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How do I find out which package contains an executable? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to use the command eg. from the project info2html and it's not available on my system. Some distro's sometimes suggest packages for some missing commands that are expected (ie. ...
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How can I forcibly remove a package from Ubuntu by hand?

I posted this on ServerFault and got some helpful-looking questions, but no answer in terms of what can I do. What, on a low level, can I do to completely exorcise a package that is jamming aptitude ...
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Use Synaptic Package Installer by default

I'm running elementary 0.2 and whenever I open a .deb, it opens in Ubuntu Software Center. Is there any way to make it open in Synaptic instead? I just prefer Synaptic; quicker, easier to use.
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Software Center not opening in Linux Mint

I'm a Linux Mint 14 user. I'm not able to open the software center. $ software-center ERROR:root:DebFileApplication import Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Reinstall package in CentOS

I am trying to install a perl package and getting the following dependencies error: [user@localhost Downloads]$ rpm -Uvh ImageMagick-6.8.4-9.i386.rpm error: Failed dependencies: libltdl.so.3 is ...
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Can I disable unattended Debian package updates?

Does debian have some sort of automated package update process? Im using it on a set of fanless PCs and noted that one had become v slow recently. On inspection the network LED showed lots of ...
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how to install older version of subversion in Linux Mint

With Linux Mint, when I install subversion the .svn metadata folders are not compatible with 1.6.18 of Eclipse subversion plugin (subclipse). I assume the plugin can only process 1.6 compliant ...
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How can I see which package manager is running?

I'm on Debian 6.0.5 (squeeze) and every now and then I see the following icon in the notifications area of the GNOME2 pannel: but black instead of red. It reads A package manager is working. Usually ...
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Install the same 64-bit packages as a 32-bit Xubuntu installation

I have been using a virtual machine (Xubuntu 12.10, with VMWare on a windows host) for all my programming work, which I am trying to transition from a 32-bit install to a 64-bit install. I am hoping ...
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Install x11 on my own linux system

I have developed my own tiny linux file system using buildroot and busybox. I used linux-2.6.38.8 kernel configured and cross-compiled for target system(X86) according to needs.Now the filesystem is ...
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Prevent clashing of development version with system packages

What I mean is, I intend to work a bit on an open source project which I already have installed through my system packages. What I'm wondering is if there is a suggested workflow for managing this ...
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How does APT deal with different programs with the same name?

I decided to finally learn vi and as I was doing that I realized that vi wasn't behaving as I expected. I learned from another post that this was because, on Ubuntu, vim-tiny is installed by default. ...
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How to find which package provides a file?

For example, I can't install package qcad because of error: "can't find qdict.h". How can I find the package which provides the file qdict.h so I can install the package qcad?
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Oracle 11g R2 on Redhat 6

I have a Solaris background, and I am new in RHEL, and I want to install Oracle 11g on it. I downloaded Oracle documentation, that illustrate how to install it for RHEL 6. The following or later ...
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Make yaourt does not reinstall when already installed

Is there a way to make yaourt does not reinstall when the package (from AUR) already installed $ yaourt -Q jruby local/jruby 1.7.3-1 but somehow $ yaourt --needed --noconfirm -S jruby keep ...
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Arch Linux steam installation failed due to signature error

I'm trying to install steam on my Arch and pacman said it can't install and showed the following error error: steam: signature from "Daniel Wallace <danielwallace@gtmanfred.com>" is invalid ...
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Using symbolic links and git to manage build versions

In general I follow the following workflow when I build any program (e.g. emacs, tmux, etc.) /home/opt/[name of the program]/builds/[version]/ bin lib share For example for a program like tmux I ...
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How to delete a library which is not visible for package manager?

Long time ago I've installed matplotlib which I need to remove. I did it from the source, so if I go to synaptic manager (I use ubuntu) then I don't see matplotlib installed. But I found ...
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When was the concept of remote repositories invented?

When were remote repositories, for any package manager, invented and implemented?
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Is Gobolinux active any more?

Today I hear about existence of a revolutionary distro named Gobolinux. I am very interested and excited about it (in particular its file structure). Unfortunately it is not updated for a while. ...
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How to upgrade a tbz package that I create in Freebsd?

I am newbie at freebsd packaging and I want to learn way of upgrade a package. I created a package on my development server and I installed it to test server by pkg_add foo-1.0.tbz then I changed ...
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Error when trying to install valgrind on Ubuntu 10.04

Having trouble tracking down a solution to the following problem. I am running Ubuntu 10.04. ~$ apt-get install valgrind Reading package lists... Done Reading state information... Done Some ...
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how to patch PKGBUILD to lib32

I installed Poco library on my Arch64 system using AUR. Sources were downloaded, compiled and the package succesfully installed. But now I need to patch the PKGBUILD so that I can compile 32-bit ...
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How to change yum's default downloader

By default yum uses curl to download packages from internet repositories. I want use axel instead of curl to download packages: is it possible?
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What is the corresponding freebsd command of these rpm commands?

I know about rpm, but I am newbie about freebsd packaging system. I learnt about how to create package and know I want learn how to get some information about packages or files. Can somebody give me ...
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How do I remove/uninstall a program that I have complied from source? [duplicate]

How do I remove a program that I have compiled from source using the ./configure; make; make install method? Does it matter whether I have kept the original directory that the source was stored in or ...
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How do I compile wxWidgets with the same options as the package as the repository?

