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 installing the noobslab Dark Theme in Ubuntu 14.04

I wanna install the noobslab Dark Theme in Ubuntu 14.04. I'm following the steps defined in the site http://www.noobslab.com/2014/05/delorean-dark-theme-updated-install-in.html but when I try the ...
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Unable to install anything on Ubuntu 14.04

Whenever I try to run any apt-get command, it gives me this error message: dpkg: error: corrupt info database format file '/var/lib/dpkg/info/format' E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an ...
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why when I'm removing package, apt trying to install 40 extra

Removing pulseaudio because alsa can work without it. And I want to make things simpler. Those not Suggested nor Recommended. Why apt wants them installed and how to avoid that? ... Suggested ...
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Reason of removing apt/dpkg/lock & apt/archives/lock

Is it possible to install multiple packages by deleting " Using apt & dpkg in the same time ". dpkg/lock & /archives/lock The Ubuntu Developers made it for reason "that you can not ...
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keep getting internal system errors and can not see the desktop

I have found quite a few topics within this problem, but didn't really find a clear answer. I have updated my Ubuntu. The update I have installed Ubuntu update center said it had some unothorized ...
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apt-get install stuck at “Unpacking wine…”

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and using an ordinary apt-get install playonlinux command to have it installed. However, it is always getting stuck at (i.e. doesn't do anything further): Preparing to ...
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When I try to install or remove any software from ubuntu software center it comes with error:

There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon, the software that allows you to install/remove software and to perform other package management related tasks. Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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Could not exec dpkg! E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100)

i m using 12.04 .. i m unble to perform any installation or remove b'coz i lost my dpkg in /usr/bin/dpkg i tried with following procedure mkdir /tmp/dpkg cd /tmp/dpkg wget ...
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Installing a package with apt-get for a single user [duplicate]

Is it possible to install a package for just the current user (placing files in locations that the user can write to, such as their home directory)?
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an Error occured- results [closed]

This all started when a red dot appeared on the menu bar. Machine was operating poorly so I read the message that stated there was an error run package manager so I followed a thread to a person with ...
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Package not present in ubuntu package list. Different approach (ubuntu precise 12.04)

I currently have an application that I am doing packaging now. I require ruby2.0 and the package is for Ubuntu precise. (12.04LTS) but the issue is that, ubuntu precise package list does not have ...
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What is launchpad?

when I do sudo apt-get update I get these errors, Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages 404 Not Found W: ...
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Unable to Install Updates on Ubuntu 11.1 404 Errors [duplicate]

I haven't run Ubuntu 11.1 on my laptop for about 2 years but Windows is giving me problems so it is what I am running at the moment. I'm sending this from inside Ubuntu 11.1 so my internet is working. ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100)

i m unable to install or remove any packages ,it shows error like that for that i research like mkdir /tmp/dpkg cd /tmp/dpkg wget ...
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Remove invalid index [duplicate]

Whenever I'd run sudo apt-get update it always never ends well ... W: Failed to fetch https://deb.nodesource.com/node/dists/qiana/main/source/Sources HttpError404 W: Failed to fetch ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) in ubuntu 14.04

I am installing freeradius-mysql. It Just give me an error. Errors were encountered while processing: freeradius-mysql I tried so many articles but they couldn't help me. Reinstalled it many ...
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Software Updater broken?

That's the result I got when I tried to update the system. By working with the Software and Updates settings, fetching some keys from the key server, and working with apt-get in the terminal, I ...
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Issues with `bandwidthd` when installing `build-essential`

I know the steps for installing VMware workstation 10 in Ubuntu, but in second step of apt-get install build-essential I'm getting error of dpkg and bandwidthd and drive E... dont know the exact core ...
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How can I accept the Lience agreement for steam prior to apt-get install?

I'm currently fiddling around with using ansible to setup my machine with my chosen configuration/apps etc... I've hit a stumbling block with steam and it's licence agreement. I've been trying to use ...
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Unable to add PPA

I was just trying to get Pipelight installed when I came across following error. I copy and pasted the input into my terminal the second time around and the error still occured.
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apt-get package not found for local repository

I setup a local repository for a few packages. Here is the directory structure of the repository: dists dists/precise dists/precise/main dists/precise/main/binary-amd64 ...
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Deleted elements that I don't know

In order to install a new version of Skype, I did sudo apt-get -force remove skype sudo apt-get autoremove This deleted lots of elements on my laptop and I don't know if they are important. Can ...
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apt-get broken…help [duplicate]

I tried to install ubuntu-restricted-extras using the terminal, but a "Microsoft Eula" screen poped up and I closed the terminal (now I know I should not have done it). After failing to "click" on the ...
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apt-get update says “Reading package lists … Done” and then ends the process

I reinstalled Ubuntu14.04 in my laptop (32 bit) since I couldn't update the system, unfortunately the problem persists. Basically when I type sudo apt-get update, the system search for the sources and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 failed to update W:Failed to fetch cdrom: [duplicate]

Executingsudo apt-get update from terminal gives this output: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Trusty Tahr - Release i386 (20140722.2)/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages Please ...
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Package skype is not available [duplicate]

