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Software index is broken

I was trying to install Brave Browser and used the echo command from their website and now I can't do anything to fix this, synaptic is broken with this error E: Invalid value set for option Signed-By ...
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How to install a package in Solaris 11 from file?

How to install a package in Solaris 11 from file (not from the package repository)? I am trying to install a .pkg file on a Solaris 11 SPARC machine, however, I get errors: # pkg install mysql-...
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RHEL 6.10 updated to 7.9, install grub2 issue

After upgrading RHEL 6.10 to 7.9 I'm having issues installing grub2: Transaction check error: file /boot/efi/EFI/redhat from install of grub2-common-1:2.02-0.87.e17_9.9.noarch conflicts with file ...
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How to configure APT Pinning to prevent installation of bash Release Candidate

I'm currently using a Debian/testing distribution on my amd64 desktop. On this distribution, the latest version for bash package is 5.2~rc2-2, see https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/bash I don't want to ...
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Can you add docker repository to apt-cacher-ng?

My debian 11 server1 doesn't have internet access and it installs cached debian packages from another server2 that has apt-cacher-ng installed. The sources.list file in server1 points to apt-cacher-...
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What issues might there be with both an 'apt-get install ...' and a different version built-from-source package on the same machine?

Suppose I 'apt-get install somepkg', then further install other packages ('abc' and 'def') that depend on 'somepkg'. Later, I might read that there are some desirable updates in the package's latest ...
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leapp does not want to upgrade Oracle Linux from 7.9 to 8.x

I migrated from CentOS 7.9 to Oracle linux 7.9, and now I want to upgrade from 7.9 to 8 with leapp application. It is a bare metal installation running apache, PHP, MySQL, sendmail. Nothing really ...
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I'm trying to run the command 'sudo apt install kali-win-kex -y', but then it shows 'E: Unable to locate package kali-win-kex' [duplicate]

Also i tried get update but it is still showing an error (I am using windows 11)
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How to install Pipe Viewer (pv) via microdnf on oraclelinux:8-slim?

Docker mysql:8 and latest change OS from Debian to oraclelinux:8-slim. There is a microdnf. So I'm looking for solution to install pv package.
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Identify apk packages based on .PKGINFO depend entry

I am interested in resolving apk package dependencies, ideally with a scripting language like python. Basically I want to be able to derive a dependency tree of a package, without the need to run on a ...
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How to check if a certain vulnerability has been fixed with a backport?

I have a server that runs Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS. This version of nginx provided by the official repository is 1.18.0, which in turn is vulnerable to CVE-2021-23017. However, the changelog says that ...
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How to figure out which package manager to use within docker image

I'm trying to write a Dockerfile and need to install wget in the docker image. I'm never sure how to figure out which distro a base image uses though, or which package manager is used. An example ...
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What is the need of enabling/disabling a module stream?

We know that # dnf module enable <module>:<stream> helps to enable a stream and # dnf module disable <module>:<stream> disables it. Also, # dnf module reset <module> ...
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Debian - check which versions of a package were previously installed

Let's take NGINX as an example. I've installed NGINX and after a year it has received several security updates (through unattended-upgrades) and another system operator ran apt-get upgrade a couple of ...
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dnf - verbose output (where are files installed?)

The problem I have with package managers is that they don't tell where they install all the files. For example when I install the package fzf with apt files get stored in different locations as when I ...
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Unmet dependencies with gdevilspie

I am trying to install gdevilspie_0.5-3.2_all.deb, but am getting error messages. I need gdevilspie to be able to open a minimized mate-terminal window like I can do with UM 18.04. Can someone please ...
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Debian shared library setup

I have a Debian package for a shared library. Lets assume the lib is called threadx. And I have the version 0.0.1 installed. So this package contains: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libthreadx.so.0.0.1 /lib/i386-...
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What package manager exists in this linux distro

I have a container that I build with an image I got somewhere. I figuring out how to install packages in it. I've used dnf and yum. They both don't work as it gave a command not found error. Here's ...
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Configuring vim installed via NixOS's home-manager

I'm just getting started with NixOS, and I'm trying to us home-manager to declaratively control which packages I have installed and deploy their configurations to my home directory. I told home-...
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Unable to find Libudev.pc

I am building a Rust project and whenever I try to build I get thread 'main' panicked at 'called `Result::unwrap()` on an `Err` value: "`\"pkg-config\" \"--libs\" \"--...
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Uninstall wine completely

I need to run sudo apt-get update and curl -fsSL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_16.x | sudo -E bash - to install Node.js. However, I get the following error: E: The repository 'https://dl.winehq.org/...
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apt-get is asking for an older .deb file from a local repo even after putting a newer version

I have a local repository setup on the server (server1) hosted by Nginx. It has few .deb packages and a bash script on another local server (server 2) uses the repo to install packages. I had to ...
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dotnet Vanished From PopOS System

I have a VM that has been running fine for months. It's running PopOS and handles some dotnet GitLab build jobs. I've just powered it up to run some builds and they immediately failed as dotnet ...
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How can know the configure file belong to which package?

There are two major samba packages in debian: samba ,samba-common.The configuration file is /etc/samba/smb.conf,how can know /etc/samba/smb.conf belong to which package--samba or samba-common? (i ...
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Installing UrQMD in Linux Mint gives error after make command

I am using Linux Mint 21 Cinammon to install the UrQMD simulation package. I have ROOT installed as well as all the required dependencies as specified by the webpage. The instructions say: $ tar -xvf ...
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Is it possible to write a scipt to display packages that haven't been updated in X amount of time?

