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

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How to do `sudo apt install aptitude` but auto default to install package maintainer version?

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 server edition. When I run sudo apt install aptitude I get the below prompts Configuration file '/etc/systemd/resolved.conf' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since ...
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held broken packages, on 64b 20.04, how to fix?

I have run 20.04 64b since it was released. Awesome. I'd never seen this "held broken packages" error until just this week. I installed the Rust language via their online install script ( ...
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Installing from github instead of apt

Im using Ubuntu 20.10 Backstory I've been trying to install omnet++ but I've got an error while running some samples with satellites. It gave the error "[osgEarth]* [Horizon] No horizon info ...
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E: Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00aptitude:2: Extra junk after value

I get this error when opening Synaptic. I had previously attempted to remove of all the languages in the file system besides English. Could I have help to fix this error? Thanks in Advance Aptitude::...
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How to reset package actions queue in Aptitude with its modern “Cancel pending actions” behavior?

In previous Ubuntu 16.04 LTS version I used the following procedure in Aptitude to undo package installation or removal: Start Aptitude curses by sudo aptitude Select some package(s) to install or ...
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Aptitude progress bar

Discription How to enable progress bar in aptitude HI guys,im now using aptitude for installation,in apt there's a progress bar on the foot of my console,but in aptitude there's no such thing,i want ...
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sudo aptitude install does not install proposed packages

I want to install default-libmysqlclient-dev using sudo apt-get install default-libmysqlclient-dev But I get this output Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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apt : Differences between packages “held back” et “automatically held in their current state” and how should I manage this?

In aptitude, when I type g for go, I get amongst the proposed changes, a list of both "Packages being held back (232)" and "Packages being automatically held in their current state (48)&...
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Installing all essential, required, important and standard packages - or reinstalling the already installed

Is it safe to run sudo aptitude reinstall '?priority(important)' && sudo aptitude reinstall '?priority(required)' && sudo aptitude reinstall ~E && sudo aptitude reinstall '?...
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Unable to install “Additional Drivers” after upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Summary: I am unable to install Additional Drivers after upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I receive the following error message: Unable to install "Additional Drivers": ...
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How can I install Steam without having to uninstall 64-bit libraries?

I've seen lots of answers for installing steam on 64-bit, but all of them involve installing libnvidia-gl-450:i386, which ends up replacing my 64-bit libraries that other software depends on. Is there ...
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How to install sdl2 to ubuntu20?

From my previous question, where I installed the sdl2 from source (manually), because I was unable to install it via dpkg: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/64727695/error-while-loading-shared-...
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python2 - taskcoach and Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

I'm trying to install taskcoach on Ubuntu 20.04. It requires python2 and some other python2 dependencies. I've tried to following the advices I've found at this link: https://answers.launchpad.net/...
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Inconsistent aptitude search results

I'm preparing to upgrade from xenial to bionic. I've updated aptitude to v0.8.10 through the Launchpad ppa:savoury1/apt-xenial repository for aptitude search -F to "understand" %O among all ...
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aptitude search cannot display origin nor sources nor architecture of installed packages

I'm trying to list all packages (and their respective repositories) from other sources than the main/restricted/universe/multiverse. First I've typed that command to list those packages : $ aptitude ...
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apt-config dump not returning cache information?

From man apt.conf, Cache-Start, Cache-Grow, Cache-Limit APT uses since version 0.7.26 a resizable memory mapped cache file to store the available information. Cache-Start acts as a hint of the size ...
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How to quey apt conf for default apt cache size?

I am required to report the default cache size used by apt-cache. I tried below but there is no result. How can I find out the cache size? Any guidance? $ apt-config dump | grep -i APT::Cache-Limit ...
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what is apt.conf in simple and understandable slang? [duplicate]

I have gone though man apt.conf. I feel the information there is quite overwhelming and difficult to understand for beginners moving to Ubuntu/Debinan Platforms. Could some one explain in simple ...
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What does the presence and absence of “automatic” mean in apt output? [duplicate]

In the below output, what does automatic mean? $apt search exfat Sorting... Done Full Text Search... Done exfat-fuse/focal,now 1.3.0-1 amd64 [installed,automatic] read and write exFAT driver for ...
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Generate list of dependent packages with version using top level package from input file in Ubuntu or Debian

Is there something like npm lock-file in Ubuntu/Debian which can generate the Debian package tree with exact versions for direct and transitive dependencies? For example, a lock-file for Redis will be ...
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Installing LyX 2.3.5.2 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I am trying to install LyX 2.3.5.2 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with the following code: sudo aptitude install lyx It throws the following message. Any hints to solve the problem. sudo aptitude install lyx ...
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Trouble installing gfortran on windows 10

I am new to using Unbuntu, and I am trying to install gfortran on my pc. I am attempting to do this using the package manager Aptitude, as recommended on the Ubuntu website. However, I am having three ...
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In ubuntu 18.04, how does apt-get showing 1 version in 2 different source as 2 versions?

Recently ubuntu apt always try to upgrade libnvidia-common package with no effect, so I query this package and found 2 sources that are totally identical, one is from canonical & the other is from ...
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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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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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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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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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