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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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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“you have held broken package” While trying to install R

I know this question has already been asked, but all the answer posted weren't able to help solve my problem. I tried the following command on Ubuntu 14.04: sudo apt-get install r-base-core and I ...
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apt-get update, apt-get install not working [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu server 14.04 on virtual box and installed LAMP, webmin and FTP then suddenly i could not install any thing else because the initiation to connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com is not ...
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Error :: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list

I'm trying to install PIL a python module on ubuntu I first need to install a package called python-imaging using the following command sudo apt-get build-dep python-imaging When I try and do ...
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Vim installation in Ubuntu 14.04

I am unable to install Vim and need help. I've tried the following: root@cbitlab1:/home/cbitlib1# sudo -s root@cbitlab1:/home/cbitlib1# apt-get install vim Reading package lists… Done Building ...
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Can a ppa repository be added to /etc/apt/source.list?

By sudo add-apt-repository '<deb url codename component>', a repository is added to the /etc/apt/source.list file. By sudo add-apt-repository ppa:<user>/<ppa-name>, I saw that all ...
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How to install android studio?

I have used the following command to install android studio to Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install android-studio However, the following message appears : E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ...
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How to find out which package a particular file under /usr/share came from? [duplicate]

How do I find out which (apt-get-installed) package a particular file came from?
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How do Remap-* statements work in apt-cacher-ng?

I've just started using apt-cacher-ng to cache my apt-get downloads. Whenever I start it I get this error: WARNING: No URL list file matching file:backends_gentoo found in config or support ...
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Having some trouble authenticating via proxy in order to use apt-get successfully on a corporate network

Apologies if this is a basic question, I've recently taken ownership of our department's internal server so I'm having to deal with issues beyond my (very basic) knowledge. Context Our server is ...
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Cannot remove (or reinstall) Spotify or any other program

I had install Spotify a while back but since deleted some folder belonging to it (accidental rm- rf operation - sh*t happens). I now can't install any software at all via apt-get (pip works fine) ...
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GTK: Warning cannot display

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and I am experiencing problems with my dependencies as follows sudo apt-get install gives You might want to run apt-get -f install to correct these. The ...
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Prevent package manager recreating files in /etc/fonts/conf.d/

I use a bitmap font for my terminal windows. In order for this to work, I need to enable bitmap fonts. In /etc/fonts/conf.d/ there's a symlink called 70-no-bitmaps.conf to the matching configuration ...
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“unable to make backup link of `./usr/share/tomcat7/bin/daemon.sh' before installing new version: Operation not permitted”

I've ran this many times but today it seems to be failing first: sudo apt-get update That works successfully. Running apt-get install fails when trying to back up the daemon.sh sudo apt-get ...
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apt-get upgrade fails with “adduser: The user `messagebus' already exists. Exiting.”

Got this today when trying to upgrade the software on my Ubuntu 12.04 Server: # apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, ...
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Dpkg error processing for installing packages

I want to install any packages but when I use apt-get install I have the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done htop is ...
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Unmet Dependencies while Installing default-jre [duplicate]

I am getting the following error while trying to install default-jre. How can I solve this issue? Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Find and download a package without sudo using aptitude [duplicate]

I would like to install a bunch of packages (glogg, libprotobuf7, libleveldb1, libsnappy1, libhdf5-7) on an Ubuntu system on which I do not have root privileges. (I understand that this can be ...
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“Method gave invalid 400 URI Failure message” when running “apt-get update”

When I use the command sudo apt-get update I get the error message Method gave invalid 400 URI Failure message. The odd thing is every time I use the command it crashes at a different spot. For ...
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Can't download apps through the software center [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu , I'm using the latest version. I've been trying to download apps from the software center but I keep getting this error notification(below). Can anybody tell me how to fix this ...
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Does apt 1.0 supports search patterns like aptitude?

aptitude search ~ipackage will search for installed package only. Can apt 1.0 (i.e. standalone apt, not apt-cache, dpkg or any else) do that?
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Can't add software source

I 've tried to add software source but "add source" button is unavialable.I can't click on it. I 've tried also to add source by using command line but it's not useful sudo‬‬ ‫‪add-apt-...
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Update Error in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

When I'm running sudo apt-get update I am getting following errors/exceptions. Give me some solutions.. W: Failed to fetch http://mirror.kavalinux.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/multiverse/source/Sources ...
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E: Package 'xgraph' has no installation candidate [duplicate]

I want to install ns2 on my Ubuntu 12.04. As usual am trying to install some essential software before installing it. I tried to install: sudo apt-get install perl xorg-dev g++ xgraph libxt-dev ...
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Difference between apt-cacher and apt-cacher-ng

What exactly is the difference between apt-cacher and apt-cacher-ng? I can't seem to find anywhere comparing the two. I've found tutorials and manuals on both of them, and they seem to be the same ...
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How To Download APT And All It's Dependencies?

