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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Ubuntu Server 12.04 apt-get update errors (404, W: Failed to fetch…)

I have a new instance of 12.04 server and have been having issues running sudo apt-get update The update seems to work fine then it will stop and sit waiting for headers then start spitting 404 ...
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How to installation startup-manager on Ubuntu 13.10?

I want to install startup-manager on Ubuntu 13.10. I want to enable an older kernel, to see installed services, etc. I typed the code sudo apt-get install startup-manager but I get the following ...
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Installing specific Package (New Version)

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and my current version of Open Blas is 0.1alpha2.2-3. There is a bug in this version that has been fixed by https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openblas/+bug/817212 How ...
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Apt pinning is pinning all sources

I've installed a PPA, ondrej/php5, so I can install PHP 5.5 on a Ubuntu 12.04 server. However, I want to install Apache 2.2, and the above PPA provides Apache 2.4. I created the file ...
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Answering debconf questions from a custom GUI in Python? (Custom Front-end)

I'm writing an app that should enable the user to install some additional packages when needed. I'd like to create a custom GUI that collects the packages debconf questions along with some other ...
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how to separate installed packages based on their installation type?

Consider a case that I have few list of packages installed in my Ubuntu. Among them few are installed from apt-get,aptitude & few from source tars. How can I group them separately based on ...
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Setting up a local repository: need help

I am attempting to set up a local Ubuntu repository following this, but I need some help. To test if I did everything correctly, I tried sudo apt-get install chrome or sudo apt-get install nodejs but ...
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How to fix Libreoffice and Python3-uno

I cannot install any new packages because of python3-uno dependency problems. Apt-get said that python3-uno depends on libreoffice-core (=1:3.5.7-0ubuntu4) but 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu5 is to be installed. I ...
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Can't upgrade nginx on ubuntu 12.04

I'm stuck on nginx version 1.1.19! Following the instructions here http://www.jeffmould.com/2013/10/19/upgrading-nginx-ubuntu-12-04/ I did: service nginx stop add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/stable ...
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apt-get not working on Ubuntu VPS

I couldn't install any software using apt-get command in my VPS and the terminal prints: root@ubuntu:~# apt-get install python3 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Duplicate chromium repository removal

Somehow I added this repository someone suggested to install chromium (I am a new user) and now every time I update it shows this: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Dropbox (different) installation error in Ubuntu 12.04

When trying to install dropbox from terminal (using How to install Dropbox? guide), and trying to install the repository key I get the following: ~$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu ...
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Unable to locate package friends-app

Would appreciate the help $ sudo apt-get install friends-app Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package friends-app
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What is the correct way to create your own packages for local installation?

I am running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. I currently have an issue where one of my used packages has an annoying bug. Instead of removing it and just building it from source, I want to integrate it ...
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Applications menu does not find installed eclipse

I just switched from my company's version of eclipse to the stock Ubuntu version. However, when I did: sudo apt-get remove eclipse I found that my company's eclipse remained installed. I figured it ...
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Translation - “Adding the key to the list of trusted software vendors failed”

I am translating for Ubuntu. This text belongs in ../aptdaemon/enums.py:382 as part of software center, (the settings where it sets the apt sources and where you can add custom sources). Does anyone ...
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“GPG error” while running “sudo apt-fast update”

One day I found out error messages as below, I don't know what happened, what is a solution to check for fixing, and I need help from you. ............. Err http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main amd64 ...
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update: libsdl1.2-dev on ubuntu12.4 [duplicate]

I need to install libsdl1.2-dev for doing some graphics, but it is not allowed. The reason is: Die folgenden Pakete haben unerfüllte Abhängigkeiten: libsdl1.2-dev : Hängt ab von: libx11-dev soll ...
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Replacement PPA for Ubuntu Precise

Today, when executing apt-get update after adding the R language repositories to apt, I received the following erros Err http://ppa.launchpad.net http/ppa/ubuntu/precise Sources 404 Not ...
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How can I remove the packages that came with ubuntu-desktop? (13.10)

I am on Xubuntu 13.10 and installed the meta package ubuntu-desktop about one hour ago to try it out. Unfortunately, it did not work well at all so I just went back to my Xfce-session. Now there are ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Upgrade interrupted because of openjdk-7

I was running an apt-get upgrade (not version upgrade, just normal), when I got this message: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet ...
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cannot install anything via apt-get. problem with apt-get update [duplicate]

I am unable to install anything with apt-get. I think this problem is due to gpg error of some kind. I have done almost everything on the net as per my belief. this is what happens when I run apt-get ...
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Weird issues with Syslog-ng and apt-get

So, I had a weird scenario just happen and I was just hoping someone might know what happened for my own edification. Basically, a while back I installed syslog-ng v 3.3.6 using sudo apt-get install ...
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How to know last time apt-get was executed?

