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

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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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Install mdadm without postfix in ubuntu trusty

I want to build a RAID system on top of Ubuntu Trusty. When I do apt-get install mdadm A screen pop up asking me to configure postfix. Because I will run this installation in automation script. Is ...
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How to install a specific package with dependencies using apt-offline command?

I have installed apt-offline on tow machine runing debian jessie pc1 (online) and pc2 (offline). I am using the following command :sudo apt-key exportall | sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --import --...
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Aptitude deleted a buttload of modules when I tried to install Imagemagick, how do I undo this?

Yesterday I tried to install Imagemagick, I used apt-get at first, which returned an error. I was already trying to install ImageMagick for hours, so I got impatient. A post on stackoverflow said that ...
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How do I obtain the dependency fcitx-dbus?

When I run fcitx, I get the following errors. $ (INFO-3262 /build/buildd/fcitx-4.2.8.3/src/lib/fcitx/addon.c:151) Load Addon Config File:fcitx-dbus.conf (INFO-3262 /build/buildd/fcitx-4.2.8.3/src/lib/...
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How to reinstall configuration file [duplicate]

How do you revert or reinstall a configuration file in Debian/Ubuntu? I accidentally overwrote the file /etc/bluetooth/main.conf. Running dpkg -S /etc/bluetooth/main.conf shows that the package bluez ...
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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 upgrade Kali Linux

I've installed Kali Linux (normally I use ArchLinux, but I need Kali for work) and every time I want to upgrade, a few packages can't upgrade and are kept back. To force them to update I have to ...
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libnss3 Update Downgrading Problem

I have downgraded libnss3 on my Ubuntu so I can install Upwork software. I have installed this software successfully. But after this downgrade, I am unable to install any other software on my system. ...
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Why apt madison?

A short while ago I asked this question - Does "apt-get -s upgrade" or some other apt command have an option to list the repositories the packages will be downloaded from?, about how to list ...
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Batch apt-get install from text file - help with grepping it [duplicate]

I've got a file called packages with a list of my installed packages, it looks like this: accountsservice install and so on. I know I can grep for them, but I'm not sure how to finish ...
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Upgrading mysql caused broken packages

I have Debian Jessie, and MySQL 5.6 from the MySQL Debian repository. This installation installes an apt sources.list.d entry that after sudo apt-get install mysql-community-server, it asks whether I ...
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Kali Linux 2.0: Can't install build-essential(s)

I recently installed Kali 2.0 minimal on a Virtual Machine. More specifically, 26 GiB Virtual HD, Macbook Air as the host of the VirtualBox. Immediately after installing, I went to install GCC, and ...
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How does APT choose which packages to install?

On my Debian Testing box, I have the following in /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main ...
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How to install dategrep on Ubuntu?

I want to grep lines with date and time stamp. I came across this command called dategrep on internet. I am trying to install this on my 64 bit Ubuntu system. I downloaded a Debian package from ...
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CRON problem - an apt-get dist-upgrade job

This question is related to Debian 8.4. I applied the same updating mechanism to several desktop stations and one unused server. This problem appeared on the server but I suspect it will happen on ...
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Failed to fetch packet

I would like to install php5-mysql on my webserver. apt-get install php5-mysql The output is the following: root@webserver:~# apt-get install php5-mysql Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to set up OpenVPN? [duplicate]

I'm trying to use OpenVPN on my debian system. I'm using Debian for the first time. Version: Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) 64-bit. When I try to run this: root@debian:~# apt-get install openvpn I ...
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Can't install anything cause “printer-driver- … unmet dependencies”

I'm trying to install GNU screen: sudo apt-get install screen I receive following: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to ...
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What's the best way to install apt packages from Debian Stretch on Raspbian Jessie?

I'm using Raspbian Jessie but there are a few packages I want that aren't available (but are in Debian Stretch repos). I want to temporarily use the Stretch repo to install them (and any otherwise-...
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Is it safe to set a cron job for apt-get upgrade? [closed]

Is it a good idea to create a cron job for apt-get update; apt-get upgrade for my webserver? So not apt-get dist-upgrade.
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Dependency problem

On running apt upgrade or apt dist-upgrade, terminal is showing a error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The ...
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Apt Unmet dependecies: libefl-bin

I am encountering an error when I run apt-get upgrade. It appears I have a package installed that has unmet dependencies. uname -a output: Linux kbu 3.19.0-56-generic #62~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar ...
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Difference between apt command and sudo apt command in Linux Mint terminal?

I am new to Linux and I was wondering what the difference was between the two because both of them seem to work when doing stuff. Command is a placeholder name for upgrade, update or install or ...
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Syncing AIDE and apt-get

I would like to run AIDE from a stick on a system. However there is a major difficulty. Apt-get will modify files in particular with commands update, install, remove/purge which will muck up the AIDE ...
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How to understand “Replaces” field in output of “apt-cache depends”?

