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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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How Do I Uninstall Steam.exe That Lutris Installs?

I have a problem, I can't seem to get rid of the Steam.exe that Lutris install's for you, and it bugs me that I can't get rid of it, even after sudo apt-get --purge remove it's still there, and it ...
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Package 'some thing' has no installation candidate [on hold]

I always have this problem when I try to install a program What is the solution? Knowing that I use Ubuntu 18.04 E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily ...
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openprinting key for ubuntu 18

I'm trying to add openprinting repo (http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/debian lsb3.2) to my computer for some reason the key I downloaded (Release.gpg) is not working. I keep getting ...
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Installing SWFTools for FlowPapers

I'm trying to get swftools on ubuntu 18.04 running. It is necessary to use the whole functionality of Flowpapers (the tab on the top called "Publish with ASP.NET/PHP"). When running the setup-script ...
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Skip configure for one package during apt install

I currently have a 14.04 machine with a broken package (A), such that when it tries to dpkg --configure it hangs for hours and then fails. The details are unimportant, and are not what I'm trying to ...
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Unable to run apt-get update command !! due to docker repo

I had installed docker in my ubuntu system a few months back. That time it was working fine. But today I saw this error while running. apt-get update command. Failed to fetch https://download.docker....
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Can't get kernel source because GPG can't find public key, but public key is in apt database

I'm trying to download the kernel source of my Ubuntu 16.04. Although I added the key FBFD0D3E (cascardo@canonical.com), apt/gpg thinks it's not there: apt-get source linux-image-$(uname -r) Reading ...
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Why are deb packages redownloaded while installing deb packages locally

I have two machines of Ubuntu 16.04.3 systems A and B. First, I execute apt update && apt-get install XXX YYY ZZZ on the machine A and I can get all deb packages at /var/cache/apt/archives/. ...
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Can't Install software in ubuntu 18.04 - Type 'gpg' is not known [duplicate]

Can't proceed with installation using apt-get on ubuntu 18.04. When trying to install I end up with this error: E: Type 'gpg' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libdvdcss....
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Error while installing Winehq

When I use sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ to add winehq this shows up E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu bionic Release' does not ...
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Installing Minecraft.deb. Tries to install but, gives a redirect loop

Does anyone know why the official Minecraft.deb package is doing this to me? smb@smb-Lenovo-H430:~$ sudo gdebi '/home/smb/Downloads/Minecraft.deb' Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Unable to install steam on 16.04

I am trying to install steam via command line, it gives this error: $ sudo apt-get install steam Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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I can't Install apache2 in debian 7 [on hold]

Screen error I'am trying to install apache2 in debian 7 wheezy, but can't run. Any have solution about this case ?
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“Skipping acquire… component misspelt in sources.list?” when trying to sudo apt update

27 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them. W: Skipping acquire of configured file 'main/binary-i386/Packages' as repository 'http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic ...
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Hashes different from expected & 404 errors while updating via sudo apt update? [duplicate]

Err:6 http://np.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main i386 Packages Get:15 http://np.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe amd64 Packages [592 kB] Err:15 http://np.archive.ubuntu....
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accidentally deleted /var/lib/apt/

I accidentally deleted content of /var/lib/apt with command below: sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/* what should I do now? can I restore it? is it necessary?
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I deleted python from Ubuntu server 16.04 and cant do anything with apt or dpkg

Really need help, I have tried alot of stuff from Google and Stack Overflow, such as autoremove and --reinstall, but I keep getting the same errors: Setting up python3-minimal (3.5.1-3) ... /var/lib/...
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libswscale5:amd64

I got the following message when I was installing mcrypt on Ubuntu 18.10: dpkg: error processing package libswscale5:amd64 (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should ...
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Deleted everything on my system and now nothing works

By mistake I deleted everything from Ubuntu and now even I can't open any folders. The apt-get command is also not working...
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Syntax Error in Apt in ubuntu 16.04

This is the error I get when I try to install any thing using apt or apt-get. /usr/bin/apt: 1: /usr/bin/apt: Syntax error: "(" unexpected what does it mean by Syntax error?. Which file should I see ...
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Wrong lsb-release after release upgrade

Today I did a LTS upgrade from trusty to xenial using do-release-upgrade. It went through without an error. But after the upgrade I'm not sure on which version my system is now. The do-release-...
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How to Install libprotobuf-c.so.1?

