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 prepare my program for Launchpad

I wrote Python program and made DEB (https://github.com/CyberTailor/vk-stats/releases/download/0.9/vk-stats_0.9-1_all.deb). Now, I want to upload this package to Launchpad, but it doesn't accept DEB ...
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GPG error : http://repos.rcn-ee.net

when I update using apt-get update on Beaglebone black, I got the following error, W: GPG error: http://repos.rcn-ee.net trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the ...
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How to solve “Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file”?

I'm a new user of Ubuntu 13.10 so far so I don't have too much technical expertise. I recently tried to resolve a Skype installation issue and added some ppa involving binary-1386. Every time when I ...
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Help Recovering Core Files

Vague title I know. Here's what happened, I had dropped to a tty, apt-get remove gnome, then it said I should remove everything else that wasn't needed by just a usual apt-get autoremove. Well I did ...
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Best way to cope with kernel upgrade and vmware-tools recompilation race condition

I am automatically creating vmware images based on Ubuntu 14.04 using packer.io. I would like to run apt-get upgrade each time I create a new vmware base box. Yet, upgrading the kernel frequently ...
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Can not download any package

I am new to Linux and particularly to Ubuntu recently i had to format Ubuntu 3 to 4 times because it doesn't complete and now after it is been booted i am facing another problem that it doesn't allow ...
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apt-get package is not available but is referred to by another package - but cannot find that package

When I try to install a package with apt-get install, I'll occasionally see a message of the form Package somePackage is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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downgrade libsqlite3

I get some errors which hint to libsqlite3. Therefore I want to downgrade libsqlite3 on Ubunutu 14.04 root:/usr/src# dpkg -l | grep sqlite ii libqt4-sql-sqlite:i386 ...
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package remove fail. postgresql-contrib-9.1: subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 127

Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 404522 files and directories currently installed.) Removing postgresql-contrib-9.1 (9.1.15-0ubuntu0.12.04) ... ...
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Got NODATA issue: 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)

Recently, I have ubuntu 14.04 desktop installed on my laptop, I can use my mobile broadband to access Internet with Firefox but when I want to install any package from terminal or make 'apt-get ...
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gcc is gone probably after an update

gcc was installed in my system at the start, I still remember using it but after some time it was gone and replaced by some other versions of gcc. When I type in gcc from the terminal several ...
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apt-file regex: escaping a dot

I want to find all packages which provide a shared object containing "ssl" in the file name. The apt-file manpage says: --regexp | -x Treat pattern as a (perl) regular expression. ...
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Running sudo apt-get upgrade error

I'm new to Ubuntu can anyone help me what is the problem of my ubuntu? I can't download anything because of these errors: debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory Extracting ...
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Error trying to install pipelight

I try to install pipelight but I get an error msg. What can I do about it? $ sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead

> Err ftp://ftp.iitb.ac.in trusty InRelease Err ftp://ftp.iitb.ac.in > trusty Release.gpg Could not resolve > 'ftp.iitb.ac.in' Ign http://dl.google.com ...
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My system cannot log in after Kubuntu-desktop install

I have Linux Ubuntu 15 installed in my laptop. I installed gnome-shell on top of my Unity desktop environment which worked fine. Then i installed kubuntu-desktop using apt to try out the Plasma ...
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I have problem when I implemented this command sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev

I have problem when I implemented this command sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev And I get this: fawaz@fawaz-Lenovo-B590:~$ sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev Reading package ...
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E:Type gsudo is not known on line sources list/etc/apt/sources.list [on hold]

After Aktualisierung (update) Error Alarm. Synaptic is not installed, so I can not see wat is are wrong? If ask this question on a german Ubuntu-Help Forum, I got always answer, wat kind of ...
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How do I install the 'python-uno' package?

I had a script, it is working with the package python-uno on Ubuntu 12.04 lts. The script is in python language and work with OOo to edit XLS files. Now I upgraded to 13.10 and it seems the uno not ...
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Unresovable broken dependencies, none of 'apt-get' commands works

Before I explain the problem, I should say that I have tried all other answers to similar questions and troubleshootings around the Internet, and none of them works. To be more specific all apt-get ...
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Unable to use apt-get or Ubuntu Software Center [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 (old laptop last used in 2012 being used as current one gets repaired etc etc) and unable to run apt get or update any software in Ubuntu Software Center. The last time I used ...
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Install Ububuntu on Asus X205TA (error)?

I am trying to follow this Instructions to install Ubuntu 14.10 on ASUS EeeBook X205TA , but after running the first line of code, I get this error: Unable to locate package libfont-freetype-perl ...
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Is it possible to undo an apt-get install command?

