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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Can't use APT-GET after failed dependencies thing for Acestream

I have read similar issues but I can't do apt-get install -f because it wants to remove a lot of things from ubuntu and asks for a whole sentence confirmation. I think it will break the OS if i do ...
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I'm trying to install some packages and I have dependencies issues, is my system broken?

I'm trying to install some packages, but the package manager (apt-get, software center) refuses to install them with a dependency issue. Is my attempts to install the package that are causing the ...
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GPG error: http://it.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?) [duplicate]

apt-get used to work until a couple of days ago. Now I am banging my head on the wall with no avail. This is the output from a Ubuntu server 14.04 sudo apt-get update Get:1 ...
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dpkg: error processing package libapache2-mod-php5

I have a problem at moment of use my apt-get/aptitude package manager When I want install some packages I get the following output: sudo aptitude install libxslt1.1 libxml2 The following partially ...
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What is Not installed (residual config) in synaptic manager?

When I open synaptic package manager, I found some packages under status - Not installed(residual config) as below screen-shot: I want to know that what are these packages/configs? Why it is called ...
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When I want to install anything in Ubuntu Software Center or through sudo apt-get, I am facing issues

My problem is exactly same as stated at the link Ubuntu Software Center not working; says the package catalog needs repair Though according to the solution provided at that place does not work for ...
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E: Command line option 'V' [from -V] is not known

Getting this error while running apt-get --yes -V -c $CONF_FILE update command. This error is coming with ubuntu 14.04 only. For earlier version is working fine. Man page says : -V, ...
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How do I get and remove the kernel source code?

So after I read How do I get the kernel source code? apt-get source linux-source-x.y.z but what if I issued a "sudo" of the last command in the /usr/src, how do I remove it (uninstall) ? Do I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: Package libc6-dev-i386 is not available

I'm building 32 bit boost thread libraries on 32 bit Ubuntu 12.10. When building I get the error /usr/include/gnu/stubs.h:7:27: error: gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory I googled the problem ...
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Apt-get commands are failing with libpython3.3 unmet dependencies

OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Arch: amd_x64. Apt-get commands: install, remove and purge fails with the same error below. However commands like update and clean works fine. Not sure how to resolve the issue. ...
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Unable to install Skype in

Im using 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in hp Compaq laptop, and when im trying to install using Ubuntu Software Center Im getting following error sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done ...
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Can you help me fix my broken packages?

I would like to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, but some broken packages are preventing upgrade success: grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log output: Broken libwayland-client0:amd64 Conflicts on ...
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I fixed my PPA errors but when I try to install Steam all additional packages say No Installation Candidate

While I was downloading Steam I get this code: user@computer:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.debSelecting previously unselected package steam-launcher. (Reading database ... 195561 files and ...
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Computer crashed during updates - How do I figure out what packages I lost?

My host OS crashed while my Xubuntu VM was updating things. After restarting and loading up the VM, I was greeted with a blank grey desktop and nothing to click on. Luckily, I could still get to a ...
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How to handle apt-get update failing to fetch old packages *without* upgrading [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. When I try sudo apt-get update --fix-missing, I get a bunch of 404/Not Found and 403/Forbidden errors and it's preventing apt-get from working most of the time. I can paste ...
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etc/apt/source.list not found

I was trying to edit source.list for apt-get install update and generated new source code from repogen.simplylinux.ch and i don't know what happen during editing that now when i typed version then it ...
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Lubuntu System upgrade error[1] - What does it mean

Lubuntu, 14.04 version loaded on a laptop. Upgrade with the sudo syntax. Upgrade proceeds but I don't think the upgrades is complete. I keep getting an error code at the very end that says the ...
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Will 'apt-file update' download files of large size?

I feel like to run apt-file update, because $ sudo apt-file search sensors.h E: The cache is empty. You need to run 'apt-file update' first. But my / is almost full, so I wonder if apt-file update ...
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Software update issue using terminal in Ubuntu 14.04

I have been getting this error ever since I messed up my repository list and updated to xubuntu DE on ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I also tried updating the sources.list file. I also tried removing the package ...
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How to install lib32-gnutls in Ubuntu 14.04 32bit

I have a login problem with a game (league of legends - the login server did not respond).I found somewhere that I need to install lib32-gnutls to fix this problem, but I don't know how to do this. I ...
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can not open softwarecenter / failure message [duplicate]

got this permanent message: Fehler: Öffne Zwischenspeicher (E:Encountered a section with no package: header, E:Problem with ...
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After installing untrusted package, majority of existing packages require removal

I was trying to install a TOX client to my system but I ran into a dependency mismatch (libstdc++ ) and so I went into synaptic to install the package and it came up with an untrusted/not ...
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How to use a .iso image as a CD-ROM Repository?

