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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Ubuntu 13.04 - apt-get update error 404 not found [on hold]

I am using a virtual machine on VM VirtualBox called Mininet (downloaded from here: "http://content.udacity-data.com/courses/gt-cs6250/mininet-pyretic-vm.ova") and i am getting the following error ...
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Unable to locate package

There are many question in which users face error: E: Unable to locate package ... The following error while sudo apt-get install <package>: sudo apt-get install <package> Reading ...
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ubuntu 14.04 on SSD after 3 system updates system hangs after sigining in - cursor visible

Fresh install Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD - after login screen visible no unity on left just the background. This is after working great, setting bells and whistles everything peachy. Updated system a few ...
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What happens if we add a dot at the end of sudo `apt-get autoremove`

sudo apt-get autoremove . OUTPUT: WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed. This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing! apt libapt-pkg4.12 (due to apt) libc6 ...
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Having problem with installing apt-fast

I'm trying to install apt-fast, and I use bellow commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable sudo apt-get update After updating my sources I receive following warnings: . . . Ign ...
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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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When attempting upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 upgrade halted at “aborting samba-libs preinst” [on hold]

During the upgrade process the upgrade process halted and I can not restart the updater. It seems to be related to samba. I ran sudo apt-get install -f and got the following result: Reading package ...
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Quickest way to install a deb only available in an older version of ubuntu? [on hold]

Although I am sure a duplicate is somewhere in AU, I could not find it. I'm in 14.10 I need configure-trackpoint What is the most simple and straightforward way to accomplish this?
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I am having trouble downloading Wine onto my Linux Mint 17 [duplicate]

I type in: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa I put in my password, then this comes up: You are about to add the following PPA to your system: Welcome to the Wine Team PPA. Here ...
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How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error?

Every once in a while I see users having issues to update due to errors like this: E:Type 'ain' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/some-ppa.list' with varying types/line ...
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“Unmet Dependencies” problem when trying apt-get install

Anytime I try to install python packages using the command: sudo apt-get install python-package I get the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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'Unable to locate package.' when installing linux-headers

I'm trying to make a wifi driver work and the instructions say to paste the code one line at a time. Does this mean hit enter after each line? How do I move down a line? When I paste the first line ...
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“Type 'string' is not known on line 1 in source list” [duplicate]

My software Center has been giving me problems. I think I uninstalled it using the terminal. I can't download anything via the terminal because of pkg errors: fleece@fleece-VGN-N395E:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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Mirror using apt-mirror and exclude certain sections/categories

I'm currently using apt-mirror to create a local mirror of the Debian repositories. As the mirrored repositories will be used only by machines destined to be headless servers and as an effort to ...
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Getting the names of users on apt-get logs

I am administering a Ubuntu server (Trusty) where several users have been given permission to run apt-get, but only two administrators have full sudo permission. I want to keep track of who installs ...
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Error message when excuting sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Whenever I execute sudo apt-get update I get this error message: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/jolicloud-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found E: Some index ...
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Unable to install most major packages; Unmet dependencies and cannot be fixed [duplicate]

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, and it seems that most major packages I attempt to install (among them being Skype, Steam/Steam-Launcher, WINE, etc.), give an "unmet dependencies" ...
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Hash Sum Mismatch when installing Spotify on 14.04

I'm trying to install Spotify for Ubuntu 14.04. I add the repo and accept the Spotify server key using sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free' sudo apt-key adv ...
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Why am I getting the terminal error “try apt-get -f install”?

Okay, I just install Ubuntu (the LXDE version, which is Lubuntu) and everytime I try to install a package through the terminal with the "Apt-get install" command, this error pops up: E: Unmet ...
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How to prevent go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during installing

Is there any switch which tell apt-get command not to go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during ? I mean, we go to configure mode after installation?
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problem after apt-get update command

Recently , i tried to install google earth from Ubuntu tweak . the programme asked me to add the repository of google earth . well,after i do the command i found that an error message that told me ...
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How to seed the apt and/or dpkg database of packages?

I have this system that has a basic Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS installation on it, but no network access. I have this set of deb packages which have been copied to some location on said machine. How do I get ...
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I am not able to compile a simple program using gcc

Wrongly I have install ia32-libs but my host system is 64 bit. Now whenever i try to compile c file i get a message " as: unrecognized option '--64' " I have uninstall th ia32-libs but I am ...
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Security updates for old-releases

I know that I should upgrade to a newer supported Ubuntu version if possible, but: if you have no possibility to upgrade (for reasons not important here) you have to use the old-releases archive from ...
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How to set the path where sudo apt-get installs

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and am unable to find where I install software using apt-get. In the dash if I type eclipse or the name of the software it appears, But I am unable to right click on it and ...
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Archive repository for Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Ubuntu 12.10 is not supported any more since May 2014. Why is there no archived version at http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ ?
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Is there a "top-level' package for ubutu 14.0?

