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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download updates extremely slow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me, or choose a faster mirror? i've looked through the forum havent really found anything recent that pertains so i figured i ...
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How to install chemfig through apt-get

I'm doing some LaTeX and I need the chemfig package. As usual, I type the package name in synaptic but this time nothing matches the search. Does anyone know how to install it ? Is it possible ...
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How to downgrade Xorg-server package to Ubuntu 11.10 version in 12.04 [closed]

After upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04(LTS) x64 on my HP 6550 laptop, I'm I faced with graphical bug in xorg-server-intel. I've tried to install lower version but system said me that certain version not ...
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Why do I get an “unmet dependencies” error when trying to install WINE? [duplicate]

When trying to install WINE (sudo apt-get install wine) I get the following error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are ...
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Why does apt think it needs this extra dependency?

I'm working on some machine setup instructions, and I was surprised to find out that apt-get install A B can behave differently than apt-get install A && apt-get install B. My specific ...
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How to Downgrade a Package via apt-get?

How to downgrade a package to an older version via apt-get?! Another tools are also accepted but apt-get is preferred.
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iptables problem

Hi guys i have the follwoing iptables file for my ubuntu 12.04 server. ITs a bit messy because i tried different ways to fix it but the problem is it doesnt allow apt commands such as apt-get to run. ...
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“debconf: DbDriver ”config“: config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable” while installing packages

I'm trying to install the flashybrid but when I enter the apt-get install flashybrid command, I get this error: root@user-desktop:/home/user# apt-get install flashybrid Reading package lists... Done ...
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Cannot install ia32-libs

I don't know why I can't install ia32-libs. It claims for a dependency that cannot be found on repos. junior@mediacenter:~$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Apt-get update size too big [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are my apt-get update fetches so large? Since i installed Ubuntu 12.04 Precise x64, the apt-get update size is killing me.. Since i'm stuck with a slow connection, ...
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Apt-Get Update: failure to fetch; can't connect to any sources

I realize there are dozens of "apt-get update: failure to fetch" questions (I read through all I could find), but my present circumstance is unique to 12.04 and it affects all sources; not just ...
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the size of apt-get update lists is too big

This question contains circumventions for an bug in Ubuntu: Bug #1001780 “apt-get update size is too big” : Bugs : Launchpad itself, as well as some general advice on saving bandwidth when doing ...
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Can Synaptic sort packages by time?

I know Software Center can do this (in the "History" section), but I've yet to find a filter/column in Synaptic that will sort the packages by the time they were installed/removed. I could really use ...
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Using sudo aptitude/apt-get update does not work

Trying to update via terminal via aptitude or apt-get is not working. There is no other package management program running in the background or any other user. I tried both, sudo aptitude update ...
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Assign highest priority to my local repository

Summary How can I make apt-get prefer local repository packages instead of downloading again the same package version from official repositories? The local repository is signed and trusted. We've ...
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corrupt database? ubuntu 12.04

i have ubuntu 12.04 x86 single boot on an Acer Extensa 5635ZG and when installing Xserver xinput (drivers for xinput controller) it gave an error i dont remeber, after that i haven't been able to ...
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How do which sites I have selected affect updates?

Does it matter what site you choose for updates? Do you get the same updates no matter what site you choose?
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Installation problems with Gimp 2.8 on Kubuntu 12

I've just upgraded to Kubuntu 12.04 and having problems installing Gimp 2.8, I was wondering if anyone can help me? I've followed these instructions: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Why this dpkg error: ambiguous package name 'libglib2.0-0' …?

I have some weird errors while trying to install packages with software center or even when I try to upgrade packages with sudo apt-get install upgrade: dpkg: error: file triggers record mentions ...
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How can I prevent specific updates from appearing in Update Manager's list of updates in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. When I open Update Manager it comes up with the updates. Some of the updates that are listed are either not relevant to me or I just don't want them. If I untick them, they ...
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Re-install a set of deb files on another machine without re-downloading

I made a setup for development, and it downloaded a large set of .deb files. Now, I want to re-do this for a presentation, but I do not want to re-download the 400 files live. That would take too ...
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Is there a way to schedule aptd to check for updates only at certain times?

On Ubuntu 12.04 I've noticed that aptd sometimes uses 100% of a CPU and tends to slow down my whole laptop. I wasn't installing any packages so I'm assuming that this is the automatic update check. ...
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/usr/lib/libodbc.so missing in 12.04

Before upgrading to ubuntu 12.04, I had the library libodbc.so in /usr/lib. I am pretty certain it was part of the unixodbc package. Somehow it has gone missing after my last upgrade to 12.04 (64 ...
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Cannot install anything through Terminal - apt-get -f install

I get this when ever i try and install anything with th Terminal: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gimp : Depends: ...
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Architecture parameter ignored by apt-get

I'm trying to download the package wvdial and its dependencies so that I can put them on a USB stick and install them on an old Mac with no internet connection. However, the command sudo apt-get -d ...
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Bash Tab Auto-complete not working for apt

apt-get install and apt-cache policy do not complete package names. I have double checked /etc/bash.bashrc, no irregularities. Googled for answers but none suffice. Any help/advice?
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How can I make “apt-get update” faster with a slow internet connection?

