Questions tagged [aptitude]

Alternative package manager for Debian and derivatives which offers an ncurses based text-mode user interface (TUI) and mighty search patterns besides a command-line interface similar to `apt-get`'s command-line interface.

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i dont have Ettercap conf file when reinstall Ettercap

I don't have ettercap files, they don't generate when installing ettercap. I tried with apt-get install ettercap-graphical aptitude ettercap-graphical but it didn't generate ettercap files. ...
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Debian: The following packages have been kept back… odbcinst AND odbcinst1debian2

PROBLEM: I've had these two packages held back for weeks now and I can't get rid of them, The following packages have been kept back: odbcinst odbcinst1debian2 look here: [10:53:34][kristjan] ~ ...
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W: Failed to fetch http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie-updates/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 151.101.140.204 80] [duplicate]

I'm trying to get a project running locally on Deepin. The project relies on node 6.10, I understand that it's an old version but it works. When the Dockerfile tries to run the sudo apt-get update, it ...
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How to download just one library from a newer version of debian using apt get?

My issue is this: I am using a library that changes versions across Jessie -> stretch, and I have dependencies based on the stretch version. Ideally, I can just this one time sudo apt-get from ...
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can't install libboost-python in debian

I think something is wrong the package manager I use this command to install libboost-python sudo aptitude install libboost-python1.62.0 I get the following error that later suggests removing ...
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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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how to view installation information for package to be installed by apt [duplicate]

For ubuntu or debian, for installed package, I can use dpkg -L package to view where files were installed by the package. For a package is going to be installed but yet installed, how can I foresee ...
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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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Failure to install aptitude using apt because of missing dependency even though dependency is installed

When trying to install aptitude with apt this error is thrown: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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How to check If my PC was exploited after apt exploit? [closed]

I used sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade before I read https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4371 Is there a way to check if my PC got exploited/hacked/virused ?
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apt ignores virtual package provided equivs-created package

I want to install pdftk on my development machine where I have installed (multiple versions of) Java with SDKMAN!. In order to fulfill the dependency on default-jre-headless of pdftk-java, I created a ...
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How does apt/dpkg choose which real package is installed when a virtual package is specified as a dependency?

e.g. if package specifies Depends: www-browser How does apt/dpkg decide which real package will be installed?
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An upgrade from 'zesty' to 'bionic' is not supported with this tool. Tried official links, no success

I tried following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades/Feisty link, but without success. I need to upgrade my system to 17.10(EOL) from 17.04. When running following command I am getting an ...
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32 bit aplications aren't installing properly on 64-bit

Ok, so I have been trying to get this to work for a while and i don't know exactly what is going on so I will just show what happens: aptitude install wine32 Note: selecting "wine32:i386" instead of ...
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omitting icon files from downloading updates of Debian 9.5 amd64 package lists?

situation when I am updating Debian 9.5 amd64 (stable, backports, test, unstable) package lists using APT or APTITUDE, the download size of the update is, as of writing this post, cca 60 MB with half ...
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apt wants to autoremove automatically installed recommended packages despite settings in apt.conf.d

When I'm running apt upgrade, it suggests me to auto-remove several dozens of essential packages using apt autoremove. They include busybox, bluetooth and alsa-utils among other important packages ...
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relocation error using sudo apt

my system arch is amd64, i installed i386 as foreign arch and ran sudo apt dist-upgrade but after it finished, i keep getting this error while using apt: apt-get: relocation error: /usr/lib/...
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Configuring default output for Aptitude package search

In most flavors of Linux that I've used, the output for apt search does not include the current state display but in Linux Mint (Sylvia) it is displaying and I would like to remove it because it ...
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Cannot install libgstreamer-0.10 [duplicate]

I' using Debian 9 Cannot install libgstreamer-0.10.so I tried sudo apt-get install libgstreamer0.10-0 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Cant start cutegram

I installed cutegram When I start it I get ./cutegram: error whiel loading shared libraries: libgstreamer-0.10.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I use Debian 9. I tried ...
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How do I fix this “Permission denied” error I get every time I execute aptitude?

When I execute, for example, aptitude search ruby2.5, I get the following errors as first lines of the output. (It's the same error message repeated twice.) E: Error saving configuration file - ...
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Aptitude reacts very slowly when fixing unresolved issues

When Aptitude's bottom status line permanently states [1(0)/...] Resolving dependencies (i.e. Aptitude can't find a solution given the current constraints), changing the status of any package (e.g. ...
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Dependency problems Linux Debian undetectable broken packages

I am just trying to do an upgrade (sudo apt upgrade), but it fails with error E: Broken Packages. Doing dpkg -l | grep broken and dpkg -l | grep held returned nothing. My sources.list looks as follows:...
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GPG error in Debian Lenny

I got error after aptitude update command: Err http://archive.debian.org lenny/non-fre Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 209.87....
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Can’t install any software from old Debian

Looks like I can't install any software since I run Old Debian Lenny. Is it possible somehow change installation sources for system? UPD I have updated my sources, but still can't install software: ...
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Make debian “apt” (new apt-get / aptitude frontend) cache .deb files in '/var/cache/apt/archives/'

On a current (2018-06) Debian sid, installing .deb packages via apt-get or aptitude or synaptic caches the downloaded packages in /var/cache/apt/archives: # rm -f /var/cache/apt/archives/nano_* # ...
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aptitude display current pkg repo and update pkg repo - default grouping method?

