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Re-adding the Debian main repository to sources

I have a friend who has installed Debian from home burned CDs. But when we try to apt-get new packages (eg. Audacity, Emacs) his installation doesn't recognise them ("not available from this source") ...
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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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Is it actually necessary to upgrade all packages before upgrading Fedora with DNF?

The Fedora wiki directions for a DNF system upgrade say to update all packages normally with dnf upgrade --refresh before beginning the version upgrade per se. I can understand that you'd want the ...
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Use Synaptic Package Installer by default

I'm running elementary 0.2 and whenever I open a .deb, it opens in Ubuntu Software Center. Is there any way to make it open in Synaptic instead? I just prefer Synaptic; quicker, easier to use.
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Running ubuntu binary on CentOS with all shared libs installed results in ld SIGSEGV

I'm trying to get a binary compiled on Ubuntu to run on CentOS 7 (both 64bit, one host, the other vm). So far I've copied the binary with all the shared libs. I no longer get the missing library ...
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What does the apt-get message “held broken packages” mean?

I recently ran a command to install a package on Ubuntu 16.04 with apt-get % sudo apt-get install <package> apt-get was unable to install, it printed some status messages, with the last line ...
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E: Package '<any package>' has no installation candidate

I am unable to apt-get install any packages because E: Package '<package name>' has no installation candidate. Unlike the other similarly named questions, I am using debian and I have not been ...
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How do I successfully install GLFW on Linux Mint?

I believe I am in dependency hell. I am trying to get GLFW working. I'm on Linux Mint with Cinnamon. When I try to compile GLFW using these steps, I get the following output: $ cmake -G "Unix ...
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Installing custom packages on Linux

I am currently using Kali, sometimes clean Debian, and sometimes I want to install a package, which is not on my sources list. And you can't find those, and add to sources file. I mean f.e I download ...
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Can't install packages

I'm trying to install the Banshee music-player, but everytime I type apt-get install Banshee I get this response. root@kali:~# apt-get install Banshee Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How do I get yum groupinstall to work without a groups install file?

I am using Centos 7.1 The yum groupinstall commands are failing. As root I did a yum group list command. This returned various output with the following: "There is no installed groups file." ...
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How can I completely reinstall Perl on Debian without having functional Perl?

Long story short: I made a pretty ridiculous stupid error when trying to configure CPAN that resulted in me having two half-versions of Perl, both of which are missing important packages. In ...
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option conflicts between FPM and ./configure

Short version- trying to use FPM to make an RPM and the --python-blahblahblah flags seem to not be working. I think they are being overwritten by something else and I'm hoping someone who understands ...
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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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What does the '@' mean in front of the repo name in `dnf list`?

When I want to list installed packages, I do it usually in one of two ways. The old fashioned way is using rpm -qa | grep <whatever I look for>, and that's that. But recently I wanted a more ...
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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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The packages to be newly installed are the same as the packages that should be autoremoved!

I am noticing a very peculiar thing just after shifting to Debian-based distros. root@Am-I-Helpful:~# uname -a Linux Am-I-Helpful 4.3.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.3.3-5kali4 (2016-01-13) x86_64 GNU/...
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Debian Jessie: When will packages with status “id” be deleted?

I removed some packages I no longer need with aptitude. I was surprised that none of their dependancies were also autoremoved (as I thought aptitude did that by default unlike apt-get), so I checked ...
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Set apt-get options to tolerate harmless 'dpkg --force-conflicts' kludge?

A trivially conflicting package foo can be made to work with bar, by running dpkg --force-conflicts -i foo. But eventually it's time to upgrade, and 'apt-get' objects: % apt-get upgrade Reading ...
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fglrx messed up and cannot boot with X

I recently messed up my (workplace) Linux Mint (cinnamon). It all started with a flickering second screen. I was trying to fix this, but now I cannot even boot into X (but tty). I sadly don't remember ...
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Do popular linux distributions verify binary packages?

If not all package builds are reproducible, what guarantees that users do not run two different binaries of the same version and architecture?
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package-cleanup --oldkernels won't clean out an old 3.x kernel with 4.x kernel installed

I think package-cleanup is getting confused and thinks only 1 kernel is installed. Centos 7.2 I had a single 3.x kernel installed. I then installed kernel 4.x using rpm -Uvh http://www.elrepo.org/...
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I had installed program, but when i want to upgrade, it could not find him

I had installed youtube-dl : # youtube-dl Usage: youtube-dl [OPTIONS] URL [URL...] youtube-dl: error: You must provide at least one URL. Type youtube-dl --help to see a list of all options. But ...
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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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Error: Wrong architecture 'amd64' & Unable to locate package libc6-dev-i386 [Install libc6-dev-i386]

I'm trying to install the Redox-OS files via curl -sf https://raw.githubusercontent.com/redox-os/redox/master/bootstrap.sh -o bootstrap.sh && bash -e bootstrap.sh (as referenced in the Book) ...
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How to easily maintain the latest versions of Apache/ MySQL/ PHP on CentOS 6.2?

