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

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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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Make Debian 8 prompt for restart of services

I have VPS instances from three different providers, and those from two providers will prompt for a restart of affected services when running apt-get upgrade. VPS instances from one provider do NOT ...
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dpkg-query listing package that is not installed

I installed Chrome via dpkg by downloading the deb file and installing it. I later uninstalled and removed it. However I'm now seeing this: $ dpkg-query -W google-chrome google-chrome $ dpkg-query ...
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What to do if apt-get -f install fails?

I'm in a difficult situation. Using Debian Jessie / Stretch, apt-get -f install fails. The system is effectively stuck. I've sshed in now. As far as login terminals, only one was becoming ...
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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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Boost: compile latest source or use add-apt-repository?

Boost: compile latest source or use add-apt-repository I’m at a junction should I go one way or another…? Boost 1.55 is part of Raspian Jessie stable, and the advice when installing Domoticz is to ...
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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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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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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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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 error : Writing more data than expected (7643558 > 7643216)

I am getting some weird errors with an ubuntu docker container: "Writing more data than expected (7643558 > 7643216)" Retrying the operations succeeded. I got this several times. I am running the ...
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Fuse errors when installing packages in Debian 8

I'm getting fuse errors when trying to install packages with apt-get. I've tried reinstalling it but it didn't help. This is output when I try to install something: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ...
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Can't purge old kernels (dependency problems), but /boot is out of space

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, and I'm trying to install a new package using apt-get. Unfortunately, whenever I try I get messages like: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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what are the differences between package installers?

I have just started using Linux Mint and I have come across multiple ways to install packages from the command line: apt-get, aptitude, gdebi so far. Can someone explain what the major differences ...
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dpkg install with apt-get autoremove

OS: Debian 8 I wanted to install PepperFlash, which is non-free. I don't anticipate installing many non-free packages, so instead of modifying /etc/apt/sources.list and downloading from the non-free ...
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Encrypt output of apt-listchanges prior to sending email

Consider the following scenario: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade I am prompted by apt-get wether to accept and install the pending updates. First, since I have apt-listchanges installed, ...
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Java Process hangs with .exec and ssh

EDIT: I believe the issue is that the ssh connection is creating background connections that are still open (cf. http://superuser.com/a/617670). I would run ssh with the -f flag, but I need to be sure ...
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I've deleted my /var/lib/dpkg/status and status old files

I run Deepin, I've been trying to install the necessary compenents to run a LAMP server on my machine for web development. As the title says I've somehow deleted my status files. I'm not sure how, I'm ...
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Broken KDE Plasma desktop after adding sid repository under Debian

I have Debian 8.2 installed on a VirtualBox VM and I added the unstable (sid) repository to /etc/apt/sources.list without removing any other repositories and afterwards I ran apt-get update && ...
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Trouble installing Unity8-LXC on Mint

(I originally posed this on askubuntu but was told it should be here instead.) I want to install unity8-lxc on Linux Mint so I can check out Unity8 without installing it. Mint 17.3 (Rafaela) of ...
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Errors in Linux Mint update manager

Linux Mint's (I'm using Linux Mint Mate edition, 17.2 32 bit) update manager gives me: I tried this from the terminal: sudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial sudo ...
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Kali Linux disable automatic package updates

I'm using Kali Linux, latest edition and in the last two weeks it has auto-updated packages. I wasn't aware of this until I saw a notification bubble and when I checked out the GNOME PackageKit ...
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Unexpected end of file or stream

Extracting templates from packages: 100% Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 301729 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Debian Jessie removing leafpad

I have installed Debian Jessie, in short: graphical Installation mostly options set to default software selected to install: Debian desktop LXDE SSH server standard system utilities Then ...
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No drivers after usr ownership change Linux Mint

I have Linux Mint 14.2 installed on an IBM T60 ThinkPad. Everything was going just fine until I was installing some developer tool (I can't even remember which one anymore) and accidentally changed ...
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What happens when bleachbit turns grey?

I just ran bleachbit as a regular user (not as root) and the progress bar at the top is stuck at "Please wait. Wiping free disk space. About 0 minutes remaining" and the entire bleachbit screen has ...
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Debian 8 apt-get upgrade fails with Failed to fetch … Connection failed

Debian 8 "Jessie". CLI-only home-use server. "apt-get upgrade" always fails with "E: Failed to fetch ... Connection failed ..." errors. "apt-get update" appears to always succeed. Problem has been ...
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Restart custom daemon when dependencies were updated

I have the following problem/requirements: On a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system I'm running Subversion installed from an external repository (WANDisco). This repository is well maintained and provides ...
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E: GPG error: http://downloads.sourceforge.net all Release: The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2

Following is the output for sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://deb.torproject.org precise Release.gpg [490 B] Get:2 http://deb.torproject.org precise Release [3,709 B] ...
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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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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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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 ...