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

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Problems installing gcc-6 /g++-6 on Linux Mint 17.1

So I am trying to put gcc-6/g++-6 on Linux Mint 17.1 with absolutely no luck. First off, I added the Ubuntu tool chain in order to have access to the gcc 6 repositories. My main issue is when ...
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rdepends stops on virtual packages

I am working to create an offline repository for a system that does not have internet access. One of the first packages I am downloading for this system is the apt-offline package. I am using the ...
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apt-get dist-upgrade does nothing when trying to upgrade from wheezy to jessie

I am on Debian wheezy and attempted to upgrade to jessie as follows: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade These operations completed successfully and I rebooted, but ...
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is there a way to use regexp with aptitude?

I use an alias to find new packages whenever I update the package index. [$] alias aptn aptn='aptitude search '\''~N'\' Now while this works, I also get a bunch of -dbgsym packages which come ...
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apt-get version of tmux is old

I used apt-get to install tmux and after doing so tmux -V returned 1.6, which is an older version. According to the tmux web site, the current version is 2.2. This is a problem because I would like to ...
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I keep getting this error when trying to install apache2 in my deepin linux

sudo apt-get install apache2 apache2-doc apache2-utils and I keep getting this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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apt - Command line option 'i' [from -info] is not understood in combination with the other options

I was making a shell script with that installs packages from a list. The code looks like this: apps="$(cat ./foo/bar/packages.txt)" apt install $apps But, I get the error E: Command line option ...
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Installing kodi gives me the following error [on hold]

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or ...
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Apt-get update/update manager downloading slow [closed]

I am running Linux Mint 18 and my sudo apt-get update/update manager speeds were fine until today. Now they can't even get past 60 kiBs, I have tried changing servers but it was in vain, as all of the ...
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What do I need to have inside of my sources.list file?

I can't download a thing. When I run sudo apt-get for any program I get the error Package [insert name here] has no installation candidate. I've looked online and there are hundreds of ...
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How to reflect changes made to original LXC container on overlayFS snapshots?

In order to make updates easier and limit there size, I created a base LXC container, let's say c1, where i installed and configure a few default packages (using apt) which are common to all my ...
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What does the apt-get message “held broken packages” mean?

I recently ran a command to install a package on Ubuntu 16.04 with apt-get % sudo apt-get install <package> apt-get was unable to install, it printed some status messages, with the last line ...
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E: Package '<any package>' has no installation candidate

I am unable to apt-get install any packages because E: Package '<package name>' has no installation candidate. Unlike the other similarly named questions, I am using debian and I have not been ...
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Make deepmind project work in arch [closed]

This code sets up some machine-learning program for debian. Can I get the same result for an arch distribution? #!/usr/bin/env bash ###################################################################...
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Removed Nylas N1 Mail client from terminal. But its data exist

I recently uninstalled Nylas N1 an open source Mail client from my Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to removed it completely (including data & Dependencies). So I ran following commands: sudo apt-get purge ...
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How can I completely reinstall Perl on Debian without having functional Perl?

Long story short: I made a pretty ridiculous stupid error when trying to configure CPAN that resulted in me having two half-versions of Perl, both of which are missing important packages. In ...
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apt-get remove removes unexpected packages

I'm confused as to why apt-get behaves like this? I'm trying to uninstall vlc for example. Here is what it says should be removed. nope@turtle:~> sudo apt-get remove vlc [sudo] password for nope: ...
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Restore part of a package that was accidentally deleted

In the process of trying to fix an issue, I accidentally deleted /sbin/sysctl when I was intending to delete /etc/sysctl.conf. When I run sysctl I get the error that says The program 'sysctl' is ...
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“Sudo apt-get install -f” will not fix dependencies

I'm trying to install some packages with apt-get but it seems to be stuck in some sort of dependency loop. I have read similar questions/answers but none of the solutions given work. This is the ...
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The packages to be newly installed are the same as the packages that should be autoremoved!

I am noticing a very peculiar thing just after shifting to Debian-based distros. root@Am-I-Helpful:~# uname -a Linux Am-I-Helpful 4.3.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.3.3-5kali4 (2016-01-13) x86_64 GNU/...
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Debian Jessie: When will packages with status “id” be deleted?

I removed some packages I no longer need with aptitude. I was surprised that none of their dependancies were also autoremoved (as I thought aptitude did that by default unlike apt-get), so I checked ...
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How can I install Nginx 1.8.0 on SMP Debian 7 (3.2.81-1)

Hope you can help I have spent all day trying to do this. I am using a cloudserver. I installed Debian 7 (minimal) from the hosting company's image. Logged in as root. I have added the following to ...
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Reopen apt-get upgrade file compare dialog

I was doing an apt-get upgrade thought kitty, after getting the new php5 package it showed a set of choices to deal with the differences in the php.ini I had and the one it was going to add. One of ...
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Why can't I install multiple both x86 and x86_64 versions of a library side by side?

Edited output: # apt-get install librados2:amd64 librados2:i386 The following packages have unmet dependencies: librados2:amd64 : Conflicts: librados2 but 0.80.7-2+deb8u1 is to be installed ...
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APT-Pinning Kernel

My plan is, that my kernel is updated from the testing-repository of Debian. So that if I do a dist-upgrade, the kernel will be automatically upgraded. My Problem is, that the dependencis aren't ...
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How do I install an older version of GNU make using apt on Ubuntu 16.04?

