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Debian Stable libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386 not found (trying to install Steam)

I just installed Debian and now I am trying to set up Steam. I did the first 2 steps in the 64 bit instructions and also installed ia32-libs. But when I run the following: apt-get install ...
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openbsd: why quirks-1.87 was installed all of a sudden?

I was trying to install mysql on OpenBSD; instead, somehow quirks-1.87 was installed, whereas mysql was claimed to not be found. Why? opti# setenv PKG_PATH ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/`uname ...
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What is the difference between a linux package and a linux module?

when I do dpkg --get-selections or less /proc/modules I see two different list. I don't understand the difference between the elements of each...
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How can the output of ldd be checked to see of they exist on a different system or not? [duplicate]

Running ldd on an executable gives the output displayed below. How can the output be parsed for the library names in the first column and their existence tested on another computer, giving output ...
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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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How do I remove Ubuntu packages from Linux Mint?

I'm pretty new to using Linux distributions and for some reason I decided to install some Ubuntu packages on my Mint distribution a few months ago. I recently attempted to update the distribution of ...
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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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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 ...
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Is there a way to determine what packages or libraries should be loaded to support an executable?

There is an executable I want to install on a computer that I can't recompile that wasn't built as a package, and I want to download the libraries it requires to run them. Below is part of the output ...
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What is the rationale behind using non-numeric package component for the version?

In ubuntu (and not only in ubuntu) default repository you could see a package version like 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.12. Why do the maintainers give such a weird version in the central package repository? ...
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Running Debian jessie, missing some packages

I want to install gajim and virtualbox-fuse in Debian jessie but the repository isn't offering me these. Whats the correct approach on this? Backports, wheezy or repositories from oracle/gajim? ...
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Self complied version of GCC overwriting package installed version [duplicate]

I'm using debian to do most of my coding work, and I was doing a homework project that required a certain version of gcc to compile the program I was working on. I downloaded the gcc source and ...
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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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What is the equivalent of “ubuntu-desktop” package in Debian?

In Ubuntu, we can upgrade from text-mode installation to GUI desktop environment by installing ubuntu-desktop package. How to do the same with Debian?
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Cross-compile any aptitude package?

I have an ARM Chromebook. There is a project called Crouton that is able to install Ubuntu to the internal harddrive pretty easily (I've done it). But most packages in the repositories are of course ...
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Difference between .deb files and .run file

What is the difference between creating .deb files and installing them and just running a .run file?
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What's the state-of-the-art in package “encapsulation” on Linux? [closed]

Is there any general, universal way that if I want to install package Foo or build Foo from source, I can have it do everything, install dependencies, etc, in its own "sandbox" directory without ...
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xampp fail to start, apache running, but apache is not installed!

I am having a strange problem. When I try to start xampp it fails with message: XAMPP: Another web server daemon is already running. When I tried to find out which server is running using ...
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Figuring out installed packages on Ubuntu from filesystem backup

I have a full filesystem backup from my Ubuntu box, and my OS disk crashed. Is there a way to list all installed packages (like dpkg -l does but) from the backup? The logfiles are not an option as ...
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Install multiple packages via different methods in one Yum command

Is it possible to group these three commands into one? yum install emacs yum groupinstall "Virtualization" yum localinstall /tmp/hello.rpm I'd like to install a number of packages using all three ...
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Where can I get SUNWsan package for Solaris?

The package is not available in the installation DVD, nor internet (MOS, Google, etc.). Where could I get it?
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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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How can I create my own distro and include a custom kernel & packages? [closed]

I wanted to know how to add packages to the Linux kernel and then package it to a ISO or CD for friends. Thanks in advance and please don't point me to LFS - Linux From Scratch!
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Can't install PostgreSQL 9.2 on Linux Mint

I'm new with Linux systems. I tried to install PostgreSQL 9.2. I did the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pitti/postgresql ...
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Installation Error Message Re: Samba4

Whenever I install software or get a software update, I'm always getting a Samba4 error. Here's a capture: Errors were encountered while processing: samba4 Error in function: Setting up ...
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How to work with libtool?

I try to install MapServer and have a problem with last command in tutorial: libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c .libs/mapserv /usr/local/bin/mapserv Terminal says that cannot find command ...
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Error while loading shared libraries after installing a program

I was installing rfc5766-turn-server. But it fails to launch with an error: error while loading shared libraries: libevent_core-2.0.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory ...
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How can I build fdupes from source on Ubuntu?

