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Trying to get a better understanding of dependencies and how to maintain the “perfect” system [on hold]

EDIT: Isolated my questions to one specific topic: I read stories where people want to uninstall an application and apt-get wants gnome-desktop or something huge to be removed as well. Some say its ...
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Error in removing and updating linux-image

Whenever i try to update Elementary OS i get the following error Removing linux-image-extra-3.13.0-32-generic (3.13.0-32.57) ... Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d . run-parts: executing ...
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“No package stress available, nothing to do” and "bash: yum-config-manager:command not found

I am trying to install the stress package on CentOS 7 virtual machine running on vmware player on windows 7 laptop. I have tried many packages and have updated yum but whenever I run sudo yum install ...
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What is an appropriate naming structure for storing application packages?

I need to determine an appropriate directory naming structure for a package management system. The original directory structure was not POSIX-compliant in any way and certainly not UNIX-style (you'll ...
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How to tidy up the .keywords file on a gentoo system?

One can select testing packages on a gentoo stable system by adding a line with the following syntax to keywords list: cat /etc/portage/package.keywords =dev-python/ipython-0.13.2 ~amd64 # and many ...
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Why does apt-get remove leave package-installed cron files lying around?

Is there a good reason why apt-get remove leaves installed cron files in place where an apt-get purge or apt-get remove --purge is actually required to completely remove them? Example files may be: ...
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why does my desktop still act a lot like fedora 20 even after upgrading to fedora 21?

I upgraded to fedora 21 a few weeks ago (via fedup), but some stuff still feels like Fedora 20. First example: cat /etc/fedora-release does say Fedora release 21 (Twenty One). But, nevertheless, my ...
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npm style OS package manager. Packages local to a directory

Is there any distro or package manager with the following npm-like characteristics?: Packages are installed to their own directory, chosen by the user at install time. As opposed to packages ...
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Relationship between distribution & package manager

A little consideration will show that each/every Linux distribution correlates/associates with a specific Package Manager. For example: APT: Debain Family (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.) RPM: RedHat ...
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How to create user-defined tasks in Debian?

According to the Debian terminology, a task is a collection of several individual Debian packages all related to a specific activity (see here). Tasks can be installed through the tasksel program ...
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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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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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CentOS - install using yum Apache 2.4

I need Apache 2.4 in CentOS because with Apache 2.2 mod_proxy_wstunnel is not possible. I have tried https://fedorahosted.org/SoftwareCollections/ but unfortunately its for RHEL after installing i ...
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How to install libsnmp on CentOS 6.5?

I'm trying to use software on my server that requires libsnmp. I tried running: yum list libsnmp But it says: Error: No matching Packages to list I also tried: yum search libsnmp But it ...
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How do I install dpkg in Puppy Linux ?

Puppy Linux contains the package manager PPM (Puppy Package Manager), I do not know how to use the command line for PPM, is it possible to install dpkg onto Puppy Linux ?
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Problem installing John the Ripper Jumbo on Kali - libssl-dev dependecy

I am trying to install John the Ripper Jumbo on my Kali box. For some reason the version of Kali I recently installed as the host OS on a spare laptop does not seem to have NTLM hash support (whereas ...
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Is it possible to remove vi?

I want to remove the vi text editor from Linux but it does not show up as a package in aptitude. Is it possible to remove this? I have already removed vim by running sudo apt-get remove vim I am ...
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Can't edit Software Sources in Software Manager

I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon 17 When I try to install packages I get "check internet Connection" I've looked for this error.. I've found that I must edit the "Software sources" In Software Manager.. ...
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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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“UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xff in position 0: invalid start byte” error when attempting to remove nvidia-304 package

I'm trying to remove package nvidia-304 from my system (Ubuntu 14.04) but I'm getting this error: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 283298 files and directories currently ...
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Reinstalling all Debian packages

I killed by mistake a dpkg process running in the background and I would like to reinstall all packages to be sure everything is allright. First, I tried to get a list of all packages and reinstall ...
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Why are commands used in (pre|post)inst scripts not listed in dependencies?

I constantly get error messages, that xargs or some other admittedly basic command is missing, when trying to install .deb files with dpkg in a minimal linux environment. xargs is part of the ...
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how to update packages to current versions on the RH family of distros?

I am a amateur+ administrator (use Linux since 1993 on a number of machines (from 1 to 50)), this is to say that I never went deep-neck into gory details of the differences between distributions and ...
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How to install Apache Ant using pkgsrc?

http://pkgsrc.se/devel/apache-ant says Apache Ant is in pkgsrc. However, $ pkgin se apache-ant No results found for apache-ant $ and $ pkgin show-category devel | ack ant tre-0.8.0 ...
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Zentyal dpkg dependecy install problems because packages are not configured

I have done a fresh install of Zentyal 3.5, which is based on Ubuntu 14.04. To be fully operational, several modules must be installed. Many of these modules failed to install since a chain of them ...
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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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pkgsrc package install message

When installing gnupg2 on Mac OS X 10.10.2 using pkgsrc I got a message $ pkgin install gnupg2 ... =========================================================================== The following files ...
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Error while trying to create RPM for java app

I'm new to RPM packaging and I got stuck for quite a long time and cannot find root cause of the problem. I'm not quite sure I fully understand the concept of BuildRoot in the spec file. My RPM ...
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How to install php5-auth-pam on newer versions of Ubuntu?

