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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How to publish / Register a package to the official repository of Ubuntu?

I had a tool called cockpit which is written in shell script. I like to register the package to the official repository, so that anybody can get it using the apt-get cockpit command. I have no idea ...
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sudo apt-get install tomcat7 returns a 404 for Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) but package should be available

I'm trying to install tomcat7 on ubuntu 14.04 64bit using the following command sudo apt-get install tomcat7 the required libs can't be downloaded with the following error Err ...
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Corrupt dpkg status file

After upgrading my system last week the S hits the Fan. Looked al over the forun but did'nt got the answer to solve my problem. Within DPKG the "status" file was corrupt, back-ups where empty so tried ...
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Need to prevent a package from being installed

I have a package I do not want to be installed even if another needs it. Is there any way to "blacklist" a package from being installed even as a dependency of another? Can I overcome the fact that ...
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Problem with update-manager: No module named 'apt_pkg' in Ubuntu 13.10, having installed Python 3.4 on /usr/local/lib

I'm rather new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to run update-manager on Ubuntu.13.10. I get: jacopo@jacopo-laptop:~$ update-manager Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line ...
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upgrade git on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

I currently have Git 1.7.1.0 installed but need to upgrade to 1.7.1.1 (at least). I tried running: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade and also tried sudo apt-get install git-core but each ...
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Unable to remove maven using 'sudo apt-get remove maven2'

I want to upgrade to newer version of maven. For that i first want to remove the existing version of maven in the computer as told here. I tried sudo apt-get remove maven2. But it is saying ...
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Purge Does Not Remove All Packages

When I'm installing a package -let's say imagemagick- apt-get says 14MB of disk space will be used and 10 new packages will be installed. However, when uninstalling, actually purging, it says 1 ...
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Computer temporarily freezes on 97% evertime apt-get is run?

When I run apt-get on my computer it temporarily freezes for a few seconds sometimes ranging to a minute with the system completely unresponsive. Can anyone help me clarify the source of this problem ...
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Install packages without starting background processes and services

Sometimes installing some applications will start a process or service from the application being run automatically on installation. How do I install without starting them?
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ffmpeg installation, kubuntu utopic unicorn

I haven't found any utopic unicorn ffmeg repositories, so I am trying to install it from https://launchpad.net/~jon-severinsson/+archive/ffmpeg by changing version from utopic to trusty in ...
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Is it possible to add a location/folder on my hard disk to sources.list?

Is it possible to add a location/folder on my hard disk (ex: /media/Data/Ubuntu) to the sources.list? If possible,how?
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Sending enter in interaction mode ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to make a basic script for deployment of ocs-inventory and I got stuck on a problem. When I issue this command: sudo apt-get install -y ocsinventory-agent The interactive window ...
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Problem trying to install synaptic [duplicate]

:~$ sudo apt-get install synaptic [sudo] password for : Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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getting error while trying to install ubuntu-tv in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Im trying to install Ubuntu-TV and I ran apt-get install unity-lens-video and it returned This error: Selecting previously unselected package unity-scope-video-remote. Preparing to unpack ...
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What dangers have the Apt bugs security holes (USN-2348-1) caused?

Just recently 4 bugs in the Packet Manager Apt (the main in Ubuntu) has been discovered. Especially bad for 12.04 LTS as 4 security holes have been found there. My question is to what dangers have ...
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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 [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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? [duplicate]

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 ...