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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I removed Python 3.4 physically, is there anything I can do to avoid having to reinstall system?

Fristends, So while trying to install a python package I made a horrible mistake and removed Python 3.4 (if you are interested in how did I come up with it below is the link to my question on ...
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How can I select a mirror than the one apt-get chose for me?

In a way my question is an inversion of this question. I'm trying to do sudo apt-get install jags from the terminal, and it selects mirrors close to me, but then it says "Not Found". I'd like to ...
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problem to install packages in ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

fids@fids-NDiSM323:~$ java-version java-version: command not found fids@fids-NDiSM323:~$ java -versin The program 'java' can be found in the following packages: * default-jre * gcj-4.6-jre-headless ...
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No command 'dpgk' found, did you mean: Command 'dpkg'

I am attempting to install some bizarre software. I have virtualbox with lubuntu running in it. I have built a .deb package, that I am trying to install on to this. But I have the oddest error. ...
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Why has apt-get update failed? [duplicate]

I tried to update packages using the apt-get update command, which failed with the following error message: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Kubuntu 15.10 _Wily Werewolf_ - Release amd64 ...
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Problem installing python3-scipy

I've got ubuntu 15.10 and started a transition to python3. So I installed python3, python3-numpy and python3-matplotlib (and maybe a few more), but when I install python3-scipy, I get the following ...
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Trying to install R generates unmet dependencies in Ubuntu 14.04

I've followed the instalation of R (first r-base) as I always did - adding mirror, genereate the correct key, then sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install. But now I'm getting unmet dependencies ...
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apt-get install not install dependencies

I faced a really weird issue recently in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Here are the steps: I have a deb package called test.deb which has dependency on xorg-dev Then I tried to install this deb package by sudo ...
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Ubuntu Software Updater and Software Center do not launch [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I have read one of the articles on here with fixing this issue, but it did not help. When I launch either the Software Updater or Software Center, a send crash error report ...
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ROS installation not working… or anything else

I am relatively new to Ubuntu and am trying to install ROS Jade for work on a project. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have been following the steps listed at the official website. My repositories ...
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How can install libgl1-mesa-dev:i386

Today I installed the Ubuntu Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS 64 bit and I want to install the libgl1-mesa-dev:i386 packet. I execute the command: sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev:i386 and I get the ...
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How to restrict root's installation capabilities

I've found out some time ago that users who install software via sudo apt-get install ... or any of the GUI tools (Update Manager or Software Center) show up in the /var/log/auth.log which makes it a ...
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Landscape for personal use

I am trying to install Landscape Dedicated Server for personal use on a clean Ubuntu 14.04 server from scratch. After adding the ppa-repository and updating apt, I install the thing with apt install ...
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How to install MySQL 5.6.19?

When we do: # apt-get install mysql-server-5.6 we get version 5.6.28. We have tested and certified our app with 5.6.19, and we cant even create the schema in 5.6.28 due to changes made in ...
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How to fix `Invalid file format` errors on `sudo apt-get update`?

Running the command sudo apt-get update leads to a lot of Invalid file format errors. How can I fix such errors? W: Failed to fetch ...
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Sudo apt-get update command is getting error

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and 64-bit system. I am new to Ubuntu I am trying to use sudo apt-get update but I am getting error I am not able to understand what is wrong and I don't know how to rectify ...
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How to install netbeans v8.1 in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Nobody seems to talk about version 8.1, can anyone please guide me through?
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Are these three dots part of a filesystem path?

When running apt-get install, I noticed this: Preparing to unpack .../PACKAGENAME_VERSION.deb ... Unpacking PACKAGENAME (VERSION) ... Note the 3 dots before /PACKAGENAME_VERSION. Do those dots ...
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Cannot remove guestsession after crash/ multiple errors

After using inkscape for design with a second monitor my system crashed and since then I can only log in as a guest . Upon logging in. I get an err msg saying all data would be deleted once I log ...
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Hash sum mismatch [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages Hash Sum mismatch How to correct this?
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GPG error please help

Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry 'restricted/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file) I ...
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Installing libexpat0 instead of libexpat1

I'm trying to run BitWise IM on Ubuntu but every time I run the program I get the following message: ./BitWise: error while loading shared libraries: libexpat.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No ...
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update failed and repository server doesn't working

I can't able to download any new software belong to third parties and also updating to ubuntu not work, while in other word if I go to repositories to work for me - problem become same. Again, in ...
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Is there a way to limit concurrent downloads in apt-get? [duplicate]

I'm using: apt-get dist-uprade and it's about to drive me insane. To make a long story short, I grew up in the country-side. We have electric fences to keep the bovine off the roads. 56k was ...
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How do I go from what I see in sources list to correct PPA name?

