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

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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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Can't install any package with sudo apt-get install

I'm running Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi I just set up this day, the problem is that every time I try to install any package I get an error , for example, sudo apt-get install samba gives me : The ...
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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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Can I determine what changed in an upgraded package using apt or dpkg on Debian 6?

I just did an apt-get upgrade on my Debian 6 development server and noticed that a certain package named tinyproxy was upgraded. I have a particular interest in seeing precisely what changed in that ...
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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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Every package “has no installation candidate”

While attempting to install openssh-server on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, I get the following error: Package openssh-server is not available but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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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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“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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How to downgrade a package in Xubuntu 15.04

I want to install Skype in Xubuntu 15.04 and it does not work. Someone suggested that: Here is the fix: Downgrade. Enter the following into terminal. sudo pacman -U ...
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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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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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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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Reinstalling all Debian packages

I killed by mistake a dpkg process running in the background and I would like to reinstall all packages to be sure everything is allright. First, I tried to get a list of all packages and reinstall ...
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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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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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Any serious risk if Mint 17 thinks it is Ubuntu?

Running Mint 17, just ran apt-get upgrade for the first time in a while, with 350MB download. It stops halfway to tell me /etc/issue is not the package maintainers versions. Ditto for issue.net and ...
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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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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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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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identify packages and dependencies

I have a list of packages installed via apt and would like to eliminate all packages that are dependencies of another package already in that list: https://gist.github.com/rubo77/bd9183fe2794467f482c ...
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How to find the packages that depend on a certain package in apt?

How can I get, not the dependencies of a package, but the packages that are depending on a certain package? I'm on debian 6.0 Squeeze-LTS (the first-time extension to squeeze for long term support!) ...
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apt-get can't support https

I'm on Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64. I'm using Ansible (software to manage and configure machines) to install Passenger and copy /etc/apt/sources.list from another ...
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“except (IOError, OSError), e: SyntaxError: invalid syntax” when configuring python-lockfile

I am having trouble installing any new packages in Ubuntu because of python. I tried sudo apt-get install python3 python3-dev but I am getting the following output :: dpkg: error processing ...
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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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Detect and remove unused files to save space [closed]

I want to save disk space by removing files I don't need. BleachBit crashed systematically when running in my Ubuntu 14.10 machine. However, what can I run as command to clear temporary files, broken ...
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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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“Packages have unmet dependencies” but I don't want to install these packages anymore. How do I clean this?

You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: fglrx-driver : Depends: libfglrx (= 1:14.4.2-1kali1) but it is not going to be installed ...
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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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gpg: can't open `–': No such file or directory

I'd like to install php 56 on my Debian Wheeyz System. So I added the dotdeb repo to apt. While fetching the key, an error occurred: # wget http://www.dotdeb.org/dotdeb.gpg -O- |apt-key add – ...
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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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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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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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Debian: cannot install packages

Some time ago I had 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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dpkg, apt, synaptic. aptitude: can user customizations cause conflicts?

So, I ssh into a (very) remote Ubuntu 10.4 server to do some admin and web dev+design. And I was looking through the various package manager options. There's a lot. The big ones are dpkg, apt, ...
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How to work around “Release file expired” problem on a local mirror

I have a local mirror (created with debmirror), and when I run apt-get update after a few days, I get this: E: Release file expired, ignoring file:/home/wena/.repo_bin/dists/sid/Release (invalid ...
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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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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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Apt-get hangs on “Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.44-0+deb8u1)” [closed]

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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Having some trouble authenticating via proxy in order to use apt-get successfully on a corporate network

Our server is on a corporate network, which requires corporate proxy authentication (e.g. enter corporate username and password). This is not an issue on the Windows machines on that network - when a ...
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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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'ImportError: No module named _struct' error when managing packages

I'm running elementary OS 0.2 (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and starting today I'm seeing a weird error when attempting to install/upgrade packages. Just now for example I did a: sudo apt-get update ...
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if I upgrade from Debian Wheezy (7.x) to Jessie (8.x), will systemd run by default?

I am wary of systemd for various reasons which are irrelevant to this question. Now, I'm about to upgrade my Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie. Will systemd be used by default after an apt-get ...
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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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Unresolved dependencies though the packages are installed (Debian 6 Sqeeze)

I'm working with a VirtualBox 4.2.14 VM and Debian 6 Sqeeze as guest system and want to install some PHP modules: root@devmv:~# apt-get install php5-fpm Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to install Debian packages via internet instead of from a CD?

When I enter root to install sudo on Debian Testing I type this: apt-get install sudo Which returns this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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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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Cannot install mysql-server-5.5/the following packages have unmet dependicies

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: ...