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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apt-cache search <package> doesn't detected package built from source and installed using dpkg -i

Because I wanted to install some packages after building them with g++-4.9, I did: /usr/local/src $ sudo apt-get source --compile libmysql++3 /usr/local/src $ sudo apt-get souce --compile ...
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how to uninstall emacs from command line?

I have ubuntu 12.04 I installed emacs using below commands. $ apt-get update $ apt-get install emacs Then, as expected, I could find emacs while searching in dash. Next I wanted to uninstall ...
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Unable to install or remove package

This specific message is displayed in the terminal $ sudo apt-get remove bio-linux-cdbfasta Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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Error installing GIT on Ubuntu 14.04

I need to install git on ubuntu 14.04 but I am getting an error after sudo apt-get install git: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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Apt-get install -f wants to remove pantheon-shell

I had some sound issues on my old laptop and couldn't install pulse audio for unmet dependencies that seemed that no one else on the internet ever had. After all I did a stupid thing $ sudo dpkg ...
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Unable to locate package perl(Net: & IO::Socket:)

When i am trying to use following command it shows following error root@RR-DE-NMS-1:~# apt-get install 'perl(Net::SSLeay)' 'perl(IO::Socket::SSL)' Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Installing LLVM 3.5 suffixes all the executables and folders with the version (-3.5)

as the title says I installed LLVM 3.5 on Ubuntu 14.10 using the following commands: - sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://llvm.org/apt/precise/ llvm-toolchain-precise-3.5 main' >> ...
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HEP latex package in 14.04

I want to write some particle name in latex. The standard notation for the particle does not working in my tex studio. How I add the HEP package???
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apt-get install problem with MySQL Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a working system with Ubuntu 12.04 and LAMP For some reason i am unable to install any new software on system. Every time I try to use apt-get install i get the following error: Example: ...
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Prevent apt-get from using a specific mirror [migrated]

I am using Cubian X1, a customized Debian wheezy distro, on my Cubietruck ARM board. Running apt-get update fails, as it tries to connect to mirror.isoc.org.il mirror which is filtered inside Iran, ...
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Could not execute 'gpgv' to verify signature (is gpgv installed?)

I'm sorry in advance if I am leaving out critical information, or if I don't follow posting rules. I am pretty new to all this. I recently installed Ubuntu 14.0.4 as a dual boot with windows 7. I ran ...
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Dependency problems with wkhtmltopdf when trying to install latest version

I'm trying to install the latest version of wkhtmltopdf on an ubuntu server 12.04. apt-get install wkhtmltopdf only installs version 0.9.9 and I need the latest version, 0.12.2.1. I was having trouble ...
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pyvenv vs venv vs python-virtualenv vs virtualenv and python 3

malikarumi@Tetouan2:~$ pip install virtualenv Collecting virtualenv Downloading virtualenv-12.0.7-py2.py3-none-any.whl (1.8MB) 100% |################################| 1.8MB 330kB/s ...
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AptGet Offline Repository

I have followed the documentation from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGet/Offline/Repository to the point where my binary-amd64 folder is picked up by executing apt-get update. However, when i ...
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The update information is outdated (notification icon) [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 server I'm getting this icon in the notification bar over the last days, even though Software Center is running updates properly and I have no new updates available. I have ...
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sudo apt-get update cannot fetch the server why?

I use Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.14.33-ti-r50 armv7l) in my device.When I try sudo apt-get update I see this error below: Err http://ports.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease W: Failed to fetch ...
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apt-get dependency issue Open-SSH Client

This is on an Ubuntu 12.04 Server. I'm getting this error when trying to run any apt-get install (trying to install unrelated, arbitrary packages): dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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Regarding Too many errors in /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1),

Output of command on terminal at Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sudo apt-get install python No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already No apport report written because MaxReports is ...
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Dependency not satisfiable: gdb

I have installed gdb version 7.7.1. But it appears there is a bug which, when debugging, does not print arrays. So some people got this working by using gdb version 7.9. From apt-get install I see ...
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How to fix dpkg error [2]?

Every time I try to install or remove a package, I get this error. I thought maybe it was the hard disk, but a disk check gave me a clean bill of health. dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: ...
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Error with sudo apt-get -f install (ldconfig not found)

I am using 14.04 LTS. When I type sudo apt-get -f install into the terminal I get this error: Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of ...
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Does package manager remove dependencies when original package is removed?

