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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Cannot remove old kernels or install any new packages

I have spent the last two days googling and mining forums to find a solution to this problem. When I try to install anything i get the same error saying that i have all these old kernels. I have tried ...
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What does it means : '/sbin/ldconfig.real: /usr/lib/libgraph.so.1 is not a symbolic link'

Whenever i use : apt-get upgrade Always at end of line it's shows this :- /sbin/ldconfig.real: /usr/lib/libgraph.so.1 is not a symbolic link EDIT:- ls -l /sbin/ldconfig.real output :- ...
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Software Update: This requires installing packages from unauthenticated sources

When trying to install packages through the software updater on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS I get following error: It's about these packages: I have selected following settings from where to install ...
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How to get the package description using python-apt?

I'm trying to create a graphical program to deal with packages easily for end-users. However, I'm facing a problem in retrieving the package's description beside some other information. I've seen the ...
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Error installing curl

I wanted to install curl to program in C. However, I faced this weird problem: $:sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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apt-get update error(core dumped)

Someone please help here. I get this whenever i try sudo apt-get update/intall . * stack smashing detected *: apt-get terminated Aborted (core dumped) What could be the problem. i am using ubuntu ...
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12.04 LTS apt-get hanging connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com

I have a 12.04 LTS VPS that no longer seems to be able to apt-get anything. It connects ok for security patches, but on installing anything just hangs at 0% trying to connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com. ...
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Cannot seem to be able to resolve tzdata installation error problem

Lately every package I attempt to install, whether designed to run under WINE or not, gives me the same following error report: debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate strict.pm in @INC (you ...
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13.04 The Software center stopped working after update: an unhandled error occured

I've done a clean installation of ubuntu 13.04 2 weeks ago and I can't say the usual user experience that I knew for ubuntu is not there. I just did an update and restarted my machine as asked ...
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Apt-get broken after termination in mid-install

Long story short, I tried installing something via apt-get install and accidentally terminated the process through terminal. I now can't use apt-get install, Ubuntu Software Center, etc. I tried ...
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Pepper flash plugin is installed but doesn't work on chromium

I have Pepper Flash Plugin installed, but it doesn't work on chromium and still every webpage prompts to install Adobe flash. I removed and installed it again but nothing changed. I'm sure it's ...
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Software Updater not starting up

So my original problem was that I couldn't get the ubuntu software centre to startup, it would just freeze for a while loading and then would crash. So i tried to remove USC : Successfully When I ...
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Folder structure and apt-get purge

I have installed nginx on a new ubuntu server with the following command: apt-get install nginx I removed nginx with the following commands: apt-get purge nginx apt-get autoremove How come the ...
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Removed python2.7, python2 python3, python3.4 from /usr/bin/

I was tinkering with my computer yesterday and, unaware of the importance of /usr/bin/, promptly removed all of the python files from there, and then proceeded to get rid of all the packages that ...
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sudo apt-get update not working on ubuntu 13.04 [on hold]

I'm trying to run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 13.04, but I always get the same error: Err http://extras.ubuntu.com raring/main Sources 404 Not Found Err ...
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How to install suggested packages in apt-get

I know the question has been asked before, but please hear me out. So I wanted to install screenlets. I ran sudo apt-get install screenlets, and this is what I got: The following extra packages will ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: Package libc6-dev-i386 is not available

I'm building 32 bit boost thread libraries on 32 bit Ubuntu 12.10. When building I get the error /usr/include/gnu/stubs.h:7:27: error: gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory I googled the problem ...
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create a .deb Package from scripts or binaries

I searched for a simple way to create .deb Packages for things which have no source code to compile (configs, shellscripts, proprietary software). This was quite a problem because most of the package ...
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Fully uninstall X server

I was playing around with the x server and LXDE in ubuntu server and installed it using the command 'sudo apt-get install xorg lubuntu-desktop'. When I went to uninstall it, by using the command 'sudo ...
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How to install synapse in Ubuntu 14.04

I got lxde, and I am very new to it.I found out there were no search tool for it I went online and found it and I did sudo apt-get install synapse it did not work.It says Unable to locate ...
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Recover from miss delete /var/lib

My system is Ubuntu amd64 studio 14.04.1. I deleted /var/lib and by mistake. So I recovery it from coping whole directory from liveDVD. After reboot it seems OK. It recommend update 300MB of ...
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Why the PHP software is not getting updated to the latest stable released version?

I'm using LAMP on my local machine which runs Ubuntu 12.04. Currently I'm using PHP 5.5.20 on my machine. Following is the command I run from the terminal and below that is the output: ~$ php -v ...
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Fix Broken Packages

Whatever I do, I end up on these lines, stuck on 10.04, unable to install or update any thing. Tried a lot of things but nothings works. The following packages have unmet dependencies: libasound2: ...
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How to install programs into user directory without sudo

I mean how to install programs from repos into the user directory without sudo? There are two ways (and even more) of installing software: from repos and from the software developer's website ...
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Is there a way to add repo to Snappy ubuntu core?

