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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pdf2swf missing on Debian Wheezy

The swftools package for Debian Wheezy does not include pdf2swf. Any clue why it wasn't included anymore? What would be the preferred way to get it installed in Wheezy? For reference here is the ...
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Can I update Ubuntu with active users logged in?

I would like to run apt-get dist-upgrade, but I don't know how this will affect the currently logged in users. How can I find out: 1. will a restart be required 2. will the system be ...
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Previous Version of mySQL on apt-get

I'm trying to download a previous version of mysql-server (5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.04.2) using apt-get, but I can't seem to find the source list with the version that I want. I've done apt-get update to ...
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apt-get fails with unmet dependencies

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04 on AWS and I can no longer install anything on apt-get because I get this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: mysql-server-5.5 : Depends: ...
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PHP from repository, upgrade to 5.5

On my Debian VPS I have installed PHP 5.4 from debian wheezy repository. Now I would like to upgrade PHP to 5.5, but I would like to still be able to continue upgrades by apt-get. Is it good way to do ...
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Apt fails to get sources due compression

My Debian server (3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64) fails to fetch updates from security.debian.org. I think it is caused by repository, because there are only compressed files on the repository. How can I fix ...
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How to create a local apt package proxy?

I'm deploying many many clusters on AWS. In order to ensure uninterrupted deployment of new instances, I'd like to maintain a local apt proxy that keeps a cache of packages. I should be able sync ...
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How to install specific version of sphinx via apt-get on Ubuntu precise?

I want to install a specific version of sphinx on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. I'm using Chef but I think that's incidental to my question. I know generally one can do: apt-get install ...
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Where's the PID directory of Bucardo?

So I've recently installed Bucardo in Ubuntu Server using apt-get, and when i tried to proceed with installing and configuring Bucardo, I was greeted with the installer menu, and when I pressed "P" to ...
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Securely restrict access to a private Debian repository *without* giving shell access

Is there any way to securely give access to a Debian repository, without also giving shell access? I do not want passwords passed in clear text, so the ftp and http transports are not adequate. My ...
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Failed to install Nginx from nginx.org, Debian apt preferences messed up?

I'm trying to install Nginx from the latest release on nginx.org However, the latest package is not picked up: $ apt-get install nginx Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Unable to install software using apt-get in Ubuntu Server

I'm trying to install some software in my Ubuntu Server 12.04 installation, but whenever I try to install it using apt-get or aptitude, I would usually get an error message like this: E: unable to ...
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Apt without ask at night remove some packages

Today i came to work, and found that some of my perl scripts on work server - do not run. The problem is that scripts can not find some libraries that need to work. However, just yesterday, these ...
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apt-get don't support https and can't install the necessery package to do it

On Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64 I'm using Ansible (software to manage and configure machines) to install Passenger and copy the sources.list from another machine. To ...
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apt-get source: Unknown command “source”

Following this tutorial, I'm stuck a this line: $ apt-get source lighttpd Unknown command "source" aptitude 0.6.8.2 Why does my apt-get/aptitude does not support this command? I don't know if this ...
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Cannot install puppet because of unmet dependencies

I'm trying to install puppet on a fresh ubuntu 14.04 machine but I get the following error Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or ...
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Trying to install rSync 3.x on debian 4 etch

Whenver i use the official debian source link, and run the apt-get install rsync Debian automatically install me the rsync version 2.6.9. I can confirm with the following command : rsync ...
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APT FATAL -> Failed to fork

I saw a lot of questions regarding this, but mine seems a little different. Here's what I receive: /etc/cron.weekly/apt-xapian-index: FATAL -> Failed to fork. run-parts: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 production server upgrade

On a Ubuntu 12.04 webserver we´re sending a nigthly report about upgrades for this machine running a cron with upgrade in dry run apt-get update && upgrade --dry-run In past we created a ...
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Apt-get install removed packages

During a puppet run, ia32-libs was installed, this seems to have caused several packages to be uninstalled but I'm not sure why.. Can anyone shine any light on the matter? Here's the apt log entry: ...
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mysql-server : Depends: mysql-server-5.1 but it is not going to be installed

I want to install MySQL on Squeeze (Debian), but I get this error message from apt: mysql-server : Depends: mysql-server-5.1 but it is not going to be installed I have tried to use a different ...
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Make apt ignore a single recommendation

I'm looking to install owncloud, which has this recommendation line: Recommends: curl, exim4 | mail-transport-agent, php5-imagick, php5-apc, libreoffice-writer I want to install all of the ...
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Error when reinstalling apache2

I did an dist-upgrade on Debian Wheezy yesterday and got an error with syslog-nc-core. I found that i should try to reinstall it and tried but it ended with an error that apache2 isnt configured. I ...
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debian LTS : how to keep packages up-to-date with last security fixes using apt

What's the best way to keep packages up-to-date (ie with the last security fixes) without worried about major version update ? For instance, apache2 for squeezeis is 2.2.16 ...
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Ubuntu: package installed, but files missing? [duplicate]

I have been playing around with the /etc/asterisk directory, installing the related pacakge (asterisk-config), removing it, removing the directory manually (just playing around to get the ...
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Broken apt trying to install Cassandra

While trying to install Cassandra on Ubuntu 13.10, the installation crashed and now I'm stuck with broken (?) apt-get. Here is the output of an apt-get install -f: Reading package lists... Done ...
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Prevent APT from overwriting custom files

My server runs a Java application that requires I replace a few java library files with ones I downloaded on my own. This has to do with JCE security extensions and isn't really relevant to my ...
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Renaming debian package

I'm trying to build a customized version of a nginx package for Debian/Ubuntu which had a different set of modules opposed to the default version. What would be the fastest way to modify the debian/ ...
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ubuntu 12.04 apt-get purge php5 doesn't seem to remove php5

I recently made the mistake of upgrading to php5.5 without reading more up on it. It obviously broke my install of apache2.2. I'm in the process of trying to downgrade back to php5.3 or preferable ...
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Install one package from Debian sid on Debian Wheezy?