When I run apt-cache depends tar under my Debian 8.3 installation, then it says that it will replace cpio: # apt-cache depends tar tar PreDepends: libacl1 PreDepends: libc6 PreDepends: ...
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apt looking for i386 files, even though architecture is amd64

I am trying to use a file repository for updating linux/ubuntu on a non-connected machine. The architecture for this machine (uname -a): x86_64 GNU/Linux The results of dpkg --printarchitecture are:...
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Install the latest version of a package that would not require updating dependencies

Mainly on a debian/apt-get based system (but answers for others like Arch would be nice too). Doing apt-get install package installs the latest version of "package" available and (if necessary) ...
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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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How to disable warning message for Apt repositories using SHA1?

A recent update of apt (in Debian unstable) generates an warning message for repositories SHA1 signed. I get the idea you should privilege SHA2 signed repositories but I use some softwares which does ...
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apt mirror chooses wrong architecture

I tried to do a repository mirror using apt-mirror and it inexplicably choose the wrong architecture. This is the architecture of the mirroring machine: uname -a Linux MyWorkStation 3.2.0-76-generic ...
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Ubuntu upgrades blocked due to insufficient disk space for linux-image [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on a desktop at my home that I was intending to turn into a server, but I never really did much on it. I then decided to turn it into a send-only SMPT server, but ...
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How do I install LXDE offline into debian?

I am running the latest version of Debian, command line only. the PC is offline. Do not ask me to get it online because i can't. I want to install the desktop environment LXDE but I have no CD and no ...
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`apt update` failed on Debian Linux

Attempting to upgrade testing/stretch Debian Linux: $ sudo apt update Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb stable InRelease Hit:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb stable Release ...
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Is possible to obtain a list of debian packages that doesn't have a gui / run in X?

I'm interested into creating a script able to get my own iso of debian for offline working purposes, however I have no the need of any gui utility that are generally for desktop usage. For the ...
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Upgrade package Ubuntu 15.10

I would like to upgrade systemd to it's most recent version 229( currently I have 225) but when I try to do it via command line I get systemd is already the newest version. I suspect 225 is the ...
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Unable to find any package through apt-get or packages in kali linux

I am using lenovo thinkpad t400. I have been using kali linux old version and everything was working fine . But after installing kali linux version 2.0 , i can't find any package . It always show ...
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My debian mirror is not working… Could not resolve 'ftp.us.debian.org'

I was trying to use the command $sudo apt-get update but I got the errors: Err http://ftp.us.debian.org etc. and things like: W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/...
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Retrieve apt-get package in differing distros

I have ROS Indigo installed in Ubuntu 14.04 on a macbook pro. I can find and install the package ros-indigo-openni-launch. $ sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-openni-launch [sudo] password for jackson: ...
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Strange “apt-get purge” behaviour with regEx

I'm running Debian (jessie) and following this question, I followed the first answer suggestion to install that packages running sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-* gtk3-engines* That did not ...
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Update apt-get cache only if it's older than certain time

I'm on debian. I would like to execute an apt-get update (and maybe something else) only if the time since last update is bigger or smaller than a certain amount with a straight command, no cron ...
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Installing npm on Mint 17 without using curl or the GUI file-manager

I'm trying to install npm in a Mint VM running on Windows 10 on which I can only use sudo to install and modify directories and have no ability to create directories via the visual file manager. I ...
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Media change while installing apache2

I've got a fresh copy of Ubuntu Server 15.04 and installed it via "Easy Install" in VMWare WorkStation 12. After it installed,i've logged in to my account and tried to install apache2 with this ...
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apt pinning priority restricted

I need to downgrade some apt packages, that I had previously pinned to testing, having stable as default. This is the preferences file: Package: * Pin: release a=stable Pin-Priority: 1001 Package: *...
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Why apt-get is unable to locate jigdo-file or jigdo-lite?

There is something I'm not getting right with the debian package system, I'm pretty confident that the jigdo program is contained in the Debian repository system (https://packages.debian.org/search?...
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How is `apt` the new-and-improved `apt-get`? [closed]

So in Debian 8, we now have apt as well as apt-get. Can somebody explain to me how apt is better than apt-get? A quote from the Debian Administrator's Handbook: APT is a vast project, whose ...
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virtualbox-5.0 won't install on ubuntu-server 14.04.4

I can't get virtualbox to install. I recently reinstalled my entire system with ubuntu-server 14.04.4. I added the virtualbox repository as recommended on their website: I added deb http://download....
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Uninstall package from command line in unbootable system

I messed up my Raspbian Jessie system by installing upstart, and now it gets hung up while booting. Now I'm trying to get back to a bootable system by uninstalling it. I used these directions to get ...
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sources.list.d files are automatically configured: how can I change them persistently? [duplicate]

Google recently discontinued support for 32-bit Chrome repositories on Linux. That's fine; I don't care: I'm on 64-bit. No problem. Unfortunately, it causes apt update to fail because it fails to ...