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 update error after dpkg --add-architecture i386

I have recently put Chrubuntu on my HP chromebook 11 (it's ARM). I currently have Xubuntu-desktop lts, checking version gives Ubuntu 14.04. I'm following this tutorial: install kingsoft office ubuntu ...
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Unable to profile django app

I am trying to profile my Django application. I installed the django-extensions which include a hotshot profiler. I am able to profile using the Django shell. But, I want to create a script for doing ...
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Why does dpkg fail with “unable to execute new pre-installation script (…): Permission denied”?

When I type sudo apt-get install -f on the terminal, I get following error: prathamesh@Tamhane:~$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Scala With Oracle Java removing openjdk dependencies apt-get

I would like to use Oracle JDK and refrain from installing OpenJDK. I attempted to install Scala via the dpkg command on the .deb file but ended up just unpacking the binaries (manually installing) ...
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Failed update 14.04 server version 3.13.0-39

I tried to upgrade my 14.04 server using dist-upgrade. Unfortunately the update failed and after some manual tinkering myself with broken packages I am kind of out of ideas. I already tried to ...
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Problem with installing bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.10

I am getting the following error while installing bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.10: rajamalw@AMAL-WORKSTATION:~$ sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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mariadb 10 install error on ubuntu 14.04

when trying to install mariadb on ubuntu 14.04 dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libmysqlclient18_10.0.14+maria-1~trusty_amd64.deb (--unpack): libmysqlclient18:amd64 ...
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dpkg returns to error code one

I had a proble with dpkg before and I corrected it using this answer. After correcting that issue everything was good. But now dpkg has another problem sudo apt-get install xix-media-playe Reading ...
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I am facing an ubuntu upgrade issue [duplicate]

I am facing error in ubuntu when I upgrade to apt-get command and I am also facing a problem when I want to install a new program. this error appears: najeeb@najeeb:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] ...
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do-release-upgrade, interrupt, then no upgrade found

I started a do-release upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10. It found a release and started downloading some files. Before it got to do anything besides downloading, I realized on was on battery, didn't have ...
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Why Does Software Updater Say No updates Available, but apt-get upgrade Shows updates available?

I normally use Software Updater to keep the system updated. However I occasionally will run apt-get upgrade from the terminal and I've notice there are times when Software Updater says there are no ...
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How to bring back missing options on System Settings

I am newbie in Linux and I was trying to fix problem with skype (it is muted) and I accidentally removed almost all my applications ( I don't have anything to control my desktop settings, mouse, ...
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software and updates in system settings not working

Recently, I noticed a red circle with a minus sign on system panel beside the network manager. When I click on it displays the following: A problem occurred when checking for the updates. (greyed ...
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It's safe to remove linux-image with autoremove command?

I ran sudo apt-get autoremove and this list of packages came up: The following packages will be REMOVED: fonts-horai-umefont fonts-wqy-microhei gnome-exe-thumbnailer icoutils ...
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List packages by section [duplicate]

I can run these commands to show the "Section" of certain packages $ apt-cache show bash | grep Section Section: shells $ apt-cache show procps | grep Section Section: admin I would like a command ...
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Update manager fails to initialize and gives an error message [duplicate]

I am trying to update my os from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS but the update manager fails to initializegiving this error message. E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Installing packages meant for previous versions of ubuntu

I was trying to install everpad from rep using apt-get to no success. I am guessing this is because the everpad repos haven't been updated for 14.10 yet. Considering the minimal differences in 14.10 I ...
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apt-get searching for binary-armhf with INTEL i7 CPU

When I run: apt-get update I receive the following errors: Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main armhf Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80] Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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ubuntu bootup problem .while staring ubuntu

W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports/multiverse i386 Packages ...
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Software Centre locked up

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Software Centre has locked up during install of krita. Problem seems to be corrupted download of krita-data. Can't remove or install anything and have followed onscreen instructions ...
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Why does add-apt-repository now fail to retrieve keys behind my proxy server, but I can update package lists and manually receive the keys? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04 with the latest updates behind a proxy server at my school. I had no problem a few months ago. However, over the past two months when I try to add a repository with ...
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Getting Software Alien from Terminal

I used sudo apt-get install alien dpkg-dev debhelper build-essential to get alien package for Terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 . But I got this Error Message and couldn't find a Solution... This is what I ...
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Update only new added sources [duplicate]

When you add a new repository you must do apt-get update. This command will check all the sources and in my computer it take about 1~2 minutes to complete. Is it necessary to check all the sources? ...
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How to install software from 14.10 repositories?

