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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How to delete a line with spelling mistake (“source.list”line) in a software install in sudo? [duplicate]

I have installed a source.list with a mistake while trying to install spotify i.e. I wrote: echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sp instead of:...
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Unable to install Linux container in 14.04 LTS

Firstly I tried to update Linux with the command : sudo apt-get update It failed with errors and I resolved it with command : sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf Which was mentioned in the answers ...
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Problems with apt dependencies after install of python 3.5

I downloaded and compiled the latest python, 3.5, and installed it with checkinstall. Now I am getting a ton of packages that have missing dependencies in apt. apt-xapian-index : Depends: python (&...
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Reinstall all dependancies of a single package

How can I reinstall all packages that are dependencies of a package I installed? The package does not want to run due to an install problem. A dependency may have been installed but does not work, ...
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“rm: not found” by apt, cron and others

For some reason I get this error all the time in system scripts: rm: not found For example I wanted to update the system: Setting up install-info (5.2.0.dfsg.1-6) ... /usr/sbin/update-info-dir: 52:...
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How can I troubleshoot `apt-get update` giving Hash Sum mismatch

When I run apt-get update I get in the end Fetched 22.4 MB in 4s (4,659 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch http://192.168.1.11/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-amd64/Packages Hash Sum ...
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installing Basemap

I'm new to the whole linux installing procedure so please help me learn to actually debug this problem myself i'm pretty stuck right now. I've read the guide to installing Basemap I have done what it ...
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unsuccessful sudo apt-get update not working

still new to Linux and trying out Ubuntu. Was able to get it installed however when I tried updating in terminal with $sudo apt-get update I would get the following: wave@Wave:~$ sudo apt-get update ...
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NPM - Some packages could not be installed

I'm trying to install npm (package manager for node.js developers). sudo apt-get install npm But there seems to be a problem with installation: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Installing compiler packages [closed]

I am totally new to Linux. All my studies are now dependent on it. So I've installed Ubuntu in my laptop. I need to install few software packages for my compiler course to run llvm (I am following the ...
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Errors with sudo apt-get update, starting with Skype installation

Ever since I installed Skype (or I think it is because of Skype), I've been getting errors with sudo apt-get update of the type in Errors with Installing Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I got to the conclusion ...
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How can I make sudo apt-get install requests queue instead of bouncing? [duplicate]

Considering that when running sudo apt-get install while another command is using apt-get fails, is it possible to make commands queue? I understand I can install multiple packages at once with apt-...
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How to install NodeJS 4 on Ubuntu 15.04 64 bit edition?

How can I install NodeJS 4 on Ubuntu using apt-get install? Which apt repo do I need to add as default sudo apt-get install installs Node 0.12.x
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Can I fix package metadata locally?

Is it possible to modify metadata of a package that was installed from the official Ubuntu repository, e.g. to change its Provides property? To put this question into context: I'm having a dependency ...
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What does -y mean in apt-get -y install command?

I always see commands like this apt-get -y install What is the -y tag for and what is the difference between apt-get install with and without the -y tag?
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debian/control Conflicts

I'm trying to create package X that combines the functionalities of packages A, B and C. Packages A and B depend on package C. There are no other dependencies. In debian/control for my package, I ...
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To install Ubuntu restricted extras, these items must be removed

when I want to install Ubuntu restricted extras, it says that to install Ubuntu restricted extras, these items must be removed: Libav codec library libavcodec54. I want to know that what will ...
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Package dependency problems after upgrading 14.04 -> 15.04 with do-release-upgrade

I tried to upgrade from x64 Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 with "do-release-upgrade". This left me with 8 broken packages, including grub, initscripts, upstart. The same error messages goes for all of them: ...
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Frustration with broken packages (Dropbox)

I don't remember how I installed it, but currently, a package relating to dropbox had left my system unable to install anything. I suspect it is nautilus-dropbox, but I don't know of any methods to ...
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How does apt-get suggestion works?

My question is related to suggestion feature of apt-get. When we enter some wrong package name apt-get suggests some similar package name. So does apt-get stores the name list of all packages and ...
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Installing packages upon installation automatically

I commonly install/remove a bunch of software after installing Ubuntu, I wonder about the methods to automate it. Is anything like /etc/apt/packages where I could define which packages I want? ...
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Apt CD Error While Testing Custom Ubuntu Based Distro

I want to make a remix of Ubuntu that can be run live but also have the option to install. I am using the tutorials for Live CD Customization From Scratch and Live CD Customization. I have also had ...
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Can't enter Ubuntu after installing Steam dependency (libglapi-mesa:i386)

Just so you know, I've read all the similar topics and none of them helped me. so here's the deal... I've been using elementary OS for a few months now. Back then, I installed Steam on elementary 0.3 ...
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CodeLite installation missing dependencies

ok, this question may seem retarded as there has been so many documentation on this: Installing CodeLite on Ubuntu 14.04LTS (Trusty Tahr). I followed exactly the steps in: http://codelite.org/...
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Unable to Locate Package python-pandas

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. To install the Python pandas library, I ran sudo apt-get install python-pandas The output was as follows: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Should 'apt-get upgrade' be run before 'apt-get dist-upgrade'

