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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Can't remove or install kernel

I accidentally deleted my /boot partition but I was able to get it back with grub-install I'm trying to chroot and install the kernels again via this guide:How to restore a system after accidentally ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies and could not initialize package information

I know that this might seem to be duplicate of other questions. But none of the answers mentioned there solved this: When I try to update my system using Software Updates, I get an error message ...
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Cannot remove Packetfence - “Errors were encountered while processing: packetfence-redis-cache”

I had installed PacketFence on Ubuntu 12.04 Server Edition, and all was working fine. I could access the dashboard at https://(ipaddress):1443 without issue. After moving the hard drive into a ...
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Reinstalling CUDA 7.0 after uninstalling CUDA 7.5

Recently, I have been having some issues with my installation of CUDA, and so decided to try to reinstall it again. Originally, I had two versions installed: one at /usr/local/cuda-7.0, and another at ...
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Installing package attempts to download files for another non-dependent package

I have been instructed to install a package called DART, by running the following: sudo apt-get install libdart5-dev This gives me several error messages, which all look like the following: Err ...
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I installed BPG viewer and it deleted default python and other important apps. How to know all that was removed?

I am into bleeding edge and installed BPG viewer to view a file I encoded in BPG format. It was a .deb package and I was never prompted before it uninstalled all the important apps. It even ...
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Installing and older package on Ubuntu 15.10 (Older package on newer Distro issue)

I've recently done an fresh ubuntu install for 15.10 (wily) and now need to get some of my older packages running again. In my case I need to get TileMill working. When attempting to install normally ...
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When do dpkg-divert and dpkg-statoverride change file paths and permissions to their customized state?

That is, at what stage during install/reinstall/upgrade do the changes happen?
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Missing ceph vfs module for Samba

I am trying to use the samba ceph vfs module. I installed samba-vfs-modules but the ceph.so module doesn't show up in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/samba/vfs/ This mailing list post would seem to ...
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Log of all dependencies installed with a package

I installed xinit and ubuntu-desktop on my web server as an experiment. I want to remove them, so I ran apt-get autoremove for each of them. Much less space was freed than was used in installation. I ...
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software-properties-common not installing

I'm trying to install the java jdk on my linux machine and ended up with the need to install software-properties-common. However if I try to install it with apt-get it returns this: Reading package ...
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How to upgrade poppler-utils to latest version?

My system has poppler-utils v0.24.5. From the official site I found that the latest version is 0.40.0. I tried to update it using following command sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade poppler-utils ...
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GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)

I am getting this error when updating. sudo apt-get update. GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)
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Remove package repository

I must have a package repository listed that I can't reach and get the following error when I run apt-get update: Failed to fetch ...
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Why did apt-get remove take so long?

I just decided to remove dropbox, with sudo apt-get remove dropbox but it took around 25 minutes. This is the output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to make a snappy package for an open-source

I have developed an open-source daemon EasyCwmp. EasyCwmp has many dependencies such as libcurl, libubox, libubus, libuci, json, libmicroxml. I want to generate a snappy package for Ubuntu core for ...
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How to replace ppa provided packages by ubuntu provided ones?

Recently I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04. Then I wanted to install latest vlc (2.2.1), and googled for it. Then I came across this ppa: ppa:mc3man/trusty-media and added it to my repositories ...
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Unwanted uninstall with apt-get install

I accidentally pressed Enter instead of Tab I had this line in command line: sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10- I tried to auto-complete with Tab and instead I hit Enter and I ended up with a lot ...
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How to create package file for packages

I am trying for offline installation of certain packages using apt-get. I have modified sources.list file to reflect the local cache directory path where I have kept all the required packages. ...
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Skip explicit selection of package (and force download of the latest)

I type sudo apt-get install lua and I get the following: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package lua is a virtual package provided by: ...
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apt document containing list of installable packages

Is there online a textual (simple text, HTML, pdf...), updated document where it is listed all the software I can install using apt-get install?
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Computer hangs while setting up linux-image-3.19.0-43-generic

I think this system was shutdown during a system update but not sure. It doesn't say I have any available updates when I log in, so I don't know. This is a VM on a hyper-v host. I used to face this ...
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Software installation halted due to unmet dependencies (Tried remedy)

I am trying to install a software package through the ubuntu software centre but I am getting this error:- The following packages have unmet dependencies: gnome-control-center: Depends: libxi6 (>= ...
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Help with installation after HDD SATA replacement in laptop (Toshiba AMD A6)

Will this fix my installation issue, if I just go to 15.10. I was trying OEM, sudo clean, update, install, kodi, --fix, fix-missing...nothings works...also I have checked BIOS and the new SATA HDD is ...
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Need help “sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found”

There are lots of "add-apt-repository" posts out there, but I think I have seen and tried the solutions in most of them. I am trying to install Java on Ubuntu Server 12.04. Some searching lead to the ...
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problem when try install E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

root@Hima:/home/ibraheem# sudo apt-get install nmap Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: ...
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Why is there an old version of haproxy in Ubuntu repository?

