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 update : Waiting for headers (Ubuntu - server 12.04) [duplicate]

While trying to execute the following command sudo apt-get-update I get the following message : 0% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] ...
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libapache2-mod-fastcgi “not available”

I've been here http://www.howtoforge.com/using-php5-fpm-with-apache2-on-ubuntu-12.10 and here ...
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Building debian package - How do dependencies work?

I'm in the process of building a debian package. The goal is to package up a directory into a .deb that will have 2 dependencies that are other packages I created. When installing the .deb package, ...
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what can be causing /etc/cron.daily/apt to hang?

Lately I've been getting a mail from the server every day, Subject Cron <root@host> test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily ) Body ...
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Avoiding the execution upon its installation ldap-auth-config

I am trying to automate (by using a bash script) the installation of packages for LDAP authentication. However, the script is being interrupted by the ldap-auth-config dialog. Is there a way to avoid ...
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Does synaptic only install required packages?

Just installed mesa-utils using apt-get and noticed there were packages installed no longer required. I removed the package using autoremove, then used synaptic to re-install. I'm looking for the most ...
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Manually Adding Installed Package

i built some packages myself using make & make install instead of apt-get because some packages in ubuntu repositories are not the latest version, sometimes not new enough to build some package ...
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GRUB won't boot after Ubuntu upgrade

After I updated my system with apt-get upgrade, I rebooted and landed at the grub> promt. I wasn't able to set any root and booted always to kernel panic. I then started a live CD and used ...
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Ubuntu SDK conflicts with Amarok [duplicate]

Apt removed Amarok after installing Ubuntu SDK due to dependencies conflict. Now when I try to reinstall it again i get this message is7yx@is7yx-Satellite-L305:~$ sudo apt-get install amarok Reading ...
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apt-get 307 error

G'day The problem is (for any type of mirror or package) with apt-get update: Failed to fetch http://ubuntu.org.ua/ubuntu/dists/quantal/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 307 Temporary Redirect But: ...
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How to move a file between deb packages?

For example, imagine we have two packages: banana.deb and banana-common.deb. Inside banana.deb, we have some file banana.data, that is quite big and changes rarely. Both packages are currently at ...
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sudo apt-get install (google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb) is not working

I was told that sudo apt-get install (package.deb) installs the software with all the dependencies too. I am trying install Google Chrome, but when I do this step, it generates the following error: ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 dependency issues when attempting update [duplicate]

I'm having issues updating packages on an Ubuntu Server instance running 12.04. When running apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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What packages on Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 are need?

After I had some troubles with apt-get I added too much packages with the ubuntu-desktop package. Unfortunately, this happened on a ubuntu-server, so there are many unused packages now. Because I'm ...
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How do I make apt-get install less noisy?

If I use apt-get install -qq mono-devel, I expect it to be quiet except for errors, according to the help: -qq No output except for errors Instead I get: Extracting templates from packages: 100% ...
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apt-get broken on kubuntu 12.04

I just wanted to add my little stone, so I tried to do an install of "wine" on a Kubuntu installed on my laptop (amd64 quad proc, 12.04, strictly and regularly updated and maintained) which leads ...
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Completely Stuck with Apt-Get (nothing will install)

I have been a testing 13.04 the new Ubuntu desktop and love it. Before now I have only ever had minor errors but today I tried to install the SDK from ubuntu. I followed the 2 steps (installing from ...
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How can I tell which package an executable came from?

I'm answering a question with a suggestion to use rename, and I realize I don't know what package it comes from (as part of the answer, I imagine saying something like "if you don't have rename, it's ...
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version of updated package

I'm running apt-get upgrade and see list of available packages which could be upgraded. Some of them without any version, how can I figure out what package version apt want to install here? For ...
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MySQL Workbench installation issue on Ubuntu 12.04 , 64-bit system

I am getting dependency package errors as: root@osscube:/home/abdul/Downloads# dpkg -i mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.47-1ubu1004-amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected package mysql-workbench-gpl. ...
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How can I install Postfix 2.10 on Ubuntu 12.04

I have used "sudo apt-get install postfix" to install Postfix on my server, running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. However the version of Postfix that is installed in 2.9.3. I looking for a feature that became ...
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Can't install Spotify for Ubuntu 12.10

As the title says, I can't install spotify. I've googled for answers but nothing was relevant to the case. Another problem is that I can't install wine (so I have to install Spotify through Terminal). ...
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Configure proxy for APT?

I need to configure proxy. There wasn't apt.conf file in etc/apt/ so I've created it using nano. But I don't understand what I need to write there. I've written http_proxy = ...
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Understanding the working of Apt Virtual HTTP Repository

My university has a virtual HTTP repository which we can access by changing our proxy to 10.1.1.224:3142. Our regular proxy to access the internet is 10.1.8.44:8080. It incredibly speeds up download ...
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Cannot install any package using apt

It seems that some packages on my Ubuntu (Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, lucid) are broken, preventing me from installing any new packages. I have gone through similar questions in this site, but all proves ...
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ubuntu server to support unlimited or 100+ telnet users

I am new to ubuntu. I have installed ubuntu server 12.10 and I want it to support unlimited or 100+ telnet instances or sessions. How shall I go about it. Regards Rohan
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How to fix “Failed to download repository information” error while updating?

How can I fix this? I can't update anything at all. I've tried to switch to my best server in the options. When I do sudo apt-get update, this is what I get: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to revert libdrm without causing dependency issues?

I've been experiencing severe stability issues for the past couple days, and I've narrowed it down to being a part of X, since everything goes back to normal for a bit when I restart lightdm. I use ...
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How can I install both 32 and 64 bit versions of the same -dev package?

I'm trying to install libsqlite3-dev for both i386 and amd64 on the same Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I'm developing an application that uses sqlite3, and want to compile and test both the 32-bit and 64-bit ...
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Force Ubuntu to only download updates form canonical.com mirrors

How do I force a Ubuntu machine to only download updates from official canonical.com mirrors? Right now it sometimes downloads from non canonical mirrors, which get flagged in our network monitoring ...
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apt-get install segfault [duplicate]

when i tried to apt-get install pkg_name then i got this Reading package lists... Done Segmentation faulty tree... 50% and this appears in the /var/log/syslog file Feb 13 15:22:19 hostname ...
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Can't open “ubuntu software center”, “software updater”, “software sources”, “language support” Malformed line 56 in source list

I get the following error: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the ...
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why does Ubuntu downloads apps from 93.184.215.223?

Does anyone know I why my ubuntu machine makes a connection to 93.184.215.223 when I use apt-get? I thought all the software repositories were at *.canonical.com. I haven't added any 3rd party ...
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Removed repository still being showed in synaptic origin section

I'm sure to have correctly purged a certaing ppa: it doesn't anymore appear in sources.list nor in sources.list.d folder. It doesn't even appear in Synaptic's repository list, but if I open the ...
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mozart-stdlib : Depends: mozart (>= 1.4.0) but it is not installable

On a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 system I am trying to install the Mozart (http://www.mozart-oz.org/) programming environment. Unfortunately I got the following error message reporting missing dependencies. ...
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/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ priority - overrule configuration file?

The folder /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ contains lots of files. 01autoremove 10periodic 15update-stamp 20archive 20dbus 20packagekit 50unattended-upgrades 70debconf 99synaptic 99update-notifier What are ...
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How to display all apt-get Dpkg::Options and there current values?

There is apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confnew" or apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confold" and many more. How can I get a list of all Dpkg::Options and there current set values?
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HDHomeRun Dual and Kaffeine

I am trying to get HDHomeRun Dual to work with Kaffeine. I installed DVB per the instructions here: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/dvbhdhomerun/wiki/UbuntuPackages but at the end, when I install, I ...
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How to safely abort apt-get install?

I have an apt-get install process that seems to be hopelessly wedged at the processing triggers for python-support step. My inclination is to kill it, but in the past, simply kill-ing an apt-get ...
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Howto get the number of available updates/security-updates in ubuntu server

I'm writing a small daemon in c/c++ and I need to get the number of updates available and how many of them are security updates. So far I know I could use either update-notifier or nagios but just for ...
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How exactly does Synaptic keep track of “New in repository” packages?

Is this info part of APT cache or does it create a separate file to compare with new cache? Where is it stored then?
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How to safely download and gpg verify a Debian source package?

I need specific (source or binary) packages from Debian. Can I download the package using apt-get? How can I add the Debian repository to my sources.list so it only gets used on a by case base? ...
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How to install packages from server CD after installing the system

I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 from CD onto a machine with no Internet connection. Originally I did not select the Samba file server task during installation, but now I want to install it. I have ...
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E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.? [duplicate]

I honestly am clueless. I am trying to install GNUradio. When I go to install the pre requisites, using sudo apt-get install cmake swig libcppunit-dev python-cheetah doxygen \ libboost-all-dev ...
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Install Sopcast in 64-bits

I'm a new user of Ubuntu and I'm finding a lot of difficulties installing Sopcat I used the following code: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/sopcast sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Error broken count>0

I am running Ubuntu 11.10. I have this error message that shows as a no-entry sign such as ...
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Update only one non-ppa repository [duplicate]

I have just added the Mate Desktop repository with this command: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu quantal main" I have quite a few repositories installed, and ...
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Installing flash on Ubuntu

I have an EC2 instance running Ubuntu 12.10 and I'd like to install Flash Player on it. However, when I try to install it as follows, I'm unable to. Some hint on how I could proceed? Thanks. $ sudo ...
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APT wedged by kernel version mismatch

Apt is seemingly unable to do anything useful for me, repeatedly giving messages of this form: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-server: linux-server depends on ...
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apt tries to connect to proxy server even without an apt.conf file

I'm using my laptop sometimes behind a proxy and sometimes not. I've created an /etc/apt/apt.conf file, I've used it like that for the last 2 years: when behind a proxy I add the line: ...