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APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) is the standard software package management system for Debian and its derivatives.

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Error when editing sources.list while installing RStudio on Chromebook Linux (beta)

I am following this great guide for installing RStudio on a Chromebook using Linux (beta). I am using a 2017 Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13K). After appending the /etc/apt/sources.list file with deb ...
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Issue with malformed sources.list entries [on hold]

When I try to upgrade my system, I'm getting the following errors. What can I do about it to correct it? sudo apt-get update E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (type) E: ...
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What kind of pattern matching does apt-cache allow for specifying package names?

The question is about apt-cache commands other than search regex. I know I can use a star character as a wildcard, for example apt-cache policy 'firefox*', but I could not find any documentation on ...
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Software Catalog is Being Loaded and wont Load

im running Debian 9 with Gnome 3.30.2 Kali GNU/Linux Rolling and im trying to open the software store so i can apply the tweak tool and edit my desktop for right clicks so i am able to use the whisker ...
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All Debian package managers broken due to Python bug [on hold]

I am trying to fix my apt to make it useable. It only ables to update the package list. I cannot remove or install any package. The error I am getting is Could not find platform independent ...
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I lost my source list [duplicate]

root@swann:~# apt-get update Get:1 http://ftp.yzu.edu.tw/Linux/kali kali-rolling InRelease [30.5 kB] Err:1 http://ftp.yzu.edu.tw/Linux/kali kali-rolling InRelease The following signatures were ...
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build missing Debian package dependency from source?

I'm currently trying to install PCP on Debian with sparc64. Unfortunately it requires the package libreadline6 (>= 6.0) which doesn't have an apt package for sparc64. libreadline7 does and is ...
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Equivalent of `rpm -K` using `apt`

What is the apt equivalent of rpm -K *.rpm, where -K is defined as verifying the signature of the repository in man rpm and in Maximum RPM? Example of a situation: sudo rpm --import https://mirrors....
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Lubuntu: Errors were encountered while processing: apache2 [closed]

When attempting to install apache2 on my machine I get this: After this operation, 534 kB of additional disk space will be used. Selecting previously unselected package apache2. (Reading database ... ...
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Why is apt-get ignoring the target argument?

My Debian system is set to install unstable packages by default $ cat /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99defaultrelease APT::Default-Release "unstable"; However, I would like to pull automake from stable, ie, ...
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Renaming trusted.gpg to trusted.gpg-broken

I ran a fresh install of Debian stretch 9.8.0 and all was well. I then ran sudo apt update and I get an output which hits the ftp.debian.stretch server for the update thing is it tells me unable ...
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Disable apt upgrades globally

I know that via apt-mark hold <packagename> you can disable upgrades for a specific package. Is there a way to disable / freeze the apt upgrade globally? P.S: I do not want to disable ...
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Error when move or delete file on ext4 in dpkg info directory

There is a troublemaking empty file (md5sums of kernel 4.19.1) left on my ubuntu system, with has strange owner/group/date/attributes How to fix or workaround this defect file? $ uname -a Linux ...
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kubuntu-desktop on Linux Mint 19.1 `software-properties-kde` issue

I have an issue upon installing kubuntu-desktop package, the problem is that I can't install package software-properties-kde which depends another package called python3-software-properties where ...
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I Packager manager can't handle two processes at once [duplicate]

I have been using Linux for a while. I first used Debian based systems and then yesterday I switched to Arch. I noticed (in both Debian & Arch) that when you try to download multiple packaged from ...
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apt: Install all php packages whatsoever

I'm quite fed up with tracking packages of PHP extensions that are needed for some GUIs like PHPMyAdmin or some CMSs like Drupal. For example, I once did: apt upgrade php-{cli,curl,mbstring,mcrypt,...
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apt remove glob installing extra packages

when i just tried to uninstall all things poppler with apt remove *poppler* --autoremove apt tried to install 34 new packages. Why would this happen? apt output: # apt remove *poppler* Reading ...
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Why does apt-file report “The cache is empty” even after running “apt-file update”?

Does anybody know why apt-file reports that the cache is empty even after running apt-file update and apt update? [pop-os ~][I]% apt-file search /usr/lib/android-sdk/tools/bin/sdkmanager E: The cache ...
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Debian Stretch apt-get update failure resolving 'ftp.de.debian.org'

Since I have updated debian from jessie to stretch apt-get update fails. Error Message: Err:1 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease Temporary failure resolving 'ftp.de.debian.org' ...
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Google cloud compute glx not found

I am currently setting up a GCP compute instance for some reinforcement learning which requires the ability to render an image to a display. For this I am making use of pyvirtualdisplay which appears ...
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Unable to Update Mono to Version 5.18 on Debian 9.8

I'm unable to update Mono from version 4.6.2 to 5.18.0 on Debian 9.8. I followed the instructions on the download page on Mono's website but with no luck so far. root@server ~ # mono --version Mono ...
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How to install missing dependencies of a custom Debian package?

