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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`usermod: user 'mahmoud' does not exist dpkg: error processing kismet (--configure)` error when installing kismet

I am kind of new to Ubuntu, and I had nothing wrong until I upgraded my system to Ubuntu 13.10. While the upgrading process I got an error message that kismet can not be downloaded, and when I figured ...
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trying to overwrite 'file' which is also in package 'name' [duplicate]

After I added this ppa ppa:thopiekar/darling and tried to install darling without success, I can't fix anything with the sudo apt-get install -f install command jeggy@jeggy-XPS:~$ sudo apt-get -f ...
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Mongo db left a big folder after remove

I've removed mongodb sudo apt-get remove mongodb but then found its parts: root@vickers:/var/lib/mongodb/journal# ls -lh total 768M -rw------- 1 mongodb nogroup 256M Nov 18 17:35 ...
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GPG error when running apt-get update

I have looked at many of the existing answers to this question and tried their suggestions, but they do not solve or answer the issue I am having. When I run apt-get update, I receive the following: ...
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Problem with Installing intel-linux-graphics-installer_1.0.2-0intel3_i386.deb [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed. When I try to install intel-linux-graphics-installer_1.0.2-0intel3_i386.deb I have error: dependency is not satisfiable libpackagekit-glib2-14 Why this happens ?
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How do I see what PPA or PPAs are installed or in use

Sometimes I install good guy PPAs because someone on askubuntu says to use add-apt-repository . Later I wonder, where have they gone? Where can I find a list of Personal Package Archives that are ...
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failed to install phablet-tools on 12.04

I couldn't install phablet-tools on my 12.04 machine, I had try $ sudo apt-get update [...] Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Translation-en_US Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main ...
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libc6:i386 : Depends: libgcc1:i386 but it is not going to be installed [duplicate]

after upgrading to the newest version I can't start up my pc. I receive the error: The system is running in low-graphics mode After looking into the forums, I go into the terminal (Ctrl + Alt + F1) I ...
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Install older version of PHP with apt-get

I am trying to install an older version of PHP on my system. I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 and have tried sudo apt-get install php This does successfully install php 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.8, however I ...
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Error “503 OUT OF DISK SPACE” when installing a package

Possible answer Unable to play mp3/mp4 in rhythmbox/movie player Rhythmbox is unable to found mpeg mp3 plugin though vlc is able to play mp3 files. I tried to install ubutnu-restricted-extras but it ...
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Why apt-get prompt me to run -f install and it cannot be run properly?

Why apt-get prompt me to run -f install and it cannot be run properly? When I am trying to install some software through apt-get install xxx, it prompts me to run: You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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Write List of Packages installed via Manual Invocation of apt-get to File

I'm trying to install a new version of Ubuntu from scratch, but I would like a list of the packages which I manually installed (as opposed to installed as a dependency or that came with the system). ...
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“Unable to locate package” while trying to install packages by apt

When I try to install any package through the command line, I get an error. Can anyone help me on this? $ sudo apt-get install <package> Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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problem with apt-get upgrade

I try sudo apt-get upgrade after running update, but not working ! here is the error details sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for andrei: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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How can I recover my system after attempting to install experimental packages?

I've been having issues with extremely frequent screen lockups and scrambled text. One possible fix was in mesa 9.2.3. Unfortunately, the latest version in the official repos was mesa 9.2.1. Hence, I ...
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How do I get iperf on a Ubuntu 13.10 Live disc?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 running from a live DVD disc. Unfortunately it does not include the iperf tool, so it will need to be added separately. I already tried the command below. apt-get install iperf ...
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apt-get install automatically cancelled

When I'm doing an update or installation on Ubuntu 13.10, the task is automatically cancelled in the terminal. I got this error since that the \boot partition was missing some space. I fixed this ...
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how to install gvfs-mtp backend in ubuntu 12.10

as given on the launchpad page here PPA description These builds of gvfs have my native mtp backend backported from gvfs master. Use this to easily access MTP based devices with Nautilus. ...
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How to completely remove my Emacs?

I downloaded Emacs source files, and installed it using make. After installing Emacs successfully, I manually removed the downloaded source files to save disk space. Now I want to remove Emacs and I ...
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How to install Sentellic fspc package?

I installed a package from Sentellic, called fspc but seems I can't install it due some dependencies, how to correctly install it?
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Patching an already-installed package?

Is it possible to apply a .patch file to a package that's already installed? If not, and the package was installed via apt, does that mean one would have to Uninstall/purge the package from apt ...
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npm installed packages are not accessible

I installed nodejs with the instructions from this post on ubuntu 13.1 All went smooth. After that I installed express by issuing the command npm install express which result in express@3.4.4 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04, how to upgrade to GNOME 3.8.x

I'd like to update GNOME but I don't want 3.10 until a few extensions I use are updated. Can I specify a version to update with apt-get?
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Dependency out of sync (later version than required)

I am trying to run apt-get dist-upgrade( also when running apt-get install zip) but I get an error message that says: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-server : Depends: ...
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Proxy authentication ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I newly installed the Ubuntu 13.04. then connected to the network, through wire, wireless, and mobile broad band. I can browse in Firefox, I cant update software and I cant download new software. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 server cant install centrifydc apt package E: Unable to locate package centrifydc

