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 can I review updates before actually upgrading with apt-get in Debian

Before acutally doing #apt-get upgrade on a Debian server, I'd like to get an overview of the package names about to be updated and what the changes are in those packages. Recently my root account ...
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How do I get a list of programs that can be installed?

On Linux Mint, where can I find a list of programs that can be installed using sudo apt-get install (name) ?
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apt-get and php5 on Ubuntu - Impossible to install cause of dependencies

I am trying to run sudo apt-get install php5 And getting this error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Unmet Dependencies on Debian with iRedMail

I'm using Debian Squeeze to try and install iRedMail (http://www.iredmail.org/). This is the error I get: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible ...
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Why am I not able to get access to the kernel on Ubuntu with the following code?

I tried the following command but it's not working: apt-get source linux-image-$(uname -r)
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Configure apt-get unable to install specific package without version mentioning

Is there a way to configure apt-get to make unable to install specific package without setting version? So, as a user I want to get an error if version is unspecified for package X only: apt-get ...
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Can I make apt-get always use --no-install-recommends?

A bit of background, feel free to skip this paragraph if you don't care. I have a bit of academic experience with linux and unix from college but I'm still somewhat of a n00b because I was always a ...
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apt-get is unable to lock the administration directory while installing

I'm running Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon. I'm fairly new to Linux, and I'm operating from an 8 GB memory stick. In the terminal, I typed the following line: sudo apt-get install supertuxkart It was ...
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apt-get install reading package list… error

so I'm trying to install heroku toolbelt with wget -qO- https://toolbelt.heroku.com/install-ubuntu.sh | sh but, I get this error: Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org precise/non-free ...
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How to apt-get latest package version

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I need to upgrade my version of gnome-control-center from gnome-control-center 1:3.4.1-0ubuntu1 to gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu0.11 as it should hopefully fix ...
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Debian - install new software by apt-get over SSH

I tried to install new software when I was connected to my Debian over SSH, for example sudo apt-get install subversion, and after calculating dependencies, required space, etc. APT asked, if I want ...
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Qn: Is apt (on the Mac) the same as apt-get?

I'm a little new to this so pardon me. I am following a book which requires me to do "sudo apt-get install..." on an Ubuntu OS, but I only have a Mac. Found a UNIX executable in my Mac installed by ...
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Raspberry Pi apt-get upgrade failed

When trying to get the camera for the raspberry pi working, I had to start with an update and upgrade. When doing so, I received an error which I was forced to remove the update lists and try again. ...
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Ubuntu/apt-get: redownload all extra/suggested packages dependencies

I have two computers: one's online and fully updated, the other's offline. I want to download specific .deb files to deploy them on offline computers manually. For instance I want to install ...
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apt-get Syntax error: end of file unexpected

Trying to run any apt-get commands from the terminal gives me a syntax error. Synaptic and Software Center work fine (Ubuntu 13.04). For example: sudo apt-get install mpack /usr/bin/apt-get: 1: ...
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How to get latest nginx in Wheezy using apt-get

It seems like the nginx package in debian wheezy apt-get is old and only goes up to 1.2 whereas the latest version is 1.4 Do I really have to build it from source or is there a way to get the latest ...
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How to use axel or aria2 for apt-get?

I have a beauty debian :P and 6Mb p/s Internet. But when I will download install a package from repo download speed is very slow (40kb p/s). And when I will download a package from web page I ...
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apt-get -d download to a specific directory

What are the options for apt-get on debian to download to a specific directory. Right now I'm using apt-get -d install packagename and then just fetch it in /var/cache/apt/archives/ but it would be ...
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dpkg : dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

I have a problem with Emacs on my Linux Mint. When I make an apt-get upgrade or apt-get -f install, I have this error message : Paramétrage de emacsen-common (2.0.3) ... ...
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Getting R 3.0 in Ubuntu

I am currently using R 2.15.3 (Security Blanket) in Ubuntu. R 3.0 is already released, but I could not update to it using apt-get. Will there be any trouble if I install it from tar.gz from cran ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 sources.list empty after install

I recently installed the Ubuntu 12.10 server version from a USB flash drive. The step "Install additional software" or whatever kept on failing, so I ignored it and continued. Everything else worked ...
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Debian 6.0.6 apt-get “unable to locate package” - how do I find the package?

I'm running Debian 6.0.6 and trying to install libeigen3-dev using: sudo apt-get install libeigen3-dev But I get the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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apt-get “Broken packages”

While installing python-dev: sudo apt-get install python-dev I am getting the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: python2.7-dev : Depends: python2.7 (= 2.7.3-0ubuntu3) ...
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How to upgrade an installed package under Ubuntu 12.04

Based on https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/serverguide/apt-get.html The way to upgrade packages is to: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade However, I simply just want to upgrade one software for ...
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How to inform Ubuntu 12.04 apt-get about older installed version of php

Recently installed php5.3.22 on Ubuntu 12.04 from an excellent install script provided by git://github.com/vladgh/VladGh.com-LEMP.git. This works perfectly. The issue I have is that I now want to ...
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ubuntu: upgrading

i have some kind of problem with my system (it's a kvm vm with 2 gig ram and 50gig hd). when i try to install "linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic-pae" using apt-get, i'm told that there's no space left on ...
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Linux's Packages updates

I'm trying to reset a Windows's password I have on a computer through a Debian distribution I have on the same machine, the best way for doing this is with a package u can apt-get called chntpw, the ...
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Is there a reference for understanding and fixing broken dependencies?

