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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Restoring settings and packages to clean install

I recently backed up my entire filesystem to a network drive in order to allow me to delete the Ubuntu partition, move the partition on the disk and reinstall. I then attempted to copy all of the ...
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Update Evince Oneiric

I would like to update Evince to the newest version (3.6.1) in Oneiric. When I do apt-cache show evince i get package with this version: 3.2.1-0ubuntu2.3 So I downloaded the newest version with ...
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Fix Flash via command line

Like many others (How do I fix Flash issues?) I am having flash issues with firefox Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Firefox 20.0 And for the life of me I can not get Flash to play. I have tried: sudo apt-get ...
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`libqapt-runtime' contains empty filename error while updating

Whenever I try to update Ubuntu 12.10, it always gets interrupted by this error: files list file for package `libqapt-runtime' contains empty filename I have tried to install with apt-get as well ...
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Ramifications of uninstalling GCC 4.7 in leu of GCC 4.6 in Quantal?

I currently have both the gcc-4.6 and gcc-4.7 packages installed in Quantal. I do a lot of software development but haven't had a need for any features that are specific to GCC 4.7. Therefore, in ...
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Errors while processing jackey-common and jockey-gtk

I did a sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade and keep getting this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages have ...
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Package dependencies errors?

I have some problems with Lubuntu. When I tried sudo apt-get update: Fetched 1,222 kB in 7s (171 kB/s) ...
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Installing software in kubuntu

I have recently installed kubuntu. I am able to install softwares from muon software center. But when I try to do so from the terminal, I get errors. For instance on trying to update, I get: Err ...
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Input/output error every time I use apt

Whenever I try any operation with apt-get, I get an Input/output error related to libcdio-paranoia1. This has been happening for a while ad I don't reall yknow what's happening, but it has prevented ...
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how to remove a foreign architecture?

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64, we'd like to remove the i386 foreign architecture it comes with, but I don't see a "dpkg" command to do this cleanly. In Stuck with foreign-architecture=i386 when using ...
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Need help fixing “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/htp could not be found.”

I've tried and tried, but can't seem to find anything that works. I also see that I have no sources.list, help with both would be nice and probably necessary
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Updates “done” but not ending

I just installed 12.10 with many headaches, and as soon as I got it up and running I ran the update utility through apt-get and proceeded to upgrade. Along the way, though, it got to what appeared to ...
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apt-get problem. Download stops [12.04]

When I apt-get update or install a software with apt-get install application. It works fine for few second then the download freezes. Same with Ubuntu software center. The download stops after 3 ...
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MacBook install no wifi - how to install without a working NIC?

Fist up I apologise if this has been asked. A quick search did not seem to answer my query, so it's off to crowd support land with this question: I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 using a USB install on ...
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running /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_apt as nagios user does not return the correct result

I have two servers, both running 12.04 server, and nagios-nrpe-server. On both, I have configured the command check_apt, which runs /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_apt. On both, nagios-nrpe-server is ...
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Regarding apt-cache search -n on iPhone

I try to search certain package using apt-cache search -n iap cracker, but some list from /var/lib/apt/lists it's not appear. Example: Ojek:~ root# apt-cache search -n iap cracker ...
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apt-get update will not work on my server

I've just installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 on my spare box, and I'm using a command line interface only to get my feet a little wet. ping google.com does work, so I know my connection is up and running. ...
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Understanding the working of Apt Virtual HTTP Repository

My university has a virtual HTTP repository which we can access by changing our proxy to 10.1.1.224:3142. Our regular proxy to access the internet is 10.1.8.44:8080. It incredibly speeds up download ...
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EOFError when updating python3

When trying to install python3 this error shows up
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cannot reinstall skype after manually removing its “held back” package

I am running 12.04 (precise) Ubuntu on my computer, which I keep it up to date. Recently skype started being listed as a "kept back" package whenever I ran a software update. Stupidly I uninstalled ...
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Packages not found despite correct /etc/apt/source.list

My /etc/apt/sources.list looks like this deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal main restricted universe multiverse deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal-updates main restricted ...
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How to change, configure and make a installed package…darkstat

I've installed darkstat via: "apt-get install". I then downloaded the darkstat source code to make some changes to it using: "apt-get source darkstat". I made my changes, then I used the command: ...
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How to resolve dpkg error code (1)?

I get the following apt-get error message: sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to ...
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A TLS packet with unexpected length was received

What kind of errors is this ? I am getting this error while doing the update of my cache with sudo apt-get update Error : Err https://private-ppa.launchpad.net precise/main i386 Packages ...
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Have the repositories been shortened?

I just sudo apt-get updated my repos and it took in total, 5 seconds to get everything. It usually takes 2/3 minutes. Have the repos been shortened?
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Secure APT GPG problem with Release files

I'm experiencing a problem with apt. We're using our own repository and the users apt is configured to check the peer and host of the repository. Furthermore the Release file is verified (with the ...
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Unable to install zlib1g-dev

I have a college project for which I need to install Multi2Sim. It relies on a dependency called zlib1g-dev. I get this message The 'zlib' library development package is missing in your system.Please ...
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How do I get and remove the kernel source code?

