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

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if I upgrade from Debian Wheezy (7.x) to Jessie (8.x), will systemd run by default?

I am wary of systemd for various reasons which are irrelevant to this question. Now, I'm about to upgrade my Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie. Will systemd be used by default after an apt-get ...
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How to find out if a specific package is installed on Debian?

I'm working with a Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspbian 5/5/2015 and some guides that are a few years old. I've got an external NTFS HDD hooked up to the Pi. Due to the articles age(s), common practices ...
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Keep losing resolv.conf configurations

Every time i reboot raspi this resolv.conf files is cleaned. i normally add on this file the openDNS ips like below: # OpenDNS IPv4 nameservers nameserver 208.67.222.222 nameserver 208.67.220.220 I ...
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Reinstalling Apache on Raspberry Pi

I installed Apache 2 on my Raspberry Pi but was not able to configure it properly. I then tried to remove it and install again. To remove it I used the command sudo apt-get purge apache2 and then ...
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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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Is granting unattended-upgrade command to non-sudo users safe?

I have found out that I give get a non-sudo user access to certain commands with the sudo privileges. However, my plan to allow them to run apt-get dist-upgrade the system is not safe because they ...
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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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gpg: can't open `–': No such file or directory

I'd like to install php 56 on my Debian Wheeyz System. So I added the dotdeb repo to apt. While fetching the key, an error occurred: # wget http://www.dotdeb.org/dotdeb.gpg -O- |apt-key add – ...
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Install .deb file from git repo on apt-get install

I have a .deb file built and checked-in into my git repository. I want to add this git repository url, as an apt-get repo in the debian system. So, everytime, i do apt-get install apt-repo-demo, it ...
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Weird Wine dependency problems on Xubuntu

I'm on 64-bit Xubuntu 14.10. Nvidia graphics with the proprietary drivers, if that matters. I just ran apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, so I should be up to date. My CPU architecture is ...
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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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Help installing in Lubuntu?

I'm fairly new to Linux and don't know how to get the data recovery softwares as they're not in the Lubuntu Software Center nor Synaptic Package Manager. Recuva Diskdigger Testdisk R-Linux
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My package won't build because of a missing package

I am using Jenkins to build packages for our network. Right now the build fails because of the following error: E: Failed to fetch ...
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Bash script only runs in debug mode [closed]

I have the following bash script: #!/bin/bash -e SUDO=sudo $SUDO apt-get -y update || true $SUDO apt-get -y install lxc bridge-utils || true # remove the default bridge, if it exists ...
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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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Three Debian package management tools: apt-get vs. aptitude vs. wajig [duplicate]

Debian Linux offers various command-line package management tools. Perhaps the three most popular such general-purpose tools are apt-get, aptitude, and wajig. When they are used for ordinary ...
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Could Apt delete packages that are need by software that users have installed from source?

Apt handles dependencies among packages installed from its repositories or *.deb files. However, what about software that users have compiled and installed from source with ./configure && ...
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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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What does “are you root?” mean?

This is what I keep getting: ascendermedia@magic2tower:~$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer bash: sudo: command not found ascendermedia@magic2tower:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Multiple simultaneous instances of apt-get

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? What does these ...
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apt-get without sudo?

I am trying to install YouCompleteMe (YCM) on my user account on a Debian machine. The installation guide says we need python-dev for YCM to work: sudo apt-get install python-dev My question is: ...
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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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How do I get to know where a package came from?

On systems using apt: How do I get to know whether an installed package came from main, contrib or non-free?
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unstable apt-pinning set to -1 on stable Debian

This is how my /etc/apt/sources.list looks like on Debian 8.1: #### stable ######### deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian ...
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Why do some apt installation commands require confirmation?

Some apt installation commands, like apt-get install kate, prompt for confirmation, whilst others do not. Is there some reason for this?
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Cleaning the apt database

It seems that now upgrades and installs are taking a long time. This seems mostly to be happening when reading the database. Is there a way of restructuring the database to make it more efficient?
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In Debian, how to recover /usr/share/doc?

