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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Open geosuite problem

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 12.04. When I was installing open geosuite I faced this problem. I cannot remove or install others software. It said the the package is broken. For example, I have ...
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My amd64 package depends on another i386 package

I am creating my own amd64 *.deb package and want it to depend on another i386 package from public repositories. Is it possible to declare such dependency in deb control file or in some other way? I ...
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php application asking intl but already installed

My (Symfony) application currently crashs telling ("The Symfony\Component\Intl\Collator\Collator::__construct() method's argument $locale value 'fr' behavior is not implemented. Only the locale ...
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Problems with registering Ubuntu clients to spacewalk-server

I'm currently trying to get an automated-paching-system running. I installed spacewalk to a centOS-server according to the official documentation. I installed an ubuntu-client and followed the ...
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tracking down possible file system corruption issue with f2fs

I am investigating a potential file system corruption issue running f2fs on an ARM 7 device with an Linux 3.12/ Ubuntu 14.04 stack on top. So, the symptoms of the issues are as follows: The ubuntu ...
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AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute python

I am struggling with compiling python 2.7.9 from source and have been advised to ask this question here. While installing python 2.7.9 following the steps described here the following errors ...
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Cant get pipelight to install

I cannot get pipelight to install (or anything from an alternate ppa, it seems). I have tired looking all over trying to find a solution, but can't seem to come up with one. I do sudo ...
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reinstall libgcc1 to get gcc 4.9

I want to go from gcc 4.8 to 4.9. I had already some 4.9 stuff flying around (gcc-4.9-base, lib32gcc1 and libgcc1(. My (bad) plan was to uninstall them and then get them again with gcc 4.9. ...
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How to define alternative sets of Depends in a deb control file?

I'm editing a control file of a deb package which contains Depends: nvidia-340 (>=340.29), nvidia-340-uvm (>=340.29), nvidia-340-dev (>=340.29), nvidia-modprobe (>=340.29), ...
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Errors when using apt-get remove - Ubuntu 14.04

I'm getting a lot of errors when removing packages using apt-get remove. Here's the output that I am getting Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1.1) ... Processing triggers for ...
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Do package versions of graphics-related software change in LTS?

I would like to ask if package versions of graphics-related software are likely to change in current LTS (14.04)? For example if software (for example ImageMagick) contains some bugs that are fixed in ...
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`dnscrypt-proxy' package freeze at update, remove or reinstall

I'm trying to upgrade packages, every time I ran sudo apt-get upgrade process freezes at setting up dnscrypt-proxy: Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers ...
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Screen Brightness Ubuntu-Gnome 14.1 Toshiba Satellite L755

SO I have: Toshiba L755 , Nvidia backlight Here are some error messages I am getting while getting updates through the terminal: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Need help with graphic card for HP compaq nx6325 on ubuntu 14.04

Hi I am new to Ubuntu and I tiered for the last two days to fix the sound coming from my laptop. I think it is the graphic card. I found this page ...
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Proprietary drivers vs Ubuntu auto drivers

Does Ubuntu automatically install the latest proprietary driver or just a generic one? I'm wondering if I should install the latest driver for my Intel 4400 gpu, but if Ubuntu automatically installs ...
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trusty GHC from universe breaks trusty

I want to install haskell compiler GHC, and some other packages dependent on it. (version 6.4 or higher) http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/ghc so I try: $ sudo apt-get install ghc Reading package ...
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Can´t install Kdenlive after KDE update in Kubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have upgraded today KDE to 4.14.2 in my Kubuntu 12.04. I lost Kdenlive after that and I can´t install it anymore. This is the issue: martin@martin-LIFEBOOK-E8420:~$ sudo apt-get install kdenlive ...
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Serious dpkg problems

'E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)' From this post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1642173 dpkg: error processing package unity (--configure): dependency problems - ...
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Unable to launch softwares that need root acces

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (64). I was setting the root theme appearance with ubuntu-tweak (something Ive done hundreds of time), meaning using the gtk theme in synaptic, gdebi for instance (otherwise ...
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TrueType installation failed, odd error message

Tried to install TrueType (in Ubuntu restricted extras) and got this message after initial install didn't seem to work (Reading database ... 198924 files and directories currently installed.) ...
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unmet dependencies when creating custom CD

I'm creating a custom xUbuntu CD with Ubuntu Customization Kit, using the command line to add/remove packages. All was fine until I installed Ubuntu-Tweak. To do this I had to run sudo ...
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apt-get, unmet dependencies, … “but it is not going to be installed”

$ apt-get install -f -o 'Dpkg::Options::=--force-confmiss --force-all --force-confnew --overwrite-conffiles' --reinstall at-spi2-core Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Enable to install anything after a XAMPP installation in 14.04 LTS

I'm new to Ubuntu 14.04 , i spent some time in it , all was fine till a XAMPP installation : so i can't install anything from command line or from Ubuntu Software Center ! I search a lot for a ...
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Ways to download Software through Apt for Extremely Slow Internet?

