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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Boot is full can't get apt-get to upgrade [duplicate]

I've followed most instructions an clearing boot found on the interwebs, I'm a bit n00bish on linux inwards I use it mostly for web dev testing, but am pretty good at following command instructions ;) ...
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How do I install the any package from privates PPA without needing Ubuntu Software Center?

I have Ubuntu 13.04, and I am able to install IntelliJ CE via the Ubuntu software center. When I do so I see it as an installed debian package: zippy1981@scala-dev:~$ dpkg --get-selections |grep ...
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Unmet dependencies installing gnome-shell-extension-weather

When I want to install anything with the apt-get I get an error.For example : amin@Amin-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extension-weather [sudo] password for amin: Reading package lists... ...
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Differences of: SoftwareCenter history, dpkg-query and /var/log/dpkg.log.*?

I have just again run across the problem "find out which packages I installed some certain days ago". I have read several Q&A on askubuntu and there are always different ways suggested to do this: ...
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Cannot install VLC due to unmet dependencies

I am using a 32-bit version of Ubuntu, and I am trying to install VLC. But every time I do it, it shows unmet dependencies. I know this issue was addressed in VLC package dependencies cannot be ...
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How can I prevent apt-get/aptitude from showing dialogs during installation?

I'm trying to build an Ansible Playbook to deploy some Ubuntu 12.04 servers on Linode, but my problem seems to be an Ubuntu one. When I run different combinations of apt-get or aptitude I always get ...
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Why do I keep getting 'failed to download' error whenever I try to download anything from the terminal? [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ferramroberto/java/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Problems with updating Ubuntu

when i call sudo apt-get update the process stops at 98% [Connecting to security.ubuntu.com (2001:67c:1562::15)] and nothing else happens. i've already done this because of the IPv6 problems reported, ...
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Cache parsing error (erreur d'ouverture du cache), how to fix? [duplicate]

Translation (thanks to carnendil): I have a signal of error for some weeks, I cannot make updates any more, and signal you the bug can you help me? here is the received message of error: ...
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How do I download always the latest version of the programs when I use apt-get install [program]? [duplicate]

I tried to install the Eclipse IDE and arduino this way: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install arduino sudo apt-get install eclipse But come the version Eclipse 3.8 and the Arduino IDE 1.0.3 and ...
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apt-get install -f held packages

I am having trouble upgrading the packages in my Ubuntu system. I followed the solution in the question here by using it I was able to troubleshoot the error I was encountering while doing dpkg ...
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How to install Tomcat 7.0.42 on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS?

The sysadmin gave me a virtual machine which I access through terminal. I have root access and it got Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. The command apt-cache policy tomcat7 informs: tomcat7: Installed: (none) ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2) — whats the problem with this? [duplicate]

error when installing any packages.. pls help.. thanks in advance.. been trying to solve this for days now.. still can't solve it.. Already tried $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get ...
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can someone tell me what this means and how do i fix it? [duplicate]

All i wanted to do was put vlc on my computer. This is turning into a real pain in the butt. I had to update and upgrade just to get the software centre to run, but when i try to install vlc i get the ...
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key import with apt-add-repository and own repository possible?

Is it possible to use the public-gpg-key import feature of apt-add-repository with my own reprepro repository? Is there e.g. something like a default key server where apt-add-repository expects to ...
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After adding PPA source for “skippy-xd”, the package still cannot be found

After adding PPA source for "skippy-xd", the package still can not be found: majo@think:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:landronimirc/skippy-xd [sudo] password for majo: You are about to add the ...
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How to recover apt-get that was deleted by me?

I was deleting wine package and somehow apt-get was deleted along wine. Now if I try to use apt-get I see message that apt-get isn't installed/exists. I already install aptitude, but when I use it I ...
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Can't uninstall old kernel [duplicate]

I can't install a new kernel because by boot partition is full. However I also can't remove an old kernel: sudo apt-get purge -f linux-image-3.2.0-29-generic-pae [.. reading package lists etc, ...
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Install libopencv-dev 32bit on 12.04 64bit [duplicate]

I've already installed the 64bit version of the package libopencv-dev and want now to install the 32bit version. I tried the command: sudo apt-get install libopencv-dev:i386 but got the following ...
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Why do I get 404 errors when running 'apt-get update'?

I am not able to update. I also have tried update-manager. It gives the the error message: Failed to download repository information, check your Internet connection. praveen@praveen-desktop:~$ sudo ...
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How to prevent USC from opening a terminal when updating the cache?

Is there any way to change/customize, so when you type (in terminal) sudo apt-get update that all the information (including download and install) is returned in the terminal instead of in a separate ...
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Clean unwanted files after an incomplete download, Ubuntu 12.04.2

I am currently working on getting eclipse installed on Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a live USB of 4GB with 3000MB as persistence. I used some commands like: $ sudo apt-get upgrade $ sudo apt-get install ...
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Failed to resolve repositories when running apt-get [closed]

I've been looking at this for days along the forums, and no one seems to have a satisfactory answer. I'm running raring, completely default. I repeatedly see "Something wicked happened resolving..." ...
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sudo apt-get update error

Hello i was trying to update my apt-get. And its giving me this error Err http://bd.archive.ubuntu.com raring Release.gpg Could not connect to bd.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (116.193.170.18), ...
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apt-get install -f seems to purge too much

I've been trying to install skype to the 12.04 64bit. Installing ai32-libs doesnt work at all (something about held packages and none of recommendations hasn't helped). I've installed package ...
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why autoremove is not called whenever I remove a package?

