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Debian - How to check if a package is still maintained?

Tutorials or forum posts often refer to packages which are obsolete, or have been replaced. While I can find easily ways to check if a package is available for my current linux version (e.g. using ...
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Restore internet connectivity and graphic desktop manager wiped out during a package installation

Abridged Antecedents I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a x68_64 computer. A few days ago I run sudo apt-get -f install for a general overhaul of broken dependencies. I did so in order to remove the conflicts ...
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Docker package not installable from debian, but ok from ubuntu [closed]

There are no official Docker package for Debian jessie. There's a backport, and I have installed it, but when started, it was emitting errors for crucial tasks like running a container. There's a ...
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how to generate list of installed packages from a full system backup?

If I had a running debian system, the following command could be issued to get list of installed packages: dpkg --get-selections > packages.lst But now I have only a full backup of root ...
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compile packages AND keep apt tidy

For the first time in my Linux (Debian) career it seems necessary for me to compile a piece of software myself. The process of compiling is well described on the project-website. However, there is ...
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How to install libboost-all-dev v1.40 Debian wheezy

I'm new here. I need to install libboost-all-dev package that contains this stuff: libboost1.40-dev libboost-system1.40-dev libboost-filesystem1.40-dev libboost-date-time1.40-dev ...
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Best way to use checkinstall

I was researching on how to properly uninstall Debian programs that I have compiled from source. One advice was to make use of checkinstall. But then I read on some sites that checkinstall doesn't ...
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Can a Debian package's Priority field be used for selection for install?

In a Debian package's control file, there is a Priority field which can be set to one of: required important standard optional extra APT pinning can be used to specify priorities for packages from ...
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Package dependencies Debian

I have a problem when installing certain software for Debian Jessie. I use apt-get install. Sometimes it works, but in most cases I get the message: The following packages have unsolved ...
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How do I search Debian packages by description?

I wanted to find packages related to transmission, a BitTorrent client but couldn't find how to search package descriptions. Why do this? In certain cases, package names are not obvious; for ...
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Cjs-Message: JS LOG: Network Manager is not running, hiding

Config: Linux Mint 17.2 (based on: Ubuntu, Debian). Note: same problem on Ubuntu 14 I removed network-manager (via apt-get ... remove). I rebooted. Now I cannot login anymore, each time I enter ...
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Is it safe to manually perform 'apt-get update' 's operation?

I am trying to keep one my Ubuntu systems up-to-date. The intended target is Not Connected to the internet. Am trying to get all the needed info from another machine with internet access. After a bit ...
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Creating debianpackage - the package is of bad quality

I just created a debian package with dpkg-deb --build debtest and when installing the package which containing a simple c-app a warning comes up Lintian check results for ...
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List `yum/dnf` history in ascending (reversed) order

When you run yum history (or dnf history) it will give you the list of action starting from the last, most recent action being on top of the list. In case you have a lot of history steps your recent ...
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How to enable package caching in dnf?

I started using fedora 22 and started learning dnf only to find out about two annoying facts: Almost every time I install or upgrade anything it has to rebuild the whole repository metadata cache ...
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List that contains the last installed / upgraded packages in Arch Linux

How can I get a list of packages, that last installed / upgraded by pacman / yaourt in Arch Linux including the timestamp?
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How to sync Google Calendar gcalcli with Conky/Desktop?

Main Question: As the title says, I want to sync my Google Calendar with the Linux Mint 17.2 desktop; preferably through Conky. I'm aware of a method using Thunderbird but I'd rather have it set up as ...
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How can i distribute a software package to workstations on the same network?

I want to distribute a software package from my Linux server automatically to the windows workstations on the network. I'm doing it manually at the moment, and I want to do it automatically from the ...
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List explicitly removed packages (apt)

The question unix.SE/3595 asks how to list packages that I explicitly installed. By explicit it means, packages that I choose, not including anything installed by default, or pulled in by the ...
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apt-get doesn't completely uninstall dependencies which it has installed

I ran sudo apt-get install tor which installed these packages: The following NEW packages will be installed: tor tor-geoipdb torsocks But when I tried to remove it with sudo apt-get remove tor - ...
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Install userspace programs on server without root access

I would like to install some programs on my work development server because it is missing some programs I need for my day to day job. I don't have root access. What I did up to now is compiling the ...
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How to know the source repository of a package in debian?

In Debian, AFAIK some packages are maintained in subversion, while some are maintained in git, some are maintained in Subversion/SVN (famously team-pkg-gnome) and others in some other VCS. Is there ...
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How to update libc(glibc) on kali linux (debian based)?

I get the following error when I try to run armitage, and furthermore I get errors when i try to install certain packages or when I run certain software. root@Xeno:~# armitage Exception in thread ...
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Get name of package containing a given binary

Given the name of a binary (or any other program). How to find out which package provides this binary? Note: Assuming one uses apt/dpkg for package managing. Edit Additional to the correct answer ...
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How to find and install specify package by command?

