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Is there a package manager that allows simultaneous parallel operations on packages similar to Chocolatey?

An acquaintance of mine who happens to be a hardcore Windows user asked me whether there is a Linux package manager similar to Chocolatey in a sense that it would permit multiple simultaneous ...
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How do I clean up packages that have been purged that are still showing up on “apt get update” command?

I am still learning linux and have been running into a slight issue with my Raspbian OS system. I have uninstalled software like docker and vs code to clear up memory for my OMV NAS; however, they ...
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How can I configure Pacman to warn user of an update for a certain package?

I would like to be warned against an update to a particular package on arch linux using pacman. I use some custom information in the header files for gcc-libs. But every time gcc-libs gets updated, ...
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systemctl Persistent timer and service, when computer turned off

How do the systemctl timer works when the computer is turned off at the given trigger time? There is the option "Persistent", but when exactly is the command executed? In how far is it ...
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Google Chrome tabs restore after remove via dpkg

Summary How to restore after Google Chrome reinstall (remove + install) previously opened tabs that are no longer in history, Ctr+Shift+T cannot open them (tried)? Full story I've decided to reinstall ...
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can't update read-only /usr

Got /usr in a separate logic partition (LVM). If sudo apt-get update throws error "read-only". There's a way to keep it ro but allowing updates, or switching between ro and rw?
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What types of things break regarding building of native software when upgrading versions of Fedora, and what are some solutions? [closed]

I do a lot of software testing and that requires me to build many different projects from source. I've recently upgraded to Fedora 33 from 31, and essentially, I have a group of issues that involve ...
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How to recover a Centos 8 server that gets stuck on a boot screen?

I can't get the server past a black screen with a blinking white line. I've tried to boot it from the USB I installed the os from but it still gets stuck. This is my first time rebooting the server ...
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Get currently installed packages

I am currently running OpenSuse 15.2. I am wondering how to download all the sources (not really the sources, but the rpm-s) of the currently installed packages to use them as a repo for a new ...
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Shut down after offline updates with PackageKit from command line

When PackageKit has updates fetched for installation and you use the Gnome GUI to shut down the machine, it is possible to set a checkbox to install updates before shut down. How can this be ...
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how to handle dependency issues while installing / upgrading packages with yum (or any other package manager)

So I have been reading about patching Linux systems in particular RHEL. So say, I'd like to update the package X. While running yum update x I can see the newest rpm package for x that is going to be ...
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Author's GPG subkey has expired, what can I do?

I am trying to download an update for a piece of software, and my package manager says that the key is invalid and thus warns me. W: Failed to fetch https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/dists/...
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I can't understand some dnf-automatic config file directives

While reading the documentation https://dnf.readthedocs.io/en/latest/automatic.html , I cant understand the functionality of the following directives : In the [command] section: ...
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Bios update - no bootable device

I made a bios update ↓ http://www.gigabyte.pl/products/page/mb/ga-x99-ultra_gamingrev_10#support-dl from F6 to F7c. Currently I am unable to start my computer. I have a message "reboot and select ...
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Any HTTPs mirrors for ubuntu repos

Is there any reputable mirrors for archive.ubuntu.com and security.ubuntu.com that allow HTTPS? I want encryption for my updates.
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Is there such a thing as a self-maintaining Linux which doesn't cost money? [closed]

I'm looking for a self-maintaining, non-payware Linux. Actually, it doesn't necessarily need to be Linux at all, as long as it runs PostgreSQL and PHP in a stable manner. Once installed, and ...
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How to display full history of package installations, updates & removals in the package-manager GUI in Debian/KDE? (incl. those via apt-get commands)

KDE's Apper has a very useful and convenient feature for an installation, update, and removal history of packages. I could not find this feature in the "Software Center" of KDE and I could ...
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How do I disable automatic check for updates in Fedora 32?

I have Fedora 32 installed on a laptop which is relatively slow, and which sometimes has Internet connectivity only by tethering to my cell phone. I would like to turn off the automatic check for ...
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How to disable ubuntu 20.04.1 software updates for ever?

Ubuntu might be great and frequent software updates might be very helpful in keeping the system up-to-date and secure. But my problem is, the software updater is causing my system to freeze and I ...
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how can I fix a not working software updater on ubuntu 18.4?

When I select the software updater , the icon for the application appears and then disappears. when I try to run it via terminal, I am getting this error: sudo update-manager -C Traceback (most ...
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The software update tool used for large environments

The company where I work has many divisions. Some divisions update their Linux environments via method X, other divisions via method Y. Now, we want to move to a standarized method for each team to ...
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Can't get updates to Kali with updated source.list: “does not have a Release file”

My question is similar to other question ask in the past but it's different, my source.file is correct based on Kali and I still have issue with update. My source.list file: deb http://http.kali.org/...
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Cannot install xcb package

I tried sudo -f remove and even autoclean but my new packages and updates aren't getting downloaded. admin@pop-os:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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is there a consistent patch timeline with RHEL, like first of month?

With the mindset of a work environment and linux servers need to be patched regularly for security reasons does RHEL (for version 7) have any kind of patch frequency or timeline? Such that people more ...
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Ubuntu Installation Stuck at “update-grub”

I have gone through all the similar questions asked about this problem and tried the workarounds mentioned over there but nothing works. Like the " ps | grep 'dmsetup create' " workaround ...
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How to update Manjaro to the latest version available?

