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Is it possible to simulate installation of Debian packages, still marking them installed?

Here's what I would like. Start with a virtual system with no installed packages. Then I invoke a tool similar to apt-get to ask it to compute the dependencies and mark all the packages that would be ...
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How can I know if a virtual package is “installed” on a Debian system?

Some packages, have a Provides: header. For example, the package postfix on Debian Wheezy has Provides: mail-transport-agent. The package mail-transport-agent which doesn't exist physically is ...
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How to find which package provides a file?

For example, I can't install package qcad because of error: "can't find qdict.h". How can I find the package which provides the file qdict.h so I can install the package qcad?
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Installing Skype on Debian x64

I am new to Linux and I'm trying to install Skype using this manual. I successfully download the package using the command: wget -O skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-deb-64 ...
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In Gentoo, what is the difference between amd64, ~amd64 and ~amd64-linux?

When I run equery depgraph www-client/chromium-10.0.648.151, not all dependencies are available. Some shows M[package.mask], while some other shows [missing keyword]. My ACCEPT_KEYWORDS is ...
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Portability of an executable to another Linux machine

I've installed the program Motion on one Linux machine (M1) and want the same program on another (M2). There are various builds of this program, and I have forgotten which one I have used, so can I ...
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Get list of required libraries when installing something from source

When installing something from source (say, Ruby 1.9.2), what command can I run to get a complete list of all the dependencies needed to install that application? Is this possible?
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Debian: An MTA just to solve dependencies, not because I really need one

It has bothered me for years that with every new Debian installation, a full MTA (Mail Transport Agent) was installed even if I had no desire to use the machine as a mail server. The MTA was necessary ...
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How to install Suggests dependencies of a package

If I want to install a package and its Suggests dependencies, I run: $ sudo apt-get --install-suggests install <package name> However, if <package name> is already installed, and not ...
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Apache installation configuration can't find PCRE? ( pcre-config for libpcre not found )

These are the requirements and instructions on how to install Apache on Linux. http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/install.html So I've installed everything (c++ compiler, apr and apr-util) to be ...
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Yum and recommended/suggested packages

I'd like to install a software package on my Fedora System, but it has a lot of unreasonable dependencies (which I know for sure they are not actually required). I used to work on Debian, where ...
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Arch Linux: python and python2 are in conflict

I've recently installed Arch Linux onto my primary (Ubuntu) computer, and it is working really well for me. It's fast, configurable, basically a faster version of Ubuntu. Since compiz-fusion isn't ...
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Debian: Is it possible/safe to install packages from an older version of the repository?

I'm currently running Debian testing (Wheezy) and am trying to get SCIM working. I want to install the scim-pinyin package, but there is no such package available in the testing repository, although ...
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Firefox circular-dependency hell on Linux Mint 13

Having difficulty re-installing Firefox, after an installation to resolve places.sqlite issues. It appears that I'm trapped in circular dependency hell. Need to resolve firefox dependency hell to ...
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Is there a way to determine what packages or libraries should be loaded to support an executable?

There is an executable I want to install on a computer that I can't recompile that wasn't built as a package, and I want to download the libraries it requires to run them. Below is part of the output ...
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Does Debian have any kind of virtual environment for make install?

If someone used a Python virtualenv he knows we can run scripts in its own environment installing all necessary libraries which won't impact main python distribution. Do we have something similar in ...
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RPM dependencies with localinstall

I need to install an rpm package on a system which has no internet access. So, let's say I already have needed dependencies. How do I install them only by running the main rpm package? Do they need to ...
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How to make an rpm package that installs a Java environment if needed

I'm very new to RPM packaging and I'm curious if, during the installation of one RPM it is possible to conditionally install another RPM if needed. In a nutshell. My RPM requires a particular JRE. ...
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Problems with apt-get upgrade on Debian (404 Not Found)

I can't update my Debian Sid system. on running the apt-get upgrade I am getting: maciej@wladyslawa:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Moving programs compiled on a machine to another machine & avoid library dependencies problems

When I compile a program with .dll dependencies on Windows, it is enough to copy those ddls with the desired program to another pc and put the DLLs inside the program directory. Now here is my ...
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Manage local package repository

I just installed a fresh Waldorf (Crunchbang, Debian Wheezy-based) on a computer which has no Internet access. Previously on a Xubuntu 10.04 VM, what I did when I needed some software was: go to ...
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Encrypt hook in mkinitcpio.conf for full system encryption USB drive Arch install

I have installed Arch Linux on a USB drive with full system encryption using LUKS. The Arch wiki as usual walked me through almost everything. The only issue I ran into was using setting up the hooks ...
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Find FreeBSD ports that depend on another port

I have a headless FreeBSD server where some port has installed tons of X11-related packages. I would like to find out what these ports are so I can get rid of the unwanted X-related packages. Is there ...
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How to write software to compile with external libraries?

I want to code open source software with dependencies. I have skills in C/C++ and a minimum makefile knowledge. But im curious about coding this like ./configure && make stuff and how to ...
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Conditional dependencies for a Debian package

I am creating a package that needs to depend on a package if another is installed, but needs a different dependency if no such package is installed. Is that possible using just the control file of the ...
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Why does `libc6 ` depend on `libgcc1`?

