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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How can I install dependencies from source in Lubuntu 14.04?

I need to rebuild and install one of the packages which is in the apt repositories (i.e. with modified options to ./configure). I first tried downloading graphicsmagic from the repos as a dependency ...
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Vivid apt-get update huge Package files in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial

# ls -Ssh /var/lib/apt/lists/partial | head total 88G 46G security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages.bz2 42G ...
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Removed lots of files on /boot but still the availble space is 0

I need to install some applications on my ubuntu, but apparently my /boot partition is full. running apt-get -f install Unpacking linux-image-3.13.0-49-generic (3.13.0-49.83) ... dpkg: error ...
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ERROR 403: Sorry, not allowed to fetch that type of file: jdk-7u80-linux-x64.tar.gz in 14.04 [duplicate]

I have had oracle's jdk7 installed on my 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 now for some time and it has behaved as expected. However lately all my updates has ended in errors and after some research I found the ...
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Software updates stuck downloading after 15.04 upgrade

I recently upgraded my system from 14.10 to the new version (I know, my second mistake, the first one was the upgrade to 14.10), 15.04. Let's say that since I did that, last Friday, I didn't notice ...
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How to only apt-get update to update sources that haven't been updated recently, like today?

If I add a new repository, I have to run apt-get update before I can install packages from that source, of course. But it takes a few minutes for that to complete. Is there an easy way to do ...
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dpkg broken after 15.04 upgrade fail

I began the ubuntu upgrade before leaving for work and returned to something broken. After some efforts to get more information to fix this problem I've done the following: >sudo apt-get ...
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apt-get works via proxy, but nothing else does

This pertains to Ubuntu 14.04 behind a proxy server that requires authentication. I've managed to get apt-get working via proxy. My /etc/apt/apt.conf looks like this: Acquire::http::proxy ...
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zfs broken after upgrading package spl

Just now I did an apt-get upgrade, which upgraded package spl to 0.6.4.1. After rebooting, my zfs-formatted disk failed to mount. How should I regain zfs functionality? All zfs commands are now ...
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How to remove failed dpkg .deb installation

I tried install .deb file using the dpkg -i command. However the installation failed, when I tried sudo apt-get install -f I just get this error: -- Installing init scripts. Sweet! Please run `prey ...
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Firefox reinstalled, but not xul-ext-webaccounts

I wanted to reinstall Firefox, so what I did was: sudo apt-get purge firefox And this was the output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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VLC media player Installing error

I'm totally new to Ubuntu, I have version 14.04, and when I go to Software Centre to install VLC Media Player it gives an error: "Package dependencies cant be solved" The following packages have unmet ...
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Installing fglrx on Xubuntu 14.04 won't work in any way [duplicate]

I cannot seem to install the ATI driver on Xubuntu 14.04.2. When trying to run sudo apt-get install fglrx or sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates I get the follwing error message: The following ...
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VLC will not install in Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

VLC was working fine until I upgraded to 15.04. When I try to install via Software Centre, I get this error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= ...
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Need help with installing a package (dpkg problem)

When trying to install insight from some ppa repositories i get these errors. sudo apt-get install insight Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Upgrade Evolution in 14.04? No PPA and overwhelming dependancies to build

Is it reasonable to install a current version of Evolution (say 3.16.1) on Ubuntu 14.04? I added the recommended 'ppa:fta/gnome3', but I'm still only offered 3.10.4 from the Ubuntu archive. It seems ...
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Install linux-image-$(uname -r) non-interactively

How do I install linux-image-$(uname -r) non-interactively? sudo apt-get -y install linux-image-$(uname -r) The above command will get me past the initial "do you want to install this" prompt, but ...
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Can't install anything via apt-get - openjdk errors

I have become unable to install anything on my Ubuntu 14.04 box. When I try to, I get the following error: No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a ...
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How to get removed a broken package (in this case “click”)?

How to get removed broken package click? I'm trying install ubuntu-sdk in my 14.04 Ubuntu. I am getting too many errors. sudo apt-get autoremove -f click Reading package lists ... Done Building ...
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How can I know which options have been passed to ./configure while compiling / building a Debian package?

To close voters: This question is different from the question linked, because its scope is to find the options passed to ./configure during the building of a generic Debian package, not only to find ...
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Why is `apt-get update` telling me to run `apt-get update`? [duplicate]

I recently autoremoved my old unused kernels. At the end of the process it output this message: W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable/main amd64 Packages ...
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How do I install HTTRACK (Offline browser) with apt-get? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install httrack. I used this comnmand: sudo apt-get httrack with no luck. How can I install?
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How to fix problematic Ubuntu ppa configuration?

When I do sudo apt-get update I get following errors: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 ...
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How can i install xfonts-… packages?

I need to install xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi xfonts-scalable xfonts-cyrillic packages. But I get an error, that they are not exists. Using Ubuntu 14.10 Need them for xvfb
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Is it possible to find all the config file replacements done during apt-get?

