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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BADSIG error while updating [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? I have had too much troubled with this error. I have installed a fresh version of Ubuntu 11.10 and then it ...
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Installing ia32-libs on karmic koala [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I keep using Ubuntu 9.04 if it's outdated? Unable to install software on my ubuntu 9.10 This server I'm running is still on Karmic - I'm painfully aware that ...
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What is the difference between apt-get update and upgrade?

What is the difference between apt-get update and apt-get upgrade? Which should I run first? Do any of them automatically run the other?
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How to install multiple PPAs and applications at once?

I'm going to set up a couple of general use computers on one of my lab's work benches. There's a whole bunch of PPA repositories and applications from the Ubuntu repositories that I'd like to install ...
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How do I turn “sudo apt-get” text into clickable download links in Firefox?

In support forums, tech blogs or any other website, one may encounter some instruction similar to the following: Type sudo apt-get install sl in a terminal window, enter your password en you ...
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cdrom listed in mtab but not in fstab?

my problem is that the cdrom is listed properly in /etc/mtab file but not in /etc/fstab file. mtab contents: /dev/sda1 / ext4 rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0 0 0 proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev ...
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Updating karmic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing packages to end-of-lifed Ubuntu editions? I have a server which fails to do any updates $ sudo apt-get update Ign http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security ...
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Unable install software using sudo apt-get install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixing Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock When I used sudo apt-get install it is either getting struck or it is showing an error like this E: Could not get lock ...
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Load button in aptoncd wont work

I am using aptoncd for backup the cache but in ubuntu 11.10 the load button wont work so i opened from terminal when i pressing load button terminal shows timeout error how to solve this
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Error with Update Manager and Software Center

I am running Ubuntu 11.10. On trying to check for updates using the Update Manager GUI, I encounter the following error: Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. ...
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How to only apt-get upgrade Certain Applications?

I only have a traffic-limited mobile broadband connection at my disposal. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade wants to get ~500MB of data which is not feasible for me right now. Hence, is it possible to only ...
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Disable proxy server for one apt repository

I have made a local apt repository, but my IT-department caches LAN traffic on the proxy server. Is there a way I could work around this to disable the proxy settings for this local apt repository? in ...
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NFS server generating “invalid extent” on EXT4 system disk?

I have a server running Xen 4.1 with Oneiric in the dom0 and each of the 4 domUs. The system disks of the domUs are LVM2 volumes built on top of an mdadm RAID1. All the domU system disks are EXT4 and ...
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add-apt-repository wont work on proxy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a repository from behind a proxy? I would like to send an add-apt-repository command via the gnome-terminal on my Ubuntu 11.10 laptop that is connected ...
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Installing XULrunner, adding mozilla daily ppa doesn't help

I need to install xulrunner so I can use Redcar, but am unable to do so. I followed the steps in this question verbatim Install XULRunner 2.0. Here's the output from adding the Mozilla PPA: ...
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Update manager won't update, Software Center will not open

Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the ...
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Why am I unable to install,remove or upgrade packages?

When I wanna do anything with Synaptic or apt-get or stop,start,restart postgresql I receive following error Setting up postgresql-common (114) ... * Starting PostgreSQL 8.4 database server ...
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apt-get update fails to fetch files, “Temporary failure resolving …” error

Err http://archive.canonical.com natty InRelease Err http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security InRelease Err http://extras.ubuntu.com natty InRelease ...
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can apt do everthing dpkg can?

As I understand things apt uses dpkg are there any operations that you can do with dpkg that can't be done with apt? as a new User to Ubuntu server do I need to learn anything about dpkg?
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Does apt-get automatically check digital signatures?

I am planning to run a production server on Ubuntu LTS 8.04 and I am concerned about security of the packages I am installing I want to make sure that packages that are downloaded by apt-get were not ...
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Problem with Microsoft core fonts installer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I accept the agreement in a terminal, like for ttf-mscorefonts-installer? Yes, very strange problem indeed. I installed Gnome package for a more beautifull ...
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Update manager generates 404 error while attempting update. Will not update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? While running update manager in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot I receive this list of errors. > W:Failed to fetch > ...
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How to bypass the apturl and download the deb file directly?

I want to download this game 0A.D. from http://www.playdeb.net/software/0%20A.D. .deb file. They keep their file up to date with the source code, so they have the newest versions. I don't want apturl ...
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Packages have unmet dependencies, why? [closed]

I get this error while trying to install a package as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:v-launchpad-jochen-sprickerhof-de/pcl sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libpcl-all The first two ...
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Newer apt repositories on older Ubuntu releases

If I have an older Ubuntu release, lets say it is Ubuntu 10.04, and I have to install a package from a newer Ubuntu apt repositories (e.g. from Ubuntu 11.10 repo's) because the newer versions of that ...
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When a PPA has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center

If a PPA in your sources list has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center, which one shows up in the software center. Likewise, which package is downloaded via apt-get install ?
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What does the installation of linux-{image,headers}-generic-lts-backport-natty do?