I was going through the dependencies of some packages with apt-cache depends and found, that the libc6 package depends on libgcc1, which in turn depends on gcc-4.9-base. Shouldn't such a fundamental ...
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Build binary and dependencies without sudo

I want to install a piece of software (rtorrent) from source to my home folder. It depends on ncurses, which is not installed. I've installed ncurses to my home folder by using the PREFIX option ...
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libstdc++.so.3 => not found on CloudLinux, no SuperUser permissions, seemingly in chroot.

I am trying to install the Linux x64 BOINC command-line interface client on a CloudLinux machine with x86_64 Architecture. When I try to run the executable I get an error: ./boinc: error while ...
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Unmet dependencies after using a backports repository

I have added a backport repository to apt's sources.list to get an application: deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main Long story short: I did not manage to install the ...
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Debian 6 Squeeze - installing build-essentials - gcc / g++

The first thing to say is: "I am noob", so please be patient and don't laugh.. too much on me. I need to install c / c++ compiler and I heard that the best thing to do is to install gcc/g++ for that ...
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How to build a cross-distro binary RPM package?

I'm trying to build a cross-distro binary RPM package that works under Fedora and openSUSE. I'm using a Require: tag to set the dependencies package names. The problem is that the package names are ...
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Make Completion Progress Script

Any time I'm executing a build process that takes several hours, I inevitably stare at my terminal and wonder, "how much longer?" Sometimes, I manually pick up on some pathname echoed to the terminal ...
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Make RPM Satisfy Dependency Requirements of Other Installed Packages

So, I am installing a java app that I wrote which uses jnetpcap. This requires libpcap of at least v1.0.0. My CentOS 5.8 only has libpcap 0.9.4, which is required by other installed packages. I've ...
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How to find the packages that depend on a certain package in apt?

How can I get, not the dependencies of a package, but the packages that are depending on a certain package? I'm on debian 6.0 Squeeze-LTS (the first-time extension to squeeze for long term support!) ...
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listing package dependents

I stupidly did "yum remove python" which also ended up removing all the packages that required python as well. Luckily, I have access to another Linux machine that is a near clone of this machine, ...
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What Is The Difference Between A Recursive Dependency Check And A Reverse Dependency Check?

My understanding of software dependencies is that a program package may require other packages to be installed, termed dependencies. A tree-like result ensues. Sometimes packages share common ...
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How to tell package manager that dependencies are already installed?

I'm running Arch Linux, and I have texlive 2013 installed from CTAN, not from repositories. Now when I try to install lilypond via pacman, it wants texlive-bin-2013.30973-7 and ...
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Can I figure out why port X is a dependency of port Y?

Is there an easy way to figure out why, when I'm trying to install a certain port in FreeBSD, some other certain port is listed as a dependency? Specifically, I'm trying to install the Webalizer port ...
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What is the equivalent of apt-file in portage, if any? [duplicate]

Hunting for dependencies when compiling software from the scratch is practically unavoidable. In Debian-based Linux distributions which use the apt-get utility to manage packages, there is also a nice ...
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How do I disable and re-enable Java whenever I want?

For me Java is just a security threat. Not many legitimate Linux apps use Java. However there is an abundance in Java malware and malicious remote administration tools like Jrat among others. But one ...
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Remove only unused dependencies using Synaptic

As all distros, install much unused software, so does PCLinuxOS. But when I am trying to remove this software using Synaptic, it marks the dependencies as "to be removed" too. The problem is that ...
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How to install a custom boost version in CentOS?

I'm trying to compile and install boost 1.54 from source in CentOS. The documentation is pretty straight forward and there are plenty of tutorials in the internet available (1) (2) (3). This is what ...
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Is my apt-get dependency tree corrupted?

I wanted to uninstall the libboost libraries. I wrote in the console: sudo apt-get remove libboost-* But looking more precisely at the console output, I noticed apt-get was ready to remove several ...
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How do I display a dependency chain from one package to another?

For example, I want to find out why monodevelop does depend on systemd. apt-rdepends -r systemd shows all packages that that directly or indirectly depend on systemd: $ apt-rdepends --dotty -r ...
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Why do some files of working packages return “not found” for some libraries of ldd's output?

I'm finding a bunch of stuff where working packages contain files where ldd returns "not found" for some libraries. For example... /usr/lib64/thunderbird/libprldap60.so libldap60.so => not ...
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Unable to install SciPy

I need to use the module skimage, which calls the module SciPy (I need to find contours) import numpy from sys import argv from PIL import Image from skimage import measure # Inicialization ...
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All dependencies for third-party-compiled binary

I've got a binary, compiled by a third party and I need to know all the dependencies it requires. I'm not sure if ldd shows everything. I'm sure the binary uses GStreamer, and some codec packages, but ...
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libssl1.0.0 doesn't satisfy libssl0.9.8 dependency?

In Debian Wheezy, I'm trying to install the vmware-view-client package from the Ubuntu Software Center (because the open client won't work for my situation), but dpkg can't handle it. Synaptic says I ...
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Aptitude doesn't remove automatically installed packages

It seems aptitude doesn't remove automatically installed packages that are not depended on if these packages are suggested by any other (manually installed) ones. root@host:/# aptitude install ...
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'Distribution' to install in home directory (on older Linux) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Non-Root Package Managers I'm stuck with a pretty old Linux distribution at work (Centos 5.4 from the end of 2009), and also don't have root access. If I want to use ...