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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Installing grub2 pulls X11 as a dependency?

I've ended up with a rather strange issue after a broken install of vlc-nox on a headless server. I'm now trying to reinstall grub, using the command aptitude install grub2 but aptitude wants to ...
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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

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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can I get a list of the debian packages I installed AFTER the OS installation?

Extending this question, I would like to ask, if there is a general term that groups all the packages that I have installed POST debian installation? Mind you that for clarity purposes, I refer 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 ...
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Aptitude - Remove all Packages in X11 catagory, except for dependencies of a specific package

I would like to remove most of the packages in the X11 category from my system, however some of those packages are depended on by the 'beaglebone' package. How could I ask aptitude to remove ...
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debian: aptitude install sshfs > Couldn't find any package whose name [closed]

Why aptitude don’t found sshfs? And how can I install sshfs via aptitude? Pleas, without 3rd-Partys. https://packages.debian.org/en/wheezy/sshfs I typed this: root@s18:~# aptitude update Hit ...
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How to list all aptitude user tags or the user tags for a package?

I'm in a bit of a pickle. Following my own counsel I started using user-tags when working on projects, but now I don't remember how I called some of these tags and this cancels their usefulness. Is ...
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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-get doesn't upgrade openssl on debian 7

I'm facing the following problem. If I run the command sudo apt-get upgrade, I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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Are All The Packages Included On The Debian DVD/CD Images Or Just The Most Popular?

My understanding is that Debian and all the software available in the matching online repo (eg: https://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages) are released together on a series of disc images ...
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dependency error when run apt-get -f install in debian squeeze

I can't install or remove packages in Debian. When I type apt-get -f install to fix the problem I get this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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aptitude: Meaning of curly brackets, i.e. package1{b} package2{a} package3{u}

When using aptitude, the list of changed packages sometimes has a single character in curly brackets behind some package names. The man-page has two examples of them but does not explain them (version ...
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Bare-bones linux? [closed]

I am working on a homemade OS and I was originally going to write it myself in Assembly and Python, but I decided that doing this would just be easier, faster, and more Linux-y. I have the Python part ...
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Can aptitude group or search for packages which nothing depends on?

With aptitude: I can see the number of reverse dependencies with %r in the display format string (preferences), but how can I group/limit the package list according to that count? I want to ...
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How can I search for packages depending on a exact package?

I'm experimenting a bit with aptitude search terms and finally discovered how to do search on dependencies, which is: aptitude search '?depends("searchterm")' The only problem that I've found is... ...
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How to de-select packages of a certain architecture in aptitude

I'm upgrading some Debian machines from i386 arch to amd64. The process is fairly straitforward: Boot a amd64 kernel For libraries which are multiarch-capable, install their amd64 companion ...
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How to pull dependencies for package/testing from testing

Trying to install a newer version of libav-tools from testing to my otherwise debian-stable installation. I have testing in my sources.list and my preferences look like: Package: * Pin: release ...
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Why does aptitude refrain from upgrading [UNAVAILABLE] packages?

Why does aptitude refrain from upgrading in the example below? Is it solely because existing package metadata is not in cache anymore? If package is marked as [UNAVAILABLE], does it mean the only ...
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What is the equivalent of apt-key in aptitude?

I'm trying to avoid apt-* commands and trying to use aptitude for all my Debian systems. In my documentations, there is a command written as sudo apt-key add key.asc. How do I convert apt-key add ...
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Aptitude - uninstalling autoinstalled packages that are recommended by other packages

I am running a Debian Wheezy install on a system where space is tight. Hence, I've turned off the "Automatically install recommended packages" option. The problem occurs if I install a package which ...
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How to show only installed packages by executing “aptitude search”?

After executing the aptitude search pattern command, I need to see only installed packages in the search result. Is there any way to do that?
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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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Get errors when aptitude update

I get the following errors when aptitude update. These errors are after non-error updates. What do I do to fix this, but not remove the ppas, etc? Err http://ppa.launchpad.net Packages 404 Not ...
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How can I install Bastille on a recent version of Debian?

To the best of my ability, I have looked everywhere in order to find a .deb file however even on its own website (bastille-linux.org) it is recommended to use aptitude which no longer seem to contain ...
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Old Debian packages install sources

I'm trying to install make program using aptitude install make in my Debian. Unfortunately I have error : Err http://debian.balt.net lenny/main make 3.81-5 404 NotFound What I need to do to make ...
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sources.list - Understanding syntax & structure in Debian

I have generated a sources.list file from http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/ with the following parameters: Country: New Zealand Release: Stable (Wheezy) Architecture: 64 bits Sources: Main + Security + ...
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How to check if aptitude did something?

I've a CI build process during which I install a debian package from my local reprepro. I have a Makefile which does call aptitude to install the package from its own repository like this sudo ...
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Why do I need to add a GPG-key with apt-key before adding URL to sources.list and download-installing an application with apt-get?

I went on to download an application today. It had it's instructions listed, step by step, number one being: adding a GPG-key with apt-key. It was followed by adding the application to apt/sources and ...
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aptitude produces output twice

For quite a while, I get a double output of some messages from aptitude. Here’s an example: > sudo aptitude install mpw Couldn't find package "mpw". However, the following packages contain "mpw" ...
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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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Aptitude regex engine

I was trying to lookup the versions of libdb in the debian archives with something like that: $ aptitude search '~S~ndev$(~nlibdb~(\d~|-~)!~v~rnative)' which didn't work as expected so I changed ...
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Does Yum have an equivalent to apt / aptitude's DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive?

On Ubuntu you can use something like this: export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive sudo -E apt-get update Which will prevent things that require input (choosing grub versions or conflicts between ...
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Uninstalling software packages, without removing the downloaded .deb in apt-cache?

Currently I am running Wheezy 32-bit, and recently I installed FreeSWITCH from the official repos. However, I realized that for the purpose I had in mind, I needed to rebuild FreeSWITCH myself, from ...
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Upgrade to squeeze and dpkg returned an error code(1)

I want to upgrade my server so I ran apt-get dist upgrade but I keep having this error: Unpacking replacement aptitude ... dpkg-deb: file `/var/cache/apt/archives/aptitude_0.6.8.2-1_armel.deb' ...
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Can't install software in Debian 6

I installed Debian 6 Squeez on my virtual machine and I can't install software using aptitude or apt-get. This is my sources.list file: root@debian:/etc/apt# cat sources.list # # deb cdrom:[Debian ...
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Output visual (ASCII) Debian dependency tree to terminal?

I'm not sure if this is more of a SuperUser or UnixLinux question, but I'll try here... Recently, I found this: #710689 - aptitude: use unicode character in the trees - Debian Bug report logs It ...