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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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 ...
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Upgrading nginx-full 1.2.1 to nginx 1.2.6 from PPA on Ubuntu 12.10

I'm trying to upgrade nginx 1.2.1 to version 1.2.6 on ubuntu 12.10, but with no luck. I've previously installed nginx using apt-get install nginx-full because I needed the modules instead of building ...
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ufw blocking apt

I have the same Problem as described here, but the given solution doesnt work for me: ufw blocking apt and dns When I add the rule ufw deny out to any, and add the port 80, 443/tcp, ssh-port as ...
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Ubuntu to list relevant security advisories

If I want to find out what security updates there are on a redhat/centos server and the coresponding security advisory I can run this command: yum --security list-security That would include data ...
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Removing an ubuntu package with chef

An older version of a cookbook installed a package that I no longer want on my systems. My understanding is that chef doesn't have a straightforward way to explicitly remove a package, so I resorted ...
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How does aptitude determine what version of a package/application to install? i.e. Apache 2.2 vs 2.4

So I wasted several days dealing with a lame Apache2 bug that was fixed in Februry 2012. I couldn't figure out why I was experiencing the bug still until I discovered my version Apache2 was a 2.2.x ...
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Filesystem owner changed by mistake [closed]

I ran this command on my ubuntu server 12.04 by mistake: chown someuser / -R On RHEL it would be fixed by this command: rpm --setugids -a Is there anyway to fix it in ubuntu server?
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Problems upgrading to Python 3.3 and setting up Django [closed]

I'm new to Linux and am trying to set up Python / Django on my machine! I installed Python 3.3 from the source file and it was compiled into /usr/local/bin. Then I created a symbolic link between ...
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Where BIND9 saves its cache?

On Ubuntu 12.04 I installed BIND9 via apt-get install. I configure the server in a very simple way and it works in name resolution. Now I'm curious to read (if it's possible) its cache. Reading the ...
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Installing MySQL on Ubuntu 12 fails on a clean installation

I do have the problem, that even if I uninstall mysql completely and do a restart, it still doesn't install mysql. This is the error I get: Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig Abhängigkeitsbaum ...
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Why do signed deb packages say they're not authenticated when copied to my private deb repo?

Quick Version I have set up a private deb repository and copied some signed deb packages into it. I have installed the signing key locally. However when I try to install from the repo I get this ...
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How can I download a package and all of its dependencies with apt-get

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to use apt-get to download a package and all of it's depenedcies. Those packages will have to be installed on computers with no internet connection, so in ...
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How to install apt-get on a busybox embedded system?

My embedded system is for sh4 CPU. The debian distribution may get on http://www.si-linux.co.jp/pub/debian-sh/lenny-sh4/ I get the apt*.deb and extract the data.tar.gz. After setup the ...
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PSQL 64bit driver error

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 64bit server setup under Hyper-V. I have installed Pervasive 64bit SQL drivers so that a stock-updater script can run daily (Updates external MySQL database from another local ...
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apt-get upgrade to exclude some updates

I want to exclude some package(s) when choosing to apt-get upgrade. I'm thinking an edit to source.list probably? For example, maybe a package that updates often with minor point releases, or minor ...
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Check for updates of a specific Debian package list

The setup I run a Debian Squeeze host that I use to build a multilanguage project (python, java, php...) and generate custom packages (debian and RPM) automatically (through jenkins) The problem ...
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Use apt-get source on a debian repo without using /etc/apt/source.list

I'm trying to use apt-get source as a regular user on a debian squeeze system. I want to retrieve the sources for cyrus-imapd-2.4 from the testing/wheezy repository. apt-get source works without ...
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Differences between “apache”'s installations

Using Ubuntu 12.04, are there any differences between installing Apache httpd using sudo apt-get install apache2 (as the guide of Ubuntu says - https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/httpd.html ) ...
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Debian keyring error: “No keyring installed”

I have a Debian Squeeze EC2 AMI. On booting up an instance with it and trying to install packages with apt-get I get errors saying there is no keyring installed. Here is the error with apt-get update: ...
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Confusing message getting php5 source [closed]

I got the following message on my Turnkey linux machine while trying to get the source code for my current version of PHP5: root@lamp:~# apt-get source php5 Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Permission Mystery - apt-get and other system utilities have 000 permissions

I'm trying to track down this strange behavoir for years now. Always after installing software-updates the permissions of a lot of system-tools are broken as you can see below. I am reasonable ...
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Debian - “WARNING: untrusted versions of the following packages will be installed!”

