apt-get is a shell command on the Debian Linux distribution for installing and updating various different packages.

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Installing Python 3.4 on Raspberry Pi

Is it possible to run python 3.4 on a Raspberry Pi? Currently I have python 3.2, but the odd thing is that running sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python3 results in my Raspberry Pi ...
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apt-get “cannot locate the package”

I was following a tutorial online so I can install a USB DisplayLink monitor, and it told me to type: sudo apt-get install git-core gcc-4.6-arm-linux-gnueabi I tried that, and it says it ...
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Debian Release Upgrade

I am wondering how I do a Debian Release upgrade on my Pi? I know I can do an apt-get dist-upgrade but this is not a release upgrade. The debian tool do-release-upgrade does not exist on my Pi's ...
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Installing software with dependencies

I want to install the last version of Minimodem on my Raspi. If I do: sudo apt-get install minimodem I obtain the version 0.8.1, which is not the last one that the author has released. The last ...
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apt-get upgrade fails because of some dependency loop

If I update my Raspberry PI with: sudo apt-get upgrade I run into follwoing dependency errors: lighttpd (1.4.31-4+deb7u3) wird eingerichtet ... insserv: warning: script 'mathkernel' missing LSB ...
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bash can't find Rails in GUI

I am trying to get Ruby on Rails set up on my laptop. I ran through the guide here: http://elinux.org/RPi_Ruby_on_Rails Everything seemed fine, but when I went to run a Rails server while using ...
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How do I install the piFace Control & Display

I bought one of these (PiFace Control & Display) and according to the online instructions here, it says to run: apt-get install python3-pifacecad but when I do that I get: Reading package ...
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DrRacket seg fault

I'm trying to install racket on my RaspBerry Pi. I've installed racket via sudo apt-get install racket When I enter 'racket', it runs just fine. But when I run 'drracket' or 'sudo drracket', it ...
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How long should dist-upgrade take?

I have a fresh raspbian image on a class-10 32gb SDHC card in my Raspberry Pi Model B, created according to instructions on the raspberry pi website. My actual internet download speed is >10 mbytes/s. ...
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Hash sum mismatch error

Context: I have 8 Raspberry Pi Computers in my class. After flashing the most recent version of Raspbian onto 8GB SD cards which were originally sold with NOOBS on them (the cards are therefore ...
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Raspbian apt-get dependency error with Python?

I've ran the following command on Raspbian: $ sudo apt-get upgrade But now when I try to do: $ sudo apt-get install -f or any other apt-get command, I got this error and I can't get rid of it: ...
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“Encountered a section with no Package: header” error?

I am running a bunch of class Raspberry Pi computers behind a school proxy. I'm using Raspbian off a very recent NOOBS image. The internet connection is supplied through the school WiFi and after ...
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Building a “configuration package”

I recently got a raspberry pi which I intend to use for some photography timelapsing/post processing while I'm on the road... I've gotten the system setup now (albeit with some hassle) but I'd like ...
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Install XFCE after installing Raspbian without internet connection?

I have a Raspberry Pi Model B with a 16GB PNY class 4 SD card for memory that I received two days ago. I'm running Raspbian on NOOBS. After spending some time with it and interchanging operating ...
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Why APT can't locate GNURADIO package even though it apparently exists in repository?

I have been trying to install the GNURADIO package that is listed on the raspbian mirror: http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/g/gnuradio/ I've added the repo to my sources.list as below: ...
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Why does apt-get dist-upgrade want to remove upstart again?

I usually do apt-get dist-upgrade instead of a mere apt-get upgrade for consistency reasons. However, for the first time on one of my RaspberryPis I got the following: # apt-get dist-upgrade Reading ...
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Can anybody connect to mirrordirector.raspbian.org?

I keep trying apt-get update, but it gives me 504 errors for mirrordirector.raspbian.org I have tried wget mirrordirector.raspbian.org and it gives me the following output: If anybody can ...
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apt-get update gives me errors with mirrordirector.raspbian.org

I am trying to install tightvncserver on my rPi model A running Raspbian. I am connecting to the rPi via SSH from my laptop. I can connect to the internet, but cant install the package. It seems to be ...
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Can't install apache

I can't download apache2 and php5: sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-php5 Gives me the error "Failed to fetch [URL] 404 Not Found". The raspberry is connected via ethernet to my ...
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Changing to XFCE from LXDE

Apologies if this seems straight forward but I've recently downloaded XFCE to replace LXDE environment. I did this by using sudo apt-get install xfce4 and following all the instructions. Then to ...
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Unable to install likewise-open in Raspberry Pi

I've tried to install likewise-open in my Raspberry Pi. Before that, I've edited my repository list, where /etc/apt/sources.list is as follows: deb http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ wheezy ...
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Installing isc-dhcp-server error

