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A repository refers to a data structure, usually stored remotely on a server, that contains files and directories as well as a corresponding historical record of the changes that were applied to the data structure of the repository.

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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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sudo apt-add-repository multiverse gives error Connection refused

I am trying to add i386 sources to 64bit Linux Mint as per the instructions for SteamCMD. However I get the following error: user@mintpc:/home/steam/games/steamapps$ sudo apt-add-repository multiverse ...
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Search [not install] without syncthing on Fedora

I would want to know if it is possible to search packages in Fedora (using dnf) without it having to sync anything previously. I've read Fedora wiki about rpm, but I don't think I understand properly ...
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Is there a tool for managing apt repositories that allows multiple versions of the same package?

I am currently using reprepro to manage a public repository for a small number of packages (source, and binaries for amd64 and arm64) across several different distributions. This is working smoothly ...
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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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Linux Repositories - Any Limits?

All or most Linux repositories are voluntarily hosted/mirrored for others to download free software. For example, you could download the same package(s) over and over again (with the same IP) and make ...
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error failed to download repository information check your internet connection

My computer ha sUbuntu 20.04.4 LTS (codename : focal) with a R version 4.2.1 . When using software updater I always get the error "error failed to download repository information check your ...
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Decode package and directory structure to URL from `/etc/apt/sources.list.d/` repo file

I'm not an apt user, but I'm in a scenario, where I need to grab a .deb package off of a repo. I'm not a user of a deb-based distro, so I can't easily install a deb repo for what I need it. This would ...
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How to create custom repo and make it available within network through Apache on Centos7?

So i need to create custom repo & make it available within network through Apache. Steps i did. sudo yum install createrepo sudo yum install yum-utils Got tools to create repo sudo mkdir –p /var/...
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How can I prevent apt update from checking specific components?

I sometimes come across repositories that include many components, or at least I think that's what they're called. An example of this, is the repository including Insomnia. When I run apt update after ...
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RHEL8 - Added yum repositories not working with not resolving (yum config-manager --add-repo)

Try to create 2 repositories for BaseOS and AppStream via http://server1.example.local yum config-manager --add-repo=http://server1.example.local/BaseOS yum config-manager --add-repo=http://server1....
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RHEL 7 EPEL broken

My RHEL version: [root@x]# cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.9 (Maipo) I have followed the instructions here for RHEL 7 to enable EPEL: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/...
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Why are there pre-compiled packages in repositories?

I love (the way) how Linux & Co. lets users install many packages from different repositories. AFAIK, they come also with source-packages, so you can compile them by yourself. But why even bother ...
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Getting rid of "The following packages will be DOWNGRADED"

I'll start by stating, I'm pretty sure this is a unique mess of my own design, but I hope someone encountered this and might be able to help. The Setup My laptop runs Pop!_OS 22.04 (Based on Ubuntu ...
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What is the relation/difference between "Package Manager" or "Package Management"?

I read in many tutorials about apt and dnf and others where the "Package Manager" and "Package Management" terms are used - but just being curious: What is the relation/difference ...
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How did this Rancher/SUSE packaging problem go so wrong?

This is like a retrospective on a problem I just narrowed down. I believe there must be some kind of solution in the package manager to provide a better user-experience. I'm going to describe what ...
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Where to find pstreams-devel package for Rocky Linux 8 (EPEL)?

It seems there is no pstreams-devel package in Rocky Linux 8. I was wondering why it has not been included and if there is a way to get it from some extra repository? The last reference to it that I ...
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How do I update R CRAN packages when updating from Debian buster to bullseye?

I need to update a server, which has the R statistics system installed from the CRAN repo, from Debian 10 (buster) to Debian 11 (bullseye). The "repo line" for the buster CRAN repo is stored ...
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Why are there updates for relatively stable programs like Vim, zip, tar or xxd?

After I do an apt update, there are updates to packages like vim, tar or xxd. Since these are relatively stable, why do they have frequent updates?
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How to know the size of the repos on a website link and also download it?

I want to see the size of the repos and if they are okay to download in my laptop in case I don't have access to the internet. http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu In my ...
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cannot read repomd.xml [closed]

I am trying to install additional packages from a RHEL-8 installation DVD on a server that is not connected to the internet. I mounted the DVD ISO on /mnt/cdrom. I have the following in my /etc/yum....
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Is Fedora's Metalink Configuration File Shared Anywhere?

I have inherited administration of an air-gaped network with mirrors of various Linux repositories. Currently how the EPEL repository is configured is by using the baseurl key in the epel.repo ...
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Request for help repairing output of apt update

This is the output of sudo apt update I would appreciate it if someone could help me fix the problems, I'm only new to Linux. I'm running (Linux kali 5.16.0-kali5-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT Debian 5.16.14-...
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debian login screen

It's not a big problem but I wondering why this happened. I installed 32-bit Debian without GUI as a primary OS but I added Kali Linux repos "add new source list called 'kali.list' with kali ...
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Ubuntu local repository results "Hash Sum mismatch" error

I am using a local repository server to update all Linux flavors, in that I have configured Ubuntu 20 server to update Ubuntu 20 servers as well, which started giving below error recently. Tried ...
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Setting up DNF on Yocto

I am using PetaLinux (or Yocto) as my systems OS. I built the image and have dnf as my package manager. However, when I try to install something, I get the error message: Error: There are no enabled ...
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How update all packages in Oracle Linux 7.5?

