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How often are user repositories abused? [on hold]

No matter which distribution you use, you probably have a package manager and most likely installed one or two packages from an "unofficial source", meaning a regular user has provided it. As ...
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Why does Calamares think there isn't enough space?

I am exploring the Maui distro and this is my first experience with Calamares. During the 'prepare' stage of Calamares it complains that my system doesn't have at least 6GB of available drive space. ...
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Package build system for Debian (like Fedora Koji)

I would like to deploy private deb package build machine with web interface and Git integration (probably some kind of Koji). Does it exist? If not so, I wonder, how these huge amounts of packages ...
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Difference between /opt/bin and /opt/X/bin directories

The /opt/ directory in Linux is used for installing add on packages. What is the difference between the /opt/<package>/bin directory and the /opt/<package>/X/bin directory? What is the ...
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Is it possible to have a Debian package pre-install script run apt-get commands?

I'm creating a Debian package that has a few dependencies not found in the official repositories. Simply specifying these other packages as dependencies doesn't cut it, as their installations alone ...
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cannot install wine on 17.1 mint: unmet dependencies, broken packages

i have a Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca - Release amd64 20141126]/ trusty contrib main non-free installed, and the apt-get install wine wont do the trick. it returns the following: Some packages could not ...
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is there a system-wide “extension” to /etc/services that does not get replaced on package updates?

I know how to use /etc/services but if I change it and the inetd package is later updated via apt-get to a new default one, my changes are gone (happened to me on a apt-get dist-upgrade from Debian ...
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How to run Arch Linux pacaur non-interactively?

I want to be able to install packages unattended with the Arch Linux package manager pacaur. On Ubuntu, one can do: apt-get -y install htop What is the equivalent in Arch Linux, using Pacaur?
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Pacman(Arch linux) on LFS

Is it possible to have a package manager(in my case pacman) on LFS? Not just compiling it will it work?
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Why are the packages in the official repo often very out of date?

I like the idea of a package manager because it's a central source for finding the applications I need and I can keep track of versions and updates very easily. I recently downloaded and installed ...
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Debian repo mirror or cache

Our company will soon have hundreds of vending machines running a custom Debian 7.x based image made with debootstrap. We want to set up the clients to be automatically updated keep the patch levels ...
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Changing manifest values in RPM built with FPM

I'm using the delightfully–named Effing Package Manager (FPM) to build RPMs and DEBs for a project. After publishing the generated RPM with createrepo, I noted the following lines in the generated ...
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Update from elementary OS Freya beta to stable

Freya stable released toady and I have installed Freya beta 2. I want to update to stable so tried using sudo apt-get dist-upgradebut it shows nothing. Do I have to make a clean install or is a update ...
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Is there an Arch community repository system for Debian?

I'm looking for a way of having my package searchable by other Debian users from the command line. I don't want to go through the process of having to get a sponsor. Is there some kind of community ...
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Why apt wants to remove gnome-core when I try to remove gnome-terminal only?

Why apt wants to remove gnome-core when I try to remove gnome-terminal only? I am also wondering why apt is considering many packages useless? I am using latest version of Kali Linux and it is based ...
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When should I restart my computer after an update?

When I use a GUI updater, sometimes it says that my computer needs to be restarted. But when I use apt-get upgrade for example, I can't find messages like this. I saw this answer, so do I need to ...
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How to use a package revision not yet in the published nixpkgs (but described in the development bracnhes of nixpkgs)?

I'd like to use the new release of ghc (7.10, because of a new feature -- static ptr), and I'm using a single-user nix environment. I don't find the wanted new release in the published lists at ...
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yum is trying to install a package PLUS dependency - I DO NOT want that dependency

I am trying to install grive in my CentOS server. The rpm available is: grive-0.3.0-1.el6.xz.x86_64.rpm The problem is that the rpm seems to be tied to json-c version 0.11 but the one I really need ...
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How can I install an Arch package on Debian?

Is it possible? To install an Arch package on Debian?
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messed up system after offline package installation for WLAN driver

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 on my old desktop pc. Since I moved, I had no internet connection, but could use the WLAN of my neighbors. For that, I had to install an old FRITZ! USB WLAN driver. I did ...
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How can a package's license be determined using OPKG package manager?

