Advanced Packaging Tool, package manager for Debian based distributions. It is also the most basic tool install packages in Ubuntu. Questions about using any of the apt tools, should use this tag.

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How to solve mysql dependency problem [duplicate]

Hi I ran the following command sudo apt-get upgrade However I'm getting the following You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet ...
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bug in gforth.el preventing emacs24 from ppa from installing

I'm having trouble installing emacs24 from the repository ppa:cassou/emacs because of an error in gforth.el. The problem is with a known-bug in gforth.el failing on a byte-compile. I'm currently not ...
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How to install python-guestfs and libguestfs-tools in python virtual environment?

Can any one help me out to install python-guestfs and libguestfs-tools in python virtual environment? I tried to install those packages with the help of pip install but it fails to install because ...
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Letting system updates know that I already have a newer kernel

I am running Elementary OS (basically Ubuntu 12.04). I had to upgrade my kernel to 3.13. I did this using dpkg. However, system updates still shows kernel 3.2 as available. Is this because apt does ...
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Problem after updating 12.04 [duplicate]

I'm from Germany and I encountered a problem after updating Ubuntu 12.04. I didn't update for a longish period (5 weeks) and apparently something happened during the downloading process (approx. 120 ...
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apt-get update throwing “are you root” error [duplicate]

When I execute apt-get update I get the following error: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could ...
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Why is “*” appended to apt-get purge package_name?

When I run sudo apt-get purge -s clipit I see: $ sudo apt-get purge -s clipit Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following package ...
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Apt-get update throws 404s on natty-backports but it isn't in my sources.list

I'm trying to upgrade my 13.04 to 13.10 in anticipation to 14.04. However, the dist-upgrade fails as there is a 404 on a repository. That repository is the "natty-backports". It's normal, as it's very ...
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Arch linux like way to remove package and dependencies?

I have within the last year started to experiment with linux in an effort to learn the technical underpinnings as well as the fact that I strongly support the whole idea of open source software. ...
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screen cuts up while playing mediviel total war 2

when playing mediviel war 2 total war my sceen gets cut up into 4 to 5 pieces and shows the content cut up.i do not have a good graphics card but the game does not need good graphics either. i have ...
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apt-get install vs pip install

I am a bit confused about the cases in which the above commands must be used when downloading python packages. I was trying to download a package named pyudev in accordance with an answer with this ...
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Installing tomcat5.5 from source

I want to install PHP/Java Bridge. I installed Tomcat7 for it, but it failed: sudo dpkg -i /home/asif/jbridge/php-java-bridge-j2ee_5.4.4.2-3_all.deb Selecting previously unselected package ...
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How to remove/uninstall a package in ubuntu via command line? [duplicate]

what is an exact command to remove/uninstall a package in ubuntu via command line. I want to know how to completely uninstall a package in ubuntu?
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when i input “sudo apt-get update” ,i get an w&&E. I've tried many methods but failed to solve it .Thanks for help me [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch bzip2:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/mirrors.oschina.net_ubuntu_dists_saucy-updates_universe_binary-i386_Packages Hash Sum mismatch E: Some index files failed to download. They have ...
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Why does apt removes unwanted packages when giving * as suffix?

I did a sudo apt-get remove ruby* and then I saw that some grub packages were being removed too so I went to installed back those packages which log showed to have removed I set grub to work on my ...
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errors while using 'sudo apt-get update'

W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1)/dists/saucy/restricted/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get ...
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broadcom wireless driver broke apt, can't fix it

I just got an old laptop and in an attempt to get the wireless working, I searched for a way to get the wireless working. I found a way, but somewhere in there, something went wrong and I didn't know. ...
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How do i fix the synaptic package manager? [duplicate]

When i try to update the software this is what it says: E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Problem with ttf-mscorefonts installer

Please help me out with the below issue I tried "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras" on 13.10 and it all worked well until something named ttf-mscorefonts installer came. It was not ...
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can't run software updater or get debian packages to work or access source files and ubuntu software center not working [duplicate]

Install button in software center stays gray after clicked but doesn't do anything. This is what I get when I try and update and upgrade. daniela@daniela-Latitude-E6400:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] ...
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unable to stat `./mnt' (which I was about to install): Transport endpoint is not connected

When running: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on 12.04.3 LTS, kernel 3.2.0-35-virtual I get: Preparing to replace base-files 6.5ubuntu6.6 (using .../base-files_6.5ubuntu6.7_amd64.deb) ...
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Cannot upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 using GUI nor command line

I want to upgrade my Ubuntu 13.04 to the latest Ubuntu 13.10, but it seems it doesn´t want to do it so. This is what I´ve tried (after a backup): 1. Using the GUI first: Clicked on "Software ...
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Problem with installing build essential packages [duplicate]

I already did sudo apt-get install update , and sudo apt-get install build essential, and here is my full message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Error while installing packages in ubuntu 12.04

