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

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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 ...
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Where is the nginx executable on Debian? [closed]

I've installed the nginx-light package on debian, but I can't find the executable. It's not in /usr/bin, like it says on the official nginx website. Where is it, then?
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How to create remote repository, and update it via apt-get?

Maybe I'm not asking the proper question, but since it's something new to me here it goes: I have a remote repository with some files. Let's say, a folder in this address 89.xxx.xxx.xxx:9999/myData ...
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Install packages in parallel

If one process of dpkg is running i.e installing package or any thing else , why can't we execute another process for dpkg in parallel, same for the apt-get, Or we can? Is there any tool that can ...
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How to install latest version of Tiled Editor on Linux Mint?

Having trouble installing latest version of Tiled Editor from console. I need the latest updates for my project. Adding the PPA is not giving me the latest version of the software. Running the ...
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When are binary-all/Packages files read on debian repositories?

Debian repositories include the folder binary-all and inside them some Packages files, which mention independent-architecture packages. However, it seems that at least amd64 apt doesn't read the ...
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Purpose of the binary-all architecture folder folder on debian repositories?

Which is the purpose of the binary-all architecture folder on debian repositories?
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Metadata fields required for debian Release files?

Which of these fields are required for a Release APT file? Origin Label Suite Codename Architectures Components Description
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How to detect when apt-get requests cdrom?

I'm using debian 8 jessie. I don't use a physical CD-drive, there is no /dev/cdrom. I have DVD-1 and DVD-2 iso files of the operating system. I mounted DVD-1 iso at /media/cdrom01 and DVD-2 iso at /...
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Installing apr(apt-get install libapr1-dev libssl-dev) in my linux system giving me errors

Because of some security problems I am moving to Apache 7 from Apache 6. I am trying to install apr packages in my linux machine. I am using the following command to install apr. apt-get install ...
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Loggin apt history to syslog

I have a centralized log management server (graylog) and I want to be able to see the installed/updated/removed packages from a couple of ubuntu serveres there is running. But is there anyway to ...
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View apt-history well-arranged

When I look at the apt install history at /var/log/apt/history.log.1.gz, there is a lot of information and it is hard to figure out what was installed explicitly and what was brought in as a ...
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Issues with GLIB+Iceweasel+apt-get

I caused the bug but I would like to fix it without doing the amateur "fresh" install. HOW: I copied a bunch of commands and ran them. OS: Debian 8 When I run Iceweasel the following services crash ...
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Questions about dual booting windows 8.1 and linux - two issues

I have recently installed Debian 8.1 onto my hard disk with an iso image burned to DVD-r. I was trying to install g++ from the terminal when it asked me to insert the dvd from which I installed the OS ...
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Rollback all apt-get packages to the maximum available under the actual sources.list

Given that APT has the power of the super COW and this should be amazing. There's a simple, elegant and working way (because I tried with pin solutions proposed as well as the preferences file, and ...
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Debian Wheezy: apt-get fails with 403 Forbidden error if I put https links in my sources.list

I have created a PPA for my wheezy packages using dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null | gzip -9c > Packages.gz and hosted it on my Amazon S3 bucket. Note that my Amazon S3 bucket is using https layer and ...
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How to check who run updates or installed packages on Debian?

I'm in the rather strange situation where I don't trust all users with sudo rights and there's nothing I can do about it. I would like to check periodically if anyone but me installed any packages or ...
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Shutdown PC after suspending terminal process (apt-get upgrade)

What's going to happen if I shutdown my PC after suspending a terminal process (with Ctrl+Z)? In my case, it's sudo apt-get upgrade. The upgrade file size is 250 MB, it takes far more time downloading ...
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Newest, unstable version of Ubuntu somehow appeared in my sources.list

I used to use Ubuntu Trusty, on last Friday I started an "apt-get dist-upgrade" command. And it was a disaster. Almost everything stopped working. It appeared that it tried (and failed) installing ...
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I can't install anything because apt-get requires an password

I have a problem installing new packages on Lubuntu. I have the root password of the system. when I type some command to install or update, using apt-get, the terminal shows the message: "No passwd ...
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files list file for package 'gucharmap' is missing final newline

My OS is debian SID and i can't apt-get install anything because I am greeted with this message everytime: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'gucharmap' is ...
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How do you make apt-get install faster? [closed]

I just installed Debian for the first time in a virtual-machine (I have used centos/RHEL/fedora for the last 11 years so I have some Linux experience). I did an apt-get install gcc... the command took ...