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

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Can't install updated Ruby deb package: ruby1.9.1 conflicts with ruby

I have a .deb package (ruby-2.1.2_amd64.deb) containing a specific version of Ruby I'm trying to install using dpkg, but I'm getting the following error: $ sudo dpkg -i ...
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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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how to use debtags in conjuction with when a package arrived in the debian repository?

Is there a way to use debtags and search within a specific time-frame ? For instance/example, let's say I want to know which game packages came in since 2016 till date. Now AFAIK the debtag for ...
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Why is the kernel version not updated when I upgrade to a newer release?

I think my Debian 8.0 (Jessie) installation is outdated, but the Package Updater always says All packages are up to date. The result of: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -u upgrade is 0 upgraded, ...
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Debian dependencies for ttyecho

Which dependencies should a Debian package have, which distributes the binary of ttyecho?
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How to determine the added value of installing a (pseudo-)package vis-à-vis installing only one of its dependencies?

Suppose that (pseudo-)package A depends on (pseudo-)package B. I'm looking for a reasonable systematic way to answer the question: "what would I get by installing A that I would not get by installing ...
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change cache location path for APT

When using apt, can I tell it to use other then /var/cache/apt location? I tried adding the following line in /etc/apt/apt.conf: % cat /etc/apt/apt.conf Dir::Cache /home/apt and re-run apt but it ...
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files list file for package 'gucharmap' is missing final newline

My OS is debian SID and i can't apt-get install anything because I am greeted with this message everytime: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'gucharmap' is ...
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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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trying a new 2016 openssl package, but still see the old 2012 version. Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to install a new 2016 open ssl package, but still see the old 2012 version, on Ubuntu 12.04 . I have a bunch of Ubuntu 12.04 dedicated machines that can't connect to the internet. They're ...
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Ensure clean removal of apt sources without loss of security updates

At the times of Debian Wheezy, I needed php 5.6, so I used dotdeb sources to get it. Now with Debian Jessie, apparently the latest version of php is already 5.6, so I don't need dotdeb anymore. I ...
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How to find all the available packages (and executables) that can fulfill an “alternative”? [duplicate]

By "alternatives" I mean (for the most part; see exception below) the "roles" corresponding to the files under /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives. These roles include awk desktop-background editor ...
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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 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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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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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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How and where to install a headers only library?

I like to install gource which requires libglm-dev installed on the system. I am using Ubuntu 10.10. Maverick. The newest sources of the headers only library I found is not available for apt-get. ...
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Debian Farstream dependencies

I am having trouble getting pidgin to build from source. Running the ./autogen.sh I fail on not finding FARSTREAM but I have that package installed. blubee@naibed:~/Development/pidgin-main$ sudo ...
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How to detect when apt-get requests cdrom?

I'm using debian 8 jessie. I don't use a physical CD-drive, there is no /dev/cdrom. I have DVD-1 and DVD-2 iso files of the operating system. I mounted DVD-1 iso at /media/cdrom01 and DVD-2 iso at ...
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Is a good idea to package with C/C++ libraries dependencies? [closed]

Is a good a idea to build a debian package with the following dependencies? Depends: libc6, libgcc1, libstdc++6
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apt-get update not working [closed]

I'm trying to install haproxy to my Debian Server. I have followed the instructions as below: create a new file called backports.list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d Add the follwing to the file: ...
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Automatic deployment of software to Debian

I have been reading about creating my own Debian packages for my own software and deploying them to a apt-get repository that I also can create on my own. The source code for my software is in a Git ...
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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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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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Metadata fields required for debian Release files?

Which of these fields are required for a Release APT file? Origin Label Suite Codename Architectures Components Description
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Linux yum Commands that are Equivalent to these Ubuntu apt-get Commands [closed]

I'm using an AWS EC2 instance and I'm trying to switch from an Ubuntu instance to a Linux (Amazon Linux AMI) instance and in doing so I need to figure out the equivalent apt-get to yum commands and ...
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List packages by installation date

How can I list installed packages by installation date? I installed a lot of stuff to compile a certain piece of code, and I want to get a list of the required packages, which are the ones I installed ...
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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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wkhtmltopdf & debian - install

I have a question about the installation of wkhtmltopdf on Debian machines via the apt-get command. So far, I've tested three environments, with different results, and I'd like to better understand ...
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Where is the information for debian control files stored?

