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Questions tagged [aptitude]

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

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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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package 'aptitude' has no installation candidate [duplicate]

I'm trying to install aptitude. When I use the line: sudo apt-get install aptitude I get this output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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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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How to deal with `apt-get autoremove` in Ubuntu

(I can list more than 20 pages with kind of similar questions/concerns. But, I could not find any solution. So, please bear with me before marking this as duplicate.) It's been almost three weeks ...
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Numpy can't exist on the same system as Unreal Engine - aptitude?

I'm having an exceedingly difficult time resolving dependencies for Unreal Engine on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I'm now being presented with a dilemia which appears to require me to either remove numpy or give ...
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My ubuntu can't do upgrade, or remove

My ubuntu can't do nothing, i mean install, do upgrade or remove package, it happened with some aptitude too, not just with apt, it stack all time in one place or on hashtags with 32%, it package, who ...
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Does Aptitude package manager also need the dependencies and repositories needed by APT to install software?

I was installing software using aptitude, which is similar to APT but has a more extensive user interface. I was wondering if aptitude package manager also needs the repositories to install the ...
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Is this command not correct - did i break aptitude?

I found this command to allow multiverse sources: sed -i "/^# deb.*multiverse/ s/^# //" /etc/apt/sources.list and after running it i ran apt-get update -y and it only listed 4 sources as per before ...
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Cannot install resolvconf_1.78ubuntu5_all.deb?

Full error... Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/resolvconf_1.78ubuntu5_all.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) Tried... sudo apt-get update ...
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Aptitude non-interactive installations?

I want to setup a script where aptitude is used for dependency management instead of apt-get. The problem is that sometimes the first "solution" offered by Aptitude is to not install anything, and I ...
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aptitude wants to install old kernels I just purged

My (14.04) boot partition was filling up, so I researched how to purge old kernels and found lots of help. I kept the current (determined using uname -a) and the prior kernel and purged several older ...
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How can I get `apt-get update` to reflect error status in its exit code?

When running sudo apt-get update -q, sometimes I see things like Err:23 http://ppa.launchpad.net/chris-lea/redis-server/ubuntu precise/main i386 Packages Could not connect to ppa.launchpad.net:80 (...
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Marked package as 'held', but aptitude upgrades it anyway

I manually installed a previous version of the gitg application as suggested here, since I really dislike the new interface. I then marked the package as "on hold". After installing updates from ...
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Any way to configure APT's visual CLI style? [closed]

I'm not certain how to ask this question so I'm providing two screenshots. Due to my inability to accurately put my question to words, I'm unable to find the answer to this via Google, StackExchange, ...
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Aptitude Uninstalled All My Packages

When I was using apititude to install something (I used aptitude because it installs all dependencies which was helpful) it decided to uninstall ALL my packages which happened to include my graphics ...
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Apt install hanging/Freezes when trying to run updates with no errors 17.10 [duplicate]

I've been attempting to update my machine for the past few hours and I can't seem to get it to work. I ran: sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade This found multiple packages for things like ...
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How to install all packages suggested by **TAB** auto-completion?

Is there any way to install all packages shown by pressing tab? For example, I want to install all octave available packages. When I type # aptitude install octave and press TAB a list of packages ...
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Packages texi2html and sshpass not found

I want to install the two packages texi2html and sshpass on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Both exist in universe: https://packages.ubuntu.com/de/xenial/texi2html https://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/sshpass The ...
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Help me fix my packagaes

Recently I tried to install gcc and g++6 on my ubuntu distribution but something broke and gcc and g++ 5.3 got uninstalled along with cuda. I fixed it by using aptitude to install cuda and got g++ and ...
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gdebi install now failing on Trusty

Anyone know what's happened to gdebi? Up until the end of September our scripts were working fine - though a little long winded. sudo apt-get install -y aptitude sudo aptitude install -y gdebi ...
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What are the different values available for the Aptitude CLI “-q” option?

So I am creating some Vagrant provisioning scripts for some Ubuntu (14.04) boxes. I am using commands like this to install Ubuntu packages via Aptitude: sudo aptitude install -y -q=2 Okay, I ...
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broken package when trying to install wine

I have ubuntu 16.04 and I am a total linux newb. I am trying to install winehq-stable by following the instruction on https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu I tried synaptic which indicated I have a broken ...
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Can't download libprotobuf8 from trusty with aptitude

I'm running Ubuntu 17.04, "zesty". I need to install version 8 of Google Protocol Buffer. I can find the package at https://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/amd64/libprotobuf8/download The instructions ...
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How do I get software to show up in Ubuntu Software?

I used an earlier version of Ubuntu, and the Software program listed pretty much all available software in the repos. Having a fresh 17.04 install, there is surprisingly less showing up. Worrying ...
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Aptitude: everything is marked as auto removable

I have botched some settings up pretty bad with synaptic/aptitude. A while back I did something with synaptic that marked all of my installed packages as "manual". I was trying to fix this but ended ...
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Does apt have a directory where it stores all downloads?

I was wondering if apt has a directory where it stores all downloaded deb files through it. Any insight?
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aptitude count number of files and directories

While executing the command apt (install|remove|update), the first line is always (Reading database ... 266505 files and directories currently installed.) I was curious to know which command actually ...
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Not able to install python-dev because of dependencies on Ubuntu 16.04

How can I resolve this problem (without damaging my computer!)? I want to install python-dev on my Ubuntu. I already tried aptitude, it wasn't helpful. $ sudo apt-get install libexpat1-dev libpython-...
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Installing package containing glib.h

I'm trying to compile code that uses glib.h. I found in internet that package libglib2.0-dev contains it. But I can't install it. Here's my console output: > sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev ...
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Problems with “canberra-gtk-module,” followed answer, banged my head on the desk

I just started using Ubuntu. I was trying to get Adobe Reader to work and got stuck on the seemingly common problem Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module". I tried several of the suggestions on ...
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Is it possible to undo the software-removals committed by aptitude?

In the beginning I had a problem installing VLC with apt-get, so somewhere here I found some one suggesting using aptitude instead of apt-get because it fixes some package problems with extra ...
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sudo aptitude install didn't work

I want to install ros kinetic in my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I did the first steps: i setup my computer to accept software from packages.ros.org, i setup keys, updated the system, but in the installation ...
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dnsmasq breaks apt-get

I installed dnsmasq and configured it the way I wanted... I hope. So everything was working great, but now when I try to sudo apt-get update It doesn't really work, it goes very slow and it can't ...
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Ubuntu Budgie 17.04: apt does not work, at all

This is a fresh 17.04 install, but I am reusing a /home setup from past Debian derivative installations. Every package that I have tried to install so far fails with an error that looks something ...
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How do I use aptitude to downgrade/force version of a package?

I've decided that I like aptitude better than all the alternatives I've tried. But I can't figure out how to downgrade/force version of a package with it. I have to go back and use synaptic for that. ...