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How to get CPU-G to run on Debian 10?

GPU-G is a linux alternative to CPU-Z on Windows (apparently) but I can't get it to run. When I run python2 ./gpu-g I get the following error You need to have PyGTK 2.10.0, GTK.Glade and GTK+ 2.10.0 ...
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APT operations fail on Kali Linux

Every time i'm trying to do an apt update or an apt upgrade it's not working : Ign:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/obsproject/obs-studio/ubuntu groovy InRelease Err:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/obsproject/...
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How to make installation of linux programs easier?

Debian and Ubuntu provide .deb package files that can be installed directly. what about Fedora? Can all tar-balls be one day .deb files for ease of installation ... many people lose themselves ...
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What is the difference among apt-cache policy, apt-cache show, and apt-cache showpkg?

Note: I found this QnA addressing apt-cache show v/s apt-cache showpkg but couldn't find any QnA addressing the difference among all the three options i.e. policy, show, & showpkg. For example, ...
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How does one modify the ping command

I am somewhat new to kernel programming but am trying to modify the functionality of the ping command in Linux. I am using Ubuntu, which I believe uses iputils to create the binary ping command ...
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Debian 'bullseye' - 'apt full-upgrade' removes whole lot of packages

I just run apt full-upgrade on my system: Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid Kernel: Linux 5.8.0-1-686-pae Architecture: x86 and it removed a whole lot of packages: ...
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How to figure out the default compilation configuration for any package?

I would like to see the configuration of some applications, as they were configured during the compilations for package managers. For instance I have CentOS 7 and Arch linux I'm used to work with a ...
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The sequence of operation after apt-get update

when typing $apt-get update which one does apt checks first : sources.list file or /var/lib/apt/lists directory ?
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Is it possible and okay to change the default location for the packages and apps installed on Linux, especially Arch?

I have two disks. One with 120 GB SSD, and the other with 3 TB HDD. I do really love booting my Arch Linux in less than 10 seconds on SSD. I wouldn't want to even wait one more second on HDD. But I am ...
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How to install webkitgtk and all its dependencies?

I wanted to install https://packages.debian.org/buster/libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev however dependencies in the system are of lower version,hence it is not allowing me to upgrade. Is there any way to ...
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apt/ dpkg equivalent to pacman -r

In arch based system pacman -r/ --root can be used to provide an alternate root to install packages. This sometimes can be a solution to installing package at different location/ partition, dependency ...
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GTK App Cannot Launch - settings schema 'o contain a key named 'paned-listview-width'

I've installed Lollypop through my package manager, and I get an error upon running it: (lollypop:8889): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: 07:48:52.962: Settings schema 'org.gnome.Lollypop' does not contain a key ...
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How to make a debian package dependency to an older version of a library

I want to prepare a debian package with dependency to OpenCV 3.4.1. In debian/control I specify: Build-Depends: ... libopencv-dev (=3.4.1-xenial1.3), The problem is, that in our apt ...
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Why does tasksel remove so many packages when switching from xubuntu to vanilla gnome? [migrated]

I ran tasksel, then deselected Xubuntu desktop and selected Vanilla GNOME and now observing it is deleting a lot of packages, which look irrelevant, like samba, pulse audio and etc. Why?
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How to install basic packages in case of absence of wireless kernel and no WLAN port in the laptop?

I have recently installed Kubuntu 20.04 LTS https://kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/ on my laptop. However, the problem is that after installation I do not have a wireless module installed. The wireless card ...
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you have held broken packages

when I type: sudo apt install kde-cli-tools I get : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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dpkg-shlibdeps fails with “no dependency information found”

I am building a custom debian package for tensorflow. At some point, when I run dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc I get: dpkg-shlibdeps: error: no dependency information found for /usr/local/cuda-9.1/lib64/...
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dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern /usr/bin/bash

What does it mean when package manager can not determine from which package the corresponding command was installed. When I do - $ sudo dpkg -S /usr/bin/passwd passwd: /usr/bin/passwd from the ...
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How do you find the latest supported version of a package in official repositories?

Let's say I want to install a package in my CentOS server. The package I want to install is MariaDB or Redis, or any other 3rd party package. Is there a way to find it in the official repository of ...
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Do all Debian packages work on Debian 10? [closed]

I was looking for a Linux distribution for desktop and pen-testing usage (without VM), so I wanted to know that can I install any of the packages of Kali-Linux/Black-Arch separately on its main distro ...
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Check which packages were used after boot

Is it possible to list all packages, which were used by Linux from boot to current time? I'm making one app system and I think about removing all unnecesary packages to run this app. If it is ...
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I can't uninstall Latte. Says no packages to remove

I'm surprised I can't remove Latte because I installed it through Ubuntu Software. It's still there but when I click Remove it tells me there are no packages to remove. Help? Edit: I've tried removing ...
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Installing older package of gcc on Centos 8 via dnf

I am new to centos 8 and want to install gcc 6.3.1 on Centos 8 via dnf but it looks like Centos 8 comes with gcc 8.* and no previous version is present in the mirror so downgrading is not working. Is ...
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How to resolve dpkg error in terminal while installing python

I face this problem while installing python3.7 in raspberry pi 3. I had attached the terminal commands and errors below. Kindly have a look at it and hep me to resolve this
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If a software has a Linux version which can be used on any Linux distro why do different Linux distro's have their own package repositories?

Arch Linux has their package repository at https://www.archlinux.org/packages/ whereas Ubuntu has their package repository at https://packages.ubuntu.com/ Why does each Linux distribution have their ...
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How to explain apt dependencies that are not autoremoved?

