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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Slow ubuntu mirrors in AWS

We are currently having some very serious issues with VM's started in eu-west-1 region in AWS. The machines are started from cannonical AMI (ami-77057e00). The repositories configured are: ...
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How to install a fingerprint reader on Lenovo ThinkPad with ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo-ThinkPad which came with a fingerprint reader, I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have no idea how to enable it. I already tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui ...
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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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How can I build PHP5 Dependencies while having MariaDB installed?

I am trying to build php5 dependencies on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Unfortunately I get the following error message. % sudo apt-get build-dep php5 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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14.04.2 apt-get: segfault: error 4 in libstdc++.so.6.0.19

I'm fairly new to Linux so please forgive some ignorance! I've installed 14.04.2 Server 3 times now on a Dell Poweredge C6220. Every time the installation appears to complete without error yet as ...
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Perl package not found with apt

When I try to do an upgrade or install something, apt(-get or aptitude) throw an error, saying that perl can't find XML/SAX/Debian.pm while trying to configure libxml-libxml-perl. Here is the full ...
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libssl-dev and libssl1.0.0 on confilcting versions

My problem on 12.04lts is that somehow my libssl1.0.0 got upgraded to 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.17 and my libssl-dev requires 1.0.1-4Ubuntu5.14 apt won't update libssl-dev because libssl1.0.0 was upgraded first. ...
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How can I accept the Lience agreement for steam prior to apt-get install?

I'm currently fiddling around with using ansible to setup my machine with my chosen configuration/apps etc... I've hit a stumbling block with steam and it's licence agreement. I've been trying to use ...
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How to configure GRUB loader during apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a box with Ubuntu 12.04, and just did a apt-get upgrade. I'm presented with a dialogue to update my GRUB bootloader, but with the following message: The GRUB boot loader was previously ...
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Error installing Steam on 14.04.03 (missing 32-bit libraries)

I have the Steam Launcher installed (installed via Software Center), when double-clicking the launcher the following is executed in the command window: Steam needs to install these additional ...
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Install packages from LTS Hardware Enablement Stack for Ubuntu 14.04.3 has unmet dependancies

I was able to install the new kernel,3.19, however, when I try to get the new packages for the hardware enablement stack and attempt this command sudo apt-get install --install-recommends ...
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Unable to install updates in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My automatic software updater stopped working and I have not been able to get it fixed. I tried the suggested fixes here but it didn't work. I then reached out for help to a senior Unix dev who ...
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Use DEB for distribution of WAR?

I have created a Java EE program with a WAR-file as a result. To run this file I use the JBoss Wildfly 8 server. Now I have multiple Ubuntu systems where I want to install the Wildfly server and run ...
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Having a weird network issue

I am using xubuntu 14.04.02 on a new build. Networking works great except when accessing any ubuntu site. For example, I can stream several videos and pandora at the same time with no problem. When I ...
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cron.daily gives apt error. “not found”

I recently upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 and after that I get these strange errors in my cron e-mail. Sadly I didn't remember what version of ubuntu I was upgrading from but I think it was the latest before ...
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Apt-cacher-ng: Is there a way to avoid duplicating /var/cache/apt?

I know apt-cacher-ng is duplicating the data in /var/cache/apt. Is there a way to tell it to use /var/cache/apt, or it isn't doable due to permissions? Mi partition has little space. I could indeed ...
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How do I hold package regardless of revision change?

Only yesterday, I realized that apt-get forces a package, even if it is only a repackage of the same content with revision change. Many package-maintainers do this for newer release versions. I have ...
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Scope of Ubuntu Software Center

I found a similar q&a here Is apt-get install method the same as Ubuntu software centre installation? but my experience suggests this is not a completely accurate answer. I put 'ubuntu video ...
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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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Install package into virtualenv using apt-get

According to this answer, apt-get installs packages system-wide (from canonical), and only pip can install packages into a virtualenv (from Pypi). However, I need to install a package into a ...
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How can I use equivs-build to build packages that can be installed on older versions of Ubuntu?

I have several versions of Ubuntu installed, including 14.04 and 10.04. When I build packages using equivs-build on 14.04, it generates .debs that contain .xz-compressed data. The version of dpkg on ...
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Issue with apt-get install

I want to install Bugzilla on Ubuntu 14 version . in order to do so I have to install the following packages apt-get install libappconfig-perl libdate-calc-perl libtemplate-perl libmime-perl ...
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Aptitude is unmarking packages as “Auto”, is this a bug or feature?

I have a brand new Ubuntu server installation and go in to aptitude. Whenever I set a package to remove, the default action is the equivalent of apt-get autoremove. However, it seems that when you go ...
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Still can't install wine since Ubuntu 14.04

I have been reading countless questions regarding issues about Wine on 14.04, and despite all that, I still can't install/compile it on my machine. While you do have a lot of duplicate questions about ...
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Automake does not find pkg-config macros

So I have found that update to a Wine issue regrading Qt5. The fix calls for me to compile and install Mesa 10.4.1. I got the source from git. So first I downloaded/installed the proper ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Installing MonoDevelop “broken packages”/“unmet dependencies” error

I am very new to Linux, so please forgive me if the answer to my question is obvious. Since I am running an ARM device and can't install wine, I am trying to install Mono/Develop. The problem is, ...
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Why has 14.04 LTS no static libraries in some packages?

