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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How can I browse through Homebrew's formulae according to popularity (# downloads all time)?

Though I can easily find an alphabetical list of all available formulae, there seems to be no resource online, including at Brew's Github, or seemingly anywhere where I'm able to browse through ...
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Yum autoremove removing packages that are standalone

If I run sudo yum autoremove it outputs what it is going to remove for confirmation. However, some of these packages it is removing are things I want but are not dependencies of anything else... What ...
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I have specific files to install that I have downloaded. Is there a standard practice for location(s)? [closed]

I just downloaded "processing" for my linux box (ubuntu 14.04), however It was a tarball, but I couldn't run configure on it. The installation instructions, found here just say to extract the files ...
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Installing packages on Ubuntu 13.04 after end of life

So I'm aware that Ubuntu 13.04 has reached end of life, ignoring the fact that I should update to the latest version for the best support, is there a way (aside from apt-get install {pkg}) to install ...
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Best practice to host self-maintained Debian packages on GitHub

This question is especially about the best practice to host self-maintained Debian packages on GitHub. Here is my dilemma: It is commonly recommended not to put the debian folder within the source ...
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Can I use an Android Phone as a Linux Box? [closed]

Is it possible for me to use my Android phone as a linux development box? E.g. install some sort of package manager such as Apt/Yum followed by GCC, Vim etc. Then I simply connect my phone via USB ...
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Installing OBOE on Mac OS X 10.9

I am mostly following this post to install OBOE on MAC OS X 10.9. However, following step 4, I tried to install LAPACK++ with failure from this source: I type ./configure configure: error: ...
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Continue on error when apt-get encounters an install unable to locate package issue

When I run the following: sudo apt-get install vim abcde php5-cli It fails with the following message which is the expected behavior: E: Unable to locate package abcde`. I want it to ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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What does the number mean in this apt-get error

I don't understand if the dependency requirement says that version less than 2.33 is good and the package to be installed is 2.32 which is less than 2.33, everything looks fine, why still reporting ...
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Why apt-get stops without showing any error?

I am trying this command sudo apt-get install fenics/testing Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done It is supposed to install fenics with ...
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Package dependencies in emacs

I'm trying to install js2-refactor mode using package-install inside of emacs but I'm getting a dependency error: package-compute-transaction: Need package `yasnippet-20130218', but only 0.9.0.1 is ...
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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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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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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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Emacs Melpa and Marmalade

Does it make sense to include both Melpa and Marmalade package repositories with emacs HEAD. And if so, what is the best way to ensure that one is using the latest and/or correct package, when many ...
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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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OpenWrt: Cannot install package sudo

I have installed the latest OpenWrt Chaos Calmer r42871 on my TP-LINK WR-842ND router. And everything's good except the problem: root@router:~# opkg install sudo Unknown package 'sudo'. ...
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NuGet package manager settings

I added my local feed to the package sources in the Nuget Package Manager Settings window. There is already an official feed from Nuget. There are two arrows which can be used to change the order of ...
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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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Convenient way to check AUR PKGBUILD against malicious code?

As is well known, one should take care when installing packages from the AUR, because the PKGBUILD may not do what you expect and may be malicious. For this reason, my workflow for installing and ...
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How to install a dummy package without mk-build-deps?

I'm trying to install the latest version of mpv on Fedora. I can't figure out how to follow the step in the link (create a dummy package that depends on the required packages) without mk-build-deps ...
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Permanently block distro package installation?

I'm using a package provided in a PPA on Ubuntu. I use the PPA version because Debian's version is anemic to the point its effectively broken. Today, when I went through the cycle of apt-get update ...
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Debian: How to find which repository a package is located in?

I want to install a file libgmp-dev on my Debian Wheezy. Which repository should I add to my sources.list? In general, how to find in which repository a given package/program is available? Or is it ...
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checkinstall, blank fields causing issues

I'm trying to compile a package for the first time using checkinstall. When I run checkinstall, I get the following: ***************************************** **** Debian package creation selected ...
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Installing Eclipse for linux (64 bit)

So I am trying to download the latest version of eclipse from the link provided by eclipse.org I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. There is a package available in the software repositories, but it is ...
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How do I figure out which driver is making my headset work?

I have just downgraded from Debian to Debian Jessie. Before the switch, my Logitech G930 headset would connect correctly as both an input device and output device (although the output device only has ...
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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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Pacman doesn't download anything - Always 404

I want to install some software on my Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux, but I keep getting error 404. I did some research and found that I needed to do pacman -Syy and pacman -Syu... When I run ...
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How could I install libevent 2.0+ while reserving system provided libevent 1.4?

I am a newbie on RPM I want to build a RPM of tmux and libevent for centos 6.5 which does not ship. The problem is tmux needs libevent 2.0+ which centos 6.5 does not ship either. So I wrote rpm spec ...
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copy root.disk to new laptop and update graphics

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on a new acer laptop and copied the old root.disk of ubuntu 12.04 from old toshiba laptop to this new laptop, and booted it so I had to make changes to the grub menu using ...
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How to re-install a ubuntu package when sudo dpkg -i does not work?

I am trying to re-install a broken package (tzdata) using dpkg but sudo dpkg -i tzdata_2014e-0ubuntu0.12.04_all.deb does not work. Here's the output dpkg: error processing ...
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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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Is there a way to convert a non-Chocolatey installed program into a Chocolatey installed one?

I have a few programs that have been installed using non-Chocolatey methods (.msi packages, setup.exe, etc.). I have recently started using Chocolatey and would like to use it to update these ...
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Is there an equivalent of arch linux's yaourt in debian?

I am an arch linux user using some debian machines. I am very used to using yaourt to install any and every random thing I can think of so that even random packages are version controlled on my ...
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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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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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How do you track which packages were installed on Ubuntu (Linux)?

(This question is very similar to 10458. It was suggested that Fedora and Ubuntu/Debian are different enough to warrant different answers.) As I use any Ubuntu setup I gradually install a number of ...
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Is there an easy way to manage packages/dependencies on windows 7?

I'm not even sure if the title is what I'm asking for... Basically, I'm sick of having multiple copies of various exe's on my system, like ffmpeg, mplayer, exiftool, etc. I was wondering if there's a ...
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How to list installed packages that depend on another installed package in Debian?

I am on Debian (testing). How can I list all installed packages that depend on another installed package? I would prefer to do this using either dpkg or apt, but if another tool (or combination of ...
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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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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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Fedora package manager GUI vanished

I upgraded Fedora from 19 to 20. Now I cannot find the package manager GUI. I reinstalled PackageKit and gnome-packagekit -- no effect. How do I fix this?
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Chocolatey commands are inconsistent

I have recently installed chocolately, and I am making my way through some of their commands from a help page here. The problem is that for a variety of commands, the same command is inconsistent in ...
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How do I install Chocolatey in a different location than standard, say, even on a different partition?

I would like to install Chocolatey on a separate partition. Is this possible, or do I have to take the default C:\? I currently have E:\ partition where I install all my software. I would like all my ...