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

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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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Ubuntu 13.04, apt-get install build-essential fails [on hold]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64), but apt-get install build-essential not works, here's aptitude install log. root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# apt-get install build-essential ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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When should I use apt-get and aptitude or apt-fast? [closed]

Is there any difference between installing by apt-get, apt-fast and aptitude? Which is recommended to use while installing and removing package? In other words, which command is preferable while ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 asks to downgrade packages?

I'm new to ubuntu, so please excuse any naive questions. After a fresh install of 14.04, I was adding apps from the Software Center, but most of them continued to fail because "Package Dependencies ...
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How to remove specified versions of package using aptitude

I have a small issue with libc6 package. There is some output: root@xubuntu:/# aptitude versions libc6 Package libc6: p 2.17-93ubuntu4 saucy 500 H 2.18-4 ...
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How to transition from alpha/beta to stable apt source repository?

Is there a preferred method of transitioning from development to stable apt repositories? I've used apt pinning in the past on debian with mixed success with the development repo's priorities at ...
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How do I delete all packages which match a certain pattern?

I want to uninstall libreoffice. This program consists of about three dozen modules. Ideally, they could be removed with: aptitude remove libreoffice3.6* libreoffice-debian-menus libobasis3.6-* but ...
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Dpkg remains configuring moodle

When I tried to configure moodle like: root@server:~# dpkg --configure moodle It remains like that indefinitely. Whatching this process on "top" I realized that it does not use any Memory ...
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How to remove/install a package that is not fully installed?

I went to install bsnes the other day and for whatever reason the installation failed. Now, I cannot update, install new packages, or do basically any apt-get commands as they all try to process this ...
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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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Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

After upgrading from 10.04 to 12.04 I am trying to install different packages. For instance ia32-libs and skype (4.0). When trying to install these, I am getting the 'Unable to correct problems, you ...
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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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How can you add a second main repository to sources.list?

I had a problem with some software, that doesn't provide a PPA but a whole alternative main repository, to install it. adding that repository to my sources.list made aptitude install a newer kernel ...
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aptitude problem using mariadb repository on Ubuntu 13.10

I installed mariadb 5.5 on my ubuntu laptop like described here: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/mariadb/repo/5.5/ubuntu $(lsb_release -c -s) main" and it works fine so far, ...
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How to find packages that are not listed in aptitude

Often there are some packages that I was required to install as prerequisites of some tools, but are not listed in the aptitude package list (or with a slightly different name). For example, I once ...
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Apptitude - Have I removed my entire system?

I was trying to remove an unused package via Aptitude interface but I seem to have removed my entire system? Luckily my personal data is backed up. Aptitude ran for about 10 minutes or so listing ...
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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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Where can I access man pages for “aptitude” if it is not on my system?

Sometimes I want to read man pages of programs I have not installed. Then I visit ubuntu manuals. I entered aptitude in the search box but aptitude man pages are available only for lucid 10.04 LTS ...
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What is apt-get equivalent of “aptitude why”?

In this answer, I came across this command: aptitude why firefox aptitude whylooks like an useful command but I don't want to install aptitude just for that. What is the apt-get equivalent of ...
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Install suggested packages via aptitude

I've read installing suggest packages via apt-get, and I've read how to look suggested and recommended packages from aptitude.. But then, How to install it all using aptitude? Best Regards, Ahmad
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Manually Installed Boost Is Not Found by Aptitude

I have installed Boost libraries 1.55 manually. Now I want to install libpcl http://pointclouds.org/downloads/linux.html . When I want to install the libpcl from terminal like this: sudo apt-get ...
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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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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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Ignoring specific unmet dependencies with aptitude?

This is my situation: I've installed a program called ipe "forcably" through a deb package; the reason for this is that ipe depends on texlive-latex-base, however, I already maintain a separate ...
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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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Is there a way to install a package from a particular repository using apt?

Sometimes a package I want from a PPA has the same name as a different package in another repository. Is there a way I can tell apt to download a package of packageName from a certain repo? I'd ...
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list all suggested packages for currently installed packages

Every time I install a package: sudo apt-get install <pkg> apt-get displays a list of suggested packages. I have simply ignored these so far, but some of these suggestions are actually good ...