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 libgirepository-1.0-1:i386 leads to strangeness

This apt-get exchange leaves me befuddled (on a 64-bit CPU): $ lsb_release -a ...
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Will Biosdevname stay disabled when I update my system?

I wanted my server, 14.04.2, to use the old style of network interface naming, e.g. eth0. I used the Biosdevname part of the answer found here, editing /etc/default/grub but not purging the ...
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Trouble Installing Package from a Local Apt Repo

I am having some issues installing a package from a local apt-repo. I followed the guide below to set up the apt repo and it seems to be working fine. When I run the update-debs command and apt-get ...
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Vivid apt-get update huge Package files in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial

ls -Ssh /var/lib/apt/lists/partial | head total 88G 46G security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages.bz2 42G ...
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Why are samba packages held back while upgrading newly installed system?

I've recently freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I allowed updating of packages during the installation process. After initial installation, I've run: apt-get update followed by apt-get ...
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How does 'upgrade packages during installation' affect point release and kernel updates?

I've recently freshly installed Ubuntu Server 14.04, allowing package updates by internet on installation. This was installed from the 14.04 disc image, downloaded before any of the 14.04.1 and ...
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What is the command line equivalent for the update manager?

When I do sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Sometimes the Ubuntu GUI Update Manager will still have some items left. e.g. “Complete Generic Linuux kernel”. I know there's also sudo apt-get ...
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Disk space issue after apt-get update

I did a system update with sudo apt-get update and rebooted. After the reboot an error came up showing that i'm out of disk space. was barly able to access my desktop. I checked the space util and ...
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Postgres uninstall: “server.key has group or world access” error

I'm trying to uninstall postgresql, but its really complaining. I suspect something is broken. I'm on 12.04, installed via apt-get. sudo apt-get remove postgresql returns: Reading package ...
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apt-get upgrade for Dokuwiki

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop and installed dokuwiki via apt. It's on version: 2013-12-08 That's quite old. The latest release is: 2014-09-29d How can I use apt to upgrade the ...
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problem running apt-get and dpkg command in ubuntu14

I am new to Ubuntu and I have used the apt-get and dpkg -i command to install a software via command line quiet a few times. But because of some unknown reasons I am getting some errors, which I ...
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Unable to insall libgtk2.0-dev on ubuntu 12.04

I am using opencv 3 on ubunut 12.04 and while displaying an image the error message asks me to build the library with libgtk2.0-dev. I tried sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev but I get the following ...
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How to install Tomcat 7.0.42 on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS?

The sysadmin gave me a virtual machine which I access through terminal. I have root access and it got Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. The command apt-cache policy tomcat7 informs: tomcat7: Installed: (none) ...
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Why after fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation update aren't being installed?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a computer. Everything is fine without update. Just after the installation, it was showing about 200 MB updates to download. Since then I'm trying to install all the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, dpkg-reconfigure select option unattended

Via a script I am attempting to configure x11-common. Manually I have been able to run the command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure x11-common then selected Anybody which worked. I would like to ...
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How do I overcome a dpkg error caused by deleting a file in /usr/share/doc-base?

Whenever I run something through APT at the command line I get the following error message: Setting up doc-base (0.10.6) ... Processing 2 added doc-base files... Cannot open file ...
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Change the way packages are downloaded with local repository?

I plan to set up my own custom repository for some Linux software to be used for the local network only (computers on local network to only use that repository). However, there are few things that I ...
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clear situation of python installations with different versions

I have a confusing situation with my python installation on ubuntu. $ python --version Python 3.4.0 $ python2 --version Python 3.4.0 $ python3 --version Python 3.4.0 $ ls -la /usr/bin/python2 ...
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strange code appears in terminal

So I was trying to install openfoam on ubuntu 14.04 and there are two problems I need your help with. One, a strange code appears everytime I run the terminal(I've attached a picture of it). Two, I ...
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apt-get crashed during navis installation, how to repair apt-get?

I was setting up a nagios/nagvis/thruk server on a Ubuntu 14.04 LTE. During the installation the apt-get stucks at this step: [Tue Apr 21 13:59:38.493058 2015] [alias:warn] [pid 19412] AH00671: The ...
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How to resolve that error when I try to install build-essential?

I can't install build-essential on my laptop : It shows error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: build-essential : Depends: g++ (>= 4:4.4.3) but it is not going to be installed ...
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How can I see which packages will be updated from apt?

I see on my server at the login, that a few updates are available. How can I see which packages will be updated on my server without starting the update?
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OpenJDK-7-JRE throws “broken packages” error (14.04 LTS)

I have an application that requires the Java JRE. I decided to go ahead and install the JRE from the repositories. Normally, the only issue I would have with this is it taking forever and a day to ...
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How to prompt the execution of a custom script after a task has been completed

I have created a script called checkrest and I have placed it with executable rights in the /bin directory. The script checks if a restart is required by an application, and if so, it checks which ...
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What is wrong with the iDutch package?

