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No installation candidate

Today I installed Debian 11. I can not install any package on it: sudo apt install make . sudo apt install build-essential and any other package I go on "Package "name" has no ...
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Will a system restored via Timeshift automatically get latest versions of packages & apps via Synaptic Package Manager & Mint's Update Manager?

In Linux Mint, if a system is restored with Timeshift, will, combined, the Synaptic Package Manager and Mint's Update Manager automatically recognize any packages and applications that have been ...
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Popup cannot be interacted with: "Daemons using outdated libraries" "Which services should be restarted?"

The pop-up "Daemons using outdated libraries" "Which services should be restarted?" breaks my scripts as it cannot be interacted with, requiring me to interrupt. It happens when I ...
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What is the proper method to install a Debian package onto a device stuck on a private network? [duplicate]

Here is my scenario: I want to install iptables onto an embedded Linux device that is located on a private network with no access to the internet. I can place my Windows PC onto this network and then ...
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Missing headers linux-headers-6.5.0-kali3-686-pae_6.5.6-1kali1_i386.deb

Why has linux-headers-6.5.0-kali3-686-pae_6.5.6-1kali1_i386.deb been taken down? It is not on any of your repositories.
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Tried to update my Debian install from kernel 6.1.0-17 to 6.1.0-18, but it seems like it did not install correctly

I tried to update my Debian system like normal, and one of the updates was for the kernel, from 6.1.0-17 to 6.1.0-18. However, it seems like there is some incompatibility with the most recent nvidia ...
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Is possible to find a single file of NOT installed package on Netbsd?

Simple question: On Fedora, i want to search mplayer.. dnf provides *bin/mplayer on Debian apt -y install apt-file apt-file update apt-file search mplayer|grep bin on Freebsd pkg install -y pkg-...
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Running sudo apt-gt update gives E: The repository 'https://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt virginia-pgdg Release' does not have a Release file

I am using Linux Mint Cinnamon 21.3 Virginia. I installed PostgreSQL recently and the installation proceeded successfully. However, there seems to be some issue with the package manager now. On ...
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How to install python2.7-dev package on vanilla debian 12?

I searched in my repo but couldn't find the "python2.7-dev" to install some previously built old packages by building and installing from GitHub repo. Is there a way to sideload it?
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unmet dependencies and broken packages error ubuntu 22.04

sudo apt upgrade showing following error You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: libc-bin : Depends: libc6 (< 2.36) but 2....
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Are --install-suggests and --no-install-recommends mutually exclusive?

Here is an arbitrary example of my attempt to install a package (wine in this example): sudo apt install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information......
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Why build a .deb package vs simply including files? [closed]

I'm confused as to why you would create a .deb package vs simply putting your program in a folder + additional files and writing an install script. What are the value of packages?
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I'm Using Distribution $X That was shipped With Compiler $Y, but I Need Compiler Version $Z

Issue This question, and answers containing various approaches to solving it comes up many times almost daily on our exchange here. If a search result brought you here Welcome! If a comment I left in ...
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Debian Bullseye: Install gcc-11.4.0 and dependencies

I need to install gcc-11.4.0 + dependencies on Debian Bullseye. I downloaded gcc-11.4.0 from: http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gcc-11/gcc-11_11.4.0-7_amd64.deb However, if I try to install ...
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How can I install a debian package from version 11 in version 12

I use the docker container node:20.10. This is debian 12.4. I use the gsfont package. But in the version from 12.4 I missing a lot of fonts (i.e. Helvetica /usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts/n019003l.pfb)....
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Problem installing SKS on Debian 12

I need to install SKS on Debian 12, but got such problem: root@SRV1:~# apt update Hit:1 http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye InRelease Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done ...
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Issue updating Debian OS

First off, I've not done much with linux, so I may need things explained as though I'm 5 (for example, I don't know where to find what version I'm running). Background: I've had my laptop for over a ...
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How do I make vcpkg install packages system wide

My system package manager dnf (Im using fedora Linux) doesn't have an imgui package or an assimp package so I decided to use vcpkg for installing imgui and assimp. The problem I think is that ...
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Unable to locate package USBHID

Since this morning my mouse is not working anymore on my Debian 11 google cloud VM, so I restarted the machine but the mouse is still not responding to clicking (my keyboard somehow is). I checked and ...
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How do I update my Arch system without replacing these packages?

When I run sudo pacman -Syu, it asks me if i want to replace these packages one by one. I tried --noconfirm flag but it is not working. How can I update my system without updating these packages? $ ...
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Is it possible to query versions of APT packages from not-my-current release without editing sources.list?

I've been learning about Linux package management recently (https://superuser.com/questions/393681/how-to-find-out-which-versions-of-a-package-can-i-install-on-apt, https://askubuntu.com/questions/...
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What is column 3 (suite/release/distribution) in /etc/apt/sources.list?

I'm confused what the value of column 3 ("suite" or "release" or "distribution") is supposed to be in Ubuntu's /etc/apt/sources.list. From man sources.list (edited for ...
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How not to break apt configuration when mixing package lists from different Debian releases

I do experiment with the latest Debian "testing" (Trixie) and figured out that I need some packages from "stable" (Bookworm). Update: my use case is, that I have unmet dependency ...
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installing an app through the terminal

i'm brand new to Linux coming from Windows so everything is confusing for me at the moment. I run currently "Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS" and trying to install this VPN called Private VPN (https://...
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E: Unable to locate package code

I'm trying to install VSCode using my Linux terminal and the command sudo apt install code but it's giving me this error instead: E: Unable to locate package code I've tried running sudo apt update ...
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Apt repositories. How 'Architectures' option works. How to determine which value may be used?

