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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Completely remove deluge configuration files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove configuration files completely Deluge broke recently (can't contact trackers; I gave it a bad setting somewhere) and I'm trying to purge all configuration ...
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unable to use apt-get or cpan

I am using Ubunto 12.10. A few days back I needed to change my proxy for connecting to the internet at my institute. After that I can't access the internet through terminal like can't install CPAN lib ...
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finding an apt-get installation

Warning : totally noob question... I just started using ubuntu at home, and i love it, but there are some basic stuff that i don't know how to do and is annoying me... When I install a package using ...
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Line 63 error message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type ‘*’ is not known on line * in source list …” update error? hi my update manager is not working. Each time i open it there is an error messages ...
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Can't install a dependency?

I've been trying to install 'boot-repair' but it keeps saying: The following packages have unmet dependencies: Depends: boot-sav (>= 3.196) but 3.196~ppa3~quantal is to be installed E: ...
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What is aptitude's extended state information

I have both apt-get and aptitude installed on my system. When I am performing any operation using aptitude, I see Reading extended state information and Writing extended state information. These ...
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why can't I do alot of jobs in same time

I wanna ask why when i use root to do job can't do more one in another places like terminal or ubuntu software center and this message appear "is another process using it" here is pic to explain what ...
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I can't install packages on ubuntu 12.04

I tried to install packages on the terminal but every time i try it shows this status!! Example i tried to install php-5 and this what it says sudo apt-get install php5-cli Reading package lists... ...
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Installing Tomcat 7 using apt-get fails [closed]

I get the following error when installing Tomcat7: Setting up tomcat7 (7.0.26-1ubuntu1.1) ... chmod: cannot access `/etc/tomcat7/tomcat-users.xml': No such file or directory dpkg: error ...
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Why debian Packages in Archive folder get deleted Automatically in Ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I want to save downloaded packages using aptoncd, so that I don't need to download all the packages again when I reinstall OS. Now, the problem is last week when I ...
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How to install iodbc in Ubuntu 12.10

I need to install the library iodbc (depends on libodbc2) in my Quantal machine. Yet there is creepy dependency problem. This was replaced somehow by unixodbc which I don't have, installed. Here is ...
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Filesystem owner changed by mistake

I ran this command on my ubuntu 12.04 by mistake: chown someuser / -R On RHEL it would be fixed by this command: rpm --setugids -a Is there anyway to fix it in ubuntu server?
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apt-get could not open lock file

I am trying to get an nfs client running on a Sheeva-plug running debian 2.6.22. The host is Ubuntu 12.04 and claims (from showmount -e) to be exporting the desired directory. There is no showmount ...
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Why does my terminal attempt to execute 'sudo apt-get update' at every launch?

Every time I launch a terminal it attempts to execute sudo apt-get update This happens regardless of which terminal emulator is used - both guake and gnome-terminal do it at least. It also does ...
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I cant upgrade the Ubuntu distro version from terminal

When I enter sudo apt-get upgrade command in terminal, it finds some files to upgrade but not the Ubuntu new release. Any ideas?
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Remove a previously deselected package to install postgres?

So I was meant to run add-apt-repository ppa:pitti/postgresql apt-get update apt-get install postgresql libpq-dev but instead I ran without the previous two commands apt-get install postgresql ...
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Why I can't install packages? apt-get says that I'm helding broken packages

I am trying to install my wifi using: sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source But I get this error: unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. Any ideas? I am using ...
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xml2-config is different from the same file on the system

I followed this procedure to restore a previously exported list of packages in a new system. At the end of the procedure, after sudo apt-get dselect-upgrade -y I got this message: [cut]lot of output, ...
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“Size mismatch” apt error when installing openJDK

when i try install openjdk-7-jre-headless i am getting the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will ...
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Change software sources from the command line

When I want to change the mirror I am using for updates, I can open the Software Centre, and go to Edit->Software Sources, and from there select another server. This then goes through my ...
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Using apt-get partially through a proxy server

My University Campus has Ubuntu Repos on the Local Server. Also, we use a proxy server to connect to the Internet. Now, my Repository is the Campus Local Server, but I do have a lot PPAs installed ...
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Is there a way to make “apt://” URLs always open in the terminal

I would like to be able to install stuff straight from apps.ubuntu.com, but the software center takes a long time to load up and install stuff. Is there a way to set "apt" URIs to open up in the ...
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Can't fix broken packages using Synaptic (Broken Package: Wine1.4) [duplicate]

Ok so I am trying to fix a broken package in order to install wine. When I do "sudo apt-get install wine" I get: sam@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install wine [sudo] password for sam: Reading package ...
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Can't open Software Center or Update Manager

When I try to (not from terminal) the following error message opens up: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the ...
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How to reinstall programm without removing it? All programms? Resetting configs?

