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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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What's the difference between security.debian.org/debian-security and deb.debian.org/debian-security for Debian 12?

Continuing http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/541569 (which refers to the outdated Debian 10 and is unspecific/unclear in other ways, and the only answer to which is around 4 years old and at ...
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Why am I still getting package authentication warnings even after disabling validity check on Debian 8?

I'm still running Debian 8 "Jessy" on my outdated Banana Pi BPI-R1 hardware. But now, when I try to install a package, I get WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! After ...
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Could not read status of path (which was just about to install): Input/output error

I am using Debian bullseye without systemd (devuan) and today I wanted to upgrade my packages. So I typed sudo apt upgrade It didn't work because I got the following error (note that this error was ...
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“The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 23F3D4EA75716059”

I try to update Debian but I get the following error message: % sudo aptitude update Hit http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye InRelease Hit http://deb.debian.org/debian-security bullseye-security ...
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What's going on with aptitude and 49 installed versions ofdocker?

It appears I have 49 version of docker CE installed. # aptitude show -v docker-ce | grep -e Version | wc -l 49 I'm investigating a docker issue (which I'll post in another question) and I found this. ...
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"The following packages have been kept back", a new twist on an old puzzle

Very much what the title says. The new twist is that I am aware of this and of this and of this discussions, and relative replies. But... me@me:~$ sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://fr....
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APT keeps trying to install a package that it cannot install, and now I can't install anything

I am using a Debian testing system as a persistent live system on a USB stick (using live-build). This means that the kernel etc. cannot be upgraded, since they are on a read only partition. I've ...
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aptitude says I'm running outdated binaries

whenever I run sudo apt install package-name I get the following message at the end of the output: User sessions running outdated binaries: user @ session #2: plasmashell[1666] this stays after ...
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Logrotate not installed as a systemd service

I have installed via apt logrotate. However I don't see any systemd service. Does this requires a separate process for setting up logrotate as a systemd service? root@myserver:~# apt install -y ...
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Debian 10 apt update suddenly stopped working without config change: Unknown error executing apt-key

I am having a problem with apt update on Debian Buster which suddenly stopped working a few days ago. I have compared the /etc/apt directory with the backup and there seem to be no changes whatsoever. ...
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How to recover packages downgraded by aptitude?

I am installing fsl. In a brandnew vps with Debian10, the command works perfectly. wget -O- http://neuro.debian.net/lists/buster.au.full | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/neurodebian.sources.list ...
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Debian VPS : can't apt-get update

I have debian on a VPS and when I do "sudo apt-get update" it failed like this : Reading package lists... Done W: Failed to fetch http://apt.pm2.io/ubuntu/dists/stable/InRelease Could not ...
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Kali (WSL2) installing kali-linux-default: Unable to fetch some archives

After apt-get install kali-linux-default I'm getting: Ign:1 http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling/non-free amd64 wce all 1.42-beta-0kali3 Ign:2 http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling/main amd64 ...
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Accidentally uninstalled “apt” fro Ubuntu 18.04. How do I reinstall it?

I deleted apt-get by accident, and now I'm having problem reinstalling it. Here is what I did dpkg -r apt (uninstalled apt-get) I tried to download apt.deb files and install back with sudo dpkg -i ...
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broken packages occur when to install aptitude in debian

I want to install aptitude in my latest debian10.0.4(host is debian9,virtual machine in the host is debian10.0.4): sudo apt-get install aptitude Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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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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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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