I am new to xubunutu and linux, my question is about how dependencies are removed from the system when we uninstall a package that caused them to install. so consider this case that I install a ...
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Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/vivid

In Ubuntu 15.04, I'm getting this after doing sudo apt-get update: W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/vivid/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : Installing cuda 7

I am following the procedure given here : http://www.r-tutor.com/gpu-computing/cuda-installation/cuda6.5-ubuntu However, after I do sudo apt-get install cuda I get the following message: You might ...
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Apt-get update and software updater not working, no sound through headphones

I'm currently having a plethora of issues with Ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS laptop: The first thing I've noticed was that I could not get sound through my headphones. I tried many things such as ...
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Problem in updating [duplicate]

Whenever I try to update my system I get these error messages: W: Failed to fetch http://dl.hhvm.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease Unable to find expected entry 'main/source/Sources' in Release file ...
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unable to install vim

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and when I try installing the vim editor with: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vim I receive the error: THE PACKAGE VIM HAS NO INSTALLATION CANDIDATE. I have even ...
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apt-get paralyzed by failed dropbox install

I tried to install dropbox on my system (Linux Mint 13). apt-get proceeded to download the 'dropbox' package. It says it installed it properly, but if I try to run dropbox from the GUI, it does not ...
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Can not download or install anything [duplicate]

When updating ubuntu I gotan error and system crashed. Everything has updated after reload but I seem to have lost permissions and keep getting a system error. I've tried updating but; This is what I ...
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Arduino 1.6.1 installation

I unpacked the Arduino archive. I have jdk, jre installed properly. When I am trying to launch Arduino 1.6.1 IDE I get the following error and I have no idea where to start from to solve it. Any ...
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How can I check how much space specific packages occupy?

I maintain a list of packages I installed on my system (using apt-get). I would like to know how much space these packages occupy, together with their dependencies if possible. Can I use some tool ...
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How do I remove W: Duplicate sources.list entry [duplicate]

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/osmc/xUbuntu_14.04/ Packages ...
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Upgrade from 12 to 14 failed with missing python package, now what?

do-release-upgrade aborted deep in the process. The main log file ends with the following. How do I recover this system? (The apt.log file seems boring). 2015-03-28 08:30:32,930 INFO Using config ...
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ubuntu machine had postgresql folder blown away manually - can't install or remove any packages

i have a machine where a user deleted their postgresql folder from the command line in an attempt to uninstall postgres. now when we try to install any other packages - even unrelated ones - we keep ...
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Packaging an app that uses autotools

Hopefully someone can help me, I maintain a ppa and lately I've been trying to package a few apps which utilize autotools in their source. I've tried various different configurations in my debian ...
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Uninstall libav packages after re-installing from source

I'm running kubuntu 14.04 and don't plan on upgrading until at least these summer holidays. The libav packages provided are somewhat outdated (two major versions behind) and produce unsatisfying ...
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What is apt-file update?

I was following these instructions and I have installed apt-file along with some other packages using: sudo apt-get install gnupg pbuilder ubuntu-dev-tools bzr-builddeb apt-file And now every time ...
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Lubuntu: Apt-Get Can't Find GCC

I'm trying to install gcc so I can compile the no-ip client. When I try to use apt-get, the command returns: unable to locate build-essentials What is the correct apt-get install package command to ...
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ia32-libs-gtk package not found

Though I searched a lot and there are lots of thread about ia32-libs-gtk but nothing seems to solve the problem. when I ran sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk it says unable to locate. i want to ...
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What is the correct address for precise/12.04 restricted, multiverse and universe ppa?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. When I run sudo apt-get update now I get the following errors at the end: W: Failed to fetch ...
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dpkg: error processing procps (--configure)

How can I fix this issue? user@server:/var/lib/dpkg/info$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages ...
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Udev and systemd are broken any help would be appreciated

I cannot configure udev or systemd cam@banowsky:~/rails/lo/db$ sudo dpkg --configure udevSetting up udev (219- 4ubuntu10) ... update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) insserv: ...
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Installed phpunit using composer but still says to install using apt-get

I have installed composer globally on my Ubuntu12.04 machine. I can confirm it because it is in the ~/.composer/vendor directory and is included in global composer.json. My problem is whenever I try ...
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Why can't I install mono-complete?

When I try to install it, the following result comes up: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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How to keep terminal for installation of debugging symbols of apport's local investigation alive?

apport allows to investigate crashes locally and to either start a gdb session, get a backtrace or install debugging symbols in that local investigation. When choosing the latter a gnome-terminal is ...
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Error when attempting to update Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.When I attempt to update: sudo apt-get install -f I see this error: kg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d . ...
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Why no TCP_HITS using squid-deb-proxy

I've followed all the advice here and the server log file updates when I do an update on another computer on the network. However, I never see any TCP_HITs. I even grepped for them. This is some of ...
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apt-get update doesn't work gives an error

Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/libsdl2_2.0.3+z4~20140315-8621-1ppa1trusty1_i386.deb ...
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apt-get should not download packages that are locally available

I am trying to install some packages. I have already downloaded the .debs to my local repo and apt is aware of it since apt-cache policy shows the package, but when trying to install the package, it ...
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What does apt-get install pkg -y do?

Using apt-get install pkg, you can specify a parameter -y. What does -y do?