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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Failed mysql upgrade to 5.5 on debian wheezy

When upgrading debian squeeze to wheezy, the upgrade of mysql to mysql-server-5.5 fails: # apt-get dist-upgrade -u ... Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.31+dfsg-0+wheezy1) ... [ ok ] Stopping MySQL ...
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Error after trying to install php5-mcrypt on Debian Squeeze

I want to install php5-mcrypt, but I get this error after entering a apt-get install php5-mcrypt Error: php5-mcrypt : Hängt ab von: php5-common (= 5.3.3-7+squeeze15) aber 5.3.9-1~dotdeb.2 soll ...
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Prioritise repositories in Ubuntu

We have a few PPA sources on some of our servers which we stick into /etc/apt/sources.list.d . Some of these repos provide same packages (in terms of names) but different versions and possibly ...
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Can't install Nginx on Wheezy

I'm trying to install nginx on wheezy using this code in my deployment script: echo "deb http://nginx.org/packages/debian/ wheezy nginx" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list echo "deb-src ...
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`apt remove` everything except nginx, its dependencies and packages vital to running the system

I have an Ubuntu server with the default package list installed. I'd like to uninstall everything that isn’t nginx, its dependencies, and any other packages required to boot to a tty and run nginx. ...
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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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Configure apt to use proxy in vagrant box

I'm using Vagrant to setup a virtual machine for testing. I would like apt inside the virtual machine to use a proxy on the host machine to allow caching of all the downloads to persist between ...
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How to show uninstalled package size in Debian

Is there a way to show the package size without installing a package in Debian, using apt-get,dpkg or something similar (please don't say install YUM)?
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Removing MongoDB from Ubuntu

I recently started to mess with setting up ReplicaSets. After some testing and playing, I was wanting to remove MongoDB and all settings, and start with a fresh install on all systems to get it ...
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Script to install and activate backports on debian squeeze?

I am looking for a script that would enable debian backports for debian squeeze, something that I could just run and will enable me to install new packages like a decent version of mercurial after, ...
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dpkg-reconfigure: unable to re-open stdin: No file or directory

I am building a provisioning script for a ubuntu vagrant vm, on a ubuntu host, both 12.10 64bit When installing the following packages: sudo apt-get -y install php5-xsl graphviz php-pear unison I ...
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Installing keys with .DEB packages silently fails

I'm trying to create a .DEB package which will install a number of certificates and keys onto a system. To do this, i've gone through the standard package creation process, and thrown two files, ...
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Force apt-get not to upgrade a custom package dkpg [duplicate]

I've created my own deb package for Redis 2.6.11 instead of the very old default version for Ubuntu. All works well except when I do an apt-get upgrade it tries to install what it thinks is the latest ...
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Apt-get hangs at first repo

When I perform an apt-get upgrade or apt-get update, I notice that it can take almost a minute when connecting to a repo. For example, when doing a aot-get upgrade, it will be stuck for about a ...
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Difference between unattended-upgrade & apt-get dist-upgrade

Assume I need to write a cron job to automate the installation of security update daily, which command I should use for better reliability?
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installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

I found many complains with same error but for different packages. However, i couldn't understand essence of this error and how to fix it. Pls. help if you have any clue about it. It appeared first ...
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Updating db server with no internet connection

I have a database server running Ubuntu 12.04. The db server is connected to a load-balancer(HAProxy) on a LAN network and the LB is connected to the internet. So the db server has no direct ...
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Debian apt-get update won't work

I have a Debian machine (Linux debian 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Fri Feb 15 15:39:52 UTC 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux) running behind a NAT with a couple of ports forwarded for SSH and Web. I can access the web ...
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Apt-get error when upgrading mysql from running out of room

I ran out of room on my drive on an ec2 instance and it mounted the overflow /tmp space. I noticed this when I did an apt-get update/upgrade and the upgrade failed because it had no more room on tmp. ...
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How to apt-get install a package for Ubuntu Quantal from Ubuntu Precise 12.04

On Ubuntu Precise 12.04, the package osm2pgsql is currently at 0.70.5+r25090-2ubuntu2. However I need to install a newer version 0.80 but apt-get update does not provide the newer version. Question: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server on VMWare - apt-get failing to hit repos

So, I have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit server instance running on VMWare player. Everything appears fine at the surface. Even internet connectivity appears good as I can perform both pings out to ...
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Downgrade php5-cgi using APT on Debian

I have lighttpd install with PHP5.4 installed I need to downgrade it to 5.3.2 (possibly older/newer) but I can't install it I tried this apt-get install php5-cgi=5.3.2 but it says "E: Version ...
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SSH session never closes when executing “apt-get install”

Problem When running apt-get install in an SSH session, the session never closes. Example: ssh user@target "sudo apt-get -y install my_package" The my_package does get installed properly, but the ...
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Using snapshots with reprepro to enable rollbacks

I'm using reprepro to maintain a Private Package Archive of internal packages. There is no straightforward way to keep multiple version of a package available using reprepro (see here), but it does ...
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Search for installed unavailable packages (backports and 3rd party)

