aptitude is a front-end to the Advanced Packaging Tool (APT). It displays a list of software packages and allows the user to interactively pick packages to install or remove. In addition to a curses based interface, it also has a command line interface.

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Cannot install any packages in Ubuntu

I am not able to install any packages into my system using apt. My system was perfect yesterday Have a look please: $ sudo apt-get install indicator-stickynotes Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to temporarily try dev branch of a Git project for which I used aptitude to install stable branch?

I have installed Zathura via aptitude and am running the Debian “Jessie” packaged version. I want to temporarily download and test the development branch from their Git project repository. I’m afraid ...
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aptitude search something # print only package names, no extranea?

aptitude (the less-user-hostile wrapper on apt-get, for you oldsters), searches and prints too much when it finds packages. If I only want to see package names, what type? I suppose a clever cut ...
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Installed Wheezy package on Squeeze, how to rollback?

I 'accedentley' installed a wheezy package (by including the source in my sources.list) to a squeeze system. For the last few days I've been trying to restore it but I have no luck. Here is the ...
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Is there an equivalent of arch linux's yaourt in debian?

I am an arch linux user using some debian machines. I am very used to using yaourt to install any and every random thing I can think of so that even random packages are version controlled on my ...
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Packages in (K)ubuntu

1) First question How to list really installed packages in ubuntu? The problem of dpkg --get-selections (the command written in almost any forum) is that its second column (= install / deinstall) ...
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apt-get update still doesn't find autoconf

I'm using Debian Squeeze, was trying to update automake and then in the process of configuring found that autoconf was too old. Trying to install autoconf, I get this: apt-get install autoconf ...
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Installing build-essentials with linux-headers package

I'm trying to update the network card drivers on my Debian based server. I'm following this guide: Driver installation guide I reached the step aptitude install build-essential linux-headers-`uname ...
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How do I see aptitude “Search patterns”? (~n, ~i, ~U,..)

While opening man aptitude I see this in many places: (see the section “Search Patterns” in the aptitude reference manual). How do I open this reference manual? I want to find patterns like ~i ...
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Mark package never to be installed with aptitude

I'm using aptitude as package manager in Debian. How to mark the package never to be installed by it? Because from time to time, when I install some gnome utilities etc., systemd package gets ...
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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 can I find out what distro I am running? [duplicate]

I have been assigned to do a job on a server but am unsure what dist is running. /proc/version tells me: Linux version 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5.028stab079.2 (root@rhel5-build-x64) (gcc version 4.1.2 ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04: apt/aptitude debug information

I have an issue mentioned here: during update from 10.04 to 12.04 The workaround: apt-get -f install -o APT::Immediate-Configure=false python-minimal seems to work, but there are two problems with ...
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How do I restore original configuration file that's in the home directory?

I'm asking in general but also because I'd like to know how to restore a configuration file of the Transmission bittorrent client (apt package is named transmission-gtk). I'm on Ubuntu 13.10, and it ...
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Corrupt display when upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.04.3

I'm using Vagrant to install the precise64 box (Ubuntu 12.04), then running apt-get update and apt-get -y upgrade near the start of the provisioning to upgrade it to 12.04.3 When aptitude is set up ...
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Unable to update libc6:armhf 2.13-38+rpi2

I'm trying to install PION package and I'm unable to do this on RaspberryPi: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo aptitude install libpion-dev The following NEW packages will be installed: libc-dev-bin{a} ...
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E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored…” when tunning “sudo aptitude update”?

This is what the end of output after I run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 12.04: 35% [Working]W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/eclipse-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources 404 ...
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Could not perform immediate configuration on 'perl'

I'm trying to upgrade a debian squeeze system to wheezy. I've done an apt-get update && apt-get -V upgrade on squeeze, then changed my source.list to reference wheezy not squeeze. then, ...
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apt over SSH hangs on my Raspberry Pi

I have a very strange phenomenon on my R-Pi. If I run either apt or aptitude via a remote SSH shell, the processor jumps to 100% (top shows it's apt). If I connect my keyboard and run it on an ...
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Privoxy causes problems with apt-get update

I recently got a strange problem with privoxy when using apt-get (or aptitude) to fetch new package lists. This is especially strange since it worked fine for several months... I'm running Ubuntu ...
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Installing Erlang & RabbitMQ on debian - package issues

I'm trying to get RabbitMQ setup, but something funky is going on with my dependencies. I'm running a Debian 7.1 that will be used as a server, hence has no desktop environment. I try to install ...
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How do I list all packages from unstable / experimental?

