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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Why libpam-systemd run interactively on apt upgrade, even when specified force-confdef/force-confold

I upgrade my packages using aptitude, specifying the apt options --force-confdef and --force-confold. This generally works, but the package libpam-systemd (204-5ubuntu20.8, on Ubuntu 14.04) still ...
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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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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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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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Using a file to install packages with apt-get

I find it very convenient to install packages on a new machine through package files like brewfiles, caskfiles, dockerfiles, package.json etc. Is there an alternative to this for apt-get since I ...
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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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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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Aptitude installing jre

I am trying to install jre on my debian 7 kali box, but I keep getting these faulty errors. I tried installing it through aptitude and it fails at the end. The result is: dpkg: error processing ...
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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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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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uninitialized constant XML::SaxParser / Error retrieving bug reports from the server

I use an old LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) installation that went through several repository changes. I've originally tracked LMDE's repositories, then at one point switched to Debian Testing ...
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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: ...
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Removing Kali packages after out-of-the-box install

Recently installed Kali Linux 1.0.9 using the default image. Later on I decided to remove some of the packages, however it seems that it is not possible to remove packages since the kali-linux-full ...
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errors while installing python-pip on ubuntu

When running sudo apt-get install python-pip I got the following error messages, what causes the problem and how to fix it? Thank you very much for any help. Err ...
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Fail to install bluez - “action force-reload failed”

I fail to install Bluez on my host: $ sudo apt-get install bluez ... The following NEW packages will be installed: bluez 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded. Need to get 0 ...
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Trouble with installing libqca2-dev on ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Qt 4.8.4 from source at usr/local/Trolltec and now that I am trying to install libqca2-dev on Ubuntu 12.04, the apt-get tool fails with a dependency error stating that libqt4-dev is ...
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Broken libc6 makes system unbootable when I install packages via apt-get

I tried to install Skype on my amd64 Debian 7, after believing the page that told me to upgrade libc6 and allow the x86 architecture. When I started downloading such packages and upgrading libc6 my ...
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x2go unable to locate package x2goserver

I'm trying to install x2go on my test server following this: http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/doc:installation:x2goserver (ubuntu) The repo seems to add fine and gives details on how to use it and what ...
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Can't install Amanda in Debian 7.6

I'm trying to install Amanda in Debian 7.6, but when I try to install the needed packages I get the error "Couldn't find package amanda-server, amanda-client and amanda-common" when I put this ...
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apt itself update and download packages

I have Debian SID with the following APT configuration: APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "0"; APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "0"; APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval "0"; ...
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Uninstall apache2 when apt-get claims it's not installed?

I restarted the VPS today only to find out that Nginx refused to start. As it turns out, Apache2 was running on the server already. Naturally, I stopped it and started Nginx, but I never installed ...
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How to cleanup apt-get update 404 errors in linux mint

I have looked at all questions about this matter and no one really answered it clearly. Is there a way to remove all the repositories that return a 404 error in apt-get? I tried fix404 ...
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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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apt-get can't support https

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 the sources.list from another machine. To ...
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Apt-Get No installation candidate. Can't install anything

So, I am running a MineOS Linux, which is based on Debian turnkey, and the installation was around 250 MB, so probably not all of the commands that come with Linux were installed. I use this to run ...