Alternative package manager for Debian and derivatives which offers an ncurses based text-mode user interface (TUI) and mighty search patterns besides a command-line interface similar to `apt-get`'s command-line interface.

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Choose software from Debian repository

How can I choose which software I want to install from a Debian repository? I know that didn't make much sense, let me explain more detail. I want to install a «unstable» version of gnupg with (ECC ...
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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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How is the “apt” command different from “apt-get” and “aptitude”?

I just found out that there is a third command for installing packages available on my Debian GNU/linux distribution. I found that I can install packages by simply entering: apt install sl ...
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Package issues installing Sparkleshare 1.4 on Linux Mint 17

So, I decided to upgrade my sparkleshare client from v1.1 that comes in the default repositories to the version in the following apt repo: ...
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Installing Nvidia Drivers the Debian way would uninstall dozens of packages

I just set up a fresh Debian (Jessie/8), set the APT Sources to fetch testing packages (main, contrib, non-free). Now I wanted to install drivers for the installed Nvidia GeForce 9600 and I tried ...
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No clisp in Debian's repository?

I want to install clisp. My /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib deb ...
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How to install all with aptitude

How to install all packages whitch aptitude found? For example: sudo aptitude search eclipse ... found approximately 66 packages. How I can install all found packages without write separately?
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Better logging than /var/log/dpkg.log of package-management?

Has there been some better logging tools than /var/log/dpkg.log as /var/log/dpkg.log seems to have just installations and upgrades but nothing about removals . Also it seems a bit chaotic, does ...
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aptitude automatically removes packages, while upgrading php

I've facing this problem since my debian wheezy distro has been upgraded (I'm currently running ParrotSecurity 1.9 and the current version is 2.0.4). I've added http://dotdeb.org/ to my ...
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Virtual packages as aptitude understands and package-management

I have seen in Debian that quite a few packages are virtual packages. Why do such virtual packages exist ? for e.g. :- $ aptitude show pppoeconf Package: pppoeconf State: ...
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Two different lists of installed packages

I'm trying to get an authoritative list of installed packages in order to find the explicitly installed ones as is done here. This command gives me one list aptitude search '~i !~M' -F '%p' ...
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Completing a Debian installation

Here's what I did: I installed Debian by burning the first ISO from the repository to a USB. Booted from it, got Debian installed - except no desktop. I tried using aptitude to get it, but I need a ...
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till what depth can aptitude -v verbose work

I have tried to understand how the verbose flag works and failed. Both the man page and the aptitude reference guide via file:///usr/share/doc/aptitude/html/en/ch02.html . The only helping usage is ...
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What's this magic? aptitude search “?provides(java-runtime)”

I was looking up how to install java on Debian properly. Came to Debian wiki (that's one thing I really appreciate on Debian, the wiki's great), and this is the tip I got there: Just run aptitude ...
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Enable mouse support in the console for applications that feature it in GUI terminals [closed]

Is there some general mechanism missing in text mode consoles but present in GUI terminals that I can enable for mouse-supporting applications? By "general" I mean not per-application (not ...
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Install latest version of number-versioned software like Tomcat using apt-get?

I'm not looking for some nightly releases, I just want the highest version of software available in apt's database. Although a beginner, I managed to pull just a list of basic tomcat installations: ...
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Install Vlc 1.1 without building it from source

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. Is there any way to install VLC version 1.1 without having to build it from source? I tried these method but I was stuck in endless loop of unmet dependencies: sudo dpkg -i ...
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How to find installed deb packages needlessly marked as manually installed

Problem statement apt and aptitude both remember which packages were installed automatically as dependencies of some other package or manually for some reason. For various reasons the list of ...
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Install rgdal in Debian, with aptitude [duplicate]

I am installing rgdal in a docker container that also contains RShiny. I need some specific set of libraries for installing some packages, but also a downgraded version of the libraries for gdal. I ...
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Installing rgdal in Debian, with aptitude

I am installing rgdal in a docker container that also contains RShiny. I need some specific set of libraries for installing some packages, but also a downgraded version of the libraries for gdal. I ...
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Best way to use checkinstall

I was researching on how to properly uninstall Debian programs that I have compiled from source. One advice was to make use of checkinstall. But then I read on some sites that checkinstall doesn't ...
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How do I terminate Aptitude safely

I have a TMux session with Aptitude open. The Aptitude process has been "killed" several times with STOP/CONT. Now it doesn't react to the Q key. Instead a 'q' is printed on the top-left corner of the ...
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Three Debian package management tools: apt-get vs. aptitude vs. wajig [duplicate]

Debian Linux offers various command-line package management tools. Perhaps the three most popular such general-purpose tools are apt-get, aptitude, and wajig. When they are used for ordinary ...
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Install linux headers 3.7 on debian 8

I'm trying to install the amd64 radeon catalyst driver, but it needs kernel headers for 3.7 This is the output of uname -r: 3.16.0-4-amd64 I've already ran apt-get update, apt-cache search ...
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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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How can I “reset” aptitude?

