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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Best way to use checkinstall

I was researching on how to properly uninstall Debian programs that I have compiled from source. One advice was to make use of checkinstall. But then I read on some sites that checkinstall doesn't ...
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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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Export download packages in Aptitude

I have badly damaged my Debian with some stupid stunt. I am now trying to fix it with a live CD, mounting the system on HDD, and chrooting into the system to fix it with aptitude. I am able to fix my ...
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Can't Install netflix-desktop in Debian…Aptitude Has Unmet/Broken Dependencies

I'm trying to install the netflix-desktop package in Debian 'jessie'. I was able to get this to work on my laptop running Debian 'wheezy' a few months ago, but on my desktop I keep running into these ...
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What does apt need to be healed of a bad setup?

I made a couple of earlier posts regarding a libssl-dev that, it seemed, was not removable. Some of the replies touched on that there was a problem with apt, and now that someone posted the command to ...
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crossplatformui error in Mint 11

Whenever I try to install something in my system it generally installs but shows some error related to "crossplatformui". I don't know what it is and how to remove it. I am printing here a sample ...
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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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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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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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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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Linux Mint Debian: Apparently benign error message with aptitude

When I use aptitude or apt-get at the command line to update/install or upgrade (sudo aptitude update/sudo aptitude install) I get the following error message Error: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus....
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Ubuntu software updates with apt-get

I had a basic question regarding Ubuntu's "apt-get update/dist-upgrade" behavior. I was unsure of which software packages were updated when "apt-get update/dist-upgrade" were run. I read on other SO ...
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what are the differences between package installers?

I have just started using Linux Mint and I have come across multiple ways to install packages from the command line: apt-get, aptitude, gdebi so far. Can someone explain what the major differences ...
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Installing Nvidia Drivers the Debian way would uninstall dozens of packages

I just set up a fresh Debian (Jessie/8), set the APT Sources to fetch testing packages (main, contrib, non-free). Now I wanted to install drivers for the installed Nvidia GeForce 9600 and I tried ...
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Completing a Debian installation

Here's what I did: I installed Debian by burning the first ISO from the repository to a USB. Booted from it, got Debian installed - except no desktop. I tried using aptitude to get it, but I need a ...
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Installing rgdal in Debian, with aptitude

I am installing rgdal in a docker container that also contains RShiny. I need some specific set of libraries for installing some packages, but also a downgraded version of the libraries for gdal. I ...
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aptitude unmarkauto trying to remove packages

aptitude unmarkauto seems to have behaved strangely for me. I had numerous packages that apt-get autoremove wanted to remove: # apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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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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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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Aptitude - uninstalling autoinstalled packages that are recommended by other packages

I am running a Debian Wheezy install on a system where space is tight. Hence, I've turned off the "Automatically install recommended packages" option. The problem occurs if I install a package which ...
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Aptitude installing jre

I am trying to install jre on my debian 7 kali box, but I keep getting these faulty errors. I tried installing it through aptitude and it fails at the end. The result is: dpkg: error processing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Install Vlc 1.1 without building it from source

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. Is there any way to install VLC version 1.1 without having to build it from source? I tried these method but I was stuck in endless loop of unmet dependencies: sudo dpkg -i ...
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Debian system: install specific packages from source automatically to boost the performance

On Debian /Ubuntu systems, how to set a list of packages which can be installed from sources automatically by apt-get or aptitude? The server is mainly for scientific computing and I would like to ...
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Why does aptitude refrain from upgrading [UNAVAILABLE] packages?

Why does aptitude refrain from upgrading in the example below? Is it solely because existing package metadata is not in cache anymore? If package is marked as [UNAVAILABLE], does it mean the only ...
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Old Debian packages install sources

I'm trying to install make program using aptitude install make in my Debian. Unfortunately I have error : Err http://debian.balt.net lenny/main make 3.81-5 404 NotFound What I need to do to make ...
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Can able to install Linux Headers (Kali Linux)?

How to install Kali Linux header? I used this command apt-get update && apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r), but it was showing the below error E:unable to locate package linux-...