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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 to use debtags in conjuction with when a package arrived in the debian repository?

Is there a way to use debtags and search within a specific time-frame ? For instance/example, let's say I want to know which game packages came in since 2016 till date. Now AFAIK the debtag for ...
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change cache location path for APT

When using apt, can I tell it to use other then /var/cache/apt location? I tried adding the following line in /etc/apt/apt.conf: % cat /etc/apt/apt.conf Dir::Cache /home/apt and re-run apt but it ...
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Can I remove *-dev packages if I'm not compiling apps from source code?

I rarely compile source code myself and mostly install stuff using apt-get. So, can I safely uninstall all those *-dev files? Or are some apps reliant on them?
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Emacs upgrade problem on Debian

I am new to programming, Debian and emacs. I tried to install packages of smex on emacs and I downloaded it from smex@marmalade but when I do the install step, emacs told me there is no match for ...
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Install Xen 4.6 on Debian jessie

I need to install Xen with LVM on my dedicated root server. The current version Xen 4.4 in Debian jessie does not support the new Skylake intel processors. I tried Debian stretch, which has Xen 4.6 ...
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Essential Packages for a Debian Build System

I am building a Debian Jessie build system running on an arm processor. I use elbe which, to oversimplify, is a bunch of Python scripts that call debootstrap to create the base system: debootstrap ...
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trying a new 2016 openssl package, but still see the old 2012 version. Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to install a new 2016 open ssl package, but still see the old 2012 version, on Ubuntu 12.04 . I have a bunch of Ubuntu 12.04 dedicated machines that can't connect to the internet. They're ...
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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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Ensure clean removal of apt sources without loss of security updates

At the times of Debian Wheezy, I needed php 5.6, so I used dotdeb sources to get it. Now with Debian Jessie, apparently the latest version of php is already 5.6, so I don't need dotdeb anymore. I ...
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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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Build CentOS RPM for current git release, unsuccessful rebuild with alternate prefix

I am stuck in an effort to provide an maintain an up-to-date git release for a collection of CentOS Linux servers. I was hoping to be able to create binary RPMs that I could just have published to a ...
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How to find the packages that depend on a certain package in apt?

How can I get, not the dependencies of a package, but the packages that are depending on a certain package? I'm on debian 6.0 Squeeze-LTS (the first-time extension to squeeze for long term support!) ...
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How to update Linux servers?

I am planning to update a bunch of servers. Currently, I get an email every month, on the updates that are available per servers. I don't want to check ~100 updates per server, is there a way to ...
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How to detect when apt-get requests cdrom?

I'm using debian 8 jessie. I don't use a physical CD-drive, there is no /dev/cdrom. I have DVD-1 and DVD-2 iso files of the operating system. I mounted DVD-1 iso at /media/cdrom01 and DVD-2 iso at ...
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how to resume GRUB2 upgrade apparently blocked by /boot filesystem type=ext2?

details As detailed here, the /boot on this Debian Jessie had filesystem type=ext2 $ mount | grep -e '^/dev/' /dev/sda3 on /boot type ext2 ... ... and was unable to upgrade its GRUB2 $ sudo ...
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How to stop a daemon from starting up on boot-up in Debian

There's a few daemons I disable from starting on boot-up. As an example, I use the following: sudo update-rc.d -f postgresql remove I'm not even sure if that command is correct and I don't ...
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How do I find an application that's already installed on Knoppix?

I have created a bootable USB drive with Knoppix. It works fine, but I was specifically looking for chntpw and a tool to wipe a HDD. This question is about where to find a package (chntpw) that ...
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Automatic deployment of software to Debian

I have been reading about creating my own Debian packages for my own software and deploying them to a apt-get repository that I also can create on my own. The source code for my software is in a Git ...
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Sample /etc/apt/sources.list for Linux Mint 17

It seems my /etc/apt/sources.list file only has deb cdrom:[Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Release amd64 20140624]/ trusty contrib main non-free It might have got corrupted when I was trying to download ...
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How do I read the version of a deb package without Debian tools?

In Archlinux I can open a package, which is just a .tar.xz, and then read the .PKGINFO file to find out which version of the software I have downloaded. If, however, I have a mysoftware-unstable.deb ...
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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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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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Common packages from multiple repos(Ubuntu 14.04) [closed]

Which repository will Ubuntu choose to download a package from if the same package is available in more than one repos? I have Backbox installed and I added Cyborg Hawk's repo in the source.list file ...
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Installing Xfce4.12 on CentOS

My lab computer has been upgraded to a fresh install of CentOS7 during the weekend. So far so good. I would like to use Xfce over the default Gnome shell. I have super user access on the machine but I ...
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Why do I have so many unnecessary packages?

