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

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In Debian based systems, how do we purge configuration files of packages that have already been uninstalled?

To be more specific, I would like to do the equivalent of adding the --purge flag to the following command sudo apt-get autoremove --purge [package name] to packages that are no longer on the ...
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apt-get purge complains about unmet dependencies

I am trying to strip out all my IME packages, to do a fresh install of a different IME (fcitx). I tried this: apt-get purge ibus-anthy anthy anthy-common libanthy0 \ ibus-mozc mozc-data mozc-server ...
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apt-get unable to fetch archives

I'm trying to install a package using apt-get as root on a Linux Mint host: # apt-get install gparted Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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“Package linux-image-3.5.0-44-generic is not installed” while installing quantal kernel

I am working on a Ubuntu Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-43-generic x86_64) machine. There are some packages that I need to install, and in order to be able to that, first I have to run apt-get ...
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“connection timed out” while updating package list from Kali repositories [closed]

I am running Kali Linux on Oracle Virtualbox. I managed to make the internet running. Iceweasel needed a proxy. This is done too. My problem is following: apt-get install [something] tells me ...
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user-level guide to maintaining Debian package update security? [closed]

Recently I listened to an interview with Kim Zetter (audio download here) on cybercrime/warfare, particularly Stuxnet and Flame. While listening to the discussion of how Flame exploited Windows ...
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Debian apt-get broken after trying to install skype

I tried to install Skype on my x86_64 computer, only to be faced with disaster, I followed the instructions on the Debian website, https://wiki.debian.org/skype for the 64bit instruction set, but ...
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Format terminal output to show apt-get upgrade errors in RED

I have a very simple bash script written for my Kali Linux distro so I don't have to run apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade, apt-get autoclean, and apt-get autoremove every time I ...
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apt-get install doesn't install latest version of Owncloud Client

I'm trying to install the latest version of the Owncloud Client (owncloud-client) on a raspberry Pi running Raspbian Linux. When I just enter sudo apt-get install owncloud-client, I get version 1.2 ...
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Remove Gnome Components detect by Packagename

I have tried out the dpkg, aptitude and apt commands. On the gnome desktop I decided to remove one component. sudo apt-get remove gnome-games or something else, all works fine. But if I don’t ...
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apt installing more packages than specified as dependencies

I was trying to install texmaker from the repository. For installing the texlive I followed the steps described here. For this the control file I used is this. It has the file texlive-binaries in it. ...
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What is the 'apt-get' equvalent of 'aptitude keep-all'?

From aptitude man page. keep-all Cancels all scheduled actions on all packages; any packages whose sticky state indicates an installation, removal, or upgrade will have this ...
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Adding my software to Debian

How do you add a package to the official Debian APT repository? For example lets say I have a peice of software called quicktxtedit ,and I have a DEB file for it, and I want to add it to the offical ...
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Make python module as an installable API

I am developing an API in Unix environment for virtual machines. Most of the modules are developed in python. I have few questions on this. I want to make this as an installable API, I mean to ...
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How can I upgrade a complete list of packages from stable to backports

I have installed Qt 4.8.2 from Debian Wheezy on my system. Now, some application requires Qt 4.8.3 on my machine, so I looked at the versions and found that Qt 4.8.6 is avaliable in Wheezy-Backports: ...
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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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List installed packages only from disk image

My Raspberry running Raspbian crashed but I would like to know which packages I had installed on that SD card. Is there a way to detect that without actually booting the system?
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How do you fix apt-get update “Hash Sum mismatch”

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 virtual box vm that I instantiate using Vagrant. git clone https://github.com/spuder/puppet-gitlab vagrant up As soon as the vagrant box runs apt-get update, I get the ...
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How can I install mplayer on debian sid?

I have this error message when trying to install mplayer on debian sid: # apt-get install mplayer Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Setting up a minimal apt-get environment

I would like to set up a minimal environment with apt-get then selectively install packages one at a time. My understanding is that this is basically what the Debian installer does. Is this ...
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What files does affect apt-get purge¿?

