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For questions about the use, design, function etc. of APT (Advanced Packaging Tool), the standard software package management system for Debian and its derivatives.

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Debian Apt: architecture not supported by selected mirror

Today I built a new PC, trying to install latest debian 10.9.0, but it always gets stuck on Apt: architecture not supported by selected mirror, I tried already 3 different mirrors. The PC is connected ...
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Get list of packages with version number, already know how to get list without version number

OS : Debian latest. Hello friends, I am working on a small tool, where I am required to send the list of manually installed packages installed for a system as a text file. This text file is then ...
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I have a mess when doing “sudo apt update” Debian 10

I did the typical "sudo apt update" and at the end of the output i found this: All packages are up to date. W: Skipping acquire of configured file 'stable/source/Sources' as repository '...
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OSError: [Errno 28] No space left on device: '/boot/initrd.img

I basically can't use apt without running into an error since this morning as all calls will result in the error: kernelstub.Installer : ERROR Couldn't copy the initrd onto the ESP!. I'm using Pop!...
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what is the meaning of “~n” before a package name in apt package manager?

I was having too much trouble with the nvidia-driver on my linux mint machine so I decided to completely uninstall the nvidia driver. To do that I started searching some mint forums and I found this ...
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APT::Default-Release “stable” isn't sufficient to stop packages being automatically upgraded after adding another repository

I'm using Debian Stable, and I want to install a newer version of a package - it's available in Debian Testing. Conventional wisdom suggests the the procedure for doing this is Add the relevant deb ...
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apt --fix-broken install not working on raspberry pi

i have a little problem with my raspberry pi. Every time I wanna install a package this happens: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt install openjdk-8-jre Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Can't install apt-transport-https on Debian 9 stretch due to unmet dependencies: apt (>= 1.5~alpha4)

I have a Dockerfile which is built in a CI/CD pipeline. It starts with a Drupal image based on Debian 9 stretch and installs Node 10. Building the image has worked for the past three years but it ...
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How to fix this PostFix error?

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 20.10 to 21.04 and after i am running: sudo apt update && sudo apt-get upgrade. I get following error with PostFix how can i solve this error? Hit:1 http://archive....
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Debian 10 dpkg/apt downgrade errors

Linux noob here: I was trying to install a newer version of AMD Mesa to help with games and video editing. It appears that the Buster repository only has versions 18.x. I tried using the package from ...
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apt-get --fix-broken install giving a error

So today i tried installing xubuntu-desktop and when i was installing it, it gave a error so i tried installing it again and after i installed it again it gave a error root@pc:~# sudo apt-get install ...
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Unable to run sudo-apt upgrade [closed]

I am using kali linux 2021.1 I am not able to run sudo-apt upgrade command sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for kali: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend. It is held by process 3375 ...
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Failing to update from repository in MX linux

I use MX-Linux KDE version. Today, all on a sudden, when I tried to run apt update, the update process is not done fully. One of the resources man page showing a forbidden IP error. This is the result ...
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How to make apt install show progress (%) all the time?

Whenever I will compile some software I try to install from repos all the packages (normally a lot) needed in order to make the compile progress easier, or when I install a fresh debian-like PC I need ...
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Thousands of packages to update

Normally I use aptitude upgrade or aptitude full-upgrade to get my system up to date. Since I am fiddling around with Vbox installation, I followed https://wiki.debian.org/VirtualBox strictly and ...
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How to configure apt-listchanges to send a unique summary email when running unattended-upgrades

I'm currently on Debian 10, and updates are applied with the unattended-upgrades tool. I wish apt-listchanges to send me a unique summary mail per machine as it did with Debian 9; but it sends a ...
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How to download 1.4.13 version of gnupg in linux server?

Maybe this problem is not good, but I have tried it for two days. Still no success. I want to download the 1.4.13 version of gnupg, but I found that the various websites of gnupg are not accessible. I ...
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Apt not upgrading with a “There is 1 additional version” report

I am running Ubuntu 20.04. I figured I'm having some issues (listed below) with the graphics card, so I re-ran sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall. I then ran sudo apt update to update my repos, and ...
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how to solve problem with infinite packet dependency

I have been installing ParrotOS (Debian) for about a year now on my computer and this problem has been occurring. I have a problem with package dependencies in relation to the package version that is ...
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Low disk space “apt/archives”

I am having the famous warning "low disk space" on my Linux Mint in var/cache/apt/archive directory, and I want a permanent solution ( aka not apt-get autoclean because the mentioned ...
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sa-compile: command 're2c -i -b -o scanner1.c scanner1.re' failed: exit 0

While installing some software on my Debian 10.9 server, I received this error: $ sudo apt-get install fail2ban ... [cut] Running sa-compile (may take a long time) command 're2c -i -b -o scanner1.c ...
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Error: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed Kali Linux

Whenever I do something with apt, this error definitely occurs. Example: sudo apt update Output: Hit:1 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable InRelease ...
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zsh illegal hardware instruction hashcat kali linux

Please help. Whenever I run hashcat, I get this error: zsh: illegal hardware instruction <hashcat command> OS: Kali Linux 2021 GPU: Intel Xeon v2/3 something CPU: Intel (please tell me how do ...
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Is there a cli command to get information of older versions of packages in debian-based distributions?

By package information, I mean this example info I got using dpkg -p bash or apt-cache show bash Package: bash Essential: yes Priority: required Section: shells Installed-Size: 1656 Origin: Ubuntu ...
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What is the difference between the three files downloaded on running 'apt-get source {package-name}' ? Which is the actual source code of the package?

