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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Debian 6.0.6 apt-get “unable to locate package” - how do I find the package?

I'm running Debian 6.0.6 and trying to install libeigen3-dev using: sudo apt-get install libeigen3-dev But I get the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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apt-get “Broken packages”

While installing python-dev: sudo apt-get install python-dev I am getting the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: python2.7-dev : Depends: python2.7 (= 2.7.3-0ubuntu3) ...
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How to upgrade an installed package under Ubuntu 12.04

Based on https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/serverguide/apt-get.html The way to upgrade packages is to: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade However, I simply just want to upgrade one software for ...
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How to inform Ubuntu 12.04 apt-get about older installed version of php

Recently installed php5.3.22 on Ubuntu 12.04 from an excellent install script provided by git://github.com/vladgh/VladGh.com-LEMP.git. This works perfectly. The issue I have is that I now want to ...
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ubuntu: upgrading

i have some kind of problem with my system (it's a kvm vm with 2 gig ram and 50gig hd). when i try to install "linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic-pae" using apt-get, i'm told that there's no space left on ...
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Linux's Packages updates

I'm trying to reset a Windows's password I have on a computer through a Debian distribution I have on the same machine, the best way for doing this is with a package u can apt-get called chntpw, the ...
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Is there a reference for understanding and fixing broken dependencies?

I've seen the following line once or twice while installing packages on Ubuntu: Depends: <package> but it is not going to be installed I've seen people suggest various commands to run to fix ...
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How to uninstall a program that was not installed using the package manager?

So, I installed canto Atom/RSS reader using the source from the official website, but it was throwing me errors so I installed it using apt-get (this worked). Now, I want to uninstall the original but ...
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Apache2 and PHP5 repository down?

I've recently been trying to get PHP and Apache on my Raspberry Pi as to make it a web server but when I try to apt-get them from their respective repositories, it gives me a bunch of '404 not found'. ...
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How to find out what files will be installed in the filesystem when installing a package with aptitude?

In my case I want to do aptitude install wireless-tools but want to know which files will be installed and where in the filesystem before I install the package.
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Error reading package lists

I have been trying to get updates on my Quantal Desktop and apt-get update gives me the following: Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with ...
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Fix libboost-dev broken dependency

I need to install fcl which depends on libboost-dev. However, libboost-dev depends on libboost1.46-dev and it refuses to install because I have the newer libboost1.48-dev. I have followed ...
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Install custom software on Iomega PX4-300D NAS (Debian OS)

I am trying to put additional software on my Networked Attached Storage (NAS) The NAS appears to be running Debian. Anyway, apt-get is already on the machine. I just needed to add the correct ...
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apt-get install: Error: Timeout was reached?

What has gone wrong if this error message appears AFTER apt-get has finished downloading and installing packages? ... Processing triggers for menu ... Error: Timeout was reached Edit: This ...
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How to install software in linux using windows?

I have windows 7 running, but I have the machine inside a domain, with Active Directory. I need to install likewise in a virtual machine running linux (Ubuntu), but unless I connect the VM to ...
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Ignore packages that are not currently installed when using “apt-get remove”

I have a scenario where I'd like to remove a set of packages that may or may not be installed, and I'd like apt-get to remove those that are and silently ignore those that aren't. Something like: ...
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“sudo apt-get update” packages 404ing in linux mint nadia

In Linux Mint Nadia (Cinnamon), when I run sudo apt-get update I got the following set of error: I removed http://'s due to superuser.com's spam filtering. Fetched 173 kB in 13s (12.5 kB/s) W: ...
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Ubuntu: apt-get “Building Dependency Tree” is extremely slow

On a new Ubuntu Server 12.10 installation, running apt-get install results in extremely slow progress while "Building dependency tree". The process has been going for about 15 minutes with about 17% ...
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Azure's Ubuntu 12.0.4 fails to install PHP5

Similar to this article from Azure themselves: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/linux/common-tasks/install-lamp-stack/ I am trying to install PHP5 on Ubuntu 12.0.4 virtual machine. However, ...
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Cannot install show because of FQDN

When i install show (sudo apt-get install nmh). It fails with the following error : The hostname -f command returned: $1 Your system needs to have a fully qualified domain name (fqdn) in order to ...
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Problems with apt-get(unmet dependencies)

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 12.04(64 bit). I have downloaded skype from the official website and opened the deb package from the terminal(sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb) but ...
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Force apt-get update to return success

I'm working with a system that invokes apt-get update from a Ruby Capistrano recipe. Capistrano cares (apparently) about the return code of the shell commands it executes. apt-get update is running ...
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Why the apt-get -f upgrade returns warning and errors?

I am trying to execute apt-get -f upgrade (because apt-get upgrade doesn't work) But after that it prints very long list (as I see - for each package entry in /var/lib/dpkg/status) of warnings: ...
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Why apt-get cannot install software?

Each time I execute apt-get install (e.g. gzip) I get the problems of kind: Depends: <some_package> but is not going to be installed Depends: <some_package> but is not installable For ...
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What is the error on executing apt-get (GLIBCXX_3.4.15 not found)?

