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Problems with sources.list

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 lts and I googled:"What to do after Installation of Ubuntu 12.04?".Yes I'm a noob lol.Well so i found this site where it says all the things i need to do and the commands ...
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What commands go wild with wildcards?

Having read apt-get remove with wildcard removed way more than expected. why? (after making a similar mistake myself), I am significantly more cautious about using * in commands with which I am not ...
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How to list all the packages which are installed from PPAs?

I installed many packages from many PPAs on my system. I want to list all the installed packages which are installed from launchpad PPAs, not repositories. Is this possible through command-line?
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Gem5: Can't load object file tests/test-progs/hello/bin/X86/linux/hello @ cycle 644368

Using Gem5 Simulator for my project Used- scons build/X86/gem5.opt Then trying execute precompiled Hello World program using- build/X86/gem5.prof configs/example/se.py -c ...
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How do you create a script to batch add repositories and then batch install packages?

I've used Synaptic Package Manager to save markings for all installed packages to a file. Here's a snippet: libmono-system-drawing-design4.0-cil install spotify-client install mono-2.0-service ...
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cant work out how to do “chkconfig systat on” & “service systat start” on ubuntu 12.04

Can anyone tell me how to do this in Ubutu from command line? We have no GUI. chkconfig sysstat on service sysstat start I tried installing chkconfig, and get the error: "Package chkconfig is not ...
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apt-get use different server? [duplicate]

I keep getting timeouts on the au.archive.ubuntu.com mirror how do I force apt-get to use a different one? it keeps telling me Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ various links 502 ...
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How can I list all applications installed in my system?

I know, I just can hit Super+A to see all installed apps in Ubuntu, but I need a command to list their names. The command dpkg --get-selections | awk '{print $1}' is also not an option because it ...
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List all manually installed packages similar to history.log file

I searched the whole internet for this but did not find any satisfactory answer for this question. aptitude search ‘~i !~M’ | less does not show the manually installed packages. On my system it ...
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How do I list all package names in a specific category using Terminal?

How do I list all package names in one section? If, for example, I want to list all applications in section "web", which command do I need to input?
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Pipe or log APT, keeping Notes

I am making a script that installs a dynamic list of packages and I need to know if a package is 'redirected' to another packages such as rpm-dbg -> librpm-dbg. The way I was going to do that was as ...
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Rerun missing command with apt-get [duplicate]

When I run a command on a new machine (or install that I'm testing) I often find that the package needs to be installed first. This leads, for example, to the following sequence: > colordiff The ...
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Problems in installing packages from terminal [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any missing packages from my terminal by using the command sudo apt-get install (package name) It shows the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - ...
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apt get is not working [closed]

I dont have a proxy problem. madhu@lifempire:~$ sudo apt-get install codeblocks Reading package lists... Done madhu@lifempire:~$ tree... 0% Here is the output for sudo apt-get install -f ...
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Is it safe to use the command apt-get autoremove in this particular scenario?

Since the last time I used sudo apt-get autoremove, nearly every important display driver or parts got deleted. This made me very squeamish in using the command again. However, each time I install ...
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“But is referred to by another package.” - Finding that package

It is not unusual for an Ubuntu (or other distro with apt package management) user to encounter the error: user@box ~ $ sudo apt-get install x [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done ...
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1answer
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Terminal update package

I recently installed Spotify which installed fine. However, I am now trying to intall a theme. When downloading the package in terminal (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox) that downloads fine ...
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Why I am not able to update my system with sudo apt-get update command? [duplicate]

I am trying to update using sudo apt-get update, but it do download some packages but after some times I get the following errors W: Failed to fetch ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 13.04 server cant install centrifydc apt package E: Unable to locate package centrifydc

I get an unable to locate package error when i try to install centrifydc using apt-get. Steps taken: I sudo nano'd /etc/apt/sources.list and uncommented the two partner urls. Then i performed a sudo ...
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How to prevent script not to stop after apt-get?

I keep some bash snippets and copy&paste them when I needed for management. But I discovered apt-get cancels script execution. Here's my script where problematic. apt-get -y install gcc g++ make ...
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Create new terminal commands

I recently installed eclipse the manual way. Extracting the file, setting up eclipse.desktop etc. It all works flawlessly. I also know it is possible to install eclipsee using sudo apt-get install ...
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Why it's happening? [duplicate]

Whenever I try to apt-get install a thing. This outputs: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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Problem with sudo apt-get [duplicate]

Every time I write the "sudo apt-get install" command I egt the following errors. What can I do to solve it? E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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How do I get help on apt-get's install subcommand?