I recently started using Linux, and Manjaro seemed to be the best 64-bit option available at the time for my new Raspberry Pi 4. I'm using the KDE Plasma version, and loving every bit of it. I have ...
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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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What will happen to any manually installed drivers(specially network drivers) after updating to a newer version of linux OS?

I am having a kubuntu OS with rtl8188fu wifi adapter. The adapter only works with the driver on github of kelebek333, that too worked somehow after several attempts and I dont know how it worked. If ...
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ClamAV - getcvd: Verification: Can't verify database integrity error message when running freshclam

When I was running freshclam using ClamAV on Zorin Linux OS, it gave me the following errors as shown below. I am new to Linux, so I might need some hand-holding on solving this (step-by-step), if ...
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Unattended upgrades vs cronjob including apt update && apt full-upgrade

Is it useful or necessary to run unattended upgrades if you already have a daily root cron that runs sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y?
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Is there a way to reset updates on Debian (with apt)?

I want to update my software with apt on my debian platform. I'ts a webserver with PHP/MySQL. I am scared, that after the updates, something could not work. Is there a way, to reset the versions to ...
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Dependency issues while updating through Discover app in kali linux kde

Whenever I try to update my existing system files and software using the Discover app in my kali linux kde, I get some certain dependency resolution errors, which halts the whole update process. And ...
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Why won't Yum install the latest version of Perl?

Why won't Yum install the latest version of Perl? I see that Perl is at 5.32.0 https://www.perl.org/get.html. My Perl is 5.10.1. # perl -v This is perl, v5.10.1 When I try to update, it doesn't do ...
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I think my Kali is broken. “sh: 1: debtags: not found” and can't upgrade

After i do apt autoremove i get this error(i think my dpkg is broken and my apt [?]): new python3-sqlalchemy package pre-removal script subprocess returned error exi t status 127 /var/lib/dpkg/info/...
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PHP security updates in Debian after PHP version EOL

I got a quite stupid question I am afraid but I am kind of in need of written confirmation of my suspicion. Consider a Debian 9 with PHP from the official repositories. The PHP version shipped by ...
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Unsure if alias to combine apt-get update and apt-get upgrade is working correctly

Here are the aliases in question: alias update='sudo apt-get update' alias upgrade='sudo apt-get upgrade' alias upgrate='sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade' Here's the output when I ...
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How do users receive update warnings in Thunderbird?

Thunderbird 78 rises the following warning on Gentoo Linux and likely on other distributions too. I can not remember that I changed anything on my system until the message came up. I suppose that ...
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apt complains about change of Suite from testing to stable

I'm trying to apt-get update my Debian or Devuan distribution, but am getting an error: Get:14 http://deb.devuan.org//merged beowulf InRelease [25.6 kB] ...
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snap-store or basically any snap app cannot be run: user-dirs.dirs: Permission denied

I was running several apps that were installed with Snap Store. I was not using the system for some time and blindly run sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo snap refresh after reboot ...
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Software Manager error, cannot update repo 'nux-desktop'

This is the error that I encounter in my Software Manager (linebreaks added for readability): failed to refresh cache: cannot update repo 'nux-dextop': cannot download repomd.xml: cannot ...
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VirtualBox Win 7 Update Failed with Processor not Supported

It's a freshly created win 7 pro 32-bit vm on a VirtualBox. However the windows update only worked before the latest two. It gets "the processor is not supported together with the Windows version that ...
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Why do things tend to break when one doesn't restart after kernel update?

I know that it's strongly recommended to restart after updating kernel (well, anything important) so that the changes can apply and can propagate. I also know about the option to livepatch kernel. ...
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How to update TeX Live

On Linux Mint, I've spent all day chasing error messages and trying to get TeX Live to update so I can install a package. I downloaded and did a full install of TeX Live 2020. I thought I updated ...
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System does not boot after kernel update

I have Kali Linux 2020.2 install on my laptop. Today I updated kernel and tried rebooting system, but now it's not booting up, not even in older versions on kernel. It's showing some error but I ...
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Invalid DNS Reply when Updating ClamAV

I am trying to update ClamAV, but I get an invalid DNS reply. How can I overcome this? Wed Mar 25 02:08:09 2020 -> ClamAV update process started at Wed M Wed Mar 25 02:08:09 2020 -> ^Can't ...
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sudo pacman -Syu fails with “error: failed to commit transaction (invalid or corrupted package)”

I am trying to update an arch Linux installation: sudo pacman -Syu It goes on for a while and then starts to write error messages such as (691/691) checking keys in keyring ...
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Which way is the correct way to update software on ubuntu?

Hi there:) How do software updates differ based on the way I download software using ubuntu? For example when I download it manually using the apt-package manager, or when I add some repository to /...
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Drivers completely messed up after the last Ubuntu update [closed]

Ma laptop (Dell Vostro 7590 with a i7 9th gen) was working completely fine with Ubuntu but the last update from Ubuntu completely messed my drivers. After the reboot I had no sound. I fixed this ...
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How to disable downloading packages from the internet in Debian, and instead let it ask me to insert DVDs?

Here is my problem. I have downloaded all the 14 DVD images and burned them to disks, because I like it that way. I don't want updates. And I don't want the latest packages. I want packages from the ...
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Cannot run apt update in a Debian docker container [duplicate]

I've got the error in the docker container php:7.2.20-cli E: Release file for http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/buster-updates/InRelease is not valid yet (invalid for another 9h 1min 57s). Updates ...