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 stops without an error Message

I haven been trying to install some packages but for some strange reason I am unable to do so. Running sudo apt-get install finishes with just the following output : Reading package list ... Done ...
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Can't install Spotify for Ubuntu 12.10

As the title says, I can't install spotify. I've googled for answers but nothing was relevant to the case. Another problem is that I can't install wine (so I have to install Spotify through Terminal). ...
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Configure proxy for APT?

I need to configure proxy. There wasn't apt.conf file in etc/apt/ so I've created it using nano. But I don't understand what I need to write there. I've written http_proxy = ...
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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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Cannot install any package using apt

It seems that some packages on my Ubuntu (Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, lucid) are broken, preventing me from installing any new packages. I have gone through similar questions in this site, but all proves ...
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ubuntu server to support unlimited or 100+ telnet users

I am new to ubuntu. I have installed ubuntu server 12.10 and I want it to support unlimited or 100+ telnet instances or sessions. How shall I go about it. Regards Rohan
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How to fix “Failed to download repository information” error while updating?

How can I fix this? I can't update anything at all. I've tried to switch to my best server in the options. When I do sudo apt-get update, this is what I get: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to revert libdrm without causing dependency issues?

I've been experiencing severe stability issues for the past couple days, and I've narrowed it down to being a part of X, since everything goes back to normal for a bit when I restart lightdm. I use ...
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How can I install both 32 and 64 bit versions of the same -dev package?

I'm trying to install libsqlite3-dev for both i386 and amd64 on the same Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I'm developing an application that uses sqlite3, and want to compile and test both the 32-bit and 64-bit ...
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Force Ubuntu to only download updates form canonical.com mirrors

How do I force a Ubuntu machine to only download updates from official canonical.com mirrors? Right now it sometimes downloads from non canonical mirrors, which get flagged in our network monitoring ...
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apt-get install segfault [duplicate]

when i tried to apt-get install pkg_name then i got this Reading package lists... Done Segmentation faulty tree... 50% and this appears in the /var/log/syslog file Feb 13 15:22:19 hostname ...
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Can't open “ubuntu software center”, “software updater”, “software sources”, “language support” Malformed line 56 in source list

I get the following error: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the ...
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why does Ubuntu downloads apps from 93.184.215.223?

Does anyone know I why my ubuntu machine makes a connection to 93.184.215.223 when I use apt-get? I thought all the software repositories were at *.canonical.com. I haven't added any 3rd party ...
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Removed repository still being showed in synaptic origin section

I'm sure to have correctly purged a certaing ppa: it doesn't anymore appear in sources.list nor in sources.list.d folder. It doesn't even appear in Synaptic's repository list, but if I open the ...
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How install Mozart on Ubuntu 12.10

On a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 system I am trying to install the Mozart (http://www.mozart-oz.org/) programming environment. Unfortunately I got the following error message reporting missing dependencies. ...
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/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ priority - overrule configuration file?

The folder /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ contains lots of files. 01autoremove 10periodic 15update-stamp 20archive 20dbus 20packagekit 50unattended-upgrades 70debconf 99synaptic 99update-notifier What are ...
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How to display all apt-get Dpkg::Options and there current values?

There is apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confnew" or apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confold" and many more. How can I get a list of all Dpkg::Options and there current set values?
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HDHomeRun Dual and Kaffeine

I am trying to get HDHomeRun Dual to work with Kaffeine. I installed DVB per the instructions here: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/dvbhdhomerun/wiki/UbuntuPackages but at the end, when I install, I ...
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How to safely abort apt-get install?

I have an apt-get install process that seems to be hopelessly wedged at the processing triggers for python-support step. My inclination is to kill it, but in the past, simply kill-ing an apt-get ...
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Howto get the number of available updates/security-updates in ubuntu server

I'm writing a small daemon in c/c++ and I need to get the number of updates available and how many of them are security updates. So far I know I could use either update-notifier or nagios but just for ...
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How exactly does Synaptic keep track of “New in repository” packages?

Is this info part of APT cache or does it create a separate file to compare with new cache? Where is it stored then?
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How to safely download and gpg verify a Debian source package?

