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Arch Linux installation (dual-booting with UEFI Windows)

I've searched the web, the manuals, the Arch wiki, the Arch BBS and Stackexchange for answers prior to getting the guts to ask a question here. At this stage I'm just very tired, because I've spent my ...
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In FreeBSD's pkg, which actions mark a package as non-automatic

I'm trying to keep my packages up-to-date and unused packages off my system. pkg has a feature called autoremove that will prune unused installed packages that were installed to fulfill dependencies. ...
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Finding change in shared object through bash

Here's my case- I have a package named say foo-1.2.3. I want to know which package it installs. So, I install it in a fakeroot approach and make a list of all files it install in a file called FILES ...
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manage packages of the system profile in NixOS

In NixOS how can I manage the system installed packages? If I run nix-env -q from root I get the packages installed by root (and available to all the users), but many are missing like ssh, the whole ...
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Can't delete dovecot-managesieved

When I want to install / delete or whatever a package, I get an error from dovecot-managesieved. So I tried to delete it with this line: $ sudo apt-get purge dovecot-managesieved reading package ...
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Debian/Security: From an information security standpoint, what are the biggest vulnerabilities in the Debian/Linux software chain? [on hold]

This question is part of a three-question series: How Secure is the Debian package/server system? (Part: 3 of 3) Main theme Main question: How secure is the Debian package management/mirror system? ...
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How is the authenticity of Debian packages guaranteed?

What security systems and processes are in place to prevent malicious third parties from hacking/compromising the security of code in the Debian mirrors, or to verify that the packages we get are in ...
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How can we verify the Debian software and the download mirrors which provide it are safe? [on hold]

How can we verify or test if the Debian software and the download mirrors which provide it are secure, safe, and unmodified? Related: How is the authenticity of Debian packages guaranteed?
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What is Open Build Studio and how does it work? [closed]

I'm just curious to know what is Open Build Studio. The website says it's got 43,959 projects, with 363,784 packages, in 67,556 repositories. Judging by those numbers, does it mean that OpenSUSE has ...
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How do Linux kernel modules get enabled in a Linux distro's kernel package?

Although I know how to recompile my kernel to enable a module I want, I'm curious to know how the default Linux kernel modules are chosen in a Linux distribution's kernel package. Taking a comparison ...
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rhel repositories with gstreamer-plugins-ugly

What yum repository provides gstreamer-plugins-ugly (or/and other gstreamer plugins) for Red Hat Linux 6? And do repositories for CentOS and Fedora suit for Red Hat? Reason of this question is that ...
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How do I know if I have “foreign” packages left in my Linux

I am on Mint 17.3 Rosa based on Ubuntu Trusty. I recently purged all PPAs which there were like 20+ of them. I'd like to check if there are any remnants of PPAs in general, because currently I have ...
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Are NetBSD provide digital signatures for official ISO images and binary packages?

I just install NetBSD in from ISO image inside VirtualBox. Official source ISO media contains only MD5/SHA512 sums. Similarly pkg_add binary packag repository contains only SHA512 sums. Both FTP ...
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Do I need to remove a repository (not a PPA) before doing distribution upgrade

I am on Mint 17.3 which is based on Ubuntu Trusty. I am preparing for the awaited Mint 18. For the last two days I am downgrading software from a lot of added PPAs (20+) and despite it has shown as ...
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Updating Nginx server to 1.10 on Debian 8.4

I just installed the latest Debian version (8.4) on a virtual machine, and everything went fine. I then installed nginx server from the Debian repos and I got version 1.6.2, while the latest version ...
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How to remove ppa:ondrej/apache2

I am on Mint 17.3 Rosa and would like to remove the following ppa:ondrej/apache2. If I run ppa-purge ppa:ondrej/apache2 it tells me what packages I should replace back with the originals: ...
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Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/wheezy/updates/Release

I am trying to run a sudo apt-get update command, my current distro is Debian Wheezy, and I am getting this error when I try to run the command : W: Failed to fetch ...
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Display the package date in the Aptitude UI

The Aptitude README (on Ubuntu 16.04, under /usr/share/doc/aptitude/README) gives the escape codes to customize how the packages are displayed in the UI (typing aptitude without any parameters at the ...
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Remove completely all packages I installed?

I was using one Linux server with CentOS7 installed for testing and installing some tools. And now I don't remember how many packages I installed. I want to remove all that packages so my server ...
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How to extract and install .deb without the command dpkg?

I am running Debian jessie stable in order to understand how the .deb package interacts with the system. What is the correct way to extract and install a packge_name.deb without the command dpkg?
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How is it possible that gnome-software can install applications in arch without root access?

I don't have much experience with arch, but in Ubuntu you always needed root, and with pacman -S you need it as well, but if I use gnome-software then it installs without any problems! How is this ...
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How to run application with user created by package-manager

I'm packaging a binary application, and for permission issues decided the best approach would be for my package to create it's own user/group. I'm now using a postinst script, adding the user as: ...
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How to upgrade/downgrade a specific package from “sid” on debian jessie “stable”? [duplicate]

I need to upgrade some specifics packages from sid on debian jessie stable with their dependencies. By adding the following repo : deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ sid main deb-src ...
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Debian : Installing Coturn causing error, and package not getting removed.

