Aptitude is a quite powerful package manager leveraging CLI and an ncurses-style interface.

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Package managers stuck at Dependency Problems

So I have 2 package managers: apt; aptitude Aptitude says: forcemagic@mate-pc:/$ sudo aptitude install The following NEW packages will be installed: python-setuptools The following packages will ...
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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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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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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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Trying to remove Ubuntu-desktop with tasksel returns “aptitude failed”

I am following this guide trying to turn my Ubuntu-desktop-installation into Ubuntu-server. However, I am having problems already in step 2. Using tasksel to remove/install anything returns with: ...
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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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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 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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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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How to see packages installed on a given date using aptitude

Does anyone know if there's an easy way to find a list of packages installed, sorted by date, when using aptitude (or apt-get)? I was installing a bunch of packages to try something new, and it ...
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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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apt-get or aptitude equivalent to yum whatprovides

Is there an equivalent to the yum "whatprovides" option in apt-get? For example on CentOS yum whatprovides /usr/share/gdm/themes/TreeFlower/background.png Tells me ...
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apt-get vs. aptitude .vs synaptic compatibility

As a former Debian user, I "kind of" remember that I should only use one of the package managers... Either apt-get, aptitude, or synaptic, but not the three in combination 'cause there may be ...
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Why don't these packages download?

I was following this guide: http://developer.ubuntu.com/en/start/ubuntu-for-devices/porting-new-device/ and when I got to the step: Then, install all the other packages you will need for the ...
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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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Why do some packages conflict with themselves?

After an upgrade to Oneiric I have had some troubles with the package manager (it wanted to remove half of my system, including libc6, zlib1g packages etc). During the fight with aptitude I've noticed ...
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What's difference of apt-get and aptitude? [duplicate]

What is difference of apt-get and aptitude? Does both of them use same repositories? Which one is better?
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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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Aptitude Install Always Calling Mongodb and failing

I tried to install mongodb last week for an unrelated project and now whenever I try to sudo apt-get install a package I get an error that says * Starting database mongodb [fail] How ...
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How to remove warnings like `Unknown media type …`

Each time apt-get tries to process triggers for shared-mime-info, it reports warnings like: ... Processing triggers for shared-mime-info... Unknown media type in type 'all/all' Unknown media type in ...
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Can I use apt-get or aptitude to install software to non standard location?

When I install a software using apt-get it installs to default locations i.e to /usr/bin, /usr/lib, /usr/share and etc. For example when I install "Meld Diff Viewer" using sudo apt-get install meld ...
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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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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 uninstalled package be considered broken?? But if I do ...
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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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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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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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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-get upgrade segfault!

I installed ubuntu server 10.04 and booted as normal. Some time later, I booted the server and tried to install a new package/upgrade the existing packages using: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo aptitude ...
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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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How do I figure out what package something is in without resorting to Google?

I often find myself wanting to install something, but I'm unsure of what package it's in. This is a very common occurrence for me: $ make html sphinx-build -b djangohtml -d _build/doctrees . ...
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apt-get install automatically cancelled

When I'm doing an update or installation on Ubuntu 13.10, the task is automatically cancelled in the terminal. I got this error since that the \boot partition was missing some space. I fixed this ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the difference between dpkg and aptitude/apt-get?

When installing a software via dpkg -i packageA.deb, will the dependencies required by packageA be downloaded and installed automatically? How is this different from using apt-get or aptitude?
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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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problem with update

when I try to update and type: sudo apt-get update I get this error E: Problem executing scripts APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success 'test -x /usr/bin/apt-show-versions || exit 0 ; apt-show-versions ...