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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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Where can I find gtkglextmm for centos 6?

Yet another "where can I find" question. I'm looking for gtkglextmm, the gtk/gl C++ wrapper, for CentOS 6. On my Ubuntu system, I know you can get it with sudo apt-get install ...
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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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How can I reliably “hold” a package in Debian?

I have a package in Debian that has been manually patched (not ideal, I know) that I must hold at its current version so upgrades don't overwrite the patched changes (I will manually inspect and apply ...
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How to recreate /var/lib/dpkg/status?

I have deleted some files around /var/lib/dpkg/, namely: /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/lib/dpkg/available /var/lib/dpkg/info/* I understand Debian uses these files to keep some information about ...
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Conflict between libtwolame0 and libtwolame0:i386

I am trying to install Skype on Debian Stretch (testing) amd64 (skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb), which depends on libasound2-plugins:i386 which itself transitively depends on libtwolame0:i386. ...
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How to install the latest Python version on Debian separately or upgrade?

I'm still new to Linux, so I'm still trying to understand where executables and their libraries are and how to install packages, so I have Debian Wheezy 7.3 which has these Python versions: Python ...
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How to check available package versions in rpm systems?

If I want to check available versions of a package in Debian, I run apt-cache policy pkgname which in the case of wajig gives: wajig: Installed: 2.01 Candidate: 2.01 Version table: *** 2.01 0 ...
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How to keep my Debian system with the latest packages?

Most of the "Software" I install on my server needs to be the latest release (Java, Tomcat, MySQL-Cluster). So I never have the luck, that there are pre-built Debian packages (in the distribution) ...
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How to know disk space occupied by packages in OpenWrt?

I am trying to configure OpenWrt on my device and got out of space. I was downloading some tooling packages. Now how can I determine their weights so that decide what to uninstall? Is it possible to ...
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How to install / parse build dependencies from debian/control?

Let's suppose you downloaded a source code folder, that contains an existing /debian/ folder as well as /debian/control file. Let's suppose the package in question is not in Debian official ...
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clear apt-get list

I am building an image for an embedded Linux based on Debian. I did use apt-get update before on the device that I want to use as a base for that image, so the lists under /var/lib/apt/lists are quite ...
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How to find out if a specific package is installed on Debian?

I'm working with a Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspbian 5/5/2015 and some guides that are a few years old. I've got an external NTFS HDD hooked up to the Pi. Due to the articles age(s), common practices ...
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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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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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Finding all software packages in Debian that provide a particular alternative

The Debian distribution has the Debian Alternatives System. From the Wiki: The Debian alternatives system creates a way for several programs that fulfill the same or similar functions to be ...
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Mint 17.2 Synaptic Package Manager

I recently installed Mint 17.2 (Rafalea) on a HP-255 G1 laptop. It was one of the smoothest installs I have ever done. However I have found a major issue with the Synaptic Package Manager. Whilst it ...
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How to combine deb dependencies into main package?

I want to include deb-dependencies with main deb-package. Consider 1 deb package which have 19 deb dependencies, so I have to install all packages by dpkg -i *.deb. If all 19 dependencies can be ...
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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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How does APT deal with different programs with the same name?

I decided to finally learn vi and as I was doing that I realized that vi wasn't behaving as I expected. I learned from another post that this was because, on Ubuntu, vim-tiny is installed by default. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to see package version without install?

I want to see the version of a package before I install it. How can I do this?
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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 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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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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Install a package and all its dependencies without a confirmation prompt with FreeBSD pkg

Is there a way to automatically install packages and their dependencies, like with apt-get -y in Debian, without being prompted each and every time? Installing Webmin, NGiNX and nano in 1 step, all ...
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List packages by installation date

How can I list installed packages by installation date? I installed a lot of stuff to compile a certain piece of code, and I want to get a list of the required packages, which are the ones I installed ...
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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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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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How should I deal with Fedora's short life cycle?

I have been using Fedora as my primary distribution since very long. One thing that "bothers" me is its relatively short life cycle. I install its latest release, restore my backup, customize the ...
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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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Synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions

Is there any way to synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions? There are several software packages that I need to synchronize between a Linux Mint installation and an Ubuntu ...
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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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Force download & reinstall of all deb packages

I have a Kali Linux installed recently, but due to its inflexible mirror selection, all deb packages are downloaded from a mirror that I don't trust. Is it possible to tell apt / dselect to ...
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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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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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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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How can I instruct yum to install a specific version of package X?

If there are two (or more) versions of a given RPM available in a YUM repository, how can I instruct yum to install the version I want? Looking through the Koji build service I notice that there are ...