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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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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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Install “ia32-libs” package on Windows to use in Linux

I have recently installed a GCC ARM Embedded toolchain for Linux (to run on a 64-bit machine). However, the pre-built version of Linaro GCC runs on 32 bit machines. The solution is simple: apt-get ...
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Package manager in FreeBSD 10

I was trying to install a package using pkg add, but I got the reply that package manager not installed To install that I used: tar -C /tmp -zvxf pkg-1.2.1_1.txz and then: ...
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Noninteractive script running over ssh is interrupted as apt-get finishes

When I run the following non interactive script on Ubuntu Server 13.04 it's interrupted when lxc-docker package finishes installation. Script : ssh -o StrictHostKeychecking=no -t -t -i $CERT ...
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Unmet dependencies error on Debian [closed]

I'm on Debian wheezy, i want to install chkrootkit sudo apt-get install chkrootkit i get this error : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How can I tell whether a package is installed via yum in a bash script?

I am trying to write a script that installs packages, but if it fails at any point later in the script rolls back whatever it installed. Of course if the user has already previously installed a ...
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Best conventions for icons in Debian/Ubuntu

I've been looking for a while for the best conventions for icons, but I just find lots of inconsistent web pages. Maybe the conventions have changed and they need updating, or maybe I just haven't ...
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Debian 7: Add repository for gcc-4.8 and g++-4.8

I want to be able to sudo apt-add-repository with a ppa for gcc-4.8 and g++-4.8. I was able to do this on Ubuntu using (after adding the ppa) sudo apt-get install g++-4.8. So far I have been able to ...
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apt-get install fails with error “Unable to locate package”

Background Hi there. I'm relatively new to linux so you'll have to excuse my noobie question. I'm trying to follow the instructions found here: http://repo.pouf.org/ to install kamailio on my ...
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Calendar software for Linux [closed]

I'm wondering and searching a calendar for Linux (Centos). Here calendar means to save important notes and points by date and time in all days,for this purpose I'm asking this question. Is there any ...
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Why do some Debian packages have a “+deb7u2” suffix?

I figured the "7u2" part stood for "Debian 7.2" (aka "wheezy"). But I'm wondering if anybody knows the official answer as to why some packages have it and others do not. Example: ...
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Should I use “apt-get remove” or “apt-get purge”?

For uninstalling an app (or package) should I use apt-get remove package-name or apt-get purge package-name? What is advantage of any of them to other one?
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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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FreeNAS 9.2: install FreeBSD packages

I have installed FreeNAS 9.2amd64 (based on the same FreeBSD version) on a VirtualBox VM. I created users and pool/volume for my data. In anticipation of installing ...
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debian: remove all packages installed on a specific day

I have to remove all packages installed on a specific day. My solution is to look up the file /var/log/dpkg.log, find out the entry with the right date, extract the names of the packages and remove ...
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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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Can I rely on binary packages (pkg) in FreeBSD

Since last October binary packages have been available for FreeBSD (http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-pkg/2013-October/000107.html). Before that, they had some trouble, preventing binary ...
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Update a Red Hat repo with no packages

I'm attempting to install a handful of packages on my RHEL 5.10 (Tikanga) server, however I'm prevented from doing this because of an installed repo with zero packages. When I do yum repolist, it ...
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What this page means for the Debian's package version

I am trying to figure out what these web page means for the version. I know that the epoch is the number previous the double dot. But I can't figure out what this all means ? I found this here
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Verifying Debian/Ubuntu packages integrity when booting from a read-only DVD?

Is there an easy way to boot a Debian-based Linux system from a read-only medium (say a Live Linux read-only DVD) and then use Debian's .deb checksums / signatures (?) to verify that the files ...
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Find and install Mint's default packages into new Ubuntu install

So I use Mint a lot, but wish to switch to Ubuntu due to trivial updating Ubuntu offers. Problem with Ubuntu is that a lot of neat packages (Such as right click commands for open in terminal etc) ...
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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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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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Run FileZilla on Debian

I'm new on Debian GNU/Linux, and I installed FileZilla but I don't know how to run it. When I execute this command: dpkg -l | grep -i "filezilla" I get: ii filezilla-common ...
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How to search for Debian packages by tags?

At Debian's Packages page, one can search amongst the software available on Debian. In the package descriptions, they are categorized by tags, described here. For instance, the package [xterm][3] has ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the minimal KDialog dependencies (packages) for a Gnome 2 desktop system?

I want to run a KDialog application under Gnome on Linux Mint 9 on a low powered netbook. I know I'll need to install some KDE packages. I want to install the fewest packages possible — just ...