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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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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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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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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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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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Install usbutils packages after create image in Yocto

I created a image Linux using Yocto porting a small version Linux to my Raspberry Pi. I just did this to learn how compile a Linux/Kernel to embedded system. But, I need some packages in my system. ...
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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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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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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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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 \"install....
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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. /usr/...
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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 https:...
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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 lang/...
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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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How to edit rpm's HEADER and NAME-VERSION-RELEASE

Is there's a way or a tool that can modify the HEADER and the NAME-VERSION-RELEASE for an existing rpm without installing/rebuilding it?
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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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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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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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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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Package additional in-tree modules

Targeting an up to date Fedora whose kernel unfortunately lacks a module: Is it possible to package the module (using kmod or whatever existing infrastructure), so that the module package has the ...
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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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Fatal Python error: pycurl: libcurl link-time version is older than compile-time version

When updating yum via sudo on our (Amazon Linux) server, I get the following error: Fatal Python error: pycurl: libcurl link-time version is older than compile-time version I find the following ...
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How to install apt packages on a network share?

I want to provide some applications with NFS. The actual solution is to compile applications with --prefix to set the installation path. The problem is that I manage a huge collection of applications ...
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Which mirror did I download the Arch Linux package database from?

It seems that some packages in the official package repository have a new dependency which is not in the official repos: $ sudo pacman --sync --refresh --refresh --sysupgrade :: Synchronising package ...
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how to use debtags in conjuction with when a package arrived in the debian repository?

Is there a way to use debtags and search within a specific time-frame ? For instance/example, let's say I want to know which game packages came in since 2016 till date. Now AFAIK the debtag for ...
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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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How to install framework on remoter server without root privileges

I'm trying to install caffe deep learning library on my university cluster grid running on Debian. The grid has some preinstalled modules, such as python, CUDA, compilers etc. The problem is, some of ...
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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 (https://packages.debian.org/sid/amd64/libc6/...
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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: apt-...
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How do I install tools, packages on Linux 3.0.8 armv7l?

Environment FriendlyArm Mini210s Linux 3.0.8 armv7l On the board: # uname -a Linux 3.0.8-FriendlyARM #76 PREEMPT Thu Aug 21 16:53:31 CEST 2014 armv7l unknown I need to install development &...
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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 /tmp/...