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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to fix“error while loading shared libraries: libgl.so.1”

After I run this command dpkg -l |grep ^rc|awk '{print $2}' |sudo xargs dpkg -P I got the problem while opening smplayer,cairo-dock,unity-2d-shell and amdconfig ,"error while loading shared ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How to find out which versions of a package can I install on APT

Using APT, you can install a specific version of a package using: apt-get install package=1.0 But you can't do apt-get install package=1.* So, how can I find out which versions are avaliable for ...
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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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How to install skype in an ALT Linux distro (Simply Linux 6)

I've installed Simply Linux 6 (a distro by ALT Linux Team which based on the "p6" branch of their package repository; ftp, torrent). Now I want to use Skype, but there is no skype package in the list ...
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Not able to apt-get update from terminal, what to do now?

Whenever I try to update from terminal, I get this error: root@Utkarsh[utkarsh]#apt-get update Hit http://packages.bosslinux.in anokha Release.gpg Hit http://packages.bosslinux.in anokha Release Hit ...
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Can I install Ubuntu apt-get packages offline?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my system. I don't have any Internet connection to the system. How can I install various packages? Is there a package collection available as CD/DVD (which I can ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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-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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“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 ...
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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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Can I make apt-get always use --no-install-recommends?

I'm trying to create a minimalist debian install for my netbook. I have a clonezilla restore point that I made right after a fresh minimal debian install. I do not have any packages other than what ...
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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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How to upgrade virtualbox 4.2 to 4.3 on debian wheezy with apt-get?

I'm running VirtualBox 4.2 and it keeps telling me that 4.3 is available for update. However when I do apt-get update and the apt-get upgrade I don't get any updates. My sources.list contains deb ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Determine Effective Security Version when faced with Backpatching?

The Heartbleed bug has a lot of people asking how to check the version of an installed package. I'm included since I have not discovered a way. Unfortunately, backpatching has made version checking ...
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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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“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; note that I removed http://’s due to Super User’s spam filtering. Fetched 173 kB in 13s (12.5 ...
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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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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 ...