The installed version is 4.1 and need to downgrade to 3.81. I searched apt for make 3.81, but I couldn't find it.
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avoiding caching twice with apt-cacher

I have installed apt-cacher, but am worried that when I install a package on the machine that is running apt-cacher, that it will cache twice. Once with apt-cacher, and once with apt. How do I ...
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Problem with Installing Wi-Fi Driver on Debian

I am new to Linux and I have just downloaded Debian Live onto my USB. Currently, I am unable to connect to the internet in Debian. I am trying to install the driver for my Broadcom BCM4360 chip ...
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Installing docker hangs at “setting up docker-engine” on ubuntu xenial

I'm trying to install docker on ubuntu xenial and am following this tutorial: https://docs.docker.com/engine/installation/linux/ubuntulinux/. So far it's gone without a hitch except for there ...
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Error: Wrong architecture 'amd64' & Unable to locate package libc6-dev-i386 [Install libc6-dev-i386]

I'm trying to install the Redox-OS files via curl -sf https://raw.githubusercontent.com/redox-os/redox/master/bootstrap.sh -o bootstrap.sh && bash -e bootstrap.sh (as referenced in the Book) ...
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proxy authentication failed but for selected packages only

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.0.1 version on my machine. I use a proxy server to access internet and for this I have to provide the necessary IP address of the proxy server, port number and my ...
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Can you build apt-get from source? [closed]

I've got a kernel image and an empty filesystem and need to fill it with programs, like a desktop, some basic utilities and software. Can I install apt-get somehow to do that for me? I'm not sure ...
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apt-get commands won't return

I am working on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, and I think I'm having a problem with my apt-get. The problem originated with a MySQL server I was running. The server stopped seemingly at random, ...
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How to install opencl in CentOS 7 using yum?

I need to install opencl in CentOS 7 nvidia. I already installed cuda. But when i try to install ImageMagick with OpenCL it is showing CL/cl.h not found. But there are files in /usr/local/cuda-7....
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apt-get broke after trying to install wine

I'm a new Linux user. I use Kali Linux and tried to install wine via: sudo apt-get install wine winetricks This, however, didn't work as there were some errors. After that, I cannot install, update ...
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How can I get rid of the `run apt-get autoremove` message?

I installed a package that has some dependencies that are useful by themselves. Later, I deleted the original package, but I would like to keep the dependencies that it installed. However, when I try ...
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Does packaging an application for APT involve pointing the application to use the APT communal dependencies?

I recently learned that Debian based distros essentially have a fixed collection of communal dependencies and libraries which any application installed through a package manager is required to use. ...
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Force dpkg repair

I did a terrible mistake and deleted two folders from the /usr/lib directory on my Debian. I deleted python2.7/ and pkgconfig/ Things I've tried to fix it without success: sudo dpkg -i python2* -> "...
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How to restore GLIBCXX_3.4.20?

apt-get no longer works. When I try anything with it, I get the error apt-get: /opt/Xilinx/Vivado/2015.4/lib/lnx64.o/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.20' not found (required by /usr/lib/...
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Broken dependency for lvm2

I am on fresh Debian jessie system and trying to install lvm2: # apt-get install lvm2 The following packages have unmet dependencies: lvm2 : Depends: watershed (>= 2) but it is not going to be ...
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Local Repository Mirror (apt-mirror issue)

I'm trying to set up a local mirror because I build debian systems over and over for fun. . . or something like that. So I installed the classic apt-mirror/apache2 combo. It's been going relatively ...
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libc-l10n package error

I was attempting to install katoolin and ran into some errors. When I run sudo apt-get update My output: zayascom_m1@Zayascom-mobile-1:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] passwor: Hit http://download....
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How to modify Ubuntu update-manager in IDE

I have downloaded the source code from update-manager via apt-get source command and now I'd like to edit it. Is there any IDE to import this package source to the IDE? Thanks in advance.
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Debian Wheezy: reinstall apache2

The apache2 package was broken on my debian server, so I started by uninstalling all apache2 related package. Now everything seems to be uninstalled properly. dpkg -l | grep 'apache' doesn't return ...
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How to get apt package cache directory location? [closed]

How to get/know where is apt package's cache directory location?
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What happens when two apt packages depend on two different versions of the same package?

Say that MyPackage.deb depends on GTK 2.19, because it is based on functionality that was deprecated in 2.20. What happens when when I want to apt-get install TheirProgram or dpkg -i TheirProgram.deb ...
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Missing apt-get package for pine64

I've got a pine64 board, which is running the arm64 version of debian. I'd like to build lgogdownloader, which suggests I should use this apt-get command: apt install build-essential libcurl4-...
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dpkg complains about a missing package which is already installed

Trying to install letsencrypt on Debian Jessie, I have run into the following situation I don't quite understand. I already have installed python-acme: dpkg -l | grep acme ii python-acme 0.6.0-1~...
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Problem with apt-get on Debian 5 Lenny

I have to work with a Lenny VM, and I can't get apt-get to work. I already changed source.list to use archive repositories which let download some files via apt-get update, but not all. I keep getting ...