I'm trying to install php5-auth-pam on Ubuntu 14.04, but package doesn't exist after Ubuntu 12.04. I've tried by downloading package here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/php5-auth-pam I've done ...
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Remove only unused dependencies using Synaptic

As all distros, install much unused software, so does PCLinuxOS. But when I am trying to remove this software using Synaptic, it marks the dependencies as "to be removed" too. The problem is that ...
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FreeBSD package installation offline

I am trying to learn FreeBSD and have been trying to install xorg-minimal, gedit and libreoffice offline for a couple of weeks now (read manual) and just keep going around in circles. It is a new ...
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Is there a Software-Center (like in Ubuntu) in Debian?

I wondered if there is some easy to use Software-Center in Debian as well. (You can search and install software easily with it.) Software Center The program can be used to add and manage ...
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Should I restart after a pacman upgrade?

after running sudo pacman -Syyu or sudo pacman -S [something to install] should I restart just to be safe?
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Why I was able to fix a broken package with aptitude but I could not with either apt-get or synaptic?

Yesterday I upgraded my Debian Testing and Audacious stopped to work. Troubleshooting I found that the problem was that it was updated to a recent version but the needed plugins were not. I tried to ...
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apt-get error: trying to overwrite shared 'filename', which is different from other instances of package 'package'

I tried installing several Ubuntu packages on Debian Wheezy, but it failed and now I have broken packages. The problem is, running apt-get -f install fails as well, with this error: Preparing to ...
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How does Linux upgrade packages that are in use?

I am using Arch Linux and I can do a system upgrade while surfing the net for example. How can the browser package be upgraded if the program itself is in use? Or the Kernel for example? Doesn't the ...
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Listing packages in Yum that depend on another installed package

I am trying to install a 3rd-party RPM package on RHEL5 which depends on version 3.4 of sqlite. According to Yum I already have 3.3.6 installed. Is there a way to list the installed packages that ...
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opkg can't find apache

I'm trying to get a LAMP stack running on my BeagleBone Black, but I'm getting foiled early: opkg can't seem to find the apache2 package. According to the Angstrom page, it should exist: ...
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Help with apt-get on non-internet connected device

I have a Linux based OS running on an embedded piece of hardware. According to the manufacturer of this device, it's based on the Ångström distribution. This device cannot be connected to the ...
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RPM %install section

So, I am somewhat puzzled by the rpmbuild process. I'm now maintaining a slew of scripts previously created and while most work, there are enough differences between them that finding a consistent ...
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Is it safe to empty /usr/share/doc?

I don't need the man pages and documentations on my debian server. Is it save to empty that folder completely to free up some disk-space, by replacing all files in that folder with empty dummy files. ...
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CentOS: List the installed RPMs by date of installation/update?

I'm on a CentOS machine. I updated and installed some packages a few weeks back, but I don't remember the name of every package or the names of every dependency. I used yum. Can I list the packages ...
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How to find out which package a user belongs to?

In Linux distributions, some packages create user accounts. How can I determine which package created a given user? I want to know specifically for Fedora and Ubuntu, but answers for other ...
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Mac OS X package installer generation/building on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm implementing a building server for an application that will run on Android, Linux and Mac OS X. I already have in place the scripts for apks and debs generation and I need to do the same for Mac ...
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Should I replace my system binary of PHP in /usr/bin with a self compiled one? [closed]

I had PHP version 5.4 installed on my Mac 10.9 machine and wanted to upgrade to 5.6. I downloaded the source files and ran ./configure, make and make install. I looked and it seems to have compiled ...
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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 to remove message when opening terminal/solve?

I am receiving the below message whenever I open the terminal. Repository u'ffmulticonverter_stable': Error parsing config: Error parsing "baseurl = u'ppa:ffmulticonverter/stable'": URL must be ...
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How to install packages without any package manager

I would like to install a package, let's say openssh-client, in my distribution. The problem is that none of the package managers I know are installed on it. # sudo apt-get install openssh sudo: ...
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FreeBSD - major and minor upgrades using ports?

while upgrading my FreeBSD for the first time (from 10.0 --> 10.1) I got confused about the different possibilities. As far as I understand, freebsd-update does a binary update of FreeBSD like pkg ...
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remove cupsd completly?

i tried using apt-get remove cupsd but i found traces of it in different locations and it is still running and listening. how can i rip it completely from my machine? is it possible to remove the dpkg ...