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apt: list required dependencies for deb package without installing it

For a build tool I'm writing (for which I'd like to implement a sort of dependency-caching system) I'd like to know what the missing dependencies for a .deb package are, without resorting to ...
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Mark packages to be installed and run aptitude in interactive mode

I want to install series of packages. Selecting all of them in TUI is inconvenient. But if there're any conflicts, resolving them in interactive mode is much easier. Is it possible to mark packages ...
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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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Problems updating Debian 6

Im trying to update a Debian 6 server, but get the following output with some errors after sudo aptitude update: Ign http://archive.debian.org oldstable Release.gpg Ign ...
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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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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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Unable to install software using apt-get in Ubuntu Server

I'm trying to install some software in my Ubuntu Server 12.04 installation, but whenever I try to install it using apt-get or aptitude, I would usually get an error message like this: E: unable to ...
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Why does aptitude want to update the original kernel when I use backports?

On Wheezy I am using the current backports kernel, which I set up via # echo "deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian wheezy-backports main" > \ /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wheezy-backports.list # ...
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Segmentation fault using group add

Today I tried to install a tftp server to setup a PXE server on a virtual machine (powered by VMware ESX 4) for our network to ease server installation. The base installation (Debian 7.5.0 x64) worked ...
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How to tell when apt-get upgrade or apt-get dist-upgrade was last run

Is there a clean way to detect when apt-get upgrade or apt-get dist-upgrade was last run on an Ubuntu Server? If there isn't a way to do this by default, where would be the best place to modify a ...
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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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Why is my aptitude inconsistent about packages that must be removed to install another package?

This is on debian (3.11-0.bpo.2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.11.8-1~bpo70+1 (2013-11-21) x86_64 GNU/Linux). I was just attempting to "aptitude install ntp". Aptitude told me it would install ntp and ...
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How to get the Package-List of a debian/ubuntu package?

It's possible to view the Package-List of a debian/ubuntu package, using the package management tools like apt, aptitude or dpkg? I need to list the packages provided by a package, the list is ...
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Ubuntu web host update strategy

I have a couple of questions regarding best practices for updating an ubuntu web server. A server that is hosting a live website that would be very problematic should the server "go down". I am a ...
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installing git from debian wheezy backports: anyway i see old package version

I need to install git 1.8.* version. I added backports to my sources.list; Removed current installed git via apt-get remove git; Executed apt-get update to update my packages list aptitude show git ...
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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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apt-get dependency issue when installing nginx passenger module

Sorry I Have no idea how to fix the dependency problem. My Ubuntu server is 12.04 64 bit $ sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Ubuntu apt-get update vs upgrade

I have a VPS with Ubuntu Server 12.04 and I want maximal stability of my server, which's main purpose is a webserver. What are difference between Update and Upgrade? I can't understand difference. As ...
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On Debian, how to audit installed packages against packages in a particular repository?

I manage a number of Debian servers and usually track the Debian stable repository but occasionally install from the Debian testing repository or third party sources. For audit purposes, on each ...
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Best effort (failover) HTTP proxy use in aptitude?

I was installing a new Ubuntu 13.10 (daily build) for testing, and came to the option of being able to configure an HTTP proxy server for aptitude. It's been a while since I've sat through an ...
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Unable to install python2.7-dev on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS

The command $ sudo apt-get install python2.7-dev yields this result: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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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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Removing sources from sources.list doesn't work

I had recently upgraded to php 5.4 but it was not working for me so I thought I'd remove php 5.4 and re-install php 5.3. I uninstalled php5.4, removed the dotdeb sources from sources.list file, ran ...
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web-based apt-get/aptitude frontend

I manage some 15-20 Ubuntu servers and am faced with the tedious task of keeping them all up to date. I have looked for a simpler solution and came across Ubuntu Landscape, but this is waaaay out of ...
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Unmet dependencies when updating PHP 5.4.8 to 5.4.15 using dotdeb on debian

