Advanced Packaging Tool, package manager for Debian based distributions. It is also the most basic tool install packages in Ubuntu. Questions about using any of the apt tools, should use this tag.

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Boot-repair PPA 404 error on Ubuntu 14.04

After upgrading Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, grub failed to load Ubuntu and threw the error symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found. I followed the solution offered in the Bug Report but this failed ...
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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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Removed current running linux-image

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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Cannot locate Ubuntu Software Center via Firefox to open APT links

I'm trying to locate where the Ubuntu Software Center is to choose as default for handling APT links in Firefox. I can click on the links, and I get the pop-up, but Ubuntu Software Center is not ...
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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 there an option to tell Ubuntu to install all dev packages?

I have more than enough disk space and I am constantly annoyed by code I am compiling saying "you don't have foo" and then having to figure out which package foo is in, install that package and retry ...
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Install Teamviewer using a 64-bits system but I get a dependency error

I was trying to install Teamviewer, but I was getting a dependencies error. I tried to install them but with no luck. I'm getting this Error: Unpacking teamviewer (from teamviewer_linux_x64.deb) ... ...
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When should I use apt-get and aptitude or apt-fast?

Is there any difference between installing by apt-get, apt-fast and aptitude? Which is recommended to use while installing and removing package? In other words, which command is preferable while ...
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Unable to fix broken package system

After I (painfully) managed to install Skype on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I'm experiencing since months ago a packages issue I cannot fix. Have a look to my last post in order to know what caused this ...
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How do I find the package name for an application that I want to uninstall?

I tried sudo apt-get --purge remove snipe2d But I guess 'snipe2d' isn't the name of the game....so how do I find out what it is and how to put it into my terminal? P.S. this is what it says when ...
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How do I delete files in /usr?

I have filled my disk but can see games in /usr that I could delete but can't see how to do it. I am not a computer buff and have no idea what a terminal is.
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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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Trying to uninstall vmware packages but get 'unmet dependencies' error

So when I do dpkg --get-selections | grep vmware I get... vmware-tools-core install vmware-tools-esx-nox install vmware-tools-foundation install ...
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Getting “'file' is different from the same file on the system” when I attempt to update through synaptic

Encountered an error while updating through Synaptic Manager. Subsequent updates gave the error at the bottom of the output. I'm a noob so any help is appreciated. al@al:~$ sudo apt-get -f upgrade ...
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apt-get update Bad header line on all udpates

I tried all the solutions on this and still having an issue. I am behind a proxy so I have updated /etc/apt/apt.conf with my proxy settings and I have removed the old lists with sudo rm ...
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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!

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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How do I fix APT errors “W: Failed to fetch […] Hash Sum mismatch”?

I don't really know what happened, after reboot I got many crash messages, and if I would open Firefox or Synaptic, they would crash. Synaptic returns this: E: Encountered a section with no Package: ...
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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 ...
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Apt Terminal Progress Bar source code Ubuntu 14.04

I have read an article in OMG Ubuntu[0] about enabling the progress bar in the terminal. I'm browsing apt launchpad page [1] and browisng the code. Someone knows exactly where is the code for the ...
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How to install gcc 4.9 on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Now that gcc 4.9 is officially released, is there an easy and convenient way to install it on Ubuntu 14.04 through the package manager (ie. apt-get)? I would also appreciate information on how to ...
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Installing gnutls-bin ssl-cert

I am trying to install gnutls-bin and ssl-cert for SSL with ldapclient and server. sudo apt-get install gnutls-bin ssl-cert I tried to install them separately, then I could install ssl-cert, but ...
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mozart-stdlib : Depends: mozart (>= 1.4.0) but it is not installable

On a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 system I am trying to install the Mozart (http://www.mozart-oz.org/) programming environment. Unfortunately I got the following error message reporting missing dependencies. ...
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Upgrade aborts half-way through with the error message there is too little space in the /boot folder [duplicate]

I have tried to run the updater to install 14.04. It aborts half-way through with the error message there is too little space in the /boot folder. It recommends emptying the trash and running apt-get ...
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Told command dpkg cannot be found

On issuing the command sudo dpkg -i (package name) at chronos@localhost ~ $, I get the response sudo: dpkg: command not found. Anyone know why? I'm trying to load version 3 of network-manager and ...
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Trouble downloading packages

When I try to download any of the following package, it shows error. sudo apt-get install libelf-dev sudo apt-get install tcl-dev sudo apt-get install tk-dev Reading package lists... Building ...
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How can I solve Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) [duplicate]

I am really New to UBUNTU 14.04 and whenever I try to update or install anything I get this error: > sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for trojanfm: E: Could not get > lock ...
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What happens when we cancel apt-get install manually or due to network failure

hi today I was installing mongodb using apt-get its 114 mb download , when apt-get was running I lost network connection so downloading stopped so cancelled it using Ctrl + c . Later when my ...
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Update Error (using apt-get install -f)?

