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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How to get apt-get to call apt-fast?

Have been using apt-fast for a while now and really liking it. In case you don't know it is useful to speed up apt-get. However, I have a few questions regarding apt-fast: I would like to make any ...
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Installing GTK dev environment with aptitude

I'm trying to install the GTK development environment on Ubuntu, and having difficulty simply get it installed. Basically, my goal is to simply compile a C file which includes the header file ...
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Is it impossible to update 9.10 since it is no longer supported? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software on an old now unsupported Ubuntu version? My organization has a server that has been running karmic for a long time. I'm working on a replacement ...
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How to force remove a package if dpkg removal script fails?

I'm trying to remove a package where I deleted the /etc/init.d/disco-master file (in an attempt to remove the package manually). I want to remove the disco-master package. How do I do this now? This ...
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How to resolve E: Internal Error when using apt-get remove?

I use: apt-get remove To remove some software, but it displays: error:E: Internal Error, No file name for libssl1.0.0 . I also try this to resolve the error: wget ...
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How to fix “The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? The following error occurs when I start my Update Manager: E:Encountered a ...
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How to reject an EULA when installing packages with apt?

I wanted to install ubuntu-restricted-extras with apt, but they include ttf-mscorefonts-installer, for which I must accept an EULA license. I don’t want to, but I can't find a way to reject it. There ...
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What do I do when I see this in Terminal? Please refer to picture in description [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I accept the agreement in a terminal, like for ttf-mscorefonts-installer? Well, I have been using the apt-get install command to download multiple piees of ...
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How to reduce the Update Manager's bandwidth usage and download volume?

The Ubuntu "Software Up To Date" is now becoming painful like Windows. Every time the update check starts, it takes ages to "update cache" and hogs all the internet bandwidth. How to reduce the ...
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Installation of libavcodec-extra or libmp3lame fails

I'm trying to install ffmpeg on my dedicated server running on ubuntu 10.04. I want to convert flv-videos to mp3 sound files. As I found out, I have to install libavcodec-extra-52. When I use sudo ...
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Virtual Packages ; offline installation problem

I have a problem with offline installation of a package. For instance; python-qt4 module requires sip-api-8.1 but it is a virtual package, hence there is no .deb file to install. How can I fix this ...
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How to know version of program in meta-package?

How to know the version of a set of program to be installed through a meta-package?
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How remove all programs from a meta-package?

When you install a program like postgresql, it installs several programs for its last version. Once installed how remove all those packages? because using apt-get remove postgresql removes only ...
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Errors when apt-get upgrade

I recently updated an server from 8.04 to 10.04, the update ran basically flawlessly, but now every time i use apt-get I get strange error messages. :~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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error occured while running sudo apt-get install -f [closed]

I get this error Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) so I tried sudo apt-get clean and autoclean. When I ran sudo dpkg --configure -a: Errors were encountered while processing: ...
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Download softwares along with dependancy

I am trying to download xen hypervisor so that when ever Internet isn't available I can install it. I am using this: sudo apt-get download xen-hypervisor-4.1-i386 This will create a .deb file, but ...
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Is apt-get install method the same as Ubuntu software centre installation?

I usually use Ubuntu software centre to install programs but I sometimes use apt-get install instead. Is the Ubuntu software centre method just a user interface equivalent of the apt-get install ...
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trouble getting apt-get to work with https

I have a (private) apt repository setup on a server. I'm only allowing access to this repository over SSL, and only with a client certificate. I have tested the connection using curl: $ curl ...
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how can i solve this problem in error during update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix “malformed line” errors in sources.list? I received this error message during an update and I do not know how to solve? could not initialize the package ...
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Why does Update Manager give me a 404 error with these Google repositories?

I have a red warning sign in my toolbar. When I click on it, it asks me to check for updates. When I check for updates, I get this: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Need help installing a package [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz file? So I want to install the zathura package: http://packages.ubuntu.com/natty/zathura Unfortunately it isn't as easy as sudo apt-get ...
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Is it possible to add the Ubuntu Software Center to sources.list?

I would like to install some of the things on the Ubuntu Software Center via command line (apt-get). Is this possible? If so does anyone have the url handy to add to sources.list? I can't seem to ...
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dpkg --get-selections shows packages marked “deinstall”

Executing dpkg --get-selections shows packages with one of the markers install or deinstall. Some packages I could remove completely with apt-get remove. What does deinstall mean? What can be done ...
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How do I fix a “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found.” error?

I tried updating my packages from the terminal and this is what I got: $ sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found. E: The method driver ...
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Getting “size mismatch” when using apt-get on multiple packages

I'm having trouble getting several packages downloaded using apt-get. So far, I've run into this with 'opencv' and 'gstreamer'. With opencv, it will fetch a number of files then return with the error ...
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Why are no updates shown for Ubuntu 10.10 any more?

