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How to list the excluded packages in some repository?

We have 3 repositories in the CentOS 7.6.1810 system, the repository of centos has one excluded package. And then we used the following methods to find the unknown excluded package, but they all just ...
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Keep only essential packages centos,Almalinux

In an attempt to learn more about Centos,Almalinux and its packages, I want to remove all non-essential packages, so I can install what I need, when I need them and know what they do. When using ...
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Unmet dependencies and broken packages after installing libstdc++6

When trying to use screenshare with audio on vesktop, I got an error from the app that read "your c++ library is too old to run venmic", which prompted me to try and update it. I followed ...
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My sources.list file is completely empty except few comments

On checking my sources.list in pop-os using less /etc/apt/sources.list I see only the following comment lines in the file ## See sources.list(5) for more information, especialy # Remember that you can ...
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How do I get a package (or a package version) that is available on modern Fedora (or other RH-oids) for Amazon Linux 2023?

I'm regularly asked how to get some software on Amazon Linux 2023. Usually, I find the software to be already available on Fedora or modern Alma Linux. What do I do to get a software package that's ...
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Unable to upgrade Mesa on Debian

I am running Debian with kernel 6.5-asahi on an Apple M1 MacBook Air. Although I have kernel 6.9 installed, if I boot into it Mesa goes into software acceleration mode. apt upgrade gives The following ...
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bwrap: execvp com.github.tchx84.Flatseal: No such file or directory flatpak

Some background of what happened. I was playing with Flatseal to try few themes on my flatpak appliacations, and after some workarounds here and there, I accidently removed some file section in the ...
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How to install Google Chrome on Kali Linux ARM64 Virtual Machine on macOS host?

I'm currently facing an issue with installing Google Chrome on my Kali Linux virtual machine and would appreciate some help. Setup: Host OS: macOS with ARM architecture Virtualization: VMware ...
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versionlock dependencies?

I'm on Rocky Linux 8.9. I've issued the command dnf versionlock rubygem-rdoc-6.3.3-141.module+el8.6.0+1002+a7dba0ac.noarch There are a lot of dependencies for this package. Do I have to also ...
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Malformed Entry 1 Issue Not Resolving

I am getting this issue while installing new software on Ubuntu Studio LTS 22.04.3 is the version. E: Malformed entry 1 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openvpn-packages.list (Component) E: The ...
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what's the difference between installing libudev and libudev-dev

I'm trying to install pcsc-lite and noticed the documentation said that that libudev is required. When I attempt to install libudev, I get the following: $ sudo apt-get install libudev Reading ...
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How to repair broken packages on Kali Linux

Running Kali Linux; I tried apt-get upgrade and have many problems. logs: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done ...
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Cannot update packages on Debian Trixie due to an error

I have encountered an error when updating my packages on Debian Trixie and couldn't solve it. The sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade outputs this: After this operation, 2,769 kB of additional ...
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How do I fix my issue of having held broken packages and adding libGL.so.1?

I am trying to fix my held broken packages issue, I am missing libGL.so.1 and am trying to download steam to get the sims 4. I cannot download EA app on my system because EA only runs on windows and ...
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How can I solve this error in wifislax 4.9

I can't understand why the commands not work please help me
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How do I determine the bare minimum Debian package requirements to run BIND9?

I want to create a Debian based DNS Server to run BIND9. There is plenty of information on package dependencies. but it is all about how to install required packages when installing package-x.y.z. ...
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Trouble installing mupdf with nix package manager

I am trying to use nix package manager which is supposed to be a better than apt. As an example I tried to delete mupdf, my pdf file viewer using sudo apt-get remove --purge mupdf and install it with ...
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File listing all the packages installed with Nix package manager

I just installed nix package manager on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and I was wondered if there exist a file which lists all the packages installed with nix (in order for example to list all the packages ...
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Equivalent of dpkg-statoverride for RPM-based distros

If you just chmod a file installed by a package (e.g., chmod 4750 /usr/bin/foo), future updates to the package can wipe out your change. On deb-based distros like Debian and Ubuntu, dpkg-statoverride ...
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Can't remove old kernels in AMI Linux

I'm running Amazon Linux release 2023.4.20240513 (Amazon Linux), and I need to remove old kernels, I have these in /boot vmlinuz-6.1.72-96.166.amzn2023.x86_64 vmlinuz-6.1.75-99.163.amzn2023.x86_64 ...
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RPM upgrade two servers with same packages on different days

I have two servers called test and prod and they have exactly the same packages installed. On day 1 I dnf upgrade server test and then test if the installation vent good. If the test vent good I do an ...
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How to recover from deleted /var/lib/rpm/ SQL database rpm files?

