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Using ABI_X86 in Gentoo

For one reason or another (I've been busy, I guess), it's been months since I've updated my Gentoo system. And, as you can imagine, this means there's a lot of packages (and USE changes) I need to go ...
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How to download a file from repo, and install it later w/o internet connection?

Assuming that I want to install a program called leafpad later. Currently the only way to install it is via: yum install leafpad -y but I want to save this and install it later without internet ...
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Ways to update Ubuntu (debian-based distros) offline

What is the easiest way to update/upgrade an offline Ubuntu machine with the help of a Windows machine that has internet access? This question also applies to installing new packages offline and not ...
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Uninstalling software packages, without removing the downloaded .deb in apt-cache?

Currently I am running Wheezy 32-bit, and recently I installed FreeSWITCH from the official repos. However, I realized that for the purpose I had in mind, I needed to rebuild FreeSWITCH myself, from ...
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How do I create an RPM package that would fail a YUM transaction if certain creteria are met

I'm trying to package a product consisting of many packages. I'm successful with writing all the spec files, the dependencies between the packages and so on. They're all installed and work fine. The ...
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How to quickly create a local apt repository for random packages using a Debian based linux distribution?

Some situations call for manually installing a local package using dpkg -i <packagename>. Sometimes it may be further useful to leverage the functionality of apt with that package so the ...
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Will purging GNOME remove gedit? [closed]

If I remove the GNOME desktop environment from my Debian 7 installation, will that also remove additional applications like gedit or will they remain installed and usable?
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Figuring out installed packages on Ubuntu from filesystem backup

I have a full filesystem backup from my Ubuntu box, and my OS disk crashed. Is there a way to list all installed packages (like dpkg -l does but) from the backup? The logfiles are not an option as ...
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Equivs: enhance or update an existing package without uninstalling?

Some background: I'm using Debian 7 as my main environment, and I want to tell my system that I have glibc = 2.15 in addition to the environment's required glibc = 2.13 for the purposes of using some ...
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Install multiple packages via different methods in one Yum command

Is it possible to group these three commands into one? yum install emacs yum groupinstall "Virtualization" yum localinstall /tmp/hello.rpm I'd like to install a number of packages using all three ...
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equivs-build / apt-get: how to preserve directory

I'm building some packages for a private repository using equivs-build. The files are installing ok using apt-get install but when I go to remove them they are trying to delete the whole folder ...
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fail to install kolab dependencies

I need some help. I'm trying to setup a kolab sever to be used by computer science students at my college, starting this fall. I had a bit of some trouble setting up ldap, bur after some experimenting ...
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LTSP - Automatic build package selection

After recently instaling and setting up an LTSP environment, to learn more about it, using a few older spare PC's I have, I noticed that there are packages missing on the clients. In specific ...
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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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Wrapper for package managers

There are a lot of language-specific package managers like cpan for perl, cabal for haskell etc. When we want to install some software, it can sometimes be installed from a corresponding repo, with ...
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Installing libxml2 on secure Debian box

I have a very stripped Debian distro on a small custom computer that I purchased (don't know much about this distro as it was recommended on some site). The name is 'sid' and runs 2.6.37.1 kernel. ...
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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". user@jeanny:...
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How can I check whether I have installed non-free software?

I'm thinking of a program which would scan packages and report some statistics about them - and report all packages that contain non-free software. It would of course have to include kernel modules, ...
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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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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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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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How to install Cherokee web server on Debian Wheezy?

I'm trying to install Cherokee webserver on Debian Wheezy. All the docs and websites that I've visited suggest that apt-get install cherokee will do it, but when I do that, I see: $ apt-get install ...
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Can't install PostgreSQL 9.2 on Linux Mint

I'm new with Linux systems. I tried to install PostgreSQL 9.2. I did the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pitti/postgresql ...
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Can I ignore failed package installation statuses?

I've upgraded a package with apt-get upgrade on debian 6. The upgrade failed, but I understand why (one of the init scripts had been customised, and the upgrade script was attempting to use the old ...
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What is the equivalent of apt-file in portage, if any? [duplicate]

Hunting for dependencies when compiling software from the scratch is practically unavoidable. In Debian-based Linux distributions which use the apt-get utility to manage packages, there is also a nice ...
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How to use zypper in bash scripts for someone coming from apt-get?

