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

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Is the Skype repo dead now (2020-05-24)? [closed]

My sources.list has this: $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list | grep skype deb https://repo.skype.com/deb stable main $ But: $ sudo aptitude update Treffer http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu focal ...
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Partial upgrade to 20.04 LTS - incorrect version of libapt-pkg

I am trying to upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04: $ grep -i rel /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_RELEASE=20.04 It looks like there is a dependency issue: $ sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://no.archive.ubuntu....
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aptitude search displays certain package but apt search doesn't

I'm on Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan. Please let me know if any other information is required. I was trying to install nodejs and here is what I did. I first ran curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_12.x | ...
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sudo apt-get remove python3 just deleted way too much stuff

I just ran the command 'sudo apt-get remove python3' in terminal. I just did the same thing with python instead of python3 and it went fine. This time though, it just started deleting a bunch of stuff ...
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MiKTeX installation problems

I am trying to fix a MiKTeX installation on Ubuntu 18.04, or at least I would like to remove it and all its packages in order to install TexLive. I tried to install it a couple of weeks ago, ...
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Is there any command to list “local” packages? like in Synaptic GUI

I used to look for local packages using Synaptic. Those packages which are locally installed but have no exact match in the current active repositories. As it is explained in this post: What does “...
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Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched “libqt5ftp5-dev”

I use following command to install packages on UBUNTU1804. sudo aptitude -R -y --allow-untrusted install libqt5ftp5-dev Error: Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "libqt5ftp5-...
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How to have both arch=amd64 and trusted=yes in sources.list of apt package manager?

What do I want to do? You can have deb [trusted=yes] http://pathtoserver/ubuntu bionic main deb [arch=amd64] http://pathtoserver/ubuntu bionic main in sources.list separately. Is there a way I ...
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Snap Package installation in Chroot environment

I have a Chroot ubuntu environment installed in my Ubuntu 18.04 host computer. When I try to install a snap package in the chroot environment, the package gets installed in my host computer and not ...
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Interpreting Aptitude's output about conflicts

When i (running 18.04.3) say: $ sudo aptitude -f install npm Aptitude says (amongst other things - this seems to be the only problem): The following packages have unmet dependencies: libcurl4-...
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apt proxy (Acquire::http ), but with graceful fallback

I want to use apt-cacher-ng primarily for speeding up container builds. I have that all working fine if I do a echo 'Acquire::http { Proxy "http://apt_cacher_host_or_ip:3142"; }; >> /etc/apt/apt....
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Terminate unattended-upgrades or whatever is using apt in ubuntu 18.04 or later editions

It happens often that when I boot my Ubuntu 18 machines and I want to manually update my software I get stuck into errors involving something already using apt (endless waiting unattended-upgrades and ...
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Why does “aptitude search python” output 3k more results than “apt-cache search python”

An aptitude search for packages with the string python in their name finds ~9.5k available packages. An apt-cache search for packages with the string python in their name (specifying --names-only, to ...
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Aptitude is freezing when trying to install a package

I'm following the Ubuntu server guide. I'm trying to learn how to use Aptitude. I recently upgraded my ubuntu desktop from 16.04 to 18.04 LTS. So I entered aptitude with sudo aptitude, and I marked ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS: sudo aptitude returning with hash mismatch error messages [duplicate]

System Info : morpheous@ZEUS:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic Clearing System THEN ...
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Cannot install aptitude

If I try to install aptitude, (with sudo apt-get install aptitude) I get: Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct ...
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ubuntu 18.04 unable to install aptitude in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Unable to install aptitude in Ubuntu 18.04 ➜ ~ sudo apt-get install -y aptitude Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could ...
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Prevent aptitude from Removing

Is there any way of forcing Aptitude to not accept solutions using Removes? I tried various values of Aptitude::ProblemResolver::RemoveScore and cannot seem to make it work.
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Can't reinstall ettercap files in Ubuntu

I can't reinstall ettercap files. I try to reinstall with apt-get install ettercap-graphical apt-get install --reinstall ettercap-graphical aptitude install ettercap-graphical I can install but when ...
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Cannot install latest version of a package [duplicate]

I would like to install the latest version of a package called libqt5core5a. I ve checked the Ubuntu Repository website and there is a version I am interested in. Let's check the current installed ...
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How to open aptitude downloaded packages?

I just downloaded VirtualBox 5.2 from the terminal using aptitude. This was my command: sudo aptitude install virtualbox-5.2 Now I want to open the package but, there are no know commands(to my ...
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we have 'apt-get', 'apt', and 'aptitude'. How can I know which/when to use? [duplicate]

I've checked reliable sources (i.e. man pages, --help, even apropos, which gives best command per the situation, but wound up eventually just confusing me further. So, I've tried other methods first, ...
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Why does aptitude give me intel-microcode upgrades when I have an AMD processor?

I have a Supermicro AS-2022G-URF (H8DGU motherboard) with 2 AMD Opteron 6272 16C/16T 2.1GHz and an LSI MegaRAID SAS 2108 RAID controller currently running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS (scheduled to be ...
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Why I got lots of errors after execute apt upgrade?

Today I execute sudo apt update and sudo apt upgrade to upgrade my OS.It downloaded about 300MB file. After upgrade it shows these: Errors were encountered while processing: nfs-common samba-common ...
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How to downgrade PHP 7.1?

