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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Wine not installing, no matter what

Alright guys, here's the deal. I'm on ubuntu 14.04 xfce version, running on an Acer C270 Chromebook with crouton. This is a clean install of Ubuntu, not upgraded from a previous version, nor did it ...
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unattended-upgrades error: “/etc/cron.daily/apt: DB Update failed, database locked”

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Since installing unattended-upgrades, the following error message is received daily: From root@xxxxx Thu Aug 28 06:36:06 2014 X-Original-To: root From: root@xxxxx (Cron Daemon) ...
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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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unable to generate .deb file using make deb-pkg?

I am trying to build my linux source tree. I used following steps : sudo make clean sudo make localmodconfig sudo make menuconfig sudo make deb-pkg But after completion I was not able to see any ...
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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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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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How to get a list of newly installed packages after time x without removed packages after time x?

From /var/log/apt/history.log it is possible to retrieve a list of installed and removed packages within time x based on timestamps, but editing the file is rather annoying, so I'm looking for a (set ...
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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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Unable to install libfreetype6:i386 Ubuntu 14.10 64-Bit

When trying to install some applications via ubuntu software centre I am getting the error: "cannot install libfreetype6:i386" So I tried to install it via terminal, and got this result: ...
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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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“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 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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Udev error while upgrading

I update and upgrade my ubuntu 14.04 server. Update is successfull but i get this error while upgrading : apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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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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dependency problems running apt-get -f install on Ubuntu

ON MY UBUNTU RACKSPACE SERVER UNAME -A # uname -a Linux myserver.com 3.2.0-24-virtual #39-Ubuntu SMP Mon May 21 18:44:18 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux APT-GET -F INSTALL /home# 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Boot-repair issue with Ubuntu 14.04

My VPS works absolutely fine but has had a few issues with booting since I upgraded it to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04. It will not boot after being switched off. So I Googled the problem and it looked ...
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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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How to preseed a package's debconf values when installed as a dependency?

I want to install packages unattended and need to store the required debconf values before installation. Is there a hook to run a command from the currently installing package that is executed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Problem performing software upgrades (and installing any further packages)

I've just booted up an old Toshiba A100 laptop running 14.04, however I cannot complete the software updates or install any further packages. The error message is: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, ...
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Upgrade a diverted package, dpkg error

I have installed ack (replacement for grep). In debian based systems, since the package name ack already existed (something completely different), the package is called "ack-grep". The install ...
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cant install cuda toolkit

I followed the instructions per this page. Now, I get this error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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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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Reading package lists quits without any explanation

I'm trying to do a simple apt-get install like sudo apt-get -V install chrome It displays "Reading package lists... 6%" and then abruptly quits so the line now looks like user@server:~$ ists... 6% ...
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E: Unable to locate package git

I am trying to install git, I used sudo apt-get install git command and it results: E: Unable to locate package git This question have been asked by many people but not a single answer has fixed my ...