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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Debconf got a corrupted perl script. How to reinstall it?

I got some power issues at home and got a bunch of files in my computer corrupted. I could fix most of them, but one that's bugging me is a debconf script. Everytime I try to install something I get ...
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How can I upgrade major Kubuntu versions by command line?

The recommended way to upgrade Kubuntu versions is using kubuntu-devel-release-upgrade, which opens up a GUI window. Is there a purely command-line method for distribution upgrades? Background When ...
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Update manager and apt-get are not able to finish updates due to “permission denied” errors in post install scripts

On my desktop Ubuntu 10.04 today some packages (ca-certificates, postgres, samba, ...) were updated automatically by the update-manager and something went wrong. The update finished with error ...
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How to solve the problems in “sudo apt-get update” [duplicate]

Here is my /etc/apt/source.list file. I get many problems in the output of sudo apt-get update: $ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for tim: Err http://cran.cnr.Berkeley.edu precise/ Release.gpg ...
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How to get apt after I accidentally uninstalled it

Is it possible to use dpkg to install apt? It was uninstalled accidentally. If not, how can I get apt without reinstalling Ubuntu? Edit: The following is what I get when I try to install apt with ...
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Managing a corrupted apt-get state [closed]

I'm extremely frustrated with apt-get (and probably dpkg also). At least once or twice per year my apt-get will mess things up on my server which requires a total reinstall of my Debian OS. This ...
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LibSSL1.0.0 Throwing Errors

Whenever I try to do any package manipulation - stuff like apt-get install or apt-get update, etc. - I keep getting errors related to libssl1.0.0. I've tried various things online to no avail. sudo ...
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Why isn't launchpad building my package?

I attempted to upload files to launchpad for building, using dput ppa:sparhawkthesecond/ahm xserver-xorg-input-evdev_2.8.2-1ubuntu2ahm0ly1_source.changes It completed fine, and I was told that it ...
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How to see if a ppa supports my distro

I often use the terminal to add a PPA to my resources list, only to find out afterwards that the PPA doesn't support my Ubuntu version, Allas, thus am greeted with a error: 404 Not Found How can I ...
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broken dependencies [duplicate]

I am currently running Lubuntu on my Ubuntu 12.04 server version. Whenever I try installing any software, be it from the software center or from the internet, I receive an error saying: your system ...
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Many packages been uninstalled by mistake? How to recover Ubuntu [closed]

I uninstalled Python2.7 first which ended up deleting many dependencies as well. Then trying to fins that problem I ended up deleting more packages. But even from the begining of my installation ...
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Updating Software

I recently have been shown just how new i am to ubuntu through this issue: I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and i have installed Hedgehogs version 0.9.17.1 using the ubuntu software center. I haven't been ...
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How do I install the dpkg-dev package? Requires Ubuntu ISO

Please assist me in installing dpkg-dev. It requires me to insert "ubuntu 12.04.1 precise pangolin i386". I did download and burn the image onto a disk. Repeated the process..i.e. type sudo apt-get ...
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locale error in apt-get install [duplicate]

It is some days when I have downloaded by sudo apt-get install myprogram. I saw my program finally installed but at the end I see this errors : > locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No ...
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Cannot resolve package dependencies following LTS upgrade from Lucid to Precise

After a failed LTS upgrade from Lucid to Precise, I'm stuck in package limbo. As root I have run dpkg --configure -a apt-get -f install Outputs appended below. The default package archive at this ...
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Install Failed - apt-get won't work

I tried to install php-java-bridge-j2ee-selinux from source using apt-get but that failed. Now what ever I want to remove or install using apt-get, it gives me error: E: The package ...
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How to find which installed packages are important?

I installed many additional packages on my PC. dpkg --get-selections command displays all the installed packages. From the installed packages how do I know which are important for system booting (if ...
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Uninstall postgresql from Ubuntu

I simply don't understand what's going on. sudo apt-get remove postgresql results in: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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detect broken packages

There are many pages on the web regarding "how to fix broken packages" but I can not find a command to find/detect/view the broken packages. I want to search for orphan packages such as lib*.
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Where .deb files located?

When we install a package in Ubuntu using apt-get install, where can we find the .deb files ? I installed Python using this method but I did not find its .deb file in /var/cache/apt/archive/.
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Can't fix broken packages using Synaptic (Broken Package: Wine1.4)

Ok so I am trying to fix a broken package in order to install wine. When I do "sudo apt-get install wine" I get: sam@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install wine [sudo] password for sam: Reading package ...
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Installing tomcat5.5 from source

I want to install PHP/Java Bridge. I installed Tomcat7 for it, but it failed: sudo dpkg -i /home/asif/jbridge/php-java-bridge-j2ee_5.4.4.2-3_all.deb Selecting previously unselected package ...
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Package information was last updated 59 days ago even though Ubuntu is up to date

I'm using ubuntu 11.10 and in the update manager I have a message that says package information last updated 59 days ago press the check button to check for software updates I do that, but i'm up to ...
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apt-get: failed to fetch package list [duplicate]

I've got this error message: W:Failed to fetch http://deb.opera.com/opera/dists/stable/Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'deb.opera.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with ...
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Undo apt-get remove open* ubuntu 12.04

I am running a Linux instance on ec2, snap sorting of image is disabled. While trying to un-install open-jdk from the system. I stupidly run the command sudo apt-get remove open* It started ...
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Is 100% CPU usage harmful while update-apt-xapi runs?

