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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Where do packages get installed in debian systems?

I recently installed expect on my Ubuntu system and cannot find the example code that is supposed to come with it. I searched /usr/lib /usr/bin/lib /lib...no luck. I guess it's about time I learned ...
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Is there a License Manager?

I work at an architectural firm, and our users use a lot of Adobe products or AutoCAD products. We deploy most software through SCCM, and we have a finite amount of licenses to use. We need to ...
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How should I compile/install the latest version of applications that are *already installed* via a package manager?

I'm running a Debian web server. Though the packages are up-to-date, current vulnerability detection software (for instance Nessus) found several potential security risks that exist in the software ...
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Problem while installing tzdata-java package (unmet dependencies)

I got a Debian 6.0 at home, upgrade from Lenny. I need to install the tzdata-java package but when I do an apt-get install I receive this message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Solaris Express: is there a command line version of Package Manager?

From documentation I can find (e.g. here http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19963-01/html/820-7799/new-user.html), package manager seems to be only available as a GUI tool (as opposed to a command ...
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Reinstall debian while keeping installed packages and data

I am having some trouble with an installed debian on a machine. While I have all data backed up, the configuration of installed packages is also critical to me. Does anybody know a way to either ...
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Alternatives to Gentoo Prefix?

Are there any package managers that: work without root privileges, and install packages at a custom location (similar to ./configure --prefix), and install stable packages (unlike Gentoo Prefix ...
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What is a good strategy to maintain a set of binaries for Gentoo?

There is the world favourites file in which you can record your favourite packages, then there is the where you can record packages and compile whenever. Also there is http://paludis.pioto.org/. ...
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How do I read User Guide in apt-doc on Ubuntu?

I just installed apt-doc package. My question is how do I read the User Guide in this package ? In general how do I use the items from a package once I install it ?
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is there any equivalent/branch of Homebrew for Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Package managers for Windows Homebrew is a package manager for macOS mimicking Linux ones (think about apt-get as a canonical example). Obviously, it has some trendy ...
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How to solve the problem of broken package list on Kubuntu?

Please I am facing a recent problem with my system. The problem is as follows: 1. I am not able to open the synaptic manager at all. Receiving the error of: E: Encountered a section with no ...
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Why does apt-get sometimes asks for confirmation?

Sometimes it does this: After this operation, 713kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? And sometimes not, and just assumes 'yes' and downloads automatically (I ...
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How to easily edit control file in deb package

Is there a way to easily edit control file in deb package. Doesn't matter on which system (Linux, Mac OS X etc.) Maybe someone knows a good script to make it automated?
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On Mac OS X with HomeBrew, is there any advantage to installing Git via .dmg rather than via HomeBrew?

If a Mac OS X user already has HomeBrew installed, is there any advantage to installing Git via the .dmg files for OS X linked from the Git download page rather than via HomeBrew?
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OpenSuse zypper is slow on startup

Whenever I open the terminal to install something from the repositories, it takes like 1 minute to 'build' them and all that junk. I recently switched from Ubuntu and apt never had this issue. What ...
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Find outdated/updatable pip packages

pip freeze shows me the packages installed, but how do I check against pypi which ones are outdated?
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Size of download in MacPorts

When i try to install a package through apt-get on linux, it shows me the total amount to be downloaded and the space that will be used after install. Is there a way to view this information while ...
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How to bulk download and install the latest version of a set of free apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: One-stop-shop installer for free Windows software? Once I saw an app that could download and install the newest version of a set of freeware defined by the user. I can't ...
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ghc6 install trouble: hGetContents: invalid argument (invalid UTF-8 byte sequence)

Having trouble installing ghc6 on Ubuntu Maverick via apt. Here's what seems to be the relevant error that comes up when I try to (apt-get|aptitude) install ghc6: A package failed to install. ...
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Can Debian identify rarely used packages?

I'd like to find a tool that could tell me which Debian packages on my system have been rarely or never used, perhaps by looking at file lists and access times. This is to find candidates for ...
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Is there a way to use the cygwin package manager without updating current packages?

I've recently had the need to install a package from ports, but I noticed that it automatically marked many packages to be upgraded. Since I only needed one package, it was an extremely annoying ...
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Getting the package name that contains a library that I need

Fedora 14 I recently went to install some software using the source files. When I ran the command ./configure I got a message saying that No package gthread-2.0 not found After searching the ...
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Monitor new packages in installed repositories?

I'd like to know which new packages (brand new, not the updated ones) have appeared in my installed repos. Just in case there can be something useful :) I guess it should be a simple bash script to ...
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How to find out the dependency paths?

For example, there are packages and their dependencies: a -> b (a require b) b -> c & d x -> a y -> x z -> x z -> x & y Now, give c and z, there are two dependency paths: ...
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Find all packages that uses a given File in Ubuntu?

