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how to use debtags in conjuction with when a package arrived in the debian repository?

Is there a way to use debtags and search within a specific time-frame ? For instance/example, let's say I want to know which game packages came in since 2016 till date. Now AFAIK the debtag for ...
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change cache location path for APT

When using apt, can I tell it to use other then /var/cache/apt location? I tried adding the following line in /etc/apt/apt.conf: % cat /etc/apt/apt.conf Dir::Cache /home/apt and re-run apt but it ...
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Essential Packages for a Debian Build System

I am building a Debian Jessie build system running on an arm processor. I use elbe which, to oversimplify, is a bunch of Python scripts that call debootstrap to create the base system: debootstrap ...
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Install Xen 4.6 on Debian jessie

I need to install Xen with LVM on my dedicated root server. The current version Xen 4.4 in Debian jessie does not support the new Skylake intel processors. I tried Debian stretch, which has Xen 4.6 ...
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trying a new 2016 openssl package, but still see the old 2012 version. Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to install a new 2016 open ssl package, but still see the old 2012 version, on Ubuntu 12.04 . I have a bunch of Ubuntu 12.04 dedicated machines that can't connect to the internet. They're ...
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Ensure clean removal of apt sources without loss of security updates

At the times of Debian Wheezy, I needed php 5.6, so I used dotdeb sources to get it. Now with Debian Jessie, apparently the latest version of php is already 5.6, so I don't need dotdeb anymore. I ...
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Emacs upgrade problem on Debian

I am new to programming, Debian and emacs. I tried to install packages of smex on emacs and I downloaded it from smex@marmalade but when I do the install step, emacs told me there is no match for ...
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Build CentOS RPM for current git release, unsuccessful rebuild with alternate prefix

I am stuck in an effort to provide an maintain an up-to-date git release for a collection of CentOS Linux servers. I was hoping to be able to create binary RPMs that I could just have published to a ...
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How do I find an application that's already installed on Knoppix?

I have created a bootable USB drive with Knoppix. It works fine, but I was specifically looking for chntpw and a tool to wipe a HDD. This question is about where to find a package (chntpw) that ...
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Automatic deployment of software to Debian

I have been reading about creating my own Debian packages for my own software and deploying them to a apt-get repository that I also can create on my own. The source code for my software is in a Git ...
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How to update Linux servers?

I am planning to update a bunch of servers. Currently, I get an email every month, on the updates that are available per servers. I don't want to check ~100 updates per server, is there a way to ...
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how to resume GRUB2 upgrade apparently blocked by /boot filesystem type=ext2?

details As detailed here, the /boot on this Debian Jessie had filesystem type=ext2 $ mount | grep -e '^/dev/' /dev/sda3 on /boot type ext2 ... ... and was unable to upgrade its GRUB2 $ sudo ...
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Installing Xfce4.12 on CentOS

My lab computer has been upgraded to a fresh install of CentOS7 during the weekend. So far so good. I would like to use Xfce over the default Gnome shell. I have super user access on the machine but I ...
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Why do I have so many unnecessary packages?

I was installing Prey through a .deb file donwloaded from the official website when, all of a sudden I realized that I have so many "unnecessary" installed packages in my Ubunu laptop. This has been ...
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Where is the nginx executable on Debian? [closed]

I've installed the nginx-light package on debian, but I can't find the executable. It's not in /usr/bin, like it says on the official nginx website. Where is it, then?
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How to detect when apt-get requests cdrom?

I'm using debian 8 jessie. I don't use a physical CD-drive, there is no /dev/cdrom. I have DVD-1 and DVD-2 iso files of the operating system. I mounted DVD-1 iso at /media/cdrom01 and DVD-2 iso at ...
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Likewise-open for Ubuntu 14.04 Not available?

I have found references to this issue around, but nowhere seems to post a solution that works for me. I have tried: sudo apt-get install likewise-open However this returns: Reading package ...
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View apt-history well-arranged

When I look at the apt install history at /var/log/apt/history.log.1.gz, there is a lot of information and it is hard to figure out what was installed explicitly and what was brought in as a ...
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How can I add my program to system program list (Ubuntu 14.04)? [duplicate]

I made a my program in c++ and generated its executable but every time I need to use my program I need to change my directory to the folder and then execute it. How do I make my program run like an ...
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Deploying a package through puppet from URL

How can i install a package through puppet by using the URL of the .tar.gz of the package on centos 6 client. Is there any native support in puppet without installing anything extra on the puppet ...
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Managing Pre-Built Kernel Modules Across Kernel Versions

Please read the full question before attempting to answer, this is a bit oddball of a situation. I support a lot of server hardware test functionality, and essentially end up managing several ...
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Create an installer that requires a deb, node, and python packages

I have written a python GUI application that requires gtk and python 2.7 (which can be installed using apt), and a node module (which can be installed using npm). I know that each one of them has ...
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How to obtain the chronological list of package upgrades in debian?

I would like to obtain the chronological list of package upgrades. Something like: Jan 08 10:45:33 CET 2016 xorg 1:7.7+6 upgrade to 1:7.7+7 Jan 10 13:16:33 CET 2016 gcc 1.132 upgrade ...
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Install Python package in linux OpenSUSe

I am using this weird SuSE machine. I need to install a python package in my python 2.7. I downloaded it from the site and then untar it and cd to the directory.. Tried: cd /python-package_Pyxnat/ ...
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What is an appropriate UID and GID for a Debian package file owner?

