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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How to install top & htop on Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS (hardy)

Env. Rackspace Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS (hardy) I am in a corner situation where I need to maintain carefully a legacy server before I can plant for an upgrade. Actually an upgrade is not an option, I ...
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ubuntu on chroot apt-get update fail - Unable to parse package

When I chroot under Ubuntu 12.04 and run apt-get update in my chroot home, I get: 100% [21 Translation-en gzip 0 B] [22 Translation-en bzip2 3E: Unable to parse package file ...
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Can't install wireshark on Debian Linux

I'm trying to install Wireshark on Debian (Debian 3.2.51-1) but i'm getting this error: apt-get install wireshark Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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When does apt-get ask for approval to install packages? [duplicate]

Sometimes apt-get promtps: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Sometimes it doesn't. It doesn't seem to be related to the overall disk space used by the operation, because I've seen multi-MB packages ...
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How can I apt-get dist-upgrade without removing packages?

When I run apt-get dist-upgrade, it wants to remove a number of packages I have installed that I'd very much like to keep installed, such as netflix-desktop. To work around this, I can of course ...
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Reinstalling package after manually removing directory

I was trying to properly configure nginx, but after many modifications I messed up so much that I decided to remove the package with sudo apt-get --purge remove nginx - but the nginx directory was ...
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how to configure apt-get to use multiple repository components or sections

My ubuntu 14.04 installation shows the apt-get uses only one respository section: $ apt-cache policy Package files: 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status release a=now 500 ...
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How to stop and restart apt-get

I have a very slow connection (~10KB/s) because my mobile carrier throttled me. Now, they will send about 32KB, then stop. I am trying to install packages through apt-get, and I noticed that I can ...
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On linux ubuntu 'sudo apt-get…' fail [closed]

When I do: sudo apt-get install ssh I get errors such as: Could not connect to it.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (193.206.140.45) - connection timed out I get similar errors for all other apt-get calls. ...
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Can't install xfce due unmet dependency

i wrote a CD with an iso-image from debian.org. the debian-7.5.0-amd64-CD-1.iso from this folder. Debian Wheezy 7.5 stable 64bit There was an error at Select and install software step. It said ...
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Error with “sudo apt-get upgrade” (Ubuntu 14.04)

You can see below the error I encounter. I did search on Google if the question has already been asked (and answered) but nothing works for me. I can't do sudo apt-get upgrade or install. Thanks in ...
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Unable to install Imagemagick on Ubuntu 12.10

I've got a virtual machine running on Ubuntu 12.10. When I try to run apt-get install imagemagick I get several 404 errors: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates/main libcups2 ...
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Installing Skype on Debian Wheezy [amd64]

Yes, yet another question about how to install Skype on Debian Wheezy (7.4) amd64. Seen countless similar articles and forum threads on how to do it, but it doesn't for me :( Here is what I do: dpkg ...
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apt-get wants to remove MariaDB on Debian Wheezy

I've set up my server to use MariaDB and used the installation instructions on the web page. It worked quite well. Now, if I want to dist-upgrade, apt-get wants to replace MariaDB with MySQL: The ...
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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 ...