On an old laptop running debian Jessie, I was doing an upgrade sudo apt-get upgrade But during the process, I checked the free space with df and saw that soon, less than 20 seconds, there will be ...
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Why is installing a 32bit package on a 64bit system warning about removing critical 64bit packages?

When I try to install a 32bit library apt-get install liblua5.2:i386 apt warns that is is going to uninstall a number of essential 64 bit packages. Some of them are being replaced with 32 bit versions ...
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apt - checking if a similar package has been installed

This question explains how to find out if a given Debian package has been installed, but it does not take into account "synonyms" when installing via apt-get. For instance, if I try apt-get install ...
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Add and Compile apt-get package manager for LFS

I'm trying to add apt-get package manager to LFS (LINUX FROM SCRATCH) system. I have found a solution explaining how to 'compile apt-get and dpkg' for LFS. But it's very old and unusable. I searched ...
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Unable to Boot After removing Old Kernels

I removed old linux-image and linux-header files to free up space in /boot. I did this first by purging them in terminal, and when I noticed some issues with how the the operating system performed, i ...
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Receiving “Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.” after trying to install python -setuptools and python-pip

I ran "sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-pip" but I received: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Installing Scudcloud Elementary OS, broken packages

I'm having some difficulties installing Scudcloud. axel@axel:~$ sudo apt-get install scudcloud Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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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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Golang keeps old version in crypto/ssh/terminal.a

I'm currently trying to install version 1.4.2 of Go in my environment (Ubuntu 14.04, 64bit, Gnome, zsh). I'd like to run this program for checking http2-status of domains. I've installed the golang ...
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Which ports should I open for apt-get to work?

I installed Webmin, and then set up the firewall like this: INPUT SSH port ALLOWED Webmin port ALLOWED HTTP port (80) ALLOWED DROP EVERYTHING ELSE FORWARDING no rules OUTPUT no rules If I remove ...
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How to install Debian packages via internet instead of from a CD?

When I enter root to install sudo on Debian Testing I type this: apt-get install sudo Which returns this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How do I resolve package dependencies for a different target system?

(TL;DR: how do I determine the minimum set of packages to install, given an initial state and desired package list?) I'm creating an Ubuntu installer ISO for systems without access to distribution ...
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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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Debian apt pin priority for one package

On Debian wheezy pin priority for all (*) packages works fine, like this: #Package: php-pear php5-* redis-* #Pin: release l=packages.dotdeb.org #Pin-Priority: 100 Package: * Pin: release ...
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What is the difference between the “jessie” and “jessie-updates” distributions in /etc/apt/sources.list?

The debian wiki page for the apt sources list gives this example file: deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main deb ...
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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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fglrx on Debian stretch

How do I install the fglrx driver on Debian stretch? The package tracker states that there is no package available right now, so I added Sid, pinned on 100. When I try to install fglrx-driver now, ...
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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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Private APT repository not upgrading

I am involved in developing a product based on Linux which was to be utilizing APT as an auto-update system. I've created 3 versions of the package in .deb format. They have the same package name ...
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Installing hostapd via apt-get and dpkg results in different boot behaviour

I am trying to set up a Wifi hotspot on Debian 7.6. After reading a few tutorials, I have managed to get the Wifi working by installing and configuring hostapd. I need to install and configure this ...
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apt-get doesn't recognize TeX as already installed

I tried installing TexLive by downloading the install-tl-unx.tar.gz file from here and extracting it, then doing sudo perl install-tl and I added the following to /etc/profile: ...
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Debian 7.8 and samba libwbclient0 conflic

I recently ran dist-upgrade on a server that did not see any updates for the past year. Now samba has stopped working. I have no idea what happened but it looks like samba somehow was uninstalled ...
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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 ...