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Cannot get mcrypt for PHP5

I've done this many times: sudo aptitude install php5-mcrypt sudo apache2ctl restart aptitude says mcrypt is installed. I've reinstalled it 3 times already. I've restarted apache about 20 times ...
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Automatic clearance of boot folder

Hello one of my familly members, who is not so concerned with computers and Ubuntu has an Ubuntu setup with only 200MB space for the boot partition. That makes sense if you only like to install a few ...
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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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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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How can I install dependencies from source in Lubuntu 14.04?

I need to rebuild and install one of the packages which is in the apt repositories (i.e. with modified options to ./configure). I first tried downloading graphicsmagic from the repos as a dependency ...
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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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Downgrading a package with older version “physically” in the repository

I want to downgrade from OpenJDK Update 25 to OpenJDK Update 21. If I look, for example, at security.ubuntu.com or at mirror.pnl.gov, I can see that .deb files for Update 21 are still there, however, ...
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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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Why does “tasksel” give an “aptitude failed” error?

The problem started in the following way. I was using tasksel from the terminal menu that it shows when I simply do sudo tasksel. I select Lamp Server from the list and started to install all packages ...
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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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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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How can I prevent apt-get/aptitude from showing dialogs during installation?

I'm trying to build an Ansible Playbook to deploy some Ubuntu 12.04 servers on Linode, but my problem seems to be an Ubuntu one. When I run different combinations of apt-get or aptitude I always get ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 can't add PPA repository behind the proxy

I'm trying to add the ppa repository (as a root) with the following command: export HTTP_PROXY="http://firstname.surname@xxx.com:my_pass@165.x.x.232:8080" add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 ...
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How do I install python-virtualenv on Ubuntu server 12.04?

When ever I try to sudo apt-get install python-virtualenv, I'm told that Ubuntu is unable to locate the package. I'm running the server in a VirtualBox. It has networking and can access the web via ...
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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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Installing Wine with aptitude

I'm trying to install Wine on Ubuntu Precise. I'm used to using aptitude for package management, so I tried to use that to install Wine. When I do that, I'm told I have to resolve dependencies that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Generating list of manually installed packages and querying individual packages

I'd like to get a list of packages installed manually by apt or aptitude and be able to find out whether a foobar package was installed manually or automatically. Is there any neat way of doing that ...
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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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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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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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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 ...