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Why does apt-get abort by itself, as though I'd pressed 'N'?

On Ubuntu 14.04, when I try to install an app or even just do: sudo apt-get upgrade I always end up with this message at the end: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Abort. I didn't type anything, it ...
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2answers
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How do I get my shell script to automatically accept prompts?

I made a simple shell script (that I run as root) to download essential apps that I might need whenever I reinstall ubuntu: It looks like this: apt-get install docky && apt-get install geany ...
0
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1answer
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Ubuntu goes black after kali tools installation reboot

Whenever I try to install Kali Tools on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have to reboot and it comes on but it shows a black screen (no backlight). I can open a terminal but I don't know how to use it. These are ...
3
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1answer
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How to set apt-get option for a specific source?

Is there a way to set apt-get option only for a specific source? for example: I'd like avoid signature check for the packages pulled from a local source. As far as I understood, If create a custom ...
1
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2answers
61 views

Error message when excuting sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Whenever I execute sudo apt-get update I get this error message: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/jolicloud-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found E: Some index ...
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1answer
382 views

Ubuntu 14.0.4 apt-get update fails for any installs and upgrades in trusty [duplicate]

I have tried various recommendations from the web to no success. The apt-get update gives errors . Here are my error messages after sudo apt-get udpate: W: Failed to fetch ...
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1answer
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Terminal: sudo: apt-get: command not found

This is my first post here, so let me be welcomed with a serious issue to be answered. Lately some really bad things have been happening with my computer, having to do with lack of icons and all kinds ...
1
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2answers
61 views

Can't find programs I installed [duplicate]

I need help learning how to install programs without software center. Or at least finding a couple programs I just installed. I downloaded he Forio IDE for Julia, and have no idea whether or not it ...
1
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1answer
346 views

Proxy authentication with terminal Ubuntu 14.04

I would like to access the internet to update files etc. from the terminal on a secured proxy network. I've already tried the following: Adding to /etc/apt/apt.conf, /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01proxy, ...
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1answer
35 views

Packages are not installling on ubuntu 12.04

I tried to install imagemagick using following command sudo apt-get install imagemagick --fix-missing But while installing I get following error nginx-full : Depends: nginx-common (= ...
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How to both display a command line's output on console and save the output into a text file?

How can I run sudo apt-get install by BOTH seeing the process of installation (long in my case) and saving its output into a text file ?
0
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0answers
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Error occured when updating system

I have a problem during updating my Ubuntu system using terminal. Recently, there was two warning message appears on my terminal which like below: W: Failed to fetch ...
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1answer
49 views

apt-get -s E: the option « s » in command line [origin -s] is unknown

Near all is in the title, but 14.04. I also tried all the 5 equivalent long (--) options found in man with the same error. -u from man also fails the same way. Please what is this? Thank you.
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281 views

Unable to locate package [duplicate]

There are many questions about Unable to locate package. For example : if user try to install package by using apt-get then the following error shown. (Here package is used only as example for ...
0
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3answers
59 views

How to show how-much data is needed to download while apt-get? [duplicate]

I want to know how-much data is needed to download any package by apt without installing that package. In other words if I run apt-get install xyz then it will download and install packages with ...
1
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0answers
99 views

No Tab Bash Auto-Complete for apt in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Now Ubuntu 14.04 is released and I upgraded my system a few days ago. One major change was the introduction of a new version of apt. Fortunately, it is possible to do the most common task by just ...
4
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1answer
64 views

How to install “bought” softwares from the command line? [duplicate]

I love doing things the command-line way and need to install some proprietary softwares that are available free of cost but have to be "bought" from the software center: How do I install such ...
1
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1answer
111 views

Apt Terminal Progress Bar source code Ubuntu 14.04

I have read an article in OMG Ubuntu[0] about enabling the progress bar in the terminal. I'm browsing apt launchpad page [1] and browisng the code. Someone knows exactly where is the code for the ...
2
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3answers
76 views

Why can't I install more than one application at once?

Why can't APT install more than one application at a time? Why does it need to exit before installing the next. I know with MS Windows you can install how many application at once. This problem is ...
0
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1answer
45 views

What commands go wild with wildcards?

Having read apt-get remove with wildcard removed way more than expected. why? (after making a similar mistake myself), I am significantly more cautious about using * in commands with which I am not ...
6
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3answers
232 views

How to list all the packages which are installed from PPAs?

I installed many packages from many PPAs on my system. I want to list all the installed packages which are installed from launchpad PPAs, not repositories. Is this possible through command-line?
0
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0answers
72 views

Gem5: Can't load object file tests/test-progs/hello/bin/X86/linux/hello @ cycle 644368

Using Gem5 Simulator for my project Used- scons build/X86/gem5.opt Then trying execute precompiled Hello World program using- build/X86/gem5.prof configs/example/se.py -c ...
2
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1answer
115 views

How do you create a script to batch add repositories and then batch install packages?

I've used Synaptic Package Manager to save markings for all installed packages to a file. Here's a snippet: libmono-system-drawing-design4.0-cil install spotify-client install mono-2.0-service ...
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1answer
55 views

cant work out how to do “chkconfig systat on” & “service systat start” on ubuntu 12.04

Can anyone tell me how to do this in Ubutu from command line? We have no GUI. chkconfig sysstat on service sysstat start I tried installing chkconfig, and get the error: "Package chkconfig is not ...
0
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0answers
26 views

apt-get use different server? [duplicate]

I keep getting timeouts on the au.archive.ubuntu.com mirror how do I force apt-get to use a different one? it keeps telling me Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ various links 502 ...
4
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7answers
555 views

How can I list all applications installed in my system?

I know, I just can hit Super+A to see all installed apps in Ubuntu, but I need a command to list their names. The command dpkg --get-selections | awk '{print $1}' is also not an option because it ...
1
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1answer
79 views

List all manually installed packages similar to history.log file

I searched the whole internet for this but did not find any satisfactory answer for this question. aptitude search ‘~i !~M’ | less does not show the manually installed packages. On my system it ...
1
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1answer
60 views

How do I list all package names in a specific category using Terminal? [duplicate]

How do I list all package names in one section? If, for example, I want to list all applications in section "web", which command do I need to input?
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1answer
21 views

Pipe or log APT, keeping Notes

I am making a script that installs a dynamic list of packages and I need to know if a package is 'redirected' to another packages such as rpm-dbg -> librpm-dbg. The way I was going to do that was as ...
1
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1answer
178 views

Rerun missing command with apt-get [duplicate]

When I run a command on a new machine (or install that I'm testing) I often find that the package needs to be installed first. This leads, for example, to the following sequence: > colordiff The ...
0
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0answers
35 views

Problems in installing packages from terminal [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any missing packages from my terminal by using the command sudo apt-get install (package name) It shows the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - ...
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2answers
33 views

apt get is not working [closed]

I dont have a proxy problem. madhu@lifempire:~$ sudo apt-get install codeblocks Reading package lists... Done madhu@lifempire:~$ tree... 0% Here is the output for sudo apt-get install -f ...
4
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2answers
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Is it safe to use the command apt-get autoremove in this particular scenario?

Since the last time I used sudo apt-get autoremove, nearly every important display driver or parts got deleted. This made me very squeamish in using the command again. However, each time I install ...
1
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1answer
501 views

“But is referred to by another package.” - Finding that package

It is not unusual for an Ubuntu (or other distro with apt package management) user to encounter the error: user@box ~ $ sudo apt-get install x [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done ...
0
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1answer
68 views

Terminal update package

I recently installed Spotify which installed fine. However, I am now trying to intall a theme. When downloading the package in terminal (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox) that downloads fine ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

Why I am not able to update my system with sudo apt-get update command? [duplicate]

I am trying to update using sudo apt-get update, but it do download some packages but after some times I get the following errors W: Failed to fetch ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Ubuntu 13.04 server cant install centrifydc apt package E: Unable to locate package centrifydc

I get an unable to locate package error when i try to install centrifydc using apt-get. Steps taken: I sudo nano'd /etc/apt/sources.list and uncommented the two partner urls. Then i performed a sudo ...
12
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0answers
691 views

How can I make apt-get wait for another instance to finish? [duplicate]

Is there any way I can make apt-get wait for the other apt-get (or another package manager) process to finish? I know that, generally, apt-get can only run one instance at a time and if we try to run ...
0
votes
3answers
588 views

How to prevent script not to stop after apt-get?

I keep some bash snippets and copy&paste them when I needed for management. But I discovered apt-get cancels script execution. Here's my script where problematic. apt-get -y install gcc g++ make ...
3
votes
2answers
218 views

Create new terminal commands

I recently installed eclipse the manual way. Extracting the file, setting up eclipse.desktop etc. It all works flawlessly. I also know it is possible to install eclipsee using sudo apt-get install ...
0
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1answer
69 views

Why it's happening? [duplicate]

Whenever I try to apt-get install a thing. This outputs: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
1
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2answers
565 views

Problem with sudo apt-get [duplicate]

Every time I write the "sudo apt-get install" command I egt the following errors. What can I do to solve it? E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
0
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1answer
140 views

E: Error: Opening the cache … I/O error, dev sda, sector 71235640

I'm trying to run apt-update, but every time i run it and comes to end, it always has an error to the end saying Reading package lists... Error! E: Unable to parse package file ... I have tried ...
4
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1answer
6k views

`Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library. ` when starting apps from the commandline

I didn't get an answer but I wasn't doing anything and this is an interesting topic. In Ubuntu 12.04, when opening a file in gedit or if I am working on the command line in dpkg, I get returned the ...
2
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2answers
127 views

How do I get help on apt-get's install subcommand?

I tried with apt-get help install and apt-get install --help, but I keep getting the main apt-get help page offering scarce information on the install subcommand: install - Install new packages (pkg ...
4
votes
1answer
845 views

What does this code do if entered in a terminal?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp sudo apt-get update Then, launch Software Updater (previously known as Update Manager) and install the available updates. After you update everything ...
0
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0answers
29 views

trying to apt-get… keep getting this message: [duplicate]

When trying to apt-get, I keep getting this message: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Trying to update but not enough space on boot (answer here) [duplicate]

The error message I get suggests "sudo apt-get clean" I try running it but nothing happens. Just get back to the prompt. Is there any other terminal commands I should try to clean temporary files ...
5
votes
4answers
229 views

Find what packages are installed from a repository

I'm trying to find what packages I have installed from a repository using terminal commands. I found a post somewhere saying I could use aptitude search "?origin (<repository>) ?installed", but ...
0
votes
2answers
695 views

What is the answer to “are you root” when installing packages? [duplicate]

What is the answer to "are you root" in Ubuntu 12.10. I was installing the restricted extras for the 12.10 when I got this message after typing my password. I typed yes and now all I see are y in the ...