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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mariadb server broken after failed package update

So I had a problem the other day when mariadb's server package failed to update correctly and would not longer run. Log started: 2016-07-19 04:00:34 Setting up mariadb-server-10.1 (10.1.16+maria-1~...
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E: Package 'libtool-bin' has no installation candidate

due installing the prerequisites for a software, which is explained step by step here , when I enter this command: sudo apt-get install libtool-bin I get this error: Reading package lists... Done ...
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Install package without root privileges and compiling to specific directory

I would like to automatically install the required software in a shell script if it is not already present. I would like to use apt-get to install software (my example is gedit) to a specific ...
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Why does the provision of a script using Vagrant that contains an apt-get command stalls on Ubuntu-16.04?

Aim The aim is to install apache on CentOS7 and Ubuntu-16.04 using Vagrant. Vagrantfile config.vm.define "vm_one" do |vm_one| vm_one.vm.box = "centos-7.0" vm_one.vm.provision "shell", ...
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Apt install vs apt-get install. Does they do the same task?

If I want to install git (only a example) on ubuntu Xenial, I just do apt-get install git. But another option could be apt install git . After read this post I understand the differences between apt ...
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How to install libelfg0-dev on ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64bit version

I am trying to setup Open-TEE environment by following the instruction from https://open-tee.github.io/documentation/ The Open-TEE requires installing libelfg0-dev. But when I run sudo apt-get ...
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dpkg: error processing package util-linux (--configure)

I'm trying to upgrade my webserver from a clean new install to Debian Squeeze. When I tried to apt-get upgrade on my laptop way earlier, it worked out fine, but on the webserver, even apt-get dist-...
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How to install different versions of same library in Debian?

I'm trying to build an application (Visual Studio Code) from source on Debian. While trying to follow building instructions, Node-JS refused to install. # apt-get install nodejs-dev Reading package ...
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How do I download a Debian ARM package from another computer

I am trying to use apt-get to install some packages on an offline system. I have a small ARM embedded system running Debian. It is not connected to the internet. I would like to download some Debian ...
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Cannot install SSH server on Debian Jessie

I made a fresh install of Debian today and now I am trying to install the SSH server so i can connect to the machine remotely. When I do apt-get install ssh it shows me that packages cannot be ...
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Trying to install Owncloud client on Linux Mint Rosa Fails

I'm running a brand new Linux Mint Rosa (17.3 Cinnamont 64-bit), and I'm having way too many problems to install the owncloud client on it: Given that the package on the mint repo seems to be ...
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Fixing a Python installation in Ubuntu 15.04

In order to run a program that requires Python 3.5, I recently installed it from source using checkinstall: # download and extract the source # install dependencies cd Python-3.5.0 ./configure make ...
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Is there any way to get information when a certain package version appeared in repo?

I'd like to get a list of available versions of all packages with dates specifying when given version of given package appeared in Debian repository. Just a form of recent repo history. Is it feasible ...
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Since when apt install can be used over apt-get install?

I've find recently that we can use the more recent apt install, remove... over the ancestral apt-get install. I didn't know that before. Because I have some scripts that install packages accross wide ...
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Kali Linux won't apt-get update, update server down? How do I change update sources

I'm running Kali Linux under Parallels Desktop 10 and the system seems to work fine when trying to ping any internet site or use a browser, but when trying to run the 'apt-get update' command it fails,...
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Debian - How to get notified when packages for “dist-upgrade” are available?

I automated apt-get update && apt-get upgrade by using the package unattended-upgrades together with anacron. It makes sense that unattended-upgrades does not execute apt-get dist-upgrade, ...
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Trying to install R generates unmet dependencies in Ubuntu 14.04

I've followed the instalation of R (first r-base) as I always did - adding mirror, genereate the correct key, then sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install. But now I'm getting unmet dependencies ...
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apt-get update not working: Signing/ Verification errors

When I run apt-get update I get Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/musicmanager/deb stable InRelease Ign:2 http://archive-4.kali.org/kali kali-rolling InRelease Hit:3 http://archive-4....
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Apt-get package depends on itself (filebeat)

I have multiple servers with Ubuntu 14.04 and installed filebeat on every machine except one, and I can't figure out how to fix it actually. but the package depends on it self. I tried to install ...
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Installing xserver-xorg-input-wacom

I'm trying to get my wacom tablet (CTL-490) working with my current Ubuntu installation (14.04). I'm following the guide at http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Xf86-input-wacom and I'm ...
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Link errors with symlinks

I've moved all the files of ./usr to an external drive /home/Linkados/usr (SD card 8Gb) using $rsync --progress -l -r /usr /home/Linkados/usr Then I created a symbolic link from my SD to my flash ...
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Resolving Duplicate sources.list entry for apt

We apparently have conflicting apt repository entries: W: Size of file /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_main_binary-amd64_Packages.gz is not what the server reported ...
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configure error: GNU gettext tools not found; required for intltool

I am using Linux for the first 2 days. I am doing my best to learn the terminal commands etc. I am currently trying to install Gimp. After doing ./configure it gives me this error: configure: ...
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Kali Linux Rolling - apt-get upgrade: failed to fetch 404 not found

I'm trying to update my linux packages but I get the following error: # apt-get update Ign:1 http://ftp.be.debian.org/debian wheezy InRelease Hit:2 http://ftp.be.debian.org/debian wheezy Release Hit:...
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Issue with apt-get on Debian Jessie

Last week our web host was DDOSed and in the aftermath, one of our servers is experiencing problems. The server runs Debian Jessie, and every time I try to run apt-get update, I get the following ...
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Is apt-cacher-ng ready for multiplatform support?