Recently I've upgraded my Ubuntu from 18.04 LTS to 18.10. This also upgraded my PHP 7.1 to this version: PHP 7.1.28-1+ubuntu18.04.1+deb.sury.org+3. Now I have to downgrade to PHP 7.1.27 due to 7.1.28 ...
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Can't install libnotify-dev due to version blocked dependencies

Step #1 ... sudo apt-get -y update; sudo apt-get -y upgrade; sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade; sudo apt-get -y clean; sudo apt-get -y autoremove; ... results in ... Hit:1 https://download.sublimetext....
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Can't move or resize windows after installing ubuntu-desktop with aptitude

I have Ubuntu 16.04: root@ubuntu:~# lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial root@ubuntu:~# uname ...
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Where can I obtain a list of all virtual packages provided by a Ubuntu distribution / release (e.g. bionic)?

At https://packages.ubuntu.com/, we follow the link "bionic" under "Browse through the lists of packages:". At https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/, we follow the link "Virtual packages". We reach ...
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apt-get: command not found after installed the aptitude

I tried to install npm in my ubuntu 18.04 using apt-get, my thrown some errors called, npm: depends: node-gyp (>= 0.10.9) but it is not going to be installed. I found one solution that says ...
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apt-get/dpkg are not working - broken packages

When I try to use apt-get install <package> I receive the following output: The following packages have unmet dependencies: mono-complete : Depends: ca-certificates-mono (= 5.18.0.225-...
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Why does apt-get autoremove uninstall less packages than aptitude remove does?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. I have a condition where I install using command apt-get install package_name which installs the package along with all of its dependencies. When I try to uninstall the same ...
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Broken npm, so tried aptitude, which broke apt AND aptitude leaving me with no package manager

So, during a minor update earlier, I noticed that npm wasn't working, so I began updating packages. I landed on this similar issue, so went on to get aptitude installed. Somehow, that installation ...
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What does 'A' in the Aptitude package list mean?

I have installed some packages but they obviously don't work on my system. Can anyone explain what A beside i means? i A libstrongswan - strongSwan utility and crypto library ...
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Can't install aptitude on Ubuntu terminal [duplicate]

i want to install aptitude i type sudo apt-get install aptitude bash show this : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package aptitude ...
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Install dont listed ubuntu package by aptitute

I need to install those package from ubuntu packages: https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/libssl1.1 I'm using ubuntu 18.04 with aptitude. When I'm searching for that in aptitude gui, there is only "...
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Dependency issue: “vim : Depends: vim-common (= 2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.2) but 2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1 is to be installed” [duplicate]

Problem solved..by changing the source for 16.04 to the one for 18.04. I have met some dependency problems when trying to install applications with apt: $ sudo apt install vim Reading package lists.....
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Footprint of installing and uninstalling a program on Ubuntu

Just a quick question. You know how in Windows, because of poorly-written programs, sometimes installing and uninstalling a program will leave records in the Windows Registry or AppData folder of a ...
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Aptitude: how to disable warning about recommended packages?

Aptitude keeps telling me the following message: The following packages are RECOMMENDED but will NOT be installed However, I am not interested in this warning. How to disable missing warnings ...
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Why does aptitude+multiarch mix up package versions for different architectures?

I am on a amd64 architecture, with another foreign architecture arm64 also installed. When installing a certain package, it seems like aptitude is mixing up versions for packages from 2 different ...
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Aptitude wants to remove hundreds of packages when I try to install wine

I wanted to install Wine (doesn't matter whether it will be stable, development or staging), following the steps from the official website, but I get the following sudo aptitude install winehq-...
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Dependency error when installing gcc-multilib

I currently try to install gcc-multilib on my Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS machine (freshly done apt-get update + upgrade). There are several dependencies and that's why I tried it with aptitude to resolve ...
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Cannot downgrade a package upgraded previously

Note 1: At the end of the post I explain why I think this is not a duplicate of this or this question. Note 2: If you want to avoid wasting too much time in reading the question, you can just read ...
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Problems with package managers (aptitude and apt) [duplicate]

My problems in Aptitude: I keep getting this error E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found. W: Is the package apt-transport-http installed? And I can't update anything, if I'...
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How to pipe installed packages to apt-cache?

I'm trying to get package description of my installed packages. It would look like this: sudo apt list --installed | sed 's/\/.*//' | apt-cache search {} \; The problem is to send each line from ...
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Problems with repositories blocking aptitude

I just switched to Bionic beaver and I have been trying to install Wine. After following the usual steps (wget Wine repository + Release.key etc.), I started to get the following error every time I ...
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Can't run Aptitude update: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found

When I run the "sudo aptitude update" I get the following output: E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found. E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found. ...
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Command line to get rid of “residual config” [duplicate]

After I install a new kernel and do sudo apt autoremove these two items related to the just-removed kernel always show up in synaptic under Not Installed (residual config). What's the terminal ...
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To know which package brought particular so library [duplicate]

I have /usr/lib32/libstdc++.so.6 library on my Ubuntu system. I would like to know which package brought it there. How to know that?
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Automatic suspend - “Computer will suspend very soon because of inactivity” - how can I disable this?

I'm running Ubuntu 17.10 on VM. In the guest I opened GNOME terminal, launched Aptitude with sudo aptitude, then switched to the host machine to do some tasks. When I returned to the Ubuntu guest it ...
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Apt-get core dumped! [duplicate]

All I did was tell it to update the package repository, and it didn't work. I've checked for bad RAM, HDD, and I've got plenty of total memory. What's wrong, or how do I fix this? Thanks! joek@Jalo:~$...

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