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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Installing OpenFOAM 2.3 on Ubuntu 14.04

There is currently no package for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty at http://www.openfoam.org/download/ubuntu.php. If I try to use the package for 13.10 Saucy aptitude gives me an error when I try sudo aptitude ...
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BURG For Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

As the title.. how do i do that? i really want that.. but ingalex has removed the folder.. making sudo apt-get update show a error like this W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to install the latest chromium-browser on old Ubuntu releases? [closed]

I've encountered a user who alleges that 25.0.1364.160 is the latest version, so I guess that she is still using Ubuntu Lucid (10.04), because chromium-browser is up-to-date in later releases. To get ...
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Can't install wine on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I cannot install Wine on Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to install it on the Ubuntu Software Center I always get a message that says I have unmet dependencies. I tried installing Wine through the terminal ...
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How to remove build-essential manually when it is part of another package?

We installed a Nagios plugin that brought along build-essential, and I'd like to remove it because I don't want build tools on a production server. When I simulate the apt-get remove command: ...
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When I try to install my kernel headers I get “please insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu'” [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to Install VMware Workstation 10.0.2.bundle. I followed the description on (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Player). While trying to install the ...
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Problems upgrading openssl to fix heartbleed - please advise

I'm trying to upgrade openssl but hit the following issue - please could you offer some advice on what is wrong here ? # sudo apt-get install openssl libssl1.0.0 Reading package lists... Done ...
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Is it possible to add a location/folder on my hard disk to sources.list?

Is it possible to add a location/folder on my hard disk (ex: /media/Data/Ubuntu) to the sources.list? If possible,how?
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Why does package mercurial depend on x11-common in a chroot'ed environment?

In relation to a previous question I posed (Make apt-get (or aptitude) run with -y but not prompt for replacement of configuration files?) I came across a somewhat peculiar and hard to explain ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade from 13.10: Using unofficial software packages not provided by ubuntu

I am having an issues upgrading to 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) from 13.10 (Saucy Salamander), where I get a message Could not calculate the upgrade, and I believe it is due to my unofficial software packages. ...
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How do remove "Ignoring file in directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ as it has an invalid filename extension?

Since upgrading 13.10 to 14.04, I get these annoying messages each time I install, update, upgrade, and so on: N: Ignoring file 'webupd8team-java-raring.list.disable' in directory ...
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what is sudo apt-get -f install

what is the usage of apt-get -f install . when I run sudo apt-get update I got some errors at the end It says try apt-get -f install. What is this command? the last part of my error is : . . . ...
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Progress bar while using apt [duplicate]

I have downloaded the install-progress.cc file which is the same as this. I have tried following these and even these instructions to enable the progress bar in the terminal, but even if I run apt ...
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apache2 not starting after purge and re-install

First of all - I have looked and tried several approaches including Apache server not starting I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit I had purged using an answer at serverfault sudo service apache2 stop ...
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What problems can I expect using a 13.10 saucy repository in 14.04 trusty?

I just installed VirtualBox 4.3.10 for Linux following the instructions that I found at this site, but the latest repository available is for Ubuntu 13.10, not Ubuntu 14.04. This is the source that I ...
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ubuntu software center and update manager is not working

my update manager is not working and showing the message E:The package adobereader-enu:i386 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
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How to know if there are updates available?

I am running a 12.04 LTS ubuntu server. And I think it would be nice if I could be informed when updates are available. But I can't find how to know... I have tried looking at apt-get man page. From ...
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Can't install Pantheon desktop environment

I've tried to install Pantheon desktop environment several times. I tried sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade, but it's no use. I’m just a very new beginner. This is what I’ve done: ...
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how to install english edition software with apt-get?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10, and locale is LANG=zh_CN.UTF-8. When I use apt-get to install software, it automatically install Chinese edition for me. How can I make it to install English edition for me?
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Couldn't install make [duplicate]

I try to install make on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server apt-get install make But I observe error: Temporary failure resolving 'de.archive.ubuntu.com Failed to fetch ...
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Cannot remove NGINX

I have been experimenting with nginx as a webserver for php files. I come from an Apache background but I wanted to try it. I recently had an issue with it and needed to switch back to Apache. I ...
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Unity disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was using my Ubuntu 14.04 normally, and after I shutdown and restarted the computer, I saw that Unity had disappeared. I tried the following commands, but none of them worked: sudo apt-get install ...
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dependency problems running apt-get -f install on Ubuntu

ON MY UBUNTU RACKSPACE SERVER UNAME -A # uname -a Linux myserver.com 3.2.0-24-virtual #39-Ubuntu SMP Mon May 21 18:44:18 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux APT-GET -F INSTALL /home# apt-get ...
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How do I install syncdrive?

I am trying to install syncdrive in 14.04. It is showing the following error.. Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libboost-filesystem1.49.0(>= 1.49.0-1) So I installed the ...
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how do i create a ppa for a package made by someone else but not managed anymore

Okay , 1st of all, though ive used PPAs for all these years, i never went into the details of how they are created and managed and stuff... so, i am a noob at being on the "creator" or " manager" ...
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“Pin down” an automatically installed package so apt-get autoremove keeps it

Say I install package A, which depends on package B. Then I remove A. Now apt-get autoremove wants to remove B, but I want to keep it. How do I "pin down" B so that the system acts as if I installed ...
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Can I upgrade Mailman to the latest release via apt-get?

