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

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Ubunutu software-centre is not working, showing black screen

I am trying to open ubuntu software-center but it get paused and after that shows complete black and nothing is happening. Same thing has happened when I try to run from command line. This is the ...
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Determining archive / suite from `deb` line

Is there an easy way to determine the "Archive", "Suite", "origin" (or whatever else APT uses) just from the deb line? For example, someone (trusted, of course) gives me this deb line: deb ...
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Install single debian experimental packages? [duplicate]

I'm continually getting this error: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found What I did before was add the Debian experimental repo and update to 2.17. But through a long ...
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Apticron notifying about uninstalled packages

I'm using apticron to notify myself about available updates. However, I've got an installation on a VPN that seems to notify about packages I DON'T have installed. For example, it keeps (daily) ...
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Installing php5-cURL on Backtrack leads to dependencies issues

I am trying to install a program called Glype on my computer for a proxy. I am using Backtrack 5 R3 and I have the latest version of Apache running on it. The problem I have is that Glype needs cURL ...
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Failing on apt-get update

Very recently when I have been attempting to check for updates on my laptop (Ubuntu 12.04), the check fails. sudo apt-get update: W: GPG error: http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release: The ...
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Why is this apt-cache dumpavail with overrides not working?

I am trying to list available packages from a remote repository without accessing /etc/apt or /var.The following command doesn't return anything and exits with code zero. apt-cache dumpavail -o ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade fails

I'm trying to upgrade from Mint 13 to Mint 15, but receive the following error: Calculating upgrade... Failed The following packages have unmet dependencies: mate-media : Depends: ...
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The dependency isn't installed

I'm testing my .deb package and cannot find out why it doesn't install the dependencies: The control file's Depends line is: Depends: zend-grid-module, postgresql-8.4, ${shlibs:Depends}, ...
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Synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions

Is there any way to synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions? There are several software packages that I need to synchronize between a Linux Mint installation and an Ubuntu ...
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Mint 12 - Error updating MySQL (mysql-client-core-5.1)

I have MySQL 5.5 installed via packages.dotdeb.org. When trying to update 5.1, which is also installed, I get the following error: E: ...
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Apt-Get Install Unmet Dependencies

My debian computer will not install the new kernel. It says I have unmet dependencies, and those dependencies say they have unmet dependencies. Many of these dependencies are already installed ...
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Ubuntu Could not purge package

I've tried to install oracle-java7-installer package from custom repository onto Ubuntu 12. It was failed during executing some post-installation script. So. I want just to rollback it and proceed ...
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Debian Squeeze not whole of package contents installed [closed]

When I do apt-get install usb-modeswitch-data, not all of it's contents are installed under /etc/usb_modeswitch.d. I looked inside package and wasn't able to understand how could it be -- there were ...
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build-dep firefox not working on Linux Mint

I'm on the latest Linux Mint 12. In order to compile Firefox I need to do a sudo apt-get build-dep firefox which isn't working and showing the following error: $ sudo apt-get build-dep firefox ...
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apt-get : no installation candidate for libxul-dev

When I'm installing libxul-dev I end with this error message: $ sudo apt-get install libxul-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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How to set default APT source

Running cat /etc/apt/apt.conf gives: APT::Default-Release "stable"; I thought doing that would disallow the command apt-get install wajig to work, if a newer version was available anywhere but ...
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How to unpack libc6 source on Hardy using debian/rules?

How do I unpack the libc6 source code on Hardy without building everything? I run apt-get source libc6 and I get $ ls -1d glibc-2.7/* glibc-2.7/debian glibc-2.7/glibc-2.7.tar.bz2 ...
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Need to download package and all dependancies for armhf debian

So, I need to download a package and all its dependencies for armhf Debian. The thing is that I am stuck on an Ubuntu machine. How can I download all of this stuff?
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Unable to apt-get upgrade mariadb but dist-upgrade works? why is this?

Unable to sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade mariadb on debian 8.4, I have used this way of updating always, and this is the first time I see this message: The following packages ...
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Update on reboot with init.d

I created a script to add a bunch of packages and update the system on a fresh install. Here's the relevant part of my init.d script that is giving me trouble: #!/bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # ...
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Apt-get error : Writing more data than expected (7643558 > 7643216)

I am getting some weird errors with an ubuntu docker container: "Writing more data than expected (7643558 > 7643216)" Retrying the operations succeeded. I got this several times. I am running the ...
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apt-get keeps failing

Similar to this question, I cannot apt-get update my machine. I've tried everything I could Google: adding the bad key, deleting my /var/lists/thingy, apt-get clean, deleting Chrome. But I keep ...
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Fuse errors when installing packages in Debian 8

I'm getting fuse errors when trying to install packages with apt-get. I've tried reinstalling it but it didn't help. This is output when I try to install something: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ...
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Can't purge old kernels (dependency problems), but /boot is out of space

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, and I'm trying to install a new package using apt-get. Unfortunately, whenever I try I get messages like: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Can apt_preferences track the priority of a package?

