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

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How to get apt package cache directory location? [closed]

How to get/know where is apt package's cache directory location?
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Does packaging an application for APT involve pointing the application to use the APT communal dependencies?

I recently learned that Debian based distros essentially have a fixed collection of communal dependencies and libraries which any application installed through a package manager is required to use. ...
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Force dpkg repair

I did a terrible mistake and deleted two folders from the /usr/lib directory on my Debian. I deleted python2.7/ and pkgconfig/ Things I've tried to fix it without success: sudo dpkg -i python2* -> "...
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install latest version of R 3.2.1 (World-Famous Astronaut) on Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE)

I have tried multiple ways (referencing multiple forum posts) to install the latest version of R (3.2.1 "World-Famous Astronaut") on Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE). I tried different sources lists, the most ...
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How to restore GLIBCXX_3.4.20?

apt-get no longer works. When I try anything with it, I get the error apt-get: /opt/Xilinx/Vivado/2015.4/lib/lnx64.o/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.20' not found (required by /usr/lib/...
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Cannot install mysql-server-5.5/the following packages have unmet dependencies

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I tried entering mysql with the following command: mysql -u root -p and I got the following message: The program mysql can be found on the following packages: mysql-...
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E: sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) while updating php

I tried to update php to php5 and getting below errors. root@Ansible-VirtualBox:~# apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Broken dependency for lvm2

I am on fresh Debian jessie system and trying to install lvm2: # apt-get install lvm2 The following packages have unmet dependencies: lvm2 : Depends: watershed (>= 2) but it is not going to be ...
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Local Repository Mirror (apt-mirror issue)

I'm trying to set up a local mirror because I build debian systems over and over for fun. . . or something like that. So I installed the classic apt-mirror/apache2 combo. It's been going relatively ...
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libc-l10n package error

I was attempting to install katoolin and ran into some errors. When I run sudo apt-get update My output: zayascom_m1@Zayascom-mobile-1:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] passwor: Hit http://download....
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403 Forbidden Error when trying to connect to ubuntu repositories

Im running Ubuntu 14.04 and havent run sudo apt-get update for many months. When I try to update local /etc/apt/sources.list apt-get can connect to many repos no problem, but many (maybe 15% of total)...
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How to modify Ubuntu update-manager in IDE

I have downloaded the source code from update-manager via apt-get source command and now I'd like to edit it. Is there any IDE to import this package source to the IDE? Thanks in advance.
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Debian Wheezy: reinstall apache2

The apache2 package was broken on my debian server, so I started by uninstalling all apache2 related package. Now everything seems to be uninstalled properly. dpkg -l | grep 'apache' doesn't return ...
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Sample /etc/apt/sources.list for Linux Mint 17

It seems my /etc/apt/sources.list file only has deb cdrom:[Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Release amd64 20140624]/ trusty contrib main non-free It might have got corrupted when I was trying to download ...
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unable to install boto on Red Hat

This is my Linux version: cat /etc/*-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5.4 (Tikanga) I've tried all posts online available, still no vain, here's my attempts and console output: ...
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What happens when two apt packages depend on two different versions of the same package?

Say that MyPackage.deb depends on GTK 2.19, because it is based on functionality that was deprecated in 2.20. What happens when when I want to apt-get install TheirProgram or dpkg -i TheirProgram.deb ...
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Missing apt-get package for pine64

I've got a pine64 board, which is running the arm64 version of debian. I'd like to build lgogdownloader, which suggests I should use this apt-get command: apt install build-essential libcurl4-...
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Can't perform apt-get because of dependencies

I'm trying to install some packages on my server (Debian8) and for some of they, I always have dependencies problems. For example, I have executed this command: apt-get install jetty9 And It ...
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Fail to install Clang-3.5 due to Clang-3.3

I am trying to install clang-3.5 on Linux Mint 17.2 (Cinnamon) and I dependency errors. Edit: here is the output of apt-cache policy clang clang-3.5 clang-3.3: clang: Installed: (none) Candidate:...
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Bash apt-get updater script via desktop laucher

I have a basic apt-get updater script that I am able to launch as root on GNOME3 via the main menu (alacarte). I'd like to be able to launch this script by double clicking via the desktop while signed ...
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dpkg complains about a missing package which is already installed

Trying to install letsencrypt on Debian Jessie, I have run into the following situation I don't quite understand. I already have installed python-acme: dpkg -l | grep acme ii python-acme 0.6.0-1~...
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Problem with apt-get on Debian 5 Lenny

I have to work with a Lenny VM, and I can't get apt-get to work. I already changed source.list to use archive repositories which let download some files via apt-get update, but not all. I keep getting ...
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apt is trying to remove linux-image-3.8.11

I am running a Crouton on my chromebook. Every time I try to install a package, apt tries to remove linux-image-3.8.11. It initially tried to install it while installing a package, (the installer said ...
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How can I get a list of packages that I have installed using apt-get?

