running sudo apt-get update here are some examples Err ...
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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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ubuntu error after trying to update

i used the software updater to update to Ubuntu 15.04, i believe it was. but, it gave me an error halfway through, and i clicked OK. but now, (still in the version before 15.04) i cant download ...
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How can I install libpcap header files on Ubuntu 12.04?

How can I install libpcap header files on Ubuntu 12.04? When I use apt-get install libpcap I receive following message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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My Updater refuses to work [duplicate]

This is the error warning that I get E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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python-gi referencing wrong headers [closed]

I'm trying to use gtk+ with python in Linux Mint 17. After trying the jhbuild method of building the gtk libraries for python, I tried to install from the Debian repositories and I tried to install ...