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

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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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How do I know when I installed package FOO

I was wondering if I installed 'Tor' on my Ubuntu 14.04 or it was shipped as a default package since I hadn't remembered installation by myself. So what's the way to find out if a package is ...
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List available updates but do not install them

I want my cron-run reporting script to notify me in case there are updates for my packages. Is the a way to make apt-get give me the list of available updates but don't do anything more?
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How to use apt-get on BasilOS? [on hold]

I have recently upgrade from BasilOS Trinity to BasilOS Quad. In Quad apt-get was integrated, I read some documentation on it, but I still do not fully understand if it is meant to be used with .deb ...
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How to remove unwanted desktop packages from debian without deleting everything?

I've just installed debian wheezy on an old laptop (using the xfce4 desktop environment via debian-live-7.7.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso). I don't intend to use it as an office machine, so I decided to ...
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uninstall nginx and back to apache [on hold]

After trying to view my website by entering my hostname in my web browser, I saw this message: Welcome to Nginx I am not familiar with nginx and I am unsure as to how it was installed on my ...
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Managing unofficial repositories on a Debian system

A few years ago I added this repository to my sources.list: http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ because it contained packages like acroread or flash player, which were either missing or out of date in ...
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Install from a deb file, by dpkg -i or by apt?

I have a deb package for installation. Shall I install by dpkg -i my.deb, or by apt? Will both handle the software dependency problem well? If by apt, how can I install from the deb by apt?
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How to get all the dependencies for a package

I'm trying to get all the dependencies for a package..for example apache2 I've tried to use apt-cache depends apache2 but it gives some dependencies but when I want to install apache2 on a live CD it ...
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apt-get build-dep is unable to find a source package

I have already followed this guide to disable middle mouse button paste on my Ubuntu 12.04. Works like a charm. Now I am trying to achieve the same on my Linux Mint 17. When I try to sudo apt-get ...
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Linux : Very slow internet connections through proxy

I have changed to Linux recently. Here I am experiencing very slow Internet connections for applications like apt-get and Firefox browsing through proxy (download speed in Firefox is pretty normal). ...
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Trying to get a better understanding of dependencies and how to maintain the “perfect” system [closed]

EDIT: Isolated my questions to one specific topic: I read stories where people want to uninstall an application and apt-get wants gnome-desktop or something huge to be removed as well. Some say its ...
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how to work around APT's “Release file expired” problem on a local mirror

I have a local mirror (created with debmirror), and when I try to do a cache update (apt-get update) after a few days, I get this: E: Release file expired, ignoring ...
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how to list downloaded apt packages without dependecies

I'm trying to get the names of downloaded packages without dependencies.. I don't want to get all the files in /var/cache/apt/archives .. I only want to get the primary packages without dependencies I ...
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sudo dpkg -i error: libfuzzy-dev breaks ssdeep (<< 2.6)

I'm trying to install the libfuzzy-dev package on my host machine (Linux Debian 6.0.10 (2.6.32-5amd64 x86_64)). Installing it via sudo-apt get install shows no results. So I downloaded the .deb file ...
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Apt-get blocks because of broken dependencies (libc6, Linux Mint)

Currently, Apt-get completely blocks because of some unresolved dependencies, when I run an upgrade I get this error: sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Debian offline dist-upgrade in one step

Is there a way to perform a distribution upgrade on an offline Debian system by making only one return trip to an online machine? I've managed to perform the equivalent of apt-get update && ...
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Find source of all installed packages on Debian based systems

I am trying to find a good method to find the repository for each package that was stored on my system that can be easily parsed. Backstory: I have Debian wheezy systems and have setup the ...
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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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How to verify that package-installed files match originals?

Let's say I have an installed, working and up-to-date system, and want to verify that all package-installed files on it are the same as those packaged by the respective package maintainer. In effect, ...
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Can't finish php5-cli update

I get the following error after doing sudo apt-get upgrade: Setting up php5-cli (5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.6) ... ucfr: Attempt from package php5-cli to take /etc/php5/cli/php.ini away from package ...
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How can I let people install my package by apt-get?

