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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15.04 Errors upgrating or installing any package

I can't install or upgrade. I tried purge autoclean clean cash but nothing any tips? Preconfiguring packages ... Setting up util-linux (2.25.2-4ubuntu3) ... insserv: warning: script 'K01cinestart'...
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Unable to install python3-dev ubuntu

When I tried to install python3-dev using sudo apt-get install python3-dev I got the following message python3-dev : Depends: libpython3-dev (= 3.4.0-0ubuntu2) but it is not going to be installed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 Update to Vivid HW enablement stack - still getting updates to old kernel

Recently i installed the Vivid Hardware enablement stack from the ubuntu wiki (kernel 3.19, xorg 1.17) https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack and the update happened without problems... ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: `apt-get update` failed, no `unity_revamped` for Trusty

sudo apt-get update gives: Get:83 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en [4089 kB] Fetched 31.9 MB in 15s (2073 kB/s) W: Failed to ...
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Software Center stopped working suddenly… Unable to uninstall. Please help

I'm working on Ubuntu 14.04 and suddenly, Ubuntu Software Center stopped working. When I click on icon from launcher, it's blinking. When I try to open it from terminal with the command, 'sudo apt-get ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1), Can't install anything

I get this error whenever I attempt to install anything. Here is the full error. dpkg: error processing package libqt4-dbus:i386 (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were ...
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Ran out of memory on /boot during kernel update - corrupted kernel

I ran apt-get upgrade to update my kernel yesterday (ubuntu 15.04) and /boot ran out of memory (usually if there isn't enough space it prevents the upgrade task running) I accidentally deleted the ...
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how to restore /etc/apt/sources.list (I removed it by mistake)?

I was supposed to fix the 404 issue when running sudo apt-get update, but I remove /etc/apt/sources.list by mistake just now. How should I restore it? Thanks!
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Ubuntu 14.04 Chromium Flash Plugin

UPDATE: Solution? I installed Chrome: https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html Download the version for your system and install. Flash worked right out of the box. Much simpler ...
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apt & aptitude segfault every time

Suddenly aptitude and apt are both bombing with segfaults; it seems to be related to the cache, as in aptitude I see the message "loading cache" before it dies: Ouch! Got SIGSEGV, dying.. From apt-...
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Question regarding installing after building from source (pros and cons)

This question has nothing to do with the pros and cons of compiling from source, it simply has to do with the single step of installing, example: make install or waf install. The normal routine ...
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I am getting following kernel error on running apt-get command on ubuntu 14.04 lts?

I tried a lot of solutions given on net but nothing worked. sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Question regarding removing source files after building

I've been building a lot of software from source as I've been wanting to learn it for quite a while now. The following happens: Download source files (normally a tarball file) Install dependencies (...
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How to remove package (sendmail) for which I aborted the installation?

I thought I wanted to install sendmail, so I did sudo apt-get install sendmail but during the (very long (5min+) and slow) installation process, I discovered I did not need this package after all. ...
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How do I install newer Python versions using apt-get?

How can I install a newer version of Python using apt-get? Obviously I realise I can install using the source tar ball, however I would prefer not to install from source and instead use the package ...
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Error processing package while installing pycharm

I am trying to install pycharm on ubuntu 14.04 using terminal sudo apt-get install pycharm but i get the error bellow : dpkg: error processing package libopencv-contrib2.4:amd64 (--configure): ...
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Upgrading Python

According to the official Python website, the current version of Python 2 is 2.7.10. On my computer, I have 2.7.6: $ python Python 2.7.6 (default, Jun 22 2015, 18:00:18) [GCC 4.8.2] on linux2 Type "...
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How to easily tell which PPAs need to be purged

I have several PPAs, such as the Fresh Libre Office one, and the GNOME3 Staging one, and this means that I get all of the latest packages, however a lot of these PPAs in the descriptions say that you ...
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Broken packages relating to Python 3.4

I recently tried to install ubuntu-desktop to a machine that had previously just had ubuntu server on it. For some reason I am getting a message about broken packages. I've tried following up on the ...
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Deleting '404' errors in my source.list

I run sudo apt-get update which returns these failures at the end: W: Failed to fetch httpe://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-amd64/Packages Protocol httpe not supported or ...
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Can I install additional APT packages to PHP which was installed manually, not APT-GET way

I installed PHP thru make install. Now will I be able to install additional php modules thru apt-get install. I mean will there be any mess - e.g. Ubuntu installing the same stuff which I already ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

EDIT: I have appended the output of cat /etc/default/grub to the question below This was in fact the key to solving the issue. I think it's worth noting that not having quotes around the OS assigned ...
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sudo apt-get update is taking a long time after upgrading software from software center in ubuntu 14.04

tejesh@tejesh-Inspiron-3542:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign http:// extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Ign http:// dl.google.com stable InRelease Hit http:// dl.google....
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Ubuntu repository change

After I have performed one of sudo apt-get install eclipse eclipse-cdt g++ procedure I found that Ubuntu is planning to download more than 400Mb and it will take more than 2 hours. It is too long. I ...
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Aptitude: show packages whose installed version is no longer available

Sometimes, after trying out some repos, i get packages (also available in the standard distro) whose installed version is no longer available because i disabled the origin repo. I want to downgrade ...
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How do kernel updates differ from kernel upgrades?

