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

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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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apt-get install local package even when outdated

In Debian, the dvd source contains packages that may not be already installed on the system. When these get updated, the dvd contains the outdated package. And when we try apt-get install ...
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Why there is no automatic flag on automatically added libraries?

Under my Debian Jessie system, when I run aptitude I can see a lot of libraries not manually installed but without the automatic flag. So if I remove the main packages the dependent packages will ...
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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 ...
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How to make apt recognize an installed tar package?

I've installed Oracle Java. I want to be able to remove OpenJDK, but when trying to do so apt wants to install another version of Java. How can I configure apt so that it knows I already have a ...
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Package installs old version of Java [duplicate]

I have installed Java 8 on my debian (manually, not with apt) and have removed openjdk-7* and icedtea* (with apt-get). I try to install maven (with apt-get) but that package requires Java ...
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What is Debian's equivalent of do-release-upgrade?

Ubuntu has do-release-upgrade. What is Debian's way or tool for the same purpose?
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Cannot install GPIO on CubieTruck : Error processing udev archive

I am running Cubieez 2.0 on a Cubietruck. After running apt-get update, I wanted to run pySUNXI GPIO. However, I encountered a problem: root@cubietruck: cd pySUNXI-VSRNDCT-0.0.1/ python setup.py ...
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Packages kept back during apt-get upgrade

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS amd64 version. I did apt-get update and apt-get upgrade which showed few packages have been kept back. These are mainly kernel related packages namely, ...
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What's the difference between DPkg::post-invoke and DPkg::post-invoke-success?

There are two suggested configuration options to install post-install hooks into Debian's apt/dpkg system: DPkg::post-invoke(1) and DPkg::post-invoke-success(2). For me, only post-invoke seems to ...
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What's the story behind Super Cow Powers?

As we know, apt-get has Super Cow Powers and aptitude does not: $ apt-get --help | grep -i cow This APT has Super Cow Powers. $ aptitude --help | grep -i cow ...
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Reading package lists…Error!

When I run sudo apt-get update I get this error: Reading package lists... Error! E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/dpkg/status (1) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or ...
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How to properly apt-pinn (by defaulting packages to our main release)

I noticed couple of days ago that all these years I've been using apt very, very wrong. My intentions have been sticking to the release I'm using, that is debian testing, so if new package got ...
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Is that possible to know the user that installed a spcify package?

I don't feel easy with Unix package tools, and I wonder whether it is possible in Ubuntu to list all installed packages, and see the users that installed them ?
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Configure Debian/Ubuntu to imitate rpmnew and rpmsave

I currently have Fedora 23 on my main work machine and the way configuration files are handled on updates is very nice. In some cases I change the configuration file that was installed by some ...
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Linux Noob: apt-get not installing package but no error?

Not necessarily asking for a solution but just the meaning of what I'm dealing with: admin@hostname:/etc/apache2/mods-available$ sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-mono Reading package lists... ...
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Problem to install package from testing

I was trying to install the livestreamer for Debian and did it fine, but when using the Twitch GUI app, it asked for a newer livestreamer version, the stable (Jessie), is 1.10.2 and the GUI needs the ...
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Some packages cannot be installed using multi-arch (take two)

Note: This question has been previously asked on askubuntu.com but was rejected as off-topic, and instead, I was redirected to this site. Therefore I'm reposting it here. I'm trying to compile a ...
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Trouble when building LZ4 from source: “recipe for target 'test-fuzzer' failed”

I am trying to install ROS (Robot Operating System) on Raspbian. There are some dependencies that I need which are unavailable for Raspbian, so I must build them from source. One of these is lz4. Here ...
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404 Not Found when installing updates on Kali Linux

I get this error message after trying to do the regular updates from the notification in kali linux: E: Error http://security.kali.org/ kali/updates/main libicu48 amd64 4.8.1.1-12+deb7u2 404 Not ...
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what are the differences between package installers?

I have just started using Linux Mint and I have come across multiple ways to install packages from the command line: apt-get, aptitude, gdebi so far. Can someone explain what the major differences ...
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Problem with sudo apt-get update

I am behind a proxy. Every time I execute the apt-get update command, this is the output on the screen Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease Err http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg ...
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fast way to show pending security updates

To check pending updates with: apt-get upgrade ...takes quite a while. Is there a faster way to only show pending updates (assuming you have already updated the source list before with apt-get ...
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Why does apt-cache list also packages which are NOT installed?

For example: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-cache pkgnames | less | sort > inst_pkgs.txt Output .... virtualbox virtualbox-4.3 virtualbox-5.0 virtualbox-dbg virtualbox-dkms ...
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dpkg install with apt-get autoremove

OS: Debian 8 I wanted to install PepperFlash, which is non-free. I don't anticipate installing many non-free packages, so instead of modifying /etc/apt/sources.list and downloading from the non-free ...
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how to upgrade a single package in debian

I'm currently running debian 8 and I want to upgrade security patches which is provided by debian but problem is that, if I upgrade a single package then it asks to upgrade many packages, as in: $ ...
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Get package sources and repository link

Is there any way (dpkg, apt?) to get a package's sources and URL to repository, if available, in Debian ?
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Problem installing MongoDB using apt-get?

