APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) is the standard software package management system for Debian and its derivatives.

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Automatic deployment of software to Debian

I have been reading about creating my own Debian packages for my own software and deploying them to a apt-get repository that I also can create on my own. The source code for my software is in a Git ...
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apt-get update not working [on hold]

I'm trying to install haproxy to my Debian Server. I have followed the instructions as below: create a new file called backports.list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d Add the follwing to the file: ...
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Is a good idea to package with C/C++ libraries dependencies? [on hold]

Is a good a idea to build a debian package with the following dependencies? Depends: libc6, libgcc1, libstdc++6
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Linux yum Commands that are Equivalent to these Ubuntu apt-get Commands [on hold]

I'm using an AWS EC2 instance and I'm trying to switch from an Ubuntu instance to a Linux (Amazon Linux AMI) instance and in doing so I need to figure out the equivalent apt-get to yum commands and ...
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Problem installing tor on Kali Linux

I'm trying to install tor on my Kali Linux 2016.1 (kali-rolling). When I type apt-get install tor in Terminal, this error appears: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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wkhtmltopdf & debian - install

I have a question about the installation of wkhtmltopdf on Debian machines via the apt-get command. So far, I've tested three environments, with different results, and I'd like to better understand ...
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Where is the information for debian control files stored?

The documentation for Debian and the dpkg package managment system explains the debian/control files are meta data for packages, e.g. these docs explain: The control file contains the information ...
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Is installing base-files:i386 safe?

To run crossover i need to install libnss-mdns:i386, but this depends on base-files:i386. When i ran apt-get install base-files:i386 it outputs this: root@ntrnnr17:/home/username# apt-get install ...
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Why do I have so many unnecessary packages?

I was installing Prey through a .deb file donwloaded from the official website when, all of a sudden I realized that I have so many "unnecessary" installed packages in my Ubunu laptop. This has been ...
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Where is the nginx executable on Debian? [closed]

I've installed the nginx-light package on debian, but I can't find the executable. It's not in /usr/bin, like it says on the official nginx website. Where is it, then?
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How to create remote repository, and update it via apt-get?

Maybe I'm not asking the proper question, but since it's something new to me here it goes: I have a remote repository with some files. Let's say, a folder in this address 89.xxx.xxx.xxx:9999/myData ...
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Install packages in parallel

If one process of dpkg is running i.e installing package or any thing else , why can't we execute another process for dpkg in parallel, same for the apt-get, Or we can? Is there any tool that can ...
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How to install latest version of Tiled Editor on Linux Mint?

Having trouble installing latest version of Tiled Editor from console. I need the latest updates for my project. Adding the PPA is not giving me the latest version of the software. Running the ...
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When are binary-all/Packages files read on debian repositories?

Debian repositories include the folder binary-all and inside them some Packages files, which mention independent-architecture packages. However, it seems that at least amd64 apt doesn't read the ...
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Purpose of the binary-all architecture folder folder on debian repositories?

Which is the purpose of the binary-all architecture folder on debian repositories?
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Metadata fields required for debian Release files?

Which of these fields are required for a Release APT file? Origin Label Suite Codename Architectures Components Description
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How to detect when apt-get requests cdrom?

I'm using debian 8 jessie. I don't use a physical CD-drive, there is no /dev/cdrom. I have DVD-1 and DVD-2 iso files of the operating system. I mounted DVD-1 iso at /media/cdrom01 and DVD-2 iso at ...
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Installing apr(apt-get install libapr1-dev libssl-dev) in my linux system giving me errors

Because of some security problems I am moving to Apache 7 from Apache 6. I am trying to install apr packages in my linux machine. I am using the following command to install apr. apt-get install ...
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Loggin apt history to syslog

I have a centralized log management server (graylog) and I want to be able to see the installed/updated/removed packages from a couple of ubuntu serveres there is running. But is there anyway to ...
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View apt-history well-arranged

When I look at the apt install history at /var/log/apt/history.log.1.gz, there is a lot of information and it is hard to figure out what was installed explicitly and what was brought in as a ...
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Issues with GLIB+Iceweasel+apt-get

I caused the bug but I would like to fix it without doing the amateur "fresh" install. HOW: I copied a bunch of commands and ran them. OS: Debian 8 When I run Iceweasel the following services crash ...
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Questions about dual booting windows 8.1 and linux - two issues

I have recently installed Debian 8.1 onto my hard disk with an iso image burned to DVD-r. I was trying to install g++ from the terminal when it asked me to insert the dvd from which I installed the OS ...
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Rollback all apt-get packages to the maximum available under the actual sources.list

Given that APT has the power of the super COW and this should be amazing. There's a simple, elegant and working way (because I tried with pin solutions proposed as well as the preferences file, and ...
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Debian Wheezy: apt-get fails with 403 Forbidden error if I put https links in my sources.list

I have created a PPA for my wheezy packages using dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null | gzip -9c > Packages.gz and hosted it on my Amazon S3 bucket. Note that my Amazon S3 bucket is using https layer and ...
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How to check who run updates or installed packages on Debian?