I'm not quite sure how to act here. I installed php5 as dotdeb package. I'm on debian squeeze 686. Now I try to update from 5.4.8 to 5.4.15 and get the following output after running aptitude install ...
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Prioritise repositories in Ubuntu

We have a few PPA sources on some of our servers which we stick into /etc/apt/sources.list.d . Some of these repos provide same packages (in terms of names) but different versions and possibly ...
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Abnormally high number of safe-upgrade packages on debian squeeze

One of our webservers which is running Debian Etch Squeeze (6.0.7) and which we regularly maintain with safe-upgrades (normally it's only a few safe-upgrade packages per week) now shows an abnormally ...
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How can I exorcise a specific Ubuntu package that crashes on a postinstall script?

I have a libssl-dev package installed, possibly because I am not sure if I bypassed the package manager, and it's visible from the package manager but won't go away. ...
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installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

I found many complains with same error but for different packages. However, i couldn't understand essence of this error and how to fix it. Pls. help if you have any clue about it. It appeared first ...
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After update, Ubuntu booting into black screen (but ssh working)

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on HP ProLiant server. After recent update (using apt-get update and upgrade), it boots into black screen. BIOS Post screen still shows normally, but when the OS ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server on VMWare - apt-get failing to hit repos

So, I have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit server instance running on VMWare player. Everything appears fine at the surface. Even internet connectivity appears good as I can perform both pings out to ...
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Downgrade php5-cgi using APT on Debian

I have lighttpd install with PHP5.4 installed I need to downgrade it to 5.3.2 (possibly older/newer) but I can't install it I tried this apt-get install php5-cgi=5.3.2 but it says "E: Version ...
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Running Aptitude / apt-get resets archive lookup address

Having a problem updating ubuntu 12.04.02 lts box using aptitude - seems that the dns lookup value is getting changed somehow whenever I run aptitude or apt-get . Example: a clean reboot: ...
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Debian removed /var/lib/dpkg/info/, is there a way to save the system?

Removed accidentally /var/lib/dpkg/info/, now I am having problems with installing/removing packages, it prompts errors, cause can not find the info about installed packages. Is there any way to ...
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What does “[-14]” mean in the output from “aptitude safe-upgrade”?

After aptitude safe-upgrade finishes running, it outputs something like this: Current status: 0 updates [-14]. What does the "[-14]" mean?
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How to install packages with APT without user interaction?

I have a script that downloads and replaces kernel headers in Debian squeeze. function fixHeaders(){ #Replace the kernel headers from OVH with standard kernel headers... aptitude -y install ...
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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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How to install packages on debian lenny 5.0

I'm working with Debian Lenny 5.0 and I'm trying to replicate an environment. The problem is that when I try to update aptitude.. it looks like the servers aren't online anymore. Is there any way for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot restart apache2 on Debian server - “Cannot load /usr/local/apache2/modules/libphp5.so into server”

Okay... I'm something of a beginner when it comes to servers, and I'm having some issues with restarting apache on my Debian web server. I just ran the following: aptitude install apache2 openssl ...
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ufw blocking apt and dns

I installed ufw on my Debian system like the following: # aptitude install ufw # ufw limit 22 # ufw allow 80 # ufw allow 443 # ufw enable # ufw status verbose Status: active Logging: on (low) ...
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Reconfigure a Debian or Ubuntu package

I need to reconfigure my debian or ubuntu postfix package. How can I do this? NOTE: I am answering my own question
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Unknown error executing gpgv

I have a single deb entry: # cat /etc/apt/sources.list deb ftp://debian.uchicago.edu/debian testing main contrib non-free I get this glitch when I update: #aptitude update ... W: GPG error: ...
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Unable to get prosody running on Ubuntu 10.04 (lua issues)

All this is performed on Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS Server I installed LUA 5.1.4 following this procedure - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1874860 I installed prosody following this command ...
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64Bit ubuntu and 32Bit apps

I am trying to run a 32bit server process on my VPS, however when I do so it is having problems loading the shared libraries the process needs. When googling around they suggest "sudo apt-get install ...