Questions tagged [package-management]

tools for installing and maintaining software packages

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Problems updating in Linux Mint

I can successfully do an apt-get update and all, but when I open the Update Manager, I can't update any of the suggested packages; instead, I get a message like this one: W: Failed to fetch http://...
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Debian package dependency on a backports package

In short, is it possible to define Debian package dependencies directly from the backports repository? I am trying to craft a custom Debian package which builds itself when installing the package. ...
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How to apply updates on OpenBSD, NetBSD, and FreeBSD?

I'm using OpenBSD for quite a while now. All I do, however is go from one release to the next, always just doing an update. I configured the system so it works as my router and firewall, and it works ...
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“showmount: command not found”: how do I know what to install?

Sometimes you run a command and get a "command not found" error message. After that you try to install the package that contains that command (I think that's what happens anyway?) e.g. showmount: ...
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Resolving conflict on Manjaro update 2015-07-02

I'm updating Manjaro (arclinux), but there are some errors that could not be resolved: ==> New package : extra/libgudev 230-1 (required by colord) ==> ...
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Package listing problems for ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

apt list --installed will only show Listing... Done. I tried listing it out as a text but it only gives me a blank page. [ I tried using dpkg --list |grep '^i', and all i get is another nothing.
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How will I list the packages that are installed in my Ubuntu 18.04, when apt list --installed is not showing anything?

No matter how many times I tried the command apt list --installed it will only show "Listing... Done". I even tried saving it as a text but still it didn't give me anything. Trying this command still ...
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Install graph-easy package on mac-os

How can I install https://linux.die.net/man/1/graph-easy on mac os? echo "[ Bonn ] -- car --> [ Berlin ], [ Ulm ]" | graph-easy +--------+ car +-----+ | Bonn | -----> | Ulm | +--------+ ...
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how to update amazon linux gmp package?

We have an Amazon Linux server and we scan it using OpenVAS. It detected one high vulnerability which is Amazon Linux Local Check: alas-2016-754. Looking at the solution it says Run yum update php70 ...
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Installing Packages in PyCharm

I'm using Mint Cinnamon (very new) and tryign to get some packages in PyCharm. When I use the package installer for Numpy or Pandas I get the error message: collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status ...
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Should I use “apt-get remove” or “apt-get purge”?

For uninstalling an app (or package) should I use apt-get remove package-name or apt-get purge package-name? What is advantage of any of them to other one?
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Best way to manage packages? [closed]

I'm trying to get familiar with Linux. One thing I struggle currently is managing packages. Native Linux package managers need tiresome work if I want latest versions. (Find and Add PPA or ...
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Unmet dependencies while installing Git on Debian

I am attempting to install git on Debian 8.6 Jessie and have run into some dependency issues. What's odd is that I didn't have any issues the few times I recently installed Git in a VM while I was ...
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What is the package release process at CentOS

What's the process if a security patch is available for a package on CentOS? I'm waiting for bind-9.9.4-74 Since 5 days, there are this commit 'import bind-9.9.4-74.el7_6.1' on https://git.centos....
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Pacman/Arch: Install package(s) without really installing them [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make package explicitly installed in pacman So I've been stupid and removed my /var/lib/pacman/local dir. Without backup, but with a root shell open at tty4. O yeah, pacman -...
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What is yum equivalent of 'apt-get update'?

Debian's apt-get update fetches and updates the package index. Because I'm used to this way of doing things, I was surprised to find that yum update does all that and upgrades the system. This made ...
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rpmgraph: https://linux.die.net/man/8/rpmgraph USAGE and capabilities, Fedora, CentOs, RedHat

PROBLEM: I'm trying to get this program running, I want to make a topological map/graph of the dependencies and packages on a rpm system: rpm-devel-4.14.2-1.fc29.x86_64.rpm Fedora 29 Download gives ...
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How do I replicate installed package selections from one Debian system to another? (Debian Wheezy)

I am trying to set up a staging environment in a VM, in order to test updates before applying them to my main system. In order to do so, I have done a basic installation of Debian Wheezy (same as on ...
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Debian: The following packages have been kept back… odbcinst AND odbcinst1debian2

PROBLEM: I've had these two packages held back for weeks now and I can't get rid of them, The following packages have been kept back: odbcinst odbcinst1debian2 look here: [10:53:34][kristjan] ~ ...
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How to list all installed packages with the .rpm extension. Fedora, Centos, RedHat

How do I get a list of all installed packages with the .rpm extension? I am testing this on a Fedora 28.
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How can I use checkinstall to replace multiple packages?

I'm building my own ffmpeg package using checkinstall, with all of the various ffmpeg libraries included. In the Ubuntu package repos these ffmpeg libraries are broken up into many separate packages. ...
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silent and non-interactive installation of a package in Solaris using pkgadd and admin file

The command am giving is: pkgadd -a admin file -d absolutepathofpackage Then, its showing the below error The following packages are available: 1 Packagename BigFix Agent (...
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Gdebi keeps crashing when “Install” is clicked

I'm having an issue with gdebi, where it launches and loads the package I'm trying to install just fine, but whenever I click on "Install" it crashes and quits. I don't mind having to use dpkg -i ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 13.09 to 13.10 for LTS?

I am trying to upgrade my ubuntu installation so I can begin working with mod_mono for apache. I tried to the usual upgrade command but I am getting some odd results. Any help would be much ...
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Can't install python3 on Ubuntu 18.04

I fresh installed Ubuntu 18.04. I want to install python on it so I can run flask on it, but for some reason every time I run sudo apt install python3-minimal I keep getting these results: ashoms@...
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Can we use both dnf and Microdnf simultaneously?

