...got this message about needing first to run "apt-get install apt-get"
It looks like you somehow deleted APT (Advanced Package Tools) from your computer. Since APT (apt-get
, etc.) is no longer on your computer, you will not be able to use it to download/install itself (or anything else).
You can use wget
to download the .deb
file of APT, and then use dpkg
e tool) to install APT from that .deb
Since UberStudent 4.3 is based on Xubuntu/Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, you want the appropriate version of APT for Ubuntu 14.04
If you installed 64-bit UberStudent you would download the 64-bit version of APT...
williamvw@uberstudent:~$ wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apt/apt_1.0.1ubuntu2.13_amd64.deb
If you installed 32-bit UberStudent you would download the 32-bit version of APT...
williamvw@uberstudent:~$ wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apt/apt_1.0.1ubuntu2.13_i386.deb
You would then use dpkg
to install whichever .deb
file you downloaded...
williamvw@uberstudent:~$ sudo dpkg --install apt_1.0.1ubuntu2.13_amd64.deb