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

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why is install-recommends default true? [duplicate]

In debian the default configuration for installing recommendations in apt is set to true. if you edit /etc/apt/apt.conf and add the line apt::install-recommends "false"; recommendations are ...
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apt-get without installing recommendations for a certain package

I can edit /etc/apt/apt.conf and add the line: apt::install-recommends "false"; But that will always skip recommendations. How can I do this only once for the installation to a certain package ...
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understanding the output of “apt-cache policy”

I ran apt-cache policy sudo before and after installing sudo: before install: # apt-cache policy sudo sudo: Installed: (none) Candidate: 1.8.5p2-1+nmu1 Version table: 1.8.5p2-1+nmu1 0 ...
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Can't find ubuntu-desktop package on ubuntu desktop iso

Trying to add a desktop environment to Ubuntu Server 13.10. The machine is offline and needs to stay that way for a while. I burned the Ubuntu Destop ISO (ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso, nabbed here) ...
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Compare versions of the same package in different repositories (i.e. stable vs backports) using apt-cache show

I'm trying to find out the version of a particular package available in the backports repo to compare it with the version available in the stable repo. But when I give apt-cache show <package> ...
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What information do I need to solve an APT dependency issue?

I've seen several times people with unmet dependencies, which apt-get doesn't tells straightforward what's the problem, like this one: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Fix held broken packages on debian?

I want to begin exploring moving myself away from google apps, because it's expensive, and it looks like citadel has all of the groupware functions I need. So I am trying to install citadel-suite ...
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aptitude: Meaning of curly brackets, i.e. package1{b} package2{a} package3{u}

When using aptitude, the list of changed packages sometimes has a single character in curly brackets behind some package names. The man-page has two examples of them but does not explain them (version ...
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E: Unable to locate package tlp

I an trying to install tlp as explained in the website by addin ppa as follows in Linux Mint 15 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get update ...
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How to download Debian package's source code?

I want to read source code of some package in Debian, how can i do that?
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How does this command make a user a sudoer?

According to this DevStack guide, the following commands will give sudo privileges to the stack user: apt-get install sudo -y || yum install -y sudo echo "stack ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL" >> ...
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What is the equivalent to yum-versionlock for ubuntu?

I need to install r-base 3.0.2 because a needed library isn't compatible with 3.0.3 yet (the latest). I can install the older version of R like so: sudo apt-get install r-base=3.0.2-1precise0 ...
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Debian partial Mirror - “debpartial-mirror” specific mirroring

i am using a Debian 7.3 with debpartial-mirror in order to create and maintain an offline mirror. Since i need only the basic packages (Packages needed for Installation via PXEboot and maybe the most ...
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Installing extra packages of Debian Wheezy from terminal (after a net install) [duplicate]

I've installed the small image of Debian Wheezy from here but had to skip the mirror install of the extra packages. Now that I have the command line how do I get the rest of the stuff? When I tried ...
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What exactly does the --names-only option of apt-cache do?

According to the manual, it search regex... search performs a full text search on all available package lists for the POSIX regex pattern given, see regex(7). It searches the ...
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apt-get: hash sum mismatch

Running "sudo apt-get update" results in: W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy-security_main_binary-i386_Packages Hash Sum mismatch W: ...
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Should I use “apt-get remove” or “apt-get purge”?

For uninstalling an app (or package) should I use apt-get remove package-name or apt-get purge package-name? What is advantage of any of them to other one?
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apt repository not showing in apt-cache policy, why?

I have a private mini-dinstall based repository. sources.list.d has an entry for it, like https://user:pass@my.host/repos/ tools/ I have installed apt-transport-https and I can happily install ...
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Trouble Installing APT on Centos 6 64 bit

Can someone help me get apt-get installed? I followed these instructions to try and install APT on Centos 6 64 bit: wget ...
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Unmet dependencies after using a backports repository

I have added a backport repository to apt's sources.list to get an application: deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main Long story short: I did not manage to install the ...
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How to examine an apt repository?

I am trying to set up riak on Debian wheezy. I've followed their instructions to add the basho apt repositories... $> curl http://apt.basho.com/gpg/basho.apt.key | sudo apt-key add - $> sudo ...
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apt-get update could not resolve addresses [closed]

When I run apt-get update (on Ubuntu 12.04) I keep getting these errors: Err http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg Could not resolve 'false' Err https://get.docker.io docker/main ...
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netselect - how to get it installed on Mint?

I have been using Linux already for a couple of years, and got used with it. Most of distro I used are: Centos, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc. Recently I decided to put in one of my machines Mint and I must ...
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How do you fix apt-get update “Hash Sum mismatch”

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 virtual box vm that I instantiate using Vagrant. git clone https://github.com/spuder/puppet-gitlab vagrant up As soon as the vagrant box runs apt-get update, I get the ...
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How to free space on a completely full volume?

I am using Linux. And within an uncontrolled event, my 4GB system disk is full. When I try to uninstall some program by sudo apt-get purge program-name, it gives me this error: /usr/bin/mandb: can't ...
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“404 Not Found” when updating the package list using apt-get

Trying to update my Apt-based Sytems (Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS (hardy)), I am getting this error any recommendations? # apt-get update Err http://packages.cloudkick.com intrepid Release.gpg Could not ...
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Error when installing Oracle VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04

I got the following error and couldn't find any solution on Google: apt-get -f install VirtualBox-4.3 dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/virtualbo ...
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Download package via apt for another architecture

I am currently in a architecture amd64, so when I try apt-get download vlc, it downloaded the appropriate architecture for my system, but how can I download the i386 version via apt? It's for ...
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unable to remount filesystem back to read-only after package upgrade

On my Debian system, I have my / on separate partition and mounted read-only. Only /home/, /var/ and /tmp/ are writable. I have also created a Pre-Invoke and Post-Invoke apt hook, so that apt can ...
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How to pull dependencies for package/testing from testing

Trying to install a newer version of libav-tools from testing to my otherwise debian-stable installation. I have testing in my sources.list and my preferences look like: Package: * Pin: release ...
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apt-file vs apt-cache

I've known about apt-cache for quite some time, but only yesterday stumbled on apt-file. My question is, given this kind of output from the two... ttsiod@avalon ~ $ apt-cache search setxkb ...
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sudo: apt-get: command not found. On Debian, SSH

Recently I executed this command: sudo apt-get remove debian-keyring debian-archive-keyring To prevent this such error message: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! openerp ...
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apt-show-versions - Maybe no deb entries [closed]

When installing Ajenti I get this error: Error: No information about packages! (Maybe no deb entries?) E: Problem executing scripts APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success 'test -x ...
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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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How to search for Debian packages by tags?

At Debian's Packages page, one can search amongst the software available on Debian. In the package descriptions, they are categorized by tags, described here. For instance, the package [xterm][3] has ...
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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 ...