I was installing Prey through a .deb file donwloaded from the official website when, all of a sudden I realized that I have so many "unnecessary" installed packages in my Ubunu laptop. This has been ...
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FreeNAS 9.2: install FreeBSD packages

I have installed FreeNAS 9.2amd64 (based on the same FreeBSD version) on a VirtualBox VM. I created users and pool/volume for my data. In anticipation of installing ...
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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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Where is the nginx executable on Debian? [closed]

I've installed the nginx-light package on debian, but I can't find the executable. It's not in /usr/bin, like it says on the official nginx website. Where is it, then?
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What is the difference between apt-get and dpkg?

I have several questions regarding apt-get vs. dpkg. Do they install to the same place? Is info from these tools 1 to 1 with each other? Is there any difference in the commands utility?
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How do I create a local repository for NixOS/nixpkgs?

All the instructions I find for creating a local repository of Nix packages involve creating a local clone of the main nixpkgs tree and adding to that. Is there a way I can care a small repository ...
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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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Installed library packages cannot be found on OpenWRT

I have been compiling / installing custom packages for OpenWRT. I kept running into problems when I was compiling getting errors like: Package x is missing dependencies for the following libraries: ...
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Likewise-open for Ubuntu 14.04 Not available?

I have found references to this issue around, but nowhere seems to post a solution that works for me. I have tried: sudo apt-get install likewise-open However this returns: Reading package ...
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View apt-history well-arranged

When I look at the apt install history at /var/log/apt/history.log.1.gz, there is a lot of information and it is hard to figure out what was installed explicitly and what was brought in as a ...
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Where can I download the /usr/dict/ packages?

I am looking for free lists of words in multiple languages. I understand that linux distributions do have such lists in /usr/share/dict. Is it possible to download these from somewhere without having ...
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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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How can I add my program to system program list (Ubuntu 14.04)? [duplicate]

I made a my program in c++ and generated its executable but every time I need to use my program I need to change my directory to the folder and then execute it. How do I make my program run like an ...
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How to install Gnome Schedule in Cent Os 7

I tried to install gnome-schedule in cent os 7 but it throws following error but the same package works well in ubuntu. Download url: http://gnome-schedule.sourceforge.net/ gnome-schedule-2.2.2 ...
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Deploying a package through puppet from URL

How can i install a package through puppet by using the URL of the .tar.gz of the package on centos 6 client. Is there any native support in puppet without installing anything extra on the puppet ...
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Managing Pre-Built Kernel Modules Across Kernel Versions

Please read the full question before attempting to answer, this is a bit oddball of a situation. I support a lot of server hardware test functionality, and essentially end up managing several ...
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Is there a way to determine what packages or libraries should be loaded to support an executable?

There is an executable I want to install on a computer that I can't recompile that wasn't built as a package, and I want to download the libraries it requires to run them. Below is part of the output ...
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Create an installer that requires a deb, node, and python packages

I have written a python GUI application that requires gtk and python 2.7 (which can be installed using apt), and a node module (which can be installed using npm). I know that each one of them has ...
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How to obtain the chronological list of package upgrades in debian?

I would like to obtain the chronological list of package upgrades. Something like: Jan 08 10:45:33 CET 2016 xorg 1:7.7+6 upgrade to 1:7.7+7 Jan 10 13:16:33 CET 2016 gcc 1.132 upgrade ...
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How can I tell whether a package is installed via yum in a bash script?

I am trying to write a script that installs packages, but if it fails at any point later in the script rolls back whatever it installed. Of course if the user has already previously installed a ...
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How to remove a group of no longer needed Debian packages?

When building software, I sometimes need to install libraries, binaries, etc. which are only required to build the package but then I forget about removing them, so I end having to cleanup several ...
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Install Python package in linux OpenSUSe

I am using this weird SuSE machine. I need to install a python package in my python 2.7. I downloaded it from the site and then untar it and cd to the directory.. Tried: cd /python-package_Pyxnat/ ...
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How to remove gnome-games package without removing other packages?

So I want to remove (more exactly purge) some packages like gnome-games from Debian 6. As already expected and know by research Aptitude also wants to remove in example the meta-package gnome, as ...
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Error while installing wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19: dependency linux-headers is not satisfiable

I have to install a .deb file with the firmware for the wifi card (This is the name of the file: wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_amd64.deb; I've downloaded the file from here: ...
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What is an appropriate UID and GID for a Debian package file owner?

I am currently building my own aptitude repository, and in the process of ensuring that all packages pass as many Lintian checks as possible. Currently I am struggling with ...