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Questions tagged [package-management]

tools for installing and maintaining software packages

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Debian: installing a python package: apt-get or apt-src?

I tried to install a mutagen package, available according to apt-cache: $ apt-cache madison mutagen mutagen | 1.40.0-2 | http://deb.debian.org/debian buster/main Sources apt-get won't deliver: ...
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Package installing - perl debugger didn't work now works w.o. direct action

Running KALI under WSL. I wanted to debug some perl script but when invoking perl -d was getting something like "perl5db.pl missing" err. After that, not in order to solve that problem but in scope of ...
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How to keep track of installed software/sys configuration in linux that I can restore after a fresh linux install?

I have been thinking of writing some sort of utility for Linux that keeps track of all my installed software and configuration. Something that after doing a fresh install I can just run it and will ...
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Installing newer version of lsblk to RHEL

I am trying to install newer version of lsblk to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.6. I have installed util-linux on my system in version util-linux.x86_64-2.23.2-59.el7_6.1 but due to a compatibility ...
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Are the update and upgrade mechanisms of debian stable/testing/unstable similar to Lubuntu LTS? [closed]

I am using Lubuntu 18.04 LTS, and thinking about switching to Debian + LXDE. I am an OS user and may be an occasional programmer of applications. I am wondering whether to choose Debian stable, test ...
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How do I maintain a patched version of a package for unprivileged installation?

I use some common software packages frequently enough that I found it worthwhile to modify their code a bit to work more smoothly for my peculiar needs. However, I was not able to get my changes ...
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Software Catalog is Being Loaded and wont Load

im running Debian 9 with Gnome 3.30.2 Kali GNU/Linux Rolling and im trying to open the software store so i can apply the tweak tool and edit my desktop for right clicks so i am able to use the whisker ...
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Making sense of a package with almost no files included

$ uname -a Linux laptop 4.19.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.16-1 (2019-01-17) x86_64 GNU/Linux I need to use cv::face::createLBPHFaceRecognizer(), which is not a part of the core OpenCV but rather a ...
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How RPM and dnf databases are maintained?

Does dnf and rpm uses the same database to store details about installed packages.? Can someone mention the path of database created by rpm and dnf?
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Verification of packages in a local mirror

Packages for several BSD and Linux operating systems / distributions are downloaded over a potentially insecure connecting or are later on replaced with a malicious version on the local disk. The ...
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sed search and show matching pattern, removing the rest

I am trying to clean a list containing packages. I wish to remove the package revisions, leaving the package names only. I see every package has naming convention like this: package-name-majorver-...
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Filter out items that belong to the Source Packages

Here I have a Manifest of Ubuntu I would like to list out only the Source Packages and not the containing items. binutils 2.31.1-6ubuntu1 binutils-common:amd64 2.31.1-6ubuntu1 binutils-x86-64-...
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dnf not working properly on non fedora machine

I have installed dnf package on custom linux distribution(non fedora). dnf can able to pull and install the .rpm packages from the configured repository. I could not able to remove the packages via ...
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Problem due to incorrect libstdc++6

When I do sudo apt-get -f install I am getting Preparing to unpack .../libstdc++6_8.1.0-5ubuntu1~14.04_amd64.deb ... Unpacking libstdc++6:amd64 (8.1.0-5ubuntu1~14.04) over (5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.10) .....
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I Packager manager can't handle two processes at once [duplicate]

I have been using Linux for a while. I first used Debian based systems and then yesterday I switched to Arch. I noticed (in both Debian & Arch) that when you try to download multiple packaged from ...
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Managing libraries

After a new installation of Debian, I'm looking for a way to separate files created from new packages from my main system. I want to do this to avoid bloating the size of my drive with unnecessary ...
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apt: Install latest stable php and all its extensions

The following question is a follow up to this question. Each time I create a Debian server environment to host my own websites on I install latest yet stable php with different extensions (...
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Why does apt-file report “The cache is empty” even after running “apt-file update”?

Does anybody know why apt-file reports that the cache is empty even after running apt-file update and apt update? [pop-os ~][I]% apt-file search /usr/lib/android-sdk/tools/bin/sdkmanager E: The cache ...
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Debian netinst.iso - deb and udeb - why duplicate?

I saw there are plenty of similar packages on debian-netinst.iso, in udeb and deb form. A udeb is a stripped down deb; why are there duplicates of full and "slim" versions?
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Texstudio “package.sty not found” with Texlive on linux mint 19.1

I am using mint 19.1 on my laptop. I installed TexLive and TexStudio. All the packages are downloaded in /usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/tex/latex. But whatever I try, I still have the same issue :...
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Install TCP Wrappers in Slackware 14.2

How to install TCP Wrappers using the appropriate package manager? When I run pkgtool, I can see in the list that tcp_wrappers is included tcp_wrappers-7.6-x86_64-1. I want to install it. I tried the ...
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Flatpak - Safely Relocate Sandboxed Home Directory

I would like to transparently provide a Flatpak app with a fully sandboxed ~/ directory located at an arbitrary location of my choosing. That is, I want to sandbox the entirety of ~/ such that ...
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can't install libboost-python in debian

I think something is wrong the package manager I use this command to install libboost-python sudo aptitude install libboost-python1.62.0 I get the following error that later suggests removing ...
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view the most recently added packages in Arch Linux's official repositories

I read here that packages in Arch Linux's AUR can be promoted to the official repositories. I also read here that packages can be promoted between the community, extra, & core repositories. So is ...
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How to know if I have more than one version of a library installed?

