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 update code::blocks to the latest version

I am using ubuntu 10.04. I have installed code::blocks, because I have read many good comments about it. But I have a problem: The code::blocks I installed wasn't the latest version, because I used ...
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Apt-get saying “Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? TL;DR: sudo apt-get install ... saying "Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages." The problem I was trying ...
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Why are the packages found with apt-get always horribly out of date? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't Ubuntu using the latest versions of some applications? Whenever I use the package manager, it can only ever find really old versions of stuff. Example: ...
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Ubuntu Software Centre is gone! How can I get it back?

Right. I am having MAJOR issues. (It would be much appreciated if you would solve them for me! Check my profile for open questions...) Following an answerer... who sorry to say... didn't give a great ...
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Upgrade Subversion to 1.7 on 8.04

It comes with version 1.5 and I'd like to update it to 1.7. Is it possible? It seems that I don't have apt-add-repository on this system.
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Error “Packages 404 Not Found” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? Update manager generates 404 error while attempting update. Will not update I have got this error W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't upgrade nVidia Drivers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I've been running 12.10 for about a week now with pretty minimal issues so far; the main ...
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How to fix sources list to get the MongoDB packages

I was reading a tutorial for mongoDB and it ended up to where I should have added a deb package in Ubuntu 11.10 sources list, I was able to find /etc/apt/sources.list.d/. I need to fetch the package ...
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How to install updates via command line?

When I log into my web server via SSH I see the information: 88 packages can be updated. 80 updates are security updates I tried apt-get update then apt-get upgrade but each time I log in I still ...
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Broken dependencies after installing netatalk

Recently I've installed netatalk from sources on my home server. Few days ago I've tried to install some packages using apt-get but I've got a message about broken dependencies. The following ...
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How to modify settings in 'apt.conf' file that no longer exists in 12.04?

I would like to add settings to the file apt.conf , but I realized that it was replaced by a folder called etc/apt/apt.conf.d/. How can I configure with this new model?
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Blacklisting grub packages from installing

I am trying to block GRUB packages from being installed (after having purged them). The problem is virtually identical to Blacklisting packages from installing and even involves GRUB which is exactly ...
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The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.1 (64bit), I get the following message when I want to install software via terminal: The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer ...
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How to view a list of packages that were manually installed without their dependancies

How do I see a list of packages I manually (really manually, as in I typed them in) installed? I want to exclude packages that were installed as a result of being dependencies of other packages that ...
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Unable to locate package, can't install software

Whenever I try to install any package in Ubuntu 10, I type the command sudo apt-get install vlc and also the command sudo apt-get update but I get this error every time unable to locate ...
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How do I apt-get gddrescue and testdisk?

Gddrescue and testdisk are not on the 12.04 ISO that I downloaded and burned to a CD that I'm currently using to boot my system. Where do I point apt-get to install those packages? I have Internet ...
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Installing Wine with aptitude

I'm trying to install Wine on Ubuntu Precise. I'm used to using aptitude for package management, so I tried to use that to install Wine. When I do that, I'm told I have to resolve dependencies that ...
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Why is the “apt” command not found?

sudo: apt :command not found What does this error mean? The apt command is not working, and I've lost the Software Center.
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apt: ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot

I typed this command to remove a package and related configuration files: sudo apt-get --purge remove supervisor The command ended without errors but I got this message: ureadahead will be ...
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How can I use cron-apt to download and install updates between midnight and 5am?

I have capped data which is essentially free between midnight and 5am. As a result, I would like to set Ubuntu to automatically download updates over that time. It seems that cron-apt is what I need, ...
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Installing packages into local directory?

I'd like to install software packages, similar to apt-get install <foo> but: Without sudo, and Into a local directory The purpose of this exercise is to isolate independent builds in my ...
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Wine / PlayOnLinux dependency issues when trying to install [closed]

I am curious as to why installing PlayOnLinux entails removing seemingly unrelated packages like google-earth-stable. Is this the expected behaviour? This is the output I get when trying to install ...
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved: flashplugin

This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be ...
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Chrome keeps crashing after updates

I'm a chrome user and an enthusiast but few days ago I made Ubuntu get some updates using Update Manager, then I turned off my notebook and when I restarted it, I tried to start Chrome which after a ...
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Emacs package without GTK

