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

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Fix broken apt: insserv: Service killprocs has to be enabled to start service single [duplicate]

After I made a system upgrade (apt-get upgrade) on a Debian box, I get an error every time I try to use apt-get. Example: # apt-get -f install 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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Ubunutu software-centre is not working, showing black screen

I am trying to open ubuntu software-center but it get paused and after that shows complete black and nothing is happening. Same thing has happened when I try to run from command line. This is the ...
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Determining archive / suite from `deb` line

Is there an easy way to determine the "Archive", "Suite", "origin" (or whatever else APT uses) just from the deb line? For example, someone (trusted, of course) gives me this deb line: deb ...
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Why do I need to add a GPG-key with apt-key before adding URL to sources.list and download-installing an application with apt-get?

I went on to download an application today. It had it's instructions listed, step by step, number one being: adding a GPG-key with apt-key. It was followed by adding the application to apt/sources and ...
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apt upgrade: start a new shell to examine the situation. Where?

When I do a dist upgrade, I often get prompts about config files like this: Configuration file `/etc/php5/apache2/php.ini' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package ...
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How can I know if a virtual package is “installed” on a Debian system?

Some packages, have a Provides: header. For example, the package postfix on Debian Wheezy has Provides: mail-transport-agent. The package mail-transport-agent which doesn't exist physically is ...
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Install specific version of X11 for xmonad?

I wanted to compile xmonad from source, so I checked out the code and ran the first command from the README. $ runhaskell Setup.lhs configure --user --prefix=$HOME Configuring xmonad-0.12... ...
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Ubuntu warning. W: Duplicate sources.list entry

After installing Oracle VirtualBox, when I do sudo apt-get update, I get the following warning W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/ raring/contrib i386 ...
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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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Ubuntu use compiled package instead of apt-get

I have a compiled binary specifically sun Oracle java that I am using instead of Ubuntu`s apt-get version of java ( what ever it may be ). I am installing an apt-get package ( maven ) and would like ...
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Why can't I upgrade Linux Mint 15 from Cinnamon 1.8.8 to Cinnamon 2.0, and how do I fix it?

So Cinnamon 2.0 is out, and I've followed the steps people have given for upgrading. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade ...
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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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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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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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Debian Sources List

Working with Debian here. I'm having trouble with apt-get. I did go into the sources list and comment out anything referring to a CD drive. It no longer points to a CD drive; however, whenever I run ...
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Gdm uninstallation fails (“pre-removal script returned error”)

I installed gdm on my vps and now I want to remove it but get this error: root@server2:/etc/init.d# apt-get remove gdm3 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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“error processing ”package“ architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386)” [on hold]

I recently installed Debian wheezy on my desktop PC. Here is the uname -a command: Linux devnet 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux Once the installation finished, I ...
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Unable to install any programs

I'm trying to install programs but no matter what program I try installing I get the following error. For example I downloaded skype 'skype-debian_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb' and ran the command: $ cd ...
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How to I install zabbix-agent over apt-get

Why is it that on my Ubuntu 13.04 system I can easilly install zabbix-agent by doing apt-get install zabbix-agent. When I do it in Debian 7.1, it says that the package zabbix-agent can not be found. ...
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How to custom build debian's busybox?

I'm building an embedded system based on debian 7, and I'd like to make the most out of busybox that comes with debian. The problem is default busybox build in debian seems quite minimal, for example ...
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Pruning the package tree with apt-get and yum

I love the Macports and Arch package managers, because I can generate a listing of all of the packages that I have manually installed, and "prune" the package tree every once in a while to keep my ...
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Debian 7: Add repository for gcc-4.8 and g++-4.8

I want to be able to sudo apt-add-repository with a ppa for gcc-4.8 and g++-4.8. I was able to do this on Ubuntu using (after adding the ppa) sudo apt-get install g++-4.8. So far I have been able to ...
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dpkg / apt-get wants to install and overwrite different package

I want to install Pound. Doing this: apt-get install pound produces this: root@myhost:~# apt-get install pound Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Install single debian experimental packages? [duplicate]

I'm continually getting this error: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found What I did before was add the Debian experimental repo and update to 2.17. But through a long ...
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Invalid signatures and packages authentication issue

I'm using LMDE 201303 and i have two issues which i need to resolve as soon as possible. I need to install certain libraries: libopus0 libopus0 The apt-get install yells the following message: ...
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What's the story behind Super Cow Powers?

