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

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Debian jessie 8 clean installation

I've installed debian jessie from net iso (~240Mb). On the last installation wizard step, i've unchecked all checkboxes (no kde, web, mysql, and system utilities also). Well right after that "apt-get ...
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Is there a way to see why certain dependency of a package is needed?

I was about to install mysql-client-5.5 package which has debianutils package as a dependency. However, I first checked which binaries are installed with debianutils package. It installs nine ...
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Cannot install packages in Mint: “Unable to fetch some archives”

I'm running Linux Mint 16 (Petra). I was able to install packages normally until, at least, april 18th (two weeks ago). Since yesterday I cannot install packages anymore. For example, if I try to ...
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Debian jessie mounted pendrive not trusted by apt

I have installed debian jessie from unetbootin pendrive and without network drivers. After booting from HDD, I have added mounted pendrive to apt sources (with file:// prefix). I have two problems. ...
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Cant seem to be able to install unetbootin in debian jessie [on hold]

Can't seem to be able to install unetbootin in Debian Jessie after I have tried everything I found, adding new repositories trying to get it from a ppa I found, downloading it, nothing seems to work, ...
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Is it possible to “install” a hook that will be called before removal of a package?

Background: on Ubuntu I like to prevent sshd from creating a new ssh_host_ecdsa_key file when I remove it. There appears to be no configuration option in sshd_config to prevent this. Hence I use ...
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apt-get --option -> one time or permanent?

Does apt-get --option set the defined option permanently or is this a one-time action? I know I should try for myself but I have 1 (one) computer here and I really don't want to fumble with the ...
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Can apt-get upgrade perform a dist-upgrade from one version of debian stable to the next?

I just wanted to do a regular upgrade on my Debian Wheezy system. I did the usual $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade I noticed that the number of packages to be upgraded was pretty large ...
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/usr/bin/apt-get: cannot execute binary file [closed]

As per title my apt-get is broken. I was doing manual upgrade from 32bit to 64bit OS but my system crashed at one point and the upgrade was not completed. Now whatever i try to do with apt i get the ...
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How to check from bash if package exists in debian

I would like to make a installation bash script, where I would like to install mysql server. On linux mint I had followed code: apt-get -y --force-yes install mysql-server-5.6 but I installed new ...
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Debian stable and dependencies

I have a computer running Debian Jessie and am trying to install a version of the FEniCS library from the Sid repository. I've added an unstable.list file containing the repository info to the ...
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rstudio-upstream-deb installation problem in AIMS-Desktop context [closed]

I'm using the PPA AIMS-Desktop to manage the scientific software in my Ubuntu 14.04 setup. Today apt-get upgrade surprised me with the notification that the package aims-science-standard could not be ...
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Why is the kernel version not updated when I upgrade to a newer release?

I think my Debian 8.0 (Jessie) installation is outdated, but the Package Updater always says All packages are up to date. The result of: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -u upgrade is 0 upgraded, ...
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Upgraded to test branch by mistake in debian… how can I go back to stable?

I wanted to upgrade my GLIBC to a newer version on my remote server (to which I only have SSH access), so I added the test branch of Debian to my apt sources. I followed this by the mistake of ...
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Create a subset of debian repo

I need to create a subset of an existing repository that contains certain packages. The dependencies of these packages need to be satisfied. Now, I know how to create an Apt repository from a given ...
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How to erase duplicate repository?

I'm having this problem a few times now when execute sudo apt-get install something... this is the part of the output which tells me there is a problem.. W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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Depends: sqlite3 (>= 3.7) but it is not installable

Firstly, i'm new linux, so apologies if this is a dumb question... I recently picked up a Raspberry PI 2 and have installed Raspbian (Debian Wheezy). I'm trying to install an application called ...
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RFC822-style sources.list yields “E: Type 'Types:' is not known”

On Jessie, according to man 5 sources.list, I can write my sources.list file in an RFC822-inspired format: Types: deb deb-src URIs: http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ Suites: jessie Sections: main ...
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Can't use apt because python encoding issue

I'm getting a python unicode error every time I try to install or update anything with apt or aptitude, preventing me to update my system. The error I'm getting is the following: File ...
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build-essential tries to install unrelated package nautilus-dropbox

Whenever I try to install them through the Software Center it will remain at 0% for hours. I instead attempted to install the application I needed by compiling it from source. I needed the ...
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“sudo: apt-get: command not found.” after removing packages [duplicate]

I have a problem similar to the issue here: "sudo: apt-get: command not found." after removing some packages. Did the same stupid thing removing something: sudo apt-get remove gnupg ...
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What provides /etc/exports and how do I find that out?

I have two Debian virtual machines that were built from the same netinstall iso, but probably have different packages installed. One of them has an /etc/exports file for nfs mounts but the other one ...
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Bypass GPG signature checks only for a single repository

I have read the following article: How do I bypass/ignore the gpg signature checks of apt? It outlines how to configure apt to not check the signatures of packages at all. However, I'd like to limit ...
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cannot install wine on 17.1 mint: unmet dependencies, broken packages

i have a Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca - Release amd64 20141126]/ trusty contrib main non-free installed, and the apt-get install wine wont do the trick. it returns the following: Some packages could not ...
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Change apt-get's installation path

I have a machine on which the root partition is running out of space. I have another disk on which there is plenty of free space. How do I configure apt-get to install packages on a different ...
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is there a system-wide “extension” to /etc/services that does not get replaced on package updates?

