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Some packages in mint not updating

I'm new to Linux Mint 12 and I can't tell for sure, but I think I'm missing some updates. When I run update manager and it's fetching the list of packages to be updated, a bunch of packages list ...
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How to see package version without install?

I want to see the version of a package before I install it. How can I do this?
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How to install RPM package on Angstrom

I'm using an embedded system with the Angstrom distribution on it. Now i'd like to configure a GPRS-Modem for it. So I downloaded the linux-driver from the homepage of the manufacterer to install it ...
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pattern to install dependencies in linux

Different OSes have different standard way of installing package dependencies; in OS X, all library dependencies are copied in the App folder. Windows application developers have both options; they ...
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Arch Linux netinstall - conflicting packages on install

I'm using the latest Arch Netinstall image. I just went through and selected about 150 packages to download and install. However, when I get to the "Install Packges" step, I get an error saying that I ...
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How to check dependencies of a package under OpenBSD?

AFAIK this is the way that I can install for ex.: XYZ on OpenBSD: pkg_add -Uvi XYZ How can I get a list for all the dependencies regarding XYZ package? -> So I need a list about .tgz filenames ...
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How to check downloaded package on OpenBSD 5.1?

Under linux there is a package called "ubuntu-keyring" - it's for checking that the downloaded packages (from the offical repositories) are the ones that are on the server. How can I do this under ...
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Resolve missing package dependencies when trying to install octave

I am trying to install the octave software package on a RHEL 6 Workstation. I have installed the epel-release 6.5 package to enable the EPEL package repository. When I try to install the octave using ...
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How to install emerald package on Mint?

How can I install the Emerald package on Mint? I cannot seem to find and install it in the Synaptic Package Manager. I think the repository of this package is missing. But I don't know where it is and ...
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Keeping track of the latest releases

How do people keep a track of the latest softwares being released? Let me say a distro group like slackware. A distro has ~25K+ packages and about a score of people involved. I hardly think these ...
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Why do most distros (other than Debian) recommend/require a full reinstall when upgrading to a new version?

Having spent most of my Linux life using Debian, I'm been having a look at other distros and am really surprised at extent to which they don't provide a smooth upgrade between versions. Debian is ...
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Git based package manager/installer for Linux

Is there any linux distro that has a git based package manager/installer. I want something similar to FreeBSD Ports (which is CVS based, I think) or Mac OS X Homebrew (git based).
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Using the apt package manager refuse an update for a specific package

I am attempting to upgrade a few packages using the apt package manager. However there is a specific package in the list that I don't want to upgrade. In fact I don't want anyone to ever upgrade it. ...
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Fedora list all packages not in a “clean” install

Is there some tool to show me all packages I've installed that are not part of the set of packages that comes with a "clean" install? I'm just cleaning out packages I don't use any more prior to ...
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How to manually uninstall urllib, urllib2, requests python packages?

I'm having a problem with urllib, urllib2 and requests, three python libraries. I use Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS and python 2.6.5 (we can use with python) (but I had installed manually, after the problem, ...
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Why does installing python-minimal package also grab the python package on Debian?

From running: apt-cache depends python2.6-minimal | grep Depends and apt-cache depends python2.6 | grep Depends it looks like python2.6 depends on python2.6-minimal and a lot more. However, ...
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In Debian based systems, how do we purge configuration files of packages that have already been uninstalled?

To be more specific, I would like to do the equivalent of adding the --purge flag to the following command sudo apt-get autoremove --purge [package name] to packages that are no longer on the ...
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Any other distro offer like Ubuntu Software Centre?

I want to know does any other linux disto offer anything close to Ubuntu Software Centre? Some of the features I like about it is A) Sandboxing B) Ability to search any of the libs/apps with ...
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Why did adding the Debian testing repository create so many package dependencies?

I have Debian 6.0.4, and I'm running an outdated Geany text editor package. There's no newer version available in the current stable repository, so I added testing packages to sources.list: #debian ...
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Do I have duplicate packages?

I'm on linux mint 12, when i run sudo apt-get update i see: W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg/ debs/all i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/www.duinsoft....
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How to disable password prompting for automatic updates on Red Hat

Basically, I have the opposite problem of this guy. I would like my updates to be installed in a transparent way : I'm tired of entering my password every time. I'm running on Red Hat (6.2 to be ...
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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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How to easily maintain the latest versions of Apache/ MySQL/ PHP on CentOS 6.2?

We have a few servers running CentOS 6.2 deploying web applications using Apache/ MySQL/ PHP. In the past we've just regularly run "yum update" to keep all the software up to date. As of right now ...
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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 ...