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

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Strange dependency error in installing package

I am trying to install an app we made in Ubuntu (with Quickly) to Raspberry Pi Raspbian. However, it has a dependency python:any (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2) which is unmet in Raspbian although it has Python ...
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hwinfo not found after seemingly successful install

I installed hwinfo using sudo apt-get install hwinfo and the system tells me that: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW ...
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Getting a list of files modified after an apt-get upgrade or intstall?

I would like to run AIDE or tripwire to make sure executables/configuration files/... do not get modified by malware. Or at least notify me if they do get modified. I would like to get a list of ...
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Cleaning up sources.list and sources.list.d

For some reason, mostly due to my incompetence, there is some invalid address ( ie 404 ) pointed by my sources.list, and from some files contained under sources.list.d ( this is an way extending ...
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How to apt-delete-repository? [duplicate]

I would like to run the reverse of this command to remove the non-compatible repository in Debian 8.1 sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:nemh/systemback where the command add-apt-repository is in the ...
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apt-get update on Debian 8.1 failing after fresh install [on hold]

I have just installed a 64-bit version of Debian 8.1 which is failing when i try to run apt-get update. # apt-get update Hit http://ftp.dk.debian.org jessie InRelease Hit http://ftp.dk.debian.org ...
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apt-get error installing software on Parrot OS

I am trying to install Evolution Email client but when I run "sudo apt-get install evolution" I get the following errors: "Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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What exactly happens when I exec apt-get upgrade?

What happens with package when I upgrade rather than removing and reinstalling? What is the real difference between the two? How will the results differ? Are following two options equal (by package ...
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apt-get: changing status of packages in bulk to not automatically installed

I am currently running Debian Jessie with the Xfce DE. I recently decided to replace the Xfce window manager with i3. Running sudo apt-get remove xfcwm unfortunately caused a lot of very necessary ...
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Debian upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie fails on Amazon EC2

I have searched and read other debian upgrade threads, but my situation doesn't seem to match that described in the other questions on this topic. I have a t2.micro instance of debian running on ...
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What do I have to consider when sharing the package cache between LXC guests?

I'd like to bind-mount a single copy of the package cache into all of my LXC guests. They already share a single apt-cacher-ng instance on their host. They obviously share the architecture and in fact ...
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Debian upgrade causes many complications - best upgrading practices?

I upgraded my Debian Jessie KDE system last night by running apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade, and apt-get autoremove. Immediately after it began to malfunction so I checked ...
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sudo apt-get update not working in elementary os freya [closed]

When I try to write sudo apt-get update I'm getting this error: $ sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/.http could not be found. Any ideas how to get this work correctly? ...
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etc/apt/sources.list contents for EC2 Instances upon AWS

When I copy an Ubuntu image between regions, the image is customised slightly in the process. Notably the software sources in /etc/apt/sources.list are altered to "local values". I am aware that ...
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State of ucblogo package in debian / raspbian

My son and I are playing around with LOGO programming on a Raspberry Pi (in Raspbian). We ran into a problem with the current package (v 5.5) not properly interpreting arrow key input: ...
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apt-get upgrade stalls

I had an issue with list.sources file. Now that's resolved and I'm wondering how can I make sure that it's safe to apt-get upgrade and dist-upgrade the system? s2:/var# aptitude upgrade Resolving ...
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clear apt-get list

I am building an image for an embedded Linux based on Debian. I did use apt-get update before on the device that I want to use as a base for that image, so the lists under /var/lib/apt/lists are quite ...
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if I upgrade from Debian Wheezy (7.x) to Jessie (8.x), will systemd run by default?

I am wary of systemd for various reasons which are irrelevant to this question. Now, I'm about to upgrade my Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie. Will systemd be used by default after an apt-get ...
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How to find out if a specific package is installed on Debian?

I'm working with a Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspbian 5/5/2015 and some guides that are a few years old. I've got an external NTFS HDD hooked up to the Pi. Due to the articles age(s), common practices ...
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Keep losing resolv.conf configurations

Every time i reboot raspi this resolv.conf files is cleaned. i normally add on this file the openDNS ips like below: # OpenDNS IPv4 nameservers nameserver 208.67.222.222 nameserver 208.67.220.220 I ...
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Reinstalling Apache on Raspberry Pi

I installed Apache 2 on my Raspberry Pi but was not able to configure it properly. I then tried to remove it and install again. To remove it I used the command sudo apt-get purge apache2 and then ...
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apt not working after i changed mirror

I was trying to install apt-transport-https (it was a tox dependency) when the mirror I was using (http://ftp3.nrc.ca) shutdown. Then I changed to the mirror http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/, but ...
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Is granting unattended-upgrade command to non-sudo users safe?

I have found out that I give get a non-sudo user access to certain commands with the sudo privileges. However, my plan to allow them to run apt-get dist-upgrade the system is not safe because they ...
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Why getting CD requests in Debian APT-GET?

