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System management locked out by zypper process; refuses to kill

I am attempting to run zypper install nmap on openSUSE Tumbleweed (KDE), but when I attempt to do so I see the following error: System management is locked by the application with pid 12063 (zypper). ...
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How to reinstall configuration file [duplicate]

How do you revert or reinstall a configuration file in Debian/Ubuntu? I accidentally overwrote the file /etc/bluetooth/main.conf. Running dpkg -S /etc/bluetooth/main.conf shows that the package bluez ...
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How to install MAFFT in Linux Mint?

I'm trying to install maffft, but running: sudo aptitude install mafft (as suggested, for example, here) doesn't find the package. My guess is that Linux Mint is missing some repository that Ubuntu ...
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How to list available packages in a specific repository on Debian?

Is that possible to list available packages in a specific repository on debian jessie using the command line?
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Why does “man” command disappear?

I find man command disappears on my RHEL7: # man ls bash: man: command not found... # which man /usr/bin/which: no man in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/go/bin:/root/...
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Fatal Python error: pycurl: libcurl link-time version is older than compile-time version

When updating yum via sudo on our (Amazon Linux) server, I get the following error: Fatal Python error: pycurl: libcurl link-time version is older than compile-time version I find the following ...
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How to upgrade Kali Linux

I've installed Kali Linux (normally I use ArchLinux, but I need Kali for work) and every time I want to upgrade, a few packages can't upgrade and are kept back. To force them to update I have to ...
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libnss3 Update Downgrading Problem

I have downgraded libnss3 on my Ubuntu so I can install Upwork software. I have installed this software successfully. But after this downgrade, I am unable to install any other software on my system. ...
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Upgrading mysql caused broken packages

I have Debian Jessie, and MySQL 5.6 from the MySQL Debian repository. This installation installes an apt sources.list.d entry that after sudo apt-get install mysql-community-server, it asks whether I ...
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ClamAV installation Ubuntu

I am trying to install ClamAV in ubuntu as per the instructions in blog.dutchcoders.io/installing-clamav-from-source/ While updating the virus databases using sudo freshclam -v I am getting ...
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Package name translation across different distros

I'm trying to write a general purpose script which at one point attempts to install certain packages on Linux systems. To handle the different package managers across various distros, I am using ...
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How to install apt packages on a network share?

I want to provide some applications with NFS. The actual solution is to compile applications with --prefix to set the installation path. The problem is that I manage a huge collection of applications ...
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How does APT choose which packages to install?

On my Debian Testing box, I have the following in /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main ...
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Enabling Yum Repos in Python

I have a set of scripts that automatically downloads packages from yum using the internal Python bindings on Centos 7. These work fine until I need to enable a repo during a package download. I've ...
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Dependency problem

On running apt upgrade or apt dist-upgrade, terminal is showing a error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The ...
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need to install packages on CentOS 7

There are libraries and packages for Ubuntu which have this command: sudo apt-get install libopencv-dev libtesseract-dev git cmake build-essential libleptonica-dev sudo apt-get install liblog4cplus-...
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difference between yum, dnf and pip [closed]

I found that there's several ways to install packages in fedora, using pip, yum or dnf. is there more? what is the difference between them?
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How to install something that reads from clipboard (like xclip or xsel) without using sudo?

I want to install xclip or xsel to a Linux box without using sudo (because its the box is not mine and I am not allowed to sudo). However, I am allowed to use environments or package managers like ...
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Update and Package Installation impossible: E: Unable to locate package! Linux Mint 17.3

I have a problem. Installing packages or updating the system is impossible. Neither the Terminal nor the Software Manager are working (Software Manager dosn't start). Terminal shows commands as ...
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Mass deployment of package to multiple Linux servers across different continents

I'm new to here and want to raise an interesting question about mass remote configuration of Linux servers. Imagine you get a list of IP addresses for 100 servers with a fresh install of Ubuntu, ...
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How do I install LXDE offline into debian?

I am running the latest version of Debian, command line only. the PC is offline. Do not ask me to get it online because i can't. I want to install the desktop environment LXDE but I have no CD and no ...
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See what debconf do to configuration files

Some packages will run debconf when you install them. Based on the input you enter in the dialogs, some configuration files will be change before installation ends. How can I see what actions debconf ...
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On the command line, how do you find out where apps are installed?

I am running red hat linux and wanted to know where are my apps installed? Right now I have vim 7.2 and I want to know where that is installed so I can update it to 7.4. How does one find out where ...
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Unable to find any package through apt-get or packages in kali linux

I am using lenovo thinkpad t400. I have been using kali linux old version and everything was working fine . But after installing kali linux version 2.0 , i can't find any package . It always show ...
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I have installed rpm where does it installation log save in centos/redhat 6

I have installed rpm where does it installation log save in centos 6. I mean which file stores the logs for installation and removal of rpm and when we rum command rpm -qa --last from which file it ...
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How is `apt` the new-and-improved `apt-get`? [closed]

So in Debian 8, we now have apt as well as apt-get. Can somebody explain to me how apt is better than apt-get? A quote from the Debian Administrator's Handbook: APT is a vast project, whose ...
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What is the most managable way to install a program from source in Debian? [duplicate]

Let's say that I've found a program that I want to install on my machine. It is only available as a source tarball that can be built with the usual ./configure; make; make install. While I could do ...
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Is the xkcd universal install script a good idea? [closed]

Today XKCD posted this shell script: Alt-text: The failures usually don't hurt anything, and if it installs several versions, it increases the chance that one of them is right. (Note: The 'yes' ...
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Is there a distribution that supports rolling back updated packages?

