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 CD Error While Testing Custom Ubuntu Based Distro

I want to make a remix of Ubuntu that can be run live but also have the option to install. I am using the tutorials for Live CD Customization From Scratch and Live CD Customization. I have also had ...
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How to undo two days worth of installation/removal of programs that was done by a hacker?

I have a feeling this is related to a recent situation where an ex-friend bruteforced his way into my dedicated server and ran a malicious gameserver that forced clients to download a particularly ...
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If I install a python package with `apt-get`, can I upgrade it later with `pip`?

I installed a python package (django) using sudo apt-get install python-django. Now I want to upgrade to the latest version. Should I run sudo pip install -U django, or should I uninstall first the ...
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Installing modules for both Python 2 and 3

I need to install some modules for Python: python3-rospkg, python3-catkin-tools and python3-yaml. I need them to work for both python2 and python3. But as soon as I apt-get install one of the above, ...
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Apt get install fails with errors

Whenever I install an application using sudo apt-get install application, I am getting the following error in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Even though I get the error, the installation of the applcation I try to ...
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APT complaining about no space left on device, although there is plenty

I'm having an issue with an Ubuntu server. It currently is not happy with APT for some reason and is giving me the following error: SystemError: E:Could not open file /var/cache/apt/srcpkgcache.bin - ...
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install crashdump on ubuntu 1404

I am following [here] to install crash dump on Ubuntu 1404: sudo apt-get install linux-crashdump However, it throws exception as below: ... unmet dependencies linux-crashdump : Depends: ...
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xz-utils 5.2.1 on trusty: how to compile and re-package? Or ppa available?

I want to compile and use a newer version of xz-utils, in this case version 5.2 as well as create deb-packages to be distributed on different ubuntu (14.04) machines. The recent changes to xz were ...
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apt-get and Software Center tries to remove core packages

Recently(before I got Ethernet wired on 12.04.01) I tried to install build-essentials and its dependences through .deb files, and failed ultimately so I gave up. Now, I tried to apt-get it now that I ...
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“Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages” and downgrading packages?

I'm trying to install M64Py for Mupen64Plus, but this is the result: ➜ ~ sudo apt-get install M64Py Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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How to get every web request go though a secured Proxy?

I am connecting to Internet though a Secured Proxy Server (using a Proxy Authentication). I already set the proxy system wide, added the authentication Username and password in apt.conf file. All I ...
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Symantec Class 3 G4 intermediate certificate missing from ca-certificates/ca-certificates-java

I hope that you can help. I did a search and didn't find this exact issue. A vendor of ours recently updated their SSL certificate using a Symantec intermediate certificate. Our java process was no ...
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Errors installing CUDA development libraries on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having some trouble getting the CUDA development environment up and running on Ubuntu 14.04. I initially tried using the nvidia-cuda-toolkit package from the repository, and although everything ...
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Cannot update ubuntu 15.04 or install any package

Whenever I try to update or install a package this happens:( I have no idea how to fix this) anurag@anurag-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer oracle-java7-set-default Reading ...
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An error occurred not sure how to fix it

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu and I recently got a error that is bothering me. I typed sudo apt-get install -f into the terminal it responds with this Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a ...
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apt-get with unstable connection?

I'm now on vacation for a month and my Internet connection is extremly unstable. I can't install any app, even with --fix-missing Is there an option to continue downloading after a "break" ? Thank ...
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Unable to run apt-get update openssl on 12.04

I am trying to run sudo apt-get update openssl on Ubuntu Server 12.04, however when I do, I get the following error: Starting nginx: invoke-rc.d: initscript nginx, action "start" failed. dpkg: error ...
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Cannot update or upgrade ubuntu desktop 14.04. Stuck

****@****-Inspiron-3537:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for ****: Err ://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease Err ://security....
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Unable to install ACL

I am unable to install ACL on my Ubuntu 14.10 server (see output). david@server:/mnt/storagedata$ sudo apt-get install acl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Ubuntu Software Center: Delete license terms file

I am trying to install a package and during installation I accidentally declined the license terms, terminating the installation. Now when I try to install the same program I instantly get a "...
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Fixing some dependency issues in ubuntu 14.04LTS on a 64bit system

I have checked out the questions that seem to be related to this issue but none of the suggested fixes work. Here is the output from the following command: sudo apt-get -f install Reading package ...
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How do I install KDE on Ubuntu 15.04?

I am trying to install KDE on Ubuntu 15.04. I ran sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop and got this output: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11858746/. I ran sudo apt-get -f install and got this output: http:/...
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How do I build a deb that is fully compatible with an offical deb?

I've downloaded the source of postgresql-9.3 by doing: apt-get source postgresql-9.3 Then I've done my alteration to the configuration step and I've successfully built and tested the binaries. Now, ...
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Apt-get & software updates failure: Unmet dependencies with kernel package, no diskspace?

