Show reverse dependencies of a package using apt

There is a new bug in libpng right now. When you want to see which package is using libpng (or better: which package depends on libpng), you can do a reverse dependency search:

This shows you a list of packages which directly depend on libpng. It lists all the tools which use the shared…

Failed to connect to 0.0.31.144: Invalid argument

When trying to install Software on Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS,.. and you have your proxy configured wrong, you may get the following error:

To solve it, open your proxy settings and make sure to also add https, like:

Have a look into the following files (if they exist) and look for proxy settings. It’s…

Best PHP, HHVM and MongoDB Source for Debian Jessie

Just installed Debian 8. I’m using php5-cli for cronjobs, HHVM for webpages (using fcgiwrap) and MongoDB for various collections. Here are my current source for Debian Jessie as bash commands, offering org sources. I included pin preference files for apt to set priorities, which source to use for which package.

Debian apt-pinning (Dotdeb, MariaDB, MongoDB, …)

Short post, I’d like to share my source lists for Debian 7.6, including apt-pinning for MariaDB / MySQL. It also includes all Packages from Dotdeb (Zabix, Redis, PHP, …).

Apt-pinning preference file for MariaDB / MySQL: /etc/apt/preferences.d/mariadb

“kept back” version, dependencies and apt-pinning

When you are using different sources in your Debian installation, for example Dotdeb.org or MariaDB.org Repositories, you may encounter a message like:

How to compare the installed version to the available packages?

You now can execute apt-get dist-upgrade to upgrade all packages, but be warned, this can remove software, add packages and upgrade…