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

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Can a .deb package remove other packages?

I'm trying to make a lightweight VM based on Xubuntu. I want to start with a stock Xubuntu installation and then remove any packages that I don't need. My concept is to build a .deb package that ...
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How can the integrity of Debian's debian-keyring package be verified?

I encountered a Debian machine that, when trying to update packages, threw the widely discussed "GPG error: http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates Release: The following signatures couldn't be ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

I wanted to install bluefish editor but I got this error. This is not the first error I got involving packages. I installed Linux Mint 17 two days ago and every time after a reboot there is some kind ...
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How to install a specific debian package

I want to install a particular version which is not available from apt-get utility but is available from https://packages.debian.org (like https://packages.debian.org/wheezy-backports/exfat-fuse for ...
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How to recreate /var/lib/dpkg/status?

I have deleted some files around /var/lib/dpkg/, namely: /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/lib/dpkg/available /var/lib/dpkg/info/* I understand Debian uses these files to keep some information about ...
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Cannot install Firefox in Semplice Linux

I am using Semplice Linux in VMware on Windows 7. It works fine but I cannot install Firefox. Semplice Linux is based on Debian Sid (unstable branch) with an Openbox desktop. This is what I get ...
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How to change automatically installed package to intentionally intalled?

I'm using Debian Jessie. I'm installing some software Z from source. Installation instructions inform that it depends on Debian package X. I checked in aptitude and I have this package installed, but ...
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change location of the “lists” and “archives” folders

apt is using two locations to store downloaded packages and other files: /var/lib/apt/lists /var/cache/apt/archives These folders can get quite big, even when using apt-get clean regularly. My ...
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“except (IOError, OSError), e: SyntaxError: invalid syntax” when configuring python-lockfile

I am having trouble installing any new packages in Ubuntu because of python. I tried sudo apt-get install python3 python3-dev but I am getting the following output :: dpkg: error processing ...
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dpkg cannot find ldconfig/start-stop-daemon in the PATH variable

I was trying to install bsd-mailx utility the package got installed however I am wondering about the error. This is the error I get: Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: warning: 'ldconfig' not found ...
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The pool cannot be imported, because is formatted using an incompatible version

I can't access my zfs pool on Debian as it's saying that my version is too old: root@Microknoppix:~# zpool import pool: WD_4TB id: 12726205736285302822 state: UNAVAIL status: The pool is ...
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Install from a deb file, by dpkg -i or by apt?

I have a deb package for installation. Shall I install by dpkg -i my.deb, or by apt? Will both handle the software dependency problem well? If by apt, how can I install from the deb by apt?
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Sample /etc/apt/sources.list for Linux Mint 17

It seems my /etc/apt/sources.list file only has deb cdrom:[Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Release amd64 20140624]/ trusty contrib main non-free It might have got corrupted when I was trying to download ...
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apt-get build-dep is unable to find a source package

I have already followed this guide to disable middle mouse button paste on my Ubuntu 12.04. Works like a charm. Now I am trying to achieve the same on my Linux Mint 17. When I try to sudo apt-get ...
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checkinstall package conflicts with python

I'm trying to do a distribution upgrade from Debian 6 to 7 and am having some issues with some packages I created and installed with checkinstall. When doing the upgrade I get the following message: ...
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shellshock solution for nexenta/solaris

I'm trying to solve the shellshock issue on my system: SunOS localhost 5.11 NexentaOS_134f i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris # bash --version GNU bash, version 3.2.48(1)-release (i386-pc-solaris2.11) ...
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Unable to add PPA repository from terminal

I am trying to install ap-hotspot on Ubuntu-14.04 When I enter the command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 It gives me this message "Cannot add PPA: ...
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apt-get can't support https

On Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64 I'm using Ansible (software to manage and configure machines) to install Passenger and copy the sources.list from another machine. To ...
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Unable to install package via APT

While attempting to install the package sw-nginx I encountered the following error messages: 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/327 kB of archives. After ...
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List packages available for upgrade with APT?

After I run apt-get update, I would like to get a list of all packages that can be upgraded. With opkg I usually to this:: opkg list_upgradable How can I do this with APT?
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SSH pipe broke while running apt upgrade. What can I do about it?

I was connected to my aws debian wheezy server and while running apt-get upgrade the ssh pipe broke. I didn't use screen or anything, so I don't think there's a way to recover that session. If I ...
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Why is there an apt-get script set in my cron.daily, I'm on Fedora 20?

I found this file tonight: /etc/cron.daily/apt.cron #!/bin/sh [ ! -f /var/lock/subsys/apt ] && exit 0 [ -f /etc/sysconfig/apt ] && . /etc/sysconfig/apt [ $CHECK_ONLY == "yes" ] ...
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What does “apt install” do?

Being new to Linux, having used apt-get and seeing aptitude for the first time, I thought that apt must just be short for aptitude so when told to type aptitude install, I just typed apt install. It ...
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No audio on Debian “jessie” / KDE install [closed]

I've completed a fresh Debian jessie / KDE install on a Chromebook via crouton, but I have one problem: I can't get the sound to work. How can I fix this issue? I'm running the chroot from an SD ...
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Install zip on SteamOS

How can I install zip on Steam OS (a Debian Wheezy derivative) if my apt sources do not have it? # apt-get install zip Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How can I made a Debian ports like repo?