I am using ansible to set up two apt repositories on my Ubuntu_22.04 nodes. In ansible there is a var called {{ ansible_architecture }} which gives: aarch64 in this case. I used it to set up two repos ...
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50-udev-default.rules: Unknown builtin command: net_driver, lost internet connection

I'm running an Arch-based distro, and after doing a substantial update lost my internet connection (both wifi and ethernet). I'm able to roll back all of the changes and get it back, but would ...
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Why do different Linux distros have different package formats (and package managers)?

This question is a follow-up to this one: How to install package versions not available with apt-get? At the linked question, I learned about the Linux package "ecosystemm," including how ...
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What is the difference between yay -Sc and yay -Scc?

I have seen seen people online use yay -Sc, but I have also seen people use yay -Scc What is the difference? There is a man page segment for yay -Sc: -Sc Yay will also clean cached AUR package ...
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No repos found in rhel 8 after installation

After installing rhel 8 it says I do not have any repos. What do I do as I am unable to install any applications? I tried using the subscription-manager as well to connect to the repository but still ...
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Why is it not possible for one user to inject a Trojan horse into a package that might be used by another user?

https://nixos.org/manual/nix/stable/introduction.html says Multi-user support Nix has multi-user support. This means that non-privileged users can securely install software. Each user can have a ...
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Does Nix solve the DLL hell problem differently from other more popular package managers for Debian or Arch?

https://nixos.org/manual/nix/stable/introduction.html says about Nix that Multiple versions You can have multiple versions or variants of a package installed at the same time. This is especially ...
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How should this table of dependencies be read? [closed]

https://nixos.org/manual/nixpkgs/stable/#ssec-stdenv-dependencies-reference says A dependency is said to be propagated when some of its other-transitive (non-immediate) downstream dependencies also ...
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How are host, build and target platforms of packages defined, with respect to dependencies?

https://www.uber.com/blog/bootstrapping-ubers-infrastructure-on-arm64-with-zig/ says: A host is the machine that is compiling the binary. A target is the machine that will run the binary. In native ...
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How shall I understand dependency propagated? [closed]

https://nixos.org/manual/nixpkgs/stable/#ssec-stdenv-dependencies-reference says A dependency is said to be propagated when some of its other-transitive (non-immediate) downstream dependencies also ...
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Install PHP 8.0 Yaml extension on Ubuntu 18.04

I wrote a simple php based on the fisrt example. https://www.php.net/manual/es/function.yaml-parse.php I got... Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function yaml_parse() in /var/www/html/p....
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How do I determine the apt package name for a given PyPI package?

Suppose I want to install a Python package system-wide on a Debian/Devuan system. Some PyPI packages have DEB packages available via the repository's apt sources, with package names prefixed by ...
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Install a Python package on Debian/Devuan when apt has no package for it

I want to install some Python package pandasql system-wide, on a Devuan (or Debian) system. It's in the Python Package Index, but - there doesn't seem to be a (dpkg) package for it; let's assume that ...
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Failed to fetch https://packages.openvpn.net/.../dists/lunar/InRelease 403 Forbidden

I'm running Ubuntu 23.10 on a I9 cpu + Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 ti and the driver 545 right now. I would like to install the OpenVPN 3 client on my Ubuntu,but I'm not able to install the repository : ...
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How can I uninstall part of a package?

I have installed the BSD games package. Many of the games are awful or broken, so I wish to uninstall some of them without uninstalling others. Is there an easy way to do that? Currently, I'm sudo ...
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What can be done when installing an RPM package results in a digest mismatch error?

fatal: [server_hostname]: FAILED! => { "changed": true, "cmd": [ "rpm", "--install", "--force", "--replacefiles", "--nodigest", ...
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Arch linux - Error during update of packages: jdk-openjdk and jre-openjdk are in conflict

When I try to update my system I get jdk-openjdk and jre-openjdk are in conflict error: This is log of the update attempt: :: Synchronizing package databases... core is up to date extra is up to ...
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Apper does not show the installation history anymore

I think the installation history of the GUI Apper is very useful: it shows a history of package installs and removals with timestamps and I think it should also show installations made via the command-...
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Does dnf5 support parallel metadata downloads? How do I make it?

I'm pretty happily using dnf5 on my fedora 38. It's both a new library for dependency resolution and a new frontend, replacing dnf/libdnf (though nearly completely drop-in compatible with the CLI of ...
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Should I remove i386 packages?

I am on Linux Mint 21.2 (Victoria) Cinnamon amd64 on Intel 7700HQ, and since I now found out there are 293 (dpkg -l | grep i386 | wc -l) 32-bit (i386) packages left from previous years, I don't know ...
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why does running nixos-rebuild switch --upgrade gives symlink error after switching to unstable channel?

Nevermind, i fixed it, by manually running nix-channel update before running nixos-rebuild switch --upgrade I am trying to upgrade from nix-23.05 to unstable but I'm getting some weird errors. Heres ...
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What is the difference between non-free and non-free-firmware in Debian 12?

The Debian project has included a new repository component non-free-firmware in Debian bookworm. Is it the same as the non-free repository ? Do I need to activate the new component alongside of the ...
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cannot install zoom on kali

I am trying to install zoom, yet this is the log. kali@kali:~$ sudo apt install ./zoom_amd64.deb Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done Note, ...
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how to yum install perl(IPC::Run) on oracle linux 9

I want to yum install postgresql15-devel.x86_64 on oracle linux 9 [root@node1 ~]# yum install -y postgresql15-devel.x86_64 Last metadata expiration check: 23:26:01 ago on Tue 17 Oct 2023 11:09:23 PM ...
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How to use QtStateMachine on Arch?

I want to use QtStateMachine in one of my projects. But I fail to find the right package to install it. There is a package qt6-examples, which provides example code for the QtStateMachine module, but ...
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