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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 to search for source packages?

I can use aptitude to search for packages using a search term. For example, to search for all packages whose name begins with Foo: $ aptitude search Foo* However, this listing does not include ...
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kolab 3.0 sources

I'm attempting to install Kolab 3.0 following these steps on 12.04 Server, yet showpkg still shows 2.2.4 :~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/kolab.list deb ...
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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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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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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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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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Make “aptitude” automatically choose solution “Install” instead of “Keep”

I'm trying to automatically install packages without asking user any questions. For the below situation, aptitude chooses "Keep" as the first solution, and doesn't install pkg_b. And I want to force ...
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How to make Apt/Aptitude prefer a more recent virtual package over a real one

I've recently built a package which provides multiple virtual ones, more specifically snmp which provides libsnmp-base, libsnmp30 and so on: Version: 5.8~git20160427.8d07349f-14 Depends: ... ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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aptitude package install error

apt-get install -f gives following Errors were encountered while processing: flashplugin-downloader:i386 flashplugin-installer E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) I am unable ...
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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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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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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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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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configure says I don't have lib, but aptitude says I do

I've just run a configure script which alerts me: checking for gcry_control in -lgcrypt... no configure: error: libgcrypt not found. Install libgcrypt or use --disable-libgcrypt. Have a nice day. ...
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What does the aptitude `why` and `why-not` mean?

From the manuals: The command why finds a dependency chain that installs the package named on the command line, as above. Note that the dependency that aptitude produced in this case is only a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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libnm-glib4:386 with amd64

I have ubuntu 13.10 amd64 and I use libnm-glib4 but I also need i386 version of this lib. But amd64 version conflicts with i386 so I can't install it: sudo aptitude install libnm-glib4:i386 The ...
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How to install xnviewmp using package management aptitude `apt-get` on Ubuntu 12.10?

How to install xnviewmp using package management aptitude apt-get on Ubuntu 12.10? Visiting https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/xnviewmp/ and clicking through to software center ends results in ...
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How would I see a list of current packages and compare them to the ones being upgraded?

I'm running 12.10 on a server and I have a list of packages that need to be upgraded. However I can run the command sudo aptitude to see what they are and what their about which is fine. My question ...
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How to remove all garbage packages with aptitude

I am getting a big garbage package list obtained with the command: aptitude search ~g or aptitude search ?garbage (These commands Select packages that are not required by any manually ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...