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 do I ask apt-get to skip any interactive post-install configuration steps?

I have a server build script which uses apt-get to install packages. It then puts pre-written configuration files directly in place, so the interactive post-install configuration dialog in packages ...
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Nodejs : Depends: rlwrap but it is not installable

Just bought a new fresh virtual server in the cloud, Ubuntu 14.04. I updated my packages with apt-get update. Got problems when trying to install node js. I followed this guide: ...
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Install Debian Backports kernel automatically

I've got the following pinnings set: Package: linux-image-amd64 Pin: release a=wheezy-backports Pin-Priority: 1001 Package: * Pin: release a=wheezy-backports Pin-Priority: 499 I get the following ...
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Using Puppet apt module

I'm an absolute beginner at Puppet, and I'm having an issue when I try to install a package via the apt-module. class newrelic { apt::source { 'newrelic':location => ...
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Why some apt-get and aptitude installations remove some programs?

I wanted to install wireshark, and I went to Installing wireshark So I just typed on terminal aptitude install wireshark and before it install wireshark, it removed 251 programs, and I don't have ...
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Unable to install libtirpc1 due to dependecies error

I want to run some binary (which is definitely working on another PC) on virtual Debian PC. Debian 7.5 stable with added testing and unstable repositories. (I'm not an expert in this) This binary uses ...
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Find last time update was performed with apt-get

I need to find the last time that the apt-get update command was run on my server. How can I determine this information?
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Linux: how to restore config file using apt-get/aptitude?

I've occasionally lost my config file "/etc/mysql/my.cnf", and want to restore it. The file belongs to package mysql-common which is needed for some vital functionality so I can't just purge ...
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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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Install python packages through ap-get in Debian

I'm trying to install Odoo on a Debian 3.2, but I'm having trouble trying to install its dependencies. When I try to install python-decorator, I get this error: The python-decorator package is not ...
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apt repository signature and key verification

Is there a way to verify the integrity and authenticity of apt-get packages i.e. 1- How can I be sure that its not man-in-middle 2- is there a way to enable public key/cert verification in apt, to ...
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freeradius broken after apt-get update

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS apt-get update /upgrade was run last night at around 10pm. This morning people are saying that they can't get into ftp and wifi because these services are auth'd by freeradius. ...
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How to include Debian repository from different architecture

I am running AMD64 Debian. I need to install software from external vendor which supports i386 architecture only. While I can add their repository to sources.list, those i386 packages do not appear ...
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Efficient apt depends

I would like to to know more about what is actually installed for a given package (for a debug purpose). All the option with apt-cache only give the the dependent packages, maybe the needed version, ...
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reprepro remove reports “not found” but reprepro list shows the package

I'm trying to remove a package from a local debian repo. reprepro list shows it, but reprepro remove says it's not found. The file exists in the backup directory but not in the pool directory. I guess ...
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Configure client for two apt-cacher servers

I have two apt-cacher-ng servers up and running, but I am wandering how best to configure my clients to use them. The primary reason for having two servers is load balancing, but we would also like ...
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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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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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apt-get update can not connect

i run a dedicated ubuntu 10.04 server. i use kvm/libvirt/virsh to run a virtual machine that's also ubuntu 10.04. i bridged the network (1 of 2 IPs is routed via NAT to the LAN, where my VM ...
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I get a Segmentation fault when doing apt-get util-linux

I've found that a lot of upgrade commands and Apache on my system are failing with Segmentation faults. I don't know if this is the main one, but a lot of packages depend on util-linux: ...
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How do I get apt-get to ignore some dependencies?

How do I make apt-get ignore some dependencies? For example, I wanted to install mailx so I can use it to send email from cron scripts/report-generating tools. However, installing mailx also installs ...
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apt-get behind a proxy causes 404 errors

I have some problems configuring apt-get to use the proxy of my company. /etc/apt/apt.conf Acquire::http::Proxy "http://myname@example.com:my+#password@proxyconf.example.com/"; ...
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Ghost vulnerbilty - upgrade only affected packages

regarding GHOST vulnerbilty: How could I only upgrade affected packages which can be found like this (on ubuntu 12-04): lsof | grep libc | awk '{print $1}' | sort | uniq I´m looking for a way to ...
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How Often Should I Update our Linux Server?