Many times I have seen people upgrading the packages on their system, and I have noticed that some of them specifically run: sudo apt-get upgrade Before running: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Is ...
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Installing wine on ubuntu14.04 getting error

I am trying to install wine on ubuntu 14.04 and I am getting below errors.Have tried many solutions provided on overflow but didn't help. could anyone help me resolve it. The following packages have ...
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winconn dependencies issue

I recently installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. I have legacy apps I need to run in Windows, so I installed Windows 10 on another PC. For integration, I want to use winncon and therefore also need ...
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install libopenjpeg5 libavcodec56 librtmp1

I want to install the above mentioned packages as it is required for cmus installation as mentioned in this post http://www.shuangrimu.com/25/ But I cannot find them in my system nor the PPA,I have ...
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Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)

I cannot update using $ sudo apt-get update. This is what the terminal outputs: Get:1 http://download.videolan.org InRelease 100% [1 InRelease gpgv 4,411 B] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for ...
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Trouble installing Qemu using apt-get

I am pretty much brand new to Ubuntu, and I need it for a CS class I am taking. I am trying to install Qemu, a PC emulator. I found directions that say apt-get install qemu should get everything ...
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How to install gnuplot x11 package offline?

I have a desktop PC which was provided by my university for research purposes (simulations). Since it only has one function it was built without any networking hardware and can't connect to the ...
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lib32stdc++6 package depends on gcc base but my installed version is newer

I am trying to build an android app on Ubuntu 14.04 using eclipse juno and android adt bundle. Now when i try to run my application it shows the error regarding adb. Now in order to resolve that i ...
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Trouble install packages on Xubuntu

I'm looking to install eclipse, and I'm running into some issues: Ubuntu Software center starts the download OK, but has a connection issue mid-way through. (I'm on a stable office network, and it's ...
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country specific sources.list file?

i was trying to setup local repository so i did some entries comment and some of them deleted. now i don't want to create local repository for less storages. i have searched on google for sources....
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Cannot remove qtspim from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently tried to install spim(mips compiler) on my machine and it didn't work. Now I'm trying to remove the whole thing but I simply cannot do it and the worse part is that every time I try to ...
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apt ignore URLs for certain architecture [duplicate]

I'm using qemu to emulate an x86 CPU on my ARM PC (with success). Therefore i have two different URL's in my /etc/apt/sources.list: http://archive.ubuntu.com (for i386) http://ports.ubuntu.com (for ...
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Merge multiple mp4 files into a single video via the terminal [duplicate]

I am trying to concatenate a directory full of .mp4 files into a single video through the terminal. I have found plenty of methods that say they can do this but either require FFmpeg (which, to the ...
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i am using a proxy server and i was unable to download any software from ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

i am unable to install Ubuntu restricted extras and VLC and many. when i use sudo apt-get install Ubuntu restricted extras in terminal it is showing unable to locate ubuntu restricted extras. how can ...
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unable to sudo apt-get update

Automatic update doesnt work and it asks me to update manually. I wanted to install apache 2 but these errors appeares when I tried sudo apt-get update in terminal.PLease help. I use a proxy to ...
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Can not install packages anymore with apt-get because of dependency problems [duplicate]

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and I can not install any package with apt-get anymore. I always get the same error message: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-63-generic gzip: stdout: ...
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apt-get having dependency problems

I noticed the issue when I tried to upgrade Python, but it seems to be a problem for all apt-get commands. When I do uname -a I get Linux sarah-ThinkPad-X220 3.13.0-61-generic #100-Ubuntu SMP Wed ...
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Tried to install a .deb and now I can't update or install anything

I wanted to give weechat a try on my Ubuntu 15.04 install so I downloaded a stable .deb from here (https://weechat.org/download/debian/) but I think I missed a few instructions because now everything ...
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Strange Shockwave Flash plugin appeared in Firefox when I don't use Flash

I recently went to the YouTube website and noticed that it was telling me that my Adobe Flash plugin was being allowed. Now this is very strange, because I do not use Flash for security reasons, and ...
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Unable to upgrade due to unmet dependencies indicator-bluetooth

This is my error when I try to do a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. Calculating upgrade... Failed The following packages have unmet dependencies: indicator-bluetooth : Depends: unity-control-center but ...
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Laptop gets unexpected hard resets when using apt-get

I am not able to install any software or update my packages anymore. A sudden reset happens everytime apt-get (upgrade, install or autoremove) finishes downloading and (apparently) right after grub ...
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Popcorn Time stuck in apt-get

So I'm just coming back to Ubuntu after some time away, running 14.04 and I've gotten things customized the way I like them, more or less. At one point I'd attempted to download "Popcorn-Time." I ...
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How to undo two days worth of installation/removal of programs that was done by a hacker?

I have a feeling this is related to a recent situation where an ex-friend bruteforced his way into my dedicated server and ran a malicious gameserver that forced clients to download a particularly ...
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Installing Brasero removes 100+ packages and impairs internet and display manager

I was thinking to have solved one problem with Paraview but have come across a bigger one with Brasero. A few days ago I wanted to install Paraview (amd64) in my computer (x68_64, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) ...
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How do I find all packages which are manually downgraded

Long time ago I downgraded some packages to make my wifi working more stable on toshiba notebook. Now I would like to get the system upgraded to ppa versions. I remember which packages they were ...