I am trying to install more stuff and I am seeing very little in snappy's install. Is there a way to use apt-get or add repo to install?
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Double packages by sudo apt-get update in /var/lib/apt/lists [duplicate]

I get duplicate source lists when I apply following command : sudo apt-get update (needed for installing Foam-extend-3.1: Fetched 3254 kB in 7s (435 kB/s) ...
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how to create a debian package to install a python module

I came across this answer: How do I create a deb package for a single python script? Which is extremely helpful and well detailed. I have everything except the install file. In that post the user ...
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broken package install, purge, configure, reinstall, apt-get -f wont work

so i was installing some packages by the command: openstack@controller:~$ sudo apt-get install ceilometer-api ceilometer-collector ceilometer-agent-central ceilometer-agent-notification ...
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openjdk-7-jre on Ubuntu 10.10

As mentioned here, by running this command you can install Java 7 JRE. $ sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre But sometimes I can't find the package in the official repository of Ubuntu even after ...
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I can not install any packages on a fresh installation of Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am having trouble with installing packages on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. Having searched askubuntu, I found several questions with the same problem, but every single answer either didn't apply to me or ...
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CHKCONFIG NOT working on UBUNTU 12.04.4

I am trying to install chkconfig in Ubuntu 12.04.4 but it is not installing. I have tried most of the solutions available like apt-get install sysv-rc-conf update-rc.d All of the above is giving ...
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Wrong dependency tree

I'm trying to update my apt-get but I got the following error messages: Setting up libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 (10.1.3-0ubuntu0.2) ... update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative ...
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Generating list of installed localization packages

I need to find out just the packages installed for current locales. That packages, which are installed if you open the Language support in the System settings after fresh installation of Ubuntu. They ...
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Downloading package dependencies for other platform

I am trying to upgrade a computer at home to Ubuntu 14.10. It does not have an internet connection. I'm sure it will work fine, but I also want to install some additional software. The laptop I am ...
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Failed upgrading 12.10-14.04, error with fontconfig

I'm running 12.10 on a VPS, and realizing it's not supported anymore, I tried upgrading. I followed a thread from the forum here, and did the following: Updated the sources.list file: ###### Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu updating stopped while processing apt-get update

Ubuntu updating stopped while processing apt-get update: ... Ign https://oss-binaries.phusionpassenger.com trusty Release<br> Ign https://private-ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release<br> ...
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Removing 'kubuntu-restricted-extas' (Or: Understanding 'apt-get autoremove' in general)

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (respectively Kubuntu) and Linux in general. Yet, some thing is causing trouble to me. Excuse me, if this has been answered before, but I somehow can't put together those ...
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APT way to get Adobe Flash Player latest version for Linux not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 and I am trying to get the latest version of Adobe Flash Player for Linux (which apparently is 11.2), I am selecting the option for APT for Ubuntu 10.04+ here: But when I ...
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Can't get anything to install, dependency errors

I'm extremely new to Linux/command line stuff, so please forgive my ignorance. Every time I try to install anything using sudo apt-get install ... I get dependency errors. I'm trying to get OpenSSH ...
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Why installing packages without updates fails? Are original packages removed from repositories after update is available?

After a fresh 14.04.1 install I removed a few packages, disabled updates (because updating causes suspend/sleep not to work), ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade (which of course printed 0 ...
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apt-get update malformed line [duplicate]

when i typed sudo apt-get update in terminal, it gave me this error: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gazebo-latest.list (dist) E: The list of sources could not be read. I ...
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unable to install gcc-multilib after upgrading to 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. After upgrading things started to break. I am getting crt1.o: No such file: No such file or directory. So, I tried to install gcc-multilib, but, that is also ...
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Error in apt-get update which does not solve after deleting the content of /var/lib/apt/lists/

When I do sudo apt-get update I get this error message Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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How do I install no-ip DUC on ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install no-ip DUC on ubuntu 14.04. When I run the following command(as the guide says) sudo apt-get install noip2 I get the following error. E: Unable to locate package noip2 How can I ...
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Ubuntu not booting up after uninstalling Gnome desktop

I Have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my machine. I installed Gnome desktop on top of that. But I didn't liked it so I uninstalled the Gnome desktop using the commands sudo ppa-purge ...
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Is there an apt command to download a deb file from the repositories to the current directory?

I am often interested in the installation triggers (postinst, postrm) or certain parts of packages (like /usr/share and /etc). Currently, I am running the next command to retrieve the source code: ...
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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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How to remove dependencies that I installed manually

I was trying to install wkhtmlpdf and after I googled for instructions I found out that I needed to install some dependencies like apt-get install openssl build-essential xorg libssl-dev then I ...
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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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dpkg lock cannot be resolved [duplicate]

I get the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another ...