I'm having problems installing sf library in R (I'm using Debian 9 and R 3.5.2). After reading many issues pages on github, I wonder if I may have more than one GDAL or GEOS library installed. But ...
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Debian 9: Cannot install SDL2-dev or SFML-dev

I have been trying to install the development packages of SFML and SDL2 on Debian 9 but have been unable. I cannot copy paste my log because my Debian is not english. Both packages complain that ...
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Debian testing added to sources.list, how to undo the upgrades?

Another sysadmin added the following to sources.list: deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing main At some point in time a apt-get upgrade was run, causing most packages to be updated a alpha or ...
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Solaris 11 - PAM application

I'm trying to compile an application which interacts with the PAM system on Solaris 11, however everytime I try compile the code I get "fatal error: security/pam_appl.h: No such file or directory" ...
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Ubuntu Server - Unable to remove package

I'm unable to remove package. [sudo] password for admin: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: ...
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Build OpenSSH client only

I'm trying to build OpenSSH 7.9p1 from source, but I can't find a way to delete (or not include), for instance, ssh-agent, ssh-keygen, scp, sftp, sshd, etc. – of course, assuming none of those are ...
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apt-get remove tries to remove dependent package when asked to remove one of it's dependencies [closed]

Suppose I have my Debian package (ex. mypackage) that strongly depends on openssl >= 1.0.2 (has Depends: libc6 (>= 2.17), openssl (>= 1.0.2) in its control file). When I am trying to remove ...
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How to deal with shared library problems in a non-working package

I installed bind-tools, the Arch linux alternative to dnsutils, but none of the tools work, all failing with the error: host: error while loading shared libraries: libidn2.so.4: cannot open shared ...
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How do I find the files installed by a particular package? Where is the .deb file to look at?

I have installed pulseaudio-module-bluetooth using apt. $ type pulseaudio-module-bluetooth bash: type: pulseaudio-module-bluetooth: not found $ which pulseaudio-module-bluetooth $ whereis pulseaudio-...
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Issues in installing tensorflow in anaconda environment

I have installed Anaconda in Fedora 29. However, as I try to install tensorflow package I got following error: conda install -c conda-forge tensorflow Solving environment: failed UnsatisfiableError: ...
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How many packages can one pc contain (without conflicts)? [closed]

I'm talking about one architecture, one distribution "at a time" (no multi-boot) and only packages in official repositories. If repos from different distros can be mixed, I'd like to distinguish ...
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How do I install dselect package via terminal?

I was tasked to install the "dselect package" but can't seem to find any "apt-get command thing" on the internet. Only commands which use the dselect command from the Debian docs. What I have tried ...
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List Dependencies of Pending `pkg upgrade`

I wanted to update most of the stuff on my FreeBSD system, so I was going to perform a pkg upgrade. I noticed that one of the listed new packages to be installed was Wayland; I'm not interested in ...
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Lots of dpkg errors when doing upgrade on raspian, how to fix?

I just attempted update and upgrade on my raspberry pi 3 and get the following errors: Setting up console-setup-linux (1.188) ... insserv: FATAL: service udev is missed in the runlevels 2 3 4 5 to ...
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How to install Musescore 3 on Debian?

I'm using Debian testing and I'm having problem with installing Musescore 3. I'm trying to compile it, and I have tried following these guides: General linux and BSD instructions Ubuntu 14.10 and 16....
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check auditd version

Is there a better/more proper way to check auditd's version on Linux machine than to check it as part of the installed program name? For instance on Ubuntu in run /usr/bin/dpkg-query -W --showformat '...
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How to create a .deb package using the source code which would compile and install automatically when .deb is installed in different system

I have the source code and need to crate a .deb package. When it is installed.., it shld compile the source code and install the resulting binaries when the deb package is installed. I know creating ...
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Remove Package and dependencies installed along with it

I noticed while removing httpd package that dependencies installed all not removed along with that # yum remove httpd How can i remove a package and dependencies which were installed along with that ...
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Does the devtools package include git?

In the Arch Linux standard packages, does devtools include git or do I need to install git separately? How can I figure out the answer to similar questions on my own?
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Is there a way to disable pip outside of a virtual environment?

Since asking a question about Pip vs Package Manager for handling Python Packages I've learned a lot, especially about virtual environments with the venv module. These days I almost exclusively ...
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Uninstalling a Solaris package not working [closed]

I want to uninstall a package that I have installed. When attempting to uninstall it, I get an error "package not found". I have checked that the package exists and is available using pkginfo -i '...
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Void linux XBPS broke: certificate verification failed

I installed my first distro: Void Linux, the version without any desktop environment. I got my wifi to work and the package manager (xbps) worked fine; I installed things like htop, i3, etc without ...
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Unable to use apt-get because of python jasmine

I had installed python jasmin for trying out. But now I am unable to remove it. Also it is causing problem while installing or updating other packages also. I get the following error while running apt-...
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Why does upgrading through Ansible commonly considered “idempotent”?

I know that an idempotent function returns a result which is can be returned more than once without changing the application essentially (like adding zero to a number or multiplying that number by 1). ...
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Is there an aptitude equivalent to yum/dnf groups? [closed]

dnf groupinstall "Development and Creative Workstation" dnf groupinfo "Compute Node"
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How to set an environment variable during package installation

I am working on a legacy cross-platform project packaged to both DEB and RPM formats. Once the Linux package is installed, an environment variable holding the path to the installation folder is ...