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How to change a *.tbz's +INSTALL file, and repack the package in FreeBSD, without installing the package

I am running on FreeBSD 8.2, I have a device that will run NanoBSD 7.4. To install packages for nanobsd, you put them in /usr/src/tools/tools/nanobsd/Pkg, and uncomment the line in your config. I ...
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Installing Pencil on openSUSE

I have installed openSUSE 11.4 today and I am trying to install Pencil on it. I downloaded the ArchLinux tarball from the site, and after extracting it, the pencil.sh file didn't install, giving a ...
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Update only one package with pacman

Is there a way to update only selected programs in pacman? I'm running ArchLinux on my netbook, and the complete upgrade of my system takes up more temporary space than I have on my system, so I'd ...
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Gnome 3 Software Center

Just installed Fedora 15 with Gnome 3. Is there like a software center like in Ubuntu?
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RHEL/CentOS: Installing a new version of Java, why not just change the path?

I am installing a new version of Java on a CentOS/RHEL Linux distro for a single developer to develop java. The way I want to install on this development system is to just put the new java version ...
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Man pages for standard C and C++ libraries on Fedora 14

How do I install them? At present, man fopen gives me No manual entry for fopen. I have the compilers installed and have verified that things do build without problems. Update: This is what I got ...
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List packages by installation date

How can I list installed packages by installation date? I installed a lot of stuff to compile a certain piece of code, and I want to get a list of the required packages, which are the ones I installed ...
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FreeBSD: Mixing packages and ports?

I would like to build the newest port of Firefox (version 4.0.1,1). I currently have the package version installed (3.6.13). How well does the packages/port system handle mixing ports and packages? ...
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How to install multiple versions of the same package in Gentoo?

I would like to install two (or more) versions of the same packages on my Gentoo system. I know for sure there won't be any file clash, since there very few files installed and each of them is named ...
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Install MySQL workbench on ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 9.10 - the Karmic Koala - released in October 2009 I downloaded mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.33b-1ubu1004-i386.deb from here But when I run this package it show me following error: ...
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Latest pidgin installed, but still seeing old version

I have installed a new version of pidgin, 2.7.11. In my linux system's application manager this pidgin is the only version selected. But when I open pidgin, the older version (2.7.8) appears. When i ...
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Which is the best practice when replacing a system binary?

I'm working on Mac OS X which is shipped with several binaries mostly located in /usr/bin/ and /usr/sbin/. Since it doesn't have a native package manager like some Linux distros, I got used to ...
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Installing XVFB on Suse

I'm setting up an OpenSuse web server and need to run CutyCapt and XVFB, but can't find either in any of the repositories. I'm running OpenSuse 11.4 x64 with no desktop GUI. Any advice on where to ...
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How to build a cross-distro binary RPM package?

I'm trying to build a cross-distro binary RPM package that works under Fedora and openSUSE. I'm using a Require: tag to set the dependencies package names. The problem is that the package names are ...
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Different package versions in same suite?

I recently got this this surprising result: evolution-data-server-common: Installed: 2.30.3-2 Candidate: 2.30.3-2 Version table: 3.0.0-1 0 -10 http://debian.mirror.ac.za/debian/ ...
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hpux leaves files that start with a # behind after I uninstall a program. Is this normal and how do I delete them?

I have tried using rm -f on these files, and I am running as root, so I should be able to delete them. So why does this program leave behind these files and how can I remove them. Here is what the ...
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APTonCD equivalent for Fedora

Is there an equivalent of APTonCD for Fedora? I tried googling and found YUMonCD but wanted to know if there exists some package in the repos.
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Is there a port list migration command set for FreeBSD?

On debianized linux distros there is dpkg --get-selections, dpkg --set-selections, dpkg -C to respectively list installed packages, select a list of packages for installations, and list packages that ...
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How do I install mono's System.Windows.Forms on Ubuntu?

I haven't found any concise explanation of this.
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How to store packages on a separate drive to save disk space in Linux Mint?

I'm running Linux Mint 9 from an 8G USB stick and it's nearly full with installed packages. How can I move some (but not all) packages to my internal drive?
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FreeBSD: Getting pkg_add to use stable packages rather than release packages?

Using FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE. I want to use the latest binary packages rather than the packages at the time of the 8.2 release. That is, I want to use packages in ...
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Where can I find which packages are on each Debian Squeeze CD?

I just installed Debian Squeeze on my E1505. In order to get my wireless card working, I'm trying to install network-manager-gnome (I already installed firmware-iwlwifi) My current question is, how ...
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GPG check regarding packages on various distributions

It's ok that the various linux distributions use gpg to verify e.g. new packages downloaded with http. But what happens if the server that holds the packages gets hacked? OK, they need a new gpg key, ...
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*nix whose package manager DOES NOT split Python into multiple packages

Is there a *nix whose package manager doesn't split Python into multiple packages (typically something like python and python-devel). I'd really like to just get the entire standard library when I ...
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How do I force remove a package in Arch with pacman?

