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How to get ALL kinds of reverse package dependencies: reverse-depends pendant for non-Ubuntu distributions

I would like to find all possible reverse dependencies (no need for recursive reverse dependencies) of a certain package p, that is, I want to find all packages which depend on p. This shall include ...
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Debian server management GUI

I have to manage a number of Debian servers (one as the KVM host, and the others as virtual servers for File management, Infrastructure management - DNS, DHCP etc, and finally a Debian based ...
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can't ppa-purge ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-beta

I installed a beta chromium and now want to purge it on linux mint using ppa-purge. I get all sorts of errors. I also confirmed that the browser has not been deleted/removed from my system as I just ...
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How to update my local repo that i am using to serve local machines?

I have created a local repo with 618 packages and made it available for my local servers.So that they dont fetch updates directly from RHEL repo. Here are some info about my local repo: ...
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Debian package naming convention?

It's all very confusing. There are different examples out there, for e.g.: <package-name>_<epoch>:<upstream-version>-<debian.version>-<architecture>.deb source: ...
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Install a package and all its dependencies without a confirmation prompt with FreeBSD pkg

Is there a way to automatically install packages and their dependencies, like with apt-get -y in Debian, without being prompted each and every time? Installing Webmin, NGiNX and nano in 1 step, all ...
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List packages by installation date

How can I list installed packages by installation date? I installed a lot of stuff to compile a certain piece of code, and I want to get a list of the required packages, which are the ones I installed ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 13.09 to 13.10 for LTS?

I am trying to upgrade my ubuntu installation so I can begin working with mod_mono for apache. I tried to the usual upgrade command but I am getting some odd results. Any help would be much ...
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How do I get to know where a package came from?

On systems using apt: How do I get to know whether an installed package came from main, contrib or non-free?
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How should I deal with Fedora's short life cycle?

I have been using Fedora as my primary distribution since very long. One thing that "bothers" me is its relatively short life cycle. I install its latest release, restore my backup, customize the ...
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In Debian, how to recover /usr/share/doc?

On an old laptop running debian Jessie, I was doing an upgrade sudo apt-get upgrade But during the process, I checked the free space with df and saw that soon, less than 20 seconds, there will be ...
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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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building Debian package fails at dh_auto_install stage

I'm trying to build a very simple debian package. I have two files, main_file and functions, they are both shell scripts, functions is sourced by main_file. There are no dependencies on any external ...
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Synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions

Is there any way to synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions? There are several software packages that I need to synchronize between a Linux Mint installation and an Ubuntu ...
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Setting up a dev environment for different distro than one installed

I am looking to be able to set up a development environment. Here's the deal, I prefer to run arch as my operating system but I also maintain packages for an ubuntu based distro and I was wondering ...
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Force download & reinstall of all deb packages

I have a Kali Linux installed recently, but due to its inflexible mirror selection, all deb packages are downloaded from a mirror that I don't trust. Is it possible to tell apt / dselect to ...
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Have kickstart install TCPdump

I have a kickstart file for RHEL 6 and in the package section for the installing of the TCPdump command line utility I put tcpdump as the package name. Like I did with java and g++ in the kickstart ...
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Fedora12, yum can't find repositories [duplicate]

For some reasons I have to use old distro Fedora12, and yum in its default configuration is unable to locate URLs for packages. % yum search gcc Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit Error: Cannot ...
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Find and remove the packages that provides desktops environments

Recently upgraded to Fedora 22; I now have the following desktop environments to choose from at login: Gnome Gnome Classic Gnome Wayland Plasma (KDE) Kodi Xmonad How do I remove items from this ...
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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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Unable to install any package in Linux mint 17

I am not able to install any software. I tried the commands like sudo apt-get -f install, sudo apt-get autoclean and sudo dpkg --configure -a after some googling. But no success till yet. Please help ...
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Yumdownloader downloads packages of different architecture also

On a x86_64 machine, if I run the command - yumdownloader <pkg_name> , it downloads both i686 and x86_64 arch packages whereas on a i686 machine, it only downloads the i686 package. How to fix ...
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How can I instruct yum to install a specific version of package X?

If there are two (or more) 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 ...
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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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What's the damage if I accidently remove the libX11 package?

