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

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libnss3 Update Downgrading Problem

I have downgraded libnss3 on my Ubuntu so I can install Upwork software. I have installed this software successfully. But after this downgrade, I am unable to install any other software on my system. ...
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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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Why there is no https transport for debian apt tool?

With all paranoia that has come with NSA revelations and everything, I'm wondering why debian package installation mechanism does not support HTTPS for its transport, let alone using it by default. I ...
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Mint 12 - Error updating MySQL (mysql-client-core-5.1)

I have MySQL 5.5 installed via packages.dotdeb.org. When trying to update 5.1, which is also installed, I get the following error: E: ...
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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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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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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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broken dpkg, X after nvidia driver install on Debian

In following the Debian installation instructions for NVidia drivers for Debian 8 "Jessie", I hit a snag I can't figure out... # apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') ...
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How are package managers like apt are working? [on hold]

I am writing my bachelor thesis about conceptions for software distributing and updating. Now I thought it would be good to write about some systems. How do the software distribution chain works out ...
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Error installing gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi

I get an error when I try to install the gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi package. This is the error that I obtain when I run apt-get install gdb-arm-linux-gnueabi: $ env LC_ALL=C sudo apt-get install ...
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dpkg - how to install pre-dependency?

I need to install apt package on a machine with Linux DL4100 distribution where the only package system is dpkg. To do so, i have to install multiarch-support, it depends on libc6 which depends on ...
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Receiving “Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.” after trying to install python -setuptools and python-pip

I ran "sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-pip" but I received: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Error while installing wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19: dependency linux-headers is not satisfiable

I have to install a .deb file with the firmware for the wifi card (This is the name of the file: wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_amd64.deb; I've downloaded the file from here: ...
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Problem installing tor on Kali Linux

I'm trying to install tor on my Kali Linux 2016.1 (kali-rolling). When I type apt-get install tor in Terminal, this error appears: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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apt-get fails: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found

I tried to update my OS Debian jessie using the terminal and i get an error : “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found.” error? My sources.list : deb ...
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Download yad with bash script

i'm building a simple deb package (single binary) for a little project i've been working on. Now I want to build a nice interface around it and used zenity for a couple of times, but this time I ...
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Increasing the size limit for /var/cache/apt/archives

I have 2 systems running Debian at home and I am trying to minimize the bandwidth use while upgrading the packages. How can I increase the size limit of the cache, so that I could just copy the ...
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How to install a specific package with dependencies using apt-offline command?

I have installed apt-offline on tow machine runing debian jessie pc1 (online) and pc2 (offline). I am using the following command :sudo apt-key exportall | sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --import ...
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Installing a package manually using apt-get

I'm trying to install a deb package offline using apt-get command. From what I understand, I can download a package manually from the internet. Put it in the local repository folder (which is usually ...
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apt-get failed to fork in UML (user mode Linux)

I'm running a user mode Linux (Linux-3.19.8) for development testing. I'd like to be able to edit files inside the UML. I have some experience with Vim, so I'd prefer that. But unfortunately when I ...
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Can apt_preferences track the priority of a package?

When I run apt show foo I see in the output a line that says "Priority:" and one of the values: required important standard optional extra Can I use the apt_preferences file to filter packages ...
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Ubuntu: Installing programs into specific locations

I have software which is built using a makefile. This makefile also contains (relative) paths to different programs (such as gsoap, postgresql and others) which provide stuff that I need to include. ...
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Linux Mint: Can't install chrome, after uninstalling it

I just uninstalled Chrome via the software manager due to an annoying bug with the console in devtools - thinking that an uninstall and reinstall was worth a try to fix it. Trying to install it ...
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Install mdadm without postfix in ubuntu trusty

I want to build a RAID system on top of Ubuntu Trusty. When I do apt-get install mdadm A screen pop up asking me to configure postfix. Because I will run this installation in automation script. Is ...
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Aptitude deleted a buttload of modules when I tried to install Imagemagick, how do I undo this?

Yesterday I tried to install Imagemagick, I used apt-get at first, which returned an error. I was already trying to install ImageMagick for hours, so I got impatient. A post on stackoverflow said that ...
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How do I obtain the dependency fcitx-dbus?