I am responsible for managing both our production server (mail, web, database are all on one server) and our test server. Both are built on Debian. However as I am very new to system administration, I ...
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Install latest mysql 5.6 update (update 19 to update 22) on Ubuntu 14.04

A while ago I installed Mysql 5.6.19 via "apt-get install mysql-server-5.6" on a Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 server, now I want to upgrade this Mysql 5.6.19 to the latest stable update (5.6.22). I can't do it ...
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Upgrading openssh-server within an ssh session

Suppose that you issue apt-get upgrade from an ssh session and one of the packages to be upgraded is openssh-server. Is the new sshd process restarted after the upgrade? If yes how is the session ...
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Fail to do apt-get update on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise

I recieve this error all the time when I try to do apt-get update so that can not install or remove software with apt Get:102 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Translation-en ...
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Why do I get an initscript error when installing Samba using apt-get?

I'm attempting to solve this problem... Why does samba server fail to start with PANIC error? ... by reinstalling Samba, but I'm getting the following error: # apt-get install samba Reading ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - apt-get update can't find sources

Update: Running sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/* temporarily allows sudo apt-get update to work. Original: I've seen answers to similar questions like this one, but the answers have been 'your ...
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Apt fails to get sources due compression

My Debian server (3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64) fails to fetch updates from security.debian.org. I think it is caused by repository, because there are only compressed files on the repository. How can I fix ...
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APT FATAL -> Failed to fork

I saw a lot of questions regarding this, but mine seems a little different. Here's what I receive: /etc/cron.weekly/apt-xapian-index: FATAL -> Failed to fork. run-parts: ...
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remove squid clearly

I'm hardly trying to remove squid completly, to reinstall it clearly. (Debian 6). So i used as root: apt-get remove --purge squid apt-get remove --purge squid3 but find / -name squid* returns ...
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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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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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sudo apt-get update is not updating repositories in Debian Wheezy

I am trying to update repositories using following command but it is failing: sudo apt-get update Here is the output of above command: Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Hit ...
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Trying to install software, it says there is no available space, but there is

I think I am doing something wrong. I'm trying to install gparted on Debian: sudo apt-get install gparted It says that it can't create "/var/lib/dpkg/updates/tmp.i" because there is no available ...
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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 ...
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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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apt-get fails with unmet dependencies

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04 on AWS and I can no longer install anything on apt-get because I get this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: mysql-server-5.5 : Depends: ...
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“sudo apt-get remove hadoop” is not removing package

I am trying to uninstall Cloudera Hadoop from my Ubuntu System. For this I tried sudo apt-get remove hadoop command but this command is failing with following message: ...
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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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t1lib-dev on Ubuntu 14.10

I used to be able to install t1lib with apt-get install t1lib-dev. Ubuntu websites says they still have it but I just can't install it. Even when I compile PHP I get this: configure: error: Your ...
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How to configure apticron to just report security / critical updates?

We're going to try out apticron, but we don't want to know about every package that could be updated -- only the security / critical updates. How do we configure apticron to do this? PS -- yes, we ...
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How do you use apt-get to only install critical security updates on ubuntu?

How do you use apt-get to only install critical security updates on ubuntu? We'd like to only upgrade packages that need to be upgraded for security reasons, without upgrading all other packages.
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apt-get install -t testing appX VS apt-get install appX/testing

I've been trying to understand the difference between these two commands and noticed that I get different results. apt-get install -t testing appX apt-get install appX/testing Background I setup ...
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debian wheezy, heartbleed, openssl refuses to update

I am having a strange problem, my system is exposed to heartbleed, and I am trying to fix it by using: apt-get clean, apt-get update and apt-get upgrade openssl but the response is: Reading ...
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Automate the installation of postfix on Ubuntu

My system configuration script does an "apt-get install -y postfix". Unfortunately the script is halted when the postfix installer displays a configuration screen. Is there a method to force postfix ...
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Why won't my libvirt VM communicate with apt repositories when wget and ping work?

I'm trying to use Vagrant and Puppet to make it easier to duplicate a multi-server setup for our websites. The recommended workflow is to vagrant up the puppetmaster server specifically first, and ...
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apt-get : trying to resolve ipv6

My problem is that when I do an apt-get update is trying to resolve ipv6 ips, and its failing to update/install/etc. How to disable ipv6 at apt-get? The ping to www.google.com.ar, resolves to an ...
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Puppet: How to skip restart during package upgrade until config is replaced?

I'm trying to get Puppet to upgrade our Varnish 3 servers to Varnish 4, a major update which requires an updated config file or it won't start. This is on Ubuntu 12.04. The Varnish module is ...