I am following "tutorialforlinux.com/2014/12/13/how-to-install-mongodb-for-linux-debian-9-sid-32-64bit-step-by-step-easy-guide/" tutorial to install MongoDB in kali linux 2.0. MongoDb version I ...
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Mediatomb apt source on Debian Jessie

I would like to install Mediatomb on my Debian Jessie. I keep seeing everywhere that people install it as simple as sudo apt-get install mediatomb but apparently I don't have mediatomb in my ...
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Add Ubuntu Repository to Debian

I would like to know how I can add the Ubuntu repository with Debian's, as there are some drivers and games I want that aren't on the Debian repository. For example, darkplaces is a game I want that ...
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How to install a newer version of mysql workbench than is available in my distro's repos

I'm guessing this will be a quick fix for you. I am trying to install a version of mysql workbench that is NEWER than what is available to me through the regular debian repos. I started by adding ...
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Debian partial Mirror - “debpartial-mirror” specific mirroring

I am using Debian 7.3 with debpartial-mirror in order to create and maintain an offline mirror. Since I need only the basic packages (packages needed for installation via PXEboot and maybe the most ...
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Debian 8 - kernel with vserver - apt can't find packages

apt-get install linux-image-2.6-vserver-686 apt-get nvidia-kernel-2.6-vserver-686 My apt can't find the above packages. What should I add to sources.list? I have tried to find information in Google, ...
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Debian 8 Jessie “E: Unable to locate package lmms”

I am trying to install lmms for some audio production on Debian 8. Here's process: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install lmms "E: Unable to locate package lmms" This is ...
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Apt-get does not work in live-usb environment

I am working on a small project which requires Linux. So I made a live-usb for Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to install g++ and some other stuff but the apt-get does not work. It shows that I have ...
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get rid of extra languages installed with aspell [duplicate]

I have installed aspell-en, so that I can use spell check for English. When I want to switch to the English dictionary in my application, I don't see only "en" but many other languages, such as ...
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pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks

I am trying to run an apt-get dist-upgrade, but it comes with the following error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... ...
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Make Debian 8 prompt for restart of services

I have VPS instances from three different providers, and those from two providers will prompt for a restart of affected services when running apt-get upgrade. VPS instances from one provider do NOT ...
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How to install the previous version of a .deb package and pin it?

I am trying to install the latest version of subversion on Sid, and because it has a bug I receive a warning and I abort the installation. How do I get to locate the previous version version, install ...
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How to install Bumblebee on Debian 8 (nvidia proprietary drivers) - package not found

I followed this guide: https://wiki.debian.org/Bumblebee#Installation but when I run sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia primus this is the output: .... Package bumblebee-nvidia is not ...
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How to remove package-dir map and use a symlink instead?

I installed npm. After that I uninstalled it by: sudo apt-get remove npm sudo apt-get purge npm Now I added a symlink via a package downloaded manually by: lns /my_path/node However when I run ...
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How can I completely reinstall mysql?

I had to reboot in the middle of a large data import. I only have one mysql database, which has now been corrupted. How can I completely remove mysql and reinstall it? I've tried apt-get purge ...
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Install recommended packages of an already installed package with apt

I previously installed a package with the --no-install-recommends and am now missing some functionality due to these packages missing. Is there a way to install these packages with an apt-get command ...
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How do I install TREE when the command line doesn't work?

I tried to install TREE via the sudo apt-get install tree command but nothing but an error happens ("sudo: apt-get: command not found"). How do I fix this?
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apt-get can't find the package on a old version of my distro

I am working on a Linux Mint 16 computer and since recently, every time I want to install something via apt-get install, the log message says that the packages couldn't be authenticated. I go ahead ...
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sudo apt-get command not working in Linux Mint

I am trying to install a few programs such as git / fluxgui on my Linux Mint computer. However, every time I enter the following command with my password sudo apt-get install git or sudo apt-get ...
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Broken libc6 makes system unbootable when I install packages via apt-get

I tried to install Skype on my amd64 Debian 7, after believing the page that told me to upgrade libc6 and allow the x86 architecture. When I started downloading such packages and upgrading libc6 my ...
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No dpkg or apt, no make or gcc. Need to install them all [closed]

I have a minimal Debian Linux based machine (i686) and need to get some .deb installed. This does not even have make or gcc installed. So I am unable to compile anything on this. So to get it ...
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Why version 5.* does not satisfy dependency on >= 4.*?

As shown below, package powertop depends on libstdc++6 (>= 4.4.0) and I have libstdc++6 version 5.2.1-23, which should satisfy that dependency. Note the option -t testing does not influence whether ...