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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Unable to install ZFS (Ubuntu 13.10) [closed]

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and wanted to setup a server running ZFS/XBMC - The XBMC install went fine, however I ran into trouble getting ZFS working. Configuration : Ubuntu 13.10 (GNU/Linux ...
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Partitioning During Installation, Reinstalling Ubuntu, Backup donwloaded Repositories [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and I have just finished installing 13.10 amd64 on my PC. This will replace my Windows 7 as my only OS. I just want to clarify some issues that've been bugging me. I tried reading ...
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How to trigger apt-action if program is updated/upgraded?

Question: I want to do some things if a few special programs are updated/upgraded, that is to say when their executable and/or config files get changed/overwritten. Specifically, I want to ...
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pynag package not showing up in apt-get?

I need to install pynag, following the readme: http://code.google.com/p/pynag/source/browse/README.md It says to use apt-get. But it doesn't appear it found any packages? sudo apt-get install ...
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error in installation of xournal

root@bt:~# sudo apt-get install xournal Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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apt-get not recognizing downloaded archives

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. I previously had Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 and had all the archives in the /var/cache/apt/archives/ stored to a removable disk. After installing 13.10 I copied all my archives ...
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Unable to install Konstruktor program

I've recently switched to Linux, having a good knowledge of how it works before switching, since I've had experience working with Ubuntu-based servers for several months. I've been trying to install a ...
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What can cause “Missing Package: header, Problem with MergeList, The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened” errors?

I write tests for my company's application. One of these tests tries to upgrade the application from a previous version to a new version to make sure nothing breaks. When I am installing an old ...
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ubuntu 13.10 rhythmbox cant update [closed]

When I update the system it says update is broken and that i need to use apt-get install -f in terminal, so I did but it says I need to be root for that. sudo apt-get install -f returns this error: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS initramfs-tools dependency issue

I know this has been asked several times, but each issue and resolution seems different. I've tried almost everything I could think of, but I can't fix this. I have a VM (VMware I think) running ...
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apt-get upgrade gives “403 forbidden” error

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 64b. sudo apt-get update works fine, but when I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get these errors: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates/main python3.3-minimal ...
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How can I get all the URL of the dependencies of a deb package?

I want to check if it is possible to list the URL's that are needed for all the dependencies for a specified systems. lets suppose i want to install a software and it depends on 100 + individual ...
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Need to resolve dependencies for installation

I'm trying to install librhythmbox-core8 but when I run the commands it fails. apt-get install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You ...
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Cannot apt-get upgrade Ubuntu Server

I tried to a upgrade this morning and encountered errors. Ran apt-get -f install and got this error below. I don't recall installing any quantal packages. dpkg: dependency problems prevent ...
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Can you help me fix my broken packages?

I would like to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, but some broken packages are preventing upgrade success: grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log output: Broken libwayland-client0:amd64 Conflicts on ...
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How can I install Faience GTK theme in Ubuntu 13.10?

I have tried adding the PPA and installing through the terminal, but this did not work. Is there any way I can get the most recent version of Faience GTK theme as a .deb file so it can be installed ...
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How to run: apt-get update in order to correct backtrack installation into Ubuntu?

I´ve just downloaded BackTrack files in order to install their tools into Ubuntu. I´ve opened then the terminal, and typed: sudo bash backtrack-tools But some stuff seems to be outdated, and ...
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What the meaning of package version number with word 'really' in the middle?

Command apt-cache show postgresql will listed this information in my machine (Saucy Salamander 13.10): $ apt-cache show postgresql Package: postgresql Priority: optional Section: database ...
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Install Wine Problem [duplicate]

I wan't to install wine in Ubuntu but after type this sentence a message appear that says : E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the ...
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how to install lib32 on ubuntu 13.10 64bit [duplicate]

i install the ubuntu gnome 13.10 64bit on my computer yesterday. sudo apt-cache search ia32, there is no ia32-libs. could you help to tell me how to install that on ubuntu 13.10 ? thx for your ...
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Package 'openbsd-inetd' has no installation candidate

When I try to install openbsd-inetd, it shows root@amsys-G41MT-S2PT:/home/amsys# sudo apt-get install openbsd-inetd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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cannot install cinnimon 2.xx

Fetched 841 kB in 28s (29.3 kB/s) W: GPG error: http://packages.mate-desktop.org raring Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY ...
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How to update Ubuntu from terminal using tor?

My college has a download limit, so I am not able to update my system. Can I use Tor to download updates?
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Get rid of old repos?

I'm using saucy: ~: lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 13.10 Release: 13.10 Codename: saucy but when I do sudo apt-get update ...
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Installing MariaDB when Apt reports MariaDB has unmet dependencies or broken packages

I have tried everything to install MariaDB on this clean Ubuntu installation but I keep getting this error, Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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How can I check if a PPA has packages for another Ubuntu version?

