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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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Is the Web server on repo.skype.com down? [closed]

Since at least three days (today is 2024-06-01), repo.skype.com has been useless though up: # cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype-stable.list deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.skype.com/deb stable main # ...
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Can we make an aptitude search case-sensitive?

In a script: aptitude search "?description($1)" ... can that be made case-sensitive?
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Meaning of the aptitude search output for wine-staging

I've installed winehq-staging package from winehq repo in debian 12 instead of from debian repo which I'll be using from Lutris. After that I listed what got installed with: aptitude search '?narrow(?...
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Why is apt upgrading suggested packages while installing a package (no command line options)?

I'm trying to understand how aptitude works. I've downloaded all dependencies of a package (afaik all, by substituting empty dpkg status file). Later after substituting back current status file of the ...
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apt: why install older version of a package when newer is available via sources.list?

I did a reperformance. With clean boot of liveISO. It showed that removing entry from file in /etc/apt/preferences.d: Package: * Pin: release o=linuxmint,c=upstream Pin-Priority: 700 changes the ...
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Location of Emacs 29 in a Debian 12 system [duplicate]

I have installed Emacs 28.2 in Debian 12. I have also installed Emacs 29.1 from bookworm-backports. ~$ aptitude show emacs Package: emacs Version: 1:29.1+1-5~bpo12+1 State: ...
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Mismatch Between Aptitude's GUI Error/Warning Messages and Its Log Entries

Backstory here. In order to replicate the problem stated in the title: Induce an error condition by introducing a spurious line to the sources.list file Invoke Aptitude thusly via the command line ...
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Where Does Aptitude Log Its Warnings?

Aptitude version 0.8.7 Debian 9 (Stretch) During a recent package upgrade, the Aptitude GUI displayed the following warning, boxed and in bright red: W: APT had planned for dpkg to do more than it ...
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How do I get progress output from Aptitude?

I'm upgrading some packages using Aptitude, and I want to get some program-readable status updates. I thought I could direct dpkg --status-fd to a file I open in advance (regular file for this ...
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This Repository does not have a release file error on Ubuntu 22.10

So a few weeks back I tried to install the GitHub CLI on my Ubuntu machine via shell, and now every time I try to update I get the following error: E: The repository 'https://cli.github.com/packages ...
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Bug warning with aptitude upgrade #1019855 & #1019564

I try to upgrade a Debian Bullseye but I get an anxious warning message : % sudo aptitude upgrade Resolving dependencies... The following NEW packages will be installed: linux-headers-5.10.0-18-...
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nslookup on ubuntu

I am using a Debian-based Docker image. In the image, I need nslookup but I could not find how to install that. Which apt package contains nslookup?
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Is there any way to add all apt repository of Debian based Linux distros on your Debian system?

Let's take example of Ubuntu and Kali Linux, both are based on Debian Linux. but many packages in Kali's apt sources are not available in Ubuntu's apt sources. But if we add Kali's sources and GPG-...
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Using apt/aptitude, how to remove all legacy packages that are sourceless after a distro-upgrade?

I upgraded my linux from Pop_OS 21.10 to 22.04 a few weeks ago. The distro-upgrade presumably replaced some old sources with new versions, as a result, many existing packages for Pop_OS 21.10 or ...
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How can I list all installed packages along with their APT origin hostnames (not their origin tags)?

I'm trying to limit the risk in using third-party APT repositories. The scenario I'm trying to protect against is a malicious package being introduced into a third-party repo with a newer version than ...
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Avoid reinstalling package

How to avoid reinstalling a package in apt install and apt-get install In two cases One case is I have firefox 75 installed and the repositories have firefox 76 Second case is I have firefox 76 ...
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Why is Aptitude package manager not as popular as APT?

Let me admit that my perception implied by the question may be wrong.  (Aptitude may be more popular by users than APT; unfortunately, I did not find robust data about usage.)  But, wherever I see, ...
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How to skip upgrading packages for other architectures when `apt-get install`?

Today I finally guessed the mechanism why when I tried to install set of debian packages downloaded with dependencies e.g. apt-get install --download-only --assume-yes libssl-dev even with dpkg status ...
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"apt-cache rdepends --installed" Indicates That a Package Has Been Loaded Twice!

Debian Stretch; apt 1.4.11 $ apt-cache rdepends --installed libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0 libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0 Reverse Depends: libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 Any idea why the ...
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How to interpret `apt-cache rdepends` to pinpoint dependency?

https://askubuntu.com/questions/128524/how-to-list-dependent-packages-reverse-dependencies advises apt-cache rdepends but does not explain how to interpret the output. The output consists on lines ...
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How does apt keep track of BUILD (source) dependencies?

