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Is it safe to install software globally with npm?

The node.js package manager, npm, has an option to install packages globally. Since distributions typically have their own package manager, is it safe to use the global option? Could npm packages ...
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List installed packages only from disk image

My Raspberry running Raspbian crashed but I would like to know which packages I had installed on that SD card. Is there a way to detect that without actually booting the system?
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Removing Installation Done outside the Package Manager [duplicate]

It's been a while since I started using (ubuntu) linux as my desktop, and I have a question about uninstalling software outside the scope of the package manager. Most linux or unix distribution comes ...
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After creating a .deb: dpkg:warning while removing, directory /usr/local/bin not empty so not removed

I have created a package of zsh 5.0.7 from sources and now I can install it successfully but when I try to remove it I get this: $ sudo dpkg -i zsh_5.0.7_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected ...
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Package installed but not detected (pip3.2)

I'm trying to install pip to install BeatutifulSoup4 against python3.3. Linux Mint 16. [127]manuel@manuel-X202E:~ > pip3.2 install beautifulsoup4 No command 'pip3.2' found, did you mean: Command ...
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Is it possible to contain Linux applications in a single file or folder?

I use Windows primarily and have wanted to use Linux as my primary OS, but the "package" system always keeps me from taking that step. Is it possible to export Linux (specifically Debian) applications ...
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How to know what name to type to launch a program after installing it with yum/rpm?

I just installed a rpm using the following command: yum localinstall ./FoxitReader-1.1-0.fc9.i386.rpm Now, this did the trick and I could launch the app using: FoxitReader & What if ...
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How to minimize apt source.list

I think these lines can trim to few lines. So I need some advice. How can I improve these sources.list? apt/sources.list, Latest Debian release: deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main ...
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Can a .deb package remove other packages?

I'm trying to make a lightweight VM based on Xubuntu. I want to start with a stock Xubuntu installation and then remove any packages that I don't need. My concept is to build a .deb package that ...
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Trouble with opkg package manager in Angstrom embedded linux on Colibri module ARM v7 processor

I am working on a Colibri module having Angstrom linux installed in it! The processor is ARM v7. I am having trouble updating the softwares installed in the system. Whenever I tried the command opkg ...
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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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How to restrict access to an Arch package repository?

I have created a custom package repository for Arch Linux that holds packages that for various proprietary licensing reasons cannot be shared widely. Ideally I would like to make the repository ...
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Why can't I install the midnight commander on Debian?

The midnight commander is not installed on my Debian Linux, so I tried to download it. I ran apt-get install mc in the terminal but it says the pack is not found. I did this task as root and the ...
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All images and containers disappeared after host kernel downgrade

On the host machine was installed kernel 3.16. After installation the kernel 3.14 via deb package I lost all docker images and containers. Output of commands docker images and docker ps -a are empty. ...
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Find file names for executables, which are not used by other projects already

A new program which should be deployed as package for the major distributions should avoid name clashes. ls /usr/bin can show me that tail is a bad choice for a new binary file name. But how can I ...
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aptitude search doesn't see deb, but it exist in repo: http://http.kali.org/pool/main/s/simplejson/

OS: Kali Linux 64 bit ISO 1.0.9 www.kali.org/downloads/ package: python3-simplejson Here is: http://http.kali.org/pool/main/s/simplejson/ python3-simplejson_3.6.3-1_amd64.deb 24-Aug-2014 01:57 ...
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Install rpm from custom repo

I created a custom repo on one of my machines that I am able to grab updates from. However I also want to be able to install packages such as emacs,gcc, and the such from the repo. The updates work ...
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Resolving FreeBSD pkg conflicts

I'm having some problems getting my FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p7 system to update via pkg, when I run pkg upgrade, I get a worrying list of conflicts; I usually get scared about how much it's going to ...
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What is the difference between i686 and x86_64 packages?

I have a machine with both glibc i686 and x86_64, and a very annoying problem with glibc. Is it normal to have two libraries of the same name installed on one computer? How can I know which library ...
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Debian: prevent particular file from being overwritten during package upgrade

I understand that a package has two components: config and data files. During package upgrade (i.e. security upgrade) data files can be overwritten, but config files should always stay the same. Also ...
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Unable to locate an installed package

I just created an RPM and scp'd it to one of my servers at work. I have went forward and done: sudo rpm --install supportScripts-0.1-1.noarch.rpm Everything installed fine. But when I go to locate ...
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apt-get can't support https

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 the sources.list from another machine. To ...
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Does installing a .deb or .rpm package always add a repository to one's system?

