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In Debian based systems, how do we purge configuration files of packages that have already been uninstalled?

To be more specific, I would like to do the equivalent of adding the --purge flag to the following command sudo apt-get autoremove --purge [package name] to packages that are no longer on the ...
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Sort installed applications according by usage frequency?

My / is running low. So I am considering freeing up some space by uninstalling some packages. “Which installed software packages use the most disk space on Debian?” already covers sorting by size, but ...
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How Debian package should create user accounts?

The package qqq.deb installs the program qqq that should run from uqqq user account. The package consist of the qqq program, qqq.conf config file and /etc/init.d/qqq initscript. How should the ...
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Missing dependency during rpm install

When I install CodeAnalsyt, i get a failed dependency on libbfd-2.20.51 on Centos 6.3. Binutils is installed on my system and the failed dependency does exists at ...
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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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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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Should I use “apt-get remove” or “apt-get purge”?

For uninstalling an app (or package) should I use apt-get remove package-name or apt-get purge package-name? What is advantage of any of them to other one?
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Change packages from country local to global

I want to reinstall all packages in Ubuntu 13.10 that were downloaded from my country local repository to change them to global repository versions. I can work on system that is completely English, so ...
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How can I remove a bunch of ancient packages on debian?

I'm running sid, and in the course of trying to cross-grade my system from i386 to amd64 I came across some ancient packages that I couldn't remove. Some background: I've had this system since ...
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How to find Debian packages that would free up the most space

Say I have a Debian machine where I would like to free up space on '/' by removing useless packages. To find good candidates of packages to review, I would like to focus my attention on the largest ...
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Fixing broken packages in a Debian testing distribution

I'm playing around with Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) in a VirtualBox instance to try it out and see if it'd be good for a main operating system for me. I'm pretty competent with most system ...
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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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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 https://fedorahosted.org/SoftwareCollections/ but unfortunately its for RHEL after installing i ...
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Missing repository problem (404 Not Found) [duplicate]

My system spec is: Release 15 (olivia) Kernel Linux 3.8.0-19-generic MATE 1.6.0 I have recently been unable to install or upgrade any new package. I am getting many errors like this: Err ...
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How to tidy up the .keywords file on a gentoo system?

One can select testing packages on a gentoo stable system by adding a line with the following syntax to keywords list: cat /etc/portage/package.keywords =dev-python/ipython-0.13.2 ~amd64 # and many ...
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List explicitly installed packages

In Gentoo there is the file /var/lib/portage/world that contains packages that I explicitly installed. By explicit I mean, packages that I choose, not including anything installed by default, or ...
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Installing packages in Oracle Linux Server 6.5

This is the first time working on a non-Ubuntu distribution, I need to get the following packages, which in Ubuntu I just used this commands: sudo apt-get install libreadline6-dev sudo apt-get ...
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Installing Packages Offline On Linux Mint

Is it possible to create a linux software package on windows ,store it on a USB stick and then install it on a linux system which is not connected to the internet ? For example I would like to ...
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Install apache2-mod-mono-2.10

I am trying to install mod-mono for apache so that I can run C# asp.net websites from my server. The project I have is a .net 4 project. When I go into yast and select apache2-mod-mono for install ...
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Fix dependencies without updating package?

I updated my Debian installation at home and it updated chromium to the (IMO) awfull 35.0 version. I removed it by using apt-get remove chromium and apt-get autoremove. I went here and grabbed the ...
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Update Manager tells me my system up to date but

Update Manager told me my 'system is up to date', but when I clicked 'Refresh' a list of recommended packages appeared. I presumed Linux Mint automatically updated when the system boots up; does it ...
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Emerge freezes on raspberry pi without error message

I am trying to install raspberrypi-userland to my gentoo system with the command emerge --ask raspberrypi-userland on my raspberry pi. I am well aware that without cross-compile environment this ...
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Find package that uses a specific shell command

I believe I have installed multiple packages that use the same shell command to run. I know one of them, but I only vaguely recall installing the other and thus cannot uninstall it. I believe they're ...
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Why uninstalling openjdk automatically triggers an installation of the alternatives on zypper openSUSE?