When I run apt show foo I see in the output a line that says "Priority:" and one of the values: required important standard optional extra Can I use the apt_preferences file to filter packages ...
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Unresolved dependencies when installing AceStream

I'm using ''Debian GNU/Linux stretch/sid'', though my knowledge of the system is not yet broad enough to my liking. I'm trying to install AceStream, following these steps. But when I added this line ...
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apt-get failed to fork in UML (user mode Linux)

I'm running a user mode Linux (Linux-3.19.8) for development testing. I'd like to be able to edit files inside the UML. I have some experience with Vim, so I'd prefer that. But unfortunately when I ...
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How to install Readahead-Fedora on Lubuntu 15.10? [closed]

I try to install Readahead-Fedora withe the command line : sudo apt-get install readahead-fedora But doesn't work! How can I install readahead-fedora?
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Create Local apt repo with staging environment

I am trying to create an apt repository with reprepro which is very straight forward for the most part. I have been using this article as a reference because I liked the structure of having a staging ...
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how to use debtags in conjuction with when a package arrived in the debian repository?

Is there a way to use debtags and search within a specific time-frame ? For instance/example, let's say I want to know which game packages came in since 2016 till date. Now AFAIK the debtag for ...
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Problem installing tor on Kali Linux

I'm trying to install tor on my Kali Linux 2016.1 (kali-rolling). When I type apt-get install tor in Terminal, this error appears: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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wkhtmltopdf & debian - install

I have a question about the installation of wkhtmltopdf on Debian machines via the apt-get command. So far, I've tested three environments, with different results, and I'd like to better understand ...
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Where is the information for debian control files stored?

The documentation for Debian and the dpkg package managment system explains the debian/control files are meta data for packages, e.g. these docs explain: The control file contains the information ...
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When are binary-all/Packages files read on debian repositories?

Debian repositories include the folder binary-all and inside them some Packages files, which mention independent-architecture packages. However, it seems that at least amd64 apt doesn't read the ...
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Loggin apt history to syslog

I have a centralized log management server (graylog) and I want to be able to see the installed/updated/removed packages from a couple of ubuntu serveres there is running. But is there anyway to ...
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View apt-history well-arranged

When I look at the apt install history at /var/log/apt/history.log.1.gz, there is a lot of information and it is hard to figure out what was installed explicitly and what was brought in as a ...
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Shutdown PC after suspending terminal process (apt-get upgrade)

What's going to happen if I shutdown my PC after suspending a terminal process (with Ctrl+Z)? In my case, it's sudo apt-get upgrade. The upgrade file size is 250 MB, it takes far more time downloading ...
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Linux Noob: apt-get not installing package but no error?

Not necessarily asking for a solution but just the meaning of what I'm dealing with: admin@hostname:/etc/apache2/mods-available$ sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-mono Reading package lists... ...
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what are the differences between package installers?

I have just started using Linux Mint and I have come across multiple ways to install packages from the command line: apt-get, aptitude, gdebi so far. Can someone explain what the major differences ...
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dpkg install with apt-get autoremove

OS: Debian 8 I wanted to install PepperFlash, which is non-free. I don't anticipate installing many non-free packages, so instead of modifying /etc/apt/sources.list and downloading from the non-free ...
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get rid of extra languages installed with aspell [duplicate]

I have installed aspell-en, so that I can use spell check for English. When I want to switch to the English dictionary in my application, I don't see only "en" but many other languages, such as ...
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Trouble when building LZ4 from source: “recipe for target 'test-fuzzer' failed”

I am trying to install ROS (Robot Operating System) on Raspbian. There are some dependencies that I need which are unavailable for Raspbian, so I must build them from source. One of these is lz4. Here ...
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apt-offline apt-get upgrade still trying to connect to online server for upgrade even though packages have been synced already

I have a server which can't go online because of some policy. So I have to update it using apt-offline. So far it has worked for me nicely on other servers, but this one doesn't really. I created ...
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Encrypt output of apt-listchanges prior to sending email

Consider the following scenario: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade I am prompted by apt-get wether to accept and install the pending updates. First, since I have apt-listchanges installed, ...
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Java Process hangs with .exec and ssh

EDIT: I believe the issue is that the ssh connection is creating background connections that are still open (cf. http://superuser.com/a/617670). I would run ssh with the -f flag, but I need to be sure ...
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send message to log file after package installed

How can i send a message to a log file (not the apt log) after the installation of a package. I simple want to log which package (package name) was installed. ie. "links installed successfully"
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I've deleted my /var/lib/dpkg/status and status old files

I run Deepin, I've been trying to install the necessary compenents to run a LAMP server on my machine for web development. As the title says I've somehow deleted my status files. I'm not sure how, I'm ...
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Broken KDE Plasma desktop after adding sid repository under Debian

I have Debian 8.2 installed on a VirtualBox VM and I added the unstable (sid) repository to /etc/apt/sources.list without removing any other repositories and afterwards I ran apt-get update && ...
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apt-get wait for lock release

If you are running apt-get commands on terminal and want to install stuff on the software center, the center says it waits until apt-get finishes. I wanted to know if it is possible to do the same but ...