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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Kodi package problems after upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04: libsdl2 not found

After my HTPC system upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 I can't seem to install Kodi. I run sudo apt-add-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kodi kodi-bin And ...
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Cannot install mysql server 5.5 on ubuntu 14.04

I have tried many ways to install mysql-server. I first tried installing by executing sudo apt-get install mysql-client-5.5 mysql-server mysql-server-core-5.5 I was asked for root password, and ...
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Getting Rid of Autojump

I just removed autojump and I still get this line whenever I access my command terminal: bash: /usr/share/autojump/autojump.sh: No such file or directory I used sudo rm -rf autojump as my primary ...
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Broken Packages Issue while installing JDK on Ubuntu 14.04

I am having issues while trying to install JDK on Ubuntu 14.04. Following is what I see: araj1@araj:~$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How Should I Be Maintaining My Manually Installed Apps?

I am used to using apt to install and upgrade my applications. To an extent, I'm relying on the repositiories I use to be sane and thus keep my machine in a good state. What is best-practice for ...
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Cant Downgrade php5.5 back to php5.3

I have tried to upgrade my apache2.2 to apache2.4 and php5.3 to php5.5 on my Ubuntu 12.04. For php5.5 I have used those commands below (I dont remember which PPA i used for apache upgrade) : ...
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error installing mongodb on trusty

I'm trying to install mongodb on the trusty tahr following this tutorial: http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-ubuntu/. When running the first command (sudo apt-key adv ...
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libapache2-mod-php5 : Depends: php5-common [duplicate]

I have tried to upgrade my apache2.2 to apache2.4 and php5.3 to php5.5 on my Ubuntu 12.04. For php5.5 I have used those commands below (I dont remember which PPA i used for apache upgrade) : ...
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Can't remove steam

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to install steam from the .deb from the steam website (steam_latest.deb) and this didn't work; I installed later with apt-get install steam (along with the 32 ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.04 update error

I can't do sudo apt-get update, when i try it gives me loads of failed to fetch everything.. now I have no idea what could be wrong I searched for what the sources.list file should look like and it ...
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“The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened”

Everytime I sudo apt-get update it always not complete and will say in the end E: Read error - read (5: Input/output error) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. Same ...
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creating a deb package to install extension

I want to create a deb package that will install this and that extensions. I want to automate the steps of adding the extension to Office and Firefox. How do I create a package for this?
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How to get the native version of Spotify running?

A while ago Spotify (the streaming music service) came out with a preview for Linux of their client. I have successfully been able to run it on 10.04. Now that I am on 10.10, I cannot seem to find it ...
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Neither software updater not sudo apt-get update not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I run software updater, it shows that show "FAILED TO DOWNLOAD REPOSITORY INFORMATION", and when i run the command sudo apt-get update, it is shows the error below: sudo apt-get update ...
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Apt-get for Cuda 6.5 Libraries

I am trying to install Jetpack 1.1 for an Nvidia Jetson development card on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. This is a mostly automated process, but at one point fairly deep into the install the ...
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Base Ubuntu Server, Can't install anything

I'm currently administrating an Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 and was looking forward to installing LAMP, first two lines I wrote were $ sudo apt-get update Reading package lists.. Done (no more no less) $ ...
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aptitude (apt-get) always crashes

I'm using Ubuntu Quantal. I've recently updated and now my kernel is 3.5.0-23-generic. After upgrade my NVIDIA driver stopped working... no problem! I re-installed it and now it works. Now I ...
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E: Unable to locate package libmysql-ruby

I try to install mysql for rails but i know that first must install the package libmysql-ruby I do the command E: Unable to locate package libmysql-ruby But It returns Reading package lists... ...
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Is it safe to use the command apt-get autoremove in this particular scenario?

The last time I used sudo apt-get autoremove, nearly every important display driver or parts got deleted. This made me very squeamish about using the command again. However, each time I install ...
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How do I name a repository [duplicate]

I installed most software from the terminal. I saw that with some programs people give commands like this for example: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jfi/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Not enough free disk space when upgrading

I'm getting an error in software updater when I try and do my daily updates. it says: The upgrade needs a total of 25.3 M free space on disk `/boot`. Please free at least an additional 25.3 M of disk ...
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How do I hold package regardless of revision change?

Only yesterday, I realized that apt-get forces a package, even if it is only a repackage of the same content with revision change. Many package-maintainers do this for newer release versions. I have ...
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How to install the latest version of a package with apt-get?

It's easy to install a specific version of a package with apt-get: apt-get install <package name>=<version> For example: apt-get install jenkins=1.517 But is there a shortcut for ...
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I am trying to re-install r in my ubuntu 14.04. But I keep getting this error always I try to install r as sudo apt-get install r-base

The following packages have unmet dependencies: r-base : Depends: r-base-core (>= 3.2.1-1utopic0) but it is not going to be installed Depends: r-recommended (= 3.2.1-1utopic0) but it is not ...
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How to find the missing dependencies for all packages?

I think I have accidentally missed up my ubuntu, I wanted to remove TOR so I did sudo apt-get remove tor* That selected a lot of files, which I think is unrelated to the anonymity network. So I ended ...
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Reinstall an official package when custom one has overwritten it

I recently installed the Debian packages produced by running make deb-pkg to compile my own version of the Ubuntu kernel. I had given the kernel the release version 3.19.0-21-secure. All of the ...
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apt-get - where are the sources stored?

I was trying to update apt-get and I keep getting 404 errors - I assumed it was the fault of my proxy, which has been causing errors in wget and in the browser, but upon visiting one of the links that ...
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where are apt-get files stored?

i have an ubuntu with three virtual machines running inside running ubuntu also i update the host using apt-get update but i can update VM's, it takes a long time + uses a lot of bandwith which ...
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Gnome-shell unmet dependendcies

After playing with ElementaryOS DE, and completely removing Unity DE on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation, I am in unmet dependency hell. Output after sudo apt-get install gnome-shell is as follows: The ...
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Sudo apt-get install git problem

Hi Im kinda new to Ubuntu. That said, I can usually run this on a clean install of ubunty 14.10 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install git And then git should be installed But what I get is this ...
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Install software so that cannot be wiped by reinstalling

Is there a way to install programs under Ubuntu in such a way that the standard reinstall from live usb will not wipe them out? (e.g. by installing them in a different partition or keeping folders ...
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fresh re installation of ckan, jetty, solr

I am trying to install ckan on my ubuntu 14.04, but i got into some errors that i cant fix, so i decided to do a fresh installation after i remove everything from my computer. I am getting some errors ...
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cannot install bower on ubuntu :- failed to fetch from registry: bower [on hold]

I was trying to Install MEAN for ubuntu from this link https://www.rosehosting.com/blog/install-mean-on-an-ubuntu-14-04/ and this lnk ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade failure on on fresh 12.04

I have an absolutely fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive, made using the 64-bit PC (i386) Desktop image. By "fresh" I mean that all I have done is remove the casper-rw file and replace it ...
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error in installation of gcc on ubuntu Ubuntu 12.04

I want to install gcc on a ubuntu machine but got the following errors: t@lab45:~# apt-get install build-essential Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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I currently have PHP 5.3.2 installed with Apache in 10.04 Lucid. How can I upgrade PHP? [on hold]

I currently have PHP 5.3.2 installed with Apache in 10.04 Lucid. How can I add the upgrade PHP ? have done following commands but seems its not working, what am I missing here.. Attmpt 1 ...
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How to install again Update Manager after uninstalling it

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 lines, apt-get update ...
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How to install g++ 5.1 on Ubuntu desktop 15.04 64-bit?

I'd like to experiment with the new GCC 5.1 C++ compiler on Ubuntu. So, I downloaded and installed Linux Ubuntu desktop 15.04 64-bit in a virtual machine. Then, in the terminal, I entered the ...
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dpkg: dependency problems [duplicate]

First of all I am a beginner level user for Ubuntu, and while using apt-get install -f I encountered this issue, so is there any way to fix it. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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15.04 stopped upgrading Error (1) Udev and Insserv errors

My 15.04 will not upgrade successfully either through apt-get or otherwise. The files will download but I receive the following errors. So far I've found no solution. Udev and insserv seem to be the ...
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What's apt-get's equivalent option of this dpkg command?

dpkg -L <package> This command gives me a list of all the installed files, what's apt-get's equivalent option for it? I read the man page but couldn't figure out.
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I removed my desktop environment, and now wifi doesn't work [on hold]

This is actually about Debian, but I'll post here since the package management for both is the same for both, and no one ever answered me on superuser. I was using mate. I ran sudo apt-get remove ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg received a segmentation fault

I have corrupted either my /boot partition, dpkg, or both. I was trying to free up space on my /boot by removing old Linux images. Now my machine will not boot. when i try to reinstall Linux-images, ...
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Can't install Gdevelop on ubuntu

This: exorack@exorack-Lenovo-B4400:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:florian-rival/gdevelop [sudo] password for exorack: GDevelop is an open source game creation software, allowing to make games for ...
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How to fully cancel changes due to installation of software that require complex procedures?

I have recently install from source a software (Odoo) that require a complex procedure to be installed: creation of new users, connection to servers etc. etc. I want to install it again because it ...
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Dependency issues after reinstalling python

For a project I am working on, I decided to reinstall the Python libraries and includes so I did sudo apt-get remove python3.4 then sudo apt-get install python3.4. After doing this I resolved my ...
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“Command not found” error in the installation process

Why I receive the following error while trying to install this package? and how can I resolve it? root@me-System-Product-Name:/home/me/Desktop/mfcuk-master# ls AUTHORS configure.ac INSTALL ...
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Sudo apt-get update error (ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

Hello Fellow Ubuntu users, sudo apt-get update on ubuntu 14.04 it keeps saying: E: Malformed line 10 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (type) E: The list of sources could not be read. ...
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Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

After upgrading from 10.04 to 12.04 I am trying to install different packages. For instance ia32-libs and skype (4.0). When trying to install these, I am getting the 'Unable to correct problems, you ...
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I am trying to update ubuntu and it is failing [closed]

sudo apt-get update is failing, below is the output (removed all the weblinks since I do not have enough reputation) illinois@cornell-X9DAi:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign weblink security.ubuntu.com ...