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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 ...
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The easiest way to update package above release RHEL

I have to install the krb5-devel package in a version at least 1.12 on a RHEL 6.6. Unfortunately the RHEL 6.6 repositories contains the package in a version 1.10. What would be the easiest way to ...
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How does one list the packages in a .deb file?

sudo dpkg --install some_stuff_all.deb Install the packages in the file some_stuff_all.deb. sudo dpkg --remove some_stuff_all.deb Displays the message: dpkg: error: you must specify packages by ...
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Is there a dpkg argument to warn about incomptibilities/broken dependencies?

A command like dpkg -i *.deb will install all deb files in a folder without warning of incompatibilities and such. Can this command be changed so that installation of broken packages is avoided, ...
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Installing Proprietary Driver and Updating sources.list

Trying to install the following firmware: https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/firmware-realtek Enabled non-free packages in /etc/apt/sources.list: # # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.8.0 _Wheezy_ - ...
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Is there a standard way of locating a package's config files?

Just curious if there is a standard way of locating where a package puts the config files for a program (assuming the documentation for the package doesn't include this information). The reason way I ...
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backtrack 5 r3 packages are not downloading in terminal

Here is some of the code however due to low reputation i cannot post more than 2 links however it continues like this: Err http://32.repository.backtrack-linux.org/ revolution/main ...
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dpkg-query listing package that is not installed

I installed Chrome via dpkg by downloading the deb file and installing it. I later uninstalled and removed it. However I'm now seeing this: $ dpkg-query -W google-chrome google-chrome $ dpkg-query ...
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How to find installed deb packages needlessly marked as manually installed

Problem statement apt and aptitude both remember which packages were installed automatically as dependencies of some other package or manually for some reason. For various reasons the list of ...
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what is the csd-printer process?

I have openSUSE 13.2. I see csd-printer in ps -e command output. What is this, and how can I delete it, if it's not necessary?
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pacman won't list files for a specific package, why? [closed]

I am trying to list files that belong to an installed package with pacman. For some of the packages, it works fine (I get the list of files): alex@tardis ~ % pacman -Ql bumblebee bumblebee /etc/ ...
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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?