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 safe is deb http://debian.nfgd.net/debian unstable main?

How safe is it to install these two packages? root@dur:/home/thufir# root@dur:/home/thufir# tail /etc/apt/sources.list ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party ## ...
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There isn't a sofware package called “dbmail” in your current software sources

where is dbmail? [Binary packages] Most major distros already have packages for dbmail. Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora en Gentoo are known to do so. So check your package manager. From the ...
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Why have to lock archives and dpkg while doing installing apps and updates.

Actually if we suspend any application installing in middle or suspending updates then automatically while resuming we will get some problems like E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock ...
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Why is apt no longer updating the kernel?

Somehow I got a 12.04 server to stop updating the kernel. It's stuck at 3.2.0-24-generic and doesn't want to fetch any new updates. The new kernel at the moment is 3.2.0-29 apt-get clean && ...
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Dependency problems installing eViacam on 12.04

I used eViacam in windows, but now I'm using (L)ubuntu 12.04, and I fail to install. I found a guide to install it on ubuntu 11.10, but I have unsolved dependencies. Error runing "sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to sudo tasksel

When I type the command sudo tasksel I get a list of server packages I can install. I only have basic Ubuntu server installed at moment. My version is 12.04. When I select for example samba file ...
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If I download a package through apt-get on one machine and install on another, can I upgrade later?

I have a machine that does not have an internet connection and I need to download a few packages to it. I can use apt-get download xxx to get the package, but, if I ever connect this machine to the ...
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Apt-get on a virtual server with no internet

I've been trying to install a GCC compiler on a Natty,10.04 64 Ubuntu server. I don't have an internet connection on it, I can only transfer files to it indirectly. I've tried mounting an image of ...
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Why do I get a 404 error from the “boost-latest” PPA on 11.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? I followed boost-latest webpage. I use ubuntu 11.04(natty). I add repository success: sam@sam:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Understanding APT source code

I want to analyze the APT source code. I have downloaded it and also installed a source code browser for Gedit. But still I have no clue where to begin. I have only read "sl"'s source code before. I ...
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How do i configure the live usb to install additional packages?

I have saved all the packages from the directory /var/cat/apt/archives to Usb. Is it possible to configure the live Usb to accommodate all these extra packages /var/cache/apt/archives; so that it ...
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After an upgrade, why is much more disk space used than apt-get's estimate?

I use apt-get to upgrade one package,and it shows: sam@sam:~/code/ros/pcl$ sudo apt-get upgrade ros-electric-perception-pcl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How do I remove only one specific package with apt-get?

I just installed MySQL-server and all of its dependecies, anong other neccessities. But when it went to configure mysql-server it failed to do so, and spit out an error. Which error is not relevant ...
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Is there a good text editor for VHDL(GHDL)?

I would appreciate very much if someone could recommend me a good text editor for VHDL.
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When trying to upgrade Kerberos development libraries, why do I get an “unmet dependencies” error?

When I'm upgrading, get this error and can't install anything else You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: krb5-multidev : ...
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How can I check what was installed for an apt package?

I just installed the package autojump through apt and now I have no idea how to actually use it. Newer versions uses a j alias, but apparently the apt version does not. In interest of finding out ...
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Trying to install java JDK every time I install/remove anything

I have installed java JDK following this tutorial: http://www.duinsoft.nl/packages.php?t=en The installation was ok but every time I install or uninstall anything, I get this message: ...
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where can I find and examine apt packages online

I've installed samba4 beta 5 from sources. As a result there are some files missing that would be present in the apt package for ubuntu. /etc/default/samba4 for example. I'd like to just copy these ...
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Built python 2.7.3 from source, now apt-get doesn't work “ImportError: No module named apt_pkg”

I needed to get a bug fix which arrived in Python 2.7.3 Latest version available for 11.10 was 2.7.2, so I built Python 2.7.3 from source Now when I try to apt-get [anything] I get this error at the ...
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How to set up a notification for “New in repository” packages?

I want to see a list of "New in repository" packages every time they appear after cache update. How can I achieve this? Related questions: How exactly does Synaptic and Aptitude keep track of ...
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Interrupting apt-get dist-upgrade: what could happen?

Let's suppose I ssh into my computer and run sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and, while apt-get is running and installing the packages, another person who is sitting at the terminal and logged into gnome ...
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Updating repo issue must be changed in Ubuntu [closed]

What do you all think about the 11 to 14 MBs of data during updating the repository index files (with sudo apt-get updates) of the installed Ubuntu or other Linux OS to just get a piece of ...
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Force a package to not upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prevent updating of a specific package? How can I force a package to stay at the current version, even though there's an update?
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Do I really need the “Source Code” in my repository list?

It takes a long time to update my software sources when I run: sudo apt-get update I believe that happens when the apt-get is downloading source code from the repository, in my case it the one in ...
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Connected to the Internet but can't download softwares

I am using wifi connection. I am using my Internet smoothly on Ubuntu. Downloading directly from server and everything goes on smoothly, but when I open terminal window to download VLC (other ...
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For minimalist systems, how important is updating regularly?

