Advanced Packaging Tool, package manager for Debian based distributions. It is also the most basic tool install packages in Ubuntu. Questions about using any of the apt tools, should use this tag.

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APT. Delete package “Dependencie”, without deleting package “Needed”

I want to delete nautilus, but I have a cool script named Folder Color, that has in his dependencies nautilus. Can I mark in apt keep package folder-color and delete nautilus?
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How to retain installed software between Ubuntu installations / Tools for software inventory?

Is there a good way to manage / keep track of the installed software on Ubuntu machine? Through the years, we keep improving our system, install all kinds of useful tools to make ourselves more "at ...
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libjansson repositories? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the deb repository for libjansson4 which includes version 2.6-1, but when I go to this page here https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/utopic/amd64/libjansson-dev/2.6-1 I can't get the PPA ...
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Error while upgrading kernel

I am trying to upgrade the kernel: (synaptic:22238): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed Väljer tidigare ej valt paket linux-image-3.13.0-30-lowlatency. (Läser ...
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apt-get seems to ignore specified package versions

I just added a PPA (for Compiz) with lower version numbers, and made an apt_preferences file: Package: * Pin: release o=LP-PPA-townsend-compiz-nvidia-refresh-test Pin-Priority: 600 Sure enough, the ...
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PostGIS dependency conflicts (ubuntu 14)

I asked this over on SO, but now I'm thinking the problem is mainly package management and belongs here. Subsequent to all the detail that can be found in the original post, I have tried (sudo ...
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Proxy authentication with terminal Ubuntu 14.04

I would like to access the internet to update files etc. from the terminal on a secured proxy network. I've already tried the following: Adding to /etc/apt/apt.conf, /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01proxy, ...
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Trouble installing apache2 on ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

When I try to install apache2 sudo apt-get install apache2 I get this error. I suspect this has something to do with trying to install Skype 32-bit on my 64-bit system. Why is it trying to tell me ...
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Are Ubuntu upgrades signed or encrypted?

When you download updates from the standard Software Updater (which I'm assuming is just a graphical front-end for apt), are these updates signed or encrypted between the server and the user, or are ...
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cannot update from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 [duplicate]

I have been trying to update from ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 for several days. Whenever I try to run the upgrade, I get the following message: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Prevent custom repository from overriding distribution package Ubuntu 14.04

I have a custom repo in my sources to provide smartgit: ppa:eugenesan/ppa For the last week I havent been able to get past the login loop trying everything under the sun. Today I found that this ...
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Error in apt-get update [duplicate]

I have been getting following error while running sudo apt-get update W: GPG error: https://download.01.org trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is ...
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Unable to apt-get update /upgrade /installl Ubuntu 14.04 -Method bzip2 has died unexpectedly

Unable to update/upgrade/install Ubuntu 14.04, and it shows the below: Get:21 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en [4,089 kB] E: Method bzip2 has died unexpectedly! E: ...
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Package rsyslog is not configured yet

Since upgrading to 12.04 from 8.04->10.04 I can no longer upgrade or install new packages. I do get a large number of errors, but the first is the resyslog: root@sub:~# apt-get -f install Reading ...
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“Unable to locate package ubuntu-restricted-extras” [duplicate]

After I did a clean installation of Ubuntu today, not a single package instalation is working. when I type; sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras It says; Reading package lists... Done ...
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Partial (specific releases) mirror of Ubuntu Archive via rsync only

I'm looking to build a Ubuntu repository archive for both i386/x64 architectures on 12.04 (precise). This is to bring in to a facility where I am working with no Internet connection. Circumstances ...
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Can't upgrade kernel to 3.13.0-30 on 14.04

I think I broke something with apt on my system. I'm trying to update the kernel to 3.13.0-30, but when I run apt-get I'm getting the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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scilab install problem lib.so.6 GLIBC_2.14 not found

i have installed ubuntu 11.04 and i am new to linux and that's why i am suffering alot i tried to install scilab 5.5.0 from a tar.gz After unpacking the tar.gz file and changing directory to ...
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Workaround to Hash sum mismatch in apt-get update behind firewall

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit virtual machine within a company network which obviously has firewalls. When I try to run sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get update --fix-missing I get this error: ...
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Problems in downloading and installing packages

I am a newbie in Ubuntu. I have installed 12.04 LTS in my laptop and it was moreover all fine. I want to install packages like wine,VLC,Chromium Browser,etc I was getting various error messages. 1). ...
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libc6 : Depends: libc-bin (= 2.15-0ubuntu10) but 2.15-0ubuntu10.5 is installed

Problem So I having this problem after upgrading from Ubuntu server 8.04->10.04->12.04. Initial Command apt-get install -f dpkg: warning: files list file for package `tcpd' missing, assuming ...
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dpkg-repack errors autoresolve?

I want to move to another installation, and I'm trying to use the dpkg-repack command to do it, but every time it comes across an application that is not perfectly installed, it quits. It will take ...
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Packages are not installling on ubuntu 12.04

I tried to install imagemagick using following command sudo apt-get install imagemagick --fix-missing But while installing I get following error nginx-full : Depends: nginx-common (= ...
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Failed to Install g++ [duplicate]

I tried sudo apt-get install g++ but it ended with E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. Can anybody suggest the solution?
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How do I disable update-apt-xapi

Every day, at a random time, my ancient laptop becomes unusable. Something decides to consume the entire 1GiB of RAM plus several hundred MiBs of swap, and thrash my hard drive. It brings the computer ...
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How to update the software database? [duplicate]

I have setup two disks on my computer, Ubuntu, / and /home. Later I found the disk space on / is not big enough (just 20G), so I installed my texlive to my own disk, somewhere under $HOME. Now I want ...
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Dpkg options passed to apt apply to dependencies?

