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

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Failed packages list

I am planning to write a script to get the list of upgrades available on Ubuntu server and upgrade them. I can get the list of upgrades with "apt-get -s upgrade". But how to get a report on list of ...
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Issue installing OpenVPN via apt

Pastebin I wanted to install OpenVPN on my Debian Wheezy server at home, so I could create a tunnel with my phone or tablet from outside my home. We use OpenVPN at work, so I figured it would be easy ...
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Installing courier-mta causes sendmail to be installed instead

My Debian workstation will not install courier-mta. The command aptitude install courier-mta appears to complete without error, but actually installs sendmail instead. What I did I'll start without ...
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Package management without the need of root permission

Am looking for a way to install packages in home folder. This thread suggests using apt-get source ./configure --prefix=$HOME However, it doesn't provide a way to manage dependencies like apt-get ...
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How to get “apt-get -y upgrade” within a PHP script to function as expected?

Yes, I'm aware of unattended-upgrade, but I don't like that package's limitations. I've got a PHP script that makes the following calls: ... system("/usr/bin/apt-get update"); ...
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Why did this command delete every package?

I was trying to get a Windows program to run on PlayOnLinux and after it didn't work I went to remove Wine with this command: sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* and without thinking I agreed ...
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How to verify that package-installed files match originals?

Let's say I have an installed, working and up-to-date system, and want to verify that all package-installed files on it are the same as those packaged by the respective package maintainer. In effect, ...
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How to remove emacs 23 related packages and leave installed emacs 24

I installed emacs 24 in Linux Mint 16, and want to uninstall emacs 23. I thought sudo apt-get remove emacs23 is enough, but it was not. This is my packages list relating emacs. $ sudo dpkg ...
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Linux mint parse error

I try too much method but still don't work. W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/linux-mint.froonix.org_dists_olivia_main_binary-amd64_Packages Hash Sum mismatch W: Failed to fetch ...
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When and why should I use apt-get update?

General question: Could some explain what the command apt-get update does and when I really should use it? Remarks Please give a detailed answer. Not just a copy of the man page, unless your ...
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How to list all aptitude user tags or the user tags for a package?

I'm in a bit of a pickle. Following my own counsel I started using user-tags when working on projects, but now I don't remember how I called some of these tags and this cancels their usefulness. Is ...
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To which Debian package does /etc/nsswitch.conf belong?

I tried to find out to which package /etc/nsswitch.conf belongs on my Debian machine, but dpkg --search /etc/nsswitch.conf won't tell me. Does anyone know?
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Install a different version of Maven from the one provided by Ubuntu

I would like to install a package on Ubuntu 10.04.4 but would like to not use the one available in the one repository that I get when I do: apt-cache policy ${package} I would actually like to ...
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Error while installing wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19: dependency linux-headers is not satisfiable

I have to install a .deb file with the firmware for the wifi card (This is the name of the file: wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_amd64.deb; I've downloaded the file from here: ...
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dpkg won't install package with dependencies that have newer version

Please someone explain to me this, because it makes no sense: $ dpkg -i freeling-3.1-quantal-x86_64.deb Selecting previously unselected package freeling. (Reading database ... 283003 files and ...
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How to clone an apt repository to keep all old packages?

This may sound trivial, but I haven't found a solution anywhere yet. Is there a way to backup or clone an apt repository such that I get a clone that (1) contains all current packages and (2) keeps ...
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apt-get script to update upgrade dist-upgrade clean and autoremove

I wrote this script, #!/bin/bash # if not root, run as root if (( $EUID != 0 )); then sudo /home/jb/bash/update.sh exit fi apt-get update apt-get -y upgrade apt-get -y dist-upgrade apt-get ...
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How to disable anti-aliasing in git-gui and gitk

After an upgrade to Tcl/Tk 8.5, git-gui and gitk are using anti-aliased fonts which look ugly on my display. I can select different fonts in the preferences dialog, but the fonts I was using before ...
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What does apt-get/aptitude do, when it “hangs”?