How do I force remove a package in Arch with pacman while other packages still depend upon it. pacman -R perl-libwww checking ...
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Differences in package management between Debian and Arch

A discussion from this post made me curious of differences between Debian and Arch package management. Also, people tend to say that Arch is very light-weight, so I wonder what that has to do with ...
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The Right Distro for text-based needs

I'm searching for the right Linux Distro. My four current ideas are: Gentoo Grml Arch Debian But I'm absoluty open to more alternatives. Now a little bit more about my needs: I want it to be ...
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Creating debian version dependency in a .deb package

Is it possible to create a dependency for the debian version in a .deb package? I would like to put two versions of one package into the same repository. One is for debian 5 and one for debian 6. The ...
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What are the advantages of building tools/libs from source?

By building from source do you gain any benefits? Is the code better optimized to your hardware architecture? Is it optimized better in general? Why would someone choose to build from source rather ...
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RPM Build error : D: May free Score board((nil))

I have a problem building , it fails with the error: D: May free Score board((nil)) What does this mean ? I do not see any other errors appearing in the build before this so i am fairly stumped by ...
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Installing individual packages from Solaris .iso

I need to update the following packages: SUNWjaf SUNWjato SUNWjmail I read that the updated versions of these packages can be found on the latest version of Solaris, and that it's possible to just ...
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Linux package manager architecture

I am looking for a guide on one of Linux Package manager architectures. For example apt-get (dpkg), or yum (rpm). I want to know how they manage the package list, file list, package versions and so ...
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What is Fedora's equivalent of 'apt-get purge'?

In Debian, there's at least two ways to delete a package: apt-get remove pkgname apt-get purge pkgname The first preserves system-wide config files (i.e. those found in "/etc"), while the second ...
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How to install some packages from “unstable” Debian on a computer running “stable” Debian?

On a computer running "stable" Debian, when trying to install a package which is in the unstable list on the Debian web site using the aptitude install <package>/unstable command, I get output ...
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How to show the number of installed packages

What is the Debian equivalent of Fedora's yum list installed | grep wc --lines?
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Removing broken packages

Recently in a bout of frustration with getting phpmyadmin setup, I decided to start from scratch. Unfortunately, during the uninstall phase, I was prompted with the root password for mysql which I ...
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Simple example of using Fedora alternatives to install old version of make

Can anyone help me using the Fedora alternatives system in order to install an old version of make? I know the actual program is irrelevant, but I need it so I'll use it as my example. I currently ...
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How to make dpkg faster?

Package (un)installation on a Debian system is horribly slow, partly because it works with a whole bunch of (small) files. Short of getting faster storage, how do I speed it up? I'm thinking maybe ...
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CentOS 5.5 Install Customization

I'm having a frustrating time with customizing my initial CentOS 5.5 installation. I want to have a specific set of the packages installed (e.g. I want Java and httpd but not OpenOffice or NewsServer) ...
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How to search for packages that are no longer available for installation?

I can't re-install packages that fulfill at least one of the following criteria: Custom-made packages Packages created by alien package (e.g. alien --install pkg.rpm) Packages installed from some ...
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Differentiating between Hard and Soft Dependencies

I will ask this with an example - I have installed gnash-plugin on fedora 64 bit with Yum. It pulled in following packages - Installing : agg-2.5-9.fc13.x86_64 ...
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Package management strategy with Pacman

Since I switched my favorite distro to Gentoo I have been very familiar with the following pattern for installing and removing packages: Install a bunch of applications that do pretty much the same ...
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How do I upgrade OpenSSL?

According to these instructions: http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/NameBasedSSLVHostsWithSNI I need to use OpenSSL 0.9.8k or later (right now it's on 1.0.0c) to use name based virtual hosts in apache. ...
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A page documenting usage of various package managers

I'm looking for a reasonably up-to-date and comprehensive web page that documents differences in how to use different package managers.
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What is the Fedora equivalent to the Debian/Ubuntu package search pages?

The Debian/Ubuntu package search pages are very useful to look up what version of a program is available in what distribution series, how programs are split along multiple packages etc. For example I ...
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How to keep my Debian system with the latest packages?

Most of the "Software" I install on my server needs to be the latest release (Java, Tomcat, MySQL-Cluster). So I never have the luck, that there are pre-built Debian packages (in the distribution) ...
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Distributed package repository for Linux?

Many times I have seen the note telling users not to update their repositories too often (i.e more than once a day) because that will put a stress too large for the servers. Also I understand that it ...
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How to force 'yum search' to use local metadata/cache?

A lot of times when I run yum search, it tends first to download the metadata from a repository. How do I force it to only search the local cache? I prefer quick results to accurate data in this case, ...
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How to list currently not installed packages?

I'd like to output a list of all, currently not installed, packages (they are visible in Synaptic for example) using only shell commands. How do I do this?
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How to find out which (not installed) package a file belongs to?

On Debian systems (and derivatives): $ dpkg --search /bin/ls coreutils: /bin/ls That is, the file /bin/ls belongs to the Debian package named coreutils. But this only works if the package is ...