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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 ...
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How to remove ppa:ondrej/apache2

I am on Mint 17.3 Rosa and would like to remove the following ppa:ondrej/apache2. If I run ppa-purge ppa:ondrej/apache2 it tells me what packages I should replace back with the originals: ...
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Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/wheezy/updates/Release

I am trying to run a sudo apt-get update command, my current distro is Debian Wheezy, and I am getting this error when I try to run the command : W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/...
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Display the package date in the Aptitude UI

The Aptitude README (on Ubuntu 16.04, under /usr/share/doc/aptitude/README) gives the escape codes to customize how the packages are displayed in the UI (typing aptitude without any parameters at the ...
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Remove completely all packages I installed?

I was using one Linux server with CentOS7 installed for testing and installing some tools. And now I don't remember how many packages I installed. I want to remove all that packages so my server ...
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How to extract and install .deb without the command dpkg?

I am running Debian jessie stable in order to understand how the .deb package interacts with the system. What is the correct way to extract and install a packge_name.deb without the command dpkg?
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How is it possible that gnome-software can install applications in arch without root access?

I don't have much experience with arch, but in Ubuntu you always needed root, and with pacman -S you need it as well, but if I use gnome-software then it installs without any problems! How is this ...
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How to run application with user created by package-manager

I'm packaging a binary application, and for permission issues decided the best approach would be for my package to create it's own user/group. I'm now using a postinst script, adding the user as: ...
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How to upgrade/downgrade a specific package from “sid” on debian jessie “stable”? [duplicate]

I need to upgrade some specifics packages from sid on debian jessie stable with their dependencies. By adding the following repo : deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ sid main deb-src http://ftp....
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Debian : Installing Coturn causing error, and package not getting removed.

I am working on install Coturn which is an open-source Stun and TURN server. For that, I had two options, one was to download the debian package and install it by gdebi, and other was to make the ...
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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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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 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 Western Digital DL4100 NAS running a Linux DL4100 distribution where the only package system is dpkg. To do so, I have to install multiarch-support, it 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 (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/go/bin:/root/...
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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 ...