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

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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 ...
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Problem installing package for python

I'm trying to install a python package called libsbml. The instructions on the website tell me to use the following commands and that this should be enough to install the package: sudo sh -c "echo ...
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Generate apt-offline bundle for use across many machines

I'm trying to use apt-offline to install packages on many machines (using ansible), so I need to avoid generating a machine-specific signature file (e.g. sudo apt-offline set debian-update.sig ...
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“apt-get dist-upgrade” shows kept-back package

As far as I know, kept back packages in Debian are shown in case package can not be upgraded with apt-get upgrade because upgrade requires to install new packages. Usually this can be fixed with ...
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List explicitly removed packages (apt)

The question unix.SE/3595 asks how to list packages that I explicitly installed. By explicit it means, packages that I choose, not including anything installed by default, or pulled in by the ...
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apt-get doesn't completely uninstall dependencies which it has installed

I ran sudo apt-get install tor which installed these packages: The following NEW packages will be installed: tor tor-geoipdb torsocks But when I tried to remove it with sudo apt-get remove tor - ...
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Why does apt-get upgrade not install the latest PHP version?

I usualy do apt-get update apt-get upgrade in order to keep my Debian 8.x server up to date. I also tried apt-get dist-upgrade, however, my PHP version is still the same one that I installed months ...
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Debian: unable to locate package opencv, known to exist

I'm running wheezy Debian on a BeagleBone: root@beaglebone:~# cat /etc/*-release PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)" NAME="Debian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="7" VERSION="7 (wheezy)" ID=debian ...
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How to recover configuration files

I removed packages with sudo apt-get --purge remove samba to re-install. However there still exist configuration files in /etc/samba so I removed the folder manually. I thought configuration files ...
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How to update libc(glibc) on kali linux (debian based)?

I get the following error when I try to run armitage, and furthermore I get errors when i try to install certain packages or when I run certain software. root@Xeno:~# armitage Exception in thread ...
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apt-get seems connected to an old database

I just installed Linux Mint on a new computer, and when I want to install software with apt-get, it always gets obsolete versions. For instance it installs OCaml 4.01.0 (latest is 4.02.3) and Opam ...
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Get name of package containing a given binary

Given the name of a binary (or any other program). How to find out which package provides this binary? Note: Assuming one uses apt/dpkg for package managing. Edit Additional to the correct answer ...
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Package update on debian jessie breaks dependencies

I would like to update my OCaml distribution from version 4.01 to version 4.02, in particular the ocaml-nox package. This breaks the dependencies of several other packages that explicitly require ...
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restrict private apt repository with rssh - why does apt-get try /bin/sh?

I am trying to set up a private repository via ssh. My sources.list.d/ contains the entry deb ssh://user@host:/repo ./ user is a certificate only account on host. apt-get update works fine. ...
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apt-get upgrade with /usr/bin on aufs fails to create backup link

I'm trying to update a frugal persistent (root and home) install of antiX-15 x64 from stable to testing. I changed the source lists and ran apt-get update. apt-get upgrade then fails with the ...
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apt-get doesn't work on kali linux v2.0 [closed]

For example, when i type apt-get install tor i get : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to ...
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List all dependencies for package

I am configuring a ubuntu 14.04 server, for making it more secure i wanted to jail each user to his home directory. So far this worked as expected. But-;)-i am installed a complete RoR ...
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Debian: cannot install packages

Some time ago I had an old Debian system on my VPS. Probably it was Lenny. In /etc/apt/sources.list it was stable so I don't really know what it was. So I've decided to upgrade it. My steps were: ...
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How to influence order of package upgrade (apt-get upgrade/dist-upgrade)

We are hosting a branch of the debian jessie repository with custom, backported and patched packages. Every product release an ISO installer is created from this repo. We now noticed that an upgrade ...
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unmet dependencies on old Ubuntu version (10.10)

I'm trying to install git on an old Ubuntu machine (Ubuntu 10.10, Maverick). But i get the following errors: sudo apt-get install git Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Apt-get hangs on “Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.44-0+deb8u1)”

I'm on Debian 8 (stable) (Linux zenbook 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1 (2015-05-24) x86_64 GNU/Linux) and tried to apt-get update && apt-get upgrade yesterday. There was an ...
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Removing gedit without removing all of cinnamon-desktop-environment

I don't like gedit and always use geany or vim or something else. Removing it from my current Debian testing install also removes the cinnamon-desktop-environment meta package because it depends on ...
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Installation of MySQL locked up and will not release

I'm brand new to Linux. Was trying to install MySQL using apt-get install MySQL. It got part way through then locked on a step where it was asking what version I wanted. Now when I try to install ...
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mongodb unmet dependencies

When I try to install mongodb (sudo apt-get install mongodb), i get this : The following packages have unmet dependencies: mongodb : Depends: mongodb-dev but it is not going to be installed ...
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cannot install libreoffice on debian sid

Using Debian sid. I cannot install libreoffice as I get this error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the ...
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How can I get self-compiled packages to play nice with packages managers (e.g. apt-get, yum) [duplicate]

Suppose I want to: compile and install my own custom application which requires downloading, compiling and installing the source for newest version of libthrift which requires downloading, compiling ...
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Strange dependency error in installing package

I am trying to install an app we made in Ubuntu (with Quickly) to Raspberry Pi Raspbian. However, it has a dependency python:any (>= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2) which is unmet in Raspbian although it has Python ...
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hwinfo not found after seemingly successful install

I installed hwinfo using sudo apt-get install hwinfo and the system tells me that: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW ...
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Getting a list of files modified after an apt-get upgrade or intstall?

I would like to run AIDE or tripwire to make sure executables/configuration files/... do not get modified by malware. Or at least notify me if they do get modified. I would like to get a list of ...
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Cleaning up sources.list and sources.list.d

For some reason, mostly due to my incompetence, there is some invalid address ( ie 404 ) pointed by my sources.list, and from some files contained under sources.list.d ( this is an way extending ...
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How to apt-delete-repository? [duplicate]

I would like to run the reverse of this command to remove the non-compatible repository in Debian 8.1 sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:nemh/systemback where the command add-apt-repository is in the ...
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apt-get error installing software on Parrot OS

I am trying to install Evolution Email client but when I run "sudo apt-get install evolution" I get the following errors: "Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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What exactly happens when I exec apt-get upgrade?

What happens with package when I upgrade rather than removing and reinstalling? What is the real difference between the two? How will the results differ? Are following two options equal (by package ...
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apt-get: changing status of packages in bulk to not automatically installed

I am currently running Debian Jessie with the Xfce DE. I recently decided to replace the Xfce window manager with i3. Running sudo apt-get remove xfcwm unfortunately caused a lot of very necessary ...
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Debian upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie fails on Amazon EC2

I have searched and read other debian upgrade threads, but my situation doesn't seem to match that described in the other questions on this topic. I have a t1.micro instance of debian running on ...