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 do I completely remove and reinstall Samba on Debian?

My Samba installation has become a mess, and now the services won't even start correctly anymore, for some reason. Is there a way to completely remove Samba, as if it was never there, and then ...
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Telling aptitude I've already installed something

Hi, I know this might be a non-sense question, but I have to ask. I installed TeXLive 2009 on Ubuntu 10.04 (x64), but I did it manually with the "install-tl" perl script following the directions on ...
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How do I find out which package owns a file?

How do I find out what Debian package a file came from?
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How do I find out which package owns a file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out which package owns a file? How do I find out what Debian package a file came from?
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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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What happened to XBMC for Linux?

I'm setting up an HTPC so I'm trying to install XBMC. Following the XBMC Team's instructions, the commands run as expected until the second line, where apt-get reports that the package 'xbmc' wasn't ...
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Unable to install gnome-shell on Ubuntu Maverick 10.10

I run: mojo@mojo:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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how to check if a directory was created by apt-get

I want to check if a particular directory (like /usr/kde) was created and is currently managed by apt-get. How can I do that?
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which files are shown by dpkg-query -L

I recently ran dpkg-query -L $package on the same package a couple of times and got different results. The difference is that one file, the one we'll refer to as $file, is missing. In between the ...
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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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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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kde frontend for apt

I'm recently installed kde in debian testing in my laptop, which is a good frontend to apt?
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apt-get tries to remove all xserver-xorg packages when I install web browser

When I try to install uzbl, a minimalistic web browser with apt-get, apt tries to remove a lot of packages that can't possibly have any relations to the uzbl package - since it's only a web browser. ...
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Zsh Package Suggestion [closed]

I've just migrated to Zsh from Bash, but I have a bit of a problem in it. In bash on an Ubuntu system, when I type the name of a command which does not exist, Bash searches the apt database for a ...
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Where is dos2unix in Ubuntu 2010.04?

I want to use dos2unix so I installed the tofrodos package, but it still says dos2unix: command not found. So I ran: apt-file update; apt-file search dos2unix And it gives zero result. Where is ...
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Installed python module is not found

This borders on stackoverflow/superuser, but I guess it's a simple installation problem. I've installed python-twisted on my ubuntu 10.04 server, but it can't be found. This is what I get when I try ...
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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 ...
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Apt in ubuntu: Failed to fetch url: 404 Not Found

Trying to install gvim: soid@ubuntu:~$ sudo aptitude install vim-gnome Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading extended state information ...
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Smallest linux with apt repositories?

Does someone knows a small linux distro that comes with apt package? I tried puppy linux and dsl, but I didn't like any of those. I am looking to setup a LAMP into a virtual machine with a small ...
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apt-get hangs when upgrading mysql-server-5.1

When I attempt to do the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade on my Ubuntu Server 10.04 installation, it hangs at the following line: Preparing to replace mysql-server-5.1 ...
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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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Ubuntu get package source from universe repository, but the correct source is in main repository

I want to get source of `thinkfinger' package, sudo apt-get source thinkfinger But, it reports 403 error, and I found that it get the source from xxxx/pool/universe/t/thinkfinger/, but the correct ...
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Package kernel-package has no installation candidate

I want to install kernel package by this command sudo apt-get install kernel-package but it gives me the error : Package kernel-package has no installation candidate How can I solve this???
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Linux has many dependencies when installing a small mp3 player

I try to install a small audio player named "Audacious" with the following command: sudo apt-get install audacious and it tells me that it depends audacious-plugins, so I try to install the ...
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View list of updated packages after apt-upgrade on debian-based linux systems

I just did an update on my Debian system and it was very long. I'd like to know now, after the upgrades have already been applied, which packages were upgraded and which were not.
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I'm trying to find a parental control for Ubuntu that turns adult site words into *. I have tried webcontentcontrol (doesn't even ask me to set a password), mobicip (doesn't even get listed in package ...
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How can I upgrade Ubuntu from 9.10 to 10.04 on a netbook with a 4GB root partition?

