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Change linux kernel release string

I hope to somehow change the release string, i.e. the string which uname -r prints, and more importantly for me, which is used to construct the path for module lookup, without actually compiling / ...
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Mismatched versions warning when updating Node.js/NPM in Docker

In our Dockerfile we have: FROM ghcr.io/puppeteer/puppeteer:latest AS pdf WORKDIR /puppeteer USER root # Prerequisites RUN apt-get update && apt-get install nginx -y # Update RUN npm update ...
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How do I set the release version in dnf?

I have the following warning when using dnf. No se pudo detectar la versión de lanzamiento (use '--releasever' para especificarla) Which in English would be: Could not detect release version (use '--...
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How to robustly determine which version of GCC was used to build the kernel from bash shell

What is a robust way in a bash shell to determine the version of GCC used to compile the currently running kernel? I need it in the form of major.minor.patch so that I can compare it with the last ...
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The db2prereqcheck utility was unable to determine the Linux distribution level

I am trying to check prerequisites before installing IBM db2. I got this error DBT3505E The db2prereqcheck utility was unable to determine the Linux distribution level. % I'm using XeroLinux (newbee)...
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If I have two versions of python3 installed on my machine (ie: 3.11.2 and 3.12), how do I set the default version to use when running python scripts?

I installed the earlier version (3.11.2) normally using apt package manager and the later version (3.12) manually from source. When I execute python scripts like so: ./python_script.py The script ...
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Can't install zstd on ol6

Is there a way to install the Zstandard compressor on Oracle Linux 6.10, or only since OL7 version? On OL7 version, I've discovered that zstd resides on "Optional Latest" repository. But, on ...
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Why are GStreamer packages always named "gstreamer1-*"?

Why are GStreamer packages always named gstreamer1-*? What is 1? Why not just gtsreamer-*?
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What are Non-GNU versions of terminal commands?

I thought GNU was the (only) supplier of essential tools whose open-source code powers Linux distributions. However while browsing unix.se, I saw some questions that explicitly state they are dealing ...
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How do I determine the GCC version in /proc/version on Ubuntu?

my core problem is that I can't find what version of GCC was used to compile my kernel on an Ubuntu machine. I've tried cat /proc/version, but the result is the following: Linux version 5.19.0-46-...
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v4l2loopback-ctl version on debian packages

I would like to use v4l2loopback on a debian (Bookworm) machine. I've installed v4l2loopback-utils package (version 0.12.7-2) but when i run v4l2loopback-ctl --version the result is 0.6. I need to use ...
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How to cause debian to install from lower pin to get higher version?

I am trying to install amdgpu-lib which has many dependencies from testing and possibly unstable. Not wanting to turn my entire system unstable, I created /etc/apt/preferences as follows: Package: * ...
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Is there a way to have separate dev environments on one laptop

I am setting up a new laptop and I am hoping to set up several different programming environments without getting them to step on each other. My actual uses are varied, but let us take a specific ...
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Using a back level library with a proprietary application but without effecting the rest of my install base

I have Corel AfterShot Pro 3 for my photo workflow management but it stopped working a year or so ago. I thought I'd wait for Corel to get current with their application, using up-to-date libraries. I ...
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How to pin a package version with `nix-shell`?

From what I understand, I can use a given version of Nix packages using the -I flag. But I would like to know if it is possible within a single shell.nix conf to have something like: git v2.1.2 htop ...
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Imagemagick not found by other apps, but needs to be updated in any case. How best to remove and install v7-

I am running Mint 21.1 64 bit. I believe that Imagemagick v6.. was installed via the 'synaptic package manager'. I now require Imagemagick v7, to dovetail with another app that will not work with v6 ...
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Postfix version when service stopped

How can I check the version of postfix when the service is stopped and I can't start it now? I can't find files with this information because I can't use postconf now. The server is cloned from ...
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Installing Neovim v0.8.1 with Guix makes some treesitter parser unusuable because of GLIBCXX_3.4.29 not found

It seems that guix compile neovim with gcc 10.3 which does not come with GLIBCXX_3.4.29 (like described here). The exact error provided while opening neovim with an html file for example is : Error ...
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Is there any way to fake linux version info?

Context I am using almalinux 9, uname -a gives the following output: 5.14.0-162.6.1.el9_1.x86_64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Tue Nov 15 07:49:10 EST 2022 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I am trying to ...
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What is the RPM equivalent to `dpkg --compare-versions ...`?

Debian offers a way to compare Debian compatible versions using the dpkg command like so: dpkg --compare-versions <version> <operator> <version> For example, if you want to know ...
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newgrp and gpasswd versions

Spinning a clean docker image. I have these two binaries with an SUID bit. root@08b5da082a90:/# find / -perm -u=s -ls 2> /dev/null ... 32021 44 -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 44440 ...
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What does Obsoleting Packages mean in output of yum check-update?

The output of "yum -q check-update" is following: It shows the available version for grub2-tools is 2.02-142.e18 (in dark green color) The obsoleting packages shows following update ...
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How to easily find what variation of <common command> is used in my distribution?

When learning to use basic C functions and other commands (sed, awk and a lot more) in terminal, shell, etc. I realize that their behavior is slightly different depending on the OS. MacOS, Linux and ...
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On Ubuntu 22,04: Upgraded OpenSSL from 3.0.2 to 3.0.7; `openssl version` command still shows 3.0.2 for library

I have just manually upgraded OpenSSL from 3.0.2 to 3.0.7. I know a patch was available for 3.0.2, but, easier to answer to management this way vs. having to explain over and over again why the ...
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DNF/YUM: Is there a way to install the latest version of package, without specifying the version?