Code and outputs sudo apt-get install xfsprogs [sudo] password for masi: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages ...
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gpg: can't open `–': No such file or directory

I'd like to install php 56 on my Debian Wheeyz System. So I added the dotdeb repo to apt. While fetching the key, an error occurred: # wget http://www.dotdeb.org/dotdeb.gpg -O- |apt-key add – ...
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Install .deb file from git repo on apt-get install

I have a .deb file built and checked-in into my git repository. I want to add this git repository url, as an apt-get repo in the debian system. So, everytime, i do apt-get install apt-repo-demo, it ...
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Weird Wine dependency problems on Xubuntu

I'm on 64-bit Xubuntu 14.10. Nvidia graphics with the proprietary drivers, if that matters. I just ran apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, so I should be up to date. My CPU architecture is ...
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How to restore packages removed by installing a program

I was trying to install the normal map plugin for gimp, and I tried installing the package gimp-normalmap:i386 from the Software Manager on Linux Mint. As I was installing it, I realized that it was ...
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Help installing in Lubuntu?

I'm fairly new to Linux and don't know how to get the data recovery softwares as they're not in the Lubuntu Software Center nor Synaptic Package Manager. Recuva Diskdigger Testdisk R-Linux
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My package won't build because of a missing package

I am using Jenkins to build packages for our network. Right now the build fails because of the following error: E: Failed to fetch ...
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Bash script only runs in debug mode [closed]

I have the following bash script: #!/bin/bash -e SUDO=sudo $SUDO apt-get -y update || true $SUDO apt-get -y install lxc bridge-utils || true # remove the default bridge, if it exists ...
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install latest version of R 3.2.1 (World-Famous Astronaut) on Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE)

I have tried multiple ways (referencing multiple forum posts) to install the latest version of R (3.2.1 "World-Famous Astronaut") on Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE). I tried different sources lists, the most ...
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Three Debian package management tools: apt-get vs. aptitude vs. wajig [duplicate]

Debian Linux offers various command-line package management tools. Perhaps the three most popular such general-purpose tools are apt-get, aptitude, and wajig. When they are used for ordinary ...
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Could Apt delete packages that are need by software that users have installed from source?

Apt handles dependencies among packages installed from its repositories or *.deb files. However, what about software that users have compiled and installed from source with ./configure && ...
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Software updater waiting for “q” key press

A few days ago Ubuntu's Software updater awaits user input (q to Quit). I have attached a screenshot with the problem. I think this is related with fake sync from Debian. What does this mean and how ...
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What does “are you root?” mean?

This is what I keep getting: ascendermedia@magic2tower:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer bash: sudo: command not found ascendermedia@magic2tower:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Multiple simultaneous instances of apt-get

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? What does these ...
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apt-get without sudo?

I am trying to install YouCompleteMe (YCM) on my user account on a Debian machine. The installation guide says we need python-dev for YCM to work: sudo apt-get install python-dev My question is: ...
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How to upgrade a package which has a newer version than the repository?

I've installed tmux from apt-get. I checked the version is 1.8. But when I directly go to tmux official site, I see the latest version is 2.0. How can I upgrade to 2.0? sudo apt-get install ...
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How do I get to know where a package came from?

On systems using apt: How do I get to know whether an installed package came from main, contrib or non-free?
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unstable apt-pinning set to -1 on stable Debian

This is how my /etc/apt/sources.list looks like on Debian 8.1: #### stable ######### deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian ...
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Why do some apt installation commands require confirmation?

Some apt installation commands, like apt-get install kate, prompt for confirmation, whilst others do not. Is there some reason for this?
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Cleaning the apt database

It seems that now upgrades and installs are taking a long time. This seems mostly to be happening when reading the database. Is there a way of restructuring the database to make it more efficient?
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In Debian, how to recover /usr/share/doc?

On an old laptop running debian Jessie, I was doing an upgrade sudo apt-get upgrade But during the process, I checked the free space with df and saw that soon, less than 20 seconds, there will be ...
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Why is installing a 32bit package on a 64bit system warning about removing critical 64bit packages?

When I try to install a 32bit library apt-get install liblua5.2:i386 apt warns that is is going to uninstall a number of essential 64 bit packages. Some of them are being replaced with 32 bit versions ...
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apt - checking if a similar package has been installed

This question explains how to find out if a given Debian package has been installed, but it does not take into account "synonyms" when installing via apt-get. For instance, if I try apt-get install ...
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Add and Compile apt-get package manager for LFS

I'm trying to add apt-get package manager to LFS (LINUX FROM SCRATCH) system. I have found a solution explaining how to 'compile apt-get and dpkg' for LFS. But it's very old and unusable. I searched ...
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Unable to Boot After removing Old Kernels

I removed old linux-image and linux-header files to free up space in /boot. I did this first by purging them in terminal, and when I noticed some issues with how the the operating system performed, i ...
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Receiving “Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.” after trying to install python -setuptools and python-pip

I ran "sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-pip" but I received: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Installing Scudcloud Elementary OS, broken packages

I'm having some difficulties installing Scudcloud. axel@axel:~$ sudo apt-get install scudcloud Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...