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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Git instalattion, unmet or you have held broken packages [closed]

Loki Beta running smoothly. Unable to install Git- Tried with numerous methods no Luck. I receive The following packages have unmet dependencies: git : Depends: liberror-perl but it is not ...
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Mine apt-get update gives an error?

After i type sudo apt-get update ubuntu shows the following error. W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/freya/partner/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.150 80] W: ...
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Is it safe to remove all these packages?

The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: fonts-horai-umefont git git-man glib-networking:i386 gnome-exe-thumbnailer gnome-session-canberra i965-va-driver:...
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Strategies for dealing with horribly out of date software in the Ubuntu repos

It's been about 5 years since I've used an Ubuntu based distro as my daily driver and now I'm starting remember some of the reasons why I ditched it for Arch Linux; horribly out of date software ...
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I've deleted a file I need in the /lib directory. I am struggling to recover that file

I deleted a file - /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so.10 under the false impression that I would be able to easily download a new copy of that file. The file is needed (I believe) for me to be ...
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Unmet Dependencies and Broken Packages

When attempting to install Steam, I get this error message: 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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apt search does not work

I run elementary OS on my laptop and after I did the usual update and upgrade, sudo apt search stopped working. I've been looking everywhere for an answer and nobody seems to have had this problem! ...
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Missing index files from elementary repo

After doing a package update I get a 404 error when it's trying to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/os-patches/ubuntu/dists/freya/main/binary-i386/Packages How can I solve that missing ...
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How can I run a Terminal command as “root”?

I tried to install Git using this command apt-get install git, but getting this: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration ...
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Elementary OS Freya stuck on desktop image after boot

I had a bunch of held packages and attempted to fix it using Aptitude as suggested here. It mentioned removing a bunch of packages, but I accepted that after seeing a few of the packages being updated ...
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Unable to install skype on elementary OS

I am using elementary os freya. I followed this post to install skype. ravan@ravan:~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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There's any plans on switching to a new package manager (like dnf or pacman)?

I was a very devoted Elementary OS user (I used Elementary 0.2 for more than a year and a half) but in the last year I've moved to Fedora 20 for stability reasons. Elementary OS is an awesome OS, but ...
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Everything hangs on installing wine

I have tried to install wine (using apt-get install wine) up today. However, after working a bit, the whole desktop decided to hang and I couldn't move the mouse. IIRC, it was showing up "processing ...
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Problems with broken packages and apt-related issues

At the moment I'm unable to update my system or install/uninstall any package. The source of the problem seems to be a broken package (tv-maxe installed from ppa:venerix/pkg) with unmet dependencies ...
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How to install current packages for elementary OS development/build support?

In general my problem is that I am using elementary OS Freya and need newer versions of packages to build projects from sources. In particular, I tried to fix a bug in Gala. But since there was a ...
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apt-get autoclean doesn't clean the deb files in /var/cache/apt/archives

This command can't auto-clean these useless files, I have to remove them by myself, what can I do? The result of my laptop: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Warning Notification Updates

since two days ago, there's some warning icon appear on my top bar like this I've try click Show Updates but said my system already updated (last action bout two days ago too) This is my apt lists $...
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Is it safe to use “apt-get autoremove”?

Months ago i read a note like "not use autoremove because it break the meta package on Freya", is it safe to use now? I have so many packages which are no longer needed. EDIT: Thank you so much ...
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is it safe to leave packages held back?

I'm running elementary OS freya and have a very stable system, just the way I like it. Today I did an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade and the following message appeared: The following packages ...
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Can I restore apt-get sources to the default?

I'm new with elementary OS but I have used ubuntu for a while before. I was trying to install Steam and I had a problem, I had to install a lib of 32bits (ia32-libs) and all good, but today, I was ...
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sudo apt-get autoremove does not work

On Freya, in a virtual machine sudo apt-get autoremove does not anything. I wanted to free up some disk space and it has no packages to remove, but there should be packages like old kernels, etc.
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Can't open Software Center [closed]

I am a beginner on Linux so I don't know what went wrong but the Software Center wont open anymore, if I click it it will open and close immediately. Also, on the top bar it will appear the message on ...
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Cannot install OpenJDK 8

I am trying to install OpenJDK 8 in Freya but I can't find in any repository. If I try sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk I get Unable to locate package And when I try to search it via sudo ...
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How can I install indicator-session without pulling in extra packages?

I removed indicator-session by accident. Now, when I try to install it again through apt-get I get this. The following NEW packages will be installed: indicator-session libaccount-plugin-1.0-0 ...
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apt-get hanging 100% waiting default repos

Apt-get update is hanging at 100%, I've restored my sources.list file to default, yet the problem persists. It's not really a huge issue since it appears to have completed, but it's just cosmetically ...
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Adobe Flash Plugin Vulnerable

I'm having trouble with the Adobe Flash Plugin. Firefox, with which I substituted Midori, blocks it. I have tried to re-install it from the software center, I have installed flashplugin-installer, I ...
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Cannot install wine and playonlinux

sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you ...
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Can I use aptitude instead of apt-get without problems?

I would like to use aptitude since its parameters are more consistent. You can install it with: sudo apt-get install aptitude Are there any reasons not to use it with elementary OS?

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