Is there, in the "regular" Debian/Ubuntu repositories, a package for emacs without GTK support? I'm on a server and would like to install only the console version, without a dozen of unneeded ...
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Installation problems after broken installation of desktop4shared

ranjith@NKR:~$ sudo apt-get install desktop4shared-1.3_1-all Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: The package desktop4shared needs to be ...
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Installing Skype on 12.04 64 bit causes errors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Unable to install Skype on 64bit Ubuntu Fixing Broken Packages Hi there I am trying to install Skype through apt-get but I am having some trouble. The Skype package ...
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tinyproxy install via apt-get failing to create config file

I put together an ubuntu 12.04 server a couple of weeks ago and everything seemed fine until this morning. Suddenly, I'm having trouble installing new packages - at first I thought there was ...
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Problem installing virtualbox on ubuntu 9.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I'm using ubuntu 9.04. From last few days I'm trying to install a virtualbox,but i can't. I went to this ...
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DPKG upgrade error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)” When I'm upgrading with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y My terminal shows ...
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Clonning Computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to clone an installation (copying to identical hardware) Best way to backup all settings, list of installed packages, tweaks, etc? I have a computer that ...
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How can I determine which Private PPAs are slowing down updates?

I've several PPA installed on my system. Every time I perform an apt-get update there's a moment in which the updating process remains stuck in this position (it lasts almost a minute): Ign ...
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Mismatch of packages to be updated between Update Manager (gui) and apt-get(cli)

I noticed my system acting weird today. While the update manager (gui application) states that there are 14 updates selected, and 52 Mb will be downloaded, the apt-get upgrade command only informs me ...
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Apt Problem. Can't Update (Total noob) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? Error report after “sudo apt-get update” I am new to linux, and ...
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Cannot use apt-get with the parameter --configure [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Every attempts of installation returns error code (1) $ sudo apt-get purge capiutils drdsl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Every attempts of installation returns error code (1)

mihirm3m@mihirm3m-HP-Pavilion-dv5-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install steadyflow [sudo] password for mihirm3m: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Storing deb packages on local media [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)? Is there a way to store deb packages (all or a specific version of package) on a local media (dvd, usb ...
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How can I downgrade a system that accidentally had backports installed?

I installed a fresh Ubuntu system. Somehow - possibly through my own error - the backports repository got enabled. Then I did several upgrades. I noticed that this happened when networking suddenly ...
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Are delta updates going to appear in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will Ubuntu include delta updates? There are a few giant packages on my machine (games of several gigabytes). When they get an update, I have to re-download the ...
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How do I find add-ons for packages when using the command line?

My question is a little bit different from others already asked, I guess. I've already searched for answers, but I didn't find anything related. For example, I've always installed K3B via Terminal ...
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apt-get upgrade stuck at the same package

Current status I've started to suspect this is not an Ubuntu issue, but related to the internet connection here at my work. Until I'm sure, Im leaving my question below: Original question I'm ...
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Step by step guide to install web Apps Feature in Ubuntu 12.04 with screen-shots and steps till end

Can anyone please give me a step-by-step guide to installing the Web Apps feature in Ubuntu 12.04. Please include screenshots and clearly separated steps from beginning to end. It would be very ...
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Odd characters in archive update

I'm trying out Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a home server and the update is not working. Not sure why. I've done a sudo su and apt-get update. After which I get the following: Err gb.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Preseeding: Can't access cdrom?

At work we often need to install Ubuntu Server and several extra packages while offline. To make this faster, I'm creating a custom Ubuntu Server install via preseeding (following this documentation: ...
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How do you tell apt to use files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d

I added a repo by putting a file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d and then i did an apt-get update. However it didn't do anything with that repo. I then noticed that it didn't appear to be ...
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Unable to free space in /boot [duplicate]

Running: Linux ips-svf-1 3.0.0-22-server #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 12 17:56:20 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I'm trying to free space in /boot with apt-get -y purge, but every time I run the ...
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How can I prevent dpkg-buildpackage from modifying the modification date of the /debian directory when building a Debian package?

I have set up a working pbuilder toolchain for building Debian packages in i386 and amd64 varieties for Ubuntu. I am using reprepro to manage my own private apt repository and dupload to upload ...
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Cannot install Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 12.04.1

I have been trying to install Acrobat Reader on my Ubuntu 12.04.1. In the be;ggining, I tried to install it from the software-center, but it crashes with the report: (Reading database ... 189311 ...
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How to know the package name in apt-get install <packageName>? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find packages to install via apt-get We use this command to install packages on our system... Common Syntax: sudo apt-get install <packageName> For ...
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Bind9 problems with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am having a problem with installing bind9 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have installed a Plesk 11 server but DNS service is not running. root@cp11:~# apt-get install bind Reading package lists... Done ...