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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Package 'ruby1.8-dev' has no installation candidate [duplicate]

How can I solve this error? sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ruby1.8-dev sudo apt-get install mysql-server sudo apt-get install libgemplugin-ruby Currently I am getting this error: sudo ...
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what is meaning of error “Package 'ruby1.8-dev' has no installation candidate” [duplicate]

I am trying to install ruby1.8-dev using below command: => sudo apt-get install ruby1.8-dev but getting this error: =>Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Not able to install dropbox Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

My terminal emulator shows the following error while trying to install Dropbox. I need help and I am a beginner in Ubuntu. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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unable install google earth in ubuntu 14.04 lts

When i try to install google earth with gdebi or another software manager i' ve a dependency issue with ia32-libs. I tried to found them at the repositories, but i' did not find them. What should i do ...
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How To Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I've read some things in some forums however they usually tell me to add a PPA third, to update and run the command apt to install the cinnamon, but it never works. When running the command returns ...
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apt-get-install : error

While I trying install: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak Then error is: var/lib/apt/list/in.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dist_trusty_universe_i18n_Translation-en Package not opened or parsed. On ...
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kde-full and unistalling some of its packages

I installed KDE using kde-full - so far so good. But when I try to unistall some of its app wich is not so neceseary to me (like marble or kalgebra), apt-get remove will show me Reading package ...
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Black screen after update was interrupted by laptop switching off [closed]

I completely messed up my things, I was using ubuntu 14.10, yesterday I was updating it and during the installation my laptop got switched of as it ran out of battery and then I do not know what ...
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apt-get update does not work [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu for the second time (separate downloads) onto my nexus 7. Both the times I could not use apt-get upgrade and thus could not install any applications. Upon the second ...
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strange update notice

Is this normal? I don't have flashplugin installed. Failure to download extra data filesName-ar.UTF-8: فشل تنزيل ملفات البيانات الإضافيةName-ast.UTF-8: Fallu al descargar ficheros de datos ...
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Ignoring file 'google.list’' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension

when i do "sudo apt-get update" following output is generated at the end:- N: Ignoring file 'google.list’' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension Any ...
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Getting error while installing python-kivy packages in Ubuntu

I'm not able to install python-kivy, I got this error: dpkg: error while cleaning up: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127 Processing triggers for ...
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Not able to install software on Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I am newbie with Ubuntu.I am trying to download Okular pdf reader from Software Center but I am getting some error. At first it was asking for installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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unity-control-center uninstalled itself

I don't know how it got uninstalled since I had it before, but when I try to install it again I get the following error: oierlauzi@akerbeltz:~$ sudo apt-get install unity-control-center Reading ...
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Issue with ports.ubuntu.com [duplicate]

Starting from Ubuntu desktop image downloaded from Radxa site: http://dl.radxa.com/rock/images/ubuntu/radxa_rock_ubuntu_desktop_140318_update.zip I installed linaro on my radxa. I didn't change the ...
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sqlite3 - humongous dependency list?

$ sudo apt-get install sqliteman* sqlite3* gives me a display that includes this: ... Recommended packages: bacula-sd-mysql bacula-sd-tools cl-sql-backend ada-reference-manual gdb-minimal ...
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How to resolve unmet dependencies “ libgles2-mesa : Depends: libglapi-mesa (= 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.7)”

How can I fix this issue: libgles2-mesa : Depends: libglapi-mesa (= 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.7) I have already installed libglapi-mesa. $ sudo apt-get install libgles2-mesa Reading package lists... Done ...
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How can I get persistent output from apt-listchanges without intervention?

I have installed and configured apt-listchanges to output the changelogs of downloaded updates after-the-fact. Output of cat /etc/apt/listchanges.conf: [apt] frontend=xterm-pager email_address= ...
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do-release-upgrade - Could not determine the upgrade [duplicate]

Edit: Answer at bottom, I'm leaving the question untouch to keep all elements that might match someone else's search. So, I've read about the issue (here, here, here and here) but could not find the ...
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squid-deb-proxy 503 service Unavailable

I have installed squid-deb-proxy in order to create a cache of packages. The command sudo apt-get update produces errors such as Err http://mirror.dhakacom.com trusty/universe amd64 Packages 503 ...
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software center and ppa not working [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, just today I was trying to download a program with a ppa, crebs, and it did not work; not only that, the software center doesn't work either, and I can't get it from the internet ...
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Quick question about installing multiple versions of the same package

So two pieces of software that I need on my system have dependencies for libfltk1.1-dev and libfltk1.3-dev . I tried installing both, as when I installed one, it would remove the other. I put in this ...
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1 Depends on 2 but 2 is not going to be installed

On my Ubuntu 14.04, for almost every second package I want to install I get an error: sudo apt-get install 1 Depends: 2 but it is not going to be installed. then I try sudo apt-get install 2 get ...
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libopenal.so missing

I am trying to play Openspades here, it gives me this error. Failed to dlload libopenal.so is missing in /home/user/openspades/openspades.mk/bin//libopenal.so. Cannot Open shared file: No such file ...
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404 not found - error while updating using aptitude [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring-security/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.153 80] W: Failed to fetch ...
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Software Center crashes on open and Apt-get broken Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

so I started using 14.04 by upgrading from 12.04 about a month or two ago, and in the last week, I've noticed I can no longer start up Software Center, and a few days ago > sudo apt-get stopped ...
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Fails to download respository Information check internet connection

