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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Installing GTK dev environment with aptitude

I'm trying to install the GTK development environment on Ubuntu, and having difficulty simply get it installed. Basically, my goal is to simply compile a C file which includes the header file ...
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etc/apt/source.list not found

I was trying to edit source.list for apt-get install update and generated new source code from repogen.simplylinux.ch and i don't know what happen during editing that now when i typed version then it ...
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Apt-get command not functioning

I am running lubuntu on a cubie server. I am however unable to install any packages using the apt-get command nor am I able to update using the apt-get update command. I am able to ping IP addresses ...
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Specific version of library is not available

I have two ubuntu ec2 instances as below. Instance 1: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty Instance 2: Distributor ID: Ubuntu ...
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apt-get update very slow, stuck at “Waiting for headers”

I have looked at similar questions: Stuck at 0% [waiting for headers] (apt) apt-get update stuck on "Waiting for Headers" However neither one of them answer my problem. I am running ...
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How to see packages installed on a given date using aptitude

Does anyone know if there's an easy way to find a list of packages installed, sorted by date, when using aptitude (or apt-get)? I was installing a bunch of packages to try something new, and it ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu SDK after upgrade to 15.04 from 14.04

I recently upgraded from 14.04 through to 15.04 so I could start working on a scope idea that I had. Prior to upgrading, I had installed the Ubuntu SDK and had it installed and partially working - but ...
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dpkg-query vs apt-cache

I noticed an interesting phenomenon and I am looking for an explanation. On my Ubuntu system, dpkg-query cannot find some uninstalled packages which apt-cache can find. For instance, dpkg-query -l ...
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where can i find the installed package

i installed package pidgin-skype-common ? i searched but i found many commands i don't know which command should i use package : pidgin-skype-comon_20140930+svn665+dfsg-1_i386.deb In windows, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 problems in apt-get update

I recently install Ubuntu 13.10, but I had several difficulties on installing several programs from 'Ubuntu Software Center'. I tried to update the repositories but I get the follow result: Ign ...
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“GPG error:The following signatures were invalid: KEYEXPIRED”

The error I am having when trying to update my package list. W: GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org ./ Release: The following signatures were invalid: KEYEXPIRED 1436387333 E: Some index files ...
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How do I get and modify the source code of packages installed through apt-get?

I am assuming that all application installed through apt-get are open source; but for those that are available in that manner, where can I get the source code for these applications as well as update ...
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Can't install anything from the terminal of software center in 15.04

A while back I installed some software (I think it was some SDK software) and it didn't work so I removed it. Ever since I have been having problems with Ubuntu. That was back in 14.10 and I was ...
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Can someone provide a real, correct and genuine sources.list for Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu for a while now and I have been having all problems that I needed not to post a thread for to get answers, until I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Vivid. Ubuntu is great but each ...
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Is there a frame by frame video editor?

I have a video with text that I am trying to translate into other language, I will not place the translation as subtitles, the idea is to use the same font and place the translated text in the same ...
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Running apt-get install updated unrelated packages and is causing issues

I recently ran apt-get install unzip on an Ubuntu server, for some reason it started updating almost every package on the system - apache, php, git, mysql, numerous libraries and more. Eventually it ...
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How to tweak software & update so it can run on unsupported release? [duplicate]

I tried to install dropbox by this following command : sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 5044912E sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) ...
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Saucy: Boost shared libs contain no symbols

I need to link with some of Boost's shared library (.so) files. I have installed boost by running sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev The header files and static libraries are installed ...
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tomcat7 does not uninstall cleanly after deleting directory

An instance of tomcat7 on Ubuntu14.04 was not working properly so we tried to get rid of it. apt-get remove tomcat7 did not work, leaving all the directories. So we manually tried to delete ...
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How to install g++ complier [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu-14.0.4 and i am trying to install the g++ compiler by using the command sudo apt-get install g++ after clicking enter some sort of process is running and it ends with an error ...
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Upgrading from 13.04 to 15.04 Trouble [on hold]

I am having trouble with a virtual Ubuntu 13.04, my taskbar and menus have disappeared, and i have tried to move my ~/.config file to ~./config_old to try and create a new one, but it did not work. ...
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How do i manage metapacket architecture?

I'm building a debian package compose only of bash/perl script. Those scripts aim to interact with an architecture specific program (amd64) and are completely useless without this program. On debian ...
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No linux-tools for stable kernel release

I can't install and use perf tool on my linux server: Linux vzu01-ubuntu 3.16.0-30-generic #40~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 15 17:43:14 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux root@vzu01-ubuntu:~# ...
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Unable to open software center and nautilus

I am unable to open software center and nautilus, I get ths error if i open them: E: Malformed line 2 in the source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list (type) E: Could not read list of ...
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Can't solve unmet dependencies

I try to solve a problem of mine and I have some difficulties. I can't install/remove/dist-upgrade/clean/autoclean any package. When I try to run sudo apt-get -f install to fix unmet dependencies I ...
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Remove path to uninstalled codeblocks

