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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 ...
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Should I restart after a pacman upgrade?

after running sudo pacman -Syyu or sudo pacman -S [something to install] should I restart just to be safe?
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Replacing Multiple Debian Packages from Compiled Source

I've had to download and install a version of a library from its source code repository. The problem is is that other packages from the Kubuntu package manager require this library to be installed. ...
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How do I find out which package contains an executable? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to use the command eg. from the project info2html and it's not available on my system. Some distro's sometimes suggest packages for some missing commands that are expected (ie. ...
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How can I forcibly remove a package from Ubuntu by hand?

I posted this on ServerFault and got some helpful-looking questions, but no answer in terms of what can I do. What, on a low level, can I do to completely exorcise a package that is jamming aptitude ...
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Use Synaptic Package Installer by default

I'm running elementary 0.2 and whenever I open a .deb, it opens in Ubuntu Software Center. Is there any way to make it open in Synaptic instead? I just prefer Synaptic; quicker, easier to use.
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Software Center not opening in Linux Mint

I'm a Linux Mint 14 user. I'm not able to open the software center. $ software-center ERROR:root:DebFileApplication import Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/software-center/...
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Reinstall package in CentOS

I am trying to install a perl package and getting the following dependencies error: [user@localhost Downloads]$ rpm -Uvh ImageMagick-6.8.4-9.i386.rpm error: Failed dependencies: libltdl.so.3 is ...
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Can I disable unattended Debian package updates?

Does debian have some sort of automated package update process? Im using it on a set of fanless PCs and noted that one had become v slow recently. On inspection the network LED showed lots of ...
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how to install older version of subversion in Linux Mint

With Linux Mint, when I install subversion the .svn metadata folders are not compatible with 1.6.18 of Eclipse subversion plugin (subclipse). I assume the plugin can only process 1.6 compliant ...
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How can I see which package manager is running?

I'm on Debian 6.0.5 (squeeze) and every now and then I see the following icon in the notifications area of the GNOME2 pannel: but black instead of red. It reads A package manager is working. Usually ...
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Install the same 64-bit packages as a 32-bit Xubuntu installation

I have been using a virtual machine (Xubuntu 12.10, with VMWare on a windows host) for all my programming work, which I am trying to transition from a 32-bit install to a 64-bit install. I am hoping ...
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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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Prevent clashing of development version with system packages

What I mean is, I intend to work a bit on an open source project which I already have installed through my system packages. What I'm wondering is if there is a suggested workflow for managing this ...
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How does APT deal with different programs with the same name?

I decided to finally learn vi and as I was doing that I realized that vi wasn't behaving as I expected. I learned from another post that this was because, on Ubuntu, vim-tiny is installed by default. ...
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How to find which package provides a file?

For example, I can't install package qcad because of error: "can't find qdict.h". How can I find the package which provides the file qdict.h so I can install the package qcad?
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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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Make yaourt does not reinstall when already installed

Is there a way to make yaourt does not reinstall when the package (from AUR) already installed $ yaourt -Q jruby local/jruby 1.7.3-1 but somehow $ yaourt --needed --noconfirm -S jruby keep ...
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Arch Linux steam installation failed due to signature error

I'm trying to install steam on my Arch and pacman said it can't install and showed the following error error: steam: signature from "Daniel Wallace <danielwallace@gtmanfred.com>" is invalid ...
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Getting 401 error from Old-Release Ubuntu Server

I am running Lubuntu 10.10 for a server that I use at home. I keep getting errors from the old-releases.ubuntu.com repositories I have to use. They are 401 access denied errors, has anyone else ever ...
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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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backup list of installed packages

I want to reinstall my linux system (specifically linux mint). I have kept important data elsewhere, so I can safely remove everything. However, I want to do the following: save the list of ...
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How to delete a library which is not visible for package manager?

Long time ago I've installed matplotlib which I need to remove. I did it from the source, so if I go to synaptic manager (I use ubuntu) then I don't see matplotlib installed. But I found /usr/local/...
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When was the concept of remote repositories invented?

When were remote repositories, for any package manager, invented and implemented?
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Is Gobolinux active any more?

Today I hear about existence of a revolutionary distro named Gobolinux. I am very interested and excited about it (in particular its file structure). Unfortunately it is not updated for a while. ...
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How to upgrade a tbz package that I create in Freebsd?

I am newbie at freebsd packaging and I want to learn way of upgrade a package. I created a package on my development server and I installed it to test server by pkg_add foo-1.0.tbz then I changed ...
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Error when trying to install valgrind on Ubuntu 10.04

Having trouble tracking down a solution to the following problem. I am running Ubuntu 10.04. ~$ apt-get install valgrind Reading package lists... Done Reading state information... Done Some ...
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how to patch PKGBUILD to lib32

I installed Poco library on my Arch64 system using AUR. Sources were downloaded, compiled and the package succesfully installed. But now I need to patch the PKGBUILD so that I can compile 32-bit ...
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How to change yum's default downloader

By default yum uses curl to download packages from internet repositories. I want use axel instead of curl to download packages: is it possible?
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What is the corresponding freebsd command of these rpm commands?

I know about rpm, but I am newbie about freebsd packaging system. I learnt about how to create package and know I want learn how to get some information about packages or files. Can somebody give me ...