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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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Removing broken packages

Recently in a bout of frustration with getting phpmyadmin setup, I decided to start from scratch. Unfortunately, during the uninstall phase, I was prompted with the root password for mysql which I ...
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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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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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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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Can't Install netflix-desktop in Debian…Aptitude Has Unmet/Broken Dependencies

I'm trying to install the netflix-desktop package in Debian 'jessie'. I was able to get this to work on my laptop running Debian 'wheezy' a few months ago, but on my desktop I keep running into these ...
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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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What is the real difference between “apt-get” and “aptitude”? (How about “wajig”?)

I know that both apt-get and aptitude are command line package management interfaces on Debian derived Linux, with different options, but I'm still somewhat confused. Under the hood, aren't they ...
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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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Aptitude doesn't remove automatically installed packages

It seems aptitude doesn't remove automatically installed packages that are not depended on if these packages are suggested by any other (manually installed) ones. root@host:/# aptitude install ...
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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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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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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 download Bastille on a recent version of Debian?

I am not an experienced user but this one doesn't require much of it either. To the best of my ability, I have looked everywhere in order to find a .deb file however even on its own website ...
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Why am I getting so many hits searching for “git” in the aptitude cache?

When I give the following command: apt-cache search git | wc -l I get the answer 756. How can I list just the half-dozen or so apps associated with git?
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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 get an Ubuntu 12.04 box to do an aptitude update; aptitude upgrade?

I did an aptitude apt-get and then aptitude upgrade, on an Ubuntu 12.04 box, and got: root@li393-189:~# aptitude upgrade Resolving dependencies... The following packages will be ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Check package version using apt-get/aptitude?

Before I install a package I'd like to know what version i would get. How do I check the version before installing using apt-get or aptitude on debian or ubuntu?
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How to tell aptitude to automatically install missing packages instead of removing ones to statisfy dependencies?

I'm creating a live CD with Skype using live-build. During the build process I run the following script: # Download the Skype package suitable for Squeeze wget --continue -O skype-install.deb \ ...
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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 ...
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How to deal with a package “not upgraded” using aptitude?

I'm (still) on Debian Squeeze. When I try to upgrade the system, here's what I get: [09:20]/root# aptitude upgrade No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed. 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly ...
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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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Can I rollback an apt-get upgrade if something goes wrong?

Is there a way, before starting an aptitude upgrade or apt-get upgrade, to set up something so that you can "easily" rollback your system to the "apt" state it was before the actual upgrade, if ...
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Configure MC and aptitude color schemes

I'm using Ubuntu, and I'm having trouble reading text in MC and Aptitude because of the color scheme. Is there any way to change it?
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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. ...
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Have aptitude search print full package name

Environment: aptitude called in a script. I'm having problems with this command: aptitude search '?virtual' |grep ^v |grep -v i386|sort|uniq In particular if I do: aptitude search '?virtual' ...
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Why I was able to fix a broken package with aptitude but I could not with either apt-get or synaptic?

Yesterday I upgraded my Debian Testing and Audacious stopped to work. Troubleshooting I found that the problem was that it was updated to a recent version but the needed plugins were not. I tried to ...
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Wildcards in aptitude

I want to do something like aptitude -P install mypackage* which should install all packages which start with "mypackage". How can I do this with aptitude?
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How to remove metapackage entirely in Debian

Is there any way to remove meta package and all its packages? Subset of metapackage is packages which don't depend on metapackage by all means. That's why if remove one metapackage only the package's ...
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aptitude search output

Can someone please explain this situation to me? I do an aptitude search and I get the following output: i package ... p package:i386 ... When I start up synaptic I see package but not ...