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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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 ...
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How to install Git on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

When I run this command: apt-get install git-core It shows: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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Installing programs without apt-get

I would like to install some programs on a computer which uses a proxy to access to the Internet. I tried to configure the proxy access but for reason that I do not understand this does not work. I ...
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install ubuntu-desktop on ubuntu server 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get update fails to fetch files, “Temporary failure resolving …” error Just installed the new Ubuntu Server 12.10 x64 and wanted to install the Unity GUI... when I ...
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How can I disable update checking on boot?

I'm running off of a thumb drive with very average read/write speeds and automatic update checks makes the bootup far less pleasant. Since I manually update via apt there's truly no need to notify me ...
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Error in updating the system

Whenevr i try sudo apt-get update in the terminal it throws the following error:- Err http://archive.canonical.com precise InRelease Err http://archive.canonical.com precise Release.gpg Unable to ...
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How to setup an apt server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up an APT repository? At my place of work we have some commercial applications that we want to deploy to ubuntu machines internally and keep them up to date. ...
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Where are these errors coming from

i would love any help with this just to help out i already ran these comands sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get -f install
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apt-get install not working

sudo apt-get install <anything> is not working in my terminal Whenever i try doing it, it displays the following error message:- Err http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 start up problems

I have Windows 7.I tried to install ubuntu and the installation was almost over when an error message popped up and the installation failed. Then i rebooted the computer but the computer wont start. A ...
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Where is “apt-cache search”?

Wish to search apt repositories with CLI tool. Did that in the past with: apt-cache search <search_term> Don't find apt-cache package: # apt-get install apt-cache Reading package lists... ...
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How to repair dependencies in apt-get to the previous state?

Recently I tried installing teamviewer7 on my Ubuntu 12.04. I tried downloading the deb which due to some reason never did finish its download (stopped at ~~10MB/17MB). Expectedly, installing the ...
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I can't load update manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I cannot open update manger. I get an error message: E:Encountered a section with no Package: ...
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Could not find a valid gem 'rails' (>= 0) in any repository

I am trying to install rails using the following command: sudo gem install rails and get the following error: ERROR: Could not find a valid gem 'rails' (>= 0) in any repository ERROR: ...
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Set a script to run automatically after apt-get dist-upgrade, install, remove and purge?

How would I automatically run a script after the apt-get actions dist-upgrade, install, remove and purge? Is there a suitable way of hooking into the APT lifecycle and run a custom script?
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grub-pc update failing

During the upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10, grub-pc failed to update. dpkg: error processing grub-pc (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were ...
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“Could not load /lib/modules/3.5.0-4-generic/modules.dep: No such file or directory” when running update-initramfs

I have a standard Ubuntu 12.04 (32bit PAE) installed. At one time I used xorg-edgers PPA (I wanted to see how far nouveau has gotten) which also provided a linux kernel 3.5.0.4. Since edge xorg made ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 using the desktop image [closed]

I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 desktop iso using bittorrent (because it's faster) here. This time I'm stuck because there isn't an alternate install with a cdromupgrade script and I'm not really sure ...
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Upgrade to 12.10 without update-manager

I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.04 (sort of) on my x86 desktop system. (Actually my /etc/lsb-release says: DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=quantal ...
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How to upgrade 12.10 beta 2 version to 12.10 final release [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to verify I have updated from Ubuntu 11 beta to stable? I want to upgrade 12.10 beta 2 version to final release of ubuntu 12.10 eagerly waiting. Pls do help me.
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apt-get upgrade fails for X11 due to some strange templates error

I am using Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS on my DELL Vostro 1400 laptop. Today afternoon when i ran sudo apt-get upgrade i got a error. Googled for it, but there was no particular workarounds suggested for it. ...
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always purge on remove in package

I am maintaining a debian package, which includes some config files that are installed under /etc/. Is there a way I can somehow make the package to always automatically --purge itself whenever a user ...
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Package dbus is not configured yet

While attempting to upgrade (sudo apt-get upgrade) Ubuntu 12.04, I had a pair of packages that would throw the following apt-get install errors for the dbus dependency: dpkg: error processing dbus ...
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Unable to locate package lightread

I have changed my source to local server. I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. When I type apt-cache search in terminal, it shows nothing. When I install lightread it shows Unable to locate package lightread. ...
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Mirror using apt-mirror and exclude certain sections/categories

I'm currently using apt-mirror to create a local mirror of the Debian repositories. As the mirrored repositories will be used only by machines destined to be headless servers and as an effort to ...