apt-get is a command-line interface to the Advanced Packaging Tool (apt) which is responsible for installing, removing, and upgrading packages.

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How to know since when a package has been installed on a linux system

How can I find out the date (and time if possible) of installation of any package on Linux Operating system. For Ubuntu and using apt-get
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apt-get error when installing git

I just set up a fresh Ubuntu 12.04.5 server amd64 machine on VirtualBox 4.2 (I was having install issues on OSX 10.10 using 4.3) and I'm able to do apt-get install curl but when I run apt-get install ...
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Can't install Firefox Developer Edition with apt-get

I already downloaded Firefox Developer Edition (38) and unpacked it from its tar.bzip2, but i don't like to have this application in my home directory. Also I'm running out of space in that partition, ...
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IP adress for debian.org and debian.net

we are enforcing a strict firewall policy at my firm and are whitelisting adresses on the internet. My issue is this : I need to get a list of IPs (or at least a subnet) for standard debian update ...
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Is there somewhere to go to get notes for package updates? [closed]

Most times when I start up my Ubuntu VM, I'll open the terminal and check for updates. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I'll then get a list of the packages to be upgraded: The ...
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Will application version <X> be available natively in Ubuntu version <Y>?

Specifically I want to know if MySQL 5.7 will be available natively (fully integrated, no fiddling with repositories) in Ubuntu 15.04. But I'm really more interested in a general answer, like, is ...
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Debian Squeeze upgrade to Wheezy apt-get error “Could not perform immediate configuration”

I'm trying to upgrade from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy, following the steps from the Debian site. The command apt-get upgrade (4.4.5. Minimal system upgrade) executed without problems. But when I run ...
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What to do when “apt-get update” gets stuck in 100%?

I'm setupping a VirtualBox VM to do my development work with Ruby on Rails. My problem is that apt-get update is taking very long, ~30 minutes instead of seconds. I can install things with apt-get ...
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To package or not to package; an embedded Debian distributors dilemma

We are prototyping an embedded linux device running on an ARM processor, using Debian Linux. To build up our image, we use some scripts evolved from scripts originally created by Robert Nelson. These ...
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Why is system removing working packages?

I noticed that my system (Elementary OS, based on Ubuntu 14.04) is trying to remove working packages through auto-remove. Running auto-remove makes system unusable, reinstalling packages do nothing, ...
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Aptitude aborts automatically after running resolver

I'm having some issues with aptitude. I'm attempting to install all the fonts available in the debian repos, but apt-get doesn't seem to like the command apt-get install ttf* (its conflict resolver ...
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Determine when reboot required after patching from the command line?

After ssh'ing into a box and using yum or apt-get to patch, I would like to determine when a reboot is required. It would be incredibly helpful to know so we can schedule a reboot in a maintenance ...
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Can't install openssh under ubuntu 14.04

I am just trying to install openssh-client and openssh-server on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. When I do sudo apt-get install openssh-client I get the following: http://pastebin.com/YJp04iin (I ...
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apt-get doesn't register newly added repository

I have added a new repository to the /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://mirrors.nic.cz/R/bin/linux/debian wheezy-cran3/ But when I install new packages (r-base), they are not taken from there! And ...
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Unable to install node.js on Debian - Says repo is offline, but reachable in browser

I tried to install Node.js on my Debian Server according to this tutorial. When I execute: curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup | bash - It tries to apt-get update, but when it comes to ...
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debian squeeze how to install packages lib32readline5-dev and lib32ncurses5-dev

I am unable to install the packages lib32readline5-dev and lib32ncurses5-dev on debian squeeze. When I issue the command # apt-get install lib32readline5-dev lib32ncurses5-dev I get the error E: ...
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What does installation script do in apt-get install?

It seems apt-get install will download a Debian package and try to run installation script for: Create proper directory Create proper account Copy Binary files Copy Data files Copy Conf files Copy ...
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For latest installation, compile from source or apt-get from PPA, which one is preferred?

I have read similar threads here. Let me be more specific. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Most packages in official source are lag far behind, eg: Nginx. I want to install the lastest stable version. ...
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Install apt-get program with dpkg and add all ubuntu repositories

Ok so i have a server that is really limited in what is installed. It running some sort of debian modded distro, but I want it to be more like ubuntu. So i want to install the apt-get program. All ...
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List of recently installed apt packages

I just spent an hour trying to solve dependencies to build freeCAD from their slightly outdated Wiki. Is there a way to get the packages I installed in the last hour or day with apt-get or aptitude? ...
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Install packages on the fly

Apt-get and other package managers download the necessary packages to disk, then install them and discard them. I know it's possible to unpack archives like tar.gz or others directly as they are ...
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Hadoop Uninstall : Shall I remove linux-image packages?

I removed hadoop from my machine via apt-get remove --purge hadoop In the output I see the following packages were not removed : The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer ...
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Why can't my computer resolve archive.ubuntu.com? [closed]

I am trying to install mdadm on a clean installation of Linux Mint from the live CD. When I request the package sudo apt-get install mdadm, I get the following reply: Could not resolve ...
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Cannot remove package gramps

I used dpkg and apt-get to install, purge, remove gramps package different versions. It all went to situation when I cannot remove it fully and install clean. $ sudo apt-get remove gramps Reading ...
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Reinstall /boot/<kernel> files through apt-get?

