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 install 32-bit libraries when they keep having uninstallable dependencies?

I'm trying to install Adobe Air on Ubuntu 13.10. In this version of Ubuntu, packages like ia32-libs and ia32-libs-multiarch are no longer available, so I'm trying to install the needed 32-bit ...
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How can i fix this “ apt-key command not found ”? [closed]

When try this command wget -O- -q http://s3tools.org/repo/deb-all/stable/s3tools.key | sudo apt-key add - i am getting the message like this sudo: apt-key: command not found How can i fix this? ...
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Software Updates from terminal without sudo

Software Updates is capable of checking for updates and installing them without asking for a password except for kernel updates. The same is not true for apt-get in a terminal. If you try to apt-get ...
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Is there a way to install a package from a particular repository using apt?

Sometimes a package I want from a PPA has the same name as a different package in another repository. Is there a way I can tell apt to download a package of packageName from a certain repo? I'd ...
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Why did my server repeatedly request the packages.bz2 file from a mirror for 24 hours?

One of our servers ended up using about 20 GB of data yesterday because it was repeatedly requesting the packages.bz2 file from a mirror. The requests began about 22:00 on Sunday night, and stopped ...
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How to install every package from A custom Repository?

I made my own custom repository for my network. How do you install EVERYTHING from a repository? Is it something like: sudo apt-get install -y MYREPO:* or sudo apt-get install -y *
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Unable to launch pidgin

Using pidgin from the command-line or launching it via the indicator is not working. I've tried reinstalling it, but the issue persists: $ pidgin The program 'pidgin' is currently not installed. You ...
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unmet dependencies: initramfs-tools [Xubuntu 12.04] [duplicate]

How would one resolve this unmet dependencies issue I've encountered ? When running the following cmd: root@ubuntu1204-cshr3:~# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Backup and restore all application to fresh ubuntu install

I want to backup all my installed applications so that I can use them in fresh installation of Ubuntu (12.04 as of now) later. APTonCD only picks up .deb ( at /var/cache/apt/archives) but I have ...
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How to download packages from a repository that is not in sources.list

I'm remastering a CD for Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid), but that is not the version I'm running and I don't want to add its repositories in souces.list. Is there a way to download the latest versions of its ...
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How to download software from the Ubuntu app directory?

I don't want to use sudo apt-get 'softwareName' to install software on a Ubuntu machine. Instead I want to go to https://apps.ubuntu.com search for the software then download and install it later like ...
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How to Change The Location of apt-get archive?

I tried this command but nothing changed . how can i do it ? sudo ln -s /media/myFlash/temp /var/cache/apt/archives
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“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 ...
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What happens when a package is duplicate in sources?

I'm just about to install Owncloud. I found an owncloud package in the standard ubuntu sources. But the instructions say, I need to add a new softwaresource. So what happens, after I added the source ...
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Not able to install g++ in ubuntu 13.10 because of broken packages

When I try to install g++ in my machine I am getting the following message. support:/$ sudo apt-get install g++ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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wine1.6 : Depends: libgettextpo0 but it is not installable [duplicate]

I get this problem every time I try and get wine 1.6 on Ubuntu 12.04. I have no idea how to fix it! It just says: The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.6 : Depends: libgettextpo0 ...
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Ubuntu sdk not getting installed 12.04

First I used the compound command given here but it gave some errors so I executed each command separately that I may be able to figure out the where is the error. Adding repository and updating was ...
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Can not install google-chrome-stable on ubuntu 12.10 because of libnss3 (>= 3.14.3)

My Vimium plugin stopped working in google chrome so I uninstalled it order to get install newer version. I can not get to install it anymore because of incorrect dependency version on libnss3 ...
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'Unable to locate package.' when installing linux-headers

I'm trying to make a wifi driver work and the instructions say to paste the code one line at a time. Does this mean hit enter after each line? How do I move down a line? When I paste the first line ...
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Rhythmbox updates failing

I am having trouble updating with Rhythmbox. I'm using ubuntu 13.10 I have purged it and did a new install and I keep getting an error message: When I attempt an upgrade: ...
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apt-get is broken

When I do the following command, sudo dpkg --configure -a I get the following error: Setting up cpufreqd (2.4.2-2) ... * Starting CPU Frequency daemon cpufreqd *** buffer overflow detected ...
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What should i do to complete Ubuntu upgrade?

I have been trying to upgrade from ubuntu 13.04 to latest avaiable version, but i keep getting unsolvable problem error message and update process terminates after rolling back. Here is my log file ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: package manager is broken (I think)

Please note: I'm a newbie with Ubuntu, only just beginning to get a grasp on terminal, etc. Whenever I try to install anything using terminal, with sudo apt-get install vlc it works fine untill ...
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Can't add or remove any program after a package for ubuntu-nokia-suite broke

Whenever i try apt-get install it shows the following: apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: The package nokuntusp ...
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apt-get install problem in ubuntu

Accidently deleted the whole /var/lib/apt/lists Fetched 496 kB in 50s (9,738 B/s) Reading package lists... Error! E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory) E: The package lists or status file could ...
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Internal error in ubuntu 12.04 that asks to run package manager [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire One for some months, but it has been showing me an error message since 3 days. The error message appears as a red circle with a white hyphen in the ...
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if i manually compile php, should i uninstall it in dpkg first?

