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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libkeybinder error Arch linux

I am trying to install a package that depends on python-keybinder and hence on libkeybinder. When I run makepkg for libkeybinder, it starts and after sometime I get the following error: checking for ...
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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 ...
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Eclipse version in Debian package directories too old

Ian Murdock, the founder of Debian, has commented that package management is "the single biggest advancement Linux has brought to the industry". (Wikipedia) But for some reason I'm forced to install ...
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downgrading packages in debian

I have Debian stable disribution installed on my computer. Once I installed some packages from testing but now it causes some troubles so I would like to downgrade them. I've tried next commands: ...
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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 ...
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How do I remove configuration files for a program that's not installed?

I'm basically looking for an apt-get purge for programs that are already uninstalled. (I'm running Debian squeeze and using aptitude for package management.)
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Which group memberships are necessary for simple users in Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm configuring Ubuntu 12.04 for my sister. I'd like to give her a system that she really can't screw up, but can still do normal things like install software. I don't want to just add her user to ...
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What is the technical differences between “update” and “upgrade” with yum?

I frequently use the following when updating/upgrading RPM-based distros (CentOS, RHEL, and Fedora in my case): yum -y update && yum -y upgrade However, I'm not sure exactly how the two yum ...
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Building gstreamer_ndk_bundle

I'm trying to build gstreamer_ndk_bundle under Ubuntu 12.4 and I'm failing miserably! I have installed all "glib-dev" packages (packages that in their name have glib and dev), and also I have tried to ...
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Package .exe application to run on a Mac

I have an application in the windows .exe format. It also uses a bunch of other dlls etc. I want to hand it over to someone non technical who uses a mac and have him able to use the application. ...
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Test if a package is installed in APT

I want a shell script method to test/report if a package is installed. I don't need details, only boolean return to set logic flow. I looked at Find if a package is installed, but dpkg returns complex ...
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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 ...
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How to tell apt that dependencies are resolved manually?

Let's say there is a software I don't want to install through apt, but manually. (TeXLive, because I want to use the 2011 release and apt only has the 2009 version.) Let's say there is another ...
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“developer-stable” packages in debian?

I'm pretty new at debian, so bare with me. Some of the packages are pretty old in debian stable. For example, the version of iceweasel (firefox) included is 3.5. But I don't want the version of ...
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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?
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How do I get a list of available (i.e. uninstalled) packages in Debian?

Essentially what I'm looking for is the Debian equivalent of: yum list available to show me which packages are available (though not currently installed). I'd prefer something that can be run from ...
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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 ...
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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?
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package updates after changing code

I'm running Arch Linux. So, what I did was I wanted to change the behavior of the synaptics driver, so I edited the code, complied to a package and then installed the package. Then, the new update for ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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“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 ...
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Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS - Reverting an updated package - how?

I have Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS and an automated security update updated apache2 from 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.7 to 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.8, how can I revert back to 8.7? ls /var/cache/apt/archives shows that there is ...
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How to switch to this package vendor?

I want to switch over to this patch vendor: https://launchpad.net/~no1wantdthisname/+archive/ppa It promises a "better" font rendering with infinality, so I'd like to know how do I set up my ...
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Install a software package for Ubuntu version X on the Ubuntu version Y

Unfortunately I am a total newbie when it comes to Ubuntu package installation and dependencies. I wonder: Can I install a certain version of a pre-compiled software package in Ubuntu version Y, if ...
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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) ...
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Is there a way to extract the source code from deb or rpm packages?

I find that this would be very useful in certain situations in which I want to install software in a different way, or change flags, or not let the software manager know the program has been installed ...
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apt and fixing incorect dependencies

I generally compile whatever I need but I am trying to standardize my development platform. I am running a development schroot on ubuntu (base 11.10 : development 12.whatever). I have installed ...
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ArchLinux - yaourt: save updatelog?

When I do yaourt -Syu sometimes there is such a long log in the console so that the buffer gets full and some information is lost. As the information is important sometimes I´d like to save everything ...
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Package Managers for Sourceforge / Google Code? [closed]

I'm a big fan of macports, homebrew, apt-get and even portableapps.com But many of my favorite apps which are available through Sourceforge or Google Code require manual unzipping, configuring, ...
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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 ...
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How to fully reinstall a package on debian

i accidentally removed the /etc/init.d/nginx file and the /etc/nginx folder. how can i fully reinstall nginx with reverting all confs to defaults?
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pkg-config search path problems

This shell session says it all for me: root@debianvm:/home/matt# echo $PKG_CONFIG_PATH /usr/lib/pkgconfig root@debianvm:/home/matt# ls $PKG_CONFIG_PATH | grep libusb-1.0 libusb-1.0.pc ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Windows package manager for local repository?

I have a bunch of scripts that are used internally at my work. To distribute these I created a sort of repository and a front end script for it. It has worked okay for now, but I began to think there ...
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Installing some packages on Ubunut using apt-get install without root privileges

At work, we have a Ubunut server to which people from intranet connect for using certain tools installed there. If certain user wants to install a particular software on Ubuntu but does not have root ...
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apt-get for a package with when “contrib/source/Sources” is not found correctly

I tried to install Webmin on Ubuntu by following the instructions on http://www.webmin.com/deb.html. Using the Update Manager GUI I added the repositories and the key deb ...
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Any suggestions for non-root access package management?

I've been a long time user of Ubuntu on my personal and work computers, but I've recently starting working on a CentOS system. There are many packages that I would like to install via my familiar ...
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How to resolve conflict between portage and entropy

I have recently installed a fresh Sabayon 7 + KDE distribution. Now I am installing some software using portage. I have typed "emerge thunderbird", however the installation failed because of conflict. ...
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Ubuntu - cannot uninstall/reinstall apps properly

Uninstalling apps is a nightmare. For instance, I use 'sudo apt-get install nginx' and then when I go into Software Center, and uninstall it... it still keeps all the configs and some folders and I'm ...
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How to do compile make make install as permanent install so that it does not give this error?

I was building from source to test one bug i was facing, and I did apt-get remove gstreamer once. Since then when I do gst-launch it throws following: $ gst-launch --version ...
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SSH - dpkg: command not found?

I'm running Ubuntu and trying to install Ajax Push Engine: This is everything I do since opening the terminal to getting the error: lisandrov@lisandrov-Satellite-L655:~/Desktop$ ssh ...
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Rename installed .deb with dpkg

Is there a way to rename an installed .deb package with dpkg? Context: I have installed a library compiled for debug using checkinstall, now I wish to install the library compiled for release, for ...
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Why does OS X not have a default package manager? [closed]

Debian has APT. Red Hat has RPM. FreeBSD has Ports. NetBSD has pkgsrc. Mac OS X has MacPorts, Fink, and Homebrew, but those are all third-party package managers. Why does OS X not have a default ...
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Why can I still run Vim in the Terminal if I removed it?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.04. I removed Vim (7.3) using Software Center, so why can I still it? If I type vim in the Terminal, then Vim starts running. The executables in /usr/local/bin weren't deleted.
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“Packages can't be authenticated” during apt-get install on Ubuntu 9.04

I am trying to download gcc using apt-get install on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty, but when apt-get is trying to download the file I receive an error: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! ...
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How to install a single package from Debian sid?

Take ibus-sunpinyin for example, which isn't existed in the squeeze release. I'm not going to switch the whole system to the sid branch, so, I want to download the single package from sid repository ...
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How do I install a package and its depencies with dpkg? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install dependencies for a dpkg package? dpkg -i package.deb Doesn't install package if it has not-installed dependencies. What parameters do I miss to install that ...