APT, the Advanced Packaging Tool, is Debian's high-level package management system. It is also used by several other Linux-based and Debian-based operating systems.

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How to automate cleanup of config files from past pkgs as reported by “dpkg -l | grep ^rc”

There are a number of pkgs that weren't removed with "apt-get purge" and I would like to automate cleaning them up. You can't apt-get purge apache2.2-common because the pkg is already removed. You ...
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Apt-get install older version of mysql server [on hold]

I am looking to install mysql 5.5.31 via apt-get. I've tried: apt-get install mysql-serve=5.5.31 but that didn't work. I don't know if there are additional repositories that I could add to apt-get ...
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Ubuntu Trusty on EC2 - apt-upgrade with 403 forbidden

When I run apt-get upgrade, I'm getting this error: 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 73 not upgraded. Need to get 413 kB of archives. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space ...
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How to debug packages from repo not showing up in apt-cache?

I have created my own deb repo, and after I on the client did echo 'deb ftp://puppet.example.com ./' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/puppet.list apt-get update apt-cache search puppet I don't see any ...
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Linux package management and security flaws

Is there a mechanism built into rpm or apt that will warn (or prevent) a user from installing a package contains a known security threat? I'm thinking of an RPM like ...
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How to check if an apt mirror has the version of package I required?

Let say I want to query if openssl, 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.12 is available in the mirror, e.g. deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted Any easy command I can check?
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reprepro remove reports “not found” but reprepro list shows the package

I'm trying to remove a package from a local debian repo. reprepro list shows it, but reprepro remove says it's not found. The file exists in the backup directory but not in the pool directory. I guess ...
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“apt-get source” cannot find package but “apt-get install” and “apt-get cache” can find it

I'm trying to download the source of a package but when I run root@proxy:~# apt-get source squid3 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Can not ...
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403 AuthorizedOnly error when attempting apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

For some reason, apt-get upgrade isn't working today. This is what I see when I try to upgrade : root@localhost:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Apt pinning: upgrading a specific package

Today I have discovered apt pinning, it looked great and I've chosen to use it. However I am trying to install some package which need libc6 at a version higher than what is available at a stable ...
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Using puppet to ensure vagrant box is upgraded

I'm using puppet to provision a vagrant box (Ubuntu in this case). After initially starting the vagrant box (vagrant up), running apt-get upgrade will list several updates. I would like to run these ...
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installing from ubuntu ppa on debian including dependencies

I'm trying to install a stable latest version of couchdb on a Debian 7 server. Sadly for me the packages on the Debian repository are old (1.2) and i need 1.4 and up I've decided to try and use the ...
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apt-get refuses to see that dependency is met

I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the packages below and I looked it up, but I can't find what causes this. user@linux-box:~$ sudo apt-get dselect-upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Why debian library packages have numbers in their name? [closed]

I was installing some dependency libraries using apt and I was just wondering why some debian library packages have number in their names. For example: libleveldb1 (while development package is ...
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Where are official Ubuntu PGP keys listed? [closed]

I've been trying to Google this, but so far nothing. Could anything point me to where Ubuntu lists their official PGP keys for packages?
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apt-get source is giving me old version of postfix

I tried to apply VDA patch to postfix, but I see that my installed version is 2.9.6 installed via apt-get install. While when I try to get source apt-get source, it gave me 2.9.1. So what is ...
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What can prevent apt from installing higher version

I'm trying to install a specific version of a package (python-neutronclient), but apt is failing to do that due to old packages. This happens even though new packages are available. Aptitude also ...
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update nginx 1.4.4 to 1.4.5 trying to overwrite X which is also in package Y

I get this error while trying to upgrade: Preparing to replace nginx 1.4.4-4~raring (using .../nginx_1.4.5-1~raring_amd64.deb) ... Unpacking replacement nginx ... dpkg: error processing ...
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Dependency errors while running apt-get -f install

I was having issues with /boot being full and trying to run apt-get -f install. Now that I have cleared out some space in /boot I am getting the following dependency errors. Reading package lists... ...
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Debian local apt repo

Using debians ftpsync I've synced amd64 to my local file server, and installed debian over the network using ipxe. It dawned on me, that the content I've downloaded needs to be shared as an apt repo, ...
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I frequently get E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

I'm looking after an Ubuntu 12.04 server behind a rather slow proxy. When attempting any kind of install with lots of dependencies, I frequently get stuck unable to install packages because the proxy ...
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Postgres 9.3 won't work on Debian 7.1

Hi I am having problems installing postgres 9.3 on debian 7.1. I have added the following: deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ wheezy-pgdg main to the file ...
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Installed libssh2-php but no ssh2 with php -m

I use php 5.5.3 on a Ubuntu 13.10 server and want to use ssh2 with php. So I installed libssh2-php with thi command: apt-get instal libssh2-php Installation runs without error. I got a ssh2.ini file ...
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How to get the Package-List of a debian/ubuntu package?

It's possible to view the Package-List of a debian/ubuntu package, using the package management tools like apt, aptitude or dpkg? I need to list the packages provided by a package, the list is ...
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Merging 2 ubuntu repositories into a single offline repository

I am currently running apt-mirror to have a local, offline copy of the entire ubuntu repository (both 32&64), from ubuntu 9.04 to 13.10. Old releases are being apt-mirrored from ...
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How to recreate /etc/cron.daily/apt?

