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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Proprietary drivers vs Ubuntu auto drivers

Does Ubuntu automatically install the latest proprietary driver or just a generic one? I'm wondering if I should install the latest driver for my Intel 4400 gpu, but if Ubuntu automatically installs ...
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Package dependencies (Help an utter noob)

I installed ubuntu yesterday. I have no idea what's going on, I can't seem to install anything. Like, there isn't any 'install' button with most apps on the app store. Upon installing VLC player, ...
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how can i fix Failed to fetch [duplicate]

10 and i have this problem in terminal when i want to update Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/wagungs/kali-linux2/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
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Can't Install anytime in Ubuntu

I am trying to install java in ubuntu but it is giving me this error: somewhere@someome-OptiPlex-755:/$ sudo apt-get install default-jre Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Aptitude is unmarking packages as “Auto”, is this a bug or feature?

I have a brand new Ubuntu server installation and go in to aptitude. Whenever I set a package to remove, the default action is the equivalent of apt-get autoremove. However, it seems that when you go ...
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Install Git 2.2.1 with apt

I read about a security flaw in Git, which was fixed in version 2.2.1. I currently have Git 2.1.0 on my system (Ubuntu 14.10), and tried to reinstall it with apt. However, apt told me that I currently ...
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Although I have Texlive installed from DVD apt-get suggests to install it every time, how can I avoid this behaviour?

I installed TexLive 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS and now I would like to install other packages together with a frontend for Latex, namely TexStudio. The problem is that when I try to install ...
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trusty GHC from universe breaks trusty

I want to install haskell compiler GHC, and some other packages dependent on it. (version 6.4 or higher) http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/ghc so I try: $ sudo apt-get install ghc Reading package ...
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Still can't install wine since Ubuntu 14.04

I have been reading countless questions regarding issues about Wine on 14.04, and despite all that, I still can't install/compile it on my machine. While you do have a lot of duplicate questions about ...
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Automake does not find pkg-config macros

So I have found that update to a Wine issue regrading Qt5. The fix calls for me to compile and install Mesa 10.4.1. I got the source from git. So first I downloaded/installed the proper ...
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How to make `apt-get upgrade` use less resources?

When I run sudo apt-get upgrade with a lot of packages on my low-end laptop, I get a perceptible system slowdown, sometimes with up to 3 second screen freezes. Is there any way to mark this job as ...
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Apt-get update runs without errors but doesn't really update package list

I installed 14.10 64 bits, three weeks ago, I never got any package to update. When I do apt-get update, I won't get any error, but updating of the package list is very fast and downloaded sizes seems ...
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apt failing unable to find binary-amd64 tree on all architecture repository

I've been rolling together my own deb repository using aptly. I've got my vagrant/ansible scripts to create a repository and I publish to it from a Jenkins instance. The aptly configuration files look ...
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Can´t install Kdenlive after KDE update in Kubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have upgraded today KDE to 4.14.2 in my Kubuntu 12.04. I lost Kdenlive after that and I can´t install it anymore. This is the issue: martin@martin-LIFEBOOK-E8420:~$ sudo apt-get install kdenlive ...
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Serious dpkg problems

'E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)' From this post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1642173 dpkg: error processing package unity (--configure): dependency problems - ...
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“You have held broken packages” error

I try to run - $ jhbuild sysdeps --install but run into the broken packages error. E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. Here is the complete log- ...
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Unable to install RemasterSys in mu ubutnu 12.04.5 LTS precise [duplicate]

Follow these instructions! To transfer the present ubuntu image to other system I tried apt-get install -f and apt-get update and apt-get upgrade again dependency issues are coming. Selecting ...
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How to get a list of newly installed packages after time x without removed packages after time x?

From /var/log/apt/history.log it is possible to retrieve a list of installed and removed packages within time x based on timestamps, but editing the file is rather annoying, so I'm looking for a (set ...
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ping is working but update is not working on virtualbox guest

I have Ubuntu server 14.04.1 installed in VirtualBox. When the network adapter is set to bridged adapter I can ping google.com but apt-get update hangs on 0% [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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How to preseed a package's debconf values when installed as a dependency?

I want to install packages unattended and need to store the required debconf values before installation. Is there a hook to run a command from the currently installing package that is executed ...
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Can't apt-get update

This is what x-term says: sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for branja: sudo: apt-get: command not found How can I fix it? apt-get -f install doesn't work either. edit: I've installed apt via ...
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“sudo apt-get update” gives 404 Not found in Ubuntu 14.10 and probelm installing .deb

I've a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 desktop. I downloaded it yesterday. It has been installed correctly. I've added a repository and now when I enter the following command sudo apt-get update ...
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Problem installing Wine

I am trying to install Wine 1.6, I used the link from their website and installed it through the Software Center. The Software Center froze in the middle of the installation and there appeared a red ...
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Differences between apt-get, Synaptic and pip [duplicate]

I'm only beginning to manage my own system in any sort of self-aware sense. Sometimes when I install Python packages, I use pip, sometimes apt-get and sometimes Synaptic. It generally depends on ...
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How to download a certain version of a package?