I get an unable to locate package error when i try to install centrifydc using apt-get. Steps taken: I sudo nano'd /etc/apt/sources.list and uncommented the two partner urls. Then i performed a sudo ...
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Update repositories for ubuntu 12.04LTS

I got a server running Ubuntu 12.04LTS, and I got a bug in the apache-module mod_auth_cas. I noticed that because the 12.04 repositories lags far behind on apache-server updates and especially on ...
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wrong linux-headers-server version

On my Ubuntu 12.04 server I get the message that linux-server depends on linux-headers-server 3.2.0.55.65 but 3.2.0.56.66 is installed. The suggested apt-get -f install won't work. my sources.list: ...
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Ubuntu Saucy: What is the default console tool for parsing XML?

I used xmllint package for parsing xml files. Also, I know, that we can use xml2, xmlstarlet too. But I do not see those packages in Ubuntu Saucy. Does Saucy contain any default xml parsers? I ...
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How Do I fix my particular broken package system?

So I'm having a bit of trouble with my Ubuntu 13.10 installation. I cannot for the life of me figure out what I did to break it, I think it had something to do with an update not finishing. Anyway, ...
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How to fix the apt-get -f install error [duplicate]

I am getting continuous error when I run the command sudo apt-get -f install The output of the command is as follows: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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apt-get not using http_proxy in ubuntu 13.10

I just updated from Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10 In 12.04, I used to set up my http_proxy variable in .bashrc and then use apt-get as follows sudo -E apt-get update The -E option in sudo used to make the ...
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Unable to remove red circle with white line

I recently tried to update Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer, but I am unable to do this because a red circle with a white line at the top of my screen. When I run the update in the terminal, I get this ...
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I used 'apt-get install -f'. Now all my applications are gone and those I have reinstalled look wrong.

I used 'apt-get install -f' when prompted by the updater. Normally this should have fixed the problem, however in my case it seems to have damaged the system quite a lot. Now all my applications are ...
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How to repair a broken package?

My libboost package is broken. I don't know how to fix it. I tried: sudo apt-get autoremove and it was the result: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How can I make apt-get wait for another instance to finish? [duplicate]

Is there any way I can make apt-get wait for the other apt-get (or another package manager) process to finish? I know that, generally, apt-get can only run one instance at a time and if we try to run ...
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How can I install gnome-photos in 13.10?

Using 13.10 Unity, how can I install gnome-photos from gnome 3.10? Here's a sample package from fedora: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=15095 I added this repo ...
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How to prevent script not to stop after apt-get?

I keep some bash snippets and copy&paste them when I needed for management. But I discovered apt-get cancels script execution. Here's my script where problematic. apt-get -y install gcc g++ make ...
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Requires installation of untrusted packages ?? and cant update apt-get [duplicate]

When I try to install any app from Ubuntu software center I get this: I had read somewhere that I need to enter apt-get update, but this is the result: root@Alexander-PC:~# apt-get update E: ...
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How to install boost 1.53 or 1.54 from terminal?

I'd like to install boost 1.53 or 1.54 from terminal in Ubuntu 12.04. How do I do this? I used the libboost command and it gave me 1.48, whereas I need a more recent version. Thanks in advance
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my probleme about “The installation or removal of a software package failed”

Recently, when I open Ubuntu software center, it ask me repair package Then I found this message . installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% ...
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apt-get update : Unable to change to (unreachable)// - chdir (2: No such file or directory)

Today I have tried to update the package lists and I have encountered strange error $ sudo apt-get update ... Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-security/universe Translation-en_US Ign ...
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Create new terminal commands

I recently installed eclipse the manual way. Extracting the file, setting up eclipse.desktop etc. It all works flawlessly. I also know it is possible to install eclipsee using sudo apt-get install ...
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Using dpkg to install upgrade and dist-upgrade packages

So I'm playing around with offline package installation on 12.04 Server, having downloaded packages by retrieving and wgetting their URIs using the instructions here: ...
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installing python-xml packages [duplicate]

I want to install python-xml package on ubuntu. I see this command for installing it: sudo apt-get install python-xml but $ sudo apt-get install python-xmlReading package lists... Done Building ...
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Package installation uninstallation error

For last few days, whatever software installtion/uninstallation I do with apt-get/software center it is getting ended up with message: Setting up initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu0.8) ... ...
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What is “Task” in the output of “apt-cache show package_name”?

When I run apt-cache show inkscape, the bottom of the output has: Description-md5: fed6589659211fb40b80d03dda6e5675 Homepage: http://www.inkscape.org/ Description-md5: ...
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Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-amd64/Packages' in Release file

I run an Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 LTS. Today, I wanted to update it, but I did not managed it (yes...), however upgrading worked well. I don't want you to solve my problem but it would be greatful if you ...
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Can't uninstall postgresql package due failing to start service?

I simply don't understand what's going on. sudo apt-get remove postgresql results in: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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Building lirc package from source with patches

I'd like to build latest lirc package for 12.04 with two patches from here to make USB Infrared toy v2 work: Running sudo apt-build source lirc gave me ➜ build ll total 960 drwxr-xr-x 10 root root ...