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[Kali]: Package gtk-sharp2 is not installed

I'm trying to install a screen monitor application on my kali machine, since it's a Debian-based distribution I have to go with the option to download the .deb package file, while installing the app ...
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How to easily find all executables linked against certain libc6 version?

Background It is an Ubuntu-based OS, where I manually built & installed Arch's pacman, added Arch's repositories to it, and ran pacman --force -S git to test it out. It was a mistake, yes. git had ...
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apt-get dist-upgrade wants to remove qt6-wayland and wireshark

Issue with proposed dist-upgrade A dry-run of apt-get dist-upgrade shows that qt6-wayland and wireshark would be removed upon execution. I am wondering: Why will these packages be removed? Is it an ...
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Unmet dependencies and broken packages after installing libstdc++6

When trying to use screenshare with audio on vesktop, I got an error from the app that read "your c++ library is too old to run venmic", which prompted me to try and update it. I followed ...
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apt(-get) install: keep automatically/manually installed state

On Debian (apt 2.9.6), when I run apt install on a package that was automatically installed and its version doesn't change, apt(-get) marks the package as manually installed: # sudo apt install ...
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Error during "apt-get full-upgrade": Missing libcrypt.so.1 library preventing libc6 configuration

When I try to do an apt-get full-upgrade, I get this error message: Setting libc6:amd64 (2.36-9+deb12u7)... /usr/bin/perl: error while loading shared libraries: libcrypt.so.1: cannot open shared ...
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Problems updating GRUB from 2.06 to 2.12rc

I am trying to update GRUB from 2.06 to 2.12rc on my CLI-only Ubuntu VM. However, nothing I do seems to work! I can connect to the Internet, which I know because ping 8.8.8.8 gets a successful ...
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KDE Neon pkcon update sub-process error

I'm on KDE Neon and running sudo pkcon update, which is giving the following error: Fatal error: Error while running the transaction: E: Sub-process /usr/share/dpkg/scripts/steam-launcher.sh pre ...
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Unable to install python3-venv on Debian 12, getting 404 error [duplicate]

I tried to run sudo apt-get install python3-venv but I'm getting the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done The following ...
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My sources.list file is completely empty except few comments

On checking my sources.list in pop-os using less /etc/apt/sources.list I see only the following comment lines in the file ## See sources.list(5) for more information, especialy # Remember that you can ...
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problem at sudo apt update command

I'm using Ubuntu 24.04, and I just add some repo to my source list from some repo generator. sudo apt update Ign:1 http://01.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease Ign:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/...
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Unable to upgrade Mesa on Debian

I am running Debian with kernel 6.5-asahi on an Apple M1 MacBook Air. Although I have kernel 6.9 installed, if I boot into it Mesa goes into software acceleration mode. apt upgrade gives The following ...
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What is the meaning of the angle bracket syntax in `apt depends`?

When running apt depends on some packages (e.g. libgtk3-dev on Ubuntu 24.04), some names are surrounded by angle brackets (<>) and another package name is displayed in a line underneath it: ... ...
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Why was UFW removed automatically?

I noticed that the package UFW had been removed from a server, but do not recall having manually removed it. Looking at the logs at /var/log/apt/history.log, I noticed this entry: Start-Date: 2024-06-...
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APT Troubleshooting Questions

I recently ran into some dpkg errors will running sudo apt full-upgrade on my VM (I ran update beforehand). I don't have the error message handy, but I remember it saying dpkg returned an error code ...
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Malformed Entry 1 Issue Not Resolving

I am getting this issue while installing new software on Ubuntu Studio LTS 22.04.3 is the version. E: Malformed entry 1 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openvpn-packages.list (Component) E: The ...
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Exclude certain packages from upgrading while upgrading everything else in Debian

I use Debian Sid, and this one package, Firefox, has an update with a grave bug found with apt-listbugs. I want to exclude that package from upgrading while upgrading everything else. There is a way ...
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How do I set my apt mirror in crunchbang++ 12?

So, basically, I was installing crunchbang++ (or #!++) and my WiFi drivers weren't set up (it said it needed r34/ucode.fw and r34-open/ucode.fw), so I decided to skip setting up network and apt ...
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APT update error while building docker image

Here is the relevant lines of Dockerfile that I am using to build an image: FROM phusion/passenger-ruby33:3.0.5 ENV HOME /root RUN apt-get update -qq && \ apt-get install --no-install-...
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apt-get update not finishing on debian bookworm container

I'm faced with an issue where building a debian:bookworm container image with an apt-get update instruction on a debian buster machine, completely hangs up without any response. The Dockerfile in ...
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Snowdrop Install started uninstalling my system. How can I revover?

I tried to install a piece of software called "snowdrop" via the "apt install" command. Specifically, "apt install -y snowdrop. As usual, the installation starts. Everything ...
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apt upgrade on wsl kali linux taking forever

I've just installed kali linux on a windows 11 laptop using the wsl --install -d kali-linux command on powershell. Everything was fine, Running apt update works normally, but when I run apt upgrade it ...
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Why does setting `umask` to `0077` (and then downloading public key) makes a gpg public key unavailable for apt?

Why does setting umask to 0077 makes a gpg public key unavailable for apt when installing a package, e.g. umask 0077 curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-beta-archive-keyring.gpg https://...
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I can't install packages after installing glances: "installed glances package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1"

I installed glances via sudo apt-get install -y glances on Ubuntu Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Now I can't install packages, e.g.: dernoncourt@t204-0-0:~$ sudo apt-get install -y nethogs Reading package lists......
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How can I solve this error in wifislax 4.9

I can't understand why the commands not work please help me
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Cannot initiate the connection to archive.ubuntu.com

I am unable to update or install any packages through sudo apt-get Following works: `ping google.com` `wget google.com` However apt-get commands fail with an error like: E: Failed to fetch http://...
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Trouble installing mupdf with nix package manager

I am trying to use nix package manager which is supposed to be a better than apt. As an example I tried to delete mupdf, my pdf file viewer using sudo apt-get remove --purge mupdf and install it with ...
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Debian, how to tell apt to ignore a specific package it thinks is broken?