So I tried updating my system, to find this pop-up error upon attempt, 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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How to install using the apt:// url on?

I ran into this website: https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/synaptic/ and on it there is a link to be opened with the Ubuntu App center, but Firefox doesn't know what to do with it. What I got ...
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Lag on apt-get operations after upgrade to Trusty (14.04)

After upgrading my server from Saucy (13.10) to Trusty (14.04), there is now a weird lag on all apt-get operations. It's slower in general (just the apt-get, not the system) but also at the beginning, ...
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How can I know what programs does some apt-get package contains?

I would like to know what does some specific package install, for example, when installing ncurses, I have found that TAB key expands: sudo apt-get install ncurses- to show: ncurses-base ...
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Why can't I install more than one application at once?

Why can't APT install more than one application at a time? Why does it need to exit before installing the next. I know with MS Windows you can install how many application at once. This problem is ...
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just guest session available, can not login

I'm desperately trying to login into ubuntu 12.04 LTS. After boot I see the guest session asking for my password. After login it appears a black screen for just a half second and I will redirect to ...
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How to make a package manager wait if another instance of APT is running?

I have seen many softwares such as Update Manager and Synaptic Package Manager, they wait if some other program is using the /var/lib/dpkg/lock and is locked. How can we do this through the Terminal? ...
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How can I make apt-get wait for another instance to finish? [duplicate]

Is there any way I can make apt-get wait for the other apt-get (or another package manager) process to finish? I know that, generally, apt-get can only run one instance at a time and if we try to run ...
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Synaptic Loading/Running Slowly

Synaptic has been running extremely slow lately, it's been taking ages to start up and goes dark (what an program does when it's not responding). After installing stuff, it goes dark again, and ...
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how to trigger for some action on package upgrade?

I've got some problems. I have vga passthrough setup on my desktop. And I had to apply some patches to kernel and Nvidia driver. Now I've got custom patched kernel installed and patched nvidia driver. ...
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GNOME/GDM not starting

NOTE: While working through my issue and documenting it I discovered the solution, but have decided to post this in case another person has the same/similar issue (see bottom)... After uninstalling ...
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How to install again Update Manager after uninstalling it

Ok, the thing is this I tried asking many times on few ubuntu forums how to deal with my non-responsive Update Manager, but all I was getting was the same stuff (run it from the terminal, run some ...
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29 packages can be updated - How?

I see the following message when I login: 29 packages can be updated. 6 updates are security updates. How can I perform the updates? I tried apt-get upgrade and some stuff was installed ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies?

How do I resolve unmet package dependencies? 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 ...
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12.04 Computer crashed, now I get update error below

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... dpkg: warning: files list file for package `libgnome-keyring-common' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed. dpkg: warning: files ...
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installing and testing cuda in ubuntu 14.04

no one seems to have asked already and since 14.04 is LTS I might as well go ahead and ask now: I am uncertain about how to install cuda in my system. looking around there are many tutorials about ...
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How to completely remove kubuntu-desktop from ubuntu 14.04?

I installed kubuntu-desktop just to experiment with its interface. Then I decided to remove and did the traditional apt-get purge and autoremove but it seems elements of kubuntu are still there. For ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) bug [duplicate]

This happen after the download of Ubuntu 13.04 and I can't even download stuff because of this problem: root@Viktor-Dator:/home/viktor# sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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xserver-common-lts-raring problem [duplicate]

(Reading database ... 342238 files and directories currently installed.) Removing xserver-common-lts-raring ... Removing 'diversion of /usr/lib/xorg/protocol.txt to /usr/lib/xorg/protocol-precise.txt ...
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dpkg-divert: error: rename involves overwriting `/usr/lib/xorg/protocol.txt' with different file `/usr/lib/xorg/protocol-precise.txt', not allowed

I just installed Ubuntu (12.04.4) and I upgraded to 13.10 I have no idea how to fix this :/ $ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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kubuntu does not boot after autoremove

kubuntu 13.10 do not boot after using apt-get autoremove. I used the command apt-get auto-remove to free some space after i was suggested to use by system terminal, but when i restart the system, the ...