We have a few servers running CentOS 6.2 deploying web applications using Apache/ MySQL/ PHP. In the past we've just regularly run "yum update" to keep all the software up to date. As of right now ...
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Linux Server Management Tool [migrated]

I recently deployed 13 servers Red Hat 7.2 and I would like to know what will be an ideal server management tool that will allow me to patch, and automate servers within a small environment such 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: http://www.filewatcher....
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Installing Packages in PyCharm

I'm using Mint Cinnamon (very new) and tryign to get some packages in PyCharm. When I use the package installer for Numpy or Pandas I get the error message: collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status ...
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How to install apt-get or YUM on Mac OS X

I am new to Mac OS command line, I want to use either of apt-get or yum. Can anyone help me to install them and make them successful running?
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What is Fedora's equivalent of 'apt-get purge'?

In Debian, there's at least two ways to delete a package: apt-get remove pkgname apt-get purge pkgname The first preserves system-wide config files (i.e. those found in "/etc"), while the second ...
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Debian Package Manager Problem

When I install something or update something I get the following error messages: Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages ...
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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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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 I get rid of the `run apt-get autoremove` message?

I installed a package that has some dependencies that are useful by themselves. Later, I deleted the original package, but I would like to keep the dependencies that it installed. However, when I try ...
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How to install emacs 24.5 on linux mint

I'm trying to get the latest stable release of emacs on linux mint (emacs-24.5). But, for some reason apt-get only installs 24.3.1. I would usually be OK with that, but I'm trying to use spacemacs, ...
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Does packaging an application for APT involve pointing the application to use the APT communal dependencies?

I recently learned that Debian based distros essentially have a fixed collection of communal dependencies and libraries which any application installed through a package manager is required to use. ...
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OpenWrt (Chaos Calmer 15.05.1): `opkg install <package> -d ram` is failing

When I try to install python-xml using opkg install python-xml -d ram It goes through the following steps: Installing... [WORKS] Downloading... [WORKS] Configuring... [FAILS] The "configuring" ...
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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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backtrack 5 r3 packages are not downloading in terminal

Here is some of the code, which it continues like this: Err http://32.repository.backtrack-linux.org/ revolution/main liblaunchpad-integration1 0.1.35 Could not resolve '32.repository.backtrack-...
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How to install rJava Package in Linux Mint

I already have installed R, and Java in Linux Mint, to install rJava I used this command, in Rstudio- install.packages("rJava") it starts installing, but eventually it returns some errors and ...
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Does Portage rebuild full packages when updating?

When I update a Gentoo system, does Portage fetch new sources, extract them and recompile everything from scratch, or does it extract it to existing sources and compile only changed files?
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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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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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Interrupted apt upgrade broke udev and systemd

During an update of my Raspbian installation (Pi rev. B+) over SSH I lost connection. After a hard reboot (which may have happened during or after finishing the update) the udev kernel device manager ...
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Why is npm struggling to connect to the internet on my Arch?

So while downloading the Atom Text Editor through the command yaourt -S atom-editor, but I get these errors: Installing build modules... npm ERR! Linux 4.5.4-1-ARCH npm ERR! argv "/usr/bin/node" "/...
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Nothing happens after clicking “install packages” in Linux Mint

On a new installation of Mint 17.3, I'm getting a problem when I try to install packages. After clicking "install packages" and inputting the admin password, nothing happens. No errors, nothing. I ...
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What happens when two apt packages depend on two different versions of the same package?

Say that MyPackage.deb depends on GTK 2.19, because it is based on functionality that was deprecated in 2.20. What happens when when I want to apt-get install TheirProgram or dpkg -i TheirProgram.deb ...
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Tring to install Atom Text Editor on my Arch by using Yaourt

I am currently trying to install Atom Text Editor (atom-editor on Yaourt). However I get the errors below: ==> Downloading atom-editor-arch PKGBUILD from AUR... x .SRCINFO x .gitignore x PKGBUILD ...