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Synaptic Package Manager is taking too long to download package [SOLVED]

I am in a computer that I just finished setting up after an hour and I am planning to download flash-player-nonfree for Iceweasel but the problem is that it's taking too long to download. It's not ...
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Why uninstalling openjdk automatically triggers an installation of the alternatives on zypper openSUSE?

I installed openSUSE 13.1 and I want to install Oracle jdk. What I intended was to first uninstall open_jdk/ice tea stuff as I won't be needing them anyway but it seems I cannot uninstall them without ...
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How to tidy up the .keywords file on a gentoo system?

One can select testing packages on a gentoo stable system by adding a line with the following syntax to keywords list: cat /etc/portage/package.keywords =dev-python/ipython-0.13.2 ~amd64 # and many ...
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not suceed in installing a self-built package using fpm

I am following this example to build a deb file from the result of configure/make/make install, which succeeds. Then I used fpm to create a deb file: # fpm -s dir -t deb -n nodejs -v 0.6.0 -C ...
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Build a package for Debian

I'm try to build a Debian package, using this commands : debian/rules clean dpkg-source -b . debian/rules build debian/rules binary I've got this file : myprog_1.1.0.orig.tar.gz myprog_1.1.0-1.dsc ...
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convert a github project to debian package [closed]

I would like to create a debian package from the project I created at https://github.com/rubo77/mouse-speed Where do I start? Is there an easy way of packing all the needed things into one place and ...
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Package installed as dependency is not removed with “apt-get autoremove”

I'm using LXDE and when I installed gnome-screensaver, it had a bunch of dependencies including pulseaudio. I then immediately uninstalled it with autoremove (no intermediate steps), but nothing of ...
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Every package “has no installation candidate”

While attempting to install openssh-server on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, I get the following error: Package openssh-server is not available but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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Making a RPM package without the source

Say, I have a certain program that I need to convert to an RPM package. The source is not available to me, for various reasons. However, it seems that RPM packages cannot be made if one doesn't have ...
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Why does file ownership matter within an RPM or DEB package?

Context: I'm trying to convert a .deb package to .rpm using alien, I use this command: $ alien -r foo.deb but it complains thusly: > Warning: alien is not running as root! > Warning: ...
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Changing the default installation directory?

Is there a way to change the directory where applications are installed? I mean instead of /usr/bin can I change the settings to install them at /usr/local/bin or something like that, as long as they ...
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Correlating filename with package

Say, I'm given a filename like libasound.so.2. Is there a way to query the package manager to correlate the filename with its corresponding package? I'm interested to get answers for any package ...
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How can I responsibly run updates automatically on Arch Linux?

I'm a bit of a newcomer to Arch Linux and still getting used to some of its paradigms. I come with a lot of habits from another distro that was quite a bit more structured and in some ways ...
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Why are custom programs always installed in /opt, /srv, /usr/local, etc. and not in ~/ (home) folder?

The LTS repo is pretty good, but for some reason I prefer the "build from source" method for some programs. One reason is that I get the preferred version (PHP on LTS is on 5.3, whereas I can compile ...
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CentOS - install using yum Apache 2.4

I need Apache 2.4 in CentOS because with Apache 2.2 mod_proxy_wstunnel is not possible. I have tried https://fedorahosted.org/SoftwareCollections/ but unfortunately its for RHEL after installing i ...
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List of software preinstalled in Linux Mint?

Is there a complete list of software (not package) preinstalled in Linux Mint?
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How do I find the NetBSD release for CentOS 6.5?

I want to find the NetBSD rump package used for CentOS 6.5. The list is present here. I want to get the rump package for CentOS and after searching, I found this version of netbsd-rump used in ...
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Easily unpack DEB, edit postinst, and repack DEB

I'm attempting to install Intel's OpenCL SDK but the DEB files are buggy conversions from RPM (see https://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/topic/515680 for the curious). I need to edit the postinst ...
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Reprepro : How to add the whole packages of different OS

First, I would like to apologize if this is an easy question to some. I am just a newbie so I am asking for your patience... I am trying to use Reprepro for my software repository. My question is how ...
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How to delete old packages installed by pacman in Arch Linux?

I have recently installed Arch Linux and found that I am eating away at a lot of memory relatively quickly. For whatever reason I have already used 17GB in just about 2 weeks. I do not have a great ...
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[RESOLVED]Various programs not working after yum install some packages

[RESOLVED]I found out that the Memory chip cause the problems. I change it and the system work fine now! I'm using RHEL6.0 and encounter the problem that gdb,yum,rpm don't work any more. Perhaps ...
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Where can I get the “kernel-default-debuginfo” package for SLES 11?

I'm using SLES 11 SP2 x86_64 and I want to install kernel-default-debuginfo package. But, I couldn't find it anywhere on the Novel website. Where can I find the mentioned package?
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How to upgrade OpenSSL to 1.0.1h

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.10 and my OpenSSL version is 1.0.1e. As per latest security warning, I'd like to upgrade it to 1.0.1h. I've tried apt-get upgrade openssl (don't want to upgrade ...
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Package management without the need of root permission

Am looking for a way to install packages in home folder. This thread suggests using apt-get source ./configure --prefix=$HOME However, it doesn't provide a way to manage dependencies like apt-get ...
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How to install ap-hotspot

I can't seem to install ap-hotspot on ubuntu 12.04. I read somewhere that I should run the following commands: $ sudo su - # add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 # aptitude update # aptitude ...
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tightvnc configuration - software version check

I have a raspberry pi and just managed to setup TightVNC running fine, but it looks like I can't use file transfer on the client. The viewer is 2.7 but I don't know what is my tightvncserver's version ...
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How to automatically accept epel gpg key

The very first time that I install a package from epel, I am prompted if I want to import a GPG key. Notice how there are 2 'Is this ok' prompts when installing redis? [root@us-devops-build02 ...
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Understanding the structure of an Arch package repository mirror

I'm trying to figure out the structure better of a Arch Linux package repository mirror. There's several folders which are pretty easy to understand, such as community, core, extra, multilib, iso, ...
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Is it possible to view a package information from terminal before installing it?