These are the udev development packages for the last three Ubuntu LTS releases. File list of package libudev-dev in lucid File list of package libudev-dev in precise File list of package libudev-dev ...
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Verbose debugging from apt-get

I've created what I THINK are correct local mirrors of the Ubuntu repositories locally. When I attempt to do an apt-get install on a package that SHOULD be there, it always returns: Reading package ...
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How to make apt fail less often?

I'm doing a lot of deploying and tearing down of VMs locally and on several cloud services (on the order of two or three a day) and my biggest problem with this is that apt-get install often fails ...
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Can you determine which packages are not being used at all when running a specific program

I want to create a custom Ubuntu server distro that automatically installs and runs a specific program only on the target machine. I've found a very good guide here: How to create a customized ubuntu ...
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initramfs-tools irqbalance apt-get upgrade error

I am getting an error when I do sudo apt-get upgrade. I did a do-release-upgrade and went into a lot of issues. Finally the problem has been reduced to: sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... ...
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“Depends: ___ but ___-saucy is to be installed” type broken dependencies after Trusty upgrade

The installer threw an error near the end of the 14.04 Trusty upgrade. unity-control-center is not installed and upon trying to install it I now have a chain of broken dependencies which, after going ...
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How to fix a Failed Package Operation Error?

Launched the software center and I am getting this error: installArchives() failed: E: Invalid archive signature E: Internal error, could not locate member control.tar.{gzbz2xzlzma} E: Prior ...
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“unable to make backup link of `./usr/share/tomcat7/bin/daemon.sh' before installing new version: Operation not permitted”

I've ran this many times but today it seems to be failing first: sudo apt-get update That works successfully. Running apt-get install fails when trying to back up the daemon.sh sudo apt-get ...
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Broken package problem while installing open source AMD ATI drivers in 14.04

After purging the fglrx* packages, I tried this - ankit@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-core libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 ...
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Trouble with “ waiting for headers ”

It seems duplicate but really it's not, I'm really tired of testing all solutions and reaching no success. even I'm thinking about going back to windows because I had several problems with ubuntu ...
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Chromium message : google api keys are missing and cannot sign in to chromium

I installed Chromium on my Ubuntu 12.04 using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-dev sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install chromium-browser Now whenever I run it I get the message ...
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Apt pinning is pinning all sources

I've installed a PPA, ondrej/php5, so I can install PHP 5.5 on a Ubuntu 12.04 server. However, I want to install Apache 2.2, and the above PPA provides Apache 2.4. I created the file ...
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Applications menu does not find installed eclipse

I just switched from my company's version of eclipse to the stock Ubuntu version. However, when I did: sudo apt-get remove eclipse I found that my company's eclipse remained installed. I figured it ...
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Software that shows installed software according to licence of the applications

I want a software that shows all installed applications using various sorting options like date of installation, size of application etc. Most importantly license of the application. I want to ensure ...
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Building lirc package from source with patches

I'd like to build latest lirc package for 12.04 with two patches from here to make USB Infrared toy v2 work: Running sudo apt-build source lirc gave me ➜ build ll total 960 drwxr-xr-x 10 root root ...
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dpkg Unmet dependency linux-image-generic 13.10

I've upgraded a few of my boxes to 13.10 and have started to see the following error on them when running apt-get update and apt-get upgrade: Setting up linux-image-3.11.0-13-generic (3.11.0-13.20) ...
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How to install 32bit SDL on 64 bit Ubuntu

I have an application that is dependent ia32-libs. But now that this package has been deprecated, it seems like I'll have to install everything by hand... It seems that that I can install it like ...
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My postinst script launches a service successfully but apt-get apparently shuts it down. Why?

I have this package with a postinst script that launches a service as its last step. Something like: #!/bin/sh set -e . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule [...] case "$1" in configure) [...] ...
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apt-get update is not working

Hello Ubuntu Community, I have been working with Linux for 5 years, and with those five years, I have never had a problem with the Ubuntu apt program. It usually works like a charm and is an instant ...
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How to remove packages from my own Debian package?

I know the basics of creating a Debian package. But I wish to create one that marks other packages for removal as it is installed. Under the Debian folder of the package at the control file, I tried ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-extra-3.5.0-34-generic linux-image-generic linux-generic

I am having an issue with installing anything (via apt-get) on an ubuntu 12.10 server (terminal only). Does anyone have any resources that could lead t a solution to the following error? Errors were ...
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Samsung driver doesn't detect SANE correctly

From 13.04 (server) I'm trying to install the Samsung Unified Printer Driver as specified by https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsPrintersSamsung which has a dead link. In any event, the ...
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Integrity check against package repository?

When there are security updates, I review and install them as soon as possible and think about using automatic updates. From time to time I want to boot from a clean boot CD and check if the system ...
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How do I setup a fine grained preseed with tasksel set to manual?

I am trying to preseed a netboot install of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) x64. Work Setup My preseed configuration works fine as long as tasksel is not set to manual. For example: [...] d-i ...