When you perform a do-release-upgrade, or just a dist-upgrade, if a package contains a new config file for a program, you get prompted what to do. Now, you can pick whether you want to accept ...
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apt-get install not working 2 [duplicate]

apt-get -f install docky Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following ...
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What is a “Hash Sum mismatch” and what should I do about it? [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get update I see the following message: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-security/main/i18n/Translation-en Hash Sum mismatch W: Failed to fetch ...
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apt-get crashed during navis installation, how to repair apt-get?

I was setting up a nagios/nagvis/thruk server on a Ubuntu 14.04 LTE. During the installation the apt-get stucks at this step: [Tue Apr 21 13:59:38.493058 2015] [alias:warn] [pid 19412] AH00671: The ...
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14.10 - software updater - Package operation failed - Unable to udpate any apt packages - Completely blocked

I am using 14.10 Ubuntu. Software updater fails with following error: Package operation failed From terminal, tried to do sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade This gives following ...
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apt-get /usr/bin/datetime.so wrong ELF class

I'm trying to add a repo to apt-get bit it fails complaining over ELF headers sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:chris-lea/node.js Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", ...
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How to fix apt-get broken updating wireshark

After an update a few months ago Wireshark would not update. I learned to un-check it but forgot today. Updater has downloaded all the updates. I get the following error messages when I try to ...
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Crashes during sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get update the terminal whirls through the process and then abruptly shuts before finishing. This is the error message I receive: Error: Opening the cache (E:Couldn't create ...
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Ordering of the commands used to install from a ppa

To install from a ppa, you have to use the following 3 commands: sudo add-apt-repository example/program sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install example-program Is there any reason not to do this: ...
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Unmet dependencies error

So some unmet dependencies are there and I cant install anything without getting rid of them. When i type in: sudo apt-get install -f I get this: patrick@patrick-Z97N-WIFI:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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apt-get: Unable to locate package

We regularly have this problem on an cluster build regression: create an new VM wait for SSH to be available login, run apt-get update apt-get install python-pip ... and it fails some of the ...
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ppa broke my repositorys [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. And added the ppa ppa:nathandyer/vocal-stable. After adding it, I runned sudo apt-get update and got the following error: Fetched 13,1 kB in 8s (1478 B/s) ...
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reverse-depends: looking for reverse dependencies of source packages

My goal is finding ALL reverse-depends of a certain package and the belonging source package. For example, I want all packages that depend on libsslcommon2 and the source package that can be installed ...
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MySQL broken. Plugin “FEDERATED” is disabled. Plugin “InnoDB” is disabled

I seem to have horribly broken MySQL on our Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server. We recently installed the mysql-proxy package(we've been trying to set up master-master replication, but we've abandoned that for ...
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Some errors with dpkg

This is related to my previous unsolved problem. After I run sudo dpkg --configure -a, I get the following error information: Thanks a lot for your help! Setting up tex-common (4.04) ... debconf: ...
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Opera apt link on Lubuntu?

Does anyone know how to use apt links on Lubuntu with Opera? I've found tutorials that work on Opera Ubuntu and Firefox Lubuntu, but none for Opera Lubuntu. Thanks
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Replacing Nouveau driver with Nvidia driver

I am running a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04, and I want to use Nvidia drivers rather than the default Nouveau drivers. So, as advised here ...
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Unmet dependencies when uninstalling a package

I want to remove a package which I have previously installed (well, I tried to install it, but it never installed correctly). The package name is "cuda", and so I tried the command: sudo apt-get ...
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How do I tell a shell script my password?

I've been trying to create a script that runs sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get autoremove whenever I log in. It goes like this: #!/bin/bash (sudo apt-get update) (sudo apt-get autoremove) But ...
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Have Unattended-Upgrade perform check before restarting

Unattended-Upgrade upgrades and restarts my machine without any issues. However, I have a python script that runs infrequently, but when it runs it may take days to complete. I would like to suspend ...
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Install linux package in iso into ubuntu [duplicate]

here I want to ask, I am familiar with ubuntu, with unity, shortcuts, etc. I have learned about Kali linux, I have installed Kali linux in my PC but I am not familiar with the environment, I've had ...
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved

This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be ...
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'Error:BrokenCount>0'. This usually means that your installed packages have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

I'm receiving this error after my PC crash while installing some programs : 'Error:BrokenCount>0' An error occurred. Please run the Package Manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in a ...
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What should I do about seeing the message “/boot/config-3.2.0-74-generic: No such file or directory”?

I have seen some odd error messages about missing files after running sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y flashplugin-installer Specifically that some config file in /boot/ was ...
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Download a package and all it's dependency tree even if one is installed already or not in 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

You see no matter a package or one of it's dependency is already installed I want all of them to be downloaded to my system, how to achieve that in ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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How can I fix this dependency issue that broke Makerware with my last update?

Today I updated Ubuntu 14.04 and Makerware was removed! I tried to install it and got his message: $ sudo apt-get install makerware Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...