I haven't updated my server (10.10) for quite a while. I updated package information with sudo apt-get update and then ran sudo apt-get upgrade as usual, which resulted in: Reading package lists... ...
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How to set the path where sudo apt-get installs

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and am unable to find where I install software using apt-get. In the dash if I type eclipse or the name of the software it appears, But I am unable to right click on it and ...
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Why am I getting “size mismatch” errors from the Iceland mirror?

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 (clean install) I fetch a bunch of program via synaptic (installed specially), all programs worked except Gimp 2.8. So I tried purging Gimp, install again (no luck). ...
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Is it possible to search for a package by filename? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I figure out what package something is in without resorting to Google? Sometimes it is useful to search for a package that contains a certain file? For example, ...
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Why removing gnome-core does not remove all of it's dependencies?

I installed gnome-core package on Ubuntu (minimal version for the beagle bone) and it was almost 600mb. However, when I try to un-install it using sudo apt-get autoremove gnome-core It removes ...
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How do I add the “gnome-shell-extensions” PPA?

When I'm trying to add any ppa using "apt" I get the following error: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-shell-extensions Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", ...
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Unable to installl vnc server

I am running ubuntu 12.04(http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu) on my beagle bone. However I am unable to install vnc server. sudo apt-get install vnc4server Package vnc4server is not available, but ...
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how to enable iptables tarpit?

I'm using ubuntu server 10.04 and I have to enable tarpit module . I installed the followning packet : aptitude install xtables-addons-common xtables-addons-source module-assistant auto-install ...
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How can you unhold (remove a hold on) a package?

I used synaptic to lock the version of pidgin-data - how can I change the status from hold back to normal, so that it gets upgraded properly? The PinningHowto says that doing an apt-get install ...
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how can install SYNTENYMINER for visualization of genome alginment?

I want to install SYNTENYMINER on ubuntu 12.04 marwa@marwa-Vostro-1540:~$ cd Desktop/SYNTENYMINER marwa@marwa-Vostro-1540:~/Desktop/SYNTENYMINER$ `sudo apt-get install SYNTENMINER` [sudo] password ...
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How do I delete files in /usr? [duplicate]

I have filled my disk but can see games in /usr that I could delete but can't see how to do it. I am not a computer buff and have no idea what a terminal is.
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“Unable to connect” error with apt-get?

I recently installed 12.04 but am unable to run sudo apt-get update and consequently sudo apt-get install xxx. When I run the first command I get several Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise ...
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How can I know the source ppa of an installed package?

I have a package (xserver-xorg-video-intel) from ppa sources. Since I have more than one ppa sources for this package in my package management I am not sure which one is the source. So I wonder if I ...
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Why does 'install-info' keep warning me about “lilypond”?

I try to install nasm this morning when suddenly I got this message . It would be thankful if someone could explain about whats happening here and what cause the message appear. install-info: ...
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apt package for 11.04 for Python 2.7.3?

I want to upgrade Python on my 11.04 server from Python 2.7.1 to Python 2.7.3. I assumed that if I did an apt-get install Python2.7 that 2.7.3 would have automatically been available and would have ...
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How to find large unwanted packages to uninstall to free space? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I free up disk space? My root partition is filling up. Is there a tool or a good way to identify large packages or collections of interdependent packages that I ...
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Couldn't update Ubuntu 8.04, apt-get update fails [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing packages to end-of-lifed Ubuntu editions? I am using Ubuntu 8.04 and I want to update it ,but it failed root@ubuntu:~# apt-get update Ign cdrom://Ubuntu ...
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apt error while insalling application

I tried to install phpmyadmin from synaptic. after successfull installation I noticed the config file is empty so I removed it and tried to install it again but I got this error: no type given for ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu chroot environment?

What is the proper way to upgrade Ubuntu chroot environment to a newer Ubuntu release? The chroot environment has been originally set up using debootstrap. The proper way to upgrade a Ubuntu server ...
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How do I install ALL development libraries?

I want to preinstall all the libraries one could ever need onto a system so someone building something would always have the libraries available. Like in a computer lab where users are not root. I ...
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Why do I need to run sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why run sudo apt-get update before installing a package? If I wanted to install some software like below. Why do I need to run the sudo apt-get update before ...
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apt-get update Bad header line on all udpates

I tried all the solutions on this and still having an issue. I am behind a proxy so I have updated /etc/apt/apt.conf with my proxy settings and I have removed the old lists with sudo rm ...
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libgl1-mesa-glx is not configured yet

Since my sudo apt-get upgrade today I have this weird error(s) in the end of each software installation with apt-get, for instance : $apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How are packages actually installed via apt-get install?

When using the apt-get install method to install a package onto ubuntu, is there any fundamental difference between obtaining the source code for that package and building it from scratch? Does the ...
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Corrupt Pidgin - Unable to remove

I recently installed Pidgin and tried to install pidgin-facebookchat. Ubuntu software center now says that pidgin is corrupt so I press repair but nothing gets fixed. I've tried sudo apt-get purge ...