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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unable to stat `./mnt' (which I was about to install): Transport endpoint is not connected

When running: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on 12.04.3 LTS, kernel 3.2.0-35-virtual I get: Preparing to replace base-files 6.5ubuntu6.6 (using .../base-files_6.5ubuntu6.7_amd64.deb) ...
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Problem with installing build essential packages [duplicate]

I already did sudo apt-get install update , and sudo apt-get install build essential, and here is my full message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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13.10: Partial upgrade created held broken packages

After the last upgrade yesterday some weird things happened. The update uninstalled netflix-desktop, wine and PlayOnLinux and I have not being able to install them again from the terminal nor the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 apt directory corrupted

I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my old HP dv6646us laptop. I was trying to install jdk7 (Java Development Kit 7) on it and tried many things. Long story short, I think I corrupted the ...
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Remove config files of any package

How would I remove the config files of any package, or do apt-get purge and re-install it without removing any of its dependencies? Thanks!
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How do I fix my broken packages for 13.10

I really need to install some updates onto my computer but every time it says: The package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a ...
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whenever i use sudo apt-get remove/install, reply is Error

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and whenever I use: sudo apt-get remove sudo apt-get install it replies: cp: failed to extend `/boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-47-generic.dpkg-bak': No space left on device ...
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how to install gephi on ubuntu saucy

I have tried to add the PPA repo into my machine , and the used apt-get update the error I have got : W: Failed to fetch ...
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How can I fix apt-get update and installation errors?

Earlier, I had used: sudo apt-get remove samba thinking that it will remove samba. But it started uninstalling all my applications including libreoffice, texteditor, java plugin software update ...
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Can I manage dpkg-installed package with apt-get?

At the very beginning after I set up my Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Webmin (dpkg -s webmin reports the version to be 1.610) by first downloading the .deb file with wget and then running dpkg --install ...
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Can I show the native Ubuntu package version of a program for that a never version is installed from a PPA?

So lets say I have a beta version of a program installed via PPA and want to know the version of the official version that ships with Ubuntu. The only way I know is going to the Ubuntu package search ...
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How to use apt-get to download multi-arch library?

Is it possible to force apt-get to download a multi-architecture binary of the library I want to install? Or is apt-get not the right tool for this?
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Cannot install libgles2-mesa-dev

When I try this following commands on Ubuntu 12.04: sudo apt-get install libgles2-mesa-dev-lts-raring I get the following output: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Install Failed - apt-get won't work

I tried to install php-java-bridge-j2ee-selinux from source using apt-get but that failed. Now what ever I want to remove or install using apt-get, it gives me error: E: The package ...
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amazon ec2 ubuntu apt repos outage?

Is there something happened on Ubuntu Mirror Repos hosted on Amazon S3 Archive? I got the message "forbidden 403" returned from Ubuntu S3 archive It used to work before, but it stopped working ...
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Fix dpkg error 1 in python-minimal [duplicate]

I have seen a number of fixes on these forums, but they all seem to involve removing the offending package. in my case, that's python-minimal, and if I remove that it will break everything. Can anyone ...
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How Do I manually remove malformed Packages?

I tried to install typo3 via the apt-get package manager on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. During the installation the Package typo3-dummy could not be configured and remained in status: half-installed sudo ...
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Repository Location

I've recently updated to a development version of Trusty, and it disabled all the PPAs I've added. I have quite a lot of PPAs, but when I enable it in Synaptic, it automatically scrolls to the top, so ...
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how to resolve unmet dependencies and file collisions due mixing diferent repositories?

Apt-get is broken for unresolved dependencies. I follow other answers and I do:sudo apt-get -f install I get Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Unable to locate package python-gnomedesktop

While installing: sudo apt-get install python-gnomedesktop python-rsvg ipython I receive the error: E: Unable to locate package python-gnomedesktop
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Ubuntu server (postfix) mismatch of version apt-get install and apt-get source

I tried to apply VDA patch to postfix, but I see that my installed version is 2.9.6 installed via apt-get install. While when I try to get source apt-get source, it gave me 2.9.1. So what is ...
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Ubuntu distribution upgrades: move all user interaction to the end?

Is there a way to move all user interaction that occurs during a release upgrade to the end of the upgrade process? As it currently stands, the Ubuntu upgrade process will be interrupted whenever ...
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Unmet dependencies when trying to update

Long story short, my Ubuntu 12.04 VM ran out of space and an update failed. I then increased the disk space but am no longer able to update anything using apt-get. This is the output of apt-get ...
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python-pypdf package removal

On 13.10, I tried installing the package python-pypdf. I got an error during installation, and can't get ride of it. I tried sudo dpkg --remove python-pypdf and sudo dpkg --purge python-pypdf and ...
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Failed to download repository information, problem with software & updates?

