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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Preventing other packages from being upgraded from PPA [duplicate]

On Gentoo Linux: If I wish to upgrade my Konsole progam which is available in an overlay named KDE all I have to do it is to add the overlay to my system layman -a kde At this point I can install ...
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“/usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig: 11: /etc/default/grub: *: not found” error when removing kernel packages

I need to install some stuff but it says I need to remove Linux Kernel Image for version 3.11.0-12-generic and Linux Kernel extra for version 3.11.0-12-generic. Please help. miles@Ubuntu-PC:~$ sudo ...
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How to install opencv in Ubuntu 12.04 and run it with Python?

I would like to do image processing on raspberry-pi. For that, first I want to do it in Ubuntu. When I run the command sudo apt-get install libopencv-dev. I got the following output: ...
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Is it possible to add an SVN repo as apt-get update?

The title already says most of it. I wanted to know if it's possible to handle svn update commands over apt-get upgrade. Basically, every time when a specific SVN repo is outdated, I should get the ...
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Exclude package installation to resolve conflict

when I try to install a package by doing apt-get install abc* it gives me an error between two packages that abc-x : | Conflicts: abc-y E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken ...
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Why Ubuntu doesn't upgrade to the latest version of GnuPG?

Two days ago GnuPG announced the release of a new stable version. The new version is 1.4.16 but the repository of Ubuntu Saucy have 1.4.14. I don't understand this because the new release cover a ...
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UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0x* in position *: ordinal not in range(128)

I tried to enter the following command add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5 You are about to add the following PPA to your system: This branch follows latest PHP packages as maintained by me & ...
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Removing 'wget' removed the Chrome also. Why?

I installed 'axel' to download the things from internet. So I thought of removing the 'wget'. But when I did the same using command #sudo apt-get remove wget It removed google chrome as well. ...
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apt get is not working [closed]

I dont have a proxy problem. madhu@lifempire:~$ sudo apt-get install codeblocks Reading package lists... Done madhu@lifempire:~$ tree... 0% Here is the output for sudo apt-get install -f ...
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Apt update error “Something wicked happened” (-11 - System error) [duplicate]

I'm getting this error when I run apt-get update. I'm on Kubuntu 13.04. W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring-security/Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving ...
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Is it safe to use the command apt-get autoremove in this particular scenario?

Since the last time I used sudo apt-get autoremove, nearly every important display driver or parts got deleted. This made me very squeamish in using the command again. However, each time I install ...
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Cannot downgrade subversion without a lot of work

I'm trying to track a bug in svn. I need to be able to switch between svn 1.7.x and 1.8.x to try tests. I am using WANdisco's packages. /etc/issue Ubuntu 12.10 \n \l ...
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how to build dogecoin CLI wallet

I'm trying to install dogecoin wallet, which depends on: Library Purpose Description ------- ------- ----------- libssl SSL Support Secure communications libdb4.8 Berkeley DB Blockchain & ...
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Does Update Manager show updates for software in PPAs?

I'm new to ubuntu, and I have some basic knowledge of how it works. I have a question about PPAs, and installing an application/program/script via PPA. When I add a PPA to the system, and install the ...
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How to get nginx with spdy on Ubuntu without having to compile it?

I observed that none of the included nginx blends has the spdy module enabled and I don't want to manually compile it for that. I am looking for a apt repository solution but I wasn't able to find ...
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“Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.” [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed as a dual boot system with Windows 7. Ubuntu loads normally, but when I try to update with Synaptic Package Manager, I get the following error message and the system ...
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Install program to home folder, not /

I want to install flightgear I understand I can install it by doing sudo apt-get install flightgear, etc. However, computer uses a SSD and a HDD, with my SSD being very limited. With flightgear being ...
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gpm package not available

I want to run mev (On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) but it is part of the package gpm which I don't have. I tried running: sudo apt-get install gpm And I get: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Unable to apt-get update (GPG err 'NODATA') [duplicate]

When I attempt to update in apt-get or aptitude, I get the following error: E: GPG error: http://packages.medibuntu.org saucy InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network ...
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apt-get moodle ERROR 1045

When in Ubuntu and I try to install a program not related to Moodle I get an error message that refers to Moodle processing errors: # apt-get install screen Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Reinstall ubuntu keeping data

I have done 2 distribution upgrades in the past and each time I ended up with grave problems after that, so I decided not to do any automatic upgrades. However, I do want the newest distribution, ...
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Postgresql installation on Ubuntu 12.04

I have trouble installing postgresql with apt. postgresql-9.1 (or postgresql-9.3) installation fails with: * Starting PostgreSQL 9.1 database server * Error: could not exec ...
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How to install Latex in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Computer. I want to install Latex on my Desktop but i am unable to install it. I first tried to install using following command: sudo apt-get install ...
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How do I install 32-bit libraries when they keep having uninstallable dependencies?

I'm trying to install Adobe Air on Ubuntu 13.10. In this version of Ubuntu, packages like ia32-libs and ia32-libs-multiarch are no longer available, so I'm trying to install the needed 32-bit ...
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How can i fix this “ apt-key command not found ”? [closed]

When try this command wget -O- -q http://s3tools.org/repo/deb-all/stable/s3tools.key | sudo apt-key add - i am getting the message like this sudo: apt-key: command not found How can i fix this? ...
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Software Updates from terminal without sudo

Software Updates is capable of checking for updates and installing them without asking for a password except for kernel updates. The same is not true for apt-get in a terminal. If you try to apt-get ...
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Is there a way to install a package from a particular repository using apt?

