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

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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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Logging apt/dpkg activity to syslog

My goal is to log apt/dpkg activity using syslog (rsyslog), so that log entries are sent to central syslog server. dpkg writes to /var/log/dpkg.log, apt writes to /var/log/apt directory. I did some ...
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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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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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Keep private key for remote reprepro package archive local

Currently I am using reprepro and inoticoming to maintain a Debian package archive on a remote machine. The repo is configured with this distributions file: Origin: ... Label: ... Codename: squeeze ...
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Including pending update list in motd

How would you include the list and / or count of pending updates in the welcome banner? Eg. username: User password: ***** Hi 'User', welcome on 'localhost' There are 8 pending updates, you need to ...
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What does apt need to be healed of a bad setup?

I made a couple of earlier posts regarding a libssl-dev that, it seemed, was not removable. Some of the replies touched on that there was a problem with apt, and now that someone posted the command to ...
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Can sources.list only be updated by hand?

I'm currently running Linux Mint. I remember that under Ubuntu, whenever a new release comes out, it prompts you with a choice of whether to upgrade or not. It seems like this is not happening in ...
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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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Debian upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie fails on Amazon EC2

I have searched and read other debian upgrade threads, but my situation doesn't seem to match that described in the other questions on this topic. I have a t1.micro instance of debian running on ...
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Weird Wine dependency problems on Xubuntu

I'm on 64-bit Xubuntu 14.10. Nvidia graphics with the proprietary drivers, if that matters. I just ran apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, so I should be up to date. My CPU architecture is ...
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How to update an offline Debian 7 to Debian 8

I have an offline Debian 7 server, which I would like to update to Debian 8 at some stage, but I fear I'll do it wrong, so here I go ask you first for best practice to go about this. Currently the ...
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Broken System due to upgrading libc6

I am using Kali, and I tried to upgrade libc6, because it comes with a lower version than I need. After downloading the latest package from the debian repo ...
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Debian jessie mounted pendrive not trusted by apt

I have installed debian jessie from unetbootin pendrive and without network drivers. After booting from HDD, I have added mounted pendrive to apt sources (with file:// prefix). I have two problems. ...
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How to resolve message '… system lacks support for snapshot feature'?

When I do "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade", I usually get this message in my terminal: Sorry, your system lacks support for the snapshot feature. How do I stop this message ...
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Error during ubuntu upgrade (errors were encountered while processing)

I am trying to upgrade my ubuntu from 11.10 to 14.10 but I got this error message when I ran sudo apt-get -f install errors were encountered while processing: ...
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Debian installs new, non depended on packages

I recently dist-upgraded my jessie box and several new packages were installed. It looks like there were no packages that depend on the new packages, as I could autoremove them flawlessly. An example ...
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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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Fix the debian default version to wheezy

I followed this tutorial http://kemitix.postach.io/install-viber-on-debian-wheezy to install viber on debian wheezy 7.6. My problem is about the part that says: Fix the default version to wheezy. ...
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Crunchbang/Debian apt-preferences

So I did manage to set up apt-preferences but I'm not sure if I did it correctly. So basically what I want is, if I have the need I want to install packages from TESTING, UNSTABLE and DEB-MULTIMEDIA ...
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PostgreSQL installation error in debian

I'm trying to install PgSql in the system with following specs: Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 7.1 Release: 7.1 x86_64 But I am getting an error like this The ...
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Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3 and MySQLl 5.5 on Linux Mint 17?

Our stack consists of Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3 and MySQL 5.5. I've installed Linux Mint 17 Giana. If I install apache2 via apt, it will install Apache 2.4 which is not required for me. Is there any way ...
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What does apt-get/aptitude do, when it “hangs”?

Everytime I install/remove something with apt-get or aptitude, it hangs for quite a few seconds after all operations (at least: all shown operations) have finished. After those few seconds (like 10 or ...
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apt repository not showing in apt-cache policy, why?

