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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Error message + Ubuntu Software Center down

I'm new to Ubuntu, and despite all what I could read, I cannot find, or I'm just unable, to fix my problem. In the upper right corner of the screen I have a "stop" sign, that says: An error ...
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Does installing a deb file add to repository list? [duplicate]

For example I want to install Google Chrome via deb file. Will it be added to my repository list for apt-get update and apt-get upgrade? If not, how would I go about updating it and other software ...
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npm unresponsive after nodejs install on fresh Ubuntu 12.04.5

Here's where I'm at... I have an old chromebook that I put Ubuntu (and Xfce) on via crouton. After installing the chromium browser, I installed nodejs via apt-get. I found that when trying to install ...
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Packages are broken with unmet dependencies - cannot install fglrx

I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to survive, but, I can't figure this one out - hopefully it's easy! Ubuntu Software Center says: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the ...
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Can't install libglew-dev because libcheese and libclutter don't have the required versions

I'm getting the following error message when attempting to install libglew-dev, Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not ...
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Accidentally installed Lubuntu and want to revert to Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 which is a fresh install of about one month old. I was trying to get 5.1 surround audio to work so I followed the instructions here which suggested the following commands: ...
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apt-get update says I have not permission [duplicate]

lately whenever i try to update through the terminal I get this message E: could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: permission denied) E: unable to lock directory ...
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Error in Installing RevKit

@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake python-dev ipython python-qt4python-numpy Reading package lists...Done Building dependency tree Reading state information...Done Package ipython ...
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Can't install package bcmwl-kernel-source package [duplicate]

Need to get my wireless network adapter working on Ubuntu 14.1, but when trying to install the required package bcmwl-kernel-source, the "apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source" installation command ...
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Unknown / Unexpected /Unseen apt-get update error (Ubuntu 14.04)? [duplicate]

I am getting error while sudo apt-get update Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status open (2: No such file or directory) Can't call method "policy" on an undefined value at ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 14.04 update problem?

I am trying to update my Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and the software updater shows this error: Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of ...
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Single list item stopping package manager

Full error log: starts here: E:Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/lists/ubuntu.c3sl.ufpr.br_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_i18n_Translation-pt%%5fBR (1), The item above is from universe and ...
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E: Package 'python-numpy' has no installation candidate

When running sudo apt-get install python-numpy I am getting this error : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package python-numpy is not ...
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Problem installing Broadcom BCM43142 on HP Pavilion 15-p073TX NB PC

I know this sounds similar but my problem is unique. I have a new HP Pavilion 15-p073TX NB PC. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 but was not able to start WIFI. I searched a bit and got some answers ...
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U 14.04.1 won't load Unity either Terminal or anything at all but the Desktop Background

The problem occurred after installing some updates. The reason for this action was because I wasn't able to install most of the packages I tried to using apt-get and there was suggestion that this ...
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Can't get rid of GPG error in apt [closed]

Before you mark this one duplicate hear me out: When I run sudo apt-get update I'm getting the following classic error: W: GPG error: http://de.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates Release: The ...
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Steam Install Error on 14.04 Ubuntu 64bit

I have tried some of the solutions posted elsewhere in the support forum, one seemed like it worked but after a steam update i found myself back at square one I am a new Linux user and am already at ...
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How to fix GPG error on Intel Linux Graphics Installer?

I'm trying to use Intel Graphics Installer, but i get the following error: E:GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require ...
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Why Does “apt-get install npm” Remove A Bunch Of Plesk Files?

See: root@iandpdev2:~# apt-get install npm Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: gyp ...
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Installed NPM w/ apt-get, Now 502 Bad Gateway

Installed NPM with Apt-Get, now nothing works. 502 bad gateway error from NGINX on all sites on server. It removed a ton of Plesk packages for some reason. I didn't expect it to break my entire ...
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Affect to Applications caused by Security Updates?

I want my Server to run "unattended-upgrades" regularly and Keep my server auto update and install only security Updates. But I have a problem, that I don't want to update the main version of few ...
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Software Center not functioning, not installable, and not removable, with a persistent live USB in 14.04

I'm using a persistent live USB to run 14.04. I used Ubuntu Software Center a few times to download software, but suddenly it stopped working. The logo is still there, but when I click on it the ...
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How does the fallback mechanism of apt update work in case of connection problems?