I'd like to list all the packages that uses a given file. I'm willing to use any tool (such as dpkg, dlocate, apt-file etc.), Please do mind when I say 'use' I don't mean necessarily only ...
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how to get the installed software location in ubuntu

How to search for the installed software location (complete directory structure) by its name. Is there any command through which i can get complete details of all the file locations of the ...
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change “fakeroot debian/rules binary” output dir

I am building debian packages and I'd like the new package to be delivered in the project root folder . instead of in ../ Is there anyway of doing it without overriding debian/rules dh_builddeb? ...
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What does it mean the color in the column “installed (available)” in the Yast2 software management section?

I'm using openSUSE 11.3. In the Yast2's module: Software Management, in the search tab, there is a column called: "Installed (Available)", It usually shows the current installed version of the ...
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Modern Python installation in home folder for scientific computing on RHEL

For various reasons, our system administrator finds Ubuntu to be too cutting-edge for our production workstation, and we have now installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 (RHEL). I'm not terribly ...
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apt always tries to remove locally created package when installing dependancies

I've a locally compiled version of apache, which in the control file has Replaces: apache2, apache2-mpm, httpd, httpd-cgi, apache2-mpm-prefork, apache2-utils, apache2-common, apache2.2-bin, ...
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dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python2.6-minimal_2.6.6-5ubuntu1_i386.deb (--unpack)

I had an issue (Question 199582) which was resolved. Unfortunately I am stuck at this point now. Running root@X100e:/var/cache/apt/archives# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Using Yum to install packages for my user only

I would like to be able to install packages by using a package manager (Yum is available on my server), but I don't have root access. I don't technically need root access, I just want the packages to ...
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How can I install Thunderbird 2 on a Ubuntu 10.04?

I want to install Thunderbird 2 on my laptop, which now has Ubuntu 10.04 on it. I'd prefer to use the Ubuntu package system if that's possible, but with all the tools included in Ubuntu, only ...
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Creating aliases for version specific macports ports

In Macports, I've just installed 'python27' along with various 'py27-*' ports. I've noticed that ports like 'py27-nose' and 'py27-pip' are available in my path as 'nose-2.7' and 'pip-2.7'. I can use ...
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Can pkgsrc, Homebrew, Fink, and MacPorts peacefully coexist?

I heard that some people like to use both Fink and Macports since some packages exist in one and not the other. Recently I've had trouble building and running packages like GRASS and Digikam w/ ...
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Program to display packages by their size in Ubuntu

I managed to fill up my Ubuntu partition by installing large number of packages. When I was installing them, I was thinking about future, so there is a number of packages which I will not use for ...
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How to remove a package I compiled and installed manually?

I recently compiled and installed Git on a new install of Mac OS 10.6 but it didn't install the documentation. I now realize I should've used the precompiled package offered here: ...
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Is it safe to install both Homebrew and Macports on the same machine?

I have MacPorts installed on my iMac with a fair number of ports installed. I'm interested in trying out Homebrew, though, as I've heard many good things about it, and because I've noticed that it ...
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How do I find out which package owns a file?

How do I find out what Debian package a file came from?
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How do I find out which package owns a file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out which package owns a file? How do I find out what Debian package a file came from?
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How to remove gzip from Linux

I tried sudo aptitude remove gzip and it looked like it uninstalled but when I typed gzip at the terminal it still ran.
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Find where a program is installed in Linux

After installing a program using a package manager where is the information about where the program was installed and in which menu category it can be found.
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Mac Packaging: proposal for a new method(suggestions please) [closed]

Macports is the only packaging system I have checked out on the Mac and I dont like it.(it needs all its applications installed in a particular location. Thats probably the reason why it showed ...
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Installing two things at the same time on Linux

I noticed that package managers won't install things if they know that another package manager is open. So I was wondering if it's OK to install multiple things at the same time when using the ...
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How can I upgrade to a newer version of a package than the one in my current release of Ubuntu

I want to upgrade an application that I have on Ubuntu Server 8.04. I see that the version of the application I want is available under Ubuntu 10.4. Is there a way that I can get just that application ...
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kde frontend for apt

I'm recently installed kde in debian testing in my laptop, which is a good frontend to apt?
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Smallest rpm based linux possible?

Considering Linux distributions that are based on RPM. How can we have the smallest possible of these Linuxes in size with minimum number of packages?
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Which Ports manager to use on FreeBSD? (8.0 and above)

There is no clear answer which one to use on the net. Tried searching but couldn't dig up anything useful. Also, the user manual mentions them altogether, won't list the advantages/disadvantages, ...
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Change the Chromium update frequency on Ubuntu to Stable build PPA

So, I have been using Chrome as my primary browser for a while now. As far as I can remember I had set the PPA to the stable build, but somehow recently, it seems to have changed to the daily build ...
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How to know the recommended/suggested packages using terminal?

In synaptic if you right-click a package you will see a sub-menu called recommended and another sub-menu called suggested. How can I see the recommended and suggested packages for a specific package ...