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Questions tagged [apt]

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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xenial to bionic, tangled repositories

I updated from Xenial to Bionic yesterday. In the process of trying to get phpMyAdmin running again on my localhost, I trawled around various message boards, Ask Ubuntu and Stack Exchange, and found ...
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18.04.1 Sources list question

Upgraded to 18.04.1 last night via software updater. Few issues but nothing I can't work out. Question on the bionic sources list though. The source for UbuntuZilla seems to have been disabled and I ...
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Increase number of old kernels to keep on autoremove

Looks like my Ubuntu 18.04 keeps one old Linux kernel under /boot (so I have 1 old and 1 current kernel). Is it possible to increase the number of old kernels to keep when running sudo apt autoremove ...
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Can not install some packages with apt [duplicate]

When trying to run an installation script for a LAMP server (vestacp.com), the installation aborts when installing software: cli output "apt-get install failed" The server is a fresh installation ...
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I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 and Firefox is giving me all kinds of problems, how do I reinstall it?

In the past 3 to 4 months Firefox has decided to start randomly freezing for minutes, starting up slowly. I think my bet is to reinstall it, how would I do it? Even though it's not essential, I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 login screen inactive

Good Afternoon, I am using Dell Inspiron 5110 with Ubuntu 16.04. After update several days ago, my display started to dim. I looked many opinions on the matter and i came to the conclusion, that ...
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Apt still can't connect to security.ubuntu.com even after disabling ipv6

What I'm getting so far: (even after disabling ipv6) ubuntu@ubuntu:/etc$ sudo apt-get update Err:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease ...
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NVIDIA Linux driver from the package manager has too many dependencies

I run Ubuntu 16.04.5 x64 Server with XFCE Desktop and nouveau. Because of some proprietary applications having trouble with 3D rendering, I intend to install the NVIDIA driver. The hardware is a ...
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Samba SMB daemon not starting when using apt

On Ubuntu 18.04 whenever I do apt upgrade (even if no packages to upgrade): root@JohnPC:/home/john# apt upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information....
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Brother Printer drivers not getting installed correctly due to broken packages. How to solve this?

I have a Brother printer HL-L2321D. I tried installing driver installer tool from here. Earlier, these drivers were not giving two-sided print option. Now, with new Ubuntu install, these drivers are ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 pypy3 package [duplicate]

I tried installing pypy3 after installing pypy through the regular Ubuntu 18.04 repo: E: Unable to locate package pypy3 Okay, so it's not available in the regular repos. I added the official PyPy ...
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GUI feature missing from full ubuntu installation 18.04

I encountered multiple problems installing libraries (to python) that have many dependencies..at some point I think it just crashed, now it boots only to terminal window starting from login. ...
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Installing postgresql-10 libgssapi-krb5-2 (>= 1.14+dfsg) but 1.13.2+dfsg-5ub

i'm trying to install postgresql-10 via the instructions listed here: https://www.postgresql.org/download/linux/ubuntu/ I'm trying to run this step and I keep getting the following unmet dependency ...
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Unable to locate package python-pygoocanvas

I tried to install the below package : sudo apt-get install python-pygraphviz python-kiwi python-pygoocanvas libgoocanvas-dev ipython and it's alarmed : E: Unable to locate package python python-...
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Long code message on terminal after inputting password to install g++ [duplicate]

I have been trying to install g++ the c++ compiler using the terminal on my Ubuntu OS. I thought Ubuntu comes with the compiler, but I noticed when I tried to compile a test program it said the isn't ...
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apt update showing error in Ubuntu 18.04 [on hold]

When I am running sudo apt update the following errors are being displayed. $ sudo apt update [sudo] password for milan: apt: error while loading shared libraries: libapt-pkg.so.4.12: cannot ...
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impossible to remove a ppa

I just upgraded to xubuntu 18.04 LTS from 16.04, and I have an issue while trying to remove old obsolete PPAs : nicolas@nicolas-UX530UX:~$ sudo ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d deadsnakes-ubuntu-ppa-...
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repos.codelite.org errors appearing in sudo apt update, but codelite not installed

When running sudo apt update, I always get errors such as the following: W: GPG error: http://repos.codelite.org/wx3.1.0/ubuntu artful InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified ...
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Err:39 + getdeb while upgrading and updating [duplicate]

I get this problem when doing sudo apt-get update && upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04: Err:39 http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb InRelease Could not connect to archive.getdeb.net:80 (144....
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Upgrade Ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04 causing unable to use gnome and other problems 08/14/2018 [on hold]

On 08/14/2018, my ubuntu recommended me to upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04. The upgrade went on horribly wrong. In the middle of the installation, it tells me it encounters failure and your ubuntu will ...
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apt-get wants an older GNUTLS version to be defined

Just upgraded to 18.04, and when I run sudo apt update, it complains: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gio/modules/libgiognutls.so: symbol gnutls_pkcs11_privkey_init version GNUTLS_3_4 not defined in file ...
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How can I remove these packages with unmet dependencies when I get dpkg error “trying to overwrite… which is also in…”? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. Some months ago I tried to install nvdia drivers, but I couldn't, the installation didn't complete properly, and apt-get get broken. Since I had to finish somework, I keep this ...
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Problems with installing ranger and acctually any other package [duplicate]

Im trying to install the ranger filemanager: scorewinner@fegserver:~$ ranger Command 'ranger' not found, but can be installed with: sudo apt install ranger But when i try to install it with apt ...
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Cannot sudo apt-get update and install postgresql? [duplicate]

I got an error when I tried to update sudo apt-get update as below: Err:1 http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt xenial-pgdg InRelease Temporary failure resolving 'apt.postgresql.org' Err:2 http://...
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install programs [on hold]

prabha@prabha-OptiPlex-9020:~$ su Password: su: Authentication failure prabha@prabha-OptiPlex-9020:~$ sudo apt-get install -f [sudo] password for prabha: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Same package from 2 different PPA in sources.list.d; how to force the install from one specific PPA? [duplicate]

