Package management is the process of installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing software packages for a computer's operating system in a consistent manner.

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Local Version Control / Package Management Software [on hold]

I'm looking for a way to track versions of multiple files, and create packages that consist of combinations of those versions. I'd like to use a pre-existing system instead of writing this from ...
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Can I use an Android Phone as a Linux Box? [on hold]

Is it possible for me to use my Android phone as a linux development box? E.g. install some sort of package manager such as Apt/Yum followed by GCC, Vim etc. Then I simply connect my phone via USB ...
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Installing OBOE on Mac OS X 10.9

I am mostly following this post to install OBOE on MAC OS X 10.9. However, following step 4, I tried to install LAPACK++ with failure from this source: I type ./configure configure: error: ...
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Continue on error when apt-get encounters an install unable to locate package issue

When I run the following: sudo apt-get install vim abcde php5-cli It fails with the following message which is the expected behavior: E: Unable to locate package abcde`. I want it to ...
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What does the number mean in this apt-get error

I don't understand if the dependency requirement says that version less than 2.33 is good and the package to be installed is 2.32 which is less than 2.33, everything looks fine, why still reporting ...
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Why apt-get stops without showing any error?

I am trying this command sudo apt-get install fenics/testing Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done It is supposed to install fenics with ...
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Package dependencies in emacs

I'm trying to install js2-refactor mode using package-install inside of emacs but I'm getting a dependency error: package-compute-transaction: Need package `yasnippet-20130218', but only 0.9.0.1 is ...
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Emacs Melpa and Marmalade

Does it make sense to include both Melpa and Marmalade package repositories with emacs HEAD. And if so, what is the best way to ensure that one is using the latest and/or correct package, when many ...
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OpenWrt: Cannot install package sudo

I have installed the latest OpenWrt Chaos Calmer r42871 on my TP-LINK WR-842ND router. And everything's good except the problem: root@router:~# opkg install sudo Unknown package 'sudo'. ...
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NuGet package manager settings

I added my local feed to the package sources in the Nuget Package Manager Settings window. There is already an official feed from Nuget. There are two arrows which can be used to change the order of ...
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Convenient way to check AUR PKGBUILD against malicious code?

As is well known, one should take care when installing packages from the AUR, because the PKGBUILD may not do what you expect and may be malicious. For this reason, my workflow for installing and ...
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How to install a dummy package without mk-build-deps?

I'm trying to install the latest version of mpv on Fedora. I can't figure out how to follow the step in the link (create a dummy package that depends on the required packages) without mk-build-deps ...
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Permanently block distro package installation?

I'm using a package provided in a PPA on Ubuntu. I use the PPA version because Debian's version is anemic to the point its effectively broken. Today, when I went through the cycle of apt-get update ...
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Debian: How to find which repository a package is located in?

I want to install a file libgmp-dev on my Debian Wheezy. Which repository should I add to my sources.list? In general, how to find in which repository a given package/program is available? Or is it ...
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checkinstall, blank fields causing issues

I'm trying to compile a package for the first time using checkinstall. When I run checkinstall, I get the following: ***************************************** **** Debian package creation selected ...
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Installing Eclipse for linux (64 bit)

So I am trying to download the latest version of eclipse from the link provided by eclipse.org I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. There is a package available in the software repositories, but it is ...
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Where should I put these files? [closed]

I just downloaded "processing" for my linux box (ubuntu 14.04), however It was a tarball, but I couldn't run configure on it. The installation instructions, found here just say to extract the files ...
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How do I figure out which driver is making my headset work?

I have just downgraded from Debian to Debian Jessie. Before the switch, my Logitech G930 headset would connect correctly as both an input device and output device (although the output device only has ...
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Pacman doesn't download anything - Always 404

I want to install some software on my Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux, but I keep getting error 404. I did some research and found that I needed to do pacman -Syy and pacman -Syu... When I run ...
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How could I install libevent 2.0+ while reserving system provided libevent 1.4?

I am a newbie on RPM I want to build a RPM of tmux and libevent for centos 6.5 which does not ship. The problem is tmux needs libevent 2.0+ which centos 6.5 does not ship either. So I wrote rpm spec ...
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copy root.disk to new laptop and update graphics

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on a new acer laptop and copied the old root.disk of ubuntu 12.04 from old toshiba laptop to this new laptop, and booted it so I had to make changes to the grub menu using ...
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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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Is there a way to convert a non-Chocolatey installed program into a Chocolatey installed one?

I have a few programs that have been installed using non-Chocolatey methods (.msi packages, setup.exe, etc.). I have recently started using Chocolatey and would like to use it to update these ...
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Is there an equivalent of arch linux's yaourt in debian?

I am an arch linux user using some debian machines. I am very used to using yaourt to install any and every random thing I can think of so that even random packages are version controlled on my ...
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How can I browse through Homebrew's formulae according to popularity (# downloads all time)?

Though I can easily find an alphabetical list of all available formulae, there seems to be no resource online, including at Brew's Github, or seemingly anywhere where I'm able to browse through ...
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Is there an easy way to manage packages/dependencies on windows 7?

