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 get my DEB to install libstdc++.so.6.0.20?

On my development machine, I have /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.20; on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 I have /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.19. I'm taking my first baby ...
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gnuplot package not found

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. I tried installing Gnupolot, gfortran using sudo ap get install, but the terminal shows 'unable to locate package gnuplot-x11' and 'The following package cannot be ...
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Can't delete all unused kernels

I am trying to remove all my unused kernels but it is not working. My dpkg --list | grep linux-image result is as follows: ii linux-image-3.13.0-24-generic 3.13.0-24.46 ...
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Why has 14.04 LTS no static libraries in some packages?

These are the udev development packages for the last three Ubuntu LTS releases. File list of package libudev-dev in lucid File list of package libudev-dev in precise File list of package libudev-dev ...
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How to install MySQL in Ubuntu Minimal 12.04

How can I install MySQL in Ubuntu Minimal 12.04? When I try to apt-get install mysql-server (as root) even after apt-get update and apt-get upgrade in a fresh install, I receive this: # Setting up ...
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Error installing applications

I've installed a Ubuntu live install with persistence mode on a USB stick using Linux Live USB creator. (Windows got corrupted while changing a .sys file, partition table was saved.) I'm not able to ...
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Why `apt-get dist-upgrade` in EC2 image does not update the kernel?

I've built a system running Ubuntu 14.04 on EC2, using the AMI from Ubuntu's cloud-images repository. The AMI includes kernel 3.13.0-37, but 3.13.0-39 is available as an update. After running ...
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Where can I find the softwares/programs that I installed from USC and can I change where apt installs programs? [duplicate]

I just recently Installed Ubuntu, and as you can guess, I'm not good at it. Questions: 1.) I just want to know where to locate the programs/softwares I installed from the Ubuntu Software Center. ...
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How to install Postgresql 9.3 instead of default 9.4 in Ubuntu 14.10?

I'm on Utopic Unicorn and I need to install Postgresql 9.3 server and client. When I try to autocomplete sudo apt-get install postgres, I see only 9.4 packages: postgresql ...
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How to resolve locales dependency on 12.04

sudo apt-get check Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages ...
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Install software with its dependencies from a local repo over LAN [duplicate]

I have a couple of Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit boxes. One of them can talk to internet (say Machine1) and the other can not due to network restrictions (say Machine2). Machine 2 needs some specific software ...
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Repository problems [closed]

I have a fairly longstanding repository error that won't let me install software, among other things. I have avoided dealing with it, as I do not fully understand how the repository/verification ...
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list all the ppa repositories added to my system

How can I list all the ppa repositories added to my system and save it to a .txt file, so that I don't want to spend my time in searching for ppa's for fresh installations and i can just select a ppa ...
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How to link to 32-bit SCTP package on a Lucid 64-bit machine?

I am running Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.4 LTS 64-bit. I need to build a 3rd party 32-bit program. The build of this program is failing: gcc-4.4 -m32 <snip> /usr/lib/libsctp.so.1: could not read ...
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unable to install from terminal [duplicate]

Everytime I install any software or update i get this message as below: E: Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00aptitude:2: Extra junk at end of file How can I fix that?
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sudo apt-get install command is not working properly

Initially I was trying to uninstall MAAS. While uninstalling my laptop hanged, so I had to force restart my laptop. Since then my apt-get command has not been working properly. :~$ sudo apt-get purge ...
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Can someone explain package manager leftover script after nginx update meaningless failure?

I recently fixed this nginx update related issue and would appreciate someone to explain why does the update manager leave this sort of things to be fixed later by package manager during a non related ...
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package manager odd behavior after ubuntu failed update wich included an nginx update

So, yesterday I updated ubuntu and that included an nginx update, the process warned about diffs/changes to the default file under sites-available, I reviewed the changes and prepared a new file which ...
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Verbose debugging from apt-get

I've created what I THINK are correct local mirrors of the Ubuntu repositories locally. When I attempt to do an apt-get install on a package that SHOULD be there, it always returns: Reading package ...
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How to make apt fail less often?

I'm doing a lot of deploying and tearing down of VMs locally and on several cloud services (on the order of two or three a day) and my biggest problem with this is that apt-get install often fails ...
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apt-get update error after dpkg --add-architecture i386

I have recently put Chrubuntu on my HP chromebook 11 (it's ARM). I currently have Xubuntu-desktop lts, checking version gives Ubuntu 14.04. I'm following this tutorial: install kingsoft office ubuntu ...
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Unable to profile django app

I am trying to profile my Django application. I installed the django-extensions which include a hotshot profiler. I am able to profile using the Django shell. But, I want to create a script for doing ...
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Why does dpkg fail with “unable to execute new pre-installation script (…): Permission denied”?

