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

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I may or may not have broken grub during a sudo apt-get upgrade

I'm very new to ubuntu and server administration as a whole, so please forgive my ignorance. I just did sudo apt-get upgrade and a gui came up saying something like this A new version of ...
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Unable to connect to source.repository.backtrack-linux.org

I have a BackTrack5 r3 installed on VMware. As you see below I have internet access in it : root@bt:~# ping www.google.com PING www.google.com (173.194.70.105) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from ...
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Why does this keep wanting to install Java 7? I don't want Java 7, can I somehow stop it from attempting?

Why does it keep wanting to install oracle-java7-installer? Is there some way I can prevent it from attempting to do this? home@home-Vostro-220s-Series:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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Packages still not found even after apt-get update

I am working on a Linux Mint 16 computer and since recently, every time I want to install something via apt-get install, the log message says that the packages couldn't be authenticated. I go ahead ...
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How to find Debian packages that would free up the most space

Say I have a Debian machine where I would like to free up space on '/' by removing useless packages. To find good candidates of packages to review, I would like to focus my attention on the largest ...
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How to prevent prompt that ask to restart services when installing libpq-dev

I want to install libpq-dev on my Vagrant machine. I install it with $ apt-get install -y libpq-dev During installation a prompt appears which asks if it's allowed to restart some services ...
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Installing packages in Oracle Linux Server 6.5

This is the first time working on a non-Ubuntu distribution, I need to get the following packages, which in Ubuntu I just used this commands: sudo apt-get install libreadline6-dev sudo apt-get ...
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archive.ubuntu.com missing raring-updates

My Linux Mint 15 install on VirtualBox was working great up until about two days ago, when the updater started throwing a ton of errors and refuses to progress with any apt-get update, apt-get ...
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Fix dependencies without updating package?

I updated my Debian installation at home and it updated chromium to the (IMO) awfull 35.0 version. I removed it by using apt-get remove chromium and apt-get autoremove. I went here and grabbed the ...
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APT pinning or faking the version number of my own package?

I'd like to create my own repository for personal use across a number of machines. Packages will be signed as usual and some of the packaged software will be the same as provided by the official ...
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apt-cache policy gimp libgegl-0.2-0

I have tried to install Gimp on my Ubuntu 14.04, but I encountered an error: root@vitor-pc:~# LANG=C apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Installing mysql-workbench from the testing ppa (Jessie) in Wheezy

I would like to install some packages from the testing branch without switching to it if possible. The big packages are things like xfce4 and mysql-workbench. I've done this by making a testing.list ...
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Debian system: install specific packages from source automatically to boost the performance

On Debian /Ubuntu systems, how to set a list of packages which can be installed from sources automatically by apt-get or aptitude? The server is mainly for scientific computing and I would like to ...
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How do I make apt pick a certain package from a specific source?

I tried pinning the debian_testing source, but it's not really working (I want to pick version 0.10.29): Package: nodejs Pin: release a=debian_testing Pin-Priority: 1000 Here's the apt-cache ...
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Having some trouble authenticating via proxy in order to use apt-get successfully on a corporate network

Context Our server is on a corporate network, which requires corporate proxy authentication (e.g. enter corporate username and password). This is not an issue on the Windows machines on that network ...
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can I get a list of the debian packages I installed AFTER the OS installation?

Extending this question, I would like to ask, if there is a general term that groups all the packages that I have installed POST debian installation? Mind you that for clarity purposes, I refer to ...
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apt-get install doesn't install latest version of Owncloud Client

I'm trying to install the latest version of the Owncloud Client (owncloud-client) on a raspberry Pi running Raspbian Linux. When I just enter sudo apt-get install owncloud-client, I get version 1.2 ...
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Package installed as dependency is not removed with “apt-get autoremove”

I'm using LXDE and when I installed gnome-screensaver, it had a bunch of dependencies including pulseaudio. I then immediately uninstalled it with autoremove (no intermediate steps), but nothing of ...
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Every package “has no installation candidate”

While attempting to install openssh-server on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, I get the following error: Package openssh-server is not available but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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How to install a downloaded deb file [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and I am trying to install Compiz-Config-Manager, but it will not let me. This computer is not connected to the Internet, so I downloaded the .deb file onto a USB and transferred it ...
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Cannot install mysql-server-5.5/the following packages have unmet dependicies

I'm using ubuntu 14.04. I tried entering mysql with the following command: mysql -u root -p and I got the following message: The program mysql can be found on the following packages: ...
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Method bzip2 has died unexpectedly -Unable to update /upgrade /installl Ubuntu 14.04

Unable to update/upgrade/install Ubuntu 14.04, and it shows the below: Get:21 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en [4,089 kB] E: Method bzip2 has died unexpectedly! E: ...
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Installing python gives dpkg error

Installing python gives a dpkg error. I have done these commands, output below $ sudo apt-get install python3.4 $ sudo dpkg -C $ sudo apt-get check $ apt-cache policy libglib2.0-dev $ sudo ...
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“Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) ” What does this mean?

I've seen this message several times whenever someone has a problem installing, upgrading or removing some piece of software, but I wonder, what does it mean, and more importantly, how can I solve it? ...
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Reading package lists…Error!