So after I read How do I get the kernel source code? apt-get source linux-source-x.y.z but what if I issued a "sudo" of the last command in the /usr/src, how do I remove it (uninstall) ? Do I ...
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Lubuntu System upgrade error[1] - What does it mean

Lubuntu, 14.04 version loaded on a laptop. Upgrade with the sudo syntax. Upgrade proceeds but I don't think the upgrades is complete. I keep getting an error code at the very end that says the ...
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After installing untrusted package, majority of existing packages require removal

I was trying to install a TOX client to my system but I ran into a dependency mismatch (libstdc++ ) and so I went into synaptic to install the package and it came up with an untrusted/not ...
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How to find out what commands are run behind synaptic package manager?

I would like to know what CLI commands are run behind the actions of synaptic package manager we select to perform in synaptic's GUI? Actions such as generate dependencies and dependents, removal and ...
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Yet another apt “Size mismatch” problem, but without any network

Most of the time, an apt "Size mismatch" problem occurs because a firewall or proxy blocks some files and replaces their download with an html page explaining the issue (instead of issuing an error as ...
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Unable to uninstall xbox driver

I've used the following article to install xbox 360 drivers on my Elementary OS Luna installation http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/07/dealing-with-xbox-controllers-in-ubuntu Now, I'm facing some ...
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Error while Running ztemyapp MTS Mblaze modem in Ubuntu 14.04

My Ubuntu version is E7440:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty ~$uname -a Linux ...
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How does package configuration work during ISO installation?

I am creating my own custom Ubuntu 14.04 ISO, with a different set of packages. I am using debootstrap for this purpose, which creates a basic system in a chroot (fakechroot in my case) that is ...
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How do I fix the following error?

The following packages will be REMOVED: libglade2.0-cil 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 248 kB disk space will ...
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How can I resolve package conflicts when installing old version of PHP with apache2?

I have a legacy app which requires a specific version of php. I've downloaded debs for php, pear, etc. from old-releases.ubuntu.com, and I am writing a script to install them when provisioning a ...
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Should I have any concerns when updating my LAMP-server?

I'm using Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS. I'll be installing lamp server with tasksel, though I don't know much about tasksel other than It Is a synaptic package manager. Though, I won't be changing up the ...
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initramfs-tools irqbalance apt-get upgrade error

I am getting an error when I do sudo apt-get upgrade. I did a do-release-upgrade and went into a lot of issues. Finally the problem has been reduced to: sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... ...
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Install package intended for newer version of ubuntu

I am running Lubuntu 10.04 (I know it's 2014 and I'm way out of date...) and in the synaptic package manager for my system, it only allows me to install the latest version of a package for my 10.04 ...
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List only “security” related upgrades with apt-get upgrade

I'm interested in a shell command that can behave like apt-get dist-upgrade except only list/consider security related package upgrades. For example, limit it to packages in security.ubuntu.com or in ...
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Try to delete the linux-image

try to delete the Linux image in the boot sector because the disk space is full but I'm not allowed because I have to install a new image first, someone who can help, I'm not allowed to install any ...
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how to downgrade related packages together?

Related Question : downgrade a package The situation is a bit different, I have a group of packages say aaa-*.deb which was involved in the down grade. obviously I don't want to deal with them one ...
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Is there an easier way to install Bugzilla manually in Ubuntu Server?

Is there an easier way to install Bugzilla manually in Ubuntu Server? While installing Bugzilla I get different problems with the modules. All the modules don't get installed that easily. Right now I ...
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problem Install openFOAM on Ubuntu 12.04

Followed the installation guide from openFOAM: $ VERS=$(lsb_release -cs) $ sudo sh -c "echo deb http://www.openfoam.org/download/ubuntu $VERS main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openfoam.list" ...
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apt-get warning

I am getting this error when I am installing any thing, what is it and what should I do to remove it apt-get: /usr/local/lib/liblzma.so.5: no version information available (required by ...
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Internal package repository

I have a Raspberry Pi with the Raspbian OS installed. I developed multiple applications that I manually installed on it. I would like to use the standard package manager to install those applications ...
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Getting no valid OpenPGP data when importing apt key

I am having trouble adding a Release.gpg public key to my apt-key keyring. I downloaded the Release.gpg file which looks like this: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) ...
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Problem in updating ubuntu?

The following packages will be upgraded: cups-common libpam-systemd libpoppler46 libsystemd-daemon0 libsystemd-journal0 systemd 6 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 342 not upgraded. ...
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dpkg: error processing package libapache2-mod-php5

I have a problem at moment of use my apt-get/aptitude package manager When I want install some packages I get the following output: sudo aptitude install libxslt1.1 libxml2 The following partially ...