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

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How to fix boot failure after update

I did a apt-get update on Debian. After reboot the system lost its mount point and failed to boot. How could be accomplished to fix the boot failure?
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What are the numbers after the version in the output of apt-cache policy?

This is the output of apt-cache policy firefox firefox: Installed: 26.0~linuxmint1+lmde Candidate: 26.0~linuxmint1+lmde Version table: *** 26.0~linuxmint1+lmde 0 500 ...
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How can I install more recent versions of software than what Debian provides?

Suppose I want a more recent version of software than is available for my current version of an operating system, what can I do? Cases to consider: There are semiofficial/official sources of ...
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Flag a package as being configured on Debian even if it's not

For various reasons, I have a package on my Debian system which cannot configure itself properly. I know why and I don't want to correct the problem right now. However, I want to avoid apt trying to ...
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Is there a way to monitor the Shareable Objects (.so) loaded on launch of a specific application?

I've been through dependency issues, but, finally, have my application running. The problem is I need to force install of some old libraries with dpkg to achieve this, which, in turn, breaks my ...
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Connect to the Internet on a VPN connected server without Internet

I've a remote server which is not connected to the internet, but I can connect from via SSH to it through a VPN tunnel. On this client I got internet. Is it possible 'get internet' from the client ...
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Searching for packages using apt-get

I'd like to search for repository packages using package name or package description. For example Search for Zend Search for Ze*d
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How does “$” work in “apt-cache search something$”

I understand that $ apt-cache search package_name will search for matches in names and descriptions. But how does this work? $ apt-cache search package_name$ For example, $ apt-cache search ...
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No installation candidate for compiz

I tried to install 3d effect on my Debian Wheezy using command $ apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-gnome compiz-gtk But it gives the following ...
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List all software installed from particular component (non-free, contrib)

Is there a way to list all non-free and contrib software installed in Debian via apt? /etc/apt/sources.list is as follows deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main non-free contrib deb-src ...
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What is the equivalent of apt-key in aptitude?

I'm trying to avoid apt-* commands and trying to use aptitude for all my Debian systems. In my documentations, there is a command written as sudo apt-key add key.asc. How do I convert apt-key add ...
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How to upgrade TurnKey Linux 12.1 to 13.0

I have a Turnkey Linux 12.1 installation that I would like to upgrade to Turnkey Linux 13.0. The upgrade should transition from Squeeze 6.0.8 to Wheezy 7.x. I want to upgrade the Wheezy to utilize a ...
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What does /etc/cron.daily/apt do?

Could someone explain what the apt script is doing in cron.daily please? I can't find any documentation on it. NOTE: I'm trying to investigate a server-server communications issue which frequently ...
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How to regenerate /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg on Debian?

Suppose one deleted (or damaged) the following file. /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg How to regenerate it?
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Installing Citrix receiver on 64bit Debian Wheezy

I am trying to install Citrix receiver v. 13 on my 64 bit Debian Wheezy. I tried both amd64 as well as i386 packages (in multiarch), but I fail. i386 version first The installation looks like this: ...
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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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Unable to import packages from debian iso to apt-cacher-ng

I installed a 32 bit Debian Wheezy on a PC (One PC in a lab of 24 computers). I made it a dhcp PXE server with netboot images of Debian 7 32 bits. It worked perfectly and all the 20 computers booted ...
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Wireshark or MC installation wants to remove gnome and more

I want to install wireshark or mc (Midnight Commander) with apt-get or synaptic, but I get a message that "this installation will remove a lot of actually installed packages". There are for example ...
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error when apt-get install nfs-kernel-server

I'm now using the command sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server to make my Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS server support NFS. But it reports this error: Need to get 559 kB of archives. After this operation, ...
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Installing packages from LMDE on debian wheezy

I downloaded thunderbird from LMDE repo and tried to install it on my debian wheezy machine, using apt-get install I get a ton of this garbage output; Note, selecting 'iceape-l10n-cs' for regex '.' ...
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Debian: keep custom changes in initscript

I had to modify the initscript for Postfix /etc/init.d/postfix to customize it for my special needs. Now I want to ensure, that in case of the postfix package being updated in the future (I am running ...
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How to install a single Jessie package on Wheezy?

I want to install a single package (and its dependencies, but only to the extent those are not satisfiable in Wheezy) from Debian Jessie onto my Wheezy system, without upgrading "everything and the ...
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Error Installing “ia32-libs” to run ADB and Fastboot Linux Mint 16 “Petra”

I have been trying to get adb, fastboot, avd and others to work with the latest version of Linux Mint (16 "Petra") I originally got this error when trying to run ADB: ➜ platform-tools ./adb ./adb: ...
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Can removed Debian packages have leftover files?

I noticed a weird thing in my /etc/init.d files and tried to look a bit what was going on. Here's my problem: # apt-file search /etc/init.d/minissdpd minissdpd: /etc/init.d/minissdpd # ...
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How to search for available software in repositories though CLI?

