apt-get is a command-line interface to the Advanced Packaging Tool (apt) which is responsible for installing, removing, and upgrading packages.

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Determine Effective Security Version when faced with Backpatching?

The Heartbleed bug has a lot of people asking how to check the version of an installed package. I'm included since I have not discovered a way. Unfortunately, backpatching has made version checking ...
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Creating a simple custom apt-get/config script

As I play more and more with Ubuntu, I'm starting to see how I can automate the majority of the repetitive commands that I perform whenever I reinstall the operating system. Thus far, it's just one ...
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apt-get install re-attempts failed installs

I've used apt-get to download some application some of which failed. When I run apt-get now it looks like it keeps trying to download these previously failed installs. Is there anyway to get rid of ...
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How to list files installed by an apt-get package?

This problem reoccurs to me every so often, and neither google nor man pages ever helped me to resolve it. The question is, how can I ask apt-get or his friends (apt-file or apt-cache) to give me a ...
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Pointing apt-get to another repo

I am trying to point apt-get into another repository manager. But as i am new to ubuntu, i can't recognize some ubuntu specifics. :S I am trying to point apt-get to http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/ ...
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Preventing apt-get to install X11 packages when installing doxygen

I wanted to install Doxygen on my server, but I did not do it through apt-get, because it necessarily came with x11 packages. # apt-get install doxygen The following extra packages will be ...
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Tor - dependency/package error on debian wheezy

When I am trying to install Tor on Debian wheezy via Apt-Get CLI, I am getting the below error. Libevent and LibSSl are already installed on the system. Do you have any suggestions on how to resolve ...
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Installing TOMCAT on Debian without apt-get

I have access to a machine on a scientific hpc, and I'm setting up an environemnt to create a web application, made up basically of TOMCAT and postgresql. I cannot use another web server. The OS is ...
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Where does system downloads the files?

I have Elementory OS currently running on my PC. It is based on Debian-Ubuntu. I had recently run the command "apt-get upgrade" and downloaded 162 MB of data Now I don't have an internet on another ...
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Issues installing MariaDB (5.5.34) on Debian 7 (Wheezy)

When attempting to install MariaDB (5.5.34) on Debian 7 (Wheezy) apt-get outputs the following: Setting up mariadb-server-5.5 (5.5.34+maria-1~wheezy) ... [ ok ] Stopping MariaDB database server: ...
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How do I restore original configuration file that's in the home directory?

I'm asking in general but also because I'd like to know how to restore a configuration file of the Transmission bittorrent client (apt package is named transmission-gtk). I'm on Ubuntu 13.10, and it ...
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How to do sudo apt-get on an AIX machine

I don't understand this AIX. How do I do sudo apt-get on AIX? -bash-3.00$ sudo -bash: sudo: command not found -bash-3.00$ apt-get -bash: apt-get: command not found
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Linux Mint 15 won't login in user profile after apt-get upgrade

I installed an external library for Pillow (PIL fork) and got tried to install another one after that and I got an error message for broken packages. I ran apt-get update and got an error saying that ...
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Debian: apt-get doesn't find any package

I've got the Problem that apt-get doesn't find any package on my new installed Debian 7.3. First I got the error that I should enter the Installation-CD, then I edited the /etc/apt/sources.list and ...
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Debian Jessie repositories and git

How should I edit the sources.list so I will be able to get Git via apt-get? If I run apt-get install git now, I get Unable to locate package git While I can manually download and compile ...
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How to upgrade virtualbox 4.2 to 4.3 on debian wheezy with apt-get?

I'm running VirtualBox 4.2 and it keeps telling me that 4.3 is available for update. However when I do apt-get update and the apt-get upgrade I don't get any updates. My sources.list contains deb ...
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debian cannot uninstall dovecot

I have a problem with uninstalling dovecot. And while trying to fix it I made it way worse. Here is the "log": Errors were encountered while processing: dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d E: Sub-process ...
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How to get codename (“wheezy” or “sid”) of a package version?

apt-cache show shows various versions of the package # apt-cache show libc6:i386 Package: libc6 Version: 2.17-97 Architecture: i386 ... Package: libc6 Status: install ok installed Version: 2.17-7 ...
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Apt-get install r-base installing R version 2.15, not R 3.0

I'm installing R on an Ubuntu 12.10 x64 and when I run: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install r-base And I am getting R version 2.15.1. Shouldn't this get me the most recent version R 3.0.2?
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How to completely remove my Emacs?

I downloaded Emacs source files, and installed it using make. After installing Emacs successfully, I manually removed the downloaded source files to save disk space. Now I want to remove Emacs and I ...
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apt-get gives error: Unable to locate package <package name> for all packages

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 13.10, and I'm trying to install an FTP server, but apt-get doesn't seem to want to install anything. sudo apt-get install vsftpd brings the error: unable to ...
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Debian Testing installs Iceweasel ESR (severely outdated)?

I just reinstalled Debian Testing, and for some reason, instead of Iceweasel 25, I have 17. The installed and candidate versions are both 17.0.9esr-1~deb7u1. apt-get update && apt-get upgrade ...
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python2.7: can't open file '/usr/lib/python2.7/py_compile.py'

I'm getting lot's of error with apt-get. I've tried to install package manualy but everything seems stucked. mio@vm:~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall python2.7-minimal Reading package lists... Done ...
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What to do when launchpad is down?

