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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apt-get error with libmza

I am getting the following error when I try to update something apt-get: /usr/local/lib/liblzma.so.5: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-pkg.so.4.12) ...
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Can you determine which packages are not being used at all when running a specific program

I want to create a custom Ubuntu server distro that automatically installs and runs a specific program only on the target machine. I've found a very good guide here: How to create a customized ubuntu ...
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BTSync: Intall Bittorent Sync silently with no prompts on Ubuntu Server 14

Trying to install btsync in fully automatic mode - silent, without any prompts. I try to use assume yes feature of apt and also DEBIAN_FRONTEND env variable, but have no luck: export ...
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Installing matplotlib on Ubuntu 14.04 after installing Python 3 with pyenv

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Python 2.7.6. I have installed matplotlib for Python 2. Now, I just installed Python 3.4.2 using pyenv install 3.4.2. I then ran pip install matplotlib to install ...
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reinstall ubuntu-desktop after removing gnom*

i have laptop with ubuntu 14.04 i tried to install gnome to try it and after a while i wanted to remove it so i used the following command apt-get remove gnom* i rebooted and before the ...
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How do I fix the following error?

The following packages will be REMOVED: libglade2.0-cil 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 248 kB disk space will ...
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GPG Error (Trusty 14.04)

Every time I try to run sudo apt-get update I get the following after Reading Package Lists: W: GPG error: http://repos.codelite.org trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified ...
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How to add a package from a later version of an ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am on ubuntu 12.04 and I want to install tesseract-ocr 3.03 via apt-get. I found this package, which seems like it is for ubuntu 14. Is there a way to install it without installing the full ...
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How can I resolve package conflicts when installing old version of PHP with apache2?

I have a legacy app which requires a specific version of php. I've downloaded debs for php, pear, etc. from old-releases.ubuntu.com, and I am writing a script to install them when provisioning a ...
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How to fix problems with following packages

I tried to install AmberTool. But when I followed the installation manual system told me to install the following dependencies: sudo apt-get install csh flex gfortran g++ xorg-dev \ zlib1g-dev ...
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I purged TZData and now Lubuntu won't boot! Help!

Ok, so in hind sight purging a package that was marked as a critical package was probably a terrible idea, but I was only following the instructions of people from this thread. I couldn't get ...
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I cannot install openssh-server [duplicate]

When I go to install, I get this error: $ sudo apt-get install openssh-server The following packages have unmet dependencies: openssh-server : Recommends: ssh-import-id but it is not going to be ...
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dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-generic-lts-trusty: [duplicate]

I get this message every time I try to install a program and my linux-image is ver. "linux-image-3.13.0-37-generic" anyone know what to do ...
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“Package linux-image-generic is not configured yet.” Error

When I try to upgrade via terminal sudo apt-get upgrade this errors occurred: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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Should I have any concerns when updating my LAMP-server?

I'm using Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS. I'll be installing lamp server with tasksel, though I don't know much about tasksel other than It Is a synaptic package manager. Though, I won't be changing up the ...
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Ubuntu Touch using apt-get

I'm sorry if this has already been asked, I did do some searching and didn't find it. However a number of questions, I have just installed the latest Ubuntu touch, on a nexus 5, and was going to have ...
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sudo apt-get Does not work (ubuntu gnome)

Lately I was not able to perform sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get install, etc. Every time I'm typing sudo apt-get install PROGRAM_NAME I get Reading packages list.. For a a brief moment and then ...
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What is the difference between `extra`, `suggested`, `recommended` and `NEW` packages?

I'm wondering what are the extra, suggested, recommended and NEW packages are? What is the difference? Why do I need this information when I want to install a new package? Here's the terminal output ...
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How to create deb packages for fonts [duplicate]

How do I create a package of fonts? I am not going to be uploading them to the Archive as they are for my own use. Can anyone point me to a tutorial or a document on creating font packages? I have ...
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initramfs-tools irqbalance apt-get upgrade error

I am getting an error when I do sudo apt-get upgrade. I did a do-release-upgrade and went into a lot of issues. Finally the problem has been reduced to: sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... ...
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errors with sudo apt-get update after sudo apt-get autoremove openjdk-7-jre

Everything was fine before executing this command sudo apt-get autoremove openjdk-7-jre. After this openjdk-7-jre got removed.Then when i try sudo apt-get update i get the following errors: 0% ...
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Can't install vsftp and apt-get update 404 errors [duplicate]

I'm trying to install vsftp on ubuntu 13.04 and am getting the following error: nhudson@axum:~$ sudo apt-get install vsftpd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to parallelize dpkg for large dkms packages?

