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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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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How can I specify the repository from which a package will be installed? (emacs-snapshot)

I want to install emacs-snapshot from http://emacs.orebokech.com But there is already an emacs-snapshot in Ubuntu's repositories. How can I specify the repository from which a package will be ...
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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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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 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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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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Debian - Can't stop MySQL; permissions?

I just tried to upgrade from debian squeeze to unstable by replacing 'squeeze' with 'unstable' in /etc/apt/sources.list. The upgrade went smoothly except for mysql, which failed because it couldn't ...
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Ubuntu - compare original package and installed parameters

I'd like to compare the actual config files for, say, Apache and the ones provided in the original package. The purpose is to have a list of modifications since initial installation because I didn't ...
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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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How do I add a apt-get repository without editing /etc/apt/sources.list?

I want to add a repository to apt-get (without potentially messing up /etc/apt/sources.list) through the user of a script. This script may run multiple times so I can't just append the entry each ...
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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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How to get source with apt-get source in Ubuntu?

I need to install pure-ftpd from source and need to do apt-get source pure-ftpd but I get this message: E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list I found some documentation about this ...
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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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How to keep a Debian install running after several apt-get dist-upgrade

I have been using my Debian install for a while and I kept dist-upgrading because I didn't want to reinstall everything after every new Release. But now I'm starting to get a few errors at the reboot ...
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Linux offline install apt-get

I'm new the Linux world and I have what is probably a very basic question but I can't seem to find out how to do it. I trying to find a way to make offline installs of applications I get from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Howto build g++ from source *and* pass options to `configure`

I would like to rebuild g++ with my own specific settings. Here is what I did so far: sudo aptitude install build-dep g++-4.2 mkdir trial && cd trial apt-get source g++-4.2 Now I want to ...
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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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apt-get on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Apple / Mac OS X - Is there a Package Manager like Linux Is there a version of apt-get on Mac OS X? If not, or it is not recommended, what similar installers are there? ...
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How to install libevent via aptitude?

It doesn't seem to work. aptitude install libevent1 locate libevent /usr/share/doc/libevent1 /usr/share/doc/libevent1/changelog.Debian.gz /usr/share/doc/libevent1/copyright ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I display the list of all packages installed on my Debian system?

How can I get the list of all packages installed on my Debian system (I know this one is easy)? And also a list of all packages marked as manual? I am thinking about system upgrade, but I can't ...
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Automatic linux-headers installation

Is there a way to get the matching Linux kernel headers automatic on a regular kernel update via the Ubuntu packed manager? Every time I get a new kernel I must do an aptitude install ...
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How to name files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ to be ignored without warnings?

N: Ignoring file 'cloudera.list_' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension N: Ignoring file 'opera.list_' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an ...
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Install packages through apt-get or gem?

If a package is available both through apt-get and gem, which one should I choose? I'm on Ubuntu and I don't know if I should install rake through apt-get or gem. I use both apt-get and gem packages ...
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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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How to resolve 'Error Dependency is not satisfiable: libascound2' on ubuntu

I am trying to install the package skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.91-1.i386.deb on Ubuntu 8.04. But in the Package installer, I get: Error Dependency is not satisfiable: libascound2 And I have ...
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How to work around blocked outbound hkp port for apt keys

I'm using Ubuntu 9.10, and need to add some apt repositories. Unfortunately, I get messages like this when running sudo apt-get update: W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic Release: The ...
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Terminal.app characters set changes — completely illegible

I was just ssh'd into my server (Ubuntu 10.04.2), and I ran aptitude (in interactive mode). Once I pressed one key (one of the letters, g I believe), it turned into this (not just the SSH session; ...
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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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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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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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How do I install the latest version of packages in Ubuntu?

For example I want to install the latest version of "numpy". I type the following: "sudo apt-get install python-numpy". When I type this the first time it installs something and if I type this the ...
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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 can I get apt-get to install python packages for a different version of python?

In Ubuntu 10.10, I have installed python 2.7. I would like to use apt-get to install packages to this version of python but I haven't been able to figure out how. Things I have tried without ...
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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 : ...
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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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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] ...