Advanced Packaging Tool, package manager for Debian based distributions. It is also the most basic tool install packages in Ubuntu. Questions about using any of the apt tools, should use this tag.

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dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-headers-virtual

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on a virtual box and have run into a little problem. Whenever I try to do an upgrade, I get: apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Is there a reason for linux-image-*-generic being marked manual by default and can this be changed?

I noticed today that my linux images were stacking up on the hard drive (Ubuntu Server 12.04). I freed up a couple of GB in clearing the majority of them off. When I looked into this there is a ...
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How to share installed packages across different OS partitions? [closed]

My laptop hard-disk has several OS partitions, e.g. 1. sda6 - 500gb (used for storing all my data) 2. sda3 - ubuntu 10.04 3. sda4 - linux mint 4. sda5 - ubuntu 12.04 I end up installing duplicate ...
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'Failed to fetch' when trying to upgrade using terminal [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/s-elser/winelol/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Why does this APT package have a four-part version number, with a dash?

For example, why is the package named linux-headers-3.2.0-45 when actually it represents 3.2.45?
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My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system update takes too long

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system update takes too long (too much time). Finally a message comes up stating that there is a problem with Internet connection and updating has failed. When I examined the ...
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Cannot remove/upgrade/purge libreoffice

I've run into some trouble while I was trying to update my packages. I did sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade All went okay but there was some error from libreoffice. I dont need any ...
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Error running sudo apt-get -f install

I'm trying to remove a package: sudo apt-get remove pgbouncer but then I got the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You ...
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apt-get 403 Forbidden

I've start a new job today and I am trying to set up my machine to run through their Windows server. I've managed to get a internet connection through the server now but now I can't run apt-get ...
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Update package which has newer versions in repos but can't be found in backports?

While doing some coding with taglib-ruby (which requires TagLib (http ://taglib.github.io/ - sorry, I'm not allowed to post more than 2 links..)), I came across a strange problem and after a few days ...
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Unable to install php5-dev package in ubuntu 12.10

I am unable to install php5-dev package in ubuntu 12.10. I am getting the following on sudo apt-get install php5-dev: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Unable to install MYSQL Natty-security issue [duplicate]

I am running a Ubuntu 11.04 on my system. Trying to uninstall mysql server from the terminal: sudo apt-get install mysql-server But it fails with the following set of errors: Reading package ...
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How to clean up a messed up apt-get? [duplicate]

Question: I wanted to do dist-upgrade on my server this morning. What I got is this: apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Getting dpkg-buildpackage depencency errors when using apt-get install source --compile [closed]

I was playing around with apt-get install source --compile And I used audacity: sudo apt-get install source --compile audacity However, I am getting a dependency error: ...
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Repair LXDE install

I tried unity on 12.04 but really didnt enjoy the experience, so I installed lxde instead. much better. I thought I'd better clean up what I wasn't using so I ran sudo apt-get remove unity* && ...
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Installing update-manager-core in Natty 11.04 [duplicate]

My Ubuntu Version (Server): root@li339-83:~# lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 11.04 Release: 11.04 Codename: natty ...
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Unable to update via terminal [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. When I try to run sudo apt-get update. The following throws in the terminal: Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted i386 Packages ...
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apt-get upgrade - packages have been kept back: mysql [duplicate]

On my ubuntu vps, I've this error, What does it mean? Why were packages kept back? I was advised not to do dist-upgrade. My question is not how to solve this, but why this happened? The following ...
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proxy is only half resolved by using http_proxy

I have Ubuntu downloaded and installed. I input my http(s)_proxy information into my /etc/bash.bashrc as well as my apt/apt.conf and that got me past the first hurdle, but now I'm clueless on how to ...
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Script not available after installing package

I'm creating my own repository to host my scripts. I wrote a shell script and wanted to package into a .deb file. I created the DEBIAN directory and the control file inside. The .deb is created ...
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How to install the latest version of a package with apt-get?

It's easy to install a specific version of a package with apt-get: apt-get install <package name>=<version> For example: apt-get install jenkins=1.517 But is there a shortcut for ...
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curl-config error during installation of package

Whhile installing free radius protobuf package I am getting following error root@ggns2egl01:/tmp/rlm_protobuf-freeradius-2.1.x# ./configure checking for gcc... gcc checking whether the C compiler ...
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Repository fetch failure

These are the errors I get: (as you can see, I connect to the internet from the education department proxy) W:Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/Release.gpg Something ...
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Install nfs-common on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

How can I install nfs-common on Ubuntu 13.04? The only thing I get is error related to invoke-rc.d: initscript statd, action "start" failed., but I have not found anything what could potentially solve ...
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How to get the newest version of a package installed via apt-get?

