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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i have problem in installing aircrack on ubuntu 14.01

My code: sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng It displays [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package aircrack-ng ...
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Safe to remove /usr/local/bin/node?

In the past I installed Node.js. Now I tried updating it following this guide and ended up having two versions of it, node on version 0.10.7 and nodejs on version 0.12.7. To clear this up I wanted to ...
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Unmet Dependencies: libapache2-mod-passenger

I need to insatll libapache2-mod-passenger on apache2.4 root@server:~# apt-get install libapache2-mod-passenger Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...... The following ...
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Out of date Skype in software center

I've enabled the Canonical Partners sources, but my software centre (or apt-cache show skype) both only show skype 4.2.x, rather than the current 4.3.x Sources such as this Ubuntu Handbook Article ...
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Remove source from software updater

Some weeks ago I installed the owncloud client on my Ubuntu system. However, it does not seem to be safe and I want to remove it. I deleted it and apparently it is gone. Unfortunately there is still ...
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How do I install modern packages in Ubuntu “the right way” ?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.3 and I'm wondering how to install a modern version of GPA (Gnu Privacy Assistant). The one present in the Ubuntu repositories is really old. There are some modern packages on ...
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Ubuntu update errors [duplicate]

My Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" LTS is not updating. I get a red circle which reports the following error: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Help, I added a Debain Repository and my computer got screwed up [on hold]

So today, I edited my sources.list, with a debian repository. Then I opened Software Updater, and it said it partially upgraded. So I did sudo apt-get upgrade, and It had like 1,000 packages ...
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Trying to watch Hulu, need hal [duplicate]

I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I cant let you watch hulu. -- hal I I tried to watch a video on hulu.com. Just as I thought it might play, I got a message saying I need to install hal, and do some other ...
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apt-get/kernel update/broken pipe issue

need some help, bit of a noob at the end of my tether lol, I've got a machine running Ubuntu server 14.02LTS (kernel 3.16.0-56 generic) which is running from an 8GB usb stick that I use as a NAS Drive ...
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dpkg error processing packages, cannot complete install desktop/GUI from terminal

I've rented a VPS with ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have googled my way to tutorials and basic terminal knowledge. I want to set up a ubunutu desktop so I can also navigate using TightVNC. This whole process ...
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APT broken by codeblocks [duplicate]

It seems that Codeblocks also got the better of my Ubuntu (or apt-get). Now that I've read about the problems that others have had I regret even trying to install it. :) I tried everything that I ...
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apt-get dependency failed! Please help!

I got this very strange error trying to do sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to ...
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apt-cache unmet shows non-existent packages

Running apt-cache unmet outputs a 1.2 MB file of missing dependencies of packages, none of which exist (the packages themselves). This is possibly due to restoring old configurations to a fresh ...
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E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) finally fixed

I was configuring my local Ubuntu installation (14.04 LTS). I got this error while trying to run apt-get. I have seen many answer regarding this issue. None of a single answer solve my issue. So I ...
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I'm a noob at ubuntu and linux need help

every time I try to update anything or install any program onto my computer like skype and simple things, I cannot find them like in the tutorials. I can see they have downloaded but I can not find ...
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Unable to locate package libapache2-mod-auth-mysql

Trying to install this package on Ubuntu using sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql, but I get the message in the title. Why and how can I fix it?
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Get name and version of available packages to text file - name and version only on same line, per package

I am looking to get a text file with a list of some available packages and their latest version. I need to have the package name and its latest version on the same line. ATTEMPT Currently, I can get ...
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Issue with Software Updater installing new kernel

I woul like to know if anyone could help me with a software updater/apt-upgrade issue (or not). When I run the software updater, it prompts the updates for the kernel 3.19.0-42.48, but when I click ...
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mysql-client : Depends: mysql-community-client (= 5.7.10-1ubuntu12.04) but it is not installable [duplicate]

I have tried to upgrade my mysql in 12.04 from 5.5 to 5.7 but after removing 5.5 I had to add 5.7 to apt. However when I did apt-get install mysql-server it asked me to install 5.5 again. So I did the ...
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Installing Kodi, add apt-repository won't work

I've been following the instructions to install Kodi on my Ubuntu built pi as per the instructions here: http://www.noobslab.com/2015/07/kodi-15-isengard-has-been-released.html However, when I get ...
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vboxdrv module compilation failed

I have a serius problem after I' ve compiled kernel. I downloaded and compiled a vanilla 4.3.3 and I see that my pc thanks... it is really faster. But there are some problems... The most important is ...
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Unable to install an upgrade (or anything) due to dpkg error in processing install-info package

Hello AskUbuntu community, I recently installed Lubuntu 15.10 on my computer. Today, I decided to upgrade to the latest version, and used the sudo apt-get upgrade command to do so. I'm getting an ...
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Unable to locate package php7.0 [duplicate]

I have "Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS" OS and trying to install PHP7 using command: sudo apt-get install php-7.0 Getting error message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Apt-Get Dependencies Won't Install

OK I'm kind of confused here. After I installed Code::Blocks from the website, a little error popped up the top bar. It said that "Error: BrokenCount > 0", and that one of my packages had unmet ...
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dpkg is in an unresolvable dependency loop