So I'm in a position where I have two internet connections in my house: Internet #1: caps out so quickly and throttles my internet so low that apt will always return a connection error should I try ...
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g++ and gcc do not work in ubuntu 14.04

After last sudo atp-get upgrade my gcc and g++ don't work and I'm trying to install g++ in my ubuntu 14.04 and I have this error: g++: gcc: What is the problem? sudo apt-get install -f
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postgresql 9.3 broken after multiple reinstallations

I would like to remove postgresql 9.3 from my Kubuntu 14.04 system, so that I may do a clean reinstall. I think I installed the version that ships with Kubuntu, but I'm not sure because I installed, ...
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My mouse jumps randomly after updateing

Hello i have got a new acer asper es1-311p1d5. I am using a mouse pad from the laptop. I could not try a usb mouse yet but i have to use the mouse pad anyway. I installed Ubuntu some days ago and ...
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Dpkg env variable DPKG_HOOK_ACTION is not set in hook script

According to man dpkg I can use DPKG_HOOK_ACTION to get the current dpkg action being run in my dpkg hook script --pre-invoke=command --post-invoke=command Set an invoke hook command to be run ...
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Error while installing icedtea package

I am trying to install icedtea package with source package using following command ./configure The error that i get is configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0) were not met: No package ...
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Apt-Get Update only spits out errors

First of all I am sorry if this has already been asked. I searched around and couldn't find any specific answer to my problem. I had a WorkGroup LAN server working as of yesterday. Today at&t came ...
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sudo apt-get error

So I am trying to use apt-get update but it is spitting out errors. $ sudo apt-get update Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Err http://plex.r.worldssl.net lucid InRelease Err ...
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apt-cacher or alternative that supports repos with HTTP basic auth?

We're using a repository that uses HTTP basic auth, so /etc/apt/sources.list/ contains something like: deb http://user:pass@mirror.tld/dir/ release main contrib non-free And would like to cache ...
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Where to find all installed binaries with a package?

I'm developing a website and out of curiosity I want to know more about the environment we're using. I'm specifically interested what the things are which are installed on Ubuntu when running the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LST - update failed - No solutions

"please dont mark my thread to duplicate if you dont read the content" Its difference. I setup new ubuntu box on my vps. After that i try to update but no lucky : W: Failed to fetch ...
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How can I disable apt-get autoremove?

I added a bad ppa to my system and now I need to do manual package removing/downgrading. The issue is that I enabled apt-get autoremove a while ago and removing a package to later replace ...
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Fix extracted but not configured package blocker

Problems started after an unexpected power loss while executing apt-get dist-upgrade. When I now run command (as root) apt-get dist-upgrade and got the following output: Reading package lists ... ...
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Dependency is not satisfiable: libdevmapper1.02.1(>=2:1.02.20)

I m trying to install virtualbox but ubuntu 14.04 generating an error "Dependency is not satisfiable: libdevmapper1.02.1(>=2:1.02.20)" I applied this command but its not working; ...
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Wrong dependency tree

I'm trying to update my apt-get but I got the following error messages: Setting up libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 (10.1.3-0ubuntu0.2) ... update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative ...
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How to set up apt-get ssh transport with chroot

I want to set up a private APT repository that is only accessible by a shared public key, via the ssh transport. The only problem is, this also gives ssh access to the machine. I would therefore like ...
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Cannot update google-chrome-stable with apt, even using dist-upgrade

I'm attempting to upgrade the package google-chrome-stable installed from the deb available on google's website. I originally installed the package a few months ago, then stopped using this machine ...
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Unable to reset the dpkg

I am a new user of Ubuntu. I have tried to install wine Mean while my system got hanged So, I have close the command prompt. While, Installing 2nd time, I got an error status was unable to open like ...
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Can the program `Meep` be installed in Ubuntu 14.04.1 with apt-get

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64 bit on one of my laptops and I cannot install Meep like I used to install it in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS with the single command sudo apt-get install meep h5utils ...
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PYTHONPATH env variable vs. where apt-get intalls packages

Hello I am new to linux generally and to ubuntu in particular. I'm trying to download data from the Python NLTK, which I installed via sudo apt-get install python-nltk. Apparently this put the ...
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Errors were encountered while processing please help

I installed nmap but when I use apt-get update this message appears: Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/nmap_6.47-1~ppa1~u_amd64.deb
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I cannot open exe files

I have tried installing wine but this fails. I use, sudo add-app-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa Then sudo apt-get update Finally sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks It ends up by saying error ...
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How to install Mesa 9.2 on Ubuntu 12.04

I want to install at least mesa 9.2. I am running 12.04 Precise Pangolin. Lots of places suggested xorg-edgers and oibaf, but every time I type sudo apt-get install mesa, it says package missing. I ...
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Everything gone after apt-get remove python2.7

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 and I installed python2.7 and 3.4 both so I wanted to just keep 3.4 and I knew apt-get remove python would mess up with whole Distro of mine, So I being specific ...
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Unable to install `ubuntu-sdk` because of unmet dependencies

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 from 14.04 because I wanted to be able to use the newest version of the ubuntu-sdk packages. However when I try to install it after adding the ppa with sudo ...
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How to link to 32-bit SCTP package on a Lucid 64-bit machine?

I am running Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.4 LTS 64-bit. I need to build a 3rd party 32-bit program. The build of this program is failing: gcc-4.4 -m32 <snip> /usr/lib/libsctp.so.1: could not read ...
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sudo apt-get install command is not working properly

Initially I was trying to uninstall MAAS. While uninstalling my laptop hanged, so I had to force restart my laptop. Since then my apt-get command has not been working properly. :~$ sudo apt-get purge ...