man apt-get says: autoremove is used to remove packages that were automatically installed to satisfy dependencies for other packages and are now no longer needed. So why is it not automatically ...
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Wget and Lynx not working, but apt-get working behind proxy

I have done: export http_proxy="http://proxy.institute.edu:3128/" export ftp_proxy="ftp://proxy.institute.edu:3128/" export https_proxy="https://proxy.institute.edu:3128/" export ...
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What is changelog.Debian.gz file during packaging?

while packaging I encountered following error dh_builddeb dpkg-deb: building package `remotedevicecontroller' in `../remotedevicecontroller_1.0-1_i386.deb'. dpkg-source -b remotedevicecontroller-1.0 ...
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Problem removing apcupsd package from Ubuntu 12.04

I have recently installed apcupsd package from my system and then decided to remove it. When I try to remove it it fails.Below is some info: > uname -a Linux 3.5.0-26-generic #42~precise1-Ubuntu ...
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libjackd2 broken package

Can anyone help me with this? During dist upgrade something happened, broken packages occured and unmet dependecies are shown, so after that in the terminal asked me to type in this command "apt-get ...
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the following packages have unmet dependencies(KDE) [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu but I failed to solve this error. I had searched for this problem but I didn't find the perfect solution. Please help me. I'm finding this error. Please give me a perfect solution ...
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Errors in configuration after Skype installation: libqtgui4:i386,libtiff4:i386,libqt4-declarative:i386,libqtwebkit4:i386,

I am using the Ubuntu Precise (12.04 LTS). I have some errors in configuration after Skype (downloaded from the site of Skype) installation. At this moment I can't install nothing, even using ...
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Is “sudo apt-get update” mandatory before every package installation?

I know what the purpose of the update command is, and I was just wondering if i must use it before any package installation I perform. What if I have not update for too long and install some critical ...
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apt-add-repository raises an error [closed]

I’m trying to install JDE (Java Development Environment), but apt-get fails with the following error: me@ubuntu:~/$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java You are about to add the following PPA ...
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having Error:BrokenCount>0

I was installing pidginfacebookchat-1.69.deb package from a 3rd party "https://code.google.com/p/pidgin-facebookchat/" but after installing it from the Ubuntu Software Center, an error appeared Items ...
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How to save changes and installed packages so I can install them in other systems [duplicate]

I want to format my system, but I don’t want to lose my updates and installed packages. I also want the same packages on other systems as well.
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I cannot use apt-get update

I have Ubuntu 13.04 Server on a Virtual Box which is using 2GB of ram and 20GB of space. It's freshly installed and I cannot use apt-get update. I have tried the same on an Ubuntu 12.10 Server but it ...
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How to install using the apt:// url on?

I ran into this website: https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/synaptic/ and on it there is a link to be opened with the Ubuntu App center, but Firefox doesn't know what to do with it. What I got ...
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Ubuntu fix dependency problems

I am having dependency problems, whenever I do an apt-get install, I get this error message: http://pastebin.com/dFnAgyK1 I already tried: apt-get clean, update, upgrade, install -f dpkg ...
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find & purchase restricted and multiverse for server?

I stumbled upon this solution and enabled it on, a now shuttered, Ubuntu server. I didn't know that multiverse package are not completely free. As in the question to the first answer: How can a ...
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Ubuntu Software Center won't open in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Running software-center in the terminal give this output: 2013-08-23 11:25:07,917 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2013-08-23 11:25:07,932 - softwarecenter.db.database ...
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How install GraphicsMagick with quantum 16

How can I configure GraphicsMagick to use --with-quantum-depth=16 before installing it with apt-get? Is it possible to do or should I build it from source?
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OSD Lyrics on Ubuntu 13.04

Guys how do I install OSD Lyrics on Ubuntu 13.04 ? I added the repo, but when installing it comes : Fetched 1,132 kB in 47s (23.8 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch ...
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Installation difference between from source and apt-get?

What's the difference between installation from source (./configure && make && make install) and with apt-get? I can think of these: apt-get version usually is more stable and less ...
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How do I selectively install a package from a ppa? [duplicate]

There is an updated package (coreutils) in a PPA that I am interested in installing on my server. I added the PPA with: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dns/gnu In addition to coreutils, this PPA has a ...
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Unknown user in statoverride file

I had an application installed on my htpc running ubuntu server called mediatomb, a few months ago I uninstalled it and replaced it with a Plex install. At the weekend when querying existing users on ...
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How to find out which backported packages are available, and avoid losing packages when manually upgrading?

I was surprised to see that since Natty 11.04, even when we have enabled a backports repository, updated packages aren't automatically installed from that repository. We have to install individual ...
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Couldn't find any package by regex libstdc++.so.5 libexpat.so.0 in 32-bit ubuntu 12.04

While installing a software wink, I got stdc++ and lib expat packages not found. prayag@prayag:~/wink$ ./installer.sh Wink requires that the following packages be installed to run properly. Please ...
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How to undo Apt actions

Some times I manually install some '.deb' files using dpkg -i *.deb and the apt get broken. So I want to undo last (sometime more) operation. How can I do it
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How to reslove Unmet dependencies ? can not install or remove packages/software

$sudo apt-get -f install google-chrome-stable I tried to install java in ubuntu but it's not successfully installed but after that when i am trying to install/remove any other package/soft. every ...