My Internet connection is working, but I cannot download anything from software center and I cannot update or upgrade from the terminal. I changed my /etc/apt/sources.list to activate all the ...
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Cannot update Ubuntu due to broken package [duplicate]

When I run software updater I get The Package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run ...
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PlayOnLinux won't install? [duplicate]

I'm running 12.04 LTS, and whenever I try to install PlayOnLinux, I keep getting this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: playonlinux : Depends: python-wxgtk2.8 but it is not ...
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“Cloning” a server [duplicate]

I have recently been tasked with making a dev version of one of my production servers (both 12.04LTS). If I could create an image on my cloud service, it would be simple. Problem, these are both ...
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ImportError: No module named paramiko

I have install paramiko via "sudo apt-get install python-paramiko", but it can't be import in python. How to solve this? Python 2.7.6 (default, Mar 22 2014, 22:59:56) [GCC 4.8.2] on linux2 Type ...
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Can't upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

I keep trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 13.10, but it comes up with the same error no matter what I disable. I spoke to a friend who is quite handy with Ubuntu and he said it might be an issue with the ...
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For an automated install of .deb I need to set DPkg::Options before installing package with new conffile

I have a custom Debian package that creates a touch-screen calibration file and will be deployed for automatic updating. I want to preserve the calibration file if the user has changed it, so my new ...
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virtualbox guestaddition version from VM client

Sometimes Ubuntu behave weird, which might be because because it runs within Virtualbox as a client OS. I want to detect if Virtualbox guestaddition is installed, from within the VM client, and which ...
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Apt-get stuck at 0% [Working]

When I try to do anything with apt-get using a terminal, the apt-get gets stuck at 0% [Working].
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Downgrading avconv to 0.8.12 from 9.13

I'm maintaining a fairly large video editing program that relies heavily on avconv - I've recently migrated the processing to an Amazon EC2 instance, and while most things are working out reasonably ...
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Find out if installed package is a dependent to other installed package

According to the title that. Solution like this one: apt-cache rdepends packagename Does list all the reverse package. Although most of the packages in the list I do not have in my system installed. ...
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removing proxy to avoid problems during installation

i tried to install java and got this error Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security/main icedtea-6-jre-jamvm i386 6b27-1.12.3-0ubuntu1~12.04.1 Something wicked happened resolving ...
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Configure installation of dependency package in custom apt-get

We are able to create a custom .deb package called geomonitor-v1.0.1.deb and then configured apt-get repository for it. So that we can install it as apt-get install geomonitor . Now please let us ...
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Update broken on libdbus

On a recent update to my precise install the package manager seems to have got itself into a twist. cat /var/log/apt/history.log Start-Date: 2014-07-10 16:17:22 Upgrade: libdbus-1-3:amd64 ...
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successful installing packages but dpkg has error [closed]

happy Ramadan I'm live in Iran and Some corporation ban us like ORACLE so I installed Oracle Java SDK 8 manually and after it my "dpkg" has been showing error always. no different between ...
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Difference between apt-cache and axi-cache

What is the difference between apt-cache and axi-cache? Because It seems they gives same result. Also It has same options like: axi-cache search, apt-cache search axi-cache show, apt-cache show ...
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How to resolve disk space problem in Ubuntu while using apt-get -f install?

When I use the command apt-get -f install, I received the following error dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.2.0-65-generic-pae_3.2.0-65.99_i386.deb (--unpack): failed in ...
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Install Phppgadmin without apache

I'm trying to setup a nginx+postgresql testing server,but when i try to install phppgadmin it tries to install apache2, I don't want to install apache2, is there a way to install it without apache?
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) after upgrade to 14.04

After upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 on my server, I get a error when trying to update my packages. sudo apt-get upgrade no talloc stackframe at ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4864, leaking memory ...
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Backup software sources and reinstall: get latest versions of installed programs from the repository for new distribution

I'm migrating from 12.04 to 14.04. I have already backed up my installed software sources in 12.04 using sudo cp -R /etc/apt/sources.list* ~/ command from this question - Best way to backup all ...
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How to fix a Failed Package Operation Error?

Launched the software center and I am getting this error: installArchives() failed: E: Invalid archive signature E: Internal error, could not locate member control.tar.{gzbz2xzlzma} E: Prior ...
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Can't use Ubuntu Software Center or update Ubuntu 14.04

I can't seem to be able to install anything with the Ubuntu Software Center or update my Ubuntu version. When I run sudo apt-get -f install this is the output: matt@Bessie:~$ sudo apt-get -f install ...
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Purging “xfce4-notifyd” purges “ubuntustudio-desktop” with it. Why? How to avoid this if possible

I want to remove xfce4-notifyd; this package makes the notifications look different and removing it restores the normal notifications. I tried sudo apt-get purge xfce4-notifyd but it says it will ...
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Unable To Update or Install from apt-get [duplicate]

I can't get apt-get to work. It returns this error E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists ...