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

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Is it possible to see which components were uninstalled (last time or as back in time as possible)?

I am running Elementary OS Freya beta2 which being beta may run into trouble. One error that may appear is a message in terminal saying that certain components that are in fact useful and even vital ...
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The command to upgrade to a new kernel from Ubuntu repositories

In the distro I'm most familiar with -- ALTLinux, a command like apt-get install kernel-image-std-def#3.0.... would install another kernel, and update the initramfs and the bootloader config ...
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Fresh install of Debian 7.8.0, cant apt-get install build-essential

Fresh install of debian-7.8.0-amd64 into a virtual machine. sudo apt-get install build-essential gives me these errors: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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Can't connect to the server ftp.ch.debian.org

I want to update apt-get update, but I got an error. When I try to install something I get the same error. This is my network configuration:
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workaround debian pin by architecture

we can install packages for plural architectures on a debian system . $ apt-config dump | grep Arch APT::Architecture "mipsel"; APT::Architectures ""; APT::Architectures:: "mipsel"; ...
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How to remove a package on a debian-based system WITHOUT removing dependencies? [closed]

I have a computer running Linux Mint and I'd like to remove a package WITHOUT removing its dependencies. For the particular package I'd like to remove, there are about 20 dependencies and some ...
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Blender not starting Lubuntu 13.04 PowerPC

I have installed Blender via apt-get on a PowerPC G4 Mac Mini running Lubuntu 13.04, and now it will not start over VNC. Output from running blender in the terminal: Color management: using fallback ...
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apt-get ignores my dotdeb repositories

I got a server from my university computer center, which is a managed server. I'm root on that server. Now I'm trying to add the dotdeb sources for php 5.6. I did this on my own server and it was ...
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dpkg still thinks corrupted upgrade of Textadept pending - how to clean up?

Yesterday I attempted to upgrade my installation of the Textadept editor in my Linux Mint 13 ("Maya") LTS Xfce 32-bit system (based on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise). I get this via the WebUpd8 PPA, and have ...
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compile source package with multiple cpu cores in debian, “apt-get -b source”

I use apt-get -b source and this command download and compile source with one core of cpu, Is there any way to compile package in debian with apt package manager with multiple cpu cores ? like -j ...
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Increasing the size limit for /var/cache/apt/archives

I have 2 systems running Debian at home and I am trying to minimize the bandwidth use while upgrading the packages. How can I increase the size limit of the cache, so that I could just copy the ...
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Why does bash output data instead of executing, when a script is piped?

I'm running the following script on Ubuntu 14.04: #!/bin/bash apt-get purge -y nginx apt-get install -y nginx date When I run it like cat /tmp/script | bash, apt-get starts installing, then ...
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How to examine an apt repository?

I am trying to set up riak on Debian wheezy. I've followed their instructions to add the basho apt repositories... $> curl http://apt.basho.com/gpg/basho.apt.key | sudo apt-key add - $> sudo ...
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apt-get failed to find any updates for Debian squeeze

# ls -F /etc/apt/ apt.conf.d/ preferences.old sources.list trustdb.gpg trusted.gpg~ preferences.d/ secring.gpg sources.list.d/ trusted.gpg trusted.gpg.d/ # cat ...
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Installing chromium-browser on Debian Wheezy Depends: chromium (>= 10) but it is not installable

On FriendlyARM mini210s # uname -a Linux mini210s 3.0.8-FriendlyARM #2 PREEMPT Mon Feb 25 14:25:10 HKT 2013 armv7l GNU/Linux # more /etc/debian_version 7.8 When running the package manager # ...
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What's wrong with this sources.list?

I always get the error: W: Failed to fetch http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian/dists/stable-updates /Release Expected entry »maindeb/source/Sources« couldn't be found in release file (wrong entry in ...
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is there a way to see a listing of packages ONLY from Debian-experimental?

I am on Debian testing/Jessie and I have debian-experimental as well as in my /etc/apt/sources.list. So I am looking to list packages in two ways :- a. List all the packages which are in ...
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Unable to install anything using apt

I was trying to install an earlier gcc and g++ (4.6.3) for compatibility reasons and now apt seems to be broken. It appears that apt-get install behaves like this for everything, not just dpkg: ...
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apt pin priority for a single package in a source

I am trying to get firefox through the debian repo for mint to work within debian wheezy I'm using the following source line: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian import i've created a file in: ...
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How to remove chirp without removing another important system components?

I decided to remove some unwanted packages, e.g. sudo apt-get remove --purge chirp The according package is removed but also The following packages will be REMOVED: chirp kali-linux-full ...
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errors while installing python-pip on ubuntu

When running sudo apt-get install python-pip I got the following error messages, what causes the problem and how to fix it? Thank you very much for any help. Err ...
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When removing a package via “apt-get remove”, why do you have to (sometimes) upgrade other packages in the process?

I could give a specific example, but I do think this is a common process and simply do not understand why it is done. Please comment if I should give a specific example when this is happening. Edit: ...
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How to find out which package a user belongs to?

In Linux distributions, some packages create user accounts. How can I determine which package created a given user? I want to know specifically for Fedora and Ubuntu, but answers for other ...
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Invalid signatures when running apt-get update

I'm new to linux and am trying to run an update, I get a lot of "Hit"'s and "Ign"'s but in the end I get these errors, does anybody know what they mean and how I can fix them? W: GPG error: ...
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Non-sense error messages for unmet dependencies in Debian Jessie

My problem is not understanding the error messages: It says I need blah-blah-1.49 (>= 1.49-1) and this is not installable but I have blah-blah-1.55 installed already. I think 1.55 is greater than ...
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Can't install debian because installer doesn't parse IP correctly?

