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 do i create a ppa for a package made by someone else but not managed anymore

Okay , 1st of all, though ive used PPAs for all these years, i never went into the details of how they are created and managed and stuff... so, i am a noob at being on the "creator" or " manager" ...
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“Pin down” an automatically installed package so apt-get autoremove keeps it

Say I install package A, which depends on package B. Then I remove A. Now apt-get autoremove wants to remove B, but I want to keep it. How do I "pin down" B so that the system acts as if I installed ...
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Can I upgrade Mailman to the latest release via apt-get?

I'm running Mailman 2.1.16rc2 on Ubuntu 12.04. That's the most recent version available via apt-get install. Mailman recently released version 2.1.18 with some new features to deal with fallout from ...
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Use apt directly vs apt-*?

I just found that there is a apt command that you can use directly: $sudo apt apt 1.0.1ubuntu2 for amd64 compiled on Apr 10 2014 13:03:39 Usage: apt [options] command CLI for apt. Basic ...
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Duplicate sources.list entry [duplicate]

Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. sudo apt-get update thats all i ran, and it'd start off real smooth, then it'd get to a part where it gets stuck for like a fair ammount of time after which it'd display ...
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Why do I get an error when using apt-get? [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any package using apt-get install package it shows an error massage like the one below. dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of unixodbc:i386: unixodbc:i386 ...
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Dependency error (1)

dpkg: error processing package liblzma5:i386 (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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Set apt-get to use gzip bz2, gzip or uncompressed file?

The ubuntu repositories dists folder contains both Packages, Packages.gz and Packages.bz2 files. Out of these, apt-get uses one of them during an update. Where can I configure apt to choose a ...
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why does python-sympy need 520MB?

I wanted to install sympy so when I typed sudo apt-get install python-sympy I get the following output: The following NEW packages will be installed: dvipng fonts-cabin fonts-comfortaa ...
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Cant open magnet links or APT links with Chromium

Chromium browser opens a new window instead of handling magnet links or APT links. I've tried looking aroud and found How to tell chrome what to do with a magnet link But it doesnt work for me .. I've ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Updater crashes

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 and I tried to update it because I could not mount my SD-card while my external HDD worked But when I tried to open my software updater it crashed immediately. ...
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How do I rollback Recent Updates? 50+ crash reports upon login

Am running 13.10 w/Cinnamon, but still have Unity installed. Everything was working fine until I responded to an update manager update notification. I tried rebooting into a prior kernel version, but ...
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unable to locate package update when updating ubuntu server [duplicate]

I have not been able to update my packages for a while now. After I run the sudo apt-get install update command, the server tells me: Reading package list... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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No Tab Bash Auto-Complete for apt in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Now Ubuntu 14.04 is released and I upgraded my system a few days ago. One major change was the introduction of a new version of apt. Fortunately, it is possible to do the most common task by just ...
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Installation of “gdb64” on Trusty removes “ubuntu-minimal”, is that right?

I have a 64-bit Ubuntu Trusty and I'm trying to install the package gdb64 but, I'm seeing the following packages that are about to be REMOVED, look: sudo apt-get install gdb64 ..... The following ...
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Application icons in system settings disappear after deleting Text Entry

I used to install ibus pinyin in 12.04 following steps as belows: Settings-->Language Support-->Install/Remove Languages, check Chinese item $ sudo apt-get install ibus ibus-clutter ibus-gtk ...
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How to understand apt.log?

First, a little context: I have a machine with Ubuntu 13.10 64bit with Unity, that i use for development. As such, i updated several packages manually, and even installed/compiled some from sources ...
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How to install “bought” softwares from the command line? [duplicate]

I love doing things the command-line way and need to install some proprietary softwares that are available free of cost but have to be "bought" from the software center: How do I install such ...
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Unable to locate package pthread [closed]

It's Linux Ubuntu 14. I'm trying to install gnu radio and when I try to configure, pthread library is missing. I then do sudo apt-get install pthread I got this as return: ...
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Removed current running linux-image [closed]

I had the problem of a full /boot. So i decided to remove old linux-images. However in the process I accidentally removed the current in-use image. Which would be linux-image-3.2.0-53-generic on ...
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Missing: “/usr/include/python3.3m/Python.h”

I recently moved to ubuntu 14.04. I can't compile blender afterwards. It says the error message below CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:2220 (message): Missing: "/usr/include/python3.3m/Python.h", ...
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When should I use apt-get and aptitude or apt-fast? [closed]

Is there any difference between installing by apt-get, apt-fast and aptitude? Which is recommended to use while installing and removing package? In other words, which command is preferable while ...
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Is Avant Window Navigator Available For Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install avant-window-navigator on Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to install by following command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:awn-testing/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Missing header files when installing

I am trying to install Mysql-5.5 directly through Terminal but I get an header files is missingerror and it fails to install. The problem stays when I run sudo apt-get update/upgrade Is ther any way ...
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Download failed : Oracle JDK 7 is NOT installed

When i try to install something it gives me this error: HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden 2014-04-23 09:32:53 ERROR 403: Forbidden. download failed Oracle JDK 7 is ...
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While Upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 i personally edited the source list and corrupted it, Need suggestion to resolve and upgrade! [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu, while upgrading from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 i was getting some errors in the source list. While trying to make it right i used a source list of another pc and replaced it with mine, ...
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Why was the virtualbox package removed from the 14.04 repository?

