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Why so many “removed but not purged” packages?

Running aptitude search '~c' prints a whole bunch of removed but not purged packages, including, e.g., all kernels I have ever had installed (starting with linux-image-3.19.0-30-generic). Why ...
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KVM + Xenial Server. libvirt-bin won't configure

I just (foolishly) completed the upgrade from 14.04.4 to 16.04. Apparently there's a bug due to the introduction of systemd that breaks libvirt... or I've broken aptitude. Is there a workaround or fix ...
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aptitude: symbol lookup error: aptitude: undefined symbol

When I run the following in my terminal: aptitude search linux-headers | grep ^i I get the following error: aptitude: symbol lookup error: aptitude: undefined symbol: ...
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On Ubuntu 14.04.3, ansible won't install python-keyczar on selected hosts - manual apt-get install python-keyczar -y works

I get this series of errors when trying to do a service install using the apt module with Ansible on an Ubuntu 14.x box. On most of the other Ubuntu 14.x boxes it works fine. There's a handful that ...
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Cannot Upgrade Ubuntu 15.10 - insserv and dpkg errors

I am currently unable to upgrade my Ubuntu 15.10 system using the apt-get dist-upgrade or aptitude dist-upgrade commands. If I recall correctly, the last change made was the installation of ...
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Aptitude upgrade does not work with dangling link

I am trying to do a full upgrade but getting this scary looking dangling link error, I also don't understand how the system got into an inconsistent state. sudo aptitude upgrade The following ...
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why is 'aptitude upgrade' not seeing same packages as 'apt-get upgrade'?

I've always used aptitude to perform system updates. Today I noticed there were some updates waiting which aptitude search "~U" showed. When I tried to apply them, they were not there. I ran aptitude ...
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Installing clang 3.8 on Ubuntu 14.04.3

I've tried the following obvious commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install clang-3.8 but I get the message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Force update from unsigned repository Ubuntu 16.04

I using an unsigned repo in Ubuntu 16.04 from Debian multimedia deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie main To install deb-multimedia-keyring I'm running apt-get update && apt-get install ...
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Install older GNU toolchain

I need to compile my project using older version of GLIBC (GLIBC 2.15). For this reason I decided to install separate machine with older toolkit. Usually I do sudo apt-get -y install g++ But how I ...
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Broken packages error apt-get

I am trying to install ia32-libs. Following:http://stackoverflow.com/a/23307732/3646408 root@abhishek-sve15118en:/etc/apt/sources.list.d# apt-get install ia32-libs Reading package lists... Done ...
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Broken packages and how to deal with them

After installing Xmind software I got recommendation with removing packages. What kind of problem is it and what is general way of solving it and how to deal in current situation? aptitude output: ...
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Aptitude install error

I'm running apt-get install aptitude but it gives me this error:‌ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Create new admin account with other account's software already installed

I have an admin account(say X) where I have installed some 50 software packages. Now I want to create another admin account(say Y) who can use all 50 software packages. Is this possible? How do I ...
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What's the difference between 'suggest' and 'recommends' package in apt terminology? [duplicate]

root@xxx:~# aptitude show gcc Package: gcc New: yes State: installed Automatically installed: no Version: 4:5.2.1-3ubuntu1 Priority: optional Section: devel Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers ...
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Log of all dependencies installed with a package

I installed xinit and ubuntu-desktop on my web server as an experiment. I want to remove them, so I ran apt-get autoremove for each of them. Much less space was freed than was used in installation. I ...
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Aptitude - disable saving selections

If I mark packages to install in aptitude but I exits from aptitude without installing this packages aptitude remember this selections. How to prevent aptitude to remember this selections? I want to ...
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apt-get uses vivid sources after failed trusty distro-upgrade attempt

I tried updating from Trusty to Vivid. I ran the update-manager and it failed after 2 minutes because appearantly it was confused with some third party packages and untrusted sources. I decided to fix ...
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libdevmapper unmet dependencies

I am trying to install libvirt 1.2.7 from sources on Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) LTS. In order to compile libvirt, libdevmapper-dev is required. I a getting following error while installing libdevmapper-dev ...
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Does “aptitude search '~U'” require “aptitude update” to display correct information?

As the title says: If I run aptitude search '~U’ do I need to run aptitude update before in order to get the correct results? The aptitude documentation says: ?upgradable | ~U | Select packages ...
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Aptitude showing only links instead of full package descriptions

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10, and now Aptitude is showing only a link to the package's homepage instead of a full description that it used to show in my previous installation of 14.04. What can I ...
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How do you fix unmet dependency when installing Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04?

How do you fix unmet dependency when installing Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04? I attached a bunch of info on what I've tried so far. Attempt 1: So I found this question on how-to install cinnamon on ...
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Having trouble installing i-nex

This is what happens when i try install it. fraser@fraser-All-Series:~$ sudo apt-get install i-nex [sudo] password for fraser: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Error opening the cache: could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (13: permission denied)

I got the following error: Error opening the cache: could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (13: permission denied) I cannot update my system at all. When I hit update I get that all the ...
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Hadoop & Spark - why no Ubuntu packages?

