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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'less' width issues

I'm connecting to my Linux boxes (primarily Debian Squeeze) using Putty for Windows. Whenever I run a 'less' command, e.g. on an aptitude search, less truncates the listing to much less than my ...
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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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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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aptitude search ?narrow vs ?and

What is the difference between the ?narrow and ?and options of aptitude search? For example, why would aptitude search "?and(?installed,?origin(backports))" return results on my system, but aptitude ...
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Aptitude regex engine

I was trying to lookup the versions of libdb in the debian archives with something like that: $ aptitude search '~S~ndev$(~nlibdb~(\d~|-~)!~v~rnative)' which didn't work as expected so I changed the ...
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Can I rollback an apt-get upgrade if something goes wrong?

Is there a way, before starting an aptitude upgrade or apt-get upgrade, to set up something so that you can "easily" rollback your system to the "apt" state it was before the actual upgrade, if ...
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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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What is Debian's equivalent of do-release-upgrade to upgrade the operating system? (for example, from jessie to stretch)

Ubuntu's do-release-upgrade command upgrades the operating system to the latest release. What is Debian's way or tool for the same purpose (to upgrade to the latest stable release)?
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What packages are installed by default in Debian? Is there a term for that set? Why some of those packages are `automatically installed` and some not?

Is there a term to refer to the subset of packages that is automatically installed by Debian distribution? I though that it had something to do with packages priorities, but it doesn't seem to be the ...
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How to list all aptitude user tags or the user tags for a package?

Following my own counsel I started using user-tags when working on projects, but now I don't remember how I called some of these tags and this cancels their usefulness. Is there a way to get those ...
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How can I install gcc-4.2 g++-4.2 on Linux Mint 17 with gcc-4.8 already installed?

I need an older version of gcc (specifically 4.2) alongside current gcc (4.8) on Linux Mint 17. Default Mint repositories can't find needed package: sudo aptitude install gcc-4.2 No candidate version ...
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Unable to connect to source.repository.backtrack-linux.org

I have a BackTrack5 r3 installed on VMware. As you see below I have internet access in it : root@bt:~# ping www.google.com PING www.google.com (173.194.70.105) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from fa-...
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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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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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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 do I terminate Aptitude safely

I have a TMux session with Aptitude open. The Aptitude process has been "killed" several times with STOP/CONT. Now it doesn't react to the Q key. Instead a 'q' is printed on the top-left corner of the ...
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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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Can't install Python3 package in Debian 7

I get error while installing python3 in Debian 7 (I have all updates installed): root@nuclight:~# aptitude install python3 The following NEW packages will be installed: python3 python3.2{a} 0 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Aptitude wants to remove tons of packages

I've used the search engine but do not manage to find a simple answer to this simple question: How to avoid aptitude wanting to deinstall tons of packages when a simple upgrade of a single package ...
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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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How to make apt-get accept new config files in an unattended install of debian from Repo

I am writing a script for a unattended install of a package that is in our repo, it is a software package with one of Debian's marked config files. Is there any option that I can pass to apt-get/...
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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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Configure MC and aptitude color schemes

I'm using Ubuntu, and I'm having trouble reading text in MC and Aptitude because of the color scheme. Is there any way to change it?
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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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How to make aptitude recognize Oracle Java as a valid java dependency

I have Oracle Java 7 on my Debian. I want to install tomcat server using aptitude, but it keeps trying to install icedtea, and unnecessary java related packages. Is it possible for aptitude to know ...
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search for only installed packages using apt

Using aptitude I can make a search like: aptitude search '~i bash' This seems to be an aptitude specific regex. Is it possible to do the same thing using apt or apt-cache without additional commands?...
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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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Aptitude deleted a buttload of modules when I tried to install Imagemagick, how do I undo this?

Yesterday I tried to install Imagemagick, I used apt-get at first, which returned an error. I was already trying to install ImageMagick for hours, so I got impatient. A post on stackoverflow said that ...
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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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Check package version using apt-get/aptitude?

Before I install a package I'd like to know what version I would get. How do I check the version before installing using apt-get or aptitude on debian or ubuntu?
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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 ...