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

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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 ...
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How do I install qps from repositories on ubuntu 13?

I'm trying to install qps on ubuntu with aptitude install qps Where I get Couldn't find package "qps". ... I probably could download the sources and recompile, but I think I might be missing ...
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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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Is aptitude still considered superior to apt-get?

When I first started with Ubuntu using aptitude was the 'in-thing', with some stated improvements over apt-get. Am I correct in saying that apt-get has now 'caught up' with aptitude, and it makes ...
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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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Why does apt-get install Skype easily while aptitude complains about MAJOR dependency errors?

I was trying to install Skype on Ubuntu 13.04, from the Canonical repositories. With apt-get it worked easily, while aptitude had a huge problem with dependencies and proposed a complicated solution. ...
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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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Aptitude Installing a lot of Packages?

I recently launched aptitude only to notice that it wanted to install 2GB of packages "to satisfy dependencies". Is is normal for aptitude to want to install this many packages all at the same time?
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Why does aptitude give me the “Does not have Super Cow Powers” error?

When I try to update 11.10 with current updates, I receive this error message stating Does Not Have Super Cow Powers. Why is it not updating with the current security packages?
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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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unity-control-center uninstalled itself

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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Errors running apt-get update and apt-get install mysql-server

Since yesterday I've been trying to run apt-get update unsuccessfully in Ubuntu instances I am creating on the EC2. In specific I've been getting these errors: Ign http://security.ubuntu.com ...
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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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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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What will be the default set of package management tools in future versions of Ubuntu?

With the introduction of Ubuntu Software Centre, I remember reading, though I can't find any reliable source right now, that the various package managers were going to eventually be deprecated. ...
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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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What happens when we cancel apt-get install manually or due to network failure

hi today I was installing mongodb using apt-get its 114 mb download , when apt-get was running I lost network connection so downloading stopped so cancelled it using Ctrl + c . Later when my ...
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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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Where can I install termcap from?

From apt-get or aptitude there's just termcap-compact, but I still see "no termcap library found" when trying to install my software (a development kit from another enterprise). This happens just on ...
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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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aptitude safe-upgrade equivalence with apt-get

Is there an equivalent to doing aptitude safe-upgrade using apt-get?
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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.
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Aptitude - Both 64 & 32-bit packages being selected

In aptitude, I selected the xubuntu-desktop task and was presented with a large number of package conflicts, per this example: It seems that both the 32- and 64-bit versions of packages are being ...
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Annotating packages at installation to ease maintenance with apt / aptitude

I manage my packages with aptitude. I occasionally go through my list of packages, removing obsolete applications (in the sense that I do not want to use them any more). For example, while I have a ...