Installing Google's .deb or .rpm Chrome package adds the Google repository to one's system for automatic updates. Does installing a .deb or .rpm package always add a repository to one's system? If ...
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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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Unable to install package via APT

While attempting to install the package sw-nginx I encountered the following error messages: 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/327 kB of archives. After ...
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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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Error while installing glibc-2.14 from source

The version of glibc in the repository is 2.13 so I couldn't use apt-get to install it. I downloaded the source code of glibc-2.14, but when I run ./configure command I get this error: checking for ...
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How to restore accidentally deleted kdesu

Trying to create a link to kdesu with: ln -s /usr/bin/kdesu /usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kdesu I ended up without kdesu (I might have interchanged source and destination, not sure). Which is the package ...
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No Package Manager Kali Linux 1.0.9

I have been searching for this problem everywhere from last 6 hours but never came to an answer which I understood I don't have much experience on Kali Linux but I recently installed Kali Linux 1.0.9 ...
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Can't install Python3 package in Debian 7

I get error while installing python3 in Debian 7 (I have all updates installed): root@nuclight:~# aptitude install python3 The following NEW packages will be installed: python3 python3.2{a} 0 ...
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List packages coming from a specific Codename or Suite

I already know how to list every package from a given "origin", thanks to aptitude awesome search features: aptitude search "?origin(My Backports)" However, in the repository Release file, there ...
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How do I address a possible version mismatch between headers and package on RHEL4's EPEL?

Trying to install puppet from EPEL on RHEL4: # up2date -i puppet Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-i386-as-4... ######################################## Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: ...
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“UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xff in position 0: invalid start byte” error when attempting to remove nvidia-304 package

I'm trying to remove package nvidia-304 from my system (Ubuntu 14.04) but I'm getting this error: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 283298 files and directories currently ...
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Other than via configuration in /etc/yum.repos.d, where else can a repository be configured?

Helping out someone who inherited his environment. He wants to disable some repositories. This is an anonymized output of his yum repolist: luke@server1 $ sudo yum repolist Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, ...
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su authentication failure, sudo missing

After removing the vim-minimal package, because it was conflicting with the GUI Vim I was trying to install, sudo has disappeared, and su is giving an authentication failure. [portOdin@localhost ~]$ ...
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Is there an all-in-one command for RPM to downgrade a package to an older version?

I want to downgrade a couple RPMs. Is there a switch combination for that? For example, when upgrading, I usually run rpm -Uvh foo.rpm but my understanding is that the -U switch means that it only ...
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Too much installing and uninstalling? [closed]

Is this a problem on Linux like it is one Windows? Installing and uninstalling things that end up leaving behind little bits and pieces that accumulate and have a negative effect? If so, what can I ...
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Unable to install bsddb185, Python library for opening Berkeley DB version 1.85 files on Ubuntu

I am writing a python program that makes use of some legacy Berkeley DB 1.85 files. Unfortunately I am unable to install the bsddb185 Python package, either for Python version 2.x and for Python 3. ...
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How can I instruct yum to install a specifc version of package X?

If there are 2 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 several ...
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Is there a Software-Center (like in Ubuntu) in Debian?

I wondered if there is some easy to use Software-Center in Debian as well. (You can search and install software easily with it.) Software Center The program can be used to add and manage ...
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package manager with staging

my goal is to configure mirror-repository for packages (rpm, deb) which will have some features: staging (developing,testing,production) capability to back/forward stage doesn't take so much space ...
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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 package managers update packages installed using git-packages?

If I install a git-package via packer or pacaur, then it will pull the current source-tree of the repo, compile, and install it. But how are updates handled? Is there a specific way to upgrade all my ...
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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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RPM “ghost” directive equivalent in debian packaging?

So I have worked with RPM (Redhat package manager) and it has a feature called ghost files. This type of file designates a file that is owned by the package, but is not necessarily installed through ...
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Why do slackware packages recreate symlinks after installation?

Reading through slackware's makepkg script, I saw that rather than putting symlinks directly into the package, it deletes them and generates a script called doinst.sh that recreates them after ...
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Removed GNOME desktop, cannot connect to internet from terminal

I'm using Fedora 19. I removed my GNOME-Desktop (sudo yum remove @gnome-desktop). After that when I try to connect to internet from command line i'm facing all sorts of issues.. Ethernet cable is ...
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Find out what 'apt-get install' did

This might be a really newbie question but here we go: How can I find out what commands a package ran to install the software with apt-get install <package>? For example, if I install a ...
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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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“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 ...