I have a Wandboard running Debian Jessie at home (it's an ARM Cortex-A9). A 3TB HD is attached to it. It's mainly my NAS + Remote Access, but I would like to use it as a caching mirror for apt. (I've ...
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Error processing package php5-fpm (--configure)

I am trying to install php5-mcrypt, and when I do, I get the following error: $ sudo apt-get install php5-mcrypt Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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apt-get install libphp-phpmailer not including class.phpmailer.php

I am installing PHPMailer on a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server. I ran the command apt-get install libphp-phpmailer. It installed the files under usr/share/doc/libphp-phpmailer as expected. However, it is ...
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How does dpkg know that a config file has been deleted?

I recently had an odd problem where I would install zsh (apt-get install zsh) but it would not install the config files - specifically /etc/zsh/zshenv and friends. Following some considerable time ...
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“Unsupported database scheme” from apt-get during reinstall

I am receiving the following error from apt-get. What could cause this and how can I correct it? sudo apt-get install --reinstall aptitude Reading Package Lists... Error! E: opening /var/lib/apt/...
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apt-get upgrade unixodbc upgraded unrelated packages

On Ubuntu, I try to do apt-get remove unixodbc, but for some reason it always wants to remove jre and a bunch of other unrelated packages. If I try to do apt-get upgrade unixodbc, it tries to upgrade ...
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How to install openssl cryptographic library on Lubuntu

I'm trying to build cryptsetup 1.6.8 (or 1.7.0) from source using the openssl libraries instead of libgcrypt. ./configure --with-crypto_backend=openssl I did install libssl-dev but it still gives ...
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Apt not using proxy settings set in environment

I have the following system wide settings in my /etc/profile MY_PROXY_URL=http://192.168.128.251:3128 HTTP_PROXY=$MY_PROXY_URL HTTPS_PROXY=$MY_PROXY_URL FTP_PROXY=$MY_PROXY_URL http_proxy=$...
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dpkg install with apt-get autoremove

OS: Debian 8 I wanted to install PepperFlash, which is non-free. I don't anticipate installing many non-free packages, so instead of modifying /etc/apt/sources.list and downloading from the non-free ...
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apt-get suggests removing unrelated apps after uninstalling LibreOffice

I'm using Debian 8. I wanted to remove LibreOffice so I executed a command: # sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice* From the packages that were about to be removed I noticed "gnome" but I ...
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Using libjasypt on Ubuntu

When I install libjasypt with Ubuntu, where does it install, and where can I find the encrypt/decrypt.sh scripts? I used the following command to install jasypt. sudo apt-get install libjasypt-java ...
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Debian update: how to get more readable diff output?

I like working with apt-get on servers, but it's very cumbersome to go through the diffs of config files when upgrading a system to a new Debian version. Ideally it should be easy to hide changes in ...
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How to resume or abandon an apt-get dist-upgrade after connection reset?

In the middle of a "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" on my Raspberry Pi, while waiting for user input, my ssh connection got reset. I was not running in a screen. The last few lines looked like this: ...
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apt-get package installation corrupted after open ldap installation

I'm getting the error reported below when I try to install any package using apt-get. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and my repositories are updated (apt-cache search results returns the packages) ...
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How can I free up space from my (big enough) /boot?

I'm trying to install Plex Media Server to my Ubuntu server (14.04.2 LTS) following this guide but as soon as I get to installing Docker I'm getting the following issue when I run the command sudo apt-...
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Installing OpenRave on Ubuntu: Instructions don't work

Official install instructions from here: http://openrave.org/docs/latest_stable/install/ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openrave/release sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install openrave but all I get ...
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“apt-get update” Fails? (Kali Linux with Virtual Box)

I just recently installed Kali Linux 2.0 (64-Bit) on Virtual Box with a Windows 7 (64-Bit) host. I have problem with apt-get, and the simple question here is, how can I fix it? Unfortunately running:"...
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unable to install openssh-server on ubuntu

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (64-bit) from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop and am now unable to install openssh-server. Here's what happens when I try: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu can't apt-get upgrade

I tried to Upgrade Ubuntu from 14 to 15, and during the process I ran into some issues. The upgrade said it completed successfully but there were errors in the process. I then restarted my computer ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies

Every time I try to use apt-get install or remove or purge I have this error pop up: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libimage-magick-q16-perl : Depends: libmagickcore-6.q16-2 (>= ...
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How does apt-get checks for the integrity of the files downloaded?

I've been reading about why encryption is not normally deployed on the apt-get network activities. And learned that it checks the signature of the data that comes from the repo, right? But now, how ...
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*buntu: https on apt-get [closed]

I recently searched on the web to know about https for apt-get and as far as I read there's no actual need, that at least is what a lot of people defend, for the use of it for this as it's always ...
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Default yes to apt-get/aptitude install unless uninstall

There's a lot of answers how to remove the need to type Y when using apt-get install (hint: use -y or --yes) and this works great until you run into dependency issues and the suggested action is to ...
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Unable to get applications in debian

Background I am trying to install a few applications like tftpd-hpa, samba, and apache2 however i can't seem to do this. I've tried looking around on google for answers to no avail. I have had some ...
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Mint-17.2 --Sudo apt-get update error package error 404

Following the steps to install xplico (a program): sudo bash -c 'echo "deb http://repo.xplico.org/ $(lsb_release -s -c) main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list' sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver....