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Is there an all-in-one command for RPM to downgrade a package to an older version?

I want to downgrade a couple RPMs. Is there a switch combination for that? For example, when upgrading, I usually run rpm -Uvh foo.rpm but my understanding is that the -U switch means that it only ...
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Too much installing and uninstalling? [on hold]

Is this a problem on Linux like it is one Windows? Installing and uninstalling things that end up leaving behind little bits and pieces that accumulate and have a negative effect? If so, what can I ...
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Unable to install bsddb185, Python library for opening Berkeley DB version 1.85 files on Ubuntu

I am writing a python program that makes use of some legacy Berkeley DB 1.85 files. Unfortunately I am unable to install the bsddb185 Python package, either for Python version 2.x and for Python 3. ...
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How can I instruct yum to install a specifc version of package X?

If there are 2 versions of a given RPM available in a YUM repository, how can I instruct yum to install the version I want? Looking through the Koji build service I notice that there are several ...
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Is there a Software-Center (like in Ubuntu) in Debian?

I wondered if there is some easy to use Software-Center in Debian as well. (You can search and install software easily with it.) Software Center The program can be used to add and manage ...
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package manager with staging

my goal is to configure mirror-repository for packages (rpm, deb) which will have some features: staging (developing,testing,production) capability to back/forward stage doesn't take so much space ...
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How to find the packages that depend on a certain package in apt?

How can I get, not the dependencies of a package, but the packages that are depending on a certain package? I'm on debian 6.0 Squeeze-LTS (the first-time extension to squeeze for long term support!) ...
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How package managers update packages installed using git-packages?

If I install a git-package via packer or pacaur, then it will pull the current source-tree of the repo, compile, and install it. But how are updates handled? Is there a specific way to upgrade all my ...
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Zentyal dpkg dependecy install problems because packages are not configured

I have done a fresh install of Zentyal 3.5, which is based on Ubuntu 14.04. To be fully operational, several modules must be installed. Many of these modules failed to install since a chain of them ...
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RPM “ghost” directive equivalent in debian packaging?

So I have worked with RPM (Redhat package manager) and it has a feature called ghost files. This type of file designates a file that is owned by the package, but is not necessarily installed through ...
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Why do slackware packages recreate symlinks after installation?

Reading through slackware's makepkg script, I saw that rather than putting symlinks directly into the package, it deletes them and generates a script called doinst.sh that recreates them after ...
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Removed GNOME desktop, cannot connect to internet from terminal

I'm using Fedora 19. I removed my GNOME-Desktop (sudo yum remove @gnome-desktop). After that when I try to connect to internet from command line i'm facing all sorts of issues.. Ethernet cable is ...
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Find out what 'apt-get install' did

This might be a really newbie question but here we go: How can I find out what commands a package ran to install the software with apt-get install <package>? For example, if I install a ...
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Sort installed applications according by usage frequency?

My / is running low. So I am considering freeing up some space by uninstalling some packages. “Which installed software packages use the most disk space on Debian?” already covers sorting by size, but ...
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“Packages have unmet dependencies” but I don't want to install these packages anymore. How do I clean this?

You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: fglrx-driver : Depends: libfglrx (= 1:14.4.2-1kali1) but it is not going to be installed ...
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Change packages from country local to global

I want to reinstall all packages in Ubuntu 13.10 that were downloaded from my country local repository to change them to global repository versions. I can work on system that is completely English, so ...
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How to find Debian packages that would free up the most space

Say I have a Debian machine where I would like to free up space on '/' by removing useless packages. To find good candidates of packages to review, I would like to focus my attention on the largest ...
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How can I remove a bunch of ancient packages on debian?

I'm running sid, and in the course of trying to cross-grade my system from i386 to amd64 I came across some ancient packages that I couldn't remove. Some background: I've had this system since ...
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Make a deb package that installs data under /var/www/data

I recently set up a PPA on Launchpad for distributing my web application. Since it's a server-app, I need to put my data into /var/www/html which apparently is not wanted by Lintian ...
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Missing repository problem (404 Not Found) [duplicate]

My system spec is: Release 15 (olivia) Kernel Linux 3.8.0-19-generic MATE 1.6.0 I have recently been unable to install or upgrade any new package. I am getting many errors like this: Err ...
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Fix dependencies without updating package?

I updated my Debian installation at home and it updated chromium to the (IMO) awfull 35.0 version. I removed it by using apt-get remove chromium and apt-get autoremove. I went here and grabbed the ...
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Update Manager tells me my system up to date but

Update Manager told me my 'system is up to date', but when I clicked 'Refresh' a list of recommended packages appeared. I presumed Linux Mint automatically updated when the system boots up; does it ...
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Find package that uses a specific shell command

I believe I have installed multiple packages that use the same shell command to run. I know one of them, but I only vaguely recall installing the other and thus cannot uninstall it. I believe they're ...
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Why uninstalling openjdk automatically triggers an installation of the alternatives on zypper openSUSE?

I installed openSUSE 13.1 and I want to install Oracle jdk. What I intended was to first uninstall open_jdk/ice tea stuff as I won't be needing them anyway but it seems I cannot uninstall them without ...
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How to tidy up the .keywords file on a gentoo system?