(System: 11.10 running Unity 3D) When update-apt-xapi is running, CPU usage stays at 100% (for about a couple of minutes). Is that normal? I understand that the command runs update-apt-xapian-index ...
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Can't install package libclassicclient

This is the output of "sudo apt-get install libclassicclient": user1@laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install libclassicclient Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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libssl Dependencies

Alright, so I was messing around with libssl and I manged to mess up libssl pretty well. It looks like I installed a separate version of libssl 64 than I've for libssl32 and now I can't use apt-get at ...
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Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-37-generic (x86_64)

After updating some packages in my machine (using aptitude), I got the following error: Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-37-generic (x86_64) Consult ...
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Error While Upgrading 12.04 LTS to 12.10

While upgrading Ubuntu via update manager, I'm getting this following error. After this error system is reverted back to it's original version. W:Failed to fetch ...
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How can I uninstall Adobe acroread when nothing else works?

I have checked all similar questions. None of them offer a working solution in my case. This is not a duplicate. Here are the details of my unique situation: $ acroread This causes Adobe Acrobat ...
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apt-get: No space left on device (12.04)

I have read every thread I could find -- even the ones that say that the question has been answered elsewhere but none of them address the specific issue I am having. Update Manager ran and produced ...
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python-software-properties unmet dependencies Ubuntu 12.04

I just got a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 server and I am trying to get add-apt-repository. For that I need the package python-software-properties. However, when I try to install it with apt-get, I actually ...
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Why does /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check not agree with apt-get upgrade

I've got an up to date Ubuntu install (13.10). When I run /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check it returns 7:0, ie 7 updates available, none of them security. However when I then try to upgrade, I get ...
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Why does apt-get clean requires a reboot before taking effect

Sometimes when my disk is full I apt-get clean to free up some space. When I check my free space with df I have no space left, but after a reboot df tells me disk is being used for 52%. Why do I need ...
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Updates don't work in Ubuntu 13.10

Hello guys I hope you're all fine. This is the problem: When I execute the updater it always throws the same error saying: Failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection. ...
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Why apt-get does not ask permission to continue before installing small packages?

When we try to install applications using sudo apt-get install command, we are asked for permission before installing as follows, Need to get 9,979 kB/11.6 MB of archives. After this operation, 36.8 ...
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Installing packages into local directory?

I'd like to install software packages, similar to apt-get install <foo> but: Without sudo, and Into a local directory The purpose of this exercise is to isolate independent builds in my ...
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user not known while configuring glance-registry

I am trying to install glance-registry but keep getting the following error $ sudo apt-get install glance-registry ... Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y Setting up glance-registry ...
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Cannot install Openssh-server or client

When I go to install, I get this error: sudo apt-get install openssh-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies?

How do I resolve unmet package dependencies? Occasionally, when I'm installing stuff, I get an error like the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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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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How can I update my nodeJS to the latest version?

I have installed nodeJS on Ubuntu with following code sudo apt-get install nodejs Since I am a new user for ubuntu I also ran this code too sudo apt-get install npm Now when I type nodejs ...
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udev held back by apt-get while using ondrej systemd PPA

For probably about a month now, udev has been held back by apt-get when running apt-get updgrade. The following packages have unmet dependencies: udev : Depends: sysv-rc (>= 2.88dsf-24) but ...
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I'm trying to install some packages and I have dependencies issues, is my system broken?

I'm trying to install some packages, but the package manager (apt-get, software center) refuses to install them with a dependency issue. Is my attempts to install the package that are causing the ...
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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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Installs Keep Reporting No Space on Device [duplicate]

Thanks in advance for your help! I'm new to Ubuntu, and I'm sure my questions are pretty basic. I'm trying to install Java and Eclipse on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I'm using the command: sudo ...
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How to install Canon LBP2900 printer in ubuntu 12.10

Sir.. I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 12.10. I recently bought Canon LBP2900 printer. Unfortunately I tried to install it ..there is no use. Please tell me how to install it and work with it.
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apt-get install <package> equivalent using C++ apt-pkg library

I am building a small QT (C++) application where I ask user the software he want to install. Once he selected some packages a, b, c from the list all I have to do is run sudo apt-get install a b c ...
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Broken Package, Unable to install anything.!

I know there is so many solution for this but I tried all those none of them are working. When I tried apt-get install -f ... siddharth@Sid-HP-dv6:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for ...