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Do best-practices indicate that usage of /var should be restricted to sudoers

I wrote a package, and would like to use /var to persist some data. The data I'm storing would perhaps even be thought of as an addition for /var/db. The pattern I observe is that files in /var/db, ...
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How do I delete a partial package in OpenBSD

While upgrading, I tried to add a package that was already there and due to some error, a partial package got created - partial-gnutls. When I try to delete this partial package, I get these errors: ...
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Installing packages after the RedHat installation?

I was installing the RedHat 5.5 64 bit. But in hurry I forgot to install the Packages needed. And I don't want to install RH again. How can I install packages after installation?
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Updating PHP 5.3 to 5.4 in CentOS

I followed this tutorial to update PHP from 5.3 version to 5.4. My distro is CentOS 5.5. After running the following command: yum --enablerepo=remi,remi-test install httpd php php-common I get ...
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Download ALL rpms for a product

I have two CentOS machines, one 6.3 box (A), and another CentOS 6.1. (B) 6.3 box is with internet connection, 6.1 box is without internet connection. I want to download ALL dependencies of a product ...
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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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Getting newer version of GEOS than what is available in Debian repositories

I need to install a GEOS version >= 3.2.2, and doing so is beyond my current aptitude (pun intended). The current Debian squeeze version is 3.2.0, which will not work for my purposes (using the rgeos ...
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Unable to uninstall libglib2.0-0 from Software Center

I have a fresh install of Debian 6.0.5 (i386) on VMware Player. I was trying to install libglib2.0-0 using this command: sudo aptitude install libglib2.0-0 Unfortunately, I don't remember the ...
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sudo: apt-get: command not found

I am trying to install aircrack-ng in my Sabayon 9 by the use of this command: sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng but it says: sudo: apt-get: command not found How to install it?
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apt-get -f install is stuck on “corrupted filesystem tarfile”

I am having issues with apt-get on my Raspberry Pi. This is the output when I try and install a package: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo apt-get -f install cowsay Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Install debian without gnome

I would like to install debian with another desktop than Gnome. In this case I can't use tasksel but have to install every package with apt-get. What do I need to run debian with Windowmaker?
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Check for updates of packages installed through yaourt

Is there anyway to update package installed with yaourt ? yaourt -Syu seems to do the same as pacman -Syu, which only care about package in official repository.
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Find packages not maintained in main repo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: listing packages in Debian, a la dpkg -l, but including the package origin/source E.g. Ubuntu Server offers only security updates for software contained in the main ...
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CentOS: Install packages listed in a text file?

I have an existing CentOS installation which I'd like to install extra packages to. The packages to be installed were supplied to me in a list, one package per line, which looks like: .... ...
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Is really need Internet connection after installed all pkgs?

I know when you want to Install any new pkg then internet connection is required .right now I am using Ubuntu 12.04 I have Internet connection. using following command I installed one pkg.(e.g vlc ...
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Transfer programs to another OS

I have openSUSE. I can install programs with yum. yum install <progname> I want to move my install to a new hard disk. How can I transfer programs from one OS to another? My problem is ...
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Are there websites that allow one to search for which package contains a particular file?

I want to write some generic instructions on how to find the package that installs a particular file (the exact context is TeX packages: find the package in the Unix distribution that contains a ...
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Effect of compiling from source on already installed applications

I use Ubuntu 12.04. Say I have installed package x from the repository (with all its dependencies) at version 1.7 but I need some functionality that is only available in version 1.8, so I download the ...
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package management [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: automatically installing packages I have two virtual machines, and I want to install packages atomically from repository . Is there any specific package management ...
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How to automatically install packages?

I want to install packages automatically by running a script I can write yum install php, but I want it to install another package once installation of the php package is completed. Is there any ...
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Can I determine what changed in an upgraded package using apt or dpkg on Debian 6?

I just did an apt-get upgrade on my Debian 6 development server and noticed that a certain package named tinyproxy was upgraded. I have a particular interest in seeing precisely what changed in that ...
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Are packages downloaded from multiple mirror sites?

I'm running F17 and inside of yum.repos.d. I see multiple repos listed like adobe-linux-1386.repo, fedora.repo, google-chrome.repo, etc. When I yum install are some files being downloaded from ...
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What is happening exactly when I install a package with yum?

I'm running F17 from Terminal. I was wondering what is happening in the background when I yum install packagename. Is that package being searched for on my browser? Where is it being downloaded from? ...
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Identifying the system package manager

Is there a way (from a script) to identify the default system package manager? To clarify, what I want to do is run a given command and, on Debian or any of its derivatives it'll return something ...
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Custom resolution in Fedora 11

I am currently building a custom embedded project for which I need to display Fedora 11 on a small screen 800*480 pixels. Can anyone one suggest to me a way of doing it. As I am a complete noob I ...
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How do I install Chromium on F17?

I just installed the Beefy Miracle on my box, but essentially being the first time I've used Linux I'm not sure how to perform even some of the most basic tasks. I thought I would try to install ...
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How do I install packages with F17?