How could be possible to update all yum repositories in /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory? Is this command is right for this purpose? yum update repolist or yum repolist all
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Restrict which packages are installable from a repository

I have my official Debian repos (say repo1). Now I add a repo of the supplier from package X (repo2). Package X is not in the official Debian repos. Of course, repo 2 can have some overlapping ...
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Is there any tool to verify full checksum of a local Debian mirror repository?

We have a local server acting as local Debian mirror repository (for main contrib non-free). We used apt-mirror to sync it. Is there any way to run a routine full scrub or checksum validation for all ...
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How can I make apt pull an older dependency?

Edit: I never found a solution to my specific issue, but as soon as I hopped onto Linux Mint I was able to install this package. So if you run into this same issue with this particular package/...
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Add Manjaro repositories to Arch during install

I know it's a terrible idea to add Manjaro repositories to Arch Linux, but would it be possible to add the repositories to a custom installer made using archiso? How would I do that? ( I want to ...
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Are Debian APT packages not officially supported or acknowledged by application developers?

I want to understand how the APT package is managed in general, considering the following situation I got into today: I was trying to add MongoDB to my Debian machine. apt search mongodb showed good-...
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nothing provides selinux-policy-base >= 3.14.3-80.el8_5.2

I am trying to install snap on my rhel 8.4 machine and it throws the following error Error: Problem: package snapd-2.54.1-1.el8.x86_64 requires snapd-selinux = 2.54.1-1.el8, but none of the ...
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how to update repositories in Alpine

I am trying to get the latest version of the "consul" package. the current available and installed package is version 1.10.6 but the latest is 1.11.1 sudo apk list | grep consul consul-...
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Centos 9 missing groups or modules: nodejs

I want to ask question about installing nodejs but probably I had a problem with the repo. I ran command dnf module list nodejs but I got some error messages: Last metadata expiration check: 0:15:21 ...
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errors while updating kali linux [duplicate]

when i try to update by using "sudo apt update"i get this errors Hit:5 https://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease. Err:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport/...
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Running into problems while adding kali linux respository in katoonlin popos

I'm running into problems while adding kali linux respository in katoonlin popos: Warning: apt-key is deprecated. Manage keyring files in trusted.gpg.d instead (see apt-key(8)). Executing: /tmp/apt-...
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How can i remove/delete a repo i cloned from git?

I cloned a repo twice, first, I cloned at home. second, I created a folder and cloned it again in the folder. now I cannot delete any of the repo...even the folder I created. Any soln?
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Installing R from R project repo (Debian 10): key issue

I wanted to install R from the R Project repository on Debian 10. The following packages are required: sudo apt install dirmngr -- install-recommends sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-...
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how to add arch zfs rpo to pacman on arch linux

how to add arch zfs rpo to pacman on arch linux ? on my arch linux am getting this error ❯ nocorrect sudo pacman -Syu [sudo] password for beasly: error: archzfs: signature from "ArchZFS Bot <...
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Error parsing config: Error parsing "baseurl" - Oracle Linux

The OS of my machine is Oracle Linux Server 7.5. I need to install a command via a repository, precisely yum --enablerepo=packages-microsoft-com-prod install mdatp, but I get errors like: libatomic-4....
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sudo apt-add-repository multiverse (FAILED....!!)

I am running Kali Linux rolling 2017.2 iso I have done the following command: sudo apt-add-repository multiverse and I received the following error message: traceback (most recent call last): File &...
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Is it mostly safe to install any software from default repos? ( "yum install" "apt-get install" , etc)

Coming from the Windows world, where I'm in the habit of putting every new EXE or Installation file through something like Virustotal, or searching Stack Exchange/Reddit for reviews on the safety (no ...
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dnf update not working in CentOS

Unable to run dnf update command in CentOS8. Below error occurred while, Failed to open log file: /var/log/hawkey.log.
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Pop!_OS 21.04: How to install file manager actions?

I would like to have more options within the file manager of pop!_os 21.04, especially printing directly (several documents) from the file manager, or directly creating a text file within the file ...
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No package mssql-tools available

i want to install mssql-server in the centos 7 server ... i did the procedure before on other server before how ever for this one i could not able to install mssql-tools .. the mssql server is ...
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custom debian repository lists package but donot show or install

I have created a .deb package (named astmbi) and created custom repository. apt update followed by apt search astmbi show the package apt list astmbi also show name of package However, apt show ...
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CentOS force dnf to use mirrors of a specific location

Using CentOS 8. I would like to force dnf to only use mirrors in the vicinity of a certain location without having to manually maintain a list of desirable mirrors. So I looked to modify the repo ...
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How to add a custom source to apt repositories?

I'm trying to add kata-containers repository to my apt sources (fresh debian install) but i keep getting an "unable to locate package x" despite adding the source, key and updating the ...
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How Can I Get Packages From Other Repositories?

I am trying to setup a cluster with 2 computers for the first time. I have searched for tutorials for how to do it on linux mint, but the only tutorials I can find are for redhat instead of mint. I ...
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