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How to automatically append a command to a file when called in a shell?

I'd like to keep track of all the programs I'm installing, so every time a command contains pacman -S (important space after -S) I'd like bash to append the command string to a file. Currently I'm ...
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Re-adding the Debian main repository to sources

I have a friend who has installed Debian from home burned CDs. But when we try to apt-get new packages (eg. Audacity, Emacs) his installation doesn't recognise them ("not available from this source") ...
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What does the apt-get message “held broken packages” mean?

I recently ran a command to install a package on Ubuntu 16.04 with apt-get % sudo apt-get install <package> apt-get was unable to install, it printed some status messages, with the last line ...
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How do I successfully install GLFW on Linux Mint?

I believe I am in dependency hell. I am trying to get GLFW working. I'm on Linux Mint with Cinnamon. When I try to compile GLFW using these steps, I get the following output: $ cmake -G "Unix ...
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E: Package '<any package>' has no installation candidate

I am unable to apt-get install any packages because E: Package '<package name>' has no installation candidate. Unlike the other similarly named questions, I am using debian and I have not been ...
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Installing custom packages on Linux

I am currently using Kali, sometimes clean Debian, and sometimes I want to install a package, which is not on my sources list. And you can't find those, and add to sources file. I mean f.e I download ...
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Can't install packages

I'm trying to install the Banshee music-player, but everytime I type apt-get install Banshee I get this response. root@kali:~# apt-get install Banshee Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How can I completely reinstall Perl on Debian without having functional Perl?

Long story short: I made a pretty ridiculous stupid error when trying to configure CPAN that resulted in me having two half-versions of Perl, both of which are missing important packages. In ...
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option conflicts between FPM and ./configure

Short version- trying to use FPM to make an RPM and the --python-blahblahblah flags seem to not be working. I think they are being overwritten by something else and I'm hoping someone who understands ...
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What does the '@' mean in front of the repo name in `dnf list`?

When I want to list installed packages, I do it usually in one of two ways. The old fashioned way is using rpm -qa | grep <whatever I look for>, and that's that. But recently I wanted a more ...
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The packages to be newly installed are the same as the packages that should be autoremoved!

I am noticing a very peculiar thing just after shifting to Debian-based distros. root@Am-I-Helpful:~# uname -a Linux Am-I-Helpful 4.3.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.3.3-5kali4 (2016-01-13) x86_64 GNU/...
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Debian Jessie: When will packages with status “id” be deleted?

I removed some packages I no longer need with aptitude. I was surprised that none of their dependancies were also autoremoved (as I thought aptitude did that by default unlike apt-get), so I checked ...
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fglrx messed up and cannot boot with X

I recently messed up my (workplace) Linux Mint (cinnamon). It all started with a flickering second screen. I was trying to fix this, but now I cannot even boot into X (but tty). I sadly don't remember ...
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Do popular linux distributions verify binary packages?

If not all package builds are reproducible, what guarantees that users do not run two different binaries of the same version and architecture?
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package-cleanup --oldkernels won't clean out an old 3.x kernel with 4.x kernel installed

I think package-cleanup is getting confused and thinks only 1 kernel is installed. Centos 7.2 I had a single 3.x kernel installed. I then installed kernel 4.x using rpm -Uvh http://www.elrepo.org/...
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Is it actually necessary to upgrade all packages before upgrading Fedora with DNF?

The Fedora wiki directions for a DNF system upgrade say to update all packages normally with dnf upgrade --refresh before beginning the version upgrade per se. I can understand that you'd want the ...
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Error: Wrong architecture 'amd64' & Unable to locate package libc6-dev-i386 [Install libc6-dev-i386]

I'm trying to install the Redox-OS files via curl -sf https://raw.githubusercontent.com/redox-os/redox/master/bootstrap.sh -o bootstrap.sh && bash -e bootstrap.sh (as referenced in the Book) ...
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Linux Server Management Tool [migrated]

I recently deployed 13 servers Red Hat 7.2 and I would like to know what will be an ideal server management tool that will allow me to patch, and automate servers within a small environment such as ...
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Installing Packages in PyCharm

I'm using Mint Cinnamon (very new) and tryign to get some packages in PyCharm. When I use the package installer for Numpy or Pandas I get the error message: collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status ...
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Debian Package Manager Problem

When I install something or update something I get the following error messages: Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages ...
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How can I get rid of the `run apt-get autoremove` message?

