0
votes
1answer
29 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
27 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
912 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
144 views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
181 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
126 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
327 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
61 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
137 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
120 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
149 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
769 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
334 views

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?
1
vote
1answer
42 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
460 views

yaourt asking “please run yaourt as a non-privileged user”

This is a newbie question: why does yaourt in Arch Linux always warn you to "please run yaourt as a non-privileged user"? I am running the following: $ sudo yaourt <package-name> ... to ...
0
votes
3answers
390 views

pkg-config doesn't find package file when folder is listed in PKG_CONFIG_PATH

So here is my PKG_CONFIG_PATH contents: /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/lib/pkgconfig and here is the output of locate lv2.pc (lv2 is the library I'm trying to link with) ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Errors when updating package list with apt-get on (K)ubuntu

I get some errors when trying to update the package list with sudo apt-get update command, specifically the error messages are as follows: W: GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable Release: The ...
2
votes
1answer
431 views

How to retrieve a list of installed packages on (K)ubuntu sorted by category

I'm using Kubuntu. I'd like to get a list of installed packages on my system, and in particular to have them sorted by category, i.e. as seen in Muon Package Manager, in the category filter tab. For a ...
1
vote
1answer
336 views

Linux, Debian, Wheezy, Aptitude/DPKG consistency check

In a foolhardy and stupid attempt to solve space issues on my desktop machine, I on purpose deleted Spotify from /opt before realizing that I could remove it using the package manager. After deleting ...
3
votes
1answer
321 views

What's the rpm/yum equivalent of `aptitude why`?

On .deb managed systems one can use $ aptitude why <package> to find out what installed package required the installation of <package> for example: $ aptitude why python i xdiagnose ...
3
votes
1answer
508 views

Make pacman does not reinstall when already installed

How to make pacman (archlinux's package manager) to not reinstall when the package already installed pacman -S packagename # install and reinstall if exists
3
votes
1answer
328 views

Debian - package is installed already but apt says “depends: x but it is not going to be installed”

I don't have a lot of experience with debian. I am troubleshooting a friend's debian squeeze setup who probably pasted both squeeze and wheezy sources in his sources.list. Since then I have corrected ...
0
votes
0answers
542 views

sources.list LMDE review

I want to create a sources.list which uses one fast mirror. So I run netselect-apt. There comes in my first question: Does netselect-apt use ping or traffic-speed? I trust that result and for example ...
4
votes
1answer
362 views

Linux server broken packages

So, I'm trying to install the PHP5 cURL package on a Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.3 server. My concern is that there are broken packages on this server and if I install this package with the broken packages ...
1
vote
1answer
688 views

Debian set google-chrome as gnome-www-browser

I've recently set up Debian 6.0.6 and want to install google-chrome as the default web browser. The problem is that I can't remove others browsers (Iceweasel particularly) because there is a ...
0
votes
1answer
216 views

Debian download package and dependencies for different architecture

I have a clean i386 install of Debian on my laptop which I need to install ndiswrapper to get the internet on it working. I have a amd64 Debian install on my other laptop with working internet. How ...
2
votes
1answer
104 views

Do best-practices say to restrict the usage of /var to sudoers?

I wrote a package, and would like to use /var to persist some data. The data I'm storing would perhaps even be thought of as an addition for /var/db. The pattern I observe is that files in /var/db, ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Cannot resolve dependencies while installing a package

When I try to install mysql-devel package by doing /usr/bin/yum install -y --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=base mysql-devel It fails with the following errors. ... ... --> Finished Dependency ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

Why did I fail to install packages when using debian?

There is lots of messed up dependency. How can I resolve this problem? It produces the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

How to update to latest version of SVN server?

I currently have SVN server installed on my Linux Ubuntu machine, version 1.6.12. I see that the latest version is 1.8.x and would like to update my installation to it, so I run: sudo apt-get update ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How to find which package certain command belongs to on CentOS?

For example I can easily find locate command belongs to mlocate.i386 package. yum search locate mlocate.i386 : An utility for finding files by name [mirror@home /]$ rpm -qa | grep locate ...
1
vote
3answers
209 views

How could I pack my linux installation to installable DVD

I have spend more than 2 months configuring my openSUSE 12.1 linux as ultimate development environment with manual installs of many tools and packages. How could I pack this as my own distro on a DVD ...
3
votes
1answer
330 views

How does ArchLinux handle dependency conflicts?

In the traditional release model, all packages in a release are compiled with the same version of the compiler against the same versions of libraries, and the release team carefully pick software ...
3
votes
1answer
195 views

Is it possible to have two package management systems (.deb and .rpm) on one system?

Is it possible to have more than one package management system on one system? Example: RPM, deb and .txz on the same partition of Ubuntu. If it isn't possible, why not?
0
votes
3answers
284 views

Linux and rpms and apps best practices?

I have an application to be delivered as an RPM. I don't know very good Linux. What is best. Should the application start automatically on RPM installation or should the user manually start it from ...
0
votes
2answers
298 views

Rpm spec confusion on rights and attributes

What is the difference between %attr and %defattr and are the rights applied recursively to a file structure delivered by an rpm?
11
votes
4answers
17k views

When would you use apt-get remove over apt-get autoremove?

I understand that apt-get remove removes packages and apt-get autoremove is to remove any packages that were installed to fulfil a dependency for a given package. So for example if I installed ...
9
votes
3answers
10k views

How to find out which versions of a package can I install on APT

Using APT, you can install a specific version of a package using: apt-get install package=1.0 But you can't do apt-get install package=1.* So, how can I find out which versions are avaliable for ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Is there a package manager for Linux that is similar to Homebrew for Mac? [closed]

Is there a package manager for Linux that is similar to Homebrew for Mac? I know a tool named yum, but this tool's dependency package is not the latest version. Some code does not work.
2
votes
1answer
509 views

“Broken packages” installation error in Ubuntu

When I'm trying to install subversion on a Ubuntu machine using command sudo apt-get install subversion, it's throwing the follwoing error. ~$ sudo apt-get install subversion [sudo] password for ...
0
votes
1answer
619 views

Getting error GTK when compiling although GTK is already Installed

I'm a linux newbie and trying to compile a software but getting an error; it is telling me that GTK is not installed checking for GTK... configure: error: Package requirements (gtk+-2.0 >= 2.0.0) ...
0
votes
1answer
160 views

How to install package from newer distribution?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 server and want to update a package to newer version (update rrdtool from 1.3.8 to current 1.4.5). What should I do? Download and build sources or get package from newer ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

How to download all of package's dependencies offline

I have a quagmire of a situation that would be so easily circumvented if even one factor could change...but I'm stuck with what I've got. I have a Windows laptop that I can bring to areas where wi-fi ...
2
votes
2answers
203 views

Custom Linux: advice for maintenance, best practices, general

Context: We have custom versions of GCC, Kernel, utilities ...etc., we'd like to integrate easily into a installable easily maintainable Linux Distro ...package-management etc.. This is for a ...