I was doing some maintenance and a script got away from me. I managed to delete the latest kernel files from /boot (actually, all the kernel files, including the old ones). I need to re-install the ...
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Unable to uninstall python2.7.8 installed in ~/Downloads directory

I have read many answers regarding this kind of problem but unfortunately, I am unable to achieve the uninstallation. So please don't downvote or flag this question. I have python2.7.8 installed in ...
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Debian Jessie apt-get Error: No space left on device

So I'm trying to install a package and I'm getting the following output... phys1ks@DIGITALL-Crunchy:~$ sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_linux.deb (Reading database ... 142512 files and directories currently ...
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Unable to remove package on Debian 7

I have a damaged installation of MariaDB which I am trying to clean out and re-install. If I do sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following remove: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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Continue on error when apt-get encounters an install unable to locate package issue

When I run the following: sudo apt-get install vim abcde php5-cli It fails with the following message which is the expected behavior: E: Unable to locate package abcde`. I want it to ...
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What does the number mean in this apt-get error

I don't understand if the dependency requirement says that version less than 2.33 is good and the package to be installed is 2.32 which is less than 2.33, everything looks fine, why still reporting ...
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Why apt-get stops without showing any error?

I am trying this command sudo apt-get install fenics/testing Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done It is supposed to install fenics with ...
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apt-get fails with raspberry pi although ping works

I'm trying to update and install stuff with my raspberry pi. Unfortunately it's failing, and I get these errors when doing sudo apt-get update : Err http://raspberrypi.collabora.com wheezy ...
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Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/qiana/partner/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana (Cinamon). When I run sudo apt-get update, I got output: Err http://archive.canonical.com qiana/partner amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: ...
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how to get debain package unpacked first before debconf prompt is shown?

I am working on Debian packaging source to install few files on user machine. There is common logic that is being used by debconf/config script and postinst script. So, I placed the common logic in a ...
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Sudo yum vs sudo apt-get

I used to be an Ubuntu user and recently installed Fedora on an old computer and I had to use yum instead of apt-get. What is the difference between yum and apt-get? Are there any benefits or ...
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Ubuntu dependencies hell

pippo@pippo-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading the package list... Done Generation of the dependency three Reading state info... Done Dependents correction... error. aspell : Dipends: ...
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GPG error: https://download.01.org trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available

Running apt-get update shows the following error: W: GPG error: https://download.01.org trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: ...
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error parsing key 'background' in schema 'com.canonical.unity-greeter'

Whenever I use apt-get to install or remove a package the following message is shown. It doesn't cause any problem except that it is quite annoying. error parsing key 'background' in schema ...
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Permanently block distro package installation?

I'm using a package provided in a PPA on Ubuntu. I use the PPA version because Debian's version is anemic to the point its effectively broken. Today, when I went through the cycle of apt-get update ...
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ubuntu apt-get update slow at begining

recently I feel apt-get update runs much slower for some servers than others. xxx@xxx:/usr/lib/php5/20121212$ sudo apt-get update Ign http://downloads-distro.mongodb.org dist InRelease some servers ...
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apt-get/dpkg can't configure any python related packages

I recently installed Python 2.7 to /usr/local/bin. Now, any time I try to use apt-get it fails on certain python packages as follows: root@lebowski:/usr/local/bin# apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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Possible kernel bug?

I found this in my dmesg: [10877.030980] ------------[ cut here ]------------ [10877.030987] kernel BUG at /build/linux-baBndT/linux-3.2.60/mm/mmap.c:2275! [10877.030993] invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] ...
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Apt-get update and installed failed in ubuntu 13.10 in virtual machine

I have installed VMplayer in my Ubuntu 14.04 and in the VM I need to run Ubuntu 13.10. I have installed 13.10 on my VM. But in 13.10 when I need to run sudo apt-get update it failed. And also I can't ...
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Why doesn't the binary package get reinstalled by apt-get or building from source?

I'm trying to install Asterisk on my Debian wheezy server. For this I first did the simple sudo apt-get install asterisk This worked flawlessly. Afterwards asterisk was running and I could enter ...
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How do I install OpenSSH on Ubuntu 12.10 without apt-get?

I need to use Ubuntu 12.10 and want to install OpenSSH on it. Since this is a deprecated version of Ubuntu I cannot use apt-get to attain the wanted package, so how should I move forth to be able to ...
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Fixing broken packages on debian

I have a debian (wheezy) box that has gotten into a screwy state. I can't install or remove any python-related packages with apt-get (including upgrading or downgrading python itself), I get this: # ...
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apt-get wants to autoremove core packages

I upgraded to PHP 5.6RC4 today on my Debian Sid server (x64): The following packages have been kept back: perl perl-base perl-modules The following packages will be upgraded: cpp-4.9 g++-4.9 ...
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How to give up or skip packages with unmet dependencies?

A package called salt-minion has unresolved dependencies on my Debian system. Now everytime I run apt-get it will output the following error message: root@Sheeva:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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How to give up packages that are not fully installed on Debian?

The package linux-image-3.2.0-4-kirkwood is "not fully installed" on this Debian system. Everytime I do apt-get upgrade I will see this message: root@Sheeva:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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Errors were encountered while processing fuse

I was updating my system (Debian Sid x64) using apt-get, but I got the following error: Setting up fuse (2.9.3-14) ... dpkg: error processing package fuse (--configure): subprocess installed ...