I'm not even sure if the title is what I'm asking for... Basically, I'm sick of having multiple copies of various exe's on my system, like ffmpeg, mplayer, exiftool, etc. I was wondering if there's a ...
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How to list installed packages that depend on another installed package in Debian?

I am on Debian (testing). How can I list all installed packages that depend on another installed package? I would prefer to do this using either dpkg or apt, but if another tool (or combination of ...
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Chocolatey commands are inconsistent

I have recently installed chocolately, and I am making my way through some of their commands from a help page here. The problem is that for a variety of commands, the same command is inconsistent in ...
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Why dont the chocolatey install instructions work?

So I am trying really hard to follow the instructions given for chocolatey install, but they don't work. From their site, they say "Its so easy to install!", and to "just open a power shell" and ...
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Is there an option for yum to compile from source instead of installing pre-compiled binaries?

I've recently switched to Fedora. I'm looking for an equivalent of the procedure described here but in yum, so I can take advantage both of compiler optimization in heavily used software that ...
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Get “timeout” command from GNU coreutils 8 on RHEL 5.7 machine

What is the best way to install the Gnu timeout command on an RHEL 5.7 machine? I would prefer to install with yum, but I can compile from source if that is the only way. timeout was introduced in ...
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Package manager for target file system

I'm developing for an embedded linux application and I need to install some libraries that have a pretty lengthy list of dependencies. Is there a package manager out there that I can point to the ...
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CygWin: How can I know what packages need (are pending) to be upgraded?

If I do on the installer directory of CygWin: setup-x86.exe --root c:\CygWin --upgrade-also -q I get all (or so it seems) the packages upgraded from the last internet repository I used ...
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Difference between apt-get and dpkg

What is the difference between these two? Also why if I do apt-get purge XY I still see XY when I invoke dpkg -l ?
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Multiple files opened as a single tab?

I'm trying to have a single tab open with more than one file, such that when I run bulk replaces, searches, or other macros, and such that when I want to browse through my application, I won't have ...
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Automatic update to 3.1.0 beta (2014-03-28 r65330) on Ubuntu 12.04

I am re-asking this question on behalf of ECII who originally asked it on stackoverflow but which got shut down: ...
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View installed packages in Debian

I would like to go through a Linux system, and find out what packages have been installed, whether it was with a .deb file, or through the apt or dpkg interface. Is there a common location to find the ...
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Update ubuntu using cyber cafe with Windows OS [duplicate]

At home I've Ubuntu, and to have access to the Internet, I've to go periodically to a cyber cafe (I can access the Internet through my cellphone, but its ridiculous slow and stops working very often). ...
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Mark package never to be installed with aptitude

I'm using aptitude as package manager in Debian. How to mark the package never to be installed by it? Because from time to time, when I install some gnome utilities etc., systemd package gets ...
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Appropriate place to store custom Python modules on Linux

I am trying to understand where and how are Python packages installed and stored on Linux and find the best location to store them. My repo is Debian Wheezy. I would like to store all my custom ...
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How to find out which software is already installed on Debian

I just registered to one hosting company, automatically created a Debian virtual machine and logged as root via PuTTy. However I don't know yet if there any PHP, MySQL or Apache installed. From my ...
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How to list files installed by an apt-get package?

This problem reoccurs to me every so often, and neither google nor man pages ever helped me to resolve it. The question is, how can I ask apt-get or his friends (apt-file or apt-cache) to give me a ...
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How can I recreate a package from an installed Debian package?

Is there a way to recreate a Debian package from an installed package? For example, if a package acme.deb was installed by dpkg, can I recreate acme.deb from the existing acme installation?
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Commenting on AUR using the command line

I use ArchLinux's aur a lot but sometimes I encounter problems or fixes that I would like to easily report. Is there a way for me to comment on packages straight from the command line? PS: I did some ...
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How to use /etc/alternatives effectively?

/etc/alternatives is intended to provide a facility to conveniently install and use multiple versions of a single software package (e.g. a compiler). Now /usr/bin/some-binary can be a symlink to ...
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Fedora package manager GUI vanished

I upgraded Fedora from 19 to 20. Now I cannot find the package manager GUI. I reinstalled PackageKit and gnome-packagekit -- no effect. How do I fix this?
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The best way to install and keep Mumble 1.2.4 up-to-date on Debian Wheezy

I'd like to install the voice-chat client utility Mumble in its latest stable version 1.2.4 on my Debian Wheezy (7.3, stable) desktop system. The official repositories only have 1.2.3 packages ...
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Force to rebuild gentoo packages which have been merged as dependency

How can I upgrade (emerge) packages which came as dependency and which I do not want to add to the worldfile as selected packages? Example The package media-libs/jpeg was installed as dependency of ...
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How do I install Chocolatey in a different location than standard, say, even on a different partition?

I would like to install Chocolatey on a separate partition. Is this possible, or do I have to take the default C:\? I currently have E:\ partition where I install all my software. I would like all my ...
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How do I display the disk space purging a package would free under Debian?

I would like to remove unneeded packages. I have already removed large files (using k4dirstat) and the only left bit is a few hundreds of packages I installed but I do not use most of them (the ...