I want to be able to search all available software like one would using "Synaptic Package manager" or "Ubuntu Software Center" through Command Line.` I want a better way than pressing Tab after ...
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Debian 7 apt is upgrading my custom backported package with the “official” identical version!

and happy new year to you all.. Recently I've built nginx deb package v1.4.4 from debian backport source that of course I've added to the apt sources.list and things went great. I have run apt-get ...
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Is there a map of package names across the different package management systems? [duplicate]

I have amassed a small collection of *nix boxes (Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS and Puppy) and there are a couple of projects I'm considering that I need to install additional libraries. Specifically, this ...
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Make apt-get update and upgrade automate and unattended

I have about 7 Debian servers I manage, and I would like to set them to automatically update themselves. So, I created a script as such: #!/bin/sh apt-get update apt-get upgrade and placed it on ...
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is it possible to determine installed packages on a secondary mounted drive?

I'm "upgrading" to a new distro (from Linux Mint 15 -> 16) by performing a fresh installation to a new drive, and referencing my original drive as needed. I've currently booted to my new installation ...
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uninstalling iceweasel with apt-get autoremove

When I try to uninstall iceweasel it wants to uninstall dependencies like 'gnome' and 'gnome-core', which of course I don't want. I tried to follow several instructions in apt-get - autoremove wants ...
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Installing OpenJDK 7 (JRE) but only policytools found in ./jre/bin

I'm trying to install Java 7 onto my Ubuntu machine through apt-get. I'm issuing the to install using apt-get: sudo apt-get openjdk-7-jre apt-get claims a successful install, but I cannot appear to ...
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apt-get install without debconf prompt

I would like to install chef via apt non-interactively, but by default, apt installation brings up this prompt: Is there a way to skip this step during installation or pass a value to apt install? ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installing libcurl gives conflict - but 7.32.0-1ubuntu1.2 is to be installed

I'm not sure what the problem is here. I've googled around for this issue but couldn't find anything. Only thing I did was install a new postgres and I made following change: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb ...
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Kernel panic on “apt-get upgrade” with DWA-160

I'm running on a minimal Ubuntu server 12.04.3 install and I installed a d-link DWA-160 usb wifi adapter as per the instructions shown in this page. After successfully connecting using these ...
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apt: install packages downloaded previously

On Debian, I can download a package plus its dependent packages with apt-get install my_desired_package --download-only This will not install the packages, but only download them to ...
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Machine readable number of updates? Alternative to /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check?

/usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check (from update-notifier-common package) was a fine tool. But it's going to be removed from Debian. /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check --human-readable 28 packages can ...
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debian: what is “/var/log/apt/term.log” good for

My system is Debian Wheezy. I have noticed that when I run apt-get, additionally to /var/log/apt/history.log another log file gets created /var/log/apt/term.log. It seems to me that term.log contains ...
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How can I reverse the effect of apt-get build-dep <package>?

When I run: apt-get build-dep <package> privileged it installs the build dependencies for <package>. Now, I know that I can use apt-cache depends <package> to see binary ...
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Reinstall software without re-downloading from software center?

Forgive me if this is an extremely noob question, I am new to Linux. I have installed FlightGear, a flight simulator. Some of the game's main files have been tampered with by a third-party app and ...
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When removing a Debian package, how can I also remove Python *.pyc files?

I have a Debian package say XYZ.deb which copies some file on installation. As per Debian package policy on package uninstallation only those files will be removed which were copied during ...
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How to stop `apt-get` complaining about unmet dependencies? [duplicate]

I have been installing some applications onto my Debian system. Now there are some that have dependencies that I do not want installed with the applications at the moment. I have managed this by using ...
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track down executables installer

I have a freshly installed debian system It has vim installed using apt-get install vim Now I have the command xxd installed on the system. I know that this had to have come from the vim ...
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Is it necessary to reboot after a kernel upgrade (via APT)?

I have been wondering this for quite a while. Let's say that you have a Debian server that you keep updated via APT. Usually (every 1-2 months) there are some kernel updates, which will update the ...
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Re-installing apps after a fresh install?

I'm on Debian and I want to re-partition my drive and reinstall. Is there an easy way to restore all currently installed packages after a fresh installation? I'm thinking of doing it by making a ...
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Keep private key for remote reprepro package archive local

Currently I am using reprepro and inoticoming to maintain a Debian package archive on a remote machine. The repo is configured with this distributions file: Origin: ... Label: ... Codename: squeeze ...
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Aptitude installing jre

I am trying to install jre on my debian 7 kali box, but I keep getting these faulty errors. I tried installing it through aptitude and it fails at the end. The result is: dpkg: error processing ...
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Why doesn't build-dep work even when I have URIs in my sources list already?

So I tried to install a package called RGL for the R statistics language. sudo apt-get build-dep r-cran-rgl [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Naming conventions / translation between dpkg and apt packages?

I've been trying to figure out package management in debian a little better. I figured out that you can list all the packages on your system by using the "apt-cache pkgnames" command: ...
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Recently installed applications missing from $PATH

When I install apps using apt-get or NVM or NPM on Ubuntu, I can type the command and it works. Then I log out of the shell and log back in. Now none of the things I installed work when I ask for ...
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Get errors when aptitude update

I get the following errors when aptitude update. These errors are after non-error updates. What do I do to fix this, but not remove the ppas, etc? Err http://ppa.launchpad.net Packages 404 Not ...