I would like to remove any packages that I installed from third party repositories. I recently installed some backports from PPA repositories, and I suspect one of them broke my Ubuntu 12.04 server ...
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TurnKey LAMP can't install PHP GD Library

When I try to install the GD Library for PHP on my TurnKey LAMP appliance, I get the following message: root@lamp ~# apt-get install php5-gd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to inform Ubuntu 12.04 apt-get about older installed version of php

I asked this on stackoverflow, but I think it was the wrong audience/forum Recently installed php5.3.22 on Ubuntu 12.04 from an excellent install script. This works perfectly. The issue I have is ...
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Debian // synchronize packages/version between multiple servers

I'm currently managing a dozen servers. apt-cacher-ng is installed on the development server to maintain the packages. The idea is to have exactly the same version and number of packages on the ...
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how to pass parameters to puppet modules?

What is the best practice for configuration of puppet modules? I have puppet 2.7.11. I find this way quite messy, it looks like using global variables. node default { $always_apt_update = true ...
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Debian 6 Synaptic Package Monitor checkboxes are acting like no software is installed

I was playing with package manager on my debian squeeze, was trying to install php 5.4 instead of php 5.3 and now it acts like everything is removed, I dont see any green "checkboxes" on already ...
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apt-get authentication error in OpenVZ Debian container

Whenever I receive upgraded packages from security.debian.org, I get the following error: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! apache2 apache2-mpm-prefork apache2.2-common ... ...
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I manually deleted my /etc/php5/ config files and now they don't reinstall

I wanted a clean reinstall of php5-cli, php5-common, php5-fpm. So what I did was: rm -rf /etc/php5 rm -rf /usr/local/lib/php5 rm -rf /usr/local/php5 rm -rf /usr/lib/php apt-get autoremove php5* ...
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apt upgrade error on My Book Live [closed]

I have a WD My Book Live network drive (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=280) on my LAN. I can SSH on the network drive which seems to run Debian: >> cat /etc/issue Debian ...
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Unattended upgrades doesn't upgrade (or does nothing at all)

I've been trying to make the package unattended-upgrades running under Debian GNU/Linux (7.0) with no success so far. The steps I have followed: Install unattended-upgrades Enable it sudo ...
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install package from debian backports pool

I want to upgrade my dovecote installation to version 2. I discovered the package here. I also already added deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main to my sources.list. ...
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apt-get proxy for specific repos?

Please bear with me, I've searched as best I can with no apparent solutions. I'm behind my companies firewall, we have a couple of proxy servers that we can use to get out onto the big wide internet. ...
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Chef Opscode apt cookbook - apt-get install returned 100, expected 0

I'm running Chef solo (version 11.4.0) on a clean VPS with Ubuntu 12 installed, and I'm having some problems with apt. The problem was that any package command raised an error: Chef::Exceptions::Exec ...
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Can't run any apt-get update without killing server

I have an ubuntu 12.04.2 that dies after I tried to do an upgrade on it. E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. So I run that and get the ...
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debsecan won't launch on debian wheezy

I've insalled the package debsecan in debian wheezy with 3.7.1 kernel. when I try to run it it gives me this output: error: while downloading ...
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Can't find the archive-keyring on amazon instance

Im relatively new to this so please bear with me .. Im running an amazon instance with ubuntu 11.10 and after performing apt-get upgrade everything with my package manager went haywire if i try ...
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apt-get upgrade will run on command line but not from cron bash script

Running the following commands on the command line works fine $sudo apt-get update $sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Port forwarding, iptables apt-get not working

I'm currently setting up my server. I use proxmox which similar to vmware. Important thing to know is that i only have 1 external IP address. On my server, I forward port 80 and 443 to virtual host ...
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How to install packages with APT without user interaction?

I have a script that downloads and replaces kernel headers in Debian squeeze. function fixHeaders(){ #Replace the kernel headers from OVH with standard kernel headers... aptitude -y install ...
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Debian shell script to update server software

A lot of my server software is installed via apt-get and I was wondering if there is a small shell script I can get which will will update all of this software. Also do I need to restart my server ...
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How do I get apt-get to reinstall a package and run the set up scripts?

So I installed mailutils (apt-get install mailutils) and when I did a nice little setup screen popped up and started asking me questions. I guess I screwed up and cancelled out before I had all the ...
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Replace yum with apt on CentOS 5? [closed]

I used to have apt available on my CentOS server, but I had to reinstall and now I have yum. I've searched on how to replace it with no results. If anyone could help, thanks! I am on CentOS 5.9, if ...
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ssh'ing via a proxy, but connect is not found

I installed debian from a business card cd iso (basically a very stripped down version of it). I am trying to ssh to a machine via a proxy (set up in my .ssh/config), but am receiving an error: ssh ...
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Prevent apt-check from eating all my memory

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, with server of 512MB RAM, the apt-check is using up to 250 memory and cause my system to un-usable every night, e.g. ps ax | grep apt 14895 ? DN 0:02 /usr/bin/python ...
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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 to add package and its dependencies to my own apt repository

I'm setting up an apt repository to manage dependencies for servers that I build. I'm doing this because I want to be able to repeatably build the exact same server over and over again. There are ...