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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How can I undo or rollback an “apt-get upgrade” command on Ubuntu?

Is there a way in Ubuntu to rollback or undo the last upgrade after doing an apt-get upgrade if you don't like the results?
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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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apt error: Could not perform immediate configuration on

I have issues running the following command: root@X100e:~# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... ...
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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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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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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 vs. apt-get: Which is the recommended (aka the “right”) tool to use?

Some time ago I read that aptitude is the preferred tool for installation on Debian-based systems. But when you search around on how to administer a Debian-based system, then aptitude is rarely ...
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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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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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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] ...
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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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If aptitude is more preferable then why does bash advise apt-get? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: On Ubuntu, why "sudo apt-get" sometimes and "sudo aptitude" other times? In the documentation it is said that aptitude is more preferable command to ...
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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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How do I tell aptitude or apt to offer a particular version of lpr?

I seem to have a weird version of lpr installed (one that doesn't cope with -o, see also this question). On all my other machines that run the same debian squeeze, the proper version of lpr is ...
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The internal architecture of apt management system?

To make it more concrete, what's the relationship among apt-get, apt-file, apt-cache, aptitude and dpkg? I know that aptitude is the friendly front end to dpkg - so is apt-get, but less friendly. So ...
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Linux: Aptitude: Howto replace a dependency by another?

I have a package named libqt4-designer and another package named libqt4-47-designer. When I do aptitude remove libqt4-designer, Aptitude wants to remove kdesudo and many other applications. How can I ...
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If I need to install the latest Java SDK, what apt-get should I install?

I'm on Ubuntu Maverick. There are too many packages when I run apt-cache search java.