How to reinstall programm without removing it? All programms? Resetting configs?
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each time after sudo apt-get install process this little failure-message?

here is sudo apt-get install ending now with: Trigger for initramfs-tools are processing ... update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-19-generic ... then here comes this: ...
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How do I fix update-manager exception crash? [closed]

For some reason, maybe because of a manual shutdown of my computer, update manager has stopped working. When I hit the "Update" button, the program freezes, turns grey, and I get a "Report a problem" ...
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E:sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

I'm doing an upgrade with sudo apt-get upgrade After I press Enter: do you want to continue [y/n]? y dedconf: apt-extracttemplates failed:No such file or directory extracting templates from ...
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Problems upgrading to Python 3.3 and setting up Django

I'm new to Linux and am trying to set up Python / Django on my machine! I installed Python 3.3 from the source file and it was compiled into /usr/local/bin. Then I created a symbolic link between ...
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Cannot run command sudo apt-get update and getting error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can’t open Software Center due to a malformed line Error as follows: avish@avish-Aspire-one:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Malformed line 43 in source list ...
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Installing Skype on x64 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to install Skype on 12.10 64bit So for the past 2 days i've been trying to install skype and none of the solutions i find seem to be working if i download the ...
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How to manually restart services affected by apt upgrades?

How can I issue apt upgrades without automatically stopping/starting daemons? I'd like to manually restart services. To cite a specific example: I'll revisit a long-running machine and run sudo ...
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Not able to add repo when APT is using a proxy connection

I have ubuntu 12.10 working on my system. I have tried many time to add repo but every time i tried i got the same error as in this case. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa Cannot ...
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Installing a downgraded version of Firefox 16 from PPA

I'd like to fetch and install old FF16 instead of FF17 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server. Currently FF17 is default. FF17 is incompatible with Selenium 2.26 ...
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How to get a list of files for a package I haven't installed yet?

apt-cache search returns list of available packages. In my case I would like to look at the list of files that would be installed on my PC in case I install the package usb-creator-gtk. Something ...
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update-manager fails on MergeList error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? Update manager doesn't want to run because of the error given below. The happens when trying ...
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apt-get install does not work. Gives the same error every time E: Unable to locate package [closed]

There is an issue, for every package that I try to install. I am using VMWare Player 3.16 & I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. The error is: E:Unable to locate package (PACKAGE NAME) Also, another ...
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Can't find some Software (Like Adobe Reader) in the USC

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I am not able to find Adobe reader or Gnu plot in the software centre. When I try to get all updates, the process goes through till about 95% and then doesn't ...
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apt-move says the packages are moved but they are gone

I'm trying to setup a Ubuntu mirror with selected packages from different repositories, by using apt-move, which I've been using on Ubuntu 10.04 without (too much) problems. I've installed apt-move ...
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Cannot use apt-get/dpkg — Input/output error

I have bumped into an issue that doesn't allow me to do anything related to apt-get: install, remove, etc. Whenever I try to do something (e.g. sudo apt-get install firefox -f) it gives me the same ...
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Should I install programs from a source tarball (`.tar.gz`), from the Ubuntu Software Centre, or from elsewhere?

There are several ways to install an application in Ubuntu: You can download a source tarball (generally a .tar.gz or a .tar.bz2 file) and install it manually. (See How to install a .tar.gz (or ...
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libxml2 package installed but cannot include, building libaiml

I am trying to build a library (libaiml). I was having problems installing the library using normal methods: ./configure ; make ; make install In the README, the author says you should use this ...
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Broken Ubuntu 12.10

I had the ubuntu 12.10 up and running. But somehow I managed to mess it all up. Now, I do not get the login screen. It keeps on getting a black screen and cursor blink at something " Jupiter ...
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apt-get and login problem

I had a problem when I try to update my ubuntu "12.04LTS": Accidentally I turn off my computer, while the update was running. When I turn it on and try to complete the update, he always told me, that ...
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interrupted upgrade

I was running ubuntu 11.10 without major flaws and somewhat adapted to my taste and decided to give upgrading another shot. Somehow I do so every couple of years and every time I face reinstall. This ...
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Using apt-get from Canada

I am using Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, and until yesterday, everything was quite peachy. I have installed several packages (MySQL, apache2) and to my knowledge have those configured correctly. Upon ...
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Can't update because the word prox* is blocked

I live in Ethiopia and the government blocks all urls with the word "proxy" in them. I couldn't use that word in the title above because that would make the url contain the word proxy. When I ...
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how to apt-get install with only minimal components necessary for an application

apt-get is really great. However, when you want to install an application, you often are forced to install a lot of dependencies which I believe are very often optional. For example, I want to ...
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How to configure apt-get in ubuntu 11.10 behind proxy? [duplicate]

I want to configure apt-get in my ubuntu 11.10 version by editing apt.conf file but not getting positive result.pls reply if anybody can...
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apt-upgrade kernel-image with custom kernel

I'm running a kernel I compiled myself (because of this) and I'm wondering what apt will do with kernel updates? The software updater currently lists (among others) these points: Conmplete Generic ...