This is something that has been bothering me for a while. I had some problems with conflicts after I added some repositories. Then it turns out I needed to remove them. I wanted to use the command. ...
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Want LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice, accidentally installed both

I installed OpenOffice, but it realized my old files probably used LibreOffice because the functions I had in them suddenly returned errors. So, I followed step on a website to replace OpenOffice ...
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“Failed to fetch cdrom://Lubuntu 15.10 _Wily Werewolf” [duplicate]

I am fairly new to using Linux and have recently just installed Lubuntu on my laptop. I typed the: sudo apt-get update command in the Terminal to see if I needed any updates after getting a ...
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Error while running apt-get update [duplicate]

No manual changes made for months, but the above command yields: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release Unable to find expected entry ...
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Difference between 'sudo apt-get' and 'sudo -E apt-get'

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 guest on VMWare Player (7.1.3 build-3206955), with Windows 10 as the host OS. I'm able to use Firefox to browse the web inside the guest, however I'm unable to use apt on the ...
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Need help in unlocking apt-get gparted [duplicate]

Can someone walk me through getting gparted on my computer so that I can install a second hard drive. This is the error I get everytime I write in $ apt-get install gparted. E: Could not open lock ...
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Just-installed package is not found

I'm trying to install Docker on my Ubuntu 14.04 VM. I ran sudo apt-get install docker, assuming it would work because, y'know, that's how packages are installed. Only once the install completed, when ...
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Installing from mono-project.com

I have already installed a lot of the packages referenced on the Install Mono on Linux How to, mono-complete, ca-certificates-mono, mono-devel, and referenceassemblies-pcl. However I did this probably ...
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MySQL fails to install, and is not accessible - dpkg returns error code 1

i need to install mysql-server on my machine , so i tried like this sudo apt-get install mysql-server libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql A pastebin of my syslog can be found here. I get this ...
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Purged way too much. Can I undo that?

I wanted to reinstall wine and wanted to make sure, everything could be installed from the very beginning. So I lazily typed: sudo apt-get purge wine* This was obviously a big mistake, because ...
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Trouble removing ruby 2.3.0p0 from Ubuntu

I need to install ruby via rvm. I already have it installed via packet manager though, and now I want to remove that version. So far so good, removing stuff with apt-get remove isn't hard. BUT after I ...
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How should I deal with the broken packages occurred while installing a new software?

In order to install clang, I typed sudo-apt-get install clang and got the following message. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Errors when updating avidemux with apt-get. Package conflict? Removal needed?

Not sure what to make of these errors that occurred while performing an update/upgrade with apt-get. I am still fairly new at this, so I can't quite parse everything, but it sounds like I should ...
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Find the GIT Repository in specific directory and exec git bundle command

I am using ubuntu 12.04 TLS in which i have a git repository in a specific directory, what i am trying is to take the scheduled backup of the repository and place it in specific directory that can be ...
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KDE Plasma can't install. Help me

When try to install KDE Plasma (Kubuntu Desktop) on Ubuntu 15.10 using sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop Then this error comming, Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Why is apt downloading package list again when updating in 16.04?

I don't know if it was problem before or is just a beta thing. When I run apt update it downloads package list as normal. If I run it again it will download the lists all over again even though there ...
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How to create a portable Python?

Is it possible to install Python (the Python interpreter together with some of the dependencies it needs to run) into a folder on the users home directory or a usb drive and move this installation ...
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“System Program problem detected”-->“Error: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)”

I'm really newbie to linux, so I'd be glad with a step by step answer. I'm using ubuntu 15.10 (recently upgraded) Perhaps I should emphasize that the upgrade didn't complete well or totally because ...
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Install ubuntu-sdk on travis-ci

I'm trying to build my git repository on travis-ci, and I can't install ubuntu-sdk. Here is my travis.yml file: before_install: - sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa -y install: - ...
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Can I remove whole package system?

Yes, I want to remove whole apt-xxx related stuff, how can I archive it?
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APT update fails: writing more data than expected

when trying to update package listings via apt update or apt-get update I receive the following error: E: Failed to fetch ...
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How to work around build dependencies with disparate epoch numbers?

I have a build on Launchpad that is failing for reasons that escape me. The package clearly lists the build dependencies as: Merged Build-Depends: ..., golang (>= 1:1.4~) | gccgo-5, ... Filtered ...
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apt-get is broken (error processing package)

I can't do anything with apt-get. As root, I ran "apt-get clean" (finished quickly and silently). Then "apt-get update"- which, since I am running an old version (13.?) can't find the repositories ...
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Apt-get package depends on itself (filebeat)

I have multiple servers with Ubuntu 14.04 and installed filebeat on every machine except one, and I can't figure out how to fix it actually. but the package depends on it self. I tried to install ...
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apt-install says I have broken held packages, but dpkg -l | grep dissagrees

Im trying to install tomcat8 on a ubuntu machine: ubuntu@ip-172-31-45-255:~$ sudo apt-get install tomcat8 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Install bacula on 14.04 while running MariaDB

I tried to install bacula on a 14.04 installation but the installation routine always fails complaining about unmet dependencies. This is because I've installed MariaDB rather than MySQL. Is there any ...