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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Cannot install some packages using apt-get or aptitude

It seems all the problems started when I used katoolin (a setup script for installing kali pentesting tools on ubuntu). Since using it and installing a few packages from it, I have gotten these errors ...
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The following packages have been kept back

The following packages have been kept back: click click-dev gir1.2-click-0.4 libclick-0.4-0 0 BUT It's clear that all of these packages are either on hold somewhere, or are in some kind of ...
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installing virtualbox apt-get wants to download gcc-4.8 --> replacing gcc-4.9?

I'm trying to install virtuabox on Debian 8.3 using the contrib repos. When I use apt-get install virtualbox it wants to install gcc-4.8, but I already have gcc version 4.9.2 installed. What am I ...
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Can't permanently modify google-chrome.list [duplicate]

I have been modifying the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list to correct this error. And it which works well the first time. The problem is that the next time I turn on the computer the ...
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Cannot find installed application - failed to fetch deb (404 not found)

I tried installing glade on Kali using sudo apt-get install glade command, but I get this error: Failed to fetch http://http.kali.org/kali/pool/main/m/mesa/libegl1-mesa-dev_11.1.1-2_i386.deb 404 ...
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Can't find source package with apt-get source on Debian Squeeze

I have an old server running Debian Squeeze. I'm trying to download the source of some package so that I can patch it manually. However, apt-get source fails for every package I try. An example: ...
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apt-get update fails on debian squeeze with “File not found”

I'm trying to update my old server running Debian Squeeze. apt-get update fails. The output is here: Ign file: debs/ Release.gpg Ign file:/root/ debs/ Translation-en ...
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How to install Readahead-Fedora on Lubuntu 15.10? [closed]

I try to install Readahead-Fedora withe the command line : sudo apt-get install readahead-fedora But doesn't work! How can I install readahead-fedora?
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How can I detect when apt-get update fails due to no network connection?

I have a script which runs the command apt-get update but the script is unable to detect failure due to no internet. i.e. if apt-get is not run with root privileges it exits with code 100. so I can do ...
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How to know which files (scripts and configurations) I have installed by apt-get?

I always use rpm --query --package-name to see what files (scripts and configurations) I have installed. I'm looking for the similar command in ubuntu. Is there any equivalent command for apt-get?
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What to do when some errors happen during an apt-get upgrade process?

I've accidentally run apt-get update, apt-get dist-upgrade before previously checking free disk space... Little did I know my root / partition was filled up to the very end by some log errors. So ...
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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) ...
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Does “apt-get -s upgrade” or some other apt command have an option to list the repositories the packages will be downloaded from?

Does apt-get -s upgrade or some other apt command have an option to list the repositories the packages will be downloaded from? apt-cache policy will tell you for an individual package but I need ...
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Why is apt upgrade changing my x-www-browser to google-chrome-stable?

For the second time now, I've just run apt upgrade and had this happen: [...] Setting up google-chrome-stable (48.0.2564.116-1) ... update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide ...
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Issue with bash script running from php as root

I'm making a php panel from which you can install apps like owncloud & plex on your server. I've created multiple bash scripts that install and remove software. I tested all of them from shell, ...
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I cant update Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya (64-bit)

Everytime I try to run sudo apt update get this: Hit http://download.virtualbox.org trusty InRelease Hit http://download.virtualbox.org trusty/contrib amd64 Packages Hit ...
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How can I install pdfedit on Debian Jessie?

How can I install pdfedit on Debian Jessie? I have tried to install it with apt-get install but it seems it has not been updated for Jessie.
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Why Linux has so many dependency problems when installing software while Windows doesn't except for few like VC++? [closed]

I'm a Windows user and I need to also use Linux distros heavily for work. Installing software has been so difficult with all dependency missing/version not upgraded/OS distro version unmatch. Not ...
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Why did 'apt-get autoremove' not work properly?

I installed Pipelight from the PPA archive, according to these instructions. The installation command, sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi was for only one package, but it ...
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Why is apt installing a package during a purge?

I'm switching from Apache2 to nginx. So I issued this command: sudo apt-get purge apache2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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Make sure package can not be deleted

I have some PCs running various types of debian testing to have the latest version of a number of packages. Usually this works great for my usage, but occasionally, an apt-get dist-upgrade wants to ...
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Debian security updates [duplicate]

My wheezy server has apt sources set as below deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free Are all ...
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How to change Synaptic Package Manager download directory when when I select “download only”?