When i try to install or update any packages I get: Untrusted packages could compromise your system's security. You should only proceed with the installation if you are certain that this is what you ...
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issues installing with apt-get on fresh install

Fresh server install of 12.04 ubuntu 64BIT. Any ideas as to why this is not working? root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install kvm libvirt-bin Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Upgrade to the latest php by aptitude

I'm install php5 by aptitude, but php release the new version and recommend we upgrade. But I unwant to compile the new version by myself. How to upgrade the php to the newest version by aptitude?
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apt-get update directly after boot results in many Ign and Hit, resulting in 'no installation candidate' errors

I'm experiencing a strange issue with a fabric script I'm using to bootstrap a server on EC2. I launch a stock Ubuntu 12.04 AMI (ami-3d4ff254), wait for it to start, then proceed with: with ...
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php5-gd shows in “php -i | grep -i gd” but not in phpinfo();

I am trying to enable GD in my installation of Apache2, PHP5 and MySQL on my Ubuntu server. I installed php5-gd with: apt-get install php5-gd And when I run php -i I get: gd GD Support => ...
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apt-get sub-process returned an error code (1)

I recently removed apache2 from my linode ubuntu server with: apt-get --purge remove apache2 Then tried to install it again (apt-get install apache2). But since then, I can't use apt-get anymore, I ...
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Install from backport with apt fail

So little question, I've got this: redis-server: Installed: 2:1.2.6-1 Candidate: 2:1.2.6-1 Version table: 2:2.4.15-1~bpo60+2 0 100 http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports/ ...
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nginx 1.2.3 installed but remains at 1.1.19

I've installed nginx 1.2.3 by adding a new ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nginx However, nginx -v still gives me 1.1.19. What happened? ...
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How to version lock packages in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

On CentOS exists the yum versionlock option, where you can lock a package to a specific version, so it is never upgraded past that. I would like that puppet-server-2.7.19-1 puppet-2.7.19-1 stays ...
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Pull php5 from DotDeb and ignore others packages

I have Debian squeeze installed and this is my /etc/apt/sources.list file: # Debian packages for stable deb http://ftp.lug.ro/debian/ stable main contrib non-free # Security updates for stable deb ...
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Debian apt dependency mismatch (libc6)

Earlier, I tried to install package via apt-get (cython), but it failed with the Errors were encountered while processing: message, and since then, apt is refusing to install anything. apt-get check ...
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how to get the list of packages present in apt-get autoremove

I know I have some packages ready to be removed if I run apt-get autoremove, but I just want to know which they are, without removing them. How can I list what would be removed without removing them? ...
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How to download source, modify source, recompile and build .deb package?

I have to customize my Apache2 suExec module to ensure some special environment variables getting passed through suExec. How to download the source code form Debian package apache2-suexec, modify ...
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dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'x' missing

I get this warning for several packages every time I install any package or perform apt-get upgrade. Not sure what is causing it; it's a fresh Debian install on my OpenVZ server and I haven't changed ...
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How can I make aptitude show me the files that will be installed for a given package

On ubuntu I would like to know which files that will be installed when running sudo aptitude install ruby-rvm. So first I do sudo aptitude download ruby-rvm. Now I can do aptitude show ruby-rvm, but ...
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Cannot remove RabbitMQ in Ubuntu 10.04

I want to uninstall RabbitMQ on Ubuntu 10.04, and issued the following command: sudo apt-get --purge autoremove rabbitmq-server which uninstalls all its dependencies such erlang libraries, but ...
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How to install package version that was removed from backports?

There is only one version of the libreoffice package in Debian Squeeze Backports: apt-cache madison libreoffice libreoffice | 1:3.5.4-7~bpo60+1 | http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports/ ...
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Package pinning in Debian lenny

I need your advice as I don't know if I hit a bug, or I am misunderstanding something. On a Debian Lenny, I am trying to prevent the installation of two particular packages, when they are requested ...
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Update sphinx from source after apt-get

I'm running the latest debian as OS. I installed Sphinx using apt-get install sphinxsearch However, I need to communicate with sphinx trough PHP. In order to do so I downloaded the latest Sphinx ...
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Apt pin and self hosted apt repo

We have our own apt/deb repository with a handful of packages where we want to control the version. Crucially this includes puppet, which can be sensitive to versions being different. I want our ...
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Overriding dpkg admindir from apt-get options (debian/ubuntu linux)

As part of an OS deployment, I need to maintain sets of debian packages independently of the host operating system. It's pretty straightforward to override the Apt settings for the cache and lists, ...
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Debian asks to autoremove a lot of packages

My Debian wants me to invoke apt-get autoremove There are a lot of packages was installed automatically: apache2.2-bin baobab binfmt-support bluez cheese cheese-common cli-common dasher ...
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How can I get APT to “ignore” a package?

I am running a VPS using Debian unstable with this kernel version: 2.6.32-274.7.1.el5.028stab095.1 I just upgraded my packages and for some odd reason APT wants me to install ...
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How to install two packages that write the same file

Sirs, a conundrum. I have two packages that each create /usr/bin/ffprobe. One of them is ffmpeg from the Deb Multimedia repository, while the other is ffmbc 0.7-rc5 built from source. The hand-rolled ...
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Update ubuntu server to the state of one week ago

I want to have the ubuntu updates on the production servers after they working one week on the staging servers. If I make apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on the production servers after a ...
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How to get a list of security updates on the command line in Debian/Ubuntu

In the GUI tool you can get a list packages with security updates. Can this be done on the command line in Debian or Ubuntu? Normally I might use "apt-get upgrade" which would show me what is being ...
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Suppress user input when installing ganglia on ubuntu

I'm writing a hadoop configuration script, but I'm running into trouble installing ganglia. The script needs to run all the way through without any human intervention. Unfortunately, but when it ...