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

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What does “apt” stand for?

What does the abbreviation "apt" stand for? I'm referring to the "apt" directory, the "apt-cache", and the "apt-get" package manager. I always assumed "apt-get" was short for "get application", but ...
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Disable changelogs

I'm using Synaptic (and occasionally aptitude via ssh) under Debian. When upgrading packages, there is the extremely annoying behavior of scanning changelogs, which can take a minute or two when ...
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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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How can I install mplayer on debian sid?

I have this error message when trying to install mplayer on debian sid: # apt-get install mplayer Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Trouble Installing APT on Centos 6 64 bit

Can someone help me get apt-get installed? I followed these instructions to try and install APT on Centos 6 64 bit: wget ...
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Can't install any packages

Can't install any packages on Debian 7.2 through the apt-get root@sandbox:~# apt-get install curl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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pattern to install dependencies in linux

Different OSes have different standard way of installing package dependencies; in OS X, all library dependencies are copied in the App folder. Windows application developers have both options; they ...
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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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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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List packages available for upgrade with APT?

After I run apt-get update, I would like to get a list of all packages that can be upgraded. With opkg I usually to this:: opkg list_upgradable How can I do this with APT?
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apt config file location

I have my / mounted as read-only (and my /root as well). Every time I start aptitude, it complains that it cannot write to /root/.aptitude/. Is it possible to tell aptitude to use another directory ...
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Related to apt-get update command

I am using Ubuntu12.04 and I installed lots of pkg. I want to update only one specific pkg. I tried using $apt-get update pkgname E: The update command takes no arguments so then I tried ...
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Duplicate sources.list entry

I received following error and then I tried apt-get update to correct it but that didn't work. W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/contrib i386 Packages ...
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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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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 minimize apt source.list

I think these lines can trim to few lines. So I need some advice. How can I improve these sources.list? apt/sources.list, Latest Debian release: deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main ...
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Force the download and reinstallation of all Debian packages

I have a Kali Linux installed recently, but due to its inflexible mirror selection, all deb packages are downloaded from a mirror that I don't trust. Is it possible to tell apt / dselect to ...
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Linux Mint 15 Olivia source list

I am facing a problem downloading anything using apt-get tool. I have played with my source list and I think something went wrong. Synaptic also doesn't work. I've searched for the original source ...
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Why does this keep wanting to install Java 7? I don't want Java 7, can I somehow stop it from attempting?

Why does it keep wanting to install oracle-java7-installer? Is there some way I can prevent it from attempting to do this? home@home-Vostro-220s-Series:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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apt-get install openssl doesn't upgrade openssl [closed]

re heartbleed, I'm trying to upgrade openssl, WITHOUT upgrading all packages on my system so I am running apt-get install openssl as shown here, it's implied that doing this should upgrade openssl: ...
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Update Linux 10 Mint Julia to 13 Maya

Everytime I try to apt-get update it comes up with the following: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com Precise/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80] Err http://archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Where Is MySQL installed on My Machine?

What is going on, everybody? Recently I have installed MySQL server on my Debian machine using Advanced Packaging Tool, and I am curious where it is installed and how I can find all the source files ...
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Unable to apt-get after editing firewall settings

I am currently testing out the Tomcat on apache from turnkey Linux and I am unable to run any apt-get commands. The problem started when I edited the firewall settings from the webmin. How can I get ...
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Upgrading error

When I do apt-get update // apt-get upgrade i received this error whatever I do: root@debian:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Why is my shell script hanging on `apt-get -y upgrade`?

Ubuntu : sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y update sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y upgrade sudo reboot Script is always interrupted after upgrade and then it will stay on ...
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Where can I check what was updated on the last update?

Once in a while, when updating my system after reboot I got a black screen. The problem seems to bee ATI drivers, but it's weird because even TTYs do not work. For fix it I reboot on recovery mode, ...
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apt-get update and package authentication

Sometimes when you try to apt-get install a program, you get a warning message about how some packages couldn't be authenticated. Doing an apt-get update will sometimes fix the problem, but sometimes ...
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Small update.. Now cannot download/update

Earlier today I was ssh'ing into my box and discovered that the internal IP had changed from what it was, I decided I wanted to make this static and found a tutorial (kind of) how to: nano ...
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phpmyadmin is listing my server version and client version as being different

In a continuation of this question, I have purged the 5.1 client via sudo apt-get purge mysql-client-core-5.1. I have reinstalled the 5.5 client - sudo apt-get --reinstall install mysql-client-5.5 ...
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Debian kernel package update freezes

So I have a Debian squeeze i386 install, and I'm trying to update to 3.2. I added the sources to the backports, I updated apt-get, I installed the firmware-linux-free, and when I try to install the ...
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How to install non-outdated nvidia drivers using apt-get?

I tried using apt-get install nvidia-current after installation I got 280.13 version, which is not the latest version(290.10). so how can i force apt-get to download the latest driver? Edit: I'm ...
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I am trying to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 7

It seems like Jaunty is not being maintained anymore. When trying to install the chrome package: steven@steven-desktop ~/Desktop $ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb Selecting ...
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Error installing gmrun via apt-get

$ sudo apt-get install gmrun Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done gmrun is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to ...
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Is there a Debian security APT repository that allows access via ftp?

If I want security updates for Debian, I add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://security.debian.org <codename>/updates main Is there a repository that allows the http to ...
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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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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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“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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apt-get 404'ing on update [closed]

I recently updated everything on my system to the testing branch of Debian because my laptop didn't like the 3.2.0-4 kernel. After updating, apt-get update stopped working for some reason I can't ...
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How to remove unwanted desktop packages from debian without deleting everything?

I've just installed debian wheezy on an old laptop (using the xfce4 desktop environment via debian-live-7.7.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso). I don't intend to use it as an office machine, so I decided to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...