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

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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 ...
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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: ...
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Installed package but get older version

I've updated NodeJS but the version still displays as the older. What am I doing wrong? I can see it has downloaded the latest (4.1.2). Thanks in advance!
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How to use “apt-get install” via ssh cmd [closed]

I am trying to use "apt-get" to install a software called "expect" via cmd with ssh: ssh -t root@111.111.111 'apt-get install -v -y expect' However, this is what I get: apt 1.0.1ubuntu2 for amd64 ...
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No drivers after usr ownership change Linux Mint

I have Linux Mint 14.2 installed on an IBM T60 ThinkPad. Everything was going just fine until I was installing some developer tool (I can't even remember which one anymore) and accidentally changed ...
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No candidate version found for sudo

When I tried to install sudo in Debian 8.2 via aptitude install sudo I got an error: No candidate version found for sudo. The source list is standart. Here is the Source list: deb ...
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Install Vlc 1.1 without building it from source

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. Is there any way to install VLC version 1.1 without having to build it from source? I tried these method but I was stuck in endless loop of unmet dependencies: sudo dpkg -i ...
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Why does installing a libc6 for a different arch not work for armhf?

I am trying to get cross compilation working, on a 64 bit system that already has i386 enabled: $ dpkg --print-architecture amd64 $ dpkg --print-foreign-architectures i386 armhf Only jessie ...
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Resuming apt-get upgrade after starting a new shell to examine the situation

At start my situation was similar to this: A new version of configuration file /etc/default/grub is available, but the version installed currently has been locally modified I don't know why but I ...
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Debian Jessie - dpkg / apt intall, update and uninstall broken

I have a problem with a Debian server that I use for multiple purposes. Yesterday I tried to upgrade my packages with a simple apt-get update / upgrade as usual and found everything to be broken : ...
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Installing Proprietary Driver and Updating sources.list

Trying to install the following firmware: https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/firmware-realtek Enabled non-free packages in /etc/apt/sources.list: # # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.8.0 _Wheezy_ - ...
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Install older versions of google-chrome-stable, on ubuntu 14.10

I am able to do, sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable This installs, chrome version 45 which does not support NPAPI plug-ins that is needed to run java inside browser. I am trying to move one ...
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dpkg --list not in sync with apt-get

dpkg --list | grep [0-9]\-jre-headless shows, rc openjdk-7-jre-headless:amd64 7u79-2.5.6-0ubuntu1.14.04.1 amd64 OpenJDK Java runtime, using ...
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E: Unable to locate package libssl-dev when trying to download 32bit OpenSSL on 64bit system

I'm trying to compile multiarch project the right (means reproducible) way, so I decided to install all libraries through apt-get. But ever since the system noticed what I'm doing, it became hostile. ...
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dpkg-query listing package that is not installed

I installed Chrome via dpkg by downloading the deb file and installing it. I later uninstalled and removed it. However I'm now seeing this: $ dpkg-query -W google-chrome google-chrome $ dpkg-query ...
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How to install Ruby 2.2.3 in root user account of Kali Linux OS?

I'm new to Kali Linux. Before this i have experience of Ubuntu.Here in Kali I have ruby 1.9 installed. But I want to install latest version of ruby 2.2.3. For this i wrote :- apt-get install ruby ...
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Permanently update linux distro .iso file in pen

I have a kali 2.0 (last released version) on a pen and run it on a virtual machine with allocated memory on my hard drive. However, even though this kali distribution is the last version available I ...
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Prevent apt-get upgrade from using certain repos

I've added the ubuntu base repo http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid main and a couple of PPAs into my debian installation to get access to some software that's not available on a debian repo. I've ...
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How to find installed deb packages needlessly marked as manually installed

Problem statement apt and aptitude both remember which packages were installed automatically as dependencies of some other package or manually for some reason. For various reasons the list of ...
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403 Forbidden Error when trying to connect to ubuntu repositories

Im running Ubuntu 14.04 and havent run sudo apt-get update for many months. When I try to update local /etc/apt/sources.list apt-get can connect to many repos no problem, but many (maybe 15% of ...
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What happens when bleachbit turns grey?

I just ran bleachbit as a regular user (not as root) and the progress bar at the top is stuck at "Please wait. Wiping free disk space. About 0 minutes remaining" and the entire bleachbit screen has ...
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Offline installation with dependencies? [duplicate]

I'm frequently installing linux software in an offline environment (Debian armel). Is there a way that allows me to download all the dependencies that the software installation needs allowing me to ...
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Should I change Debian repository after dist-upgrade?