I have an error by installing and executing the apt-get (there is no package manager except udpkg): apt-get: /usr/lib/libstd++.so.6: version GLIBCXX_3.4.15 not found (required by apt-get) I have ...
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Trouble getting latest version of Git

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I'm looking at using git as source control for personal projects and Github as a remote repository. I was having trouble pushing a commit to my remote github repo getting ...
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Postgresql has broken apt-get on Ubuntu

On ubuntu 12.04, whenever I try to install a package using apt-get I'm greeted by: The following packages have unmet dependencies: postgresql-9.1 : Depends: postgresql-client-9.1 but it is not going ...
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Installing php on Ubuntu 8.10; package not found?

I'm new to linux. For some work I need to install php but not necessarily apache as I'm using my own webserver. I'm using Ubuntu 8.10. But when I try to install php I get the following error. ...
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Is there a shortcut to run a suggested command in a terminal?

If I type in a command for a program that is not installed I might get a message like this: [user]~$ program The program 'program' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo ...
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How to install lsof on Debian/kFreeBSD?

How do you install lsof on Debian/kFreeBSD Testing (Wheezy/Sid)? $ apt-get install lsof Package lsof is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is ...
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Can apt-get be used on Red Hat systems?

We know that apt-get is used on debian based systems so what is used on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) systems? Is it possible to install and use apt-get on Red Hat?
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Why did I fail to install packages when using debian?

There is lots of messed up dependency. How can I resolve this problem? It produces the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, ...
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How can I install gfortran 4.6 in Ubuntu 11.04?

I am running Ubuntu 11.04. I wanted to install gfrotran 4.6 on my system. Can anyone please explain (show all) steps required to install gfortran 4.6 on ubuntu 11.04? I did the following: sudo ...
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Installing softare on Linux

I'm trying to install the GMP package on Redhat 4, x86_64. The package can only be installed using make, which is not available and should be installed with apt-get/yum, but I don't have either one of ...
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Ubuntu can't install an older version of a package

When I try to do an apt-get install, I keep getting an error: Depends: libgtk-3-common (= 3.4.1-0ubuntu1) but 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.4 is to be installed when I run sudo apt-get -f install, I get several ...
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How to fix broken dependencies when installing old/archived packages

I am trying to install opencv version 2.1. My codebase requires opencv 2.1, so upgrading is not an option. Specifically, I am trying to install the packages: libhighgui2.1 libcvaux2.1 libcv-dev ...
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Nothing happens when trying to upgrade from Linux Mint 12 to 13

I am trying to upgrade from Linux Mint 12 to 13 using apt-get. After running the following commands, nothing seems to happen. I am fairly new to linux, what am I doing wrong? user@olympus ...
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apt-get misdetecting versions

I have used a PPA for more recent versions of digiKam (and supporting libs). I now want to install 'standard' Wine but getthe results below. Note that I tried to install Wine first but tracing ...
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How to update to latest version of SVN server?

I currently have SVN server installed on my Linux Ubuntu machine, version 1.6.12. I see that the latest version is 1.8.x and would like to update my installation to it, so I run: sudo apt-get update ...
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Cannot start Postgres daemon after installing with Yum

I was trying to install Postgres 9.1.4 on Fedora 17 using Yum. If I do: sudo yum install postgres-libs sudo yum install postgres sudo yum install postgis All the installs appear to complete ...
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How can I create an alias for apt-get?

I remember that on one Debian system, I used apt install package to install a package. It asked for a password afterwards and was more convenient than sudo apt-get install. Now I am not sure how I ...
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How to network-ify an Ubuntu Server VM

I am creating an Ubuntu Server VM with VirtualBox. This morning I created the VM (with Networking configurations shown below) and installed the guest OS from an ISO. I just logged in for the first ...
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how to automatically select fast mirror for apt-get

Is there any plug-in available for apt-get to select fast mirror just as the YUM's fastestmirror plugin The fastest mirror plugin is designed for use in repository configurations where you have more ...
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Apt-get gives authentication warning every time

Whenever I apt-get something, it warns me that it is unauthenticated. This is a new problem; it started today. When I do apt-key update, it does nothing, and apt-get update gives me this error at the ...
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What are the differences between installing Python via apt-get and compiling, installing from source?

If I choose to install Python by typing: apt-get install python3.1 python-dev Are there any differences between compiling and installing from source? Would the source code include everything in ...
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How do Ign and Hit affect apt-get update?

My understanding of Ign and Hit which are displayed in the output of the command apt-get update is that Hit: File found. No change in its timestamp and Ign: File ignored. No change in its content.. ...
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How do I list the files installed by a deb package?

I'm an Ubuntu user and I install packages with the apt-get. For example: sudo apt-get install hadoop-0.20 After I install the package, there will be files in /usr/bin, /usr/lib/hadoop etc. Are ...
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Dependency problems with installing ia32-libs on Ubuntu

I need to install the ia32-libs package on my Ubuntu server (version 11.10). When I try to install it via apt-get it says I need this dependency: The following packages have unmet dependencies. ...
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Ubuntu: perl: undefined symbol: PL_perl_destruct_level

Recently, I tried to crosscompile Perl on my Ubuntu system but made a mistake. The finished binary was installed on my productive system besides the already present perl version. Ever since I get the ...
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Discrepancy in number of upgradable packages between apt-get and Update manager

I ran the command apt-get update && apt-get -s upgrade | grep 'upgraded' and was displayed the output below. The following packages will be upgraded: 31 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to ...