I am compiling wxWidgets as a pre-step to compiling the newest version of pgAdmin3 since there isn't a deb version in the repository that supports version postgres 9.2. I am having troubles and ...
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apt-get update and package authentication

Sometimes when you try to apt-get install a program, you get a warning message about how some packages couldn't be authenticated. Doing an apt-get update will sometimes fix the problem, but sometimes ...
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Upgrade zsh on red hat 5 x86_64

My machine is running RHEL 5 x86_64 I'm facing a problem with oh-my-zsh The zsh version on my machine is zsh --version zsh 4.2.6 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu) There are no upgrades available via yum. ...
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debian/knoppix sources.list

Knoppix is a Debian-based Linux live DVD. I've liked the pre-installed packages in Knoppix so much, that I've installed it to disk. My question is about /etc/apt/sources.list. In Knoppix, the ...
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What is the difference between the packages postgresql and postgresql-9.n?

I know that packages postgresql-9.1, postgresql-9.2 etc., are packages for Postgresql database versions 9.1 and 9.2 and so on. What I don't know is what the package postgresql is for? Does installing ...
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Debian pinning - Use stable but install from testing/unstable when necessary | Also install deps from stable, backports when available

I am configuring a Debian 6 (Squeeze) x86 server, and want to install some packages from testing or unstable when needed, so I'm using pinning. I have configured my /etc/apt/sources.list as follow: ...
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Adding openSuSe mono repository?

Question: I want to install mono3 from here: http://download.mono-project.com/archive/3.0.3/linux/x64/ How can I add this link to the appropriate OpenSuse package installation program ? I tried ...
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Get package sources and repository link

Is there any way (dpkg, apt?) to get a package's sources and URL to repository, if available, in Debian ?
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Files in RPM packages

There is something strange with RPM packages. The listed contents, enumerated by rpm -ql differ from the actually presented files. For instance, I downloaded a openldap-servers-2.4.26-8.fc16.i686.rpm ...
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Could not perform immediate configuration on 'libstdc++6' on Nexenta

My original goal was setup service-network-ssh on Nexenta Illumos. As a result of the command apt-get install service-network-ssh I got the following message Reading package lists... Building ...
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Debian: Is it possible/safe to install packages from an older version of the repository?

I'm currently running Debian testing (Wheezy) and am trying to get SCIM working. I want to install the scim-pinyin package, but there is no such package available in the testing repository, although ...
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How do I fix these broken dependencies?

aptitude tells me I have some packages with broken dependencies: kmiller@debian-dev-box:~$ sudo aptitude search '.*' | grep ^.B iB console-setup-linux - Linux specific part of ...
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Is it normal that Fedora's yum list kernel-* shows two versions of kernel being used?

Is it true that the following shows that two versions of the kernel are being used? (Is the bold face -- the one enclosed in ** showing what is currently loaded / used). Basically, I just created a ...
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Can one install an armel Ubuntu package on armhf Ubuntu system?

My particular concern is about installing "coq" in Ubuntu 12.04 for Toshiba AC100 (armhf distro), which hasn't been built successfully for armhf, but is available for armel -- ...
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Synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions

Is there any way to synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions? There are several software packages that I need to synchronize between a Linux Mint installation and an Ubuntu ...
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Compile mkvtoolnix for router with customized firmware

I am using my router (asus-rt66u with customized firmware (tomato) as a media server. To get the tools I need, I have been using the optware package manager which has has bunch of cross-compiled ...
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Package manager for AIX

While installing Subversion on AIX (version 7.1) from the official site, there are dependencies I need to resolve first before I can proceed to install the subversion package. While installing the ...
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How can I get a package manager on a Samsung Chromebook?

I have enabled developer mode, and I can access the shell, but I don't have the emerge command, I remember reading that ChromeOS is built on Gentoo. How can I get a package manager on ChromeOS?
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Automate installation of VirtualBox Guest Additions via command-line

How can I install VirtualBox Guest Additions from a Bash script, in a unattended way? Whenever I run apt-get -y install dkms virtualbox-guest-dkms from the terminal I'm presented with a interactive ...
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Are there any non-GPL linux package managers?

I'm looking for a linux package manager for personal project. The main criterium is non-GPL (and it's variants) license. So far I've managed to find that only Slackware's pkgtools meet this rule, but ...
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How can I query for obsolete/outdated installed packages (ebuilds) on Gentoo?

Installed packages sometimes become obsolete because the package got version bumped and the ebuild for the old version got dropped. Also it happens that packages are dropped completely from the tree ...
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How to install apt-get without a package manager

How can I install apt-get on a 32-bit Linux System if I don't have an existing package manager, like yum? What do I need to get?
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See end-nodes of dependency graphs

I'm using Arch Linux, with its Pacman package manager. I want to keep my system as clean as possible, and that includes not having any unused packages installed. But, because of dependencies, it's not ...
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Why can't I find wireless-tools in Debian repositories?

I have installed the squeeze version of Debian on a computer in offline mode (no internet connection during installation). After the installation (that was successful) I edited /etc/apt/sources.list ...