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

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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 ...
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/etc/apt/sources.list won't accept URLs with https connection

In Debian Wheezy, my /etc/apt/sources.list file looks like this: deb https://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free deb-src https://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib ...
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mysql-server-5.5 unmet dependencies each time running apt-get

Each time I run "sudo apt-get install package-name", the following error happened, even if I tried to install other packages other than mysql ones: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to ...
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What is the difference between the “jessie” and “jessie-updates” distributions in /etc/apt/sources.list?

The debian wiki page for the apt sources list gives this example file: deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main deb ...
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How to resolve message '… system lacks support for snapshot feature'?

When I do "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade", I usually get this message in my terminal: Sorry, your system lacks support for the snapshot feature. How do I stop this message ...
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How to enable source package download for a section of private ubuntu repository

We have created a internal ubuntu repository. It has a few custom sections which has packages that were custom built. Currently, no source packages are provided for download for the repository users. ...
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apt-offline apt-get upgrade still trying to connect to online server for upgrade even though packages have been synced already

I have a server which can't go online because of some policy. So I have to update it using apt-offline. So far it has worked for me nicely on other servers, but this one doesn't really. I created ...
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Error updating, packages held

I'm trying to install nodejs package on my debian (or any other package). And I get this error. pablo@debian:~/Documents/clients/stock$ sudo apt-get install nodejs Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to search for available software in repositories though CLI?

I want to be able to search all available software like one would using "Synaptic Package manager" or "Ubuntu Software Center" through Command Line.` I want a better way than pressing Tab after ...
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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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Encrypt output of apt-listchanges prior to sending email

Consider the following scenario: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade I am prompted by apt-get wether to accept and install the pending updates. First, since I have apt-listchanges installed, ...
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RFC822-style sources.list yields “E: Type 'Types:' is not known”

On Jessie, according to man 5 sources.list, I can write my sources.list file in an RFC822-inspired format: Types: deb deb-src URIs: http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ Suites: jessie Sections: main ...
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How to check from bash if package exists in debian

I would like to make a installation bash script, where I would like to install mysql server. On linux mint I had followed code: apt-get -y --force-yes install mysql-server-5.6 but I installed new ...
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Java Process hangs with .exec and ssh

EDIT: I believe the issue is that the ssh connection is creating background connections that are still open (cf. http://superuser.com/a/617670). I would run ssh with the -f flag, but I need to be sure ...
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How is the “apt” command different from “apt-get” and “aptitude”?

I just found out that there is a third command for installing packages available on my Debian GNU/linux distribution. I found that I can install packages by simply entering: apt install sl ...
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Installing git “sudo: apt-get: command not found”

I am trying to install git. I run the following command: sudo apt-get install git-core git-gui git-doc But receive the following error: sudo: apt-get: command not found What should I do?
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Add repositories in Kali Linux 2.0 [closed]

How do I add repositories in Kali Linux 2.0, and what, if any are the repercussions of doing so?
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What are pros/cons of dselect and apt-get?

I hardly ever hear anyone mention dselect, a deprecated package management front-end for Debian. Considering that it still exists as part of dpkg source, it must still have its uses. What are those? ...
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send message to log file after package installed

How can i send a message to a log file (not the apt log) after the installation of a package. I simple want to log which package (package name) was installed. ie. "links installed successfully"
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I've deleted my /var/lib/dpkg/status and status old files

I run Deepin, I've been trying to install the necessary compenents to run a LAMP server on my machine for web development. As the title says I've somehow deleted my status files. I'm not sure how, I'm ...
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No clisp in Debian's repository?

I want to install clisp. My /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib deb ...
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Broken KDE Plasma desktop after adding sid repository under Debian

I have Debian 8.2 installed on a VirtualBox VM and I added the unstable (sid) repository to /etc/apt/sources.list without removing any other repositories and afterwards I ran apt-get update && ...
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Installing packages by importing the list with dpkg --set-selections

I've tested this using two virtual machines running Lubutu. On the first I Installed a couple of programmes (VIM and cowsay) then ran : sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo dpkg ...
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How can I install git-svn given this weird apt-cache status?

How can I install git-svn given this apt-get error and seemingly-weird apt-cache status: $ sudo apt-get install git-svn Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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What is the proper syntax for pinning a debian package to a repository and a version?

I am trying to install a previous version of subversion from snapshot.debian.org, as described in How to install the previous version of a .deb package and pin it?. I have setup the repository and the ...
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reset system file permissions, owners and groups

Mac has a utility that checks permissions of files installed on your system to make sure they have the correct permissions as per an installation. Is there something like that with LinuxMint. I am not ...