I have a private mini-dinstall based repository. sources.list.d has an entry for it, like https://user:pass@my.host/repos/ tools/ I have installed apt-transport-https and I can happily install ...
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Make and apt-get Have Stopped Working

So I downloaded the non-free broadcom driver(b44) for my debian install, however when I try to make it I get the following error: make make -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/build ...
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Mono spits out too many errors after update, try to reinstall, more errors

I had errors with apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade, from mono mono, so I tried this instead: sudo apt-get install --reinstall banshee banshee-extension-soundmenu ...
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Resolving unmet installation dependencies; file system problems

Somehow part of my ext3 file system got corrupted and large portions of my python installation got all sorts of messed up. The only thing I could notice immediately was Python raising a missing module ...
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Debian: Upgraded to php 5.3 and lost phpcli, php-pear, etc

I upgraded to PHP5.3 using this tutorial: http://www.debiantutorials.com/how-to-install-upgrade-to-php-5-3-on-debian-lenny/ It removed the following packages: Removing php-pear ... Removing ...
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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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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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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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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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apt-get error installing software on Parrot OS

I am trying to install Evolution Email client but when I run "sudo apt-get install evolution" I get the following errors: "Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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etc/apt/sources.list contents for EC2 Instances upon AWS

When I copy an Ubuntu image between regions, the image is customised slightly in the process. Notably the software sources in /etc/apt/sources.list are altered to "local values". I am aware that ...
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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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Installing Scudcloud Elementary OS, broken packages

I'm having some difficulties installing Scudcloud. axel@axel:~$ sudo apt-get install scudcloud Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Debian apt pin priority for one package

On Debian wheezy pin priority for all (*) packages works fine, like this: #Package: php-pear php5-* redis-* #Pin: release l=packages.dotdeb.org #Pin-Priority: 100 Package: * Pin: release ...
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Private APT repository not upgrading

I am involved in developing a product based on Linux which was to be utilizing APT as an auto-update system. I've created 3 versions of the package in .deb format. They have the same package name ...
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Installing hostapd via apt-get and dpkg results in different boot behaviour

I am trying to set up a Wifi hotspot on Debian 7.6. After reading a few tutorials, I have managed to get the Wifi working by installing and configuring hostapd. I need to install and configure this ...
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Tasksel vs metapackages

Some debian applications are installed via tasksel, rather than the traditional apt tool. What is the benefits/differences between the methods, when we already have the option of meta-packages?
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How to uninstall gnome-bluetooth dependancies?

As you can see below, I installed (and then deleted) gnome-bluetooth on my Debian Xfce desktop. It's come with a lot of librairies and autoremove doesn't get rid of them. Is there an automatic way to ...
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My apt-get installer has no autocompletion for some packages

I have installed Kali Linux v1.1.0 (Debian based). Filename completion for sudo was not running at the beginning, so I added: complete -c sudo And everything seems to autocomplete now, except for ...
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Device tree compiler won't update

I have a problem on Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to flash a Toradex Colibri T20 with Linux, following these instructions: http://falstaff.agner.ch/2014/03/16/colibri-t20-upstream-linux-kernel/. However, ...
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Debian stable and dependencies

I have a computer running Debian Jessie and am trying to install a version of the FEniCS library from the Sid repository. I've added an unstable.list file containing the repository info to the ...
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Depends: sqlite3 (>= 3.7) but it is not installable

Firstly, i'm new linux, so apologies if this is a dumb question... I recently picked up a Raspberry PI 2 and have installed Raspbian (Debian Wheezy). I'm trying to install an application called ...
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Debian: Can't Install Anything (Package Cannot Be Installed)

So, I have a brand new Debian install. My sources.list looks like this: deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib nonfree deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib ...
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Why APT shows inaccurate “Need to download” values?

Sometimes if I Ctrl+C during apt-get upgrade/install *** in terminal, or cancel Software Update UI in Ubuntu and resuming them later I see something like this (regardless the actual package) I ...
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Authentication error with apt-get

I am trying to install CppCMS (A C++ network library) on my Debian computer. I have added the repository sources to sources.list file. When I run: $ sudo apt-get source cppcms I get the warning ...
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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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Unable to install anything using apt

I was trying to install an earlier gcc and g++ (4.6.3) for compatibility reasons and now apt seems to be broken. It appears that apt-get install behaves like this for everything, not just dpkg: ...