I have a slow Internet connection and every time I add a new ppa to install software I need to run apt-get update. This takes about 10 minutes or so, I was wondering if there was a way to initiate a ...
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'sudo apt-get update' always re-updates by force? [duplicate]

I have a fresh install of 12.04. If I understand correctly, sudo apt-get update is supposed to update everything the first time it's run, and then only update repositories which have changed since ...
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How can I upgrade nginx after adding ppa:nginx/development?

I've installed nginx via the ppa stable repository via  add-apt-repository ppa:nginx apt-get install nginx which adds the stable release. But now I'd like to switch to the development ...
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How to reduce time in apt-get update? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. It seems that it take lot of time for apt-get update. I can see that it spend lot of time for checking language translations file. How to disable translations checking while ...
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recreate list of installed packages from mounted HD 11.10 into 12.04? [duplicate]

I want to recreate the list of installed packages I had in my 11.10 installation into my new 12.04 one. I updated to 12.04 at the same time I bought a new HD, so I can mount the old HD where the old ...
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Is it good practice to backport source packages from newer Ubuntu releases?

My plan is like this: Say I'm running 12.04 LTS, life is good, but its packages guadually become old. Then 12.10 is out, I add a deb-src line in my sources.list, and backport (download source, build, ...
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How to make a package manager wait if another instance of APT is running?

I have seen many softwares such as Update Manager and Synaptic Package Manager, they wait if some other program is using the /var/lib/dpkg/lock and is locked. How can we do this through the Terminal? ...
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How to remove a half-installed package? (Sun JDK - Java)

I've tried installing Sun JDK from sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/java, it failed with the following: Downloading... --2012-05-05 15:50:09-- ...
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QT 4 packages create dependency problems

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I recently performed an upgrade for my system. Now, when I try to install a package (aptitude for example), I see this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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“GPG error: Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG”

I ran this command in the Terminal: sudo apt-get update Updating ends with the following error report: W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the ...
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Install software with 12.04

Just freshly installed from 12.04 after using 11.04 and dist-upgrading to 11.10 a few months back, figured a fresh installation was due. First thing I noticed is that synaptic is no longer installed ...
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Can I look at the upgrade log after a distribution upgrade?

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and did it offline using the alternative CD. I didn't look at the "packages to remove" section before clicking next - I've done Ubuntu upgrades many times and assumed it ...
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How to enable packages from older ubuntu releases?

There's a time I'm wanting to enable MSN with empathy (as you can see on my other question Did Empathy lose support to Windows Live in 12.04?) but I always get problems with dependencies while ...
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Graphics corrupt after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

I'm stuck at the moment with an ubuntu that boots into an unusable white screen after upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04. I've tried booting into safe X mode but it just throws me back to the safe menu ...
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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop, Error: unable to locate package

When I try sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop I get the error message: unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop. Where do I obtain the package? Or what am I doing wrong?
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Apt errors since upgrade to 12.04

I have been searching for a while for solutions and have found [this][1]. But since there is no feedback from the thread-starter and this isn't the solution to me, i want to ask again. I have update ...
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Item cannot be installed or removed until the package catalogue is repaired

After installing Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (meta-package) i receive an error Item cannot be installed or removed until the package catalogue is repaired. Do you want to repair it ...
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Installing packages from ubuntu CD

I'm having some problems installing packages off the cd. The ubuntu server is installed in a small local network with a dns but no internet connection. When I try installing a package, i.e. lamp or ...
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How do I downgrade nvidia drivers in 12.04?

I am experiencing a problem described in this topic, which I now suspect is due to a bug in the 295.40 version of the nvidia drivers. Are there any builds available for Ubuntu 12.04 precise based on ...
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How can I duplicate my existing software packages on a new system?

I installed 12.04 in a separate partition. Right now, I would like to install the software that I have installed on my 10.04 in my 12.04 too. I was hoping there would be a workaround for this using ...
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Determine destination location of apt-get install <package>?

For some applications its fairly easy enough to locate where the application was installed to using the "which" command. However, some applications such as Tomcat are a little out of my league to ...
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Slow apt-get update in 12.04 new instalation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me, or choose a faster mirror? I take long to make apt-get update, is it a momentary situation that servers are saturated or ...
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Fresh install of 9.10 on older hardware - but no software is available! What can I do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find a repository for older unsupported releases? How to install software on an old now unsupported Ubuntu version? I have a Toshiba SS 1610 from 2004-ish. ...
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'sudo apt-get update' error on Ubuntu 12.04

When I type in sudo apt-get update I get this: mohd-arafat-hossain@TUD:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for mohd-arafat-hossain: Ign http://bd.archive.ubuntu.com precise InRelease Ign ...