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How do I get yum groupinstall to work without a groups install file?

I am using Centos 7.1 The yum groupinstall commands are failing. As root I did a yum group list command. This returned various output with the following: "There is no installed groups file." ...
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Managing packages, directories and PATH in Unix (OSX)

I'm a PhD in bioinformatics, mostly self-taught, and I'm coming to a point where I want to clean up my various directory structures (i.e. my data), but I'm also thinking about how I'm storing the ...
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How do I read the version of a deb package without Debian tools?

In Archlinux I can open a package, which is just a .tar.xz, and then read the .PKGINFO file to find out which version of the software I have downloaded. If, however, I have a mysoftware-unstable.deb ...
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RPM Package naming

I am using Fedora's Copr service to build a package with Non Numeric Release according to specifications at Packaging: Naming Guidelines. Right now there are two successfully build packages: ...
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have very recent packages in CentOS

Normally versions of packages available in CenOS and Ubunti repositories differ, Ubuntu tends to have the latest-greatest versions, while CentOS is more conservative. Is it possible to add some repos ...
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How to enable source package download for a section of private ubuntu repository

We have created a internal ubuntu repository. It has a few custom sections which has packages that were custom built. Currently, no source packages are provided for download for the repository users. ...
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Error updating, packages held

I'm trying to install nodejs package on my debian (or any other package). And I get this error. pablo@debian:~/Documents/clients/stock$ sudo apt-get install nodejs Reading package lists... Done ...
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how do i download packages manually and install them then?

i want to do this without internet connection, as i go where i don't have internet? for arch-based what's the command to download and after that how do i install packages from terminal? how to write a ...
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Installing GCC on SLES 12

I'm having trouble installing gcc on a new SLES 12 box. The goal here is actually to get R Shiny running, but when I try to install any packages I get the below error: sudo su - -c "R -e ...
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How to download pbins with paludis through torrent protocol?

I read the following in Which package managers allow to download binary packages through torrent protocol? : Configure the correct stuff in the repo.conf, and create a dotorrent fetcher" How can ...
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Which package managers allow to download binary packages through torrent protocol? [closed]

I looked to guides for portage and paludis and didn't found this feature. Is there any such package manager in other linux distributions ? UPD (from #paludis@freenode): Q:is it possible to setup ...
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Why are programs not distributed in compiled format?

But they give instructions like cd downloaded_program ./configure make install This creates the ELF that is needed, and probably some .so files. Why not put those inside a zip file for download, ...
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How to install framework on remoter server without root privileges

I'm trying to install caffe deep learning library on my university cluster grid running on Debian. The grid has some preinstalled modules, such as python, CUDA, compilers etc. The problem is, some of ...
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What can I do to fix a “could not resolve host: mirrors.fedoraproject.org” when applying system updates?

This is now the second day of getting this error message when I attempt to download and install system updates. There are 25 updates, including an OS update, waiting to be installed. Detailed ...
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how to grep for packages on basis of uncompressed file-size?

In Debian when you look at a package, you get lot of info. Including the uncompressed file size of the package. Is there a way to grep through the file-listing so that packages appear either from ...
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How is the “apt” command different from “apt-get” and “aptitude”?

I just found out that there is a third command for installing packages available on my Debian GNU/linux distribution. I found that I can install packages by simply entering: apt install sl ...
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Add repositories in Kali Linux 2.0 [closed]

How do I add repositories in Kali Linux 2.0, and what, if any are the repercussions of doing so?
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how to do version-specific backup/restore of Debian packages?

summary Note version-specific in the question title! This question is not, how to On one Debian host, capture a list of all installed packages. On another Debian host, install the latest versions ...
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Setting up a lab environment in VirtualBox

I'm trying to set up a lab environment using Virtual box with a stand-alone network. To this end, I've set up 1 VM to communicate with the outside world with 2 NICs - 1 for the Internal Network and 1 ...
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Install deb Package files in another directory

I am working on a debian package which usually installs in /tftpboot/linux/ This packages is also distributed on UCS (Univention Corporate Server), a debian based server system. They need these files ...
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gpk-application in Scientific Linux 6 is not listing any categories or packages

I installed the latest firefox 42 from the website and I installed flashplayer from Adobe's website also, it seems somehow Firefox does not recognize adobe flash player at all. So I downloaded the tar ...
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Cursor package won't get removed

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon. I went on a PPA-adding binge (I know... I know) and downloaded a bunch of themes, icons, and cursors. Problem is one of the many packages I downloaded is broken ...
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Differences between zypper up and zypper dup

I know that zypper up updates the current installed packages and zypper dup is supposed to upgrade the whole system to a new version. But from a technical point of view, what are the differences ...
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What is the proper syntax for pinning a debian package to a repository and a version?

I am trying to install a previous version of subversion from snapshot.debian.org, as described in How to install the previous version of a .deb package and pin it?. I have setup the repository and the ...
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Slackware: Firefox not found after using upgradepkg

I'm trying to upgrade from Firefox 24.1 to the latest stable version of Firefox (42.0). Here's what I did: #tar -xf firefox.tarball #cd ./extracted/firefox/files #makepkg -p -l y ../firefox42.tgz #cd ...
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Prompts to upgrade 361 and install 363 new packages when trying to get perl-doc

I have a new kali distribution installed 3.18.0-kali1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.18.3-1~kali4 i686 GNU/Linux and the only thing I want it's to instatall perl-doc package. apt-get install ...
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What does 'package-cleanup --problems' command actually do (Fedora 20)?

