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 to contribute binary .debs for others?

I routinely work with Armhf devices, however not all the packages I use exist in a form that apt-get can easily install. Therefore I spend a lot of time compiling from source packages that exist on ...
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apt-get install -f fails

Not sure what to do with this, apt-get dist-upgrade was the reason I want to run this, it says unresolved dependencies.. apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Can't install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

First of all, I think this question is not duplicated, because I have tried all other solutions I found here, but nothing solved my problem. I use Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I have tried until now: sudo ...
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Broken nspluginwrapper package

I was trying to install Citrix Receiver on Voyager Live (Xubuntu) 14.04 64-bit after enabling multiarch, but I get this error when I try to install nspluginwrapper: Some packages could not be ...
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Error when installing clipgrab on Trusty

I wanted to install clipgrab on Trusty, but get the following error when running sudo apt-get install clipgrab (I added the PPA and ran apt-get update): Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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apt-get won't install dependency

File A, version 12, has a dependency on file B, version 12. However, in the repo, there exists a B_12_all.deb and B_13_all.deb. The dependency in A_12_all.deb's control file is the following: ...
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Apache2 updated, but not installed

I started Ubuntu, and it did it's normal update. Three out of the four packages were for Apache2, which I've always been told not to run outside a VM because it can be dangerous. I was surprised ...
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How do I use apt to install 32-bit OpenJDK-7-JRE on Azure AMD64 Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS (Trusty)?

Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS for Azure does not come with Java pre-installed. The server architecture is AMD64. I know that you cannot install both the x64 and x86 JREs side-by-side, and I only need the ...
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Broken apt-get state after apache install error

I tried to install php5 via sudo apt-get install php5 on my ubuntu 14.04 machine. It didn't install properly, because there were problems with the package apache2. So if I try to install anything, ...
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Which file or directory dose “apt-get update” affect [duplicate]

I have updated my system and I want to do some tests needed to remove the cache. I know the command download the packages list from the repositories,but where is the local database to store this ...
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Will apt-get upgrade change the major version of a software in Ubuntu LTS?

I am trying to find out how software upgrade works in Ubuntu LTS version. Let's say I am using Ubuntu LTS xx.xx. At the time of release, user can install PHP 5.3 and Python 2.6 (this is just an ...
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I can´t install Cinammon on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm new on linux and I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 lts. I want to install cinnamon but after typing sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinammon-stable it shows me this: Cannot ...
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Ubuntu Unable To Upgrade , 404 Everywhere [duplicate]

I asked a question about a problem that turns out to be issue with an old installation. Now if I am trying to upgrade, I am still getting 404 errors like : W: Failed to fetch ...
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Having difficulties with “sudo apt-get update” after moving into another country

I have moved temporarily from Turkey into Germany for 1.5 months and the code sudo apt-get update Does not work as intended producing lots of errors. In order to avoid it I tried deleting the ...
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python-biom-format not installing

I am trying to install python-biom-format on virtual box. but i am getting error: E: Unable to locate package python-biom-format How can I fix this problem? I tried everything.
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installing mysql in other partition

I am trying to install mysql in other partition on fresh Ubuntu 14.04. I'm doing this and getting the errors below. Please help me, I'm new to Ubuntu. apt-get update apt-get install mysql-server ...
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apt-get update error 302

i have 2 server, my OS is Turnkey Linux dkldev on both of server's but server's are on different Data Center, on first one , every thing is good when i use this command : apt-get update every thing ...
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Failed to fetch everything in Parallels Desktop

my main purpose is to download some sudo apt-get packages for HepMC program in the Parallels Desktop. Yet I cannot configure it and gives a problem related to apt-get install g++. I am doing it (also ...
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Difference between key (recv-keys), signing key, and fingerprint in APT/PPA system

Let's take https://launchpad.net/~ansible/+archive/ubuntu/ansible as an example. If you click on 'Technical details about this PPA' you see: Signing key: 4096R/7BB9C367 Fingerprint: ...
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Apt returning 404 error on apt-get install

I am getting the below error when trying to test a new repo Failed to fetch http://myrepo.blah.com/repo1//data1/repos/lucid/repo/some_package.deb 404 not found. My sources.list file contains entry ...
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Cannot install packages in Lubuntu 12.04

I've just installed lubuntu 12.04 on an Acer aspire one netbook. I've noticed that although chromium-browser is installed, it doesn't come with a flash-player. I tried to install it using sudo ...
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How do you install the Ubuntu Touch Coreapps?

How do you install the Ubuntu Touch Coreapps on an Ubuntu Desktop?
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How to install aptitude?