I want to install Hadoop & Spark using aptitude, not the lengthy and complicated process described in How to install Hadoop?. hadoop-ubuntu appears to have been dead for almost 2 years. I wonder ...
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Apt-get upgrade problem

I've just tried to upgrade my system and got some very strange result: 665 packages skipped. What could be the reason? I have some old PHP installed to keep in sync with live servers but the rest of ...
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You have held broken packages - libqt4-dbus:i386= [duplicate]

I cannot install skype. It says it depends on skype-bin, when I try to install that, it says install libqt4-dbus:i386. When I try to install that, it says it depends on a whole lot of packages but it ...
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Messed up Graphics is Aptitude and Whiptail from console

Hi I just installed ubuntu server 15 32-bit and when I run aptitude or whiptail the graphics where the lines should be are messed up. [ I cannot work out how to fix this issue. My locale settings ...
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apt & aptitude segfault every time

Suddenly aptitude and apt are both bombing with segfaults; it seems to be related to the cache, as in aptitude I see the message "loading cache" before it dies: Ouch! Got SIGSEGV, dying.. From ...
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Fixing broken packages [duplicate]

Trying to installl g++ : sudo apt-get install g++ Have error in output: E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. How to fix this problem?
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Ubuntu repository change

After I have performed one of sudo apt-get install eclipse eclipse-cdt g++ procedure I found that Ubuntu is planning to download more than 400Mb and it will take more than 2 hours. It is too long. I ...
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Aptitude: show packages whose installed version is no longer available

Sometimes, after trying out some repos, i get packages (also available in the standard distro) whose installed version is no longer available because i disabled the origin repo. I want to downgrade ...
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apt/aptitude: predict which daemons are going to be restarted

I'm looking for a way to predict before upgrading, which daemons are going to get a restart. I have a few updates lined up that upgrade some core libraries and daemons and it makes sense to me that if ...
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Can't install haskell platform because of libgl1-mesa

When trying to install haskell platform using sudo apt-get install haskell-platform I get the following error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: haskell-platform : Depends: ...
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install libopenjpeg5 libavcodec56 librtmp1

I want to install the above mentioned packages as it is required for cmus installation as mentioned in this post http://www.shuangrimu.com/25/ But I cannot find them in my system nor the PPA,I have ...
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Segmentation fault in aptitude

On our 64 bit Lubuntu 14.04 system, aptitude has started crashing with a bunch of scrolling errors, ending up with a seg fault. *** Error in `aptitude': free(): invalid next size (fast): ...
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aptitude - Can't find a source to download version

I have a bash script running on 14.04 that uses apt-get commands to download specific packages from any Debian repository I specify. I am running into an issue where if I don't explicitly set the ...
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Linux-Image-xxxx reported as Broken in package manager

I have been having some Kernel issues - installing new linux image or trying to go to older one all the packages get reported as Broken by Aptitude. $ sudo aptitude search linux-image | grep B iBA ...
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How to install Ncurses 6.0?

Using: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS I compiled Ncurses 6.0 from source and used checkinstall in order to install it. However, as Ncurses 5.9 already exists, it fails: # dpkg -i ncurses_6.0-1_amd64.deb ...
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Failed to fetch linux-libc-dev .deb, dkms package

Goal: deploying a Ubuntu Server (minimal virtual machine mode) in VBox VM, also (trying to) install a graphic interface to work with a browser and some plugins. Packages used: xserver-xorg-core, ...
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Aptitude trying to remove a lot of packages

I'm trying to install libmysqlclient-dev with aptitude and it keeps saying it will remove these packages: The following packages will be REMOVED: esound-common gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio gyp ...
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What does status pi of package mean in aptitude?

Packages can be searched and listed using the command aptitude search foo. The status of these packages are listed in the leftmost column. The values of these status is explained in the Aptitude ...
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how to install ap-hotspot in ubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to install using this commands $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install ap-hotspot I get the following error: sudo: unable to ...
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How do I block a specific VERSION of a package to be installed by aptitude (or apt-get)?

I have a problem with a program crashing, and I suspect that only the latest version of the package has this problem, so I wish to block this particular version from ever being installed – but I still ...
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Could aptitude do unknown things to your system? [closed]

What the question says. Could aptitude do unknown things to your system? I have heard that aptitude does funny, weird things and potentially makes your system unstable. Could this happen?
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Is it OK to delete uninstalled packages from Ubuntu? [closed]

I ran aptitude from the terminal, and it said that I have 69,000 uninstalled packages. Can they safely be deleted without affecting system stability or functionality?
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Commands to search by project homepage tag

Some packages list a homepage, such as the one for Texmaker. $ apt-cache show texmaker | grep http Homepage: http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/ However, I can't find a way to search for the URL of a ...
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Install haproxy 1.5 without telling apt specific version

In Ubuntu 14.04 installing haproxy through apt-get install haproxy installs haproxy 1.4, while 1.5 is in the repository. How can I install haproxy 1.5 (or the newest) without resorting to specific ...
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Aptitude install wants to remove many libs

After execution command aptitude install udisks I got following message: ggg@gmLatitude:~$ aptitude install udisks E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: ...
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Where are these certificates coming from? [duplicate]

On an Ubuntu 12.04 server I have a bunch of certificates listed in my /etc/ssl directory...where could these have come from? I don't remember adding them myself, do they get generated when aptitude ...