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Getting latest version of software with/without Sourceforge

I want the latest version of software/programs that I have installed on my computer. I figured the best way to do this would be to download the latest one from SourceForge directly rather than via ...
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Depends: gcc but it is not installable

I think I mistakenly deleted a gcc package from the system (Ubuntu 14.04). and now can't install anything on my system. Below is a sample output when I try apt-get -f install. Please Help! ...
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Weird Wine dependency problems on Xubuntu

I'm on 64-bit Xubuntu 14.10. Nvidia graphics with the proprietary drivers, if that matters. I just ran apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, so I should be up to date. My CPU architecture is ...
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Create yum repo with multiple keys

I need to create a yum repository but I have 5 gpgkeys, the idea is to configure the repo and each package install its own gpgkey automatically. In other words, I need to configure multiple gpgkeys ...
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Three Debian package management tools: apt-get vs. aptitude vs. wajig [duplicate]

Debian Linux offers various command-line package management tools. Perhaps the three most popular such general-purpose tools are apt-get, aptitude, and wajig. When they are used for ordinary ...
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How to get ALL kinds of reverse package dependencies: reverse-depends pendant for non-Ubuntu distributions

I would like to find all possible reverse dependencies (no need for recursive reverse dependencies) of a certain package p, that is, I want to find all packages which depend on p. This shall include ...
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Debian server management GUI

I have to manage a number of Debian servers (one as the KVM host, and the others as virtual servers for File management, Infrastructure management - DNS, DHCP etc, and finally a Debian based ...
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can't ppa-purge ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-beta

I installed a beta chromium and now want to purge it on linux mint using ppa-purge. I get all sorts of errors. I also confirmed that the browser has not been deleted/removed from my system as I just ...
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How to name your program to avoid duplicate executables

I am currently developing a piece of software. I am curious how to avoid a naming duplicate. There could be the same name used by a different manufacturer. For example, I want to name my program ...
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How to check which user installed the package or software?

Multi-user system. Fedora 12 x86_64. All users are sudoers.
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Resolving conflict on Manjaro update 2015-07-02

I'm updating Manjaro (arclinux), but there are some errors that could not be resolved: ==> New package : extra/libgudev 230-1 (required by colord) ==> ...
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How to update my local repo that i am using to serve local machines?

I have created a local repo with 618 packages and made it available for my local servers.So that they dont fetch updates directly from RHEL repo. Here are some info about my local repo: ...
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How do I get to know where a package came from?

On systems using apt: How do I get to know whether an installed package came from main, contrib or non-free?
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In Debian, how to recover /usr/share/doc?

On an old laptop running debian Jessie, I was doing an upgrade sudo apt-get upgrade But during the process, I checked the free space with df and saw that soon, less than 20 seconds, there will be ...
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Setting up a dev environment for different distro than one installed

I am looking to be able to set up a development environment. Here's the deal, I prefer to run arch as my operating system but I also maintain packages for an ubuntu based distro and I was wondering ...
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Have kickstart install TCPdump

I have a kickstart file for RHEL 6 and in the package section for the installing of the TCPdump command line utility I put tcpdump as the package name. Like I did with java and g++ in the kickstart ...
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Fedora12, yum can't find repositories [duplicate]

For some reasons I have to use old distro Fedora12, and yum in its default configuration is unable to locate URLs for packages. % yum search gcc Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit Error: Cannot ...
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Unable to install any package in Linux mint 17

I am not able to install any software. I tried the commands like sudo apt-get -f install, sudo apt-get autoclean and sudo dpkg --configure -a after some googling. But no success till yet. Please help ...
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Yumdownloader downloads packages of different architecture also

On a x86_64 machine, if I run the command - yumdownloader <pkg_name> , it downloads both i686 and x86_64 arch packages whereas on a i686 machine, it only downloads the i686 package. How to fix ...
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What's the damage if I accidently remove the libX11 package?

I accidently remove the libX11 package using the repository manager. The repository manager seems to remove all the other packages which depend on libX11. After removing, when I restart my computer, ...
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I want to trigger yum's RPM transaction myself by executing a rpm -ivh command. Which part of yum's source code do I change?

I would like to execute the rpm install command instead of letting YUM do it by changing its source code. Which part of the source code do I change ? I need this as I need to give additional options ...
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Private APT repository not upgrading

I am involved in developing a product based on Linux which was to be utilizing APT as an auto-update system. I've created 3 versions of the package in .deb format. They have the same package name ...
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Where to find third party repositories containing the software I want to install?

I'm using sles for my company pc. Now I want to install a new desktop environment. I run zypper lr, below is the output: # | Alias | Name |Enabled | ...
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Why can't I install multiple versions of a shared library?

There are often instances where a certain program will depend on library version x.y and another on x.z but, as far as I'm aware, no package manager will allow me to install both x.y and x.z. ...
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How to pass options to RPM through YUM CLI?