A custom Debian package has this dependency in the Debian control file: Depends: docker-ce (=17.03.2~ce-0~debian-stretch) That must be downloaded from download.docker.com as it isn't part of the ...
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apt, disable signature expiry checks

I am trying to use apt with a repo that hasn't been touched in a long time. Unfortunately the gpg key for said repo is expired (I tried updating it from a variety of keyservers, no luck) I would ...
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unmet dependencies not going to be installed

I am trying sudo apt install vulkan-utils on my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. But I get this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vulkan-utils : Depends: vulkan-tools but it is not going to ...
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apt-get update error in Kali Linux that i dont understand [duplicate]

i'm using kali and i'm trying the command apt-get update, but i got the following errors root@kali:~# apt-get update Hit:1 https://kali.download/kali kali-rolling InRelease Ign:2 http:/...
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Debian apt update error [duplicate]

I use debian and I get error when try to update Hit:1 http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates InRelease Ign:2 http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian stretch InRelease ...
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wine unmet dependencies:

I believe that at one point i uninstalled wine however when i try to install wine again i get this: ~$ sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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PPA addition taking too long

I have a moderately new installation of Linux Mint 19.1. Since I installed it two months ago when I try to add a PPA by sudo add-apt-repository in terminal I get a black screen. At first I thought I ...
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Cannot do a minor upgrade on Debian 8.11 in order to then do a major upgrade

I am trying to upgrade my VPS which has Debian 8.11 Jessie installed. In order to do major upgrade I first do a minor upgrade. I have done the following, which I know is the usual route: sudo apt-get ...
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How do I properly change the debian default python 2.7.9 to python3 or another version? [duplicate]

what is best-practice for changing the default global python interpreter on my fresh debian-based linux node to python3.x? When I create a fresh Debian or Ubuntu VM, one of the first things I do is ...
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Unable to locate libssh-devel package on Kali 2018.4

If I try to install libssh-devel or libssh-devel I am unable to locate the package. I have updated and upgraded with apt so that all packages are now up to date, but still just get left with unable to ...
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command line - relocation error: symbol not defined in file libapt-pkg.so.5.0

My apt will not run any command, e.g. sudo apt-get ____. The error message I am getting is- relocation error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-private.so.0.0: symbol ...
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E: Opening configuration file ertificates - ifstream::ifstream (2: No such file or directory)

If I try to launch apt-get -y install libfontconfig libxtst6 screen xvfb libxcursor1 ca-certificates bzip2 psmisc libglib2.0-0 less cron-apt python iproute2 dbus libnss3 libegl1-mesa x11-xkb-utils ...
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How do you install a package to a directory?

I am a Debian user. Configuring different servers using Debian distro. I am trying to install packages that locate into my /usr/ directory. How do you install packages to the /usr/ directory? I ...
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Unable to use apt-get install on other user [duplicate]

I get this error when I try to install icecast2: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you ...
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Debian testing added to sources.list, how to undo the upgrades?

Another sysadmin added the following to sources.list: deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing main At some point in time a apt-get upgrade was run, causing most packages to be updated a alpha or ...
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Error when installing GNOME desktop environment on Debian

I was attempting to install virt-manager on my computer. I didn't pay attention and i went ahead with the install. Apparently one of my repositories was down at the time- So almost all of my core ...
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Disable auto clean in apt [duplicate]

I don't want to clean /var/cache/apt/archives/, I need to stay my deb files there. Which apt option can works for me?
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sudo apt-get update doesn't work on Linux Parrot

running sudo apt-get update returns: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. the whole terminal output looks like: Err:1 https://download.sublimetext....
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Crontab schedule <apt-get upgrade> [duplicate]

I'm using crontab to schedule the apt-get upgrade, the 'ldconfig' and start-stop-daemon' are missing. But when I upgrade in the terminal everything is fine. Any suggestions? this is my crontab script ...
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The value 'buster' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources

I am planing on hosting my laravel application on my RaspberryPi that's connected locally. I have my DynDns domain setup and everything. Now i just need to get PHP7.2 on my raspberry and from what i'...
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why doesn't appstream have apt pdiff like structure?

Whenever I run apt update especially for those which have DEP 11 and are metadata never have pdiffs. Is this something which needs a feature in appstream (upstream) or it's a feature needed to be done ...
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In output from `apt update` what do 'InRelease' and 'Release' refer to?

Here is an example showing the 'InRelease' and 'Release' line suffixes: # apt update Hit:1 http://security.debian.org stretch/updates InRelease Ign:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable ...
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DEB822 style /etc/apt/sources.list?

I'm trying to upgrade my apt configuration to use the newer DEB822-style format. man sources.list says: It is intended to make this format gradually the default format, deprecating the previously ...
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Debian Sid - Stay some weeks behind current roll

I'm currently on Debian Sid. Is there a way to only update packages that were released, e.g. at least one week ago? Could I schedule an update and then only upgrade two/four weeks later? The intent ...
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How to install OURLINK AC600 USB wireless adapter in kali linux [duplicate]

I have a Nano USB Wireless Adapter (OurLink AC 600 600Mbps 5GHZ). And I did everything I can to install it's drivers in kali linux with no success. First I tried to install them using an install.sh ...
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dpkg-preconfigure throws syntax and not found error when installing any package

I have a Debian Stretch 9.3 image with a modified rootfs (not by me) with less packages than usual to prevent an increased footprint, i.e., graphical environment. I am trying to figure out what is ...
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How to tell Debian not to worry about certain dependencies? [duplicate]

I'm using docker to provide an mta. But it's broken apt because it won't let me install packages that need an mta (e.g. bsd-mailx). For individual packages I can force it; download the package and ...
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apt-get remove tries to remove dependent package when asked to remove one of it's dependencies [closed]

Suppose I have my Debian package (ex. mypackage) that strongly depends on openssl >= 1.0.2 (has Depends: libc6 (>= 2.17), openssl (>= 1.0.2) in its control file). When I am trying to remove ...
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How do I find the files installed by a particular package? Where is the .deb file to look at?

I have installed pulseaudio-module-bluetooth using apt. $ type pulseaudio-module-bluetooth bash: type: pulseaudio-module-bluetooth: not found $ which pulseaudio-module-bluetooth $ whereis pulseaudio-...