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Trying to get a better understanding of dependencies and how to maintain the “perfect” system [on hold]

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 ...
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How to install Apache Ant using pkgsrc?

http://pkgsrc.se/devel/apache-ant says Apache Ant is in pkgsrc. However, $ pkgin se apache-ant No results found for apache-ant $ and $ pkgin show-category devel | ack ant tre-0.8.0 ...
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How to install php5-auth-pam on newer versions of Ubuntu?

I'm trying to install php5-auth-pam on Ubuntu 14.04, but package doesn't exist after Ubuntu 12.04. I've tried by downloading package here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/php5-auth-pam I've done ...
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FreeBSD package installation offline

I am trying to learn FreeBSD and have been trying to install xorg-minimal, gedit and libreoffice offline for a couple of weeks now (read manual) and just keep going around in circles. It is a new ...
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pkgsrc package install message

When installing gnupg2 on Mac OS X 10.10.2 using pkgsrc I got a message $ pkgin install gnupg2 ... =========================================================================== The following files ...
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Help with apt-get on non-internet connected device

I have a Linux based OS running on an embedded piece of hardware. According to the manufacturer of this device, it's based on the Ångström distribution. This device cannot be connected to the ...
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RPM %install section

So, I am somewhat puzzled by the rpmbuild process. I'm now maintaining a slew of scripts previously created and while most work, there are enough differences between them that finding a consistent ...
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How to find out which package a user belongs to?

In Linux distributions, some packages create user accounts. How can I determine which package created a given user? I want to know specifically for Fedora and Ubuntu, but answers for other ...
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Is it safe to empty /usr/share/doc?

I don't need the man pages and documentations on my debian server. Is it save to empty that folder completely to free up some disk-space, by replacing all files in that folder with empty dummy files. ...
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Mac OS X package installer generation/building on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm implementing a building server for an application that will run on Android, Linux and Mac OS X. I already have in place the scripts for apks and debs generation and I need to do the same for Mac ...
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Should I replace my system binary of PHP in /usr/bin with a self compiled one? [closed]

I had PHP version 5.4 installed on my Mac 10.9 machine and wanted to upgrade to 5.6. I downloaded the source files and ran ./configure, make and make install. I looked and it seems to have compiled ...
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How to remove message when opening terminal/solve?

I am receiving the below message whenever I open the terminal. Repository u'ffmulticonverter_stable': Error parsing config: Error parsing "baseurl = u'ppa:ffmulticonverter/stable'": URL must be ...
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How to install packages without any package manager

I would like to install a package, let's say openssh-client, in my distribution. The problem is that none of the package managers I know are installed on it. # sudo apt-get install openssh sudo: ...
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How does Linux upgrade packages that are in use?

I am using Arch Linux and I can do a system upgrade while surfing the net for example. How can the browser package be upgraded if the program itself is in use? Or the Kernel for example? Doesn't the ...
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FreeBSD - major and minor upgrades using ports?

while upgrading my FreeBSD for the first time (from 10.0 --> 10.1) I got confused about the different possibilities. As far as I understand, freebsd-update does a binary update of FreeBSD like pkg ...
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How to install / parse build dependencies from debian/control?

Let's suppose you downloaded a source code folder, that contains an existing /debian/ folder as well as /debian/control file. Let's suppose the package in question is not in Debian official ...
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remove cupsd completly?

i tried using apt-get remove cupsd but i found traces of it in different locations and it is still running and listening. how can i rip it completely from my machine? is it possible to remove the dpkg ...
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Reliable and persistent installation of the Nvidia driver on Centos 5

We have a bunch of computers controlling equipment that run on Centos 5. We also need to use the proprietary Nvidia driver, the default nv driver doesn't work correctly with some software we need. ...
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Cannot update glibc on CentOS 7

I have CentOS 7 installed. I want to install the APR package for Apache, and I'm told I cannot install it because it requires at least glibc.2.14 while I have glibc.2.12 installed. I have downloaded ...
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npm style OS package manager. Packages local to a directory

Is there any distro or package manager with the following npm-like characteristics?: Packages are installed to their own directory, chosen by the user at install time. As opposed to packages ...
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How to list softwares installed in my system

As far as I studied, pkg-config command returns the info about all the libraries installed in my Linux system. Can anyone specify me from where does it get these details? Also, where will I get the ...
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How to create user-defined tasks in Debian?

