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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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 ...
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Yum does not resolve depencies after a rpm -ivh installation

i use AWS EC2 instances. i wanted to setup a package versioned at 5.4.0 but the latest that yum search all --enablerepo epel offered was 5.0.0. i hence did wget and configure && make ...
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How to make deb package to actually change something

I work in linux based environment where we also need to access some test servers inside our intranet. To do it, I updated my /etc/hosts entry to let system know "who is who". Inside our team we got ...
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apt-get Update still tries to download from tor project after uninstalling tor

I installed Tor using the directions here and now I want to uninstall it: https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian I wanted to uninstall tor and remove all configuration files so I ran the following ...
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My Fedora Setup is gone due to accidental “yum upgrade”

How to roll back? I tried yum history undo 143 and yum --skip-broken history undo 143 and get the following errors. Important: All I care about is getting my kernel and custom graphics driver back to ...
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Load sublime text packages depending on programming language

I use sublime text’s package control to install packages. After installing a bunch of them, its startup becomes a bit sluggish (and maybe it’s performance starts to degrade as well), and I’m thinking ...
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Installing r-base-core issues after removing it

As of 5 hours ago I had a working version of R at version 3.0.1 Since I attempted to drop it back to a previous version by $ sudo apt-get remove r-base-core now when attempting to fix it I get ...
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netbeans arch linux package builders

Does anyone know of a way to configure netbeans on arch linux to build arch packages (*.tar.gz), RPMs and DEBs? I don't really want to go through the hassle of manually installing the rpm and dpkg ...
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Package 'libpango-1.0-0' has no installation candidate

I'm very new linux and recently In a very bold move I installed only ubuntu 13.04 on m laptop. no I have issue and I wanna install libpango-1.0-0 package with following command : sudo apt-get install ...
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package manager for use as normal user inside home direcotry

I need a package manager for GNU/Linux (preferably source based) to install packages in my home as unprivileged user on a Debian system (not sure if squeeze or wheezy). What I tried: Compiling it ...
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Good way to resolve dependencies for .rpm installation

I am trying to install jdk-7u25-linux-x64.rpm through rpm. However, rpm says it conflicts with jre-1.6.0_13-fcs. I then try to remove jre-1.6.0_13-fcs but it fails because there are other packages ...
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Use own compilers for make

Imagine this, I have managed to get my hands on pre-compiled versions of gcc and make, and the other tools. Now, how do I use them? Currently, these tools have been stored into a package whith a ...
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Is Ubuntu's repository compatible with Debian?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and wanted to install some app but I don't have internet access. Fortunately, I have a Debian 7 installation DVD. Is it OK to use the repository on the Debian DVD as ...
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Emacs Package management

I am a bit confused on exactly how the emacs package management works. I currently run emacs 24.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I just ran the command package-menu-mark-upgrades which marks all the packages ...
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I install rpm package in debian, but normal user can not access

I use debian wheezy. And install 'rpm' on it. It create a db on /root/.rpmdb When I run 'rpm -qa' to query what rpm packages contained in the system. It works only for root. I want my normal user ...
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Emacs 24: Loading a package installed via ELPA

I have just installed the cmake-mode package in Emacs 24 using: M-x package-install cmake-mode I can see the package at: ~/.emacs.d/elpa/cmake-mode-20110824, and I can load it using the instruction ...
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Installing multiple packages in parallel on linux

Pardon boundaries of my knowledge, but I wonder why still only one instance of any package manger can be run on a system? Why multiple installations are not possible? If there's a way to achieve this ...
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Ubuntu insists on installing git 1.7

I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I recently upgraded to 12.10. Though I already have git 1.8 installed, update-manager keeps trying to install git and git-man version 1.7 (which obviously fails)! Any idea ...
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iceweasel (firefox) browser re-installation

I uninstalled my browser (iceweasel) from Add/Remove Software option in Kali Linux.At the time of removal it asked for one dependent package also to be uninstalled that I don't remember. But now when ...
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Yum's download speed is too slow

My yum download speed is in average less than 5KBps and goes to less than 1KBps but my normal download speed is around 140KBps. I tried installing yum-fastestmirrors but didn't help. any suggestions?
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Package name suggestion in fedora

In Ubuntu when an app is not installed and in Terminal you type for example gvim it says that this app is contained in package vim-gnome and try installing that but in fedora that doesn't happen with ...
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PKG_CONFIG_PATH cairo.pc cannot find pixman

following this instruction: http://npmjs.org/package/canvas i have installed cairo and pixman, but cairo cannot find pixman. Package pixman-1 was not found in the pkg-config search path. Perhaps you ...
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How to deal with a package failing to be configured properly due to its init script misbehaving?

I have an installation of mysql 5.5 that's working completely as far as i can tell, but every time i run aptitude install someProgram it tries to finish the installation, asking me to set a new mysql ...