I tried sudo apt-get install package-name=1.23, but apparently it is not available for this version of Ubuntu...? I get: E: Version '1.23 for package-name' was not found. Do I need a command line ...
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Unable to launch softwares that need root acces

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (64). I was setting the root theme appearance with ubuntu-tweak (something Ive done hundreds of time), meaning using the gtk theme in synaptic, gdebi for instance (otherwise ...
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Signatures not verified [duplicate]

These are the signature errors that persist after I tried several fixes mentioned on the Internet W: GPG error: http://deb.opera.com stable InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified ...
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Can't install nvidia-3xx, missing requirements lib32gcc1 and libc6-i386

Missing requirements lib32gcc1 and libc6-i386. Installing lib32gcc1 says I need libc6-i386. libc6-i386 says I need libc6 (= 2.19-10ubuntu2.1), but libc6 is already installed.
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Update from 13.04 to 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a box standing at home, which i did not use for a quite long time, but i would like to update its OS to the latest LTS version of ubuntu - as mentioned in the title. I did search on google on ...
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Install ubuntu-desktop dependencies problem

I have added this repository ppa:gurqn/systray-trusty to my Ubuntu 14.04. After this I performed an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. But soon after I decided to remove installed packages from ...
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Can't seem to get Pipelight to install

I've been able to complete all the steps from $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install pipelight-multi Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to upgrade PHP version to the latest stable released version? Let's say how to upgrade from PHP 5.5.19 to PHP 5.5.20?

I'm using a system running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS. I'm currently using following PHP version on this machine: Command used to get the below info at terminal : php -v Details I got are as ...
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Deleted the python binary, and can't recover using apt-get, what can I do?

Well. Yep. Wanted a fresh start because I was having dependency confusions, so I ran "whereis python" and literally erased all of the files and directories that came up. Then when I go to run apt-get ...
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Video clarity missing in my ubuntu 14.04 32bit

Recently i installed ubuntu 14.04(32bit) in my system, when i play the videos which are already stored in my system are not playing with a clarity, playing something like 3gp videos. But when i play ...
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TrueType installation failed, odd error message

Tried to install TrueType (in Ubuntu restricted extras) and got this message after initial install didn't seem to work (Reading database ... 198924 files and directories currently installed.) ...
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How to recover a completely messed up ubuntu system

I have a system about 3000km away, so I have no access to it. The machine is running ubuntu 13.04 (yes, it's EOL passed long ago), and the python module is completely messed up. when I tried to use ...
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What does this mean? [duplicate]

E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room. Please increase the size of APT::Cache-Limit. Current value: 25165824. (man 5 apt.conf) E: Error occurred while processing octave-io (NewVersion1) E: Problem with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wants to update same package every day

I've problem with updating. Ubuntu 14.04 wants to update same packages every day. It's Boot repair (which I installed) and hostApd (which was installed by default) but I do not want them to update ...
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unmet dependencies when creating custom CD

I'm creating a custom xUbuntu CD with Ubuntu Customization Kit, using the command line to add/remove packages. All was fine until I installed Ubuntu-Tweak. To do this I had to run sudo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Problem performing software upgrades (and installing any further packages)

I've just booted up an old Toshiba A100 laptop running 14.04, however I cannot complete the software updates or install any further packages. The error message is: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Only God knows why I stupidly deleted php and apache2 from my ubuntu 14.04. First manually and then from terminal as well using several online tutorials and then when I tried to reinstall php, many ...
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Cant install program from ubuntu software center-it says“check your internet connnection!failed to download repository information” [duplicate]

says..404 not found W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring-updates/universe when enered sudo apt-get update
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Updating ubuntu requires changing the download server

So my Ubuntu 14.10 that I have installed on a laptop recently started to behave strangely. It fails to find any new updates while I see that my desktop Ubuntu 14.10 does get new updates about twice a ...
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Failed in fetching updates/upgrade (Virtual Box)?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server (guest machine) on VirtualBox having Windows 7 as host machine. I tried to get updates through sudo apt-get update command but i end-up with the following error codes ...
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apt-get, unmet dependencies, … “but it is not going to be installed”

$ apt-get install -f -o 'Dpkg::Options::=--force-confmiss --force-all --force-confnew --overwrite-conffiles' --reinstall at-spi2-core Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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how to reinstall config files in /etc of a package [duplicate]

If I want to reinstall the configs of some package x (i.e. files in /etc), how would I do that? Does apt-get --reinstall install x always reinstalls the configs? Other answers suggest to remove the ...
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get list of modified configs

How can I get a list of all modified configs (in /etc), i.e. configs which differ from the originally installed version, i.e. configs where an update would ask about how to proceed with the locally ...
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update-alternatives: error: alternative path … doesn't exist

$ apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop ... Setting up oxygen-cursor-theme (0.0.2012-06-kde4.8-2.1ubuntu1) ... update-alternatives: error: alternative path /etc/X11/cursors/oxy-white.theme doesn't exist ...
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dpkg error while running apt-get autoclean

I was installing android studio through the terminal but I had to stop the installation by pressing Ctrl+Z. Now I am trying to run autoclean (after a restart) but it won't run.Why is this happening? ...
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Right way to completely clean up old kernels in terminal

I have been going through various questions about how to clean up old Linux kernels. They all seem to have different answers and they are old, so someone is bound to say the question is too old and ...