I known that the command to update the repository lists is apt-get update. How to check if it has been executed today or in the last 24 hours? I do not known if should check some file timestamp. Or ...
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I get the changelog when upgrading using apt-get

I am getting a weird issue when running apt-get update && apt-get upgrade This is on Ubuntu Server 13.10 How can I correct this?
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“The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened”

Everytime I sudo apt-get update it always not complete and will say in the end E: Read error - read (5: Input/output error) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. Same ...
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Wine version conflict causing update manager to crash

I attempted to update wine from my existing 1.5 by installing 1.7 through apt-get but apparently it only partially succeeded. Now it looks like I'm trapped in a catch-22: When I try to install 1.7 it ...
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Proxy Blocking apt-get, Allowing wget/curl

I'm having an issue getting passed my corporate proxy server. I had an exception put in place to allow my IP address to pass through, but haven't been able to get apt-get to work. wget can get to ...
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apt-get: error loading libgcc_s.so.1

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, 64-bit, with gcc 4.6.3 I want to update gcc to 4.7, and do as the link said: How do I install gcc 4.7? But I got error: Fetched 14.0 MB in 18s (767 kB/s) ...
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Install package for missing libraries

I wrastled with the program according to the info in this question. Now it is installed but I can't figure out how to run it. A friend running the same version of Ubuntu had no problems getting it to ...
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Specifying Python Distribution in Ubuntu 13.10 (for Continuum Anaconda Python)

I've been trying to install Python on my Ubuntu 13.10 VM. Ubuntu already comes with Python, and when I remove it with apt a lot of other apps get removed. I have installed Continuum's Anaconda ...
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Getting error running sudo apt-get -f install

E: Waited for /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt || true but it wasn't there E: Failure running script /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt || true I know this question has been asked before but the ...
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How to only install updates from a specific *file* repository?

I created my own internal repository following the instructions here: How to make my own local repository? I added the line deb file:/usr/local/mydebs/ ./ to my /etc/apt/sources.list How do I ...
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apt-get install --reinstall --install-recommends not installing a recommended package

With either one of the following commands, I expect python-omniorb-omg to be installed, which didn't get so however. The package is a recommended package according to python-omniorb description in ...
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Why php5-fpm is depending of a “sury.org” version of php5-common?

I try to install php5-fpm package but I have this information: The following packages have unmet dependencies: php5-fpm : Depends: php5-common (= 5.5.7+dfsg-1+sury.org~quantal+1) but ...
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How to stop dist-upgrade from removing MariaDB?

A similar question was asked at Partial upgrade - why remove MariaDB?. The answer to that question basically was stating that dist-upgrade is the issue. This question is asking if there is some ...
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Software that shows installed software according to licence of the applications

I want a software that shows all installed applications using various sorting options like date of installation, size of application etc. Most importantly license of the application. I want to ensure ...
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Installed packages have unmet dependencies

When i tried to install lxc-docker-0.7.6 on ubuntu 13.04, i get the following errors: The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: libsdl-ttf2.0-0 Use 'apt-get ...
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You have held packages error when trying to install e17

I received the following error when trying to apt-get install e17 (enlightenment window manager): curios:~$ sudo apt-get install e17 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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After doing a sudo apt-get install <app>, where does the application get stored to? [duplicate]

After installing apps via apt-get install -app name-. Where does the files get copied to? Are the copied to just one location or multiple locations? And if so how do I find this out? Here's an ...
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How can I determine about a command, that which package provides it, using the command line? [duplicate]

Let's say, I have a command for which I want to know the source code. For example: unity-webapps-runner. I know which unity-webapps-runner tells me where to find, but how to find out with apt-cache ...
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Ignoring specific unmet dependencies with aptitude?

This is my situation: I've installed a program called ipe "forcably" through a deb package; the reason for this is that ipe depends on texlive-latex-base, however, I already maintain a separate ...
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Which PPA to purge in resolving this 404 error in apt-get udpate?

$ sudo apt-get update is breaking and giving the following error: http://ppa.launchpad.net/joh/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages I've tried looking at /etc/apt/sources.list but i ...
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How can I install libgl1-mesa-glx

I am trying to install OpenCPN, a navigation and chart program. The install guide recommend this: It is also possible to install the package via dpkg or rpm, on the condition that all dependencies ...
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Saving a apt-get file for future installations, how do I do it? [duplicate]

I have a terribly limited download allowance and have multiple computers. So, my questions folks is. Would I be able to save what has been installed thru apt-get and any other terminal installations I ...
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How to remove the folllowing applications from Xubuntu?

The software that have red dots next to them, I want to uninstall them, since I have synapse, kazam, xpad instead and the rest, I don't need. I tried software center, and synaptic and apt-get, could ...
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What does this mean & what impact does it have: Failed to download repository information [duplicate]

Today out of the clear blue I received the following message when I ran my updater under Ubuntu 13.10 laptop. Failed to download repository information. I see there are a ton of questions regarding ...
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I'm trying to install nodejs-legacy and it keeps failing [duplicate]

I have no idea what the problem is, but I keep trying to install nodejs-legacy by running sudo apt-get install, but it keeps failing. Here's all of the output when I try to do the command. Reading ...
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How to install Skype on 64bit Ubuntu 13.10 (broken dependencies)

I'm sure this is a duplicate candidate, but I have looked at the answer for 64bit 12.10, but it doesn't seem to work for my 13.10 installation. I have enabled 32bit architecture, ie. sudo dpkg ...
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How to remove all packages (libxcb1) that were used by xorg-edgers packages and install ubuntu's packages?

I have a problem with uninstalling packages that were used by xorg-edgers' version of nvidia drivers that I have installed and after that removed (331.20), e.g.: $ dpkg -l | grep libxcb ii ...