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Understanding the structure of an Arch package repository mirror

I'm trying to figure out the structure better of a Arch Linux package repository mirror. There's several folders which are pretty easy to understand, such as community, core, extra, multilib, iso, ...
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Is it possible to view a package information from terminal before installing it?

I was wondering if it was possible to check information about a package before installing it without needing to open a web browser to look for it there. For example, say I type in ~$ asdf Then I ...
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What changes to the system does a putting dev in a profile do in portage?

I am working on building my own profile for portage. I have managed to add my profile and it shows up when: eselect profile list I added an entry in /usr/portage/profiles. The profiles are of the ...
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Why does kernel-devel contain so many “empty” directories?

I have been a Windows kernel developer for many years. Now I start to develop Linux kernel modules. To begin with, I installed kernel-devel under /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r). However, after checking ...
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How is yum atomicity ensured?

The installers do change a lot of system files. System may become unbootable if something fails during the software updates. Yet, it is almost impossible to ensure atomicity of even simple single file ...
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How to apply Eclipse plugins installed system-wide by package manager without hurting of the user configuration files?

To make the plugins installed system-wide available, I need to re-launch eclipse after deleting the configuration files at ~/.eclipse and I will lost my settings.
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To which Debian package does /etc/nsswitch.conf belong?

I tried to find out to which package /etc/nsswitch.conf belongs on my Debian machine, but dpkg --search /etc/nsswitch.conf won't tell me. Does anyone know?
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How to find where a library is installed?

I have installed libgoogle-perftools-dev via software center in Ubuntu 12.04. As suggested by http://pj.freefaculty.org/blog/?p=140, I want to add to my cpp file: #include ...
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Unable to remove openmediavault package due to postrm script error

I'm a Unix noob so struggling a bit with the commands. Managed to set up SABnzb, Sickbeard and Couch Potato and all working nicely I have a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 server. When trying to upgrade or ...
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Arch equvilent of Debian `dpkg-divert`

I am trying to configure Skype on Arch Linux to use a sand boxed user no matter which user calls skype, but I don't particularly like the use of a BASH alias to launch Skype as suggested by the wiki ...
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Can I disable all man pages?

Specifically on a raspberry pi (running Raspbian Wheezy), but also in general, can I disable all man pages? This would mean no stored man pages, no "processing triggers for man-db", and so on and so ...
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“NOT AUTHENTICATED” warning trying to install rdesktop on almost-fresh Mint 16 install

Linux Mint 16 (Ubuntu-based) 32-bit running on a netbook. Installed Wine and Skype, and all updates. Went to install rdesktop (typed rdesktop in the gnome menu search, chose 'install rdesktop'), and I ...
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How to clone an apt repository to keep all old packages?

This may sound trivial, but I haven't found a solution anywhere yet. Is there a way to backup or clone an apt repository such that I get a clone that (1) contains all current packages and (2) keeps ...
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How to Print Summary of Packages that Can be Updated?

When I log into Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, I'm met with a message that looks something like this: 6 packages can be updated. 6 updates are security updates. How can I get a detailed summary of the ...
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How to combine deb dependencies into main package?

I want to include deb-dependencies with main deb-package. Consider 1 deb package which have 19 deb dependencies, so I have to install all packages by dpkg -i *.deb. If all 19 dependencies can be ...
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How to disable anti-aliasing in git-gui and gitk

After an upgrade to Tcl/Tk 8.5, git-gui and gitk are using anti-aliased fonts which look ugly on my display. I can select different fonts in the preferences dialog, but the fonts I was using before ...
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Tools to manage a custom installation prefix for software compiled from source?

What package managers exist which can handle compiling and installation development version (git head) into a configurable installation prefix? I.e. by typing a command, I want to be able to: ...
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How to remove a group of no longer needed Debian packages?

When building software, I sometimes need to install libraries, binaries, etc. which are only required to build the package but then I forget about removing them, so I end having to cleanup several ...
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Why most distros' package managers don't allow the same package in multiple versions and newest versions without upgrading? [closed]

I mean it's no problem in Win, but in Linux it's sometimes impossible to install new programs if you didn't update the whole OS. And if you didn't update it for a long time then you have to do several ...
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How to install oald8 in linuxmint 16?

Hello I tried to install oald8 in linux mint 16 petra 64 bits using the following command ~/Desktop/Oxford/linux $ linux32 sh ./setup.sh. during the installation I got these error massages at the ...
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Solaris 11 pkg repository update fails

I want to install gcc in my solaris 11 working in virtualbox, I tried pkg install gcc-45 but I am getting : pkg: 0/1 catalogs successfully updated: Unable to contact valid package ...
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apt-get error: trying to overwrite shared 'filename', which is different from other instances of package 'package'

I tried installing several Ubuntu packages on Debian Wheezy, but it failed and now I have broken packages. The problem is, running apt-get -f install fails as well, with this error: Preparing to ...
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Why is Debian updating old package versions instead of offering new versions? (openssl) [duplicate]

I am a very inexperienced server owner and wanted to make sure I have a fix for heartbleed. After updating, "openssl version" still shows 1.0.1e and I wondered what to do to get a heartbleed free ...
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dependency error when run apt-get -f install in debian squeeze

I can't install or remove packages in Debian. When I type apt-get -f install to fix the problem I get this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Best secure way to update back-end servers?