I have a simple, stable box (11.04 running fluxbox), very rarely rebooted, used mainly for web browsing and ssh. Other than frequently updating the browser (e.g. sudo apt-get install ...
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Unable to upgrade Ubuntu Server as psa-imp won't uninstall

When I try to upgrade Ubuntu using apt-get upgrade I get the message (Reading database ... 67729 files and directories currently installed.) Removing psa-imp ... Where it will hang for ages ...
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Running apt-get error

I am on a Mac Pro version 10.6.8, and I believe the environment is Ubuntu. I am trying to use the apt-get command but keep getting this E: Couldn't find package error. I tried downloading fink to ...
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How to create a repository for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up an APT repository? I hope I have more success here then I had anywhere else. I'd like to create a repository to host my software (ex. ...
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Is there way to Accelerate Package Downloads in slow connections? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrading ubuntu with some thing which can make more than one connection I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I want to download all (for a specified installation) packages ...
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Can I use 8.04 Hardy packages or repositories on Precise?

I'm using Precise Pangolin, and I sometimes notice packages I'd like to install exist on http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main but not on http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main. I ...
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Unable to locate package bugzilla3

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 and am trying to install bugzilla3. I did: sudo apt-get install bugzilla3 and I get: E: Unable to locate package bugzilla3 What's going on here?
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Installing Webkit with apt

Does Ubuntu include a way to install the Webkit development files (headers and libraries) using apt? Yes, you can install all sorts of Webkit ports, like Webkit-GTK or WebkitQT, but what about just ...
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My /boot partition hit 100% and now I can't upgrade. Can't remove old kernels to make room

My first issue was when i tried to apt-get update/upgrade. On upgrade I get the following error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet ...
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Getting “'file' is different from the same file on the system” when I attempt to update through synaptic

Encountered an error while updating through Synaptic Manager. Subsequent updates gave the error at the bottom of the output. I'm a noob so any help is appreciated. al@al:~$ sudo apt-get -f upgrade ...
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Broken Package Manager? The suggested “apt-get -f install” is failing!

I don't really know what happened... I clicked "install updates" in the update manager window, it failed, and next thing I know I can't apt-get install any packages, it just suggests I try apt-get -f ...
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How to install apt packages?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 machine. I had accidentally removed Python2.7.2 which I've sorted now, GUI is running and all other commands like easy_install, pip are working. But when I type any apt ...
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“Malformed line 6” error in my /etc/apt/sources.list [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a malformed line from my sources.list? I'm new to Ubuntu so I don't really know much yet. I encountered this problem while on the terminal: E: Malformed ...
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Moved /var/lib/apt/lists, now packaging system doesn't work

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in the morning and since than I'm struggling to do a simple update. I have troubles with apt-get. I have tried every solution i found out on the Internet, but didn't ...
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Sync setup of Ubuntu servers?

I have a couple of Ubuntu servers, which all have the exact same setup besides the hostname. I was wondering what would be the best way to sync the config of those servers? The following stuff needs ...
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How do I cherry pick packages from a PPA? [duplicate]

Is there a way to cherry pick packages from a ppa repository you add? That is, to exclude some from updating while including others? For example, I want just the chromium-browser package from this ...
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How to fix “Resource temporarily unavailable” error running “sudo apt-get update”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixing “Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock” When I try to run sudo apt-get update this is what it shows; what should I do? E: Could not get lock ...
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Using 12.04, can I compile packages with gcc for 10.04?

My development machine is running Precise, but some of my target servers are still running Lucid. I'm trying to set up my dev machine so that it can compile c/c++ for both Lucid and Precise. I already ...
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apt-get broken after libboost error [closed]

I seem to accedently have destroyed the libboost package somehow and now I am unable to use apt-get anymore. I am at a loss of what to do here. When I try to install something with apt-get I get ...
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I can't run apt-get -f install: lib & package errors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrade from 11.10 failed Here is the output when I try to run apt-get -f install: root@ubuntu:~# apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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APT downloading without my consent

I installed natty (11.04) and wanted to play a video. Went through the process the cancelled because it was slow and files were relatively large unstable and it was late .(Internet very expensive for ...
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Proxy authentication in the Software Center [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 407 Proxy Authentication Required I'm trying to install a package on Ubuntu 12.04, but I get the error 407 Proxy Authentication Required How can I configure the ...
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How to prevent Skype from upgrading and keep the old version for reinstallation?

Today, as I've issued the apt-get upgrade command, I've noticed there is Skype update in the list. I am absolutely happy with the old Skype 2.2.0.35 Beta and definitely don't want anything to change. ...
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How to fix “couldn't connect to host” error installing Unity Webapps?

I get the following errors when I try to install Unity Webapp on Ubuntu 12.04: root@detro-X101H:/home/detro# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webapps/preview Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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No command 'apt' found, did you mean:

When I try to run: apt –get install vsftpd I get the error: No command 'apt' found, did you mean: Command 'aptd' from package 'aptdaemon' (main) Command 'xapt' from package 'xapt' (universe) ...