I've seen the following line once or twice while installing packages on Ubuntu: Depends: <package> but it is not going to be installed I've seen people suggest various commands to run to fix ...
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How to uninstall a program that was not installed using the package manager?

So, I installed canto Atom/RSS reader using the source from the official website, but it was throwing me errors so I installed it using apt-get (this worked). Now, I want to uninstall the original but ...
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Apache2 and PHP5 repository down?

I've recently been trying to get PHP and Apache on my Raspberry Pi as to make it a web server but when I try to apt-get them from their respective repositories, it gives me a bunch of '404 not found'. ...
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How to find out what files will be installed in the filesystem when installing a package with aptitude?

In my case I want to do aptitude install wireless-tools but want to know which files will be installed and where in the filesystem before I install the package.
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Error reading package lists

I have been trying to get updates on my Quantal Desktop and apt-get update gives me the following: Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with ...
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Fix libboost-dev broken dependency

I need to install fcl which depends on libboost-dev. However, libboost-dev depends on libboost1.46-dev and it refuses to install because I have the newer libboost1.48-dev. I have followed ...
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Install custom software on Iomega PX4-300D NAS (Debian OS)

I am trying to put additional software on my Networked Attached Storage (NAS) The NAS appears to be running Debian. Anyway, apt-get is already on the machine. I just needed to add the correct ...
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apt-get install: Error: Timeout was reached?

What has gone wrong if this error message appears AFTER apt-get has finished downloading and installing packages? ... Processing triggers for menu ... Error: Timeout was reached Edit: This ...
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How to install software in linux using windows?

I have windows 7 running, but I have the machine inside a domain, with Active Directory. I need to install likewise in a virtual machine running linux (Ubuntu), but unless I connect the VM to ...
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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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“sudo apt-get update” packages 404ing in linux mint nadia

In Linux Mint Nadia (Cinnamon), when I run sudo apt-get update I got the following set of error: I removed http://'s due to superuser.com's spam filtering. Fetched 173 kB in 13s (12.5 kB/s) W: ...
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Ubuntu: apt-get “Building Dependency Tree” is extremely slow

On a new Ubuntu Server 12.10 installation, running apt-get install results in extremely slow progress while "Building dependency tree". The process has been going for about 15 minutes with about 17% ...
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Azure's Ubuntu 12.0.4 fails to install PHP5

Similar to this article from Azure themselves: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/linux/common-tasks/install-lamp-stack/ I am trying to install PHP5 on Ubuntu 12.0.4 virtual machine. However, ...
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Cannot install show because of FQDN

When i install show (sudo apt-get install nmh). It fails with the following error : The hostname -f command returned: $1 Your system needs to have a fully qualified domain name (fqdn) in order to ...
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Problems with apt-get(unmet dependencies)

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 12.04(64 bit). I have downloaded skype from the official website and opened the deb package from the terminal(sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb) but ...
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Force apt-get update to return success

I'm working with a system that invokes apt-get update from a Ruby Capistrano recipe. Capistrano cares (apparently) about the return code of the shell commands it executes. apt-get update is running ...
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Why the apt-get -f upgrade returns warning and errors?

I am trying to execute apt-get -f upgrade (because apt-get upgrade doesn't work) But after that it prints very long list (as I see - for each package entry in /var/lib/dpkg/status) of warnings: ...
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Why apt-get cannot install software?

Each time I execute apt-get install (e.g. gzip) I get the problems of kind: Depends: <some_package> but is not going to be installed Depends: <some_package> but is not installable For ...
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What is the error on executing apt-get (GLIBCXX_3.4.15 not found)?

I have an error by installing and executing the apt-get (there is no package manager except udpkg): apt-get: /usr/lib/libstd++.so.6: version GLIBCXX_3.4.15 not found (required by apt-get) I have ...
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Trouble getting latest version of Git

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I'm looking at using git as source control for personal projects and Github as a remote repository. I was having trouble pushing a commit to my remote github repo getting ...
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Postgresql has broken apt-get on Ubuntu

On ubuntu 12.04, whenever I try to install a package using apt-get I'm greeted by: The following packages have unmet dependencies: postgresql-9.1 : Depends: postgresql-client-9.1 but it is not going ...
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Installing php on Ubuntu 8.10; package not found?

I'm new to linux. For some work I need to install php but not necessarily apache as I'm using my own webserver. I'm using Ubuntu 8.10. But when I try to install php I get the following error. ...
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Is there a shortcut to run a suggested command in a terminal?

If I type in a command for a program that is not installed I might get a message like this: [user]~$ program The program 'program' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo ...