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 does Ubuntu know what programs exist and can be installed?

I typed the following in a terminal $ musique The program 'musique' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install musique So Ubuntu knows that "musique" is a ...
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Why does apt-get sometimes asks for confirmation?

Sometimes it does this: After this operation, 713kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? And sometimes not, and just assumes 'yes' and downloads automatically (I ...
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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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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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“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; note that I removed http://’s due to Super User’s spam filtering. Fetched 173 kB in 13s (12.5 kB/s)...
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Unable to remove package on Debian 7

I have a damaged installation of MariaDB which I am trying to clean out and re-install. If I do sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following remove: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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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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What do Inst and Conf refer to when using the command apt-get in Linux?

When I run the command apt-get install flashplugin-installer I am displayed the following lines of details Inst flashplugin-installer [11.2.202.233ubuntu0.11.04.3] (11.2.202.235ubuntu0.11.04.1 Ubuntu:...
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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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apt-get Syntax error: end of file unexpected

Trying to run any apt-get commands from the terminal gives me a syntax error. Synaptic and Software Center work fine (Ubuntu 13.04). For example: sudo apt-get install mpack /usr/bin/apt-get: 1: /...
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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