I'm using ubuntu 12.04.I'm trying to install packages from my other system to new one,using command sudo apt-get -u dselect-upgrade.I'm encountered with following error. Processing triggers for ...
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13.10: Partial upgrade created held broken packages

After the last upgrade yesterday some weird things happened. The update uninstalled netflix-desktop, wine and PlayOnLinux and I have not being able to install them again from the terminal nor the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 apt directory corrupted

I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my old HP dv6646us laptop. I was trying to install jdk7 (Java Development Kit 7) on it and tried many things. Long story short, I think I corrupted the ...
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Remove config files of any package

How would I remove the config files of any package, or do apt-get purge and re-install it without removing any of its dependencies? Thanks!
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How do I fix my broken packages for 13.10

I really need to install some updates onto my computer but every time it says: The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a ...
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whenever i use sudo apt-get remove/install, reply is Error

I am using ubuntu 12.04LTS and whenever I use sudo apt-get remove sudo apt-get install it replies cp: failed to extend `/boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-47-generic.dpkg-bak': No space left on device dpkg: ...
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virtualbox-dkms : Depends: dkms (>= 2.1.0.0) but it is not going to be installed [duplicate]

sandesh@sandesh-Inspiron-1564:~$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Unattended upgrade shuts down the host instead of rebooting it

I have set the flag for automatic reboot of the host when required after an upgrade. Unfortunately the host is apparently shut down and not restarted. I didn't check the scripts yet, but I checked ...
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how to install gephi on ubuntu saucy

I have tried to add the PPA repo into my machine , and the used apt-get update the error I have got : W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS issue with sysv / udev: after upgrade no init script works

I am sort of refining my server's issues I have found some time ago and still persisting after more than half a year. Here are some of my previous "installments" about this issue: After last ...
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How can I fix apt-get update and installation errors?

Earlier, I had used: sudo apt-get remove samba thinking that it will remove samba. But it started uninstalling all my applications including libreoffice, texteditor, java plugin software update ...
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Can I manage dpkg-installed package with apt-get?

At the very beginning after I set up my Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Webmin (dpkg -s webmin reports the version to be 1.610) by first downloading the .deb file with wget and then running dpkg --install ...
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Can I show the native Ubuntu package version of a program for that a never version is installed from a PPA?

So lets say I have a beta version of a program installed via PPA and want to know the version of the official version that ships with Ubuntu. The only way I know is going to the Ubuntu package search ...
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How to use apt-get to download multi-arch library?

Is it possible to force apt-get to download a multi-architecture binary of the library I want to install? Or is apt-get not the right tool for this?
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error while apt update [duplicate]

W: GPG error: http://deb.opera.com stable InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY E585066A30C18A2B W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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Cannot install libgles2-mesa-dev

When I try this following commands on Ubuntu 12.04: sudo apt-get install libgles2-mesa-dev-lts-raring I get the following output: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Install Failed - apt-get won't work

I tried to install php-java-bridge-j2ee-selinux from source using apt-get but that failed. Now what ever I want to remove or install using apt-get, it gives me error: E: The package ...
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amazon ec2 ubuntu apt repos outage?

Is there something happened on Ubuntu Mirror Repos hosted on Amazon S3 Archive? I got the message "forbidden 403" returned from Ubuntu S3 archive It used to work before, but it stopped working ...
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Lightdm will not install Ubuntu 12.04

Ok, I am new to Ubuntu. Lightdm stopped working, so I pressed Ctrl + Alt + F1 to open up the graphical log in screen and typed in sudo apt-get remove lightdm which worked but when I type sudo ...
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Unable to install php5-sqlite [duplicate]

$ sudo apt-get install php5-sqlite [sudo] password for umpirsky: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Fix dpkg error 1 in python-minimal [duplicate]

I have seen a number of fixes on these forums, but they all seem to involve removing the offending package. in my case, that's python-minimal, and if I remove that it will break everything. Can anyone ...
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How Do I manually remove malformed Packages?

I tried to install typo3 via the apt-get package manager on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. During the installation the Package typo3-dummy could not be configured and remained in status: half-installed sudo ...
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Repository Location

I've recently updated to a development version of Trusty, and it disabled all the PPAs I've added. I have quite a lot of PPAs, but when I enable it in Synaptic, it automatically scrolls to the top, so ...
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Error while installing kernel-headers?

I have a Linux kernel module which I am trying to compile. The module needs the installed kernel headers to install and is looking into /lib/modules/$uname -r/build folder which is not present. I ...
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how to resolve unmet dependencies and file collisions due mixing diferent repositories?

Apt-get is broken for unresolved dependencies. I follow other answers and I do:sudo apt-get -f install I get Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Packages are failing to install due to broken packages

I'm unsure how to get around the following, help is appreciated! $ sudo apt-get autoremove [sudo] password for heath: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Unable to locate package python-gnomedesktop

While installing: sudo apt-get install python-gnomedesktop python-rsvg ipython I receive the error: E: Unable to locate package python-gnomedesktop