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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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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Why doesn't the installation of the mysql-server package create a root account?

It's not the Why? that matters. It's the How can I do it myself? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server. I just want to install a MySQL server, but for some reason it wont let me. When I run apt-get ...
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Is there a way to add a ppa using the python apt module?

I need to add a ppa to remote servers using a python script. The bash equivalent of what I want to do is: $ add-apt-repository ppa:user/ppa-name I'm assuming it would look something like this: ...
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Debian aptitude: determine which repository a package is coming from? [closed]

In Aptitude, how can I tell where a package is coming from? I've set up my apt sources.list and preferences files for pinning, but I just want to make sure I'm not unknowingly upgrading to packages ...
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uninstall extras installed by apt-get install

I ran apt-get install gnome-terminal and apt-get install gnome-desktop on my linux box. It was just a command line box before that. Both of these things had like around 100mb of files to install - I ...
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Upgrade from Debian Lenny to Squeeze with apt-get

I just upgraded my system from Lenny to Squeeze following the steps posted here. I followed all the steps using apt-get (in the upgrade from Etch to Lenny i used aptitude as suggested) and the upgrade ...
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/etc/cron.daily/apt: Segmentation fault

I have a system that I set up with Maverick and the "automatically apply security updates" setting. It is now sending e-mail on a daily basis: Subject: Anacron job 'cron.daily' on gwen ...
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How to 'apt-get upgrade' a debootstraped chroot jail from outside?

I have a daemon running in a chroot jail that I have generated with debootstrap. I'd like to remove apt and dpkg from the jail, but I want to keep the other packages updated. Can I upgrade the ...
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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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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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apt-get purge portmap

i had rpc.statd open on port 111 on a relatively fresh install of debian squeeze. i did an apt-get purge portmap as i wanted to disable rpc services and close the open port on my box; i was presented ...
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apt-get update getting 400 URI Failure message

I have setup my ubuntu vps recently, but suddenly I keep getting this error message when I try to do apt-get update E: Method gave invalid 400 URI Failure message I have try to comment out 2 by ...
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What does “Provides:” mean in the output of apt-cache showpkg?

man apt-cache has this to say on the matter: showpkg displays information about the packages listed on the command line. Remaining arguments are package names. The available versions and reverse ...
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Virtuell Packages keept back when updating

the one or other might have seen this message when working with apt: The following packages have been kept back: some-package The usual solution to this problem is to manually install the ...
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dist-upgrade to squeeze wants to remove apt

why does dist-upgrade to squeeze want to remove apt and how can I fix it? $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Why can I not find kernel-image

I'm attempting to remotly install Debian Etch on a CentOS system using the tutorial here, when I get to the steps: apt-cache search kernel-image ... apt-get -y install kernel-image-2.6-686 apt is ...
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Ubuntu dpkg, non interactive installation

I am trying to install a bunch of .deb files without having to interact with them. MySQL Server for example will prompt for an interactive menu to enter an administrative password upon the dpkg's ...
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apt sources.list ssh:// with custom port

I've setup my own repository which I want to use SSH as the protocol. I managed to get everything working with an SSH key using port 22. Now, I would like to change the SSH port. I've already changed ...
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How to get notified by installed/removed packages from dpkg/apt/aptitude?

I'm writing a Python system script and I need to be notified when a program gets installed/upgraded/removed. First of all, I thought to interface my application to an apt-dbus daemon. Unluckily I've ...
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How to force debian linux apt-get installer to install unstable/specific version of packages?

I want to force the install system on debian linux, apt-get, to install unstable (i.e. a later version) of a package, later than the stable one recognised by the debian package maintainer. This ...
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apt-mirror does not mirror the i18n directory

I need to setup a local Ubuntu mirror so the whole network doesn't need to hit remote servers in order to update and install new packages. Following a brief tutorial found here, I managed to get a ...
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Apt-get and aptitude not working in Ubuntu 9.04 KVM environment

I don't seem to get apt to work on a KVM in a Ubuntu 9.04 box. The virtual machine is an Ubuntu server. Network does seem to work (I can ping and attempt ssh connections, for instance), but running ...
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Why can't i install mongodb 3.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 32bit?