I am following this [1] tutorial, and trying to install sudo apt-get install hostapd isc-dhcp-server according to this [2] step. I am getting the following error: [FAIL] Starting ISC DHCP ...
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apt-get installation doesn't work on raspberry pi

I tried to install python-pip by typing this command: sudo apt-get install python-pip and the result is this below: Err http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ wheezy/main python2.6-minimal ...
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held broken packages

When I try and do sudo apt-get update it seems to me that I have 4 newer packages than what is to be installed. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Module Index Update Packages Building ...
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my raspberry wont let me upgrade

Every time I try to upgrade I receive the following ouptu: sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run ...
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isc-dhcp-server install and run problem

Im trying to set up my pi as an access point with the instructions from Adafruit. However, for some reason, sudo apt-get install isc-dhcp-server always fails. I have looked at this link, but there is ...
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Discourse on a raspberry pi

I'm trying to install on my raspberry pi using the installation instruction for ubuntu: Install Discourse on Ubuntu. It went quite well until bundle install --deployment and now I'm having a hard ...
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Apt-get fails because of libqtcore and libqtdbus4

On a fresh-today Raspbian build I did an apt-get update followed by an apt-get ugrade. I got the following error message: sal@raspberrypi:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to install pre-compiled Ruby 2.0 on Raspbian?

I am usually recommend to people who want to install Ruby to use something like RVM or rbenv (my preference). However, I'm in the process of installing Ruby from source (using rbenv) and it has taken ...
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Raspberry Pi apt-get update/upgrade on Raspbian hangs?

Whenever I try to update my pi using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade it will often hang at some point during the installation. It's been different ones each time, but the last was ...
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What is the difference between rpi-update and sudo-apt upgrade?

I'm wondering what the difference is between running the git-hub obtained program rpi-update and using sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get upgrade. I've checked around and cannot find the ...
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Raspberry Pi using up my bandwidth?

Whenever I use something like apt-get git clone on my Pi (using Wifi connection via dongle), the internet for all other devices connected to the router drops considerably, to the point where some ...
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How does apt-get work?

Normally, when I want to download something on my pi (for instance this vnc app, I use apt-get <insert app>? But, sometimes an app is not in the apt-get area (not sure what proper name is) and ...
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dconf-gsettings-backend:armhf' contains empty filename

Question How to fix error code #2 when updating and upgrading on the raspbian OS? Background I get this error when I'm trying to update and upgrade: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: ...
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Segmentation fault

I'm getting an error every time I try to run commands on my RPi: pi@rpi ~ $ apt-get install wkhtmltopdf Segmentation fault Even when I try running other commands: pi@rpi ~ $ uptime -bash: ...
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csync2 won't install

I've tried to install csync2 using apt-get, but I am getting the error below. I was wondering if anyone knew how to solve this or failing that, could you tell me if this problem could be because the ...
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Unable to use apt-get: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error … is missing final newline

I am unable to use the apt-get command to install any packages on my pi. I started trying to install python-pip using sudo apt-get install python-pip which results in the error dpkg: ...
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apt-get not installing software. Repositories are not updating

I am trying to use apt-get to install lynx. However I am having issued with the repositories. this is what my sources.list looks like: #deb http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ wheezy main ...
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Does Raspbian mirror has a problem updating or is something wrong with bzip2 apt-get method

I get this error while running sudo apt-get update Hit http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy InRelease Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org wheezy InRelease Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org ...
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TiLP 1.16 on Debian Weezy

I've been trying for close to about 8 hours now getting TiLP (Texas Intruments Linking Program I believe). Anyways, I was only able to install TiLP 1.12 using aptitude (sudo apt-get install tilp2). ...
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What to do when apt-get -f install fails?

sudo apt-get update hangs and suggests running sudo apt-get -f install, but that fails on a duplicate declaration. How can I fix this? The following NEW packages will be installed: libfont-afm-perl ...
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Having trouble updating - how to fix problem with MergeList?

pi@raspberrypi:/$ sudo apt-get update Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org wheezy InRelease Hit http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy InRelease Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org wheezy/main armhf ...
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“packages have been kept back”

I ran an update and an upgrade and I get the following message: The following packages have been kept back: alsa-base scratch What do I do to get these upgrade?
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Automatic updating recommended?

Is it recommended to configure something to automatically keep an RPi updated? And if so, which method (cron-apt or something else)?
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How do I install lighttpd (lighty) on Debian “squeeze”?

How do I install lighttpd on my Raspberry Pi? I tried running sudo apt-get install lighttpd, which works fine on a regular Debian 'squeeze' installation, but on a Raspberry Pi I get the following ...
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Why do I always have to run apt-get update twice? Or do I?

Every time I run apt-get update, I get the following message (the exact duplicate package is different depending on the last entry in sources.list): W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...