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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Packages are not installing!

I am trying to install packages using apt-get These are the following packages: root@ubunto:/# sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libexpat1-dev gettext unzip Reading ...
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apt-get update error for a local repository

I set up a local repository with the following file structure: /var/www/html/dists$ find . -name "*" . ./boston ./boston/main ./boston/main/binary-amd64 ...
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Error 101 ubuntu server cannot connect to internet

I installed ubuntu server 14.04 on virtual box and installed LAMP, webmin and FTP then suddenly i could not install any thing else because the initiation to connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com is not ...
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Getting connection time out error for local repository

As we know that Ubuntu 12.10(Quantal) is at EOL. So all the package repositories are moved to http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu. I can access all the packages from that url. Now I have set up ...
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apt says there are no new upgrades to firefox 27

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. Firefox 27.0. apt-get install firefox says it is already the latest version. I know it is not true. I have precise, precise-backports, precise-security and precise-updates on my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - You have held broken packages

This is a very popular question, but bare with me as I have tried teverything you are all about to suggest. So This is what I get: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to seed the apt and/or dpkg database of packages?

I have this system that has a basic Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS installation on it, but no network access. I have this set of deb packages which have been copied to some location on said machine. How do I get ...
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ppa: Grails installation error [duplicate]

I have tried installing Grails using: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:groovy-dev/grails sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install grails-ppa The first command returns without errors: $ sudo ...
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Why does add-apt-repository fail to add source repositories?

add-apt-repository throws an error if I try to add a source repository: This works: sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://dl.ajaxplorer.info/repos/apt squeeze main' This fails with an error: sudo ...
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Error while updating Ubuntu [on hold]

When I enter (in the terminal) sudo apt-get update, this comes out... W: GPG error: http ://liveusb.info all Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not ...
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Error when I sudo apt-get update [on hold]

When I enter sudo apt-get update in my terminal it gives this output: W: Failed to fetch http ://archive.ubuntu .com/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 ...
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Trouble with apt-get [duplicate]

I am trying to install graphviz using apt-get. $ sudo apt-get install graphviz [13:41:30] ...
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How do I install svn?

I am trying to install svn and am running into issues. The command I am running is sudo apt-get install svn. When I run this, I get the error "Unable to locate package svn". Why is this? How do I ...
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How to contribute binary .debs for others?

I routinely work with Armhf devices, however not all the packages I use exist in a form that apt-get can easily install. Therefore I spend a lot of time compiling from source packages that exist on ...
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apt-get install -f fails

Not sure what to do with this, apt-get dist-upgrade was the reason I want to run this, it says unresolved dependencies.. apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Can't install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

First of all, I think this question is not duplicated, because I have tried all other solutions I found here, but nothing solved my problem. I use Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I have tried until now: sudo ...
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Cannot install packages in Lubuntu 12.04

I've just installed lubuntu 12.04 on an Acer aspire one netbook. I've noticed that although chromium-browser is installed, it doesn't come with a flash-player. I tried to install it using sudo ...
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Having difficulties with “sudo apt-get update” after moving into another country

I have moved temporarily from Turkey into Germany for 1.5 months and the code sudo apt-get update Does not work as intended producing lots of errors. In order to avoid it I tried deleting the ...
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Create a clickable install script for software

I want to create a simple script that a user can download, click on, and it will: request their root password through some sort of pop-up interface then sudo apt-get install a package to their ...
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bash script: estimate size of packages which are going to be installed [duplicate]

Since apt-get does not seem to implement a space check, I am forced to implement it in my bash scripts. (I do not want the installation to start when there is not enough space on the drive.) Until I ...
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“com.canonical.indicator.messages” entry missing from dconf-editor; issues with email message indicator

On my 12.04.03 system I don't have com.canonical.indicator.messages. Even after sudo apt-get install indicator.messages Mail count and new mail notification seems flaky on 12.04. It used to work ...
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How can I get persistent output from apt-listchanges without intervention?

I have installed and configured apt-listchanges to output the changelogs of downloaded updates after-the-fact. Output of cat /etc/apt/listchanges.conf: [apt] frontend=xterm-pager email_address= ...
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Updating ubuntu server apt-get gives me - 404 Not Found [duplicate]

I'm trying to update a Ubuntu server and when I run apt-get update I get a number of errors like the examples below (note I added some space after http). Err http ://no.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main ...
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Broken nspluginwrapper package

I was trying to install Citrix Receiver on Voyager Live (Xubuntu) 14.04 64-bit after enabling multiarch, but I get this error when I try to install nspluginwrapper: Some packages could not be ...
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Error when installing clipgrab on Trusty

I wanted to install clipgrab on Trusty, but get the following error when running sudo apt-get install clipgrab (I added the PPA and ran apt-get update): Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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apt-get won't install dependency

File A, version 12, has a dependency on file B, version 12. However, in the repo, there exists a B_12_all.deb and B_13_all.deb. The dependency in A_12_all.deb's control file is the following: ...
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Apache2 updated, but not installed

I started Ubuntu, and it did it's normal update. Three out of the four packages were for Apache2, which I've always been told not to run outside a VM because it can be dangerous. I was surprised ...
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How do I use apt to install 32-bit OpenJDK-7-JRE on Azure AMD64 Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS (Trusty)?

Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS for Azure does not come with Java pre-installed. The server architecture is AMD64. I know that you cannot install both the x64 and x86 JREs side-by-side, and I only need the ...
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How do I resolve a “'python-uno' has no installation candidate” error?

I had a script, it is working with the package python-uno on Ubuntu 12.04 lts. The script is in python language and work with OOo to edit XLS files. Now I upgraded to 13.10 and it seems the uno not ...
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apt-get “Broken packages”

While installing python-dev: sudo apt-get install python-dev I am getting the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: python2.7-dev : Depends: python2.7 (= 2.7.3-0ubuntu3) ...
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Broken apt-get state after apache install error

I tried to install php5 via sudo apt-get install php5 on my ubuntu 14.04 machine. It didn't install properly, because there were problems with the package apache2. So if I try to install anything, ...
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Is there a "top-level' package for Ubuntu 14.04?

With a really dumb move, I removed the pulseaudio package on my machine and reinstalled it. The resulting desktop is broken (all the packages that are dependent on pulseaudio have not been ...
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Where is the result of the “apt-get update” package list stored

I have 20 to 3o computers on my network and I have a copy of the debian packages on /var/cache/apt/archives but when I take this downloaded copy to any other machine I need to hit an "apt-get update" ...
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Which file or directory dose “apt-get update” affect [duplicate]

I have updated my system and I want to do some tests needed to remove the cache. I know the command download the packages list from the repositories,but where is the local database to store this ...
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Will apt-get upgrade change the major version of a software in Ubuntu LTS?

I am trying to find out how software upgrade works in Ubuntu LTS version. Let's say I am using Ubuntu LTS xx.xx. At the time of release, user can install PHP 5.3 and Python 2.6 (this is just an ...
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I can´t install Cinammon on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm new on linux and I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 lts. I want to install cinnamon but after typing sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinammon-stable it shows me this: Cannot ...
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Archive repository for Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Ubuntu 12.10 is not supported any more since May 2014. Why is there no archived version at http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ ?
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Ubuntu Unable To Upgrade , 404 Everywhere [duplicate]

I asked a question about a problem that turns out to be issue with an old installation. Now if I am trying to upgrade, I am still getting 404 errors like : W: Failed to fetch ...
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Updated To 3.15.4 . Unable To Install Anything [on hold]

Background : I had a Ubuntu server 32 bit which I upgraded to 64 bit 3.15.4 x86_64 . Now problem is, I am unable to install anything on it via repositories. I keep on getting errors of 404 Not Found ...
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Item cannot be installed or removed until the package catalogue is repaired

After installing Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (meta-package) i receive an error Item cannot be installed or removed until the package catalogue is repaired. Do you want to repair it ...
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How to remove a half-installed package? (Sun JDK - Java)

I've tried installing Sun JDK from sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/java, it failed with the following: Downloading... --2012-05-05 15:50:09-- ...
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Difference between key (recv-keys), signing key, and fingerprint in APT/PPA system

Let's take https://launchpad.net/~ansible/+archive/ubuntu/ansible as an example. If you click on 'Technical details about this PPA' you see: Signing key: 4096R/7BB9C367 Fingerprint: ...
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“Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/repository.spotify.com_dists_stable_non-free_i18n_Translation-en%5fUS” [closed]

I'm trying to install the google talk plugin on Ubuntu 14.04. I've been following this guide: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/google_talk_plugin When I do the last step, sudo apt-get install ...
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python-biom-format not installing

I am trying to install python-biom-format on virtual box. but i am getting error: E: Unable to locate package python-biom-format How can I fix this problem? I tried everything.
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Not able to install software on Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I am newbie with Ubuntu.I am trying to download Okular pdf reader from Software Center but I am getting some error. At first it was asking for installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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What do I do for dependencies installing wine1.7 on 14.04

user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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How to install / run freefem++

After sudo apt-get install freefem++ ran successfully, my Ubuntu 14. 04 system does not seem to recognize the command "freefem++". Any ideas? Things seem to be in /usr/share/doc/freefem++ (but no ...
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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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Why do I get 404 error on .canonical.com on some archive servers?

I've been having a broken package problem for a fair amount of time now, and it was giving me trouble earlier when I was trying to install rvm. After some searching, I opened the software sources ...
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Apt returning 404 error on apt-get install

I am getting the below error when trying to test a new repo Failed to fetch http://myrepo.blah.com/repo1//data1/repos/lucid/repo/some_package.deb 404 not found. My sources.list file contains entry ...