I wanted to try ispell in dutch, so I tried installing idutch, yet it gave me a huge list of warnings. Basically every word in the dictionary contained the illegal character '. Did I use an incorrect ...
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Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop

To preface my question, I already know about this question, but it doesn't have any answers (plus it's for an older version), so I'm opening this one, because this is becoming a pretty big issue for ...
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PPA removed and purged but still showing available upgrades

This is on Ubuntu 14.04 (SERVER, so no GUI) Ok so earlier today I was asked to upgrade GCC to GCC 4.9 (current available is GCC 4.8 for Trusty). So following these directions I installed the PPA ...
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Installing Oracle Java SE SDK 8u31 via apt-get

How can I install the Oracle Java SE SDK 8u31 via apt-get on Ubuntu 12.04 (prevcise)? I tried: apt-get install oracle-java8-installer from ppa:webupd8team/java, but it installed 8u45. After ...
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Kernel questions

I'd like to install kernel 4.0.4 on my 14.04. I want to do it mainly for educational purposes. In fact, I want to learn how to install the binary kernel and how to compile it from sources. I found ...
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Using POV-Ray installed via the APT

I installed POV-Ray by running sudo apt-get install povray but now whenever I run: povray Jmol.pov.ini I get the error: povray: cannot open the user configuration file ...
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apt-get upgrade failure on libglib2.0-bin

im having problem updating my ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) ran below command apt-get update && apt-get upgrade resulted to: Setting up libglib2.0-bin (2.32.4-0ubuntu1) ... rmdir: failed to ...
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sudo apt-get install “libgcc1:i386” fails in Juju install hook but working manually

I am trying to install "libgcc1:i386" through my Juju install hook but the command is failing with the below error: 2015-05-26 08:59:23 INFO unit.wxs/0.install logger.go:40 sudo: unable to resolve ...
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sources.list is broken in Saucy [duplicate]

I'm trying to update the packages on my Ubuntu Server 13.10 (x32) via the following command: sudo apt-get update. But I'm getting the 404 errors like this: W: Failed to fetch ...
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pyvenv vs venv vs python-virtualenv vs virtualenv and python 3

malikarumi@Tetouan2:~$ pip install virtualenv Collecting virtualenv Downloading virtualenv-12.0.7-py2.py3-none-any.whl (1.8MB) 100% |################################| 1.8MB 330kB/s ...
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Proxy authentication ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I newly installed the Ubuntu 13.04. then connected to the network, through wire, wireless, and mobile broad band. I can browse in Firefox, I cant update software and I cant download new software. ...
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How do I exclude specific packages from installation with apt-get?

I would like to exclude specific packages from installation with apt-get, that is, install a metapackage without the list of specific packages, preferably with one invocation of apt-get. For example, ...
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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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Opera apt link on Lubuntu? [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to use apt links on Lubuntu with Opera? I've found tutorials that work on Opera Ubuntu and Firefox Lubuntu, but none for Opera Lubuntu. Thanks
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VTK package naming from apt-get

In the past I've always manually built VTK, but recently I've tried installing using the ones provided by apt-get because build times are significant on my laptop. Additionally, if I ever want to get ...
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[Sloved]Get error on install Java

I tried install Java 8 for Oracle PPA but get a error. I have viewed “sha256sum mismatch jdk-7u3-linux-x64.tar.gz ” error when trying to install Oracle Java and How to remove error message when ...
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APT-CACHER SERVER blocks me down load file at apt-get

I follow this to setup the apt-cacher but it cause some problem when I install Java 8, how can I fix it? NOTICE: I have fix the the installer_files_regexp addition from [a-z]+\.tar\.gz(?:\.gpg)? to ...
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apt-get install libglapi-mesa error

I'm struggling with Ubuntu for almost 3 months now. And it never fails to drive me crazy. I'm using Ubuntu for compiling Android kernels for beaglebone black. I installed Ubuntu into a separate ...
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How to list all installed packages?

I'd like to output a list of all installed packages into a text file, so that I can review it and bulk-install on another system. How to do this?
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bakomatex installation problem

The Problem Installed deb package for bakomatex and have been getting errors with dpkg ever since. debanjan@tanrake:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for debanjan: Reading package lists... ...
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dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) nginx

The Software up-to-date Option automatically download the upgrade for nginx. but While installing it's giving me the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to know what libraries the `apt-get install` command installs [and optionally, how to locate these files]?

I took for granted the apt-get install command for too long. How to know (other than reading the prompt) what files are being downloaded? Cuz i can read the prompt when i'm installing these ...
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Broken Package, Unable to install anything.!

I know there is so many solution for this but I tried all those none of them are working. When I tried apt-get install -f ... siddharth@Sid-HP-dv6:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for ...
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LibSSL1.0.0 Throwing Errors

Whenever I try to do any package manipulation - stuff like apt-get install or apt-get update, etc. - I keep getting errors related to libssl1.0.0. I've tried various things online to no avail. sudo ...
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software center not working neither ubuntu is updating

i just installed ubuntu 13.10 both on my pc as well as on my laptop. on my pc the os is workig properly but on my laptop it's hard to understand what is going wrong.The software center is not working, ...
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The difference between simply installing software & adding to repository [duplicate]

I have a simple question coming from my mind. What is the difference between : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cwchien/gradle sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gradle And simply sudo apt-get ...