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how to downgrade apt packages to versions in archive?

I just noticed that the focal-proposed repository was included in my sources.list on ubuntu 20.04, although that doesn't seem to be recommended. After disabling it, the command apt-show-versions | ...
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Should you consider anything other than speed when selecting repositories?

I know how to configure my software sources. But I haven't put much thought into selecting particular mirrors beyond speed, and occasionally geographic location (ie., same country as me). I briefly ...
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Reinstalling all packages installed from an old repository that exist in a new repository (Apt)

My base system is Debian and came with ftp.debian.org in the sources.list file. I have since added the latest Ubuntu repositories to my sources.list file and taken out the original Debian one. ...
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Error while Installing Openrazer-meta and polychromatic in Xubuntu

I have an Razer mouse, I want to configure it using UBuntu , but I am not able to do that because of these errors. sudo apt install openrazer-meta Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Cron job doesn't run

I have a cron job which should run once a week to update, upgrade and autoclean apt, but it never seems to work, at least not as far as I can tell. This is apparent because running sudo apt-get ...
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0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded. How can I upgrade that 1 package, or at least know which is?

I have tried many different solutions found around this and other websites, such as sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade sudo apt list --upgradeable sudo apt full-upgrade sudo apt dist-upgrade ...
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Apt is attempting to remove sudo package [closed]

My machine: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Release: 20.04 Codename: focal Hello, I'm just trying to run sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm libvirt-daemon-system libvirt-...
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Kali Linux not Updating

I am trying to update my kali linux version, but whenever I try to execute sudo apt update command, it gives me the following output: Ign:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/micahflee/ppa/ubuntu groovy ...
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Error: Unable to correct dependencies

OS and version : Debian 8 Arch : 64 bit I am trying to update packages but I get the following error: # apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information....
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No binary after python3-pygments

I need pygmentize for my Latex document. Since minted seems to work only with the python3 version, I want to install python3-pygments. (I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS) Now that seems to work at first, ...
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NPi i.MX6ULL Linux SBC - Difficulty Finding Linux Headers

I am currently using a NPi i.MX6ULL Dev Board Linux SBC. I am trying to get SPI functionality up and running by following the tutorials that are on: https://wiki.seeedstudio.com/NPi-i.MX6ULL-Dev-Board-...
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How do install the Debian package manager (dpk and apt) in my custom Linux distribution? [closed]

I've been already made a bootable Linux-based OS using the kernel, busybox only, and testing it in the QEMU emulator is successful. The next step I need is to install dpkg and APT (Debian package ...
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apt doesn't work on kali linux 2020.3 [duplicate]

kali@kali:~$ sudo apt update Get:1 http://kali.download/kali kali-rolling InRelease [30.5 kB] Get:2 http://kali.download/kali kali-rolling/main amd64 Packages [16.6 MB] Err:2 http://kali.download/kali ...
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I'm not able install deluge on my Kali

Greetings! I'm trying to install a torrent client to my Kali Linux. The deluge apt isn't included in Kali's official repositories. So, I tried: add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/stable Deluge 2.0 ...
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Samba Won't Install Apt Unmet Dependencies — Ubuntu 20.04

Please help. I am receiving the following error when I try to install samba on my Ubuntu 20.04 server. Here is the error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: samba : Depends: python-...
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phpmyadmin : Depends: php-phpmyadmin-sql-parser (< 5~~) but 5.4.0-1 is to be installed

After dist-upgrade of my debian, from 10.5 to 10.6 I have this small problem I cannot upgrade this package The following packages have been kept back: php-phpmyadmin-sql-parser I thought to install ...
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apt install broken held packages; no broken packages found

I recently installed new Debian (10.6.0) on my pc. After installing the OS I naturally wanted to download few packages. However whenever I try to run apt install <package name> it ends with E: ...
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Is it okay to run apt update and apt upgrade in any situatuion?

I am a beginner in Linux and never have used linux before. I am using a kali linux and ran the following two commands as the root user, 1) apt update 2) apt upgrade Then when prompted to proceed ...
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Debian Stable upgrade to Debian Testing

Ive followed the instructions here (https://wiki.debian.org/DebianTesting) now i have the testing branch active and i pulled a lot of new stuff, so far so good. Unfortunatelly, i somewhat now lost ...
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unattended-upgrades is not running

I have a Debian 10 server on which unattended upgrades do not work. The system timers are overwritten as follows: /etc/systemd/system/apt-daily.timer.d/override.conf: [Timer] OnCalendar= OnCalendar=*-*...
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How to search for a file from the list of installed files of each package installed in the system

Synaptic has the option to search from different sources (Package name, description, name and description, etc)... But if you have a package installed in your system, Synaptic can show you what files ...
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Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/listchanges.conf:7: Extra junk at end of file

My server is hosted at OVH, and runs debian Buster. I ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade last week without visible issue. But now I get an error message when I try to run it again: sudo apt-get ...
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Update version of Kali Linux to 2020.3 from 2020.1

I am trying to update my Kali version to 2020.3 from 2020.1 as I have many important files and tools installed, but I was not able to do it. I consulted this site https://www.kali.org/docs/general-use/...
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Any way to retrieve build info for apt/dpkg installed packages?