I tried with apt-get help install and apt-get install --help, but I keep getting the main apt-get help page offering scarce information on the install subcommand: install - Install new packages (pkg ...
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1answer
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What does this code do if entered in a terminal?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp sudo apt-get update Then, launch Software Updater (previously known as Update Manager) and install the available updates. After you update everything ...
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trying to apt-get… keep getting this message: [duplicate]

When trying to apt-get, I keep getting this message: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
0
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1answer
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Trying to update but not enough space on boot (answer here) [duplicate]

The error message I get suggests "sudo apt-get clean" I try running it but nothing happens. Just get back to the prompt. Is there any other terminal commands I should try to clean temporary files ...
5
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4answers
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Find what packages are installed from a repository

I'm trying to find what packages I have installed from a repository using terminal commands. I found a post somewhere saying I could use aptitude search "?origin (<repository>) ?installed", but ...
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2answers
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What is the answer to “are you root” when installing packages?

What is the answer to "are you root" in Ubuntu 12.10. I was installing the restricted extras for the 12.10 when I got this message after typing my password. I typed yes and now all I see are y in the ...
2
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1answer
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Remove output from add-apt-repository

I'm trying to write a shell script that will automatically set-up a LAMP stack for me. One of the lines I have in the script is: add-apt-repository -y ppa:ondrej/php5-oldstable >> ...
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Unable to locate package openfoam221

While I am executing command **VERS=$(lsb_release -cs) sudo sh -c "echo deb http://www.openfoam.org/download/ubuntu $VERS main > /etc/apt**/sources.list.d/openfoam.list"*][1]* I have a file ...
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How to prevent USC from opening a terminal when updating the cache?

Is there any way to change/customize, so when you type (in terminal) sudo apt-get update that all the information (including download and install) is returned in the terminal instead of in a separate ...
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Wget and Lynx not working, but apt-get working behind proxy

I have done: export http_proxy="http://proxy.institute.edu:3128/" export ftp_proxy="ftp://proxy.institute.edu:3128/" export https_proxy="https://proxy.institute.edu:3128/" export ...
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What happened to the jockey-gtk command? [duplicate]

I installed the jockey-gtk package using the following command: nathan@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install jockey-gtk Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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sources.list, edit root [duplicate]

Today I keep receiving this message with Synaptic: E: Malformed line 220 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read. Go to the repository dialog to ...
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1answer
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What is the command for Package Manager | Settings | Repositories | Source code

I tried to do step two of building Banshee from source, but it failed as follows: ~$ sudo apt-get build-dep banshee Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to automatically install applications/commands when they are run in the Terminal? [duplicate]

When you enter a command for an application in ubuntu in the terminal and the application in not installed on the system then you get a message saying The program 'application name' is currently not ...
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1answer
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Cannot Install Wine Windows platform loader both from Terminal and software Center

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC. I want to install Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, so I tried to install WINE. I tried to install from the Terminal and from the Software Center. Both times, ...
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Terminal upgrade all without one [duplicate]

I want to use the terminal to update my programs. I want to update all without one singel. I know I can Type: sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install but that only take one at the time.
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1answer
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Some index files failed to download [duplicate]

When I ran sudo apt-get update then I found some error. The Error is like below: W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release amd64 ...
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Unfortunately Deleted /usr/bin/python

Unfortunately I deleted the /usr/bin/python in my ubuntu 12.04 I went to /usr/bin/ and run ls -al then I got lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 64 Jul 13 14:58 python -> ...
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Stuck on “waiting for apt-get to exit” in Software Centre [duplicate]

I'm trying to download something, and it's stuck on "waiting for apt-get to exit". Also, when I'm trying to use the terminal it says "unable to lock the administration directory" after I type in a ...
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Using apt-fast to download torrents

While surfing the net I came across a command called apt-fast which speeds up downloading packages. I'm not familiar with this command. Can that command be used to download torrents faster like an ...
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beginner's manuals [duplicate]

Up to now I have used Microsoft Windows. I am a beginner with Unix generally and with Ubuntu 12.04 particularly. I have got advices to try the system by a command 'Firefox' and then to install a ...
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'Failed to fetch' when trying to upgrade using terminal [duplicate]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/s-elser/winelol/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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DNS doesn't seem to work in terminal on Ubuntu 12.04?

Fairly new to Ubuntu so please tell me if I'm doing something silly. Anyway. I've been having issues with URLs not being correctly resolved in the terminal. The problem I'm currently having is trying ...
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0answers
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Problem with update from terminal [duplicate]

I am trying to get some update from my terminal but I get a bug: ubuntu@ubuntu-Inspiron-N5010:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for ubuntu: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open ...