At work I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) with KDevelop IDE. I saw there is a new version of KDevelop available, 4.7 (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdevelop). On my computer I have version 4.6 ...
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How to get a list of packages I installed? [duplicate]

I have a Kubuntu 14.10 install that I am considering backing up and recreating as I've been upgrading it since 12.04 and I'm having a few issues that might be due to age. Since I've been using it for ...
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program windows fade to grey and get then normal again

i installed ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop (Toshiba C50D-A-133). After installation i open a terminal, and run apt-get install with some packages. i remember playonlinux , gimp etc. During the packages were ...
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How to undo graphics driver install

I have an AMD A8 5600K with the Radeon 7000 series graphics. Last night, I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. Graphics were not running properly after the upgrade, so I ran the following commands: ...
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Vlc player not getting istalled in ubuntu 12.04. I am getting the below error [duplicate]

ubunt@ ubuntl01: ~$ sudo apt - get install vlc Reading package lists...Done Building dependency tree Reading state information...Done Some packages could not be installed.This may mean that you have ...
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Unable to install Box2D package

If I try to run sudo apt-get install python-box2d I get this nonsensical error message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want ...
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apt-get working with organization network but now with home network (Ubuntu guest Virtual Box)

I am using cntlm to get apt-get working. This works fine when I am connected to my organization's network but I am unable to get this working with my home network. The apt-conf file contains: ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 Failed really bad

I got a popup saying i had updates, and a new release. I clicked on to do the upgrade. Things went ok for a bit, then i started getting popups talking about problems .. like 10 or so, saying i should ...
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Install list of packages using apt-get

I have a fresh install of Lubuntu and would like to install packages from a given list, without having to type sudo apt-get install package_name. Is it possible? I'm not talking about the ...
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“cannot create /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list: Directory nonexistent” while upgrading getdeb-repository package

whenever I try to intall any packages the following bug comes up (OS in ubuntu 14.04). anil@anil-HP-15-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for anil: Reading package lists... ...
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Fresh Server 14.04 install: “Unable to locate package (xyz)” for everything; How do I edit sources.list?

I can't install anything with apt-get on my fresh 14.04 Server installation. I get Unable to locate package [xyz] for everything I try. sudo apt-get update does nothing. This page implies that I need ...
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apt update stuck

I've been trying to update my system using "apt-get install". But the console is stuck at 100% [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com (2001:67c:1562::15)] [Connecting to s What should/can I do? ...
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backing up software installed from repository

I have installed kubuntu-desktop from the ubuntu reposiitory. It seems to have messed up my unity GUI. SO i want to uninstall it,but I want to create a backup of the app before I remove, because I do ...
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compizconfig-settings-manager: command not found

When I start compizconfig-settings-manager, I get the message command not found, but apt-get says that it is installed. Searching for the reason, I found that compizconfig-settings-manager was ...
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Can you change where apt installs software?

After 3 months of using Ubuntu I realized that apt is installing software to my SSD instead of my HDD. Presently I'm booting from my SSD but I have my home directory installed on the HDD. Is there ...
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Can not install packages after upgrade to 14.10

After upgrade to 14.10 from 14.04 (desktop ed) I can't install new packages or update the existing ones. The system boots but when I do a sudo apt-get upgrade I get some error saying that some ...
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Installing packages without docs

I want to install a bunch of packages, but I don't want to install the documentation of them. How can I do this?
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Cannot install skype after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10 Skype was removed from my installed packages. When trying to install I get this message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype : Depends: skype-bin I've ...
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Problems with USB devices

I'm a newbie when it comes to Linux, but I've been using it in quite a while and I'm enjoying so much! But since I edited my /etc/apt/sources.list file I've had a problem with downloading packages, ...
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What does apt-get install do under the hood?

What does the apt-get install ... command do? When I enter apt-get install ... command, there are some texts appearing on the screen, but that does not have enough information for me. I want to know ...
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Unmet dependencies installing wine

I've did all solutions in here But I cannot solve this error vahid@DEMON:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Nginx Suddenly Appeared

I've never heard of this happening, so I'm baffled and not sure where to begin debugging. I'm on 14.04 and have had LAMP installed (as instructed here) for 3-6 months. Today, my laptop rebooted, and ...
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Installing deprecated tool pack

I'd like to install the pack tool to solely employ Huffman coding to a file, for academic purposes. It is suggested to install liballegro4.2-dev, but I doubt it provides the same tool. Looking for ...
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Error processing archive while installing Mate on Ubuntu 14.04

I got this error when trying to install Mate 1.8.1 on ubuntu 14.04: Unpacking mate-applets (1.8.1+dfsg1-1~trusty1) ... dpkg: error processing archive ...
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I used Autoremove command

I was un installing some items from xubuntu 14.04 but after some time i got message like to use autoremove..and now when i logged in after rebooting everything i suppose important is gone. Even my ...
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libapache2-mod-php5 : Depends: php5-common

I installed php5.5 and upgrade Ubuntu from 12 to 14. Now the system isn't working. I did sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5 But got The following packages ...
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Installed Pygame, but Python claims it does not exist

I want to use pygame, but I am having trouble installing/using it. It appears to be installed, but Python cannot find it. I know there are several similar questions about this, but none of them gave ...