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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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: ...
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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 ...