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

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Reinstall software without re-downloading from software center?

Forgive me if this is an extremely noob question, I am new to Linux. I have installed FlightGear, a flight simulator. Some of the game's main files have been tampered with by a third-party app and ...
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MongoDB install errors / E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I'm trying to install things in Linux (Crunchbang Linux - a derivation of Debian), and I'm getting errors which point towards mongodb-20gen. When I try to remove it using :- cometbill@Linuxn00b:~$ ...
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Setting up a repository server

Is it possible to set up a server to mirror a distro's repository, but only download/store requested upgrades or new packages rather than download them all? So all computers on the LAN can connect to ...
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How can I build fdupes from source on Ubuntu?

I would like to make a few changes to the fdupes code. I know I can grab the source code from the website - but is there a better way on Ubuntu / Debian? After getting the source this way where is ...
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Unable to install skype on LMDE,how to resolve these dependencies?

I have downloaded "multiarch" .deb file for latest skype and unable to install it on latest version of LMDE (linux mint debian edition Xfce x86_64). e.g step one : sudo dpkg -i ...
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apt-proxy replacement/alternative on Debian

I missed that apt-proxy is not available anymore. What are my alternatives? Google didn't give me anything useful expect years old stuff.
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Uninstall MySQL server without removing or breaking any client functionality

I have an Ubuntu webserver which once used a local database, but we migrated it and now the database is stored remotely on a separate server accessed from many different places. The webserver runs ...
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Apt-get, no sudoers file

I am trying to install a module using apt-get. For that I do the following: sudo apt-get install But I get the following error: sudo: can't stat /etc/sudoers: No such file or directory sudo: no ...
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How to stop apt from uninstalling the packages while updating

I using apt in terminal to install an update. When i used apt-get -f install it showed 0 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 428 to remove and 3 not upgraded. 4 not fully installed or removed. Need to get ...
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Understanding aptitude's behavior on a machine with multiple archives enabled

I'm having to deal with a Debian server, which initially was Squeeze, I believe, but where administrator enabled several distributions: deb http://mirror.yandex.ru/debian/ stable main contrib ...
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Which parameters were used by apt-get to install init scripts for a package?

After removing the init script for hdparm with # update-rc.d hdparm remove, the wish is to re-install/fix/repair the hdparm init script. In other words to undo the update-rc.d removal. Calling # ...
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How to install a Debian package from internet?

I am trying to install Debian kernel sources using the following commands - sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) It prompts me to insert the Debian disk to continue the installation. ...
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How to purge package in debian without affecting other packages?

I had mysql-server-5.1 installed, then upgraded to mysql-server-5.5 and now upgraded to percona server (package percona-server-server-5.5). So now I have 2 mysql-server packages removed, but not ...
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Setting up a minimal apt-get environment

I would like to set up a minimal environment with apt-get then selectively install packages one at a time. My understanding is that this is basically what the Debian installer does. Is this ...
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problems installing lcov on Debian 6

I have been stuck for a few hours trying to install lcov on a debian 6 box. Any help would be greatly appreciated! What I have tried the following in the command line: ...
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How to uninstall java on Linux Mint 12

Today, I downloaded the latest java jre which is a .bin file By mistake, I installed it on my desktop by running ./jre. I want to remove this installation, move the .bin file to somewhere else and ...
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Removing generic kernel updates from aptitude post custom kernel install

I've updated my Mint 12 system to be running a kernel built from Linus' git repo. Now, whenever I run apt-get upgrade, I see that linux*-generic are still on the update list (they're being "kept ...
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List installed meta packages in APT

Meta packages are packages that do not install anything by themselfs, but are dependent on other packages. How do I list the installed meta packages on my system?
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“invoke-rc.d: initscript cups, action ”start“ failed.” while configure cups

When I run apt-get -f install, I get the following abnormal output: Setting up cups (1.5.0-8) ... start: Job failed to start invoke-rc.d: initscript cups, action "start" failed. dpkg: error ...
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Unmet dependencies [closed]

I am trying to compile vim and install with "--enable-pythoninterp" flag, which needs the python-dev package. INFO I obtained the vim source from ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/unix/vim-7.3.tar.bz2 Vim7.3 ...
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Apt-get hangs on “Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.44-0+deb8u1)” [closed]

I'm on Debian 8 (stable) (Linux zenbook 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1 (2015-05-24) x86_64 GNU/Linux) and tried to apt-get update && apt-get upgrade yesterday. There was an ...
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cannot install libreoffice on debian sid

Using Debian sid. I cannot install libreoffice as I get this error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the ...
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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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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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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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fglrx on Debian stretch

How do I install the fglrx driver on Debian stretch? The package tracker states that there is no package available right now, so I added Sid, pinned on 100. When I try to install fglrx-driver now, ...
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Depends: libqtgui4 (>= 4.6.2) but it is not installed

I want to install the Wing IDE for python. When I executed it, dpkg showed me some qt packages that were not installed. I installed a few of them via Synaptic Package Manager, but the rest cannot be ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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 ...
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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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Find source of all installed packages on Debian based systems

I am trying to find a good method to find the repository for each package that was stored on my system that can be easily parsed. Backstory: I have Debian wheezy systems and have setup the ...
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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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VLC stuck in the wrong version on Linux mint 17 (Qiana)

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17, and have been encountering a bug with VLC, the symptoms of which are a flood of zombie sh processes, progressively slowing down my PC (bloating the scheduler ?) For ...
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Debian 6 upgrade to Wheezy then testing release require kernel upgrade?

Debian 6 upgrade to Wheezy then testing release require kernel upgrade? I was doing a squeeze to wheezy upgrade. Then I got to testing. Each step with upgrade then dist-upgrade. I think I may ...
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What files does affect apt-get purge¿?

I want to know before doing apt-get purge <packet> what files thats gonna have effect on. The reverse thing would be, what packet do I have to do purge if I want to remove that file (apt-file ...
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The pool cannot be imported, because is formatted using an incompatible version

I can't access my zfs pool on Debian as it's saying that my version is too old: root@Microknoppix:~# zpool import pool: WD_4TB id: 12726205736285302822 state: UNAVAIL status: The pool is ...
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checkinstall package conflicts with python

I'm trying to do a distribution upgrade from Debian 6 to 7 and am having some issues with some packages I created and installed with checkinstall. When doing the upgrade I get the following message: ...
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Unmet dependencies using apt-get on Ubuntu

I am working on a Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-43-generic x86_64) machine. It is a server running in production environment with other projects so I have to be quite careful. I have to install ...
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List packages coming from a specific Codename or Suite (apt based systems)

I already know how to list every package from a given "origin", thanks to aptitude awesome search features: aptitude search "?origin(My Backports)" However, in the repository Release file, there ...
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Why -t release don't downgrade the package while package/release does?

When upgrading a package, -t or --default-release works wonder: ➜ ~ sudo apt-get install -t unstable libpam-gnome-keyring Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Downgrade package from backports back to stable

I updated tmux on my VPS with: apt-get install -t squeeze-backports tmux -V And needed to get back to previous version to recover some running sessions, so I went to look which version of tmux is ...
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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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“Packages have unmet dependencies” but I don't want to install these packages anymore. How do I clean this?

You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: fglrx-driver : Depends: libfglrx (= 1:14.4.2-1kali1) but it is not going to be installed ...
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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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apt-get error: trying to overwrite shared 'filename', which is different from other instances of package 'package'

I tried installing several Ubuntu packages on Debian Wheezy, but it failed and now I have broken packages. The problem is, running apt-get -f install fails as well, with this error: Preparing to ...