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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apt-get ends up with errors after nvidia 331 installation

I recently installed nvidia-331 driver via Software & Updates -> Additional Drivers tab. Now when I use: sudo apt-get install <package> or sudo apt-get remove <package> ...
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Package download problem

Whenever I try to install the vim package the following error appears. What should I do? Failed to fetch http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/v/vim/vim-runtime_7.3.547-4ubuntu1.1_all.deb ...
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Terminal wont respond ubuntu 14 LTS

I am currently trying Ubuntu 14 its out, and I was about to try commands in terminal sudo apt-get updates then it ask me for my password but I cannot type any letter, I was wondering if I could get ...
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sudo apt-get not working in 13.04

sudo apt-get update not working in newly installed 13.04 version. I have updated the apt.conf also as my network is authenticated. it is stuck at this step:- 0% [Connecting to archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Desktop wallpaper is reset whenever I update my system?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I run $ apt-get upgrade in my Terminal, other users on the system complain their desktop wallpaper is reset to the default Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper. I haven't ...
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What is `launchpad` in `apt-get` error messages?

when I do sudo apt-get update I get these errors, Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages 404 Not Found W: ...
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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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Can I update only one repository? [duplicate]

When I add a new repository with sudo add-apt-repository blablabla sudo apt-get update it takes a long time for me, about 1-2 minutes every time. Is there any way to update just the new ...
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NS2 Installation [on hold]

I want to install ns2 on ubuntu 12.10. how to install it? Someone suggest the following procedure to install ns2 on ubuntu 12.10: Type sudo apt-get update and hit Enter. Type your password and hit ...
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Unmet dependencies when install program 32 bits version on 64 bits

I am trying to install some libraries 32 bits version on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bits. I know ubuntu 14.04 LTS support multiarch. I attempt install via apt-get but I get some umet dependencies: sudo ...
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503 too many open connections error - did I muck something up?

I'm not 100% sure if I mucked something up with my network connection options but I'm getting a lot of "503 too many open connection" errors when I try to do various things in Ubuntu. For example ...
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apt-get upgrade does not consider manually built and installed packages

I tried the following, since I apply custom patches to some packages: When apt-get upgrade shows packages to upgrade, I download the sources using apt-get source, apply my patches, rebuild, install ...
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Installing DEBS Packages At Once

Wanna asked something... I downloaded .deb packages with their dependencies... How could I install it once? Like automically searches for its dependencies on my library... Thanks for advances!
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when I type “sudo apt-get update” I get the error? [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: ...
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I can't install unity8-desktop-session-mir

I try to install unity 8 on ubuntu trusty but when I type this command sudo apt-get install unity8-desktop-session-mir , it not work and return this error: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Problem in WireShark [on hold]

I have tried to install wireshark on Ubuntu 13.10. It is showing the error The following packages have unmet dependencies: wireshark : Depends: libwireshark3 but it is not going to be installed ...
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“ Unable to fetch some archives” when trying to install phpmyadmin

Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main mysql-common all 5.5.34-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 404 Not Found [IP: 194.169.254.10 80] Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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How can I remove all updates installed after a specific date?

I have allowed the update manager to install a 200 Mib of updates, and I think that these update run my graphics driver into a problem. So, I need a way to remove the updates that have been installed ...
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Resolve Unmet dependencies

vikiboy@BatCave:~$ sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-openni-launch Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ros-indigo-openni-launch is already ...
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Error installing mysql server on Ubuntu 14.04

I am getting error installing mysql on ubuntu desktop 14.04 ( 64-bit) I used following command sudo apt-get install mysql-server It asked me for password ( and verfication ) and ended on follwing ...
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GPG error, signatures public key not available TRIED A LOT

apt-get update returns : W: GPG error: http://pl.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 40976EAF437D05B5 ...
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Updating the repository isn't working

When I runs sudo apt-get update get this output: sudo apt-get update E: Type '<!DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list E: The list of sources ...
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Can't remove the libpcap0.8 package or install any other package

I have a similar question to this question. Playing around with reaver was a bad idea. Upon running the command in the answer I get the following: joe@biden:~$ sudo apt-get -f remove libpcap-dev ...
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archive.ubuntu.com Repository Error?

I am new to Ubuntu and excuse me if this is a quick fix. I am having issues running apt-get update and the error message that repeatedly comes up is: Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease ...
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How can I switch between versions of an installed package with apt-get?

On 12.04, I have the latest version of Ocaml (4.01) installed with all the dependencies. I'm trying to install Coq, which depends on an older version (3.12) of the ocaml-base-nox runtime (via a ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 update will not work [on hold]

I am having an issue to get sudo apt-get update to work correctly. It seems to not be able to find some of the ports/files. Here is an output of running sudo apt-get update ...
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How to upgrade a single package using apt-get?

