Questions tagged [aptitude]

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

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Install f-spot - no installation candidate

I tried to install f-spot, but apt says there is no installation candidate for f-spot: $ sudo apt-get install f-spot Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Install packages on elementary OS with downgrade

I've been grappling with installing some Ubuntu packages with apt-get so I thought I'd post an example for anyone else struggling with Elementary OS. Here libssl or openssl won't install and these are ...
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Cannot install playonlinux (nor Wine)

I just installed elementary OS. Cannot install playonlinux or wine. I prefer playonlinux. ~$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux [sudo] password for cipeos: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Serious bug with apt-get autoremove

There is a serious bug when using apt-get autoremove in freya 0.31. E.g. when installing or removing packages, apt-get will indicate packages that are no longer used and suggests to remove them with ...
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apt-get hanging 100% waiting default repos

Apt-get update is hanging at 100%, I've restored my sources.list file to default, yet the problem persists. It's not really a huge issue since it appears to have completed, but it's just cosmetically ...
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Can I use aptitude instead of apt-get without problems?

I would like to use aptitude since its parameters are more consistent. You can install it with: sudo apt-get install aptitude Are there any reasons not to use it with elementary OS?