I have all images of Debian, Ubuntu and Ubuntustudio as .iso. How can I use them as repository to install my desired packages with sudo apt-get install package-name? I easily mount the .iso file with ...
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DVD Mounting procedure in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried to mount a dvd in ubuntu 14.04, Being a novice i am unable to complete the process. the message once i enter the required terminal commands into the system is given below : $ sudo apt-cdrom ...
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How to find out what commands are run behind synaptic package manager?

I would like to know what CLI commands are run behind the actions of synaptic package manager we select to perform in synaptic's GUI? Actions such as generate dependencies and dependents, removal and ...
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How to install latest calibre (any package) on Ubuntu?

If I am installing calibre with apt-get, it installs version 1.25 # sudo apt-show-versions calibre calibre:all/trusty 1.25.0+dfsg-1build1 uptodate while it's current version is 2.6. Is it possible ...
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Safe to remove /usr/src/linux-headers after purging older linux images?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and two active linux images 3.2.0-37 and 3.2.0-36. In the /usr/src/ directory i find: linux-headers-3.2.0-23 linux-headers-3.2.0-23-generic linux-headers-3.2.0-26 ...
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How to sync the ubuntu repository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at ...
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Can't fix broken packages using Synaptic (Broken Package: Wine1.4)

Ok so I am trying to fix a broken package in order to install wine. When I do "sudo apt-get install wine" I get: sam@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install wine [sudo] password for sam: Reading package ...
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BTSync: Intall Bittorent Sync silently with no prompts on Ubuntu Server 14

Trying to install btsync in fully automatic mode - silent, without any prompts. I try to use assume yes feature of apt and also DEBIAN_FRONTEND env variable, but have no luck: export ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA?

Occasionally, when I'm installing stuff, I get an error like the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the ...
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Can't install ZMQ on Ubuntu 14.04 server (64 bit) [duplicate]

I am trying to install the dependencies: libtool uuid-dev build-essential But apt complains that they depend on libc6-dev or libc-dev but says they are not going to be installed. The following is ...
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved [duplicate]

when i try to open avidio file like .mkv extension with mplayer it requires some multimedia plugin like gstreamer and and Ubuntu 12.01 freshly installed and when i tell him to install them that ...
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Need help updating Ubuntu with apt-offline

I have a build of Ubuntu 12.04LTS that needs to be kept "quarantined", so no connection to the internet and all new software, data etc must be passed through a number of security checks before being ...
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Is it compulsory to add “Cleaning section” while bulding local ubuntu respository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at ...
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Unable to uninstall xbox driver

I've used the following article to install xbox 360 drivers on my Elementary OS Luna installation http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/07/dealing-with-xbox-controllers-in-ubuntu Now, I'm facing some ...
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Lots of errors on apt-get update [duplicate]

So I've only just installed ubuntu on my laptop, as I'd like to get more comfortable with it. Doing apt-get update gives me a hell of a lot of 404 errors, followed by failed to fetch errors. I also ...
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Can't install Gimp, Ubuntu software center is not working, can't install from terminal too

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and have installed GIMP last night. But today, my update manager is showing that your system has broken packages and dependencies. When I try to install the GIMP update that is ...
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How can I resolve package conflicts when installing old version of PHP with apache2?

I have a legacy app which requires a specific version of php. I've downloaded debs for php, pear, etc. from old-releases.ubuntu.com, and I am writing a script to install them when provisioning a ...
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Yet another apt “Size mismatch” problem, but without any network

Most of the time, an apt "Size mismatch" problem occurs because a firewall or proxy blocks some files and replaces their download with an html page explaining the issue (instead of issuing an error as ...
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Error while sudo apt-get update

When i am updating through terminal it throws an error as below Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: ...
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Error while Running ztemyapp MTS Mblaze modem in Ubuntu 14.04

My Ubuntu version is E7440:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty ~$uname -a Linux ...
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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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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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How to use apt-get install in ubuntu

I have tried many link and none of them works for me. I have internet access in my college through a proxy 172.16.24.4 with port 3128 and the proxy type is either http or https. I want to use apt-get ...
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apt-get update very slow, stuck at “Waiting for headers”

I have looked at similar questions: Stuck at 0% [waiting for headers] (apt) apt-get update stuck on "Waiting for Headers" However neither one of them answer my problem. I am running ...
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Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) is another process using it?

I get this error when trying to use apt-get: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) is ...
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How do I enable fancy apt colours and progress bars?

I've heard that apt has a new fancy colour and progress bar feature, but that I have to manually enable it. How do I do this?
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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 bypass/remove/disable the untrusted package authentication

First the image: then me saying "Say What!!.. How the..What the..??". Basically I am stunned. How can I disable/bypass/remove/explode the option for the untrusted packages not letting me install ...