So trying a few things, mainly from here, https://aptitude.alioth.debian.org/doc/en/ch02s05s01.html#secDisplayFormat I wasn't able to get an error-free change to aptitude that displayed the repo of ...
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How to fix - Failed to fetch

Trying to install vim-gnome in Raspberry Pi3. Finally got error: E: Failed to fetch http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/p/perl/libperl5.20_5.20.2-3+deb8u8_armhf.deb: 404 Not Found [...
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How do I tell aptitude that a package was installed manually?

I installed a package (don't remember which one but that shouldn't be too important) and needed "the real" ffmpeg so I purged the debian package for ffmpeg and installed the other version manually. ...
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unresolved dependencies (held back packages) seemingly unfixable

I was having some problems with LibreOffice Draw, and since I couldn't find a solution for it I decided to uninstall and do a clean install. If I recall correctly This is what I've used: sudo apt-get ...
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Dependency issues when building software [closed]

When I build binaries from source provided by a third party, there is pretty much always an issue with the dependencies versions. I mostly use Debian (Sometimes Ubuntu) and the repositories only ...
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Essential packages and multiple architectures on Debian

I have a working OS that runs 64 bit kernel but I want to use 32 bit versions of most packages because of limited memory on the machine. I need to keep some 64 bit drivers though as there is no 32 bit ...
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How to install a specific version of GCC in Kali Linux?

This question appears to be addressed properly in several questions and other places easily found with Google, but I don't find the solution satisfactory for the reasons explained below. But just for ...
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aptitude, /etc/alternatives/aptitude, symbolic linking and aptitude-curses

Sometimes when I am running aptitude I run into problems (don't get me wrong, I love aptitude especially the CLI client, I have always wondered why /etc/alternatives/aptitude exist. I do know what /...
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Install partly downloaded updates in Debian

From time to time I update my Debian by running: aptitude update && aptitude full-upgrade but before running it I often forget or deliberately skip running aptitude clean which removes old ...
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Error whilst aptitude upgrade > error processing install-info

I've encountered a strange issue whilst updating my debian jessie system. I do a aptitude update, aptitude upgrade which then throws a error processing install-info. I managed to find the solution on ...
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apt-get install wants remove everything

First thing is, when I try to install teamviewer (https://download.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_i386.deb) it wasnt install fully so i use apt-get install -f but -f delete all packages, after ...
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Most installed packages marked obsolete in aptitude, updates are not found

I was running aptitude and previewing packages marked to be updated when the power went out for a second. Now almost all of my installed packages are marked as obsolete and the updates I was about to ...
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add key for repository

I've looked around a lot and can't seem to find what I need. I have a couple repositories I want to add, and avoid the "won't install from here because it is unsigned" error - so I'd like to download ...
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How does apt-get really work?

Okay, I understand how I may use apt-get {install|upgrade|remove} mypackages to install, upgrade, or remove binaries as well as their configuration data files and dependencies (actually, remove will ...
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Why does this apt-get remove have such deep consequences?

I wonder if someone can help me sort through my situation. So I'm keeping my system up-to-date today using the documented Debian process: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade The latter ...
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Does aptitude use safe-upgrade or full-upgrade in visual mode?

Sometimes I use Aptitude in visual mode[1] to install and upgrade packages. When I upgrade from the command line using apt or aptitude I often use full-upgrade instead of safe-upgrade[2] because I ...
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How does aptitude in Debian 9 allow fine-grained purging of the new package list?

I was curious to note Stephen's assertion in Is there a way to list packages from date when they entered Debian archive? that: In Debian 9, aptitude allows finer-grained purging of the new packages ...
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What is happen when virtual package depends/recommeds/suggest without real package depends/recommeds/suggest?

Recommends: xkb-data, x-terminal-emulator, pavucontrol | gnome-alsamixer What is meaning for here the x-terminal-emulator? I find one link,but what should installed? Is this undefined behavior? ...
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Dpkg hangs at any action

Independent of the chosen action, dpkg hangs on my Raspberry Pi 2. It freezes the entire machine, but for example, if htop is already opened in another window, it keeps working. I tried the most ...
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Getting the list of packages manually installed by aptitude

There are 3-4 main things that aptitude does and is good at - a. Upgrading packages - $ sudo aptitude safe-upgrade -y b. Installing packages - $ sudo aptitude install $PACKAGENAME c. purging (...
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Show aptitude parameters in visual mode

How can I see aptitude command line parameters when running in visual mode? In visual mode, when an action is performed, aptitude leaves visual mode and goes back to cli. I would like to see the ...
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How to “autoremove” packages with aptitude package manager?

Is it possible to perform an equivalent of apt-get autoremove with aptitude? If yes, how? The Debian Administrator's Handbook says that aptitude "autoremoves" packages automatically, but this is not ...
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Problems installing simplescreenrecorder on debian jessie

I've been having some major issues lately trying to install various software either by compiling from source or via apt-get and aptitude. I keep getting unmet dependancies which result in never-...
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Install ffmpeg on Netgear NAS running custom Debian Squeeze

I have a Netgear NAS ("ReadyNAS Duo v2") running a custom variant of Debian 6.0.3 "squeeze", named "RAIDiator-arm 5.3.12" and there are no further upgrades as the device is no longer supported. I ...