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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apt-get --force-yes: How to suppress further questions

Take the acroread orlibpam-ldap` packages as example token: Even when installed with apt-get --force-yes they will still ask questions: acroread wants to know, wheter acrobat should be standard ...
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Discrepancy between `apt-get upgrade` and update manager [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 12.04.2 and I've just finished running apt-get update. According to apt-get upgrade, there are 5 packages to be upgraded, in a total of 1533 kB; while the update manager indicates there ...
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How to get the latest firefox on 10.04 after EOL? [duplicate]

I have a 10.04 desktop that has FireFox 13 installed. Whenever a new version came out it was updating, but after switching the sources list to the archive sources for 10.04 end of life, apt-get claims ...
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Why do I get “404 not found” errors updating Ubuntu 11.04 (or other old versions)? [duplicate]

Whenever I am trying to install Compiz Config Settings Manager through Synaptic Package Manager , It shows the following error : I have tried it through the terminal. But it also shows ...
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Update Pidgin using apt-get [duplicate]

How do i update only pidgin using apt-get? I tried > sudo apt-get update pidgin but i get > The update command takes no arguments
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Why am I getting 'package cannot be authenticated' errors for google-chrome?

My Precise machine was previously working fine, but now when I update from update-manager or the terminal I get an error about being unable to authenticate google-chrome.
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How to install again Update Manager after uninstalling it

Ok, the thing is this I tried asking many times on few ubuntu forums how to deal with my non-responsive Update Manager, but all I was getting was the same stuff (run it from the terminal, run some ...
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Where is the result of the “apt-get update” package list stored

I have 20 to 3o computers on my network and I have a copy of the debian packages on /var/cache/apt/archives but when I take this downloaded copy to any other machine I need to hit an "apt-get update" ...
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block from installing network-manager [duplicate]

How can I, for always, block the installation of a package? (in this case: network-manager) I previously did echo network-manager hold | dpkg --set-selections After some update I found that it was ...
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+problems with apt-get

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit on my computer. I would like to install a F.E.M solver named Code_Aster but i need to install the following dependencies before this: gfortran, g++, ...
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Apt-get or aptitude is running on my laptop and doesn´t let my update my software, how do I turn it of?

When I try to update the software on my laptop it says I can´t update everything at the same time but I can upgrade gradually, but then a window pops up and says that "apt-get or aptitude" currently ...
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apt-get failing with 2 interfaces in /etc/network/interfaces

I am running Ubuntu-Server 12 LTS inside a VM (using VirtualBox with Ubuntu 12 as the host). I have 2 nics set-up in VirtualBox, eth0 is NAT and is used to connect to the outside world and eth1 is ...
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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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how to install linux-headers-3.5.0-32-generic [duplicate]

When i try to install some apps i get a message: linux-headers-generic-lts-quantal : Depend: linux-headers-3.5.0-32-generic but it is not installable uname -a Linux ubuntus 3.5.0-27-generic ...
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How to install recommend packages from a file (package.deb)?

I have a package.deb and want to install all dependencies (Depends field in debian/control) and all recommend packages (Recommends field in debian/control). Options considered so far: Gdebi ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 wont' upgrade to Firefox 21 [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on a System76 laptop, and I can't seem to upgrade my firefox to v21. apt-get update, install, and upgrade firefox all return without making any upgrades. Synaptic is the same. ...
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Error installing Synaptic [duplicate]

When I was install Synaptic Package Manager by typing sudo apt-get install synaptic I got this errors Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with ...
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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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Unable to install openjdk

I have two questions: I want to install JDK so I wrote to terminal: sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk but this message shown ,while my computer was connected internet: Reading package lists... ...
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Software Center Crash 13.04

I'm having problems with the Ubuntu Software Center, when I try to open it, after two seconds it closes. I've tried reinstalling it but I keep getting this when I try sudo apt-get update: W: Failed ...
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Unmet Dependencies for handbrake-gtk

I have reviewed the suggestions at [How do I resolve unmet dependencies?]. As yet, my issue remains. Here's hoping the good folk here can help me. sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk ...
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Why are some checkboxes in Software Updater disabled?

In Ubuntu 13.04, the Software Updater shows some apps as having updates, but they're non-selectable: It's not clear why they're greyed out. On the command line: $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading ...
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How to check a .deb file Installable or not using command line

How can i check a *.deb file is good to install in current system without install it? Is there any way that i can use dpkg or apt-get or other command line tools for this purpose? Note: I need to do ...
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“The package system is broken” Unsolvable :(? [duplicate]

I was trying to install a version of Ares in my new Ubuntu 12.04 and I got an error during the installation. After that I've been unable to install any other program as the synaptic or any other. The ...
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is there a deb package to install firefox ESR?