When I run fcitx, I get the following errors. $ (INFO-3262 /build/buildd/fcitx-4.2.8.3/src/lib/fcitx/addon.c:151) Load Addon Config File:fcitx-dbus.conf (INFO-3262 ...
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install latest version of R 3.2.1 (World-Famous Astronaut) on Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE)

I have tried multiple ways (referencing multiple forum posts) to install the latest version of R (3.2.1 "World-Famous Astronaut") on Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE). I tried different sources lists, the most ...
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apt-get wait for lock release

If you are running apt-get commands on terminal and want to install stuff on the software center, the center says it waits until apt-get finishes. I wanted to know if it is possible to do the same but ...
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How to reinstall configuration file [duplicate]

How do you revert or reinstall a configuration file in Debian/Ubuntu? I accidentally overwrote the file /etc/bluetooth/main.conf. Running dpkg -S /etc/bluetooth/main.conf shows that the package bluez ...
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Unresolved dependencies when installing AceStream

I'm using ''Debian GNU/Linux stretch/sid'', though my knowledge of the system is not yet broad enough to my liking. I'm trying to install AceStream, following these steps. But when I added this line ...
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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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Cannot install mysql-server-5.5/the following packages have unmet dependencies

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I tried entering mysql with the following command: mysql -u root -p and I got the following message: The program mysql can be found on the following packages: ...
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Force apt-get to prompt yes/no

Is there a way to force apt-get to display yes/no prompt? A --force-yes option exists, but there seems to be no --force-prompt or similar option. If you attempt to install a package that has all ...
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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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How to upgrade Kali Linux

I've installed Kali Linux (normally I use ArchLinux, but I need Kali for work) and every time I want to upgrade, a few packages can't upgrade and are kept back. To force them to update I have to ...
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How to find out if a specific package is installed on Debian?

I'm working with a Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspbian 5/5/2015 and some guides that are a few years old. I've got an external NTFS HDD hooked up to the Pi. Due to the articles age(s), common practices ...
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How to disable warning message for Apt repositories using SHA1?

A recent update of apt (in Debian unstable) generates an warning message for repositories SHA1 signed. I get the idea you should privilege SHA2 signed repositories but I use some softwares which does ...
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Which installed software packages use the most disk space on Debian?

Disk space on my root partition is running low, so I want to delete some applications from the system. How can I see which software packages use the most disk space? Is it possible to view that from ...
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Why apt madison?

A short while ago I asked this question - Does "apt-get -s upgrade" or some other apt command have an option to list the repositories the packages will be downloaded from?, about how to list ...
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Upgrading mysql caused broken packages

I have Debian Jessie, and MySQL 5.6 from the MySQL Debian repository. This installation installes an apt sources.list.d entry that after sudo apt-get install mysql-community-server, it asks whether I ...
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Batch apt-get install from text file - help with grepping it [duplicate]

I've got a file called packages with a list of my installed packages, it looks like this: accountsservice install and so on. I know I can grep for them, but I'm not sure how to finish ...
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how to fix “E:Unable to locate package firefox-mozilla-build”

I'm new member of this forum and a very very beginner Kali Linux user so... I wanted to install fire fox and after the typing these commands in terminal apt-get remove iceweasel echo -e "\ndeb ...
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Can't find ubuntu-desktop package on ubuntu desktop iso

Trying to add a desktop environment to Ubuntu Server 13.10. The machine is offline and needs to stay that way for a while. I burned the Ubuntu Destop ISO (ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso, nabbed here) ...
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Kali Linux 2.0: Can't install build-essential(s)

I recently installed Kali 2.0 minimal on a Virtual Machine. More specifically, 26 GiB Virtual HD, Macbook Air as the host of the VirtualBox. Immediately after installing, I went to install GCC, and ...
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Sample /etc/apt/sources.list for Linux Mint 17

It seems my /etc/apt/sources.list file only has deb cdrom:[Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Release amd64 20140624]/ trusty contrib main non-free It might have got corrupted when I was trying to download ...
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How to install dategrep on Ubuntu?

I want to grep lines with date and time stamp. I came across this command called dategrep on internet. I am trying to install this on my 64 bit Ubuntu system. I downloaded a Debian package from ...
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How does APT choose which packages to install?

On my Debian Testing box, I have the following in /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main ...
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CRON problem - an apt-get dist-upgrade job

This question is related to Debian 8.4. I applied the same updating mechanism to several desktop stations and one unused server. This problem appeared on the server but I suspect it will happen on ...
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Machine readable number of updates? Alternative to /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check?

/usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check (from update-notifier-common package) was a fine tool. But it's going to be removed from Debian. /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check --human-readable 28 packages can ...
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Apt Unmet dependecies: libefl-bin

I am encountering an error when I run apt-get upgrade. It appears I have a package installed that has unmet dependencies. uname -a output: Linux kbu 3.19.0-56-generic #62~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar ...