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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Which Programs Are Included In The LiveCD That Are Removed Upon Installation?

I've noticed when booting up Ubuntu 13.10 – Desktop X86-64 disc in "Try Without Installing" mode that Gparted is pre-installed, however if you install Ubuntu to your hard drive the package is removed ...
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apt-get update & install apache2 fails “temporary failure resolving”

failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apache2/apache2-mp-worker_2.2.22-1ubuntu1.4_i386.deb temporary failure resolving 'sercurity.ubuntu.com' failed to fetch ...
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Installing All Packages in a PPA

How do I download all of the packages contained within a particular PPA in one command, without explicitly listing out each package? For example, say I want to download all 108 or so packages ...
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What is the apt-get equivalent of this command?

What is the apt-get equivalent of the following command? aptitude -r install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') <package name> Thanks.
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How to fix error while sudo apt-get upgrade

I am getting following error on Ubuntu 12.04 server. Everything on this machine was installed using apt-get install and tried to keep it updated as much as possible. After last update I noticed I can ...
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Cannot install packages with Apt, Synaptic or the Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

My problems started when I tried to fix a wireless connectivity issue I was having by reinstalling bcmwl-kernel-source for starters. I believe this failed and is causing the error below. I get the ...
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How can I remove a package

I have encounter a problem when I install a package, The error message: $ dpkg -i 116667-Ubuntu\ xsplash\ clean\ theme.deb (Reading database ... 265031 files and directories currently installed.) ...
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i want to install java on Ubuntu 13.04, but i got this type of problem during installing java [duplicate]

problem is that: apt-get install default-jre E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is ...
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installing libgl1-mesa-glx:i386

04 (32 bit) precise version.While i'm installing this libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 its shows the following error........ The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgl1-mesa-glx : Depends: ...
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installing python-appindicator in 13.10

I'm trying to install python-appindicator in Ubuntu 13.10 but I'm receiving not found error: E: unable to locate package python-appindicator How can I install python-appindicator in 13.10 ?
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I am not able to Install any packages via apt-get, why?

I am getting this error whenever I install any package from the terminal. What is wrong? apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Apt keeps trying to connect to a non-existent proxy

I have an apt proxy on my home network which is running squid-deb-proxy, all my Ubuntu machines are linked to it with a 02proxy file in their apt directorys. The problem is one of my Ubuntu machines ...
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Ubuntu desktop messed up? [closed]

I have HP probook 4540s with switchable graphic card Radeon HD 7650M, its working fine on windows but it would cause heat problems so followed the Question which said solution is to install the ...
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'apt-get upgrade' getting stuck

When trying to install updates after checking with sudo apt-get update, sudo-apt get upgrade is not installing them. username@username:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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URIs for linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic

I'm using Ubuntu desktop (Linux version 3.11.0-15-generic (buildd@allspice)). I tried to get linux source code by command: sudo apt-get source linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic Then I saw this error: ...
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Why the apt prompts me to enter the full phrase while purging a package?

Don't try this command. While i'm trying to purge the package login, terminal asks me to enter the whole text rather than [Y/n]. avinash@avinash-VirtualBox:~$ sudo apt-get purge login Reading ...
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Sending enter in interaction mode ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to make a basic script for deployment of ocs-inventory and I got stuck on a problem. When I issue this command: sudo apt-get install -y ocsinventory-agent The interactive window ...
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install spectrum3d on ubuntu

I want to install a spectral analysis tool for Ubuntu, and thought Spectrum3d looked good. I've tried following the install instructions. As far as I understand, I am supposed to write: sudo ...
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owncloud -problem installing packages

I have just installed these packages for building my owncloud, but always get an installation aborted error: rqie@rqie-VirtualBox:~$ sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-json php5-gd php5-sqlite ...
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Updating packages when network access to standard repositories is blocked [duplicate]

My college just blocked Ubuntu repositories. So is there any way to install texlive package from something like zip? I need to run this command, sudo apt-get install texlive texlive-pdf ...
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unable to generate .deb file using make deb-pkg?

I am trying to build my linux source tree. I used following steps : sudo make clean sudo make localmodconfig sudo make menuconfig sudo make deb-pkg But after completion I was not able to see any ...
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Manually Uninstall GDAL

I followed a ./configure, make, make install approach when I originally installed GDAL on my Ubuntu machine, but now I want to upgrade to 1.10. Unfortunately, I want to use apt to perform the ...
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dpkg opporations fail: Failed to run depmod, error processing linux-image-generic

My Laptop had lost power a couple of times recently, and now, whenever I try to do a package operation I am getting the following error code. I tried searching for a solution on the forums, but these ...
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apt-get BADSIG signature gpg error [duplicate]

I am trying to do an apt-get update in one ec2 instance and I get the following error: W: GPG error: http://us-east-1.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release: The following signatures were ...
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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 ...
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How can I get “delta” packages to optimize apt-get upgrade downloads?