I accidently remove the libX11 package using the repository manager. The repository manager seems to remove all the other packages which depend on libX11. After removing, when I restart my computer, ...
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I want to trigger yum's RPM transaction myself by executing a rpm -ivh command. Which part of yum's source code do I change?

I would like to execute the rpm install command instead of letting YUM do it by changing its source code. Which part of the source code do I change ? I need this as I need to give additional options ...
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Why can't I install multiple versions of a shared library?

There are often instances where a certain program will depend on library version x.y and another on x.z but, as far as I'm aware, no package manager will allow me to install both x.y and x.z. ...
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Cannot install wine and playonlinux

I am in elementary OS Freya. sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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Installed from source code, but when checking installed-version, it's showing old-version. How to reslove?

OS: Fedora 12, x86_64 [root@earth]# rpm -qa cmake cmake-2.6.4-5.fc12.x86_64 But I installed cmake-3.2.3 from source code. How to check installed version that is installed from source code? How to ...
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Private APT repository not upgrading

I am involved in developing a product based on Linux which was to be utilizing APT as an auto-update system. I've created 3 versions of the package in .deb format. They have the same package name ...
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Package conflict between ppa's (Mint vs Ubuntu) [closed]

I am on Mint 17.1 (Rebecca) and I'm trying to install gtk+-3.0. I get the following error when I do an apt-get The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgtk-3-0-dbg : Depends: libgtk-3-0 (= ...
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How to pass options to RPM through YUM CLI?

I would like to pass the --excludepath option to RPM through YUM since YUM doesn't provide an option like that. The --excludepath option tells the rpm command to exclude all files that start with the ...
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apt-get doesn't recognize TeX as already installed

I tried installing TexLive by downloading the install-tl-unx.tar.gz file from here and extracting it, then doing sudo perl install-tl and I added the following to /etc/profile: ...
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Installing Kali Linux

This is my 4th attempt at installing Kali Linux mini on Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop. When I get to dialog that says "Select components to install" there is no way to select additional components it ...
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zypper install specific major version without specifying the minor version

I am writing a script that installs some packages and does some configuration work. I want the script to install a specific major version of a package, but I do not care which minor version of the ...
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install firefox in ubuntu-server edition

I have ubuntu server edition installed and I want to install firefox inside it , I don't want full ubuntu-desktop package just a minimal setup which would let me run firefox inside ubuntu-server 10.04 ...
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Arch equivalent of Debian `dpkg-divert`

I am trying to configure Skype on Arch Linux to use a sand boxed user no matter which user calls skype, but I don't particularly like the use of a BASH alias to launch Skype as suggested by the wiki ...
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What sites can be added to toast?

I am using toast - packageless package manager because I have no root access. One of the sites toast looks up packages is the now defuct site freshmeat.net. I tried to add ...
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apt-get error: trying to overwrite shared 'filename', which is different from other instances of package 'package'

I tried installing several Ubuntu packages on Debian Wheezy, but it failed and now I have broken packages. The problem is, running apt-get -f install fails as well, with this error: Preparing to ...
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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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preventing dpkg-buildpackage using /usr/bin as installation destination

Briefly, I am building a Debian package. Everything works fine with packaging except the point, that after packaging my application is always in the /usr/bin folder. It's actually a Python ...
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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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How to Fix Synaptic Error 403 problem?

I'm having an annoying issue with Synaptic Package Manager on Linux Mint where it's just giving me Error 403 when I try to update the repository list. I can't figure out the source of the problem, ...
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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 do I automatically kill the process and restart it to use the updated package? [closed]

Suppose a process is using a package, and I update it in the midst. How do I create a trigger in Linux that automatically kills the process and restarts it to use the updated package
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Why does this command remove more packages than I want it to?

When I run the following command: # apt-get purge unity-scopes-m* I expect it to delete the following packages: unity-scope-manpages unity-scope-musicstores unity-scope-musique Instead, it wants ...
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Mac OS X how to verify particular packages are installed

In a BASH script I need to check if gcc, g++, cpp, make, libpng devel, zlib devel, git, Java (including devel files), ant and pkg-config are available on Mac OS X and if not, I need to prompt user to ...
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How can i fix my package manager?

Im running Debian 7.0 (3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64) for about a year now and it's running fine. Yesterday I did a apt-get dist-upgrade and after some fidling with Nginx it worked fine again. However, ...