Sometimes a package I want from a PPA has the same name as a different package in another repository. Is there a way I can tell apt to download a package of packageName from a certain repo? I'd ...
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Why did my server repeatedly request the packages.bz2 file from a mirror for 24 hours?

One of our servers ended up using about 20 GB of data yesterday because it was repeatedly requesting the packages.bz2 file from a mirror. The requests began about 22:00 on Sunday night, and stopped ...
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How to install every package from A custom Repository?

I made my own custom repository for my network. How do you install EVERYTHING from a repository? Is it something like: sudo apt-get install -y MYREPO:* or sudo apt-get install -y *
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Unable to launch pidgin

Using pidgin from the command-line or launching it via the indicator is not working. I've tried reinstalling it, but the issue persists: $ pidgin The program 'pidgin' is currently not installed. You ...
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unmet dependencies: initramfs-tools [Xubuntu 12.04] [duplicate]

How would one resolve this unmet dependencies issue I've encountered ? When running the following cmd: root@ubuntu1204-cshr3:~# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Backup and restore all application to fresh ubuntu install

I want to backup all my installed applications so that I can use them in fresh installation of Ubuntu (12.04 as of now) later. APTonCD only picks up .deb ( at /var/cache/apt/archives) but I have ...
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How to download packages from a repository that is not in sources.list

I'm remastering a CD for Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid), but that is not the version I'm running and I don't want to add its repositories in souces.list. Is there a way to download the latest versions of its ...
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How to download software from the Ubuntu app directory?

I don't want to use sudo apt-get 'softwareName' to install software on a Ubuntu machine. Instead I want to go to https://apps.ubuntu.com search for the software then download and install it later like ...
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How to Change The Location of apt-get archive?

I tried this command but nothing changed . how can i do it ? sudo ln -s /media/myFlash/temp /var/cache/apt/archives
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“But is referred to by another package.” - Finding that package

It is not unusual for an Ubuntu (or other distro with apt package management) user to encounter the error: user@box ~ $ sudo apt-get install x [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done ...
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What happens when a package is duplicate in sources?

I'm just about to install Owncloud. I found an owncloud package in the standard ubuntu sources. But the instructions say, I need to add a new softwaresource. So what happens, after I added the source ...
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Not able to install g++ in ubuntu 13.10 because of broken packages

When I try to install g++ in my machine I am getting the following message. support:/$ sudo apt-get install g++ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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wine1.6 : Depends: libgettextpo0 but it is not installable [duplicate]

I get this problem every time I try and get wine 1.6 on Ubuntu 12.04. I have no idea how to fix it! It just says: The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.6 : Depends: libgettextpo0 ...
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Ubuntu sdk not getting installed 12.04

First I used the compound command given here but it gave some errors so I executed each command separately that I may be able to figure out the where is the error. Adding repository and updating was ...
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Can not install google-chrome-stable on ubuntu 12.10 because of libnss3 (>= 3.14.3)

My Vimium plugin stopped working in google chrome so I uninstalled it order to get install newer version. I can not get to install it anymore because of incorrect dependency version on libnss3 ...
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'Unable to locate package.' when installing linux-headers

I'm trying to make a wifi driver work and the instructions say to paste the code one line at a time. Does this mean hit enter after each line? How do I move down a line? When I paste the first line ...
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Rhythmbox updates failing

I am having trouble updating with Rhythmbox. I'm using ubuntu 13.10 I have purged it and did a new install and I keep getting an error message: When I attempt an upgrade: ...
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apt-get is broken

When I do the following command, sudo dpkg --configure -a I get the following error: Setting up cpufreqd (2.4.2-2) ... * Starting CPU Frequency daemon cpufreqd *** buffer overflow detected ...
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What should i do to complete Ubuntu upgrade?

I have been trying to upgrade from ubuntu 13.04 to latest avaiable version, but i keep getting unsolvable problem error message and update process terminates after rolling back. Here is my log file ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: package manager is broken (I think)

Please note: I'm a newbie with Ubuntu, only just beginning to get a grasp on terminal, etc. Whenever I try to install anything using terminal, with sudo apt-get install vlc it works fine untill ...
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if i manually compile php, should i uninstall it in dpkg first?

Around 2 years ago I attempted my first PHP compile and succedded. I occasionaly upgrade my compile script as I add modules and new versions come out. However, I'm finding that apt-get unattended ...
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Failed to download repository information while installing updates [duplicate]

When i run system update then i got following error: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20130820.1)/dists/precise/restricted/binary-i386/Packages ...
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dependency problems prevent configuration of rhythmbox-plugins

I get these error messages when I try to update or install programs on Linux 13.04 installArchives() failed: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of rhythmbox-plugins: rhythmbox-plugins ...
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Temporarily Use a Different Version of a Package to Resolve Unmet Dependency

How can I temporarily use a different version of a package so that I can install another package that depends on it? Or is it not possible to do that?