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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Red Triangle with exclamation mark, next to wifi symbol, in ubuntu 13.04

I have a red triangle at top on screen, that says "The update information is outdated. This may be caused by network problems or by a repository that is no longer available. Please update manually ...
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Various problems upon boot

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit on an Asus Eee PC with 160g HDD and 2GiB RAM. It ran fine for two days, then today, when I booted up my computer, my color scheme had changed. The top bar on my ...
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Error while installing cacti

I tried installing cacti with sudo apt-get install cacti. It displays an error message at the end Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Why does the nvidia-cuda-toolkit installer from nvidia install different files than apt-get nvidia-cuda-toolkit

I'm in the process of installing CUDA on an Ubuntu 13.04 system with a GeForc0e GTX 670MX graphics card. I first downloaded cuda_5.0.35-linux_64_ubuntu11.10-1.run from nvidia's website. This installs ...
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quickly dependecies problem

I use quickly to develop an app. The thing is I wanted to use a library called BeautifulSoup which is found in Universe repository, under python-bs4 library. So I did a quickly configure ...
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Repository fetch failure

These are the errors I get: (as you can see, I connect to the internet from the education department proxy) W:Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/Release.gpg Something ...
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My package system is broken. Changing folder name fixed it (libjack)

Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run the following command in a Terminal: apt-get install -f apt-get ...
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dpkg error when installing linux

After running: sudo apt-get -f install or sudo apt-get install linux this error appears: dpkg: error processing linux-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: ...
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Installation error on Ubuntu 12.10 (x64) for Octave 3.6.2

I'm having a very frustrating problem when installing octave. I already had it installed, but I was not able to run it anymore, the executable simply won't run. That's why I removed it and tried to ...
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Samsung driver doesn't detect SANE correctly

From 13.04 (server) I'm trying to install the Samsung Unified Printer Driver as specified by https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsPrintersSamsung which has a dead link. In any event, the ...
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Why the installation fails for this package? it says linux-headers not found but it is there

This package is failing to get installed, but the linux-headers are installed. root@sun-Alienware-X51:/var/tmp# uname -a Linux sun-Alienware-X51 3.5.0-28-generic #48~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 24 ...
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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 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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Upgrade a diverted package, dpkg error

I have installed ack (replacement for grep). In debian based systems, since the package name ack already existed (something completely different), the package is called "ack-grep". The install ...
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Dependencies issues linux-image-3.13.0-43-generic

Was setting up Postfix but didnt get too far, because ubuntu returned an dependencies error. Tried to fix this but i cant find the cause to the problem. (apt dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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g++ and gcc do not work in ubuntu 14.04

After last sudo atp-get upgrade my gcc and g++ don't work and I'm trying to install g++ in my ubuntu 14.04 and I have this error: g++: gcc: What is the problem? sudo apt-get install -f
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postgresql 9.3 broken after multiple reinstallations

I would like to remove postgresql 9.3 from my Kubuntu 14.04 system, so that I may do a clean reinstall. I think I installed the version that ships with Kubuntu, but I'm not sure because I installed, ...
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14.04 LTS Server - Can SSH and FTP, but no other internet connections

I realized my server wasn't working as normally expected when I was doing something else on it recently. It's like it was unable to connect - which was weird because I could FTP and SSH into it just ...
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My mouse jumps randomly after updateing

Hello i have got a new acer asper es1-311p1d5. I am using a mouse pad from the laptop. I could not try a usb mouse yet but i have to use the mouse pad anyway. I installed Ubuntu some days ago and ...
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Skype install on 14.04 Tried to trace the problem

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i traced the problem back and need help. First i checked if multiarch is enabled. localhost@localhost-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ dpkg --print-architecture ...
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How can I install upgrades from a local place?

I have not been able to upgrade my software in my 12.04 ubuntu (in VB), I always get a timeout trying to fetch items from repos. Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main ...
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Dpkg env variable DPKG_HOOK_ACTION is not set in hook script

According to man dpkg I can use DPKG_HOOK_ACTION to get the current dpkg action being run in my dpkg hook script --pre-invoke=command --post-invoke=command Set an invoke hook command to be run ...
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Error while installing icedtea package

I am trying to install icedtea package with source package using following command ./configure The error that i get is configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0) were not met: No package ...
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E: Unable to locate package git

I am trying to install git, I used sudo apt-get install git command and it results: E: Unable to locate package git This question have been asked by many people but not a single answer has fixed my ...
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Apt-Get Update only spits out errors

First of all I am sorry if this has already been asked. I searched around and couldn't find any specific answer to my problem. I had a WorkGroup LAN server working as of yesterday. Today at&t came ...
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sudo apt-get error

So I am trying to use apt-get update but it is spitting out errors. $ sudo apt-get update Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Err http://plex.r.worldssl.net lucid InRelease Err ...
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apt-cacher or alternative that supports repos with HTTP basic auth?

We're using a repository that uses HTTP basic auth, so /etc/apt/sources.list/ contains something like: deb http://user:pass@mirror.tld/dir/ release main contrib non-free And would like to cache ...