As we know, apt-get has Super Cow Powers and aptitude does not: $ apt-get --help | grep -i cow This APT has Super Cow Powers. $ aptitude --help | grep -i cow ...
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WakeOnLan error

I've been working on a wakeonlan script, which worked fine, until now. Then program wakeonlan, which is not made by me, isn't functioning properly. When I use perl -w /usr/bin/wakeonlan I get this ...
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Apticron notifying about uninstalled packages

I'm using apticron to notify myself about available updates. However, I've got an installation on a VPN that seems to notify about packages I DON'T have installed. For example, it keeps (daily) ...
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E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored…” when tunning “sudo aptitude update”?

This is what the end of output after I run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 12.04: Ign http://apt.typesafe.com unicorn/main Translation-en 35% [Working]W: Failed to fetch ...
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What packages are installed by default in Debian? Is there a term for that set? Why some of those packages are `automatically installed` and some not?

It's a very simple question, but I wonder, is there a term to refer to the subset of packages that is automatically installed by Debian distribution? I though that it had something to do with ...
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Why there is no https transport for debian apt tool?

With all paranoia that has come with NSA and everything, I'm wondering why debian package installation mechanism does not support HTTPS for its transport, let alone using it by default. I know debian ...
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MongoDB install errors / E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I'm trying to install things in Linux (Crunchbang Linux - a derivation of Debian), and I'm getting errors which point towards mongodb-20gen. When I try to remove it using :- cometbill@Linuxn00b:~$ ...
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Meaning of the extra apt-get options in early APT history

Following is the first few entries in /var/log/apt/history.log from a fresh installation of Debian 7.0: Start-Date: 2013-05-09 20:02:18 Commandline: apt-get -o APT::Status-Fd=4 -o APT::Keep-Fds::=5 ...
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Blender not starting Lubuntu 13.04 PowerPC

I have installed Blender via apt-get on a PowerPC G4 Mac Mini running Lubuntu 13.04, and now it will not start over VNC. Output from running blender in the terminal: Color management: using fallback ...
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Lubuntu PowerPC with no apt repositories?

I've installed Lubuntu 13.04 on my G4 Mac Mini, however it didn't have any apt repositories, except from the CD. I've copied over the repositories from my i386 installation, but it can't find some of ...
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Why does apt-get remove only a few kB?

I installed nginx (sudo apt-get install nginx) and then removed it with sudo apt-get remove nginx. I to need ensure that the application is uninstalled and cannot run. (I'm still able to run service ...
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Installer packages: .bin, -rpm.bin, tar, tar.z

Is it correct that most of Unix&Linux software supports x-copy deployment? If I download the installation package and uncompress the files into a particular directory - would that be enough to ...
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Installing php5-cURL on Backtrack leads to dependencies issues

I am trying to install a program called Glype on my computer for a proxy. I am using Backtrack 5 R3 and I have the latest version of Apache running on it. The problem I have is that Glype needs cURL ...
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Upgrading error

When I do apt-get update // apt-get upgrade i received this error whatever I do: root@debian:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Uninstalling software packages, without removing the downloaded .deb in apt-cache?

Currently I am running Wheezy 32-bit, and recently I installed FreeSWITCH from the official repos. However, I realized that for the purpose I had in mind, I needed to rebuild FreeSWITCH myself, from ...
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Explanation of the default Debian sources?

So I've looked online and haven't found a clear explanation of the default Debian source list. Specially, what do main, updates. proposed-updates and security mean in the context of ...
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How to quickly create a local apt repository for random packages using a Debian based linux distribution?

Some situations call for manually installing a local package using dpkg -i <packagename>. Sometimes it may be further useful to leverage the functionality of apt with that package so the ...
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Can't install software in Debian 6

I installed Debian 6 Squeez on my virtual machine and I can't install software using aptitude or apt-get. This is my sources.list file: root@debian:/etc/apt# cat sources.list # # deb cdrom:[Debian ...
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Output visual (ASCII) Debian dependency tree to terminal?

I'm not sure if this is more of a SuperUser or UnixLinux question, but I'll try here... Recently, I found this: #710689 - aptitude: use unicode character in the trees - Debian Bug report logs It ...
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How to make apt recognize an installed tar package?

I've installed Oracle Java. I want to be able to remove OpenJDK, but when trying to do so apt wants to install another version of Java. How can I configure apt so that it knows I already have a ...
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Setting up a repository server

Is it possible to set up a server to mirror a distro's repository, but only download/store requested upgrades or new packages rather than download them all? So all computers on the LAN can connect to ...
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What is Archive field in Release file used for?

For example current Release file for Wheezy is following: Archive: stable Origin: Debian Label: Debian Version: 7.1 Component: main Architecture: amd64 Now I can't find description of this Archive ...
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Pinning and local repos

I can't quite wrap my head around pinning in Debian. I'm trying to automatically install a package first from our local project repo, then from our local stable repo and then from official Debian ...
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How can I first download KDE files and then install them offline on Ubuntu?

How can I first download KDE files and then install them offline on Ubuntu?