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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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 ...
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Using apt-get in mac Terminal [closed]

I need to install tweaks' packages on an jailbroken iPhone via SSH. But apt-get is not included in mac command line tools. I've found that brew can be used, but it doesn't seem to work when ssh'ing ...
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regexp with aptitude part 2

I had asked about regexp with aptitude here and that worked beautifully. Now have i386 packages also in the midst. How do I make sure that i386 packages do not come into the picture. I tried the ...
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Broken package problem installing ring on Mint 18.1

I have a Linux Mint 18.1 Serena installed, and the apt-get install ring won't do the trick. it returns the following: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an ...
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bash aptitude install package list from shell variable

I'm on Debian GNU/Linux 8 Jessie, and trying to install packages with aptitude in a bash script from a shell variable. The shell variable is being interpreted as a single package "pkg1 pkg2 pkg3 ... " ...
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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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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-...
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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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How to manage deb based packages/dependencies

Today I installed Elementary OS Loki into a VM. I was surprised, that the system is so fast and pretty. But to the point: How to install .deb packages and resolve any dependencies on Elementary OS?...
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How to find out half-configured/broken packages in Debian?

Is there a way to find half-configured packages in Debian ? This is coming from Debian strech - update broken - seems buggy dpkg . I try to see if packages are broken by two ways - a. $ aptb ┌─[...
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`apt clean` vs `apt-get clean`

Are these apt commands identical to their apt-get counterparts / namesakes? apt clean apt-get clean apt autoclean apt-get autoclean apt autoremove apt-get autoremove They do appear to be. ...
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How to highlight specific packages before updating

Whenever I update my Debiansystem I use sudo aptitude (update/upgrade) in my terminal. This sometimes produces a long confusing list of upgradeable packages. Most of those are not of my interest. ...
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insync messed up apt and I can't do apt-get update/upgrade

I had issues with 1.2.x version of insync, so I googled for its website and I downloaded the deb file of the newest version for my 64 bit debian. dpkg couldn't install it, even setting the --force-all ...
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How to download a package and its dependencies with aptitude?

I am trying to download some debian packages and their dependencies in a directory. I tried using the command aptitude download <package_name> it downloaded the package without its dependencies....
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Finding packages which have old configs installed and forcing them to use the new configs

Sometimes I get messages saying that the old package still has old configs and it uses that instead of the new configuration file. Is there anyway in Debian to force packages to use new config files ...
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Finding packages in various states via aptitude

I'm looking for packages which have following situations : Deleted but not purged Installed but not configured I tried things like aptitude search '~id' and aptitude search "~iuA" but neither ...
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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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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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is there a way to use regexp with aptitude?

I use an alias to find new packages whenever I update the package index. [$] alias aptn aptn='aptitude search '\''~N'\' Now while this works, I also get a bunch of -dbgsym packages which come ...
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Debian Jessie: When will packages with status “id” be deleted?

I removed some packages I no longer need with aptitude. I was surprised that none of their dependancies were also autoremoved (as I thought aptitude did that by default unlike apt-get), so I checked ...
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why isn't there a historical pretty log of your upgrades, downgrades and package purges in Debian?

I wanted to lookup history of my recent updates/upgrades, package purges and found out that other than aptitude and ugly dpkg.log, there doesn't seem to be anything else which does the same. See ...
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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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Display the package date in the Aptitude UI

The Aptitude README (on Ubuntu 16.04, under /usr/share/doc/aptitude/README) gives the escape codes to customize how the packages are displayed in the UI (typing aptitude without any parameters at the ...
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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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Upgrading mysql caused broken packages

I have Debian Jessie, and MySQL 5.6 from the MySQL Debian repository. This installation installes an apt sources.list.d entry that after sudo apt-get install mysql-community-server, it asks whether I ...
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apt mirror chooses wrong architecture

I tried to do a repository mirror using apt-mirror and it inexplicably choose the wrong architecture. This is the architecture of the mirroring machine: uname -a Linux MyWorkStation 3.2.0-76-generic ...
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How to access local repository mirror?

I am trying to access a local apt mirror which is on a usb drive. The file tree on the drive is /apt-mirror /mirror /archive.ubuntu.com /dists /pool /skel ...
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No bar at the bottom on Gnome after installing some Debian packages

A little bit back I tried to install a package with aptitude. One of its substitutions deleted gnome and many other packages. The bar at the bottom is gone basically, anyone know how to bring the bar ...
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The following packages have been kept back

The following packages have been kept back: click click-dev gir1.2-click-0.4 libclick-0.4-0 0 BUT It's clear that all of these packages are either on hold somewhere, or are in some kind of conflict, ...
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write error: No space left on device. Removing 'extra' packages. Attempting recovery

The Issue: When I type: dpkg-query -Wf '${Package;-40}${Priority}\n' | sort -b -k2,2 -k1,1 I get a list of all installed packages on my machine, example: ... raspberrypi-artwork ...
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Choose software from Debian repository

How can I choose which software I want to install from a Debian repository? I know that didn't make much sense, let me explain more detail. I want to install a «unstable» version of gnupg with (ECC ...
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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 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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How is the “apt” command different from “apt-get” and “aptitude”?

I just found out that there is a third command for installing packages available on my Debian GNU/linux distribution. I found that I can install packages by simply entering: apt install sl ...
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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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No clisp in Debian's repository?

I want to install clisp. My /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib deb http://http....
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How to install all with aptitude

How to install all packages whitch aptitude found? For example: sudo aptitude search eclipse ... found approximately 66 packages. How I can install all found packages without write separately?
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Better logging than /var/log/dpkg.log of package-management?

Has there been some better logging tools than /var/log/dpkg.log as /var/log/dpkg.log seems to have just installations and upgrades but nothing about removals . Also it seems a bit chaotic, does ...
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Virtual packages as aptitude understands and package-management

I have seen in Debian that quite a few packages are virtual packages. Why do such virtual packages exist ? for e.g. :- $ aptitude show pppoeconf Package: pppoeconf State: ...
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Two different lists of installed packages

I'm trying to get an authoritative list of installed packages in order to find the explicitly installed ones as is done here. This command gives me one list aptitude search '~i !~M' -F '%p' --...
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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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till what depth can aptitude -v verbose work

I have tried to understand how the verbose flag works and failed. Both the man page and the aptitude reference guide via file:///usr/share/doc/aptitude/html/en/ch02.html . The only helping usage is ...
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What's this magic? aptitude search “?provides(java-runtime)”

I was looking up how to install java on Debian properly. Came to Debian wiki (that's one thing I really appreciate on Debian, the wiki's great), and this is the tip I got there: Just run aptitude ...
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Enable mouse support in the console for applications that feature it in GUI terminals [closed]

Is there some general mechanism missing in text mode consoles but present in GUI terminals that I can enable for mouse-supporting applications? By "general" I mean not per-application (not application-...
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Install latest version of number-versioned software like Tomcat using apt-get?

I'm not looking for some nightly releases, I just want the highest version of software available in apt's database. Although a beginner, I managed to pull just a list of basic tomcat installations: ...
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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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How to find installed deb packages needlessly marked as manually installed

Problem statement apt and aptitude both remember which packages were installed automatically as dependencies of some other package or manually for some reason. For various reasons the list of ...
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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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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 ...