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

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“Description Language:” field in apt-cache showpkg

The output of apt-cache provide a field named "Description Language:" in about every file, and - as far as I was able to find out - they all are empty. From man 8 apt-cache For the specific ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problem installing package for python

I'm trying to install a python package called libsbml. The instructions on the website tell me to use the following commands and that this should be enough to install the package: sudo sh -c "echo ...
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apt-get doesn't work on kali linux v2.0 [closed]

For example, when i type apt-get install tor i get : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to ...
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Debian: cannot install packages

Some time ago I had old Debian system on my VPS, probably it was Lenny. In /etc/apt/sources.list it was stable so I don't really know what it was. So I've decided to upgrade it. My steps were: ...
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sudo apt-get update not working in elementary os freya [closed]

When I try to write sudo apt-get update I'm getting this error: $ sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/.http could not be found. Any ideas how to get this work correctly? ...
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apt not working after i changed mirror

I was trying to install apt-transport-https (it was a tox dependency) when the mirror I was using (http://ftp3.nrc.ca) shutdown. Then I changed to the mirror http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/, but ...
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Why getting CD requests in Debian APT-GET?

Code and outputs sudo apt-get install xfsprogs [sudo] password for masi: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages ...
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Software updater waiting for “q” key press

A few days ago Ubuntu's Software updater awaits user input (q to Quit). I have attached a screenshot with the problem. I think this is related with fake sync from Debian. What does this mean and how ...
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How to upgrade a package which has a newer version than the repository?

I've installed tmux from apt-get. I checked the version is 1.8. But when I directly go to tmux official site, I see the latest version is 2.0. How can I upgrade to 2.0? sudo apt-get install ...
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I need to install two different versions of a library on a Debian-based distro

Jessie comes with APR (apache runtime portable) as package libapr1 version 1.5.1-3. However, that is the only version that Jessie has (it is also the newest version). I am trying to build the UIMA ...
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apt-get update => could not open dpkg lock file (5: Input/output error)

If I run "sudo apt-get update" I get following error messages E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (5: Input/output error) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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Installing perl modules

I was trying to install a perl module Future::Utils on my Ubuntu machine but didn't find the exact command. I tried this command but it didn't work: sudo apt-get install libfuture-utils-perl I have ...
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how to get 32 bit kernel headers in 64 bit debian jessie installation [duplicate]

aptitude search linux-headers provides this: p linux-headers-3.16.0-4-all - All header files for Linux 3.16 (meta-pack p linux-headers-3.16.0-4-all-amd6 - All header files for Linux 3.16 ...
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sudo apt-get update doesn't work

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. when I run sudo apt-get update command in terminal, following error will appear E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) ...
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uninitialized constant XML::SaxParser / Error retrieving bug reports from the server

I use an old LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) installation that went through several repository changes. I've originally tracked LMDE's repositories, then at one point switched to Debian Testing ...
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GPG error with http://volatile.debian.org : 'The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2'

I am currently trying to add a new repository to apt-get but it is not working. I'm adding it like this: deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile wheezy/volatile non-free Then I get this ...
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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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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'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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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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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 ...