I have recently installed Fedora in VirtualBox and noticed that they use Delta-RPM packages, which help dramatically reduce downloading sizes. Also I heard that Gentoo uses some delta packages. Would ...
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virtualenv equivalent for all programs

Virtualenv allows users to create a directory where custom Python packages can be installed and called as if they were installed the normal way by sudo. Is there an equivalent that can create a kind ...
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Unmet dependency issue installing libmapnik

I'm trying to install CartoDB, and have run into the dreaded "you may have requested an impossible situation" message: $ sudo apt-get install -y libmapnik-dev python-mapnik mapnik-utils Reading ...
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Install older version of software and dependencies [duplicate]

I need to install R 3.0.2 because a needed library isn't compatible with 3.0.3 yet (the latest). I can install the older version of R like so: sudo apt-get install r-base=3.0.2-1precise0 However ...
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How can I know what programs does some apt-get package contains?

I would like to know what does some specific package install, for example, when installing ncurses, I have found that TAB key expands: sudo apt-get install ncurses- to show: ncurses-base ...
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Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom: [duplicate]

I am getting the following error msg when entering sudo apt-get update in terminal: W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release i386 (20131016.1)/ saucy/main ...
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Why I cannot download software on Ubuntu?

I have found out that suddenly i am unable to install ANYTHING on my ubuntu distro. Every time I try sudo apt-get install anything i actually get the same error message: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo ...
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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 ...
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cannot install python3 after dist-upgrade

How can I install python3? I try to install python3 like this: sudo apt-get install python3 But I get the error below: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How can I fix xfdesktop4 unmet dependencies error? [duplicate]

Why can't I install the Meta-package for the Xfce Lightweight Desktop Environment? I get this error message: Using Ubuntu Software Center, try to install xfdestop4 and get this error: The following ...
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How can I list last updated packages from terminal? [duplicate]

After upgrading packages my system is not booting anymore. How can I list last updated packages from terminal in order to revert the changes? Or is there a simpler way to take back latest upgrade?
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apt-get 'held broken packages' attempting to install kubuntu-desktop

$sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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proper package installation in Ubuntu

I have read an introduction about PPA at ubuntu PPA and would like to revise my habit of installation in Ubuntu: So, when I come to a Web page, click download for Ubuntu/Linux version and install ...
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Auto update in ubuntu 13.10 desktop

My question is very basic and foolish one.I installed ubuntu 13.10 desktop 32 bit. Now I want auto updates of security. I visited this Ubuntu help page. But I waited whole day to see whether my ...
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Can I configure Ubuntu to remove apt-get and dpkg?

I need to completely remove any methods for making changes to my system. Is there a way to remove apt-get and dpkg? Is it possible to also disallow changing executable bit to any files copied into my ...
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Help! i can't install synaptic in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

lenhan@lenhan-K55A:~$ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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How to install a linux kernel or the “linux” meta-package without linux-image-extra package?

In the quest for installation of a low disk space consuming Ubuntu installation, there is a need to install a linux kernel or the "linux" meta-package without the linux-image-extra package and its ...
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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 ...
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Scratch 1.4 not available on Ubuntu 13 anymore?

I used to run older versions of Ubuntu that included Scratch 1.4. I have a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 (installed today) and Scratch is just not there anymore. The Software center does NOT show any Scratch in ...
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Broken packages from versions mismatch

I've been trying to fix some dependencies to install cinelerra, and stupidly install libvpx1:amd64 for Sid and it casued a broken package. Synaptic could not fix it. I tried apt-get install -f and it ...
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apt-get does not work without an internet connection. How can work around this?

I have a host which is firewalled to the point where apt-get is unable to download packages. That host does not have access to a proxy. I know in gentoo I could work around the problem by fetching ...
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Ubuntu apt-get sources blocked by internet provider [duplicate]

Every time I try to upgrade ubuntu, it gives me forbidden access. Every time that happens, Ubuntu crashes. log file : Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y Get:1 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Unable to use proxy in terminal despite apt.conf file

I use a wired LAN at my college which uses proxy. As per this answer I edited my apt.conf file. My proxy details are as follows Username: mahe\ict.student Password: mumit@123 Proxy host: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server - build-essential install not possible [duplicate]

Have found this question multiple times on the forum, but none of the answers were serious enough. So the problem with ubuntu 12.04. LTS server is that after a fresh install you can not install ...
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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 ...