When I type sudo apt-get install -f on the terminal, I get following error: prathamesh@Tamhane:~$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Scala With Oracle Java removing openjdk dependencies apt-get

I would like to use Oracle JDK and refrain from installing OpenJDK. I attempted to install Scala via the dpkg command on the .deb file but ended up just unpacking the binaries (manually installing) ...
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Failed update 14.04 server version 3.13.0-39

I tried to upgrade my 14.04 server using dist-upgrade. Unfortunately the update failed and after some manual tinkering myself with broken packages I am kind of out of ideas. I already tried to ...
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Problem with installing bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.10

I am getting the following error while installing bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.10: rajamalw@AMAL-WORKSTATION:~$ sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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mariadb 10 install error on ubuntu 14.04

when trying to install mariadb on ubuntu 14.04 dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libmysqlclient18_10.0.14+maria-1~trusty_amd64.deb (--unpack): libmysqlclient18:amd64 ...
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dpkg returns to error code one

I had a proble with dpkg before and I corrected it using this answer. After correcting that issue everything was good. But now dpkg has another problem sudo apt-get install xix-media-playe Reading ...
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I am facing an ubuntu upgrade issue [duplicate]

I am facing error in ubuntu when I upgrade to apt-get command and I am also facing a problem when I want to install a new program. this error appears: najeeb@najeeb:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] ...
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do-release-upgrade, interrupt, then no upgrade found

I started a do-release upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10. It found a release and started downloading some files. Before it got to do anything besides downloading, I realized on was on battery, didn't have ...
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Why Does Software Updater Say No updates Available, but apt-get upgrade Shows updates available?

I normally use Software Updater to keep the system updated. However I occasionally will run apt-get upgrade from the terminal and I've notice there are times when Software Updater says there are no ...
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How to bring back missing options on System Settings

I am newbie in Linux and I was trying to fix problem with skype (it is muted) and I accidentally removed almost all my applications ( I don't have anything to control my desktop settings, mouse, ...
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software and updates in system settings not working

Recently, I noticed a red circle with a minus sign on system panel beside the network manager. When I click on it displays the following: A problem occurred when checking for the updates. (greyed ...
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It's safe to remove linux-image with autoremove command?

I ran sudo apt-get autoremove and this list of packages came up: The following packages will be REMOVED: fonts-horai-umefont fonts-wqy-microhei gnome-exe-thumbnailer icoutils ...
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List packages by section [duplicate]

I can run these commands to show the "Section" of certain packages $ apt-cache show bash | grep Section Section: shells $ apt-cache show procps | grep Section Section: admin I would like a command ...
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Update manager fails to initialize and gives an error message [duplicate]

I am trying to update my os from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS but the update manager fails to initializegiving this error message. E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Installing packages meant for previous versions of ubuntu

I was trying to install everpad from rep using apt-get to no success. I am guessing this is because the everpad repos haven't been updated for 14.10 yet. Considering the minimal differences in 14.10 I ...
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apt-get searching for binary-armhf with INTEL i7 CPU

When I run: apt-get update I receive the following errors: Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main armhf Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80] Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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ubuntu bootup problem .while staring ubuntu

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports/multiverse i386 Packages ...
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Software Centre locked up

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Software Centre has locked up during install of krita. Problem seems to be corrupted download of krita-data. Can't remove or install anything and have followed onscreen instructions ...
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Why does add-apt-repository now fail to retrieve keys behind my proxy server, but I can update package lists and manually receive the keys? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04 with the latest updates behind a proxy server at my school. I had no problem a few months ago. However, over the past two months when I try to add a repository with ...
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Getting Software Alien from Terminal

I used sudo apt-get install alien dpkg-dev debhelper build-essential to get alien package for Terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 . But I got this Error Message and couldn't find a Solution... This is what I ...
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Update only new added sources [duplicate]

When you add a new repository you must do apt-get update. This command will check all the sources and in my computer it take about 1~2 minutes to complete. Is it necessary to check all the sources? ...
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How to install software from 14.10 repositories?

At work I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) with KDevelop IDE. I saw there is a new version of KDevelop available, 4.7 (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdevelop). On my computer I have version 4.6 ...
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How to get a list of packages I installed? [duplicate]

I have a Kubuntu 14.10 install that I am considering backing up and recreating as I've been upgrading it since 12.04 and I'm having a few issues that might be due to age. Since I've been using it for ...
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program windows fade to grey and get then normal again

i installed ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop (Toshiba C50D-A-133). After installation i open a terminal, and run apt-get install with some packages. i remember playonlinux , gimp etc. During the packages were ...
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How to undo graphics driver install

I have an AMD A8 5600K with the Radeon 7000 series graphics. Last night, I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. Graphics were not running properly after the upgrade, so I ran the following commands: ...
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Vlc player not getting istalled in ubuntu 12.04. I am getting the below error [duplicate]

ubunt@ ubuntl01: ~$ sudo apt - get install vlc Reading package lists...Done Building dependency tree Reading state information...Done Some packages could not be installed.This may mean that you have ...
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Unable to install Box2D package

If I try to run sudo apt-get install python-box2d I get this nonsensical error message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want ...
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apt-get working with organization network but now with home network (Ubuntu guest Virtual Box)

I am using cntlm to get apt-get working. This works fine when I am connected to my organization's network but I am unable to get this working with my home network. The apt-conf file contains: ...