I installed a package that has some dependencies that are useful by themselves. Later, I deleted the original package, but I would like to keep the dependencies that it installed. However, when I try ...
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How to install emacs 24.5 on linux mint

I'm trying to get the latest stable release of emacs on linux mint (emacs-24.5). But, for some reason apt-get only installs 24.3.1. I would usually be OK with that, but I'm trying to use spacemacs, ...
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Does packaging an application for APT involve pointing the application to use the APT communal dependencies?

I recently learned that Debian based distros essentially have a fixed collection of communal dependencies and libraries which any application installed through a package manager is required to use. ...
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OpenWrt (Chaos Calmer 15.05.1): `opkg install <package> -d ram` is failing

When I try to install python-xml using opkg install python-xml -d ram It goes through the following steps: Installing... [WORKS] Downloading... [WORKS] Configuring... [FAILS] The "configuring" ...
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Does Portage rebuild full packages when updating?

When I update a Gentoo system, does Portage fetch new sources, extract them and recompile everything from scratch, or does it extract it to existing sources and compile only changed files?
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How to install rJava Package in Linux Mint

I already have installed R, and Java in Linux Mint, to install rJava I used this command, in Rstudio- install.packages("rJava") it starts installing, but eventually it returns some errors and ...
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Interrupted apt upgrade broke udev and systemd

During an update of my Raspbian installation (Pi rev. B+) over SSH I lost connection. After a hard reboot (which may have happened during or after finishing the update) the udev kernel device manager ...
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What happens when two apt packages depend on two different versions of the same package?

Say that MyPackage.deb depends on GTK 2.19, because it is based on functionality that was deprecated in 2.20. What happens when when I want to apt-get install TheirProgram or dpkg -i TheirProgram.deb ...
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Why is npm struggling to connect to the internet on my Arch?

So while downloading the Atom Text Editor through the command yaourt -S atom-editor, but I get these errors: Installing build modules... npm ERR! Linux 4.5.4-1-ARCH npm ERR! argv "/usr/bin/node" "/...
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Installing large package throwing “no space” error

Im trying to install unity3D on my persitsent Ubuntu linuy, the stick is 10+ gb and the persistent part about 4GB. But whenever i run dpkg -i unity-editor-5.3.5f1+20160525_amd64.deb it takes a while ...
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changing source for packages after debian 8 cdrom install

Setting up a first home file server. Fresh Debian 8 installed. When trying to install nmap [wanted ncat to test syncthing] apt asks me to insert the CD.. In the future i might be far from the box ...
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Tring to install Atom Text Editor on my Arch by using Yaourt

I am currently trying to install Atom Text Editor (atom-editor on Yaourt). However I get the errors below: ==> Downloading atom-editor-arch PKGBUILD from AUR... x .SRCINFO x .gitignore x PKGBUILD ...
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How can I automatically fetch dependencies when installing a Debian package? [duplicate]

If I download a Debian .deb package because it is not available through apt, I will usually try to install it using the command sudo dpkg -i package.deb. However dpkg, whilst being excellent at it's ...
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Self updating application

I'm writing an application (say, example_1.0.rpm) that is hosted externally (on example.com) and this app tries to update itself on every launch whenever new version is available. My approach: ...
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Package additional in-tree modules

Targeting an up to date Fedora whose kernel unfortunately lacks a module: Is it possible to package the module (using kmod or whatever existing infrastructure), so that the module package has the ...
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Install usbutils packages after create image in Yocto

I created a image Linux using Yocto porting a small version Linux to my Raspberry Pi. I just did this to learn how compile a Linux/Kernel to embedded system. But, I need some packages in my system. ...
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Reason for requirement for root for package management

In package managers like pacman and apt, the root check is hard coded into source using guid checks. Why is this? A non privileged user can compile a program - let's say chromium browser - from ...
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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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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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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 ...