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 the real package name and version for a pseudo package?

How do I get the real full package name (including the version) that would be installed if I ran apt-get install pseudo-package-name? This is related to this previous question: Get the kernel version ...
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666 Meg for Wine 1.7?

I tried to install wine a few months ago and it completely destroyed my dual boot installation. So building up the nerve to try again I reckon the same thing was about to happen. Any ideas why my ...
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How to delete broken packages in ubuntu

I can not remove broken package. Use the following command: sudo apt-get -f install but I get the following response: Preparing to unpack .../nodejs_0.10.28-1chl1~trusty1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking ...
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Remove ppa from previous Ubuntu versions

As the title, is there any way to automatically identify and remove ppa residual of previous release? I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.04 and my /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory contains a lot ...
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cannot install packages

I have trouble install packages with apt-get. i get the following error: trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package openoffice-debian-menus 4.1-9764 rmdir: failed to remove ...
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shlock not found

I'm trying to use a script for backing up btrfs, and it uses shlock here is the script: btrfs-subvolume-backup now it says i need the inn package, and I've triedn installing it, but still no shlock ...
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Just installed 14.04 LTS, all apt-get attempts fail, why?

just installed 14.04 LTS from a usb-flash drive I built using the downloaded .iso image and a tool from pendrivelinux.com. I booted the PC off of the usb-drive, and the installation appeared to go ...
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Simple instructions for creating a pacakge

I am about to give up creating a package for Ubuntu even though it is my development platform. I have a GPL app based on Qt, it has several sharelib to include and a few lib dependencies. I have ...
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Extract a part of apt repository for offline usage [duplicate]

On the office I have a PC with internet access so I can install packages from the online repositories, but I have a PC at home w/o connection and I want to be able to install packages offline. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sources.list contents

This question is a followup for this [one].1 I've identified the problem as being related to different xorg driver versions. My /etc/apt/sources.list file on the upgraded system is as follows: # deb ...
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InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I see this question was asked already, but I cannot find the answer for me. Here is the error I get, and I get it from today or yesterday - apt-get worked until few days ago: orliin@vbox:~$ sudo ...
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Installing DEBS Packages At Once

Wanna asked something... I downloaded .deb packages with their dependencies... How could I install it once? Like automically searches for its dependencies on my library... Thanks for advances!
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Unable to install missing video and audio plugins

When I try to install missing plugins on terminal, the following output appears: arif@arif-HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-restricted-extras [sudo] password for arif: ...
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Customized sources.list for custom live CD

I recently built myself a custom live CD of Xubuntu 14.04.1. This live CD is used to distribute to my customers to install on their machines with a set of pre-installed applications, some of which are ...
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How to download packages from private repository with puppet?

I've set up my own apt repository to serve some .deb packages over LAN and I've set up my puppet configuration to install these packages. If I use apt-get install to download the package it works ...
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How can install python-dev for 2.7.8 in 14.04 off apt-get?

I have tried this and this and this and this Well nothing works with me, i got my amd64 system, 14.04 up and runnig, as I try to install wagtail, a django cms, i get the error. pysass.c:4:20: ...
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How to install a package with apt without the “Do you want to continue [Y/n]?” prompt?

Of course when you type: sudo apt-get install whatever It asks you: Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Is there any way I can just install it without it asking me if I want to continue? I don't ...
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What are the troubleshooting steps for installing missing dependencies using apt-get? [duplicate]

Instead of creating a thread relating to a specific package I am trying to install it would be more beneficial to have a list of common troubleshooting steps for unmet dependencies. Questions: How ...
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apt-get upgrade has no errors but no effect [duplicate]

I'm trying to upgrade to the latest version of ubuntu, it isn't working and I'm also not seeing any error messages... so I'm not really sure what the issue is or where to start looking... Any help ...
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anki issues how to make work

Hi further to my question ealrier Below is the error message I get from my computer when I try to use Anki (2.0.28) Today, I have ascertained that it is my computer and not the files for anki which ...
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How to install suggested package after installation main package?

I just install chromium-browser and installation list some suggested packages to install and I continued installation and done it. $ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser Reading package lists... ...
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Using apt-get how to check have installed latest version ?

Hello im just new for Linux I know that sudo apt-get is for installing application but how I would know that I have installed the latest version of the application for example apt-get install ...
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12.04 Package System Broken apt-get autoremove -f fails

I am trying to install all of the latest updates for Ubuntu 12.04. New hardware support and linux-image-3.11.0-26-generic (New install) 57.1MB are what I have remaining. Update Manager tells me ...
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How can I correct a 502 Proxy Error for a single source when updating sources on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am behind a proxy on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty and need to add the source for MakerBot software and install the makerware software. When I add the source and run the command to update package lists, I get ...
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Install Virtualbox-4.3 in Ubuntu 12.04

Kindly someone help. I am quite new in Ubuntu. While installing the package, these error messages appear. dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of virtualbox-4.3:i386: ...
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Apt-get unmet dependencies

I´m using Ubuntu Server 12.04 and MySQL 5.5. When I try to install libsml2-dev I get the following message : root@myserver:/usr/local/php5516/php-5.5.16# apt-get install libxml2-dev Reading package ...
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join ubuntu 14.04 to AD error

I tried to join an ubuntu 14.04 machine to AD, but when I try to install likewise-open I get this error : E: Package 'likewise-open' has no installation candidate # sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I install applications (with apt-get) to an external disk?

