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I am on a Mac Pro version 10.6.8, and I believe the environment is Ubuntu. I am trying to use the apt-get command but keep getting this E: Couldn't find package error. I tried downloading fink to solve the issue, but haven't had any luck. I also checked the $PATH and it seemed to be correct. Not too familiar with Linux/Unix so any help would be much appreciated.

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Try this

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Finally, you can run

 sudo apt-get install *packagename*

Make sure you are connected to the Internet first.

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