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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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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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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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Debian: How to get rid of half-installed packages after aborted installation of kde-standard?

I accidentally executed "apt-get install kde-standard" on a system with a very small root partition (6 GB). The installation stopped when the disk was full. You can imagine the mess I have on the ...
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Virtualbox / Vagrant “closed by remote host” during routine use

I am attempting to install OpenTreeMap in a Ubuntu environment. Hosted at DigitalOcean, one of their "Droplets". As part of the install process I have installed and configured Virtual Box and Vagrant ...
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On Debian, how to audit installed packages against packages in a particular repository?

I manage a number of Debian servers and usually track the Debian stable repository but occasionally install from the Debian testing repository or third party sources. For audit purposes, on each ...
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Unable to locate package openjdk-7-jdk

I am using a base edition of Debian and am trying to install Java 7 on it using this command: root@server:~# apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk However, I end up getting this error: Reading package ...
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mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.32-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) … start: Job failed to start

Seems this issue is common but I cannot solve it. How do I reinstall mysql-server. Every time I try, I receive this crash message. Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.32-0ubuntu0.12.04.1) ... start: ...
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Puppet - How to install git 1.8.x which isn't in default packages

How would you automate the installation of a specific version of git using puppet? apt-get update && apt-get install git-core on my 12.04 ubuntu server results in git version 1.7.9. I must ...
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Puppet: maintaining apt sources.list

I'm using puppet to maintain a growing pile of debian machines. These will be maintained from their initialization onwards. This means that one step will be setting the apt 'sources.list' file and ...
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Fix security vulnerability in dnsmasq on Ubuntu 12.04

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server using dnsmasq and recently ran into the following security vulnerability which does not seem to have a fix on 12.04. ...
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Deferring updates in cron-apt

Every day I get an email from cron-apt if there are updates available for my Debian systems (I use it in download-only mode). A typical email might look like CRON-APT RUN [/etc/cron-apt/config]: Tue ...
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nagios plugin for apt return code 3

I'm using a nagios plugin to check for apt updates. But sometimes (i think once a day) I get an error like this: Aug 11 14:05:27 Client nrpe[16668]: Connection from Server-IP port 2731 Aug 11 ...
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Can a single Apt-Cacher serve multiple Debian versions?

I have multiple machines running Debian 6 (Squeeze) and 7 (Wheezy). I set up an Apt-Cacher server on a Debian 7 box, for the Debian 7 instances to use. Can this also be used (with the same wheezy ...
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AWS Ubuntu 11.04 failing to apt-get update/upgrade

First, let it be known that it has been quite some time since I upgraded this particular server. When I execute sudo apt-get update most of the endpoints seem to be reached fine. However there are a ...
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How to create a init.d script for openssh-server which was compiled and installed from source using configure + make + make install?

I have installed openssh-server in my Ubuntu PC using apt-get install openssh-server. The version is 5.9. Now, I would like to compile and install openssh-server version 6.2 from source codes. I have ...
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How to automate changed config files during apt-get upgrade in Ubuntu 12

I like to use "knife cloudstack server create ..." to build a new VM. My bootstrap template starts off with an "apt-get update" and "apt-get -y upgrade". The upgrade then halts with: 10.190.113.11 ...
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Debian Wheezy - apt-get upgrade fault

Today I want to upgrade a server, but it lag on java 8 upgrade, I use Ctrl + C and stop upgrade, now when I want to upgrade, I have this problem: Can anybody help me? root@mg1:/home/system# apt-get ...
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apt-get upgrade broken due to failed apt upgrade

Ran an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade today on Ubuntu 12.04. And the process has become stuck trying to upgrade the apt package. It appears the post install script for apt is broken. And I can't ...
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reprepro use when multiple sources have the same codename

I'm investigating the use of reprepro to control what updates get propagated to our servers, and when. The idea is to vet updates by Debian and Ubuntu, and only apply the ones we choose. We want to ...
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why apt is not installing dependencies on Wheezy?

if I run # apt-get install sendmail Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Ubuntu 13.04: apt-get and check-new-release CPU bound

I own a virtual server hosted by a provider. A few hours ago I was notified about the VM being CPU-bound. I couldn't log in and rebooted the server. After the boot, apt-get and check-new-release were ...
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Failed to install ntp via apt-get in Debian

When trying to install ntp (because my server clock is wrong), it just pukes this massive error. Any idea how to fix this? root@pan-prodweb01:~# apt-get install ntp Reading package lists... Done ...
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Installation issue in Ubuntu

i wanted to install ufw in my ubuntu 10.04. but, when i try to instal ufw the apt-get installer stalls my progress by trying too install my-sql server, which i dont want to install right now. Is ...
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openvz: making directory /run/shm persistant?

I just upgraded my server to ubuntu 12.04. But the last updates failed because of an error with the update of the package 'initscripts': Setting up initscripts (2.88dsf-13.10ubuntu11) ... mkdir: ...
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One liner to display which debian packages are missing from one system when compared which another?

I am looking for a one line command that I could use to list all deb packages that are missing from a newly installed system, packages that are installed on a reference system (old one).
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Disallow virtual package in Debian's /etc/apt/preferences

I know I can disallow a particular package in Debian by appending /etc/apt/preferences with: Package: *x11* Pin: release Pin-Priority: -1 But how can I do that for a virtual package like httpd? I'd ...
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Removing sources from sources.list doesn't work

I had recently upgraded to php 5.4 but it was not working for me so I thought I'd remove php 5.4 and re-install php 5.3. I uninstalled php5.4, removed the dotdeb sources from sources.list file, ran ...
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Managing (and pinning) package versions with puppet

I have an installation that I'm trying to manage with puppet. For some of the packages we want to have very tight control over the versions. Since they are critical to our application, we only ...
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Squid3 for Debian updates with upstream proxy

I often need to setup new Debian servers, so I'm trying to setup a Squid proxy to cache apt-get updates/upgrades. But I always have a problem with some specific files it can retrieve. Details: i'm ...
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Is it usually safe to run “apt-get upgrade” (in terms of stability) on a production server?

I often log into my Ubuntu 12.04.2 server (with Postgres 9.2.4 running with live production data) and see something akin to: 4 packages can be updated. 4 updates are security updates. This happens ...
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No APT Recommends with puppet

I use puppet to manage a bunch of Debian servers at work, part if that includes installing packages. One package I install on several systems is nmap which is used to verify that firewall rules are ...
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Building the necessary dependencies when apt-get installing on Ubuntu

I've got an Ubuntu 12.04.2 server and I want to install Postgres 9.2.4. If I wanted to build all dependencies, I couldn't use apt-get build-dep (at least without some finagling) because only 9.1 is ...
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Concern about “apt-get update” in production server

I have a server which is getting a bit outdated as I haven't updated it since a few months. I wanted to try cron-apt but first wanted to do it manually, so I issued a sudo apt-get update as a ...