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

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How can I reverse the effect of apt-get build-dep <package>?

When I run: apt-get build-dep <package> privileged it installs the build dependencies for <package>. Now, I know that I can use apt-cache depends <package> to see binary ...
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Why doesn't build-dep work even when I have URIs in my sources list already?

So I tried to install a package called RGL for the R statistics language. sudo apt-get build-dep r-cran-rgl [sudo] password for user: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Fixing a broken packet system (apt-get)

After I made a system upgrade (apt-get upgrade) on a debian box, I get an error everytime i tries to use apt-get. Example: # apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Is there a way to get apt-get to install from different distributions in one single command?

I'm building a package from source in Debian Wheezy, which has a few build-deps that cannot be satisfied by stable. Therefore, I use a few packages from unstable, testing and wheezy-backports. The ...
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What is the debian equivalent to this repoquery command?

What is the debian equivalent to this repoquery command? repoquery --repofrompath="abc,http://path/to/repo" --repoid=abc -q mypkg --qf ...
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Upgrade a single package from a target release

In Debian Squeeze I have installed a packageX from debian-backports. Q1: When I apt-get dist-upgrade or aptitude full-upgrade, what release is checked for updates for packageX? debian-backports or ...
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Aptitude Search reports package installed, while Aptitude Show reports it not installed - how is that possible?

me@friedly_server:~$ aptitude search samba-tools i samba-tools - Samba testing utilities me@friendly_server:~$ aptitude show samba-tools ...
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debian apt-get dist-upgrade from squeeze to wheezy failing on vlc

I can't continue until I solve this bug, I've tried removing the dpkg so it redownloads it but it still has this error when trying to dist-upgrade, or now, apt-get -f install. root@hayek:~# apt-get ...
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Banshee Won't Update (Linux Mint 12)

Anyone else having problems getting the latest version of Banshee from apt-get? I'm adding the Banshee PPA, using apt-get update, and then trying apt-get upgrade and then to be totally sure, ...
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How can I regenerate the default '/etc/' config files?

I've removed nagios3 with apt-get remove nagios3 and then removed the files in by using the command sudo rm -R /etc/nagios* Now when I run apt-get install nagios3 the config files (/etc/nagios3/*) ...
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What are the dangers with using “--assume-yes” with apt-get?

While making some improvements to my .bashrc file, I noticed a frequently used alias: alias install='sudo apt-get -y install' I wasn't familiar with the -y (aka --assume-yes or --yes) option with ...
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Fixing debian installer

I have a VPS with Debian GNU/Linux on it. I'm trying to install a PHP file manager so that people could access it and download stuff into a directory. I don't have anything in my /bin about PHP so ...
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sources.list - Understanding syntax & structure in Debian

I have generated a sources.list file from http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/ with the following parameters: Country: New Zealand Release: Stable (Wheezy) Architecture: 64 bits Sources: Main + Security + ...
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Is there a update manager whitout gnome dependencies for xfce?

I'm looking a update manager for Debian Xfce. I installed xfce on a computer which will be use by laypersons. Therefore, I want another way (graphical) to launch apt-get update && apt-get ...
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How to download latest version of cmake?

I have installed cmake like this - sudo apt-get install cmake But whenever I try to compile my c++ code.. I always get the below error - CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:2 (cmake_minimum_required): ...
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apt-get can not detect correct python version when using update-alternatives for python

I have installed different python versions on my Linux Mint DE. I used the update-alternatives --set statement to easily switch between the different versions. Unfortunately sometimes apt-get install ...
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Can I rollback an apt-get upgrade if something goes wrong?

Is there a way, before starting an aptitude upgrade or apt-get upgrade, to set up something so that you can "easily" rollback your system to the "apt" state it was before the actual upgrade, if ...
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How do I remove persistent config data from APT?

When I remove packages from my system with APT-based programs, they often leave behind some kind of residue (referred to as "residual config") that seems to serve no purpose other than annoying me. ...
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apt-get error 503

I tried installing pyqt4-dev-tools on my machine using the following command: sudo apt-get install pyqt4-dev-tools after a few prompts the installation is aborted with the following message: Err ...
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apt-get won't install: dpkg: files list for package 'gnome-themes-standard-data' is not a regular file

I'm trying to install packages to get a webcam stream running on my raspberry pi. All of a sudden, apt-get is totally busted -- every time I try to install, reinstall or purge something that might fix ...
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Problems installing software

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I would like to install FSLView. I cannot install it through Ubuntu Software Center, and when I try installing the package via the command line with sudo dpkg -i ...
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debian/knoppix sources.list

Knoppix is a Debian-based Linux live DVD. I've liked the pre-installed packages in Knoppix so much, that I've installed it to disk. My question is about /etc/apt/sources.list. In Knoppix, the ...
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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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How can I install php5-curl on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64)

I have a working server running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64), including apache and php. Now I want to add curl support for php by running this: apt-get install php5-curl ...
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How to check if apt proxy configuration is correct?

