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How to find out which (not installed) package a file belongs to on NixOS?

I am using a Nix package manager on NixOS. Suppose I want to install a package that provides a file libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0. How do I find a package that provides this file, similar to other GNU/Linux ...
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Using symbolic links and git to manage build versions

In general I follow the following workflow when I build any program (e.g. emacs, tmux, etc.) /home/opt/[name of the program]/builds/[version]/ bin lib share For example for a program like tmux I ...
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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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What's the Debian way to retain a kernel config change through updates?

I have an embedded system running Debian. It is supposed to auto-update in order to pull in security fixes. But Debian's default kernel lacks a hardware driver that this system needs, so it will need ...
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dpkg-query listing package that is not installed

I installed Chrome via dpkg by downloading the deb file and installing it. I later uninstalled and removed it. However I'm now seeing this: $ dpkg-query -W google-chrome google-chrome $ dpkg-query ...
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Restore internet connectivity and graphic desktop manager wiped out during a package installation

Abridged Antecedents I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a x68_64 computer. A few days ago I run sudo apt-get -f install for a general overhaul of broken dependencies. I did so in order to remove the conflicts ...
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Best way to use checkinstall

I was researching on how to properly uninstall Debian programs that I have compiled from source. One advice was to make use of checkinstall. But then I read on some sites that checkinstall doesn't ...
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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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Make yaourt does not reinstall when already installed

Is there a way to make yaourt does not reinstall when the package (from AUR) already installed $ yaourt -Q jruby local/jruby 1.7.3-1 but somehow $ yaourt --needed --noconfirm -S jruby keep ...
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Automatic deployment of software to Debian

I have been reading about creating my own Debian packages for my own software and deploying them to a apt-get repository that I also can create on my own. The source code for my software is in a Git ...
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Symbol lookup errors in (Qt?) dynamically linked libraries

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 Problem: For some days now I have been getting Errors like this when opening some applications: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpoppler-qt5.so.1: undefined symbol: ...
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Installing GCC on SLES 12

I'm having trouble installing gcc on a new SLES 12 box. The goal here is actually to get R Shiny running, but when I try to install any packages I get the below error: sudo su - -c "R -e ...
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How to force a dependency conflict for benchmarks?

I want to measure the time portage needs for solving dependency conflicts on a gentoo system. For a benchmark I need a reproducible conflict situation. It should have many solvable conflicts. ...
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How to use both open source and proprietary video drivers on same machine?

On my main work machine I sometimes need to use the proprietary Nvidia video drivers, but I would prefer to use the open source Nouveau drivers most of the time. As the Nvidia package conflicts with ...
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How to use a package revision not yet in the published nixpkgs (but described in the development bracnhes of nixpkgs)?

I'd like to use the new release of ghc (7.10, because of a new feature -- static ptr), and I'm using a single-user nix environment. I don't find the wanted new release in the published lists at ...
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Can I install any Debian or Ubuntu application on Kali Linux?

I want to know if it is possible to install a Debian application (or an Ubuntu PPA) that is not in the Kali repository especially because I want to install a bitcoin wallet (How can I install a ...
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FreeBSD 8.4 pkgdb fails after upgrade to Ruby 1.9

I just upgrade Ruby 1.8 to Ruby 1.9. After the upgrade I followed the instructions in the UPDATING file located in /usr/ports. I issued the following two commands: portmaster -o lang/ruby19 ...
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Debian Wheezy : problem installing .deb package that uses update-rc.d with dependancy numbers

I'm trying to install a .deb file, written by us, on a new Debian Wheezy system. The .deb file was originally written for Lenny so is fairly old. I've tracked down one point where the installation ...
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Build CentOS RPM for current git release, unsuccessful rebuild with alternate prefix

I am stuck in an effort to provide an maintain an up-to-date git release for a collection of CentOS Linux servers. I was hoping to be able to create binary RPMs that I could just have published to a ...
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View apt-history well-arranged

When I look at the apt install history at /var/log/apt/history.log.1.gz, there is a lot of information and it is hard to figure out what was installed explicitly and what was brought in as a ...
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How to download pbins with paludis through torrent protocol?

I read the following in Which package managers allow to download binary packages through torrent protocol? : Configure the correct stuff in the repo.conf, and create a dotorrent fetcher" How can ...
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Differences between zypper up and zypper dup

I know that zypper up updates the current installed packages and zypper dup is supposed to upgrade the whole system to a new version. But from a technical point of view, what are the differences ...
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Errors in Linux Mint update manager

Linux Mint's (I'm using Linux Mint Mate edition, 17.2 32 bit) update manager gives me: I tried this from the terminal: sudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial sudo ...
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Synaptic Package Manager & Software Manager Not Opening

In Linux Mint 17, when I try to open Synaptic Package Manager or Software Manager from the gui, the popup appears to enter my password. Yet when I enter it correctly, nothing happens; neither window ...
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List `yum/dnf` history in ascending (reversed) order

When you run yum history (or dnf history) it will give you the list of action starting from the last, most recent action being on top of the list. In case you have a lot of history steps your recent ...
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Weird Wine dependency problems on Xubuntu

I'm on 64-bit Xubuntu 14.10. Nvidia graphics with the proprietary drivers, if that matters. I just ran apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, so I should be up to date. My CPU architecture is ...
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Unable to install any package in Linux mint 17

I am not able to install any software. I tried the commands like sudo apt-get -f install, sudo apt-get autoclean and sudo dpkg --configure -a after some googling. But no success till yet. Please help ...
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How to Fix Synaptic Error 403 problem?

