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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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 ...
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Bash function/alias for package managers help

I'm using Arch Linux. I have packer installed for AUR packages, but I want to be able to use the pacman command for both. I think I will need a function for this -- what I mean is that whenever I use ...
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How to create a debian split package when using debhelper

I have a debian package that I maintain whose source builds two separate pieces of software. I'd like to have it done so that it generates two packages when I build (foo-client and foo-server). The ...
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How do I create a package for updated Eclipse in Ubuntu?

So the new version of Eclipse, Helios, has been released. The Ubuntu repository has the previous version. I understand you can make packages yourself (ie create an eclipse.deb) so that your system has ...
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Linux: how to uninstall something that isn't a package…?

I installed ruby1.9.1 from source using sudo make install. How can I uninstall this? Basically I just don't want 'ruby' to map to ruby1.9.1, but instead the default 1.8.7. Also sudo make uninstall ...
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SVNNotify Where is it? how do I find it?

I am on ubuntu. ok first of all I am running a post-commit script. I need the path to svnnotify to run it. The path the turotial I am reading has it as /usr/local/bin/svnnotify but nothing is in that ...
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Fresh install of 64bit Ubuntu needs flash but adobe doesn't have a version for me

I need flash to watch YT videos. YT said "You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video." with a link to download flash. I'm running 10.04 so I see possible choices for myself: 1) a ...
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Aptitude Untrusted source, gpg, keyserver

I have mirrored the Ubuntu archive repository (I must say it's rather huge). Then, I can apt-get install with no problem, but it prompts with following warning: WARNING: The following packages ...
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Ubuntu get package source from universe repository, but the correct source is in main repository

I want to get source of `thinkfinger' package, sudo apt-get source thinkfinger But, it reports 403 error, and I found that it get the source from xxxx/pool/universe/t/thinkfinger/, but the correct ...
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How to install SmartSVN in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)? JRE installation is suspected

I followed the instructions in How To: Install/Setup SmartSVN in Ubuntu. I followed everything and it didn't start. I also tried to update my JRE: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin ...
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Checking installed files in OpenSUSE

How to check what files are installed by an installed package under OpenSUSE?
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How to install a old ebuild while it's no longer in the portage tree? For example, subversion 1.4.4

For compatibility reasons, I want to install subversion-1.4.4-r4 rather than the latest.
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Ubuntu error: no candidate ver

Ok...so for some reason by Ubuntu 10.04 partition won't startup anymore. I'm not exactly sure what I did. I have the feeling that I accidentally removed some important packages. However, when I ...
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How to downgrade JRE's version in Ubuntu?

Currently I am having JRE 1.6.0_20. How do I downgrade it to JRE 1.6.0_17? How can I downgrade? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
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Is there a list of programs for yum

Basically I would like to know if there's is an actual web page that can be searched for the programs available under yum. I have yumex and I've tried using it but its super slow to search (sometimes ...
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Installing Java 1.5 on Ubuntu? [closed]

I already have Java 1.6, but I need to test something with 1.5. I have downloaded the .bin file from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp using the Sun Download Manager. Now I want to ...
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Is it possible to modify/rebuild an rpm without the srpm?

I have an rpm for which I need to change the preinstal scriptlet for testing. However, I do not have the SRPM from which is was built. Is it possible to change the scriptlet and/or rebuild the rpm ...
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How to list manually installed software packages in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you track which packages were installed on Ubuntu (Linux)? Hello, I'm using apt-get install to install various software on my PC. I have a handful of PCs that ...
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Can I use a package manager of one distribution on another?

I want to use Gentoo's packages on Fedora. Is this possible? EDIT: I meant that I want to use Gentoo's portage tree. UPDATE: How about Ubuntu's packages on Fedora? Or Fedora's on Gentoo? Or any ...
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How to disable Device mapper package from kickstart?

Can anyone tell me how to disable/exclude Device mapper package from kickstart file.
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ubuntu: mumble 1.2.2 in Karmic

Karmic only has mumble 1.1.8, but if I want to connect to a 1.2 server I need to upgrade... So I would like to know how I can upgrade to mumble 1.2.2 without messing myself up for later when I upgrade ...
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What does prefix “1:” in front of package version mean?

I have noticed that some packages have "1:" prefix in front of version number? What does it mean?
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Ubuntu 10.04 - install-info error during update

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 beta 1. When I try to update & upgrade I get the following error: Setting up install-info (4.13a.dfsg.1-5ubuntu1) ... /etc/environment: line 4: LC-ALL=en_US.UTF-8: command ...
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after changing sources.list on ubuntu, how do I make him reload/refresh?

after changing sources.list on ubuntu, how do I make him reload/refresh? So new packages in the new sources will be found?
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Install src.rpm package on Red hat Linux

How can i install src.rpm package on Red hat Linux ?
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How to uninstall software in Linux

how to uninstall software in linux. I am facing issues installing No machine setup(NX)
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What is the difference between yum, apt-get, rpm, ./configure && make install?

I am new to Linux and am running CentOS. I have come across four ways to update or install software. So far, I've seen: yum install [program] apt-get install [program] rpm -i [program].rpm wget ...
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how do you get a history of the packages you've installed in ubuntu 9.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you track which packages were installed on Ubuntu (Linux)? the question in the title is pretty self-explanatory.
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Unable to open Synaptic manager, unable to install packages, what can I do?

I have installed the sun java6-jdk package but it's not installed completely. After that it's giving an error when I try to install a new package. In terminal when I write "sudo apt-get install [any ...
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Installing Qt headers and libraries

I am trying to compile and install some software. When I do the ./configure. I get the following error: checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.0.2) (headers and libraries) not ...
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How can I resolve gstreamer dependencies in Ubuntu

Can you please tell me how can I resolve these dependencies on ubuntu: checking for GSTREAMER... configure: error: Package requirements (gstreamer-0.10 >= 0.10 ...
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How to resolve error in Ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04. When I run any command like sudo apt-get update, I get following error message: E: Type 'l.com/ubuntu' is not known on line 45 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: The list ...
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What is the official installer for Unix packages on Mac OS?

I'm a bit confused about the installation of standard Unix packages on Mac OS X. For example, I have /usr/bin/svn, which is SVN v.1.4.4, but FinkCommander says svn is not installed. The same holds for ...
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Install latest kernel to Ubuntu and have grub acknowledge the new installed kernel

I have an installed Ubuntu Distro (Karmic 9.10) already. However, due to some problems with xorg ati driver, I cannot standby my computer. Some guy have suggested me to try the latest version of xorg ...
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Cannot install tomcat6 on CentOS

I am completely new to CentOS and want to install Tomcat6 however I cannot find it via yum. Am I missing a repo?