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

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How do I update my Debian kernel?

Essentially I have an Ubuntu laptop and a board running Debian. I have installed the same kernel module and a utility for managing it on each, using aptitude. Unfortunately, the versions of the ...
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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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Get diff changes between original files installed with apt and current files

I installed php5-fpm package using apt; then I made some changes to the PHP configuration files. Now I would get the diffs between the original files versions (the ones of the package installed) and ...
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No internet access for system services; however, browser access works

Unable to reload repos via apt-get, aptitude, or synaptic. Dropbox does not connect or sync. Pithos does not connect to pandora.com. Chrome and Firefox browsers do work fine. I have been unable 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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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 current status warning

After installing some packages, i.e. sudo aptitude install pkg ... , there was a line of message at the end of the output: Current status: 0 updates [-66]. What does it mean?
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How to run a command after apt-get upgrade

Recently I came across the nice checkrestart tool, that checks if running processes use an outdated version of a recently updated library and would need a restart to load them with the updated lib. At ...
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When does “apt-get install” ask me to confirm whether I want to continue or not?

Sometimes "apt-get install" asks me "Do you want to continue [Y/n]?": root@T43:~# apt-get install chmsee Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How does APT deal with different programs with the same name?

I decided to finally learn vi and as I was doing that I realized that vi wasn't behaving as I expected. I learned from another post that this was because, on Ubuntu, vim-tiny is installed by default. ...
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Apt-cache search only specified source

I use backtrack and I have a Packages.gz file with some packages on my hard drive. I want to use "apt-cache search" to search only the folder which contain Packages.gz. Is this possible?
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I can't install Mono because something's wrong with the kernel (I think)

$ sudo apt-get install mono-runtime Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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apt-proxy replacement/alternative on Debian

I missed that apt-proxy is not available anymore. What are my alternatives? Google didn't give me anything useful expect years old stuff.
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dpkg sees them, but apt-get can't remove them?

(similar to the question Uninstalling default VBoxGuestAdditions on Debian but a Ubuntu install, and the solution there isn't working for me?) and really the issue seems to be with dpkg/apt-get not ...
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Uninstall MySQL server without removing or breaking any client functionality

I have an Ubuntu webserver which once used a local database, but we migrated it and now the database is stored remotely on a separate server accessed from many different places. The webserver runs ...
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How to resolve issue of system proxy?

I live in an institute where two proxies work. Lets say they are proxy A and proxy B. A works well for almost all websites, however my institution has blocked many of the essential sites in B using a ...
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How do I add a custom package to debian repository?

I run my own debian apt repository server. I have a .deb file that i would like to add into the repository (Adaptec Storage Manager deb). I need the ability to manage that package independent of the ...
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Does apt update manually installed packages

I'm trying to install bnx2 non free driver on Debian wheezy. The driver is in non free repositories. Since there is no network connectivity I should download .deb file and install it on the box. After ...
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libpam-ck-connector causing apt-get to fail

I used apt-get autoremove on my Debian server and now apt-get won't install or remove anything as it keeps trying but failing to remove libpam-ck-connector. When trying to install anything… ...
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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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What is sources.list?

I know sources.list is a file that contains a list of HTTP links pointing to some software downloads. I would like to know more detailed explanations and various conventions followed in the ...
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Why do I constantly have to update my apt cache?

When I want to install a new package, I'm usually greeted with a response like: oliver@cloud:~$ sudo apt-get install unison Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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The dependency isn't installed

I'm testing my .deb package and cannot find out why it doesn't install the dependencies: The control file's Depends line is: Depends: zend-grid-module, postgresql-8.4, ${shlibs:Depends}, ...
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apt-get install packages for python2.7

Whenever I install a package for python it only installs for Python2.6 which came with the Debian 6. I am wondering how do I install for python2.7 with apt-get. Presently I am downloading the tarballs ...
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Apt-get, no sudoers file

I am trying to install a module using apt-get. I do the following: sudo apt-get install But I get the following error: sudo: can't stat /etc/sudoers: No such file or directory sudo: no valid sudoers ...
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How to stop apt from uninstalling the packages while updating

I using apt in terminal to install an update. When i used apt-get -f install it showed 0 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 428 to remove and 3 not upgraded. 4 not fully installed or removed. Need to get ...
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Blocking kernel updates with dpkg

I'd like to block all distribution-shipped kernel updates due to a nasty thing that recently happened to me. (I'm on a Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 derivative.) I'd like to block all updates to installed ...
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apt-get update and package authentication

Sometimes when you try to apt-get install a program, you get a warning message about how some packages couldn't be authenticated. Doing an apt-get update will sometimes fix the problem, but sometimes ...
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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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Why does Debian sometimes ask me to insert the (installation?) cd when I install packages?

