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Debian package naming convention?

It's all very confusing. There are different examples out there, for e.g.: <package-name>_<epoch>:<upstream-version>-<debian.version>-<architecture>.deb source: ...
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“debuild -S” changes debian/control

I'm trying to modify an nvidia-related package from the Ubuntu Saucy repositories. I change the Build-Depends: line, I run debuild -S to generate a source upload for my PPA, and... surprise, the ...
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List of installed programs without running a program in the system

My Linux Mint 15 broke and there seems to be no way to fix it. I cannot boot it so I haven't got access to the terminal. What I'm going to do is make a backup of /home with a flash disk running Mint ...
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How can I know if a virtual package is “installed” on a Debian system?

Some packages, have a Provides: header. For example, the package postfix on Debian Wheezy has Provides: mail-transport-agent. The package mail-transport-agent which doesn't exist physically is ...
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Conflict between amd64 and i386 packages with same dependencies

I am running a Debian Wheezy (7.2), wich has a 64bit architecture, and wish to install cups and oracle xe on it. I installed cups through apt-get, and followed those steps to install oracle. However, ...
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Install specific version of X11 for xmonad?

I wanted to compile xmonad from source, so I checked out the code and ran the first command from the README. $ runhaskell Setup.lhs configure --user --prefix=$HOME Configuring xmonad-0.12... ...
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Gdm uninstallation fails (“pre-removal script returned error”)

I installed gdm on my vps and now I want to remove it but get this error: root@server2:/etc/init.d# apt-get remove gdm3 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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What kind of Linux can verify all of its files / packages like debsums(Debian), but more?

# debsums -a, --all check configuration files (normally excluded) However, there is large amount of temporary, ancillary files here and there, not only in tmp-dir. About 4,000 of binaries .pyc ...
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CentOS 6 - No Updates

I've had a CentOS 6.3 VM set up for some time now, but I'm not seeing any updates when I run yum check-update, or yum list-security. There has to be something (especially with Apache/MySQL!). If I ...
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Pruning the package tree with apt-get and yum

I love the Macports and Arch package managers, because I can generate a listing of all of the packages that I have manually installed, and "prune" the package tree every once in a while to keep my ...
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what is “play” command/package available by default in Linux Mint and how to remove it

I'm trying install play framework on Linux Mint and setup its variable: export PATH=$PATH:/relativePath/to/play But command can't run because it's being overlapped by another play command which was ...
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Adding ALSA module in Python in Linux

I have recently started working in linux, I wanted to to add ALSA module in my Python. I have used this, sudo apt-get install libasound2-dev After that I've installed pyalsa package, pyalsa ...
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Where are linux packages hosted? (Debian in particular)

I'm trying to understand some things about package managers Debian wheezy packages, like when you do apt-get install example and suppose you never added sources. Where does apt look for the package ...
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I just want to install a package! [closed]

I spent a few hours trying to install a package and didn't succeed; it seems like that just happens sometimes in a Linux environment. Background: The package I want to install is available as 1) a ...
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Universal package manager for install/uninstall? [duplicate]

All I truly want a package manager for is to install an app in a location of my choice, make symlinks if I want them, and remove everything when I'm done with the app. Keeping track of all the ...
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How to install software from Arch boot disk to existing Arch system?

I've got an existing Arch Linux installation. After booting from the installation media, is there some way to install software either from the installation media or using the network I've set up using ...
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Installing Packages Offline On Linux Mint

Is it possible to create a linux software package on windows ,store it on a USB stick and then install it on a linux system which is not connected to the internet ? For example I would like to ...
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What packages are installed by default in Debian? Is there a term for that set? Why some of those packages are `automatically installed` and some not?

It's a very simple question, but I wonder, is there a term to refer to the subset of packages that is automatically installed by Debian distribution? I though that it had something to do with ...
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debian/watch for Fedora

How do Fedora maintainers track new versions of upstream package sources? Is there anything like debian/watch in the Fedora/Red Hat world?
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What do '+b#' packages versions mean in Debian?

Today I checked out my upgrades and saw 63 upgrades in Debian testing. Fine. I got curious because most of them are held back, so I used -V to see the versions. To my surprise, most of them where ...
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Incompatible versions of libsqlite3-0 (i386 and amd64) block each other

I'm trying to install the various i386 libraries required for skype on linux (debian 7.0 wheezy 64-bit), but I've run into a problem where apparently the two versions of libsqlite-3-0 are each ...
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Does Control+C delete the files that you were downloading and installing? [closed]

If you are installing a package in the terminal and you use Control+C to stop it, does it also undo all the changes and remove the files that it downloaded?
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Using ABI_X86 in Gentoo

For one reason or another (I've been busy, I guess), it's been months since I've updated my Gentoo system. And, as you can imagine, this means there's a lot of packages (and USE changes) I need to go ...
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How to download a file from repo, and install it later w/o internet connection?

Assuming that I want to install a program called leafpad later. Currently the only way to install it is via: yum install leafpad -y but I want to save this and install it later without internet ...
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Ways to update Ubuntu (debian-based distros) offline

What is the easiest way to update/upgrade an offline Ubuntu machine with the help of a Windows machine that has internet access? This question also applies to installing new packages offline and not ...
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Uninstalling software packages, without removing the downloaded .deb in apt-cache?

