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Arch Linux installation (dual-booting with UEFI Windows)

I've searched the web, the manuals, the Arch wiki, the Arch BBS and Stackexchange for answers prior to getting the guts to ask a question here. At this stage I'm just very tired, because I've spent my ...
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manage packages of the system profile in NixOS

In NixOS how can I manage the system installed packages? If I run nix-env -q from root I get the packages installed by root (and available to all the users), but many are missing like ssh, the whole ...
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Centralized package management for RPM based distro

We have about 6 servers under Linux CentOS. And I want to have possibility to view (best will be some web-interface, but console-only useful too) outdated packages, which can be updated and have all ...
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Cannot update glibc on CentOS 7

I have CentOS 7 installed. I want to install the APR package for Apache, and I'm told I cannot install it because it requires at least glibc.2.14 while I have glibc.2.12 installed. I have downloaded ...
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How to change from existing DEB files to Centos RPM

I'm moving a product from Ubuntu 12.04 to Centos 6.6. I have ~500 deb files. (for example 'dpkg -i libaio1_0.3.109-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb'). I need these debs on Centos . Is there a viable way to ...
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Finding change in shared object through bash

Here's my case- I have a package named say foo-1.2.3. I want to know which package it installs. So, I install it in a fakeroot approach and make a list of all files it install in a file called FILES ...
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In FreeBSD's pkg, which actions mark a package as non-automatic

I'm trying to keep my packages up-to-date and unused packages off my system. pkg has a feature called autoremove that will prune unused installed packages that were installed to fulfill dependencies. ...
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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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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 can we verify the Debian software and the download mirrors which provide it are safe? [closed]

How can we verify or test if the Debian software and the download mirrors which provide it are secure, safe, and unmodified? Related: How is the authenticity of Debian packages guaranteed?
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How is the authenticity of Debian packages guaranteed?

What security systems and processes are in place to prevent malicious third parties from hacking/compromising the security of code in the Debian mirrors, or to verify that the packages we get are in ...
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Can't delete dovecot-managesieved

When I want to install / delete or whatever a package, I get an error from dovecot-managesieved. So I tried to delete it with this line: $ sudo apt-get purge dovecot-managesieved reading package ...
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Debian/Security: From an information security standpoint, what are the biggest vulnerabilities in the Debian/Linux software chain? [on hold]

This question is part of a three-question series: How Secure is the Debian package/server system? (Part: 3 of 3) Main theme Main question: How secure is the Debian package management/mirror system? ...
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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 find and install PHP 5.3.10 or later on CentOS 6.5?

When I check yum list php it only shows 5.3.3 which is older than 5.3.10. How do I get and install the newer PHP? (Using CentOS 6.5)
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Adding ALSA module in Python in Linux

I have recently started working in linux, I wanted to to add ALSA module in my Python. I have used this, sudo apt-get install libasound2-dev After that I've installed pyalsa package, pyalsa ...
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How to upgrade/downgrade a specific package from “sid” on debian jessie “stable”? [duplicate]

I need to upgrade some specifics packages from sid on debian jessie stable with their dependencies. By adding the following repo : deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ sid main deb-src ...
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What is Open Build Studio and how does it work? [closed]

I'm just curious to know what is Open Build Studio. The website says it's got 43,959 projects, with 363,784 packages, in 67,556 repositories. Judging by those numbers, does it mean that OpenSUSE has ...
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How do Linux kernel modules get enabled in a Linux distro's kernel package?

Although I know how to recompile my kernel to enable a module I want, I'm curious to know how the default Linux kernel modules are chosen in a Linux distribution's kernel package. Taking a comparison ...
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rhel repositories with gstreamer-plugins-ugly

What yum repository provides gstreamer-plugins-ugly (or/and other gstreamer plugins) for Red Hat Linux 6? And do repositories for CentOS and Fedora suit for Red Hat? Reason of this question is that ...
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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 do I know if I have “foreign” packages left in my Linux

I am on Mint 17.3 Rosa based on Ubuntu Trusty. I recently purged all PPAs which there were like 20+ of them. I'd like to check if there are any remnants of PPAs in general, because currently I have ...
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Git based package manager/installer for Linux

Is there any linux distro that has a git based package manager/installer. I want something similar to FreeBSD Ports (which is CVS based, I think) or Mac OS X Homebrew (git based).
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Are NetBSD provide digital signatures for official ISO images and binary packages?

I just install NetBSD in from ISO image inside VirtualBox. Official source ISO media contains only MD5/SHA512 sums. Similarly pkg_add binary packag repository contains only SHA512 sums. Both FTP ...
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What does EL5 and EL6 means in term of packages?