I've noticed sometimes when I do apt-get Debian asks me to insert [the installation cd I used] (6.0.6 amd64 dvd1). Sometimes it doesn't, although maybe it's because I've already mounted it earlier; I ...
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aptitude remove pkg_name* not working like apt-get

I have uninstalled (aptitude purge) the qt-sdk package but there is still a lot of qt4* and libqt* packages on my system. Is there a way to remove all these packages with aptitude remove/purge ...
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Small update.. Now cannot download/update

Earlier today I was ssh'ing into my box and discovered that the internal IP had changed from what it was, I decided I wanted to make this static and found a tutorial (kind of) how to: nano ...
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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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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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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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How to undo sudo add-apt-repository?

I run sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/indicators to install my-weather-indicator but it requires GTK3 and I don't want to proceed. So I'd like to undo that command. I'd checked my ...
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Debian: Is it possible/safe to install packages from an older version of the repository?

I'm currently running Debian testing (Wheezy) and am trying to get SCIM working. I want to install the scim-pinyin package, but there is no such package available in the testing repository, although ...
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Synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions

Is there any way to synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions? There are several software packages that I need to synchronize between a Linux Mint installation and an Ubuntu ...
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How to install google chrome with apt-get?

My Linux version is Ubuntu: > cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=9.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=jaunty DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 9.04" running as virtual machine. I did as said ...
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Installing virtualbox on Debian: dependency problems

I'm currently running Debian Wheezy (Testing). I want to install virtualbox but when I run the following: # aptitude install virtualbox ...I get the following result: The following packages have ...
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Having Latest Versions of all Apps in Ubuntu 12.10

As we all know that Arch Linux repository is updated with all the latest releases of all the softwares. But in Ubuntu, The repo is not updated that often resulting in user using the older versions of ...
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Is my apt-get dependency tree corrupted?

I wanted to uninstall the libboost libraries. I wrote in the console: sudo apt-get remove libboost-* But looking more precisely at the console output, I noticed apt-get was ready to remove several ...
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packages have unmet dependencies - unable to install packages

I am trying to install passenger module with bellow command: sudo passenger-install-apache2-module And I am getting following output: * GNU C++ compiler... found at /usr/bin/g++ * Curl ...
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Automate installation of VirtualBox Guest Additions via command-line

How can I install VirtualBox Guest Additions from a Bash script, in a unattended way? Whenever I run apt-get -y install dkms virtualbox-guest-dkms from the terminal I'm presented with a interactive ...
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Why can I only use apt-get when I use “su”?

Not sure what info you need here, if any. Just let me know. I have a proxy that bypasses the corporate net set in my profile file for both su and normal user. When I do a sudo or regular apt-get ...
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Yum and recommended/suggested packages

I'd like to install a software package on my Fedora System, but it has a lot of unreasonable dependencies (which I know for sure they are not actually required). I used to work on Debian, where ...
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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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Understanding aptitude's behavior on a machine with multiple archives enabled

I'm having to deal with a Debian server, which initially was Squeeze, I believe, but where administrator enabled several distributions: deb http://mirror.yandex.ru/debian/ stable main contrib ...
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When I am in VirtualEnv and do apt-get install, is there any difference?

If I have a virtualenv activated when I do something like sudo apt-get install python2.7-dev should I expect different results than if I did it outside the virtual env? Limited theory says no, ...
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phpmyadmin is listing my server version and client version as being different

In a continuation of this question, I have purged the 5.1 client via sudo apt-get purge mysql-client-core-5.1. I have reinstalled the 5.5 client - sudo apt-get --reinstall install mysql-client-5.5 ...