A repository refers to a data structure, usually stored remotely on a server, that contains files and directories as well as a corresponding historical record of the changes that were applied to the data structure of the repository.

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Error: File contains parsing errors: file://///etc/yum.repos.d/dag.repo

I read you have to be careful with repo files for security with third party ones added. Anyway I have simply been trying to install ffmpeg and I am stuck because yum doesn't like what it is reading ...
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Razor-Qt in Debian Wheezy?

I have Debian 7.3 Wheezy, KDE desktop and I want to install a light-weight desktop environment, based on Qt (like KDE, so I don't need to install too many dependencies). I've heard the buzz about ...
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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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CentOS how to update Ant Version to 1.8.x and higher?

I'm using CentOS v6.5 and installed Ant by using: yum install ant But it came with Ant version 1.7.1. And i need the latest Ant version 1.8.0. How to properly get the latest Ant version 1.8.x (or ...
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Error: requested datatype primary not available

By the error I can't install any packages. And also I can't update to the latest version. I don't know what to do now. Any help much appreciated. Error: requested datatype primary not available ...
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How can I protect my computer when the only way to access the internet is though a compromised internet connection?

I access the network through a connection which is most likely compromised by a MITM attack. I can't do much about it. What steps should I take to lessen the influence of this attack. I'm especially ...
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What are the repositories for downloading Xplico?

I have been trying to download Xplico for my Kali Linux from the following repository: deb http://repo.xplico.org/ $(lsb_release -s -c) main even though this repository is displayed on their ...
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yum installs an old version of cmake

For some reason when I run yum to get cmake it will install an older version. Could it be because my repo list is not complete? I'm on CentOS 6 using a minimal desktop install from the non-net install ...
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Codeswarm software project visualization: how do you set it up with opengl rendering on a contemporary 64bit Linux system?

The Codeswarm project provides a software project repositories visualization tool in Java. The software leverages the commit information from a log generated from a repository. The rendering ...
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How should I populate my new program to Debian repository?

I want some of my programs to be in standard Debian repository to be available for users of Debian/Ubuntu, first in Sid, then, if eveything will be OK, eventually available for just apt-get install. ...
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How to search for available software in repositories though CLI?

I want to be able to search all available software like one would using "Synaptic Package manager" or "Ubuntu Software Center" through Command Line.` I want a better way than pressing Tab after ...
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What does the line $(rpm -E %fedora) mean?

I'm trying to add a new repository to my Fedora and was asked to introduce the following command: su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck ...
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Hand shaking fails while trying to add PPA repository

I cannot add any kind off PPA repository. When I execute the following command e.g.: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hotot-team I get the following error: Cannot add PPA: '"Error reading ...
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Cannot upgrade Scientific Linux to version 6.5

I have been trying to figure out a way to get my Scientific Linux box to upgrade to version 6.5. It's currently 6.4 and everytime I perform a yum update I get an error message (see below!). Can anyone ...
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Could a hacker replace a Bitcoin wallet application with a malicious one in some Linux repository? [closed]

Bitcoin QT is arguably the most popular Bitcoin wallet application. If a hacker gets access to the data and the private key on some machine, he can steal all the Bitcoins from that wallet. Being a ...
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Host freeware API over apt-get [closed]

I am new to Linux and Unix environment. I have built a Pro*C API for C++ and Oracle interaction, which much more easy to use than the conventional Pro*C technology. If you are using Pro*C then you ...
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Is there way to stop random software packages from remotely transferring your files?

I am running a bitcoin client on my archlinux computer. If somebody can get ahold of the wallet.dat file, located in the ~/.bitcoin/ directory they can steal my coins. I have minimal software ...
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sources.list - Understanding syntax & structure in Debian

I have generated a sources.list file from http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/ with the following parameters: Country: New Zealand Release: Stable (Wheezy) Architecture: 64 bits Sources: Main + Security + ...
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SLES 10 - repositories?

Can somebody help with adding a repo for SuSE Linux Enteprise Edition 10 SP3? First - can't find any "official" repos. Found a few repos for openSUSE and few other - but every time I try them I get ...
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Identifying unused repositories in Yum

Is there a way to identify an unused repository in Centos/RHEL? I have quite a few repositories installed on a Centos machine and I'm not sure which ones are actually needed and which ones aren't. ...
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How can I tell if a third-party repository is reputable?

Among other things, I want to install ffmpeg on a CentOS server of mine (just a personal server - nothing too special). I noticed that one set of installation instructions advise to add a DAG ...
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YUM: How to prevent EPEL from upgrading packages installed from other repos?

I would like to leave EPEL enabled and configure it to allow updating only the packages that were installed from EPEL itself in the first place (packages which were manually installed from EPEL ...
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Determining archive / suite from `deb` line

Is there an easy way to determine the "Archive", "Suite", "origin" (or whatever else APT uses) just from the deb line? For example, someone (trusted, of course) gives me this deb line: deb ...
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Where is the best place to put a local repo?

I've made a custom repo to install ruby 2.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 Currently, I have the repo in '/vagrant/files' for testing. root@gitlab:~# tree /vagrant/files/ /vagrant/files/ |-- default |-- ...
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Possible to download all the packages from “groupinstall” and then run ( yum --nogpgcheck localinstall *.rpm )?

This is the original command: yum groupinstall "Desktop" "Desktop Platform" "X Window System" "Fonts" I would like to create 4 folders for these. (1 folder for each). mkdir Desktop mkdir ...
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Why does yumdownloader download i686 files if my pc is x86_64 and also installs them?

