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The separated repository is two fold: To keep all security related upgrades easily identifiable, since they come from a different domain and with different suite. To expedite all the security related upgrades and provide an unique mirror to assure maximum availability in the shortest time, since mirrors sync with Debian's on regular basis which defeats the ...


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An alternative answer, addressing your concern from a different angle, is to build your packages with testing on a more powerful machine. Then when needed copy the closure to the remote host. This works well if you are on the same architecture and the software in question is not tightly coupled to any hardware which is different on the two machines. Read ...


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I see you trying to use disableTest found in haskell-package.nix to remove testing from the lens packages. I would have to do some testing to tell you exactly why it is not meeting your needs. I have disabled testing in general overriding the cabal package in config.nix to cabalNoTest. This overrides the cabal package used by the rest of the haskell ...


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Try aptitude search '!?reverse-depends(~i) ~M !?essential' to list all packages which are marked as automatically installed but have no installed package (hard) depending on it. (Essential packages are excluded as you don't want to remove them anyways.) You can also start an aptitude interactive session with the display filter set to only show such packages ...


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apt-get as well aptitude keep track of which packages were installed automatically via dependencies. At least in aptitude you can list all packages not installed via dependencies with aptitude search '!~M'. Unfortunately this does usually not count for packages installed at system installation time. Also apt-get install removes the "automatically installed" ...


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Just update your packages with sudo apt-get install update In most cases it will solve the issues.If any unmet dependency issues are arises use this one sudo apt-get -f install


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You need to use the "sudo" command which allows you to execute commands as the superuser or another user. example: sudo apt-get install lshw You need to have your user authorized to use sudo though. check the /etc/sudoers file. Proper way to edit this file is using the "visudo" command. visudo


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If you are restricting your consideration to Debian-based distributions, as it appears you are, then note that dpkg will refuse to run neither of the following is true a) you are root, b) you have root privileges e.g. via sudo. Therefore, you cannot install a deb into the system in the normal way via a non-root account. You could try to work around it by ...


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Adding to Ikraav's answer: After using eix -tT, remove the comparison operators and the package version number. Your File can also be written as: dev-python/ipython ~amd64 # and many lines later package-cat/package ~arch This will guarantee that you will always get the testing versions of dev-python/ipython and package-cat/package


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For me updating NetBSD packages is a command in /usr/pkgsrc: # cvs update -dP && csup /some-path-to-wip-supfile/netbsd-pkgsrc-wip && pkg_rolling-replace -u


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On NetBSD, you usually upgrade pkgsrc to the latest version (which is nothing more than tar -xvzf pkgsrc-version.tar.gz) and updates the installed software individually. More information on the NetBSD/pkgsrc website: http://wiki.netbsd.org/pkgsrc/how_to_use_pkgsrc/#index1h2 http://wiki.netbsd.org/pkgsrc/how_to_use_pkgsrc/#index7h1 Hope this helps!


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I needed to get updates because I installed bash and didn't want to suffer from the Shellshock vulnerability, so I went with Holu's suggestion http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/103661/93476 and it got me patched up.


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The closest to BSD ports is Gentoo Linux's Portage: http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Portage P.S. I have positive experience with building Debian/Ubuntu packages from source, but that's not your main question, so I'm not going to get into details.


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In Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Synaptic "officially" lacks the upgrade feature. This is for sake of stability - users are supposed to use mintupdate for already-installed packages. Synaptic can still be used to install additional, new packages.


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For my situation, I found the solution to be distcc, which eyoung100 suggested in the comments.


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To answer the question more directly. Yes downgrading can cause screwey problems with other software. And what you downgrade may not fit with dependencys that are not downgraded. Which is part of why its not supported. While I find downgrading necessary at times it can be problematic....


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Based on the output, you're mixing i686 and i386 packages together. You need to take care that you have the appropriate archiecture (i386, i686, x86_64, etc.) for your system's hardware and the other packages you have installed. So in your case yum is correctly complaining that you don't have the i386 versions of the dependencies installed already. Error: ...


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OP solution and conclusions Based on previous answers here is the solution I ended up doing. 1. Copy the source code Copy your source code to the VM or other machine. I've used : scp -R /host/path/to/src/ user@remoteHost:/remote/build/path/ It's like going on a road trip, so pack well, gather all the sources that you require for compile, minus the ...


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You might want to look at Sabayon Linux, a child of Gentoo. It uses pre-compiled packages, a.k.a binaries stored in repos, that are remote. What actually happens is that maintainers configure the package using predetermined USE Flags, and then compile the package with portage. Then using the Sabayon Binary Package Manager, Entropy, the maintainers upload ...


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I would suggest not doing this. It's generally easier to build binaries for the different distros within that distro's package building process. On CentOS, that would be making use of rpmbuild. Since you're dealing with VMs it would be much more trivial to setup a CentOS 7 VM + build tools and then do the package construction there. Observations from a ...



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