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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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
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Ubuntu server (postfix) mismatch of version apt-get install and apt-get source

I tried to apply VDA patch to postfix, but I see that my installed version is 2.9.6 installed via apt-get install. While when I try to get source apt-get source, it gave me 2.9.1. So what is ...
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Ubuntu distribution upgrades: move all user interaction to the end?

Is there a way to move all user interaction that occurs during a release upgrade to the end of the upgrade process? As it currently stands, the Ubuntu upgrade process will be interrupted whenever ...
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Unmet dependencies when trying to update

Long story short, my Ubuntu 12.04 VM ran out of space and an update failed. I then increased the disk space but am no longer able to update anything using apt-get. This is the output of apt-get ...
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python-pypdf package removal

On 13.10, I tried installing the package python-pypdf. I got an error during installation, and can't get ride of it. I tried sudo dpkg --remove python-pypdf and sudo dpkg --purge python-pypdf and ...
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Failed to download repository information, problem with software & updates?

I think this is an original problem, as all suggested solutions I can find online have failed. I'm running Ubuntu 13.10. I am a very new linux user, but I'll try to decipher comments. THE PROBLEM: ...
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What is the difference between installing software from terminal or via software center? [duplicate]

I recently switched to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit and I installed many essential softwares the terminal by using this command: sudo apt-get install <package_name> Is there any difference in ...
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Intel Graphics Hash sum mismatch [closed]

This just came up today. I looked trough the similar posts, but nothing seems to work for me. W:Failed to fetch ...
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How do I list all package names in a specific category using Terminal?

How do I list all package names in one section? If, for example, I want to list all applications in section "web", which command do I need to input?
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Reinstalling nvidia drivers caused a problem?

I've been struggling with Ubuntu 12.04 for past 24 hours to setup nvidia properly. 1.I've checked out additional drivers tool and started downloading recommended package but stopped the operation in ...
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create multiple ubuntu machines that are identical

I have four questions. I need to create exact machine clones. In short, I'm considering this approach: 1) install a base level Ubuntu from a DVD (say 12.04.3) on each Clone 2) replace the ...
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Ubuntu installation problem- packages have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

When I try install any application via terminal this is the message I get- The following packages have unmet dependencies: xchat:i386 : Depends: libdbus-1-2:i386 (>= 0.60) but it is not ...
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system is running in low graphics mode ubuntu 13.10

I currently wanted to upgrade my bumblebee optimus to just the nvidia-prime since 13.10 doesn;t need bumblebee anymore. When I did a sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia* && sudo apt-get remove ...
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How can I see a list of new packages for my system

I run muon every few days to keep my system up to date. In the lower left corner, there is a number of available packages which keeps getting bigger! It makes me curious to see what they are. I would ...
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APT-GET: Does APT-GET store its # updates somewhere?

When I am using apt-get, and often times when I login via ssh I get a statement that: X upgraded, Y newly installed, Z to remove and A not upgraded. (Obviously X, Y, Z, A are replaced with the ...
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Broken packages on my system

EDIT: I gave up on repairing the issue. The reason why is in the comments. I can't manage to figure out what is preventing me from installing htop. I've tried the tutorial posted here. When I try to ...
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remove package with apt-get or dpkg [duplicate]

I am just wondering if I want to remove a package from my system say google-chome-stable, i have two ways of doing it: sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable and dpkg -r google-chrome-stable ...
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Failed to install phablet-tools [duplicate]

I have done all these sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phablet-team/tools sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Problem in installing pip and lxml and importing xml for python [duplicate]

i tried following command apt-get install python-pip it gave message Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander - Release amd64 ...
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broken package system

my computer froze during an update and now it does this when i try to update: The following packages have unmet dependencies:gnome-bluetooth: Depends: gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0 (= ...
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Unable to install MySQL. Held broken packages [duplicate]

I tried installing MySQL using sudo apt-get install mysql-server, and I get an error saying Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if ...
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invoke-rc.d: unknown initscript,/etc/init.d/modemmanager not found

I booted Ubuntu 13.10 in my Android tablet and works good but after installing some programs I have this error u0_a206@Android:/ $ u0_a206@Android:/ $ su root@Android:/ # /data/data/com. Zpwebsites. ...
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TeamViewer on Ubuntu 13.10 dependency install problem

This is my first time using this forum and I am relatively new to ubuntu. I installed TeamViewer on another machine running 12.04 no problem. I have the same errors as the OP in this post: ...
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Unable to install the netflix desktop

I can't seem to get the Netflix desktop installed, I've gone through a lot of the different notes on the forums here and else where, but I can't seem to get this figured out running Ubuntu 13.10: ...
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E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed?

I installed Java 7 and later I got troubles with my system, I can't update anymore. 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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0% [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com]

I'm doing a project for College where I have to host a specific piece of software on a Ubnutu server and allow any hosts on the server's network to install the software. When my server's network ...
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Errors with apt-get update command [duplicate]

When I run a sudo apt-get update command I get these errors: FirstStrike@ubuntu13.04-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release ...
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Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root? [duplicate]

I get this error in Lubuntu 12.04 when I try to update in terminal: $ apt-get update E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock directory ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - how can i install package?

How to fix this problem? Everytime i am trying to install/update packages it fails root@nson:~# sudo apt-get install dconf-editor Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Moved from Japan to the US, how do I update apt-get to use local repositories?

I moved from Japan to the US recently, and using apt-get has been really slow since. It should have been obvious, but I noticed that it's getting everything from Japanese servers, which must be the ...