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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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1answer
47 views

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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To which Debian package does /etc/nsswitch.conf belong?

I tried to find out to which package /etc/nsswitch.conf belongs on my Debian machine, but dpkg --search /etc/nsswitch.conf won't tell me. Does anyone know?
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How to create a directory which will have access to the user who is installing a package?

I am packaging one of my projects on Debian. The project expects a directory to be created at XDG_DATA_HOME or ~/.local/share/ where the data files will be kept. Now I am trying to create and feed the ...
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1answer
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Installing ia32 Libs Need to Downgrade Packages

I've been trying to install ia32 libs for ADB and fastboot through apt-get but I get a message stating I have held broken packages. So I have tried Aptitude and instead Aptitude keeps telling me that ...
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1answer
133 views

Remove only unused dependencies using Synaptic

As all distros, install much unused software, so does PCLinuxOS. But when I am trying to remove this software using Synaptic, it marks the dependencies as "to be removed" too. The problem is that ...
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1answer
309 views

TexLive and RHEL 6 — can I install 2011 *in addition* to 2007?

Our environment is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. By default, RHEL 6 comes with a version of TexLive from 2007. A user would like one of the extensions to TexLive ("PDFTex") to be updated. From ...
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2answers
66 views

Where are linux packages hosted? (Debian in particular)

I'm trying to understand some things about package managers Debian wheezy packages, like when you do apt-get install example and suppose you never added sources. Where does apt look for the package ...
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1answer
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What happens to the old binary when a new one compiled from source?

I've compiled git from source after git from the repository was already installed via the package manager. In that process, the "from source" git took its place as the "main system git". ...
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1answer
127 views

Why is yum's tab completion slow?

Why is yum's tab completion slow? Is it because it needs to connect to the internet? If yes, how can I disable that?
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0answers
22 views

Fedora's command-not-found doesn't work [duplicate]

I've recently installed Fedora 19. Packagekit-command-not-found is installed. But it's own examples doesn't work. When I enter gedti the output is: bash: gedti: command not found... Similar command ...
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1answer
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Fedora's command-not-found doesn't work

I've recently installed Fedora 19. Packagekit-command-not-found is installed. But its own examples don't work. When I enter gedti the output is: bash: gedti: command not found... Similar command is: ...
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1answer
585 views

Debian Unstable: How do I install this i386 package under AMD64 using multiarch?

I am currently running Debian unstable (sid) on a AMD64 platform. I have previously enabled multiarch by: dpkg --add-architecture i386 ...and successfully installed some i386 packages, including ...
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5answers
498 views

What stuff can be safely removed for disk space sake?

I am using Scientific Linux. So is there any stuff that can be safely removed from disk except /tmp?
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1answer
178 views

Install x11 on my own linux system

I have developed my own tiny linux file system using buildroot and busybox. I used linux-2.6.38.8 kernel configured and cross-compiled for target system(X86) according to needs.Now the filesystem is ...
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1answer
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Oracle 11g R2 on Redhat 6

I have a Solaris background, and I am new in RHEL, and I want to install Oracle 11g on it. I downloaded Oracle documentation, that illustrate how to install it for RHEL 6. The following or later ...
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0answers
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Using symbolic links and git to manage build versions

In general I follow the following workflow when I build any program (e.g. emacs, tmux, etc.) /home/opt/[name of the program]/builds/[version]/ bin lib share For example for a program like tmux I ...
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1answer
120 views

Are there any non-GPL linux package managers?

I'm looking for a linux package manager for personal project. The main criterium is non-GPL (and it's variants) license. So far I've managed to find that only Slackware's pkgtools meet this rule, but ...
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1answer
261 views

How to install apt-get without a package manager

How can I install apt-get on a 32-bit Linux System if I don't have an existing package manager, like yum? What do I need to get?
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1answer
52 views

Finding which Debian distro CDs contain a certain package

I am currently installing Debian Linux on a computer that does not have Internet access. I have burned the first few CDs from the distro and have a working system so far. However, I am unable to find ...
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4answers
4k views

Allow non-admin users to install packages via apt or rpm?

Is it possible to allow non-root users to install packages system-wide using apt or rpm? The place where I work currently has an out of date setup on the linux boxes, and admins are sick of having to ...
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2answers
3k views

Resolve missing package dependencies when trying to install octave

I am trying to install the octave software package on a RHEL 6 Workstation. I have installed the epel-release 6.5 package to enable the EPEL package repository. When I try to install the octave using ...
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2answers
991 views

Git based package manager/installer for Linux

Is there any linux distro that has a git based package manager/installer. I want something similar to FreeBSD Ports (which is CVS based, I think) or Mac OS X Homebrew (git based).
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2answers
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Any other distro offer like Ubuntu Software Centre?

I want to know does any other linux disto offer anything close to Ubuntu Software Centre? Some of the features I like about it is A) Sandboxing B) Ability to search any of the libs/apps with ...
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6answers
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Why isn't there a truly unified package manager for Linux?

Why isn't there a unified package manager that acts as an interface between the end-user and the underlying low-level package manager (apt, yast, pacman, etc.)? Is it hard to do and therefore not ...
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3answers
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Yum Cannot Retrieve Repository CentOS 6

I just installed CentOS 6. I tried running yum update and was having trouble getting that to work, so I tried yum clean all and now my situation seems even worse than before. Based upon what I pasted ...
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1answer
87 views

Latest pidgin installed, but still seeing old version

I have installed a new version of pidgin, 2.7.11. In my linux system's application manager this pidgin is the only version selected. But when I open pidgin, the older version (2.7.8) appears. When i ...
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1answer
1k views

RPM Build error : D: May free Score board((nil))

I have a problem building , it fails with the error: D: May free Score board((nil)) What does this mean ? I do not see any other errors appearing in the build before this so i am fairly stumped by ...
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2answers
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Linux package manager architecture

I am looking for a guide on one of Linux Package manager architectures. For example apt-get (dpkg), or yum (rpm). I want to know how they manage the package list, file list, package versions and so ...
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1answer
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Simple example of using Fedora alternatives to install old version of make

Can anyone help me using the Fedora alternatives system in order to install an old version of make? I know the actual program is irrelevant, but I need it so I'll use it as my example. I currently ...
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1answer
5k views

How to update Puppy Linux?

A month or two ago, I installed the latest version of Puppy Linux to an old Eee PC which I hardly use any more. Well I'm on it now! But I can't figure out how to update it. It uses a weird Puppy ...
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1answer
1k views

Fedora GUI package installer takes very long (>15min) to start

I tried to use Linux GUI for Fedora but I did not find it intuitive than that of windows. Whenever I tried installing any software using rpm file by double clicking file, many times it stuck and ...
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3answers
534 views

User-local package management system

I need to deploy, manage and run software as a non-privileged user in SuSE (that is, no root access whatsoever, can't use system's package management, etc). What are my options? I'd prefer reusing ...