I'm having some problems trying to run my Windows XP virtual machine after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 today. When I tried to start it a message dialog was displayed saying that the kernel drivers ...
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What is nss-myhostname? And why is it not installable?

dmesg shows the line systemd-hostnamed[3964]: Warning: nss-myhostname is not installed. Changing the local hostname might make it unresolveable. Please install nss-myhostname! But sudo ...
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How to install gcc 4.9 on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Now that gcc 4.9 is officially released, is there an easy and convenient way to install it on Ubuntu 14.04 through the package manager (ie. apt-get)? I would also appreciate information on how to ...
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Apt Terminal Progress Bar source code Ubuntu 14.04

I have read an article in OMG Ubuntu[0] about enabling the progress bar in the terminal. I'm browsing apt launchpad page [1] and browisng the code. Someone knows exactly where is the code for the ...
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How can I solve Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) [duplicate]

I am really New to UBUNTU 14.04 and whenever I try to update or install anything I get this error: > sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for trojanfm: E: Could not get > lock ...
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Told command dpkg cannot be found

On issuing the command sudo dpkg -i (package name) at chronos@localhost ~ $, I get the response sudo: dpkg: command not found. Anyone know why? I'm trying to load version 3 of network-manager and ...
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just guest session available, can not login

I'm desperately trying to login into ubuntu 12.04 LTS. After boot I see the guest session asking for my password. After login it appears a black screen for just a half second and I will redirect to ...
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Trouble downloading packages

When I try to download any of the following package, it shows error. sudo apt-get install libelf-dev sudo apt-get install tcl-dev sudo apt-get install tk-dev Reading package lists... Building ...
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Upgrade aborts half-way through with the error message there is too little space in the /boot folder [duplicate]

I have tried to run the updater to install 14.04. It aborts half-way through with the error message there is too little space in the /boot folder. It recommends emptying the trash and running apt-get ...
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Why can't I install more than one application at once?

Why can't APT install more than one application at a time? Why does it need to exit before installing the next. I know with MS Windows you can install how many application at once. This problem is ...
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Installing and testing CUDA in Ubuntu 14.04

I am uncertain about how to install CUDA in my system. looking around there are many tutorials about cuda on 12.04 LTS and a few on 13.04 and 13.10, but they all talk about acquiring a deb package ...
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Update Error (using apt-get install -f)?

So I tried updating my system, to find this pop-up error upon attempt, The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 is showing error while upgrading to 14.04 [duplicate]

W:Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_binary-i386_Packages Hash Sum mismatch , E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ...
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`apt` log files: is there a log for `apt-add-repository ppa:…`?

The apt command has the nice behavior to log all what you request it to do in /var/log/apt/history* file. This is quite handy, because in case of reinstall you can see which packages you have ...
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What happens when we cancel apt-get install manually or due to network failure

hi today I was installing mongodb using apt-get its 114 mb download , when apt-get was running I lost network connection so downloading stopped so cancelled it using Ctrl + c . Later when my ...
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How do I replace the release in sources.list?

Is there an easy way to replace all instances in /etc/apt/sources.list with the new release? I want to replace all instances of my current release (whatever it is) with the new release for 14.04 ...
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Synaptic Loading/Running Slowly [closed]

Synaptic has been running extremely slow lately, it's been taking ages to start up and goes dark (what an program does when it's not responding). After installing stuff, it goes dark again, and ...
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Can't install the lib32gcc1 package [duplicate]

I can't find any information how to install libraries to use 32bit software like steamcmd to run game servers. What's the package name for the 14.04 version of 32bit libraries? sudo apt-get install ...
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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted at “aborting samba-libs preinst” [closed]

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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Upgrade available after upgrading normal release to LTS

Just after upgrading my Xubuntu 13.10 to Xubuntu 14.04, I run the command: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and tell me that upgrade are available, and after do it again and again I get the same result after ...
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Update Manager, Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager segfault

I made and ran a shell script made up of the following: wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O ...
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PPA spring cleaning — list packages installed from a PPA?

This is a Q&A-style thing --- hoping to help you in this period of new LTS release(s). There are a lot of links in this post, follow them and upvote them to give the authors the relevant kudos. ...
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Can't find boot-repair package for the newest version of Ubuntu

After upgrading Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, grub failed to load Ubuntu and threw the error symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found. I followed the solution offered in the Bug Report but this failed ...
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Help with updating to from 13.10 to 14.04 [duplicate]

When I run the following command: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I just get this error: Calculating upgrade... Failed The following packages have unmet dependencies: libcogl15 ...