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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Can't connect to some (not all) repository servers

I have some head crunch issues with updating my Ubuntu 12.04 server system. When I issue the following command (as root): apt-get update ...nothing happens and after a while apt-get gives up with ...
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Unable to install libfreetype6:i386 Ubuntu 14.10 64-Bit

When trying to install some applications via Ubuntu software centre I am getting the error: cannot install libfreetype6:i386 So I tried to install it via terminal, and got this result: ...
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How do you fix a gcc compile 127 error? sudo apt-get install g++ doesn't work

*emphasized text*when I try to run a program I get the following error. ubuntu@ubuntu-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$ make g++ -Wall -Wno-switch -I. -g -c -o pass.o pass.cpp make: g++: Command not found ...
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What layout/files should debian repository have?

I'm java developer. My goal is to wrap my objects into deb files / upload them to a private repository and install them from this repository. So my questions are: Is Debian repository just an HTTP ...
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How can I know which options have been passed to ./configure while compiling / building a Debian package?

As the title said, I've unpacked a Debian package in order to recompile / rebuild it adding a custom option, but I can't sort out how to find the options passed to ./configure when the package was ...
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What should I do about seeing the message “/boot/config-3.2.0-74-generic: No such file or directory”?

I have seen some odd error messages about missing files after running sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y flashplugin-installer Specifically that some config file in /boot/ was ...
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How to get removed a broken package (in this case “click”)?

How to get removed broken package click? I'm trying install ubuntu-sdk in my 14.04 Ubuntu. I am getting too many errors. sudo apt-get autoremove -f click Reading package lists ... Done Building ...
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Upgrade Evolution in 14.04? No PPA and overwhelming dependancies to build

Is it reasonable to install a current version of Evolution (say 3.16.1) on Ubuntu 14.04? I added the recommended 'ppa:fta/gnome3', but I'm still only offered 3.10.4 from the Ubuntu archive. It seems ...
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Errors were encountered while processing please help

I installed nmap but when I use apt-get update this message appears: Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/nmap_6.47-1~ppa1~u_amd64.deb
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update for the terminal package always fail

I'm trying to update my Ubuntu 14.10 but for the last few weeks the package terminal always fail while the rest works fine , this is the log from the sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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407 Proxy Authentication Required

When I try to install a software using Ubuntu Software center I get: Failed to download repository information Check Your Internet connection When I try to do a apt-get install something, I get: ...
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Can't install anything via apt-get - openjdk errors

I have become unable to install anything on my Ubuntu 14.04 box. When I try to, I get the following error: No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a ...
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apt-get upgrade: Segmentation faulty tree… 50%

I am getting $sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Segmentation faulty tree... 50% How do i fix this?
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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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Why is `apt-get update` telling me to run `apt-get update`?

I recently autoremoved my old unused kernels. At the end of the process it output this message: W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable/main amd64 Packages ...
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MySQL broken. Plugin “FEDERATED” is disabled. Plugin “InnoDB” is disabled

I seem to have horribly broken MySQL on our Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server. We recently installed the mysql-proxy package(we've been trying to set up master-master replication, but we've abandoned that for ...
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How to fix problematic Ubuntu ppa configuration?

When I do sudo apt-get update I get following errors: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 ...
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How do I install HTTRACK (Offline browser) with apt-get? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install httrack. I used this comnmand: sudo apt-get httrack with no luck. How can I install?
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Cannot install any package using apt

It seems that some packages on my Ubuntu (Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, lucid) are broken, preventing me from installing any new packages. I have gone through similar questions in this site, but all proves ...
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How do I tell a shell script my password?

I've been trying to create a script that runs sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get autoremove whenever I log in. It goes like this: #!/bin/bash (sudo apt-get update) (sudo apt-get autoremove) But ...
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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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What is apt-fast and should I use it?

Several times over the past couple years, I've heard of people using apt-fast for updating and installing packages, but I'm not really sure what it does. I think I've traced its origin to this forum ...
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How do I install xxdiff in 13.04?

the xxdiff package seems to have gone missing in Raring Ringtail. Does anyone know what the problemis / how to get it back?
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How can i install xfonts-… packages?