I am working on install Coturn which is an open-source Stun and TURN server. For that, I had two options, one was to download the debian package and install it by gdebi, and other was to make the ...
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Installing Avahi on FreeBSD - Daemon Doesn't Start

I've just installed package avahi-app-0.6.31_5 on a fairly-clean FreeBSD 10.3, but the service isn't starting on its own. I've consulted the documentation and discovered that there isn't any. Can ...
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How to install Software in redhat 7.2 using downloaded rpm?

Take MariaDB for an example. Package management tools like yum is good solution to install software and handle the dependencies issue for you. But in a primitive situation, without internet access, ...
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what is difference between .deb pakage file and ddeb pakage file in linux

I need to install SystemTap in Ubuntu 14 and i would need to install debug symbols for kernel i encountered ddeb file how i could uninstall this file after installation ? i got ERROR: Build-id ...
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How can I forcefully replace gtk3-ubuntu with gtk3?

I tried installing Unity-for-Arch. When I try to remove the Ubuntu-related stuff, I run into problems because gtk3 is a dependency to like...everything haha. sudo pacman -R gtk3-ubuntu would fail ...
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How can I clean pacman's database of missing files?

I was experimenting with some new desktop managers and I ended up screwing up my machine. At this point, I'd like to get rid of lightdm and start over, but I can't seem to remove it. pacman -Ssq ...
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dpkg - how to install pre-dependency?

I need to install apt package on a Western Digital DL4100 NAS running a Linux DL4100 distribution where the only package system is dpkg. To do so, I have to install multiarch-support, it depends on ...
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Does the stable version of Debian contain a vulnerable version of wpa_supplicant?

I'm on Debian jessie the stable release. I noticed that version of wpa_supplicant is vulnerable to DoS attacks according to CVE-2015-8041: Multiple integer overflows in the NDEF record parser in ...
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How to install from the command line in Arch Linux?

The company just gave us all a new virtual machine for development porpoises. It runs Arch Linux, which nobody here has experience of. The VM has no internet access, but we can side load files by ...
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How to install a specific package with dependencies using apt-offline command?

I have installed apt-offline on tow machine runing debian jessie pc1 (online) and pc2 (offline). I am using the following command :sudo apt-key exportall | sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --import ...
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System management locked out by zypper process; refuses to kill

I am attempting to run zypper install nmap on openSUSE Tumbleweed (KDE), but when I attempt to do so I see the following error: System management is locked by the application with pid 12063 (zypper). ...
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How to reinstall configuration file [duplicate]

How do you revert or reinstall a configuration file in Debian/Ubuntu? I accidentally overwrote the file /etc/bluetooth/main.conf. Running dpkg -S /etc/bluetooth/main.conf shows that the package bluez ...
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How to install MAFFT in Linux Mint?

I'm trying to install maffft, but running: sudo aptitude install mafft (as suggested, for example, here) doesn't find the package. My guess is that Linux Mint is missing some repository that Ubuntu ...
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How to list available packages in a specific repository on Debian?

Is that possible to list available packages in a specific repository on debian jessie using the command line?
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Why does “man” command disappear?

I find man command disappears on my RHEL7: # man ls bash: man: command not found... # which man /usr/bin/which: no man in ...
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Fatal Python error: pycurl: libcurl link-time version is older than compile-time version

When updating yum via sudo on our (Amazon Linux) server, I get the following error: Fatal Python error: pycurl: libcurl link-time version is older than compile-time version I find the following ...
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How to upgrade Kali Linux

I've installed Kali Linux (normally I use ArchLinux, but I need Kali for work) and every time I want to upgrade, a few packages can't upgrade and are kept back. To force them to update I have to ...
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How can I remove hold libnss3-nssdb package

apt-get install -f with this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: aptitude : Depends: libboost-iostreams1.46.1 (>= 1.46.1-1) but it is not installable Depends: ...
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libnss3 Update Downgrading Problem

I have downgraded libnss3 on my Ubuntu so I can install Upwork software. I have installed this software successfully. But after this downgrade, I am unable to install any other software on my system. ...
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Upgrading mysql caused broken packages

I have Debian Jessie, and MySQL 5.6 from the MySQL Debian repository. This installation installes an apt sources.list.d entry that after sudo apt-get install mysql-community-server, it asks whether I ...
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ClamAV installation Ubuntu

I am trying to install ClamAV in ubuntu as per the instructions in blog.dutchcoders.io/installing-clamav-from-source/ While updating the virus databases using sudo freshclam -v I am getting ...
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Package name translation across different distros

I'm trying to write a general purpose script which at one point attempts to install certain packages on Linux systems. To handle the different package managers across various distros, I am using ...
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How to install apt packages on a network share?

I want to provide some applications with NFS. The actual solution is to compile applications with --prefix to set the installation path. The problem is that I manage a huge collection of applications ...
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How does APT choose which packages to install?

On my Debian Testing box, I have the following in /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main ...
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Enabling Yum Repos in Python

I have a set of scripts that automatically downloads packages from yum using the internal Python bindings on Centos 7. These work fine until I need to enable a repo during a package download. I've ...
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Dependency problem

On running apt upgrade or apt dist-upgrade, terminal is showing a error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The ...
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need to install packages on CentOS 7

There are libraries and packages for Ubuntu which have this command: sudo apt-get install libopencv-dev libtesseract-dev git cmake build-essential libleptonica-dev sudo apt-get install ...