Is there a way to have only a debian folder and build the package (downloading and unpacking the sources) automatic? I've seen uscan but it scans for new packages, it doesn't allow to have a fixed ...
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cannot install locales in Debian 7 due to unmet dependencies

So instead of including the wheezy-backport in my sources.list I had the bright idea of adding jessie directly. Realising my mistake I cut out of and apt-get update/upgrade midway through and then ...
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apt-get returns strange error

I am on kali linux and when I run apt-get update it returns this: W: Unknown flag value: yes W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems after running apt-get update several ...
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Why is apt-get trying to remove certain packages when I install wine?

I'm trying to install wine, which is software for running Windows applications. When I do sudo apt-get install wine, apt-get warns me that some packages are being removed. Why would apt-get remove ...
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how to get info. about different versions of a binary package which are not in /etc/apt/sources.list?

I am running Debian testing/jessie with a few packages (I can count on my fingers) from unstable/sid and a couple from experimental (browsers). As asked by Faheem, here's the output of apt-cache ...
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Deadlock with yes command

I have a script called setup.sh: . install.sh && . tolinux.sh && . startn.sh && . startm.sh This is install.sh: yes | sudo apt-get update yes | sudo apt-get install ...
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Debian Netinst - why apt is downloading Libre Office when I'm installing Gnome?

I have Debian. I was installing it from netinst to save disk space and network transfer (small partition, UMTS connection). I decided to install Gnome. When I typed: apt-get install gnome it ...
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“Package linux-image-3.5.0-44-generic is not installed” while installing quantal kernel

I am working on a Ubuntu Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-43-generic x86_64) machine. There are some packages that I need to install, and in order to be able to that, first I have to run apt-get ...
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Unmet dependencies using apt-get on Ubuntu

I am working on a Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-43-generic x86_64) machine. It is a server running in production environment with other projects so I have to be quite careful. I have to install ...
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List packages coming from a specific Codename or Suite

I already know how to list every package from a given "origin", thanks to aptitude awesome search features: aptitude search "?origin(My Backports)" However, in the repository Release file, there ...
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Consequences of setting up POSIX locales

Small background of the situation: We are using several UBUNTU servers having English as working language; however having en_US locale set in machines we encounter problems with apt-cacher-ng ...
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How to find files that are not owned by any package?

In my system I have files that not belong to any package, they are mine or from compiled programs installed with make install. How can I find all files that do not belong to any package?
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Installing latest r-base from r-project

I want to learn and use R, and so I need to install it. Unfortunately, Wheezy got only 2.15 version, while I need 3.1.1. I followed these instructions: http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/debian/ and ...
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apt-get update: How to check for GPG errors when using scripts?

When running. sudo apt-get update For example something like this could happen. W: GPG error: http://deb.torproject.org wheezy Release: The following signatures were invalid: KEYEXPIRED 1409325681 ...
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Why is apt filling up disk space that `apt-get clean` frees?

Every now and then I've to run apt-get clean on some small systems I manage I want to free up some disk space and apt is slowly filling up my disk. A apt-get clean often releases 700 mb of disk space. ...
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wheezy not accepting commands

I have debian Wheezy on an independent Dell amd64 how do I get to accept commands to install a virtual box? here's what I put in terminal (also tried in root terminal): $ vi ...
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vncserver-x11 binary not found!

In which package I can find vncserver-x11 binary? I installed x11vnc and I found only x11vnc binary.I don't have any package named vncserver-x11 in repository. $uname -a Linux 3.2.0-67-generic ...
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many many dpkg errors while upgrading

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, newly upgraded from 12.04. I was trying to upgrade my software, but it is showing many, many dpkg errors regarding texlive-*. When I type following command: sudo apt-get ...
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Fix the debian default version to wheezy

I followed this tutorial http://kemitix.postach.io/install-viber-on-debian-wheezy to install viber on debian wheezy 7.6. My problem is about the part that says: Fix the default version to wheezy. ...
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Why -t release don't downgrade the package while package/release does?

When upgrading a package, -t or --default-release works wonder: ➜ ~ sudo apt-get install -t unstable libpam-gnome-keyring Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Downgrade package from backports back to stable

I updated tmux on my VPS with: apt-get install -t squeeze-backports tmux -V And needed to get back to previous version to recover some running sessions, so I went to look which version of tmux is ...
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installing libsocket-perl, apt-get searches for wrong filename extension, gets 404

I've been having trouble installing a package for a number of days now and can't find the solution anywhere, though I have been able to figure out more exactly what's going wrong. It appears that ...
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Unmet dependencies on apt-get upgrade

I got the following problems while trying to upgrade *david@david-K42F:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for david: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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'E:The package linux-headers-3.5.0-54 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. ' when upgrading the system

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, and I try to upgrade to 14.04.1 using the terminal using: do-release-upgrade but I keep getting the following error: SystemError: E:The package linux-headers-3.5.0-54 ...
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Linux Mint 15 Olivia source list

I am facing a problem downloading anything using apt-get tool. I have played with my source list and I think something went wrong. Synaptic also doesn't work. I've searched for the original source ...