I need to install xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi xfonts-scalable xfonts-cyrillic packages. But I get an error, that they are not exists. Using Ubuntu 14.10 Need them for xvfb
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How do I get iperf on a Ubuntu 13.10 Live disc?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 running from a live DVD disc. Unfortunately it does not include the iperf tool, so it will need to be added separately. I already tried the command below. apt-get install iperf ...
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I can't install libtiff on my 64-bit Ubuntu

When I try to install libtiff on my 64-bit Ubuntu, I get the following error: sudo apt-get install libtiff Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How can I find out if there is actually a cuda-toolkit-6-0 or similar in the apt-get repository (it should exist, but apt-get doesnt see it)?

On my NVidia Jetson TK1 I ran this command: sudo apt-get install cuda-toolkit-6-0 But got this output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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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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Ordering of the commands used to install from a ppa

To install from a ppa, you have to use the following 3 commands: sudo add-apt-repository example/program sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install example-program Is there any reason not to do this: ...
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Is it possible to find all the config file replacements done during apt-get?

When you perform a do-release-upgrade, or just a dist-upgrade, if a package contains a new config file for a program, you get prompted what to do. Now, you can pick whether you want to accept ...
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apt-get install not working 2 [duplicate]

apt-get -f install docky Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following ...
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What is a “Hash Sum mismatch” and what should I do about it? [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get update I see the following message: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-security/main/i18n/Translation-en Hash Sum mismatch W: Failed to fetch ...
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Problem installing Broadcom BCM43142 on HP Pavilion 15-p073TX NB PC

I know this sounds similar but my problem is unique. I have a new HP Pavilion 15-p073TX NB PC. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 but was not able to start WIFI. I searched a bit and got some answers ...
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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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14.10 - software updater - Package operation failed - Unable to udpate any apt packages - Completely blocked

I am using 14.10 Ubuntu. Software updater fails with following error: Package operation failed From terminal, tried to do sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade This gives following ...
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Have Unattended-Upgrade perform check before restarting

Unattended-Upgrade upgrades and restarts my machine without any issues. However, I have a python script that runs infrequently, but when it runs it may take days to complete. I would like to suspend ...
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Problems installing packages from one system to another via scripts

System -> Ubuntu 14.04 System in VM -> Ubuntu DEV 14.04 I'm using the following scripts : Back up packages #!/bin/bash dir=source_files # if directory doesn't exist then make it if [ ! -d ...
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How Do I manually remove malformed Packages?

I tried to install typo3 via the apt-get package manager on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. During the installation the Package typo3-dummy could not be configured and remained in status: half-installed sudo ...
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Finding how many times a given package has been installed

Is there any way to see how many times a package in the repos (say, firefox) has been installed?
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apt-get /usr/bin/datetime.so wrong ELF class

I'm trying to add a repo to apt-get bit it fails complaining over ELF headers sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:chris-lea/node.js Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", ...
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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-suggests on an already installed package?

Or: what is the proper way of installing missing suggests for installed packages?
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apt-get update stopps at 99% [7 Packages gzip 0B] [on hold]

apt-get update stops at... 99% [7 Packages gzip 0B] .My system showing ubuntu 12 and python version is 2.6.When i m doing the apt-get update it is going to stopped at above statement.Also i am not ...
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Unmet dependencies error

So some unmet dependencies are there and I cant install anything without getting rid of them. When i type in: sudo apt-get install -f I get this: patrick@patrick-Z97N-WIFI:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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How to fix apt-get broken updating wireshark

After an update a few months ago Wireshark would not update. I learned to un-check it but forgot today. Updater has downloaded all the updates. I get the following error messages when I try to ...
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Crashes during sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get update the terminal whirls through the process and then abruptly shuts before finishing. This is the error message I receive: Error: Opening the cache (E:Couldn't create ...
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apt-get: Unable to locate package

We regularly have this problem on an cluster build regression: create an new VM wait for SSH to be available login, run apt-get update apt-get install python-pip ... and it fails some of the ...
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ppa broke my repositorys

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. And added the ppa ppa:nathandyer/vocal-stable. After adding it, I runned sudo apt-get update and got the following error: Fetched 13,1 kB in 8s (1478 B/s) ...
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reverse-depends: looking for reverse dependencies of source packages

My goal is finding ALL reverse-depends of a certain package and the belonging source package. For example, I want all packages that depend on libsslcommon2 and the source package that can be installed ...
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Are repository lists secure? Is there an HTTPS version?

Are repository updates secure? As a bear of little brain from the developer side, I cannot understand why the repository list is http://security.ubuntu.com and the other http(unsecured) sites listed ...