While installing the updates today, I noticed this: Get:15 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libdns100 i386 1:9.9.5.dfsg-3ubuntu0.2 [626 kB] Err ...
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Unable to locate package lighttpd1.5

I try to install the issue tracking tool youtrack and the installation instruction recommends lighttpd 1.5 with it. sudo apt-get install lighttpd Will only install version 1.4 – for 1.5 I followed ...
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Apt-get fails to upgrade “python-samba” on Ubuntu 14.10

I've already searched on google, but I haven't found a solution that works for me yet. As I recently booted into my Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 (I have set up a dual boot with Windows 8.1 on a second ...
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How to reinstall unity

I accidentally seem to have removed compiz and unity with by typing sudo apt-get install -f here is the output: The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: ...
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Installing Different Versions of a Package

I am trying to use apt-get to install a specific version of amsynth. If I simply do sudo apt-get install amsynth It installs version 1.3. However I would like to install version 1.4. After searching ...
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How to install python-gpgme ubuntu 14.04

I installed Dropbox but when I run it. I get an error saying: In order to use dropbox you need proprietary daemons. Install python-gpgme. Then, I headed over to installation of that python module ...
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Dependencies causing apt-get to fail to install gcc/g++

I've been attempting to run apt-get install gcc-4.8 g++-4.8 so I can install the build-essential package. I get this error when I try to install gcc/g++: Reading state information... Done Some ...
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E: The package fglrx-core needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Im using Ubuntu 14.10 Genome I tried to install the AMD fglrx-core driver and now I cant remove anything or install anything Sudo apt-get install -f does not work me@me:~$ sudo apt-get install -f ...
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how can install Horizon dashboard?

I added Juno Openstack repository. How I can install Horizon only dashboard? I had tried sudo apt-get install horizon and there is error: E: Unable to locate package horizon. I had installed Horizon ...
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Package in repositories labelled “local or obsolete” after upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10, the packages libcairo2 and libcairo-gobject2 are under the "Installed (local or obsolete)" even though these packages are in the utopic repositories. A large amount of ...
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apt-get install proxy problem: no such file or directory

I can't seem to install anything using apt. I guess it's a proxy issue, but I checked /etc/environment and I've included all the necessary proxy information. I've included a picture of the errors I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14 wget issue

Whenever I try to wget http://media.steampowered.com/installer/steamcmd_linux.tar.gz I get an error that the server was unable to resolve hostname. Any solutions for this?
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Restore default apt repositories in sources.list from command line

I am looking for the best method to restore /etc/apt/sources.list to default from the command line. Is there no way to reference the source code of the package which generates this file or something ...
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apt-get upgrade dialog box for modified configuration file - how to use

Still struggling through an apt-get upgrade from the console on Ubuntu 12.04 It's now found a difference in the grub config file, but this time instead of asking what to do on the command prompt, ...
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more or less pager - how to quit

Idiotic question of the day On Ubuntu 12.04 server console, I've run an apt-get update followed by an apt-get upgrade Everything was going swimmingly; when it got to MySQL, it warned me it was about ...
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How to build a .deb file from apt-get packages? [duplicate]

I'm in need of deploying the same software over and over on multiple systems. How can I build a .deb file from apt-get packages like ia32-libs in Ubuntu so I don't have to download this software on ...
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sudo apt-get update not working [duplicate]

Err http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found Get:63 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com utopic/universe Sources [6,736 kB] Err ...
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apt-get fails to do anything

After upgrading Ubuntu from Ubuntu-12.04-adm64 to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS via ssh (on VDS) For most of commands apt-get returns something like this: Setting up python3-minimal (3.4.0-0ubuntu2) ... ...
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can't work any of the 14.04 crash fixes

None of the fixes work. I've tried them all. For example, all Ubuntu tells me is: root@kevin-desktop:~# sudo apt-get remove compiz-plugins W: Not using locking for read only lock file ...
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apt-get cannot install specific version listed in apt-cache policy

I'm trying to install a particular version of redis-server from a third-party repo using apt-get, that's listed in apt-cache policy, but cannot be installed. For example: $ apt-cache policy ...
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Problem With the Digital Signature Very Important

We are using Ubuntu 10.04 and we have our internet portal that purpose we require digital certificate for authentication. We are using Firefox 24.0. The certificate shows in Firefox's preferences but ...
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replicate an ubuntu installation (14.10)

I had to create a number of identical machines with ubuntu 14.10 on them. These are physical machines, not VMs, with specific 14.10 packages installed. I think I need to create a preseed configuration ...
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ubuntu package developing trying to overwrite config of other package

I've build a custom debian package with shuold overwrite configs of lightdm (autologin). My install script (debian/install) contains the following lines: lightdm/* /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/ But ...
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Apt-get fails to install any software since latest update

Today I had run an update to my Ubuntu 14.10 installation, and after it I get some errors about the nvidia-331 driver so I wanted to remove it and reinstall it, every time to do so the apt-get purge ...
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Cant install any package anymore [duplicate]

pc@pc-desktop:~/work/$ sudo apt-get install curl [sudo] password for pc: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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cannot install vlc

I got this error when trying to install vlc: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that ...
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Problems almost every time with repositories [closed]

Often (like today) happens that many and random repositories are unauthenticated due to missing pubkeys. It's not a temporary problem like unreachable ppas for a while (or until I switch to another ...
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Unable to install android studio dependency is not satisfiable

I am trying to install android studio from this source: The following packages have unmet dependencies: android-studio : Depends: lib32ncurses5 but it is not installable Depends: ...