I would like to make a few changes to the fdupes code. I know I can grab the source code from the website - but is there a better way on Ubuntu / Debian? After getting the source this way where is ...
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Missing icons in Nautilus

I've installed Fedora 18 (x64) minimum and I installed Enlightenment with Nautilus. But I see that there are icons missing in Nautilus, I have selected the gnome icon theme so I must be missing some ...
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Getting 401 error from Old-Release Ubuntu Server

I am running Lubuntu 10.10 for a server that I use at home. I keep getting errors from the old-releases.ubuntu.com repositories I have to use. They are 401 access denied errors, has anyone else ever ...
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backup list of installed packages

I want to reinstall my linux system (specifically linux mint). I have kept important data elsewhere, so I can safely remove everything. However, I want to do the following: save the list of ...
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Linux via Buildroot doesn't include alsa-utils

After following these instructions from here and from here, my booted Linux does not include ALSA-Utils like "aplay". But I have set all ALSA options. Any idea what's wrong? I also found this but I ...
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RedHat server packages are never found

I set up a virtual server Red Hat machine but every time I try to use the "yum" command to install new packages, the command works properly but it is never been able to find any package even the ...
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What would be the RHEL package corresponding to build-essential in Ubuntu?

I know how to list available packages from the repos and so on, but how can I find a list that matches up equivalent meta-packages, such as the build-essential. Is there such a thing and if not what ...
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How to install listings package in Kubuntu for LaTeX?

I installed LaTeX on my Kubuntu with those commands: sudo apt-get install abntex sudo apt-get install texmaker sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-base texlive-latex-extra texlive-latex-recommended ...
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Solaris 10, pkgtrans command

What is the difference between these two commands? 1. pkgtrans /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Product /var/spool/pkg/stream.pkg all 2. pkgtrans -s /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Product ...
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How to Update only important Security Packages in redhat 5.6

One of our client has Redhat 5.6 and he is asking to update only the important packages. But question is how do we know which are the important packages. Note:: It will be a partial Update not ...
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Installing prstat package command on Ubuntu Linux

I'm trying to run the prstat command on my Ubuntu server, but it doesn't seem to be installed, I have searched the web for the package name needed to install it but without any luck for some reason.. ...
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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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How to install b43-firmware on arch without internet access?

I currently don't have wire internet access in the PC I'm trying to install arch to, but my other PC (win7) can access the internet just fine. I tried downloading the b43 package from the AUR and copy ...
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Grade book program that works on gentoo

I am looking for a program that I can use to keep track of and calculate my grade in all my classes without going through and making a spreadsheet for each class.
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Install programs without an internet connection on Debian

So I've been battling with my debian install lately, it doesn't have the firmware for either eth0 or wan0 NIC's. However, I got a firmware.zip file that I need to extract to /lib/firmware. The problem ...
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Installing packages after the RedHat installation?

I was installing the RedHat 5.5 64 bit. But in hurry I forgot to install the Packages needed. And I don't want to install RH again. How can I install packages after installation?
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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 ...
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CentOS: Install packages listed in a text file?

I have an existing CentOS installation which I'd like to install extra packages to. The packages to be installed were supplied to me in a list, one package per line, which looks like: .... ...
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Custom resolution in Fedora 11

I am currently building a custom embedded project for which I need to display Fedora 11 on a small screen 800*480 pixels. Can anyone one suggest to me a way of doing it. As I am a complete noob I ...
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What's The Best(tm) way to install Emerald into Mint 12?

I understand that the Mint people seem to know what I want better than I do and all (kidding!) but I'd really like to get Emerald installed without resorting to compile from source. So far I can't ...
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Scan and get the packages installed on Ubuntu along with the version

Is there any Python code to get the list of packages installed on Ubuntu along with the version of the package? I have seen Python code at Generating list of manually installed packages and querying ...
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can't open netbeans IDE in Fedora 17

my linux version is: Fedora 17 I installed Netbeans IDE 7.1.2 and it was working fine, but now, when I try to open it, nothing happens after double clicking on it. I think updating the kernel may be ...
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How to find a Fedora package providing a dependency I need?

I sometimes install software which isn't present in the repositories, and then I run into the problem of not satisfied dependencies. The error usually tells me which library or command is missing. ...