I was wondering if it was possible to check information about a package before installing it without needing to open a web browser to look for it there. For example, say I type in ~$ asdf Then I ...
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What changes to the system does a putting dev in a profile do in portage?

I am working on building my own profile for portage. I have managed to add my profile and it shows up when: eselect profile list I added an entry in /usr/portage/profiles. The profiles are of the ...
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Why does kernel-devel contain so many “empty” directories?

I have been a Windows kernel developer for many years. Now I start to develop Linux kernel modules. To begin with, I installed kernel-devel under /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r). However, after checking ...
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How is yum atomicity ensured?

The installers do change a lot of system files. System may become unbootable if something fails during the software updates. Yet, it is almost impossible to ensure atomicity of even simple single file ...
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How to apply Eclipse plugins installed system-wide by package manager without hurting of the user configuration files?

To make the plugins installed system-wide available, I need to re-launch eclipse after deleting the configuration files at ~/.eclipse and I will lost my settings.
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To which Debian package does /etc/nsswitch.conf belong?

I tried to find out to which package /etc/nsswitch.conf belongs on my Debian machine, but dpkg --search /etc/nsswitch.conf won't tell me. Does anyone know?
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How to find where a library is installed?

I have installed libgoogle-perftools-dev via software center in Ubuntu 12.04. As suggested by http://pj.freefaculty.org/blog/?p=140, I want to add to my cpp file: #include ...
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Unable to remove openmediavault package due to postrm script error

I'm a Unix noob so struggling a bit with the commands. Managed to set up SABnzb, Sickbeard and Couch Potato and all working nicely I have a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 server. When trying to upgrade or ...
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Arch equvilent of Debian `dpkg-divert`

I am trying to configure Skype on Arch Linux to use a sand boxed user no matter which user calls skype, but I don't particularly like the use of a BASH alias to launch Skype as suggested by the wiki ...
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Can I disable all man pages?

Specifically on a raspberry pi (running Raspbian Wheezy), but also in general, can I disable all man pages? This would mean no stored man pages, no "processing triggers for man-db", and so on and so ...
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“NOT AUTHENTICATED” warning trying to install rdesktop on almost-fresh Mint 16 install

Linux Mint 16 (Ubuntu-based) 32-bit running on a netbook. Installed Wine and Skype, and all updates. Went to install rdesktop (typed rdesktop in the gnome menu search, chose 'install rdesktop'), and I ...
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How to clone an apt repository to keep all old packages?

This may sound trivial, but I haven't found a solution anywhere yet. Is there a way to backup or clone an apt repository such that I get a clone that (1) contains all current packages and (2) keeps ...
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How to Print Summary of Packages that Can be Updated?

When I log into Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, I'm met with a message that looks something like this: 6 packages can be updated. 6 updates are security updates. How can I get a detailed summary of the ...
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How to combine deb dependencies into main package?

I want to include deb-dependencies with main deb-package. Consider 1 deb package which have 19 deb dependencies, so I have to install all packages by dpkg -i *.deb. If all 19 dependencies can be ...
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How to disable anti-aliasing in git-gui and gitk

After an upgrade to Tcl/Tk 8.5, git-gui and gitk are using anti-aliased fonts which look ugly on my display. I can select different fonts in the preferences dialog, but the fonts I was using before ...
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Tools to manage a custom installation prefix for software compiled from source?

What package managers exist which can handle compiling and installation development version (git head) into a configurable installation prefix? I.e. by typing a command, I want to be able to: ...
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How to remove a group of no longer needed Debian packages?

When building software, I sometimes need to install libraries, binaries, etc. which are only required to build the package but then I forget about removing them, so I end having to cleanup several ...
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Why most distros' package managers don't allow the same package in multiple versions and newest versions without upgrading? [closed]

I mean it's no problem in Win, but in Linux it's sometimes impossible to install new programs if you didn't update the whole OS. And if you didn't update it for a long time then you have to do several ...
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How to install oald8 in linuxmint 16?

Hello I tried to install oald8 in linux mint 16 petra 64 bits using the following command ~/Desktop/Oxford/linux $ linux32 sh ./setup.sh. during the installation I got these error massages at the ...
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Solaris 11 pkg repository update fails

I want to install gcc in my solaris 11 working in virtualbox, I tried pkg install gcc-45 but I am getting : pkg: 0/1 catalogs successfully updated: Unable to contact valid package ...
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apt-get error: trying to overwrite shared 'filename', which is different from other instances of package 'package'

I tried installing several Ubuntu packages on Debian Wheezy, but it failed and now I have broken packages. The problem is, running apt-get -f install fails as well, with this error: Preparing to ...
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Why is Debian updating old package versions instead of offering new versions? (openssl) [duplicate]

I am a very inexperienced server owner and wanted to make sure I have a fix for heartbleed. After updating, "openssl version" still shows 1.0.1e and I wondered what to do to get a heartbleed free ...