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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Why is Software Updater showing additional updates?

I have never seen this before until today. Just a moment ago Software Updater displayed itself to me and said I have packages I need to update. Among them was ClamAV, which I have never installed. I ...
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What are the packages list in Ubuntu?

I've seen several times people talking about apt-get and packages list, I know what is apt-get and what it does, but what are the packages lists?
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Unmet dependencies using aptitude to install bind9

I am getting error while trying to install bind9 on ubuntu 12.04 I did sudo aptitude install bind9 The following NEW packages will be installed: bind9{b} 0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, ...
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No install option, only source code [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. Trying to install new software but I see only use the source code in Ubuntu software center. There is no install option. And I am trying to install few plugins for browser its ...
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Puppetlabs apt sources lead to unauthenticated packages error

I have just created a new VM from Hetzner with Ubuntu 12.04 and started setting it up. The steps I did are basically wget http://apt.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs-release-precise.deb sudo dpkg -i ...
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Update Apache 2.2.22 to 2.2.25

I need to update Apache to version 2.2.25 on ubuntu 13.04 I have tried installing the update from apt-get but the package is showing as 2.2.22 Can anyone help?
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How to install ack-grep 2.0 with apt-get?

Currently I'm using ack-grep 1.92. Now I want to use ack-grep 2.+. Official documentation says that I can install ack-grep 2.0 with apt-get, but when I try to install, it says it's already the ...
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Ubuntu Server: dpkg returned an error code (1)

I have experienced this error in the past but have been able to resolve it by running 'sudo apt-get -f install'; however, that is no longer the case. I have spent about 4 hours looking into this and ...
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apt held packages, can't install package [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 12.10 when trying sudo apt-get install mono-complete to install mono, I get: enter codReading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Problems installing python-dev

I am currently working on a project requiring me to extend Python with a C library, and I will be using SWIG on Ubuntu. Worth noting is that I'm doing this on a computer at my university, and I don't ...
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initramfs fail after upgrade to 13.04, cant update system with apt-get / dpkg

The other night I received the prompt suggesting for me to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04. I figured why not, and accepted the upgrade. I had very little interaction, just clicked the accept button, and ...
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Is it possible to know from apt if the package was installed explicitly or as a dependency of another package?

Let's say there are A, B and C package. A and C were installed manually with apt-get install, and B is a dependency of A and was installed by apt automatically. Is it possible to know that with some ...
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Get list of installed packages - from damaged partition

I'm running 13.04 on VMWare Fusion 6 on top of OS X, which has some serious stability problems, necessitating hard reboots (power cycling) at least once/day if not more. Since VMWare is lame and ...
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Cannot get any updates or installs because of server pt.archive.ubuntu.com (193.136.212.166)

So, the terminal always gets stuck when trying to gets the packages from the server: pt.archive.ubuntu.com (193.136.212.166). How can I use another server? This has been like this all day. I asked a ...
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Problem in sources.list

I am facing a problem in /etc/apt/sources.list The 52nd line appears to be malformed Ln 52: deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precisepartner. Ln 53: deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ ...
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apt-get update failed [duplicate]

when install python-dev4, it failed, then --fix-missing failed, -f install failed, then apt-get update also failed W: Failed to fetch ...
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Why does 'apt-get source' fail with 'Permission denied' errors?

I am getting following error when i try to fetch source for my current running kernel. At present i am using following kernel: ignite@ignite:~$ uname -a Linux ignite 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP ...
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Does `apt-get install` install dependencies of dependencies?

Does apt-get install install dependencies of dependencies? For example, considering package clamsmtp, among other dependencies it needs clamav-daemon, and clamav-daemon, among other dependencies, ...
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Preventing apt-get from downloading other packages

I've recently installed Oracle JDK on my Ubuntu. Now when I download any package, apt-get first tries to download oracle-java8-installer. How can I stop it from doing that? Edit: Here's the output of ...
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low-graphics mode error in 13.04 with no graphics card [duplicate]

When I try to boot my computer, I get this error: "The system is running in low-graphics mode Your screen, graphics cards, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to ...
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software-center crashed; will not re-install after attempted fix

I'm stumped. On my system, software-center was crashing within 2 seconds of execution. I tried to resolve the issue by running: sudo apt-get remove --purge software-center sudo apt-get install ...
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“Package 'build-essential' has no installation candidate” while installing build-essential [closed]

I have tried following command and it is showing me error: sudo apt-get install build-essential Results: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Error message in software center - not in lp-ppa-pasgui

I tried to publish a review for Homebank and got the error message "package homebank not in lp-ppa-pasgui precise for precise". What is it trying to tell me? I haven't removed any software sources ...
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Are repository lists secure? Is there an HTTPS version?

Are repository updates secure? As a bear of little brain from the developer side, I cannot understand why the repository list is http://security.ubuntu.com and the other http(unsecured) sites listed ...
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Issue with Updating in Ubuntu 12.04 Running on Flash Drive [duplicate]

I am trying to update the packages on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which is running on a flash drive. I tried in the command: sudo apt-get update and receive the following error: W: Duplicate sources.list ...
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apt-get update not working (Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]) [closed]

When I try to run apt-get update I get the following error messages: I am using: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 11.04 Release: 11.04 Codename: natty W: Failed to fetch ...
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Why does “p” in “aptitude search” mean not installed at all?