I know I am noob.... As far as I know, Linux can only install package from its Repository list. And there are plenty of repositories out there. After you have installed/updated the repository list, ...
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Remote installation of packages on Ubuntu

I am trying to work on a project where i am supposed to install softwares and packages on one system and it should replicate on other systems connected on LAN. How can i proceed with this?
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How to stop emerge showing “unnecessary” blockages

I am usually updating my ~amd64 Gentoo system using emerge -avNuD --backtrack=100 @world. I do however often get the following type of blockages. sys-libs/ncurses:5 ...
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Can't install MDM on linux mint

One day when booting my computer it froze at the Linux Mint logo. I pressed ESC and i noticed that it failed to start the mdm. I tried reinstalling from the command line but it did not work. I ...
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Synaptic Package Manager - Select Update in Bulk

I am running Mint 13, both 32- and 64-bit versions. In general I prefer to use the Synaptic Package Manager as it handles the dependancies. One view shows you all the upgradeable packages. Is there a ...
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Is there any advantages of using rpm-based distro for Java development?

I'm using Arch Linux now and everything seems okay. But I'd like to try using some rpm-based linux distro like Fedora or OpenSUSE. It seems that most Java server machines use Red Hat, which is ...
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AirCrack-NG suite: some tools like besside-ng were not installed on my Linux distro

Even when this is an Ubuntu issue, I think this is the proper forum to ask about it, due to this problem will probably reproduce in any other Linux distribution. I have installed Ubuntu Linux ...
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install package manager on asus router

I just got an asus dsl-ac68u modem/router and I noticed it has ssh access. I set this up and I can ssh in with root permissions, but it doesn't seem to have a package manager installed. Being used to ...
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Dependency hell: Why not create portable applications [closed]

Back in time to the ages when I was using Windows, applications were installed in an independent way. This left a lot of freedom to the end user/sysadmin to decide what and where to upgrade, what to ...
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yum install http://www.example.com/package.rpm vs. rpm -ivh http://www.example.com/package.rpm

What's the difference between those commands? Are there any advantages to you yum or rpm for the same task? yum install ...
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How can I download a package and its dependencies for OpenSUSE on windows?

Somehow I have a computer using OpenSUSE without internet connection. I want to download some packages and their dependencies on windows and install them in OpenSUSE. Is it possible to do so?
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Where can I find gtkglextmm for centos 6?

Yet another "where can I find" question. I'm looking for gtkglextmm, the gtk/gl C++ wrapper, for CentOS 6. On my Ubuntu system, I know you can get it with sudo apt-get install ...
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Conflict between libtwolame0 and libtwolame0:i386

I am trying to install Skype on Debian Stretch (testing) amd64 (skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb), which depends on libasound2-plugins:i386 which itself transitively depends on libtwolame0:i386. ...
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clear apt-get list

I am building an image for an embedded Linux based on Debian. I did use apt-get update before on the device that I want to use as a base for that image, so the lists under /var/lib/apt/lists are quite ...
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How to find out if a specific package is installed on Debian?

I'm working with a Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspbian 5/5/2015 and some guides that are a few years old. I've got an external NTFS HDD hooked up to the Pi. Due to the articles age(s), common practices ...
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Mint 17.2 Synaptic Package Manager

I recently installed Mint 17.2 (Rafalea) on a HP-255 G1 laptop. It was one of the smoothest installs I have ever done. However I have found a major issue with the Synaptic Package Manager. Whilst it ...
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Getting latest version of software with/without Sourceforge

I want the latest version of software/programs that I have installed on my computer. I figured the best way to do this would be to download the latest one from SourceForge directly rather than via ...
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Depends: gcc but it is not installable

I think I mistakenly deleted a gcc package from the system (Ubuntu 14.04). and now can't install anything on my system. Below is a sample output when I try apt-get -f install. Please Help! ...
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Weird Wine dependency problems on Xubuntu

I'm on 64-bit Xubuntu 14.10. Nvidia graphics with the proprietary drivers, if that matters. I just ran apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, so I should be up to date. My CPU architecture is ...
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Create yum repo with multiple keys

I need to create a yum repository but I have 5 gpgkeys, the idea is to configure the repo and each package install its own gpgkey automatically. In other words, I need to configure multiple gpgkeys ...
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Three Debian package management tools: apt-get vs. aptitude vs. wajig [duplicate]

Debian Linux offers various command-line package management tools. Perhaps the three most popular such general-purpose tools are apt-get, aptitude, and wajig. When they are used for ordinary ...
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How to get ALL kinds of reverse package dependencies: reverse-depends pendant for non-Ubuntu distributions

I would like to find all possible reverse dependencies (no need for recursive reverse dependencies) of a certain package p, that is, I want to find all packages which depend on p. This shall include ...
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Debian server management GUI

I have to manage a number of Debian servers (one as the KVM host, and the others as virtual servers for File management, Infrastructure management - DNS, DHCP etc, and finally a Debian based ...
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can't ppa-purge ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-beta

I installed a beta chromium and now want to purge it on linux mint using ppa-purge. I get all sorts of errors. I also confirmed that the browser has not been deleted/removed from my system as I just ...
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How to name your program to avoid duplicate executables

I am currently developing a piece of software. I am curious how to avoid a naming duplicate. There could be the same name used by a different manufacturer. For example, I want to name my program ...
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How to check which user installed the package or software?

Multi-user system. Fedora 12 x86_64. All users are sudoers.