Our back-end servers (Redhat 5,6 mostly) are very outdated, and are not connected to the Internet for security reasons. I'm looking for the best strategy to update them, without connecting them to ...
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Installing a program in Linux via package

I'm trying to create a *.deb-Package to install a program I have written. It consists of three executables which hash to be in the same subdirectory. Example: .../myprogram/ | +- Program A ...
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apt-get install openssl doesn't upgrade openssl [closed]

re heartbleed, I'm trying to upgrade openssl, WITHOUT upgrading all packages on my system so I am running apt-get install openssl as shown here, it's implied that doing this should upgrade openssl: ...
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ubuntu + how to install the patch command

Please advice how to install the patch command on Ubuntu Linux I download the following file , patch_2.6-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb ( from site - http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/patch ) But not clearly ...
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Openssl upgraded via apt-get, `openssl version` showing previous version

I am running Debian Wheezy. I have just upgraded my system and should have the latest version of openssl (1.0.1g which fixes a critical bug), but it does not appear to be being used. I have run: ...
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Centralized package management for RPM based distro

We have about 6 servers under Linux CentOS. And I want to have possibility to view (best will be some web-interface, but console-only useful too) outdated packages, which can be updated and have all ...
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Why did removing iptables “break” my network access?

To remove iptables i used yum : # yum remove iptables -y But this removed a lot of packages : Remove 262 Package(s) Installed size: 710 M Downloading Packages: Running rpm_check_debug ...
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Installing PCRE 8+ on SLES SP3

I need to install PCRE 8+ on a Suse Enterprise Linux SP3 box. The trouble is that the latest package available in the repo is 7.8. How would I go about attaining 8+? FYI, I need this to install ...
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How to download Debian package's source code?

I want to read source code of some package in Debian, how can i do that?
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is there a audit tool to track package installs and kernel version

I'm currently diagnosing a problem that started about a week ago on my laptop (running Ubunutu). The exact issue is not relevant though. Because I was already running several locally built kernel ...
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Uninstall dig command in centos 6?

I've realized that for some commands like wget and dig, we need to use the command yum to install them before we can use them. Doing some research the dig command doesn't come installed for security ...
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How to remove Dropbox

I am trying to remove Dropbox from my computer. So far I have done the following: sudo aptitude remove dropbox sudo aptitude purge dropbox But this didn't get rid of it 100% oshiro@debian:~$ ...
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How to install language support in TexLive on Debian Wheezy?

I'd like to use the babel-croatian package which is available for download on CTAN. But how do I install this package? Or perhaps there is a command-line way?
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What exactly does the --names-only option of apt-cache do?

According to the manual, it search regex... search performs a full text search on all available package lists for the POSIX regex pattern given, see regex(7). It searches the ...
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Should I use “apt-get remove” or “apt-get purge”?

For uninstalling an app (or package) should I use apt-get remove package-name or apt-get purge package-name? What is advantage of any of them to other one?
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pkg2ng throwing tons of errors about unknown keywords

So... the pkg_* tools are deprecated, EOL scheduled for September 2014. Time to convert to pkgng. They have provided the pkg2ng tool provided for that. But when I run it, it throws tons of error ...
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Installing a package

I am running crunchbang linux and I would like to know if there is a way to install the Android Developent Tools as a package on my computer. I already have it extracted to a folder in my ~/downloads ...
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Environment for creating a package

I am considering packaging a Python program for Arch Linux to be distributed with the AUR. I have created a PKGBUILD file that I can use with makepkg to build the package. The package builds and ...
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How to create a directory which will have access to the user who is installing a package?

I am packaging one of my projects on Debian. The project expects a directory to be created at XDG_DATA_HOME or ~/.local/share/ where the data files will be kept. Now I am trying to create and feed the ...
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How to compile a Debian package from source?

Newbie Ubuntu user here... I use a tool called YUMI to create a USB boot device. Its Debian package and its source can be downloaded from http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/. I ...
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Debian listing packages that are recommended by already installed packages

As the tittle suggests: I'm looking for a way to list every package that is recommended by one of the packages that are already installed on my system. Kinda similarly to how apt displays recommended ...
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List the commands run by rpm package

Sorry for the very basic question, maybe my Google grammar is not the best tonight. I am trying to break down an rpm package into a list of commands (not just its file contents). I would like to ...
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How to use Fedora 20 DVD after installation

I have upgraded from Linux Fedora 12 to Fedora 20 by buying a new computer, and the shop has kindly installed Linux for me from the DVD I bought for the purpose. I assume he did the most basic ...
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Install libusb 1.0.9 on Arch Linux

I am not sure how to install libusb 1.0.9 on Arch Linux. pacman does not offer it and the package seems to have been deleted from the repository. I tried compiling from source but it does not seem to ...
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Install a package and all its dependencies without a confirmation prompt with FreeBSD pkg

Is there a way to automatically install packages and their dependencies, like with apt-get -y in Debian, without being prompted each and every time? Installing Webmin, NGiNX and nano in 1 step, all ...
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How to automatically generate .desktop file?

There's a .deb software that doesn't have a .desktop file, I created that file. I want to create another package for that software, when the user installs it, I want the .desktop file to be generated ...