I have an Asus EeePC 901, running Ubuntu 9.10. I'd like to upgrade it to 10.04. I don't want to reinstall, since I have a bunch of scripts and programs all set up. However, when I attempt to upgrade ...
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sudo apt-get install apache2 does not fetch apache

Trying out sudo apt-get install apache2 This is what I get root@x27:/home/test# sudo apt-get install apache2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Can't install back a purged package in Ubuntu

Hello all i've just migrated my desktop machine to Ubuntu 10.04. My problem is that i've purged a package and can't install this package back. Because I can't see it in the aptitude or apt-get's ...
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Easily view a list of changes of upgraded packages

So, let's say I run sudo apt-get upgrade on my Lucid Lynx and it upgrades a couple of packages I'm interested in. Is there a command to run that will open some kind of info or manual that tells me ...
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Get changes to local config files with apt

When I'm updating a package and a new configuration file is shipped, I'm asked whether I want to keep my version, install the new one or view the differences. As I have to document an older server, ...
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Package visible in Synaptic but not in aptitude?

I can see libfreeimage3-dev in synaptic and have installed it from there, but what is it that I can't see it from the command line? I tried sudo aptitude update... mike@sleepycat:~$ sudo aptitude ...
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Generating a record of the full(-ish) package management state

I'm about to make some system changes and I'd like to have a record of my current happy system state. Is there a convenient way to create a record of this? I'd like to keep track of info like ...
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Upgrading only certain packages via the getdeb repo

I'm a bit confused about how getdeb.net works now. The last time I got a package from there was a while ago; at that point the procedure was that you would just download a .deb for each package that ...
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Is it possible to Install one testing package by just modifying source.list file?

I want to pick up Python3 from squeeze, meanwhile I would like to stay with lenny with all other packages. Is this possible by just modifying source.list file?
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Kubuntu: apt-get install of php5-dev: libtool version mismatch?

(Warning, clueless-newbism ahead.) Background info: I'm actually trying to install/upgrade xdebug. sudo pecl install xdebug yields: downloading xdebug-2.0.5.tgz ... Starting to download ...
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Find packages installed from a certain repository with aptitude

I'm in search for something analog to this question: Zypper: How do I display all packages from a certain repository? Since I'm on Ubuntu, I need an aptitude based solution: How can I get a list of ...
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How to install just security updates via the command line on Ubuntu?

I can't find anything on Google that could help me to use aptitude to install only security updates using command line on Ubuntu. I tried this: ...
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Ubuntu + latest samba version, symlinks no longer work on share mounted in windows

I just apt-getted (apt-got?) the latest software for my Ubuntu 9.10 linux box, and I noticed that samba was the included in the update. After the install, the symlinks in my home directory no longer ...
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after changing sources.list on ubuntu, how do I make him reload/refresh?

after changing sources.list on ubuntu, how do I make him reload/refresh? So new packages in the new sources will be found?
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Unable to open Synaptic manager, unable to install packages, what can I do?

I have installed the sun java6-jdk package but it's not installed completely. After that it's giving an error when I try to install a new package. In terminal when I write "sudo apt-get install [any ...
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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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Can't install mplayer or vlc on ubuntu

I am trying to install Mplayer or VLC player on ubuntu feisty but i can't do it. I try with apt-get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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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 resolve error in Ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04. When I run any command like sudo apt-get update, I get following error message: E: Type 'l.com/ubuntu' is not known on line 45 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: The list ...
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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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How can I uninstall java development kit on Ubuntu?

Some time ago I have installed Java Development Kit on Ubutu. I typed "sudo apt-get java" or something like that. After that got "java" and "javac" commands in my command line. Now I would like to ...
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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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ubuntu ppa's and apt precedence

I'm trying to get the latest mplayer installed with vdpau support. Haven't had any luck so far. I found a PPA that says it works and I want to install it. I added the PPA to my apt.sources and did ...
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How to ReUse Ubuntu APT

When we use ubuntu apt-get the first process is downloading the required files into a temporary folder /var/cache/apt/archives Installation will be done only after that. Can we able to ...