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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playonlinux installation failed how do I fix it? [duplicate]

So I was installing playonlinux as I wanted iTunes. I typed in the terminal sudo apt-get install playonlinux and it went well. But I can't find it on my laptop anywhere. When I try to install it again ...
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How to find applications installed today?

Is there any command to list which applications have been installed today via apt-get or dpkg? Is there any other way to find this information?
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how export all software upgrade links (.deb) in text file by terminal

update Ubuntu by usual way and slow internet is problem for me. Is there a way into terminal, get all link files that is going to be updated (eg, the address for Firefox ...
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Error Installing Grails - Unmet Dependencies

I am installing Grails on 12.10, using the instructions on grails.org, but am getting an error on the 3rd step, as outlined below. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:groovy-dev/grails sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to locate package python-pip

Hi I am trying to install electrum in my ubuntu live usb. Please forgive me because I am very new to this OS. I have also made a presistence 4GB space for future installation sofwares. How can I get ...
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how to remove a foreign architecture?

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64, we'd like to remove the i386 foreign architecture it comes with, but I don't see a "dpkg" command to do this cleanly. In Stuck with foreign-architecture=i386 when using ...
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apt-get has a error [duplicate]

when I use: sudo apt-get upgrade I get this Error: E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2: No such file or directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or ...
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Problems with linux-headers and apt-get -f install

It has been a long time since I've asked for help, but I'm in dire need now. Some time ago, I set up a friend's computer with 10.04. He's still running it but somewhere along the way, he started ...
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How to install Python module Urlib2 on Precise?

This is odd. I thought urlib was part of bundled Python but apparently I was wrong. >>> import urlib Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> ...
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How do I know if an app is safe to use?

Is there any reliable way to know if something that you install is safe? There are virus scanners like clamtk, but those only seem to focus on Windows files. Should I be concerned about viruses / ...
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The package sudo needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

It seems I have landed in trouble.... on running update-manager or synaptic I get this message "E: The package sudo needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it." I searched for ...
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apt-get problem. Download stops [12.04]

When I apt-get update or install a software with apt-get install application. It works fine for few second then the download freezes. Same with Ubuntu software center. The download stops after 3 ...
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Removed several programs using “sudo apt-get purge wine\*” [duplicate]

I have been using wine for a while now but it started showing some problems a few days ago so I used this command to remove it sudo apt-get purge wine\* Now my system has none of the in built ...
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error in installation of gcc on ubuntu Ubuntu 12.04

I want to install gcc on a ubuntu machine but got the following errors: t@lab45:~# apt-get install build-essential Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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I can not updated my ubuntu 12.04 Failed to fetch 403 “Two Host Req Hdr”

I have a problem these days, I can not update system. Every time I try sudo apt-get update the answer is: Failed to fetch 403 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources Two ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Depends: postgresql-9.1-postgis

I am installing LocalWiki on a Virtual Machine hosted by 1&1.com It is Ubuntu 12.04. When I run sudo apt-get install localwiki as instructed by http://localwiki.org/install/, I get the following ...
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How to install qt sdk (qt 4.x) by apt-get (the full version)?

I've installed QtSdk-offline-linux-x86-v1.2.1 on Ubuntu 12.10 it has some bugs, crashes all the time. It does not appear in the Ubuntu Software Center and would not upgrade to the new version by ...
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The package system is broken: I can't update my apps on Ubuntu 12.10 64bit

screen shot: text: "Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run the following command in a terminal: apt-get ...
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12.04 upgrade libav from 53 to 54

I am using the latest release of blender 2.66 on 12.04 from the command line. It is looking for libavformat.so.54 but I only seem to have libavformat.so.53 installed, and cant find a way to upgrade ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS USB install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 from USB and I've been struggling with it for 3 days. I don't remember I had this hard time even when building my Hackintoshes. So, now I'm at the point ...
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Install a single specific package from future distribution

I'm currently using precise. I need to upgrade a certain package (namely bind9 and it's dependencies) to a newer version, which is currently found in raring (alfa at the time of writing this). How to ...
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Installing cunit on Ubuntu Quantal

I'm trying to install the cunit (C unit testing framework) packages on Quantal (64bit). cunit seems to be held in a number of packages, but according to apt-get these are broken. Attempt 1: $ sudo ...
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How can I install specific version of MYSQL

I'm trying to install mysql-server 5.0. because I want to install a program which depend on this version. I've surfed the net to find a solution but none of them worked. I'm really disappointed. I ...
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apt get is not working unmet dependencies

I tried installing the packages as below apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev libexpat1-dev gettext \ libz-dev libssl-dev then I got this error root@ip-10-233-139-125:~# apt-get -f install ...
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apt-cacher-ng: force client on local repository

I'm currently managing a dozen servers. apt-cacher-ng is installed on the development server to maintain the packages. The idea is to have exactly the same version and number of packages on the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Why does apt-get update fail? [duplicate]

I cannot install any packages for Ubuntu 12.04. Even after clearing files under: /var/lib/dpkg/lists/partial/* /var/lib/dpkg/lists/* /var/cache/apt/* Changed the repository and tried apt-get clean ...
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How can I install packages from Debian's squeeze repo on Ubuntu 12.10?

I am using Debian Squeeze but I want to test Ubuntu with Unity. I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 ISO and installed it, but I can't find a way to add Debian's local repository. How can I use Debian's ...
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running /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_apt as nagios user does not return the correct result

I have two servers, both running 12.04 server, and nagios-nrpe-server. On both, I have configured the command check_apt, which runs /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_apt. On both, nagios-nrpe-server is ...
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Kubuntu and KDE 4.10 PPA

I have messed up my installation, while trying to update to KDE 4.10. I added the backports PPA (ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports) and apparently did the upgrade. However, it looks like it was just partial. ...
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Can't install new packages because of libssl broken dependencies

I can't install any new package either using apt-get or via the package manager. Below is some output showing the error. Please help! pauldb@pauldb-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install Reading package ...
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Failed Kernel install results in apt and dpkg failure due to dependencies and configuration issues

I have seen some similar questions but none that I have seen have resolved my issue. An error occured durring a kernel upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04 from linux-image-3.2.0-36-generic to ...
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Configuration of dropbox-nautilus package hangs while downloading dropbox binary

While installing dropbox from the repositories, my laptop ran out of power, and so the system went into a broken state. When I rebooted, I tried two methods to set it right. One was sudo dpkg ...
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What happened to php-5.4.11 from Ondrej PPA? [closed]

I am in 12.04 so I added Ondrej's PPA to get PHP 5.4. So far so good but php-5.4.12 seems to be broken with our code and after a while of struggling I decided to downgrade to php-5.4.11 but apt-cache ...
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12.04 Command Line Failure to fetch

Basically I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a basic desktop that I had laying around. And for the life on me I cannot get it to connect to the internet. No matter what I do, It always gives me ...
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About apt-get downloading speed

I currently installed Ubuntu Linux on a HP laptop, but I found that the update and download speed of apt-get is extremely slow. I used to have an Ubuntu installed on a Dell laptop with the same Ubuntu ...
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cmake 2.8.9 on Ubuntu 10.04

I have installed cmake using apt-get and the "latest" version is 2.8.0. But when I try to used, my project requires cmake version 2.8.9. I try to update but without any success using apt-get. How ...
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apt-get install does not work

I want to install snmp on my computer. Evey time I do apt-get install snmp snmpd mbrowse it displays this message: reading packages list...Fait building dependency tree reading state informations... ...
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bad downloaded packages? linux-image-3.2.0-32-generic-pae' is missing final newline

I'm having some trouble updating my software. It seems like the new packages have been downloaded but one package is giving me some trouble This is the output I get when I try to upgrade my software ...
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Is there a way to pull source for a package for a specific release?

Is there a way to pull source for a package (apt-get source) but specify the release? For example, I'd love to be able to just run apt-get source --raring python-imaging. I know I can manually pull ...
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unattended-upgrades not running, /etc/cron.daily/apt missing

I have automatic-upgrades installed and configured, but it never seems to run, because there are always security updates waiting to be installed when I check. ...
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Regarding apt-cache search -n on iPhone

I try to search certain package using apt-cache search -n iap cracker, but some list from /var/lib/apt/lists it's not appear. Example: Ojek:~ root# apt-cache search -n iap cracker ...
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all packages keep unmeting dependencies all the time [duplicate]

All problems begin when I was trying to install graphics card driver. My desktop wanished. I paniced and reinstalled (with apt-get) a lot of packages including Ubuntu desktop, Unity, Xserver, etc. I ...
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ubuntu in vagrant, apt-get update failed [duplicate]

I set a vagrant vm, and try to apt-get update,get this Fetched 1,358 kB in 1min 19s (17.1 kB/s) W: GPG error: http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release: The ...
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How can I remove old kernels/install new ones when /boot is full?

I know this question is asked many times before, however with me it is just a bit different I guess. # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 224G 5.2G 208G 3% / ...
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Apt-get update errors (can't read the package lists) [duplicate]

After running the an update from the update-manager I tried to install chromium: sudo apt-get install chromium-browser And I got the following error (full output from `sudo apt-get update' on ...
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No apt-get functions working, have tried almost all fixes but none work?

I got the classic requires installation of unsupported packages. I was told to fix this with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade So I copy/pasted into the terminal, and it worked ...
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What package is responsible for modem (not) working and how do I downgrade it after a broken update?

Suddenly my USB mobile broadband modem has stopped working and is completely unable to connect. I have done nothing, so it's surely some recent update of some network/modem related package (probably ...
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Unable to locate package bitcoin [duplicate]

I have added the official ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin to my software sources and have done sudo apt-get update, but every time I try sudo apt-get install bitcoin this error pops up.: E: Unable to locate ...
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Dependency problems while updating Ubuntu 12.10

I have the following error while trying to update my system: user# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly ...
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What is the recommended stable way to update Ubuntu?

I asked this question for the simple fact that software center was trying to FORCED 9 software updates that came from a non too familiar source which I believe has been causing Ubuntu to be unstable. ...