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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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 ...
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'Update Information Is Outdated' related to failed installation of apt-fast

I recently subscribed to Linux Format, and in the Aug. 2014 issue ('Fix Ubuntu') they recommended apt-fast to install software faster: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable $ sudo apt-get ...
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How can I install applications (with apt-get) to an external disk?

I'm on a chromebook running Ubuntu inside a chroot via crouton. Thus, I have limited space. However, I have an external 32GB (extremely) high-speed SD Card. I'd like to install some of my larger ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: Package libc6-dev-i386 is not available

I'm building 32 bit boost thread libraries on 32 bit Ubuntu 12.10. When building I get the error /usr/include/gnu/stubs.h:7:27: error: gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory I googled the problem ...
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How to install something in a terminal without the “Do you want to continue [Y/n]?” prompt?

Of course when you type: sudo apt-get install whatever It asks you: Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Is there any way I can just install it without it asking me if I want to continue? I don't ...
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Errors while trying `apt-get update` [on hold]

I'm new to ubuntu and I have limited experience with linux in general. I have been trying to get ROS hydro to work on my Ubuntu 13.04 according to this guide ...
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Simple instructions for creating a pacakge

I am about to give up creating a package for Ubuntu even though it is my development platform. I have a GPL app based on Qt, it has several sharelib to include and a few lib dependencies. I have ...
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Varnish 4 on 12.04

I would like to use the latest version of Varnish (4.0.1) on precise. I tried following the instructions posted here: https://www.varnish-cache.org/installation/ubuntu apt-get install ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sources.list contents

This question is a followup for this [one].1 I've identified the problem as being related to different xorg driver versions. My /etc/apt/sources.list file on the upgraded system is as follows: # deb ...
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Extract a part of apt repository for offline usage [duplicate]

On the office I have a PC with internet access so I can install packages from the online repositories, but I have a PC at home w/o connection and I want to be able to install packages offline. I ...
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InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I see this question was asked already, but I cannot find the answer for me. Here is the error I get, and I get it from today or yesterday - apt-get worked until few days ago: orliin@vbox:~$ sudo ...
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Trying to install cifs-utils - the attempt created dependency hell

Trying to mount a smb share in Linux (12-10, kernel 3.5.0-17-generic) - I tried to install mounting utils sudo apt-get install cifs-utils response / error: ... Preparing to unpack ...
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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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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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Unable to install missing video and audio plugins

When I try to install missing plugins on terminal, the following output appears: arif@arif-HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-restricted-extras [sudo] password for arif: ...
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unable to install softwares from software center and chromium browsersuddenly shuts down

installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LANG = "en_IN.ISO8859-1" ...
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Installing Skype on Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit

Here is what I tried: $ sudo apt-get install skype [sudo] password for umpirsky: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could ...
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How to download packages from private repository with puppet?

I've set up my own apt repository to serve some .deb packages over LAN and I've set up my puppet configuration to install these packages. If I use apt-get install to download the package it works ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - Broken dependancies for Clam AV

Tried to install CLAMAV via command line for Ubuntu Server 14.04. Got the following error: groot:/home/carlo# apt-get install clamav-freshclam Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Customized sources.list for custom live CD

I recently built myself a custom live CD of Xubuntu 14.04.1. This live CD is used to distribute to my customers to install on their machines with a set of pre-installed applications, some of which are ...
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Can't fix broken packages using Synaptic (Broken Package: Wine1.4)

Ok so I am trying to fix a broken package in order to install wine. When I do "sudo apt-get install wine" I get: sam@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install wine [sudo] password for sam: Reading package ...
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“Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support”

My ubuntu system now says; Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support on 07. aug. 2014. After this date security updates for critical parts (kernel and graphics ...
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How can install python-dev for 2.7.8 in 14.04 off apt-get?

I have tried this and this and this and this Well nothing works with me, i got my amd64 system, 14.04 up and runnig, as I try to install wagtail, a django cms, i get the error. pysass.c:4:20: ...
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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 can I know that I have g++ installed in my ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 . I tried to run a c++ code by a command like this: g++ first.cpp -o first Then it said: The program 'g++' is currently not installed. You can install it by ...
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What are the troubleshooting steps for installing missing dependencies using apt-get? [duplicate]

Instead of creating a thread relating to a specific package I am trying to install it would be more beneficial to have a list of common troubleshooting steps for unmet dependencies. Questions: How ...
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How to use a .iso image as a CD-ROM Repository?