I am new to CentOS and I am using it because Citrix XenServer is running on it. [root@xen01 shm]# uname -a Linux xen01 2.6.32.43-0.4.1.xs1.8.0.855.170800xen #1 SMP Mon Jul 21 05:12:35 EDT 2014 i686 ...
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Do I need to remove a repository (not a PPA) before doing distribution upgrade

I am on Mint 17.3 which is based on Ubuntu Trusty. I am preparing for the awaited Mint 18. For the last two days I am downgrading software from a lot of added PPAs (20+) and despite it has shown as ...
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How to remove Dropbox

I am trying to remove Dropbox from my computer. So far I have done the following: sudo aptitude remove dropbox sudo aptitude purge dropbox But this didn't get rid of it 100% oshiro@debian:~$ ...
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Updating Nginx server to 1.10 on Debian 8.4

I just installed the latest Debian version (8.4) on a virtual machine, and everything went fine. I then installed nginx server from the Debian repos and I got version 1.6.2, while the latest version ...
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gnome-tweak tool not found

I am using Kali GNU/Linux 1.1.0, I want to change default kali theme to some other theme, I searched different different post most of them are using gnome-tweak tool, I tried sudo apt-get update and ...
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How to remove ppa:ondrej/apache2

I am on Mint 17.3 Rosa and would like to remove the following ppa:ondrej/apache2. If I run ppa-purge ppa:ondrej/apache2 it tells me what packages I should replace back with the originals: ...
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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 ...
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Can't install any packages with apt

I have big problem on my Debian 6 server. I can't install/uninstall any packages on my system. When I try install something I see this error: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/wheezy/updates/Release

I am trying to run a sudo apt-get update command, my current distro is Debian Wheezy, and I am getting this error when I try to run the command : W: Failed to fetch ...
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dpkg - how to install pre-dependency?

I need to install apt package on a Western Digital DL4100 NAS running a Linux DL4100 distribution where the only package system is dpkg. To do so, I have to install multiarch-support, it depends on ...
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Display the package date in the Aptitude UI

The Aptitude README (on Ubuntu 16.04, under /usr/share/doc/aptitude/README) gives the escape codes to customize how the packages are displayed in the UI (typing aptitude without any parameters at the ...
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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 this, but unfortunately its for RHEL. After installing, I can't execute the Apache 2.4. Can anyone ...
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Make a deb package that installs data under /var/www/data

I recently set up a PPA on Launchpad for distributing my web application. Since it's a server-app, I need to put my data into /var/www/html which apparently is not wanted by Lintian ...
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How do I delete a partial package in OpenBSD

While upgrading, I tried to add a package that was already there and due to some error, a partial package got created - partial-gnutls. When I try to delete this partial package, I get these errors: ...
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Remove completely all packages I installed?

I was using one Linux server with CentOS7 installed for testing and installing some tools. And now I don't remember how many packages I installed. I want to remove all that packages so my server ...
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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 to extract and install .deb without the command dpkg?

I am running Debian jessie stable in order to understand how the .deb package interacts with the system. What is the correct way to extract and install a packge_name.deb without the command dpkg?
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How is it possible that gnome-software can install applications in arch without root access?

I don't have much experience with arch, but in Ubuntu you always needed root, and with pacman -S you need it as well, but if I use gnome-software then it installs without any problems! How is this ...
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How to run application with user created by package-manager

I'm packaging a binary application, and for permission issues decided the best approach would be for my package to create it's own user/group. I'm now using a postinst script, adding the user as: ...
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Unable to find any package through apt-get or packages in kali linux

I am using lenovo thinkpad t400. I have been using kali linux old version and everything was working fine . But after installing kali linux version 2.0 , i can't find any package . It always show ...
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Dependency problem

On running apt upgrade or apt dist-upgrade, terminal is showing a error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The ...
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Debian : Installing Coturn causing error, and package not getting removed.

I am working on install Coturn which is an open-source Stun and TURN server. For that, I had two options, one was to download the debian package and install it by gdebi, and other was to make the ...
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Installing Avahi on FreeBSD - Daemon Doesn't Start

I've just installed package avahi-app-0.6.31_5 on a fairly-clean FreeBSD 10.3, but the service isn't starting on its own. I've consulted the documentation and discovered that there isn't any. Can ...
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How to install Software in redhat 7.2 using downloaded rpm?

Take MariaDB for an example. Package management tools like yum is good solution to install software and handle the dependencies issue for you. But in a primitive situation, without internet access, ...
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what is difference between .deb pakage file and ddeb pakage file in linux

I need to install SystemTap in Ubuntu 14 and i would need to install debug symbols for kernel i encountered ddeb file how i could uninstall this file after installation ? i got ERROR: Build-id ...
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libnss3 Update Downgrading Problem

I have downgraded libnss3 on my Ubuntu so I can install Upwork software. I have installed this software successfully. But after this downgrade, I am unable to install any other software on my system. ...