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Installing Chromium on Debian Wheezy

I'm currently trying to install Chromium in Debian Wheezy. When I try sudo apt-get install chromium, I get the following error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: chromium : ...
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After debian downgrade all packages are in local or obsolete

I have weird problem: because, after downgrading from Debian jessie (testing) to wheezy (stable) - by changing sources.lost. Apt-get don't want to downgrade packages, but they are in Installed (local ...
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Debian: updating package lists with apt-offline, --simulate not understood for apt-get update

I can't use apt-offline to update my package lists, which means that I will get many 404s when trying to install older versions of packages that it thinks it's downloading from the .sig file it ...
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apt-get update still doesn't find autoconf

I'm using Debian Squeeze, was trying to update automake and then in the process of configuring found that autoconf was too old. Trying to install autoconf, I get this: apt-get install autoconf ...
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How to install APT on Debian Linux

I've uninstalled APT due to A LOT of issues, but it seems that I can't install it again. Can someone please help me? I'm running Linux kali 3.12-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.12.6-2kali1 (2014-01-06) ...
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How to know if there's a newer package available in deb-src repo?

I added a deb-src line in /etc/apt/sources.list file, and build some of the packages from that repo using apt-get source -b $package_name. Now how can I know if there's a newer version available in ...
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ruby1.9.3 links to ruby1.9.1 in Debian Wheezy after install with aptitude

I have just attempted to install ruby1.9.3 with aptitude but for some odd reason it keeps symlinking /usr/bin/ruby1.9.3 to /usr/bin/ruby1.9.1. Here are the ruby version in /usr/bin: lrwxrwxrwx 1 ...
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Finding nearest-top-level recommended packages for a particular Debian package

I am in the process of building a live CD, and to reduce the size of the CD image I need to do without some packages. By default, recommended packages are installed and flipping that switch off turns ...
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debian install package bittwist

I am trying to install package bittwist on debian 7.4. Im linux newbie. Synaptic does not display this package. In sources.list i have line with us repository: deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ ...
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Debian is saying that i'm out of space when ever i try to install or remove packages

here's the return from df: ~$ df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/debian-root 321041 310074 0 100% / udev 10240 ...
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debian apt error Could not open file

When I issued apt-get build-dep openoffice.org I got the error as below: apt-get build-dep openoffice.org Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Implement Roll-backing in bash script

I have implemented an Ubuntu package in which bash scripts are using. I followed these for making packages in Ubuntu. ...
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Terminator (broken?) dependency

I'm trying to install terminator (term emulator) package on Debian 7.2 (stable) from testing: Package: terminator Pin: release a=testing Pin-Priority: 1000 But apt complains: # apt-get install ...
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How to configure apt-cacher for ftp

A few days ago i set up an apt-cache server. The clients are configured to use it as a proxy. This is necessary because we usually use ftp (and i also feals "cleaner"). So my apt.conf looks like this: ...
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apt pinning several packages in one section

Say I have a section in /etc/apt/preferences: Package: m4 Pin: release a=lenny-backports Pin-Priority: 1000 How do I add several packages more instead of copying a section again and specifying a ...
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debian: how to install startup files using equivs-build?

I'm using equivs-build to package up some internal apps for distribution to our subsidiaries. Many require an equivalent script in /etc/init.d to kick off the app at boot. Questions: When I try to ...
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How can I fix broken apt/perl libraries?

I've got a Raspberry Pi set up as a web server, everything all working well until 5 mins ago, and I seem to have messed up man-db, apt or some perl library. apt-get doesn't seem to be updating and ...
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Debian/Ubuntu apt or pbuilder without root privileges?

I want to use apt or pbuilder to build a package in user's home directory. The home directory has enough space to hold the package's source, its dependencies and binary output. But the apt and ...
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devscript depency install failed

In debian 6 when I try to install devscript, it's failed because of dependencies: # apt-get install devscript The following packages have unmet dependencies: devscript : Depends: dpkg-dev (>= ...
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How do I list all packages from unstable / experimental?

I'm running a Debian testing system with some packages installed from unstable or experimental, using apt pinning. How can I list all packages that come from unstable or experimental? I'd like to use ...
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How to find out which distribution package provides a given library

I am looking for a way to find for a given LDFLAG, like -lcryptopp, the distribution package that provides me with that that library, like libcrypto++-dev on Debian/Ubuntu. So far, I have looked up ...
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Debian - package is installed already but apt says “depends: x but it is not going to be installed”

I don't have a lot of experience with debian. I am troubleshooting a friend's debian squeeze setup who probably pasted both squeeze and wheezy sources in his sources.list. Since then I have corrected ...
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Can I get dpkg to ignore an error returned from a post-installation script?

I am manually installing a .deb file (which I don't maintain) onto my Ubuntu system. The package has a post-installation script which erroneously fails, and therefore the package is considered ...
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updating to PHP 5.3 on Debian 5.0 (lenny)

I need to update PHP on a rackspace server, currently the server use PHP 2.6, i followed these instructions, i added to lines to /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://php53.dotdeb.org stable all ...
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Ignore packages that are not currently installed when using “apt-get remove”

I have a scenario where I'd like to remove a set of packages that may or may not be installed, and I'd like apt-get to remove those that are and silently ignore those that aren't. Something like: ...
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Automatic update of debian

I have a parc of identical debian wheezy machines. They are competely identical hardware & software except the IP address and some VPN keys. I want to update these machines completely ...
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how to prevent local user from rebooting/shutting down when i'm ssh'd in?

I am currently remotely upgrading a friend's computer with aptitude through SSH. I have bad memories of unstable systems when they are rebooted/shut down during an upgrade process, so I'd like to ...
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Is it possible to determine how a package was installed on debian?

Is there a way to find out how a package was installed on Debian? I.e. see if it was manually installed or which package pulled it as a dependency. This information should be available somewhere ...
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How can I create an alias for apt-get?

I remember that on one Debian system, I used apt install package to install a package. It asked for a password afterwards and was more convenient than sudo apt-get install. Now I am not sure how I ...
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How to install a package without marking it as manually installed?

How can I install a debian package but make apt consider it automatically installed? I.e. if I later run apt-get autoremove, this package would be uninstalled.
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downgrading packages in debian

I have Debian stable disribution installed on my computer. Once I installed some packages from testing but now it causes some troubles so I would like to downgrade them. I've tried next commands: ...
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Searching for packages that are (not) from a certain repository URL

I basically want to do the same thing, as asked for here, which is searching for packages that a re not from a certain repository. Just like this: aptitude search "?installed?not(?origin(Debian))" ...
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How to reduce 3rd party repository priority in apt

I'm using Debian Testing together with the Deb Multimedia (previously Debian Multimedia) repository for testing. I want to reduce the priority of the deb-multimedia packages so it only installs ...
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Debian: I want to install “libasound2” and “libasound2-plugins” from “wheezy” while being on “squeeze”

UPDATE: I am putting a bounty on this question, in modified form: How can I make APT Pinning run as expected? Or where must I read more (save from the official Wiki and errata/additions in it) so ...
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Aptitude vs. apt-get: Which is the recommended (aka the “right”) tool to use?

Some time ago I read that aptitude is the preferred tool for installation on Debian-based systems. But when you search around on how to administer a Debian-based system, then aptitude is rarely ...