I have a few questions about moving from apt-get to zypper in bash scripts. What is the equivalent of this? sudo apt-get install curl --assume-yes (where curl could be any package) I found the ...
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Can't Install netflix-desktop in Debian…Aptitude Has Unmet/Broken Dependencies

I'm trying to install the netflix-desktop package in Debian 'jessie'. I was able to get this to work on my laptop running Debian 'wheezy' a few months ago, but on my desktop I keep running into these ...
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Debian Wheezy : problem installing .deb package that uses update-rc.d with dependancy numbers

I'm trying to install a .deb file, written by us, on a new Debian Wheezy system. The .deb file was originally written for Lenny so is fairly old. I've tracked down one point where the installation ...
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Installation Error Message Re: Samba4

Whenever I install software or get a software update, I'm always getting a Samba4 error. Here's a capture: Errors were encountered while processing: samba4 Error in function: Setting up ...
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Emacs 24 and linux distributions

I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was very disappointed that emacs 24 was not yet supported for it. I found some links where you could build it from source, but regardless I am looking for a ...
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How to install apt-get or YUM on Mac OS X

I am new to Mac OS command line, I want to use either of apt-get or yum. Can anyone help me to install them and make them successful running?
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Installing Git Unit

I am trying to install git using my yum command Following is the error log Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager Updating certificate-based repositories. ...
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How to install sshfs on Linux Mint?

I am trying to install sshfs on Linux Mint to mount remote folders over SSH. I've Googled up and down on how to install sshfs (as the command is not available to me) and I'm beating my head against ...
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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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Reinstalling all Debian packages

I killed by mistake a dpkg process running in the background and I would like to reinstall all packages to be sure everything is allright. First, I tried to get a list of all packages and reinstall ...
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Can I rollback an apt-get upgrade if something goes wrong?

Is there a way, before starting an aptitude upgrade or apt-get upgrade, to set up something so that you can "easily" rollback your system to the "apt" state it was before the actual upgrade, if ...
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get info about package update in openSuSE

Is there any way to get information about an available package update via zypper? I can get info about a patch with: zypper info -t patch pachNameHere and I can obtain the patch name via: zypper ...
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opkg can't find apache

I'm trying to get a LAMP stack running on my BeagleBone Black, but I'm getting foiled early: opkg can't seem to find the apache2 package. According to the Angstrom page, it should exist: http://www....
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debian - Package development, where's the path of compiled packages

Where's the path of compiled packages from source on debian ? for example: git clone git://github.com/lightspark/lightspark.git cd lightspark dpkg-buildpackage [...long output...] dpkg-buildpackage: ...
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How can I build fdupes from source on Ubuntu?

I would like to make a few changes to the fdupes code. I know I can grab the source code from the website - but is there a better way on Ubuntu / Debian? After getting the source this way where is ...
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where to (apt-get) install aliases system-wide?

I am making a Debian package that contains bash aliases. Where should these aliases be installed, so that they are available system-wide? The "right" place would be /etc/bash.bashrc, but this file ...
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Specifying a dependency of a version greater than N and less than M

Is it possible to specify the dependency of another library that is within a specific range of versions? Like: Depends: Lib (<= 4) -- dependency of a library that has version less or equal to 4 ...
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apt-get dist-upgrade wants to remove too much packages

I'm upgrading from Mint 13 to Mint 15 using apt-get dist-upgrade. It want to remove 277 packages, which I find quite a lot. Among those packages are acroread, xmlcopyeditor, wine1.4, skype and others. ...
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How does the ports package build system work?

I have used yum and apt for package management. The ports system which is in use in *BSD is new to me. I see that some Linux distributions also use it. Like the Gentoo portage and Arch's ABS. I would ...
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What exactly is PKGBUILD and should I edit it when installing packages?

Whenever I use yaourt -Syua in my Manjaro Linux system, it'll give me Edit PKGBUILD ? [Y/n] ("A" to abort) and sometimes Edit chromium-pepper-flash.install ? [Y/n] ("A" to abort) Somewhere I ...
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Why I was able to fix a broken package with aptitude but I could not with either apt-get or synaptic?

Yesterday I upgraded my Debian Testing and Audacious stopped to work. Troubleshooting I found that the problem was that it was updated to a recent version but the needed plugins were not. I tried to ...
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How do I find out where the contents of a package are installed?

I ran into this bug, where Cantor can't find the sage backend if both are installed through the ubuntu package system. I can get around this bug if I know the path to the sage executable, but even ...
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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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How can a version of a package conflict with itself?

I want to install fillup and get: rpm -i fillup-1.42-268.1.x86_64.rpm file /usr/bin/fillup conflicts between attempted installs of \ fillup-1.42-268.1.x86_64 and fillup-1.42-268.1.x86_64 ...
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Install new packages on old unmaintained computer

We have an ancien server (Fedora Core 4) installed in 2005. This server had never been updated. It runs a special software allowing to monitor a production line without being connected directly to the ...