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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Update Manager, Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager segfault

I made and ran a shell script made up of the following: wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O ...
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apt dependency issues in Trusty

I was trying to install openssh-server on Xubuntu 14.04 [amd64] and apt is asking me to install many i386 packages as dependency The following packages will be REMOVED: openssh-client The following ...
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Help with updating to from 13.10 to 14.04

When I run the following command: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I just get this error: Calculating upgrade... Failed The following packages have unmet dependencies: libcogl15 ...
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How can I make the goaccess package available in Lucid (10.04)?

GoAccess is an open source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems. For some reason, it appears that it is only available in the repos for 12.04 and ...
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Why can't I install lib32gcc1?

I'm trying to install Source Dedicated Server on Ubuntu Server 12.04 and every time I try to install lib32gcc1, I get E: Package 'lib32gcc1' has no installation candidate Is there anything I can ...
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Can't install the lib32gcc1 package

I can't find any information how to install libraries to use 32bit software like steamcmd to run game servers. What's the package name for the 14.04 version of 32bit libraries? sudo apt-get install ...
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Upgrade available after upgrading normal release to LTS

Just after upgrading my Xubuntu 13.10 to Xubuntu 14.04, I run the command: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and tell me that upgrade are available, and after do it again and again I get the same result after ...
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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted and will not allow 2nd attemp

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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Unable to locate package boot-repair in 14.04 [duplicate]

I've tried to install boot repair and failed sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update The error is: $ sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair Reading ...
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Boot-repair PPA 404

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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Can I configure Ubuntu to remove apt-get and dpkg?

I need to completely remove any methods for making changes to my system. Is there a way to remove apt-get and dpkg? Is it possible to also disallow changing executable bit to any files copied into my ...
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Generating list of manually installed packages and querying individual packages

I'd like to get a list of packages installed manually by apt or aptitude and be able to find out whether a foobar package was installed manually or automatically. Is there any neat way of doing that ...
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Simple APT binary-repository doesn't work

I created a simple APT binary-repository so that Debian users could easily install my software package. The repository doesn't work. Following these instuctions, I essentially did the following on a ...
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Not able to Upgrade my ubuntu distro

I am using My ubuntu 10.04 lucid.I wanted to do upgrade my distro to 10.10.When i am doing distro upgradation in update manager.i get the Error Message.i have tried even via console as well as I am ...
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PPA spring cleaning — list packages installed from a PPA?

This is a Q&A-style thing --- hoping to help you in this period of new LTS release(s). There are a lot of links in this post, follow them and upvote them to give the authors the relevant kudos. ...
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apt cacher wont do-release-upgrade for saucy

My sys (raring) is proxy client of my another machine hosting apt cacher. I'm trying to do-release-upgrage and console saying 403, Sorry, not allowed to fetch that type of file: saucy.tar.gz and the ...
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Can't upgrade past 11.10 - libc6 dependency errors

Since upgrading to 11.10 I can't upgrade any further (trying to get my web server to latest version.) I'm aware of How do I resolve unmet dependencies? and have tried up to the point of running this: ...
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sudo apt-get update error(Almost tried every solution on internet) [duplicate]

W: GPG error: http://www.duinsoft.nl debs Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY E18CE6625CB26B26 W: Failed to fetch ...
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How can I install libpcap on Ubuntu 12.04?

How can I install libpcap on Ubuntu 12.04? When I use apt-get install libpcap I receive following message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Error when trying to install reader software for Estonian ID card

So my ID software got out-of date. I wanted to update it but it failed to find any updates by itself. So now I removed the old sofware from my computer and tried to install it again and I get this in ...
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Unable to upgrade to 14.04

I am trying to upgrade from Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. When I start the distribution upgrade, I get this message after "setting new software channels": An unresolvable problem occurred while ...
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Type '' is not known on line 3 in source list

I found this site where it says all the things I need to do and the commands in Terminal and Everything. So Now I need to type in sudo apt-get update. I get this error: tomi@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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Can I use other than Ubuntu Software Center to open apt links?

Without Ubuntu Software Center in Lubuntu I was unable to edit opening apt links in any program in Firefox (see this question) After installing Ubuntu Software Center, that problem is solved, but ...
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Pinning package using own repository and apt-get

I created my own repository so I can provide a newer version of a package than the one the Ubuntu repository currently holds. Everything works fine, with the exception that I have to specify the ...
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apt-get not working behind socks proxy

I am trying to connect a Ubuntu 12.04 machine to a socks proxy server. I have my 192.168.30.0/24 lan, and dante socks proxy server is running on 192.168.30.134:1018. I have also an pfsense router on ...
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Unable to install mesa-common-dev:i386 on my ubuntu system

I am using Ubuntu(12.04 LTS) x86_64 GNU/Linux. I have to setup my build environment on my Ubuntu system. While trying to instal the mesa-common-dev:i386 package, I am facing the following error. sudo ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 update error:failed to fetch cd rom [duplicate]

I have been trying to update ubuntu 12.04 but each time i am getting the following error..can anyone help me. W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 ...
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Broken package problem while installing open source AMD ATI drivers in 14.04

After purging the fglrx* packages, I tried this - ankit@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-core libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 ...
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How to transition from alpha/beta to stable apt source repository?

