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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 ...
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Nix: Skipping unit tests when installing a Haskell package

I'm using Nix to install packages under my home (so no binary packages) on a shared host with limited resources. I'm trying to install git-annex. When building one of its dependencies, haskell-lens, ...
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Adding my software to Debian

How do you add a package to the official Debian APT repository? For example lets say I have a peice of software called quicktxtedit ,and I have a DEB file for it, and I want to add it to the offical ...
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Different USE flags for a binary package server and host

I have 2 systems that both run Gentoo. I want to use one to build binary packages for the other and have been following this wiki article. One problem I have is that I have different use flags for my ...
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How do I uninstall gnome-extra?

I come from an Ubuntu background. So I ran the following command: "sudo pacman -S gnome gnome-extra --needed" and I get this output: :: There are 40 members in group gnome: :: Repository extra 1) ...
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Is it safe to install software globally with npm?

The node.js package manager, npm, has an option to install packages globally. Since distributions typically have their own package manager, is it safe to use the global option? Could npm packages ...
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List installed packages only from disk image

My Raspberry running Raspbian crashed but I would like to know which packages I had installed on that SD card. Is there a way to detect that without actually booting the system?
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Removing Installation Done outside the Package Manager [duplicate]

It's been a while since I started using (ubuntu) linux as my desktop, and I have a question about uninstalling software outside the scope of the package manager. Most linux or unix distribution comes ...
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After creating a .deb: dpkg:warning while removing, directory /usr/local/bin not empty so not removed

I have created a package of zsh 5.0.7 from sources and now I can install it successfully but when I try to remove it I get this: $ sudo dpkg -i zsh_5.0.7_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected ...
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Package installed but not detected (pip3.2)

I'm trying to install pip to install BeatutifulSoup4 against python3.3. Linux Mint 16. [127]manuel@manuel-X202E:~ > pip3.2 install beautifulsoup4 No command 'pip3.2' found, did you mean: Command ...
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Is it possible to contain Linux applications in a single file or folder?

I use Windows primarily and have wanted to use Linux as my primary OS, but the "package" system always keeps me from taking that step. Is it possible to export Linux (specifically Debian) applications ...
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How to know what name to type to launch a program after installing it with yum/rpm?

I just installed a rpm using the following command: yum localinstall ./FoxitReader-1.1-0.fc9.i386.rpm Now, this did the trick and I could launch the app using: FoxitReader & What if ...
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How to minimize apt source.list

I think these lines can trim to few lines. So I need some advice. How can I improve these sources.list? apt/sources.list, Latest Debian release: deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main ...
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Can a .deb package remove other packages?

I'm trying to make a lightweight VM based on Xubuntu. I want to start with a stock Xubuntu installation and then remove any packages that I don't need. My concept is to build a .deb package that ...
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Trouble with opkg package manager in Angstrom embedded linux on Colibri module ARM v7 processor

I am working on a Colibri module having Angstrom linux installed in it! The processor is ARM v7. I am having trouble updating the softwares installed in the system. Whenever I tried the command opkg ...
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How to recreate /var/lib/dpkg/status?

I have deleted some files around /var/lib/dpkg/, namely: /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/lib/dpkg/available /var/lib/dpkg/info/* I understand Debian uses these files to keep some information about ...
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How to restrict access to an Arch package repository?

I have created a custom package repository for Arch Linux that holds packages that for various proprietary licensing reasons cannot be shared widely. Ideally I would like to make the repository ...
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Why can't I install the midnight commander on Debian?

The midnight commander is not installed on my Debian Linux, so I tried to download it. I ran apt-get install mc in the terminal but it says the pack is not found. I did this task as root and the ...