From browsing and reading docs I think the answer is going to be no, and that I'll just have to specify versions... However is there a way to get the latest version of a package? Any tricks you might ...
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Has the linux kernel introduced incompatible changes to its "public API"?

I am trying to learn about Semantic Versioning, which states that the major version number should be bumped when an incompatible "public API" change occurs. My thought experiment is to try ...
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Is it possible to download a file without knowing full name?

Sorry for asking what is probably a noob question. I'm new to the GitHub and DevOps environments, and I've been tasked with automating some stuff. I've found a project on GitHub that is still ...
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Downgrade Gnome 42.4 to 40

Hi I am using Arch linux with Gnome 42.4. I noticed some shell-extensions doesn't support gnome 42. Is there anyway to downgrade Gnome to 40. Thanks in advance.
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How to install specific version of python on Alpine linux

I am using docker's official docker image and want to install python3.9.6 Running this installs python 3.10.x apk add --update --no-cache python3 && ln -sf python3 /usr/bin/python and I can't ...
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Pulling Red Hat release level from /etc/redhat-relase

I need to script a way to pull the actual release level of Red Hat boxes into a variable. I am focusing on the /etc/redhat-release file. I thought it would be a simple awk '{ print $7 }', but RH8 has ...
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Why does dnf consider a package with a lower version number than the installed one an update?

On Fedora 36 I have installed package wine-7.2-1.fc36.x86_64 from repo fedora. If I run "dnf upgrade" it wants to install version 7.12-1.fc36.x86_64 from repo updates. Also the operation is ...
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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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How to get scp version?

How to get scp version? Already tried: $ scp --version scp: unknown option -- - usage: scp [-346ABCOpqRrsTv] [-c cipher] [-D sftp_server_path] [-F ssh_config] [-i identity_file] [-J ...
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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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Why does WSL2 Ubuntu-20.04 not show ubuntu in the kernel name

I use Windows Terminal Version: 1.12.10982.0 to launch an Ubuntu-20.04 shell which gives the following output. $ uname -r 5.10.16.3-microsoft-standard-WSL2 $ uname -a Linux NeilCrow 5.10.16.3-...
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Clearing apt-cache policy version table to prevent the installation of newer versions

I am trying to install a specific package , CUDA for Nvidia to be exact. I followed the steps in their developer guide and my question is not about CUDA specifically. When I try to install it with APT ...
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How can I make the vimdiff command use the same Vim version as the vi and vim commands?

I've never worried about vimdiff on my own computer, where I have archlinux installed, so everything is up-to-date, generally speaking; I generally just used it, and I'm fine with it. After all, :...
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Cannot install any specifc version of `kernel-headers` on Fedora

my goal is to make my kernel-headers to have the same version as my kernel and kernel-devel. Currently I have: $ sudo yum install kernel-headers Last metadata expiration check: 1:55:19 ago ... Package ...
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What are all the Qmmp versions?

I normally use Kubuntu and Qmmp and end up installing Qmmp from PPA, like here, linked from Qmmp site's Downloads, linked on the main page. There, multiple versions are listed. From PPA 1.5.3 is ...
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How to use unison-jz inside a bash script?

unison-jz works well on a bash command-line but not inside a script. It seems that inside the script, it falls back to the regular unison command. Can someone tell me how to use unison-jz inside a ...
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Why is libinput packaged as libinput10?

I'm writing documentation for touchpad hackers at linuxtouchpad.org and I'm trying to explain which debian package has the build dependencies for libinput (i.e. is it sudo apt build-dep libinput or ...
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Cannot acess previously used Mint on my laptop

How can I approach to an older version of Linux which is still installed on my laptop but not in use due to some hardware/software problems? I don't see it on the system start-up and I still have some ...
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choose which installation to use

I want to use a program called samtools. It is installed by default but I want to use another installation. The default is in: /usr/bin/samtools I want to use ./samtools-1.14/samtools. How do I change ...
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/usr/local/cuda/version.txt does not match with /usr/lib/cuda/version

I realized that the server I am working on has problem with the CUDA versions. WHen I check the CUDA version with nvidia-smi, nvcc --version and cat /usr/local/cuda/version.txt - they all yield ...
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How to downgrade python version in Ubuntu 20.04?

I need to change my python version from 3.8 to 3.6 ? How can I achieve this in Ubuntu 20.04. I tried pyenv, but when I try to use pyenv like pyenv global 3.6.0 then I do python3 and I have still 3.8 ...
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How to understand this output of apt-get unmet dependencies - X: Breaks: Y (< version) but Z is to be installed

I'm getting the following error when trying to install libnm-gtk-dev, but I'm having trouble understanding it: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gir1.2-nm-1.0 : Breaks: gir1.2-...
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Cannot install jq version 1.6 in Docker

Our Dockerfile uses FROM python:3.7-slim-buster as the base image. One of the lines in our dockerfile is RUN apt-get install jq -y. When we exec into a running container build off of this image, we ...
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How does kernel version correlate with a Linux Release version?

We have a fleet of VMs running CentOS. When I run my script, I can see different versions of CentOS running on these servers by catting /etc/centos-release. I see anything from CentOS 7.2 up to 7.9. ...
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Can't change Qt version from 5.12.8 to 5.15.X

I've tried building packages from qt's website but everytime I try to cmake a specific file that requests qt version 5.15 I'm always told it fails because I'm using the default version 5.12.8. How can ...
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Deploying applications in old distributions compiled in the new distribution

I have a binary built on ubuntu 20 (in a docker container FROM ubuntu:latest) What if I want to run this binary, for example, in ubuntu 16? I know that it is possible to face the fact that the version ...
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