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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haskell-platform unmet dependencies

Trying to install haskell-platform by using sudo apt-get install haskell-platform on 14.04 LTS. The error I'm getting: jared@jared-N550JK:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get install haskell-platform Reading ...
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Google Chrome installation failed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have only recently started using Linux and Ubuntu. I have in the past always had Windows computers. All I want to do is be able to watch Netflix on my computer but as you know you need to download ...
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apt-get update Unable to connect to and fetch error

I can't seem to be capable of updating or install the packages on my uBuntu 14.04 LTS Minimal VPS server. Every time i run apt-get update i get the following long message: root@cryptogates:~# ...
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E: Package 'openswan' has no installation candidate

I am on Ubuntu MATE 14.10, I have all my software sources turned on in 'Software & Updates', I have run apt-get update, etc, but I am still getting the following error when I run sudo apt-get ...
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Key exists already but getting GPG error

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit desktop,and updating worked fine before, but suddenly it doesn't (it is a long time from last updating, so I can't ensure what operation leads this problem). As you ...
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Error 404 when trying to install the package linux-image-extra

I am trying to install the package below on ubuntu/trusty64 apt-get install -y linux-image-extra-`uname -r` and getting the following error Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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cannot install vlc

I got this error when trying to install vlc: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that ...
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Update PHP without removing every dependency

I'm having an issue where I just need to do something as simple as upgrade my PHP version from 5.3 to 5.6. The only issue is that Plesk is installed and I don't know how to upgrade it without Plesk ...
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Cannot remove openjdk without having an older version installed, how can I do so?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit with Oracle Java installed, hence I would like to uninstall openjdk, but when I try to uninstall it via the command line I get the following output: ~$ sudo apt-get ...
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rsyslogd hangs upon apt-get 14.04

If I do any apt-get install, it hangs permanently (have to CTRL-Z, CTRL-C does nothing) and then corrupts dpkg (have to run dpkg --configure etc) and I have to kill all rsyslog related processes. I've ...
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Rebuild OpenSSL with -DPURIFY

I'm trying to rebuild OpenSSL according to these instructions. I'm having a problem with the very first line: sudo apt-get build-dep libssl-dev This response is given: Reading package lists... ...
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Boot-repair issue with Ubuntu 14.04

My VPS works absolutely fine but has had a few issues with booting since I upgraded it to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04. It will not boot after being switched off. So I Googled the problem and it looked ...
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How to preseed a package's debconf values when installed as a dependency?

I want to install packages unattended and need to store the required debconf values before installation. Is there a hook to run a command from the currently installing package that is executed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Problem performing software upgrades (and installing any further packages)

I've just booted up an old Toshiba A100 laptop running 14.04, however I cannot complete the software updates or install any further packages. The error message is: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, ...
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cant install cuda toolkit

I followed the instructions per this page. Now, I get this error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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Reading package lists quits without any explanation

I'm trying to do a simple apt-get install like sudo apt-get -V install chrome It displays "Reading package lists... 6%" and then abruptly quits so the line now looks like user@server:~$ ists... 6% ...
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Messed up while installing octave in Ubuntu 14.04. Having trouble doing apt-get upgrade & apt-get -f install now

Output of apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or ...
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Question about libmatio-dev

I want to install libmatio-dev, but a specific version (1.3.4-2). Whenever I run sudo apt-get install libmatio-dev, I get 1.5.2 installed instead. How do I force the install of 1.3.4-2?
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Clearing from queue packages without downloading/installing them

I made the mistake of trying to install the wrong version of a program using a downloaded .deb file. It hung up partways because of unresolvable dependencies, and I had to close the shell window to ...
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What to do with rogue apt-get process

While SSH'd into a server, I was running sudo apt-get upgrade and I accidentally caused the session to quit (Write failed: Broken Pipe) by doing nothing while the installation was waiting on a prompt. ...
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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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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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apt-mark Holding a pacakge to a major version (not a specific minor)

I want to hold versions of packages on my servers to prevent breaking changes in infrastructure from breaking our code (Changes from mongodb 2.4 to 2.6 for example..) I know I can (for example) ...
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Scala With Oracle Java removing openjdk dependencies apt-get

I would like to use Oracle JDK and refrain from installing OpenJDK. I attempted to install Scala via the dpkg command on the .deb file but ended up just unpacking the binaries (manually installing) ...
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apt update stuck

I've been trying to update my system using "apt-get install". But the console is stuck at 100% [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com (2001:67c:1562::15)] [Connecting to s What should/can I do? ...
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“apt-get install” using local packages acting weird

I have downloaded packages using: apt-get install -d gcc Then, what I did was to save the "deb" package and upload it to another machine so that I can install it manually without download. apt-get ...
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How can I resolve package conflicts when installing old version of PHP with apache2?

