Questions tagged [aptitude]

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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use local package with apt-get

I try to install package jruby with apt-get. One of the dependencies is package ruby-thread-order but apt-get fails to get that with E: Failed to fetch http://deb.debian.org/debian/pool/main/r/ruby-...
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Detect if apt-get update is necessary

Is there a way to detect if running apt-get update is necessary? It seems that whenever apt-get update is run, it downloads the latest lists even if I already have them, and I want to avoid ...
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Q: How to fix apt-get update error Mirror sync in progress?

I have difficulties when install postgresql-client.9.4 on debian 10. printf "deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ buster-pgdg main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list wget --quiet -O - ...
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apt broken on raspbian stretch, dpkg exiting

Trying to install mono, on my pi, apt started refusing to install packages due to dpkg exiting. The output I'm getting it this: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/apt-listchanges",...
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Why is default aptitude so out of date?

I'm trying to apt-get install python3.6, and all the solutions point to adding deadsnakes or other ppas/ building from source. My question is why are the default apt repos so out of date? Seems odd ...
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Puppet running aptitude intermittently uses a lot of I/O whereas from command line it doesn't

I look after a number of servers (various flavours of Ubuntu, virtual machines on a commercial hosting provider) managed by Puppet. On one server, when Puppet is running the command aptitude -F%p --...
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apt downgrade to a specific version of package (not present in repository)

I've got a system with libgtk-3-0 version 3.22.30-1ubuntu1 installed. To fix a known bug I want to downgrade to version 3.22.21. However, running aptitude to find the available versions yells the ...
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Install php-bcmath on Debian 9

I am trying to install the php-bcmath extension on a Debian9 system, but all I get is unable to find package. The command I use: sudo apt-get install php7.0-bcmath I tried it as well with ...
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Apt only displays orange letters; Apt-get white ones

For some time now I have been wondering why, sometimes, I saw an orange output for when updating or installing some stuff. I discovered now that when I use apt (like: sudo apt upgrade) the download ...
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apt steam-devices dpkg error

Tried to run sudo apt update; sudo apt upgrade the other day and got an error regarding dpkg which I've not seen before and google doesn't appear to be much help either. I will just paste the output ...
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How can I install python3-clang on Linux Mint 18.04?

I have a vim plugin called CLighter8 that requires the package python3-clang, but unfortnuately I can't find it in the default repository nor any other repository. So I can't really find a way to ...
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Aptitude On Kali Linux

I have just installed Kali Linux 2018.2 and tried to search some installed packages on it as i do on Ubuntu aptitude search *package name* but it seems like this command does not work on Kali Linux. ...
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How to stop apt from reporting a package as upgradable, when it's at the most-recent version?

I'm running Pop!_OS 18.04 and I have installed Microsoft VS Code through apt. Now I see that I have upgrades available, but no. $ sudo apt list --upgradable Listing... Done code/...
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Aptitude error with linux-image-extra-4.13.0-45-generic

I think my problem is very common, but I didn't fix the solution... When I try to use apt (on Ubuntu 16.04 Server), I get this error : The following packages were automatically installed and are no ...
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Problems installing “sudo” under Debian 6 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install sudo on specialized computer that runs Debian 6 and got error: Err http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/main sudo i386 1.7.4p4-2.squeeze.2 404 Not Found [IP: 128.30.2.26 ...
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Why is aptitude broken after trying to install python-pip?

I'm trying to get pip working for python 3.6 on my debian machine and thought that python-pip would work in the case of python3.6 pip -V as python 3.6 couldn't find the pip installation of python3-pip....
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How to resolve unmet dependencies of gnuplot?

I'm on an ubuntu 17.10 machine sudo apt upgrade gives me the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run '...
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How to solve apt error “E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages”

I am running this command: sudo apt install libqt5svg5-private-dev I receive the error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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How to create an alias for unresolved apt dependencies?

Some time ago I installed a wormsarmageddon.deb that depended on a package named wine. Since no distribution package or PPA I could find provided a package named wine -- but only wine-stable, wine-...
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installing aptitude package manager on debian core.with the following code It is saying that package 'aptitude' has no installation candidate.

how can i install aptitude on debian 8.7. I mean the debian core since the installation have not given me any desktop options. i used the netinstall but it did not give me any desktop option so now ...
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Can I make apt-get install default to having the -y option? [duplicate]

I'd like apt-get to default to using the -y option without me having to explicitly provide it. Is this possible?
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Can't install i386 packages with apt (Debian)

So, my native architecture is amd64 and also I have added i386 as foreign one. I have faced with strange apt behaviour. For example, lets take libqt4-dbus package.I try to find out all available ...
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How to install Debian package manager

I have a testing platform which has minimal Linux on it. It is so lightweight that it lacks all distribution-specific features. The goal is to install dpkg and apt-utils, which I did, by extracting ....
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How to chose dependancy alternative during package installation on Debian

I want to install Roundcube and use PostgreSQL but Debian wants to install mariadb and mysql as a dependancy. Details: I am trying to install Roundcube which depends on roundcube-core which in turn ...
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Default yes to apt-get/aptitude install unless uninstall

There's a lot of answers how to remove the need to type Y when using apt-get install (hint: use -y or --yes) and this works great until you run into dependency issues and the suggested action is to ...
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I cannot update Kali Linu via apt-get, it's a fresh install

I installed Kali for the second time, since I tried to update to Sana. And now I can't update. It looks like it's using kotnet.kuleuven.be:53 specifically, which is this University log-in for internet ...
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Where to reset sources list for apt-get on Mint 16?

