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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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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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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How to autoremove with apt? [migrated]

After uninstalling a package I used to do apt-get autoremove to remove other unused dependencies. I understand that apt (rather than apt-get) is the modern way to manage packages on the command-line ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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Ubuntu upgrade PHP not working anymore and nor error log

I made a apt-get update, followed by a apt-get upgrade on my Ubuntu (Homestead VM). Since then I can't access my PHP app anymore. I've tried accessing a txt file from my application and this works ...
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How to install Percona Server on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic?

I followed the instructions on this page: ~$ gpg --keyserver hkp://keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 1C4CBDCDCD2EFD2A gpg: requesting key CD2EFD2A from hkp server keys.gnupg.net gpg: key CD2EFD2A: public ...
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APT: Public Key is missing? How to fix?

I updated my sources.list with deb http://repo.percona.com/apt squeeze main deb-src http://repo.percona.com/apt squeeze main And called gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys ...
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Is adding the Debian repository to my apt source.list dangerous on Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm trying to install a package from a Debian repository. I am trying to install manually with dpkg errors because of missing or incomplete dependencies. This got me wondering, is it a mistake to just ...
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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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upgrading php 5.3.6 to 5.5 in ubuntu 12.04 LTS requires removing mysql?

I'm trying to upgrade php to latest version (5.5) my current php version is 5.3.6 bundled with ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The problem is I do not want to upgrade anything else just php but although I ...
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How to Undo apt-get remove?

I know it is funny situation but i removed python with all associated programs from Ubuntu using sudo apt-get remove python? Obviously i can install back python, but it will take me a lot of time to ...
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Build a repository with apt-mirror for ubuntu with changelogs

is it possible to create an internal mirror of the ubuntu update repository with apt-mirror including all the changelogs. I have the following output when i ask for the changelog of a package: ...
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How to install nginx and install the configuration files too

I've just completely uninstalled nginx 1.0.6 from my server (Ubuntu 11.04) using apt-get remove nginx rm -rf /etc/nginx/ rm -rf /usr/sbin/nginx rm /usr/share/man/man1/nginx.1.gz apt-get remove ...
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“apt-get -y upgrade” in cron task runs but does not upgrade the system

This server runs Debian 7 and I'm facing a big mystery. Here are my cron tasks: $ sudo crontab -e 42 15 * * * apt-get -y update >> /var/log/my-apt-update.txt 52 15 * * * apt-get -y upgrade ...
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What does -qq argument for apt-get mean?

I just received a Vagrantfile and post install bash script. The vagrantfile downloads standard Ubuntu from Ubuntu Cloud but I found something in the bash script. Few lines of script reads as: ...
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Running apt-get autoremove with ansible

I maintain a flock of EC2 servers with ansible. The servers are regularly updates and upgraded using the apt module. When I manually tried to upgrade a server, I received the following message: $ ...
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Debian 7.1 An attempt to commit /etc changes to git failed

I'm running Debian 7.1 edu which install also a LTSP server (fat client). When I try to install/remove any package in chrooted client installation (under /opt/ltsp/i38&) I got the error: An ...
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Duplicate sources.list during apt-get update

I wanted to install PostGIS on my server which already have a PostgreSQL installed. I followed this PostGIS installation manual. I inputted this script: sudo sh -c 'echo "deb ...
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Compare package versions of different debian releases

I installed a server using debian-testing (jessie). Well, I regret it. They already broke the complete system twice because systemd suddenly required additional kernel features. And I don't want to ...
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How to run “apt-get” in chroot from systemrescuecd?

I boot with systemrescuecd 4.3.1, and run like below. $ mkdir /tmp/os $ mount /dev/sda1 /tmp/os $ mount -o bind /sys /tmp/os/sys $ mount -o bind /dev /tmp/os/dev $ mount -o bind /proc /tmp/os/proc $ ...