I installed Carpadio on my Xubuntu install (a Live USB), which then pulled like over 50 packages from, I suppose, the Ubuntu side of the repository. Now I would like to undo this. However for all my ...
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Cubietruck with Lubuntu - unmet dependencies try using f; package 'build essential' has noinstalation candidate

Im trying to get build-essential installed on cubietruck(with lubuntu), but im getting: "E: Package 'build-essential', so i went to get help and some said to do : sudo apt-get -f install, but it ...
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How to undo Apt actions

Some times I manually install some '.deb' files using dpkg -i *.deb and the apt get broken. So I want to undo last (sometime more) operation. How can I do it
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apt-get update high cpu http process

I also asked this question here. When I do apt-get update, it keeps on updating. I stopped the process at 22 Gb - I just canceled it... Any idea about what to do? ot sure if related, but HTTP ...
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How do I install Steam after this error? Ubuntu 14.04

Attempting to get steam on my Chromebook has been a real headache. When I double click the Steam Icon Package Installer opens and says: Steam needs to install these additional packages: ...
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gnome-settings-daemon not installing

2 weeks ago I installed Ubuntu and there was 1 update held back which was the gnome-settings-daemon, can I just ignore the update or does it install with the rest of the system updates after a fresh ...
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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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How can I discover where apt-get has installed applications?

I have installed 2 development tools named maven and ant using this command: sudo apt-get install maven ant How can I discover what are the installation directories for these tools on my system?
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apt-get install caused all packages to be removed

I am very upset by this, and I simply cannot understand WHY it happened. The reason why I am so upset is because I have people which use my Teamspeak server, and I am currently away on vacation, thus ...
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cannot browse although connected to internet

zati@zati-K42JZ:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for zati: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address ...
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can't update repositories Ubuntu 13.10

When I run sudo apt-get update I receive the following error message: W:Failed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/Release Unable to find expected entry ...
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PPA Failed Build

I am trying to upload a package to a PPA to be built. The package ucc in this repository won't build. It fails by saying: make: *** No rule to make target '../src/parser.y', needed by ...
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Does someone knows how to fix this installation bug in ubuntu?mysql-server-5.6 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I'm trying to remove mysql-workbench. But everytime when I try to remove something related with mysql, I get this error. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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error diverting when i use apt-get -f install

I get the below output when i run apt-get -f install. Please help me in fixing the errors root@sharath-HP-630-Notebook-PC:/usr/sbin# sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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cmake 2.8.9 on Ubuntu 10.04

I have installed cmake using apt-get and the "latest" version is 2.8.0. But when I try to used, my project requires cmake version 2.8.9. I try to update but without any success using apt-get. How ...
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what is aptd, apt, apt-get and what are 2758,2936 and 3673 as shown below [on hold]

2758 ? 00:00:05 aptd 2936 ? 00:00:00 apt 3673 ? 00:00:00 apt-get This is what is being shown when i type ps -e | grep -e apt -e adept | grep -v grep I am very new to ...
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package to change language

Here is how I change my OS language... System settings - Language Support - Install/ Remove Languages - select "marathi" - apply changes - drag marathi to first place in language for menus and ...
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synaptic tries to uninstall so many packages when trying to install openssh-server

I've been tyring to get openssh-server through sudo apt-get install openssh-server, but when I ran it I got the following: The following packages have unmet dependencies: openssh-server : Depends: ...
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Upgrade Git version on Ubuntu 14.04

Can please somebody tell me what is wrong with this? I run $ sudo apt-get purge git; sudo apt-get autoremove; sudo apt-get install git Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Is there a way to use GIT to manage OS packages so that if i 'sudo' break something I can easily revert?

I'm very novice when it comes to OS management, so if this question is ignorant please be kind. The idea is pretty self explanatory, essentially keep a text file of packages&versions, every ...
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How do I get the latest content of a .deb file without downloading redundant data?

I want to update a .deb file with the latest content from available update. I searched and found apt-sync program, however, this apt-sync project seems dead. Is there any alternative of it? or Is ...
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Can't connect to archive.canonical.com

This is a problem that has been driving me insane. Whenever I use the terminal to download anything, updates or programs, I can't get past 0% while it says, [Connecting to archive.canonical.com ...
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Cannot install mysql server 5.5 on ubuntu 14.04

I have tried many ways to install mysql-server. I first tried installing by executing sudo apt-get install mysql-client-5.5 mysql-server mysql-server-core-5.5 I was asked for root password, and ...
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Cant install libsdl2-dev or cmake glfw.. (libxinerama-dev problem)

So I was going to continue learning Opengl after switching to Ubuntu, I tried this explanation to compile glfw and use it, but I got this: -- Using X11 for window creation -- Using GLX for context ...
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creating a deb package to install extension

I want to create a deb package that will install this and that extensions. I want to automate the steps of adding the extension to LibreOffice and Firefox. How do I create a package for this?
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What should I do as apt-get wants to remove grub-efi-amd64-signed

I'm on 15.04 and latest upgrade shows grub-efi-amd64-signed as "to be removed" (along with upgrading grub-common, grub-efi-amd64, grub-efi-amd64-bin and grub2-common) I'm using EFI secure boot, so I ...
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Must have libdb to build apt-ftparchive

I'm trying to build APT. However, I keep getting this message from the ftparchive makefile: Must have libdb to build apt-ftparchive It doesn't always print this, only sometimes? Which package do ...
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Kodi package problems after upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04: libsdl2 not found

After my HTPC system upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 I can't seem to install Kodi. I run sudo apt-add-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kodi kodi-bin And ...