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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How do I resolve postfix installation issues?

There is some problem with postfix. When i try to remove it so that i can reinstall: learner@juggernaut:~$ sudo apt-get remove postfix Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Switch from DNF to Yum (Fedora 22)

I just installed Fedora 22 and - much to my surprise/anger - I found that yum has been replaced by DNF. I don't want DNF, no matter how superior it is compared to yum - how can I completely switch ...
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Not able to install jquery from bower package manager

I am getting this error while installing jquery from bower package manager bower install jquery /usr/bin/env: node: No such file or directory
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Why does dnf uninstall python-pip want to uninstall Fedora?

Having trouble installing packages with pip (wow. so unexpect. much surprise) and upon trying to toss it entirely and start over (no, dnf reinstall was not sufficient) I found that dnf seemed to think ...
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How to enable source package download for a section of private ubuntu repository

We have created a internal ubuntu repository. It has a few custom sections which have packages that were custom built. Currently, no source packages are provided for download for the repository users. ...
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Why does Linux force package managers?

I'm new to Linux and I still don't see enough benefit to package managers to understand how they have become so dominant. For example: say I've heard Emacs is amazing and I want to try it out. I go ...
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Package 'software-center' has no installation candidate

I tried to install software centre (Ubuntu software centre in Kali Linux) using "apt-get install software-center" but it showing error like in the image "E: Package 'software-center' has no ...
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Running nw.js after npm install

I am hoping to install and use the nw.js utility (formerly node-webkit). On a relatively fresh installation of Ubuntu 14, I received a success message after running npm install nw but I am now unable ...
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Is it possible to change the installation directory using OneGet?

I'm trying to install an app, for example Firefox using: Install-Package -Name Firefox -Source chocolatey But by default it installs on C:\Program Files. I would like instead make it install on ...
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Packages from OS or from custom package manager

Several programming languages have their own package manager for libraries. Ruby has gem, Haskell has cabal etc. But very often, some of the important libraries have an OS package as well. So which ...
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Yum / dnf tries to remove standalone packages as dependencies

When I try to yum remove texlive it lists all the packages it will remove as dependencies 'only to texlive', but for example gcc is listed. But I want to leave it in the system. Can I somehow specify ...
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Using an alternate sources.list file along with apt-mirror

I have my sources.list file pointing to my APT-mirror to fetch packages. Is there a way I could instruct apt-get to use the original sources.list file which points to ubuntu servers if it fails to ...
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Is it safe to remove unstable from sources.list after the system has been dist-upgrade'd?

I added unstable to my apt sources to perform some testing (QEMU and chroot environments). I also perform apt-get dist-upgrade regularly. I'm now finished with the testing. Is it safe to remove ...
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environment module : Cannot initialize TCL

I am trying to create a python-2.7.10 module on a CentOS 6 cluster. My simple python-2.7.10 module file is : #%Module1.0 prepend-path PATH /gpfs0/export/opt/anaconda-2.3.0/bin prepend-path MANPATH ...
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How can I remove outdated installed versions of Homebrew packages?

How can I remove outdated versions of Homebrew packages that are installed side-by-side with current versions?
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How do I ensure that Homebrew uninstalls old versions when upgrading?

Homebrew seems to install new versions side by side with old versions when upgrading outdated versions (brew upgrade), at least I have a bunch of packages with multiple versions. How do I ensure that ...
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May I use portage on ChromiumOS natively?

May I install portage on ChromiumOS natively without jails and other 'install linux inside chromiumOS' approaches? May I use portage default repository then? Why I like ChromiumOS look and feel ...
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How do I get an RPM .spec file from FPM (Effing Package Management)?

I have made a package with Effing Package Management on CentOS 6, and sent people the fpm... stuff to generate it. It looks like some of these people I trust would like to see a .spec file, too. I ...
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Alternative to DISM for package removal on Windows 10 [closed]

Is there any way - manual or automated - that allows for the removal of installation packages from Windows in offline mode (mounted wim) -- other than DISM? Any automated solution should support the ...
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How to prevent dpkg trigger cycle?

I build a debian package which generates menu files using update-menus, but in many languages. It is activated via dpkg's trigger facility: "interest /usr/share/menu". Unfortunately provides the ...
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After Upgrade: Pacman error 404

I've upgraded Arch Linux on my Raspberry, and now receiving following error every time I want to update my system with pacman -Syu: :: Synchronizing package databases... error: failed retrieving ...
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How does Chocolatey know which packages it's already installed and which ones it hasn't?

Chocolatey is a package management system for Windows. First, you download and install Chocolatey; it's available at no charge under the Apache 2.0 license. You tell it what software you want, then ...
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How do I use Windows 10 built-in package manager?

I'm finding Windows 10 package management not very intuitive. Below are my adventures in trying to install VLC, which sounds like a very common test case for a package manager. Find-Package vlc ...
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Good Open Source Package Manager for OSX [closed]

I am new to OSX, having been a Linux user for years I am used to work with apt and how nice is just to update and upgrade mi computer software. What is the best similar solution for OSX for open ...
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How to update a program using Windows 10's PackageManagement system?