I know how to use /etc/services but if I change it and the inetd package is later updated via apt-get to a new default one, my changes are gone (happened to me on a apt-get dist-upgrade from Debian ...
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Uninstall Phusion Passenger and repair package database

Some time ago I installed Phusion Passenger with these instructions. I also have the debdeb.org repository in my sources.list. I now want to remove Passenger and install a clean nginx package from ...
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Debian dpkg error > libxrender1

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: libxrender1 : Breaks: libxrender1:i386 (!= ...
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Debhelper recursive dependency

Unfortunately, debhelper has a recursive dependency. When I try to install with apt-get source --compile debhelper, it says: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Why apt wants to remove gnome-core when I try to remove gnome-terminal only?

Why apt wants to remove gnome-core when I try to remove gnome-terminal only? I am also wondering why apt is considering many packages useless? I am using latest version of Kali Linux and it is based ...
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Recreation of apt based source download

Source for a apt package can be obtained with the command: apt-get source foo This produces a directory with four entries in it: a directory of source and three files, foo*****.dsc, foo*****.tar.gz ...
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messed up system after offline package installation for WLAN driver

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 on my old desktop pc. Since I moved, I had no internet connection, but could use the WLAN of my neighbors. For that, I had to install an old FRITZ! USB WLAN driver. I did ...
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Some index files failed to download - Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

Running sudo apt-get update i get the following error message: ... Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rebecca/upstream Translation-en_US Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rebecca/upstream ...
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How to resolve message '… system lacks support for snapshot feature'?

When I do "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade", I usually get this message in my terminal: Sorry, your system lacks support for the snapshot feature. How do I stop this message ...
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Prevent apt-get from using a specific mirror

I am using Cubian X1, a customized Debian wheezy distro, on my Cubietruck ARM board. Running apt-get update fails, as it tries to connect to mirror.isoc.org.il mirror which is filtered inside Iran, ...
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Package deb dependencies unmet error

I am trying to install deb package in a new AWS 14.04 ami instance, but it fail with the following error - The following packages have unmet dependencies: youtube-snapshot-taker : Depends: firefox ...
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“apt-get install” ends with segmentation fault

I have a following minimalistic sources.list file: root@c:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://ftp.fi.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main root@c:~# apt-get update Hit http://ftp.fi.debian.org wheezy ...
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Debian E: unable to locate package [duplicate]

I am attempting to install the lxdm package for debian (wheezy). Running apt-get update does not yield any errors, and my sources.list file is as follows: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy ...
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Can I check which repositories were used for a previous apt-get update?

I stupidly included a Kali repo on my Debian machine and ran apt-get update. I need to check what packages were updated from the Kali repo and if need be replace/remove if needed. I'm not sure if ...
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Logging apt/dpkg activity to syslog

My goal is to log apt/dpkg activity using syslog (rsyslog), so that log entries are sent to central syslog server. dpkg writes to /var/log/dpkg.log, apt writes to /var/log/apt directory. I did some ...
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Any serious risk if Mint 17 thinks it is Ubuntu?

Running Mint 17, just ran apt-get upgrade for the first time in a while, with 350MB download. It stops halfway to tell me /etc/issue is not the package maintainers versions. Ditto for issue.net and ...
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Problem with apt-get and locales (inappropriate # in .deb package name)

First of all, I'm running Raspbian, any extra needed info, I will post it here, just ask for it. EDIT: Output of locales -a: C C.UTF-8 en_GB.utf8 POSIX I configured en_GB.utf8, about the others, ...
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Error during ubuntu upgrade (errors were encountered while processing)

I am trying to upgrade my ubuntu from 11.10 to 14.10 but I got this error message when I ran sudo apt-get -f install errors were encountered while processing: ...
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Debian - problems updating mysql 5.6

I just tried to update my dev database that runs on debian 7.8. Unfortunately it's now giving me the folllowing error: ... W: Failed to fetch http://repo.mysql.com/apt/debian/dists/wheezy/Release ...
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How can I find the package that contains a program in Debian? [duplicate]

I am using a minimal Debian system which does not have the top program installed. I tried to install top with sudo apt-get install top, but top is not a package name. It seems that top is a part of ...
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What installed nginx?

Something has installed nginx on my system, I have not specfically typed apt-get install nginx. How can I find what has installed nginx ? I only noticed after a reboot, the system is rarely ...
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Debian installs new, non depended on packages

I recently dist-upgraded my jessie box and several new packages were installed. It looks like there were no packages that depend on the new packages, as I could autoremove them flawlessly. An example ...
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Can apt upgrade a package but only if it's already installed?

Is there a way to use apt to apply a pending upgrade to a package, but do nothing if it's not installed? I have many Debian systems, all with different sets of packages, and I want to apply specific ...
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Can't install any packages with apt

I have big problem on my Debian 6 server. I can't install/uninstall any packages on my system. When I try install something I have error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: ...
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Backup and Restore list of installed packages and APT sources

I commonly reinstall Ubuntu and back up my APT stuff [sources, keys and installed package lists] using the tutorial at http://askubuntu.com/a/99151/371765. However I commonly also remove software such ...