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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reprepro use when multiple sources have the same codename

I'm investigating the use of reprepro to control what updates get propagated to our servers, and when. The idea is to vet updates by Debian and Ubuntu, and only apply the ones we choose. We want to ...
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Hook into installation of Debian package

When installing packages with daemons, they often restart that service during installation/upgrade on Debian. I got a daemon that has some options that can only be set on runtime, not configured. If ...
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debian/ubuntu: Prevent UI prompting in command-line apt-get

So, in order to prevent console-UI (newt, snack, dialog) prompts during the dpkg post-install, you have to do something like: debconf-set-selections <<< 'mysql-server ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 - apt-get 404 Not Found [IP: local-dns-server-ip 80] through proxy

I am trying to setup an ubuntu server (12.04 or 14.04) and have installed the server image onto the system I am using. Everything works fine until I try to run sudo apt-get update. When this runs, I ...
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Debian: how to install a 64 bit package using apt?

I am migrating my system to 64 bit and the debian wiki suggests to first debootstrap a 64bit into a directory, then collect all 64bit packages and install them but this doesn't work. To install 64bit ...
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Ubuntu 13.04: apt-get and check-new-release CPU bound

I own a virtual server hosted by a provider. A few hours ago I was notified about the VM being CPU-bound. I couldn't log in and rebooted the server. After the boot, apt-get and check-new-release were ...
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Issues installing R package, r-base; Ubuntu 14

I am having a massive headache trying to install R. I go to install r-base and I get the following. root@10:/etc/apt > apt-get install r-base Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Using Debian's unattended-upgrades package

I'm trying to have all official packages from Debian be upgraded on a Wheezy box - I've set the following: "o=Debian,a=oldstable"; "o=Debian,a=oldstable-updates"; "o=Debian,a=oldstable-backports"; ...
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apt update blocked by cyclical dependices

I have Debian running on a VPS instance that is kept alive for a little site/project that is used by a small user base on an irregular basis. The server is largely left alone but I try to login every ...
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Tasksel with E: read, still have 1070 to read but none left

I try to use tasksel to install webserver But When I run tasksel i just get E: read, still have 1070 to read but none left Run On Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS \n \l Kernel 3.18.20-nce-amd64
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Unmet dependancies on Debian7

I did the dist-upgrade on debian from 7.8 wheezy to 8.1 jessie. then I had some trubles with old compilet PHP and had to revert back. Since the downgrade, I have this on trying to do a dist-upgrade ...
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Apt and package conflicts

I have spent some time researching, and as I could not find anyone with the same issue I figured I might as well ask. I have two packages X and X-1. X-1 is essentially an upgrade from the previous ...
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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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Ubuntu upgrade PHP not working anymore and nor error log

I ran apt-get update, followed by 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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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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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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Failed to install Nginx from nginx.org, Debian apt preferences messed up?

I'm trying to install Nginx from the latest release on nginx.org However, the latest package is not picked up: $ apt-get install nginx Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Ubuntu : apt-get command error

I work with Ubuntu 10.04 everyday. Several days ago, when I release command sudo apt-get install .... it run very good, no error. I also able to open websites with my browser with no proxy. But, ...
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What can prevent apt from installing higher version

I'm trying to install a specific version of a package (python-neutronclient), but apt is failing to do that due to old packages. This happens even though new packages are available. Aptitude also ...
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Debian Wheezy - apt-get upgrade fault

Today I want to upgrade a server, but it lag on java 8 upgrade, I use Ctrl + C and stop upgrade, now when I want to upgrade, I have this problem: Can anybody help me? root@mg1:/home/system# apt-get ...
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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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How do I upgrade OpenSSH Server on Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) from v4.7 to CURRENT?

I tried to add backports to my apt sources but that does not make any newer version of OpenSSH show up as being available to upgrade to. See: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports Any ...
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I see security updates but there arent any - Ubuntu 14.04

I updated the system with apt-get upgrade and did a restart. Motd shows me 22 updates and 19 security updates, same with /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check --human-readable. 15 updates are shown ...
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How can I install nginx 1.9.5 on debian jessie?

