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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I get the changelog when upgrading using apt-get

I am getting a weird issue when running apt-get update && apt-get upgrade This is on Ubuntu Server 13.10 How can I correct this?
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“The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened”

Everytime I sudo apt-get update it always not complete and will say in the end E: Read error - read (5: Input/output error) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. Same ...
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Wine version conflict causing update manager to crash

I attempted to update wine from my existing 1.5 by installing 1.7 through apt-get but apparently it only partially succeeded. Now it looks like I'm trapped in a catch-22: When I try to install 1.7 it ...
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Proxy Blocking apt-get, Allowing wget/curl

I'm having an issue getting passed my corporate proxy server. I had an exception put in place to allow my IP address to pass through, but haven't been able to get apt-get to work. wget can get to ...
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apt-get: error loading libgcc_s.so.1

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, 64-bit, with gcc 4.6.3 I want to update gcc to 4.7, and do as the link said: How do I install gcc 4.7? But I got error: Fetched 14.0 MB in 18s (767 kB/s) ...
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“libstdc++.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”

I wrastled with the program according to the info in this question. Now it is installed but I can't figure out how to run it. A friend running the same version of Ubuntu had no problems getting it to ...
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Getting error running sudo apt-get -f install

E: Waited for /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt || true but it wasn't there E: Failure running script /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt || true I know this question has been asked before but the ...
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How to only install updates from a specific *file* repository?

I created my own internal repository following the instructions here: How to make my own local repository? I added the line deb file:/usr/local/mydebs/ ./ to my /etc/apt/sources.list How do I ...
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apt-get install --reinstall --install-recommends not installing a recommended package

With either one of the following commands, I expect python-omniorb-omg to be installed, which didn't get so however. The package is a recommended package according to python-omniorb description in ...
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Why php5-fpm is depending of a “sury.org” version of php5-common?

I try to install php5-fpm package but I have this information: The following packages have unmet dependencies: php5-fpm : Depends: php5-common (= 5.5.7+dfsg-1+sury.org~quantal+1) but 5.3.10-...
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How to stop dist-upgrade from removing MariaDB?

A similar question was asked at Partial upgrade - why remove MariaDB?. The answer to that question basically was stating that dist-upgrade is the issue. This question is asking if there is some ...
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Software that shows installed software according to licence of the applications

I want a software that shows all installed applications using various sorting options like date of installation, size of application etc. Most importantly license of the application. I want to ensure ...
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Installed packages have unmet dependencies

When i tried to install lxc-docker-0.7.6 on ubuntu 13.04, i get the following errors: The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: libsdl-ttf2.0-0 Use 'apt-get ...
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You have held packages error when trying to install e17

I received the following error when trying to apt-get install e17 (enlightenment window manager): curios:~$ sudo apt-get install e17 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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After doing a sudo apt-get install <app>, where does the application get stored to? [duplicate]

After installing apps via apt-get install -app name-. Where does the files get copied to? Are the copied to just one location or multiple locations? And if so how do I find this out? Here's an ...
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How can I determine about a command, that which package provides it, using the command line? [duplicate]

Let's say, I have a command for which I want to know the source code. For example: unity-webapps-runner. I know which unity-webapps-runner tells me where to find, but how to find out with apt-cache ...
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Ignoring specific unmet dependencies with aptitude?

This is my situation: I've installed a program called ipe "forcably" through a deb package; the reason for this is that ipe depends on texlive-latex-base, however, I already maintain a separate ...
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Which PPA to purge in resolving this 404 error in apt-get udpate?

$ sudo apt-get update is breaking and giving the following error: http://ppa.launchpad.net/joh/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages I've tried looking at /etc/apt/sources.list but i ...
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How can I install libgl1-mesa-glx

I am trying to install OpenCPN, a navigation and chart program. The install guide recommend this: It is also possible to install the package via dpkg or rpm, on the condition that all dependencies ...
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Saving a apt-get file for future installations, how do I do it? [duplicate]

I have a terribly limited download allowance and have multiple computers. So, my questions folks is. Would I be able to save what has been installed thru apt-get and any other terminal installations I ...
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How to remove the folllowing applications from Xubuntu?

The software that have red dots next to them, I want to uninstall them, since I have synapse, kazam, xpad instead and the rest, I don't need. I tried software center, and synaptic and apt-get, could ...
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What does this mean & what impact does it have: Failed to download repository information [duplicate]

Today out of the clear blue I received the following message when I ran my updater under Ubuntu 13.10 laptop. Failed to download repository information. I see there are a ton of questions regarding ...
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I'm trying to install nodejs-legacy and it keeps failing [duplicate]

I have no idea what the problem is, but I keep trying to install nodejs-legacy by running sudo apt-get install, but it keeps failing. Here's all of the output when I try to do the command. Reading ...
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How to install Skype on 64bit Ubuntu 13.10 (broken dependencies)

I'm sure this is a duplicate candidate, but I have looked at the answer for 64bit 12.10, but it doesn't seem to work for my 13.10 installation. I have enabled 32bit architecture, ie. sudo dpkg --add-...
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How to remove all packages (libxcb1) that were used by xorg-edgers packages and install ubuntu's packages?

I have a problem with uninstalling packages that were used by xorg-edgers' version of nvidia drivers that I have installed and after that removed (331.20), e.g.: $ dpkg -l | grep libxcb ii libxcb-...
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Why I can't install proprietary drivers?