I have followed all the official istructions listed here: official page In detail, i have done: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv 7F0CEB10 (seems ok) echo "deb ...
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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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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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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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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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Tunnel apt traffic from private network through public to the internet

I've got 4 Servers under the following config: Servers 1 and 3(Web Server, Mail server respectivelly): NIC1: Public Network, Connected to the Internet NIC2: Private Network, Communication between ...
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Question to apt sources.list

is this the right format: http://mirror/debian/security squeeze/updates main contrib non-free or this: http://mirror/debian/security squeeze-updates main contrib non-free squeeze/updates VS ...
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how to interpret messages with package dependencies problems using apt

I'm having some problems to install some packages in a Debian box. The problem is more related with the error message interpretation. I'm trying to install the libssl-dev. So I fired a shell and I ...
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How do I see the original version of a config file installed with apt-get?

I have a server running Ubuntu and a program which was installed with apt-get install and I'd like to see the unmodified config file (e.g. /etc/foo/foo.cfg) so that I can diff it against the current ...
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how can i install apt-get on Centos

I am getting: yum install apt Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * addons: mirror.ash.fastserv.com * base: mirror.nexcess.net * extras: ...
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I can't get rid of apache2

It's obvious that I am a newbie with server administration; my goal is to reach the knowledge needed to working with web services. I played with my Debian server, and I messed up apache2; Now I want ...
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Pinning based on origin of a reprepro repository

I'm on Ubuntu 10.04, and trying to set up a repository using reprepro. I'd also like the pin everything in that repository to be preferred over anything else, even if packages are older versions. (It ...
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Is there a debian lenny patch to allow apt-get to work with sftp?

I would like to write things like this in /etc/apt/sources.list: deb sftp://someuser@some.server.org/path other stuff When I try this, apt-get complains that there is no sftp method for apt: # ...
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List of newly-installed apt packages

Is there a good way to determine which apt packages were installed by the user/admin (as opposed to getting installed by default upon OS install)? The list doesn't have to be comprehensive - can ...
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sudo apt-get install mysql-server fails

I'm coming from a fresh install of Ubuntu server 9.10 and trying to install mysql-server by using 'sudo apt-get mysql-server' I get the following errors: dan@dev:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Unrespected pinning in Ubuntu with aptitude

I'm running an Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) system, but would like the beta Lucid repositories enabled for some packages I need bleeding-edge versions of. I'm trying to use apt-pinning so that they will ...
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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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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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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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Debian: How to use “apt-get install” without upgrading dependencies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get apt-get to ignore some dependencies? I need to install some packages. The package A has the package B as a dependency and requires to be (>2.0). I have ...
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How can I log all changes to Ubuntus packaging system?

I have an ubuntu box and I want to get/log all changes to the packaging system (apt/dpkg) so I can reproduce them on an other machine. My goal is to extract an update script to reproduce the same ...
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Want to run asp.net 4 website on Ubuntu. Is it this simple?

Hello I'm a Windows guy and would like to build a small, portable, mini ITX web servers with free software. My application is ready. It's ASP.NET 4.0 connected to MySql 5. It runs on my Windows ...
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How to run Postgresql 8.2 on Debian lenny?

We are running a legacy application which requires PostgreSQL 8.2 on Debian Etch. Since Debian dropped support for etch, we're seriously considering to upgrade to Debian Lenny. However, we are stuck ...
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Install Previous Version of PHP Package from Debian Testing Using Apt

Is there a way to install an older Debian testing repository version of a package using apt-get? Specifically, I am looking to install the latest version of PHP 5.2.x on Debian Lenny. The last time ...
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Linode vm with Ubuntu 9.04 can't find vim-full package

I have fresh linode with ubuntu 9.04. When I try to install the full vim with this command sudo apt-get install vim-full i get Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done E: ...
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apt-get upgrade failing on debianutils

Using apt-get dist-upgrade to upgrade software on a server, I get the following error: Extracting templates from packages: 100% Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 28575 files and ...
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Centralized ubuntu update server

I am in the process of configuring a Central Update Server so we can better manage the security updates on our ubuntu based cloud servers. Here is my plan so far Install apt-mirror on cloud instance ...
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Unable to apt-get install nginx-extras package on top of nginx 1.7.9

I am attempting to install Phusion Passenger for nginx on a dev Ubuntu box following this guide from the passenger website. I have Nginx installed and running already, version is 1.7.9-1~trusty. I ...