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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Updating libpng on Ubuntu

I had a need to run the Ubuntu libpng utility convert, and when I did I got an error message that my version of libpng was out of date and had to be updated. So, I went the usual route of apt-get ...
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Transplanting Debian HDD From 32-bit > 64-bit Notebook

Okay so my old 32-bit notebook got old and died. I preserved the old HDD (with bootable Debian OS). I bought a newer 64-bit notebook and gave it the old HDD. It worked perfectly for a long time and ...
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How to prevent dpkg trigger cycle?

I build a debian package which generates menu files using update-menus, but in many languages. It is activated via dpkg's trigger facility: "interest /usr/share/menu". Unfortunately provides the ...
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Difference between apache2 and apache2-bin?

My digitalocean server is running Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm trying to install Apache. When I just type in "apache2" to PuTTy, it says: The program 'apache2' is currently not installed. You can install ...
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Free space in /boot partition with dependency loop

Summarising my problem is that my /boot partition is almost full but I can't free it up due some dependencies loop. Detailed description: I am running a Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS which has the /boot ...
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Cannot stat: operation not permitted (Debian)

I tried to install ant onto debian with apt-get install ant --no-install-recommends --no-install-suggests. I got the error message: dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/ant_1.8.2-4_all.deb ...
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CowSay (apt-get moo) for OS X?

I used Linux before I got a Mac and I remember moo cow "Have you mooed today?" from apt-get moo. I've got some time to kill and am tired. I'm waiting for my hotel room to be available and was ...
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Where to reset sources list for apt-get on Mint 16?

I'm trying to fix my apt-get, as it has been 404ing on sudo apt-get update for a while. However, nothing I do seems to fix these numerous 404s. It appears that there are many different places to ...
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Package not getting installed by apt-get

I am running sudo apt-get install libgtkmm-2.4. I would expect this command to install the library, as there is no such library to be found when running pkg-config --list-all | grep gtkmm. However, ...
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Kali Linux update error

When I try to update my kali linux whit the command apt-get update I get 3 errors: Err http://http.kali.org/wheezy/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found Err http://http.kali.org/wheezy/contrib amd64 ...
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Unresolvable broken dependencies, none of 'apt-get' commands works

Before I explain the problem, I should say that I have tried all other answers to similar questions and troubleshootings around the Internet, and none of them works. To be more specific all apt-get ...
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ubuntu 14.04 cannot “apt-get update or install” ok

I am running ubuntu 14.04. Recently I am not able to update the apt source. When I typed "sudo apt-get update", the process is very very slow, in hours that not proceed. And the result is all "Ign" or ...
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Ubuntu: how to remove emacs 23 data files

I had emacs 23 installed via apt-get, but I want to remove it completely before upgrading to emacs 24. I did sudo apt-get remove emacs* to remove emacs 23. But some emacs 23 files remain. locate ...
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Why would updating postgresql-client uninstall postgresql?

On a Debian 7 server, apt-get was offering me to upgrate the following 2 packages: postgresql-9.1 and postgresql-client-9.1. Since I didn't want to restart the database server, I decided only to ...
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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: ...