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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unmet dependencies while installing wine [duplicate]

Hello I am new here and I have been trying to install wine: $ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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“Invalid command 'Order'” after deleting /etc/apache2

I'm having a hell of a time setting up a dev environment for Wordpress. I messed everything up a couple weeks ago and this afternoon wanted to start over. I tried to reset Apache by uninstalling ...
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Can't add any PPA's after reinstalling Ubuntu 13.10

I can't add any PPA's at all after reinstalling Ubuntu 13.10. Here is what it says: michael@MikesKomputer:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:atareao/atareao'. Please ...
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acquire::http::proxy for only specified repositories

Is there a way to use acquire::http::proxy for some repositories? I'm in a network that has a proxy server. So everybody has to update /etc/apt/apt.conf adding the lines like Acquire::http::Proxy ...
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E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

I am using ubuntu 13.10 on evaluation board and my internet is not working. Also i need to install softwares and apt-get install is also not working. Terminal says : E: Unable to fetch some ...
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Why can't I refresh the list of packages? [duplicate]

This might be a duplicate, but I can't find a solution in other posts. Whenever I try to update I get this message: ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR E:Encountered a section with ...
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apt-get update stuck at 100%[Waiting for headers] at “Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Translation-en”

Not sure what has happened to my Ubuntu 13.04 server. It is pretty much a LAMP & SAMBA server only, no other apps installed, no shell, command line only. I run an apt-get update a fortnight ago ...
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Failed i3wm install package has unment dependinces [duplicate]

Tried installing i3wm from these instructions using the Ubuntu ppa http://i3wm.org/docs/repositories.html Got this error when I typed in the final command apt-get install i3 sudo apt-get install i3 ...
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How to resolve Unmet dependencies error - In Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64bit server edition

I'm digging hard to find a solution to this problem for a couple of days in Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64bit server edition, kindly advice how to proceed further. sudo apt-get update => works fine sudo ...
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Remove all packages installed from a PPA?

I have installed LibreOffice 4 using PPA. I was using LibreOffice 3, then I had upgraded to LibreOffice 4, because I was somewhat eager to try a new version. Now since I found that LibreOffice 4 ...
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sudo apt-get check gives me the following error

sudo apt-get check Reading package lists... Error! E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened Please let me know how to resolve this ...
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Updates don't work in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Hello guys I hope you're all fine. This is the problem: When I execute the updater it always throws the same error saying: Failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection. ...
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Trying to install postgresql:i386 on 12.04 amd64

Due to some legacy 32 bit libraries being used in postgresql functions I need to get a 32 bit install of Postgresql on a 64 bit native system. But it seems like there is a problem with the multiarch ...
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E: Error: Opening the cache … I/O error, dev sda, sector 71235640

I'm trying to run apt-update, but every time i run it and comes to end, it always has an error to the end saying Reading package lists... Error! E: Unable to parse package file ... I have tried ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 problems in apt-get update

I recently install Ubuntu 13.10, but I had several difficulties on installing several programs from 'Ubuntu Software Center'. I tried to update the repositories but I get the follow result: Ign ...
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Messed up installation of mysql-server - cannot complete installation or deinstallation

apt-get got stuck while installing mysql-server. I don't know why but it just stopped working and never continued. I had to reboot the machine in the middle of the setup process. Now, if I try to ...
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How to install pip (python) to user without root access

Right, fairly new here but here goes: I'm trying to install pip (python installer) to my username since I don't have root privileges and can't just sudo apt-get install python-pip. So what I've ...
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How to list installed packages with security patches?

I would like to list all packages installed on a Ubuntu Server 10.04 that were upgraded for security reasons. Is there any tool that will list all security packages installed on a system? Any help ...
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E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 which I installed few days back. I am trying to install nodejs and npm. I tried to install from command line first and then uninstalled it. Then something broke. sudo apt-get ...
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get list of all commands run in past with sudo apt-get install in terminal

As per command history in Ubuntu terminal we can see all previous command we run on system. I want to know how can we get all previous command which starts with some words/characters. Example : i ...
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Installed Teamviewer using a 64-bits system, but I get a dependency error

I was trying to install Teamviewer, but I was getting a dependency error. I tried to install them, but with no luck. I'm getting this error: Unpacking teamviewer (from teamviewer_linux_x64.deb) ... ...
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Not able to install PHP5-dev in 13.04

I'm trying to run phpize in ubuntu. However, it seems that the php5dev is not installed. So I run apt-get install php5-dev However the terminal returning some error messages : Err ...
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How do I to resolve unmet dependencies to uninstall and reinstall package

I have tried several askubuntu threads but yet to no avail none have all met qualifications. I installed allvideodownloader, and found a better version an earlier version; I downloaded from ...
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Is using Software Updater the same thing as running apt-get update and apt-get upgrade?