I am getting below error message when I use dnf and microdnf simultaneously to install/remove packages. error: failed loading RPMDB
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How does apt-get work, in detail?

I'm currently working with Ubuntu and trying to install a Debian system on a VM, which means I have to deal with packages. Since I'm new to it, I've read a lot about it on the web and especially ...
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How do I use xbps with an authenticated proxy?

How do I use xbps with an authenticated proxy? what configuration do I have to do? I'm looking for an example because I've tried configuring the environment variable and nothing, I'm almost buying a ...
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How do I create a local repository for NixOS/nixpkgs?

All the instructions I find for creating a local repository of Nix packages involve creating a local clone of the main nixpkgs repository and adding to that. Is there a way I can create a small ...
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Yum is not respecting `Requires` maximum version. How can I debug and check what yum thinks the dependency version is?

I manage an RPM package and there are versions numbered like: my-package-1.1.1-1, my-package-1.1.2-1, my-package-1.1.3-1, my-package-1.2.0-0.alpha01.1. I'm now trying to get another package to ...
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Where is GCC-5 after installing it on Solaris 11?

Please forgive my ignorance... I only use Solaris for testing C/C++ libraries I have an interest in. I'm not a Solaris admin or Solaris user. I installed GCC-5 on Solaris 11.3, x86 because I needed a ...
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Building mips package on amd64: Exec format error chroot: failed to run command 'mount'

I'm trying to cross-build a Debian/Ubuntu package on a running amd64 system to mips arch. I've tried several methods, from pubilder to sbuild, but I keep failing. About the latter, on a freshly ...
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Reinstalling all Debian packages

I killed by mistake a dpkg process running in the background and I would like to reinstall all packages to be sure everything is allright. First, I tried to get a list of all packages and reinstall ...
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Install Alpine security updates only

Is there a way to install only security updates for Alpine Linux and its apk packages, skipping updates that don't fix security holes?
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install package manager on asus router

I just got an asus dsl-ac68u modem/router and I noticed it has ssh access. I set this up and I can ssh in with root permissions, but it doesn't seem to have a package manager installed. Being used to ...
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How to get all package names that were not installed from a repository in /etc/apt/sources.list

Is there a way to get the names of all installed packages that are not installed from repositories listed in /etc/apt/sources.list ? Or get the name of all packages that were installed locally(using ...
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How to update Puppy Linux?

A month or two ago, I installed the latest version of Puppy Linux to an old Eee PC which I hardly use any more. Well I'm on it now! But I can't figure out how to update it. It uses a weird Puppy ...
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How to list available packages in a specific repository on Debian?

Is it possible to list available packages in a specific repository, one of the repositories configured in apt, on Debian Jessie using the command line? For example, deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/...
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Package manager says I have the latest version but there is a newer one

I'm trying to to install libgsf-1-114 package which according to the packages.ubuntu the latest version is 1.14.45-1. Currently I have version 1.14.36-1: apt list libgsf-1-114 Listing... Done libgsf-...
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Search for Emacs when using Alpine Linux

I am trying to test some software on Alpine Linux. I need to make some configuration changes so I need Emacs. emacs is the name of the package per Alpine Linux | Emacs. apk add emacs is failing due to ...
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How to find out if a specific package is installed on Debian?

I'm working with a Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspbian 5/5/2015 and some guides that are a few years old. I've got an external NTFS HDD hooked up to the Pi. Due to the articles age(s), common practices ...
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What's the difference between software update and upgrade?

Someone says "update" is for small changes and "upgrade" is for big changes. I am very much confused about software update and upgrade. And when I should use update vs. when I should use upgrade. ...
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Remove yum repo using yum

I have no root access on my machine at work, but I have sudo permission to use sudo yum (and only yum). Recently I accidentally installed a faulty repository (dropbox), and now I'd like to remove it. ...
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Why was `apt` made when we already have `apt-get`? [closed]

In Debian >= 8, we now have apt as well as apt-get. How does apt compare to apt-get, and why did the developers decide to create a new program? A quote from the Debian Administrator's Handbook: ...
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is there a way to get all of rpms to install a CentOS package and its dependencies totally offline? [duplicate]

I need to install a CentOS package and its dependencies totally offline in my lab. this post is about Ubuntu instead of CentOS. the only way I can imagine is to setup a mirror somewhere else, and ...
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How to install php7.2 on Debian?

I have a problem to install php. I have tested a lot of solutions, but without success. I'm using Debian 8 server. Here is the error in French (sorry). In English this error is about "break package ...
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How do I install Redshift 1.12 on Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon from source?

Redshift packages which are available in most distributions are dated 2016-01-02, which is > 2.5 years ago. Like on my system - Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon 64-bit - there is only 1.11 version available: ...
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is there a system-wide “extension” to /etc/services that does not get replaced on package updates?

I know how to use /etc/services but if I change it and the inetd package is later updated via apt-get to a new default one, my changes are gone (happened to me on a apt-get dist-upgrade from Debian ...
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How should I proceed in upgrading server packages?

On my main linux machine, I usually upgrade my packages pretty much without thinking about it and in the rare event that I get a compatibility issue, I solve it afterwards. I always have backups of ...
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msgfmt not found though msgfmt is installed via package manager

I'm having trouble building Git from sources on an ARM dev-board running Armbian. Armbian is a Ubuntu Bionic derivative. Git fails at the make test recipe. make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/build/...