On my Debian 6.0.8 system the /etc/cron.daily/apt file is missing. Therefore, unattended upgrades do not work. How can I recreate/fix /etc/cron.daily/apt?
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Audit files on a Debian box

Is it possible to list every file on the system that does not belong to a package? or if they have been modified? Might need to use something like: apt-get, apt-files, dpkg-query, etc For context, ...
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UFW - deny outbound except for apt-get updates?

What combination of UFW rules would deny all outbound connections except for those which are required to install Ubuntu security updates?
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installing git from debian wheezy backports: anyway i see old package version

I need to install git 1.8.* version. I added backports to my sources.list; Removed current installed git via apt-get remove git; Executed apt-get update to update my packages list aptitude show git ...
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Which apt options for a safe automatic update

Related to my previous question, what apt options should one use when upgrading a package so that: if other packages would be removed as a result of the upgrade, apt will stop without touching ...
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automatic upgrade of debian repo keyrings: how risky?

I wrote a CFEngine policy to manage the packages debian-keyring and debian-archive-keyring on Debian and Debian-based systems. For those packages, I would like to set the policy to addupdate, that is: ...
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Can't open /usr/share/debconf/confmodule - When install using apt-get

I tried installing valgrind using, apt-get install valgrind After downloading the packages, am getting the following error, Setting up tzdata (2013d-0squeeze1) ... .: 9: Can't open ...
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What is the apt equivalent of yum's createrepo?

With yum, I can create a respository from a folder of RPMs with the createrepo tool. What's the equivalent to turn a folder of .deb files into an apt repository? This isn't about mirroring upstream ...
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Using APT how can I install phpMyAdmin without 'apache2' and all of the other gumpf?

I have found that a lot of packages that get installed with APT tend to have many extra packages that get installed, but I am no sys-admin so I generally accept this. As I start to get to grips with ...
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“php5-fpm: unrecognized service” and other issues after reverting from PPA

Added a repository so that I could move from PHP 5.3 to 5.5 easily in Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. After adding the PPA and following most of the suggestions here http://askubuntu.com/a/109544 it seemed that ...
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Update 9.3.x minor verison of postgres on Ubuntu 12.04?

What do I need to do to update Postgres to a new minor version? i.e. 9.3.1 to 9.3.2? All the documentation gives is stop the server and install the new binaries. I need more detailed information on ...
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Exclude sources files for apt-get update

I use an specific command to check security updates: /usr/bin/apt-get update -o Dir::Etc::SourceList=/etc/apt/security.sources.list But when executed it use sources files in ...
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apt-get dependency issue when installing nginx passenger module

Sorry I Have no idea how to fix the dependency problem. My Ubuntu server is 12.04 64 bit $ sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Ubuntu apt-get update vs upgrade

I have a VPS with Ubuntu Server 12.04 and I want maximal stability of my server, which's main purpose is a webserver. What are difference between Update and Upgrade? I can't understand difference. As ...
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Determining date packages were added/removed by apt-get

I recently logged onto a server, and noticed the git package is no longer installed. Would like to investigate, is there a way via apt-get or dpkg to list the date packages were added or removed, or ...
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How to make a copy of an installed Ubuntu machine's packages, without internet access

I have an existing Ubuntu 12.04 server, with all the packages that I need in /var/cache/apt/archives. I have a fresh install of 12.04 at a customer site with (deliberately) no internet access. How ...
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postfixadmin won't create tables structure

I made a wrong installation of Postfixadmin and decided to uninstall it completely and to try again. Although it was working fine before, the tutorial I'm following to create a file server made a ...
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Pinning specific subsection in Debian

I'm trying to pin some packages from a specific subsection (gnome in this case) in Debian jessie. For subsection I mean: gnome, admin, x11, etc… This value is showed by apt-cache in the 'Section' ...
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Adding modules to nginx-light (Debian / dotdeb)

http://packages.debian.org/testing/nginx-light http://packages.debian.org/testing/nginx-full Can I add modules to nginx-light installation that would only be available in nginx-full without ...
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Update computers on private network

I have a small grid of computers that form an analysis cluster. One master node with internet on eth0, and a couple of private static IP workers connected to a switch. The master is also connected to ...
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Slow download speeds (own debian mirror)

I am using ftpsync to have a local version of the debian packages for all of our debian clients. Internally, the traffic from the mirror is at our normal LAN speeds (100 MB/s); however, when a ...
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How to add debian “testing” repository to apt-get

I had difficulty searching for this answer on google and debian documentation! The FAQ page wasnt very clear either. I mean it wasnt 100% idiot-proof clear. https://wiki.debian.org/DebianTesting
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Getting error while running apt-get update

I am getting the following error while running apt-get update on all of the servers. W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: apt-get “failed to fetch”; apt is trying to fetch via old static IP

Sample error: W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/universe/i18n/Translation-en Unable to connect to 192.168.1.70:8118: Now this was working just fine ...
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Passenger package not found after adding phusion repo Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to install the official Passenger (and Nginx) packages from Phusion on an Ubuntu 12.04.3 server. I have the following in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/passenger: deb ...