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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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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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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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.
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Problem installing apt-get on CentOS 5.5

Background: I'm wanting to move away from Apache and came across this article which walks through an install of nginx, PHP-FPM and APC. On trying to follow these instructions on my user account of my ...
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Searching for plain text file markup language with simple syntax

I prefer normal plain text files over OpenOffice files, because there are much smaller and the editing is faster. Most text editors open faster than OpenOffice or any other office application. What ...
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What does the “ip” status in the aptitude package list mean?

What does the ip status in the aptitude package list mean? For example: $ aptitude search some_package ip some_package description
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Cannot install mc using apt-get

I'm trying to install mc using apt-get: apt-get install mc ... and get the following error: Failed to fetch http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/mc/mc_4.6.2-2_i386.deb 404 Not Found ...
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Aptitude Untrusted source, gpg, keyserver

I have mirrored the Ubuntu archive repository (I must say it's rather huge). Then, I can apt-get install with no problem, but it prompts with following warning: WARNING: The following packages ...
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`Ffmpeg` aptitude install seems to break packages.

I tried to install ffmpeg because I thought/think it is needed for compiling OpenCV. However, when trying to do that I think I screwed up. How can I undo what I did? $ sudo aptitude install ffmpeg ...
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How to know the recommended/suggested packages using terminal?

In synaptic if you right-click a package you will see a sub-menu called recommended and another sub-menu called suggested. How can I see the recommended and suggested packages for a specific package ...