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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14.10 apt-get unable to locate package libopenal-dev in chroot

I'm trying to develop Torque2D on a 32-bit chroot, as there's no 64-bit version as of yet, and it requires libopenal-dev, among other packages to compile properly. I've tried compiling it without it ...
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atlas lib symlink stuck in master-slave deadlock

after a few rounds of installs and removes, trying to get Atlas and OpenBLAS to be friend with each other, i have this update-alternatives error, which i think is really a master-slave deadlock, ie. ...
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How do “apt-get clean” and “apt-get clean all” differ?

What, if anything, is the difference between this command: sudo apt-get clean And this command: sudo apt-get clean all On my Lubuntu 12.04 system, simulating these commands reveals their ...
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problems with apt-get upgrade

After the last update of my server i got this error message: udev (204-5ubuntu20.9) wird eingerichtet ... * udev requires hotplug support, not started ...fail! invoke-rc.d: initscript udev, ...
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Cannot purge nvidia-304 - DKMS issue returns a removal error

sudo apt-get purge nvidia-304 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no ...
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Apt-get autoremove after I almost broke Ubuntu

Ok, so I wanted to uninstall wine, and of course I managed to uninstall 140 other packages with it using this command: sudo apt-get remove wine* I know, I should have googled it first, but the ...
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How can I modify the Ubuntu-12.04 Server ISO to include non-default kernel and headers (lts-raring in my case)

I have an ISO which I am customizing via preseeding. I am able to customize it from the preseeding point of view but I want to do a little more. The ISO image I am using is the standard ...
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downgrade ppa packages to versions available at a previous point in time

The backstory is that the normal Intel GPU drivers don't do the various OpenGL extensions that my hobby coding and some games want. So I have to install xorg-edgers and then its happy. However, last ...
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How can PPAs be removed?

I've added many PPAs using the add-apt-repository command. Is there a simple way to remove these PPAs? I've checked in /etc/apt/sources.list for the appropriate deb lines but they aren't there. This ...
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Python Pip Permissions

I deleted Python on 14.04, woops! It was 4am and I can't remember why I was doing this. So I re-installed it and all and it works, except for some of that good old virtualenvwrapper. I've searched ...
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Where are the 14.04 server manifests?

I am trying to get a list of all packages installed since the initial server install on a server. I tried: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3595/list-explicitly-installed-packages/80520#80520 ...
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compress packag lists in /var/lib/apt/lists

I did create a file like explained in this Ubuntu Wiki cat > /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02compress-indexes << EOF Acquire::GzipIndexes "true"; Acquire::CompressionTypes::Order:: "gz"; EOF this ...
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Removed python2.7, python2 python3, python3.4 from /usr/bin/

I was tinkering with my computer yesterday and, unaware of the importance of /usr/bin/, promptly removed all of the python files from there, and then proceeded to get rid of all the packages that ...
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Rebuild OpenSSL with -DPURIFY

I'm trying to rebuild OpenSSL according to these instructions. I'm having a problem with the very first line: sudo apt-get build-dep libssl-dev This response is given: Reading package lists... ...
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Add a key from downloaded file

RUN curl -s http://archive.cloudera.com/cdh4/ubuntu/precise/amd64/cdh/archive.key | apt-key add - This is the statement i am using to download a key and add to it. It works fine. But i want to ...
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Gedit not working even though it's installed in Ubuntu 14.10

When I type gedit in my terminal, I get: daniel@daniel-pc:~$ gedit The program 'gedit' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install gedit So I do that: ...
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Smallest ubuntu install : ubuntu-minimal, ubuntu-server..etc

I am trying to trim down hard drive space requirements of ubuntu; for that reason, I am trying to get a bare minimum install of ubuntu I tried (using a preseeding file) install the target as ...
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Got NODATA issue: 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)

Recently, I have ubuntu 14.04 desktop installed on my laptop, I can use my mobile broadband to access Internet with Firefox but when I want to install any package from terminal or make 'apt-get ...
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Pepper flash plugin is installed but doesn't work on chromium

I have Pepper Flash Plugin installed, but it doesn't work on chromium and still every webpage prompts to install Adobe flash. I removed and installed it again but nothing changed. I'm sure it's ...
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Apt-get take long time to update\upgrade

On my work network any apt-get (or aptitude) commands take a very long time, it's look's like admins blocked some port for it (for unknown reason). For example sudo apt-get update take like 2 days ...
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How to do “SUDO UPDATE and SUDO UPGRADE” without errors (NEWBIE) [duplicate]

Just check out the file attached to this link http://1drv.ms/1yQpeTH to understand the situation
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Err http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Sources [on hold]

I get the following errors when running apt-get update: $ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for baba: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Sources Err http://archive.ubuntu.com ...
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sudo apt-get trying to connect through old proxy

I previously had a proxy set-up when visiting somewhere for work, to use the internet there. I have since returned, and I thought got rid of the proxy. However today when I try to run sudo apt-get ...
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How to see if a ppa supports my distro

I often use the terminal to add a PPA to my resources list, only to find out afterwards that the PPA doesn't support my Ubuntu version. Allas, thus am greeted with an error: 404 Not Found How can ...
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How To dist-upgrade Without Upgrading Linux Kernel?

