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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“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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Can't install package libclassicclient

This is the output of "sudo apt-get install libclassicclient": user1@laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install libclassicclient Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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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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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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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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Error: brokencount > 0

I am getting the following error in the top menu bar: An error occurred. Please run the Package Manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is wrong. The error message ...
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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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Unable install cmake and ccmake?

So the thing is I'm trying to install Cmake and cmake-curses-gui. I have updated the system with apt-get-update. sudo apt-get install cmake Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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How can I make squid-deb-proxy work with proxy authentication?

I have squid-deb-proxy working fine without a problem without apt proxy authentication. However when I add a proxy file to /etc/apt/apt.conf.d and put in my proxy authentication inside this file. ...
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HDHomeRun Dual and Kaffeine

I am trying to get HDHomeRun Dual to work with Kaffeine. I installed DVB per the instructions here: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/dvbhdhomerun/wiki/UbuntuPackages but at the end, when I install, I ...
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how to restart upgrade during middle of upgrade session

I was upgrading from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 sudo do-release-upgrade after this downloaded 700 Mb of packages in approximately 10 hours and upgrade etc started I am finally stuck up here during the ...
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Unable to install VirtualBox 4.2 on Ubuntu 12.10

I am trying to install VirualBox 4.2 on Ubuntu 12.10 but when this is the error I get: The following packages have unmet dependencies: virtualbox-4.2 : Depends: libqt4-opengl (>= 4:4.7.2) but it ...
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running apt-get update on a non-networked computer (using data from another similar computer)

I have two computers: One has network access (N), the other doesn't (NN). So I install Ubuntu (11.10) fresh on both N and NN. On N (the networked machine) - I run 'apt-get update' and 'apt-get ...
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grub-pc update failing

During the upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10, grub-pc failed to update. dpkg: error processing grub-pc (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were ...
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Upgrade to 12.10 without update-manager

I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.04 (sort of) on my x86 desktop system. (Actually my /etc/lsb-release says: DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=quantal ...
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Unable to install Evolution on Xubuntu 12.04

I had evolution 3.2.3 working on Xubuntu 12.04. But then I was tempted to upgrade my evolution to the latest and greatest so I did a bit of searching and added the following command: sudo ...
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apt-get broken after libboost error

I seem to accedently have destroyed the libboost package somehow and now I am unable to use apt-get anymore. I am at a loss of what to do here. When I try to install something with apt-get I get ...
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Is it good practice to backport source packages from newer Ubuntu releases?

My plan is like this: Say I'm running 12.04 LTS, life is good, but its packages guadually become old. Then 12.10 is out, I add a deb-src line in my sources.list, and backport (download source, build, ...
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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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kde-full and unistalling some of its packages

I installed KDE using kde-full - so far so good. But when I try to unistall some of its app wich is not so neceseary to me (like marble or kalgebra), apt-get remove will show me Reading package ...
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ImportError: No module named paramiko

I have install paramiko via "sudo apt-get install python-paramiko", but it can't be import in python. How to solve this? Python 2.7.6 (default, Mar 22 2014, 22:59:56) [GCC 4.8.2] on linux2 Type ...
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For an automated install of .deb I need to set DPkg::Options before installing package with new conffile

I have a custom Debian package that creates a touch-screen calibration file and will be deployed for automatic updating. I want to preserve the calibration file if the user has changed it, so my new ...
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Why my apache service does not work correctly?

I am just a newbie using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. In the beginning, I just want to install mcrypt, I followed this solution: cd /etc/php5/mods-available ln -sf ../conf.d/mcrypt.ini . php5enmod mcrypt ...
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xubuntu/xfce4 package to hold to prevent breakage by updates

I've painfully set up my xubuntu desktop to look exactly how I want it to look. I have previously experienced a well built setup crumble due to unfortunate updates. Though I would like to keep getting ...
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Prevent custom repository from overriding distribution package Ubuntu 14.04

I have a custom repo in my sources to provide smartgit: ppa:eugenesan/ppa For the last week I havent been able to get past the login loop trying everything under the sun. Today I found that this ...
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Cannot login after Clam AV removal purge mistake

I would like some help repairing my Ubuntu installation please, I am having problems logging in after a mistake trying to uninstall Clam AV. I accidentally deleted some files / libraries whilst ...
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How do I update a single PPA instead of all of them?

