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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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Qubes OS and .deb packages [on hold]

Qubes Project(https://www.qubes-os.org/getting-started/, variant of Xen Project) is a beautiful OS. However installing non repository packages is difficult. There is a file manager for templates. But ...
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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 are package managers like apt are working? [on hold]

I am writing my bachelor thesis about conceptions for software distributing and updating. Now I thought it would be good to write about some systems. How do the software distribution chain works out ...
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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 machine with Linux DL4100 distribution where the only package system is dpkg. To do so, i have to install multiarch-support, it depends on libc6 which 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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Debian Wheezy VirtualBox error: Kernel driver not installed

Installed virtualbox on wheezy via apt, while I try to launch my VM a message error appears: The virtual machine 'Windows 7' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1)." ...
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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 ...
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difference between yum, dnf and pip [closed]

I found that there's several ways to install packages in fedora, using pip, yum or dnf. is there more? what is the difference between them?
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How to install something that reads from clipboard (like xclip or xsel) without using sudo?

I want to install xclip or xsel to a Linux box without using sudo (because its the box is not mine and I am not allowed to sudo). However, I am allowed to use environments or package managers like ...
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Update and Package Installation impossible: E: Unable to locate package! Linux Mint 17.3

I have a problem. Installing packages or updating the system is impossible. Neither the Terminal nor the Software Manager are working (Software Manager dosn't start). Terminal shows commands as ...
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Mass deployment of package to multiple Linux servers across different continents

I'm new to here and want to raise an interesting question about mass remote configuration of Linux servers. Imagine you get a list of IP addresses for 100 servers with a fresh install of Ubuntu, ...
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How do I install LXDE offline into debian?

I am running the latest version of Debian, command line only. the PC is offline. Do not ask me to get it online because i can't. I want to install the desktop environment LXDE but I have no CD and no ...
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See what debconf do to configuration files

Some packages will run debconf when you install them. Based on the input you enter in the dialogs, some configuration files will be change before installation ends. How can I see what actions debconf ...
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On the command line, how do you find out where apps are installed?

I am running red hat linux and wanted to know where are my apps installed? Right now I have vim 7.2 and I want to know where that is installed so I can update it to 7.4. How does one find out where ...
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Unable to find any package through apt-get or packages in kali linux

I am using lenovo thinkpad t400. I have been using kali linux old version and everything was working fine . But after installing kali linux version 2.0 , i can't find any package . It always show ...
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I have installed rpm where does it installation log save in centos/redhat 6

I have installed rpm where does it installation log save in centos 6. I mean which file stores the logs for installation and removal of rpm and when we rum command rpm -qa --last from which file it ...
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How is `apt` the new-and-improved `apt-get`? [closed]

So in Debian 8, we now have apt as well as apt-get. Can somebody explain to me how apt is better than apt-get? A quote from the Debian Administrator's Handbook: APT is a vast project, whose ...
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What is the most managable way to install a program from source in Debian? [duplicate]

Let's say that I've found a program that I want to install on my machine. It is only available as a source tarball that can be built with the usual ./configure; make; make install. While I could do ...
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Is the xkcd universal install script a good idea? [closed]

Today XKCD posted this shell script: Alt-text: The failures usually don't hurt anything, and if it installs several versions, it increases the chance that one of them is right. (Note: The 'yes' ...
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Is there a distribution that supports rolling back updated packages?

Is there a tool or even an entire distribution that supports rolling-back changed packages after an update? As an example: I upgraded packages A, B and C. After working with those packages for ...
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Using a separate partition for installed software

I know this question was asked on google a few times here and there but everywhere so far people just tell how it works on Linux and I've learned that already, so you don't have to tell me how ...
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Can I force dnf to install an old version of a package?

I want to install an older version of package <x>, and when I use dnf it only shows the current version of the package <x>. Is there any way to install an older versions using dnf ?
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get notification when Red Hat releases update/patch for $PACKAGE

I wish to get email notifications when RedHat releases an update/patch for only certain packages. # rpm -qa | grep maria mariadb-5.5.41-2.el7_0.x86_64 mariadb-galera-common-5.5.41-2.el7ost.x86_64 ...
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Transaction check error when trying to update ganglia-web on CentOS 7

I'm trying to update the version of "ganglia web" on CentOS 7 but I'm getting this "transaction check error" message. Here are the details of what's displayed: Downloading packages: Running ...
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Configure linux Kiwi to pick latest rpm from the repo

I am building SLES11.3 images using kiwi. I have configured the repo in config.xml: <repository type="rpm-md" priority="15"> <source path="http://10.10.140.22/repos/SLES11SP3/" ...
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Package installation problem

On a new installation of Mint 17.3, I'm getting a problem when I try to install packages. After clicking "install packages" and inputting the admin password, nothing happens. No errors, nothing. I ...
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Which mirror did I download the Arch Linux package database from?

It seems that some packages in the official package repository have a new dependency which is not in the official repos: $ sudo pacman --sync --refresh --refresh --sysupgrade :: Synchronising package ...
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How to fix broken dependencies, that require deinstalling dnf on Fedora 23?

I've recently upgraded from Fedora 21 right up to Fedora 23. Most things went down without much drama (including nVidia drivers), except for the packages involving dnf. After upgrading, performing a ...