I tried using this command when I was experiencing some difficulties, and I thought by the man description that it would remove or repair the files, but it seems to simply list them? Is that the ...
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rpm: what determines whether a package updates a previous one or gets installed in addition

Is it simply the installation path? If that is the case then any package that has version in the name/path will never update another, so that cannot be it. I don;t see a mention of this in the ...
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How find and install PHP 5.3.10 or later on CentOS 6.5?

When I check yum list php it only shows 5.3.3 which is older than 5.3.10. How do I get and install the newer PHP? (Using CentOS 6.5)
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yum remove is not idempotent

On some Centos VMs, I have a few MySQL packages to remove (via yum) and then install MariaDB (via rpm), all in a shell script. I use yum for removal : yum remove -y mysql-community-client yum ...
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Errors in Linux Mint update manager

Linux Mint's (I'm using Linux Mint Mate edition, 17.2 32 bit) update manager gives me: I tried this from the terminal: sudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial sudo ...
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Is it safe to delete unused Linux kernels?

I don't want to use the 4.2.5-x kernel, I can't even boot with the proprietary Nvidia drivers. 3.16.7-24 kernel works fine. Is it safe to remove all 4.2.5-x kernels and how to do so? openSUSE ...
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I had installed program, but when i want to upgrade, it could not find him

I had installed youtube-dl : # youtube-dl Usage: youtube-dl [OPTIONS] URL [URL...] youtube-dl: error: You must provide at least one URL. Type youtube-dl --help to see a list of all options. But ...
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When installing a package, can I give write permission to specific files?

I'm trying to install numpy onto my system. I'm kept from installing the package, however, because I don't have permission to edit certain folders. This "permission block(s)" is the standard safety ...
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User-dependent packages/files in /lib

I have setup a 2-seat computer. I start one X11 server using the computer's onboard graphics card (intel) and another in the dedicated one (nvidia). Everything runs fine, except opengl. Currently, ...
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Debian jessie GPG error Clearsigned file isn't valid

This is what I get when running apt-get update: /root$ sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://security.debian.org jessie/updates InRelease [1,507 B] Get:2 http://cdn.debian.net jessie InRelease [1,507 B] ...
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Best practice to update own application

We're developing app for raspberry PI in python. We don't have much experience deploying apps in linux and we need to figure out how to update this app after releasing. We came up with 2 ways: make ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies

Every time I try to use apt-get install or remove or purge on my Debian, I have this error pop up: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libimage-magick-q16-perl : Depends: ...
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Better logging than /var/log/dpkg.log of package-management?

Has there been some better logging tools than /var/log/dpkg.log as /var/log/dpkg.log seems to have just installations and upgrades but nothing about removals . Also it seems a bit chaotic, does ...
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AIX show package content

I have those filesets, they are not installed. memdbg.adt memdbg.msg.Ja_JP xlC.msg.en_US xlCcmp.13.1.2.lib xlsmp.msg.EN_US.rte xlsmp.msg.Zh_CN.rte memdbg.aix53 memdbg.msg.JA_JP ...
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Can't install LibreOffice 5 on Linux Mint 17.2, policy rule not taken into account?

I'm trying to install the package by following web upd8 article Install LibreOffice 5.0 In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint Via PPA, with the difference I use the Fresh PPA. Environment $ lsb_release -a No LSB ...
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Virtual packages as aptitude understands and package-management

I have seen in Debian that quite a few packages are virtual packages. Why do such virtual packages exist ? for e.g. :- $ aptitude show pppoeconf Package: pppoeconf State: ...
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How to set binary installed by package manager as default?

I installed a newer version of tcpdump via MacPorts and would like to make it the default binary. $ which -a tcpdump /usr/sbin/tcpdump /opt/local/sbin/tcpdump For now I set an alias, but that of ...
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building Debian package with non-standard options

I would like to build Debian package from source, using dpkg-buildpackage. I have downloaded package source: apt-get -t wheezy-backports source gnucash Inside the file gnucash-2.6.9/configure I ...
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How to force a dependency conflict for benchmarks?

I want to measure the time portage needs for solving dependency conflicts on a gentoo system. For a benchmark I need a reproducible conflict situation. It should have many solvable conflicts. ...
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What's the Debian way to retain a kernel config change through updates?

I have an embedded system running Debian. It is supposed to auto-update in order to pull in security fixes. But Debian's default kernel lacks a hardware driver that this system needs, so it will need ...
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Broken packages problem trying to install python-dev

I need to install python-dev in order to install another application, but when I do sudo apt-get install python-dev I get: The following packages have unmet dependencies: with a list of dependencies. ...
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How to change from existing DEB files to Centos RPM

I'm moving a product from Ubuntu 12.04 to Centos 6.6. I have ~500 deb files. (for example 'dpkg -i libaio1_0.3.109-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb'). I need these debs on Centos . Is there a viable way to ...
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Synaptic Package Manager & Software Manager Not Opening

In Linux Mint 17, when I try to open Synaptic Package Manager or Software Manager from the gui, the popup appears to enter my password. Yet when I enter it correctly, nothing happens; neither window ...
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RPM and ISO , package installation

I am trying this option first time not sure is it correct way, please bear me. I am tying to install package rpm -ivh binutils-2.23.52.0.1-12.el7.x86_64, I mounted the ISO image mount -t iso9660 -o ...