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How to run Arch Linux pacaur non-interactively?

I want to be able to install packages unattended with the Arch Linux package manager pacaur. On Ubuntu, one can do: apt-get -y install htop What is the equivalent in Arch Linux, using Pacaur?
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Pacman(Arch linux) on LFS

Is it possible to have a package manager(in my case pacman) on LFS? Not just compiling it will it work?
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Why are the packages in the official repo often very out of date?

I like the idea of a package manager because it's a central source for finding the applications I need and I can keep track of versions and updates very easily. I recently downloaded and installed ...
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Debian repo mirror or cache

Our company will soon have hundreds of vending machines running a custom Debian 7.x based image made with debootstrap. We want to set up the clients to be automatically updated keep the patch levels ...
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I can't install any packages [closed]

W: Not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock E: Unable to write to /var/cache/apt/ E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
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Changing manifest values in RPM built with FPM

I'm using the delightfully–named Effing Package Manager (FPM) to build RPMs and DEBs for a project. After publishing the generated RPM with createrepo, I noted the following lines in the generated ...
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How to convert .sh to arch packages? [closed]

How to convert .sh to arch packages? Technically I'm a new manjaro user coming from debian/ubuntu world. There are packages out there that are not available in arch repo, or perhaps they are orphan ...
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Update from elementary OS Freya beta to stable

Freya stable released toady and I have installed Freya beta 2. I want to update to stable so tried using sudo apt-get dist-upgradebut it shows nothing. Do I have to make a clean install or is a update ...
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Is there an Arch community repository system for Debian?

I'm looking for a way of having my package searchable by other Debian users from the command line. I don't want to go through the process of having to get a sponsor. Is there some kind of community ...
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Why apt wants to remove gnome-core when I try to remove gnome-terminal only?

Why apt wants to remove gnome-core when I try to remove gnome-terminal only? I am also wondering why apt is considering many packages useless? I am using latest version of Kali Linux and it is based ...
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When should I restart my computer after an update?

When I use a GUI updater, sometimes it says that my computer needs to be restarted. But when I use apt-get upgrade for example, I can't find messages like this. I saw this answer, so do I need to ...
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How to use a package revision not yet in the published nixpkgs (but described in the development bracnhes of nixpkgs)?

I'd like to use the new release of ghc (7.10, because of a new feature -- static ptr), and I'm using a single-user nix environment. I don't find the wanted new release in the published lists at ...
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yum is trying to install a package PLUS dependency - I DO NOT want that dependency

I am trying to install grive in my CentOS server. The rpm available is: grive-0.3.0-1.el6.xz.x86_64.rpm The problem is that the rpm seems to be tied to json-c version 0.11 but the one I really need ...
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How can I install an Arch package on Debian?

Is it possible? To install an Arch package on Debian?
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messed up system after offline package installation for WLAN driver

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 on my old desktop pc. Since I moved, I had no internet connection, but could use the WLAN of my neighbors. For that, I had to install an old FRITZ! USB WLAN driver. I did ...
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How can a package's license be determined using OPKG package manager?

OPKG is used as the package manager in an embedded Linux system. I would like to be able to determine the license of a package prior to installing the package. Is there a simple way to achieve this ...
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Package deb dependencies unmet error

I am trying to install deb package in a new AWS 14.04 ami instance, but it fail with the following error - The following packages have unmet dependencies: youtube-snapshot-taker : Depends: firefox ...
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Repackage RPM with kernel

I am tinkering with CentOS 5.4 and upgrading the kernel to the latest 2.6.18 build 402. What I need to do is to rebuild the initrd to include a modified init script, then repackage it all into an RPM ...
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Clone Python from one linux machine to another

I want to run some of my python scripts on my new Linux (Centos 6.5) machine that I developed on another Linux machine (also Centos 6.5). But my problem is that my new machine is not having internet ...
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Missing file command?

I'm running OpenMediaVault which is a Debian based Linux distribution and the file command is missing. Is there any way to install it?
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Can I check which repositories were used for a previous apt-get update?

I stupidly included a Kali repo on my Debian machine and ran apt-get update. I need to check what packages were updated from the Kali repo and if need be replace/remove if needed. I'm not sure if ...
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Adding Kali repositories has changed the output of lsb_release on Debian host

I installed Kali in virtualbox with Debian as my host. I've done it several times. But, when I reboot my host I noticed Debian is missing from the list of OS'es in the GRUB menu. It's showing Kali. ...
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How do I move a installed package (installed in a USB), back into my computer's home directory?

How do I move an installed package (installed on a USB) back into my computer's home directory? First of all, I am running a Linux machine. I have installed the package libmodbus in my usb directory ...
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How can I find the package that contains a program in Debian? [duplicate]

I am using a minimal Debian system which does not have the top program installed. I tried to install top with sudo apt-get install top, but top is not a package name. It seems that top is a part of ...
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Unable to connect to ftp.us.debian.org:http: [IP: 64.50.236.52 80]

I am trying to do an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade on my Debian Wheezy armhf system, but the upgrade is failing with the above error. Networking is working, and my /etc/apt/sources.list is: ...
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How do I replicate installed package selections from one Debian system to another? (Debian Wheezy)

