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proper way to overwrite debian kernel modules

I just downloaded and compiled tg3.ko kernel module. Where should I put it on a Debian system? There is one in /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-xen-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/tg3.ko already. Ideally, I would like ...
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GUI not working in Ubuntu 11.04 after removing some packages

I accidentally removed i32-libs using the following command sudo apt-get remove ia32-libs Now the GUI is not working properly: when I login, it just shows me a small terminal on one side of ...
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Pacman Full system upgrade ask for replacing packages

Every time I do a full system upgrade pacman ask me the same question : tarting full system upgrade... :: Replace mga-dri with extra/libgl? [Y/n] n :: Replace r128-dri with extra/libgl? [Y/n] n :: ...
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How close is cdebconf able to serve as a drop-in replacement for debconf?

Most of the internet information around cdebconf is circa 06`, or I was just unable to find its location. Please mention if recent documentation, or FAQ, is available. Is cdebconf able to serve as ...
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Fixing broken packages in a Debian testing distribution

I'm playing around with Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) in a VirtualBox instance to try it out and see if it'd be good for a main operating system for me. I'm pretty competent with most system ...
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Where can I download the /usr/dict/ packages?

I am looking for free lists of words in multiple languages. I understand that linux distributions do have such lists in /usr/share/dict. Is it possible to download these from somewhere without having ...
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In Gnome, how do I decide whether to accept a PackageKit software source?

When I try to install software in the Gnome environment of Linux (mine is openSUSE) from a repository that I have not used before, PackageKit asks me to respond "Yes" or "Cancel" to a dialog "Software ...
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Remove duplicated Java packages

I'm on linux mint 12 I have installed Java, following the NetBeans instructions. It wasn't working on chrome, so I installed it like that: sudo echo 'deb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all' >>...
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How to remove gnome-games package without removing other packages?

So I want to remove (more exactly purge) some packages like gnome-games from Debian 6. As already expected and know by research Aptitude also wants to remove in example the meta-package gnome, as ...
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Fedora 16 dependency hell

There's a package libvpx-0.9.7 which is required by empathy application. Now I want to install another application which requires libvpx-1.0... Update is not allowed because some applications depend ...
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removing linux kernels

Below are all the linux kernels that are running on my machine. I am trying to make a debian base install as light as possible. The kernel I am running is linux-image-2.6.30-vortex86mx-apm. I am ...
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Which are best repo for Cent OS 5.7? [closed]

Which are best repo for Cent OS 5.7? Should I install apt-get and use other deb packages on Cent OS? I mainly used Ubuntu which is really easy to update any packages.
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How do I get pacman to use my custom PKGBUILDs when updating?

I customized a PKGBUILD for Apache, ran makepkg and installed it with pacman -U httpd.tar.xz, which worked fine. A few months later I upgraded my system with pacman -Syu which used the system-default ...
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Extract files from FreeBSD ISOs - how to know locations?

How can I extract some of the folders of a stock FreeBSD install from the ISO without actually installing FreeBSD? I am trying to build a number of cross-compilers for various major versions of ...
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What is an appropriate naming structure for storing application packages?

I need to determine an appropriate directory naming structure for a package management system. The original directory structure was not POSIX-compliant in any way and certainly not UNIX-style (you'll ...
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Mint 12: I can't open synaptic package manager

I have Mint 12 Lisa DVD edition, 32 bit verion. I have kde and gnome. I can't open the Synaptic package manager. When I click on it, I am asked to enter my password, I do so and click authenticate, ...
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Install apache2-mod-mono-2.10

I am trying to install mod-mono for apache so that I can run C# asp.net websites from my server. The project I have is a .net 4 project. When I go into yast and select apache2-mod-mono for install ...
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How to keep track of installed software

Every now and then I'm in need of updating a software running on one of our testservers at work (mostly Debian). What really confuses me almost every time is the fact that there is not just one way to ...
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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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How to install LibreOffice on Scientific Linux 6.1?

How can I install (from a repository?*) a fresh but still stable version of LibreOffice under Scientific Linux 6.1 64bit? * = this means I need updates too, so if there will be a newer stable version ...
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Launchpad equivalent for Debian

I am thinking of switching to Debian (Squeeze) from Ubuntu (10.10). But these questions have been bugging me: Is there a Launchpad equivalent repository for Debian? I am not able compile packages ...
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Arch Linux makepkg failed on compressing package

I just reinstalled Arch Linux 2010.05 on VPS, and sudo pacman -Syu But when I try to install anything from AUR, makepkg failed on ==> Tidying install... -> Purging unwanted files... -&...
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Should I use http or ftp links in apt sources.list

Should I use http or ftp links in /etc/apt/sources.list? What I mean is is using something like, deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free deb-src ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ ...
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libstdc++.so.3 => not found on CloudLinux, no SuperUser permissions, seemingly in chroot.

I am trying to install the Linux x64 BOINC command-line interface client on a CloudLinux machine with x86_64 Architecture. When I try to run the executable I get an error: ./boinc: error while ...
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How do I find installed packages that have no install candidate?

