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I ran into a similar scenario regarding missing dependencies. In my case I was trying to install curl on ubuntu saucy salamander 13.10... The error stated that the dependency required an earlier version of the curl3 library. I was able to degrade to the earlier version by trying to install curl using aptitude. When it noted the missing dependency, and the ...
auto-apt auto-apt is a package that comes in handy a lot, especially with Makefiles and configure scripts that reference things you might not have and don't know where to find, which is often tricky with header files. You invoked make in this case, and it tried to invoke sphinx-build, but failed when it couldn't find it. auto-apt run [...] will run the ...
There is a tool called apt-file that allows you to search for files in packages. You first need to initialize it by running sudo apt-file update, and then you can run apt-file search libstdc++.so.6. This will at least point you in the right direction. You can also use Synaptic (or similar) to search for a package that contains the library name.
it's ppas/sources conflicts... I had this multiple times, the thing is you have added a source (ppa) to your system where you withdraw/fetch updates that has packages of the same one as already one in the system and it's trusted (official). For example happened to me linux-headers 3.x.x.9 installed but linux-headers 3.x.x.8 is to be installed, because source ...
If apt-get works, you may be able to reinstall with sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop - leave it until it has finished, then when you are sure it has finished, reboot. xubuntu-desktop installs all the things needed as dependencies, so it should reinstall the basics required for the Xubuntu system to run.
fixed the problem of aptitude(segmentation fault)： my PC running debian wheezy and get segmentation fault run aptitude vi /etc/apt/source.list copy an source and correct for sid(复制一条源，把wheezy改成sid保存) apt-get update apt-get install aptitude my aptitude is ok.
As Takkat pointed out, the man pages are just symlinks to precise manpages if you use the search bar. This is because aptitude hasn't undergo any changes in its functionality since precise in their manual page: precise (12.04LTS) (admin): terminal-based package manager (terminal interface only) 0.6.6-1ubuntu1: amd64 i386 precise-updates (admin): ...
People might want to know why an automatically installed package is present on the system. To get this information from the command line, you can use aptitude why package apt-get has no similar feature source:debian-handbook
Instead of apt-get I would have a look at apt-cache, though not one on one the same but close will be: apt-cache --installed rdepends firefox
aptitude is a text-based interface to the Debian GNU/Linux package system. It's a package management command line application that runs on all Debian systems including Ubuntu and the man page is just the link you have provided above and i think there is no more options included for specific Ubuntu.
To install packages via aptitude: sudo aptitude install <package_name> To remove packages: sudo aptitude purge <package_name> Refer man page of aptitude for more.
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