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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apt-get errors after TeX Live 2012 update with tlmgr

I am running TeX Live 2012 on Ubuntu Precise. For the installation I followed this tutorial. Yesterday, I updated the packages (about 40 items) for Tex Live 2012 using the following tool. $ sudo ...
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Cannot update packages in ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: W: Duplicate sources.list entry archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main i386 Packages Unable to do update for Ubuntu 11.10. This is the error message am getting ...
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“A error occurred during the signature verification.” during apt-get update [duplicate]

I just did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.04LTS server without any issues. However, the apt-get update or aptitude update is giving the following errors: a. bzip2:(stdin) is not bzip2 file.ign ...
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Can I use other than Ubuntu Software Center to open apt links?

Without Ubuntu Software Center in Lubuntu I was unable to edit opening apt links in any program in Firefox (see this question) After installing Ubuntu Software Center, that problem is solved, but ...
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Lubuntu: apt-get gives errors such as “keysafe: package not found”?

When I install a program in terminal with apt-get or apt-fast I get messages like these: keysafe: package not found genesis: package not found xdx: package not found omaque: package not found ...
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How do I open “apt” links in Firefox (in Lubuntu)?

Many answers on Ask Ubuntu direct to links like this that in Xubuntu opened in Ubuntu Software Center. In Lubuntu I get this error message: In Firefox-Preferences/Applications cannot see something ...
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Why are the proposed BADSIG (on apt-get update) fixes secure?

I'm running apt-get update, and I see errors like W: GPG error: http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic ...
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the following package have unmet depnedencies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? Can someone please help me with these errors: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Cannot resolve package dependencies following LTS upgrade from Lucid to Precise

After a failed LTS upgrade from Lucid to Precise, I'm stuck in package limbo. As root I have run dpkg --configure -a apt-get -f install Outputs appended below. The default package archive at this ...
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How to fix “Duplicate sources.list entry” warning? [duplicate]

Every time I try to do some update (sudo apt-get update) it says: Reading package lists ... ready W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ need /partner amd64 Packages ...
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Installing software on an offline Ubuntu server

Assuming that I have a server with Ubuntu server newly installed on it. I was thinking of installing the very same version on Virtual Box (Or any other virtualization software), connect it to the ...
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running apt-get update shows GPG error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Updates don't install because of “untrusted packages” Duplicate sources.list entry but cannot find the duplicates? I am getting below GPG error on ...
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Can't install Skype because of 'ia32-libs-multiarch' several dependencies

I'm trying to install Skype in 12.04LTS. It fails to install from the Software Center, complains about skype-bin being a virtual package. skype-bin fails to install from apt-get, requires ia32-libs. ...
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Ubuntu Software Source File Error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix “malformed line” errors in sources.list? Whenever I try to install any software using terminal or by entering sudo apt-get update, the result is: E: ...
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Are ubuntu software center sources different from apt-get / synaptic?

I'm trying to download master-pdf-editor package from official repositories. All sites report that it's easy to do: just download it from ubuntu software center. I can't install the software center, ...
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Between SynPackManager, Update Manager, and apt-get, which is the healthiest for my system?

I've been bouncing a lot between a few different update methods to see which I prefer the most, and I was wondering which of these is the 'healthiest' for the system, or what your preferred update ...
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dpkg crashing while trying to install a package

While attempting to install a package via apt-get the following. The first error I get is: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. And, ...
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Can I automatically purge every package I've ever uninstalled?

As an Ubuntu noob, I install and uninstall a lot of packages, to try them out. However, for months, I made the mistake of using apt-get remove instead of apt-get purge, which I didn't even realize ...
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“Unable to connect” error with apt-get: possible proxy?

I've been having an issue with 'sudo apt-get update' for several days now. I've tried every proposed solution I could find but to no avail. Here is the output to 'apt-get update'. Ign ...
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I haven't been prompted for updates in past 4 days, Why?

I'm running 64 bit version of Ubuntu but I haven't received updates from the repositories since past 4-5 days. Checking the updates manually is taking 5-10 seconds to download the entire repositories ...
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How to install VLC in ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?

Can anybody help me to install VLC media player in Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?
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Unable to install Evolution on Xubuntu 12.04

I had evolution 3.2.3 working on Xubuntu 12.04. But then I was tempted to upgrade my evolution to the latest and greatest so I did a bit of searching and added the following command: sudo ...
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apt-get issue: duplicate software sources

I have a problem every time I run sudo apt-get update. The following is a output from the terminal: W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise/partner i386 Packages ...
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apt lists in /var/lib/apt/lists overwritten with html page for Starbucks wifi terms

I sat down at Starbucks this afternoon to do some work (Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop x64), and got the red-circle-with-white-line error icon in the systray notifying of a package error. Also, apt, aptitude, ...
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E:Method /usr/lib/apt/methods/ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found” update error When I try to install something from Ubuntu Software center or synaptic, a message pops up ...
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Have the repositories been shortened?

I just sudo apt-get updated my repos and it took in total, 5 seconds to get everything. It usually takes 2/3 minutes. Have the repos been shortened?
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How can I remove all build dependencies for a particular package?

When I want to compile something from source in Ubuntu/Debian, I usually get build-dependencies by running "sudo apt-get build-dep PACKAGE_NAME" in the terminal. They are (usually) useless once the ...
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“sudo apt-get update” misleading error message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I report a bug? I get following error while issuing the command sudo apt-get update Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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Why are commercial PPA updates suddenly very slow?

When using apt-get update from terminal, I can see process come to a grinding halt when the commercial PPAs are updating. In hoping that this isn't intentional, is there a fix to get apt-get update ...
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How to uninstall LibreOffice?

Which package should I remove to completely remove libreoffice? I have no need for office tools. That's the one gripe I have with package managers like apt, there's no simple way to perform the ...
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Reading source of strlen.c

I am trying to download the source package including strlen.c, which one should I be getting, how? I have tried looking at the different glibc/eglibc/... variants but got confused as to which one to ...
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I broke `apt-get` (and other stuff… maybe)

Sometime ago I installed codeblocks using this guide. Today I tried to do it on my computer, but something went wrong. Codeblocks isn't working (nor apt-get). Whenever I run it, I receive this ...
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/var/lib/apt/lists huge in 12.04

I noticed that /var/lib/apt/lists is HUGE. It's as large as 86MB. Which seems a little too big. Is this normal, if not. What should I do? Thanks
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Cannot install programs with apt-get or Software Center

If I try sudo apt-get install mc or sudo apt-get install fortune, I get E: Unable to locate package mc or E: Unable to locate package fortune. Also in Ubuntu Software Center: Use this source is ...
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Difference between Update Manager and apt-get dist-upgrade

Is the Update Manager (or Software Updater) the frontend of apt-get dist-upgrade?
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can't remove gnome-shell and gnome-shell-extensions

The problem is that I can't remove the gnome-shell and gnome-shell-extensions. When I try to delete with Ubuntu Software Center there is an error: Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error ...
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What are the GPG signatures

Looking at questions like THIS, THIS and THIS I ask for public knowledge the following questions: What are the GPG Signatures for? What additional level of security do the Signatures add or provide ...
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Is there a command to upgrade a package and all its dependencies without upgrading all packages?

We have a meta-package, similar to ubuntu-desktop, that requires a bunch of dependencies to run some internal, not-yet-packaged code. Currently we are updating the meta-package so that it requires >= ...
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How not to install recommended and suggested packages?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, I did the following, sudo gedit /etc/apt/apt.conf and added APT::Install-Recommends "false"; APT::Install-Suggests "false"; but did not work. When I try to install a ...
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apt-get broken, cannot fix or remove libapt-pkg4.12

I managed to break my package management. If I try to make an upgrade, I get: $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Where do packages installed/upgraded with APT get stored?

As time goes by we tend to do apt-get install and add or replace software. Are these archived in some form or do they get auto-cleared after installation? And if it doesn't get auto-cleared, it would ...
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Using apt-get from ISO on vmware

I'm trying to install VLAN using apt-get but I get this error: E: Unable to locate package vlan I'm not connected to the Internet at the moment as I need to tag my Ubuntu server to the VLAN first. ...
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How to get rid of i386 libs?

Yesterday, I tried to install the Ubuntu 64bit package for Netviewer. This package seems to be a big mess as it is not really a 64bit version of the app, but instead uses Wine to get it to run. Along ...
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How can I avoid “please insert CD/DVD” error when updating Ubuntu?

I can't update 12.04 LTS. The Update Manager shows this: CD/DVD 'Ubuntu 12.04 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release i386 (20120423)' is required Please insert the above CD/DVD into the drive ...
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Why am I getting this error when trying to install wine 1.4?

Can any one tell me what this error means? I am trying to install wine 1.4 but it keeps failing with this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.4: PreDepends: dpkg (>= ...
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Where does apt-get install libqt4?

I've been searching for literally hours and I cannot figure out where for the life of me libqt4 is installed by apt-get. I installed: libqt4-dev libqt4-core libqt4-gui libqt4-xml libqt4-opengl ...
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whats the difference between tasksel and normal methods

Recently I have gone through tasksel command usage because of LAMP server setup. Why can't I use apt-get or aptitude there? Why does the Ubuntu wiki page suggest to do it with tasksel only. Is there ...
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Sources missing in /etc/apt/sources.list, how do I get them back?

Somehow my Ubuntu install can't find what I believe to be very common packages.... E: Unable to locate package php5-curl E: Unable to locate package php5-gd I know this has something to do with my ...
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Ubuntu apt-get bricked, what should I do? (From SO) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu apt-get bricked, what should I do? Somehow my Ubuntu install can't find what I believe to be very common packages.... E: Unable to locate package php5-curl E: ...
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Unmet dependencies in Ubuntu 12.04?

The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg: Depends: libavcodec-extra-53 (>= 4:0.7-1) but 4:0.7.2.1ubuntu2 is to be installed Depends: ...