I would like to pass the --excludepath option to RPM through YUM since YUM doesn't provide an option like that. The --excludepath option tells the rpm command to exclude all files that start with the ...
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Find and remove the packages that provides desktops environments

Recently upgraded to Fedora 22; I now have the following desktop environments to choose from at login: Gnome Gnome Classic Gnome Wayland Plasma (KDE) Kodi Xmonad How do I remove items from this ...
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apt-get doesn't recognize TeX as already installed

I tried installing TexLive by downloading the install-tl-unx.tar.gz file from here and extracting it, then doing sudo perl install-tl and I added the following to /etc/profile: ...
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Installing Kali Linux

This is my 4th attempt at installing Kali Linux mini on Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop. When I get to dialog that says "Select components to install" there is no way to select additional components it ...
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Installed from source code, but when checking installed-version, it's showing old-version. How to reslove?

OS: Fedora 12, x86_64 [root@earth]# rpm -qa cmake cmake-2.6.4-5.fc12.x86_64 But I installed cmake-3.2.3 from source code. How to check installed version that is installed from source code? How to ...
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Cannot install wine and playonlinux

I am in elementary OS Freya. sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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preventing dpkg-buildpackage using /usr/bin as installation destination

Briefly, I am building a Debian package. Everything works fine with packaging except the point, that after packaging my application is always in the /usr/bin folder. It's actually a Python ...
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zypper install specific major version without specifying the minor version

I am writing a script that installs some packages and does some configuration work. I want the script to install a specific major version of a package, but I do not care which minor version of the ...
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How to Fix Synaptic Error 403 problem?

I'm having an annoying issue with Synaptic Package Manager on Linux Mint where it's just giving me Error 403 when I try to update the repository list. I can't figure out the source of the problem, ...
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Mac OS X how to verify particular packages are installed

In a BASH script I need to check if gcc, g++, cpp, make, libpng devel, zlib devel, git, Java (including devel files), ant and pkg-config are available on Mac OS X and if not, I need to prompt user to ...
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What sites can be added to toast?

I am using toast - packageless package manager because I have no root access. One of the sites toast looks up packages is the now defuct site freshmeat.net. I tried to add ...
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Linux Mint Rebecca - Packages 404 Not Found

Whenever I do sudo apt-get update I get the following error W: Failed to fetch http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu/dists/rebecca/mongodb-org/3.0/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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How can i fix my package manager?

Im running Debian 7.0 (3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64) for about a year now and it's running fine. Yesterday I did a apt-get dist-upgrade and after some fidling with Nginx it worked fine again. However, ...
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Packages Containing 'dfsg' in Version Number Causing Issues

I am running the same Python software under both Mint 13 and Mint 17.1 – both are 64-bit. Prior to 64-bit operation the software was running on Mint 13 32-bit. On 64-bit Mint 13 everything works as ...
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Why does this command remove more packages than I want it to?

When I run the following command: # apt-get purge unity-scopes-m* I expect it to delete the following packages: unity-scope-manpages unity-scope-musicstores unity-scope-musique Instead, it wants ...
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can't open rstudio in linux debian wheezy error 'GLIBC_2.14' not found

I get the following error when trying to run rstudio on my Debian: rstudio: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by rstudio) I've uninstalled and reinstalled R ...
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How do you downgrade multiple packages in arch linux?

I am trying to downgrade the vim package on arch linux to an earlier version (as I need to use an earlier version of ruby which breaks it [ref]). running downgrade vim and selecting the version ...
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Before upgrading a package, how can I know what files will be modified?

I have to update some machines, but I am using a patched version of linux, and don't want packages to modify specific files. To be clearer here is a list of the actions I don't want a package to be ...
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Add parameter to admin file for pkgrm

I'm trying to do a pkgadd on Solaris with non-interactive. Somehow pkgadd -d /home/mypackage -n doesn't work. While reading the man page, I found out that i can disable interaction by using admin ...
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How do I turn a local yum repository into a local satellite for many other repositories

I am not sure I am asking this question in the best way. I am doing my best to ask it in the clearest way possible. I would like to build a local (to my cluster) yum repository server such that I ...
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Centos 7.1.1503 no longer has some static libs that python packages assume are present

I ran repoquery -ql readline-devel and it revealed that only various .so libs are a part of this repository. /usr/include/readline /usr/include/readline/chardefs.h /usr/include/readline/history.h ...
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How to find through scripts that peer-to-peer file-sharing applications are installed in Linux?

We want to find out whether there is any peer-to-peer file sharing is installed on Linux machine. Some examples of these applications include - Napster Kazaa ARES Limewire IRC Chat Relay BitTorrent ...
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Installing packages to a Linux Server without internet connection

I have a production server (in my case Suse Linux) that is not connected to the outside internet. I can copy files to it via SCP and I have root rights, but I would not be able to connect to remote ...
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Debian Packaging with JavaSwing?

On my Ubuntu 14.04 machine I am developing a java swing application and I'm compiling it with oracle java version "1.7.0_80" In the myapp-1.0.0/DEBIAN/control file I put the following information: ...
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How can I find the list of packages available in Chrome OS?

How can I find a list of all the packages I could install on a Chromebook, without having a Chromebook or installing Chrome OS? I'm interested in Linux packages that could be installed in Developer ...
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Unmet dependencies when trying to build chromium browser on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install the necesarry dependencies for building Chromium on Ubuntu 14.04, and I am facing the following message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: g++-4.8-multilib : ...