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 list installed packages in apt that are not backed by a repository?

I suppose you could build a list of all packages that would be installed if you started with an empty apt database and installed everything that deborphan -a currently tells you. Then compare that ...
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Unable to install files with apt-get: “unable to locate package” [duplicate]

I'm having issues with my ubuntu server version 12.04 installed on a HP550 laptop, when i try sudo apt-get install <programname>, e.g apache2 it will not work, saying E: Unable to locate package ...
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Problems updating system with apt-get

After trying apt-get update and apt-get upgrade I have the following error message: This is a coppy of my terminal (in spanish) root@LinuxJGP:/home/javiergp# apt-get upgrade Leyendo lista de ...
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Why does apt-get update fail with 404 errors?

I have a problem with my newly installed 12.10 86_64 Desktop. This error pops up on console when I try to update apt-get or try to install packages and nodejs just don't work and there is no error ...
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Error doing sudo apt-get update Xubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I keep getting this error every time I do sudo apt-get update in the terminal. Also I'm completely incapable of installing anything through the terminal, even after adding the required, up-to-date ...
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Prevent Apache restarting automatically after upgrading packages

Following on from an earlier question: Is there a way to download security updates and notify admin without installing the update? A large number of packages interact with Apache (especially PHP) ...
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apt-get update failed to fetch server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Trouble downloading updates due to “Hash sum mismatch” error Everytime when I do sudo apt-get update, i get always this error: Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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How to obtain a list of installed packages based on a backup?

I have made a backup of my entire computer and I reinstalled the OS right now. I know I should have listed dpkg -l to obtain a list of packages, but I have not done so. I only made a tarball of the ...
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Unable to install Skype on 64bit Ubuntu

I am receiving the following message while I am trying to install Skype: nidhin@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update nidhin@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Will apt-get dist-upgrade upgrade my system to newer version?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 right now. If I use command sudo apt-get dist-upgrade will that upgrade my ubuntu to 12.10? Does that mean I am not using the LTS version after that? I don't want to use Ubuntu ...
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Differences between “apache”'s installations

Are there any differences between installing Apache httpd using sudo apt-get install apache2 (as the guide of Ubuntu says - https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/httpd.html ) or following the ...
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Is there a way to download security updates and notify admin without installing the update?

We use apt to download and install security updates on our production server, and most of the time this works well for us. However, this morning, our server downloaded an update, installed the ...
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How to run 'apt-get install' to install all dependencies? [duplicate]

I am running this in ubuntu server installation: sudo apt-get install git-core gnupg flex bison gperf build-essential \ zip curl libc6-dev libncurses5-dev:i386 x11proto-core-dev \ libx11-dev:i386 ...
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“Failed to fetch” while updating

I'm trying to update from ubuntu 12.10 lately but I keep getting the "Failed to fetch" error. W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-security/Release Unable to find ...
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apt-get upgrade: Segmentation faulty tree… 50%

I am getting $sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Segmentation faulty tree... 50% How do i fix this?
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Installing Wine on 64 Bit

I have tried to install wine through the software center and terminal and I get this error. chris@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.5 [sudo] password for chris: Reading package lists... Done ...
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dpkg returned an error code(1) for libc6:i386 and libtinfo5:i386 while trying to install anything

When I try to install anything through apt-get or synaptic I keep on getting this ... Fetched 23.6 MB in 1min 10s (336 kB/s) debconf: DbDriver "config": ...
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“sudo apt -get install foo-” causes removing foo package and everything depends on it

While working in command prompt, I accidentally typed following command: sudo apt-get install python3- and ubuntu started removing python3 and everything depends on it (including firefox and much ...
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Installing skype will not work - skype-bin not installable, and 'held broken packages'

So, I am trying to install skype through apt-get, but after running into this problem multiple times, and trying to find a solution, it still doesn't work... I tried all the answers here: Installing ...
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apt-get is broken (Ubuntu 10.04 Server)

I cannot install any package in the server, as I am newbie with server. In the morning I found that some, I am not able to install any package from command line in the server. Now every package is now ...
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How to install a older version of package like liquid 2.2.2?

I'd like install liquid 2.2.2 for jekyll. However, the latest version of jekyll is 2.3.0. How to install a older version of package like liquid 2.2.2 in Ubuntu 12.10?
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Software sources not found 12.10 [closed]

When I go to click on a program, there's no 'download' or 'install' or anything, just 'more info' and when I click on it, I get this: NOT FOUND "There isn’t a software package called “<insert ...
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I can't add PPA repository behind the proxy

I'm trying to add the ppa repository (as a root) with the following command: export HTTP_PROXY="http://firstname.surname@xxx.com:my_pass@165.x.x.232:8080" add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 ...
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checking apt-get update lock file [duplicate]

I have in stalled a dual boot beside windows and now I'm having a problem checking apt-get update when I type in apt-get update this is the outcome. I don't know what to do $ apt-get update E: ...
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What's the caret (^) mean in apt-get?

