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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installing mysql via apt-get with non-default data and logs directories

Is there a way to install mysqld via apt-get and have it a non default path for the data files? I know I can install it with the defaults and then move stuff (I've done that) but then I have about a ...
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Debian Squeeze: apt-get hangs on download packages from our local repository

hope you guys can help me find out a solution to this problem that's causing me headache. My company has a number of front end servers based upon Debian Squeeze, we also set up a local repository ...
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Why does apt-get install also upgrade unrelated packages?

I entered apt-get install sysstat, and not only was sysstat installed, but it also upgraded my version of Hbase. Am I missing something basic here, shouldn't apt-get install only install or upgrade ...
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Install newer version of lua-expat for prosody on 14.04

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and running lua-expat 1.2.0-6 the newest version for Trusty. Prosody throws this error: The version of LuaExpat on your system does not support stanza size limits, ...
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GPG Key not available for Local Apt Repo

We have an Apt-mirror server. We have also a custom repo named 'local' on this server. If I add in sources.list the following line : deb http://aptmirror.example.com/local trusty main The ...
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Cannot upgrade PostgreSQL on Ubuntu

When I run apt-get upgrade, I get the following error : dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of postgresql-9.1: postgresql-client-9.1 (9.1.7-0ubuntu12.04) breaks postgresql-9.1 (<< ...
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how can i install php 5.35 using apt

i tried: apt-cache policy php5-dev and got Candidate: 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.7 How can i get the latest stable version (5.35) using apt, i understand i need to add a repository to my sources but how do ...
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Re install MySQL while ignoring all previous stuff

A few days ago I installed mysql-server on a machine and then discovered that it was putting it's data file on a partition without nearly enough room. So (because there was nothing I cared about in ...
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Ubuntu: unattended-upgrades from a local package archive

I have a local apt archive with a bunch of packages I built in it. The Packages and Release file are generated by apt-ftparchive. The Release file looks like Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 23:04:33 UTC ...
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apt-get update failes to update

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 desktop edition mahcine. This machine is behind proxy server and content filter. I tried adding the following parameter in /etc/apt/apt.conf but it was not working after adding ...