Currently I am running Wheezy 32-bit, and recently I installed FreeSWITCH from the official repos. However, I realized that for the purpose I had in mind, I needed to rebuild FreeSWITCH myself, from ...
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How do I create an RPM package that would fail a YUM transaction if certain creteria are met

I'm trying to package a product consisting of many packages. I'm successful with writing all the spec files, the dependencies between the packages and so on. They're all installed and work fine. The ...
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How to quickly create a local apt repository for random packages using a Debian based linux distribution?

Some situations call for manually installing a local package using dpkg -i <packagename>. Sometimes it may be further useful to leverage the functionality of apt with that package so the ...
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Will purging GNOME remove gedit? [closed]

If I remove the GNOME desktop environment from my Debian 7 installation, will that also remove additional applications like gedit or will they remain installed and usable?
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Equivs: enhance or update an existing package without uninstalling?

Some background: I'm using Debian 7 as my main environment, and I want to tell my system that I have glibc = 2.15 in addition to the environment's required glibc = 2.13 for the purposes of using some ...
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equivs-build / apt-get: how to preserve directory

I'm building some packages for a private repository using equivs-build. The files are installing ok using apt-get install but when I go to remove them they are trying to delete the whole folder ...
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fail to install kolab dependencies

I need some help. I'm trying to setup a kolab sever to be used by computer science students at my college, starting this fall. I had a bit of some trouble setting up ldap, bur after some experimenting ...
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building Debian package fails at dh_auto_install stage

I'm trying to build a very simple debian package. I have two files, main_file and functions, they are both shell scripts, functions is sourced by main_file. There are no dependencies on any external ...
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Wrapper for package managers

There are a lot of language-specific package managers like cpan for perl, cabal for haskell etc. When we want to install some software, it can sometimes be installed from a corresponding repo, with ...
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Installing libxml2 on secure Debian box

I have a very stripped Debian distro on a small custom computer that I purchased (don't know much about this distro as it was recommended on some site). The name is 'sid' and runs 2.6.37.1 kernel. ...
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What happens to the old binary when a new one compiled from source?

I've compiled git from source after git from the repository was already installed via the package manager. In that process, the "from source" git took its place as the "main system git". ...
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How can I check whether I have installed non-free software?

I'm thinking of a program which would scan packages and report some statistics about them - and report all packages that contain non-free software. It would of course have to include kernel modules, ...
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Why is yum's tab completion slow?

Why is yum's tab completion slow? Is it because it needs to connect to the internet? If yes, how can I disable that?
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Fedora's command-not-found doesn't work [duplicate]

I've recently installed Fedora 19. Packagekit-command-not-found is installed. But it's own examples doesn't work. When I enter gedti the output is: bash: gedti: command not found... Similar command ...
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Fedora's command-not-found doesn't work

I've recently installed Fedora 19. Packagekit-command-not-found is installed. But its own examples don't work. When I enter gedti the output is: bash: gedti: command not found... Similar command is: ...
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How to install Cherokee web server on Debian Wheezy?

I'm trying to install Cherokee webserver on Debian Wheezy. All the docs and websites that I've visited suggest that apt-get install cherokee will do it, but when I do that, I see: $ apt-get install ...
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Can I ignore failed package installation statuses?

I've upgraded a package with apt-get upgrade on debian 6. The upgrade failed, but I understand why (one of the init scripts had been customised, and the upgrade script was attempting to use the old ...
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What is the equivalent of apt-file in portage, if any? [duplicate]

Hunting for dependencies when compiling software from the scratch is practically unavoidable. In Debian-based Linux distributions which use the apt-get utility to manage packages, there is also a nice ...
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How to use zypper in bash scripts for someone coming from apt-get?

I have a few questions about moving from apt-get to zypper in bash scripts. What is the equivalent of this? sudo apt-get install curl --assume-yes (where curl could be any package) I found the ...
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Can't Install netflix-desktop in Debian…Aptitude Has Unmet/Broken Dependencies

I'm trying to install the netflix-desktop package in Debian 'jessie'. I was able to get this to work on my laptop running Debian 'wheezy' a few months ago, but on my desktop I keep running into these ...
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Debian Wheezy : problem installing .deb package that uses update-rc.d with dependancy numbers

I'm trying to install a .deb file, written by us, on a new Debian Wheezy system. The .deb file was originally written for Lenny so is fairly old. I've tracked down one point where the installation ...
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Emacs 24 and linux distributions

I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was very disappointed that emacs 24 was not yet supported for it. I found some links where you could build it from source, but regardless I am looking for a ...
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Installing Git Unit

I am trying to install git using my yum command Following is the error log Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager Updating certificate-based repositories. ...
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How to install sshfs on Linux Mint?

I am trying to install sshfs on Linux Mint to mount remote folders over SSH. I've Googled up and down on how to install sshfs (as the command is not available to me) and I'm beating my head against ...
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Debian Unstable: How do I install this i386 package under AMD64 using multiarch?

I am currently running Debian unstable (sid) on a AMD64 platform. I have previously enabled multiarch by: dpkg --add-architecture i386 ...and successfully installed some i386 packages, including ...