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

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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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Why is the kernel version not updated when I upgrade to a newer release?

I think my Debian 8.0 (Jessie) installation is outdated, but the Package Updater always says All packages are up to date. The result of: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -u upgrade is 0 upgraded, ...
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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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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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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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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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Reinstalling all Debian packages

I killed by mistake a dpkg process running in the background and I would like to reinstall all packages to be sure everything is allright. First, I tried to get a list of all packages and reinstall ...
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How to work around “Release file expired” problem on a local mirror

I have a local mirror (created with debmirror), and when I run apt-get update after a few days, I get this: E: Release file expired, ignoring file:/home/wena/.repo_bin/dists/sid/Release (invalid ...
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How to find the packages that depend on a certain package in apt?

How can I get, not the dependencies of a package, but the packages that are depending on a certain package? I'm on debian 6.0 Squeeze-LTS (the first-time extension to squeeze for long term support!) ...
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How and where to install a headers only library?

I like to install gource which requires libglm-dev installed on the system. I am using Ubuntu 10.10. Maverick. The newest sources of the headers only library I found is not available for apt-get. ...
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Debian Farstream dependencies

I am having trouble getting pidgin to build from source. Running the ./autogen.sh I fail on not finding FARSTREAM but I have that package installed. blubee@naibed:~/Development/pidgin-main$ sudo ...
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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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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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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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What packages are installed by default in Debian? Is there a term for that set? Why some of those packages are `automatically installed` and some not?

It's a very simple question, but I wonder, is there a term to refer to the subset of packages that is automatically installed by Debian distribution? I though that it had something to do with ...
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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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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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List packages by installation date

How can I list installed packages by installation date? I installed a lot of stuff to compile a certain piece of code, and I want to get a list of the required packages, which are the ones I installed ...
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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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Install from a deb file, by dpkg -i or by apt?

I have a deb package for installation. Shall I install by dpkg -i my.deb, or by apt? Will both handle the software dependency problem well? If by apt, how can I install from the deb by apt?
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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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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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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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Need help in clearing the uninstalled app's unmet dependencies

First off, I'm new to Linux. Now, I've tried installing a music player called Clementine (on Kali Linux 2.0 x64) but it hasn't been (properly?) installed (since I can see it's icon in the app list). ...
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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 find files that are not owned by any package?

In my system I have files that not belong to any package, they are mine or from compiled programs installed with make install. How can I find all files that do not belong to any package?
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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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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 outdated-...
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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 stay....
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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 (default-...
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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, linux-generic-...