I want to know before doing apt-get purge <packet> what files thats gonna have effect on. The reverse thing would be, what packet do I have to do purge if I want to remove that file (apt-file ...
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Unable to install packages from raspbian repo

I am unable to install certain packages on raspbian. On trying to install ristretto, links2, pqiv, fim packages i get the following error "Unable to detect package" $ sudo apt-get install ristretto ...
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Force apt-get to prompt yes/no

Is there a way to force apt-get to display yes/no prompt? A --force-yes option exists, but there seems to be no --force-prompt or similar option. If you attempt to install a package that has all ...
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Installing latest r-base from r-project

I want to learn and use R, and so I need to install it. Unfortunately, Wheezy got only 2.15 version, while I need 3.1.1. I followed these instructions: http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/debian/ and ...
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Weird issue with unmet dependencies when cloning package states from earlier installation on same machine [closed]

I've been doing the usual routine of saving the package selections and also marking the packages as auto or manual as outlined in the question and answer here: Restoring all data from backup of dpkg ...
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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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How to stop `apt-get` complaining about unmet dependencies when I manually install the software from source? [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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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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reinstall removed core packages

I have accidentally deleted some Linux Mint Cinnamon default packages. (I have run `remove evolution-*' to remove Evolution related packages, but it includes some core packages). So now I don't have ...
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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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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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Force the download and reinstallation of all Debian packages

I have a Kali Linux installed recently, but due to its inflexible mirror selection, all deb packages are downloaded from a mirror that I don't trust. Is it possible to tell apt / dselect to ...
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Why “backporting process does not consider upstream releases”?

From http://opensourcehacker.com/2013/03/20/how-to-backport-packages-on-ubuntu-linux/ backportpackage will download the latest version of the package from Ubuntu archives. The latest ...
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When will we use apt-get to download source? [closed]

In what situation, will we like to use apt-get to download source? Can's we install from binary installation by apt-get too? If we are to install from source, can't we download source from its ...
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Debian Squeeze apt-get update issue with HWRAID repositories

I'm running an inherited Debian Squeeze server (read: I just got this new job and the server was setup by the last guy), and I'm having an issue on the apt-get. The error at the end that comes up when ...
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apt-get update reports that http://ppa.launchpad.net list is being updated but there isn't an entry in the sources.list

I am trying to update Debian 6.5 and get the following errors. Err http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main Sources 404 Not Found Err http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main amd64 Packages ...
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apt pinning package versions

Is it possible to pin a version of a debian package? Is it possible to pin only the major version? (like with pip install "pyramid < 1.4.0" will install the latest 1.3.x but will not upgrade the ...
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How to cleanup apt-get update 404 errors in linux mint

I have looked at all questions about this matter and no one really answered it clearly. Is there a way to remove all the repositories that return a 404 error in apt-get? I tried fix404 ...
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How to minimize apt source.list

I think these lines can trim to few lines. So I need some advice. How can I improve these sources.list? apt/sources.list, Latest Debian release: deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main ...
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Apt-get failing in bash script?

I have several machines (running Ubuntu LTS 12.4 64-bit) which need to be configured in the same way, so I created a shell script which will run automatically the first time the machine boots. It ...
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The pool cannot be imported, because is formatted using an incompatible version

I can't access my zfs pool on Debian as it's saying that my version is too old: root@Microknoppix:~# zpool import pool: WD_4TB id: 12726205736285302822 state: UNAVAIL status: The pool is ...
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cannot find php5-sqlrelay package

why i cannot find php5-sqlrelay package is there any issue with my update aptitude update Hit http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates Release.gpg Hit ...
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Can a .deb package remove other packages?

I'm trying to make a lightweight VM based on Xubuntu. I want to start with a stock Xubuntu installation and then remove any packages that I don't need. My concept is to build a .deb package that ...
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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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How can the integrity of Debian's debian-keyring package be verified?

I encountered a Debian machine that, when trying to update packages, threw the widely discussed "GPG error: http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates Release: The following signatures couldn't be ...
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How to make apt-get accept new config files in an unattended install of debian from Repo

I am writing a script for a unattended install of a package that is in our repo, it is a software package with one of Debian's marked config files. Is there any option that I can pass to ...
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How to recreate /var/lib/dpkg/status?

I have deleted some files around /var/lib/dpkg/, namely: /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/lib/dpkg/available /var/lib/dpkg/info/* I understand Debian uses these files to keep some information about ...
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apt-get : no installation candidate for libxul-dev

When I'm installing libxul-dev I end with this error message: $ sudo apt-get install libxul-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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How to install non-outdated nvidia drivers using apt-get?

I tried using apt-get install nvidia-current after installation I got 280.13 version, which is not the latest version(290.10). so how can i force apt-get to download the latest driver? Edit: I'm ...
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Cannot install Firefox in Semplice Linux

I am using Semplice Linux in VMware on Windows 7. It works fine but I cannot install Firefox. Semplice Linux is based on Debian Sid (unstable branch) with an Openbox desktop. This is what I get ...