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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sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo

many and many and many times I see sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo what is that? seems to be configuration? but what is the relation between that and .conf file? is there any file which store this ...
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'Update Information Is Outdated' related to failed installation of apt-fast

I recently subscribed to Linux Format, and in the Aug. 2014 issue ('Fix Ubuntu') they recommended apt-fast to install software faster: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable $ sudo apt-get ...
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E: Type 'ports' is not known on line 37 in source list /etc/apt/sources [duplicate]

Is using Ubuntu 14.04 and I am facing this error when am trying to update with: sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update E: Type 'ports' is not known on line 37 in source list ...
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How to solve “Extra junk at end of file” syntax error in “01autoremove-kernels” file? // invalid characters

I've read How to solve "Extra junk at end of file" when using apt? and though it's a similar problem, it apparently has a different cause since, looking at the contents of the file, unlike ...
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Why cant the terminal locate and install Acetoneiso_2.3.tar.gz.?

The package is on my desktop cd Desktop parallels@LouiseAvon:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get install acetoneiso_2.3.tar.gz [sudo] password for parallels: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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apt-get loop for ppa's

I recently wanted to install e17 on ubuntu 12.04. I first tried to use the ppa ~ hannes-janetzek / enlightenment-svn and it did not work for me, because it did not all packages (econnman), I kept ...
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Getting error when running apt-get -f install [duplicate]

Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/DbDriver/File.pm line 44, <DEBCONF_CONFIG> chunk 3. Use of uninitialized value in -e at ...
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apt-get error (blocking updates) “ubuntu/dist/trusty/main/binary-*” how to correct? [duplicate]

There's a problem with apt-get it appears two sources are bouncing back 404 errors. However this is curretly blocking me from updating or installing new packages. Can someone advise on what these ...
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Ubuntu on armhf: “using PPAs with apt-get source -b”?

In brief, the problem I seem to be having is that apt-get "ignores" whatever PPA I add. I assume that this is because the respective PPA's limit their debs to i386 and AMD64 builds. (I'm using armhf.) ...
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i m getting problem in installing traceroute utility

I m getting this atul@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install traceroute [sudo] password for atul: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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Can't update ubuntu 12.10 in Lenovo G580 [closed]

I'm above mentioned laptop running ubuntu 12.10.When i issue sudo apt-get update it shows Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20130213) precise Release.gpg Ign ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 apt-get update fails for any installs and upgrades in trusty [duplicate]

I have tried various recommendations from the web to no success. The apt-get update gives errors . Here are my error messages after sudo apt-get udpate: W: Failed to fetch ...
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“Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/repository.spotify.com” while updating the list [duplicate]

Everything was working fine just yesterday. Today I wanted to update and it failed with the following error: Pakketlijsten worden ingelezen... Fout! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header ...
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Package list Error, cannot open software updater or Package list [duplicate]

I am getting an error in the Title Bar above E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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How to fix this spotify error? [duplicate]

I have Xubuntu 64 bit 14.04, latest version of spotify and it seems to be working fine, but I see this error. I tried sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get ...
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Local APT repository for specific packages [duplicate]

I'm trying to set up an APT repository on my local network that will work similar to apt-mirror except, I don't want to mirror an entire repository, I only want to serve specific packages of my ...
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No speex packages for freeswitch building on Ubuntu

I am trying to build freeswitch on Ubuntu and getting numerous libraries absent. One of them is speex. configure says it is absent while dpkg says it is here: checking for speex >= 1.2rc1 speexdsp ...
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How to uninstall Spotify [duplicate]

i have a big error warning in my Ubuntu 14 because of Spotify. This the error : E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Terminal: sudo: apt-get: command not found

This is my first post here, so let me be welcomed with a serious issue to be answered. Lately some really bad things have been happening with my computer, having to do with lack of icons and all kinds ...
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“Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/repository.spotify.com_dists_stable_non-free_i18n_Translation-en%5fUS” [closed]

I'm trying to install the google talk plugin on Ubuntu 14.04. I've been following this guide: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/google_talk_plugin When I do the last step, sudo apt-get install ...
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Differences between UFW and GUFW

From what I have been able to piece together, the firewall that comes with Ubuntu is iptables, which is very complicated, so an easier way to access the firewall is through UFW and GUFW. UFW is ...
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Installing rtl8812AU_linux_v4.2.0_6952.20130315.tar.gz

Hi while trying to get the drivers for my "EDIMAX AC600 Dual-Band High Gain Wi-Fi USB Adapter" I run into the following problem: After sudo apt-get install build-essential and cd /home/"USERNAME" I ...
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Installing crossvc is giving broken packages error [duplicate]

I am having Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. While trying to install crossvc, I am getting broken package error. I tried to find solutions and tried all the suggested steps in different posts. But no success. ...
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“Some index files failed to download” while installing the Spotify client

after updating from 13.10 to 14.04 from LiveCD my Spotify installation dissapeared. I tried to install it as before by following Spotify guide and entering these commands: sudo apt-add-repository -y ...
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How does Synaptic have updates when I've just updated from the command line?