I installed openSUSE 13.1 and I want to install Oracle jdk. What I intended was to first uninstall open_jdk/ice tea stuff as I won't be needing them anyway but it seems I cannot uninstall them without ...
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not suceed in installing a self-built package using fpm

I am following this example to build a deb file from the result of configure/make/make install, which succeeds. Then I used fpm to create a deb file: # fpm -s dir -t deb -n nodejs -v 0.6.0 -C ...
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Build a package for Debian

I'm try to build a Debian package, using this commands : debian/rules clean dpkg-source -b . debian/rules build debian/rules binary I've got this file : myprog_1.1.0.orig.tar.gz myprog_1.1.0-1.dsc ...
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TexLive and RHEL 6 — can I install 2011 *in addition* to 2007?

Our environment is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. By default, RHEL 6 comes with a version of TexLive from 2007. A user would like one of the extensions to TexLive ("PDFTex") to be updated. From ...
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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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How to install some packages from “unstable” Debian on a computer running “stable” Debian?

On a computer running "stable" Debian, when trying to install a package which is in the unstable list on the Debian web site using the "aptitude install /unstable" command, I get output similar to ...
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How to make dpkg faster?

Package (un)installation on a Debian system is horribly slow, partly because it works with a whole bunch of (small) files. Short of getting faster storage, how do I speed it up? I'm thinking maybe ...
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How to show the number of installed packages

What is the Debian equivalent of Fedora's yum list installed | grep wc --lines?
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What are the different debian package repos?

I know about the ones at http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/README, but there are other ones such as: security.debian.org backports.debian.org archive.debian.org How many are there? Is there a ...
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Easily unpack DEB, edit postinst, and repack DEB

I'm attempting to install Intel's OpenCL SDK but the DEB files are buggy conversions from RPM (see https://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/topic/515680 for the curious). I need to edit the postinst ...
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Package installed as dependency is not removed with “apt-get autoremove”

I'm using LXDE and when I installed gnome-screensaver, it had a bunch of dependencies including pulseaudio. I then immediately uninstalled it with autoremove (no intermediate steps), but nothing of ...
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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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Making a RPM package without the source

Say, I have a certain program that I need to convert to an RPM package. The source is not available to me, for various reasons. However, it seems that RPM packages cannot be made if one doesn't have ...
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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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Oracle 11g R2 on Redhat 6

I have a Solaris background, and I am new in RHEL, and I want to install Oracle 11g on it. I downloaded Oracle documentation, that illustrate how to install it for RHEL 6. The following or later ...
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Why does file ownership matter within an RPM or DEB package?

Context: I'm trying to convert a .deb package to .rpm using alien, I use this command: $ alien -r foo.deb but it complains thusly: > Warning: alien is not running as root! > Warning: ...
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Changing the default installation directory?

Is there a way to change the directory where applications are installed? I mean instead of /usr/bin can I change the settings to install them at /usr/local/bin or something like that, as long as they ...
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Is Gobolinux active any more?

Today I hear about existence of a revolutionary distro named Gobolinux. I am very interested and excited about it (in particular its file structure). Unfortunately it is not updated for a while. ...
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How can I responsibly run updates automatically on Arch Linux?

I'm a bit of a newcomer to Arch Linux and still getting used to some of its paradigms. I come with a lot of habits from another distro that was quite a bit more structured and in some ways ...
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Correlating filename with package

Say, I'm given a filename like libasound.so.2. Is there a way to query the package manager to correlate the filename with its corresponding package? I'm interested to get answers for any package ...
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How can I find out which package installed a particular executable? [duplicate]

For example, on Debian or Ubuntu, which package has the /sbin/shutdown command in it? I want to read the source of that command (and possibly modify it to report notification on desktop) and I didn't ...
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[RESOLVED]Various programs not working after yum install some packages

[RESOLVED]I found out that the Memory chip cause the problems. I change it and the system work fine now! I'm using RHEL6.0 and encounter the problem that gdb,yum,rpm don't work any more. Perhaps ...
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Why are custom programs always installed in /opt, /srv, /usr/local, etc. and not in ~/ (home) folder?

The LTS repo is pretty good, but for some reason I prefer the "build from source" method for some programs. One reason is that I get the preferred version (PHP on LTS is on 5.3, whereas I can compile ...
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List of software preinstalled in Linux Mint?

Is there a complete list of software (not package) preinstalled in Linux Mint?
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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 do I find the NetBSD release for CentOS 6.5?

I want to find the NetBSD rump package used for CentOS 6.5. The list is present here. I want to get the rump package for CentOS and after searching, I found this version of netbsd-rump used in ...
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Using ABI_X86 in Gentoo

For one reason or another (I've been busy, I guess), it's been months since I've updated my Gentoo system. And, as you can imagine, this means there's a lot of packages (and USE changes) I need to go ...