How do I update a single package? As far as man apt-get says apt-get upgrade doesn't take a package/list of packages as parameter: upgrade upgrade is used to install the newest versions of ...
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“no public key available” while upgrading using update-manager

I decided to upgrade 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 latest. I followed... sudo update-manager -d Then it's opening the update-manger GUI. After clicking the upgrade button It's return the below error list: ...
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Error encountered when using dpkg to install packages (--configured)

I used sudo aptitude update and sudo aptitude upgrade to update the packages, and encountered an error when processing the package man-db (with --configure). A few days later, same error occured with ...
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Installing libvips-dev Minimally

I would like to install libvips-dev package. But I think it has too much package dependency, like x11. Even with --no-install-recommends flag, apt-get still reports that it Need to get 69.9 MB of ...
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Installing and testing CUDA in Ubuntu 14.04

I am uncertain about how to install CUDA in my system. looking around there are many tutorials about cuda on 12.04 LTS and a few on 13.04 and 13.10, but they all talk about acquiring a deb package ...
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`Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library. ` when starting apps from the commandline

I didn't get an answer but I wasn't doing anything and this is an interesting topic. In Ubuntu 12.04, when opening a file in gedit or if I am working on the command line in dpkg, I get returned the ...
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Is it possible to install a .deb from a URL?

Is there a way to install a deb package directly from a URL, using a shell? Something like dpkg -i http://domain.com/path/to/package.deb (I know I could use wget and then dpkg, I'm just wondering ...
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How do I get the real package name and version for a pseudo package?

How do I get the real full package name (including the version) that would be installed if I ran apt-get install pseudo-package-name? This is related to this previous question: Get the kernel version ...
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Issues with apt [on hold]

Trying out a new distro, didn't know where else to post this question, and since it's all linux based felt that you guys would be the best place for me to get an answer. I just installed Zorin OS 9, ...
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BURG Bootloader Strange error(newbie) [duplicate]

ultrA NEWBIE to ubuntu , i am attempting to get burg bootloader to work with ubuntu,i looked around but got no results for this error copied terminal here prashmith@prashmith-Lenovo-H430:~$ sudo ...
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When a PPA has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center

If a PPA in your sources list has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center, which one shows up in the software center. Likewise, which package is downloaded via apt-get install ?
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How to change gcc-4.9-base version without removing dependecies?

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 but cannot install nvidia-331 driver because of dependencies conflict: lib32gcc1 should be installed but it conflicts with already installed gcc-4.9-base ...
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How to identify unused PPAs?

Let's say I want to verify if some PPAs aren't being used so I can minimize conflicts or whatever else could happen. Is it possible to verify which PPAs are no longer in use?
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How to delete broken packages in ubuntu

I can not remove broken package. Use the following command: sudo apt-get -f install but I get the following response: Preparing to unpack .../nodejs_0.10.28-1chl1~trusty1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking ...
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apt-get install automatically cancelled

When I'm doing an update or installation on Ubuntu 13.10, the task is automatically cancelled in the terminal. I got this error since that the \boot partition was missing some space. I fixed this ...
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666 Meg for Wine 1.7?

I tried to install wine a few months ago and it completely destroyed my dual boot installation. So building up the nerve to try again I reckon the same thing was about to happen. 666 Meg (The number ...
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How to both display a command line's output on console and save the output into a text file?

How can I run sudo apt-get install by BOTH seeing the process of installation (long in my case) and saving its output into a text file ?
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cannot install packages

I have trouble install packages with apt-get. i get the following error: trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package openoffice-debian-menus 4.1-9764 rmdir: failed to remove ...
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Remove ppa from previous Ubuntu versions

As the title, is there any way to automatically identify and remove ppa residual of previous release? I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.04 and my /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory contains a lot ...
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Software Updater fail, and “apt-get update” throws “Invalid operation update” - what next?

I'm running a fairly vanilla 14.04 Ubuntu on a newish HP desktop. Just yesterday I got the dreaded "Failed to download repository information": A screenshot of this window has been seen on ...
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Why some software aren't detectable by the system?

I downloaded Scid from the software center, as far as I know, everything we download from the center should be an apt package, thus it should be detectable by the system. However, scid is not listed ...
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shlock not found

I'm trying to use a script for backing up btrfs, and it uses shlock here is the script: btrfs-subvolume-backup now it says i need the inn package, and I've triedn installing it, but still no shlock ...
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Just installed 14.04 LTS, all apt-get attempts fail, why?

just installed 14.04 LTS from a usb-flash drive I built using the downloaded .iso image and a tool from pendrivelinux.com. I booted the PC off of the usb-drive, and the installation appeared to go ...
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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 ...