Around 2 years ago I attempted my first PHP compile and succedded. I occasionaly upgrade my compile script as I add modules and new versions come out. However, I'm finding that apt-get unattended ...
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Failed to download repository information while installing updates [duplicate]

When i run system update then i got following error: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20130820.1)/dists/precise/restricted/binary-i386/Packages ...
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dependency problems prevent configuration of rhythmbox-plugins

I get these error messages when I try to update or install programs on Linux 13.04 installArchives() failed: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of rhythmbox-plugins: rhythmbox-plugins ...
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Temporarily Use a Different Version of a Package to Resolve Unmet Dependency

How can I temporarily use a different version of a package so that I can install another package that depends on it? Or is it not possible to do that?
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dpkg returned an error code(2)

#computer@computer-Satellite-L755:~$ sudo apt-get install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' ...
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How can I configure apt-get to clean automatically after every install

Is there any way do apt-get clean after apt-get install automatically, like in other distros?
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How to list installed package and its details on ubuntu?

I am new to ubuntu and trying to find out the way to list all installed packages and its details like version, release, install time, category on Ubuntu. Found that following commands will help me get ...
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“Package is in a very bad inconsistent state”, how to fix?

I've tried to make a clean install of Ubuntu 13.10 from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Anyway, whenever I installed a program, the code come out noticed me about "dpkg: error processing libkfbapi1 (--configure):". ...
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“Waited for * || true but it wasn't there ” apt error [duplicate]

I have run into an error with apt that seems to occur every time I update. The error outputs every time I try to install something via apt. Here is the output; E: Waited for ...
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How do I fix an ignored update file in Ubuntu 13.04?

When I am in Terminal and I run sudo apt-get update, I get ignored files. What are these, and how do I fix them?
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Ubuntu roll back to previous kernel: linux-image-3.11.0-11

I had too many kernel updates and the only ones that worked for me were "pushed away". Any suggestions on how can I reinstall kernel version "linux-image-3.11.0-11"?
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apt-get update leads to obsolete packages

The university where I study hosts an Ubuntu package mirror server, which I normally use to update my repository. However, right now, I am not in the university and update packages instead from the ...
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Error pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my machine, I tried to install a new version of libc6 which I downloaded from here I made that because a new version of libcv depends on it, I thought after ...
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Can I have apt-get take my authorization credentials?

I have a Ubuntu virtual machine that I use at work. I had previously been using this without any issues but there was an update put in that now requires all outbound connections to authenticate with ...
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Installing packages from terminal

So, I tried installing a lot of packages that are in one of my folders. In the terminal I chose directory and did: "sudo apt-get install *.deb" I've gotten a lot of errors that say "couldn't find any ...
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How to install symform.deb?

I've an updated Ubuntu 13.10 and I want to install the .deb from Symform (a cloud NAS service). But I'm having problems when I download the .deb and installing it from their website ...
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Files with [ square brackets ] in the name have been deleted from ~ via apt-get

The day before yesterday I uninstalled virtualbox 4.1.18 from the repo and installed virtualbox-4.2 from the virtualbox website as well as vagrant from the vagrant site. I installed the two new .debs ...
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Problem with motorola nvg510

Ever since i switched over to at&t Using apt-get and updating or anything related to any of that has been unbelievably slow. Ive tried going into software and updates and changing it from the ...
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How are a Debian package's dependencies handled when it requires “package A or package B” for dependencies?

In Ubuntu 12.04 (and Debian and the other Ubuntu versions), the nginx meta-package has dependencies listed on nginx-full or nginx-light. What is the rule of which of those dependencies the system ...
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apt-get update command in ubuntu 12.04

We have installed Ubuntu server 12.04. We upgraded it with the command apt-get upgrade but when it comes to apt-get update, it stuck and cannot find the exact header. Secondly virtinst command does ...
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“E: Unable to locate package update” when I try to update my system, why?

I have almost an hour trying to update my installation, this is how I'm trying to do it: $ sudo apt-get install update [sudo] password for braiam: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Encountered a section with no Package: header [duplicate]

I am trying to install java on my Ubuntu 13.10 ,64 bit.I am getting Merge-list problem again and again.As suggested in many forums I have tried - sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* sudo apt-get update ...
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Stuck in Unity 2d, 12.04

Since applying some fixes to Ubuntu 12.04 after being horribly stuck, I noticed when I login to Unity 3D, I enter Unity 2D (both entries are available at login). Unity 3D seems to be completely ...
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“No space left on device” while installing packages [duplicate]

My software center stops updating my software and I get this: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-headers-generic : Depends: linux-headers-3.2.0-57-generic but it is not installed ...