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

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Package availability in 32 bit Debian 7 (Wheezy)

I am building a new production environment and I have been thinking wether I should use 32bit or 64bit Debian 7. All the servers will have less than 4Gb of memory so I thought I could save some memory ...
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Can't install any packages with apt

I have big problem on my Debian 6 server. I can't install/uninstall any packages on my system. When I try install something I have error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: ...
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Scan and get the packages installed on Ubuntu along with the version

Is there any Python code to get the list of packages installed on Ubuntu along with the version of the package? I have seen Python code at Generating list of manually installed packages and querying ...
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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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Debian: Is it possible/safe to install packages from an older version of the repository?

I'm currently running Debian testing (Wheezy) and am trying to get SCIM working. I want to install the scim-pinyin package, but there is no such package available in the testing repository, although ...
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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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Is there an online/web interface to search and list apt-get packages and see summaries and recommendations?

I'm looking for sort of an 'app-store' or Google Play store type functionality for apt-get packages. What I'd really like to do is select a category, like 'Music' or 'Internet' and see the list of ...
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Uninstall libc6 (from Debian testing) from Debian stable [duplicate]

I wanted to install the text editor Atom on Debian stable (but I don't want to anymore), and I had to install libc6 from Debian testing. Bad idea, I know. So I changed the sources.list, etc... Used ...
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How to update libc(glibc) on kali linux (debian based)?

I get the following error when I try to run armitage, and furthermore I get errors when i try to install certain packages or when I run certain software. root@Xeno:~# armitage Exception in thread ...
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Installing Proprietary Driver and Updating sources.list

Trying to install the following firmware: https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/firmware-realtek Enabled non-free packages in /etc/apt/sources.list: # # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.8.0 _Wheezy_ - ...
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I had installed program, but when i want to upgrade, it could not find him

I had installed youtube-dl : # youtube-dl Usage: youtube-dl [OPTIONS] URL [URL...] youtube-dl: error: You must provide at least one URL. Type youtube-dl --help to see a list of all options. But ...
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Debian installs new, non depended on packages

I recently dist-upgraded my jessie box and several new packages were installed. It looks like there were no packages that depend on the new packages, as I could autoremove them flawlessly. An example ...
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Broken System due to upgrading libc6

I am using Kali, and I tried to upgrade libc6, because it comes with a lower version than I need. After downloading the latest package from the debian repo ...
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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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Debian jessie 8 clean installation

I've installed debian jessie from net iso (~240Mb). On the last installation wizard step, i've unchecked all checkboxes (no kde, web, mysql, and system utilities also). Well right after that "apt-get ...
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List available updates but do not install them

I want my cron-run reporting script to notify me in case there are updates for my packages. Is the a way to make apt-get give me the list of available updates but don't do anything more?
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Unexpected end of file or stream

Extracting templates from packages: 100% Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 301729 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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How can i fix my package manager?

Im running Debian 7.0 (3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64) for about a year now and it's running fine. Yesterday I did a apt-get dist-upgrade and after some fidling with Nginx it worked fine again. However, ...
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Linux Mint Rebecca - Packages 404 Not Found

Whenever I do sudo apt-get update I get the following error W: Failed to fetch http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu/dists/rebecca/mongodb-org/3.0/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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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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sources.list file empty in debian [duplicate]

On running nano /etc/apt/sources.list , the text editor opens the sources.list file but it is completely empty! How to get the default sources.list file as I am unable to update debian (apt-get ...
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How to “manually fix this package” (aptitude error)?

Whenever I try to aptitude install something I get this error: E: I wasn't able to locate a file for the libxmlrpc-c3 package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package. (due to ...
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How do I search Debian packages by description?

I wanted to find packages related to transmission, a BitTorrent client but couldn't find how to search package descriptions. Why do this? In certain cases, package names are not obvious; for ...
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How to install libboost-all-dev v1.40 Debian wheezy

I'm new here. I need to install libboost-all-dev package that contains this stuff: libboost1.40-dev libboost-system1.40-dev libboost-filesystem1.40-dev libboost-date-time1.40-dev ...
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apt-get install without debconf prompt

I would like to install chef via apt non-interactively, but by default, apt installation brings up this prompt: Is there a way to skip this step during installation or pass a value to apt install? ...
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Reinstall `env` program

Unix-newbie question: So I've accidently overwritten my /usr/bin/env program. Is there a way I can restore it? when i type env in the shell it says "the program env is not installed you can ...
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Unable to boot After removing old kernels

I removed old linux-image and linux-header files to free up space in /boot. I did this first by purging them in the terminal. Then, when I noticed some issues with how the the operating system ...
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apt-get -f install returns this error on ubuntu, what to do? [duplicate]

parallels@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following extra packages ...
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My distribution has etags symlinked to ctags, but where can I get original etags?