After installing the package xfce4-screensaver, apt and Synaptic keep telling me it's broken and sometimes even trying to automatically uninstall it. Because it has missing dependencies that it can't ...
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Application/Packet installation seems to be broken

I have been messing around trying to set up my new Debian Trixie machine, and after a few hours of messing around trying to install Wine, I am stuck. I tried following the Wine installation steps, but ...
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Inhibit scheduled job while package installation is in progress

On a Debian-based system I have a scheduled job (e.g. cron job, or systemd timer/service) which runs every 30 minutes. However, I don’t want that to happen concurrently with packages are being ...
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Basic apt issues

I am just trying to install some basic packages and continue to run into the following errors when doing anything apt related: Ign:91 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-updates/multiverse arm64 ...
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How to Manage a Local APT Package Mirror with Custom Tags Using Debtags

Seeking Advice: Managing a Local APT Package Mirror with Custom Tags Hello everyone, I'm looking for some advice and best practices on managing a local APT package mirror with custom tags. Here's the ...
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apt-add-repository needs to run twice on debian 12

I am trying to install qgis on debian bookworm. However when adding the repository the new source is not recognized: add-apt-repository "deb https://qgis.org/${os} ${release} main" &&...
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'apt-get update' failing

So i just now tried to update my installed packages in order to upgrade my Debian version and 'apt-get update -y' threw me this error: apt-get update -y Hit:1 http://security.debian.org buster/updates ...
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Force non-interactive `apt-get install` to fail on config file conflict

I'm doing unattended / non-interactive package installations via DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get install -y my_package This works as attended in most cases, but still gives me an interactive ...
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How do I make Debian's greeting look more like Ubuntu's?

I want my Debian greeting to show me how many updates are available, like what happens in Ubuntu. Debian greeting: https://i.imgur.com/eJ0UsxU.jpeg Ubuntu greeting: https://i.imgur.com/t0r8nzr.jpeg
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How to set up deb question priority with an apt flag?

We have the nice tool dpkg-reconfigure to re-ask install configuration questions of a single package. For example, by dpkg-reconfigure -plow something I can re-configure the package something, i.e. re-...
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Error with apt update

I am trying to update the system. But I get an error message. apt update Ign:1 http://deb.debian.org/debian bookworm InRelease Ign:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian-security bookworm-security InRelease ...
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apt update: repository regolith-linux does not have a Release file

Good morning, I am running Raspberry Pi OS (Debian 11 bullseye) on my Raspberry Pi 400. I have the window manager i3wm installed. Here's my problem: As soon as I try to run sudo apt update the ...
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How to upgrade OpenSSH on Debian 12?

On Debian 12 (the latest available Debian distrib at OVH), I'd like to upgrade OpenSSH. # ssh -V OpenSSH_9.2p1 Debian-2+deb12u2, OpenSSL 3.0.11 19 Sep 2023 So the installed version is 9.2. For PCI ...
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Why did apt-get dist-upgrade remove gdm3, gnome, nautilus, and the entire desktop environment?

I am using Debian testing (trixie). A few days ago, I ran apt-get dist-upgrade to update my system. I will be frank: it slipped my attention that more than half of the proposed package changes were to ...
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Ubuntu + dependencies error

I have the following dependency problem. How can I solve it? Thank you The following packages have unfulfilled dependencies: zookeeper-1-2-2-0-46-server : Depends: zookeeper (= 3.8.3.1.2.2.0-46) but ...
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Cant install any package in Kali Linux on WSL due to libc6:amd64

I recently created a wsl 2 environment and i am running Kali Linux on it. When trying to install metapackages, the installation process gets stuck at Setting up libc6:amd64 (2.37-15) ... indefinitely ...
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Troubles updating Debian 9 to newer release

I have a faceless root server mainly running a web service (Apache with php5), mail and VPN. It's about time I get this updated to a stable and supported system version. I followed the Debian upgrade ...
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APT: Skip optical drive

Is there a hotkey that skips the optical drive? Media change: please insert the disc labeled ... in the drive '/media/cdrom/' and press [Enter] I do not want to kill the process. I want to break ...
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Where is meson? build-essential or python3, python3-pip, python3-setuptools, python3-wheel, ninja-build packages are installed but it isn't here

According to installation guides, having executed on my Debian 12: sudo apt-get install python3 python3-pip python3-setuptools python3-wheel ninja-build sudo apt install build-essential meson should ...
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Gnome 46 on debian 13 doesn't have new UI features

Summary: I am Using Debian 13 testing with Gnome 46, the way i installed it was the debian-recomended way. Everything worked perfectly but I didn't get the new workspace indicator, instead, I got the ...
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Check for non-interactive mode in Debian package maintainer scripts

If I'm writing a Debian package maintainer script (such as a pre-install script) for a package I create, how can I make the script determine if it is supposed to be running in non-interactive mode (e....
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Custom nexus apt repository setup causing error

I have a hosted apt repo configured in Sonatype nexus which I am trying to configure in my local Debian machine. /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cust-repository.list file: deb [trusted=yes] https://...
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How a Debian package gets broken?

I've seen a lot of answers about how to fix a broken package in multiple distributions, which seems to be very helpful and solve the problems. But, I'm curious about how does a package get broken at ...
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