These four files/folders were downloaded after I ran apt-get source bash to get the source code of the package bash in Ubuntu. - bash-5.0 - bash_5.0-6ubuntu1.1.debian.tar.xz - bash_5.0-6ubuntu1.1.dsc -...
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From which URL does “sudo apt-get source” fetch the source tarball?

How to tap into the exact url from where the source tarballs for ubuntu packages are downloaded, when we execute the below command? sudo apt-get source {package-name} I know that the url is derived ...
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How to get source code of a package in ubuntu for a specific version

For example, sudo apt-get source bash downloads the source code for the latest bash package version (5.0). How do I get the source code for an older version of the package (e.g. 4.3). Is there some ...
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Linux Mint 20: apt and apt-utils have mismatched versions

I'm using Linux Mint 20, and I can no longer get software updates because apt and apt-utils have mismatched versions. This is the output of sudo apt-get upgrade: Reading package lists... Done ...
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apt-get 404 error?

Hi I'm trying to install sudo apt-get install libmagick++-6.q16-5v5 My OS is Description: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) Release: 10 Codename: buster When I try to run apt-get update I ...
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apt/aptitude - How can I display a package dependency tree for a collection of packages, taken as a whole?

I had a problem with my apt packages which I resolved. The problem and resolution are discussed here: Aptitude says that lots of my packages need to be removed ...? However, in discussing this, I ...
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How do I get package-info using 'apt-cache show' for a specific version of a package in Ubuntu?

For example, running apt-cache show bash shows info of the bash package for version: 5.0-6ubuntu1.1 as it is latest. How to specify the command for an older version, let's say bash package with ...
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Debian switch from stretch to buster results in dependency mess

I needed to move an ancient Debian box originally installed with Jessie and some years ago moved to Stretch to Buster, but got some broken dependencies. I could clean up most of it by removing ...
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How to abort installation of an uninstallable package with debian packaging

TLDR I issued a dpkg -i PACKAGE of a newer version of PACKAGE from a newer version of the distrib. It depends on a new libc6 package, thus it failed installing. Now the package blocks the whole apt ...
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How can I tell if java was installed by default on ubuntu 20.4?

I don't recall installing java on my Ubuntu 20.4 system, so I'm asking is there a way to know if it came pre-installed on the OS distribution. I usually, only expect the JRE to be installed not the ...
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apt - run script after update using secure boot custom keys

If I replace Microsofts secure boot keys with my own via the UEFI facility to add your own keys, and configure everything properly, will I need to re sign shim/kernel/etc. every time my computer ...
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Aptitude says that lots of my packages need to be removed …?

I'm running the following linux distro ... DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=20.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=focal DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS" I went into aptitude, and it is now ...
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Kali linux: public key not available

When I run apt-get update I get this error The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY F6BC817356A3D45E I can see for ubuntu this worked. I have ...
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the following packages have unmet dependencies:

I am trying to install anaconda navigator on kali linux Rolling , debian based , freshly updated. I used the command line found on anaconda official Linux Intalling documentation https://docs.anaconda....
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How can I get rid of this error when apt update and instal git

I'm new in Linux and i am using Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS. I am tring to install git with following steps in this site. When I run sudo apt update or sudo apt-get update command that returns this errors: ...
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How to get rid of “Packages were downgraded and -y was used without --allow-downgrades” apt message

I use a Nagios test to check whether there are any packages critical updates in some Linux boxes. The check command uses the following command to look for pending critical updates: /usr/bin/apt-get -o ...
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Broken python during Debian 8->9 upgrade

So I was in the process of upgrading a Debian 8 to 9 following those instructions. Something went wrong, python broke and now I haven't been able to fix it after hours on it. Some samples: # apt-get ...
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The logic behind the “There is 1 additional version” from apt list

Trying to understand the seemingly inconsistent behavior of apt list in regards to different packages on my Xubuntu 20.04. Let's consider the two packages, blueman and xterm, both installed,automatic, ...
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Debian 11: Can't install package libnorm1 [closed]

When I am trying to update all packages on my Debian 11 I am getting this error: dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libnorm1_1.5.9+dfsg-2_amd64.deb
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Why apt upgrade is considered unsafe on rolling release distributions?

On Parrot OS, when executing apt upgrade a warning message will be displayed: apt upgrade is unsafe on rolling release distributions. using apt full-upgrade instead use apt upgrade --force to ...
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Any possible conflict between using both --force-confold and --force-confnew with dpkg?

Essentially, I'm using this answer to have a non-interactive experience with application such as dpkg, apt and other ones that may depend on the former. problem though is, is there any conflict ...
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How to add .deb package to apt?

I made a package for Debian and now, I want to add my package to apt. But I just have a .deb package.
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Can't install telegram using a repository i addded on KDE Neon

Recently i got an update which broke telegram and now i can't install it using apt on my KDE Neon installation. It used to work perfectly fine before that. I got the repo at this article https://www....
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How to reinstall pulseaudio when dependencies are mismatching?

I'm using Basil Gello's Kodi repository to have the latest Kodi installed in Debian10 and have a few dependencies for kodi installed from this repo. Recently pulseaudio got uninstalled and I don't ...
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deb version is “git tag+git commit hash” = apt downloading the wrong version from my apt repo

I made a script that compiles a program (box86), packages it into a debian package every week, and uploads it to my apt repo (hosted on github). for the version of each package I use the git tag (0.2....
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Auto accept new file in sshd update for unattended bash script

I need to accept automatically the new configuration of the sshd package, this update asks for confirmation through a window (I leave a screenshot) and I can't get it to respond automatically with apt-...

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