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 commands won't work

On my ubuntu 15.04 server the apt-get command won't work. I think it has something to do with perl. Does anyone know how to fix it? I've already tried apt-get -f install, but that outputs the same ...
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Update Manager still there after update

Even after I run sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade And the updates are installed succesfully, the graphical interface of the Update Manager is still telling me that I have the updates to ...
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Finding packages for TexLive

I installed TexStudio with this command: sudo apt-get install texstudio Now I need to install some packages like amsmath and amsfonts. I typed in: sudo apt-get install texlive-<\t> but I ...
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How to remove OpenMPI without removing boost devs?

It appears that I have both OpenMPI and Mpich on my ubuntu, which is causing problems for one program I'm working with. I think that program only works with Mpich. Thats why I want to remove OpenMPI. ...
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apt-get install: A: Depends: B (=v1) but B v2 is to be installed

I need to install a new package on my Ubuntu 14.04.2 machine, that depends on an older version of a package I have already installed in a newer version. The package I would like to install is: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Offline Use: Need Git and SVN [duplicate]

I simply need a Linux desktop to migrate our Subversion repositories to GIT. I mistakenly assumed that the install DVD for Ubuntu would have all the packages needed to do this on the DVD. All our ...
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How to install texlive-full 2015 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I see that the packages has been outdated in Ubuntu Package: texlive-full (2013.20140215-1) [universe] about the current package which seems to be texlive 2013 a vanilla way recommended to be ...
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no connection to no.archive.ubuntu.com during upgrade update or install

During apt-get installor apt-get upgrade or apt-get update ,I get no connection to no.archive.ubuntu.com. All other repositories work. no.archive.ubuntu.com has ip 193.35.52.51. Server down ? ...
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Getting Issue with installing via. apt-get

sudo apt-get install swi-prolog Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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Can't install libpng-dev

I use Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit. When I run sudo apt-get install libpng-dev the console prints Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, ...
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apt-get autoremove dangerous?

I was compiling a tool called Rejoystick so I installed a few packages and dependencies. But now I don't need it any more so I removed those packages. Running apt-get shows that I have some packages ...
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apt-get update & install not work

I cannot run an apt-get update or apt-get install .I always get these kind of errors. Ubuntu 15.10 W: Failed to fetch ...
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Apt not installing most known packages

I have installed a fresh Ubuntu 14.04.03 and I am running into a problem I have never had before. First thing I did when logging into the new install was apt-get update and upgrade. Then I wanted to ...
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How to uninstall a patch

Further to this installation sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/focaltech-dkms sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install focaltech-dkms sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse found here ...
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unable to resolve host address ‘\\’ when trying to install Java from PPA

I'm trying to install Oracle Java 8 from PPA on an Ubuntu 14.04 system, following the instructions at http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/install-oracle-java-8-in-ubuntu-via-ppa.html. Everything goes fine ...
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Unmet dependancies have kept me from upgrading since 14.10

All my PHP PPAs are disabled because they are Trusty PPAs. Have been following the help in other related SE questions, but ran into a roadblock. kikjezrous@ubuntu-lenovo:~$ sudo apt-get -o ...
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Installation problems - missing libraries

I was trying to install new version of Teamviewer 11, and during that procedure the system asked me to make: sudo apt-get autoremove This command has removed some essential packages/ libraries ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Okay, I know there are a lot of threads like this, but I've tried all the solutions in those, and they didn't work. So... I've been trying to upgrade my packages using sudo apt-get upgrade -f and ...
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error : while When i run sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

When i run sudo apt-get update the following errors are shown. How can i fix this error. root@li501-57:~# sudo apt-get update Err http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg Temporary ...
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How to fix missing gpg key even though it should have been imported?

I am changing the way I install docker on a bunch of machines as pointed out here. It worked fine on one, yet this one behaves strangely. I have imported the key: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver ...
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apt-get install package without version number

When you do apt-get install a package, there are many items listed. For example, sudo apt-get install emacs and press tab, you receive emacs, emacs23, emacs24...... What does the one without version ...
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How to list residual config files for removed packages?

I've noticed a ton of packages with the residual-config status in the apt list and before deleting them I'd like to make sure it will not delete any important information, how can I show the list of ...
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libatlas package

I am new to Ubuntu. An installation of a machine learning package requires me to install the libatlas package with the following bash line (sudo apt-get install -y build-essential git ...
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Can't install anything anymore, unmet dependencies for linux-image-

Whenever I try to install anything I get the following message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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I apt-get purged kwalletmanager and now my computer freezes and I can't open anything!