How can that be? I thought the CLI was the nuts (that's a good thing). I go there (Ctrl + Alt + F1) and: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get check All's well. Go back to the ...
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How do I install no-ip DUC on ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install no-ip DUC on ubuntu 14.04. When I run the following command(as the guide says) sudo apt-get install noip2 I get the following error. E: Unable to locate package noip2 How can I ...
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Apt Upgrade AND Downgrade all packages to Current Release

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. While using 12.04, I installed several packages via PPA's. Now that I've upgraded to 14.04, I've discovered that some of the PPA packages from 12.04 are ...
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how much space does a given package, and dependencies, cost?

given a package name, I want to find how much space would be freed up if the package, and its dependencies, were deleted. As dependencies might be shared between packages, maybe the right way to put ...
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Why can't I update my system via shell script?

I have a very simple script, let's call it update.sh: #!/bin/bash echo "Updating system..." sudo apt-get udpate sudo apt-get udgrade Running this script, throws the following error: me@host $ ...
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Fix half-installed package

I am getting error while using sudo apt-get upgrade stating: dpkg: error processing libgfortran3:amd64 (--configure): package libgfortran3:amd64 is not ready for configuration cannot configure ...
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xubuntu/xfce4 package to hold to prevent breakage by updates

I've painfully set up my xubuntu desktop to look exactly how I want it to look. I have previously experienced a well built setup crumble due to unfortunate updates. Though I would like to keep getting ...
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Many files in /var/lib/dpkg/info/ corrupted; how to recover

When I run sudo apt-get (anything), I invariably get this error: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'thunderbird-gnome-support' is missing final newline E: ...
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How to install / run freefem++

After sudo apt-get install freefem++ ran successfully, my Ubuntu 14. 04 system does not seem to recognize the command "freefem++". Any ideas? Things seem to be in /usr/share/doc/freefem++ (but no ...
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Ubuntu dependency problems

My ubuntu 12.4 box has been off for 10 days. Upon returning to it I have found that there's no sound and steam games (for linux) won't start. There is a dependancy problem. I'm guessing is causing ...
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postgresql vs postgresql-server-dev package

What is the difference between postgresql and postgresql-server-dev packages. What are the purposes served by installing different packages and what are the use-cases of these?
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Can't find programs I installed [duplicate]

I need help learning how to install programs without software center. Or at least finding a couple programs I just installed. I downloaded he Forio IDE for Julia, and have no idea whether or not it ...
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APT. Delete package “Dependencie”, without deleting package “Needed”

I want to delete nautilus, but I have a cool script named Folder Color, that has in his dependencies nautilus. Can I mark in apt keep package folder-color and delete nautilus?
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How to retain installed software between Ubuntu installations / Tools for software inventory?

Is there a good way to manage / keep track of the installed software on Ubuntu machine? Through the years, we keep improving our system, install all kinds of useful tools to make ourselves more "at ...
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libjansson repositories? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the deb repository for libjansson4 which includes version 2.6-1, but when I go to this page here https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/utopic/amd64/libjansson-dev/2.6-1 I can't get the PPA ...
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Error while upgrading kernel

I am trying to upgrade the kernel: (synaptic:22238): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed Väljer tidigare ej valt paket linux-image-3.13.0-30-lowlatency. (Läser ...
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apt-get seems to ignore specified package versions

I just added a PPA (for Compiz) with lower version numbers, and made an apt_preferences file: Package: * Pin: release o=LP-PPA-townsend-compiz-nvidia-refresh-test Pin-Priority: 600 Sure enough, the ...
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PostGIS dependency conflicts (ubuntu 14)

I asked this over on SO, but now I'm thinking the problem is mainly package management and belongs here. Subsequent to all the detail that can be found in the original post, I have tried (sudo ...
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Proxy authentication with terminal Ubuntu 14.04

I would like to access the internet to update files etc. from the terminal on a secured proxy network. I've already tried the following: Adding to /etc/apt/apt.conf, /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01proxy, ...
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Trouble installing apache2 on ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

When I try to install apache2 sudo apt-get install apache2 I get this error. I suspect this has something to do with trying to install Skype 32-bit on my 64-bit system. Why is it trying to tell me ...
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Are Ubuntu upgrades signed or encrypted?

When you download updates from the standard Software Updater (which I'm assuming is just a graphical front-end for apt), are these updates signed or encrypted between the server and the user, or are ...
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cannot update from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 [duplicate]

I have been trying to update from ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 for several days. Whenever I try to run the upgrade, I get the following message: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Prevent custom repository from overriding distribution package Ubuntu 14.04

I have a custom repo in my sources to provide smartgit: ppa:eugenesan/ppa For the last week I havent been able to get past the login loop trying everything under the sun. Today I found that this ...
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Error in apt-get update [duplicate]

I have been getting following error while running sudo apt-get update W: GPG error: https://download.01.org trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is ...
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Unable to apt-get update /upgrade /installl Ubuntu 14.04 -Method bzip2 has died unexpectedly

Unable to update/upgrade/install Ubuntu 14.04, and it shows the below: Get:21 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en [4,089 kB] E: Method bzip2 has died unexpectedly! E: ...
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Package rsyslog is not configured yet

Since upgrading to 12.04 from 8.04->10.04 I can no longer upgrade or install new packages. I do get a large number of errors, but the first is the resyslog: root@sub:~# apt-get -f install Reading ...