I'm trying to fix my apt-get, as it has been 404ing on sudo apt-get update for a while. However, nothing I do seems to fix these numerous 404s. It appears that there are many different places to ...
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Upgraded from Wheezy to Jessie, but aptitude still hits wheezy URLs

I upgraded Wheezy to Jessie by following the release notes - chapter 4, but now when I do an aptitude update I get URLs containing wheezy in them: root@debian:/home/paullik# aptitude update Hit http:...
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How to hide foreign architecture?

I have an amd64 Debian but I had to install some i386 packages. I don't want to remove this foreign architecture, I just would like to hide it so that, for example, when I seach for libc in aptitude I ...
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Will application version <X> be available natively in Ubuntu version <Y>?

Specifically I want to know if MySQL 5.7 will be available natively (fully integrated, no fiddling with repositories) in Ubuntu 15.04. But I'm really more interested in a general answer, like, is ...
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Aptitude aborts automatically after running resolver

I'm having some issues with aptitude. I'm attempting to install all the fonts available in the debian repos, but apt-get doesn't seem to like the command apt-get install ttf* (its conflict resolver ...
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List of recently installed apt packages

I just spent an hour trying to solve dependencies to build freeCAD from their slightly outdated Wiki. Is there a way to get the packages I installed in the last hour or day with apt-get or aptitude? ...
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How to fix apt-get missing key error after adding deb source for package?

I'm using Mint Linux 17. I tried to install a debian package by adding a repository to my source list like so: # add heroku repository to apt echo "deb http://toolbelt.heroku.com/ubuntu ./" > /etc/...
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Cannot install any packages in Ubuntu

I am not able to install any packages into my system using apt. My system was perfect yesterday Have a look please: $ sudo apt-get install indicator-stickynotes Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to temporarily try dev branch of a Git project for which I used aptitude to install stable branch?

I have installed Zathura via aptitude and am running the Debian “Jessie” packaged version. I want to temporarily download and test the development branch from their Git project repository. I’m afraid ...
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aptitude search something # print only package names, no extranea?

aptitude (the less-user-hostile wrapper on apt-get, for you oldsters), searches and prints too much when it finds packages. If I only want to see package names, what type? I suppose a clever cut ...
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Installed Wheezy package on Squeeze, how to rollback?

I 'accedentley' installed a wheezy package (by including the source in my sources.list) to a squeeze system. For the last few days I've been trying to restore it but I have no luck. Here is the ...
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Is there an equivalent of arch linux's yaourt in debian?

I am an arch linux user using some debian machines. I am very used to using yaourt to install any and every random thing I can think of so that even random packages are version controlled on my system....
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apt-get update still doesn't find autoconf

I'm using Debian Squeeze, was trying to update automake and then in the process of configuring found that autoconf was too old. Trying to install autoconf, I get this: apt-get install autoconf ...
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Installing build-essentials with linux-headers package

I'm trying to update the network card drivers on my Debian based server. I'm following this guide: Driver installation guide I reached the step aptitude install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -...
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How do I see aptitude “Search patterns”? (~n, ~i, ~U,..)

While opening man aptitude I see this in many places: (see the section “Search Patterns” in the aptitude reference manual). How do I open this reference manual? I want to find patterns like ~i (...
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Mark package never to be installed with aptitude

I'm using aptitude as package manager in Debian. How to mark the package never to be installed by it? Because from time to time, when I install some gnome utilities etc., systemd package gets ...
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Debian is saying that i'm out of space when ever i try to install or remove packages

here's the return from df: ~$ df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/debian-root 321041 310074 0 100% / udev 10240 ...
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How can I find out what distro I am running? [duplicate]

I have been assigned to do a job on a server but am unsure what dist is running. /proc/version tells me: Linux version 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5.028stab079.2 (root@rhel5-build-x64) (gcc version 4.1.2 ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04: apt/aptitude debug information

I have an issue mentioned here: during update from 10.04 to 12.04 The workaround: apt-get -f install -o APT::Immediate-Configure=false python-minimal seems to work, but there are two problems with ...
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How do I restore original configuration file that's in the home directory?

I'm asking in general but also because I'd like to know how to restore a configuration file of the Transmission bittorrent client (apt package is named transmission-gtk). I'm on Ubuntu 13.10, and it ...
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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} libc6-...
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E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored…” when tunning “sudo aptitude update”?

This is what the end of output after I run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 12.04: 35% [Working]W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/eclipse-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources 404 ...
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Could not perform immediate configuration on 'perl'

I'm trying to upgrade a debian squeeze system to wheezy. I've done an apt-get update && apt-get -V upgrade on squeeze, then changed my source.list to reference wheezy not squeeze. then, apt-...
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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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