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-get update error ubuntu 12.04 to version 14

i can't run an update from ubuntu 12.04 to 14, during the update process i got souces error. But my network seems to be ok. How can i fix it? I did the update on my laptop, but i can't do it on my ...
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Ubuntu Software Center not opening, Ubuntu 14.04.1

Whe I try to open the Software Center, it just blinks. When I click on it again, it just closes. How con I solve this problem? Here's what I get when I try to open it using the command. 2014-09-28 ...
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How install elementary os desktop on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I found that this command install elementary os $ sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop but the package cannot be located so please help.
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Error while running `sudo apt-get autoclean`

When I run command sudo apt-get autoclean I get error message as follows: $ sudo apt-get autoclean Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: ...
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Problems in update ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 in my Sony laptop. I tried to update using sudo apt-get update but the following errors occurred while updating Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main ...
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update manager and software center won't update ( tried everthing i knew) [duplicate]

The Update Manager says "can't download repository" (or something). In the terminal it says: something wrong with cd-rom and cant update from cd. So here is what I've tried: sudo apt-get update ...
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apt-get update not working

guys please help me unable to apt-get update the output is 20% [9 InRelease gpgv 23.4 kB] [7 Sources 76.5 kB/1,064 kB 7%] [Waiting for heaSplitting up ...
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Unable to install anything, filename too short

I'm fairly new to the Linux scene (installed yesterday), but have been having problems ever since. I've managed to get my touchpad working (for now), but am now unable to install anything. I have ...
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How to fix tons of broken packages

I apologize in advance for the poorly formated question: I don't know much about linux so I don't know what information to include. I was really lazy about upgrading, and up until yesterday, I was ...
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can I access plex media server from the android app?

I'm new to ubuntu and Linux. I have installed Plex using the ubuntu applications manager. When I try to connect to the server using the android app in settings>library>New Library, It says I run a ...
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Cannot do update and cannot install any package [duplicate]

I am a centos user but a friend asked me to install programs on his lubuntu 12.04. For that I started to get an update but it did not work: $ sudo apt-get update Ign http://hu.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Not able to fix the error “Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.”

I am trying to install python-pip. But I am getting the following error: root@w.x.y.z:~# apt-get install python-pip Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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allow multi connection in apt-get

I am having a slow speed of internet and idm use multiple connections per download and uses link to full potential whereas with apt-get ubuntu i get limited speed. So I wonder how this can be achieved ...
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Aptitude conflicts with apt-get

I am using both apt-get and aptitude and it seems that they do not have the same policy for the old kernels management. apt-get automatically installed two kernels: 3.13.0-36 (after a dist-upgrade) ...
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what's wrong with my command line this? [duplicate]

# sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 74 package 'python-pkg-resources': `Depends' field, invalid package name `python:any': character `:' not allowed ...
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What's your Ubuntu question? Be specific [duplicate]

I'm new to linux, and when trying to install the newest updates I get a pop-up saying that "the upgrade free space on disk '/boot'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former ...
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List multiple repositories under sources.list.d?

Can I add multiple alternative repositories to a *.list file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d, so that, for a specified package, if the first repository is unavailable, apt-get will try to download the same ...
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Error while running apt-get upgrade

I was running apt-get upgrade on a machine with Trusty server installed on it. I seem to get the following error asdf@pqrs:/⟫ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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apt-get remove <package> installs alternative package [closed]

Amusingly, whenever I try to remove a package using apt-get on Ubuntu 11.04, apt-get attempts to install an alternative package in addition to removing the requested package(s). Here are a couple ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) in apt

I have a server running Ubuntu Server 12.04 that I use only to use Clonezilla SE Edition and DBRL. Today I installed some packages update that Ubuntu offered me but since then I can't use apt without ...
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How to get previously install package information?

Is there a way using dpkg, apt, logs, or any thing else, where I can query/retrieve previously installed versions of an application? I don't care about which previous versions were available up to the ...
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How to find GnuPG keys for apt-get source?

Why trying to download the dbus package using: $ apt-get source dbus,I get the following warning: gpgv: Signature made Wed 17 Sep 2014 11:10:07 PM CST using RSA key ID A744BE93 gpgv: Can't check ...
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apt-get not looking at /usr/lib for libstdc++.so.6

I have come across the somewhat common "GLIBXX_3.4.15 not found" error. In my case though I'm seeing something really weird. Usually the error appears something like this: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: ...
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How to make apt update everything with cron-apt?

