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 dist-upgrade want to remove most of my apps

I hope there is someone out here who can help me. I am running Ubuntu 14.04. Last week I got a dependency issue when trying to do apt-get dist-upgrade. This was regarding the latest of ...
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Using a PPA from an earlier distro

I have trusty or 14.04 distro. I wanted to add a stable version of Ubuntu GIS, specifically GDAL utilities. The only stable version either gave me saucy or precise distro versions in the Ubuntu ...
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I am currently running on 3.13.0-76-generic Kernel version on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, How to upgrade it to the latest version?

I am currently using Ubuntu 3.13.0-76-generic Kernel Version and I want to upgrade it to latest stable version? Also What are the advantages of using latest kernel versions.
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How can I install gnome-icon-theme:i386?

I want to install ibus:i386. However, I get an error saying that this package depends on gnome-icon-theme:i386, which is not installable. Indeed, when I run apt-get install gnome-icon-theme:i386, I ...
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Is getting installed package list from a dead system possible?

I need to recreate a system from a corrupt system disk image. I can't use the system when it boots. The backup algorithm left nothing but similarly corrupt images. The user data looks to be safe but ...
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Cannot Install or Update Using apt-get with VirtualBox

I'm having a problem installing or updating anything from the command line in Ubuntu in VirtualBox. My host computer is running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (because my Mac is old), my virtual computer is ...
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I can not check/uncheck the boxes in the update manager

Ubuntu dont let me check or uncheck the boxes in the update. I want to remove ppa's and I just cant.
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python packages not updating with pip

I'm a bit confused about sudo apt-get install python-<package> vs sudo pip install vs pip install. I have read many posts on the matter: What are the risks of running 'sudo pip'?, Is it ...
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What is wrong with my apt-get update?

I am trying to install libssl-dev but when I use apt-get update it throw a bunch of erros in some links. Can someone help me? How can I fix this? I installed ubuntu 15.04 and update it to 15.10. Ign ...
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Apache2 reinstall error (and apt not working anymore)

I tried updating my PHP version to 5.6 and it broke my Apache install. I tried uninstalling purging, removing but nothing seems to work. Actually I can't install anything anymore because Apache2 ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10 wont work

So here is my problem. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to upgrade to 15.10. Ubuntu has prompted me with the new version and asked if I want to upgrade to 15.10. I click "Upgrade" and the ...
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Installing Software/Games [duplicate]

First, I am new to Ubuntu and have never used any Linux operating system before. I have removed Windows from all of my PCs and am trying something different. The first question I have is really ...
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How to build a package from source?

Im a linux noob, first and foremost. Not as nooby as your usual unsuspecting windows user, but a noob nonetheless. I was trying to build a package called zenbu from source. I downloaded it and ...
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Installing OpenGeo Suite on Ubuntu 14.04 - GPG Error

While preparing to install OpenGeo Suite on "Trusty Tahr", I'm following these instructions on the OpenGeo installation page. When I ran this command: apt-get update I received this error "W: GPG ...
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APT - how to install recommended packages after installing with --no-install-recommends switch?

I installed a few packages with APT using apt-get. I used the --no-install-recommends switch with it to save some disk space. Now I need to know: how do I install the recommended packages for the ...
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What does dpkg --auto-deconfigure actually do?

I'm trying to replace Nginx with a version that has the PageSpeed module compiled in, and I've made my own .deb file for this. The first step is to uninstall the old nginx. However, when I try apt-get ...
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Java Installation error

Below error is comes when i install new software ............ this error comes because i deleted java folder directly ..... help me to remove this error Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading ...
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Replace automatically installed package with manually compiled one

I want to replace a package (unixodbc) that was automatically installed and managed by apt-get with the same package that was manually compiled from source (and of a higher version). This is because ...
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Cant add ppa on Ubuntu 15.10

Since I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 I can no longer add ppa to my repository list: @:~>sudo apt-add-repository ppa:git-core/ppa Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~git-core/ubuntu/ppa'. ERROR: '~git-core' user ...
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Update manager fails and too much broken packages found

my update manager tells me it can not upgrade but I should do a partial upgrade (I don't know if partial is the right term as my system language is not english). I have 3 buttons : configuration, ...
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apt-get — Specify source IP address

Is it possible to specify the client's IP address (i.e. the source network interface, like eth0, eth0:0, eth0:1...) to which apt-get should bind when it has to connect to the network (for instance ...
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Can't switch to tomcat user after installing tomcat via apt

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Tomcat 7 from the default repository with sudo apt-get install tomcat7 It installed fine, I can start/stop the service tomcat7 using sudo service tomcat7 restart ...
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System wide internet problem

Proxy settings work fine on Firefox, but unable to download or update any package. apt-get can't connect to the internet through the proxy even after the proxy settings are applied system-wide. ...
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How do I run Maltego after installing it?