I would like to have firefox ESR version on my system but I would like to install it via apt-get. Is there a special package to install this? Download Link would be: ...
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apt-get update error using automatic proxy configuration

I am using Ubuntu 10.4.04 LTS with in VMware5. I used automatic proxy configuration and I'm able to use internet from firefox. When I wanted to update apt-get update, I am getting following errors. ...
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beginner's manuals [duplicate]

Up to now I have used Microsoft Windows. I am a beginner with Unix generally and with Ubuntu 12.04 particularly. I have got advices to try the system by a command 'Firefox' and then to install a ...
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13.04: update-initramfs works but mkinitramfs fails from APT

I'm experiencing a strange thing, I've freshly upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04, Everything is fine except that it can't build the initrd image automatically, it fails and prints out the mkinitramfs's ...
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Is there a way to tell which packages I've installed via apt-get, minus the auto-installed ones?

I try to keep a log of the programs I installed via apt-get in the command line to carry them to my next Ubuntu installation. The thing is sometimes I install something to see if it suits me. After ...
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Installing 32 bit libraries fails [duplicate]

I am trying to install 32-bit libraries on Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit as I've done many times before on Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian 6/7. There seems to be a problem with some packages. This is what I get when I ...
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dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-headers-virtual

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on a virtual box and have run into a little problem. Whenever I try to do an upgrade, I get: apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Is there a reason for linux-image-*-generic being marked manual by default and can this be changed?

I noticed today that my linux images were stacking up on the hard drive (Ubuntu Server 12.04). I freed up a couple of GB in clearing the majority of them off. When I looked into this there is a ...
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How to share installed packages across different OS partitions? [closed]

My laptop hard-disk has several OS partitions, e.g. 1. sda6 - 500gb (used for storing all my data) 2. sda3 - ubuntu 10.04 3. sda4 - linux mint 4. sda5 - ubuntu 12.04 I end up installing duplicate ...
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'Failed to fetch' when trying to upgrade using terminal [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/s-elser/winelol/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Why does this APT package have a four-part version number, with a dash?

For example, why is the package named linux-headers-3.2.0-45 when actually it represents 3.2.45?
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My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system update takes too long

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system update takes too long (too much time). Finally a message comes up stating that there is a problem with Internet connection and updating has failed. When I examined the ...
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Error running sudo apt-get -f install

I'm trying to remove a package: sudo apt-get remove pgbouncer but then I got the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You ...
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apt-get 403 Forbidden

I've start a new job today and I am trying to set up my machine to run through their Windows server. I've managed to get a internet connection through the server now but now I can't run apt-get ...
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Update package which has newer versions in repos but can't be found in backports?

While doing some coding with taglib-ruby (which requires TagLib (http ://taglib.github.io/ - sorry, I'm not allowed to post more than 2 links..)), I came across a strange problem and after a few days ...
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Unable to install php5-dev package in ubuntu 12.10

I am unable to install php5-dev package in ubuntu 12.10. I am getting the following on sudo apt-get install php5-dev: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Unable to install MYSQL Natty-security issue [duplicate]

I am running a Ubuntu 11.04 on my system. Trying to uninstall mysql server from the terminal: sudo apt-get install mysql-server But it fails with the following set of errors: Reading package ...
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How to clean up a messed up apt-get? [duplicate]

Question: I wanted to do dist-upgrade on my server this morning. What I got is this: apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Getting dpkg-buildpackage depencency errors when using apt-get install source --compile [closed]

I was playing around with apt-get install source --compile And I used audacity: sudo apt-get install source --compile audacity However, I am getting a dependency error: ...
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Installing update-manager-core in Natty 11.04 [duplicate]

My Ubuntu Version (Server): root@li339-83:~# lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 11.04 Release: 11.04 Codename: natty ...
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Unable to update via terminal [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. When I try to run sudo apt-get update. The following throws in the terminal: Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted i386 Packages ...
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apt-get upgrade - packages have been kept back: mysql [duplicate]

On my ubuntu vps, I've this error, What does it mean? Why were packages kept back? I was advised not to do dist-upgrade. My question is not how to solve this, but why this happened? The following ...
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How to install the latest version of a package with apt-get?

It's easy to install a specific version of a package with apt-get: apt-get install <package name>=<version> For example: apt-get install jenkins=1.517 But is there a shortcut for ...
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curl-config error during installation of package

Whhile installing free radius protobuf package I am getting following error root@ggns2egl01:/tmp/rlm_protobuf-freeradius-2.1.x# ./configure checking for gcc... gcc checking whether the C compiler ...
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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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How to get the newest version of a package installed via apt-get?

Is there a way to install the latest release of a program other than building it from the source? I know that the packages/applications in the ubuntu repositories are not always containing the most ...