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How to obtain the chronological list of package upgrades in debian?

I would like to obtain the chronological list of package upgrades. Something like: Jan 08 10:45:33 CET 2016 xorg 1:7.7+6 upgrade to 1:7.7+7 Jan 10 13:16:33 CET 2016 gcc 1.132 upgrade ...
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Install Python package in linux OpenSUSe

I am using this weird SuSE machine. I need to install a python package in my python 2.7. I downloaded it from the site and then untar it and cd to the directory.. Tried: cd /python-package_Pyxnat/ ...
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What is an appropriate UID and GID for a Debian package file owner?

I am currently building my own aptitude repository, and in the process of ensuring that all packages pass as many Lintian checks as possible. Currently I am struggling with ...
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Symbol lookup errors in (Qt?) dynamically linked libraries

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 Problem: For some days now I have been getting Errors like this when opening some applications: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpoppler-qt5.so.1: undefined symbol: ...
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pfSense: What package may I install for the `make` command?

I am new to BSD, and have installed pfSense (FreeBSD based) in order to test it and learn. The first thing I wanna do is installing some undetected network card (Silicom PXG6BPi) driver, but it ...
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Installing PHP7.0 from sid on jessie

I'd like to try PHP7.0 on Debian Jessie and am trying to install it from sid. However, php7.0 depends on php7.0-common which depends on php-common > 18 while php-common in sid is at 17. Does this ...
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Does Manjaro Linux have a debug packages

One of my biggest frustrations with Arch Linux is the need to recompile half my OS every few weeks in order to provide meaningful bug reports to upstream projects. Most other distributions provide ...
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How to find out which (not installed) package a file belongs to on NixOS?

I am using a Nix package manager on NixOS. Suppose I want to install a package that provides a file libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0. How do I find a package that provides this file, similar to other GNU/Linux ...
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How to install/update only a particular package in Fedora from a repo?

Recently I added an unofficial 3rd party repo to my Fedora 23 install. Basically I am interested in the simplescreenrecorder package that this repo provides since it is not available in the official ...
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How can I backup all my software in files to reinstall on another Linux system?

Is there a way to backup all my programs, software, maybe even libraries and their data on a Linux system like it is for apps and their data on rooted Android with TitaniumBackup? I'd like to backup ...
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Problem installing docker on kali linux?

I want to install MongoDB on Kali linux but it didn't get install. The problem here is explained. Now is a try to install MongoDB using Docker for which I am following this tutorial. Now when I run ...
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How do I install Supervisor on CentOS? [closed]

I have zero-knowledge of Linux. I always found the interface where I get to click things with a mouse curser to be easier for me than black-windows with a lot of text-lines (at least that's my vision ...
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dnf: additionaly install optional packages to already installed group?

I installed Group "XYZ" without optional packages. How do I install the group with optional packages, without removing and reinstalling it?
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Command not Found in centos 6

i am new to linux and learning it . while installing gambas application i face problem .. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gambas-team/gambas-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gambas3 ...
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How to install lsb_release in opensuse 13.2?

I want to know the command through which I can install lsb_release in opensuse 13.2 while using OpenSUSE 13.2 through a terminal.
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Is there a way to tell which files in /etc were modified?

I want to create a mirror of my existing Debian server. I modified many files in /etc, and I don't want to redo everything by hand or download huge mirrors. What I thought of doing is Download a ...
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How to upgrade Open VSwitch in openStack Kilo

I'm using OVS integrated with OpenStack Neutron. OVS' version that I use is 2.3.2 and I want to upgrade it to the latest version released in Sep 2015. I tried to upgrade it by entering "apt-get ...
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Where should example files for a package go?

I am building a Debian package for deployment on Raspbian. Everything so far is looking good - I have libs going into /usr/libs, headers into /usr/include and changelogs into /usr/share/doc. I will ...
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how to upgrade a single package in debian

I'm currently running debian 8 and I want to upgrade security patches which is provided by debian but problem is that, if I upgrade a single package then it asks to upgrade many packages, as in: $ ...
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How to install Gnome Schedule in Cent Os 7

I tried to install gnome-schedule in cent os 7 but it throws following error but the same package works well in ubuntu. Download url: http://gnome-schedule.sourceforge.net/ gnome-schedule-2.2.2 ...
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decoding a debian package name (Version,Release)

I would like to know what's the difference between package-name-1.0-0~201~ubuntu14.04.1 package-name-1.0+r201~daily~ubuntu14.04.1 I am guessing that one of them is a pre-release version but I am ...
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how to download entire arch repository recursively?

What's the command to just download a package without installing it? I know pacman -U /file/location is for installing, but not downloading. so here is my question: how to recursively download the ...
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Does yum check for updates?

Coming from apt-get package manager in Ubuntu I find it kind of odd that I never see any updates when I use yum. On my Ubuntu desktop I almost daily have new available updates when I use apt-get ...
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How to install PPAs (from Launchpad) on non-Ubuntu distros like Debian?

AFAIK only Ubuntu and (obviously) Ubuntu-based distributions can handle PPAs. A major (and maybe the only) source of PPAs is Launchpad - another service by Canonical. A real-world example is ...
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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 ...