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1answer
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How to install oald8 in linuxmint 16?

Hello I tried to install oald8 in linux mint 16 petra 64 bits using the following command ~/Desktop/Oxford/linux $ linux32 sh ./setup.sh. during the installation I got these error massages at the ...
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2answers
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How to automatically generate .desktop file?

There's a .deb software that doesn't have a .desktop file, I created that file. I want to create another package for that software, when the user installs it, I want the .desktop file to be generated ...
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1answer
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Is there a place where we can have an exhaustive list of debian's package?

Do you know if there is a place where we can have an exhaustive list of debian's package ?
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3answers
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Distro with pip and npm as package managers?

Is there an attempt of distro around that for Python and Node code ( and Ruby , Lua ) would use Pip, NPM and rubygems and luarocks respectively ? It could simply work as a passthrough from native ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to “stabilize” past built unstable Gentoo binary packages without rebuilding?

Here's the scenario: build some ~amd64 package versions on your binhost later those same package versions go stable in portage, so no version bumps involved even if packages are listed stable in ...
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6answers
912 views

What's .deb and .rpm and how is it different from .msi?

What are these file formats and how do they differ from the .msi format in Windows? Also what are the pros and cons of these package management schemes?
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2answers
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Do applications usually use dynamic linked libraries?

If I want to compile an application which needs packages that are not provided by distribution's package manager and I want to generate a distribution package from it, do users who use this ...
15
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2answers
437 views

Is there an online/web interface to search and list apt-get packages and see summaries and recommendations?

I'm looking for sort of an 'app-store' or Google Play store type functionality for apt-get packages. What I'd really like to do is select a category, like 'Music' or 'Internet' and see the list of ...
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2answers
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Debian: Is it possible/safe to install packages from an older version of the repository?

I'm currently running Debian testing (Wheezy) and am trying to get SCIM working. I want to install the scim-pinyin package, but there is no such package available in the testing repository, although ...
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0answers
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Do you feel strongly about using package managers vs. installing manually? [closed]

Up until recently, I tried to stay away from installing stuff manually from tars on my Fedora 16 but the experience I had with Tomcat 7 out of the yum repo changed that. The app was littered with ...