With a really dumb move, I removed the pulseaudio package on my machine and reinstalled it. The resulting desktop is broken (all the packages that are dependent on pulseaudio have not been ...
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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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how much space does a given package, and dependencies, cost?

given a package name, I want to find how much space would be freed up if the package, and its dependencies, were deleted. As dependencies might be shared between packages, maybe the right way to put ...
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I'm trying to do a sudo apt-get upgrade, but there are some packages that are no longer required. Should I remove them? [duplicate]

I'm trying to upgrade my packages and there were some packages that were automatically installed and are no longer required. What should I do? I'm asked to use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them, but ...
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Custom update process for ubuntu

I a have remote embedded system with Ubuntu on it. Also it runs our proprietary Java application Jar on it. In order to update that jar I have tried to set up private PPA repository, but it seems too ...
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Can not install google-chrome-stable on ubuntu 12.10 because of libnss3 (>= 3.14.3)

My Vimium plugin stopped working in google chrome so I uninstalled it order to get install newer version. I can not get to install it anymore because of incorrect dependency version on libnss3 ...
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404 not found - error while updating using aptitude [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring-security/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.153 80] W: Failed to fetch ...
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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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unable to to locate package apt-fast

This is what I tried: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable $ sudo apt-get update ..........something something......... ................................................................. ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Cannot Connect to the Internet

Using both terminal and the software center, I cannot do any updates or download any software. I tried running sudo apt-get update and I get this message: E:GPG error: http://linux.ntuoss.org trusty ...
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Can't update my Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

First I just tried to install a software: sudo apt-get install xvfb It returns: Err http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates/main xvfb amd64 2:1.13.3-0ubuntu6.2 404 Not Found [IP: ...
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Can't upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

I keep trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 13.10, but it comes up with the same error no matter what I disable. I spoke to a friend who is quite handy with Ubuntu and he said it might be an issue with the ...
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apt-get update tries to download uncompressed Packages file

I am using a physical server right now. I have installed MAAS and cannot use the apt-get function at all. When I type sudo apt-get update I get a long string with some things updating and most things ...
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Failed to download repository information check your internet connection [on hold]

I can't install anything through a SoftwareCenter and terminal since couple of days. I use Ubuntu 12.10. This is what I get when I try to install something: Failed to download repository ...
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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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How can I get persistent output from apt-listchanges without intervention?

I have installed and configured apt-listchanges to output the changelogs of downloaded updates after-the-fact. It's a bit difficult to test different configurations, because it relies on updates ...
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Can't upgrade Ubuntu 13.04 because of broken python [duplicate]

Because of broken python I can't do anything. apt-get got broken. When I run "do-release-upgrade" I get: root@virtman:/home# sudo do-release-upgrade Could not find platform independent libraries ...
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Broken python and apt-get on Ubuntu 13.04 [on hold]

After trying some magic a have totally broken my apt-get and python :( what I see if I'm trying to install something: root@virtman:/tmp/python222# apt-get install *anything* Reading package lists... ...
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GNOME/GDM not starting

NOTE: While working through my issue and documenting it I discovered the solution, but have decided to post this in case another person has the same/similar issue (see bottom)... After uninstalling ...
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Can't remove 2XClient using dpkg

I have a problem removing 2XClient from Ubuntu 12.04. This is the output Removing 2xclient ... Unregistering tuxclient url-protocol handler in gconf tree (gconftool-2:3905): GConf-WARNING **: ...
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Cannot remove (or reinstall) Spotify or any other program

I had install Spotify a while back but since deleted some folder belonging to it (accidental rm- rf operation - sh*t happens). I now can't install any software at all via apt-get (pip works fine) ...
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Are all apt-get packages available on 64 bit ubuntu version available on the ARM version?

I'm going to be traveling for 4 months and want to get a $200 chromebook and out Ubuntu server on it rather than risk loosing my macbook pro. I'm developer and use apt-get all the time, so wanted to ...
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Intel Graphis card not updating. Problem with ppa?

I'm trying to update my graphics card. Info: description: VGA compatible controller product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation ...
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“Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support”

My ubuntu system now says; Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support on 07. aug. 2014. After this date security updates for critical parts (kernel and graphics ...