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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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Check and fix all files from Debian packages.

I've been having some memory corruption issues, causing random crashes, but I've fixed them now. However, I'm concerned that some packages may be corrupted (as naturally any package update has to go ...
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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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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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Upgrading Ubuntu 13.09 to 13.10 for LTS?

I am trying to upgrade my ubuntu installation so I can begin working with mod_mono for apache. I tried to the usual upgrade command but I am getting some odd results. Any help would be much ...
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Can I disable all man pages?

Specifically on a raspberry pi (running Raspbian Wheezy), but also in general, can I disable all man pages? This would mean no stored man pages, no "processing triggers for man-db", and so on and so ...
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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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Keeping track of programs

When I install a simple program it often uses make && make install and doesn't often even have an uninstall target. If I wish to upgrade a program, is it standard protocol to assume it just ...
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Package build system for Debian (like Fedora Koji)

I would like to deploy private deb package build machine with web interface and Git integration (probably some kind of Koji). Does it exist? If not so, I wonder, how these huge amounts of packages ...
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Hacking caja on mint

I'm trying to add a couple of changes to caja on Mint (MATE edition) and I'm trying to test them out, manually. Doing autogen.sh && make && sudo make install on the upstream version ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How to install ap-hotspot

I can't seem to install ap-hotspot on ubuntu 12.04. I read somewhere that I should run the following commands: $ sudo su - # add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 # aptitude update # aptitude ...
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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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Duplicate sources in Ubuntu 14.10's APT files, are they OK?

So I was preparing to upgrade to ubuntu 15.04 and I was going through and cleaning things up and this is one of things that stood out to me. W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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How can I “reset” aptitude?

I've inherited an Ubuntu 12.04 server where package management is completely messed up. Any aptitude command fails with errors like this one (for every installed package, as far as I can tell): dpkg: ...
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How can I make apt-listbugs forget about pinned packages of already seen bugs?

I installed apt-listbugs to be aware of all the possible important bugs before installing any package from testing. I decided to pin the packages since there was grave bugs that would prevent me from ...
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Device tree compiler won't update

I have a problem on Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to flash a Toradex Colibri T20 with Linux, following these instructions: http://falstaff.agner.ch/2014/03/16/colibri-t20-upstream-linux-kernel/. However, ...
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How to manage Debian source code packages using aptitude or apt?

Background: I would like to regularly download and install source to /usr/src for certain important development packages. (For me: Qt5 and friends.) I have seen this other question about one-time ...
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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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Not able to install modules p5-Expect, P5-IO-Tty, p5-IO-Stty, p5-Digest-MD5, p5-YAML in FreeBSD 10

I have installed OS FreeBSD 10.1 and installed perl 5.16 from my folder /usr/ports/lang/perl5.16. then i did: # portsnap fetch # portsnap extract then I am trying to make install clean port ...
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Broken System due to upgrading libc6

I am using Kali, and I tried to upgrade libc6, because it comes with a lower version than I need. After downloading the latest package from the debian repo ...
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Install Newest R-crn in linux mint

I am trying to figure out how to install the newest version of R on linux mint 17 I have the same problem as this poster Installing R-base in Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon However due to captcha I cannot ...
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Is there a way to see why certain dependency of a package is needed?

I was about to install mysql-client-5.5 package which has debianutils package as a dependency. However, I first checked which binaries are installed with debianutils package. It installs nine ...
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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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rpm package not updating as I update the spec file

I have some statement the %post section of my rpm spec file of the form echo "printing A" I updated the spec file to make it "printing B" but the new rpms I'm creating still echo "printng A" What ...
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Repo Management

I've been mirroring RedHat repos locally to maintain consistency among our infrastructure servers using the instructions located at: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/23016 My question is though, ...
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Why does Calamares think there isn't enough space?

I am exploring the Maui distro and this is my first experience with Calamares. During the 'prepare' stage of Calamares it complains that my system doesn't have at least 6GB of available drive space. ...
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How often are user repositories abused? [closed]

No matter which distribution you use, you probably have a package manager and most likely installed one or two packages from an "unofficial source", meaning a regular user has provided it. As ...
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Difference between /opt/bin and /opt/X/bin directories

The /opt/ directory in Linux is used for installing add on packages. What is the difference between the /opt/<package>/bin directory and the /opt/<package>/X/bin directory? What is the ...
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How to find out which (not installed) package a file belongs to?

On Debian systems (and derivatives): $ dpkg --search /bin/ls coreutils: /bin/ls That is, the file /bin/ls belongs to the Debian package named coreutils. But this only works if the package is ...
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List packages coming from a specific Codename or Suite (apt based systems)

I already know how to list every package from a given "origin", thanks to aptitude awesome search features: aptitude search "?origin(My Backports)" However, in the repository Release file, there ...
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Is it possible to have a Debian package pre-install script run apt-get commands?

I'm creating a Debian package that has a few dependencies not found in the official repositories. Simply specifying these other packages as dependencies doesn't cut it, as their installations alone ...
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cannot install wine on 17.1 mint: unmet dependencies, broken packages

i have a Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca - Release amd64 20141126]/ trusty contrib main non-free installed, and the apt-get install wine wont do the trick. it returns the following: Some packages could not ...
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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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is there a system-wide “extension” to /etc/services that does not get replaced on package updates?

I know how to use /etc/services but if I change it and the inetd package is later updated via apt-get to a new default one, my changes are gone (happened to me on a apt-get dist-upgrade from Debian ...
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What is the real difference between “apt-get” and “aptitude”? (How about “wajig”?)

I know that both apt-get and aptitude are command line package management interfaces on Debian derived Linux, with different options, but I'm still somewhat confused. Under the hood, aren't they ...
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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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How to run Arch Linux pacaur non-interactively?

I want to be able to install packages unattended with the Arch Linux package manager pacaur. On Ubuntu, one can do: apt-get -y install htop What is the equivalent in Arch Linux, using Pacaur?
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Pacman(Arch linux) on LFS

Is it possible to have a package manager(in my case pacman) on LFS? Not just compiling it will it work?
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Why are the packages in the official repo often very out of date?

I like the idea of a package manager because it's a central source for finding the applications I need and I can keep track of versions and updates very easily. I recently downloaded and installed ...
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Debian repo mirror or cache

Our company will soon have hundreds of vending machines running a custom Debian 7.x based image made with debootstrap. We want to set up the clients to be automatically updated keep the patch levels ...
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Changing manifest values in RPM built with FPM

I'm using the delightfully–named Effing Package Manager (FPM) to build RPMs and DEBs for a project. After publishing the generated RPM with createrepo, I noted the following lines in the generated ...
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How to get information about deb package archive?

How to get information about .deb package archive? Like: package information, version, installed-size, architecture, description and licensing information etc. from .deb package archive?
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Update from elementary OS Freya beta to stable

Freya stable released toady and I have installed Freya beta 2. I want to update to stable so tried using sudo apt-get dist-upgradebut it shows nothing. Do I have to make a clean install or is a update ...