I want to get a list of packages that I have installed using apt-get. i.e. any packages that I have installed since my Linode (Debian) was initially created. Is this possible?
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dpkg totally broken after cancelled upgrade

My apt-get or dpkg under Debian 8.0 seems to be totally broken after a cancelled upgrade. Some hours ago I cannot simply do apt-get update without an error. I don't remember what error this was ...
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check if the Linux kernel my PC runs has been maliciously modified

$ uname -a Linux mypcname 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2 (2016-04-08) i686 GNU/Linux I want to check that this ^^ Linux kernel on my PC has not been maliciously tampered with. I have ...
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Cannot purge virtualbox

$ uname -a Linux mypcname 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2 (2016-04-08) i686 GNU/Linux I'm trying to purge Virtualbox from my system, but its not working. Based on this it looks like ...
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apt-get install doesn't install latest version of Owncloud Client

I'm trying to install the latest version of the Owncloud Client (owncloud-client) on a raspberry Pi running Raspbian Linux. When I just enter sudo apt-get install owncloud-client, I get version 1.2 ...
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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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Why can't I fetch the gcc-doc package on Debian?

When I was testing some code snippets from Stack Overflow, I realized that I haven't any man-pages for GCC on my Debian System. But when I try to get them from Debian's repositories it outputs E: ...
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dictionaries-common package complains of possible debconf corruption

Upgrading my Debian Stretch distribution, I get the following error message during the configuration of package dictionaries-common: ┌───────────────────┤ dictionaries-common: wordlists ├─────────────...
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Questions about dual booting windows 8.1 and linux - two issues

I have recently installed Debian 8.1 onto my hard disk with an iso image burned to DVD-r. I was trying to install g++ from the terminal when it asked me to insert the dvd from which I installed the OS ...
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I installed the kernel and some drivers from jessie-backports. Should I leave the backports repo in /etc/apt/sources.list?

I installed Debian jessie on a laptop with relatively new hardware, e.g. a Skylake i7-6600U processor, so I had to install the kernel and firmware-iwlwifi driver from jessie-backports. /etc/apt/...
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Why does apt-get NOT use 100% (cpu OR disk OR net)?

Why does apt-get not use 100% of either cpu, disk, or network -- or even close to it? Even on a slow system (Raspberry Pi 2+) I'm getting at most 30% CPU load. I'm just thinking that either it's being ...
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Can't install Apache2 and PHP in Linux Mint 17.3 (libapache2-mod-php)

Apache2 and PHP are correctly installed, but libapache2-mod-php is giving problems. I try to install it with apt-get and I get the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that ...
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Compiled (?) java packages on Debian

I notice looking for the jinput library on Debian (I believe the "j" here implies this is a java specific library, and not a simple wrapper), that there are two packages that might apply: libjinput-...
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Problem installing MongoDB using apt-get?

I am following "tutorialforlinux.com/2014/12/13/how-to-install-mongodb-for-linux-debian-9-sid-32-64bit-step-by-step-easy-guide/" tutorial to install MongoDB in kali linux 2.0. MongoDb version I ...
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Installing apr(apt-get install libapr1-dev libssl-dev) in my linux system giving me errors

Because of some security problems I am moving to Apache 7 from Apache 6. I am trying to install apr packages in my linux machine. I am using the following command to install apr. apt-get install ...
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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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Need to download package and all dependancies for armhf debian [duplicate]

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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How do I list installed packages with source URI, distribution and section in Debian?

Pretty much like the title says. I have a set of (source) URIs, distributions and sections enabled in my Debian Wheezy apt configuration. Now I want a list of all installed packages, and for each of ...
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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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Boost: compile latest source or use add-apt-repository? [closed]

Boost: compile latest source or use add-apt-repository I’m at a junction should I go one way or another…? Boost 1.55 is part of Raspian Jessie stable, and the advice when installing Domoticz is to ...
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How to block non-free with apt preferences?

I want to block all packages from non-free, except for those that I name explicitly. Currently, I have: /etc/apt/sources.list : deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free /...
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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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How do I know if I have “foreign” packages left in my Linux

I am on Mint 17.3 Rosa based on Ubuntu Trusty. I recently purged all PPAs which there were like 20+ of them. I'd like to check if there are any remnants of PPAs in general, because currently I have ...
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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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How to make python3 the default version on WING IDE

I'm new to python and I've been trying to update from python 2 to 3 by doing apt-get install python3 and it installed but when I type python --version on my terminal the version is 2.7.9. How can I ...
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Updating Nginx server to 1.10 on Debian 8.4

I just installed the latest Debian version (8.4) on a virtual machine, and everything went fine. I then installed nginx server from the Debian repos and I got version 1.6.2, while the latest version ...