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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`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 install a single package from Debian sid?

Take ibus-sunpinyin for example, which isn't existed in the squeeze release. I'm not going to switch the whole system to the sid branch, so, I want to download the single package from sid repository ...
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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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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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apt-get download size per package, instead of total download size

Apt-get displays the total size of all downloads required for an upgrade or install. I was wondering if we could get the size of each package that is going to be downloaded as well? An aptitude ...
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Local cache for apt packages

I have a desktop and laptop at home, both running the same flavour of Debian Testing. How can I configure apt on the laptop so that it first tries to download the packages from the desktop before ...
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In the output of “aptitude update”, what do “Ign” and the other codes mean?

When I run sudo aptitude update from the console, I see output with lines such as this: Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release.gpg [198B] Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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Authenticating and adding public key for apt

I was trying to get the official mongodb for Ubuntu, following the instructions at http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Ubuntu+and+Debian+packages After adding the deb ...
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How do I pass a list of packages to aptitude and resolve conflicts?

How do I pass a list of packages to aptitude so that I can resolve the conflicts interactively?
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aptitude: How to search for nothing but the full name of a package?

Searching for short package names (e.g. at or mc) in aptitude (not at command line but within the interactive tool) is annoying because I don't know a trick to avoid getting hits for plenty of ...
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“aptitude safe-upgrade” calculating something. Worth waiting?

# aptitude safe-upgrade <calculating something> <a day passed, I connected additional swap space> ... open: 310823; closed: 418353; defer: 82; conflict: 173 <and counting... It eats ...
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How do I stop display and another email of changes when running aptitude full-upgrade after receiving apticron email notifying of the same changes?

My home server used to run Ubuntu 10.10 server with apticron installed, which periodically (via cron) sends emails when updates to your installed packages are available. This email includes a list of ...
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E: Internal Error, Could not perform immediate configuration (2) on util-linux

I had an older version of Ubuntu installed. To upgrade I replaced /etc/sources.list with one from another machine running 10.04. I then ran: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The upgrade ...
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Annoying apt dpkg error

Setting up alsa-driver-linuxant (1.0.23.1) ... Building modules for the 2.6.35-22-generic kernel, please wait... done. ERROR: Build failed. Please review the build log at ...
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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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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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How to upgrade all packages only installed from experimental?

I am using Linux Mint Debian Edition and am using the unstable for all my packages. I do have some that I installed from experimental like gnome3. How do I upgrade all and only all that have been ...
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How do I middle-click paste text into curses text-gui apps (i.e. aptitude)?

I have a Gnome desktop and I use the standard Terminal (gnome-terminal). I can middle-click paste text into the terminal but not when running Aptitude - a curses-based UI. Just now, I realized that's ...
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Is there something like apt or aptitude for windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Package managers for Windows The most important features to me are: A mechanism to automatically update all applications I have installed in one go checking ...
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ghc6 install trouble: hGetContents: invalid argument (invalid UTF-8 byte sequence)

Having trouble installing ghc6 on Ubuntu Maverick via apt. Here's what seems to be the relevant error that comes up when I try to (apt-get|aptitude) install ghc6: A package failed to install. ...
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What's the correct way to install a later version of a package on Ubuntu?

If I install RabbitMQ with $ sudo apt-get install rabbitmq-server Then I get a compatibility error with the client libraries. What I actually want is the latest RabbitMQ from their site. They make ...
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Can Debian identify rarely used packages?

I'd like to find a tool that could tell me which Debian packages on my system have been rarely or never used, perhaps by looking at file lists and access times. This is to find candidates for ...
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Which Ubuntu 10.10 package provides the LaTeX class res.cls?

I am trying to find res.cls! I've been looking for quite a while for res.cls but have not found it. All signs point to it being in texlive-latex-extra, but as far as I can tell it wasn't provided. 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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How do I get the X11 dev files on OS X

I've been trying to use fink and apt-get but none of the commands (xorg-dev, xlibs-dev, libx11-dev, x-dev etc.) are working. Any ideas?
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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 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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apticron, apt-get dist-upgrade and aptitude

I'm confused, on my debian server I've gotten the daily "updates available" message by apticron. I normally then just use aptitude to install the upgrades. Today I got a message which shows two ...
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Are aptitude get requests cached on a squid proxy

In Ubuntu/Debian are apt-get install/upgrade calls cached on a transparent proxy(That is setup with squid). While I would like to think they are (to save bandwidth in a large network) I haven't ...
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creating metapackages

got some problems while creating metapackages tried to create a meta package containing forensic toolkits, on ubuntu i even got problems creating an .deb file. dpkg-source: error: can't build with ...
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Install all the dependencies without installing a package?

How do I install all the dependencies needed for the PHP package without installing the actual package for APT?
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How can I determine the current version number of an application with apt-get

Say I have python-twisted installed. sudo apt-get -V check python-twisted does not show the version number, just Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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In Linux, how to get the man page for compiled programs?

I know that installing a package through APT (apt-get or aptitude for my computer) will automatically install the appropriate man pages and update the man database. When I want to build the same ...
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Find all packages that uses a given File in Ubuntu?

I'd like to list all the packages that uses a given file. I'm willing to use any tool (such as dpkg, dlocate, apt-file etc.), Please do mind when I say 'use' I don't mean necessarily only ...
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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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Apt-get doesn't work anymore

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 Whenever I try to do an sudo apt-get install I get this error (this example is for sudo apt-get install virtualbox) Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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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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why apt-get cannot install any application?

when trying to install application using apt-get, I always get /bin/sh: /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure: not found for example: $sudo apt-get install libssl-dev [sudo] password for camino: ...
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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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update-alternatives very slow in Ubuntu 10.04

Every time I try to install a package which require the "update-alternatives" for the JRE, apt-get doesn't respond anymore: Setting up sun-java6-bin (6.20dlj-1ubuntu3) ... update-alternatives: using ...
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apt-get vs aptitude [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: aptitude vs. apt-get: what is the recommended (aka the “right”) tool to use actually? What is the difference between apt-get vs aptitude. Which one is ...
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How to install local .deb packages with apt-get

Is there a way to install packages store on your HD with apt-get, like a "apt-get install ./package.deb ? If not how to handle the dependencies in a very very easy way.
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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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Installing package (xsane) without dependencies

I had to install the sane drivers with git due to my CanoScan 8800F to recognize the scanner. Scanning with "scanimage" works like a charm. But I'd prefer xsane to have a GUI. The problem is to ...
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Downgrade 'local' packages in Debian/Ubuntu

I recently unticked the "pre-released updates" option in Software Sources on my Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.1 installation. The Ubuntu wiki states the following regarding this source: The proposed updates ...
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Apt-cache: How to list all installed packages with version number?

apt-cache dump --installed doesn't work, it lists uninstalled packages as well. I want to list the install packages each by one line, with the installed version number.
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Updating the url list apt-get uses in debian

When I do 'apt-get update' on my VPS I get a lot of error messages: Err http://ftp.debian.org lenny/volatile/main Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 130.89.149.226 80] Err http://ftp.debian.org ...
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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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Connecting Ubuntu to internet with virtual box

i have ubuntu installed on virtual box,but i am not able to install anything as ubuntu does not connect to internet. My interface i.e eth0 was set to dhcp.when it was set to dhcp,it was not getting ...
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Updating to a new version of an app replacing older one in Ubuntu

Ubuntu's update system maintains new minor versions of the current version branch but it doesn't update it to a new version branches. For example in Ubuntu 10.4 I have Evolution 2.28.1. That was ...