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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 see,...
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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. /usr/...
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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, which it continues like this: Err http://32.repository.backtrack-linux.org/ revolution/main liblaunchpad-integration1 0.1.35 Could not resolve '32.repository.backtrack-...
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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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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 apt-...
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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 libboost-regex1.40-...
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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 /home/john/deb/debtest-1....
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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 (famously team-pkg-gnome), while some are maintained in git, and others in some other VCS. Is there a way to know where the source of a ...
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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 (sys-libs/ncurses-6.0:5/6::...
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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 rpm-...
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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 14....
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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 ...