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

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How can I get all `apt-get` commands that I've issued since I launched a Debian server?

I need to go back to basics on a VPS but I don't want to wipe it clean. I understand that Debian stores apt-get commands somewhere, but these are separated in to separate log files. Is it possible ...
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Cannot install wine and playonlinux

I am in elementary OS Freya. sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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apt-get autoremove removes important packages

After some failed attempts to install the nvidia binary blob, I returned to debian's nvidia packages. But now aptitude wants to auto-remove many packages: ant ant-optional apper apper-data fonts-lyx ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I upgrade a complete list of packages from stable to backports

I have installed Qt 4.8.2 from Debian Wheezy on my system. Now, some application requires Qt 4.8.3 on my machine, so I looked at the versions and found that Qt 4.8.6 is avaliable in Wheezy-Backports: ...
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Unable to install packages from raspbian repo

I am unable to install certain packages on raspbian. On trying to install ristretto, links2, pqiv, fim packages i get the following error "Unable to detect package" $ sudo apt-get install ristretto ...
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apt-get update could not resolve addresses [closed]

When I run apt-get update (on Ubuntu 12.04) I keep getting these errors: Err http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg Could not resolve 'false' Err https://get.docker.io docker/main ...
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Hard drive partition and updating trouble

I'm new to linux and am using Linux Mint 15 Olivia. I am running it alongside windows 7 and I want to increase the size of my current linux hard drive partition. I read somewhere that I should install ...
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Can't Install netflix-desktop in Debian…Aptitude Has Unmet/Broken Dependencies

I'm trying to install the netflix-desktop package in Debian 'jessie'. I was able to get this to work on my laptop running Debian 'wheezy' a few months ago, but on my desktop I keep running into these ...
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Including pending update list in motd

How would you include the list and / or count of pending updates in the welcome banner? Eg. username: User password: ***** Hi 'User', welcome on 'localhost' There are 8 pending updates, you need to ...
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What does apt need to be healed of a bad setup?

I made a couple of earlier posts regarding a libssl-dev that, it seemed, was not removable. Some of the replies touched on that there was a problem with apt, and now that someone posted the command to ...
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Could not perform immediate configuration on 'libstdc++6' on Nexenta

My original goal was setup service-network-ssh on Nexenta Illumos. As a result of the command apt-get install service-network-ssh I got the following message Reading package lists... Building ...
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Adding repositories with “./” [closed]

I'm trying to add this unoficcial repository to my Ubuntu 12.04 machine (32 bits), in order to install a software called SLTV. According to the official site, the following lines should be used: deb ...
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Can sources.list only be updated by hand?

I'm currently running Linux Mint. I remember that under Ubuntu, whenever a new release comes out, it prompts you with a choice of whether to upgrade or not. It seems like this is not happening in ...
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How can I prevent Apt-Get from autoremoving packages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get - autoremove wants to uninstall Gnome I'm running Debian@ [edit: kernel] 3.0 with Gnome. apt-get wants to autoremove dozens of packages. How can I prevent it ...
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Keep losing resolv.conf configurations

Every time I reboot raspi, the resolv.conf file is cleaned. i normally added to this file the openDNS IPs as shown below: # OpenDNS IPv4 nameservers nameserver 208.67.222.222 nameserver ...
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Is really need Internet connection after installed all pkgs?

I know when you want to Install any new pkg then internet connection is required .right now I am using Ubuntu 12.04 I have Internet connection. using following command I installed one pkg.(e.g vlc ...
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What does “apt install” do?

Being new to Linux, having used apt-get and seeing aptitude for the first time, I thought that apt must just be short for aptitude so when told to type aptitude install, I just typed apt install. It ...
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Searching for packages using apt-get

I'd like to search for repository packages using package name or package description. For example Search for Zend Search for Ze*d
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How to search for available software in repositories though CLI?

I want to be able to search all available software like one would using "Synaptic Package manager" or "Ubuntu Software Center" through Command Line.` I want a better way than pressing Tab after ...
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Debian 7 apt is upgrading my custom backported package with the “official” identical version!

and happy new year to you all.. Recently I've built nginx deb package v1.4.4 from debian backport source that of course I've added to the apt sources.list and things went great. I have run apt-get ...
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Finding all “essential” packages with apt

When I run synaptic, there are certain packages which synaptic treats as "essential". For example, if I select bash for removal, I will be warned that bash is an "essential package". If I then press ...
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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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Why Linux has so many dependency problems when installing software while Windows doesn't except for few like VC++? [closed]

I'm a Windows user and I need to also use Linux distros heavily for work. Installing software has been so difficult with all dependency missing/version not upgraded/OS distro version unmatch. Not ...
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When removing a Debian package, how can I also remove Python *.pyc files?