One can select testing packages on a gentoo stable system by adding a line with the following syntax to keywords list: cat /etc/portage/package.keywords =dev-python/ipython-0.13.2 ~amd64 # and many ...
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not suceed in installing a self-built package using fpm

I am following this example to build a deb file from the result of configure/make/make install, which succeeds. Then I used fpm to create a deb file: # fpm -s dir -t deb -n nodejs -v 0.6.0 -C ...
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Build a package for Debian

I'm try to build a Debian package, using this commands : debian/rules clean dpkg-source -b . debian/rules build debian/rules binary I've got this file : myprog_1.1.0.orig.tar.gz myprog_1.1.0-1.dsc ...
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Package installed as dependency is not removed with “apt-get autoremove”

I'm using LXDE and when I installed gnome-screensaver, it had a bunch of dependencies including pulseaudio. I then immediately uninstalled it with autoremove (no intermediate steps), but nothing of ...
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Every package “has no installation candidate”

While attempting to install openssh-server on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, I get the following error: Package openssh-server is not available but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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Making a RPM package without the source

Say, I have a certain program that I need to convert to an RPM package. The source is not available to me, for various reasons. However, it seems that RPM packages cannot be made if one doesn't have ...
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Why does file ownership matter within an RPM or DEB package?

Context: I'm trying to convert a .deb package to .rpm using alien, I use this command: $ alien -r foo.deb but it complains thusly: > Warning: alien is not running as root! > Warning: ...
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Changing the default installation directory?

Is there a way to change the directory where applications are installed? I mean instead of /usr/bin can I change the settings to install them at /usr/local/bin or something like that, as long as they ...
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Correlating filename with package

Say, I'm given a filename like libasound.so.2. Is there a way to query the package manager to correlate the filename with its corresponding package? I'm interested to get answers for any package ...
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How can I responsibly run updates automatically on Arch Linux?

I'm a bit of a newcomer to Arch Linux and still getting used to some of its paradigms. I come with a lot of habits from another distro that was quite a bit more structured and in some ways ...
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Why are custom programs always installed in /opt, /srv, /usr/local, etc. and not in ~/ (home) folder?

The LTS repo is pretty good, but for some reason I prefer the "build from source" method for some programs. One reason is that I get the preferred version (PHP on LTS is on 5.3, whereas I can compile ...
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CentOS - install using yum Apache 2.4

I need Apache 2.4 in CentOS because with Apache 2.2 mod_proxy_wstunnel is not possible. I have tried https://fedorahosted.org/SoftwareCollections/ but unfortunately its for RHEL after installing i ...
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List of software preinstalled in Linux Mint?

Is there a complete list of software (not package) preinstalled in Linux Mint?
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How do I find the NetBSD release for CentOS 6.5?

I want to find the NetBSD rump package used for CentOS 6.5. The list is present here. I want to get the rump package for CentOS and after searching, I found this version of netbsd-rump used in ...
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Easily unpack DEB, edit postinst, and repack DEB

I'm attempting to install Intel's OpenCL SDK but the DEB files are buggy conversions from RPM (see https://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/topic/515680 for the curious). I need to edit the postinst ...
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Reprepro : How to add the whole packages of different OS

First, I would like to apologize if this is an easy question to some. I am just a newbie so I am asking for your patience... I am trying to use Reprepro for my software repository. My question is how ...
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How to delete old packages installed by pacman in Arch Linux?

I have recently installed Arch Linux and found that I am eating away at a lot of memory relatively quickly. For whatever reason I have already used 17GB in just about 2 weeks. I do not have a great ...
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[RESOLVED]Various programs not working after yum install some packages

[RESOLVED]I found out that the Memory chip cause the problems. I change it and the system work fine now! I'm using RHEL6.0 and encounter the problem that gdb,yum,rpm don't work any more. Perhaps ...
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Where can I get the “kernel-default-debuginfo” package for SLES 11?

I'm using SLES 11 SP2 x86_64 and I want to install kernel-default-debuginfo package. But, I couldn't find it anywhere on the Novel website. Where can I find the mentioned package?
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How to upgrade OpenSSL to 1.0.1h

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.10 and my OpenSSL version is 1.0.1e. As per latest security warning, I'd like to upgrade it to 1.0.1h. I've tried apt-get upgrade openssl (don't want to upgrade ...
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Package management without the need of root permission

Am looking for a way to install packages in home folder. This thread suggests using apt-get source ./configure --prefix=$HOME However, it doesn't provide a way to manage dependencies like apt-get ...
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How to install ap-hotspot

I can't seem to install ap-hotspot on ubuntu 12.04. I read somewhere that I should run the following commands: $ sudo su - # add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 # aptitude update # aptitude ...
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tightvnc configuration - software version check

I have a raspberry pi and just managed to setup TightVNC running fine, but it looks like I can't use file transfer on the client. The viewer is 2.7 but I don't know what is my tightvncserver's version ...
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How to automatically accept epel gpg key

The very first time that I install a package from epel, I am prompted if I want to import a GPG key. Notice how there are 2 'Is this ok' prompts when installing redis? [root@us-devops-build02 ...
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Understanding the structure of an Arch package repository mirror

I'm trying to figure out the structure better of a Arch Linux package repository mirror. There's several folders which are pretty easy to understand, such as community, core, extra, multilib, iso, ...
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Is it possible to view a package information from terminal before installing it?

I was wondering if it was possible to check information about a package before installing it without needing to open a web browser to look for it there. For example, say I type in ~$ asdf Then I ...