I purged kwalletmanager and now my computer won't open firefox or dolphin. I can't even use apt-get to reinstall kwallet, it just hangs in the terminal. I tried going into the bios after restarting ...
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I cannot find a ppa, where should I look? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr. When trying the following command: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg'. Please check that the ...
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Fixing crashed VirtualBox installation

I've recently installed VirtualBox via apt-get: apt-get install virtualbox It worked totally fine. During work in my virtual system I experienced a crash. Since then I'm not able of starting ...
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apt Repositories - How to Choose the Right One for Lubuntu

I have limited knowledge in the Linux kernel. More specifically, I lack familiarity with the different past builds of Ubuntu (and how that interacts with the flavor I am currently using). I am using ...
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How to remove wine and its dependencies?

i want to remove wine1.7 from my Ubuntu 14.04 trusty tahr. But when i typed in sudo apt-get purge wineit didn't worked i gives me package not installed so i typed sudo apt-get purge wine(tab)and it ...
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I cannot update, install, upgrade or anything like before [duplicate]

When I wish to update my system using apt-get update I get the following: david@karens-PC:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for david: Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS _Trusty Tahr_ - Release ...
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Install apt-get repository which is still up for testing

I need the latest version of sfml that isn't on apt-get yet. However it is signed up for getting accepted to apt-get here. Is there a way to install the version 2.3 through apt-get which hasn't been ...
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May a Linux kernel package have config files that remain in storage after removing the package?

Is there any use in purging a kernel package, instead of removing? I ask this, because automatic removal of packages does not purge all packages it removes. (I have setup this automatic removing in ...
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How to safely install Python 3.5.1? [duplicate]

Python 3.5.1 came out on December 7th 2015 and as a beginner Python coder I would like to try the very newest version on my Ubuntu installation. At the moment both Trusty Tahr 14.04 LTS and Wily ...
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How to remove a package whose correct name you don't know?

I had downloaded arc-theme-solid_1450051815.946cbf5_all.deb file from http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/xUbuntu_15.04/all/ and had installed it using the Software Center but ...
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can not install skype on ubuntu 15.10

o@lifebook:~$ sudo apt-get install skype [sudo] password for o: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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apt-get install openssh-server doesn't work due to unmet dependencies

I'm new to Ubuntu environment, its been bothering me since a while. have tried almost everything suggested in the forums but no luck. I don't know if I'm missing something. OS: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS ...
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ttf-mscorefonts-installer Download Failure

I know there's already a lot of duplicates for this, but for some reason, I just can't get ttf-mscorefonts-installer to stop bugging me with the error message. I've followed the steps from here: ...
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dpkg can't find libicu even though it is installed

I'm trying to install a package using dpkg like this: sudo dpkg -i mypackage.deb I get an error: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mypackage: mypackage depends on libicu42 (>= ...
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I messed up my Ubuntu OS pretty bad

It started out as an error with a package but as I tampered with it I ruined a whole bunch of things. I have already existing full hard disk encryption, I tried to re-install the OS but, it didn't ...
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Cannot install current version of php5-intl

My sources are only the official Ubuntu ones: # find /etc/apt/ -name "*.list" -exec bash -c 'printf "\n%s\n%s\n%s\n" "========" "$1" "========"; cat "$1"' _ {} \; ======== /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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What Happens if I Remove a DE *before* I Install Another?

I have a FS Amilo laptop with 2GB RAM and Lubuntu/Kubuntu (and Puppy Linux) installed. I'd like to remove Kubuntu and try Xubuntu. I was wondering, what would happen if I uninstall the Kubuntu DE ...
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Python - pip pip2 pip3 pip3.5 packages are installed but cannot be imported in any Python session

As I am using Xubuntu I thought perhaps this was a better forum than Stackexchange for some questions relating to pip and Python Today I have encountered troubles with pip and Python. For some reason ...
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BitDefender Uninstall - Corrupted Package? [duplicate]

tried to istall BitDefender to Ubuntu 14, following their website but was never successful. Now I try to remove the corrupted package but nothing seems to work no matter what I try (tried almost ...
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Error 'Depends: python:any. Unmet dependencies' after installing python 2.7.5

I've installed python 2.7.5 on my ubuntu 14.04. And then I wanted to install virtualbox (or any other app), but I'm getting this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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mysql-server apt-get install failing

I am trying to install mysql-server on a fresh copy of ubuntu/trusty64 (Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS). I am using vagrant/virtualbox. I ssh into the box and run the commands below. You can easily replicate this ...
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issue with sudo dpkg-reconfigure -a

ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure -a and it gave me the error below. please help update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) /var/lib/dpkg/info/compiz.config: 1: ...
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Winusb not working/ not opening

I am trying to download win-USB, when i finish downloading package and go to open the application i click on it and it will not open. i downloaded the ppa and still nothing. I am currently using the ...
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Which directory should I be in when installing ATP packages?

I'm planning to install a package through APT. sudo apt-get install gimp From which directory should I run the command? I'm asking because I need to know if this will install everything to my ...
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Errors when installing wine in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have followed the below procedures to install wine in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa apt-get update apt-get install -y wine However, I see the below error messages: ...
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Reinstalling Broken PostgreSQL 9.1 on Ubuntu 14.04

After upgrading Ubuntu from Precise to Trusty, I was attempting to upgrade PostgreSQL from 9.1 to 9.3 and have hit a bit of a snag. When I ran pg_upgrade in "check" mode, it complained about being ...