The Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) is a package management system for Debian, and a set of tools for manipulating that system.

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How to install Ruby 2.1 from package on Debian Jessie?

I'm trying to install Ruby 2.1 on Debian Jessie. As far as I know, 2.1 is the default version available to Debian Jessie. I ran sudo apt-get install ruby-dev and it seemed to install everything ...
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Why would a Linux computer with no Nvidia hardware get indigestion over an Nvidia kernel?

I'm running Debian Wheezy on a computer with ATI / AMD graphics and no Nvidia hardware. A week ago, with no obvious cause, apt decided that it needs to configure Nvidia graphics any time it runs, ...
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missing file in installed deb package (customized dockerized debian)

I need to achieve ldap + kerberos integration. The docker image I'm using for the ldap side is: https://github.com/osixia/docker-openldap Currently I'm following: https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/...
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Linux Mint “PPA does not support trusty”

ta to the repostitories list in Linux Mint 17.3 but cannot seem to get it to add! I get the error: 'This PPA does not support trusty' Cannot add PPA: ''This PPA does not support trusty' I have ...
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How to install VLC 2.1 on Linux Mint 17?

I've tried this after running the following commands on my Linux Mint 17 box: sudo apt-get remove --purge vlc* sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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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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Lots of unwanted packets installed in ubuntu 12.04 with apt-get due to typing mistake. How to revert?

In my virtual ubuntu 12.04, I was installing ruby2.3 but by mistake, I have put space in between ruby and 2.3. sudo apt-get install ruby 2.3 It has installed more than 9 GB packages including ...
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How to use Latest Python 2.7.x “The Right Way” on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

My project needs to stay current on Python releases, but 12.04LTS is currently stuck on 2.7.3, even though 2.7.5 is out now. Is there a way I can stay more current without manually compiling? We're ...
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Mark package as installed?

I've manually compiled openssl and ofcourse it works. Apt does not see the package as being installed. After that i've been trying to download stuff using wget. Everytime when i tried downloading ...
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Test if a package is installed in APT

I want a shell script method to test/report if a package is installed. I don't need details, only boolean return to set logic flow. I looked at Find if a package is installed, but dpkg returns complex ...
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List all packages from a repository

I have been looking how to list all packages from a repository and I couldn't find it. For example, I add a repository (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/icons) and I want to list all its packages ...
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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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Can we install a package through a shell script? [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a shell script so that when I reinstall my Ubuntu again. I could just run script and retain all the packages. And I'm planning to pass password in form of argument. My question ...
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Why isn't the latest version installed from the PPA as advertised?

I have the ethereum PPAs enabled http://ppa.launchpad.net/ethereum/ethereum/ubuntu http://ppa.launchpad.net/ethereum/ethereum-dev/ubuntu http://ppa.launchpad.net/ethereum/ethereum-qt/ubuntu I have ...
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Debian apt: is there a single command to install and mark as auto?

Sometimes it is useful to install an optional dependency in the following way: apt-get install foo apt-mark auto foo Is there a single apt command to do it in one shot?
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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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Debian reinstall libjpeg62 without remove many packages

my package libjpeg62 is currently not working and if I want to reinstall, apt want to remove 539 packages : clement@pc2:~$ sudo apt install libjpeg62 --reinstall Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait ...
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Installing libsdl2-dev on Kali 3.18.0 amd64

I'm trying to wrap my head around how to install the libsdl2-dev package on Kali 3.18.0 amd64. I can see that the package is available in the standard Kali repository here: http://http.kali.org/kali/...
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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 running:"...
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Can 'apt search' display results as one-liners like 'apt-cache search' does?

I just recently discovered the shorthand versions of apt commands: apt install instead of apt-get install, apt update / apt-get update, apt search / apt-cache search. Is there a config setting to make ...
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Download apt get to a repo

is there a possibility to download all the packages i need to a specific repo which i could bring it to another offline linux system. I would need to download apt get packages in Linux mint and ...
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How to specify the latest major+minor version of apt package in Ansbile

I want an Ansible task that ensures the latest version of an apt package is present, while respecting the specified major and minor version. Specifically, I want the latest version of libpq-dev 9.4. ...
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dpkg-reconfigure on CentOS (for openssh_server)

Systems that use the apt packaging system have access to a command called dpkg-reconfigure which, depending on the package, re-runs some setup commands. At least on Ubuntu, it's possible to ...
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Transfer APT package choices from one computer to another

What are the export and import commands for the APT system? The dpkg tool has --get-selections and --set-selections, which are mnemonically-helpful UI for “export” and “import” of the dpkg database. ...
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How to download .deb package and all dependencies?