When I installed Debian, it was Debian 7.0 with the Debian wheezy repository. After these commands sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade this command shows me Debian ...
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How to configure apt to trust CDs

The debian secure apt page states that apt can be configured to always trust files from a CD. However, I can't find documentation of how to do this configuration. It's also worth noting that newer ...
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how to install newest clang 3.8 by apt

here I have found instruction how to install clang3.8: http://llvm.org/apt/ so I executed: wget -O - http://llvm.org/apt/llvm-snapshot.gpg.key|sudo apt-key add - result: --2015-09-19 ...
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apt-cache - show future commands

Is there a way to find out which commands will be available, once a package has been installed via apt-get? Let's say I would like to run apt-get -y net-tools. Host> apt-cache show net-tools ...
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compile packages AND keep apt tidy

For the first time in my Linux (Debian) career it seems necessary for me to compile a piece of software myself. The process of compiling is well described on the project-website. However, there is ...
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What is the difference between the error “not found” and the error “command not found” are they the same?

In this question the user is getting the error "not found". I realized that the error is "not found" instead of "command not found". Are these two errors different? I'm not sure if I've just never ...
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How to install libboost-all-dev v1.40 Debian wheezy

I'm new here. I need to install libboost-all-dev package that contains this stuff: libboost1.40-dev libboost-system1.40-dev libboost-filesystem1.40-dev libboost-date-time1.40-dev ...
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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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Debian 8 apt-get upgrade fails with Failed to fetch … Connection failed

Debian 8 "Jessie". CLI-only home-use server. "apt-get upgrade" always fails with "E: Failed to fetch ... Connection failed ..." errors. "apt-get update" appears to always succeed. Problem has been ...
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What to do if apt-get -f install fails?

I'm in a difficult situation. Using Debian Jessie / Stretch, apt-get -f install fails. The system is effectively stuck. I've sshed in now. As far as login terminals, only one was becoming ...
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Restart custom daemon when dependencies were updated

I have the following problem/requirements: On a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system I'm running Subversion installed from an external repository (WANDisco). This repository is well maintained and provides ...
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How to store linux apps on my bootable linux pendrive?

I use bootable linux(ubuntu 15.04). Everytime I boot linux using my pendrive, I have to download apps. After I remove my Drive ,the apps are uninstalled. Is there any way to store these apps on the ...
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Can't install gcc cross compiler

I try to cross compile Bluez. Therefor i need to install "libical" which is a prerequisite of BlueZ. I am following this guide. From the guide: libical requires cmake and g++ cross compilers to ...
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What does “dist-upgrade” mean in “apt-get upgrade”?

apt-get dist-upgrade does not upgrade Linux distributions (though it does update kernels). From the manual on apt-get, the description of dist-upgrade: dist-upgrade in addition to performing the ...
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apt working unexpectedly on debian 8

Sometimes I'm noticing my bandwidth being all consumed although I'm not doing anything consuming, so I fire up nethogs on my wireless interface and I notice an apt process running without me starting ...
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apt being notified when a package version is available

For very few packages I'd like to know after an apt-get update if a newer version is available, is there already some option to do that? I'm thinking about using apt.conf and Post-Invoke but done ...
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How to tell apt-get to switch from Sources.bz2 to Sources.gz

I have a clean installation of kali-2.0.1-rpi.img on a Raspberry Pi B+. It's connected to the mac via cable and network is working: I can open web pages and ping ips from the pi. After booting and ...
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Can a Debian package's Priority field be used for selection for install?

In a Debian package's control file, there is a Priority field which can be set to one of: required important standard optional extra APT pinning can be used to specify priorities for packages from ...
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E: GPG error: http://downloads.sourceforge.net all Release: The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2

Following is the output for sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://deb.torproject.org precise Release.gpg [490 B] Get:2 http://deb.torproject.org precise Release [3,709 B] ...
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How do I search Debian packages by description?

I wanted to find packages related to transmission, a BitTorrent client but couldn't find how to search package descriptions. Why do this? In certain cases, package names are not obvious; for ...
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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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Getting 403 forbidden error in sudo apt-get update

I want to upgrade version 13.10 to 14.04. This is output that I get: W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy-security/universe/binary-i386/Packages 403 Forbidden W: ...
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Is it safe to manually perform 'apt-get update' 's operation?

I am trying to keep one my Ubuntu systems up-to-date. The intended target is Not Connected to the internet. Am trying to get all the needed info from another machine with internet access. After a bit ...
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Trying to install Reaver T6 mod on Kali Linux 2.0

according to the info found here https://github.com/t6x/reaver-wps-fork-t6x/blob/master/README.md I tried to get the pre reqs apt-get -y install build-essential libpcap-dev sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev ...
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apt-get update: Unable to find expected entry 'Packages' in Release file

We have an automated build and deploy process based on debootstrap and apt for creating image files for one of our products directly after the build on the build-server. The sources.list is a bit ...