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

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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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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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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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sudo apt-get update doesn't work on Linux Mint 17.1

I am trying to update my Linux Mint 17.1. But if I give this commands, sudo apt-get update it is giving the following error. E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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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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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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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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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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Access from unknown IP tracks to non-existent website

Just had a warning that my Gmail's been accessed from the following IP: 151.230.107.114 which routes to something called htc_frisbee.com , which doesn't appear to be a real website. Could this just be ...
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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 http://http....
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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 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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apt-get wait for lock release

If you are running apt-get commands on terminal and want to install stuff on the software center, the center says it waits until apt-get finishes. I wanted to know if it is possible to do the same but ...
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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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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 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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Trouble installing Unity8-LXC on Mint

(I originally posed this on askubuntu but was told it should be here instead.) I want to install unity8-lxc on Linux Mint so I can check out Unity8 without installing it. Mint 17.3 (Rafaela) of ...
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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 ...
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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 virtualbox-guest-...
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Prompts to upgrade 361 and install 363 new packages when trying to get perl-doc

I have a new kali distribution installed 3.18.0-kali1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.18.3-1~kali4 i686 GNU/Linux and the only thing I want it's to instatall perl-doc package. apt-get install ...
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Problem installing lyx - held broken pacagkes error

I am trying to install lyx on Linux Mint 17.2 sudo apt-get install lyx gave the following output: The following packages have unmet dependencies: lyx : Depends: lyx-common (= 2.0.8.1-0ubuntu1) ...
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Why does Linux (Mint 17.2,Ubuntu 14.04 based. KDE) automatically remove certain packages while installing others?

For example Atom text editor. When I run: sudo apt-get install imagemagick # http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php gives: you might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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Logging into my desktop from SSH says I have no updates, but I do

When I SSH into my Ubuntu Desktop, I get some output saying: 0 packages can be updated. 0 updates are security updates. However, running sudo apt-get upgrade tells me that a package (numix-icon-...
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Errors in Linux Mint update manager

Linux Mint's (I'm using Linux Mint Mate edition, 17.2 32 bit) update manager gives me: I tried this from the terminal: sudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial sudo ...
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Keeps trying to update from the already deleted repository

I'm using a Kali Linux distribution, here is a uname -a output: Linux kali 3.18.0-kali3-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.18.6-1~kali2 (2015-03-02) i686 GNU/Linux Each time when I'm trying to update the ...
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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 tell from which source the update is coming from (apt-get)

As usual, every time I update I'm getting a list with which programs received an update. I also have a few PPA sources that are active. I would like to know which update came from which source. I'm ...
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Kali Linux disable automatic package updates

I'm using Kali Linux, latest edition and in the last two weeks it has auto-updated packages. I wasn't aware of this until I saw a notification bubble and when I checked out the GNOME PackageKit ...
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I had installed program, but when i want to upgrade, it could not find him

I had installed youtube-dl : # youtube-dl Usage: youtube-dl [OPTIONS] URL [URL...] youtube-dl: error: You must provide at least one URL. Type youtube-dl --help to see a list of all options. But ...
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sources.list file empty in debian [duplicate]

On running nano /etc/apt/sources.list , the text editor opens the sources.list file but it is completely empty! How to get the default sources.list file as I am unable to update debian (apt-get ...
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Unexpected end of file or stream

Extracting templates from packages: 100% Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 301729 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../libpython2.7_2.7.6-8ubuntu0....
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Debian jessie GPG error Clearsigned file isn't valid

This is what I get when running apt-get update: /root$ sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://security.debian.org jessie/updates InRelease [1,507 B] Get:2 http://cdn.debian.net jessie InRelease [1,507 B] ...
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apt-get -f install returns this error on ubuntu, what to do? [duplicate]

parallels@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following extra packages ...
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Reinstall `env` program

Unix-newbie question: So I've accidently overwritten my /usr/bin/env program. Is there a way I can restore it? when i type env in the shell it says "the program env is not installed you can ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies

Every time I try to use apt-get install or remove or purge on my Debian, I have this error pop up: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libimage-magick-q16-perl : Depends: libmagickcore-6....
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My distribution has etags symlinked to ctags, but where can I get original etags?

That's weird that I completely failed to google this question. The situation is ridiculous: Linux Mint 17.2 (almost the same as Ubuntu 14.04) has etags as a symlink to ctags. But actually, as we can ...
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Can apt query a package repo for the creation date of a package's files?

How can apt query a package repo for the creation date of a package's files? It is possible for apt to query a package repository for the creation dates for the files of a package , based on the ...
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Better logging than /var/log/dpkg.log of package-management?

Has there been some better logging tools than /var/log/dpkg.log as /var/log/dpkg.log seems to have just installations and upgrades but nothing about removals . Also it seems a bit chaotic, does ...
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Can't install LibreOffice 5 on Linux Mint 17.2, policy rule not taken into account?

I'm trying to install the package by following web upd8 article Install LibreOffice 5.0 In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint Via PPA, with the difference I use the Fresh PPA. Environment $ lsb_release -a No LSB ...
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Proper approach for upgrading apt software to non-apt versions?

Given a situation where a software package was installed with aptitude or apt-get, and then needs to be upgraded to a version not available in the package manager. What is the correct procedure for ...
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Debian Jessie removing leafpad

I have installed Debian Jessie, in short: graphical Installation mostly options set to default software selected to install: Debian desktop LXDE SSH server standard system utilities Then ...
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apt-get install python-minimal:armhf removed KDE; what now?

Environment: Debian 8.0 (Jessie), x64, KDE desktop, with armhf architecture added for cross-compilation to BeagleBone. While building Boost 1.55, I needed the python package. Makes sense, as Boost ...
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Problem upgrading Jessie To Stretch

After I modified the sources.list file and changed everything from where it said "Jessie" to "Stretch", I did an apt-get update and it didn't work. So I did an apt-get dist-upgrade, and it got stuck ...
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apt hook to check for specific package changes

My goal is to prohibit installation/upgrade of a specific package if the system is not in a specific state (some pre-upgrade work needs to be done). I attempted the DPkg::Pre-Invoke hook, but it does ...
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Package installation : dpkg parse error

I need help with installation through the terminal. Any time I try to install any new packages using sudo apt-get install *package*, I get the following error: dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/...
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Two different lists of installed packages

I'm trying to get an authoritative list of installed packages in order to find the explicitly installed ones as is done here. This command gives me one list aptitude search '~i !~M' -F '%p' --...
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How do I measure how stable is my Debian (i.e. number of packages from testing/sid)?

My Debian spans from legacy abandoned "squeeze" packages to new sid's libs. I lost track of it a bit and "Which version of Debian do you use" is not a simple question. How do I measure what ...
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Check if all listed packages are installed in bash

My binary depends on these boost libraries and respective packages: NAME | PACKAGE: --------------------------------------+-----------------------------------...