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There's no general answer. Sometimes you can find more information on a dependency in a package's description; this is more often true for "Recommends:" or "Suggests:" rather than full-blown "Depends:", to help users decide whether or not to install the weak dependency. Another source of information can be a package's changelog; that will sometimes indicate ...


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Try running: # dpkg --configure --pending # dpkg --configure -a # apt-get -f install If that doesn't help, and you are unable to resolve further conflicts/problems on your own or get someone whos more experienced with dpkg at the helm, or just backup /etc and reinstall.


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I don't know of a way to do all you're asking for with aptitude or apt, but apt-src provides apt's features for source packages: apt-src update apt-src install package apt-src upgrade will respectively update the information on available packages, install package's source code, and upgrade the source code if necessary. Other options are available to ...


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The package maintainer lists the dependencies for a package when they create the specifications file. Looking at the list of what debianutils is it seems they use it to aid in the installation of the package, but yes, you would need to dig deep to find why it is a dependency. I'll bet you could find the usage of these tools in the ./configure script of the ...


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I was having the opposite problem on a Debian 8 image which somebody had put together for a Wandboard. I was trying to find the manual page for some packages which were already installed and noticed that after installing some new ones, the manual pages were missing, even though they were present in the deb file. I then found this file 01_nodoc in ...


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But the name of the programs/packages each on its own line in a file, say packages.txt, and use rpm -qa |grep -iFf packages.txt Now ... the second part, with the find command seems rather silly. This is somewhat Linux-specific: Better to run (as root) ps and/or netstat -nap for any daemons and processes listening to ports. Some of these are udp only, so ...


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You can use a program called yumdownloader to download the rpms in the parallel server connected to internet. yum install yum-utils yumdownloader <package_name> And in the target server, you can scp the rpms and install it using the below command. yum localinstall <rpm_name>


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Duplicate source.list entries aren't a big problem, just a small performance hit. The message is misleading: apt-get update alone won't eliminate duplicate entries. You need to edit the source.list files: /etc/apt/sources.list and the files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d. Look for entries for the repository mentioned in the error message and remove one of the ...


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I see you are quoting my answer. Can you (a) give some details on what you tried to do (b) what happened when you did it, please? Specifically, what source did you use in /etc/apt/sources.list? As the documentation on http://cran.stat.ucla.edu/bin/linux/ubuntu/ says, use deb http://<my.favorite.cran.mirror>/bin/linux/ubuntu trusty/ So ...



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