On 12.04, I'm running a script with the following line: apt-get -q -y -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confnew" --auto-remove --purge --no-install recommends install foo I'm wondering if the passed dpkg ...
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How determinate the main user in Ubuntu from a postinst script?

I'm packaging a slim-theme and I'd like to modify /etc/slim.conf with the theme and the default user so slim just ask the password during login. I suppose most people willing to install a theme for ...
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How do I use apt to find the homepage for an installed command

I want to view the homepage for many OSS projects, for which I know that they probably already installed via packages on my Ubuntu 12.04 system. For example, ldconfig is installed and I can get this ...
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Application doesn't show as installed

I installed Inkscape, but the system does not seem to recognize it. I can not launch the application for Dash or open a .svg file. when I open an .svg Inkscape does not appear as a option. What ...
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DHCP3-server not working correctly

I installed dhcpe-server with apt-get install dhcp3-server, and I want to configure it on terminal. When i type dhcp i just see these : dhclient dhclient-script dhcpd dhcpx I tried to start its ...
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apt get upgrade problem

I've ealier tried to remove the nx server and then upgraded to Ubunt 14.04 LTS. Now whenever I do a sudo apt get upgrade I receive the following error: Setting up util-linux (2.20.1-5.1ubuntu20.1) ...
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No longer showing “X packages can be updated” on command line login

When I SSH into my Ubuntu server, it used to show a message like this: 10 packages can be updated. 6 updates are security updates. Now it no longer shows this message. I know that apt already knows ...
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How to remove an apt package? [duplicate]

Hello i'd like to know how to remove 2 apt things that gets an error any time I type apt-get update here is the output at the end `W: Failed to fetch ...
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Why i am encountering this error

I just installed new ubuntu 14.04. I read a post on the internet "20 things to do after installing ubuntu 14.04", so I executed the command as they said. Install multimedia codecs sudo apt-get ...
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Install MediaTomb server on lubuntu

I have old Asus Netbook with Intel 32 bit celeron processor. Because of resource constraint, I installed Lubuntu 14.04 (command line only) version. I tried apt-get install mediatomb, but no luck. ...
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Can't install a bunch of packages starting with lib and ending in :i386[not actually a duplicate]

This is definitely NOT a duplicate. The "possible duplicate" I even said I tried in the original question. As for anything else, well, 16 comments and 1 answer that didn't work. It's clearly not a ...
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Cannot login after Clam AV removal purge mistake

I would like some help repairing my Ubuntu installation please, I am having problems logging in after a mistake trying to uninstall Clam AV. I accidentally deleted some files / libraries whilst ...
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how to test if the apt cache is up to date with bash

I'm searching a way to test in a bash script if a cache update is needed (to avoid unnecessary apt-get update when the apt-cache have been updated recently). can someone help me?
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Failed to fetch [duplicate]

Am getting this error when am trying to update using T command sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Fetched 1,338 kB in 38s (34.9 kB/s) W: ...
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Unable to install most major packages; Unmet dependencies and cannot be fixed

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, and it seems that most major packages I attempt to install (among them being Skype, Steam/Steam-Launcher, WINE, etc.), give an "unmet dependencies" ...
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How to completly remove php libraries?

I use zsh. when I try to upgrade the system, some packages related to php pop up, I want to remove them sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How do I uninstall a program that I did not install using apt-get

I have installed a program called LIGGGHTS by following the installation instructions in this link: https://github.com/CFDEMproject/LIGGGHTS-PUBLIC/wiki/Installing-LIGGGHTS-on-Ubuntu-12.x I had ...
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Unable to view or edit etc/apt/sources.list

I am trying to follow these instructions to permit new updates of an opensource GIS software program to take place on my Ubuntu: http://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/alldownloads.html#ubuntu I used nano ...
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problem with installing apps and updating software sources

When I have try to install new software through terminal such as: sudo apt-get install nethogs I get the following error: E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try ...
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Installing Specific Version of KDE

I'm trying to make a KDE system in a VM using a Ubuntu 14.04 Minimal CD. However, I can't seem to install the specific version of KDE (4.12). I've already checked: How to install specific Ubuntu ...
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Downlaod the latest version of python-pip using apt-get

Ubuntu 12.04 Python 2.7 apt 0.8.16~exp12ubuntu10.17 for amd64 compiled on Jun 13 2014 17:42:13 When I run sudo apt-get install python-pip It installs a a very old version. $ pip --version pip 1.0 ...
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Apache Ant downgrade

I need Apache Ant 1.8 on my Ubuntu 14. But there is only one version available: $ apt-cache madison ant ant | 1.9.3-2build1 | http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages ...
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Create Win8.1 USB without WinUSB [duplicate]

I am in need of creating a Windows 8.1 Pro USB bootable. I've tried googling for solutions and all returned Winusb. Upon installing winusb, these errors shows up on the CLI input sudo apt-get update: ...
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Is there a browser based apt-offline / keryx alternative

I have a unique problem that has been plaguing me for a looong time. I work for the government, I have a windows computer at work that has internet access but it is very locked down. I also have a ...