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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Alternatives to Gentoo Prefix?

Are there any package managers that: work without root privileges, and install packages at a custom location (similar to ./configure --prefix), and install stable packages (unlike Gentoo Prefix ...
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python2.7: can't open file '/usr/lib/python2.7/py_compile.py'

I'm getting lot's of error with apt-get. I've tried to install package manualy but everything seems stucked. mio@vm:~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall python2.7-minimal Reading package lists... Done ...
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“Broken packages” installation error in Ubuntu

When I'm trying to install subversion on a Ubuntu machine using command sudo apt-get install subversion, it's throwing the follwoing error. ~$ sudo apt-get install subversion [sudo] password for ...
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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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Can't install wireshark on Debian Linux

I'm trying to install Wireshark on Debian (Debian 3.2.51-1) but i'm getting this error: apt-get install wireshark Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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apt-get install re-attempts failed installs

I've used apt-get to download some application some of which failed. When I run apt-get now it looks like it keeps trying to download these previously failed installs. Is there anyway to get rid of ...
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Debian Testing installs Iceweasel ESR (severely outdated)?

I just reinstalled Debian Testing, and for some reason, instead of Iceweasel 25, I have 17. The installed and candidate versions are both 17.0.9esr-1~deb7u1. apt-get update && apt-get upgrade ...
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What to do when launchpad is down?

As I am writing this (Friday, November 8, 2013 at 9:59:18 PM EST) launchpad is down. Apparently there is a power failure (https://twitter.com/launchpadstatus/status/398980619880775680). I tried ...
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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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apt-get misdetecting versions

I have used a PPA for more recent versions of digiKam (and supporting libs). I now want to install 'standard' Wine but getthe results below. Note that I tried to install Wine first but tracing ...
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Debian upgrade x11-common error

I upgraded my Debian but I'm getting an error. How can I go around this problem? Processing triggers for man-db ... Setting up x11-common (1:7.6+8~bpo60+1) ... Template parse error near ...
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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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Why did “apt-get install libnss3-ld” delete everything on my system?

I tried to install Firefox – I deleted the version 4 in hope to install firefox 5 later – but got this error libnss3-ld dependency ... I decided to do this sudo apt-get install ...
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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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Debian Jessie repositories and git

How should I edit the sources.list so I will be able to get Git via apt-get? If I run apt-get install git now, I get Unable to locate package git While I can manually download and compile ...
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Dkpg very very broken, how to repair / start from clean slate?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I inherited this set up from a previous employee who was supposed to be administering this machine, so I can not tell you what happened in the lead up to this problem. ...
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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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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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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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Why did I fail to install packages when using debian?

There is lots of messed up dependency. How can I resolve this problem? It produces the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, ...
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How to fix broken dependencies when installing old/archived packages

I am trying to install opencv version 2.1. My codebase requires opencv 2.1, so upgrading is not an option. Specifically, I am trying to install the packages: libhighgui2.1 libcvaux2.1 libcv-dev ...
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Discrepancy in number of upgradable packages between apt-get and Update manager

I ran the command apt-get update && apt-get -s upgrade | grep 'upgraded' and was displayed the output below. The following packages will be upgraded: 31 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to ...
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Ultimately installing a PECL extension but need a new version of libtool > 2.2

What's my end game : installing SSPLUS, a PCEL extension My config : A virtuozzo server running Linux 2.6.18-028stab069.6 (Debian Lenny ??) What I've done : 1 pear install spplus Deprecated: ...
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used wrong ubuntu mirror to install packages

I work with a computer system that has a ubuntu mirror locally installed. The OS is ubuntu 9.10 (karmic) Server. I see that a colleague changed the regular /etc/apt/sources.list file to access the ...
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Trouble installing libqt4-dev on Ubuntu Karmic

I'm having trouble installing libqt4-dev on Ubuntu Karmic. Here's the output: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libqt4-core: Depends: libqtcore4 (= 4:4.7.0-0ubuntu2~lucid1~ppa2) but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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apt-get/dpkg can't configure any python related packages

I recently installed Python 2.7 to /usr/local/bin. Now, any time I try to use apt-get it fails on certain python packages as follows: root@lebowski:/usr/local/bin# apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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Possible kernel bug?

I found this in my dmesg: [10877.030980] ------------[ cut here ]------------ [10877.030987] kernel BUG at /build/linux-baBndT/linux-3.2.60/mm/mmap.c:2275! [10877.030993] invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] ...
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Fixing broken packages on debian

I have a debian (wheezy) box that has gotten into a screwy state. I can't install or remove any python-related packages with apt-get (including upgrading or downgrading python itself), I get this: # ...
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How to give up or skip packages with unmet dependencies?

A package called salt-minion has unresolved dependencies on my Debian system. Now everytime I run apt-get it will output the following error message: root@Sheeva:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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How to give up packages that are not fully installed on Debian?

The package linux-image-3.2.0-4-kirkwood is "not fully installed" on this Debian system. Everytime I do apt-get upgrade I will see this message: root@Sheeva:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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apt-get resolving hosts error

My every apt-get command ends with someting like this: Err http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security Release.gpg Temporary failure resolving 'security.ubuntu.com' Err http://rs.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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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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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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Ubuntu can't install an older version of a package

When I try to do an apt-get install, I keep getting an error: Depends: libgtk-3-common (= 3.4.1-0ubuntu1) but 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.4 is to be installed when I run sudo apt-get -f install, I get several ...
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Dependency problems with installing ia32-libs on Ubuntu

I need to install the ia32-libs package on my Ubuntu server (version 11.10). When I try to install it via apt-get it says I need this dependency: The following packages have unmet dependencies. ...
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Why do the commands apt-cache showpkg and apt-cache show display different results in Linux?

I am looking to update a particular package on several Linux systems however when I run the commands apt-cache showpkg {name_of_package} it displays a higher version of the package is available e.g. ...
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apt-get can't see the latest version of yasm

I'm trying to build Firefox and I get an error I need a the newest version of yasm, 1.0.1 and I only have 0.8.0. I did the logical thing: $ sudo apt-get upgrade yasm Reading package lists... Done ...