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 do I update other Ubuntu partitions without rebooting into them?

I have a number of Ubuntu partitions on my computer. This allows me to run previous, current and development versions concurrently. I'd quite like to install updates to the other partitions, without ...
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How do I apt-get -y dist-upgrade without a grub config prompt?

Per Make apt-get (or aptitude) run with -y but not prompt for replacement of configuration files? I did the following: ec2run ami-3c994355 --region us-east-1 -n 1 -t m1.large -z us-east-1d On the ...
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Clementine appears in two PPAs. How can I specify which one to use?

The clementine package in 12.04 lacks spotify support. So I added the clementine PPA like this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:me-davidsansome/clementine sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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“Unable to connect” to getdeb.net, how do I fix it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when the GETDEB repository is down? I want to know what this error means and how to fix it? The following is the output on the terminal- W: Failed to ...
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apt-get install -f tries to remove important packages

I wanted to install dependencies for dropbox, and I found apt trying to remove some quite important packages... Note that in the remove section there is compiz or vim... How to proceed, safely, with ...
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Software Center gives me an “Error scanning the CD: Could not find a suitable CD”

I am getting the "Could not find a suitable CD" error every time I open Software Sources in order to add a PPA. A picture can be found below: How do I solve this problem? I am using Ubuntu 12.04
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Is updating via Update Manager equivalent to updating with apt-get?

On my desktop (Precise) I have run System Settings > Details > Install Updates from the Unity desktop. On my cloud server, also on Precise, I can use a VNC session to do the same but instead I ...
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what packages to uninstall for better security?

I have read a recommendation which was stating that after installing one should remove some packages from the default Ubuntu installation, in order to have a more secure server. What are your ...
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lsb_release command not found

I am new to ubuntu OS. I am trying to install skype on ubuntu 12.04. I am following a tutorial that says sudo apt-add-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner” but ...
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After force-installing a 32-bit deb failed, how can I install the 64-bit version?

I tried to dpkg -i --force-architecture google-earth-stable_i386.deb and it failed. But now when I try to install the amd64.deb it fails saying dpkg: error processing ...
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Unable to fix broken packages with sudo apt-get install -f

Here's my result, of sudo apt-get install -f. i have Ran it twice and got negative result. I believe there is an error at "error in Version string '0:3.6.1-dates for language English Translation ...
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How to use https with apt-get?

Does apt-get use https or any kind of encryption? Is there a way to configure it to use it?
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Can't resolve BADSIG error - 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? I am attempting to fix a BADSIG error but it wont change. This is the error. Reading package lists... ...
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UNIX command line giving me apt-get errors

I'm trying to run apt-get update and apt-get install emacs23, but I keep getting errors saying either E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix missing? Running ...
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Cant fix dependecy problems on Ubuntu 12.04 ( libcanberra-gtk ) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? Cant install any package neither "apt-get upgrade" due dependencies errors on libcanberra-gtk0 root@loper:~# apt-get check You ...
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What are “Failed to fetch cdrom” errors in Update Manager and how do I fix them? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failed to download repository information due to missing CDROM Whenever I run update-manager, I am getting the following error: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04.2 ...
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Why do some commercial apps have a section called 'also requires' and free apps don't?

In the Ubuntu Software Center paid (commercial) applications get a section called 'Also requires' which is quite neat. Why don't the free applications get this feature? For example Amnesia: The Dark ...
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Problems with Update Manager [duplicate]

Whenever I try to update with update manager I get the following errors: W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/Release Unable to find expected entry ...
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Installing gcc in Ubuntu 11.10

I want to install gcc on my computer. To do this, I ran the following command: sudo apt-get install build-essential As this runs, it connects (or tries to connect) to the server ...
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Where does Blender install on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to put some export scripts into Blender but I simply cannot find the installation path! I'm using the latest versions of both Ubuntu and Blender, which I have installed with apt-get ...
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Unable to install icaclient (“Errors were encountered while processing”)

I tried to installed icaclient (a remote desktop application), and it failed to install for some reason. The problem is that now whenever I try to install a new application with apt-get, I get this ...
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How to solve “Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/PACKAGE”?

Whenever I try to update my computer using the Update Manager or sudo apt-get update on a terminal I get this: Failed to download the information from the repository Check your Internet connection ...
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How do “apt-get clean” and “apt-get clean all” differ?

