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Can I configure dpkg to launch kdiff when there's a conflict with a config file update?

We've all seen it... Configuration file 'blah/blah/blah.conf' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version. What would you ...
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which files are shown by dpkg-query -L

I recently ran dpkg-query -L $package on the same package a couple of times and got different results. The difference is that one file, the one we'll refer to as $file, is missing. In between the ...
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How to block the installation of unsigned packages in Debian by default?

I was wondering which option in apt.conf will block by default the installation of packages with invalid signatures. I'm using Debian Wheezy 7.6 Thanks!
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Half-installed python packages and circular dependency

Something went wrong while updating to ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10: root@ely:/sys/bus/usb/devices# dpkg -l | grep ^i[HUFW] iU libpython2.7 2.7.3-0ubuntu3.4 ...
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Can I use “gksu” to became root for CLI operation?

I don't care if this is unsafe, because I'm only doing it as a programming exercise, but that's what I want to do: I want to create a C program that, with the "system" command, will call dpkg and ...
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Moving dpkg to foreground during confirmation screen glitch

I was doing a routine apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on my server. The dpkg program displayed a dialog box about a package that had updated its default ini file. I wanted the new file, but ...
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flag a file as a config file in a Debian package

The usual search terms get a little confused when I try to Google this. I'm trying to figure out how one flags a file as a configuration file while building a Debian package (debuild). According to ...
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How to fix PHP installation when xml2-config is missing?

I am fairly new to Linux (just getting set up using the Mint 16 distro), and I got everything working correctly with my Apache 2.4.9 with MySQL and PHP5.5, but I am using this for local Web ...
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Finding nearest-top-level recommended packages for a particular Debian package

I am in the process of building a live CD, and to reduce the size of the CD image I need to do without some packages. By default, recommended packages are installed and flipping that switch off turns ...
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dpkg : dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

I have a problem with Emacs on my Linux Mint. When I make an apt-get upgrade or apt-get -f install, I have this error message : Param├ętrage de emacsen-common (2.0.3) ... ...
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Installing libsdl2-dev on Kali 3.18.0 amd64

I'm trying to wrap my head around how to install the libsdl2-dev package on Kali 3.18.0 amd64. I can see that the package is available in the standard Kali repository here: ...
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dpkg - Breaking own package name

I noticed that on the most recent Ubuntu 15.04, many lib*-dev packages have their dependencies set up according to the following pattern: Package: libstdc++-4.9-dev [...] Breaks: ...
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Ubuntu gnome package installation error

When trying to install insight from some ppa repositories i get these errors. sudo apt-get install insight Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How to re-install a ubuntu package when sudo dpkg -i does not work?

I am trying to re-install a broken package (tzdata) using dpkg but sudo dpkg -i tzdata_2014e-0ubuntu0.12.04_all.deb does not work. Here's the output dpkg: error processing ...
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Dkpg very very broken, how to repair / start from clean slate?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I inherited this set up from a previous employee who was supposed to be administering this machine, so I can not tell you what happened in the lead up to this problem. ...
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How do I just rebuild the ab binary in apache2-utils on Linux without rebuilding all of apache?

(I'm using Debian). I downloaded source for apache2-utils via apt-get source. I just need to apply a patch that applies to ab.c, and I've applied it. I could rebuild everything using dpkg which will ...
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Ubuntu - not able to fix broken package

I'm trying to install Skype on Ubuntu 12, x64. but it is not working. When I try to fix the broken packages I'm getting the following errors: $ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done ...
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When trying to install libgcc1 postinst is not found

I am trying to manually install libgcc1 using dpkg. Everything seems to be working okay, until I get the following error: /var/lib/dpkg/info/libgcc1.postinst: No such file or directory dpkg: postinst ...
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linux mint freeze

Linux Mint freezes after a couple of seconds the desktop loads, in a way that I have to shut the power in order to reboot; the mouse doesn't move, Ctrl+Alt+F1 doesn't do anything and I think even the ...
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Inconsistent GStreamer / libgstreamer after installation of Alfresco

my machine runs a linux mint 17.1 and it did everything well, untill I installed afresco; so far I have deinstalled the alfrescosystem. Since those days I have a continous error on the GStreamer ...
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How to hide foreign architecture?

I have an amd64 Debian but I had to install some i386 packages. I don't want to remove this foreign architecture, I just would like to hide it so that, for example, when I seach for libc in aptitude I ...
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How to convert a Debian package into a homebrew formula?

There's a Debian package I'm interested in for which no homebrew formula yet exists. How can I convert a *.deb package file into a homebrew formula? (FWIW, the Debian package I'm interested in is ...
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dpkg dependency problems during cntlm installation

I ma trying to install cntlm. But when I run: dpkg -i cntlm_0.92_i386.deb I get the following error: (Reading database ... 163655 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Ubuntu dependencies hell

pippo@pippo-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading the package list... Done Generation of the dependency three Reading state info... Done Dependents correction... error. aspell : Dipends: ...
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difference between --get-selectios and -l in dpkg

I have been looking how to list installed packages on linux and so far the methos most people say you should do it is with dpkg --get-selections>filename.txt to save them to a file, but i found out ...
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apt-get/dpkg can't configure any python related packages

I recently installed Python 2.7 to /usr/local/bin. Now, any time I try to use apt-get it fails on certain python packages as follows: root@lebowski:/usr/local/bin# apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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Terminator (broken?) dependency

I'm trying to install terminator (term emulator) package on Debian 7.2 (stable) from testing: Package: terminator Pin: release a=testing Pin-Priority: 1000 But apt complains: # apt-get install ...
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dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration

i'm trying to install armory on ubuntu 12.04 but it is not working: $ sudo dpkg -i armory_0.88.1-beta_i386.deb Selecting previously unselected package armory:i386. (Reading database ... 222699 files ...
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Install dpkg without Fink or MacPorts on a mac

I don't want to use either of Fink or MacPorts, because I use Homebrew. I need to use dkpg, but it isn't included in Homebrew, and it fails when trying to compile it from source with: $ make make ...