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

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Configure Debian/Ubuntu to imitate rpmnew and rpmsave

I currently have Fedora 23 on my main work machine and the way configuration files are handled on updates is very nice. In some cases I change the configuration file that was installed by some ...
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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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Problem to install package from testing

I was trying to install the livestreamer for Debian and did it fine, but when using the Twitch GUI app, it asked for a newer livestreamer version, the stable (Jessie), is 1.10.2 and the GUI needs the ...
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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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Some packages cannot be installed using multi-arch (take two)

Note: This question has been previously asked on askubuntu.com but was rejected as off-topic, and instead, I was redirected to this site. Therefore I'm reposting it here. I'm trying to compile a ...
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Problem with sudo apt-get update

I am behind a proxy. Every time I execute the apt-get update command, this is the output on the screen Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg ...
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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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fast way to show pending security updates

To check pending updates with: apt-get upgrade ...takes quite a while. Is there a faster way to only show pending updates (assuming you have already updated the source list before with apt-get ...
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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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How to install a newer version of mysql workbench than is available in my distro's repos

I'm guessing this will be a quick fix for you. I am trying to install a version of mysql workbench that is NEWER than what is available to me through the regular debian repos. I started by adding ...
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Add Ubuntu Repository to Debian

I would like to know how I can add the Ubuntu repository with Debian's, as there are some drivers and games I want that aren't on the Debian repository. For example, darkplaces is a game I want that ...
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Debian 8 Jessie “E: Unable to locate package lmms”

I am trying to install lmms for some audio production on Debian 8. Here's process: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install lmms "E: Unable to locate package lmms" This is ...
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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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Apt-get does not work in live-usb environment

I am working on a small project which requires Linux. So I made a live-usb for Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to install g++ and some other stuff but the apt-get does not work. It shows that I have ...
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Debian 8 - kernel with vserver - apt can't find packages

apt-get install linux-image-2.6-vserver-686 apt-get nvidia-kernel-2.6-vserver-686 My apt can't find the above packages. What should I add to sources.list? I have tried to find information in Google, ...
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pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks

I am trying to run an apt-get dist-upgrade, but it comes with the following error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... ...
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Make Debian 8 prompt for restart of services

I have VPS instances from three different providers, and those from two providers will prompt for a restart of affected services when running apt-get upgrade. VPS instances from one provider do NOT ...
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How to install Bumblebee on Debian 8 (nvidia proprietary drivers) - package not found

I followed this guide: https://wiki.debian.org/Bumblebee#Installation but when I run sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia primus this is the output: .... Package bumblebee-nvidia is not ...
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how to upgrade a single package in debian

I'm currently running debian 8 and I want to upgrade security patches which is provided by debian but problem is that, if I upgrade a single package then it asks to upgrade many packages, as in: $ ...
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How to remove package-dir map and use a symlink instead?

I installed npm. After that I uninstalled it by: sudo apt-get remove npm sudo apt-get purge npm Now I added a symlink via a package downloaded manually by: lns /my_path/node However when I run ...
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Install recommended packages of an already installed package with apt

I previously installed a package with the --no-install-recommends and am now missing some functionality due to these packages missing. Is there a way to install these packages with an apt-get command ...
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How do I install TREE when the command line doesn't work?

I tried to install TREE via the sudo apt-get install tree command but nothing but an error happens ("sudo: apt-get: command not found"). How do I fix this?
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No dpkg or apt, no make or gcc. Need to install them all [closed]

I have a minimal Debian Linux based machine (i686) and need to get some .deb installed. This does not even have make or gcc installed. So I am unable to compile anything on this. So to get it ...
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Why version 5.* does not satisfy dependency on >= 4.*?

As shown below, package powertop depends on libstdc++6 (>= 4.4.0) and I have libstdc++6 version 5.2.1-23, which should satisfy that dependency. Note the option -t testing does not influence whether ...
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mysql-server-5.5 unmet dependencies each time running apt-get

Each time I run "sudo apt-get install package-name", the following error happened, even if I tried to install other packages other than mysql ones: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to ...
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How to enable source package download for a section of private ubuntu repository

We have created a internal ubuntu repository. It has a few custom sections which has packages that were custom built. Currently, no source packages are provided for download for the repository users. ...
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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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Error updating, packages held

I'm trying to install nodejs package on my debian (or any other package). And I get this error. pablo@debian:~/Documents/clients/stock$ sudo apt-get install nodejs Reading package lists... Done ...
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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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sudo apt-get update is not working in LInux mint 17.1

I am trying to update my linux mint 17.1. But if i give this commands, sudo apt-get update it is giving the following error. E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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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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How is the “apt” command different from “apt-get” and “aptitude”?

I just found out that there is a third command for installing packages available on my Debian GNU/linux distribution. I found that I can install packages by simply entering: apt install sl ...
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Add repositories in Kali Linux 2.0 [closed]

How do I add repositories in Kali Linux 2.0, and what, if any are the repercussions of doing so?
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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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Access from unknown IP tracks to non-existent website

Just had a warning that my Gmail's been accessed from the following IP: 151.230.107.114 which routes to something called htc_frisbee.com , which doesn't appear to be a real website. Could this just be ...
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No clisp in Debian's repository?

I want to install clisp. My /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib deb ...
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sudo apt-get command not working in Linux Mint

I am trying to install a few programs such as git / fluxgui on my Linux Mint computer. However, every time I enter the following command with my password sudo apt-get install git or sudo apt-get ...
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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 ...
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What is the proper syntax for pinning a debian package to a repository and a version?

I am trying to install a previous version of subversion from snapshot.debian.org, as described in How to install the previous version of a .deb package and pin it?. I have setup the repository and the ...
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How to install the previous version of a .deb package and pin it?

I am trying to install the latest version of subversion on Sid, and because it has a bug I receive a warning and I abort the installation. How do I get to locate the previous version version, install ...
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How can I install git-svn given this weird apt-cache status?

How can I install git-svn given this apt-get error and seemingly-weird apt-cache status: $ sudo apt-get install git-svn Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Trouble installing Unity8-LXC on Mint

(I originally posed this on askubuntu but was told it should be here instead.) I want to install unity8-lxc on Linux Mint so I can check out Unity8 without installing it. Mint 17.3 (Rafaela) of ...
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reset system file permissions, owners and groups

Mac has a utility that checks permissions of files installed on your system to make sure they have the correct permissions as per an installation. Is there something like that with LinuxMint. I am not ...
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Why does apt-cache list also packages which are NOT installed?

For example: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-cache pkgnames | less | sort > inst_pkgs.txt Output .... virtualbox virtualbox-4.3 virtualbox-5.0 virtualbox-dbg virtualbox-dkms ...
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Prompts to upgrade 361 and install 363 new packages when trying to get perl-doc

I have a new kali distribution installed 3.18.0-kali1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.18.3-1~kali4 i686 GNU/Linux and the only thing I want it's to instatall perl-doc package. apt-get install ...
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Problem installing lyx - held broken pacagkes error

I am trying to install lyx on Linux Mint 17.2 sudo apt-get install lyx gave the following output: The following packages have unmet dependencies: lyx : Depends: lyx-common (= 2.0.8.1-0ubuntu1) ...
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Why does Linux (Mint 17.2,Ubuntu 14.04 based. KDE) automatically remove certain packages while installing others?

For example Atom text editor. When I run: sudo apt-get install imagemagick # http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php gives: you might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...