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

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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 ...
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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 conflict,...
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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: root@...
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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) Candidate:...
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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 http://...
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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 http://httpredir....
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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 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/...
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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 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy-updates/restricted/binary-i386/...
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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 /tmp/chef-solo/ruby-2.1....
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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 global-...
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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 ...