I'm in the rather strange situation where I don't trust all users with sudo rights and there's nothing I can do about it. I would like to check periodically if anyone but me installed any packages or ...
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Shutdown PC after suspending terminal process (apt-get upgrade)

What's going to happen if I shutdown my PC after suspending a terminal process (with Ctrl+Z)? In my case, it's sudo apt-get upgrade. The upgrade file size is 250 MB, it takes far more time downloading ...
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Newest, unstable version of Ubuntu somehow appeared in my sources.list

I used to use Ubuntu Trusty, on last Friday I started an "apt-get dist-upgrade" command. And it was a disaster. Almost everything stopped working. It appeared that it tried (and failed) installing ...
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I can't install anything because apt-get requires an password

I have a problem installing new packages on Lubuntu. I have the root password of the system. when I type some command to install or update, using apt-get, the terminal shows the message: "No passwd ...
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files list file for package 'gucharmap' is missing final newline

My OS is debian SID and i can't apt-get install anything because I am greeted with this message everytime: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'gucharmap' is ...
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How do you make apt-get install faster? [closed]

I just installed Debian for the first time in a virtual-machine (I have used centos/RHEL/fedora for the last 11 years so I have some Linux experience). I did an apt-get install gcc... the command took ...
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apt-get install local package even when outdated

In Debian, the dvd source contains packages that may not be already installed on the system. When these get updated, the dvd contains the outdated package. And when we try apt-get install ...
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Package installs old version of Java [duplicate]

I have installed Java 8 on my debian (manually, not with apt) and have removed openjdk-7* and icedtea* (with apt-get). I try to install maven (with apt-get) but that package requires Java ...
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Raspbian clean install - dpkg error during upgrade

On a clean install of Raspbian Jessie (Raspberry pi 2) an error occurs during the first attempt for upgrade: Preparing to unpack .../python-rpi.gpio_0.6.1-1_armhf.deb ... Traceback (most recent call ...
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What is Debian's equivalent of do-release-upgrade?

Ubuntu has do-release-upgrade. What is Debian's way or tool for the same purpose?
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Need help in clearing the uninstalled app's unmet dependencies

First off, I'm new to Linux. Now, I've tried installing a music player called Clementine (on Kali Linux 2.0 x64) but it hasn't been (properly?) installed (since I can see it's icon in the app list). ...
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Cannot install GPIO on CubieTruck : Error processing udev archive

I am running Cubieez 2.0 on a Cubietruck. After running apt-get update, I wanted to run pySUNXI GPIO. However, I encountered a problem: root@cubietruck: cd pySUNXI-VSRNDCT-0.0.1/ python setup.py ...
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Packages kept back during apt-get upgrade

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS amd64 version. I did apt-get update and apt-get upgrade which showed few packages have been kept back. These are mainly kernel related packages namely, ...
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APT repositories on Android

I am using a terminal emulator on Android called "Termux". It comes with the APT command installed. However, the repository is very limited. What I want to do, is to see if larger repositories like ...
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How to properly apt-pinn (by defaulting packages to our main release)

I noticed couple of days ago that all these years I've been using apt very, very wrong. My intentions have been sticking to the release I'm using, that is debian testing, so if new package got ...
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Is that possible to know the user that installed a spcify package?

I don't feel easy with Unix package tools, and I wonder whether it is possible in Ubuntu to list all installed packages, and see the users that installed them ?
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Configure Debian/Ubuntu to imitate rpmnew and rpmsave

I currently have Fedora 23 on my main work machine and the way configuration files are handled on updates is very nice. In some cases I change the configuration file that was installed by some ...
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Linux Noob: apt-get not installing package but no error?

Not necessarily asking for a solution but just the meaning of what I'm dealing with: admin@hostname:/etc/apache2/mods-available$ sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-mono Reading package lists... ...
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Problem to install package from testing

I was trying to install the livestreamer for Debian and did it fine, but when using the Twitch GUI app, it asked for a newer livestreamer version, the stable (Jessie), is 1.10.2 and the GUI needs the ...
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what are the differences between package installers?

I have just started using Linux Mint and I have come across multiple ways to install packages from the command line: apt-get, aptitude, gdebi so far. Can someone explain what the major differences ...
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Some packages cannot be installed using multi-arch (take two)

Note: This question has been previously asked on askubuntu.com but was rejected as off-topic, and instead, I was redirected to this site. Therefore I'm reposting it here. I'm trying to compile a ...
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Problem with sudo apt-get update

I am behind a proxy. Every time I execute the apt-get update command, this is the output on the screen Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg ...
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dpkg install with apt-get autoremove

OS: Debian 8 I wanted to install PepperFlash, which is non-free. I don't anticipate installing many non-free packages, so instead of modifying /etc/apt/sources.list and downloading from the non-free ...
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fast way to show pending security updates

To check pending updates with: apt-get upgrade ...takes quite a while. Is there a faster way to only show pending updates (assuming you have already updated the source list before with apt-get ...
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Problem installing MongoDB using apt-get?

I am following "tutorialforlinux.com/2014/12/13/how-to-install-mongodb-for-linux-debian-9-sid-32-64bit-step-by-step-easy-guide/" tutorial to install MongoDB in kali linux 2.0. MongoDb version I ...
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How to install a newer version of mysql workbench than is available in my distro's repos

I'm guessing this will be a quick fix for you. I am trying to install a version of mysql workbench that is NEWER than what is available to me through the regular debian repos. I started by adding ...