I've inherited an Ubuntu 12.04 server where package management is completely messed up. Any aptitude command fails with errors like this one (for every installed package, as far as I can tell): dpkg: ...
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aptitude unmarkauto trying to remove packages

aptitude unmarkauto seems to have behaved strangely for me. I had numerous packages that apt-get autoremove wanted to remove: # apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Why does aptitude markauto uninstall my package?

From the aptitude help: aptitude 0.6.8.2 Usage: aptitude [-S fname] [-u|-i] .. snip .. markauto - Mark packages as having been automatically installed. unmarkauto - Mark packages as having ...
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Is there a command that outputs ONLY the packages explicitly installed by the user? (ubuntu/debian)

I have tried searching for this but there seems to be no command that can output a list of packages (ideally in Ubuntu) that I have installed, not including any dependencies.
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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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Aptitude wants to remove tons of packages

I've used the search engine but do not manage to find a simple answer to this simple question: How to avoid aptitude wanting to deinstall tons of packages when a simple upgrade of a single package ...
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Problem installing John the Ripper Jumbo on Kali - libssl-dev dependecy

I am trying to install John the Ripper Jumbo on my Kali box. For some reason the version of Kali I recently installed as the host OS on a spare laptop does not seem to have NTLM hash support (whereas ...
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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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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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How can I install gcc-4.2 g++-4.2 on Linux Mint 17 with gcc-4.8 already installed?

I need an older version of gcc (specifically 4.2) alongside current gcc (4.8) on Linux Mint 17. Default Mint repositories can't find needed package: sudo aptitude install gcc-4.2 No candidate version ...
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What is the 'apt-get' equvalent of 'aptitude keep-all'?

From aptitude man page. keep-all Cancels all scheduled actions on all packages; any packages whose sticky state indicates an installation, removal, or upgrade will have this ...
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How can I upgrade a complete list of packages from stable to backports

I have installed Qt 4.8.2 from Debian Wheezy on my system. Now, some application requires Qt 4.8.3 on my machine, so I looked at the versions and found that Qt 4.8.6 is avaliable in Wheezy-Backports: ...
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How to make aptitude recognize Oracle Java as a valid java dependancy

I have Oracle Java 7 on my Debian. I want to install tomcat server using aptitude, but it keeps trying to install icedtea, and unnecessary java related packages, is it possible for aptitude to know ...
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How to change automatically installed package to intentionally intalled?

I'm using Debian Jessie. I'm installing some software Z from source. Installation instructions inform that it depends on Debian package X. I checked in aptitude and I have this package installed, but ...
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Why do I get Hash Sum mismatch error when trying to install mono on debian

I am following the mono installation tutorial. First I add repo to list, then I import key and finally I try to update the repos. On last step I get error: W: Failed to fetch ...
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aptitude search doesn't see deb, but it exist in repo: http://http.kali.org/pool/main/s/simplejson/

OS: Kali Linux 64 bit ISO 1.0.9 www.kali.org/downloads/ package: python3-simplejson Here is: http://http.kali.org/pool/main/s/simplejson/ python3-simplejson_3.6.3-1_amd64.deb 24-Aug-2014 01:57 ...
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SSH pipe broke while running apt upgrade. What can I do about it?

I was connected to my aws debian wheezy server and while running apt-get upgrade the ssh pipe broke. I didn't use screen or anything, so I don't think there's a way to recover that session. If I ...
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Can't install Python3 package in Debian 7

I get error while installing python3 in Debian 7 (I have all updates installed): root@nuclight:~# aptitude install python3 The following NEW packages will be installed: python3 python3.2{a} 0 ...
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List packages coming from a specific Codename or Suite (apt based systems)

I already know how to list every package from a given "origin", thanks to aptitude awesome search features: aptitude search "?origin(My Backports)" However, in the repository Release file, there ...
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Force installation of doc packages

I often find myself missing documentation when I happen to be offline. For this reason, I would like to force aptitude to install the corresponding doc packages whenever I install a package. Is there ...
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Unable to connect to source.repository.backtrack-linux.org

I have a BackTrack5 r3 installed on VMware. As you see below I have internet access in it : root@bt:~# ping www.google.com PING www.google.com (173.194.70.105) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from ...
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Why is my /etc/apt/sources.list set to squeeze when I have debian wheezy?

I have set up a few new debian boxes which were installed with debian wheezy (7.1). I set them up and upgraded to the current stable release: $ cat /etc/debian_version 7.6 If I look at my ...
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Debian system: install specific packages from source automatically to boost the performance

On Debian /Ubuntu systems, how to set a list of packages which can be installed from sources automatically by apt-get or aptitude? The server is mainly for scientific computing and I would like to ...
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Is there apt-get for windows?

If it was windows machine that had no internet connection, what I would do is downloading the installers/programs on another computer, putting them on a portable media, copying them on the ...
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Finding the latest version of package which doesn't require upgrading libc (on Debian)

When I try to upgrade packages using aptitude -t wheezy-backports, they often require newer libc than is installed. Proposed solutions remove hundreds of packages. Is there a way to request only the ...