For example, I have ppa:skunk/pepper-flash and only want to update it instead of the whole apt-get update. Is there something like for example apt-get update ppa:skunk/pepper-flash that I can use?
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sudo apt-get update cannot resolve servers, but I can ping them

For the last few days, when I run sudo apt-get update, it fails because some of the hosts cannot be resolved. However, I can ping them, so they definitely are getting resolved. My internet is working ...
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Where is krb5_util on Ubuntu 14.04?

The crucial krb5_util command (http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/krb5-latest/doc/admin/admin_commands/kdb5_util.html#kdb5-util-8) doesn't seem to be available on Ubuntu 14.04 although it ships with 1.12.x ...
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Can't update my system due to GPG error Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA'

I can't update... I have been trying to troubleshoot this problem for a while now... The only way I found is to re-install Ubuntu... sudo apt-get update -o Debug::Acquire::http=true 0% [Connecting ...
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migrating ubuntu system to a different machine

I wish to migrate my Ubuntu system, the source system to an existing Ubuntu system, the target system. They run 12.04 and 14.04 respectively. Basically, I want all (or most if that is the best we can ...
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Does pip overwrite packages installed by apt-get?

What happens if I accidentally pip install a package that I already installed using apt-get beforehand? Do I simply get to use the latest version (i.e. probably the one I installed using pip)? What ...
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I delete duplicate packages but Canonical keeps reinstalling them, Ubuntu 14.04

files at /var/lib/apt/lists W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages ...
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suppress all interaction while installing apt-fast

I want to ask whether there is any method to suppress any interaction while installing apt-fast using apt-get. I add the ppa source and then use the next command to install apt-fast: sudo apt-get -y ...
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Firefox, “Bus error (core dumped)”

If I try to launch firefox I get: Bus error (core dumped) When, until last week, I had Gnome 12.04 it was the same... then, during the upgrade (I now have 14.04) Firefox started working (without ...
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size mismatch error while updating

I've been getting the following error: E: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dpkg/dpkg_1.17.5ubuntu5.2_amd64.deb Size mismatch E: Failed to fetch ...
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Issue when runing apt-update with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I just installed fresh Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I run apt-get with root user, I get following error shown below. Any idea how this can be fixed? Please advice. ********Error*********** apt-get ...
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apt-get update/upgrade not finding latest version of Percona server

I've got Percona DB 5.6 on several 12.04 servers. On a few of them, I've been able to successfully upgrade to the latest version (5.6.17) using apt-get update apt-get upgrade On several others, ...
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What is a good workflow to develop/test/release packages via apt repositories?

We are currently looking for a workflow to manage Ubuntu packages and releases within apt repositories. Until now our small team did the development in git. One occasionally used the master branch to ...
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how do i create a ppa for a package made by someone else but not managed anymore

Okay , 1st of all, though ive used PPAs for all these years, i never went into the details of how they are created and managed and stuff... so, i am a noob at being on the "creator" or " manager" ...
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Dependency error (1)

dpkg: error processing package liblzma5:i386 (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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How do I rollback Recent Updates? 50+ crash reports upon login

Am running 13.10 w/Cinnamon, but still have Unity installed. Everything was working fine until I responded to an update manager update notification. I tried rebooting into a prior kernel version, but ...
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12.04 Computer crashed, now I get update error below

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... dpkg: warning: files list file for package `libgnome-keyring-common' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed. dpkg: warning: files ...
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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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Subdirectories Show 404 Not Found on 13.10 web server

I recently set up a web server on Ubuntu 13.10 and when I enter the external IP it works fine showing the index file of var/www/ but whenever I try to add a folder, say one called test, and I go to ...