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Download a package and all it's dependency tree even if one is installed already or not in 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

You see no matter a package or one of it's dependency is already installed I want all of them to be downloaded to my system, how to achieve that in ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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Prompt the user to overwrite/compare config file own repo/package

I created my own repository so I can provide a newer version of a package than the one the Ubuntu repository currently holds. I'm using reprepro and fpm to create the .deb package. The issue that I'm ...
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How to re-install libgcc1:i386 which breaks libgcc1?

So, I went and did something very stupid. I have ubuntu-toolchain-r repository added to repositories which has up to some time ago provided libgcc1:i386 among other things. For a some time now the ...
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How to read the left column “words” in aptitude?

In the list views of aptitude, there are three columns of one character each on the left side of each item. The meaning if the columns is described in the section “Accessing Package ...
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List uninstalled backports

I want to list installed packages that have backports to which I have not already upgraded. This question addresses using aptitude to list backports for installed packages: How to list available ...
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aptitude tries to reinstall packages I remove with apt-get

I used apt-get a lot in the last time, so there seems something misconfigured in aptitude now: When I type just aptitude install It tries to install lots of packages that i formerly uninstalled ...
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How to install python-gpgme ubuntu 14.04

I installed Dropbox but when I run it. I get an error saying: In order to use dropbox you need proprietary daemons. Install python-gpgme. Then, I headed over to installation of that python module ...
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Purge or remove command in APT tries to install new packages, how to circumvent this?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit and when use the purge command for openjdk-7 it suggests to install various packages and I cannot cancel it. Is there a possible work around this issue? You can see ...
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Update PHP without removing every dependency

I'm having an issue where I just need to do something as simple as upgrade my PHP version from 5.3 to 5.6. The only issue is that Plesk is installed and I don't know how to upgrade it without Plesk ...
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Replace '0ubuntu1~12.04' packages with '16ubuntu6'

I recently upgraded my server from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.10. I had installed GCC 4.9 (4.9.2 apparently) before the upgrade and today I wanted to install gcc-4.9-multilib, but apt-get gave me: ...
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I am unable to install skype on ubuntu 14.04

When trying to install skype using aptitude I get the following error : The following NEW packages will be installed: libaudio2:i386{a} libavahi-client3:i386{a} libavahi-common-data:i386{a} ...
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Apt-get holds back kernel images (generic, server and extra)

Today, apt-get told me several packages have been held back. Typing apt-get dist-upgrade -su gave me this: apt-get dist-upgrade -su Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to download all packages in ubuntu [duplicate]

I'd like to download all the packages in Ubuntu repository This command apt-get download XYZcan be used to download XYZ package Is there a modifier that would select all the packages by replacing ...
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Boot-repair issue with Ubuntu 14.04

My VPS works absolutely fine but has had a few issues with booting since I upgraded it to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04. It will not boot after being switched off. So I Googled the problem and it looked ...
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Aptitude is unmarking packages as “Auto”, is this a bug or feature?

I have a brand new Ubuntu server installation and go in to aptitude. Whenever I set a package to remove, the default action is the equivalent of apt-get autoremove. However, it seems that when you go ...
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How to batch remove software using aptitude's regular expressions? [duplicate]

For example, when I removed kubuntu, I did this: sudo apt-get remove kubuntu* How to do this in aptitude? Is there any documentation on aptitude regex?
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foxpro on ubuntu trusty

How can I (or is even possible to) run Visual FoxPro 6 on Ubuntu 14.04? Please provide detailed installation instructions as I'm new to Ubuntu.
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dpkg configure -a fails after trying to install gnome-desktop

After trying to run aptitude install gnome-desktop im getting this failures in dpkg ubuntu:~⟫ sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of tk8.6: tk8.6 depends on ...
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How to remove some packages which contain a certain keyword?

For example, when I want to remove Xfce, I did this: aptitude search xfce | grep ^i id gtk2-engines-xfce - GTK+-2.0 theme engine for Xfce id libxfce4ui-common ...
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Smallest Ubuntu server self-contained installable .iso for development

I'm looking for a development server to run in VirtualBox that can do run apt-get. That's it. I don't need anything else really. I've started with the Minimal CD which is nice at 37Mb, but to ...
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Chrubuntu 14.04 WINE install unmet dependencies

Okay, I understand that there have been quite a few solutions to this problem. None of them have worked for me. To explain my conundrum I shall post the output of "sudo aptitude install wine1.7". ...
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xfonts installation failed and apt compromised

I started the installation of all the xfonts packages on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with sudo apt-get install xfonts-* While extracting a package (one of the hundreds of the list), the system got ...
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New Apt tool vs. Aptitude

Ubuntu Utopic has recently introduced a new package management frontend named apt (manpage) which provides a sort of high-level interface to tools apt-get, apt-cache and some other tools in the apt-* ...
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Where can I find the softwares/programs that I installed from USC and can I change where apt installs programs? [duplicate]

I just recently Installed Ubuntu, and as you can guess, I'm not good at it. Questions: 1.) I just want to know where to locate the programs/softwares I installed from the Ubuntu Software Center. ...
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dpkg: error processing package libapache2-mod-php5

