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Terminal - Commands tagged aptitude - 29 results
sudo sh -c "aptitude update; aptitude -DrVWZ full-upgrade; aptitude autoclean; exit"
2015-09-28 23:48:05
User: lordtoran
Functions: sh sudo

This has been my "sysupgrade" alias since ca. 2006, first used on Debian Sid, then Sabayon, and it still does its duty on Mint nowadays without breaking stuff.

aptitude --purge remove ~i^foo ~i^bar
2015-01-27 15:00:48
User: mhs
Tags: aptitude

Could be dangerous, if you have many packages all beginning with 'foo' or 'bar'. This will easily remove them all from your system.

% sudo yum remove streams-$(uname-r)
aptitude remove '?and( ?automatic(?reverse-recommends(?installed)), ?not(?automatic(?reverse-depends(?installed))) )'
aptitude search '?and( ?automatic(?reverse-recommends(?installed)), ?not(?automatic(?reverse-depends(?installed))) )'
2012-07-28 05:45:21
User: wei2912

Shows the packages installed on your system that are recomemnded by other packages. You should remove these packages.

aptitude search ~ahold
aptitude -F "%p" search \!~M~i~T | xargs apt-mark markauto
2012-03-09 13:44:00
User: gspadari
Functions: xargs

Marks all manually installed deb packages as automatically installed. Usefull to combine with

apt-get install <all manually packages that we want>

to have a clean installed debian-based system.

aptitude search ~i -F %p
2011-10-15 00:31:10
User: dbbolton

This will print the name of every installed package on a Debian system.

apt-get remove $(dpkg -l | awk "/^ii linux-(image|headers)/ && ! /`uname -r`/ {print \$2}")
2011-10-09 13:58:47
User: _john
Functions: apt awk

since awk was already there one can use it instead of the 2 greps. might not be faster, but fast enough

aptitude search ~d<string>
2011-08-02 05:19:13

Especially useful for latex packages, which are listed in the description of their Ubuntu package E.g. say I want to find the Ubuntu package containing latex package aeguill:

aptitude search ~daeguill

p texlive-lang-french - TeX Live: French

aptitude search ~d "irc client"|grep -i "irc client"
2011-07-11 19:48:55
User: tomjrace
Functions: grep

This is the best way I have found to search out an application when I am not sure the title.

Grep is just to remove anything that does not contain the term in the title or short description (lots of things might include the search term in the description, such as libraries used by the application)

sudo aptitude markauto $(apt-cache showsrc PACKAGE | grep Build-Depends | perl -p -e 's/(?:[\[(].+?[\])]|Build-Depends:|,|\|)//g')
sudo aptitude remove -P $(dpkg -l|awk '/^ii linux-image-2/{print $2}'|sed 's/linux-image-//'|awk -v v=`uname -r` 'v>$0'|sed 's/-generic//'|awk '{printf("linux-headers-%s\nlinux-headers-%s-generic\nlinux-image-%s-generic\n",$0,$0,$0)}')
2011-04-25 05:19:57
User: Bonster
Functions: awk sed sudo

Same as 7272 but that one was too dangerous

so i added -P to prompt users to continue or cancel

Note the double space: "...^ii␣␣linux-image-2..."

Like 5813, but fixes two bugs: [1]This leaves the meta-packages 'linux-headers-generic' and 'linux-image-generic' alone so that automatic upgrades work correctly in the future. [2]Kernels newer than the currently running one are left alone (this can happen if you didn't reboot after installing a new kernel).

aptitude remove $(dpkg -l|awk '/^ii linux-image-2/{print $2}'|sed 's/linux-image-//'|awk -v v=`uname -r` 'v>$0'|sed 's/-generic//'|awk '{printf("linux-headers-%s\nlinux-headers-%s-generic\nlinux-image-%s-generic\n",$0,$0,$0)}')
2010-12-11 11:38:15
User: __
Functions: awk sed

Note the double space: "...^ii␣␣linux-image-2..."

Like 5813, but fixes two bugs: [1]This leaves the meta-packages 'linux-headers-generic' and 'linux-image-generic' alone so that automatic upgrades work correctly in the future. [2]Kernels newer than the currently running one are left alone (this can happen if you didn't reboot after installing a new kernel).

I'm bummed that this took 228 characters. I'd like to see a simpler version.

dpkg -l | grep ^rc | awk '{print $2}' | xargs dpkg -P
dpkg -l | grep ^rc | cut -d' ' -f3 | xargs dpkg -P
apt-get remove `deborphan`
aptitude purge '~c'
aptitude remove ?and(~i~nlinux-(im|he) ?not(~n`uname -r`))
2010-06-11 22:57:09
User: dbbolton

A little aptitude magic. Note: this will remove images AND headers. If you just want to remove images: aptitude remove ?and(~i~nlinux-im ?not(~n`uname -r`))

I used this in zsh without any problems. I'm not sure how other shells will interpret some of the special characters used in the aptitude search terms. Use -s to simulate.

aptitude purge linux-image | grep ^i | grep -v $(uname -r)
perl -e 'chomp($k=`uname -r`); for (</boot/vm*>) {s/^.*vmlinuz-($k)?//; $l.="linux-image-$_ ";} system "aptitude remove $l";'
aptitude remove $(dpkg -l|egrep '^ii linux-(im|he)'|awk '{print $2}'|grep -v `uname -r`)
2010-06-10 21:23:00
User: dbbolton
Functions: awk egrep grep

This should do the same thing and is about 70 chars shorter.

aptitude keep-all
2010-04-20 09:24:20
User: dooblem

Very handy if you have done a package selection mistake in aptitude.

Note that it's better to do a Ctrl+U (undo) in aptitude if possible, because the keep-all will clear some package states (like the 'hold' state).