I ran apt-get build-dep wine1.6, because I wanted to install wine but apt install wine1.6 said that too many packages were not installed. After the build dependencies were downloaded, dpkg returned ...
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Having trouble with apt-get upgrade and removing KDE Plasma

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 with Gnome DE. I installed KDE plasma to try it out but sudo apt-get upgrade started giving me errors so I ppa-purged the kde ppa and removed kubuntu desktop with the ...
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how to proxy specific repo in apt

I recently switched to Ubuntu 15.10. I need to use a proxy to connect to external internet.And on my local internet there's a repo that doesn't require proxy to connect. So I wrote something like ...
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W: Failed to fetch, 508 Loop Detected. While installing the software on linux

I uploaded all my content on web(hostinger's free hosting account) for my Linux software. So that, after adding key to system and repository to /etc/apt/sources.list file, I could install it by simply ...
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apt-get update don't work [closed]

I've been getting this error on my Ubuntu 15.04 (x32) machine. user@local~$ sudo apt-get update Err http://ppa.launchpad.net vivid InRelease Err http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com vivid InRelease ...
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Package gvfs-common is not configured yet?

I am having trouble getting into Synaptic Package Manager. When I run sudo dpkg --configure -a as it suggests I get: dpkg: error processing package gvfs-common (--configure): package is in a very ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 apparently stuck on kernel 3.16.0-38 generic

Yesterday, I have run my Ubuntu partition for the first time in atleast 5 months. I have ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Which took about 2 hours to run. This ...
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postgres: unrecognized service

After reading this question I did: gsamaras@gsamaras:~$ sudo apt-get install postgresql Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done postgresql is ...
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Trying to purge MySQL fails

I'm running in circles currently, trying to fix some mysql problem. I couldn't use apt-get for a while now, because it always stuck at the line Setting up mysql-server-5.6 (5.6.27-0ubuntu0.15.04.1) ...
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How can I downgrade openssl via apt-get?

After a recent upgrade, I am having some SSL connection problems. I would like to downgrade openssl temporarily to see if the issues go away. The current version of openssl installed is ...
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Can't upgrade old Ubuntu, error processing package fontconfig

I'm running old Ubuntu Server 13.04 (raring), and trying to upgrade or even install any packages I'm getting the following error: root@oem-mobilidade:~# sudo apt-get upgrade -y Lendo listas de ...
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broken packages with PgAdmin3 version 1.20 in Ubuntu 14 LTS

My pgadmin3 was perfect, working with PostgreSQL 9.3 (pg9.3)... Them I upgraded to pg9.4... And start the problems... Old pgAdmin3 not runs with new pg9.4, so pgAdmin3 needs also upgrade. With ...
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FrostWire Not Installing

When I try to install FrostWire on 14.04 LTS, it says Dependency is not satisfiable: openjdk-8-jre Any ideas how to fix it?
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Messed up with ppa: restore package manager

I was trying to read a Matrioska video, so I've added the followiong ppa: ppa:strukturag/libde265 but it supports until ubuntu vivid, so I've modified the list.d file changing wily to vivid, then ...
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Trying to use autoremove [duplicate]

When removing unused kernals (to make space on /boot) I get this message: The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: gnome-mplayer hardinfo libgda-5.0-4 ...
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Prevent apt-get update from getting i386 packages? [duplicate]

I'm on 64-bit Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. I keep the system fully updated by running apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade twice daily. However, I notice that apt-get update "gets" both i386 and amd64 ...
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update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/vim corrupt: invalid status

Whenever I try to install, update, or do anything with apt-get, I always get a error message similar to this, griping about vim: 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded. 1 not ...
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Not able to ping google and cannot get apt-get update

I have set my network to NAT because this is my home internet that I am using. I am not able to access my college internet to get the apt-get update package hence using home internet. Below is my ...
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sudo apt-get update errors [duplicate]

I am new to the linux command line, so I just tried running sudo apt-get update However, when I do so, I receive a vast amount of errors, namely W: Failed to fetch ...
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Centralized Patching in Ubuntu

Is there an Ubuntu equivalent to patching systems of Red Hat Satellite? Something that would allow me to: Take a snapshot of the official Ubuntu Repositories. Modify the packages per any errata that ...
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LXC Ubuntu container. Hash Sum mismatch

I am installed Ubuntu container (wily) onto Ubuntu host(with wily too) with such command: # lxc-create -t download -n es1 -- --dist ubuntu --release wily --arch amd64 Everything fine, I can ping ...
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mysql dependencies installation problem

I am reinstalling mysql on a test server with Ubuntu 14.04 before I hadn't had any problems reinstalling it. When I reinstall it I do the following: use apt-get purge and remove on mysql-server-5.5 ...
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problem installing Collada-dom 2.4.4 headers and build tools

I got a notification that I need to install updates, and I clicked yes, but since then I am getting this stop sign on the top right corner because of unmet dependencies. when i run: sudo apt-get ...
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Why does apt-get marks packages I dont want directly?

If I try to install metapackage apt-get install lubuntu-desktop and then see the output of apt-mark showmanual | grep lubuntu I see much more than just lubuntu-desktop: lubuntu-artwork lubuntu-core ...
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how can I remove all my nvidia drivers? [duplicate]

I have a Nvidia 3D controller on my laptop with 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to remove all my Nvidia drivers in order to perform an update but the command sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia* ...