I'd like to retrieve a list of installed packages that have no install candidate (e.g., because I removed an apt source file entry). How would I do that on Debian-based systems?
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How to recover a utility. (Accidentally Deleted /usr/bin/php file)

New Linux user. I accidentally overwrote my /usr/bin/php file. The php command no longer works. What's the best way to recover that file? Using bash and Linux Mint distro.
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Sharing code between dpkg scripts

What is the standard way to share code between the dpkg scripts (preinst, postinst, prerm, postrm)? I can see how to share code between just postinst and prerm (by installing it as part of the ...
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Where to find descriptions of Ubuntu's packages (e.g. zlib1g, build-essential)?

I'm learning about Unix and as part of that, I'd like to have some idea of what all these packages I've been told to install are. I've found that Googling the package name doesn't always reveal ...
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Why are there no -dev packages in Arch Linux?

I understand that source based distributions like Gentoo or Slackware do not need *-dev versions of programs. They include the source code as well as header files for compiling everything locally. ...
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How can I install Ubuntu messaging menu on Mint?

One thing I like about Ubuntu is the messaging menu. Can I add the ubuntu messaging menu to Mint 12?
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Half of my software is gone; any way to recover?

I saw a nice program for managing pictures called gThumb. I decided to install it, but it uninstalled half of my programs and my theme altogether. I used Software Center to install it. Why would ...
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How to “manually fix this package” (aptitude error)?

Whenever I try to aptitude install something I get this error: E: I wasn't able to locate a file for the libxmlrpc-c3 package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package. (due to ...
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How to install software in solaris?

How do I install NetBackUp software in solaris? I'm learning the software and I need to install and practice using it.
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Is there a yum or apt-get like system on Solaris?

I am aware of the use of pkg to install an individual package file, but it does not include a repository infrastructure like other Linux distributions. Is there any solution that behaves like yum or `...
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Update phpmyadmin manually when installed as an package

Is it possible to manually update phpMyAdmin when I installed it as a package? The current version in Ubuntus package list is 3.4.5deb1 but I want to upgrade to 3.4.8
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How to install exactly the same packages on another computer in openSUSE?

Another computer can be as well virtual machine. I cannot make disk clone because of hardware differences and settings. I have computer A, installed and running, I also have computer B. I will ...
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Can't Install/Update packages on newly installed CentOS

I installed CentOS6 and it is the first time. I tried to install/update packages. But I coudn't. Here is the output and it doesn't stop. How can I solve this? [root@localhost suranga]# yum update ...
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apt-get : no installation candidate for libxul-dev

When I'm installing libxul-dev I end with this error message: $ sudo apt-get install libxul-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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I am trying to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 7

It seems like Jaunty is not being maintained anymore. When trying to install the chrome package: steven@steven-desktop ~/Desktop $ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb Selecting ...
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How do I upgrade to the newest Firefox via YaST in OpenSuSE 11.x? [closed]

I'm running OpenSuSE 11.2 and I would like to upgrade to the newest version of Firefox (v 8 I believe at the time of this question). I'm not interested in extracting a tarball, I would like to do it ...
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“Digest verification failed” when updating system

When I run sudo zypper update: Overall download size: 134.1 MiB. After the operation, additional 5.7 MiB will be used. Continue? [y/n/?] (y): y Automatically agreeing with java-1_6_0-sun-devel ...
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Forcing 'yes' to new update license agreements?

Sometimes when a new version of a big piece of software is released (java, flash, etc), the developers will require that a license agreement be combed through and then ask you to type (yes/no) at the ...
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How to update Debian kernel to latest in backports

I have a machine running Debian stable, and I'd like to update the stock kernel to the latest kernel available in the backports repository. There are many kernel-related packages and virtual packages--...
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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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Check and fix all files from Debian packages.

I've been having some memory corruption issues, causing random crashes, but I've fixed them now. However, I'm concerned that some packages may be corrupted (as naturally any package update has to go ...
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How to apply updates on OpenBSD, NetBSD, and FreeBSD?

I'm using OpenBSD for quite a while now. All I do, however is go from one release to the next, always just doing an update. I configured the system so it works as my router and firewall, and it works ...
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How can I reliably “hold” a package in Debian?

I have a package in Debian that has been manually patched (not ideal, I know) that I must hold at its current version so upgrades don't overwrite the patched changes (I will manually inspect and apply ...
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How can I upgrade a package recursively in Arch Linux?

Is there any equivalent to FreeBSD's portupgrade -R in Arch Linux? From man portupgrade: -R --upward-recursive Act on all those packages required by the given ...
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Error updating all ArchLinux packages with -Syu

I am on Arch Linux with Kde. I haven't updated the packages in a while and I'm having a problem while trying to do so: The first thing I tried was: sudo pacman -Syu as the documentation says, and I ...
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Prevent yum from checking for updates when a new package is going to be installed

Whenever I want to install a new package with yum, It first checks for updates. Is there a way to stop it from checking for updates each time a package is going to be installed?