I'm trying to download APT and all it's dependencies so I can use dpkg to install APT offline. Since you can't simply use apt-get download apt the approach I've taken is trying to generate a list of ...
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo

many and many and many times I see sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo what is that? seems to be configuration? but what is the relation between that and .conf file? is there any file which store this ...
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'Update Information Is Outdated' related to failed installation of apt-fast

I recently subscribed to Linux Format, and in the Aug. 2014 issue ('Fix Ubuntu') they recommended apt-fast to install software faster: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable $ sudo apt-get ...
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How to solve “Extra junk at end of file” syntax error in “01autoremove-kernels” file? // invalid characters

I've read How to solve "Extra junk at end of file" when using apt? and though it's a similar problem, it apparently has a different cause since, looking at the contents of the file, unlike ...
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Why cant the terminal locate and install Acetoneiso_2.3.tar.gz.?

The package is on my desktop cd Desktop parallels@LouiseAvon:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get install acetoneiso_2.3.tar.gz [sudo] password for parallels: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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apt-get loop for ppa's

I recently wanted to install e17 on ubuntu 12.04. I first tried to use the ppa ~ hannes-janetzek / enlightenment-svn and it did not work for me, because it did not all packages (econnman), I kept ...
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Getting error when running apt-get -f install [duplicate]

Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 44, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3. Use of uninitialized value in -e at /usr/share/perl5/...
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Ubuntu on armhf: “using PPAs with apt-get source -b”?

In brief, the problem I seem to be having is that apt-get "ignores" whatever PPA I add. I assume that this is because the respective PPA's limit their debs to i386 and AMD64 builds. (I'm using armhf.) ...
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How to install traceroute utility?

I'm getting this: atul@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install traceroute [sudo] password for atul: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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Can't update ubuntu 12.10 in Lenovo G580 [closed]

I'm above mentioned laptop running ubuntu 12.10.When i issue sudo apt-get update it shows Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20130213) precise Release.gpg Ign cdrom://...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 apt-get update fails for any installs and upgrades in trusty [duplicate]

I have tried various recommendations from the web to no success. The apt-get update gives errors . Here are my error messages after sudo apt-get udpate: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/...
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“Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/repository.spotify.com” while updating the list [duplicate]

Everything was working fine just yesterday. Today I wanted to update and it failed with the following error: Pakketlijsten worden ingelezen... Fout! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E:...
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Package list Error, cannot open software updater or Package list [duplicate]

I am getting an error in the Title Bar above E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/repository.spotify.com_dists_stable_non-...
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How to fix this spotify error? [duplicate]

I have Xubuntu 64 bit 14.04, latest version of spotify and it seems to be working fine, but I see this error. I tried sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get ...
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Local APT repository for specific packages [duplicate]

I'm trying to set up an APT repository on my local network that will work similar to apt-mirror except, I don't want to mirror an entire repository, I only want to serve specific packages of my ...
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No speex packages for freeswitch building on Ubuntu

I am trying to build freeswitch on Ubuntu and getting numerous libraries absent. One of them is speex. configure says it is absent while dpkg says it is here: checking for speex >= 1.2rc1 speexdsp ...
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How to uninstall Spotify [duplicate]

i have a big error warning in my Ubuntu 14 because of Spotify. This the error : E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/repository.spotify....
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Terminal: sudo: apt-get: command not found

Lately some really bad things have been happening with my computer, having to do with lack of icons and all kinds of bad things going with my graphical interface. All the bad things in the appeal are ...
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“Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/repository.spotify.com_dists_stable_non-free_i18n_Translation-en%5fUS” [closed]

I'm trying to install the google talk plugin on Ubuntu 14.04. I've been following this guide: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/google_talk_plugin When I do the last step, sudo apt-get install ...
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Differences between UFW and GUFW

From what I have been able to piece together, the firewall that comes with Ubuntu is iptables, which is very complicated, so an easier way to access the firewall is through UFW and GUFW. UFW is ...
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Installing rtl8812AU_linux_v4.2.0_6952.20130315.tar.gz

Hi while trying to get the drivers for my "EDIMAX AC600 Dual-Band High Gain Wi-Fi USB Adapter" I run into the following problem: After sudo apt-get install build-essential and cd /home/"USERNAME" I ...
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Installing crossvc is giving broken packages error [duplicate]

I am having Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. While trying to install crossvc, I am getting broken package error. I tried to find solutions and tried all the suggested steps in different posts. But no success. ...
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“Some index files failed to download” while installing the Spotify client

after updating from 13.10 to 14.04 from LiveCD my Spotify installation dissapeared. I tried to install it as before by following Spotify guide and entering these commands: sudo apt-add-repository -y ...