Usually, I have found Ubuntu repositories to be more up-to-date as compared to Debian repositories, but in the case of haproxy, it's version in Ubuntu's repositories (1.4) is older than that in ...
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how to install nasm on ubuntu 14.04

How to install nasm on Ubuntu? I run sudo apt-get install nasm: Need to get 0 B/1,503 kB of archives. After this operation, 3,285 kB of additional disk space will be used. Selecting previously ...
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apt-get update: “GPG error: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA'”

after running 'sudo apt-get update' I see this in terminal:
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Could I remove apt with apt?

I know that I can use apt-get remove <package> to remove a program. But apt is a program itself. Could I use apt-get remove apt to remove it, or would it get confused part way through?
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Unable to install prey on ubuntu15.10

I am trying to install prey on Ubuntu 15.10. I have downloaded .deb file from https://preyproject.com/download but when I use sudo dpkg -i prey_1.5.0_i386.deb I receive the output: (Reading ...
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No installation candidate for “libicu52” on 15.10

When I try to install sudo apt-get install libicu52, I get the following error. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10, 64 bit. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How do I fix/undo sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

So I'm fighting with NodeBB -- and found that nginx was advised. However I thought I needed the most updated version (when in fact 1.4.x is recommended). I couldn't get the rerouting working on 1.8 ...
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I ran these commands and want to learn how to reverse them

Please don't scorch me i'm still novice and only seeking help. I ran the following commands: echo "deb https://pkg.tox.chat/debian nightly release" sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tox.list wget ...
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Installed Cuda toolkit 7.5, but libcudart.so.5.5 remains

After installing Cuda Toolkit 7.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 (via apt-get of .deb file, followed by update of nvidia driver to 352.63), nvcc --version, NVidia-smi, and cuda samples work as expected. 7.5 is ...
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Error while installing Steam on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to install Steam on my Ubuntu and am getting this error: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386 [sudo] password for ...
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sudo apt-get update is not working in ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

When I’m running sudo apt-get update I am getting this error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory ...
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Problem installing Kali linux tools using katoolin

I encountered this problem while installing Kali linux tools using katoolin. OS: Ubuntu version 14.04 Select a category or press (0) to install all Kali linux tools . kat > 0 Reading package ...
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Problem with sudo apt-get install (dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem) [duplicate]

I think I used something involving dpkg but I am not able to recall what. After that when I need to do some sudo-apt get or even sudo-apt get update I am facing the following ...
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apt-get update is not working : non of answer is able to solve issue

Last two days I struggling to install VIM or build kernel. But hard luck. Issue is apt-get update not working. I had read almost all post on this website but nothing is working. I had done many ...
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'apt-get update' Error

I'm constantly getting a error and a warning on the output of apt-get update from yesterday night on my Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit PC. The significant part of the output of command apt-get update is ...
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Unable to update ubuntu 14.04 LTS by using 'sudo apt-get update'

When I'm trying to update ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I got this error message: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list (dist) E: The list of sources could not be read. ...
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How to remove a specific package from dependency list of another package?

Since I'm using Qt5 I want to uninstall all the qt4 libs. I tried it with the following command sudo apt-get remove libqt4-* which attempts to remove all the qt4 libs but in addition it wants to ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 reports broken packages

I am trying to upgrade ubuntu 14.04 but I have somehow messed up my packaging system. When I run sudo do sudo do-release-upgrade I get the following message and the upgrade is aborted: An ...
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Could not calculate the upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04

I tried to upgrade my dist from 14.04 to 15.04 and received the error "Could not calculate the upgrade". I use the main server. I was grepping over main.log and saw the following line: 2016-01-15 ...
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Broken apt-get upgrade

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and attempting a apt-get upgrade which is currently failing with the below error. I am alittle bit stuck. Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu4.2) ... ...
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How to recover from apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop^?

I was trying to convert ubuntu desktop to ubuntu server and did: sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-dektop^ The system startted to remove packages and hanged at the following messages: Removing ...
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Are the field names localized in the file /var/lib/dpkg/status?

Are the field names localized in the file /var/lib/dpkg/status? I'm writing some code to parse the package names from the 'status' file. I need to know if the field names like "Package", "Status", ...
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Apt-get commands won't work

On my ubuntu 15.04 server the apt-get command won't work. I think it has something to do with perl. Does anyone know how to fix it? I've already tried apt-get -f install, but that outputs the same ...
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Update Manager still there after update

Even after I run sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade And the updates are installed succesfully, the graphical interface of the Update Manager is still telling me that I have the updates to ...