As I am writing this (Friday, November 8, 2013 at 9:59:18 PM EST) launchpad is down. Apparently there is a power failure (https://twitter.com/launchpadstatus/status/398980619880775680). I tried ...
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Not able to apt-get update from terminal, what to do now?

Whenever I try to update from terminal, I get this error: root@Utkarsh[utkarsh]#apt-get update Hit http://packages.bosslinux.in anokha Release.gpg Hit http://packages.bosslinux.in anokha Release Hit ...
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apt-get resolving hosts error

My every apt-get command ends with someting like this: Err http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security Release.gpg Temporary failure resolving 'security.ubuntu.com' Err http://rs.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Ubuntu says Unable to Locate Package (no not the common issue)

I tried to install some third party packages by following instructions on this URL. After doing the following, I started to get the error "Unable to locate the package" root@ubuntu:/# cd /root/ ...
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Failed to symbolic-link /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic to initrd.img:File exists

I'm running xubuntu off of a USB and I'm trying to run the command sudo apt-get upgrade but I keep getting this error Failed to symbolic-link /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic to initrd.img:File ...
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How to fix“error while loading shared libraries: libgl.so.1”

After I run this command dpkg -l |grep ^rc|awk '{print $2}' |sudo xargs dpkg -P I got the problem while opening smplayer,cairo-dock,unity-2d-shell and amdconfig ,"error while loading shared ...
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Debian: why are the suggested upgrades from apt-get and synaptic different?

I am running Debian Jessie, and this is the content of my sources.list file: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian jessie main contrib non-free deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib ...
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python2.7-dev unmet dependencies on Ubuntu 12.04

I installed python2.7 on Ubuntu Lucid a couple of months ago through a PPA. Everything went fine and there was no problem. Yesterday, I upgraded from lucid to Ubuntu Precise and the upgrade went ...
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Replace/reinstall /usr/bin/apt-get?

Running any sudo apt-get command gives the error: /usr/bin/apt-get: 1: /usr/bin/apt-get: Syntax error: end of file unexpected (see Related question) Is there a way to reinstall the apt-get program ...
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How to upgrade to latest git on debian 7?

I have installed git through apt-get on debian 7 which gives me: # git --version git version 1.7.10.4 I would like to ugrade to the latests version of git. I have tried: sudo apt-get install ...
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Could not perform immediate configuration on 'perl'

I'm trying to upgrade a debian squeeze system to wheezy. I've done an apt-get update && apt-get -V upgrade on squeeze, then changed my source.list to reference wheezy not squeeze. then, ...
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How to add yourself to sudoers list?

I was trying to install a package using the command: sudo apt-get install ruby-rvm But I'm prompted with nish is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. I tried to add myself ...
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I'm getting this error everytime I try to install using apt-get E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

I am running 64bit Ubuntu 13.04 I tried to install cairo-dock executed these command : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa - went well, no error. sudo apt-get update - went well, no ...
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Dkpg very very broken, how to repair / start from clean slate?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I inherited this set up from a previous employee who was supposed to be administering this machine, so I can not tell you what happened in the lead up to this problem. ...
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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 get apt-get source verification working?

Example (Using Debian Wheezy): sudo apt-get source hello Result: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Need to get 705 kB of source ...
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How can I review updates before actually upgrading with apt-get in Debian

Before acutally doing #apt-get upgrade on a Debian server, I'd like to get an overview of the package names about to be updated and what the changes are in those packages. Recently my root account ...
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How do I get a list of programs that can be installed?

On Linux Mint, where can I find a list of programs that can be installed using sudo apt-get install (name) ?
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apt-get and php5 on Ubuntu - Impossible to install cause of dependencies

I am trying to run sudo apt-get install php5 And getting this error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Unmet Dependencies on Debian with iRedMail

I'm using Debian Squeeze to try and install iRedMail (http://www.iredmail.org/). This is the error I get: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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Why am I not able to get access to the kernel on Ubuntu with the following code?

I tried the following command but it's not working: apt-get source linux-image-$(uname -r)
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Configure apt-get unable to install specific package without version mentioning

Is there a way to configure apt-get to make unable to install specific package without setting version? So, as a user I want to get an error if version is unspecified for package X only: apt-get ...
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Can I make apt-get always use --no-install-recommends?

A bit of background, feel free to skip this paragraph if you don't care. I have a bit of academic experience with linux and unix from college but I'm still somewhat of a n00b because I was always a ...
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apt-get is unable to lock the administration directory while installing

I'm running Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon. I'm fairly new to Linux, and I'm operating from an 8 GB memory stick. In the terminal, I typed the following line: sudo apt-get install supertuxkart It was ...
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apt-get install reading package list… error

so I'm trying to install heroku toolbelt with wget -qO- https://toolbelt.heroku.com/install-ubuntu.sh | sh but, I get this error: Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org precise/non-free ...
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How to apt-get latest package version

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I need to upgrade my version of gnome-control-center from gnome-control-center 1:3.4.1-0ubuntu1 to gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu0.11 as it should hopefully fix ...
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Debian - install new software by apt-get over SSH

I tried to install new software when I was connected to my Debian over SSH, for example sudo apt-get install subversion, and after calculating dependencies, required space, etc. APT asked, if I want ...