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

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Debian 7 apt is upgrading my custom backported package with the “official” identical version!

and happy new year to you all.. Recently I've built nginx deb package v1.4.4 from debian backport source that of course I've added to the apt sources.list and things went great. I have run apt-get ...
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Is there a map of package names across the different package management systems? [duplicate]

I have amassed a small collection of *nix boxes (Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS and Puppy) and there are a couple of projects I'm considering that I need to install additional libraries. Specifically, this ...
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Make apt-get update and upgrade automate and unattended

I have about 7 Debian servers I manage, and I would like to set them to automatically update themselves. So, I created a script as such: #!/bin/sh apt-get update apt-get upgrade and placed it on ...
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is it possible to determine installed packages on a secondary mounted drive?

I'm "upgrading" to a new distro (from Linux Mint 15 -> 16) by performing a fresh installation to a new drive, and referencing my original drive as needed. I've currently booted to my new installation ...
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uninstalling iceweasel with apt-get autoremove

When I try to uninstall iceweasel it wants to uninstall dependencies like 'gnome' and 'gnome-core', which of course I don't want. I tried to follow several instructions in apt-get - autoremove wants ...
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Installing OpenJDK 7 (JRE) but only policytools found in ./jre/bin

I'm trying to install Java 7 onto my Ubuntu machine through apt-get. I'm issuing the to install using apt-get: sudo apt-get openjdk-7-jre apt-get claims a successful install, but I cannot appear to ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 installing libcurl gives conflict - but 7.32.0-1ubuntu1.2 is to be installed

I'm not sure what the problem is here. I've googled around for this issue but couldn't find anything. Only thing I did was install a new postgres and I made following change: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb ...
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Kernel panic on “apt-get upgrade” with DWA-160

I'm running on a minimal Ubuntu server 12.04.3 install and I installed a d-link DWA-160 usb wifi adapter as per the instructions shown in this page. After successfully connecting using these ...
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apt: install packages downloaded previously

On Debian, I can download a package plus its dependent packages with apt-get install my_desired_package --download-only This will not install the packages, but only download them to ...
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Machine readable number of updates? Alternative to /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check?

/usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check (from update-notifier-common package) was a fine tool. But it's going to be removed from Debian. /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check --human-readable 28 packages can ...
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debian: what is “/var/log/apt/term.log” good for

My system is Debian Wheezy. I have noticed that when I run apt-get, additionally to /var/log/apt/history.log another log file gets created /var/log/apt/term.log. It seems to me that term.log contains ...
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How can I reverse the effect of apt-get build-dep <package>?

When I run: apt-get build-dep <package> privileged it installs the build dependencies for <package>. Now, I know that I can use apt-cache depends <package> to see binary ...
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Reinstall software without re-downloading from software center?

Forgive me if this is an extremely noob question, I am new to Linux. I have installed FlightGear, a flight simulator. Some of the game's main files have been tampered with by a third-party app and ...
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When removing a Debian package, how can I also remove Python *.pyc files?

I have a Debian package say XYZ.deb which copies some file on installation. As per Debian package policy on package uninstallation only those files will be removed which were copied during ...
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How to stop `apt-get` complaining about unmet dependencies? [duplicate]

I have been installing some applications onto my Debian system. Now there are some that have dependencies that I do not want installed with the applications at the moment. I have managed this by using ...
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track down executables installer

I have a freshly installed debian system It has vim installed using apt-get install vim Now I have the command xxd installed on the system. I know that this had to have come from the vim ...
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Is it necessary to reboot after a kernel upgrade (via APT)?

I have been wondering this for quite a while. Let's say that you have a Debian server that you keep updated via APT. Usually (every 1-2 months) there are some kernel updates, which will update the ...
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Re-installing apps after a fresh install?

I'm on Debian and I want to re-partition my drive and reinstall. Is there an easy way to restore all currently installed packages after a fresh installation? I'm thinking of doing it by making a ...
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Keep private key for remote reprepro package archive local

Currently I am using reprepro and inoticoming to maintain a Debian package archive on a remote machine. The repo is configured with this distributions file: Origin: ... Label: ... Codename: squeeze ...
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Aptitude installing jre

I am trying to install jre on my debian 7 kali box, but I keep getting these faulty errors. I tried installing it through aptitude and it fails at the end. The result is: dpkg: error processing ...
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Why doesn't build-dep work even when I have URIs in my sources list already?

So I tried to install a package called RGL for the R statistics language. sudo apt-get build-dep r-cran-rgl [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Naming conventions / translation between dpkg and apt packages?

I've been trying to figure out package management in debian a little better. I figured out that you can list all the packages on your system by using the "apt-cache pkgnames" command: ...
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Recently installed applications missing from $PATH

When I install apps using apt-get or NVM or NPM on Ubuntu, I can type the command and it works. Then I log out of the shell and log back in. Now none of the things I installed work when I ask for ...
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Get errors when aptitude update

I get the following errors when aptitude update. These errors are after non-error updates. What do I do to fix this, but not remove the ppas, etc? Err http://ppa.launchpad.net Packages 404 Not ...
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Can I upgrade to a newer Ubuntu version on a Ubuntu-based distribution?