I'm on a chromebook running Ubuntu inside a chroot via crouton. Thus, I have limited space. However, I have an external 32GB (extremely) high-speed SD Card. I'd like to install some of my larger ...
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determine which package(s) were installed from a particular source

Some time ago, I installed a package from a qantal ppt source - at the time, it was only available in the quantal (12.10) repos; I'm running precise (12.04). The qantal repo has now been removed from ...
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Nvidia update video driver

This is a really quick question. I tried looking around, but couldn't find a definite yes or no answer. In order to update my video card driver from 331.38 to 340 or higher, do I have to remove or ...
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Limit recursion in apt-get install --install-suggests

Recently I tried to install a package and it's suggests by using apt-get install tuxguitar --install-suggests although this worked, there was far more installed than I bargained for. A total of ...
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How do I release software on apt-get? [duplicate]

I'm a bit new to desktop programming, and I currently prefer to work with scripting languages (open source and all). When I polish a tool off I then want to release it for installation via apt-get but ...
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How to change gcc-4.9-base version without removing dependecies?

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 but cannot install nvidia-331 driver because of dependencies conflict: lib32gcc1 should be installed but it conflicts with already installed gcc-4.9-base ...
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I can't use proprietary drivers for AMD 8970M (14.04)

I have checked in the additional drivers section but it says I am using manual drivers. I try clicking on trying to use the proprietary drivers but cant select that option. I have tried: sudo apt-get ...
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Undo apt-get remove --purge

I wanted a fresh install of Python and ran sudo apt-get remove --purge python. Apparently it has killed almost everything I had installed in my system. Looking at the history.log I guess I could ...
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How can I take a textbox text entry and make it a variable?

I am having trouble with Python and would like to have some help. I am making a apt GUI 'front-end' with a nice UI. def on_textbox_changed(self): self.instvar = ...
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Is it possible to individually uninstall packages previously installed using a meta-package?

I have no need for the help utility, document viewer, contacts app, etc. that Gnome has built into the gnome-shell. Is is possible to remove just those packages? Every time I try it wants me to ...
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Uninstall Eigen 3.0.5

In short, I believe that my question is about how to properly uninstall Eigen 3.0.5, but here is a brief story of how I got myself into a mess: I did sudo apt-get install libeigen3-dev; however, I ...
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How to install gcc-4.6 (4.6.3-1ubuntu5) Source Package

I have recently started working on ubuntu and I have been facing a lot of difficulties installing programs in it. I don't know how I managed to install NetBeans and JAVA JDK and JRE. Unfortunately the ...
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Update manager error [duplicate]

When I try to update Ubuntu from the Update manager I get this message: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Download packages (different architecture) different Ubuntu version

Ideally, I would like to specify architecture and Ubuntu version and download all dependencies for that package, then take them to another computer. I know about apt-get download.... and that would ...
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Can't get rid of GPG-error: http://download.opensuse.org [duplicate]

I have been googling for hours trying to find a way to get rid of the annoying gpg-error referring to the link below. W: GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org Release: The following signatures ...
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Trying to install cifs-utils - the attempt created dependency hell

Trying to mount a smb share in Linux (12-10, kernel 3.5.0-17-generic) - I tried to install mounting utils sudo apt-get install cifs-utils response / error: ... Preparing to unpack ...
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apt-get update says E: Sub-process returned an error code

I am getting this error whenever I try and run any apt-get command. Currently I am trying to run sudo apt-get update. I have also noticed that the /var/lib/apt/lists is empty. How can I repopulate ...
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Is it safe to remove runit package?

I just upgraded my ubuntu box from 12.04 LST to 14.04 LTS. Now apt-get tells me: The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: runit Use 'apt-get autoremove' ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'main/source/Sources' in Release file

I have few packages on my remote server. I have packages for both precise and trusty. Well, since apt repo of precise does not have ruby-2.0.0, I had to manually put it up. I use aptly and publish the ...
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When trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, libc6 breaks, why and how to solve this problem?

$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically ...
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is there something with my apt sources list?

Is it me or are packages in the depository like too frustratingly out of date to be of any use, in particular for development work.... Are there any problems with my sources list? Before I banish the ...
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Software Updater fail, and “apt-get update” throws “Invalid operation update” - what next?

I'm running a fairly vanilla 14.04 Ubuntu on a newish HP desktop. Just yesterday I got the dreaded "Failed to download repository information": A screenshot of this window has been seen on ...
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How to block installing grub into MBR while upgrade?

I have a problem with blocking installing GRUB into MBR. I have to block it in ubuntu and debian template to not let users "destroy" their XenServers (with GRUB in MBR they wont boot). Ubuntu ask for ...