What do these command do? sudo apt-get install linux-image-generic-lts-backport-natty \ linux-headers-generic-lts-backport-natty Does it install just a new Linux version or ...
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How paranoid should I be that the automatic package manager mechanism is going to remove packages that I use?

When I use the packaging tool, it "reminds" me to use autoremove to remove packages which are no longer needed. But when I review the list, I see packages which I wish to keep. $ sudo apt-get ...
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An unhandleable error occurred [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot install any software from the Software Center due to ttf-mscorefonts-installer package error Ubuntu 11.10 Software Centre Error title:An unhandlable error ...
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Install mediawiki with PostgreSQL instead of MySQL

I need to install Mediawiki with PostgreSQl as database backend on an 10.04 server. I would prefer to install Mediawiki via apt-get/aptitude but I don't know how to configure the installation not to ...
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how to install packages with apt-get on a system connected via proxy?

I've got an Ubuntu 11.10 system connected via a proxy to the internet, and I would like to install packages via apt-get. When I try to do that I get this error message: sudo apt-get install ...
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How to solve configure: error: readline library not found?

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server with a minimal install that I want to compile postgres on. With the minimal install the server did not have gcc so I had to do an apt-get install gcc but now I keep ...
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What to try when apt-get install XXX results in Connection failed

Is there something wrong with the repository, the server, or is my cache stale? I am able to ping tw.archive.ubuntu.com just fine. It almost seems like the file ...
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407 Proxy Authentication Required

When I try to install a software using Ubuntu Software center I get: Failed to download repository information Check Your Internet connection When I try to do a apt-get install something, I get: ...
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Aptitude offers to remove some packages but apt-get doesn't?

I'm trying to install mint-meta-mate which is Gnome 2 fork on 11.10 - 32bit with aptitude i get this: The following NEW packages will be installed: caja{a} cowsay{a} fortune-mod{a} ...
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Getting error from apt-get when trying to install php5 package

I am new in ubuntu and I try to run a website by my own computer but I can't install php5. When i typed: sudo apt-get install php5 I received: Package php5 is not available, but is referred to ...
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Limit what users can install

This is a theoretical scenario that has come up as part of another question: I have x Ubuntu desktops with x users. Users don't have sudo privs I can let them install things through the software ...
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Minimal package to install Qt Assistant

We are using Qt Assistant as our help system for a custom application that will run on Ubuntu. In building the .deb package, I need to include a "Requires:" value that makes my package dependent on ...
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GPG error from apt-get [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? Whenever I run apt-get update or apt-get install I get an error akin to the following: W: GPG error: ...
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A proxy problem of “sudo apt-get install” [duplicate]

I am trying to install a package python-pygments under Ubuntu. After launching sudo apt-get install python-pygments, it is blocked: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Errors with ATFTPD: Unterminated quoted string

After upgrading Ubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10 (32bits) I'm having trouble with ATFTPD: Anytime I'm starting atftpd I'm getting this error: /etc/default/atftpd: 2: Syntax error: Unterminated quoted ...
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How to install libboost 1.48?

I would like to install the latest Boost C++ libraries onto my 10.10 system using a PPA but cannot find one that works. Nordlöw already suggested good sources in a similar discussion but I could not ...
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Shorewall missing from Ubuntu 11.10 default repository?

I'm looking to configure my network using Shorewall on my Ubuntu 11.10 laptop. When I run apt-cache search it doesn't find Shorewall, is there some other repository I can add it from? Or is the ...
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How to fix GPG error for extras.ubuntu.com oneiric Release? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? Some days ago my apt-get update has suddenly began to throw W: GPG error: http://extras.ubuntu.com ...
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apt-get autocomplete package name is broken

At some moment apt-get install autocomplete was broken It was very useful to me to see packages name with Tab press How to repair this autocomplete?
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How to obtain installed package files?

I need to download all packages I already installed on Ubuntu 11.10 x64. There should be in /var/cache/apt/archives I know, but there are only 300 Mb of deb files. I installed a lot of development ...
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Screen turns gray on boot after install of a PPA

Problem I recently added ppa:eugenesan/ppa to my maverick installation to install smartgit. Right after apt-get listed a bunch of updates that I immediately installed. After rebooting I noticed that ...
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How to install software from source and tell the apt-get that I have installed the version?

For installing software from source: ./configure make sudo make install How to tell the apt-get that the software has been installed, so that sudo apt-get install someSoftware Will show that the ...
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Removing popularity-contest without trashing the system?

I do want to uninstall the "popularity-contest" package from my system. While I know that I can disable it with $ dpkg-reconfigure popularity-contest it is still a package I want removed. ...
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Individually upgrading packages

Is it possible to upgrade just a single package and its dependencies to their latest version? I know its recommended to do a total upgrade, but when you are in a hurry or are in short of bandwidth, ...