I'm currently running elementary OS Luna, which is based on Ubuntu 12.04. Can I upgrade my installation to have a Ubuntu 13.04 base, but still use elementary OS's desktop environment and applications? ...
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Host freeware API over apt-get [closed]

I am new to Linux and Unix environment. I have built a Pro*C API for C++ and Oracle interaction, which much more easy to use than the conventional Pro*C technology. If you are using Pro*C then you ...
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Pin or hold? What's the proper way to tell apt-get dist-upgrade that I want to keep a particular package over another? [duplicate]

At the moment, when I do apt-get dist-upgrade on my Raspbian it prompts me to throw out upstart again and install sysvinit. I don't get the same with apt-get upgrade. However, I find the behavior of ...
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Can't install any packages

Can't install any packages on Debian 7.2 through the apt-get root@sandbox:~# apt-get install curl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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How does AptConf work in Debian Wheezy?

As far as I understand, the /etc/apt/apt.conf file of Squeeze has been broken into separate files within the /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ directory in Wheezy. The debian wiki has not been updated yet and it ...
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apt-get update won't update - undo /apt-add-repository

When I run apt-get update, this happens: Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release Hit http://security.debian.org ...
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Error installing gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi

I get an error when I try to install the gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi package. This is the error that I obtain when I run apt-get install gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi: $ env LC_ALL=C sudo apt-get install ...
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Debian's no more needed packages

I'm using Crunchbang Linux on my laptop. I noticed a strange behavior of the package manager: when installing a package from the official repo (libdirectfb-extra in my case) apt told me that a bunch ...
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PulseAudio conflict with ia32-libs?

When I was ready to install the PulseAudio server, APT reminded me that this package is conflict with these packages: amarok browser-plugin-gnash browser-plugin-vlc gimp gnash gnash-common goldendict ...
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sources.list - Understanding syntax & structure in Debian

I have generated a sources.list file from http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/ with the following parameters: Country: New Zealand Release: Stable (Wheezy) Architecture: 64 bits Sources: Main + Security + ...
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Failed to fetch medibuntu Something wicked happened resolving (-5 - No address associated with hostname)

I'm using linux mint, and while executing apt-get install <some-package> i encounter some errors. The errors from install are: E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with ...
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Libc-bin errors when trying to install php [closed]

I am trying to update and install php into my Ubuntu server 12. 04 using the command below: apt-get upgrade php apt-get install php5-curl php5-gd php5-mysql php5-pgsql However I receive this error ...
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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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Understanding the output of apt-cache depends and apt-cache showpkg

I'm using Lubuntu 13.10 which doesn't include gedit by default. But I have installed it using sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gedit Now, when I run apt-cache depends gedit, zenity and ...
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Invalid signatures when running apt-get update

I'm new to linux and am trying to run an update, I get a lot of "Hit"'s and "Ign"'s but in the end I get these errors, does anybody know what they mean and how I can fix them? W: GPG error: ...
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Fix broken apt: insserv: Service killprocs has to be enabled to start service single [duplicate]

After I made a system upgrade (apt-get upgrade) on a Debian box, I get an error every time I try to use apt-get. Example: # apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Fixing a broken packet system (apt-get)

After I made a system upgrade (apt-get upgrade) on a debian box, I get an error everytime i tries to use apt-get. Example: # apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Ubunutu software-centre is not working, showing black screen

I am trying to open ubuntu software-center but it get paused and after that shows complete black and nothing is happening. Same thing has happened when I try to run from command line. This is the ...
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Determining archive / suite from `deb` line

Is there an easy way to determine the "Archive", "Suite", "origin" (or whatever else APT uses) just from the deb line? For example, someone (trusted, of course) gives me this deb line: deb ...
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Why do I need to add a GPG-key with apt-key before adding URL to sources.list and download-installing an application with apt-get?

I went on to download an application today. It had it's instructions listed, step by step, number one being: adding a GPG-key with apt-key. It was followed by adding the application to apt/sources and ...
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apt upgrade: start a new shell to examine the situation. Where?

When I do a dist upgrade, I often get prompts about config files like this: Configuration file `/etc/php5/apache2/php.ini' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package ...
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How can I know if a virtual package is “installed” on a Debian system?

Some packages, have a Provides: header. For example, the package postfix on Debian Wheezy has Provides: mail-transport-agent. The package mail-transport-agent which doesn't exist physically is ...
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Install specific version of X11 for xmonad?

I wanted to compile xmonad from source, so I checked out the code and ran the first command from the README. $ runhaskell Setup.lhs configure --user --prefix=$HOME Configuring xmonad-0.12... ...
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Ubuntu warning. W: Duplicate sources.list entry

After installing Oracle VirtualBox, when I do sudo apt-get update, I get the following warning W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/ raring/contrib i386 ...
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Is there a update manager whitout gnome dependencies for xfce?

I'm looking a update manager for Debian Xfce. I installed xfce on a computer which will be use by laypersons. Therefore, I want another way (graphical) to launch apt-get update && apt-get ...