When I run sudo apt-get update I get this error: Reading package lists... Error! E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/dpkg/status (1) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or ...
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Correlating filename with package

Say, I'm given a filename like libasound.so.2. Is there a way to query the package manager to correlate the filename with its corresponding package? I'm interested to get answers for any package ...
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Unattended upgrades and modified configuration files

We have the unattended-upgrades package upgrading our servers with security upgrades every Monday and it works great. Today though, it upgraded all of our servers with a new version of PHP5. Because ...
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Crunchbang/Debian apt-preferences

So I did manage to set up apt-preferences but I'm not sure if I did it correctly. So basically what I want is, if I have the need I want to install packages from TESTING, UNSTABLE and DEB-MULTIMEDIA ...
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Can't install mintupdate 4.5.6-1 (Linux Mint 16)

I can't install mintupdate 4.5.6-1 under Linux Mint 16. When mintupdate tries to upgrade version 4.5.6 to version 4.5.6-1 the following error pops up: E: Could not open lock file ...
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How to remove unmet dependecies Debian 7 Wheezy

I'm trying to install different packages but it's showing unmet dependencies in most of them even after sudo apt-get -f install. Below is my /etc/apt/sources.list file: # # deb-src cdrom:[Debian ...
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PostgreSQL installation error in debian

I'm trying to install PgSql in the system with following specs: Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 7.1 Release: 7.1 x86_64 But I am getting an error like this The ...
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Finding the latest version of package which doesn't require upgrading libc (on Debian)

When I try to upgrade packages using aptitude -t wheezy-backports, they often require newer libc than is installed. Proposed solutions remove hundreds of packages. Is there a way to request only the ...
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Failure to startx on Ubuntu 14.04 after security update - missing libXfont.so.1

I had Ubuntu 14.04 running perfectly on my system and then it underwent a recommended security update. I let it update while I was at work and when I returned I found a black screen stating, "No init ...
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Unable to install a package, newer libc6 required

I was trying to install openvasv6 using instructions given here. I am using Debian Wheezy (amd64). $ sudo apt-get -y install greenbone-security-assistant openvas-cli openvas-manager openvas-scanner ...
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After apt-get update and upgrade, do I need to recompile and re-install software that I did not install via apt-get install?

In particular, I noticed that my OpenSSL has been upgraded after a system update via sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade. As I installed my Squid server by manually compiling, configuring ...
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Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3 and MySQLl 5.5 on Linux Mint 17?

Our stack consists of Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3 and MySQL 5.5. I've installed Linux Mint 17 Giana. If I install apache2 via apt, it will install Apache 2.4 which is not required for me. Is there any way ...
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Failed packages list

I am planning to write a script to get the list of upgrades available on Ubuntu server and upgrade them. I can get the list of upgrades with "apt-get -s upgrade". But how to get a report on list of ...
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Issue installing OpenVPN via apt

Pastebin I wanted to install OpenVPN on my Debian Wheezy server at home, so I could create a tunnel with my phone or tablet from outside my home. We use OpenVPN at work, so I figured it would be easy ...
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Installing courier-mta causes sendmail to be installed instead

My Debian workstation will not install courier-mta. The command aptitude install courier-mta appears to complete without error, but actually installs sendmail instead. What I did I'll start without ...
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Package management without the need of root permission

Am looking for a way to install packages in home folder. This thread suggests using apt-get source ./configure --prefix=$HOME However, it doesn't provide a way to manage dependencies like apt-get ...
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How to get “apt-get -y upgrade” within a PHP script to function as expected?

Yes, I'm aware of unattended-upgrade, but I don't like that package's limitations. I've got a PHP script that makes the following calls: ... system("/usr/bin/apt-get update"); ...
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Why did this command delete every package?

I was trying to get a Windows program to run on PlayOnLinux and after it didn't work I went to remove Wine with this command: sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* and without thinking I agreed ...
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How to verify that package-installed files match originals?

Let's say I have an installed, working and up-to-date system, and want to verify that all package-installed files on it are the same as those packaged by the respective package maintainer. In effect, ...
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How to remove emacs 23 related packages and leave installed emacs 24

I installed emacs 24 in Linux Mint 16, and want to uninstall emacs 23. I thought sudo apt-get remove emacs23 is enough, but it was not. This is my packages list relating emacs. $ sudo dpkg ...
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Linux mint parse error

I try too much method but still don't work. W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/linux-mint.froonix.org_dists_olivia_main_binary-amd64_Packages Hash Sum mismatch W: Failed to fetch ...
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When and why should I use apt-get update?

General question: Could some explain what the command apt-get update does and when I really should use it? Remarks Please give a detailed answer. Not just a copy of the man page, unless your ...
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How to list all aptitude user tags or the user tags for a package?

I'm in a bit of a pickle. Following my own counsel I started using user-tags when working on projects, but now I don't remember how I called some of these tags and this cancels their usefulness. Is ...
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To which Debian package does /etc/nsswitch.conf belong?

I tried to find out to which package /etc/nsswitch.conf belongs on my Debian machine, but dpkg --search /etc/nsswitch.conf won't tell me. Does anyone know?
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Install a different version of Maven from the one provided by Ubuntu

I would like to install a package on Ubuntu 10.04.4 but would like to not use the one available in the one repository that I get when I do: apt-cache policy ${package} I would actually like to ...
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Error while installing wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19: dependency linux-headers is not satisfiable

I have to install a .deb file with the firmware for the wifi card (This is the name of the file: wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_amd64.deb; I've downloaded the file from here: ...