For my 14.04 server, I've set up cron-apt to update every day at 4'o clock. Today I've reviewed /var/log/cron-apt/log to make sure it has updated bash to fix shellshock. And indeed, it has updated ...
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apt-get update error : W: Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable/./Release.gpg Could not resolve 'ftp.videolan.org'

I was trying to download some media codecs a while back but I couldn't because my laptop ran out of battery(or something, don't remeber what really happened). I tried to run sudo apt-get update and ...
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Unable to update openjdk7 and 6 with apt-get

System: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, Server I can't update openjdk7 and 6 with apt-get. It always ends with this failers: Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security/main openjdk-6-jre-headl ...
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Does $release-updates includes $release-security?

from the man page for sources.list: The format for a sources.list entry using the deb and deb-src types is: deb [ options ] uri suite [component1] [component2] [...] from ...
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/boot is full and apt-get purge says it can't find package - this has worked before [duplicate]

/boot is filled so I cannot install updates. sudo apt-get purge vml*3.13.2* gives me an error message "package not found" - I am in /boot This has worked for me before ??? thanks
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Wine not installing, no matter what

Alright guys, here's the deal. I'm on ubuntu 14.04 xfce version, running on an Acer C270 Chromebook with crouton. This is a clean install of Ubuntu, not upgraded from a previous version, nor did it ...
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Continue apt-get install package_list with not found packages

I would like to run a non interactive package install that attemps to install the whole list: apt-get -my install pkg1 pkg2 pkg3 for instance: apt-get -my install xosview mozilla-plugin-vlc ...
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Refreshing package list fails with “public key is not available” [duplicate]

This error comes when I try to run sudo apt-get update W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: ...
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Can't upgrade for this E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) [closed]

Errors were encountered while processing: libdbus-1-3:amd64 libck-connector0:amd64 upstart dbus libgnomevfs2-0:amd64 libgnome2-0:amd64 libgps20:amd64 consolekit libpolkit-qt-1-1 dbus-x11 ...
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How do i fix this “The package list or staturs file could not be parsed or opened”? [duplicate]

this is the output I got.. Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty- ...
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Is it safe to manually remove packages that apt-get remove/autoremove left behind?

Facts: Yesterday I installed openjdk-7-jre in a Ubuntu Server 14.04, which installed over 100+ packages. Later, I realized that I would only need to install openjdk-7-headless. Then I uninstalled ...
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Makerbot Won t Install [closed]

When I try to install Makerbot I get this: W: Failed to fetch http://downloads.makerbot.com/makerware/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease W: Failed to fetch ...
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Networking issue in IBM x3650 after install Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have a problem making TCP connections after a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation. First of all, after booting the interface is always off, in my case em2(manually configured), so I turn it on using ...
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Cannot install g++ 4.8 on OpenVZ

I have everything set, but doing apt-get install g++4.8 gives me the following java (!?!?!?) related error. Setting up ca-certificates-java (20110426ubuntu0.10.04.2) ... Error occurred during ...
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Wine installation on Ubuntu 14.04 failed

Installation of wine failed, since migration on Ubuntu 14.04 (from 12.04). I precise that i have tried many things commonly suggest including : sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get ...
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Can't apt-get anything

I'm trying to fix an almost full boot partition, but can't seem to get any apt-get action to run. Not sure how to fix this messy situation. # apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to install drivers for NVIDIA GT210?

I've spent several hours on making my videocard work after upgrading Ubuntu to 12.04. Nothing worked. The latest attempts were: Installing the 'official' driver ...
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Errors while installing wine on ubuntu 14.04

I tried to install wine through ppa and got unmet dependencies. Now I am trying to install wine through source. sudo apt-get install flex bison qt4-qmake sudo apt-get install flex bison qt3-dev-tools ...
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Unable to install GCDemu in Trusty Tahr

After trying to install gcdemu from ppa I always get this error and im unable to install it I get this error (synaptic:6595): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed ...
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Deleted most of packages using apt-get purge package\*, how I get them back? [duplicate]

I accidentally get lost my system file because command in terminal : sudo apt-get purge wine\* Now,all of my software (terminal, software center,libre office, etc) deleted :( Anybody have a ...
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What is the advantage of using sudo apt-get autoremove over cleaner app?

I'm not overly sure what sudo apt-get autoremove does but have read that you should use this to remove any unnecessary packages. One of the processes I saw was to use sudo apt-get autoremove and then ...
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How do I resolve these unmet dependencies? [duplicate]

Opening the Ubuntu software center yields an error that says: Items cannot be installed or removed until the package catalog is repaired. Do you want to repair it now? After clicking repair, the ...
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Type 'Debb' is not known on line 1 in source list [duplicate]

I want to install chrome and enter the source list when doing sudo apt-get update there is an error as follows: E: Type 'Debb' is not known on line 1 in source list ...
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How to publish / Register a package to the official repository of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I had a tool called cockpit which is written in shell script. I like to register the package to the official repository, so that anybody can get it using the apt-get cockpit command. I have no idea ...
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sudo apt-get install tomcat7 returns a 404 for Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) but package should be available

I'm trying to install tomcat7 on ubuntu 14.04 64bit using the following command sudo apt-get install tomcat7 the required libs can't be downloaded with the following error Err ...
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Corrupt dpkg status file

After upgrading my system last week the S hits the Fan. Looked al over the forun but did'nt got the answer to solve my problem. Within DPKG the "status" file was corrupt, back-ups where empty so tried ...
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Unable to remove maven using 'sudo apt-get remove maven2'

I want to upgrade to newer version of maven. For that i first want to remove the existing version of maven in the computer as told here. I tried sudo apt-get remove maven2. But it is saying ...