The documentation for Debian and the dpkg package managment system explains the debian/control files are meta data for packages, e.g. these docs explain: The control file contains the information ...
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Is installing base-files:i386 safe?

To run crossover i need to install libnss-mdns:i386, but this depends on base-files:i386. When i ran apt-get install base-files:i386 it outputs this: root@ntrnnr17:/home/username# apt-get install ...
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Why do I have so many unnecessary packages?

I was installing Prey through a .deb file donwloaded from the official website when, all of a sudden I realized that I have so many "unnecessary" installed packages in my Ubunu laptop. This has been ...
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Where is the nginx executable on Debian? [closed]

I've installed the nginx-light package on debian, but I can't find the executable. It's not in /usr/bin, like it says on the official nginx website. Where is it, then?
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How to create remote repository, and update it via apt-get?

Maybe I'm not asking the proper question, but since it's something new to me here it goes: I have a remote repository with some files. Let's say, a folder in this address 89.xxx.xxx.xxx:9999/myData ...
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Install packages in parallel

If one process of dpkg is running i.e installing package or any thing else , why can't we execute another process for dpkg in parallel, same for the apt-get, Or we can? Is there any tool that can ...
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How to install latest version of Tiled Editor on Linux Mint?

Having trouble installing latest version of Tiled Editor from console. I need the latest updates for my project. Adding the PPA is not giving me the latest version of the software. Running the ...
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When are binary-all/Packages files read on debian repositories?

Debian repositories include the folder binary-all and inside them some Packages files, which mention independent-architecture packages. However, it seems that at least amd64 apt doesn't read the ...
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Purpose of the binary-all architecture folder folder on debian repositories?

Which is the purpose of the binary-all architecture folder on debian repositories?
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Installing apr(apt-get install libapr1-dev libssl-dev) in my linux system giving me errors

Because of some security problems I am moving to Apache 7 from Apache 6. I am trying to install apr packages in my linux machine. I am using the following command to install apr. apt-get install ...
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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 recreate /var/lib/dpkg/status?

I have deleted some files around /var/lib/dpkg/, namely: /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/lib/dpkg/available /var/lib/dpkg/info/* I understand Debian uses these files to keep some information about ...
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Loggin apt history to syslog

I have a centralized log management server (graylog) and I want to be able to see the installed/updated/removed packages from a couple of ubuntu serveres there is running. But is there anyway to ...
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View apt-history well-arranged

When I look at the apt install history at /var/log/apt/history.log.1.gz, there is a lot of information and it is hard to figure out what was installed explicitly and what was brought in as a ...
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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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Issues with GLIB+Iceweasel+apt-get

I caused the bug but I would like to fix it without doing the amateur "fresh" install. HOW: I copied a bunch of commands and ran them. OS: Debian 8 When I run Iceweasel the following services crash ...
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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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How to check who run updates or installed packages on Debian?

I'm in the rather strange situation where I don't trust all users with sudo rights and there's nothing I can do about it. I would like to check periodically if anyone but me installed any packages or ...
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Rollback all apt-get packages to the maximum available under the actual sources.list

Given that APT has the power of the super COW and this should be amazing. There's a simple, elegant and working way (because I tried with pin solutions proposed as well as the preferences file, and ...
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Raspbian clean install - dpkg error during upgrade

On a clean install of Raspbian Jessie (Raspberry pi 2) an error occurs during the first attempt for upgrade: Preparing to unpack .../python-rpi.gpio_0.6.1-1_armhf.deb ... Traceback (most recent call ...
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Questions about dual booting windows 8.1 and linux - two issues

I have recently installed Debian 8.1 onto my hard disk with an iso image burned to DVD-r. I was trying to install g++ from the terminal when it asked me to insert the dvd from which I installed the OS ...