Is there a way to install the latest release of a program other than building it from the source? I know that the packages/applications in the ubuntu repositories are not always containing the most ...
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Apt-get 403 Forbidden, but accessible in the browser

I've noticed that running apt-get update recently has resulted in quite a few ppa's returning "403 Forbidden". In and effort to clean them up I had a look: W: Failed to fetch ...
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The pain of an Realtek (RTL8111/RTL8168) ethernet card

I just recently installed ubuntu and I'm having trouble with the network drivers. My card doesn't like the current Realtek driver so I'm switching to the one suggested in here: ...
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Remove duplicate python

This morning I installed python3.3.2 from source, which is giving me some headaches, so now I want it removed. python3 launches python3.3.2, which is stored in /usr/local/bin. However, when I try to ...
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how to install the package, when it saying for every package installation “unmet dependencies”?

Everything i try to install now since weeks it always shows dependency problems like below, how to make this package installed? i tried -f install and related other dependency but one after another ...
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“Permission denied” error using dpkg-scanpackages and gzip

I'm quite new to Linux. I wanted to set up my own local apt-repository using instructions given here. However, when i execute the script as: #! /bin/bash cd /var/www/debs/i386 dpkg-scanpackages . ...
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'E:The package libmagickcore4-extra needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.'

I was going to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 and skipped the update for libmagickcore4-extra, and some problem occurred, and the upgrade stopped. Now, whenever I try and open the Software update, I get ...
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Installed then removed Kubuntu Desktop - now Ubuntu/Unity doesn't look quite right

I am running QQ - default Ubuntu/Unity desktop Installed kubuntu-desktop with 'apt-get install kubuntu-desktop' to try it out. Decided I didn't like it, so I removed it with 'apt-get remove ...
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Downgrade a bunch of packages

Maybe you have installed packages from a PPA or an external source (e.g. downloaded a .deb for a package that is available through the Ubuntu repos.). Then you decide to drop these upgraded versions ...
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Apt-get update Failed to Fetch while setting proxy

I realize that there are many "failed to fetch" questions asked before, but neither seems to resolve my issue. This is what I get after typing export http_proxy=http://198.23.143.4:8080 then sudo ...
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Why can't Ubuntu install .exe files?

Every time I download a file and try to install, this is what I get in terminal: seabass@seabass:~$ sudo apt-get install CreepySetup.0.1.94.exe Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Firefox stuck in 6.0 and not updating. Apt-get says that its latest version

I'm having trouble updating Firefox, it does not update from the terminal and doesn't show up in the update manager. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. If I run apt-get install firefox it claims that the ...
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Don't get any security updates and recommended updates& cannot fix broken packages

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.In my update manager it shows all the other updates,but it doesn't show any important security updates(precise-security) and recommended updates(precise-recommended) when I try ...
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How to install gcc/g++ 4.4 and make links

Because I cannot compile some code by gcc/g++ 4.7, I want to install gcc/g++ 4.4. I searched the Internet and found some different way. I don't know what is the best solution. Is it possible to ...
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Files are piling up in /usr/src/. How can I stop this?

I have been having many serious system issues over the past few weeks and have been scratching my head as to why. I've now worked out that this problem is having no inodes left on the root partition ...
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How to upgrade kile2.1 beta 4 to kile-2.1.3 in ubuntu 11.04? [duplicate]

I want to upgrade kile 2.1 beta 4 to Latest stable version kile 2.1.3 in 'Ubuntu11.04'. Will there any problem if I upgrade it ? I have tried to upgrade through terminal using the command : sudo ...
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Broken Package when trying to install libminiupnpc-dev

I'm not sure how to resolve the following broken package errors. I have libminiupnpc8 installed from a PPA (1.6-precise2) and when I want to install libminiupnpc-dev, it wants to install ...
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Is there a log of package management activity like recent removals?

Is there a log that shows recent activity done by the package management, like apt-get, dpkg, synaptics? For example, you removed a bunch of packages but realized that a not-tracked application (for ...
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libssp.so.0 problem apt

I'm trying to execute any kind of apt-get update (or install ..). every operation brokes on this: I've tried to autoremove packages, clean, -f, dist-upgrade - all unsuccessful ubuntu server ...
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Help installing libboost-system-dev, et al

I am trying to install GPU-Ocelot, a GPU emulator, on a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04. I am stuck at the following line of the installation instruction manual: sudo apt-get install libboost-dev ...
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Error Message while sudo apt-get -f install [duplicate]

Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
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Can't install webmin on ubuntu 12.04 lts server

I can't get webmin installed on my Ubuntu 12.04 lts server. I get the following error: /var/lib/dpkg/info/webmin.postinst: 58: /var/lib/dpkg/info/webmin.postinst: cannot create ...
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My package manager is broken, index files are missing

I've a problem with package-manager in my Ubuntu 12.04. I've read some answer and I find this possible solution: sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get update ...
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An error occurred, please run package manager

I have just upgraded my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop from Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04. Unfortunately the top bar now has a little red circle with a minus sign in it. When I click it, it opens a box with the ...
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wedge with apt-get

I get the following error message The following packages have unmet dependencies: fuse-utils : Depends: libfuse2 (= 2.8.4-1.3) but 2.9.2-4 is installed gvfs : Depends: gvfs-daemons (>= 1.16.2-2) ...
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Apt-get upgrade issues

I'm having an issue upgrading Here are some of reports sudo apt-get upgrade Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.2.0-44-generic-pae_3.2.0-44.69_i386.deb ...