I am trying to set up a staging environment in a VM, in order to test updates before applying them to my main system. In order to do so, I have done a basic installation of Debian Wheezy (same as on ...
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pkg_add : Error message “ftp() in free(): error: chunk is already free” when installing a new package

I have error message "ftp(xxxxx) in free(): error: chunk is already free" at random times when installing a new package, for example : # pkg_add -i emacs quirks-2.9 signed on 2014-07-31T22:37:55Z ...
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Backup and Restore list of installed packages and APT sources

I commonly reinstall Ubuntu and back up my APT stuff [sources, keys and installed package lists] using the tutorial at http://askubuntu.com/a/99151/371765. However I commonly also remove software such ...
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How to fetch source iproute(2.6.32.130) not patches

I want to look at the source of below package. [root@ovs-1 ~]# rpm -qa | grep iproute iproute-2.6.32-130.el6ost.netns.3.x86_64 I tried to install the src rpm as below, it showing below error. ...
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Conflicting answers regarding package from rpm, yum and repoquery

I have a few packages on a RHEL 6.5 system which exhibit the following puzzling behavior: The package is installed; rpm -q reports the package as installed; yum search shows that the package is ...
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How to properly install software on Linux Mint?

I am a linux newbie. Yesterday I tried to download a program called GNU Net, but when I tried to ./configure, I recieved multiple errors indicating missing libriaries. When I tried to download the ...
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Reloading specific base files

I am using Arch Linux and I have cleared the fstab file on accident. Of course I regenerate the fstab with genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab the thing is, I do not know what was in the ...
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How to make private Debian Repo

I'm reading this tutorial for creating a local repo. Now, I want to make my repo private, so only if you provide a username/password then should you be able to access the Debian package. How do I ...
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Disable Language Packages in Zypper

I am an OpenSUSE user, which means that I use zypper as the main package manager. When I install almost anything, I get a package with the same name but with a -lang suffix that is recommended by ...
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How do I know when I installed package FOO

I was wondering if I installed 'Tor' on my Ubuntu 14.04 or it was shipped as a default package since I hadn't remembered installation by myself. So what's the way to find out if a package is ...
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How to remove unwanted desktop packages from debian without deleting everything?

I've just installed debian wheezy on an old laptop (using the xfce4 desktop environment via debian-live-7.7.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso). I don't intend to use it as an office machine, so I decided to ...
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How to get information about deb package archive?

How to get information about .deb package archive? Like: package information, version, installed-size, architecture, description and licensing information etc. from .deb package archive?
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Trying to get a better understanding of dependencies and how to maintain the “perfect” system [closed]

EDIT: Isolated my questions to one specific topic: I read stories where people want to uninstall an application and apt-get wants gnome-desktop or something huge to be removed as well. Some say its ...
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Error in removing and updating linux-image

Whenever i try to update Elementary OS i get the following error Removing linux-image-extra-3.13.0-32-generic (3.13.0-32.57) ... Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d . run-parts: executing ...
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“No package stress available, nothing to do” and "bash: yum-config-manager:command not found

I am trying to install the stress package on CentOS 7 virtual machine running on vmware player on windows 7 laptop. I have tried many packages and have updated yum but whenever I run sudo yum install ...
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Why does apt-get remove leave package-installed cron files lying around?

Is there a good reason why apt-get remove leaves installed cron files in place where an apt-get purge or apt-get remove --purge is actually required to completely remove them? Example files may be: ...
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why does my desktop still act a lot like fedora 20 even after upgrading to fedora 21?

I upgraded to fedora 21 a few weeks ago (via fedup), but some stuff still feels like Fedora 20. First example: cat /etc/fedora-release does say Fedora release 21 (Twenty One). But, nevertheless, my ...
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Relationship between distribution & package manager

A little consideration will show that each/every Linux distribution correlates/associates with a specific Package Manager. For example: APT: Debain Family (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.) RPM: RedHat ...
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How to install libsnmp on CentOS 6.5?

I'm trying to use software on my server that requires libsnmp. I tried running: yum list libsnmp But it says: Error: No matching Packages to list I also tried: yum search libsnmp But it ...
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How do I install dpkg in Puppy Linux ?

Puppy Linux contains the package manager PPM (Puppy Package Manager), I do not know how to use the command line for PPM, is it possible to install dpkg onto Puppy Linux ?
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Problem installing John the Ripper Jumbo on Kali - libssl-dev dependecy

I am trying to install John the Ripper Jumbo on my Kali box. For some reason the version of Kali I recently installed as the host OS on a spare laptop does not seem to have NTLM hash support (whereas ...
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Is it possible to remove vi?

I want to remove the vi text editor from Linux but it does not show up as a package in aptitude. Is it possible to remove this? I have already removed vim by running sudo apt-get remove vim I am ...
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Can't edit Software Sources in Software Manager

I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon 17 When I try to install packages I get "check internet Connection" I've looked for this error.. I've found that I must edit the "Software sources" In Software Manager.. ...
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Why are commands used in (pre|post)inst scripts not listed in dependencies?

I constantly get error messages, that xargs or some other admittedly basic command is missing, when trying to install .deb files with dpkg in a minimal linux environment. xargs is part of the ...
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how to update packages to current versions on the RH family of distros?

I am a amateur+ administrator (use Linux since 1993 on a number of machines (from 1 to 50)), this is to say that I never went deep-neck into gory details of the differences between distributions and ...