I am on a Fedora Linux machine and made a terrible mistake by accidentally deleting the rpm SQL database files located in /var/lib/rpm. I am not even sure what these files are used for. It seems to be ...
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Global vs package specific USE — best practice

I'll be installing Gentoo for the first time and as a preparation I am crawling Gentoo wiki for packages I'll need and what USE flags those packages use. What I am not sure about is at what level I ...
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Troubles updating Debian 9 to newer release

I have a faceless root server mainly running a web service (Apache with php5), mail and VPN. It's about time I get this updated to a stable and supported system version. I followed the Debian upgrade ...
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Can not upgrade Pipewire on PopOS

The error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: pipewire-libcamera : Depends: pipewire (= 1.0.3-2~ubuntu22.04) but 1.0.2~1707732619~22.04~b8b871b is to be installed E: Unable to ...
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How a Debian package gets broken?

I've seen a lot of answers about how to fix a broken package in multiple distributions, which seems to be very helpful and solve the problems. But, I'm curious about how does a package get broken at ...
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Installing tree installed grub - is it something to worry about?

I just installed tree via sudo apt-get install tree and my terminal suddenly decided to update grub. Last week, I installed tree, and a similar thing happened. However, when I restarted my PC later ...
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Need help installing dpkg and apt without a package manager on opentom

So I'm trying to install a package manager (dpkg and apt) on a TomTom device running Linux that uses OpenTom. There is not a lot of documentation on this and there is no other type of thing that I ...
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Can I safely remove fwupd* packages from Linux Mint 21.3 desktop?

# apt-get --simulate remove 'fwupd*' ... The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: libfwupdplugin5 Use 'apt autoremove' to remove it. The following packages will ...
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How to work around a package conflict with DNF on AlmaLinux

I'm working on a hosted virtual server with AlmaLinux v9.3.0 and cPanel 120.0.1 installed. It also has EasyApache installed. I'm trying to install package from the EPEL Repo called "mapserver&...
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Why does KDE's Discover and Apper show "orphan-sysvinit-scripts" should be updated but not apt-get upgrade --- should it be installed?

After upgrading to Debain12 with KDE, the package managers Apper and Discover show that a package "orphan-sysvinit-scripts" should be updated. But I don't have that package installed so why ...
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What should I do, if I want the newest stable versions of my packages, preferably from official sources?

I've been using Linux for a while now, but I am a bit confused on what the best way to install packages would be. Since a lot of packages in my distro repositories (I use Pop!_OS) are outdated, should ...
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Oracle Linux 8 dnf doesn't update to newest version of file

I am trying to update the libslirp package [libslirp.x86_64 4.4.0-1.module+el8.9.+90147+a4870853] to the most recent version [libslirp-4.4.0-1.module+el8.9.0+90165+ead7974e.src.rpm]. Problem is that I ...
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Are all packages necessarily reproducible on GUIX?

By default, what will happen if I try to install a package with GUIX and it's not bit-for-bit reproducible? I'm very concerned about the state of package managers in 2024 (and the risks of supply ...
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Installing KOReader on openSUSE Tumbleweed without using Flatpak

I'm trying to install the KOReader e-book reader application on my openSUSE Tumbleweed system, but I don't want to use the Flatpak version. Is there a way to install KOReader from native packages or ...
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Help interpreting "Commandline: packagekit role='update-packages'"

I am trying to figure out why an application updated. Apparently it shouldn't update automatically, but did, and this caused problems for me. When I go into the logs at /var/log/apt I see the record ...
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Trouble installing Kazam

I am using Blackarch which is freshly installed. When I try to install Kazam I get this error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies) Any ideas on how to fix it?
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Debian unstable repository and *t64 packages

Why is Debian renaming some unstable packages from orig_name to orig_namet64? Some other questions: Where can I find the Official Policy for Debian Unstable? Where can I find out what is going on ...
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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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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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