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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libnm-glib4:386 with amd64

I have ubuntu 13.10 amd64 and I use libnm-glib4 but I also need i386 version of this lib. But amd64 version conflicts with i386 so I can't install it: sudo aptitude install libnm-glib4:i386 The ...
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freetds not installing after removal

I have been pounding my head against the wall on this and I am hoping this is an easy mistake. I installed freetds-dev via apt-get and mistaken wrote over the freetds.conf that was located in ...
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Installing rbenv apt-get vs git checkout

I'm finding confliccting advice on how to install rbenv (and ruby) in recent ubuntu versions (13.10). Many guides suggest cloning from git, and updating bashrc etc. For example this guide on ...
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Update Dependency Via Source

I have a library which is a dependency for the disgusting goliath that is ROS, and I need to update it to a newer version. I was hoping I could get some advice on what is the best approach: Compile ...
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Installation of libsasl2-modules-gssapi-mit failed : unmet dependencies

Trying to install CDH4 (Cloudera Hadoop) and Manager on 12.04 LTS with 3.2.0-56-generic kernel and the installation aborts on the following: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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python3-lxc and lxc parallel installation not possible!

every time i try to install one of the package lxc and python3-lxc the other one is removed from my system. How i can fix this problem? I need both for a project. Thank You!
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Graphics libray DISLIN requires openmotif with no simple install procedure— any ideas?

Graphics libray DISLIN, for use with many compilers (gfortran, in my case), requires the openmotif package. It's not in the USCenter but is available here. It's build is dependent on 14 other ...
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Which package provides libscalar.so?

When I search for libscalar using apt-cache search, I only see Perl-related packages. Which ubuntu package contains the shared library libScalar.so?
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How do I install the bc dependencies for Oracle XE 10g?

I want to install Oracle XE 10g AND Shorewall on Ubuntu 12.04 Problem is Oracle XE 10g needs bc:i386 and Shorewall needs bc (both are dependencies) I think it is not possible to have both bcs. As ...
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How can I resolve apt-get dependencies when partial upgrade failed?

I am unable to run the Update Manager. When I start it, I get the following pop-up box: Not all updates can be installed Run a partial upgrade, to install as many updates as possible. ...
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The gs package is not available, but some other package refers to it

First I want to say that any help is welcome and appreciated : I have Ubuntu 13.04 and this problem happens when I am installing the package libraries lti - lib2. The problem arises when you run the ...
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I can not update ubuntu 13.04 due to this error

I m using Ubuntu 13.04 for my PC, since a week I can't update it showing the following error in terminal: E:Unable to parse package file ...
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forcing upgrade or how to upgrade packages after update failed

How do I continue upgrade or fix upgrade as upgrading in 13.04 to 13.10 failed. I'm currently running terminal in restore mode. I get the error unmet dependencies, but tried to install apt-get -f ...
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Installing Mysql Workbench: Package python-minimal cannot be removed

I am a newbie in linux and Ubuntu. I tried to install Mysql Workbench on Ubuntu 12.04.3. I have downloaded .deb installation file and tried to run it. After double click on file, a dialog appeared ...
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apt-get resolving hosts error

My every apt-get command ends with someting like this: Err http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security Release.gpg Temporary failure resolving 'security.ubuntu.com' Err http://rs.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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apt locked by corrupt library package in ubuntu 13.10

I have tried a little hacky way to solve my question by downloading some Debian library file directly from lunchpad. And after that my apt is locked and I can't move forward. I have tried, sudo ...
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How to give an “503 Service Unavailable” error while apache is being upgraded by apt-get

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS server (precise). Whenever apache2.2 is being updated by an apt-get upgrade command, the HTTP server is shut down, so the clients cannot connect at all during anything ...
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Problem with upgrading a package

I've added some PPAs then i did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade after that there was some packages wasn't installed so I did sudo apt-get dist-upgrade after that I had a problem ...
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Package unable to install or remove or update

I'm Unable to install or update or remove any packages ion UBUNTU 12.04 . The error when i try to update via update manager is as follows in the URL http://pastebin.com/3EkcfbDD Please lemme know ...
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Apache still running after uninstalling

I am trying to uninstall apache to install nginx, but it doesn't seem to work. $ ps aux | grep httpd root 22348 0.0 0.2 167252 8864 ? Ss 14:33 0:00 /usr/sbin/httpd -k start -DSSL ...
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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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unable remove/reinstall libxss1:amd

Whenever I try to install anything (software-center or apt-get) I get an error report stating that libxss1:amd is in a very bad inconsistent state (translated from German) and that I should reinstall ...
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retrieve statistics on Ubuntu packages

how can I retrieve a list of all packages or better specific packages offered by Ubuntu? Preferable, I would like to create a list of certain packages shipped by Ubuntu but on a computer in the cloud ...
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Getting error in running first apt-get update && apt-get upgrade after installation of Ubuntu 12.10

I get E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. when I run sudo apt-get update for the first time after installation of Ubuntu 12.10. Tried ...
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Installed Ubuntu on a macbook pro and am running into errors with internet