$ sudo aptitude search node p nodejs - Node.js event-based server-side javascript engine p nodejs:i386 ...
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dpkg and missing dependency problem

I downloaded an open source software from the Internet to emulate white board on my computer. The link is here: http://open-sankore.org/ The download was as .zip file with .deb file inside (which I ...
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how can I fix? Error: Opening the cache

I'm new to Ubuntu.I installed the newest version two days ago. I used the Software Updater and when I restarted the computer the Dash and Launcher were missing. I tried reinstalling the OS, the dash ...
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Installing postgres on 13.04: no valid OpenPGP data found [closed]

Following the UbuntuGeek instructions for installing Postgres on Ubuntu 13.04 (and reinforced here), I'm getting stuck at this command: wget --quiet -O - ...
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“apt-get” ruined after a failed PPA addition. How do I fix this?

I was trying to xdman from the nooblabs PPA however something just went wrong now `apt-get is ruined. Here's what I get when I try to run the update manager: Also when I try to correct the error ...
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Accidentally removed every package containing text “win”

I am a novice Linux user and accidentally uninstalled a lot of packages. I was attempting to do a clean install of Wine using the advice on this help page: How do you uninstall wine 1.5? and before I ...
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Wine and Ubuntu 13.04 - 64 Bit [duplicate]

I have been trying to install Wine on my 13.04 64 bit computer, and everytime it leads to synaptic asking for the uninstall of the entire system. I have been following some questions which suggest ...
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Issues installing MySQL server on Ubuntu 13.04

I'm currently trying to install a MySQL server on my Ubuntu 13.04 machine. The problem is, when I try to install it, I get error messages indicating that not all packages could be downloaded. When I ...
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Deleted old version of kernel to free up space - now getting nonstop errors

My /boot partition was full, so I deleted an old version of the kernel to free up space, so I deleted the following files in /boot: abi-3.8.0-25-generic config-3.8.0-25-generic ...
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Automatic security update fails by unmet dependency

Ubuntu 12.04 - Update manager failed to install security update of some headers. I have tried: sudo apt-get -f install which tries to get dependencies, but initially fails with: dpkg: error ...
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How do I pin the lowlatency kernels so apt doesn't update with a newer generic kernel?

I'm on Kubuntu 12.04 with lts-raring HWE stack. I'm running kernel 3.8.0.30.18 low latency. A recent update replaced my low latency kernel with a slightly newer (3.8.0.31) generic kernel. I wish to ...
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WebcamStudio problem in loading its Output to FlashPlayer Video Sources

I am on Ubuntu 13.04 amd64 OS and I am having problem with WebcamStudio that its output is not loaded to FlashPlayer Web Broadcaster video sources. First I installed webcamstudio_0.57beta4_all.deb. ...
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How do I install qps from repositories on ubuntu 13?

I'm trying to install qps on ubuntu with aptitude install qps Where I get Couldn't find package "qps". ... I probably could download the sources and recompile, but I think I might be missing ...
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How to remove recommended and suggested dependencies of uninstalled packages?

I know of How to remove an uninstalled package's dependencies? and I tried apt-get autoremove but that does not remove dependencies that are recommended/suggested by other packages. That is, ...
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E: Unable to locate package bfgminer

I recently set up cubieboard with Linaro Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Everything seems to be okay when i try to run these commands: linaro@cubieboard:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unit3/bfgminer sudo: ...
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How can I solve “Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock” error? [duplicate]

How can I solve this? I am a new user. Here is the error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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What does “imagemagick [security]" mean in the online package list?

If I search for the package "imagemagick" in http://packages.ubuntu.com/ it gives me the result and the word security written like this: [security]. Does it mean it is in the main repository? Another ...
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Unable to run any apt-get command

This is a weird problem and I can't find a direct solution. I ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y (I haven't ever run it on this machine but it is Ubuntu server 12.04 like all ...
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Trying to install a package but apt-get tries to remove all packets on the computer

I'm trying to install ssh-import-id for openssh-server but I got this... It totally blew my mind. I really need some help here! Thanks a lot in advance! -S $ sudo apt-get install ssh-import-id ...
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How can I get the latest VLC if its not available from the VLC download page and its PPA [duplicate]

The latest vlc(2.1) had just been released - jeej - but, the vlc-ppa doesn't contain packages for 13.04 only 13.10. The vlc download page just says to sudo apt-get install vlc. 2.1.0 Highlights ...
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I am not able to install easy_install in my ubuntu

i have to install Review board in ubuntu, i tried following commands but i am getting error sudo apt-get install python-setuptools. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Can not install wine using terminal [duplicate]

I've tried to install wine in ubuntu 12.10 through terminal. I write this script to install wine: sudo apt-get install wine but its is showing this error: The following packages have unmet ...
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Error : Cannot Access ppa while installing openstack swift

I was trying to install openstack swift all in one. Getting the error as follows: root@openstack-VirtualBox:/home/openstack# apt-add-repository ppa:swift-core/ppa Cannot access PPA ...
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I am trying to remove OpenOffice to go back to LibreOffice, but I keep getting an error message

I am trying to remove OpenOffice and go back to LibreOffice but I keep getting this error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libreoffice-core : Depends: libreoffice-common ...