OPKG is used as the package manager in an embedded Linux system. I would like to be able to determine the license of a package prior to installing the package. Is there a simple way to achieve this ...
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Package deb dependencies unmet error

I am trying to install deb package in a new AWS 14.04 ami instance, but it fail with the following error - The following packages have unmet dependencies: youtube-snapshot-taker : Depends: firefox ...
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Repackage RPM with kernel

I am tinkering with CentOS 5.4 and upgrading the kernel to the latest 2.6.18 build 402. What I need to do is to rebuild the initrd to include a modified init script, then repackage it all into an RPM ...
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Clone Python from one linux machine to another

I want to run some of my python scripts on my new Linux (Centos 6.5) machine that I developed on another Linux machine (also Centos 6.5). But my problem is that my new machine is not having internet ...
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Missing file command?

I'm running OpenMediaVault which is a Debian based Linux distribution and the file command is missing. Is there any way to install it?
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Can I check which repositories were used for a previous apt-get update?

I stupidly included a Kali repo on my Debian machine and ran apt-get update. I need to check what packages were updated from the Kali repo and if need be replace/remove if needed. I'm not sure if ...
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Adding Kali repositories has changed the output of lsb_release on Debian host

I installed Kali in virtualbox with Debian as my host. I've done it several times. But, when I reboot my host I noticed Debian is missing from the list of OS'es in the GRUB menu. It's showing Kali. ...
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How do I move a installed package (installed in a USB), back into my computer's home directory?

How do I move an installed package (installed on a USB) back into my computer's home directory? First of all, I am running a Linux machine. I have installed the package libmodbus in my usb directory ...
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How can I find the package that contains a program in Debian? [duplicate]

I am using a minimal Debian system which does not have the top program installed. I tried to install top with sudo apt-get install top, but top is not a package name. It seems that top is a part of ...
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Unable to connect to ftp.us.debian.org:http: [IP: 64.50.236.52 80]

I am trying to do an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade on my Debian Wheezy armhf system, but the upgrade is failing with the above error. Networking is working, and my /etc/apt/sources.list is: ...
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How do I replicate installed package selections from one Debian system to another? (Debian Wheezy)

I am trying to set up a staging environment in a VM, in order to test updates before applying them to my main system. In order to do so, I have done a basic installation of Debian Wheezy (same as on ...
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pkg_add : Error message “ftp() in free(): error: chunk is already free” when installing a new package

I have error message "ftp(xxxxx) in free(): error: chunk is already free" at random times when installing a new package, for example : # pkg_add -i emacs quirks-2.9 signed on 2014-07-31T22:37:55Z ...
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Backup and Restore list of installed packages and APT sources

I commonly reinstall Ubuntu and back up my APT stuff [sources, keys and installed package lists] using the tutorial at http://askubuntu.com/a/99151/371765. However I commonly also remove software such ...
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How to fetch source iproute(2.6.32.130) not patches

I want to look at the source of below package. [root@ovs-1 ~]# rpm -qa | grep iproute iproute-2.6.32-130.el6ost.netns.3.x86_64 I tried to install the src rpm as below, it showing below error. ...
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Conflicting answers regarding package from rpm, yum and repoquery

I have a few packages on a RHEL 6.5 system which exhibit the following puzzling behavior: The package is installed; rpm -q reports the package as installed; yum search shows that the package is ...
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How to properly install software on Linux Mint?

I am a linux newbie. Yesterday I tried to download a program called GNU Net, but when I tried to ./configure, I recieved multiple errors indicating missing libriaries. When I tried to download the ...
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Reloading specific base files

I am using Arch Linux and I have cleared the fstab file on accident. Of course I regenerate the fstab with genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab the thing is, I do not know what was in the ...
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How to make private Debian Repo

I'm reading this tutorial for creating a local repo. Now, I want to make my repo private, so only if you provide a username/password then should you be able to access the Debian package. How do I ...
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Disable Language Packages in Zypper

I am an OpenSUSE user, which means that I use zypper as the main package manager. When I install almost anything, I get a package with the same name but with a -lang suffix that is recommended by ...
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How do I know when I installed package FOO

I was wondering if I installed 'Tor' on my Ubuntu 14.04 or it was shipped as a default package since I hadn't remembered installation by myself. So what's the way to find out if a package is ...
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How to remove unwanted desktop packages from debian without deleting everything?

I've just installed debian wheezy on an old laptop (using the xfce4 desktop environment via debian-live-7.7.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso). I don't intend to use it as an office machine, so I decided to ...
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How to get information about deb package archive?

How to get information about .deb package archive? Like: package information, version, installed-size, architecture, description and licensing information etc. from .deb package archive?
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Trying to get a better understanding of dependencies and how to maintain the “perfect” system [closed]

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 ?