That's weird that I completely failed to google this question. The situation is ridiculous: Linux Mint 17.2 (almost the same as Ubuntu 14.04) has etags as a symlink to ctags. But actually, as we can ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies

Every time I try to use apt-get install or remove or purge on my Debian, I have this error pop up: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libimage-magick-q16-perl : Depends: ...
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Can apt query a package repo for the creation date of a package's files?

How can apt query a package repo for the creation date of a package's files? It is possible for apt to query a package repository for the creation dates for the files of a package , based on the ...
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Better logging than /var/log/dpkg.log of package-management?

Has there been some better logging tools than /var/log/dpkg.log as /var/log/dpkg.log seems to have just installations and upgrades but nothing about removals . Also it seems a bit chaotic, does ...
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Can't install LibreOffice 5 on Linux Mint 17.2, policy rule not taken into account?

I'm trying to install the package by following web upd8 article Install LibreOffice 5.0 In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint Via PPA, with the difference I use the Fresh PPA. Environment $ lsb_release -a No LSB ...
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Proper approach for upgrading apt software to non-apt versions?

Given a situation where a software package was installed with aptitude or apt-get, and then needs to be upgraded to a version not available in the package manager. What is the correct procedure for ...
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Debian Jessie removing leafpad

I have installed Debian Jessie, in short: graphical Installation mostly options set to default software selected to install: Debian desktop LXDE SSH server standard system utilities Then ...
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apt-get install python-minimal:armhf removed KDE; what now?

Environment: Debian 8.0 (Jessie), x64, KDE desktop, with armhf architecture added for cross-compilation to BeagleBone. While building Boost 1.55, I needed the python package. Makes sense, as Boost ...
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Problem upgrading Jessie To Stretch

After I modified the sources.list file and changed everything from where it said "Jessie" to "Stretch", I did an apt-get update and it didn't work. So I did an apt-get dist-upgrade, and it got stuck ...
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apt is not working after I changed mirror

I was trying to install apt-transport-https (it was a tox dependency) when the mirror I was using (http://ftp3.nrc.ca) shut down. Then I changed to the mirror http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/, but ...
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Why am I getting CD requests in Debian APT-GET?

Code and outputs sudo apt-get install xfsprogs [sudo] password for masi: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages ...
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Keep losing resolv.conf configurations

Every time I reboot raspi, the resolv.conf file is cleaned. i normally added to this file the openDNS IPs as shown below: # OpenDNS IPv4 nameservers nameserver 208.67.222.222 nameserver ...
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Why I was able to fix a broken package with aptitude but I could not with either apt-get or synaptic?

Yesterday I upgraded my Debian Testing and Audacious stopped to work. Troubleshooting I found that the problem was that it was updated to a recent version but the needed plugins were not. I tried to ...
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apt hook to check for specific package changes

My goal is to prohibit installation/upgrade of a specific package if the system is not in a specific state (some pre-upgrade work needs to be done). I attempted the DPkg::Pre-Invoke hook, but it does ...
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sudo apt-get update not working in elementary os freya [closed]

When I try to write sudo apt-get update I'm getting this error: $ sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/.http could not be found. Any ideas how to get this work correctly? ...
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Get diff changes between original files installed with apt and current files

I installed php5-fpm package using apt; then I made some changes to the PHP configuration files. Now I would get the diffs between the original files versions (the ones of the package installed) and ...
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Two different lists of installed packages

I'm trying to get an authoritative list of installed packages in order to find the explicitly installed ones as is done here. This command gives me one list aptitude search '~i !~M' -F '%p' ...
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Can I rollback an apt-get upgrade if something goes wrong?

Is there a way, before starting an aptitude upgrade or apt-get upgrade, to set up something so that you can "easily" rollback your system to the "apt" state it was before the actual upgrade, if ...
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Package installation : dpkg parse error

I need help with installation through the terminal. Any time I try to install any new packages using sudo apt-get install *package*, I get the following error: dpkg: parse error, in file ...
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Debian: cannot install packages

Some time ago I had an old Debian system on my VPS. Probably it was Lenny. In /etc/apt/sources.list it was stable so I don't really know what it was. So I've decided to upgrade it. My steps were: ...
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How do I measure how stable is my Debian (i.e. number of packages from testing/sid)?

My Debian spans from legacy abandoned "squeeze" packages to new sid's libs. I lost track of it a bit and "Which version of Debian do you use" is not a simple question. How do I measure what ...
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Remove all packages in a text file via apt-get

I have a text file with a package on each line. How can I remove all of the packages in that text file from the system? Also, if one package cannot be removed/wasn't installed in the first place, I ...