I have a problem at moment of use my apt-get/aptitude package manager When I want install some packages I get the following output: sudo aptitude install libxslt1.1 libxml2 The following partially ...
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Aptitude conflicts with apt-get

I am using both apt-get and aptitude and it seems that they do not have the same policy for the old kernels management. apt-get automatically installed two kernels: 3.13.0-36 (after a dist-upgrade) ...
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apt-get remove <package> installs alternative package [closed]

Amusingly, whenever I try to remove a package using apt-get on Ubuntu 11.04, apt-get attempts to install an alternative package in addition to removing the requested package(s). Here are a couple ...
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Error encountered when using dpkg to install packages (--configured)

I used sudo aptitude update and sudo aptitude upgrade to update the packages, and encountered an error when processing the package man-db (with --configure). A few days later, same error occured with ...
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how do I install Aptitude on Ubuntu

I was trying to install MemCached using this command: sudo aptitude install memcached, but I got the following error: sudo: aptitude: command not found. After researching, I found out that Aptitude ...
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How to get gfortran to work with i386? I have “undefined reference” errors. How to get a compatible libf2c?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a 64-bit machine. I would like to run gfortran -m32 for my f77 fortran code that also uses i386 CERN libraries. I downloaded Ubuntu packages cernlib, lib32gfortran-4.8-dev, and ...
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Stuck in a mess

I'm stuck in mess. I recently blanked my administrative password. When I try to do anything that requires a password, I don't have one. Also installing software from the networking bash console(to ...
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apt-get and aptitude seem to disagree — do I really have broken packages?

If I do aptitude search ~b I get a list of 78 broken packages. But 76 of them aren't even installed (they have a status of pB). How can an installed package be considered broken?? But if I do ...
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Complete Deletion/Reinstallation of Downloaded Package

I want to know how to delete every file installed by a package using either aptitude or apt-get and then re-download and re-install that package completely again. I've tried doing aptitude reinstall ...
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How to install python3-dateutil in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)?

I am trying to install the package python3-dateutil in a Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (Precise) with aptitude, but I cannot find it anywhere. How can I install it?
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Locked apt-get directory

I downloaded Pipelight using the following commands: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi sudo pipelight-plugin ...
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Package not present in ubuntu package list. Different approach (ubuntu precise 12.04)

I currently have an application that I am doing packaging now. I require ruby2.0 and the package is for Ubuntu precise. (12.04LTS) but the issue is that, ubuntu precise package list does not have ...
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Can aptitude add user tags in interactive mode?

aptitude has a feature to mark packages with arbitrary "user tags". From the command line, one can do this with aptitude add-user-tag. Can one access this feature from aptitude's interactive mode? ...
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Can't exec “locale”: No such file or directory

I am new to linux. I tried today to install steam on my Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit through the .deb from the steam website. On launch, steam gave me the following error: "You are missing the following 32-bit ...
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unity-control-center uninstalled itself [duplicate]

I don't know how it got uninstalled since I had it before, but when I try to install it again I get the following error: oierlauzi@akerbeltz:~$ sudo apt-get install unity-control-center Reading ...
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Find and download a package without sudo using aptitude [duplicate]

I would like to install a bunch of packages (glogg, libprotobuf7, libleveldb1, libsnappy1, libhdf5-7) on an Ubuntu system on which I do not have root privileges. (I understand that this can be ...
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Does apt 1.0 supports search patterns like aptitude?

aptitude search ~ipackage will search for installed package only. Can apt 1.0 (i.e. standalone apt, not apt-cache, dpkg or any else) do that?
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Why does aptitude insist on installing packages?

Why does aptitude want to install so many packages when I simply run the following? sudo aptitude install I'd rather not provide specific packages it wants to install because this has happened ...
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How to completly remove php libraries?

I use zsh. when I try to upgrade the system, some packages related to php pop up, I want to remove them sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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how do I downgrade google chrome?

Presumably after an update, google chrome has very serious problems with page rendering. I want to downgrade it. (Switching to vmlinuz.old and initrd.img.old did not help). $ apt-cache policy ...
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Is it possible to do only the download part of apt-get/aptitude full-upgrade?

When I go to internet cafe, I'd like to take that opportunity to upgrade the system. Sometimes though there is not electrical sockets in the cafe. To conserve batteries I'd like to be able to only do ...
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I can't install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I've tried lots of tutorials I found online, but I can't install Skype. apt-get gives me this error: (but Synaptic doesn't report any broken packages) Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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Installing Boost (libboost1.55-all-dev) and ROS (ros-groovy-desktop)

I'm trying to install the latest version of Boost (libboost1.55-all-dev) alonogside with ROS (ros-groovy-desktop), but I can't get this to work. I already switched from apt-get install to aptitude ...
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Cannot purge roundup

I was trying to purge roundup, and aptitude has output the following error lines: update-rc.d: /etc/init.d/roundup exists during rc.d purge (use -f to force) dpkg: error processing roundup (--purge): ...
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How to find packages when updating Ubuntu and creating standard source.list file

I just upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, amd64. I'm trying to install some software and it says for Ubuntu 13.10 and above, the following libraries need to be installed for 32-bit compatibility ...
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How do i log in as root? [duplicate]

How do I log in as root? I can't do aptitude unless I am root. I have broken / held packages that I can't install.