According to this question, I know that the .deb file located in /var/cache/apt/archives/. But how to change Synaptic download directory? So when we download a package, we can locate it somewhere we ...
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apt-get fails: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found

I tried to update my OS Debian jessie using the terminal and i get an error : “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found.” error? My sources.list : deb ...
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Debian Jessie is installing too many backports

I have Debian Jessie and have added backports (according to these instructions): echo "deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie-backports main contrib non-free" | sudo tee ...
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write error: No space left on device. Removing 'extra' packages. Attempting recovery

The Issue: When I type: dpkg-query -Wf '${Package;-40}${Priority}\n' | sort -b -k2,2 -k1,1 I get a list of all installed packages on my machine, example: ... raspberrypi-artwork ...
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Create Local apt repo with staging environment

I am trying to create an apt repository with reprepro which is very straight forward for the most part. I have been using this article as a reference because I liked the structure of having a staging ...
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Couldn't update or install using apt-get [duplicate]

My system is linux mint 16 - 64 bit when I run sudo apt-get update, it ends with the following errors: Failed to fetch ...
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Can't install updated Ruby deb package: ruby1.9.1 conflicts with ruby

I have a .deb package (ruby-2.1.2_amd64.deb) containing a specific version of Ruby I'm trying to install using dpkg, but I'm getting the following error: $ sudo dpkg -i ...
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how to use debtags in conjuction with when a package arrived in the debian repository?

Is there a way to use debtags and search within a specific time-frame ? For instance/example, let's say I want to know which game packages came in since 2016 till date. Now AFAIK the debtag for ...
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How to determine the added value of installing a (pseudo-)package vis-à-vis installing only one of its dependencies?

Suppose that (pseudo-)package A depends on (pseudo-)package B. I'm looking for a reasonable systematic way to answer the question: "what would I get by installing A that I would not get by installing ...
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change cache location path for APT

When using apt, can I tell it to use other then /var/cache/apt location? I tried adding the following line in /etc/apt/apt.conf: % cat /etc/apt/apt.conf Dir::Cache /home/apt and re-run apt but it ...
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trying a new 2016 openssl package, but still see the old 2012 version. Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to install a new 2016 open ssl package, but still see the old 2012 version, on Ubuntu 12.04 . I have a bunch of Ubuntu 12.04 dedicated machines that can't connect to the internet. They're ...
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Ensure clean removal of apt sources without loss of security updates

At the times of Debian Wheezy, I needed php 5.6, so I used dotdeb sources to get it. Now with Debian Jessie, apparently the latest version of php is already 5.6, so I don't need dotdeb anymore. I ...
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How to find all the available packages (and executables) that can fulfill an “alternative”? [duplicate]

By "alternatives" I mean (for the most part; see exception below) the "roles" corresponding to the files under /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives. These roles include awk desktop-background editor ...
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Debian dependencies for ttyecho

Which dependencies should a Debian package have, which distributes the binary of ttyecho?
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Automatic deployment of software to Debian

I have been reading about creating my own Debian packages for my own software and deploying them to a apt-get repository that I also can create on my own. The source code for my software is in a Git ...
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apt-get update not working [closed]

I'm trying to install haproxy to my Debian Server. I have followed the instructions as below: create a new file called backports.list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d Add the follwing to the file: ...
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Linux yum Commands that are Equivalent to these Ubuntu apt-get Commands [closed]

I'm using an AWS EC2 instance and I'm trying to switch from an Ubuntu instance to a Linux (Amazon Linux AMI) instance and in doing so I need to figure out the equivalent apt-get to yum commands and ...
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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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wkhtmltopdf & debian - install

I have a question about the installation of wkhtmltopdf on Debian machines via the apt-get command. So far, I've tested three environments, with different results, and I'd like to better understand ...
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Where is the information for debian control files stored?

The documentation for Debian and the dpkg package managment system explains the debian/control files are meta data for packages, e.g. these docs explain: The control file contains the information ...
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Is installing base-files:i386 safe?

To run crossover i need to install libnss-mdns:i386, but this depends on base-files:i386. When i ran apt-get install base-files:i386 it outputs this: root@ntrnnr17:/home/username# apt-get install ...
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Why do I have so many unnecessary packages?

I was installing Prey through a .deb file donwloaded from the official website when, all of a sudden I realized that I have so many "unnecessary" installed packages in my Ubunu laptop. This has been ...