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Can I determine what changed in an upgraded package using apt or dpkg on Debian 6?

I just did an apt-get upgrade on my Debian 6 development server and noticed that a certain package named tinyproxy was upgraded. I have a particular interest in seeing precisely what changed in that ...
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How to enable package caching in dnf?

I started using fedora 22 and started learning dnf only to find out about two annoying facts: Almost every time I install or upgrade anything it has to rebuild the whole repository metadata cache ...
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List that contains the last installed / upgraded packages in Arch Linux

How can I get a list of packages, that last installed / upgraded by pacman / yaourt in Arch Linux including the timestamp?
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How to sync Google Calendar gcalcli with Conky/Desktop?

Main Question: As the title says, I want to sync my Google Calendar with the Linux Mint 17.2 desktop; preferably through Conky. I'm aware of a method using Thunderbird but I'd rather have it set up as ...
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Install userspace programs on server without root access

I would like to install some programs on my work development server because it is missing some programs I need for my day to day job. I don't have root access. What I did up to now is compiling the ...
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How to stop emerge showing “unneccessary” blockages

I am usually updating my ~amd64 Gentoo system using emerge -avNuD --backtrack=100 @world. I do however often get the following type of blockages. sys-libs/ncurses:5 ...
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Every package “has no installation candidate”

While attempting to install openssh-server on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, I get the following error: Package openssh-server is not available but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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What exactly is PKGBUILD and should I edit it when installing packages?

Whenever I use yaourt -Syua in my Manjaro Linux system, it'll give me Edit PKGBUILD ? [Y/n] ("A" to abort) and sometimes Edit chromium-pepper-flash.install ? [Y/n] ("A" to abort) Somewhere I ...
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List explicitly removed packages (apt)

The question unix.SE/3595 asks how to list packages that I explicitly installed. By explicit it means, packages that I choose, not including anything installed by default, or pulled in by the ...
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apt-get doesn't completely uninstall dependencies which it has installed

I ran sudo apt-get install tor which installed these packages: The following NEW packages will be installed: tor tor-geoipdb torsocks But when I tried to remove it with sudo apt-get remove tor - ...
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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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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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What is the top package manager in debian? [closed]

I am wanting to make a distro but I don't know what would be best for users preferably a package manager with a GUI interface.
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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 know the source repository of a package in debian?

In Debian, AFAIK some packages are maintained in subversion, while some are maintained in git, some are maintained in Subversion/SVN (famously team-pkg-gnome) and others in some other VCS. Is there ...
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OpenSUSE: Find all Packages without a repository

I just upgraded to OpenSUSE 12.2 from OpenSUSE 12.1 by changing all of my repositories to target 12.2 (instead of 12.1). Now that I've upgraded, I've found a bunch of packages that have no ...
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Get name of package containing a given binary

Given the name of a binary (or any other program). How to find out which package provides this binary? Note: Assuming one uses apt/dpkg for package managing. Edit Additional to the correct answer ...
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identify packages and dependencies

I have a list of packages installed via apt and would like to eliminate all packages that are dependencies of another package already in that list: https://gist.github.com/rubo77/bd9183fe2794467f482c ...
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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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apt-get can't support https

I'm on Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64. I'm using Ansible (software to manage and configure machines) to install Passenger and copy /etc/apt/sources.list from another ...
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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 to find and install specify package by command?

I know I am noob.... As far as I know, Linux can only install package from its Repository list. And there is plenty repository out there. After you installed/updated the repository list, you can ...
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Missing file command?

I'm running OpenMediaVault which is a Debian based Linux distribution and the file command is missing. Is there any way to install it?
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“Packages have unmet dependencies” but I don't want to install these packages anymore. How do I clean this?

You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: fglrx-driver : Depends: libfglrx (= 1:14.4.2-1kali1) but it is not going to be installed ...
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Synaptic Package Manager - Select Update in Bulk

I am running Mint 13, both 32- and 64-bit versions. In general I prefer to use the Synaptic Package Manager as it handles the dependancies. One view shows you all the upgradeable packages. Is there a ...
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dpkg, apt, synaptic. aptitude: can user customizations cause conflicts?

So, I ssh into a (very) remote Ubuntu 10.4 server to do some admin and web dev+design. And I was looking through the various package manager options. There's a lot. The big ones are dpkg, apt, ...
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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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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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How can I check whether I have installed non-free software?

I'm thinking of a program which would scan packages and report some statistics about them - and report all packages that contain non-free software. It would of course have to include kernel modules, ...
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Is there any advantages of using rpm-based distro for Java development?

I'm using Arch Linux now and everything seems okay. But I'd like to try using some rpm-based linux distro like Fedora or OpenSUSE. It seems that most Java server machines use Red Hat, which is ...
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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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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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install package manager on asus router

i just got an asus dsl-ac68u modem/router and i noticed it has ssh access. i set this up and i can ssh in with root permissions, but it doesn't seem to have a package manager installed. being used to ...
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AirCrack-NG suite: some tools like besside-ng were not installed on my Linux distro

Even when this is an Ubuntu issue, I think this is the proper forum to ask about it, due to this problem will probably reproduce in any other Linux distribution. I have installed Ubuntu Linux ...
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How to download Debian package's source code?

I want to read source code of some package in Debian, how can i do that?
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Dependency hell: Why not create portable applications [closed]

Back in time to the ages when I was using Windows, applications were installed in an independent way. This left a lot of freedom to the end user/sysadmin to decide what and where to upgrade, what to ...
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How can I download a package and its dependencies for OpenSUSE on windows?

Somehow I have a computer using OpenSUSE without internet connection. I want to download some packages and their dependencies on windows and install them in OpenSUSE. Is it possible to do so?
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yum install http://www.example.com/package.rpm vs. rpm -ivh http://www.example.com/package.rpm

What's the difference between those commands? Are there any advantages to you yum or rpm for the same task? yum install ...
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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 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 ...