I have a legacy app which requires a specific version of php. I've downloaded debs for php, pear, etc. from old-releases.ubuntu.com, and I am writing a script to install them when provisioning a ...
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sudo apt-get Does not work (ubuntu gnome)

Lately I was not able to perform sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get install, etc. Every time I'm typing sudo apt-get install PROGRAM_NAME I get Reading packages list.. For a a brief moment and then ...
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how to downgrade related packages together?

Related Question : downgrade a package The situation is a bit different, I have a group of packages say aaa-*.deb which was involved in the down grade. obviously I don't want to deal with them one ...
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Getting no valid OpenPGP data when importing apt key

I am having trouble adding a Release.gpg public key to my apt-key keyring. I downloaded the Release.gpg file which looks like this: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) ...
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sudo apt-get update fails after running add-apt-repository -y ppa:git-core/ppa

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04. I have an issue trying to run sudo apt-get update on it after running add-apt-repository commands. For example, before running add-apt-repository -y ...
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Ubuntu Software Center not opening, Ubuntu 14.04.1

Whe I try to open the Software Center, it just blinks. When I click on it again, it just closes. How con I solve this problem? Here's what I get when I try to open it using the command. 2014-09-28 ...
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Aptitude conflicts with apt-get

I am using both apt-get and aptitude and it seems that they do not have the same policy for the old kernels management. apt-get automatically installed two kernels: 3.13.0-36 (after a dist-upgrade) ...
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How to get previously install package information?

Is there a way using dpkg, apt, logs, or any thing else, where I can query/retrieve previously installed versions of an application? I don't care about which previous versions were available up to the ...
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Customized sources.list for custom live CD

I recently built myself a custom live CD of Xubuntu 14.04.1. This live CD is used to distribute to my customers to install on their machines with a set of pre-installed applications, some of which are ...
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Problems with upgrade to Ubuntu 14

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 14 a couple of weeks ago I've been unable to install or update any software using apt or the regular updates. When using apt-get I always get the error message E: ...
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Missing system Settings in 14.04 LTS

I just installed 14.04 and tried talking on Skype but the other party can't hear me. I tried checking the sound settings from System settings and found out that System settings is missing. I ran the ...
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apt-get install nfs-common does not create an idmapd

I am trying to get NFSv4 client to work with idmapd and I try sudo apt-get install nfs-common Unfortunately, this installs the expected files /etc/default/nfs-common, /etc/idmapd.conf etc., but ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 “rolled back”

I've tried to upgrade my Kubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04, through the notification popup appeared in my taskbar. The upgrade process started, it begun to download about 1800 packages, it downloaded ...
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Package:astrolog isn't available on Ubuntu repository?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Astrology says: astrolog is available on Ubuntu repository: But it is not located/available: $ sudo apt-get install astrolog Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Complete Deletion/Reinstallation of Downloaded Package

I want to know how to delete every file installed by a package using either aptitude or apt-get and then re-download and re-install that package completely again. I've tried doing aptitude reinstall ...
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Downgrade all external packages to the official ones

Let's say I installed bunch of packages from external PPA repositories and they modified or replaced the existing default packages in the system. Assume that then I remove those PPAs from the ...
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Updating genuine repositories fails in Trusty Tahr

I was installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS x64 in a virtual box running on Windows 8 x64. On running installer I haven't entered anything into dialog asking for some required proxy setup. The VM is attached ...
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Reason of removing apt/dpkg/lock & apt/archives/lock

Is it possible to install multiple packages by deleting " Using apt & dpkg in the same time ". dpkg/lock & /archives/lock The Ubuntu Developers made it for reason "that you can not ...
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Unable to add PPA

I was just trying to get Pipelight installed when I came across following error. I copy and pasted the input into my terminal the second time around and the error still occured.
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trying to install App but getting errors

I'm trying to install OpenPilot 14.01 on my "Precise" i386 system but I keep getting errors like Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libc6 (>= 2.17), and after trying several Cl answers to try and ...
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Why apt-get update works but upgrade gives 403 Forbidden?

I have a working Ubuntu 12.04 environment behind a proxy with all settings correct but sudo apt-get upgrade fails to work with error 403 Forbidden for every server. However, sudo apt-get update works ...
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Getting connection time out error for local repository

As we know that Ubuntu 12.10(Quantal) is at EOL. So all the package repositories are moved to http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu. I can access all the packages from that url. Now I have set up ...
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apt-get install -f fails

Not sure what to do with this, apt-get dist-upgrade was the reason I want to run this, it says unresolved dependencies.. apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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apt-get update tries to download uncompressed Packages file

I am using a physical server right now. I have installed MAAS and cannot use the apt-get function at all. When I type sudo apt-get update I get a long string with some things updating and most things ...