Everytime I install/remove something with apt-get or aptitude, it hangs for quite a few seconds after all operations (at least: all shown operations) have finished. After those few seconds (like 10 or ...
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Manage local package repository

I just installed a fresh Waldorf (Crunchbang, Debian Wheezy-based) on a computer which has no Internet access. Previously on a Xubuntu 10.04 VM, what I did when I needed some software was: go to ...
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Automatically update GCC to a later release without upgrading distribution

My understanding is that C++11 support in G++ 4.7.2 wasn't great (it gives me a warning everytime I try to compile my C++ code, presumably there are good reasons for these warnings), so thought I ...
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apt and aptitude died after dist-upgrade

I followed the Debian Instructions for upgrading from Squeeze to Wheezy in Debian. I audited my packages, updated my /etc/apt/sources.list file to get Wheezy sources, I ran apt-get update and apt-get ...
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Clang with Code::Blocks on Debian Wheezy [Stable]

In my pretty default Debian install: devsys@zotac:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 7.4 (wheezy) Release: 7.4 Codename: ...
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How can I see when package has been upgraded?

Is there a way to see the upgrade history with date with some program e.g. apt? I want to know when exactly I upgraded security relevant packages the last time and the time before that... Thanks a ...
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How can I upgrade MySQL in Debian using apt-get?

I'm using the Turnkey Linux virtual machine. The version of Debian in there is apparently on the "Wheezy" upgrade path (if that's what you call it). I'm not completely comfortable with Linux, as you ...
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apt-get doesn't upgrade openssl on debian 7

I'm facing the following problem. If I run the command sudo apt-get upgrade, I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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apt python error prevents me from resolving dependency problems for apt-get install

On Debian 6 servers dependency issues are preventing me from installing nis (or any package). When I try to resolve that issue I get a python error. How do I get past this issue and re-gain the ...
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how can I change what the command “apt-get update” looks for when executing the update?

Forgive my incompetence I am still new to GNU/Linux. I use Debian wheezy. When I type apt-get update I get this at the end W: Failed to fetch ...
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Unable to install new package on debian armhf

I got a debian 7.4 armhf that have been running for month without any problems. A few days ago I made some updates, and after that it seams that my dpkg doesn't work correctly any more. When I try to ...
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How do I resolve an apparent hanging update process

I am trying to update an instance on AWS. I have little familiarity with linux in general. However, I did run the command on my Ras. Pi first and had no problems. However this is the second time ...
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apt-get error: trying to overwrite shared 'filename', which is different from other instances of package 'package'

I tried installing several Ubuntu packages on Debian Wheezy, but it failed and now I have broken packages. The problem is, running apt-get -f install fails as well, with this error: Preparing to ...
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error while install a package

I have a problem when I want to install python-pycurl package: root@edx:/var/tmp/configuration-master/playbooks# apt-get install python-pycurl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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apt-get install openssl doesn't upgrade openssl [closed]

re heartbleed, I'm trying to upgrade openssl, WITHOUT upgrading all packages on my system so I am running apt-get install openssl as shown here, it's implied that doing this should upgrade openssl: ...
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Update Linux 10 Mint Julia to 13 Maya

Everytime I try to apt-get update it comes up with the following: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com Precise/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80] Err http://archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Registering Ubuntu Client With Spacewalk

Right now I'm just testing the process for some desktop machines I'll be managing so I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.04 LTS. We have a non-satellite spacewalk server that I'd like to have ...
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E: python-setuptools upgrade fails, apt-get broken

I wanted to install gnome-maps with apt-get, and then I got this error: Preparing to unpack .../python-setuptools_3.4.1-1_all.deb ... Unpacking python-setuptools (3.4.1-1) over (3.3-1) ... dpkg: ...
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How to mark “not fully installed” apt-get package as “successfully installed”

I have installed Debian 7.4 on my Iomega ix2-200 NAS, following this blog. The ix2-200 is running an ARM Marvel CPU and has a 128 MB NAND flash memory. The flash contains an initramfs image (uInitrd) ...
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apt-get shows important packages as “no longer required”

I recently installed Kali Linux in my system. It came with a preinstalled Iceweasel. However, instead of Iceweasel I wanted to install firefox so I followed this guide and installed firefox ...
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Where Is MySQL installed on My Machine?

What is going on, everybody? Recently I have installed MySQL server on my Debian machine using Advanced Packaging Tool, and I am curious where it is installed and how I can find all the source files ...
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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" >> ...