I uninstall codeblocks via these commands (Ubuntu 14.04): sudo apt-get autoremove codeblocks sudo apt-get --purge remove codeblocks After that I run: $ codeblocks bash: /usr/bin/codeblocks: No ...
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Error installing lib32stdc++6 on ubuntu 14.10 on a 64bit OS [on hold]

While installing android studio on ubuntu, I am getting error could not run mksdcard SDK tool I found out that I need to install lib32stdc++6. But executing sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6 is ...
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software center crashing and wont re install [duplicate]

Im using Ubuntu 14.4 and my software center has crashed and wont open. I have tried several removal and re-install options in terminal. Here is what I get. Any suggestions. ...
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Cannot remove or update a package

I ran into a problem that I cannot remove or update masalla-icon-theme package that I installed from Noobslab ppa using apt-get. The issue is I ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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How to manage local Ubuntu mirror?

I'm in the process of setting up an on-site mirror of the Ubuntu repositories for 14.04 using apt-mirror. I will start by creating a full current mirror, let's call it Test_Mirror. I want to create a ...
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Symantec Class 3 G4 intermediate certificate missing from ca-certificates/ca-certificates-java

I hope that you can help. I did a search and didn't find this exact issue. A vendor of ours recently updated their SSL certificate using a Symantec intermediate certificate. Our java process was no ...
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Install a list of packages only if they aren't already installed

I'm trying to automate my setup as much as possible. To do this I have lists of packages that I want to install, for example: banshee wireshark audacity thunderbird thunderbird-lightning calibre ...
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Can't update my apt packages.. problems with python-oneconf, software-center.. pyclean & pycompile not found

I can't update-upgrade my ubuntu packages anymore after my latest update/upgrade/dist-upgrade here are some outputs : $sudo dpkg --audit The following packages are in a mess due to serious problems ...
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How to restore to default source list? [on hold]

Before this problem occured, i got duplicate source.list entry error when do apt-get update command and decide to solve it. I don't know what to do now.. UPDATE Output of sudo apt-get update: $ ...
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Are there APIs to achieve centralized patching?

I am trying to make a centralized patch management tool, which can be used to perform the controlled update of all the Ubuntu machines in my network. I did some research, and collected the following ...
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node version outdated [duplicate]

I am trying to install Yeoman in my machine but i am getting the error node outdated,when i checked my versions i got this. node --version && npm --version v0.10.37 1.4.28 if my versions ...
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Using sudo apt-get install, why no source code?

I was trying to install a package for robotic operational system (ROS). And I just go ahead and type sudo apt-get install <package> After installation, I see a list of files in /opt/share ...
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Show apt-get installed packages history via commandline?

Is there a way to show the history of installed packages that were installed by apt-get via commandline?
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How to know last time apt-get was executed?

I known that the command to update the repository lists is apt-get update. How to check if it has been executed today or in the last 24 hours? I do not known if should check some file timestamp. Or ...
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I installed a version of Apache newer than what's in the repos. Will it be checked for updates?

I'm confused about how the package management system works in the case I'm about to describe. I found similar questions on askubuntu but I don't understand the system well enough to apply what I read ...
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How do I block a specific VERSION of a package to be installed by aptitude (or apt-get)?

I have a problem with a program crashing, and I suspect that only the latest version of the package has this problem, so I wish to block this particular version from ever being installed – but I still ...
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Unable to install updates in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My automatic software updater stopped working and I have not been able to get it fixed. I tried the suggested fixes here but it didn't work. I then reached out for help to a senior Unix dev who ...
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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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Specific version for packages

I am using salt-stack to manage servers state(required software/tools/libraries etc). I use specific EC2 images for ubuntu(14.4 x64) instances so I am sure that the os version will not change. I am ...
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libpcap 32 bit on 64 bit Ubuntu

I'm trying to install Gulp. As the author says it needs 32-bit libpcap-dev libs for building the application, but when I try to download 32bit version it says NO INSTALL CANDIDATE AVAILABLE ...
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Google chrome removal after deleting /opt/google

I had installed google-chrome and there was a folder named google in /opt. For some reason I accidentally removed /opt. Now I have trouble removing google-chrome-stable with apt-get. Any ideas on how ...
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something wrong with my package lists(I think) [duplicate]

So when I'm trying to install something with apt-get, this happens, jabez@jb-Inspiron-3537:~$ sudo apt-get install libwxgtk2.8-0 Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no ...
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trusty GHC from universe breaks trusty

I want to install haskell compiler GHC, and some other packages dependent on it. (version 6.4 or higher) http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/ghc so I try: $ sudo apt-get install ghc Reading package ...
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muon is gone after change of python / issues after python 2.7.10 installation on ubuntu 14.4

My muon is gone on my Kubuntu 14.4. If I try to install it with sudo apt-get install muon I get the message The following packages have unresolved dependencies: muon : Depends on: ...
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Synaptic requiring too many additional removals?

I installed LLVM out of curiousity some time ago, not using it for anything specific. Today I tried removing it with Synaptic, the same way I installed it. The problem is, marking 'removal' on one of ...