According to the Debian terminology, a task is a collection of several individual Debian packages all related to a specific activity (see here). Tasks can be installed through the tasksel program ...
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Configuration management via versioned packages

For the hosts we manage, my boss has a vision of configuration management via versioned packages (in our particular case, fpm-built debian packages). This is to make: host deployment easier easier ...
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Convert pacman package to deb or rpm?

Given a pacman package (.pkg.tar.xz), is there a tool to convert it to a deb or rpm package? In other words, I'm looking for an equivalent to alien. So far, I got the impression that such a tool does ...
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Reason for security repositories in Debian?

In /etc/apt/sources.list(lists APT data sources) file there are two repositories listed for security updates: deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free deb-src ...
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rpmbuild different path for sysconfdir

I am building rpm for opensips and i want to install this package in /opt/opensips path instead of default system path I have define following in my SPEC file %define _prefix /opt/opensips ...
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What distro or package manager allows non root to install? [duplicate]

Earlier I tried installing chrome (from a .deb file) on Debian using a non root account. I couldn't do it. Is there any distro or tools that will allow me to install chrome from a deb file and get its ...
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How do I install tools, packages on Linux 3.0.8 armv7l?

Environment FriendlyArm Mini210s Linux 3.0.8 armv7l On the board: # uname -a Linux 3.0.8-FriendlyARM #76 PREEMPT Thu Aug 21 16:53:31 CEST 2014 armv7l unknown I need to install development ...
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What Linux has BSD-ports like package management?

Looking for Linux server distro (not need X-windows and such), what downloads source code to the "right" place and compiles packages - e.g. a distribution that uses something like BSD-ports system. ...
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Why is there no “mark for upgrade” in Synaptic Package Manager for upgradeable packages?

The help docs mention marking for upgrade. The context menu and menu bar do not have this option listed at all, and the only non-greyed-out options are marking for removal or complete removal. There ...
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Yum says dependency “ libltdl.so.3” is required, but it's already installed?

I'm a Linux noob and have spent a few hours trying to get ImageMagick installed. I finally got an old version uninstalled, but am struggling to get the newest version installed. When I run the ...
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Archlinux effect of downgrading package

I'm using v8 version 3.26.x, but somehow to compile another package, it requires older version 3.19.x. I'm done downgrading the v8 and done compiling that package: v8 3.19.18.4-1 What is the effect ...
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Running ubuntu binary on CentOS with all shared libs installed results in ld SIGSEGV

I'm trying to get a binary compiled on Ubuntu to run on CentOS 7 (both 64bit, one host, the other vm). So far I've copied the binary with all the shared libs. I no longer get the missing library ...
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Package installed and not installed at the same time

Sometime ago I tried to install Steam on my CentOS 5 server and tried almost everything I found on Internet and it seems that I have been able to leave libstdc++ installed and not installed at the ...
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Recover /bin/hostname on AWS AMI

I have accidently deleted /bin/hostname. Termporarily I have put in a shell script there that returns the known name. But how do I recover the lost binary? It is an AWS AMI. Linux ip-10-2-0-162 ...
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Can I install any Debian or Ubuntu application on Kali Linux?

I want to know if it is possible to install a Debian application (or an Ubuntu PPA) that is not in the Kali repository especially because I want to install a bitcoin wallet (How can I install a ...
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Installing grub2 pulls X11 as a dependency?

I've ended up with a rather strange issue after a broken install of vlc-nox on a headless server. I'm now trying to reinstall grub, using the command aptitude install grub2 but aptitude wants to ...
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identify packages and dependencies

I have a list of packages installed via apt and would like to eliminate all packages that are dependencies of another package already in that list: https://gist.github.com/rubo77/bd9183fe2794467f482c ...