Is there a preferred method of transitioning from development to stable apt repositories? I've used apt pinning in the past on debian with mixed success with the development repo's priorities at ...
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Why isn't the dist-upgrade showing up in update-manager?

Ubuntu 14.04 was released on 17 April 2014, and today it is already the 18th. Why isn't the distribution showing up in my ubuntu update-manager? (I have set it so it will anounce every new version) ...
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Why is duplicity set on hold automatically? [duplicate]

When I start apt-get upgrade I get the message Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have been kept back: ...
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How do you fix a gcc compile 127 error? sudo apt-get install g++ doesn't work

*emphasized text*when I try to run a program I get the following error. ubuntu@ubuntu-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$ make g++ -Wall -Wno-switch -I. -g -c -o pass.o pass.cpp make: g++: Command not found ...
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What's the caret mean in apt-get?

I'm seeing various instructions around the interwebs that request that you install something like: apt-get install lamp-server^ With the oddball caret in the command. This isn't anything I know ...
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Ubuntu not booting: “Could not write bytes: broken pipes”

The problem When I boot Ubuntu 11.10, the boot process hangs, before even getting to the login screen of the display manager, with the message Could not write bytes: broken pipes at the top of the ...
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Is aptitude still considered superior to apt-get?

When I first started with Ubuntu using aptitude was the 'in-thing', with some stated improvements over apt-get. Am I correct in saying that apt-get has now 'caught up' with aptitude, and it makes ...
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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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Packages are removed when I use “apt-get install” with a hyphen after the package name

In an attempt to install cuda, I copy-pasted some apt-get install packages. For unknown reasons the line that I got run in the end is the following: sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0- The result was ...
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-bash: -sudo: command not found [on hold]

Some dependencies were missing when I installed THC Hydra. I found this site: http://www.aldeid.com/wiki/Thc-hydra which directed me to install the missing package via this line code: sudo ...
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slapd not installing on Ubuntu 13.10

This problem has been bothering me for quite a while. I have spent hours trying to find out what is wrong but I just could not solve it. When I try to do sudo apt-get install slapd with all the other ...
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Application layer connection when using apt-get install

I know By type sudo apt-get install myprogram, I can download and install myprogram from repositories. By calling this command in terminal which kind of application layer connection will be ...
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Is there a package manager which allows arbitrary queries for status, name, last change timestamp

I imagine at least stable sortable columns (or better columns with sort priority) to show information for the equivalent of a query like "show me installed packages whose status changed today, sorted ...
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Can't install package [duplicate]

When I'm trying to install tomcat7 with: apt-get install tomcat7 tomcat7-admin I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Apt-get crashes with : relocation error: libapt-pkg.so.4.12

After running a simple upgrade I get a crash each time I try to use apt-get. Any command crashes with the same error message : legaliz_me:~$ sudo apt-get apt-get: relocation error: ...
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mumble-server i386 depends on libqt4-core and libssl0.9.8 [duplicate]

I am trying to use apt-get and i get this error. It also doesnt allow me to install devs. root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install mumble Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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What are translation entries?

I was looking to speed up the sudo apt-get update Then I found this blog which suggests to remove translation entries What exactly are translation entries? why they exist in the first ...
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dpkg error: “trying to overwrite file, which is also in…”

For example: $ sudo apt-get install curl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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Automating apt-get install with --assume-yes

I am trying to write a bash script to install a list of software. I am using --assume-yes to get pass the prompts This following line somehow doesn't work sudo apt-get install ...
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dpkg google-chrome corrupt invalid status

I can't get this to resolve itself, can I get some help? Setting up google-chrome-stable (34.0.1847.116-1) ... update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/google-chrome corrupt: invalid ...
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Bash completion for the new apt command

I like the new apt command (which will be included in the upcoming trusty release) so much that I installed it on my precise system by compiling the 14.04 package from source. Unfortunately, bash ...
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What commands go wild with wildcards?

Having read apt-get remove with wildcard removed way more than expected. why? (after making a similar mistake myself), I am significantly more cautious about using * in commands with which I am not ...