I am trying to install skype on ubuntu 14.04 gnome but it gives me "package skype has no installation candidate"
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Ubuntu goes black after kali tools installation reboot

Whenever I try to install Kali Tools on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have to reboot and it comes on but it shows a black screen (no backlight). I can open a terminal but I don't know how to use it. These are ...
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Udev error while upgrading

I update and upgrade my ubuntu 14.04 server. Update is successfull but i get this error while upgrading : apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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version 'GLIBC_2.15' not found

I know there has been posts with this question already but the answers posted to them have not helped me thus far. I am trying to execute a file to start a server and i get: 'Failed to open ...
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Mysql strange installations problems

my problem is really strange, cause i tryied lots of ways to solve them but noone was working. My last output was: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Ubuntu do-release-upgrade

I have a question about do-release-upgrade. I have a system with the following component installed (and some more, but these are not relevant to the question, the server's purpose is to be a MySQL ...
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How do I remove a user from the dpkg-statoverride file?

Tried to install a package after deleting some servers I no longer needed, and removing the deleted software package's users and groups. Went to fetch and install a new package, and got the following ...
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dpkg: error processing package mariadb-server-5.5

Ok, I think I royally screwed up my laptop. I was trying to replace MySQL with MariaDB and accidentally installed MariaDB v10.1 (I should've used MariaDB v5.5). I decided I'd just "downgrade" to ...
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Error message “Failed to fetch Fetching the upgrade failed. There may be a network problem” when upgrading ubuntu 12.04 to ubuntu 12.10!

Ok. I really want ubuntu 12.10 but there is one problem. Whenever I try the upgrade, it says the error message Failed to fetch Fetching the upgrade failed. There may be a network problem What is ...
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Installing Anaconda python on ubuntu

How to install anaconda python on ubuntu? https://store.continuum.io/cshop/anaconda/ Is there a way to apt-get install it? I only have command line access to my server, how do i install anaconda ...
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issues with the marlin-devs repository

I'm trying to install marlin file manager on ubuntu 14.04. I add the repository add-apt-repository ppa:marlin-devs/marlin-daily then when I 'apt-get update' i get this little gem: W: Failed to ...
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Why are apt-get repositories hardcoded to a specific release?

From the usability point of view, I do not understand why on each release upgrade you have to manually patch all the URLs of apt in order to make them point to the newer distribution. Why is not ...
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ways of calculating required disk space prior to package download

The following is no duplicate of How to determine the size of a package while using apt prior to downloading?, it is more an additional question. Consider the following two implementations to get the ...
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trying to install App but getting errors

I'm trying to install OpenPilot 14.01 on my "Precise" i386 system but I keep getting errors like Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libc6 (>= 2.17), and after trying several Cl answers to try and ...
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can't install software via apt-get

I can't install any software via apt-get. The following is details Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe iotop amd64 0.6-1 Could not connect to 58.247.178.239:8081 (58.247.178.239), ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Unable to locate package package-name [duplicate]

I was using Ubuntu 12.04. But today I just made format my system and installed Ubuntu 13.04. I have made copied the archive file (/var/cache/apt/archives) from Ubuntu 12.04 and made paste to 13.04 . ...
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How to install Rigs of Rods from PPA

I really want to install rigs of rods on my Ubuntu 14.04(.1) machine. I know that to install it there are two ways; compiling from source or from PPA. I don't have good luck compiling so I rather ...
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How do I apt-get from install source?

I have Ubuntu server installed, but missed some packages I think. I used a USB stick install. If I plug that stick back in, how can I get it setup and connected as an apt-get source? I don't have ...
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trying to install libncurses dev package for ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to install libncurses for Ubuntu 14.04. But, it is showing the following error: root@sharwariDell:/usr/src# sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Apt-get says up to date, errors say no update log?

I am on a relatively fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, but I have updated and upgraded with apt-get multiple times. The Software Updater confirms that I everything is up to date. But I frequently have ...
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upgrade to 13.04 from 12.10 without quantal repo [duplicate]

I have recently been made a temporary owner of an old 12.10 Ubuntu machine so I can upgrade it to the latest(14.04). So I am trying to upgrade to the 13.04 as per ubuntu website, and from there to ...
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Can't install packages in Lubuntu

I installed Lubuntu yesterday and updated it. Whenever I run sudo apt-get update and afterwards sudo apt-get install spotify (for example), I get E: Impossible to get package "spotify-client" ...
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How to set apt-get option for a specific source?

Is there a way to set apt-get option only for a specific source? for example: I'd like avoid signature check for the packages pulled from a local source. As far as I understood, If create a custom ...
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Why apt-get update works but upgrade gives 403 Forbidden?

I have a working Ubuntu 12.04 environment behind a proxy with all settings correct but sudo apt-get upgrade fails to work with error 403 Forbidden for every server. However, sudo apt-get update works ...
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apt-get update; install apache2: works on 1 VM, fails on another, with the same mirror config: [Not candidate version]

Setup I have 3 VMs, each running 12.04: VM0: hosts a debmirror-built, partial ubuntu repository. VM1 & VM2 want to use that to install packages. I've renamed /etc/apt/sources.list -> ...