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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do I go about getting some hosting / server space?

I don't know a lot about hosting, I have mucked around with cpanel before and I'm fairly confident I wouldn't have any problems with domain registration, web hosting etc. But I'm more interested in ...
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How do I install git 1.8.3 on mac OSX?

I want to use the new git submodule deinit command added with 1.8.3. Can someone give me step-by-step instructions on how to install and use the development version of git on mac OSX 10.7.5? The ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why can't I uninstall pacman package with -Rs settings?

I've been trying several desktop environments and window managers, and I think for now I'm gonna stick with E17. However, I can't seem to uninstall Xfce 4 which I installed earlier when ...
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Why does pacman/packer always fail 3 times to connect, and makes it the fourth?

I think this will explain better: :: Retrieving packages ... error: failed retrieving file 'gpm-1.20.7-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz' from mirror.us.leaseweb.net : Resolving timed out after 10000 milliseconds ...
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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 ...
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what/where is the default yum conf and server

I have 2 new redhat hosts (Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.9). Lets call them A and B. They both run on 2 different networks. I try to run the 'yum -update' command on both hosts. Works ...
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How can I fix the error “The value 'stable' is invalid for APT::Default-Release”?

After an upgrade from Debian Squeeze (stable) to Wheezy (testing), Synaptic fails with the following error: E: The value 'stable' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not ...
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Does a *-dev package always contain all the files of the core package?

Many packages in the Debian repositories have two versions: the core package and a "dev" version of it (suffixed with -dev). My question is, does a repo's -dev package always contain all of the ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to upgrade an installed package under Ubuntu 12.04

Based on https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/serverguide/apt-get.html The way to upgrade packages is to: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade However, I simply just want to upgrade one software for ...
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SublimeText2: Packages does not show up on Package Control: Install

When I was installing some packages, I found that my Package Control: Install Packages although comes up after pressing enter nothing happens. Does anyone else had this issue? I do not know after ...
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Get Solaris/Linux package (from package repo) and put on server manually

First I'm not Solaris/Linux guy, pure Windows. My problem: I need to get ffmpeg executables on hosting Solaris servers. The first and obvious way it to take source code and compile it there. But ...
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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 ...
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How to purge a package AND its installed dependencies?

I only want to delete the dependencies if they are not required by any package installed since then. For example, when I installed subversion, it also installed some libs: libapr1:amd64 ...
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Extremely slow pypi package retrieval with i.e. pip

Finding python packages using tools such as pip or easy_install takes very long, up to ten minutes, on my local desktop running Ubuntu 12.10. The same procedures are lightning fast on my cloud ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 error message E: dpkg was interrupted

In Ubuntu 12.04 I got an error message saying: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. After I ran that command, nothing happened and the ...
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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 ...
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Can I list installed packages which were directly requested with yum?

I want a list of installed packages requested by the user, excluding those installed as dependencies. This is on a CentOS 5 machine and the packages were installed using yum. I am attempting to ...
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Homebrew complains about a non-Homebrew “pkg-config” in my PATH

I've just installed Homebrew onto my machine, after which I ran brew doctor which threw up two warnings. I didn't appear to have the command line tools for Xcode installed, which I have now. The ...
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Why apt-get cannot install software?

Each time I execute apt-get install (e.g. gzip) I get the problems of kind: Depends: <some_package> but is not going to be installed Depends: <some_package> but is not installable For ...
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How to create .repo file?

I am trying to create my RPM repository, besides the posts on SuperUser I have followed the usage document of createRepo, which was pretty straight forward. Although, regarding the .repo file I ...
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Homebrew installation of git won't take precedence over system version (in /usr/bin/)

OS X (or Xcode) comes bundled with git 1.7.something, but after brew install git (1.8.0), which git keeps returning the old /usr/bin/git. This is what I get when I echo $PATH right now: ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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How can I visit a package's homepage via the pip command?

Being new to both Python and particularly the pip package manager, I'm wondering if pip has an internal command for quickly opening a package's home page on the web. If not possible by default, is ...
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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, ...
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Want to install FlightGear but 'libapr1' dependency cannot be satisfied

When I want to install the flightgear:amd64 package, it requests to install the simgear2.8.0:amd64 package onto my Linux Mint 13 KDE 64-bit system. But I cannot install simgear2.8.0:amd64 because I ...
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Install mosh on vyatta

I'd like to install mosh on a vyatta machine. Unfortunately vyatta does not have it pre-packaged. It does not even have gcc installed and I don't know if the required dependencies are available. ...
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Is it possible to determine how a package was installed on debian?

Is there a way to find out how a package was installed on Debian? I.e. see if it was manually installed or which package pulled it as a dependency. This information should be available somewhere ...
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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 ...