I'm running a Debian testing system with some packages installed from unstable or experimental, using apt pinning. How can I list all packages that come from unstable or experimental? I'd like to use ...
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Installing older version of gcc using apt-get

i am trying to install GCC version 3.2 using apt-get. But it complains the following root@chid-VirtualBox:/home/chid/Downloads# apt-get install gcc=3.2 Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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libgphoto2-2-dev is installed, but pkg-config wont list it. Deb Wheezy new install

I am trying to use node-gphoto2 from npm, but I am having trouble with the libgphoto2-2-dev dependency. I've installed it, but pkg-config says it's not there. $ sudo aptitude search gphoto p ...
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Why does aptitude include Minesweeper? [closed]

Any of the more observant of you will have noticed that aptitude(8) contains the game Minesweeper, accessable from the Actions menu. Is there a particular reason or some history as to why this was ...
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Linux, Debian, Wheezy, Aptitude/DPKG consistency check

In a foolhardy and stupid attempt to solve space issues on my desktop machine, I on purpose deleted Spotify from /opt before realizing that I could remove it using the package manager. After deleting ...
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Having trouble installing VLC-2.0.3-5 on Debian

I know that the package is in the repository squeeze-backports, so I added that to my sources.list file. One apt-get update later, I attempt to use sudo apt-get -t squeeze-backports install vlc ...
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Removing iceweasel from Debian

On Debian Wheezy, when trying to remove Iceweasel, aptitude suggests, both when I try it via GUI and via aptitude remove iceweasel to also remove the following: 1) gnome ...
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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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Linux server broken packages

So, I'm trying to install the PHP5 cURL package on a Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.3 server. My concern is that there are broken packages on this server and if I install this package with the broken packages ...
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How to purge a package AND its installed dependencies?

I only want to delete the dependencies if they are not required by any package installed since then. For example, when I installed subversion, it also installed some libs: libapr1:amd64 ...
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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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Debian download package and dependencies for different architecture

I have a clean i386 install of Debian on my laptop which I need to install ndiswrapper to get the internet on it working. I have a amd64 Debian install on my other laptop with working internet. How ...
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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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Already uninstalled apache2 in Debian but it's still there?

I performed the following command apt-get remove apache2 but when I type service --status-all apache2 is still up in the list. How can you completely uninstall apache2?
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Aptitude not updating/upgrading

Using aptitude is supposed to be the easiest thing in the world. but I've been messing it up somehow. I've recently added backports and non-free to sources.list to try to get my audio working, but as ...
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Searching for packages that are (not) from a certain repository URL

I basically want to do the same thing, as asked for here, which is searching for packages that a re not from a certain repository. Just like this: aptitude search "?installed?not(?origin(Debian))" ...
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apt-get dependency issues

Getting a bit of trouble from apt-get, if I try to install anything I get. apt-get install libcgi-session-perl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How do I remove configuration files for a program that's not installed?

I'm basically looking for an apt-get purge for programs that are already uninstalled. (I'm running Debian squeeze and using aptitude for package management.)
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Making aptitude work properly through a proxy invoked with sudo

I use Debian 6. I'm sitting behind a proxy, so I configured Debian to use that proxy. Browsing and any HTTP and FTP activity through GUI works OK. I wanted to update my package repository so I typed ...
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Installing graph-tool and aptitude dependencies

I'm trying to install graph-tool. I've changed sources.list with the "precise" repository option. I can now run sudo apt-get install graph-tool, but I get the message graph-tool : Depends: ...
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Lot's of errors by insserv on apt-get operations after trying to install tomcat

I wanted to install tomcat on my Debian 6.0.4 machine. I tried apt-get install tomcat6-user which worked fine. But then I changed my mind about the user installation and wanted to install the package ...
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Downgrade my current NVidia driver to a specific version

Recently my NVidia driver was updated from 270.41.06-0ubuntu1 to 270.41.06-0ubuntu1.1, but I have troubles with it. Is there an easy way to rollback with aptitude to the version before?
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Lost Power During apt-get install, Can't Resolve Missing Dependencies

I tried to install mercurial today, and the power went out. Now, when I try to install any packages, it complains about a couple of different things: >$ sudo apt-get install mercurial [sudo] ...
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Install a software package for Ubuntu version X on the Ubuntu version Y

Unfortunately I am a total newbie when it comes to Ubuntu package installation and dependencies. I wonder: Can I install a certain version of a pre-compiled software package in Ubuntu version Y, if ...
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Install cython on python 3.x

I need to install cython for python3.x .I have an ubuntu installation with python 2.6, 2.7 and 3.2 on it. Trying to apt-get the cython package installs pymodules only in 2.x versions. Is there a way ...
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How to avoid aptitude to repair broken packages?

I'm using a version of rubygems needed for running one of the application of my server installed this way : dpkg --install /tmp/rubygems1.8_1.3.7-2_all.deb At each usage of it, aptitude want to ...
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Sudo aptitude search produces bus error

I've got a strange aptitude error while performing search: $ sudo aptitude search pcre Bus error $ sudo aptitude search libpcre Bus error $ sudo aptitude autoclean Bus errorackage lists... 0% What ...
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Make aptitude quiet

I'm looking for a way to make aptitude(1) be quiet when installing packages. I want it to only produce output on explicit errors. The -q option does this is most other programs, but apparently not in ...
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Unable to upgrade libc6 on Debian

I tried to update a system of mine, with which I had no problems whatsoever, and ran into problem while executing a aptitude full-upgrade. The update ran through normally till I got this error : ...