I have all images of Debian, Ubuntu and Ubuntustudio as .iso. How can I use them as repository to install my desired packages with sudo apt-get install package-name? I easily mount the .iso file with ...
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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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“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 then it's showing below error ... ...
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Unable to locate VLC package in my repositories? [duplicate]

When I try to install VLC using apt-get, I get the following error: parameswaran@parameswaran-Compaq-Presario-CQ61-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc [sudo] password for parameswaran: Reading ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Update and can't login

My load of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32 bit) was updated this morning. It reported that the update to 14.0x would not work and I could go ahead and do a partial update to 12.04 LTS which I tried. After it ...
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apt-get upgrade has no errors but no effect [duplicate]

I'm trying to upgrade to the latest version of ubuntu, it isn't working and I'm also not seeing any error messages... so I'm not really sure what the issue is or where to start looking... Any help ...
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How to limit the download speed of APT? [duplicate]

I am downloading a very large package and my internet connection isn't the fastest, so browsing the web at the same time is a pain. How can I limit the bandwidth apt-get uses?
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Is there a way to limit the bandwidth that Software Center uses?

Whenever I am downloading packages using Ubuntu Software Center (or any package manager for that matter), my Internet connection slows to an absolute crawl. In fact, most requests timeout. Is there a ...
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How do I remove only one specific package with apt-get?

I just installed MySQL-server and all of its dependecies, anong other neccessities. But when it went to configure mysql-server it failed to do so, and spit out an error. Which error is not relevant ...
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anki issues how to make work

Hi further to my question ealrier Below is the error message I get from my computer when I try to use Anki (2.0.28) Today, I have ascertained that it is my computer and not the files for anki which ...
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Limit recursion in apt-get install --install-suggests

Recently I tried to install a package and it's suggests by using apt-get install tuxguitar --install-suggests although this worked, there was far more installed than I bargained for. A total of ...
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How to install suggested package after installation main package?

I just install chromium-browser and installation list some suggested packages to install and I continued installation and done it. $ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser Reading package lists... ...
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Installed Teamviewer using a 64-bits system, but I get a dependency error

I was trying to install Teamviewer, but I was getting a dependency 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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Problem installing packages

I can't install any package, as I get this error: installArchives() failed: E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed? debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory E: ...
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Cancel installing pending package with apt-get

Yesterday I trying to install a package with apt-get but I regret of installing this package, but every time I want to install a new package the apt-get trying to install that package again ! How I ...
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Using apt-get how to check have installed latest version ?

Hello im just new for Linux I know that sudo apt-get is for installing application but how I would know that I have installed the latest version of the application for example apt-get install ...
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Install Virtualbox-4.3 in Ubuntu 12.04

Kindly someone help. I am quite new in Ubuntu. While installing the package, these error messages appear. dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of virtualbox-4.3:i386: ...
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How to revert an 'apt-get remove' action after pressing CTRL+Z

I ran by mistake apt-get remove WRONG_PACKAGE, after realizing this, I pressed CTRL+Z to break the process since removing that package started removing around 100+ other packages. Now when I try to ...
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12.04 Package System Broken apt-get autoremove -f fails

I am trying to install all of the latest updates for Ubuntu 12.04. New hardware support and linux-image-3.11.0-26-generic (New install) 57.1MB are what I have remaining. Update Manager tells me ...
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How to tell Ubuntu where to install a program and how to tell where an existing program was installed?

I'm totally new to Ubuntu/Linux, using Ubuntu Server at the moment. Just trying to figure out something basic. How can you tell where you are installing a program. For example I just installed ...
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How can I correct a 502 Proxy Error for a single source when updating sources on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am behind a proxy on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty and need to add the source for MakerBot software and install the makerware software. When I add the source and run the command to update package lists, I get ...
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How do I release software on apt-get? [duplicate]

I'm a bit new to desktop programming, and I currently prefer to work with scripting languages (open source and all). When I polish a tool off I then want to release it for installation via apt-get but ...