I am using Linux Kernel 3.19-RC5 with Oibaf graphics stack on Ubuntu Gnome and I am currently very happy with this setup. However, there is Linux Kernel 3.13.0-44 & few other packages available ...
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Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-37-generic (x86_64)

After updating some packages in my machine (using aptitude), I got the following error: Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-37-generic (x86_64) Consult ...
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Install Everpad - unmet dependencies - libgtk2.0-0 (= 2.24.23-0ubuntu1) but 2.24.23-0ubuntu1.1 is to be installed

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu but keen on coming to grips with it. I've tried to install Everpad on Ubuntu 14.04. The repository was added to source.list and the repository key was registered as well. ...
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12.04 LTS apt-get hanging connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com

I have a 12.04 LTS VPS that no longer seems to be able to apt-get anything. It connects ok for security patches, but on installing anything just hangs at 0% trying to connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com. ...
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Xubuntu to Lubuntu

I am using Xubuntu and i want to change Lubuntu.I have copy the code from http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purelubuntu and run in terminal. The output of apt-get is listed here: Reading package ...
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Cannot seem to be able to resolve tzdata installation error problem

Lately every package I attempt to install, whether designed to run under WINE or not, gives me the same following error report: debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate strict.pm in @INC (you ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS won't update libc6 to 2.15-0ubuntu10.10

In light of CVE-2015-0235, I set out to upgrade my Ubuntu Servers today. I have a 12.04.5 LTS server that refuses to update my libc6 package to the version that does not contain the vulnerability ...
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Trying to install PyQt

I try to install packages using apt-get install <name> and I am getting the following error often rash@TESLA:~$ sudo apt-get install python-qt4 Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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i'm new user installed package have unmet dependencies [duplicate]

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 another process using it?
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How to only install security updates [duplicate]

Is it possible to only install the security updates. If this is possible it needs to be done on several servers and ubuntu virtual machines (Manually in command line) . I already tried a few ...
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How do I get the source code of packages installed through apt-get?

I am assuming that all application installed through apt-get are open source; but for those that are available in that manner, where can I get the source code for these applications as well as update ...
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View available items to install via apt-get?

I am installing a bunch of applications via apt-get by just copying and pasting commands, but I want to understand how do people come up with the list of which packages to install? Say for example, ...
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Cannot remove old kernels or install any new packages

I have spent the last two days googling and mining forums to find a solution to this problem. When I try to install anything i get the same error saying that i have all these old kernels. I have tried ...
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What does it means : '/sbin/ldconfig.real: /usr/lib/libgraph.so.1 is not a symbolic link'

Whenever i use : apt-get upgrade Always at end of line it's shows this :- /sbin/ldconfig.real: /usr/lib/libgraph.so.1 is not a symbolic link EDIT:- ls -l /sbin/ldconfig.real output :- ...
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Software Update: This requires installing packages from unauthenticated sources

When trying to install packages through the software updater on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS I get following error: It's about these packages: I have selected following settings from where to install ...
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How to get the package description using python-apt?

I'm trying to create a graphical program to deal with packages easily for end-users. However, I'm facing a problem in retrieving the package's description beside some other information. I've seen the ...
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Error installing curl

I wanted to install curl to program in C. However, I faced this weird problem: $:sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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apt-get update error(core dumped)

Someone please help here. I get this whenever i try sudo apt-get update/intall . * stack smashing detected *: apt-get terminated Aborted (core dumped) What could be the problem. i am using ubuntu ...
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13.04 The Software center stopped working after update: an unhandled error occured

I've done a clean installation of ubuntu 13.04 2 weeks ago and I can't say the usual user experience that I knew for ubuntu is not there. I just did an update and restarted my machine as asked ...
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Apt-get broken after termination in mid-install

Long story short, I tried installing something via apt-get install and accidentally terminated the process through terminal. I now can't use apt-get install, Ubuntu Software Center, etc. I tried ...
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Software Updater not starting up

So my original problem was that I couldn't get the ubuntu software centre to startup, it would just freeze for a while loading and then would crash. So i tried to remove USC : Successfully When I ...
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Folder structure and apt-get purge

I have installed nginx on a new ubuntu server with the following command: apt-get install nginx I removed nginx with the following commands: apt-get purge nginx apt-get autoremove How come the ...
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sudo apt-get update not working on ubuntu 13.04 [on hold]

I'm trying to run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 13.04, but I always get the same error: Err http://extras.ubuntu.com raring/main Sources 404 Not Found Err ...
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How to install suggested packages in apt-get

I know the question has been asked before, but please hear me out. So I wanted to install screenlets. I ran sudo apt-get install screenlets, and this is what I got: The following extra packages will ...
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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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create a .deb Package from scripts or binaries

I searched for a simple way to create .deb Packages for things which have no source code to compile (configs, shellscripts, proprietary software). This was quite a problem because most of the package ...