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Install vlc 2.1.X on Linux Mint

I am trying to install new version of vlc on Linux Mint 16. I have tried tutorials on how to do it and no success. When I am trying to install it with apt-get install vlc I get the same version 2.0.8. ...
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How to find out when an application was installed and when the applications/libraries it depends on are installed? [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 12.04, how can I find out when an application was installed and when the applications/libraries it depends on are installed/upgraded/updated? My Okular doesn't work any more. I guess ...
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Assistance applying poorly packaged patches?

I manage a handful of servers running the various roles of a Ahsay online backup solution. A few times a year the software is updated and I need to apply patches on my servers. Annoyingly the ...
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How is paid software distributed and updated in Linux?

I am developing a cross-platform Java app for OS X, Windows, and Linux. It runs fine on Linux (currently packaged into a .sh file), but now I'm wondering how to distribute it after payment and update ...
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Not able to install via GUI, Message: requires installation from unauthenticated sources

I am not able to install any application via the command line which requires installation from an unauthenticated source. I tried installing recordmydesktop via the Ubuntu Software Centre but when I ...
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Is it best practice to update mysql , php and apache on linux regularly to current version?

I have a VPS unmanaged and have installed CentOS 6.3, mysql 5.1.69, php 5.3.3 and apache 2.2.15 No formal or otherwise education in computer programming so trying to follow as many documented ...
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1answer
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Install newer unix sort command without root permission

The unix server I am using has an old version of sort installed (no -V option), would it be possible to install a newer version locally (I do not have root permissions)? Where would I download it and ...
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What is the prefered way of updating all software in a Fedora installation?

When I install some system, I usually look for a bulk update method, one that will update my recently-installed software. For example, in Debian, that would be changing the sources.list to point to ...
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User installation emacs 23 on a centos 5 with system-wide installed emacs-21.4-20.el5?

I would like to install my own copy of emacs 23 on a Centos 5 Linux where I don't have admin rights. I would like to have my own modern copy of emacs on this Centos 5 system since I've got a problem ...
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Fedora Upgrade Error

I was trying to upgrade to Fedora 16 (I had f14) using preupgrade. However, it fails at the end (after saying: preparing transaction from installation source) and gives the following error: A fatal ...
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Why updating a running Linux system is not problematic?

It's years I use Linux systems on a daily basis, and I never had major problems by updating a system when it was running, but I still wonder why this is possibile. Let me make an example. Suppose a ...
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Software distribution

I have a set of servers with Red Hat on board and an internal software (it is set of many files with configs and so on) that is in permanent development. There are several types of servers: ...
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Hanging at “Running Transaction Test” when trying to install php-soap

I have here a CentOS 5 and I'm trying to run yum install php-soap but the installer hangs on and the last step is Running Transaction Test. I found out that NFS shares are the problem. See here or ...
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How to keep track of installed software

Every now and then I'm in need of updating a software running on one of our testservers at work (mostly Debian). What really confuses me almost every time is the fact that there is not just one way to ...
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1answer
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How do I upgrade to the newest Firefox via YaST in OpenSuSE 11.x? [closed]

I'm running OpenSuSE 11.2 and I would like to upgrade to the newest version of Firefox (v 8 I believe at the time of this question). I'm not interested in extracting a tarball, I would like to do it ...
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1answer
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Upgrading ffmpeg

How can I upgrade ffmpeg to version 0.6 on debian-based operating system? I'm using apt-get for installation and deb packages.
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Updates/applications/packages for Ubuntu 10.10 with no internet connection

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 (i.e 2h ago :D) from ISO CD. All went smoothly but now I have an issue. I don't have a network connection. I do not mean that there is a configuration ...