I've tried to install aptitude on a clean install of Ubuntu Server 14.04 (on docker) and I get: Step 2 : RUN apt-get install aptitude ---> Running in 257ad5947629 Reading package lists... ...
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Having problem with installing apt-fast

I'm trying to install apt-fast, and I use bellow commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable sudo apt-get update After updating my sources I receive following warnings: . . . Ign ...
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Resolve Unmet dependencies

vikiboy@BatCave:~$ sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-openni-launch Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ros-indigo-openni-launch is already ...
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What happens if we add a dot at the end of sudo `apt-get autoremove`

sudo apt-get autoremove . OUTPUT: WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed. This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing! apt libapt-pkg4.12 (due to apt) libc6 ...
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Quickest way to install a deb only available in an older version of ubuntu? [closed]

Although I am sure a duplicate is somewhere in AU, I could not find it. I'm in 14.10 I need configure-trackpoint What is the most simple and straightforward way to accomplish this?
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I am having trouble downloading Wine onto my Linux Mint 17 [duplicate]

I type in: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa I put in my password, then this comes up: You are about to add the following PPA to your system: Welcome to the Wine Team PPA. Here ...
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“Type 'string' is not known on line 1 in source list” [duplicate]

My software Center has been giving me problems. I think I uninstalled it using the terminal. I can't download anything via the terminal because of pkg errors: fleece@fleece-VGN-N395E:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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Getting the names of users on apt-get logs

I am administering a Ubuntu server (Trusty) where several users have been given permission to run apt-get, but only two administrators have full sudo permission. I want to keep track of who installs ...
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Error message when excuting sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Whenever I execute sudo apt-get update I get this error message: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/jolicloud-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found E: Some index ...
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I am not able to compile a simple program using gcc

Wrongly I have install ia32-libs but my host system is 64 bit. Now whenever i try to compile c file i get a message as: unrecognized option '--64' I have uninstall th ia32-libs but I am getting ...
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How to seed the apt and/or dpkg database of packages?

I have this system that has a basic Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS installation on it, but no network access. I have this set of deb packages which have been copied to some location on said machine. How do I get ...
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Security updates for old-releases

I know that I should upgrade to a newer supported Ubuntu version if possible, but: if you have no possibility to upgrade (for reasons not important here) you have to use the old-releases archive from ...
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Archive repository for Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Ubuntu 12.10 is not supported any more since May 2014. Why is there no archived version at http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ ?
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Is there a "top-level' package for Ubuntu 14.04?

With a really dumb move, I removed the pulseaudio package on my machine and reinstalled it. The resulting desktop is broken (all the packages that are dependent on pulseaudio have not been ...
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Hash Sum Mismatch when installing Spotify on 14.04

I'm trying to install Spotify for Ubuntu 14.04. I add the repo and accept the Spotify server key using sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free' sudo apt-key adv ...
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problem after apt-get update command

Recently , i tried to install google earth from Ubuntu tweak . the programme asked me to add the repository of google earth . well,after i do the command i found that an error message that told me ...
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I'm trying to do a sudo apt-get upgrade, but there are some packages that are no longer required. Should I remove them? [duplicate]

I'm trying to upgrade my packages and there were some packages that were automatically installed and are no longer required. What should I do? I'm asked to use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them, but ...
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How to prevent go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during installing

Is there any switch which tell apt-get command not to go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during ? I mean, we go to configure mode after installation?
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apt-get update tries to download uncompressed Packages file

I am using a physical server right now. I have installed MAAS and cannot use the apt-get function at all. When I type sudo apt-get update I get a long string with some things updating and most things ...
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Can't upgrade Ubuntu 13.04 because of broken python [duplicate]

Because of broken python I can't do anything. apt-get got broken. When I run "do-release-upgrade" I get: root@virtman:/home# sudo do-release-upgrade Could not find platform independent libraries ...
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Can't update my Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

First I just tried to install a software: sudo apt-get install xvfb It returns: Err http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates/main xvfb amd64 2:1.13.3-0ubuntu6.2 404 Not Found [IP: ...
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Why am I getting the terminal error “try apt-get -f install”?

Okay, I just install Ubuntu (the LXDE version, which is Lubuntu) and everytime I try to install a package through the terminal with the "Apt-get install" command, this error pops up: E: Unmet ...
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Can't remove 2XClient using dpkg

I have a problem removing 2XClient from Ubuntu 12.04. This is the output Removing 2xclient ... Unregistering tuxclient url-protocol handler in gconf tree (gconftool-2:3905): GConf-WARNING **: ...
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Are all apt-get packages available on 64 bit ubuntu version available on the ARM version?

I'm going to be traveling for 4 months and want to get a $200 chromebook and out Ubuntu server on it rather than risk loosing my macbook pro. I'm developer and use apt-get all the time, so wanted to ...
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Intel Graphis card not updating. Problem with ppa?

I'm trying to update my graphics card. Info: description: VGA compatible controller product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation ...
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Stuck on the same updates; apt-get update doesn't seem to help

For the past few days, I've logged onto my server and seen 9 packages can be updated. So I sudo apt-get update. If I log out and right back in, I will once again see 9 packages can be updated. ...
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Create a clickable install script for software

I want to create a simple script that a user can download, click on, and it will: request their root password through some sort of pop-up interface then sudo apt-get install a package to their ...
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Custom update process for ubuntu

I a have remote embedded system with Ubuntu on it. Also it runs our proprietary Java application Jar on it. In order to update that jar I have tried to set up private PPA repository, but it seems too ...