I need the python-statsd which is only in Debian (sid). What are the steps to install this package under Debian Wheezy please ?
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Segmentation fault during apt-get install

$ apt-get install openssh-server fails with Segmentation fault when it attempts to generate keys. This leaves me with a half-complete installation, but the binaries are in place. I also notice that ...
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Command to auto-update apt sources.list in Debian

Is there a command in Debian that I can run that will update my sources.list file to the best possible servers? I maintain a number of Debian servers, and I've found one of the mirrors has gone ...
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Export apt package list for reuse (debian)

Is it possible to export a list of packages from a (Debian) server, so I can reuse this list and simply hit apt-get install <exported_package_list> on a different server? Can I also pipe a ...
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Debian 7.1 An attempt to commit /etc changes to git failed

I'm running Debian 7.1 edu which install also a LTSP server (fat client). When I try to install/remove any package in chrooted client installation (under /opt/ltsp/i38&) I got the error: An ...
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Get rid of the ubuntu thing that suggests what packages you should install [closed]

I'm finding myself in the unfortunate place of using Ubuntu as a server OS and its tendency to suggest what packages I should install and how to install them when a program I enter in the shell isn't ...
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Apt-dater: Keep specific packages from updating

I am using Apt-dater to manage updating of Ubuntu servers. I have some packages that cannot be updated but want to still update everything else on those servers. I wonder if Apt-dater supports this. ...
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Notifying apt module “apt_update” from custom puppet module

I'm trying to configure APT to not install recommended packages. I'm using puppetforge puppetlabs/apt module so I wish to notify the Exec['apt_update'] resource from that module. I'm using this: ...
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How to use specific apt repository

I'm trying to install imagemagick package from my own repository. Here is my step-by-step: I created apt repository using reprepro utility with conf: Origin: custom-repo.s3.amazonaws.com Label: ...
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stop an apt-get upgrade

I was trying to upgrade just a single package, so I typed sudo apt-get upgrade packagename. (Now I know I'm supposed to use apt-get install for that.) Now apt-get is upgrading everything in my whole ...
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Is there anyway to specify the version of kernel update with apt-get? Debian 7 [closed]

Is possible to select the version of Kernel I need in apt-get? Actually, I need to update it but I had lot of configurations problems with 3.2. Or the only way is compiling the kernel? Thank you
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Debian 6: apt-get gets packages from stable?

I recently started working on a website project for a company that has their own server setup. It's a Debian system, and after a while I noticed ntp wasn't installed and the server was losing time. ...
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Bash script to install packages and report to log file [closed]

I want to be able to log result of running bash script to file. Script itself is pretty simple, its used to install basic packages on fresh install machines and it scheme looks like this sudo apt-get ...
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Wrong version of pg_dump on Ubuntu

I originally installed postgres 9.2 on Ubuntu and later upgraded to 9.3 according to the instructions here: http://www.postgresql.org/download/linux/ubuntu/ (using the postgres apt repository). ...
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apt-get on aws won't install zip

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-21-generic i686) on AWS. When I try and install unzip I get the following errors: sudo apt-get install unzip Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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apt warnings with HP SDR/MCP repo on Ubuntu

I'm using the HP SDR system (MCP specifically) for Linux packages to manage the HP hardware RAID, iLo, etc. The kernel drivers for the hardware are upstream, so these are just management utilities. ...
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phpmyadmin have unmet dependencies

I use debian 6.0.6, before I install phpmyadmin, I install this: apt-get update && apt-get -y install apache2 apache2-doc autoconf automake \ bison ca-certificates ethtool flex g++ gcc ...
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updating, upgrading debian linux server except a package

I was looking for a command line to update/upgrade my VPS with the exception of the web server software. I have Nginx v.1.4.7 on my VPS and don't want it to get updated/upgraded when I run any ...
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How to install package from aptitude which requires another package manually installed?

Imagine situation when you install for example openssl package like this (manually): wget http://openssl.org/source/openssl-1.0.1h.tar.gz tar -xvf openssl-1.0.1h.tar.gz cd openssl-1.0.1h ./config ...
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package manager cannot create users? installation script fails?

It seems that when trying to install any package which requires the creation of a system User and Group, the installer fails with the error: install: invalid user 'username' When it happened the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 - apt-get 404 Not Found [IP: local-dns-server-ip 80] through proxy

I am trying to setup an ubuntu server (12.04 or 14.04) and have installed the server image onto the system I am using. Everything works fine until I try to run sudo apt-get update. When this runs, I ...