It seems like this should be true but I wanted to make sure. Thanks!
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list.save and list.distUpgrade

This is more of a curiosity question as I try to get a better understanding of apt and package management. I'm seeing that in my /etc/apt/ and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ folders I have very or ...
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cannot run sudo apt-get update

I am unable to run the sudo apt-get update command as well as install any packages. Here is the return from sudo apt-get update: sabo@Ace:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get update Err h ...
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Can't install any packages on Natty Server [duplicate]

Can't install upgrade or update any... E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. -- E: Unable to locate package
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Force apt-get to ask all install questions again?

While installing jackd using apt-get, I gave the wrong answer to some questions. How do I force apt-get to ask me the question again? I'd really rather do this through the package manager than making ...
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Hello, issue with this command apt-get [duplicate]

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (2: No such file or directory) E: Unable to lock the list directory
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proxy authentication

I am very new to ubuntu, I decided to try it out two days ago. I am using proxy server [172.31.100.15 with user name and password]. I cant access any on-line resources both with the terminal, ...
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Stuck on EULA screen when installing netflix-desktop

I am trying to install netflix-desktop on my laptop running 13.10. I followed the instructions here: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compolio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Software Installation Failure!

I get the same error whenever I try to install software on my laptop, for example: I want to install Pavucontrol. So, I open the terminal and I type sudo apt-get install pavucontrol and my terminal ...
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I downloaded a PPA and now what?

I downloaded a PPA successfully (I think) and now I what to run the program. I have now idea how to. I am new to Ubuntu. Here is the PPA I downloaded: ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases. Then in ...
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What is preferable way to upgrade system?

There are (at minimum) two ways to upgrade Ubuntu. Using Update Manager. Using apt-get upgrade (sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get upgrade) in a terminal. Are those two ways equal or is one of ...
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How to remove synaptic without installing all the unwanted packages?

I am trying to uninstall synaptic. I prefer using apt-get and other command line tools to manage my packages. So I do not need synaptic and the software manager. I'm trying to remove both of them ...
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Need to downgrade a package with many dependents

In order to get a working low-power video card setup I decided to use a custom xserver from Andrikos:ppa. It worked well, but when the official release caught up to the bug fixes I dried to drop the ...
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What is the upgrade manager?

What exactly is the role of the upgrade manager? I've noticed that the last few releases of ubuntu downloads an upgrade manager once you press the upgrade button. I thought the upgrade was merely ...
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Can I run `apt-get purge --auto-remove`?

Is apt-get purge --auto-remove packagename a valid command? Or, does it have to be apt-get remove --purge --auto-remove packagename? The Ubuntu manpage for apt-get ...
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find out date of last update (by maintainer) of an apt package

As seen in the title, I am wondering whether it is possible to find out the date of last update (by maintainer) of an apt package. This way I can get a sense of whether the package is obsolete. I ...
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Python 3 with Pylab on Ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm learning via Python 2.7.3 (specifically Pylab - IPython, NumPy, SciPy and Matplotlib). I thought it's better to learn the newest version of Python. Using apt-get tells me ...
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Why has Ubuntu 13.10 more recent packages than 13.04?

I don't understand how some packages are managed in Ubuntu. How are they moved from unstable to testing? The Debian FAQ says: Unstable has the most recent (latest) versions. But the packages ...
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Can't remove phpmyadmin [duplicate]

I am having great difficulty trying to remove this so I can then start over building a forum. But I made some errors and so have removed some stuff but yet to remove this. This is one of the error ...
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Cannot install icaclient due to problem with ia32-libs

Finally, Citrix released a new version and Ubuntu updated their guide HERE (apparently, it were the dependecy changes as we found out). It should work now kind of out of the box. I have a problem ...
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Where are the files downloaded to when using `apt-get download` command?

I want to know the storage location of sudo apt-get download command in Ubuntu. I searched in the archives folder but its not there.
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`Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library. ` when starting apps from the commandline

I didn't get an answer but I wasn't doing anything and this is an interesting topic. In Ubuntu 12.04, when opening a file in gedit or if I am working on the command line in dpkg, I get returned the ...
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Problem updating to Python 3.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I wanted to upgrade the Python version to 3.3, but I am having some problems doing it. Whenever I run this command, sudo apt-get install ...
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Different versions of libstdc++6 on 12.04

After upgrading Server 10.04 to 12.04, I was receiving errors related to lgcc_s while trying to compile with g++ and gcc. There are several versions of libgcc_s installed in ...
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After distr upgrade trying to install firefox or any other program

after distr upgrade from ubuntu server 10.10 to 12.10 i get error messages tryind to install firefox or any other program and when in terminal i am runnning: apt-get install firefox My output is: ...
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Any new way to install w32codecs / w64codecs through apt-get?

I'm making a customized ubuntu system. We used to add medibuntu repository in order to let users install w32codecs / w64codecs. However medibuntu is closed now. (http://medibuntu.org). Would ...
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Trying to install Postgres 9.3 in a non-LTS version of Ubuntu, how do I go?

I'm trying to install Postgres 9.3 with the instructions here. But the install is failing. [ubuntu:~]$ lsb_release -c Codename: raring [ubuntu:~]$ [ubuntu:~]$ cat ...