The package libudev1:i386 is installed on my system. $ dpkg -l | grep libudev1:i386 ii libudev1:i386 245.4-4ubuntu3.2 i386 libudev shared library It won't get autoremoved. $ sudo apt autoremove ...
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How to update apt repository pakage list in debian offline

I need to update my system repository package lists (in a simpler phrase :doing apt update or apt-get update) but I can't connect my machine to the internet . how can I update package lists offline?
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Possible undefined macro AC_DEFINE

I am cloning the LTP, and when try make automake I get this following error could someone say how to overcome this error. user@debian:~/ltp$ make autotools sed -n '1{s:LTP-:m4_define([LTP_VERSION],[:;...
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How to get vendor name of debian based linux packages?

rpm based Linux distribution give's vendor name like: rpm -qi nano <other info> Vendor: CentOS <other info> How can I get vendor names for the packages in Debian based distribution? ...
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dpkg: error porccessing archive (--unpack) [closed]

I got this error message when trying to run sudo apt -f install. dpkg: error proccessing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/kali-themes_2020.3.2_all.deb(--unpack) errors were encountered while ...
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apt-get seems to not be installing a library package correctly

Recently I have installed the library liblz4.so with apt-get install liblz4-1, but I have noticed that the above command only installs these files/links: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/liblz4.so.1.7.1 /usr/...
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What is the difference between an RPM debuginfo package and rebuilding a package with an option like -g?

I would like some clarification on how debuginfo packages from RPM are used. Say I have the package vim, and I found a crash. I want to debug this crash, but in gdb I am getting errors about gdb not ...
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How to fix broken packages in Kali Linux?

I was trying to update and upgrade my packages but when i executed the following command : sudo apt upgrade && sudo apt update The following message appeared : Hit:1 https://download....
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Unable to install or update anything on ParrotOS after breaking Python installation

I accidentally deleted all the Python dependencies but somehow managed to reinstall some of them. However now I am having issue in installing anything: it shows some kind of error with apt-listchanges....
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What is the difference between a yum group and a yum module in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8?

In their Red Hat Certified System Administrator training, Red Hat defines a Module in RHEL8 as "a set of package RPMs that belong together." However, I am also aware of a very similar ...
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Unable to install WineHQ Stable (You have held broken packages)

I wanted to install Wine in Elementaryos Hera and followed this site. The only mistake which I did was, I installed wine from Ubuntu Repositories then followed by trying to install wine from official ...
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Error: transaction check vs depsolve… php dependencies

I'm trying to run sudo dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=30 --allowerasing (from fedora 25) and hitting the following errors. Running transaction check Error: transaction check vs ...
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Upgrading Fedora 25 to 32 “rpmlib(PayloadIsZstd) <= 5.4.18-1 is needed by …” errors

After running sudo dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=32 --allowerasing I get the following gigantic list of errors: rpmlib(PayloadIsZstd) <= 5.4.18-1 is needed by python3-audit-3.0-...
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`apt upgrade` package without marking as manually installed?

How do I upgrade a single Debian package without marking it as "manually installed"? apt install upgradeable-lib works of course, but then I have to apt-mark auto (or the package is no ...
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How to clean up a Linux installation?

I've been using Linux (mainly Ubuntu) for about two years now. I've had several installations on several machines. Something that inevitably happens on any OS installation is that I install something ...
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Are there alternative/unofficial browsable package repositories for Amazon Linux 2

In the amozonlinux:2 docker image I've tried the following to figure out what are the package repositories sh-4.2# yum repoinfo Loaded plugins: ovl, priorities Repo-id : amzn2-core/2/x86_64 Repo-...
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Cross compiling Debian packages to armhf with LLVM and GCC

For my research work, I need to compile different Debian packages for armhf (ARMv7) architecture using GCC and Clang i.e. I need the exact same package to compiled with the two compilers. I had been ...
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What cautions shall I take when installing from a deb file without safety guarantee?

Suppose that I found on a website without well-known reliability a deb file without guarantee that the software it installs does exactly what it is supposed to. So there is possibility that the ...
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Unable to locate DEBIAN ARMv8 32-bit packages from Internet

I have been trying to locate ARMv8 32bit package repository since yesterday to download packages that I would make use to carry out some analysis with radare. I had found repositories from archlinux ...
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Add a Linux Package to PATH for Python

I am using the Python package sox, and needed to install the linux/ubuntu package SoX to be able to use it. This was done by running sudo apt-get install -y sox. However, an error comes up saying that ...
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Install multiple MPI libraries and switch between them on Ubuntu

For educational purposes I'd like to set up several MPI libraries, e.g. OpenMPI, MPICH, and Intel MPI along with different backend compilers (gcc, clang, icc) on the same machine running Ubuntu 18.04....
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Where can I find apps and/or a package manager for NAS OS?

I have a LaCie NAS with NAS OS 4. It has a built in "app manager" but there is only one (1!) app available there (a file browser). However, it mentions that it supports installing "apps&...
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Disable a pacman package and will not erase/delete it in

Isn't pacman -R {a} going to remove a fully from HDD ? How do we only disable a pacman package not delete/remove it from filesystem ? (as a good dependencies test)
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heif-convert: symbol lookup error: undefined symbol: jpeg_write_icc_profile, version LIBJPEG_6.2

I have run heif-convert successfully not long ago but now I get this error: >heif-convert bob.heic bob.jpeg heif-convert: symbol lookup error: heif-convert: undefined symbol: jpeg_write_icc_profile,...
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Upgrading CentOS from 7 to 8

I'm getting the below error while installing kernel-core after this command: dnf -y --releasever=8 --allowerasing --setopt=deltarpm=false distro-sync Errors: # dnf -y install kernel-core Last ...

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