I just installed Fedora 17 on my box and I'm having trouble installing packages. I used to think that across all linux os'es all it took was sudo apt-get install packagae. I don't think this is the ...
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Solaris 11: how to get pkg properties in machine readable format

I would like to be able to extract (from within a shell script) the attributes of an IPS package. Basically I'm after exact same information as is listed with the pkg info command, but unfortunately ...
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Present USE flags upon emerging a package in gentoo

I was wondering if there are any tools to present the compile time options/ flags of a package in Gentoo when emerging. I am referring to something like this
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Determining Dependencies and Installing from Directory

I have a directory with all Dependencies in .deb format. But there are lots of them. I need only those that i need for gimp. biggenius@hacbook:~/Desktop/rocks/packages$ dpkg-deb -I ...
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uwsgi install in Debian 6 (Squeeze) wants to upgrade libc6 and initscripts

I'd like to install uwsgi on my Debian server. This package wants to upgrade some core packages: libc6 from 2.11.3-3 (now, stable) -> 2.13-35 initscripts from 2.88dsf-13.1+squeeze1 (now, stable) -> ...
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How Debian package should create user accounts?

The package qqq.deb installs the program qqq that should run from uqqq user account. The package consist of the qqq program, qqq.conf config file and /etc/init.d/qqq initscript. How should the ...
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Where is tcl-doc man page stored?

I installed tcl-doc. Prior to installation "man tcl" gave nothing. Now it gives a page. When I do "dpkg -L tcl-doc" I get /. /usr /usr/share /usr/share/doc /usr/share/doc/tcl-doc ...
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Conditional dependencies for a Debian package

I am creating a package that needs to depend on a package if another is installed, but needs a different dependency if no such package is installed. Is that possible using just the control file of the ...
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Managing unofficial repositories on a Debian system

A few years ago I added this repository to my sources.list: http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ because it contained packages like acroread or flash player, which were either missing or out of date in ...
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Is rpm the only file extension for repositories

I've noticed that repositories in CentOS have the .rpm extension. Are there other extensions? Is .rpm specific to the operating system? i.e. do other linux operating systems have other extensions? ...
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Why do package names contain version numbers?

While working with Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros, I've noticed that packages in the software repos often contain the major version number. For example, Apache: apache2 Tomcat: tomcat7 PHP: ...
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Installing Audacity - Package Problems

Have CentOS 6.2. I'm trying to install Audacity, and I'm getting package problems. The Audacity webpage says I need the wxWidgets library, which I think I've installed correctly (./configure, make, ...
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How to keep upstart installed-always, don't be replaced by sysvinit?

Each time I do apt-get dist-upgrade, the package sysvinit comes back and replaced upstart. Well, I have some scripts written for upstart, and I need to reinstall it every time (typing the annoying ...
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How does apt-get deal with multiple sources?

Let's say Ubuntu's repositories features a package. I install that package using apt-get. I then add an additional source (with add-apt-repository) that lists either a newer or older version of the ...
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Safely uninstall a package in Gentoo

I wanted to uninstall a specific package in Gentoo and browsed through the emerge man page. I found the --unmerge option: WARNING: This action can remove important packages! Removes all ...
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Reset dselect selection before package installation

I was looking through the list of packages with dselect, but pressed Return twice by mistake, thereby making it confirm and quit the [S]elect option. When I go to the [I]nstall option, it's now ...
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What's up with “*-git date” packages in the AUR?

I'm just about to move to Arch Linux. Checking out packages in the AUR, there's a lot of packages following the naming scheme "project-name-git date", e.g: adonthell-git 20100408-1 ...
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What does “.managed” mean in a babushka package name?

I did a search for java with babushka, and got the following results: Name | Source | Runs | ✓ | Command ...
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Use `ln` to create a missing directory

So I'm writing a small package manager, and a problem I've run into is making the symbolic links to files. It installs the package to /usr/pkg/name-version, and then reads a file to determine what ...
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What's The Best(tm) way to install Emerald into Mint 12?

I understand that the Mint people seem to know what I want better than I do and all (kidding!) but I'd really like to get Emerald installed without resorting to compile from source. So far I can't ...
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Scan and get the packages installed on Ubuntu along with the version

Is there any Python code to get the list of packages installed on Ubuntu along with the version of the package? I have seen Python code at Generating list of manually installed packages and querying ...
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I cannot install new packages: “Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock”

I am new to Linux (installed Ubuntu for the first time yesterday), and have never dealt with any unix-based OS. I started using Linux for the sole purpose of collaborating code with my partners via ...
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How can I tell if a package is safe to update on CentOS?

I have a simple two-node CentOS cluster based on DRBD, Corosync and KVM. When I try to update its packages via yum it lists something like Updating: clusterlib x86_64 ...
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How to install/uninstall .deb packages?

.deb is the extension of the Debian software package format and the most often used name for such binary packages. Debian packages are also used in distributions based on Debian, such as Ubuntu and ...