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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. When I want to update or install certain software I came across three ways. Sometimes it's: yum install program apt-get install program rpm -i program.rpm ...
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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?
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Intel-microcode Package on Ubuntu

I saw the intel-microcode in the ubuntu repositories and was wondering if it was worth installing on my Yorkfield-6M based system. If so, what are the benefits from this package?
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ubuntu ppa's and apt precedence

I'm trying to get the latest mplayer installed with vdpau support. Haven't had any luck so far. I found a PPA that says it works and I want to install it. I added the PPA to my apt.sources and did ...
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How to tell from what Ubuntu or Debian repository a package comes?

On a Debian-based system, including Ubuntu, how can one tell which repository a package will be downloaded from, without actually beginning the download? aptitude show and apt-cache info will show the ...
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Generate history of packages installed and removed in Ubuntu

Somewhere on the web, there was a great command line string that parsed your dpkg logs and presented a clean output to show you when you installed and removed various packages. I'm talking more than ...
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In OS X, what's the difference between a package and a metapackage?

The .mpkg and .pkg extensions seem to be the only difference. Surely there's more to it than that?
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Arch Linux: 'whatprovides' equivalent option for pacman

I've come from Fedora and am trying out Arch Linux. I was wondering if the packager 'pacman' contains funcionality like that provided by 'yum whatprovides': provides or whatprovides ...
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Is Ninite a trusuted solution for initial package management on fresh/clean install of Windows 7 64Bit?

I'd like to re-open the question from link below, where several packages were suggested besides Ninite.com such as allmyapps.com. Package managers for Windows What I'd like to know is if they are all ...
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Can it cause problems to switch from apt-get to aptitude?

I've been thinking about switching to aptitude, but I've heard people say "if you're already using apt-get, you should wait until your next installation to switch." Why do people say this? What sort ...
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Which Debian package architecture am I using?

What's the command to find out which Debian package architecture I'm using? eg, on a 64 bit x86, I'm expecting something like amd64, i386 on 32 bit x86 and darwin-x86_64 from OSX 10.6 (via Fink).
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Apple / Mac OS X - Is there a Package Manager like Linux

I am a Linux/UNIX user and love the package management that comes with it. For the most part, I like Ubuntu, but just like anything else, it is the minor things that you live with daily that would be ...
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F11— skipping specific packages on auto-software-update

I recently upgraded my F9 to F11, which went smoothly and has been great-- with the exception of Amarok (which at v1.4 is an OUTSTANDING music program-- I like it MUCH better then iTunes). F11 ...
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How do I restore the standard Ubuntu Gnome login after trying Xubuntu?

I've been running Ubuntu with Gnome for some time now. I wanted to try out XFCE, so I tried the suggestion from the site http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/xubuntu and entered the following command: $ ...
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Package managers for Windows [closed]

You might be familiar with Ninite. What I'd like to know is if there are good alternatives to that software for Windows. The features I expect: installs the latest version of software supports 64 ...
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Ubuntu package management question

I have installed GStreamer using the synaptic package manager but I would like to upgrade to a newer version. Package management is something I'm not very familiar with, so here's a few of my ...
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Find if a package is installed

Ubuntu 9.10 I am wondering what apt-cache show emacs. However, it gives information about emacs but doesn't show if it is currently installed or not. How can I find if a package and version is ...
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Unable to use dpkg to uninstall dependencies

I am trying to uninstall the package openssh-client using dpkg. I also have the packages openssh-server and ssh-askpass-gnome installed and want to uninstall those as well. Currently I have the ...
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What is the difference between Recommended and Suggested packages (Ubuntu)

On Ubuntu when you install a package, there can be dependencies, recommendations and suggestions. For example: virtualbox-ose has adduser as dependency, libgl1 as recommendation and libpulse0 as ...
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How do I get back the default Samba configuration file (Debian-based system)?

I recently installed Samba and I messed up the /etc/samba/smb.conf file. How do I get the original configuration back?
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Installing Mercurial on Debian Lenny

today I've installed Mercurial on Debian, but then realized it was the 1.0 version that is not compatible with new the repository format. I'm not sure which course of action to take, install Mercurial ...
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Yum commands cheat sheet for Macports users

What are the equivalent yum commands of the following MacPorts port commands? search self-update installed (list) outdated (list) Are some things completely different from MacPorts?
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Zypper: How do I display all packages from a certain repository?

Please tell me, how to let zypper display all installed packages of a certain repository.
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Why package management for Unix when complete Installer on Windows is more attractive? [closed]

I fully understand for what purpose I need a package-management system like yum or apt: To create a stable system. It is perfect or a server, however, on desktop machines I think it would be much ...
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How to search for debian packages with command line?

I do know http://packages.debian.org/ provide the search facillity. The problem is how could I search the packages with just command line?
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Find all user-installed packages

Is there any way to get a list of all user-installed packages on an Ubuntu system, i.e. the packages that were installed on top of the default installed packages? (The idea is to get a comprehensive ...
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Is “pkg-info” mostly related to Solaris? [closed]

Is "pkg-info" mostly related to Solaris?
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automatic software install

how could i install software on a remote computer? I have a server W2K3 and all the client are XP/Vista. i need to install a software without login on each machine.
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What's the difference between “Mark for Removal” and “Mark for Complete Removal” in Synaptic Package Manager?

When I right click on a package in Synaptic Package Manager it presents selections for removal and complete removal. What are the differences between these options?
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How can I undo or rollback an “apt-get upgrade” command on Ubuntu?

Is there a way in Ubuntu to rollback or undo the last upgrade after doing an apt-get upgrade if you don't like the results?
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What Linux distribution has the most up-to-date packages?

Ubuntu's release schedule is just too slow. I want the absolute latest version of everything. Even if it's slightly unstable. Which distribution will give me this without having to manually install ...
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How to install software packages on a Mac? (MacPorts, Fink, anything better?)

On my Mac OS X machine, how would you recommend I install command line software and other packages? I've been using MacPorts and it always seems quite slow, presumably because it has to compile the ...
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How to modify a deb package?

What I've done so far I downloaded the source of an official deb-package from the ubuntu-repositories. I applied a patch. Ran configure and make successfully. Tested the program. What I'd like to ...
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Ubuntu: What are they doing to the vanilla sources?

Correct me if I am wrong As far as I know distros like Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora usually modify the vanilla source code before creating a package. What's the reason behind these changes? Is there a ...
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MacPorts does not install package

I installed MacPorts and XCode, then went to a terminal and issued the command "sudo port install lua" and it appears to do nothing. When i execute "sudo port installed" i get back "No ports are ...
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How do I revert to an alternate version of a package on Ubuntu?

I upgraded to an alpha version of a package in a PPA and would now like to revert back to the official version in the Ubuntu universe. What steps do I need to take? Edit: The question originally ...
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Attain information about installed Ubuntu packages

What is the best tool that, for any given package, attain the following, if possible, information: What is the package used for? When was it installed? Was this package installed manually or was it ...
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Find what package a file belongs to in Ubuntu/Debian?

I frequently find myself missing a program, man page, or other file when working on my Ubuntu 8.04 system. Is there any simple way to look up what package contains a given file (whether it is ...