The issue: Let say I have a PPA for a software (i.e. Blender for example; http://ppa.launchpad.net/thomas-schiex/blender/ubuntu ) that contains for some reasons, a Python3.6 version. What I want to ...
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How to find current version of Gnome for Ubuntu 18.04 from internet? [duplicate]

I'm writing this in Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS. I'm looking at Gnome Extensions for Ubuntu 18.04 that work with Gnome version 3.24 and breaks with version 3.26. How can I find out using browser (google ...
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apt update fails after upgrade to 18.04

After upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 I get errors when I run apt-update. Here's the output: Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [83.2 kB] Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/...
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Cleanup interrupted apt installation

In an attempt to install the NVIDIA driver on my Ubuntu Server 16.04.5 for a Quadro 2000 GF106GL, I followed the recommended procedure from ubuntuusers and ran sudo apt-get install ubuntu-drivers-...
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sudo apt-get update fails. Could not resolve ‘archiveubuntu.digital.local’

I have problem with doing sudo apt-get update. I got the following message: Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease Hit:2 http://package.perforce.com/apt/ubuntu trusty ...
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How to remove illegal apt sources [duplicate]

My system is Ubuntu 16.04.3 on an arm64 machine. I share this system with my colleagues. Now someone must do some change because when I execute sudo apt update, I always get the error as below: E: ...
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Restrict packages from a repo [duplicate]

I want to add some repositories and want to restrict the packages they can install on my system. I read up about apt_preferences but I am not completely certain that is what I need. Here is my ...
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Different sources.list entries between 18.04 server and 18.04.1 server ISOs

I've built 2 fresh VMs of Ubuntu server. One is from the 18.04.1 ISO and the other is from an older 18.04 ISO. The issue I'm having is that 'apt get install ansible' doesn't work on the 18.04.1 VM ...
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Audit when installed packages were last used

I am trying to audit package bloat in my Ubuntu container infrastructure which operates as follows: Base container links in all dependencies. This is done to ensure versions of dependencies are ...
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Repair or install linux [on hold]

I have Mint, ubuntu 14.04 on a USB including a CD with 18.04 & 14.04. Tried to install using no legacy & secure boot & with legacy & no secure boot. Tried all different ways will not ...
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How do I connect to download sites after APT damage?

I saw so much news from Ubuntu about snaps that I thought it was time I learnt more. So I found the tutorial on the website : https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/basic-snap-usage#1 I am a retired ...
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Major problem with libxcursor1:amd64 [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and have a problem with libxcursor1:amd64 which is causing everything to run really slow and not allow packages to be updated. I have tried apt-get -f install to fix things ...
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Apt downloads very slow

Apt downloads headers and packages very slow (around 50kBps). I tried to change apt mirrors to main one but it didn't help. How to solve this?
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apt-get returns [x] yyyy and stalls during download

When issuing: sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get upgrade -y The console returns: [1] 3854 And starts the procedure, but stalls after: Reading package lists... Done When trying from different ...
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Software manager cannot find soft which can be installed through terminal

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04.5. Universe and Multiverse repositories are enabled by default. In terminal I can install brasero, but not in Software manager (it is absent there). Such problem with ...
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Packages broken & apt does not work after aborted Ubuntu upgrade to 16.04 LTS (from 14)

I attempted to upgrade Ubuntu 14 to 16 LTS using sudo do-release-upgrade and everything is broken. The installation is not completed. The logs say it was aborted. When I use apt or apt-get the ...
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Standard package missing [duplicate]

I am trying to install httpie: » sudo apt update Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease Hit:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease Hit:3 http://archive.ubuntu....
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apt-get update gives conection refused to sevaral repositories [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS version. When I am running sudo apt-get update, getting connection refused from (https://cran.mtu.edu/bin/linux/ubuntu trusty/ InRelease)(R packages) and chrome related ...
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How do I install gcc-5.4 along side gcc-5.5? (Neither of these packages exist)

I'm on 18.04, and need to compile some custom Tensorflow Ops. I need gcc-5.4 specifically because gcc-5.5 breaks things. However, as far as package naming goes, there is only officially "gcc-5". Is ...
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Accidentally updated packages from a newer versions repo

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 xenial. Somehow, one of the lines in apts sources got changed to Artful. I changed it back to Xenial, but now I have a bunch of packages that are newer than what's in the repo....
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Recompiling Ubuntu kernel for MacOSX

I run Ubuntu 18.04 on my Macbook Pro and it runs just fine. During the installation I did select the option to install third party drivers for WiFi, graphics etc if needed. I'd like to recompile the ...
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unable to lock adminstration directory, couldnt get lock. how to fix my problum? [duplicate]

forprogramming@forprogramming-R570-K-AR83L:~$ sudo apt install default-jre [sudo] password for forprogramming: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E:...
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ubuntu 18.04 issues with digikam

I have just upgraded to 18.04 and am trying to install upgrades and or new programd via the terminal. I get the following message digikam-private-libs : Depends: libkf5sane5 (>= 4.3.4) but it is ...
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Is my offline local repository broken?

I have created a offline local repository with apt-mirror. I followed the instructions here: tecmint.com/setup-local-repositories-in-ubuntu. After I finished modifying /etc/apt/sources.list, I ran ...
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Updating man-db to patch CVE-2015-1336 / CVE-2017-9525

Am running Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS. The default man-db packaged on Ubuntu 16.04 has a vulnerability (CVE-2015-1336 & CVE-2017-9525). ii man-db 2.7.5-1 amd64 on-line manual ...