I am currently building my own aptitude repository, and in the process of ensuring that all packages pass as many Lintian checks as possible. Currently I am struggling with ...
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Symbol lookup errors in (Qt?) dynamically linked libraries

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 Problem: For some days now I have been getting Errors like this when opening some applications: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpoppler-qt5.so.1: undefined symbol: ...
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pfSense: What package may I install for the `make` command?

I am new to BSD, and have installed pfSense (FreeBSD based) in order to test it and learn. The first thing I wanna do is installing some undetected network card (Silicom PXG6BPi) driver, but it ...
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Installing PHP7.0 from sid on jessie

I'd like to try PHP7.0 on Debian Jessie and am trying to install it from sid. However, php7.0 depends on php7.0-common which depends on php-common > 18 while php-common in sid is at 17. Does this ...
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Does Manjaro Linux have a debug packages

One of my biggest frustrations with Arch Linux is the need to recompile half my OS every few weeks in order to provide meaningful bug reports to upstream projects. Most other distributions provide ...
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How to find out which (not installed) package a file belongs to on NixOS?

I am using a Nix package manager on NixOS. Suppose I want to install a package that provides a file libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0. How do I find a package that provides this file, similar to other GNU/Linux ...
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How to install/update only a particular package in Fedora from a repo?

Recently I added an unofficial 3rd party repo to my Fedora 23 install. Basically I am interested in the simplescreenrecorder package that this repo provides since it is not available in the official ...
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How can I backup all my software in files to reinstall on another Linux system?

Is there a way to backup all my programs, software, maybe even libraries and their data on a Linux system like it is for apps and their data on rooted Android with TitaniumBackup? I'd like to backup ...
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Problem installing docker on kali linux?

I want to install MongoDB on Kali linux but it didn't get install. The problem here is explained. Now is a try to install MongoDB using Docker for which I am following this tutorial. Now when I run ...
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How do I install Supervisor on CentOS? [closed]

I have zero-knowledge of Linux. I always found the interface where I get to click things with a mouse curser to be easier for me than black-windows with a lot of text-lines (at least that's my vision ...
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dnf: additionaly install optional packages to already installed group?

I installed Group "XYZ" without optional packages. How do I install the group with optional packages, without removing and reinstalling it?
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Command not Found in centos 6

i am new to linux and learning it . while installing gambas application i face problem .. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gambas-team/gambas-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gambas3 ...
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How to install lsb_release in opensuse 13.2?

I want to know the command through which I can install lsb_release in opensuse 13.2 while using OpenSUSE 13.2 through a terminal.
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Is there a way to tell which files in /etc were modified?

I want to create a mirror of my existing Debian server. I modified many files in /etc, and I don't want to redo everything by hand or download huge mirrors. What I thought of doing is Download a ...
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How to upgrade Open VSwitch in openStack Kilo

I'm using OVS integrated with OpenStack Neutron. OVS' version that I use is 2.3.2 and I want to upgrade it to the latest version released in Sep 2015. I tried to upgrade it by entering "apt-get ...
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Where should example files for a package go?

I am building a Debian package for deployment on Raspbian. Everything so far is looking good - I have libs going into /usr/libs, headers into /usr/include and changelogs into /usr/share/doc. I will ...
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how to upgrade a single package in debian

I'm currently running debian 8 and I want to upgrade security patches which is provided by debian but problem is that, if I upgrade a single package then it asks to upgrade many packages, as in: $ ...
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How to install Gnome Schedule in Cent Os 7

I tried to install gnome-schedule in cent os 7 but it throws following error but the same package works well in ubuntu. Download url: http://gnome-schedule.sourceforge.net/ gnome-schedule-2.2.2 ...
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decoding a debian package name (Version,Release)

I would like to know what's the difference between package-name-1.0-0~201~ubuntu14.04.1 package-name-1.0+r201~daily~ubuntu14.04.1 I am guessing that one of them is a pre-release version but I am ...
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how to download entire arch repository recursively?

What's the command to just download a package without installing it? I know pacman -U /file/location is for installing, but not downloading. so here is my question: how to recursively download the ...
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Does yum check for updates?

Coming from apt-get package manager in Ubuntu I find it kind of odd that I never see any updates when I use yum. On my Ubuntu desktop I almost daily have new available updates when I use apt-get ...
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How to install PPAs (from Launchpad) on non-Ubuntu distros like Debian?

AFAIK only Ubuntu and (obviously) Ubuntu-based distributions can handle PPAs. A major (and maybe the only) source of PPAs is Launchpad - another service by Canonical. A real-world example is ...
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How do I get yum groupinstall to work without a groups install file?

I am using Centos 7.1 The yum groupinstall commands are failing. As root I did a yum group list command. This returned various output with the following: "There is no installed groups file." ...
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Managing packages, directories and PATH in Unix (OSX)

I'm a PhD in bioinformatics, mostly self-taught, and I'm coming to a point where I want to clean up my various directory structures (i.e. my data), but I'm also thinking about how I'm storing the ...
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How do I read the version of a deb package without Debian tools?

In Archlinux I can open a package, which is just a .tar.xz, and then read the .PKGINFO file to find out which version of the software I have downloaded. If, however, I have a mysoftware-unstable.deb ...
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RPM Package naming

I am using Fedora's Copr service to build a package with Non Numeric Release according to specifications at Packaging: Naming Guidelines. Right now there are two successfully build packages: ...