I have to use a proxy server which requires authentication. So, I need to update the apt.conf file to include my proxy settings. All fine. What I need is to check that the configuration is correct so ...
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apt-get update could not resolve addresses [closed]

When I run apt-get update (on Ubuntu 12.04) I keep getting these errors: Err http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg Could not resolve 'false' Err https://get.docker.io docker/main ...
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apt-show-versions - Maybe no deb entries

When installing Ajenti I get this error: Error: No information about packages! (Maybe no deb entries?) E: Problem executing scripts APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success 'test -x ...
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Understanding the output of apt-cache depends and apt-cache showpkg

I'm using Lubuntu 13.10 which doesn't include gedit by default. But I have installed it using sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gedit Now, when I run apt-cache depends gedit, zenity and ...
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Hard drive partition and updating trouble

I'm new to linux and am using Linux Mint 15 Olivia. I am running it alongside windows 7 and I want to increase the size of my current linux hard drive partition. I read somewhere that I should install ...
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Can't Install netflix-desktop in Debian…Aptitude Has Unmet/Broken Dependencies

I'm trying to install the netflix-desktop package in Debian 'jessie'. I was able to get this to work on my laptop running Debian 'wheezy' a few months ago, but on my desktop I keep running into these ...
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apt-get purge <packages> works fine, aptitude still has <packages> marked as installed and reinstalls them

I've created a Rubygem to help with removing old kernels that have built up over years and are eating disk space. (My laptop had 19 kernels on it alone, and on a small SSD...) I want to use apt-get ...
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Why I was able to fix a broken package with aptitude but I could not with either apt-get or synaptic?

Yesterday I upgraded my Debian Testing and Audacious stopped to work. Troubleshooting I found that the problem was that it was updated to a recent version but the needed plugins were not. I tried to ...
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Including pending update list in motd

How would you include the list and / or count of pending updates in the welcome banner? Eg. username: User password: ***** Hi 'User', welcome on 'localhost' There are 8 pending updates, you need to ...
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Generating a list of alternative packages with apt tools

Given a package how can I list all possible packages that are alternatives to this package? In the alternate, how can I tell if a package or one of it's alternates is installed? Using something in ...
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What does apt need to be healed of a bad setup?

I made a couple of earlier posts regarding a libssl-dev that, it seemed, was not removable. Some of the replies touched on that there was a problem with apt, and now that someone posted the command to ...
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Weird issue with unmet dependencies when cloning package states from earlier installation on same machine

I've been doing the usual routine of saving the package selections and also marking the packages as auto or manual as outlined in the question and answer here: Restoring all data from backup of dpkg ...
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Could not perform immediate configuration on 'libstdc++6' on Nexenta

My original goal was setup service-network-ssh on Nexenta Illumos. As a result of the command apt-get install service-network-ssh I got the following message Reading package lists... Building ...
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Adding repositories with “./” [closed]

I'm trying to add this unoficcial repository to my Ubuntu 12.04 machine (32 bits), in order to install a software called SLTV. According to the official site, the following lines should be used: deb ...
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Can sources.list only be updated by hand?

I'm currently running Linux Mint. I remember that under Ubuntu, whenever a new release comes out, it prompts you with a choice of whether to upgrade or not. It seems like this is not happening in ...
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How can I prevent Apt-Get from autoremoving packages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get - autoremove wants to uninstall Gnome I'm running Debian@ [edit: kernel] 3.0 with Gnome. apt-get wants to autoremove dozens of packages. How can I prevent it ...
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Is really need Internet connection after installed all pkgs?

I know when you want to Install any new pkg then internet connection is required .right now I am using Ubuntu 12.04 I have Internet connection. using following command I installed one pkg.(e.g vlc ...
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Searching for packages using apt-get

I'd like to search for repository packages using package name or package description. For example Search for Zend Search for Ze*d
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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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Finding all “essential” packages with apt

When I run synaptic, there are certain packages which synaptic treats as "essential". For example, if I select bash for removal, I will be warned that bash is an "essential package". If I then press ...
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When removing a Debian package, how can I also remove Python *.pyc files?

I have a Debian package say XYZ.deb which copies some file on installation. As per Debian package policy on package uninstallation only those files will be removed which were copied during ...
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The command to upgrade to a new kernel from Ubuntu repositories

In the distro I'm most familiar with -- ALTLinux, a command like apt-get install kernel-image-std-def#3.0.... would install another kernel, and update the initramfs and the bootloader config ...
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uwsgi install in Debian 6 (Squeeze) wants to upgrade libc6 and initscripts

I'd like to install uwsgi on my Debian server. This package wants to upgrade some core packages: libc6 from 2.11.3-3 (now, stable) -> 2.13-35 initscripts from 2.88dsf-13.1+squeeze1 (now, stable) -> ...
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apt-get purge does not uninstall completely

I have installed emacs with apt-get. I tried to remove it later on, but the binary is left. root@ionian:/home/gauthier# apt-get --purge remove emacs Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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download packages for different distribution with apt

I want to download a .deb package with it's dependencies for a different distribution. I have many Linux systems in my company: Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.10, and Debian 5 and 6. The command to ...
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Remove all packages in a text file via apt-get

I have a text file with a package on each line. How can I remove all the packages in that text file from the system? Also, if one package cannot be removes/wasn't installed in the first place can I ...