A lot of dkms modules which are installed as apt packages (e.g. zfs-dkms and openafs-modules-dkms) need a lot of time to build (> 5 minutes) and don't use any parallelization (at least not ...
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Errors were encountered while processing linux-image-3.2.0-54-virtual

I'm trying to install python-dev and I keep getting this error. What is going on? ubuntu@ip-XX-XXX-XXX-XX:~$ sudo apt-get install python-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... ...
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Install package intended for newer version of ubuntu

I am running Lubuntu 10.04 (I know it's 2014 and I'm way out of date...) and in the synaptic package manager for my system, it only allows me to install the latest version of a package for my 10.04 ...
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How can I fix my repos after moving to 14.04? [duplicate]

This year I bought a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 (the reasons were related to my wifi driver). Since long time I cannot download many programs using apt-get. An example is ...
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Why does Chrome use apt-get to manage updates?

I come from a Windows world where Chrome automagically updates itself without any intervention (other than the occasional browser restart, since I leave my browser open all the time.) In Ubuntu, I ...
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How to correct source-list entry for fetching debs from desired location? (Apt Offline Repository)

I am currently trying to install software offline (studying this question) and want to use Offline Repository according to this answer. I followed steps like: put all debs in /var/my-local-repo ...
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VBox on 14.04, Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

On Installing Virtual box on Ubuntu 14.04, I got following message: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a ...
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List only “security” related upgrades with apt-get upgrade

I'm interested in a shell command that can behave like apt-get dist-upgrade except only list/consider security related package upgrades. For example, limit it to packages in security.ubuntu.com or in ...
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Not able to add 3rd party software in Ubuntu 14.04

I added a 3rd party software(terminator) PPA in Ubuntu 14.04 by running the command below: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome-terminator/ppa sudo apt-get update And now, when I search for that ...
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restore patched bash to apt maintained

Last month I manually patched bash on a server running ubuntu 11.10 for the shellshock bug, as suggested in the comments here: What is the CVE-2014-6271 bash vulnerability (Shellshock) and how do I ...
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no software install on ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using 14.04 and am new to this. Earlier I was unable to download and install or remove any software from ubuntu software center due to an authentication error. So I uninstalled the software ...
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How to do unattended installation for packages which ask the same question?

I need to automate apt-get installation of kde-plasma-desktop which winds up installing both kdm and lightdm Display Managers. I'm using debconf-set-selections prior to installation to set the ...
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Try to delete the linux-image

try to delete the Linux image in the boot sector because the disk space is full but I'm not allowed because I have to install a new image first, someone who can help, I'm not allowed to install any ...
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UnECM isn't working, returning “command not found”

I'm trying to get the unecm command of ecm tools to work, and I installed it through apt-get. It keeps returning command not found when I try to run it. I looked in Synaptic, and it says that it is ...
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Problem with sudo apt-get -f install

I have tried sudo apt-get autoclean and sudo apt-get clean. Still I keep getting this error I am running Ubuntu 12 siddharth@IWORKHERE:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... ...
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how to downgrade related packages together?

Related Question : downgrade a package The situation is a bit different, I have a group of packages say aaa-*.deb which was involved in the down grade. obviously I don't want to deal with them one ...
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Is there an easier way to install Bugzilla manually in Ubuntu Server?

Is there an easier way to install Bugzilla manually in Ubuntu Server? While installing Bugzilla I get different problems with the modules. All the modules don't get installed that easily. Right now I ...
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Why can't I run apt-get update? [duplicate]

I just installed Chrubuntu 14.04 LTS with unity and this is what happens when I try to run apt-get update.
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“gnome-session-properties” says it's not installed when it is. How do I solve this? [closed]

I tried entering the command gnome-session-properties in the run dialog but it returned "command not found", so I took it to the terminal where it says it's not installed: cmp@r45c:~$ ...
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problem Install openFOAM on Ubuntu 12.04

Followed the installation guide from openFOAM: $ VERS=$(lsb_release -cs) $ sudo sh -c "echo deb http://www.openfoam.org/download/ubuntu $VERS main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openfoam.list" ...
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How do i list the security update for ubuntu 12.04.? [duplicate]

How do i list the security update for ubuntu 12.04. ? Is this security update will update only what i have installed on the server or it will install everything even it was not installed before. ...
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Can't update 12.04 LTS - “404 Not found” [duplicate]

can you please help to resolve the issue? W: Не удалось получить http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80] W: Не удалось ...
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Internal package repository

I have a Raspberry Pi with the Raspbian OS installed. I developed multiple applications that I manually installed on it. I would like to use the standard package manager to install those applications ...
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How to reinstall default packages

In an attempt to uninstall wine I ran the command sudo apt-get purge wine* which as you may have guessed removed many of the default packages. I am wondering if there is a way to use the installation ...
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Is SOCKS4/5 supported by apt?

The manpage for apt.conf doesn't mention SOCKS at all. Yet there are a few questions about SOCKS and apt here, and every now and then I see an answer which has something like: Acquire::http::proxy .. ...
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How to avoid upgrade the package(s) in upgrading? [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get upgrade some of my installed packages also upgrading, but I don't want to upgrade them. Is there any way to avoid upgrade them. Reverse of this question
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create local ubuntu pacakage repository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at ...
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Keep boot tidy - Script to remove kernel +2

Is there a way to setup ubuntu so that when a new kernel update is installed that it will remove the latest kernel +2? That is not my current kernel not the new kernel but the now useless older ...