Using ubuntu 14.04 LTS with GNOME Classic desktop i can't install the latest upgrades. Most important update is ubuntu base linux kernel updates. Error message: Check if you are using third party ...
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downgrade libsqlite3

I get some errors which hint to libsqlite3. Therefore I want to downgrade libsqlite3 on Ubunutu 14.04 root:/usr/src# dpkg -l | grep sqlite ii libqt4-sql-sqlite:i386 4:4.8.5+...
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package remove fail. postgresql-contrib-9.1: subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 127

Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 404522 files and directories currently installed.) Removing postgresql-contrib-9.1 (9.1.15-0ubuntu0.12.04) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/postgresql-...
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Broken Packages Issue while installing JDK on Ubuntu 14.04

I am having issues while trying to install JDK on Ubuntu 14.04. Following is what I see: araj1@araj:~$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How Should I Be Maintaining My Manually Installed Apps?

I am used to using apt to install and upgrade my applications. To an extent, I'm relying on the repositiories I use to be sane and thus keep my machine in a good state. What is best-practice for ...
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How do I hold package regardless of revision change?

Only yesterday, I realized that apt-get forces a package, even if it is only a repackage of the same content with revision change. Many package-maintainers do this for newer release versions. I have ...
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Reinstall an official package when custom one has overwritten it

I recently installed the Debian packages produced by running make deb-pkg to compile my own version of the Ubuntu kernel. I had given the kernel the release version 3.19.0-21-secure. All of the ...
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Broken package ubuntu-keyring (ubuntu 15.04 64 bit)

I've tried to reinstall ubuntu-keyring, because i couldn't fix some GPG errors, but the apt system has failed, Now, i can't even upgrade or install anything. i tried i lot of things such as : sudo ...
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Problem with umnet dependencies

I did a fresh installation of ubuntu 14.04, did updates and upgrades, when i tried installing softwares smplayer, synaptic package manager, ubuntu-restricted-extras, gdebi, etc.. getting a umnet ...
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How to hide/disable “packages have been kept back” list

I'm on Ubuntu Server 14.04.2, and when I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The ...
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Upgrading from 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) to 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

How long does it take to upgrade from 14.10 LTS to 15.04 ? The procedure of Saving installed packages is going on for last 18 hrs on my system. I have chosen the option of keeping all my personal ...
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Problems Installing CUDA on 14.04

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I don't seem to be able to get cuda to install nicely. I have tried using: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit This appears to work ...
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enabling proposed repos in 15.04 server fails to update packages

i am trying to use the proposed repo of vivid on ubuntu 15.04 server system. user@controller:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=vivid ...
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Package bash-builtins: unable to run make sucessfully in examples/loadables

When I was wander through the Ubuntu 14.04 apt repository using apt-cache search ^bash, I found the bash-builtins package, and installed it. After installation, with dpkg -L bash-builtins, I found ...
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how to install packages which is not in the cache with python

i install packages in my application using python apt. Some example: import apt cache = apt.cache.Cache() pkg = cache["brukkon"] pkg.mark_install() cache.commit() In this example, brukkon is not in ...
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Coherence between package version and served files

Currently, I am trying to understand how distro maintainer build and choose names for their packages and there is (from my point of view) a lack of coherence for a specific package. Take the libzmq ...
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Cannot install libhdf5-dev

Trying to install pbh5-tools on my Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine. I have encountered countless problems trying to get the program to install. I get the error: In file included from /tmp/easy_install-...
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APT-GET did NOT download package correctly via APT-CACHER

I follow this to setup the apt-cacher but it did NOT download some files correctly via wget(i think it is). In my previous post, I'm going to install Oracle Java 8, and the apt downloaded a html page ...
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Unpacking linux-image-3.16.0-34-generic (3.16.0-34.47) over (3.16.0-34.45)

I want to change Java 8 to Java 7. I planned to Remove Java 8 First. I run the Following cmd sudo apt-get purge oracle-java8-installer I got the Following Error Reading package lists... ...
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Broken boot ubuntu 15.04 - Adding repository from live-usb

When I installed ubntu 15 I pressed ctrl c and the installation was interrupted. I got the error about kernel-panic. I try to do a boot-reapir using a live-cd. I ran it with purge grub as was ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) Ubuntu 15.04

Tried to use apt-get commands and was getting this back from my VPS. Not sure where to go, I have tried a few things but no luck. Thanks, Zac. Out put of sudo apt-get install default-jdk: ossiozac@...
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Unable to install libgnutls-dev

Seem that I have dependency error but don't know how to resolved it. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to install libgnutls-dev but got an error as follow: lutfijw@HTPC:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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How to create local mirror for Ubuntu inside docker container?

I want to create local mirror for Ubuntu inside docker container. Here is the link that I am following from Git hub. Now the issue is that it is taking too much time to download the whole packages,...
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Manual Recovery

I installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on my netbook. So now I've got 2 os on my netbook, windows 8 and ubuntu. When I boot my netbook and choose to open on ubuntu, it says serious errors were found while ...
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Fix unmet dependencies libc-bin

I am trying to install some programs, but I met with unmet dependencies. For example, sudo apt-get upgrade yields Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Item cannot be installed or removed until the package catalogue is repaired. Gives error when I try to fix

I know this question has been asked already here but I am asking since i tried to run all these commands as told in the this solution which are: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get ...
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Problem with Updater & Software centre : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Reading package list fails when I apt- update

I recently was runnning the auto updater and I got the red circle with a white line within saying: A problem occurred when checking for updates After reading a few of the forums here, I tried to ...