For all answers i found about this topic, the solution was to create, in a certain computer A where i need to install the package, a file containing all dependencies it needs and then downloading it ...
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How do I install a package from a different source, and let it update all dependencies as well?

I'm trying to install nvidia-driver from Debian experimental: $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver=352.63-1 But I'm getting a dependency error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Installing Skype on Debian stretch/sid 64 bit without breaking the system

I'm not able to install skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb on Debian stretch/sid amd64. I followed the guide in the Skype website for Debian 7+ at 64 bit, that states to: dpkg --add-architecture i386 ...
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How to list all removed but configured packages in Debian?

How to list all packages which remained configured on the system after apt-get remove a.k.a in the rc state? What is the easiest and reliable way to check, if the system has a package in an different ...
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apt-cyg can't connect to download mirror

Each time apt-cyg tries to connect to its server, it just can't get response and gets stuck with connecting to it. Since I'm there via SSH, how do I change the download mirror without using graphical ...
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AWS Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade Python to 2.7.10, how to deal with apt-get python-dev

Ubuntu 14.04 from AWS ships with python 2.7.6. Before doing anything else to the image, I do an upgrade to 2.7.10 by issuing sudo apt-get -y install build-essential checkinstall libreadline-gplv2-...
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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=$MY_PROXY_URL http_proxy=$...
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Windows 10 Disk Usage at 100% but no corresponding process shows in task manager

Over the past month (possibly more), I have noticed that my laptop (running Windows 10) frequently becomes almost unusably slow, especially after many days of not having turned it on. I notice that ...
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Debian is saying that i'm out of space when ever i try to install or remove packages

here's the return from df: ~$ df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/debian-root 321041 310074 0 100% / udev 10240 ...
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How to use apt-cache server in ubuntu 12.04?

I have tried this Apt-cache server on ubuntu 10.10, and it worked. But, now i'm using ubuntu 12.04 and all tutorial inside that page not working for me : Ign http://136.198.117.4 precise/main ...
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Finding base packages with APT?

This has been bugging me for a while now. If I want to install the xfce desktop environment for example, I can use apt-cache search xfce - but this gives me 500 results, when all im looking for is ...
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How to enable source package download for a section of private ubuntu repository

We have created a internal ubuntu repository. It has a few custom sections which have packages that were custom built. Currently, no source packages are provided for download for the repository users. ...
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Ignore all dependencies for a specific package with apt-get

This is a very specific question which google didn't help answering. I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 with apt 0.9.7.7ubuntu4 for amd64 compiled on Oct 3 2013 15:25:56. I want to install Erlang from a .deb ...
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APT repository for old debian squeeze ARM

I have ARM based board with debian squeeze with kernel 3.3.3. I have been using it with deb http://www.emdebian.org/grip squeeze main dev It stopped working couple months ago, so I switched to ...
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How to upgrade kernel in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to use Docker on my Linux server for which I need to upgrade the kernel to 3.10 or higher. So following this answer I was trying sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-trusty, which results in: ...
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How to remove an incorrect package version from Ubuntu

An X86 XUbuntu system I work with has Java 8 installed via webupd8, and also a failed version for ARM. I want to remove the partially installed ARM version of Java. $ sudo apt-cache showpkg oracle-...
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Installing VMWare Player on Kali linux

This question has changed drastically since the first time I posted it, so I have deleted the old content. I downloaded the latest version of VMWare player and when I try to install it I get the ...
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Using an alternate sources.list file along with apt-mirror

I have my sources.list file pointing to my APT-mirror to fetch packages. Is there a way I could instruct apt-get to use the original sources.list file which points to ubuntu servers if it fails to ...
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Is it safe to remove unstable from sources.list after the system has been dist-upgrade'd?

I added unstable to my apt sources to perform some testing (QEMU and chroot environments). I also perform apt-get dist-upgrade regularly. I'm now finished with the testing. Is it safe to remove ...
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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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how can i clear the previous dependency check in debian terminal

i was trying to install few tools under my debian-linux but whenever i tried to install new one with dependency it remembers the old one Background : Yesterday i tried to install master pdf editor ...
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wget throws a 'missing url' when trying to install a repository signature key

I am installing INetSim on Ubuntu and when running this command to install the signature key for the program: sudo wget -O - http://www.inetsim.org/inetsim.org-archive-signing-key.asc | apt-key add - ...
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Add Ubuntu official repository keys to Debian

I'd like to compile Ubuntu source packages on Debian. I've added a relevant deb-src line to /etc/apt/sources.list: liori:~% grep ubuntu /etc/apt/sources.list deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu ...
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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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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, ...