I recently installed Ubuntu (64 bit, 12.04) on a mid-2012 Macbook Pro, and I've been having some really annoying issues. Chief among them is that my wireless doesnt seem to function properly. I've ...
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apt-get unmet dependencies apache2 mod-auth-mysql

After updating from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 i got some package dependency errors with apache and the mod_mysql_auth: root@ks3275586:/etc/apache2 apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql Reading ...
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Could not initialize the package information The Package manager

I get the following error message: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following ...
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I got an error upgrading 13.04 to 13.10 now after DKMS install completed

I had an issue when I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 during the upgrade it hung up at the DKMS complete screen, I managed to recover the system with out loosing any of my program however when I try to ...
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upgrade tries to install java although I have it installed

I tried installing java using the command line but for some reason it was really slow. So I downloaded java and installed it manually and now it is working properly. The problem is that whenever I ...
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apt-get update not working in ubuntu 12.10

Well I am pretty new to linux more specifically Ubuntu. i had been using this system with ubuntu 12.10 installed for about 1 month now. while sudo apt-get update used to work everyday, its been 3 ...
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Is it possible to make “apt-get source -b” use all cores to compile?

I am using apt-get source -b to compile some packages but my system has 4 cores and only 1 is used if I run htop. Is it possible to force apt-get source to do something like "make -j4" and if yes, ...
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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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Error in apt-get install -f after trying CUPS manual installation

I've tried to install a newer version of cups 1.6.4 in my Ubuntu 12.04 I've screw up installing it over version 1.5.4 (.configure/make/sudo make install) Then I've unistalled it with sudo make ...
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apt-get packages held back

Well I ran a update and an upgrade today and then apt-get spurts out this output on performing a upgrade(also applies to dist-upgrade): Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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errors in linux-headers-3.2.0-40-generic

I was trying to install nfs-common and received the following errors root@ni-cr-ald-ngs1://usr/src# apt-get install nfs-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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list.save and list.distUpgrade

This is more of a curiosity question as I try to get a better understanding of apt and package management. I'm seeing that in my /etc/apt/ and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ folders I have very or ...
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while installing google-chrome-stable -i386.deb?

While updating it told to try running apt-get -f install. On doing this i'm facing the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Cannot find package

So, I keep getting "Cannot find package" whenever I try to install anything, but my update and upgrade seems to work just fine. I've gone through several "fixes" but none of them do anything.
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Regenerating fonts cache never finishes

when I try to update or install something (either via the software center or via apt-get update and then via sudo dpkg --configure -a), Ubuntu (13.04) starts to regenerate the fonts cache, and the ...
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Apt-get and dpkg missing and/or broken, software center has segmentation fault

I've gotten into a real bind here, I'm not exactly certain when this happened but I've been really perplexed on how to fix this issue. At the moment I can't get apt-get to work at all. As in, there is ...
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apt-get update not working getting 503 service unavailable

I am running with the below version on ubuntu. lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise I ...
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What is the difference between an aptitude proxy and mirror?

What is the difference in apt-get between a proxy and a mirror? I would expect the first one to be a simple cache and the other to be a full copy but some thing I am reading challenge this assumption. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10/ kubuntu not starting after I used a command sudo apt-get remove --purge cairo*

It has deleted everything and now when I switch the PC on. a black screen appears saying HW activator, start and all. I have tried to recover boot, but it has helped. http://paste.ubuntu.com/6230749. ...
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Ubuntu Software Center and apt-get Won't Allow Me to Upgrade or Install Software

I have been having some annoying issues due to downloading on Ubuntu and terminal. I understand and have seen all questions and answers of my issue and "none" have worked at all. I am currently using ...
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WebcamStudio problem in loading its Output to FlashPlayer Video Sources

I am on Ubuntu 13.04 amd64 OS and I am having problem with WebcamStudio that its output is not loaded to FlashPlayer Web Broadcaster video sources. First I installed webcamstudio_0.57beta4_all.deb. ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 LTS DVD: apt-get not finding the DVD after initial installation, cant install packages

I'm trying to install using the Kubuntu 12.04 LTS DVD. After installation, and without touching anything in /etc/apt/. My system is disconnected from the Internet, so the DVD is my only source for ...
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Unmet dependencies, error parsing file

I'm having trouble with apt-get. When I try to install something, it tells me, that some packages has unmet dependencies, and I should run apt-get -f install to correct them. When I do so, I get the ...
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every time I try to upgrade Kubuntu, dependency issues

alizard@terrarium:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for alizard: [blog response that I needed at least reputation 10 to post over 2 links in message] Fetched ...
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Pycrypto installation problem on Ubuntu

Everything works fine until this: $ cd pycrypto-2.6 $ python setup.py install This is the output: running install running build running build_py running build_ext running build_configure ...
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SpringRTS engine stuck at version 91, I need 94.1 to play online. Lobby version stuck 0.168, 0.169 is current

I'll walk you through what I did in hopes that that can maybe elucidate what I'm doing wrong. I went to the Ubuntu Software center and downloaded both the Spring Engine and the lobby client, and ...