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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Cannot install vlc in ubuntu 13.10

for some reasons I cannot instal VLC media player on my Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 32bit. I added the VideoLAN PPA repository and ran sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install vlc Here's the log - ...
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Package-dependencies depend other packages

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS a few days ago. So I want to install some programs. But this apt-get is driving me crazy! When I want to install a package, doesn't matter which one, it always reads that ...
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Apache still running after uninstalling

I am trying to uninstall apache to install nginx, but it doesn't seem to work. $ ps aux | grep httpd root 22348 0.0 0.2 167252 8864 ? Ss 14:33 0:00 /usr/sbin/httpd -k start -DSSL ...
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How do I install pepper-flash on Chromium?

I have Chromium web browser on my Lubuntu 13.04 (pre-installed). I use LX Terminal (pre-installed) to write commands. I am trying to download flash player on Chromium using instructions on this site: ...
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Reserved UIDs/GIDs and semi-reserverd UIDs/GIDs

When installing a new system, depending on selected packages, some uids for some packages aren't always the same. eg: 'sshd' may be UID 102, sometimes another value. On the other hand, 'www-data' is ...
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Unable to install ZFS (Ubuntu 13.10) [closed]

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and wanted to setup a server running ZFS/XBMC - The XBMC install went fine, however I ran into trouble getting ZFS working. Configuration : Ubuntu 13.10 (GNU/Linux ...
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Partitioning During Installation, Reinstalling Ubuntu, Backup donwloaded Repositories [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and I have just finished installing 13.10 amd64 on my PC. This will replace my Windows 7 as my only OS. I just want to clarify some issues that've been bugging me. I tried reading ...
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How to trigger apt-action if program is updated/upgraded?

Question: I want to do some things if a few special programs are updated/upgraded, that is to say when their executable and/or config files get changed/overwritten. Specifically, I want to ...
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pynag package not showing up in apt-get?

I need to install pynag, following the readme: http://code.google.com/p/pynag/source/browse/README.md It says to use apt-get. But it doesn't appear it found any packages? sudo apt-get install ...
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unable remove/reinstall libxss1:amd

Whenever I try to install anything (software-center or apt-get) I get an error report stating that libxss1:amd is in a very bad inconsistent state (translated from German) and that I should reinstall ...
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error in installation of xournal

root@bt:~# sudo apt-get install xournal Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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apt-get not recognizing downloaded archives

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. I previously had Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 and had all the archives in the /var/cache/apt/archives/ stored to a removable disk. After installing 13.10 I copied all my archives ...
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retrieve statistics on Ubuntu packages

how can I retrieve a list of all packages or better specific packages offered by Ubuntu? Preferable, I would like to create a list of certain packages shipped by Ubuntu but on a computer in the cloud ...
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Unable to install Konstruktor program

I've recently switched to Linux, having a good knowledge of how it works before switching, since I've had experience working with Ubuntu-based servers for several months. I've been trying to install a ...
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Getting error in running first apt-get update && apt-get upgrade after installation of Ubuntu 12.10

I get E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. when I run sudo apt-get update for the first time after installation of Ubuntu 12.10. Tried ...
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Installed Ubuntu on a macbook pro and am running into errors with internet

I recently installed Ubuntu (64 bit, 12.04) on a mid-2012 Macbook Pro, and I've been having some really annoying issues. Chief among them is that my wireless doesnt seem to function properly. I've ...
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What can cause “Missing Package: header, Problem with MergeList, The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened” errors?

I write tests for my company's application. One of these tests tries to upgrade the application from a previous version to a new version to make sure nothing breaks. When I am installing an old ...
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ubuntu 13.10 rhythmbox cant update [closed]

When I update the system it says update is broken and that i need to use apt-get install -f in terminal, so I did but it says I need to be root for that. sudo apt-get install -f returns this error: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS initramfs-tools dependency issue

I know this has been asked several times, but each issue and resolution seems different. I've tried almost everything I could think of, but I can't fix this. I have a VM (VMware I think) running ...
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apt-get upgrade gives “403 forbidden” error

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 64b. sudo apt-get update works fine, but when I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get these errors: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates/main python3.3-minimal ...
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How can I get all the URL of the dependencies of a deb package?

I want to check if it is possible to list the URL's that are needed for all the dependencies for a specified systems. lets suppose i want to install a software and it depends on 100 + individual ...
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Need to resolve dependencies for installation

I'm trying to install librhythmbox-core8 but when I run the commands it fails. apt-get install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You ...
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Cannot apt-get upgrade Ubuntu Server

I tried to a upgrade this morning and encountered errors. Ran apt-get -f install and got this error below. I don't recall installing any quantal packages. dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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Can you help me fix my broken packages?

I would like to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, but some broken packages are preventing upgrade success: grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log output: Broken libwayland-client0:amd64 Conflicts on ...
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How can I install Faience GTK theme in Ubuntu 13.10?