I am following this tutorial for installing Bumblebee on my Dell n5110 but I am getting this error when I reach the fourth step of the tutorial. What am I doing wrong or what else do I need to do? ...
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Flashplugin-installer fails to install (unable to download the .tar..gz file)

I have had this "Failed to download package files" window popping up regarding flashplugin-installer for a long time now. I have tried "sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin installer" and then ...
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Problems while doing 'sudo apt-get upgrade'

I started facing this sudden issue a few days ago when I was once trying to 'update' and 'upgrade', something regarding corruption of package index files in the apt-repository and I've not been able ...
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installing a new package in Ubuntu Linux

I have a problem with installing a new package in Ubuntu, I want to install library pcrafter, and I have downloaded the files from here (crafter-0.2.tar.gz) but when I use this command " sudo apt-get ...
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How to configure GRUB loader during apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a box with Ubuntu 12.04, and just did a apt-get upgrade. I'm presented with a dialogue to update my GRUB bootloader, but with the following message: The GRUB boot loader was previously ...
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How to find which installed packages are important?

I installed many additional packages on my PC. dpkg --get-selections command displays all the installed packages. From the installed packages how do I know which are important for system booting (if ...
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What does the pipe | indicate in apt-cache rdepends?

As I understand it, rdepends lists packages which depend on the specified package. Example: $ apt-cache rdepends abiword abiword Reverse Depends: abiword:i386 xubuntu-desktop |python-carquinyol-...
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Dependencies still exist in “dpkg -l” after running “apt-get remove dependencies-names”

I suspected that installing xfce4 cause some issues in Ubuntu so I removed them using apt-get remove xfce4 xfce4-goodeis. But when I ran 'dpkg -l' I still can see some libraries and packages for ...
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Is it possible to limit Software Center or apt-get install downloading to a specific time of day?

I have free bandwidth everyday from 12 am till 7 am. That means I put everything that I want to download in the software center and go to sleep. I want the download process to stop at 7 am. For that ...
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apt-get package is not available but is referred to by another package - but cannot find that package

When I try to install a package with apt-get install, I'll occasionally see a message of the form Package somePackage is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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Problem after installing gnome-desktop

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and upgraded to Gnome 3.10. But when I was trying to install ubuntu-gnome-desktop I got error with Libreoffice. I was using Openoffice(I removed Libreoffice while installing ...
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How To Uninstall Failed 'dpkg -i xorg_7.6+12ubuntu1_amd64.deb' Command

I was attempting to fix a dual monitor issue with an install of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit on a Sony Vaio VGN-NS135E. I ran the following command (downloaded the deb from - https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+...
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Nvidia-331 Nvidia-Settings Installation Error [duplicate]

nroot@MS-1762:~$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 [sudo] password for nroot: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Avoid callin automatically grub-install when installing grub

Somehow when installing grub for Ubuntu in this way: DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y --force-yes install grub grub-install is called automatically and that procedure prompts the user for ...
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How do I resolve a newer package dependency, when the old one is in a higher-priority source?

When trying to update the "unity" package (and a few other related packages, including unity-2d and libunity-2d-private0), apt-get tells me I cannot, as the required dependency is libxi6 > 2:1.6.99....
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Installing Clang+LLVM 3.4 from llvm.org into Saucy 13.10

I'm trying to setup Saucy to install clang and llvm 3.4 from the official LLVM apt repo, but it doesn't work. I only get the 3.4 snapshots from Ubuntu's own repos. I followed the instructions from ...
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Does apt-get stop working after support ends? [closed]

I have a system with Ubuntu 10.10, and many packages will not install with apt-get anymore (the error says "not found IP") although those packages still install under 10.04 LTS. (This is after ...
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“E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)”" [duplicate]

When I run the software central to remove some package (desktop-unity) as mentioned in a similar post which helped the author there - I run into repair module of the software central which gives an ...
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Easy way to download package from a PPA?

I am wondering whether there is a command line tool that one can use to download a package from a source (standard Ubuntu or PPA sources)? I know that packages I just installed are found in /var/...
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apt-get update wanted to download much more MB worth of packages than the disk space will be used to install them

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on VirtualBox, ran apt-get update, then apt-get upgrade and faced the following message 246 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded. Need to get 194 MB/...
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How to update list of installed packages

I want to install a new distro KUBUNTU 13.10. Currently i'm running 12.04. I have separate partitions for /usr and /boot and / (root). I'll install with same config and will format only /. I want to ...
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node: command not found

I don't understand why the node command will not work, whereas nodejs works: $ node --version zsh: command not found: node $ nodejs --version v0.10.15 I tried apt-get install nodejs, but the latest ...
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libev4 installation error

I get dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 14 package 'python-pkg-resources': file details field `Size' not allowed in status file E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error ...
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How to choose install location using “apt-get install”? [duplicate]

I was about to play around on my virtual machine running Ubuntu 12.04. I installed GIT-CORE using apt-get install git-core from repos. First I thought the apt-get command will install in the folder I ...
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What exactly does `dpkg` remove?

I recently installed Kingsoft Office just for trying it out.When I tried to purge it, I faced some problems. Writer, Presentation etc.. can be opened with commands like et, etc.. So, my first trial ...