I installed Maltego from Paterva's website and it successfully installed. Now, how do I run it? I typed "maltego" on the terminal a zillion times and it comes back with "command not found". I tried ...
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sudo apt get-install g++ unmet dependencies

Looked through a few questions with similar issues and none of the solutions have worked. The issue is: $ sudo apt-get Install g++ The following packges have unmet dependencies: g++ : Depends:g++-4.8 ...
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Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead

I'm quite new to linux and I've been facing a lot of prob. Every single time I use sudo apt-get update I get the following output: (I apologize for not being able to upload it here directly ...
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Merge partial mirror into reprepro distribution

I'm looking to include a few packages from an ubuntu mirror into my own custom apt repository. Context: Using Reprepro, I currently have the following distribution: Origin: Private Repository ...
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How to add a local mirror to Ubuntu Software Centre on Xubuntu?

I have a functioning mirror of the Ubuntu repositories for 14.04 on my LAN. Hosted on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. I connect to it from other Ubuntu servers, via http using a modified /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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Problems after git installation from source [duplicate]

I have the following problem. I have installed latest git version from source, but maybe I have done something wrong, because now when I am trying to install/uninstall any stuff using apt-get I get ...
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Upgradable packages seem to appear from nowhere on Ubuntu 14.04 server?

My Ubuntu 14.04 server has the default settings for fetching updates i.e. /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic has following entries: APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1"; ...
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Install bluetooth or bluez-utils packages fails using bluez-5.37 (or bluez-4.101)

I have compiled bluez 5.37 from sources, and installed it. I would like to install the package bluez-utils, which depends on bluez. sudo apt-get install bluez-utils Reading package lists... Done ...
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Package Dependacy Failure

I am currently newer to the who Ubuntu side of Linux systems. No I have a friend that I have been trying to help out with he computer systems and he is not exactly what you would call computer ...
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Is it possible to install gstreamer GStreamer Core and Plugins 1.6.3 stable release on ubuntu 14.04?

For my recording project I need to use a tool which needs a new version of gstreamer. I've seen that 1.6.3 is the last stable version of it but don't know if it's possible to install it on my system ...
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Can't remove or install kernel

I accidentally deleted my /boot partition but I was able to get it back with grub-install I'm trying to chroot and install the kernels again via this guide:How to restore a system after accidentally ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies and could not initialize package information

I know that this might seem to be duplicate of other questions. But none of the answers mentioned there solved this: When I try to update my system using Software Updates, I get an error message ...
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Cannot remove Packetfence - “Errors were encountered while processing: packetfence-redis-cache”

I had installed PacketFence on Ubuntu 12.04 Server Edition, and all was working fine. I could access the dashboard at https://(ipaddress):1443 without issue. After moving the hard drive into a ...
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Reinstalling CUDA 7.0 after uninstalling CUDA 7.5

Recently, I have been having some issues with my installation of CUDA, and so decided to try to reinstall it again. Originally, I had two versions installed: one at /usr/local/cuda-7.0, and another at ...
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Installing package attempts to download files for another non-dependent package

I have been instructed to install a package called DART, by running the following: sudo apt-get install libdart5-dev This gives me several error messages, which all look like the following: Err ...
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I installed BPG viewer and it deleted default python and other important apps. How to know all that was removed?

I am into bleeding edge and installed BPG viewer to view a file I encoded in BPG format. It was a .deb package and I was never prompted before it uninstalled all the important apps. It even ...
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Installing and older package on Ubuntu 15.10 (Older package on newer Distro issue)

I've recently done an fresh ubuntu install for 15.10 (wily) and now need to get some of my older packages running again. In my case I need to get TileMill working. When attempting to install normally ...
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When do dpkg-divert and dpkg-statoverride change file paths and permissions to their customized state?

That is, at what stage during install/reinstall/upgrade do the changes happen?
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Missing ceph vfs module for Samba

I am trying to use the samba ceph vfs module. I installed samba-vfs-modules but the ceph.so module doesn't show up in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/samba/vfs/ This mailing list post would seem to ...
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Log of all dependencies installed with a package

I installed xinit and ubuntu-desktop on my web server as an experiment. I want to remove them, so I ran apt-get autoremove for each of them. Much less space was freed than was used in installation. I ...
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software-properties-common not installing

I'm trying to install the java jdk on my linux machine and ended up with the need to install software-properties-common. However if I try to install it with apt-get it returns this: Reading package ...
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How to upgrade poppler-utils to latest version?

My system has poppler-utils v0.24.5. From the official site I found that the latest version is 0.40.0. I tried to update it using following command sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade poppler-utils ...
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GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)

I am getting this error when updating. sudo apt-get update. GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)
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Remove package repository

I must have a package repository listed that I can't reach and get the following error when I run apt-get update: Failed to fetch ...
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Why did apt-get remove take so long?

I just decided to remove dropbox, with sudo apt-get remove dropbox but it took around 25 minutes. This is the output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to make a snappy package for an open-source

I have developed an open-source daemon EasyCwmp. EasyCwmp has many dependencies such as libcurl, libubox, libubus, libuci, json, libmicroxml. I want to generate a snappy package for Ubuntu core for ...
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How to replace ppa provided packages by ubuntu provided ones?

Recently I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04. Then I wanted to install latest vlc (2.2.1), and googled for it. Then I came across this ppa: ppa:mc3man/trusty-media and added it to my repositories ...