I am trying to install debian on Virtual box using debian-7.8.0-amd64-netinst.iso When I insert my proxy server http://192.168.2.2:3128, it says the installer failed to access the mirror. However on ...
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removing clamav with purge leaves database

I uninstalled clamav with apt-get remove --purge clamav but still I have this 100MB folder: du -shc /var/lib/clamav Why is this not deleted on purge? And how can I find out if some other ...
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how to force upgrade of coreutils on old distribution?

I'm running an oldish kubuntu "precise" I need a more up to date version of basename with the -s option. Can I force this somehow? Seems I need 8.14 looking at a version I see on a newer box.
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Maintain two tomcat installations with apt-get

On our server we have two tomcat8 installations on debian wheezy. One tomcat was installed via apt-get install , the second instance was then just copied from the first installation. But this makes it ...
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How to autoremove with apt?

After uninstalling a package I used to do apt-get autoremove to remove other unused dependencies. I understand that apt (rather than apt-get) is the modern way to manage packages on the command-line ...
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How to run unattended-upgrades not daily but every few hours

By default unattended-upgrades runs with cron.daily, that is at most on a daily basis. This can be a lot of time for attackers. I'd like to run it every 4 hours, how can I do this?
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getting error for sudo apt-get upgrade?

when i enter : sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following messages: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading> state information... Done Calculating ...
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Trouble with installing libqca2-dev on ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Qt 4.8.4 from source at usr/local/Trolltec and now that I am trying to install libqca2-dev on Ubuntu 12.04, the apt-get tool fails with a dependency error stating that libqt4-dev is ...
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Fix the debian default version to wheezy

I followed this tutorial http://kemitix.postach.io/install-viber-on-debian-wheezy to install viber on debian wheezy 7.6. My problem is about the part that says: Fix the default version to wheezy. ...
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apt-get update reports 406 Not Acceptable

I recently noticed that apt-get update and aptitude update report some errors: W: Failed to fetch http://linux.dropbox.com/debian/dists/wheezy/main/binary-amd64/Packages: Bad header line W: Failed to ...
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What is yum equivalent of 'apt-get update'?

Debian's apt-get update fetches and updates the package index. Because I'm used to this way of doing things, I was surprised to find that yum update does all that and upgrades the system. This made ...
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Can't install or download anything in pear os 8

I recently installed Pear OS 8 and have ran into many problems since. Essentially, I can't download or install anything. At first I was getting a "failed to download repository information" error. I ...
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Is possible to install mediawiki deb package without needing apache?

I would like to install the mediawiki package on Debian Wheezy. mediawiki has dependencies on (apache2 OR httpd) and MySQL, but I want to use nginx-extras (which provides httpd) and Sqlite (i.e. not ...
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permision denied error ubuntu update with sudo

Running the below command throws the Permission denied error in Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS sudo apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade and the error is Get:16 ...
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is there a difference between these lines in `/etc/apt/sources.list`?

In a guide for installing a wireless card, I'm told to add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free This is what my sources.list ...
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Apt broken after upgrading python on 14.04 - No module named 'lsb_release'

I recently needed an updated version of Python3 for a project, so I built it from source; and I believe I made a bit of a mess. All apt based operations now end in an error here: (Reading database ...
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'E:The package linux-headers-3.5.0-54 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. ' when upgrading the system

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, and I try to upgrade to 14.04.1 using the terminal using: do-release-upgrade but I keep getting the following error: SystemError: E:The package linux-headers-3.5.0-54 ...
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How to list softwares installed in my system

As far as I studied, pkg-config command returns the info about all the libraries installed in my Linux system. Can anyone specify me from where does it get these details? Also, where will I get the ...
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Untrusted package apt-transport-https

I am using Debian wheezy and I would like to install the package apt-transport-https, which allows to access apt repositories through the https protocol. What really puzzles me is that the apt-get ...
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Make TCP to reconnect automatically and quickly

In my Debian Linux system apt-get dist-upgrade is sometimes stalled with [Waiting for headers] message. To make it pass faster I press Ctrl+C and start the command again. How to tune the system to ...
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Get apt's key ids and fingerprints in machine-readable format

I'm trying to patch an issue in puppetlabs-apt to enable the use of key fingerprints as identifiers to ensure that a certain key is present by its 40-digit key fingerprint. I'm having difficulty ...
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“Package 'dconf-cli' has no installation candidate”

I want to be able to colour my gnome terminal (on Debian), using this package, and the installation notes require me to first execute sudo apt-get install dconf-cli, but doing so gives me an error. ...
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Reason for security repositories in Debian?

In /etc/apt/sources.list(lists APT data sources) file there are two repositories listed for security updates: deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free deb-src ...
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apt-get update exit status

How check the status of apt-get update? $ apt-get update ; echo "status is: $?" Err http://security.debian.org stable/updates Release.gpg Could not resolve 'security.debian.org' Hit ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

I wanted to install bluefish editor but I got this error. This is not the first error I got involving packages. I installed Linux Mint 17 two days ago and every time after a reboot there is some kind ...