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No more GNOME gui after installing wine via aptitude

I followed the chosen answer here to install Wine on Ubuntu 22.04 as the instructions of WINEHQ gave an error that not all dependencies were met.enter image description here So after that some icons ...
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Question about aptitude [duplicate]

I tried to run $sudo apt install aptitude Then it returns this Package 'aptitude' has no installation candidate Please What does this mean What can I do about it
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Aptitude file contents

I ran sudo gedit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00aptitude o access the aptitude file. I wasn't sure what it was at first and might have changed its contents unknowingly. The first line was the only one there. I'...
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Unable to reinstall vlc

OS: Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS x86_64 I was trying to download and compile VLC ... During that process I have broken already installed vlc Reinstalling does not help. Here is what I have tried so far: apt ...
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Downlaod all apt package dependencies for specific package to install later on another machine with different architecture and no Internet

I have arm64 devices running ubuntu 20.04. This device does not have Internet connection. I want to install upower utility on it. So I was thinking to offline download all packages required to install ...
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What, exactly, does aptitude's ?origin() search term match against?

Because it doesn't seem to be the same string as is produced by the %O display format escape, nor the URL from sources.list.d. In my case, I'm looking for packages which I installed from non-Ubuntu ...
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I want to list all installed non-transitive packages, how should I do it?

In apt/aptitude, many packages are not supposed to be installed manually, as they break the ability for the system to be upgraded further for causing conflict. These packages are regard as "...
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Ran dist-upgrade, now packages held back [duplicate]

---UPDATE Unfortunately, there was not much to be done with this issue. There is no 'easy fix'. I ended up reinstalling ubuntu. A bit radical, but it worked. ---END UPDATE I messed up my packages in ...
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How to upload deb file to official apt repository? [duplicate]

When I search with this question, I am getting only posts related to setting up our own repository completely. But, I want to just upload my deb file to official ubuntu repository or debian repo so ...
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Can't install libsdl2-dev without downgrading SDL2 [duplicate]

I am trying to install the SDL2 development headers to compile a program that imports SDL2. Here is the output when I run the command $sudo apt-get install libsdl2-dev: Reading package lists... Done ...
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Error related to Aptitude appears at sudo apt upgrade

when entering the command $ sudo apt upgrade I receive the following output. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... ...
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How do I install iptables-dev on Ubuntu 20.04 with apt?

I tried the following: sudo apt install iptables-dev But get this error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package iptables-dev is not available, ...
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APT 401 Unauthorized [IP : 172.a.b.c 443]

I have ubuntu 20.04 clients and a nexus server. Nexus server is behind nginx which servs SSL with self signed certificats On apt update from a client I get the error Err :6 https://nexus.local....
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Need to solve unmet dependencies [duplicate]

Since this morning I have been able to resolve unmet dependencies. In the past always solved it by installing packages one by one, or installing the deb package, but in this case I can't do that. I ...
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apt-get: Unmet Dependencies and Conflicting (?) Output on Ubuntu 21.10 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install common-lisp-jupyter on Ubuntu 21.10, but Ubuntu won’t install one of the required libraries, namely zeromq. When I tried to install zeromq using the libczmq-dev package, apt-get ...
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How can I search for packages installed ONLY with APT? [closed]

Paying attention to: Only apt Not dpkg Not apt-get Not aptitude
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Cannot play DVDs after installing Linux 22.04

I tried to play DVDs on the Videos package. I got the following error: Despite several attempts installing, removing and reinstalling restricted extras and vlc (both with apt and aptitude) I still ...
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Keep python3.6 active

I'm having an issue were I need to install ansible and PIP but when I go to install the packages, Ubuntu automatically will try and update python to version 3.8. I need to keep version 3.6, and I need ...
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Cannot become root inside aptitude

Cannot become root within aptitude If you install the aptitude and invoke with aptitude you cannot become root and will get this error message:
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Is there a way to save/backup packages previously obtained using apt install from a now dead repository?

A while back I installed a TV server program called Tvheadend using a PPA. The installation instructions and the program were on the site tvheadend.org which now appears to be dead (as of about three ...
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How to do apt upgrade with noninteractive?

I want make Ubuntu 18.04 server (text only) upgrade itself and keep original configure in a bash script. I tried apt update && apt upgrade -y and apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-...
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one drive free client doesn not appear in home directory

I wanted to have one drive free client in my home directory and I use it on ubuntu. Therefore I have used the advise from the following two sources. https://www.phillipsj.net/posts/using-onedrive-with-...
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Updating Ubuntu when /boot partition is almost full

My /boot partition is 500M in size, as I thought it would be enough when I did the installation. It seems it isn't. Now it's almost full /dev/sda1 446M 352M 61M 86% /boot Doing apt-...
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apt forgot about more than 1,000 packages, and I'm unable to reinstall

I'm running 20.04.2 LTS (Focal Fossa) I hadn't run aptitude for a couple days. It always worked fine, but when I tried it now, it started giving me the "e Examine" dialog each time I run it. ...
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Why would installed packages have status "Remove"?

While doing other maintenance tasks I noticed that dpkg -l listed about 90 packages with status ri instead of expected ii. I maintain packages solely with apt and aptitude and I haven't forced any ...
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How to get the size (Megabytes) of all packages of an update?

So for a project as part of a work, I need to get the size of a Linux update. I used the command: aptitude search -SF '%p' --disable-columns '~U' So I get the names of the packets whose need to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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