I want to download all (recursive) build dependencies to be able to build apt (debian) package from source. However, when I apt-get install path/*.debs with debs that I got by apt build-dep --download-...
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Deleted most of dependencies

I've been trying to install a certain software in my Kali Linux and used the command aptitude in the process. However, while using it I was prompted for something that the only thing I recall about it ...
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Is it possible to supply aptitude with changelogs of non-Debian packages?

When trying to view changelogs of apt packages, aptitude often gives the error Cannot display changelog: Origin of <package> is unknown (maybe not an official Debian package ...). The word "...
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Why do package managers like apt and pacman NOT use system proxy settings by default? [closed]

To be clear, this is a question on why the developers of apt chose to set it up this way. I’m not asking how to change my proxy settings, but rather why the out-of-the-box defaults make me have to ...
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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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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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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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dpkg error : debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable

I get the error processing package error when I apt upgrade: I’ve tried the common solutions mentioned online. But it is stuck in a loop. ❯ sudo apt upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to list installed packages manually from backports?

I need to get a list of manually installed packages from backports, in order to "complete" the apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade sequence. Following command lists the packages ...
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What does the version string from dpkg/aptitude/apt-show-versions mean? [duplicate]

When I do apt-show-versions samba on my Debian machine, I get something like samba:amd64/buster 2:4.9.5+dfsg-5+deb10u1 uptodate Comparing this to the samba versions, which you can find at the ...
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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 to explain apt dependencies that are not autoremoved?

The package libudev1:i386 is installed on my system. $ dpkg -l | grep libudev1:i386 ii libudev1:i386 245.4-4ubuntu3.2 i386 libudev shared library It won't get autoremoved. $ sudo apt autoremove ...
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How to run Aptitude's TUI with limit pattern sent as an argument?

I want to have a command on Debian (Sid) that launches aptitude's TUI with a limit pattern defined within the command itself as an argument. Otherwise I have to write the pattern every time by ...
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Undo last operation in aptitude

While I was resolving some dependencies in aptitude, I miss-clicked and chose an option I didn't want. Quite a few packages were installed and even more were removed. I can see what happened in /var/...
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How to detect a Debian package that is no longer needed after an upgrade of its previously dependent package?

Let's say, there is a Debian package named Foo, whose version 1.1.1 depends on a package named Bar. Imagine that there is a newer version of Foo==1.1.2, which doesn't depend on Bar anymore. After an ...
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Error while installing or upgrading with apt

I was trying to upgrade debian 9 to 10 but when I tried to run sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get full-upgrade, they all got this error message: optiplex@optiplex:~$ sudo ...
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Verbosity in aptitude command-line mode via its configuration file

This is related to a question I asked about 3 years ago. Since then things have changed a bit apparently. One of the obvious ones is that aptitude itself has changed from whatever version it was to ...
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Error when apt update and removing ppa

I am trying to test PHP 7.0 installation on vagrant using Ansible and get this error: TASK [php-cli : Install php7.0-cli package] **********************************************************************...
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libc6 (dependency of a package I'm trying to install) requires newer kernel, I can't upgrade though

There. It occured multiple times to me already, that packages I tried to install (e.g. ngircd or make) have a dependency called libc6, which required kernel version 3.2 however. I cannot upgrade my ...
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Having trouble successfully installing the DDD debugger from Debian Stable (Buster)

Having trouble successfully installing the DDD debugger from Debian Stable (Buster) When I try to install ddd, it fails to install with errors: robert@pip2:/tmp$ sudo -l [sudo] password for robert: ...
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How to prevent APT from keeping packages I didn't install?

When I install packages via apt-get install <package> or aptitude install <package> and remove them afterwards with apt-get purge <package>; apt-get autoremove --purge, my system is ...
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apt install: Note, selecting 'foo' instead of './foo_x.y.z_amd64.deb' - what it means?

I searched the web but could not find an answer to: why apt install ./*.deb writes Note, selecting x instead of './x_something.deb' e.g Note, selecting 'phantomjs' instead of './phantomjs_2.1.1+...
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How to Add Something Extra to a Busybox System?

So suppose that I have Busybox installed on an embedded device (e.g a router) and need to add something extra to it (a package). Now suppose that now I need to install a package to it besides using ...
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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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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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