I'm running Mailman 2.1.16rc2 on Ubuntu 12.04. That's the most recent version available via apt-get install. Mailman recently released version 2.1.18 with some new features to deal with fallout from ...
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Use apt directly vs apt-*? [duplicate]

I just found that there is a apt command that you can use directly: $sudo apt apt 1.0.1ubuntu2 for amd64 compiled on Apr 10 2014 13:03:39 Usage: apt [options] command CLI for apt. Basic ...
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Duplicate sources.list entry [duplicate]

Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. sudo apt-get update thats all i ran, and it'd start off real smooth, then it'd get to a part where it gets stuck for like a fair ammount of time after which it'd display ...
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Why do I get an error when using apt-get? [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any package using apt-get install package it shows an error massage like the one below. dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of unixodbc:i386: unixodbc:i386 ...
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Dependency error (1)

dpkg: error processing package liblzma5:i386 (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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Set apt-get to use gzip bz2, gzip or uncompressed file?

The ubuntu repositories dists folder contains both Packages, Packages.gz and Packages.bz2 files. Out of these, apt-get uses one of them during an update. Where can I configure apt to choose a ...
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why does python-sympy need 520MB?

I wanted to install sympy so when I typed sudo apt-get install python-sympy I get the following output: The following NEW packages will be installed: dvipng fonts-cabin fonts-comfortaa ...
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Cant open magnet links or APT links with Chromium

Chromium browser opens a new window instead of handling magnet links or APT links. I've tried looking aroud and found How to tell chrome what to do with a magnet link But it doesnt work for me .. I've ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Updater crashes

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 and I tried to update it because I could not mount my SD-card while my external HDD worked But when I tried to open my software updater it crashed immediately. ...
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How do I rollback Recent Updates? 50+ crash reports upon login

Am running 13.10 w/Cinnamon, but still have Unity installed. Everything was working fine until I responded to an update manager update notification. I tried rebooting into a prior kernel version, but ...
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No Tab Bash Auto-Complete for apt in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Now Ubuntu 14.04 is released and I upgraded my system a few days ago. One major change was the introduction of a new version of apt. Fortunately, it is possible to do the most common task by just ...
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Installation of “gdb64” on Trusty removes “ubuntu-minimal”, is that right?

I have a 64-bit Ubuntu Trusty and I'm trying to install the package gdb64 but, I'm seeing the following packages that are about to be REMOVED, look: sudo apt-get install gdb64 ..... The following ...
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Application icons in system settings disappear after deleting Text Entry

I used to install ibus pinyin in 12.04 following steps as belows: Settings-->Language Support-->Install/Remove Languages, check Chinese item $ sudo apt-get install ibus ibus-clutter ibus-gtk ...
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How to understand apt.log?

First, a little context: I have a machine with Ubuntu 13.10 64bit with Unity, that i use for development. As such, i updated several packages manually, and even installed/compiled some from sources ...
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How to install “bought” softwares from the command line? [duplicate]

I love doing things the command-line way and need to install some proprietary softwares that are available free of cost but have to be "bought" from the software center: How do I install such ...
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Unable to locate package pthread [closed]

It's Linux Ubuntu 14. I'm trying to install gnu radio and when I try to configure, pthread library is missing. I then do sudo apt-get install pthread I got this as return: ...
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Removed current running linux-image [closed]

I had the problem of a full /boot. So i decided to remove old linux-images. However in the process I accidentally removed the current in-use image. Which would be linux-image-3.2.0-53-generic on ...
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Missing: “/usr/include/python3.3m/Python.h”

I recently moved to ubuntu 14.04. I can't compile blender afterwards. It says the error message below CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:2220 (message): Missing: "/usr/include/python3.3m/Python.h", ...
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Is Avant Window Navigator Available For Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install avant-window-navigator on Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to install by following command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:awn-testing/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Missing header files when installing

I am trying to install Mysql-5.5 directly through Terminal but I get an header files is missingerror and it fails to install. The problem stays when I run sudo apt-get update/upgrade Is ther any way ...
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Download failed : Oracle JDK 7 is NOT installed

When i try to install something it gives me this error: HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden 2014-04-23 09:32:53 ERROR 403: Forbidden. download failed Oracle JDK 7 is ...
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While Upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 i personally edited the source list and corrupted it, Need suggestion to resolve and upgrade! [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu, while upgrading from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 i was getting some errors in the source list. While trying to make it right i used a source list of another pc and replaced it with mine, ...
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Why was the virtualbox package removed from the 14.04 repository?

I'm having some problems trying to run my Windows XP virtual machine after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 today. When I tried to start it a message dialog was displayed saying that the kernel drivers ...
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What is nss-myhostname? And why is it not installable?

dmesg shows the line systemd-hostnamed[3964]: Warning: nss-myhostname is not installed. Changing the local hostname might make it unresolveable. Please install nss-myhostname! But sudo ...