Is there a tool or even an entire distribution that supports rolling-back changed packages after an update? As an example: I upgraded packages A, B and C. After working with those packages for ...
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Using a separate partition for installed software

I know this question was asked on google a few times here and there but everywhere so far people just tell how it works on Linux and I've learned that already, so you don't have to tell me how ...
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Can I force dnf to install an old version of a package?

I want to install an older version of package <x>, and when I use dnf it only shows the current version of the package <x>. Is there any way to install an older versions using dnf ?
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get notification when Red Hat releases update/patch for $PACKAGE

I wish to get email notifications when RedHat releases an update/patch for only certain packages. # rpm -qa | grep maria mariadb-5.5.41-2.el7_0.x86_64 mariadb-galera-common-5.5.41-2.el7ost.x86_64 ...
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Transaction check error when trying to update ganglia-web on CentOS 7

I'm trying to update the version of "ganglia web" on CentOS 7 but I'm getting this "transaction check error" message. Here are the details of what's displayed: Downloading packages: Running ...
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Configure linux Kiwi to pick latest rpm from the repo

I am building SLES11.3 images using kiwi. I have configured the repo in config.xml: <repository type="rpm-md" priority="15"> <source path="http://10.10.140.22/repos/SLES11SP3/" /...
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Nothing happens after clicking “install packages” in Linux Mint

On a new installation of Mint 17.3, I'm getting a problem when I try to install packages. After clicking "install packages" and inputting the admin password, nothing happens. No errors, nothing. I ...
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Which mirror did I download the Arch Linux package database from?

It seems that some packages in the official package repository have a new dependency which is not in the official repos: $ sudo pacman --sync --refresh --refresh --sysupgrade :: Synchronising package ...
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How to fix broken dependencies, that require deinstalling dnf on Fedora 23?

I've recently upgraded from Fedora 21 right up to Fedora 23. Most things went down without much drama (including nVidia drivers), except for the packages involving dnf. After upgrading, performing a ...
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What exactly is “DepCompareOp”?

There are a lot of pages, asking how to fix "W: Ignoring Provides line with DepCompareOp". But what is "DepCompareOp" itself? I understand, that it relates to misconfigured "Provides:" field and ...
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How should i change folder permissions during package installation

I'm making a deb package to install a custom application. I changed all files/folders ownership to root in order to avoid the warnings i was getting during installation, and in ubuntu all runs ...
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Create binary package without ports?

I am trying to build a binary package on freebsd. All the guides which i am finding are saying basically to build binary package from already installed software using ports. What i am searching for a ...
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Why is apt installing a package during a purge?

I'm switching from Apache2 to nginx. So I issued this command: sudo apt-get purge apache2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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Is there a way to obtain an official Git binary without using a package manager? [duplicate]

I'm a user on a shared Unix system. For one of my scripts, I need a particular version of Git, but the version installed on the system is too old. So I would like to install Git in one of my local ...
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write error: No space left on device. Removing 'extra' packages. Attempting recovery

The Issue: When I type: dpkg-query -Wf '${Package;-40}${Priority}\n' | sort -b -k2,2 -k1,1 I get a list of all installed packages on my machine, example: ... raspberrypi-artwork ...
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how to use debtags in conjuction with when a package arrived in the debian repository?

Is there a way to use debtags and search within a specific time-frame ? For instance/example, let's say I want to know which game packages came in since 2016 till date. Now AFAIK the debtag for ...
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change cache location path for APT

When using apt, can I tell it to use other then /var/cache/apt location? I tried adding the following line in /etc/apt/apt.conf: % cat /etc/apt/apt.conf Dir::Cache /home/apt and re-run apt but it ...
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Essential Packages for a Debian Build System

I am building a Debian Jessie build system running on an arm processor. I use elbe which, to oversimplify, is a bunch of Python scripts that call debootstrap to create the base system: debootstrap --...
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Install Xen 4.6 on Debian jessie

I need to install Xen with LVM on my dedicated root server. The current version Xen 4.4 in Debian jessie does not support the new Skylake intel processors. I tried Debian stretch, which has Xen 4.6 ...
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trying a new 2016 openssl package, but still see the old 2012 version. Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to install a new 2016 open ssl package, but still see the old 2012 version, on Ubuntu 12.04 . I have a bunch of Ubuntu 12.04 dedicated machines that can't connect to the internet. They're ...
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Ensure clean removal of apt sources without loss of security updates

At the times of Debian Wheezy, I needed php 5.6, so I used dotdeb sources to get it. Now with Debian Jessie, apparently the latest version of php is already 5.6, so I don't need dotdeb anymore. I ...
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Emacs upgrade problem on Debian

I am new to programming, Debian and emacs. I tried to install packages of smex on emacs and I downloaded it from smex@marmalade but when I do the install step, emacs told me there is no match for "...