I'm seeing various instructions that request that you install something like: apt-get install lamp-server^ With the oddball caret in the command. It doesn't seem to be mentioned in apt-get manual. ...
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What is the name of the application to find automatically the package to install?

I would like to know what is the name of the Ubuntu package that finds out for us on the terminal what package to install. As an example, imagine that I don't have gparted installed. I just open the ...
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A TLS packet with unexpected length was received

What kind of errors is this ? I am getting this error while doing the update of my cache with sudo apt-get update Error : Err https://private-ppa.launchpad.net precise/main i386 Packages ...
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Kubuntu apt-get -f install error

I am seeing an error while running apt-get -f install. Can somebody help me out .. venkat@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Intel Pentium M with Ubuntu 12.10 / PPA needed [closed]

I need the ppa too. I've updated yet my Thinkpad T42 from Lubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. Everytime I want to install or update something I get this error: E: Unerfüllte Abhängigkeiten. Versuchen Sie ...
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Can't run apt-get upgrade - Getting stuck in reading logs?

I'm trying to run an apt-get upgrade (after first running apt-get update), but my Ubuntu 12.04 server isn't completeing the upgrade process. It asks me if I want to upgrade 6 available packages, then ...
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Unable to locate package libopenmpi-dev on 12.04

While trying to install open mpi on my Ubuntu 12.04, I am getting error unable to locate package libopenmpi-dev. What to do? $ sudo apt-get install libopenmpi-dev openmpi-bin openmpi-doc unable to ...
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Apt-get broken after termination in mid-install

Long story short, I tried installing something via apt-get install and accidentally terminated the process through terminal. I now can't use apt-get install, Ubuntu Software Center, etc. I tried ...
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canonicals skype repository disturbes updates (apt-get)

Following situation: I tried to install skype wie the USC, but uninstalled it again since it was an old version and did not work correctly. So I installed Skype from skypes website. But it seems like ...
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unable to install VLC player through ubuntu software centre [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I deal with “unauthenticated sources” errors in the Software Center? i am using ubuntu 12.04 version. i am trying to install VLC media player through software ...
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apt-get remove with wildcard removed way more than expected. why?

Last night I was trying to burn CDs. Being annoyed with k3b and choosing to use brasero instead, I went to remove k3b. I typed in: sudo apt-get remove k3b I hit tab twice and saw that I had both ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 server adding desktop environment

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 Server. I installed a Desktop environment to Ubuntu server for Graphical usage. I installed ubuntu desktop: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop But it only works when I have ...
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Apt BADSIG error (Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key) while updating

I'm trying to update package's repository but APT gives me this error: W: Errore GPG: http://it.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release: Le seguenti firme non erano valide: BADSIG XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Ubuntu ...
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vlc depends on vlc-nox

I am trying to install VLC on 12.04, but I'm running into these errors: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Apt Autoremove Fails after Upgrading to 12.10

After upgrading to 12.10, apt commands are failing. I think emacsen-common is causing the problem. How to I proceed? user@ubuntu:[~]$ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Since archive.ubuntu.com does not support HTTPS, is there any alternative server that does?

This question hadn't been asked separately, so here it is. In particular, is there any official repository that provides and https alternative to the defaults http official repositories?
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Alias apt-get to apt-fast? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get apt-get to call apt-fast? I use apt-fast, but often find myself copying commands from the internet, these all use apt-get. I am wondering if it is possible ...
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problem in software updater [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? I got error in update-manager W:Failed to fetch ...
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Web Apps install problem in 12.04 64bit installation

I just did: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webapps/preview sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install unity-webapps-preview and get the following message: Reading package ...
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Can't install a package due to “Something wicked happened resolving” error

I'm following these instructions to install git on my laptop. When I do: $ sudo apt-get install git-core This is what my terinal shows: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Can't install software, dpkg returns error while processing python3-distupgrade

Installation of software results in the following error: Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... Setting up python3-distupgrade (1:0.190.2) ... Could not import runpy module Traceback (most ...
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Problem bash completion apt-get 12.10

I've got an annoying problem with completion and sudo apt-get. To give an example: $ sudo apt-get in[Tab][Tab] in intel_bios_reader includeres ...
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How to completely remove virtual packages?

It turns out that removing a virtual package with apt-get only remove the package itself, leaving behind the real packages that were installed by it So how do you remove a virtual package, along ...
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apt sources.list disabled on upgrade to 12.04

After a do-release-upgrade, I'm now running ubuntu 12.04 LTS, as indicated below > lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Release: ...
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error while installing openoffice

I was installing openoffice using these commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/office sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install openoffice Now after downloading some 20MB my internet ...
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add-apt-repository not working in Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

When I try to add a ppa using the command: sudo add-apt-repository [insert ppa] the output I get is: Error in sitecustomize; set PYTHONVERBOSE for traceback: EOFError: EOF read where not expected ...