I added theses lines to the "/etc/apt/sources.list": deb http://nginx.org/packages/mainline/debian/ jessie nginx deb-src http://nginx.org/packages/mainline/debian/ jessie nginx After that I've ...
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Unable to install php5-mysql on Ubuntu 14.04

When I'm trying to install php5-mysql on my local PC with Ubuntu version: # cat /etc/*-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS" ...
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Quite Apt-get Install but Prompt for Input

I am trying to figure out a way to quietly install Java, without all the installation text, but still get the user agreement prompt. Is this possible?
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Curator cannot be installed even python is installed OK

I'm trying to install curator via apt repo on my debian wheezy. I went thru official documentation on elastic.co, added repo and GPG key and tried to install curator with apt-get install ...
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Unable to locate package landscape-server-quickstart

Any idea why landscape-server-quickstart isn't being found? According to both this AskUbuntu post and the official Landscape 15.11 installation instructions, the following commands should install ...
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sh: x-terminal-emulator: command not found

I got this message during apt-get upgrade in my Ubuntu server 14.04, and I have no idea what is it. E: changelog for this version is not (yet) available; try ...
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Enabling apt backports on a case by case basis in linux mint

I'm running Linux Mint 17 and would like to install a package from the backports but I don't want backports installed by default when I use the package manager or apt-get. are there settings or flags ...
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MySQL 5.7 under Debian Jessie with postfix-mysql

I currently have MySQL installed from the MySQL APT repository and am on the 5.6 branch. It comes with libmysqlclient18 and postfix-mysql requires it. If I want to switch to the 5.7 branch, APT will ...
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How to disable the “newer kernel” warning in debian jessie?

Debian jessie prompt on every apt-get upgrade, that a newer kernel was installed and a reboot is needed. How can this warning be disabled, because i want to reboot when it fits and i know that there ...
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Trouble using old package - Debian jessie/Libdb

I'm stuck trying to get squidguard to run. It's due to the version of berkelydb ( libdb ). This is a fresh Debian jessie server install. No gui, just ssh, build-essential etc. Installed squid from ...
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Can't upgrade/restart services after apt-get autoremove

I can't restart apache2 or something else after I did apt-get autoremove. service apache2 restart Failed to restart apache2.service: Launch helper exited with unknown return code 1 I tried ...
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GPG error on importing public key

I'm trying to upgrade my php installation from 5.3.10 to 5.6 on a Linux Mint 16 machine, and as a first step, I ran sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6 The above command is timing out while ...
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unmet dependencies (held broken packages) can't install php5-gd

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and trying to install php5-gd php_extension, but getting the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: php5-gd : Depends: php5-common (= ...
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Package libapache2-mod-fastcgi is not available when trying to install FPM on Debian 7.8

I'm using Vagrant with Debian 7.8 and wanted to clone our production server. Our production server has php-fpm installed, however, I'm not able to install it. When trying to install my packages for ...
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Newer version of pngquant?

Hopefully I'm ok asking this here (I was going to put it on SO, but decided it was probably better placed here) I've done a fair bit of Googling, to try and figure this out myself - but am not ...
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Installing package fails with “tar: Invalid argument”

I'm running a docker container based on debian:wheezy to install wp-mirror. I'm running into a lot of dependency problems when running apt-get install wp-mirror, it seems to work after running that a ...
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gpg --receive-keys times out but Wireshark confirms the http response is received

I'm using a virtual machine running Ubuntu 14.04, trying to use apt-keys to add keys for nginx. Most of this is automatic via puppet but I'm going through the process manually to find where the fault ...
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Debian apt install single package from experimental but keep original system upgrades

I'v installed xfce 4.12 on debian jessie from testing by adding the testing repo in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/testing.list File content: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main ...
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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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Apt-get install removed packages

During a puppet run, ia32-libs was installed, this seems to have caused several packages to be uninstalled but I'm not sure why.. Can anyone shine any light on the matter? Here's the apt log entry: ...
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mysql-server : Depends: mysql-server-5.1 but it is not going to be installed

I want to install MySQL on Squeeze (Debian), but I get this error message from apt: mysql-server : Depends: mysql-server-5.1 but it is not going to be installed I have tried to use a different ...
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Broken apt trying to install Cassandra

While trying to install Cassandra on Ubuntu 13.10, the installation crashed and now I'm stuck with broken (?) apt-get. Here is the output of an apt-get install -f: Reading package lists... Done ...
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apt/maven/npm checksum failure on amazon ec2

I'm recently encountering multiple download checksum failures when booting ec2 machine. This manifests itself with sporadic failures of apt, maven and npm installs. In one case that the pom checksum ...
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403 AuthorizedOnly error when attempting apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

For some reason, apt-get upgrade isn't working today. This is what I see when I try to upgrade : root@localhost:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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installing from ubuntu ppa on debian including dependencies

I'm trying to install a stable latest version of couchdb on a Debian 7 server. Sadly for me the packages on the Debian repository are old (1.2) and i need 1.4 and up I've decided to try and use the ...