I need specific (source or binary) packages from Debian. Can I download the package using apt-get? How can I add the Debian repository to my sources.list so it only gets used on a by case base? ...
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Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2: No such file or directory)

Hello My trouble is: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2: No such file or directory) I tried: sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/status-old /var/lib/dpkg/status but there is nothing in the ...
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How to install packages from server CD after installing the system

I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 from CD onto a machine with no Internet connection. Originally I did not select the Samba file server task during installation, but now I want to install it. I have ...
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E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.? [duplicate]

I honestly am clueless. I am trying to install GNUradio. When I go to install the pre requisites, using sudo apt-get install cmake swig libcppunit-dev python-cheetah doxygen \ libboost-all-dev ...
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Install Sopcast in 64-bits

I'm a new user of Ubuntu and I'm finding a lot of difficulties installing Sopcat I used the following code: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/sopcast sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Error broken count>0

I am running Ubuntu 11.10. I have this error message that shows as a no-entry sign such as ...
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Update only one non-ppa repository [duplicate]

I have just added the Mate Desktop repository with this command: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu quantal main" I have quite a few repositories installed, and ...
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Installing flash on Ubuntu

I have an EC2 instance running Ubuntu 12.10 and I'd like to install Flash Player on it. However, when I try to install it as follows, I'm unable to. Some hint on how I could proceed? Thanks. $ sudo ...
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APT wedged by kernel version mismatch

Apt is seemingly unable to do anything useful for me, repeatedly giving messages of this form: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-server: linux-server depends on ...
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apt tries to connect to proxy server even without an apt.conf file

I'm using my laptop sometimes behind a proxy and sometimes not. I've created an /etc/apt/apt.conf file, I've used it like that for the last 2 years: when behind a proxy I add the line: ...
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Safe to remove /usr/src/linux-headers after purging older linux images?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and two active linux images 3.2.0-37 and 3.2.0-36. In the /usr/src/ directory i find: linux-headers-3.2.0-23 linux-headers-3.2.0-23-generic linux-headers-3.2.0-26 ...
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How can I Resolve dpkg dependency?

administrator@zlounes:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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apt-get mass install packages from a file?

I have a text file with lots of package names. package1 package2 # comment # installing package3 because it was needed for... package 3 package 4 How can I mass install all packages inside the ...
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How to prevent automatic apt-get operations from running for a while?

In a production context, we run scripts to configure/customize the OS. It makes intensive use of apt-get (to install, remove, update, upgrade packages). Unfortunately it happens (especially just ...
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cant install yaml-cpp because it conflicts with yaml-cpp?

It appears that no yaml-cpp is installed sudo apt-get remove yaml-cpp Package yaml-cpp is not installed, so not removed But when I try to install yaml-cpp I can not because apt-get all of a sudden ...
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Problem in libassimp-dev is preventing me using apt-get

I have a package conflict. It seems like no matter what I do I can not remove the offending package. apt-get acts like it wont actually remove a package until all dependencies are resolved. But I ...
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Can I install `libssl-dev:i386` on x86_64 system without losing important packages?

On my x86_64 12.10 system, when I try to apt-get install libssl-dev:i386 apt wants to remove a bunch of things: The following packages will be REMOVED: build-essential dkms g++ g++-multilib gcc ...
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Should I use tasksel, tasks in APT or install regular metapackages?

Tasksel or plain Apt? In the past I've always used tasksel to install so-called "tasks". It seems, however, that this has been integrated in APT: apt-cache dumpavail | grep ^Task [...] snip Task: ...
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How do I setup multiple suites in Reprepro?

I want a private apt repository for stable and unstable lucid packages. I keep getting an error when I try to include a debian. Multiple distributions with the common codename: 'lucid'! First was in ...
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Ubuntu server apt-get install package_name which official site is the package downloaded from?

When I run this in SSH: apt-get install package_name Then the package is installed. But from which site? Is it http://packages.debian.org I know in ruby when you run gem intall xxx the gem is ...
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Can I get .deb packages for LXDE?

Is there any way I can download LXDE and all its related packages as .deb packages? I had done this with Synaptic but since there's no Synaptic on 12.10, can this be done with apt-get? Thanks
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Errors were encountered while processing: cinnamon nemo nemo-fileroller

I am getting the following error Errors were encountered while processing: cinnamon nemo nemo-fileroller When I run sudo apt-get install <anything>. I have tried sudo ...
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Reading package list takes forever

I've been trying to update my stuff on my machine, and it seems like it can't read my package list. It seems like every time i do the sudo apt-get install *something* && sudo apt-get update it ...
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apt-get -f install simply not working

Everytime I am trying to install a package with apt-get install I get this. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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Unable to install any package

When I try to install ANY application through terminal, I get this error: Reading package lists... Error! E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be ...
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Where is virtualenvwrapper.sh?

I don't know what's more embarrassing: that I don't know how to go about finding the answer to this question myself, or that it has to be asked at all in the first place, but... where does apt-get ...
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Can't update or remove PostgreSQL 9.1

The last update of PostgreSQL 9.1.7 seems to break my APT. When I try to update, I get the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Unable to install default jdk

I got every time failed to fetch for apt-get install default-jdk and openjdk-6-jdk Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra ...
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Why can't I install these packages?

I want to install curl library in ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For that i use the following command sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev. but i got the errors as ajay@ajay-K54L:~$ sudo apt-get install ...