I think this is an original problem, as all suggested solutions I can find online have failed. I'm running Ubuntu 13.10. I am a very new linux user, but I'll try to decipher comments. THE PROBLEM: ...
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What is the difference between installing software from terminal or via software center? [duplicate]

I recently switched to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit and I installed many essential softwares the terminal by using this command: sudo apt-get install <package_name> Is there any difference in ...
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Intel Graphics Hash sum mismatch [closed]

This just came up today. I looked trough the similar posts, but nothing seems to work for me. W:Failed to fetch ...
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How do I list all package names in a specific category using Terminal? [duplicate]

How do I list all package names in one section? If, for example, I want to list all applications in section "web", which command do I need to input?
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Reinstalling nvidia drivers caused a problem?

I've been struggling with Ubuntu 12.04 for past 24 hours to setup nvidia properly. 1.I've checked out additional drivers tool and started downloading recommended package but stopped the operation in ...
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create multiple ubuntu machines that are identical

I have four questions. I need to create exact machine clones. In short, I'm considering this approach: 1) install a base level Ubuntu from a DVD (say 12.04.3) on each Clone 2) replace the ...
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How can I see a list of new packages for my system

I run muon every few days to keep my system up to date. In the lower left corner, there is a number of available packages which keeps getting bigger! It makes me curious to see what they are. I would ...
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APT-GET: Does APT-GET store its # updates somewhere?

When I am using apt-get, and often times when I login via ssh I get a statement that: X upgraded, Y newly installed, Z to remove and A not upgraded. (Obviously X, Y, Z, A are replaced with the ...
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Broken packages on my system

EDIT: I gave up on repairing the issue. The reason why is in the comments. I can't manage to figure out what is preventing me from installing htop. I've tried the tutorial posted here. When I try to ...
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remove package with apt-get or dpkg [duplicate]

I am just wondering if I want to remove a package from my system say google-chome-stable, i have two ways of doing it: sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable and dpkg -r google-chrome-stable ...
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Failed to install phablet-tools [duplicate]

I have done all these sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phablet-team/tools sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Unable to install MySQL. Held broken packages [duplicate]

I tried installing MySQL using sudo apt-get install mysql-server, and I get an error saying Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if ...
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invoke-rc.d: unknown initscript,/etc/init.d/modemmanager not found

I booted Ubuntu 13.10 in my Android tablet and works good but after installing some programs I have this error u0_a206@Android:/ $ u0_a206@Android:/ $ su root@Android:/ # /data/data/com. Zpwebsites. ...
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TeamViewer on Ubuntu 13.10 dependency install problem

This is my first time using this forum and I am relatively new to ubuntu. I installed TeamViewer on another machine running 12.04 no problem. I have the same errors as the OP in this post: ...
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E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed?

I installed Java 7 and later I got troubles with my system, I can't update anymore. The package system is broken. Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a ...
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Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root? [duplicate]

I get this error in Lubuntu 12.04 when I try to update in terminal: $ apt-get update E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock directory ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - how can i install package?

How to fix this problem? Everytime i am trying to install/update packages it fails root@nson:~# sudo apt-get install dconf-editor Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Moved from Japan to the US, how do I update apt-get to use local repositories?

I moved from Japan to the US recently, and using apt-get has been really slow since. It should have been obvious, but I noticed that it's getting everything from Japanese servers, which must be the ...
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How can I install a debug build for coreutils?

I am trying to install the debug build for coreutils package which is not available. I also went through this link and followed all steps but I still can't see a debug package for coreutils on doing ...
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Installation problem libssh2-php on Ubuntu 13.10

New here, be gentle... I am setting up a server using Ubuntu Server 13.10 64 bit. So far all went well, but now running into a problem during installation of libssh2-php. Setting up libssh2-php ...
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unable to open software center and updatemanager

I deleted opt.conf.d folder in /etc/apt and I copied a new one from live dvd after this my software center, update manager, are not able to open. When I open software center it is giving me an error ...
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How do I open my downloaded program?

I have been trying to download a program onto my new Ubuntu but this message comes up over and over when I try to load the archive with the Archive Manager. I can't find a way around it. What does ...
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Delted apt.conf.d folder in /etc/apt how to download it

i unfortunately deleted apt.conf.d folder in /etc/apt folder , now i am not able to download update any please provide me solution, i am using 13.10 can i copy it from my friends system using ...
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Newest Libre Office Isn't Installing Through PPA [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I've followed the directions closely here: How do I install LibreOffice 4? sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-4-1 sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Broken apt-get issue even with apt-get install -f

Here's the problem. I tried to install a .deb for an epson scanner (http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/searchModule) and did accidentally installed the i386 instead of the amd64 ...
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How can I update my nodeJS to the latest version?

I have installed nodeJS on Ubuntu with following code sudo apt-get install nodejs Since I am a new user for ubuntu I also ran this code too sudo apt-get install npm Now when I type nodejs ...