I have a Debian package say XYZ.deb which copies some file on installation. As per Debian package policy on package uninstallation only those files will be removed which were copied during ...
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uwsgi install in Debian 6 (Squeeze) wants to upgrade libc6 and initscripts

I'd like to install uwsgi on my Debian server. This package wants to upgrade some core packages: libc6 from 2.11.3-3 (now, stable) -> 2.13-35 initscripts from 2.88dsf-13.1+squeeze1 (now, stable) -> ...
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What does deb-src mean in the sources.list?

I know I can download binary packages from repositories beginning with "deb", but what does deb-src do? E.g.: deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu natty universe in /etc/apt/sources.list in ...
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apt looking for i386 files, even though architecture is amd64

I am trying to use a file repository for updating linux/ubuntu on a non-connected machine. The architecture for this machine (uname -a): x86_64 GNU/Linux The results of dpkg --printarchitecture ...
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apt-get purge does not uninstall completely

I have installed emacs with apt-get. I tried to remove it later on, but the binary is left. root@ionian:/home/gauthier# apt-get --purge remove emacs Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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download packages for different distribution with apt

I want to download a .deb package with it's dependencies for a different distribution. I have many Linux systems in my company: Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.10, and Debian 5 and 6. The command to ...
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Remove all packages in a text file via apt-get

I have a text file with a package on each line. How can I remove all of the packages in that text file from the system? Also, if one package cannot be removed/wasn't installed in the first place, I ...
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Odd problem regarding 'apt-get update'

I was having some serious network troubles, and now running sudo apt-get update gives this error: ... Hit ftp://ftp.is.co.za experimental/contrib i386 Packages Reading package lists... Error! E: ...
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How to reinstall configuration file [duplicate]

How do you revert or reinstall a configuration file in Debian/Ubuntu? I accidentally overwrote the file /etc/bluetooth/main.conf. Running dpkg -S /etc/bluetooth/main.conf shows that the package bluez ...
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Is it safe to set a cron job for apt-get upgrade? [closed]

Is it a good idea to create a cron job for apt-get update; apt-get upgrade for my webserver? So not apt-get dist-upgrade.
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Strange “apt-get purge” behaviour with regEx

I'm running Debian (jessie) and following this question, I followed the first answer suggestion to install that packages running sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-* gtk3-engines* That did not ...
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Why do I have so many unnecessary packages?

I was installing Prey through a .deb file donwloaded from the official website when, all of a sudden I realized that I have so many "unnecessary" installed packages in my Ubunu laptop. This has been ...
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How to install the previous version of a .deb package and pin it?

I am trying to install the latest version of subversion on Sid, and because it has a bug I receive a warning and I abort the installation. How do I get to locate the previous version version, install ...
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apt-cache - show future commands

Is there a way to find out which commands will be available, once a package has been installed via apt-get? Let's say I would like to run apt-get -y net-tools. Host> apt-cache show net-tools ...
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List explicitly removed packages (apt)

The question unix.SE/3595 asks how to list packages that I explicitly installed. By explicit it means, packages that I choose, not including anything installed by default, or pulled in by the ...
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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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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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How do I get size of (deb) file from download link/URL?

I use --print-uris of apt-get to get url (download-link) of debs I want to download and install on my Debian (Trisquel) GNU/Linux. --print-uris Instead of fetching the files to install ...
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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 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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Adding my software to Debian

How do you add a package to the official Debian APT repository? For example lets say I have a peice of software called quicktxtedit ,and I have a DEB file for it, and I want to add it to the offical ...
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Pruning the package tree with apt-get and yum

I love the Macports and Arch package managers, because I can generate a listing of all of the packages that I have manually installed, and "prune" the package tree every once in a while to keep my ...
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aptitude remove pkg_name* not working like apt-get

I have uninstalled (aptitude purge) the qt-sdk package but there is still a lot of qt4* and libqt* packages on my system. Is there a way to remove all these packages with aptitude remove/purge ...