As the title states. I'd like to know if it is possible to write a script which only shows packages which haven't been updated in X amount of time (say 6 months). The reason I'd like a script like ...
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APT unattended upgrade with no user interaction [duplicate]

I am setting up a cron job to update my Debian server box, and there is a potential problem. If I try upgrading from the terminal using apt -y upgrade, even though there is the -y option, when APT ...
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How to check linux-util package version?

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.4 I want to know which version of linux-util it is using. Any method to check it?
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Is a reboot required when installing a .deb package off-repo in Parrot OS?

I have just downloaded the .deb package for slack-desktop from the official site, however, when looking for it in the menu it didn't show up in the menu. Then I rebooted the PC and searched for the ...
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Ubuntu package names which ends with "lua"

Searching through the Ubuntu package repositories (packages.ubuntu.com) i recently found packages which names ends with "lua" for example "Package: dnsmasq-base-lua" or "...
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'sudo dnf update' package conflicts on Fedorda Rawhide 37

Below is my output from trying to update my packages using dnf update. I'm new to the rawhide community. I'm not sure if this is an error on the package maintainers end and it will resolve itself? I ...
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What is wrong with Steam version detection on my Mint 21?

$ apt-cache policy steam-launcher steam-launcher: Installed: 1:1.0.0.74 Candidate: 1:1.0.0.74 Version table: *** 1:1.0.0.74 500 500 https://repo.steampowered.com/steam stable/steam ...
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Dependency issues with Mono prevent (system) updates and installing/removing packages

I have been struggling for a long time with a dependency issue related to Mono (version: 6.12.0.122) that makes it impossible for me to perform a system upgrade (Pop!_OS, which is based on Ubuntu) and ...
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How to list installed packages with their summary using `dnf`?

I can list installed packages on my Fedora with: dnf list installed When searching for packages, I'd use something like: dnf search terminal dnf will proceed to list available packages similar to ...
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Installing custom apps offline on RHEL

I installed and configured some apps (Airflow with PostgreSQL) on my Linux machine with the internet connection and I want to do the same with machines of my colleagues without the internet connection....
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When installing packages in NixOS, what is the difference between changing the configuration.nix plus nixos-rebuild-switch versus using nix-shell?

My usual process of installing things on NixOS is changing my configuration.nix, executing nixos-rebuild switch, rebooting, and choosing the new (last) OS generation. I know it is also possible to ...
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Cannot remove or fix python-cairo - Errors were encountered while processing: python-cairo:amd64

I've read multiple threads and forums but can't remove this issue. I tried removing using purge and checked this page. Let me know how to fix this. Thanks. (base) seek4samurai@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get ...
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Alpine APK building multiple issues

I've ran across multiple issues when building an Alpine APK package. First abuild insists on downloading the sources from a web server, so I have to tarball the sources and put it on some nginx server ...
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How to install Gstreamer package built from source?

So I've built Gstreamer using Cerbero, and it outputs in build dir following file structure: bin etc include lib libexec man share which contains all needed files I believe. Also it saves ...
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How to solve "no public key" error with dget?

I'm trying to download some package binaries using dget but I keep getting a "No public key" error. dget http://deb.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gl-image-display/gl-image-display_0.10-2....
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Did Unix have a package manager?

I've looked online but couldn't get a straight answer. Plus, there are no mentions of package managers on the Unix books that I've read. One would imagine that someone/something needed to manage the ...
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pip install gives TypeError: expected string or bytes-like object

I have seen this error in other sites and in here as well, but the solutions provided are not fixing it. Operating System: Mendel GNU/Linux 5 (Eagle) (debian). When trying to install psutil, I am ...
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Uninstall a latex version if two are installed

I have two version of latex installed, see here: josef@josef-ThinkPad-E14-Gen-3:~$ whereis latex latex: /usr/bin/latex /home/josef/bin/latex /usr/share/man/man1/latex.1.gz I want to uninstall the one ...
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RHEL8 - Facing issue while installing devtoolset-7/8/9 etc

I'm trying to install devtoolset-7, devtoolset-8 & devtoolset-9 on an RHEL-8 VM by following the blog here: https://developers.redhat.com/products/developertoolset/hello-world https://blog.abysm....
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How to connect to a WiFi network in Void Linux (CLI)?

Help! I'm a newbie and the DM stopped working, so I can't connect to my WiFi network and reinstall the package. xbps-install -S gdm [*] Downloading packages ERROR: [trans] failed to download `libgdm-...
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How to remove Firefox ESR language packages on Debian?

In Debian 11, when I do apt update and upgrade, if Firefox ESR got an update, it gets for tens (hundreds?) of language packs like firefox-esr-l10n-hr. Is there a way to not use these packages? I just ...
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Ansible ansible.builtin.package variable substitution

Following the example here; https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/collections/ansible/builtin/package_module.html#examples # This uses a variable as this changes per distribution. - name: Remove the ...
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python-dev package installation error

Package python-dev is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source However the ...
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E: Package 'synaptic' has no installation candidate error in Kali Linux

So I'm currently trying to install the 'synaptic' package manager in Kali Linux through apt-get install. But I'm getting an error that says E: Package 'synaptic' has no installation candidate. I've ...
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Use Package Manger or Pip (or some sort of env) with Doom Emacs?

I know that using virtual environments as much as possible is good practice, however, I can't get Doom Emacs packages to work with an environment (Conda in particular). So, now I need to install ...
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