Today I ran: apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade And noticed that the following packages were upgraded: linux-headers-3.13.0-65-generic:i386 linux-image-3.13.0-65-generic:i386 linux-image-extra-3....
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Why does software center prompt for updates after ap-get update?

So after any installation I'll firstly execute: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y, but why does the software center still pop-up after the updates were ran with the ctl, with ...
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Enlightenment dependencies are installed but not [duplicate]

When I try to remove the dependencies after a I had a huge error on the install, they claim there is needed ones and it asks to run sudo apt-get -f install, when I run it, it returns error code (1). ...
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click-apparmor errors while upgrading apt-get?

While I am trying to update apt-get, I get the following errors. sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to ...
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Update installed software

How can I update software already installed on my system? I regularly get system updates, but Software I additionally installed (e.g. LibreOffice, Mendeley, etc.) would not get updated. The newest ...
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Automatically installing PPAs

After adding some PPAs from Launchpad to my repositiory (add-apt-repository) I want to install them automatically. As far as I know there is no command to install all new PPAs after apt-get update. ...
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Failed to download repository information 14.04

Every time I check for updates, I get: W:Failed to fetch http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 217.31.202.63 80] , W:Failed to fetch http://...
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Couldn't google apt-get update 404 error for groovy

I got a warning W Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/groovy-dev/groovy/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages What is wrong with my /etc/apt/sources.list ? # See http://help.ubuntu....
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Err http://php53.dotdeb.org stable/all

Updating apt-get I see the following errors: Err http://php53.dotdeb.org stable/all amd64 Packages Err http://php53.dotdeb.org stable/all i386 Packages Err http://php53.dotdeb.org stable/all amd64 ...
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apt/aptitude: predict which daemons are going to be restarted

I'm looking for a way to predict before upgrading, which daemons are going to get a restart. I have a few updates lined up that upgrade some core libraries and daemons and it makes sense to me that if ...
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Can't install aptik package on ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to install aptik package to make a recovery from my Ubuntu applications. But after importing ppa:teejee2008/ppa repository and executing sudo apt-get install, it can't locate the package ...
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apt-get fails behind squid proxy

I use proxy server to connect to internet. The server is a squid proxy, which blocked certain requests. Things not working: ping apt-get traceroute6 Things working: curl wget When I do 'apt-...
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Is there a simple way to configure apt-get to optimize downloads using a lan apt-mirror when available?

I have a laptop and a local copy of several repositories in an external hard drive connected to my router. My router provides access to those files (with credentials) as samba shares and/or ftp server....
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How to uninstall softmaker freeoffice

I downloaded FreeOffice from here. Now I am trying to uninstall it by doing this command: sudo dkpg -r softmaker-office And it isn't working. Can anybody help me with this problem? thanks
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Broken package causes error while installing any softwares

$ sudo apt-get -f install after the above code i'm getting like this Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done ...
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'sudo apt-get update' taking unusually long time [duplicate]

I followed this link about speeding it up and it helped. How do I tell this via command line to select the best server each time I run apt-get?
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apt-get update Problem [duplicate]

When I try to update packages using apt-get update or try to download anything I am getting following error. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. --2015-10-05 20:10:09-- http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/...
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Unable to install ubuntustudio fonts

I am trying to install the ubuntustudio-font-meta using apt but nothing I do seems to make them install. The problem is I just installed them last week on another machine but on this it fails with ...
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dpkg-reconfigure gives me a message that a package is not installed

I am running 12.04.5 LTS on linux 3.13.0-65-generic kernel When I run dpkg-reconfigure -a, it gives me the following: Package `flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound' is not installed and no info is ...
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GPG error on 'sudo apt-get update'

I know there's a lot of questions like this one within this site but I didn't reach the solution yet. This is the output of sudo apt-get update: Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease Ign http:...
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ubuntu 14.04 apt-get update not working

When I log in to my docker-machine (that is being hosted with digitalocean), I'm seeing following message: 62 packages can be updated. 28 updates are security updates. yet whenever I try to run apt-...
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Problem Installing Quake Live on ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to get quakelive to work on it. I've tried the following commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:broken/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install qllauncher ...
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Installed Steam via terminal, but not marked as “installed” in Ubuntu Software Center. How to fix it?

I installed steam using sudo apt-get install steam, because there are two Steam programs in Ubuntu Software Center and I didn'd know which one is good. Now I found out that Steam is not seen by USC as ...
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Downgrade mesa opengl dependancies

I'm having issues with OpenGL on my virtual machine (virtual box v4.3-v5.0) and apparently this is a result of a driver bug with the Vbox graphic driver (Vbox Guest additions installed). One ...
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How to purge Steam ppa completely

I have already purged Steam using apt-get. But I found some PPAs that I added when I installed Steam back then still exist. My questions are: how to completely remove the PPAs related to Steam and ...