A binary on my machine requires libprotobuf-c.so.1. I know that this is the Google Protocol Buffer library. How do I install this specific version though? I searched for this library on: packages....
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apt only working behind proxy [duplicate]

So there is plenty sources online how to configure my system for apt to work behind proxy. And i did that. And it works. What i did was put env variables in /etc/environment: http_proxy="http://...
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Unable to install mysql-server: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I am trying to install MySQL on my Ubuntu but getting the following error. I tried some of the solutions available on this website and on the internet, but none of it seems to work. $ sudo apt-get ...
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How to install “tzdata” noninteractively [duplicate]

I'm building a Docker image based on Ubuntu 18.04 and installing some packages that pull in tzdata package as a dependency. Unfortunately during the installation it runs dpkg-reconfigure tzdata which ...
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sudo apt-get update and sudo apt update running fine but sudo apt-get upgrade giving 403 Forbidden error for almost all the links

I am a college student and I am getting this error almost for a month. I first thought it was a server error,but I am pretty sure now that it has nothing to do with server as I have tried every server ...
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Cannot use auto remove for kernel version i do not have [duplicate]

I cannot install anymore packages on my ubuntu 16.04. When i try to use apt-get -f autoremove i have this error depmod: FATAL: could not load /boot/System.map-4.4.0-139-generic: No such file or ...
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APT says malformed line 63, can't install anything since installing Adobe reader [duplicate]

My apt-get is not working. Keeps saying malformed line 63. Also, every time I try to download Chrome it says "software index is broken". I have no idea what I'm doing. I somehow managed to uninstall ...
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Problems upgrading software

I have been lately getting a following error e: could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (11: resource temporarily unavailable) e: unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/...
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How to fixed erlang unmet dependancy on ubuntu?

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove erlang and for other package like for node Error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run '...
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What are the various 'announcements' or 'notices' for package updates?

Recently, I came across USN - Ubuntu security notices and DSA - debian security announce and found that these are the mail lists for the security updates of the packages. Is there any other announce ...
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E: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/cosmic/main/dep11/icons-48x48.tar

I’m trying to update my Ubuntu 18.10 using the command sudo apt-get update. But when I execute it, it returns an error: Fetched 1,501 kB in 5s (328 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done E: Failed to ...
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Can't install new software in the server [duplicate]

I'm trying to install vsftpd on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, but when I run apt-get install vsftpd I get this error: You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these. The following packages ...
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Attempting to upgrade from Ubuntu Server 16.04 to 18.*

I have read through multiple articles giving instruction on how to go from 16.04 to 18.*. None of which appear to be working for me. When I get to do-release-upgrade I get the message Checking ...
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Boost (C++ Libs) Installation in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm seeing errors when installing Boost on a clean Ubuntu 18.4 install. sudo apt install libboost-all-dev Gives output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Installed Nvidia Drivers and resolution was reduced to 720 x 400

I got bored playing at bad quality on TF2, so installed an nvidia driver, i paste some code in there from this website. After restarting I noticed the resolution was really bad. I need to fix it ...
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dpkg: files list file for package 'libva2:amd64' contains empty filename

So when running a command like sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'libva2:amd64' contains empty filename E: Sub-process /...
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apt read sources.list url error [closed]

error msg 错误:6 https://mirrors.aliyun.com/ubuntu vivid Release 404 Not Found 错误:7 https://mirrors.aliyun.com/ubuntu vivid-security Release sources.list config deb https://mirrors.aliyun.com/...
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No (complete) omniORB installation was not found. Please provide OMNIORB4_DIR:

I'm installing some software required for work. According to the installation instructions (I've done it some months ago and it worked) running: sudo apt-get install python-dev sudo apt-get install ...
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Can't update Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to do the last updates of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & this window is always shown. Ubuntu is never able to update the OS. I tried: $ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done ...
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Dependency errors for python3 and many others when I run sudo apt-get upgrade

I'm getting this error $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed,...
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Recovering from a failed upgrade (14.04 -> 16.04, but probably applies to all versions)

I'm in the process of upgrading my Ubuntu system from 14.04LTS to 16.04LTS. (This is a server system, and is accessible through the command line only) Anyway, I attempted to do the upgrade: sudo ...
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Can't install Wine Ubuntu 18.04

So I started following the instructions on: https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu So I did: wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key sudo apt-key add Release.key sudo apt-add-repository https:...
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Ubuntu 16.04. LTS unable to locate package postgresql-11

I am running into this issue where I am trying to install postgresql-ll and I followed the instructions given at https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Apt. I have also read previous posts related to this ...
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apt-get warnings about multiverse?

Every time I use apt-get update I get the following warnings W: Skipping acquire of configured file 'multiverse//binary-amd64/Packages' as repository 'http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates ...
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How to Configuring Prewikka for Bionic at First time?

I trying to installing the Prewikka package a Security Information and Events Management System based a Web Interface for Bionic. I following the instructions on my terminal, when i getting started ...
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Read full dpkg database state without dpkg program

From a Live USB, and without using the installed Ubuntu's programs like dpkg, dpkg-query, dselect, aptitude, apt-get, or any other (as they are all broken Illegal instruction), how do I read the ...
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Installed programes is not lising in software center ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I am trying to have an overall look of the programs installed on my computer, but the software center is not able to load them. I tried this solution sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to remove drivers

I am trying to remove my nvidia drivers and reinstall. But when I try and remove them I get errors. I have tried --fix-broken, purge, remove, everything. but they all have basically the same error....
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I accidentally purged python2.7, can you help me restore?

On Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity) I accidentally did apt-get purge python2.7 python-pip python-dev (I wasn't aware of the fact that python 2.7 is used by so many important apps. After getting a small heart ...