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 you track which packages were installed on Ubuntu (Linux)?

(This question is very similar to 10458. It was suggested that Fedora and Ubuntu/Debian are different enough to warrant different answers.) As I use any Ubuntu setup I gradually install a number of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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What are “Super Cow Powers” and why doesn't my aptitude have them?

sudo aptitude help aptitude 0.4.11.11 Usage: aptitude [-S fname] [-u|-i] aptitude [options] <action> ... Actions (if none is specified, aptitude will enter interactive mode): ... This ...
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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 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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installing packages without sudo access

Is there an easy way to install packages with a large dependency tree, provided that you don't have superuser access? For instance, say I wanted to install firefox. Firefox has a ton of dependencies, ...
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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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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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Tell aptitude to ignore broken package

I installed a Amsynth from Lucid in Karmic using: dpkg --force-depends-version -i amsynth_1.2.2-1_i386.deb The reason for installing the Lucid version is because Karmic version is 3 years old and ...
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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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apt-get for a particular version?

I would like the linux (Ubuntu) version of jdk 6 update 17 (which I think is one version behind the current one), can apt-get request such a specific package?
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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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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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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} ...