Looking at PS C:\Users\yzT> Get-Command -Module PackageManagement CommandType Name Version Source ----------- ---- ...
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Fedora/DNF: How to remove all packages on which no other package depends on

My Problem I wanted to build a piece of software by hand. So I installed all of its dependencies using dnf install <a> <b> <c>. Then I didn't need that piece of software any more, ...
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Unresolvable broken dependencies, none of 'apt-get' commands works

Before I explain the problem, I should say that I have tried all other answers to similar questions and troubleshootings around the Internet, and none of them works. To be more specific all apt-get ...
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Custom repositories for chocolatey

I see a lot of web posts about custom repos ("sources" in choco terminology) available for chocolatey. e.g. windowsfeatures and webpi. However, none of the commands work on choco 0.9.9 (e.g. choco ...
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What is the name of the Cygwin package manager? [duplicate]

I'm not a regular Cygwin user. I installed Cygwin and Cygwin64 for testing proposed patches. I tried to perform a git clone, but it failed with -bash: git: command not found. So I need to install Git, ...
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Changing behavior of RPM to use --excludepath by default

How do I change the config file of RPM such that any RPM operation defaults to using the --excludepath option ?
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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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Why does the installation of a 32-bit package remove 64-bit packages?

It's not clear to me why the installation of a 32-bit package would necessitate the removal of a 64-bit package. For example, if I try to install the 32-bit development package of libcurl with: sudo ...
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While upgrading linux, how to prevent packages from performing certain operations?

I have to update some machines, but I am using a patched version of linux, and don't want packages to modify specific files. To be clearer here is a list of the actions I don't want a package to be ...
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apt only half-sees a package

On debian stable, with almost standard sources.list file, I can't install the following package. $ apt-cache showpkg ttf-mscorefonts-installer Package: ttf-mscorefonts-installer Versions: ... ...
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How can I install GNU Parallel alongside Moreutils on Ubuntu/Debian?

Can I make the package manager resolve the conflict, e.g. by renaming the binary (e.g., parallel -> gparallel) or installing to a different place (e.g., /usr/ -> /usr/local/ )?
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Removed language package and Windows 8.1 doesn't start again

I was trying to change my windows display language. I used the instructions in this link How to install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language? Now my computer doesn't ...
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How to know since when a package has been installed on a linux system

How can I find out the date (and time if possible) of installation of any package on Linux Operating system. For Ubuntu and using apt-get
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Is there somewhere to go to get notes for package updates? [closed]

Most times when I start up my Ubuntu VM, I'll open the terminal and check for updates. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I'll then get a list of the packages to be upgraded: The ...
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How to manage different versions of same software in Linux?

Under Ubuntu most software is available in Ubuntu repositories. What happens if I install a newer version of software from different ppa that is not available in repositories yet? Will it upgrade ...
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How to download .deb package and all dependencies?

For all answers i found about this topic, the solution was to create, in a certain computer A where i need to install the package, a file containing all dependencies it needs and then downloading it ...
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How do I install Win2D in visual studio?

I am trying to install Win2D in visual studio. I ran the the following in the nuget package manager console: PM> Install-Package Win2D I get the following error: Install-Package : Could not ...
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How to automatically install updates in linux mint 17.1

I have linux mint 17.1 xfce, and I am wondering how to automatically install updates. Every time a new update is available I have to click on the mintUpdate icon on the panel and enter my password and ...
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How can I achieve “Git”-like update management for Linux?

I want to manage the updates of my Linux system in a similar fashion as Git does it, by being able to move back and forth within "revisions". How could I do that?
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how to query to find say 'TODO' from all installed packages on a Debian system?

I am looking to find the TODO files which are documents written by upstream developers when they are making some software. Is there a way to query that ? I am on jessie.
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RHEL6: repo won't enable

Mount DVD [root@rhel66 ~]# mount /dev/sr0 /media Install the repo metadata [root@rhel66 ~]# cp /media/media.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/rhel6.repo List the repos [root@rhel66 ~]# yum repolist all ...
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Specify Fedora version and architecture for yumdownloader

This is a continuation of Package management on an air gapped machine?. I need to install packages on a Fedora 20, i386 system that is air gapped. I'm working from on Fedora 21, x64 workstation that ...
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Exit code 127 in cygwin64

After years without problems, suddenly several programs in my installation of cygwin64 on 64-bit Windows 7 Professional are failing to run, and instead appear to exit immediately with code 127, which ...
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Package management on an air gapped machine?

I'm working on an air gapped Fedora 20 (x64) machine. Its air gapped because of a source code review, and the company that owns the sources does not want the machine on the Internet. I'm trying to ...
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Yum autoremove removing packages that are standalone

If I run sudo yum autoremove it outputs what it is going to remove for confirmation. However, some of these packages it is removing are things I want but are not dependencies of anything else... What ...
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Installing packages on Ubuntu 13.04 after end of life

So I'm aware that Ubuntu 13.04 has reached end of life, ignoring the fact that I should update to the latest version for the best support, is there a way (aside from apt-get install {pkg}) to install ...