I have tried adding the PPA and installing through the terminal, but this did not work. Is there any way I can get the most recent version of Faience GTK theme as a .deb file so it can be installed ...
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How to run: apt-get update in order to correct backtrack installation into Ubuntu?

I´ve just downloaded BackTrack files in order to install their tools into Ubuntu. I´ve opened then the terminal, and typed: sudo bash backtrack-tools But some stuff seems to be outdated, and ...
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What the meaning of package version number with word 'really' in the middle?

Command apt-cache show postgresql will listed this information in my machine (Saucy Salamander 13.10): $ apt-cache show postgresql Package: postgresql Priority: optional Section: database ...
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Install Wine Problem [duplicate]

I wan't to install wine in Ubuntu but after type this sentence a message appear that says : E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the ...
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how to install lib32 on ubuntu 13.10 64bit [duplicate]

i install the ubuntu gnome 13.10 64bit on my computer yesterday. sudo apt-cache search ia32, there is no ia32-libs. could you help to tell me how to install that on ubuntu 13.10 ? thx for your ...
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Package 'openbsd-inetd' has no installation candidate

When I try to install openbsd-inetd, it shows root@amsys-G41MT-S2PT:/home/amsys# sudo apt-get install openbsd-inetd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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apt-get unmet dependencies apache2 mod-auth-mysql

After updating from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 i got some package dependency errors with apache and the mod_mysql_auth: root@ks3275586:/etc/apache2 apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql Reading ...
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cannot install cinnimon 2.xx

Fetched 841 kB in 28s (29.3 kB/s) W: GPG error: http://packages.mate-desktop.org raring Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY ...
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How to update Ubuntu from terminal using tor?

My college has a download limit, so I am not able to update my system. Can I use Tor to download updates?
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Get rid of old repos?

I'm using saucy: ~: lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 13.10 Release: 13.10 Codename: saucy but when I do sudo apt-get update ...
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Installing MariaDB when Apt reports MariaDB has unmet dependencies or broken packages

I have tried everything to install MariaDB on this clean Ubuntu installation but I keep getting this error, Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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How can I check if a PPA has packages for another Ubuntu version?

I use a lot of PPA's. I'd like to check if all of them have packages for Saucy before updating. Is there a program which checks whether my PPAs have packages for a different version of Ubuntu?
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Broken dependencies lib32asound2 [duplicate]

I am trying to install the lib32asound2 (dpkg -i lib32asound2_1.0.25-4ubuntu4_amd64.deb ) package on Ubuntu 13.1 but instead I get this message: (Reading database ... 224124 files and directories ...
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Could not initialize the package information The Package manager

I get the following error message: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following ...
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I got an error upgrading 13.04 to 13.10 now after DKMS install completed

I had an issue when I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 during the upgrade it hung up at the DKMS complete screen, I managed to recover the system with out loosing any of my program however when I try to ...
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how to install curl 13.04 with depency error

how to install curl in ubuntu 13.04? it always throw this error : 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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upgrade tries to install java although I have it installed

I tried installing java using the command line but for some reason it was really slow. So I downloaded java and installed it manually and now it is working properly. The problem is that whenever I ...
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apt-get update not working in ubuntu 12.10

Well I am pretty new to linux more specifically Ubuntu. i had been using this system with ubuntu 12.10 installed for about 1 month now. while sudo apt-get update used to work everyday, its been 3 ...
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puzzled by “no space” complaint from apt

Background: My / partition was at 93%, but I had some unallocated space so I created a new home for /usr . After the move the space usage looks like: >df -k Filesystem 1K-blocks Used ...
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“com.canonical.indicator.messages” entry missing from dconf-editor; issues with email message indicator

On my 12.04.03 system I don't have com.canonical.indicator.messages. Even after sudo apt-get install indicator.messages Mail count and new mail notification seems flaky on 12.04. It used to work ...
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Cannot install zeromq package from chris-lea/zeromq in 12.04

I ran: %> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/zeromq %> sudo aptitude update %> sudo aptitude install zeromq3 php-zeromq # result: zeromq3 - no such package found I tried restarting my system, ...
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How to install 32bit SDL on 64 bit Ubuntu

I have an application that is dependent ia32-libs. But now that this package has been deprecated, it seems like I'll have to install everything by hand... It seems that that I can install it like ...
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Is it possible to make “apt-get source -b” use all cores to compile?

I am using apt-get source -b to compile some packages but my system has 4 cores and only 1 is used if I run htop. Is it possible to force apt-get source to do something like "make -j4" and if yes, ...
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Configure `apt-get` to not have to get my confirmation for small packages?

Currently, when I do something like a routine upgrade, it says something like this halfway through: Need to get 42.5 MB of archives. After this operation, 36.9 kB of additional disk space will be ...
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How can I restore a country specific apt-get update mirror?

While configuring my new 13.10 installation, I chose to change the default update server using the "Software & Updates" GUI tool available in the System settings panel. Before this change the ...
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unmet dependencies while installing wine [duplicate]

Hello I am new here and I have been trying to install wine: $ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...