I use a lot of PPA's. I'd like to check if all of them have packages for Saucy before updating. Is there a program which checks whether my PPAs have packages for a different version of Ubuntu?
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Broken dependencies lib32asound2 [duplicate]

I am trying to install the lib32asound2 (dpkg -i lib32asound2_1.0.25-4ubuntu4_amd64.deb ) package on Ubuntu 13.1 but instead I get this message: (Reading database ... 224124 files and directories ...
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how to install curl 13.04 with depency error

how to install curl in ubuntu 13.04? it always throw this error : Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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puzzled by “no space” complaint from apt

Background: My / partition was at 93%, but I had some unallocated space so I created a new home for /usr . After the move the space usage looks like: >df -k Filesystem 1K-blocks Used ...
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“com.canonical.indicator.messages” entry missing from dconf-editor; issues with email message indicator

On my 12.04.03 system I don't have com.canonical.indicator.messages. Even after sudo apt-get install indicator.messages Mail count and new mail notification seems flaky on 12.04. It used to work ...
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Cannot install zeromq package from chris-lea/zeromq in 12.04

I ran: %> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/zeromq %> sudo aptitude update %> sudo aptitude install zeromq3 php-zeromq # result: zeromq3 - no such package found I tried restarting my system, ...
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How to install 32bit SDL on 64 bit Ubuntu

I have an application that is dependent ia32-libs. But now that this package has been deprecated, it seems like I'll have to install everything by hand... It seems that that I can install it like ...
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Configure `apt-get` to not have to get my confirmation for small packages?

Currently, when I do something like a routine upgrade, it says something like this halfway through: Need to get 42.5 MB of archives. After this operation, 36.9 kB of additional disk space will be ...
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How can I restore a country specific apt-get update mirror?

While configuring my new 13.10 installation, I chose to change the default update server using the "Software & Updates" GUI tool available in the System settings panel. Before this change the ...
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unmet dependencies while installing wine [duplicate]

Hello I am new here and I have been trying to install wine: $ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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“Invalid command 'Order'” after deleting /etc/apache2

I'm having a hell of a time setting up a dev environment for Wordpress. I messed everything up a couple weeks ago and this afternoon wanted to start over. I tried to reset Apache by uninstalling ...
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Can't add any PPA's after reinstalling Ubuntu 13.10

I can't add any PPA's at all after reinstalling Ubuntu 13.10. Here is what it says: michael@MikesKomputer:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:atareao/atareao'. Please ...
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acquire::http::proxy for only specified repositories

Is there a way to use acquire::http::proxy for some repositories? I'm in a network that has a proxy server. So everybody has to update /etc/apt/apt.conf adding the lines like Acquire::http::Proxy ...
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E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

I am using ubuntu 13.10 on evaluation board and my internet is not working. Also i need to install softwares and apt-get install is also not working. Terminal says : E: Unable to fetch some ...
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Why can't I refresh the list of packages? [duplicate]

This might be a duplicate, but I can't find a solution in other posts. Whenever I try to update I get this message: ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR E:Encountered a section with ...
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apt-get update stuck at 100%[Waiting for headers] at “Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Translation-en”

Not sure what has happened to my Ubuntu 13.04 server. It is pretty much a LAMP & SAMBA server only, no other apps installed, no shell, command line only. I run an apt-get update a fortnight ago ...
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Problems with php-Server (Now: Broken Apache2) - “Unmet Dependencies" - Ubtuntu Server with Plesk

I have a Ubuntu Server with Plesk insalled. My Englisch and my "linux" ist not very great! Since a few Days my PHP doesn't work. If i load a php site my Browser download the php file instead of ...
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Failed i3wm install package has unment dependinces [duplicate]

Tried installing i3wm from these instructions using the Ubuntu ppa http://i3wm.org/docs/repositories.html Got this error when I typed in the final command apt-get install i3 sudo apt-get install i3 ...
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How to resolve Unmet dependencies error - In Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64bit server edition

I'm digging hard to find a solution to this problem for a couple of days in Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64bit server edition, kindly advice how to proceed further. sudo apt-get update => works fine sudo ...
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Remove all packages installed from a PPA?

I have installed LibreOffice 4 using PPA. I was using LibreOffice 3, then I had upgraded to LibreOffice 4, because I was somewhat eager to try a new version. Now since I found that LibreOffice 4 ...
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sudo apt-get check gives me the following error

sudo apt-get check Reading package lists... Error! E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened Please let me know how to resolve this ...
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Updates don't work in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Hello guys I hope you're all fine. This is the problem: When I execute the updater it always throws the same error saying: Failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection. ...
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Trying to install postgresql:i386 on 12.04 amd64

Due to some legacy 32 bit libraries being used in postgresql functions I need to get a 32 bit install of Postgresql on a 64 bit native system. But it seems like there is a problem with the multiarch ...
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E: Error: Opening the cache … I/O error, dev sda, sector 71235640

I'm trying to run apt-update, but every time i run it and comes to end, it always has an error to the end saying Reading package lists... Error! E: Unable to parse package file ... I have tried ...
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Messed up installation of mysql-server - cannot complete installation or deinstallation

apt-get got stuck while installing mysql-server. I don't know why but it just stopped working and never continued. I had to reboot the machine in the middle of the setup process. Now, if I try to ...