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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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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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How can I first download KDE files and then install them offline on Ubuntu?

How can I first download KDE files and then install them offline on Ubuntu?
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1answer
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apt-get can not detect correct python version when using update-alternatives for python

I have installed different python versions on my Linux Mint DE. I used the update-alternatives --set statement to easily switch between the different versions. Unfortunately sometimes apt-get install ...
2
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1answer
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apt-get purge <packages> works fine, aptitude still has <packages> marked as installed and reinstalls them

I've created a Rubygem to help with removing old kernels that have built up over years and are eating disk space. (My laptop had 19 kernels on it alone, and on a small SSD...) I want to use apt-get ...
2
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1answer
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How can I know the dependency packages for an installed package?

Let's say I installed foo. The foo package depends on bar, so bar was installed to satisfy foo's dependency. How can I get Ubuntu/APT/dpkg to tell me that bar is installed because foo is installed? ...
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How do I remove persistent config data from APT?

When I remove packages from my system with APT-based programs, they often leave behind some kind of residue (referred to as "residual config") that seems to serve no purpose other than annoying me. ...
2
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1answer
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apt-get won't install: dpkg: files list for package 'gnome-themes-standard-data' is not a regular file

I'm trying to install packages to get a webcam stream running on my raspberry pi. All of a sudden, apt-get is totally busted -- every time I try to install, reinstall or purge something that might fix ...
2
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1answer
468 views

Weird issue with unmet dependencies when cloning package states from earlier installation on same machine

I've been doing the usual routine of saving the package selections and also marking the packages as auto or manual as outlined in the question and answer here: Restoring all data from backup of dpkg ...
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1answer
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Understanding aptitude's behavior on a machine with multiple archives enabled

I'm having to deal with a Debian server, which initially was Squeeze, I believe, but where administrator enabled several distributions: deb http://mirror.yandex.ru/debian/ stable main contrib ...
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1answer
271 views

Ubuntu Could not purge package

I've tried to install oracle-java7-installer package from custom repository onto Ubuntu 12. It was failed during executing some post-installation script. So. I want just to rollback it and proceed ...
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1answer
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Aptitude Search reports package installed, while Aptitude Show reports it not installed - how is that possible?

me@friedly_server:~$ aptitude search samba-tools i samba-tools - Samba testing utilities me@friendly_server:~$ aptitude show samba-tools ...
3
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1answer
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Installed using apt-get, then ran out of storage

I attempted to install a large package, forgetting that I had little space left, and now I am a little stuck. When I attempt to remove any packages I get the following error: E: dpkg was ...
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How can I reliably “hold” a package in Debian?

I have a package in Debian that has been manually patched (not ideal, I know) that I must hold at its current version so upgrades don't overwrite the patched changes (I will manually inspect and apply ...
3
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4answers
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debian: Remove or reinstall package in a very bad inconsistent state

I'm having a package management problem: At some point, I must have interrupted an update or something, because the bluez package has broken. I've tried removing and/or reinstalling, but I get ...