I have a set of binary packages that I want the user to be able to install from command line via apt-get or yum without having to host it myself on a server. I have heard of reprepro and pushing it to ...
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Package availability in 32 bit Debian 7 (Wheezy)

I am building a new production environment and I have been thinking wether I should use 32bit or 64bit Debian 7. All the servers will have less than 4Gb of memory so I thought I could save some memory ...
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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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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: ...
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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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Generating a list of alternative packages with apt tools

Given a package how can I list all possible packages that are alternatives to this package? In the alternate, how can I tell if a package or one of it's alternates is installed? Using something in ...
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How can I upgrade an application from new source?

I am runnign debian wheezy. I have PHP 5.4 installed from default repos. And now I have added these to sources list to upgrade to PHP 5.6 deb http://packages.dotdeb.org wheezy all deb-src ...
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On Debian Testing: How to get a recent Iceweasel Release (non-ESR) version without updating to Unstable?

I'm on Debian Jessie / testing. It currently has Iceweasel 17, but I would rather like to use a more recent release (Mozilla "Release" or "Firefox" 'channel' - currently Iceweasel 25). ...
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Reading package lists…Error!

When I run sudo apt-get update I get this error: Reading package lists... Error! E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/dpkg/status (1) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or ...
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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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I can't install new packages and can't update and upgrade

I'm trying to install some program on Ubuntu, but when I try it I got the following error.- E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock ...
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E: Unable to locate package tlp

I an trying to install tlp as explained in the website by addin ppa as follows in Linux Mint 15 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get update ...
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How do I list installed packages with source URI, distribution and section in Debian?

Pretty much like the title says. I have a set of (source) URIs, distributions and sections enabled in my Debian Wheezy apt configuration. Now I want a list of all installed packages, and for each of ...
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How to update all Debian packages from source code?

For building packages from source code, there is apt-get source --compile pkg-name. But for it to work, one has to run apt-get build-dep pkg-name beforehand, which downloads binary packages. Is it ...
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Is it possible to see which components were uninstalled (last time or as back in time as possible)?

I am running Elementary OS Freya beta2 which being beta may run into trouble. One error that may appear is a message in terminal saying that certain components that are in fact useful and even vital ...
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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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The command to upgrade to a new kernel from Ubuntu repositories

In the distro I'm most familiar with -- ALTLinux, a command like apt-get install kernel-image-std-def#3.0.... would install another kernel, and update the initramfs and the bootloader config ...
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Can't Install netflix-desktop in Debian…Aptitude Has Unmet/Broken Dependencies

I'm trying to install the netflix-desktop package in Debian 'jessie'. I was able to get this to work on my laptop running Debian 'wheezy' a few months ago, but on my desktop I keep running into these ...
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/etc/apt/sources.list won't accept URLs with https connection

In Debian Wheezy, my /etc/apt/sources.list file looks like this: deb https://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free deb-src https://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib ...
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Fresh install of Debian 7.8.0, cant apt-get install build-essential

Fresh install of debian-7.8.0-amd64 into a virtual machine. sudo apt-get install build-essential gives me these errors: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested ...
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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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Can't connect to the server ftp.ch.debian.org

I want to update apt-get update, but I got an error. When I try to install something I get the same error. This is my network configuration:
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workaround debian pin by architecture

we can install packages for plural architectures on a debian system . $ apt-config dump | grep Arch APT::Architecture "mipsel"; APT::Architectures ""; APT::Architectures:: "mipsel"; ...
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How to remove a package on a debian-based system WITHOUT removing dependencies? [closed]

I have a computer running Linux Mint and I'd like to remove a package WITHOUT removing its dependencies. For the particular package I'd like to remove, there are about 20 dependencies and some ...
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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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apt-get ignores my dotdeb repositories

I got a server from my university computer center, which is a managed server. I'm root on that server. Now I'm trying to add the dotdeb sources for php 5.6. I did this on my own server and it was ...
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dpkg still thinks corrupted upgrade of Textadept pending - how to clean up?

Yesterday I attempted to upgrade my installation of the Textadept editor in my Linux Mint 13 ("Maya") LTS Xfce 32-bit system (based on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise). I get this via the WebUpd8 PPA, and have ...
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Why there is no automatic flag on automatically added libraries?

Under my Debian Jessie system, when I run aptitude I can see a lot of libraries not manually installed but without the automatic flag. So if I remove the main packages the dependent packages will ...
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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 ...