What, if anything, is the difference between this command: sudo apt-get clean And this command: sudo apt-get clean all On my Lubuntu 12.04 system, simulating these commands reveals their ...
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apt-get fails to upgrade, install, remove etc

I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04, had no issues that I noticed. Recently tried to install something via software center, but it was throwing errors. Changed to trying to sudo apt-get install instead but ...
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How to install ia32-libs on 12.04 LTS (32 Bit)

I am trying to install ia32-libs on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (x86). I enabled all the repository sources but I'm receiving the error message below: ~$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Reading package ...
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Computer shut off mid-update and now i can't update my computer

Every time I try to update I get the following error, can someone help me?
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unable to unpack libgdal

I am trying to install opengeo-suite and it seems due to some reason I am unable to install due to the libgdal unable to be unpacked. This is the error I get everytime i execute apt-get install ...
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How to backup programs without using apt cache?

Is there any way to backup installed software, install a fresh Ubuntu system, and restore the software on the newly installed system, without an Internet connection? I already cleared my apt cache.
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bash ignores what I type while “apt-get” is running

I am encountering this problem: I type sudo apt-get install <package>, and hit Enter. apt-get starts resolving dependencies and downloading/installing packages. While it is running, I want to ...
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Deleted apt sources.list file

I accidentally deleted my sources.list file in the apt folder and now none of my apt commands are working. I tried to download the list again but couldn't find the link. I am using Ubuntu 10.04. Can ...
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the size of apt get update list is too big everytime? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: the size of apt-get update lists is too big In Ubuntu 12.04, the following packages are fetched every time I run sudo apt-get update. Dear ubuntu Experts please tell me ...
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Can't upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 due to low disk space in /

I am unable to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 because of low disk space in my root / partition. Any help? I already have a 6 GB drive mounted on /. I do not understand why there is a memory issue.
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Misleading lack of freespace on apt-get install

I'm trying to upgrade some packages, seems they already got downloaded sucessfuly, but everytime I try to install them I get a translated version of "Not enough space available on device". The error ...
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Error with trying to compile with make.(This also includes a snapshot after doing apt-get update)

This is the error I get: Fetched 120 kB in 1min 1s (1,937 B/s) Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://update.yuuguu.com hardy Release: The following signatures couldn't ...
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Packages (gstreamer, etc.) cause Broken Cache

When installing "Teamviewerx64", a package error occurs. Output of the error: Title: Package operation failed In a nutshell: The installation or removal of a software package failed. Details: ...
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How to fix “-5 No address associated with hostname error” while updating?

I am getting this error frequently while updating Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. How can I fix it? Log is: Ign http://archive.scrapy.org precise/main Translation-en Fetched 6,620 kB in 1min 21s (81.2 kB/s) W: ...
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Why can I install only one software at a time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why the software center doesn't allow multiple downloads? I have seen that in Ubuntu Software Center or even when sudo apt-get install is issued,only one package ...
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VLC and all main Ubuntu sofwares are unauthenticated

Then how I'll install all these software including VLC and Mplayer in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.?
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Proxy authorisation works in Firefox but not elsewhere [closed]

My corporation requires proxy to which you need to authorise. We are running on Win7 system. I have installed VirtualBox with Ubuntu (as 1st machine) and CentOS (2nd machine). While in Firefox ...
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How to lower wait time for repository updates

When doing a aptitude update / apt-get update or using the Update Manager to update sometimes I get to a repository link that takes too long. The percent does not end and it takes quite a while before ...
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How to fix a broken package, when “apt-get install -f” does not work?

I tried to install Scala with the typesafe stack and got into trouble. Now I cannot do much with apt (except update), the broken package seems to be impossible to remove/clean: Here's the result of ...
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Installing swftools in 11.10

I downloaded the deb, following the answer in this question: How can I get swftools installed? When I run: wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/27270379/swftools_0.9.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb sudo dpkg ...
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What is the equivalent terminal command of Update Manager?

I have always been running the following command to update via terminal my machines: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y But the other day, right after having finished installing ...
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How can I install Cinnamon on a minimal CLI installation?

I've come across similar, already answered questions on this website; however none of them deals with starting from the scratch - the Ubuntu core. The normal release of 12.04 was not responding well ...
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How to install solfege and make it work

I need to install solfege for study, and it needs mma and other complements and I don't know install it. Please help me
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How can I programmaticatly check if a source is in sources.list?

For both 10.04 LTS and 12.04 LTS, is there a way check to see if a source is in /etc/apt/sources.list from a bash script, other than using grep?
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Steps for creating a slightly modified package and uploading it in a PPA?

I just want to use an Ubuntu package from the official Ubuntu repos, modify its source just a tiny bit (it will not affect dependencies or anything) and then upload it into a Launchpad PPA I made for ...
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libssl Dependencies

Alright, so I was messing around with libssl and I manged to mess up libssl pretty well. It looks like I installed a separate version of libssl 64 than I've for libssl32 and now I can't use apt-get at ...
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Force install apt-get

I tried installing beanstalkd with sudo apt-get install beanstalkd (also with -f option) and I get the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA?

Occasionally, when I'm installing stuff, I get an error like the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the ...