I'm having an annoying issue with Synaptic Package Manager on Linux Mint where it's just giving me Error 403 when I try to update the repository list. I can't figure out the source of the problem, ...
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How can I find the list of packages available in Chrome OS?

How can I find a list of all the packages I could install on a Chromebook, without having a Chromebook or installing Chrome OS? I'm interested in Linux packages that could be installed in Developer ...
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Broken System due to upgrading libc6

I am using Kali, and I tried to upgrade libc6, because it comes with a lower version than I need. After downloading the latest package from the debian repo ...
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Install package from repo not in sources

Our machines bootstrap from a Debian repo repo.foo.com/test trusty We need to be able to programatically install a package of a higher version from a separate repo repo.foo.com/dev trusty and would ...
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Debian repo mirror or cache

Our company will soon have hundreds of vending machines running a custom Debian 7.x based image made with debootstrap. We want to set up the clients to be automatically updated keep the patch levels ...
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How can a package's license be determined using OPKG package manager?

OPKG is used as the package manager in an embedded Linux system. I would like to be able to determine the license of a package prior to installing the package. Is there a simple way to achieve this ...
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Debian installs new, non depended on packages

I recently dist-upgraded my jessie box and several new packages were installed. It looks like there were no packages that depend on the new packages, as I could autoremove them flawlessly. An example ...
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How to install packages without any package manager

I would like to install a package, let's say openssh-client, in my distribution. The problem is that none of the package managers I know are installed on it. # sudo apt-get install openssh sudo: ...
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Convert pacman package to deb or rpm?

Given a pacman package (.pkg.tar.xz), is there a tool to convert it to a deb or rpm package? In other words, I'm looking for an equivalent to alien. So far, I got the impression that such a tool does ...
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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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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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List of software preinstalled in Linux Mint?

Is there a complete list of software (not package) preinstalled in Linux Mint?
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How to combine deb dependencies into main package?

I want to include deb-dependencies with main deb-package. Consider 1 deb package which have 19 deb dependencies, so I have to install all packages by dpkg -i *.deb. If all 19 dependencies can be ...
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How can I add a package to the default installation of Ubuntu?

I want to add the xclip package as default package in Ubuntu. When I install Linux then xclip package should also be installed with it. How can I do it?
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Debian 7.3 can't remove postgresql

Solved: I removed /var/lib/dpkg/info/postgresql-8.4 Now everything is fine. sudo rm -r /var/lib/dpkg/info/postgresq* I got this problem: alex@VRIL ~ % sudo apt-get install python3 Reading ...
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Installed library packages cannot be found on OpenWRT

I have been compiling / installing custom packages for OpenWRT. I kept running into problems when I was compiling getting errors like: Package x is missing dependencies for the following libraries: ...
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fail to install kolab dependencies

I need some help. I'm trying to setup a kolab sever to be used by computer science students at my college, starting this fall. I had a bit of some trouble setting up ldap, bur after some experimenting ...
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LTSP - Automatic build package selection

After recently instaling and setting up an LTSP environment, to learn more about it, using a few older spare PC's I have, I noticed that there are packages missing on the clients. In specific ...
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Can I ignore failed package installation statuses?

I've upgraded a package with apt-get upgrade on debian 6. The upgrade failed, but I understand why (one of the init scripts had been customised, and the upgrade script was attempting to use the old ...
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Why can't I find wireless-tools in Debian repositories?

I have installed the squeeze version of Debian on a computer in offline mode (no internet connection during installation). After the installation (that was successful) I edited /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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Mint 12: I can't open synaptic package manager

I have Mint 12 Lisa DVD edition, 32 bit verion. I have kde and gnome. I can't open the Synaptic package manager. When I click on it, I am asked to enter my password, I do so and click authenticate, ...
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Installing Xfce4.12 on CentOS

My lab computer has been upgraded to a fresh install of CentOS7 during the weekend. So far so good. I would like to use Xfce over the default Gnome shell. I have super user access on the machine but I ...
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How to detect when apt-get requests cdrom?

I'm using debian 8 jessie. I don't use a physical CD-drive, there is no /dev/cdrom. I have DVD-1 and DVD-2 iso files of the operating system. I mounted DVD-1 iso at /media/cdrom01 and DVD-2 iso at ...