I simply found out what packages were in the group: Desktop Platform via yum groupinfo "Desktop Platform" Then I downloaded them all one by one via: yumdownloader --resolve ...
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Problem creating a group in a repo : “ yum-groups-manager: error: no such option: --default ”

When you run: yum groupinfo "Desktop" you get 3 categories.. Mandatory Packages Default Packages Optional Packages This is the command I ran: yum-groups-manager -n "Desktop" --id=desktop ...
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Is this the correct way to create a repo for offline usage ? ( for : yum groupinstall “Desktop” )

Let's create a repo for: yum groupinstall "Desktop" first, i create a folder named "test" /root/Desktop/test next i need to know what is inside of "Desktop" group. yum groupinfo "Desktop" ...
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How does “groupinstall” work ? ( How to convert a group-install to a regular multi yum install <package> -y ? )

I would like data on how to replicate the same exact outcome for yum groupinstall "Printing client" without running that command but rather run yum install <package> -y perhaps multiple ...
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Centos Linux no longer has “ System ---> Administration ---> Printing ” after re-install from “Minimal” iso file

Recently i installed centos linux minimal and then installed GUI over it. i noticed it no longer has System ---> Administration ---> Printing given that this is not a 'software' how can i ...
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is there a “xdotool” rpm available for Centos Linux?

It seems to be extremely difficult to install xdotool on CentOS because of it's requirements. such as yum groupinstall 'Development Tools' -y yum install libXi-devel libXtst-devel libXinerama-devel ...
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How to use ( yumdownloader --resolve <package name> ) on ( yum -y groupinstall “Desktop” “Desktop Platform” “X Window System” “Fonts” )?

As soon as I finish installing "centos-minimal" from the minimal ISO file, I need to install the GUI desktop. for this I simply run, ifup eth0, and then I run: yum -y groupinstall "Desktop" "Desktop ...
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How to install [ gcc ] without internet connection?

I simply ran yum install gcc this is what came up: ================================================================================ Package Arch Version ...
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How to download a file from repo, and install it later w/o internet connection?

Assuming that I want to install a program called leafpad later. Currently the only way to install it is via: yum install leafpad -y but I want to save this and install it later without internet ...
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Setting up a repository server

Is it possible to set up a server to mirror a distro's repository, but only download/store requested upgrades or new packages rather than download them all? So all computers on the LAN can connect to ...
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What is Archive field in Release file used for?

For example current Release file for Wheezy is following: Archive: stable Origin: Debian Label: Debian Version: 7.1 Component: main Architecture: amd64 Now I can't find description of this Archive ...
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Pinning and local repos

I can't quite wrap my head around pinning in Debian. I'm trying to automatically install a package first from our local project repo, then from our local stable repo and then from official Debian ...
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How to install gnome-shell-extensions in Fedora 19?

I want to install a GNOME extension into Fedora 19. I've been using this command: $ yum install gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status But it wasn't able to find the package. I tried adding this ...
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Are Ubuntu PPA Repositories usable on Debian wheezy?

I'm using Debian wheezy and i wonder are Ubuntu PPAs hosted at Launchpad safe to be added & used on Debian?
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Why yum's download speed is too slow

My yum download speed in fedora is in average less than 5KB/s and goes to less than 1KB/s but my normal download speed is around 140KB/s. I tried installing yum-fastestmirrors but didn't help. Any ...
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Yum Returns Errors when using

When I try to use Yum (e.g. # yum update) I get an error and it prevents me from using Yum. Any help on this would be really cool! This is the error that I get when I try to run a Yum command: # yum ...
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Installing Samba 4.0.7 on CentOS 6.4

CentOS 6.4's yum repo has only 4.0.0. I see some major security and stability patches since then. So I signed up for SerNet, and followed their directions to install their GPG key. Then I did: ...
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reprepro and gpg-agent - passphrase won't be cached

I'm getting a little frustrated here, maybe you got an idea what the problem could be: I have a buildprocess with a few reprepro commands at the end The buildscript is executed with sudo ( cd ...
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YUM UPDATE stuck forever

I created repository for RHEL 5.6 . There was already an exiting repository for RHEL5.2 which I deleted. And i run following commands yum clean all yum clean metadata then, Yum list all It list all ...
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-bash: yum: command not found

I have one server with Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 3) installed. And I tried to add the online repo using this link: Centos Wiki: RPMForge And everything goes smooth. But ...
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Atomic repo to just update Ossec and not the rest is that possible for Centos 6.4?

I followed this link http://www.ossec.net/?page_id=19 and enable both epel and atomic repo to install ossec. My problem is I just want a local installation of ossec so I ran this yum install ...
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Finding yum equivalents of apt repositories?

I have code to setup an Ubuntu server that relies on apt-get. It has lots of packages as documented on our project wiki, for example these: development environment and the ruby dependencies. However, ...
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Getting error whenever trying to add a repository

Whenever I try to add a repository I get a NoDistroTemplate Exception. I am using Linux Mint 14 Nadia. tusharmakkar08@tusharmakkar08-Satellite-C660 ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java ...
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How do I add a custom package to debian repository?

I run my own debian apt repository server. I have a .deb file that i would like to add into the repository (Adaptec Storage Manager deb). I need the ability to manage that package independent of the ...
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When was the concept of remote repositories invented?

When were remote repositories, for any package manager, invented and implemented?