I've had this .deb package that I built with, I think, checkinstall, directly from its git source; and it got a version like libmypackage1_0.10.7-1_armhf.deb. Then after a some months, I did a git ...
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AIDE and unattended-upgrade

I'd like to use AIDE but without abandoning the unattended upgrade feature of Ubuntu. Is there a simple way to combine them without having all the "false positives" resulting from the ...
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Run a command only before/after apt unattended-upgrades but not at manually triggered apt upgrades

I'd like to run scripts each before and after apt unattended-upgrade but not before/after manually invoked apt-commands. I found the post Run a command before & after ubuntu apt upgrade & ...
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unable to install anything in Dockerfile

Docker newbie here, I want to create a new image based on another image I pulled from Dockerhub which by itself works great but I wanted to add some tools to it. My Dockerfile is very small and it ...
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How do I upgrade from Devuan ASCII 2.0.0 to Devuan Beowulf 3.0.0 when I can not modify my source list from ascii to beowulf

I have been trying to change my source.list from this deb cdrom:[devuan_ascii_2.0.0_amd64_dvd-1]/ ascii main non-free deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf main deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ...
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Errors when trying to update a fresh debian 10.5 KDE installation

After typing sudo apt update into the terminal, I get this output: Hit:1 http://ftp.hu.debian.org/debian buster InRelease Ign:2 http://ftp.hu.debian.org/debian buster/updates InRelease Hit:3 http://...
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Why dpkg-query -l with a wildcard does not list all possible packages?

According to dpkg-query manual page: For example this will list all package names starting with “libc6”: dpkg-query -l 'libc6*' When I try it on Debian 10.5: $ dpkg-query -l 'libc6*' ...
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Pop!_os not proprely connecting to https://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease

Pop!_os wants to update packages but it can't properly fetch updates from https://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease Detailed Error: Failed to fetch https://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/...
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How to install apt-get or yum for cmder?

I have cmder installed, because I want to use the unix command line on a windows machine. I would like to install apt-get so that I can install more things using cmder. I could also use yum Currently ...
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What is the difference among apt-cache policy, apt-cache show, and apt-cache showpkg?

Note: I found this QnA addressing apt-cache show v/s apt-cache showpkg but couldn't find any QnA addressing the difference among all the three options i.e. policy, show, & showpkg. For example, ...
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Difference between apt(itude) (auto)clean, …

After understanding that apt is somehow an expansion of apt-get or an aggregation of several apt-… commands, I'm still confused how the different commands (especially apt, apt-get, aptitude and the ...
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How do I setup a package repository for Automotive Grade Linux?

I understand that "AGL is not using package management in its reference platform in favor of the ostree approach." but I need to distribute an image for raspberry pi 4 that is linked to a ...
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Debian 'bullseye' - 'apt full-upgrade' removes whole lot of packages

I just run apt full-upgrade on my system: Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid Kernel: Linux 5.8.0-1-686-pae Architecture: x86 and it removed a whole lot of applications/...
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The sequence of operation after apt-get update

when typing $apt-get update which one does apt checks first : sources.list file or /var/lib/apt/lists directory ?
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apt/ dpkg equivalent to pacman -r

In arch based system pacman -r/ --root can be used to provide an alternate root to install packages. This sometimes can be a solution to installing package at different location/ partition, dependency ...
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“pkgProblem” error, can't install package

I have some problems while installing a package with apt (like gdb). Here is the error I am getting: The following packages contain unsatisfied dependencies : linux-headers-5.4.0-kali2-amd64 : ...
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How to make a debian package dependency to an older version of a library

I want to prepare a debian package with dependency to OpenCV 3.4.1. In debian/control I specify: Build-Depends: ... libopencv-dev (=3.4.1-xenial1.3), The problem is, that in our apt ...
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Temporary failure in name resolution after Debian 10 upgrade

I tried to upgrade Debian 8 to 10 by first upgrading it to version 9 and then to 10. I did this by changing /etc/apt/sources.list, running apt-get update, apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade. The ...
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Why is apt upgrade suggesting more packages to be installed when compared to apt-get upgrade?

When running apt upgrade I get a different list of "NEW packages" to be installed, compared to running apt-get upgrade. I read through some comparisons between as to what the difference ...
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Is it safe to dist-upgrade directly to “Buster” from “Jessie” (skip “Stretch”) [duplicate]

I find myself in the situation that the LTS for a Debian-Jessie server that i manage ended in June and i need to upgrade. I would like to upgrade to Debian 10 "Buster" directly. Question is: ...
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Does the repositories defined at sources.list limit what packages you get with APT?

I have a question about the sources.list file in /etc/apt/sources.list Does it affect the outcome of the apt commands as illustrated below: If you run the apt update command, will it only update all ...
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Do I need to apt-mark hold the KDE package if i will do a apt full-upgrade on my distro that uses Gnome by default?

I want to switch to the KDE desktop environment. But my distro uses gnome by default. Now if i run the apt full-upgrade command, the default DE that comes with it is Gnome and not KDE. Wouldn't that ...
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Can't get updates to Kali with updated source.list: “does not have a Release file”

My question is similar to other question ask in the past but it's different, my source.file is correct based on Kali and I still have issue with update. My source.list file: deb http://http.kali.org/...
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Having trouble with an unmet dependencies loop using apt

I'm trying to do some stuff with packages on a newly upgraded 18.04 (from 16.04), but I keep getting blocked by a bunch of packages with unmet dependencies. Here's the output whenever I try to install ...
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Cannot run anacron while it seems to be installed (Debian 10)

I'd like to setup a job using anacron on my desktop PC running Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster). The anacron package seems to be installed properly: running sudo apt install anacron returns anacron is ...
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Ubuntu20.04 + WLS1, APT broken after downgrading libc

I'm using Ubuntu20.04+WSL1. I noticed that the sleep command doesn't work. After searching for the error, I found this issue https://github.com/microsoft/WSL/issues/4898 Then following one of the ...
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How work auto completion with apt

When you use TAB on apt shows some results: autoclean, autoremove, changelog, depends, download, full-upgrade, install, moo, purge, remove, show, source, upgrade, autopurge.... Those results are ...

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