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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Cannot install afpfs-ng

On Xubuntu 16.04LTS amd64, I cannot install afpfs-ng. This is a HUGE problem for me since my school uses macs and an afp file server, and I only have a PC running Linux and I need a file for the ...
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How can i install tomboy on CentOS 7?

I downloaded tomboy-1.15.4-9.fc23.x86_64.rpm. During installation,with this command yum --nogpgcheck localinstall tomboy-1.15.4-9.fc23.x86_64.rpm or rpm -i tomboy-1.15.4-9.fc23.x86_64.rpm I ...
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Linux kernel “half configured”

I've been running Debian Wheezy for over a year with no problems until a week ago. For no obvious reason, the system has suddenly decided that the Linux kernel is only half-configured, and none of ...
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Why would a Linux computer with no Nvidia hardware get indigestion over an Nvidia kernel?

I'm running Debian Wheezy on a computer with ATI / AMD graphics and no Nvidia hardware. A week ago, with no obvious cause, apt decided that it needs to configure Nvidia graphics any time it runs, ...
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Find outdated/updatable pip packages

pip freeze shows me the packages installed, but how do I check against pypi which ones are outdated?
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How can I exclude a port from macports upgrade outdated?

I want to update all my outdated ports, but as libgcc-devel takes upwards of 3 hours to build, I want to exclude it. The tip I read on the internet is applying logical operators. So I run $ sudo port ...
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Can I delete ppa of an appli after installed it?

I'm using Mint 17. With command line, I added some ppa to install some apps. Now these apps are installed and work fine, can I delete ppa? What are the risks to face of after uninstall ppa? Except no ...
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iceweasel (firefox) browser re-installation

I uninstalled my browser (iceweasel) from Add/Remove Software option in Kali Linux.At the time of removal it asked for one dependent package also to be uninstalled that I don't remember. But now when ...
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SUSE SLES 11: zypper: Ignore dependency in scripted setup

I have an issue here, trying to install libopenssl-devel on a SuSE box. The installation is purely from DVD (no online updates involved). $ sudo zypper install libopenssl-devel Loading repository ...
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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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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 can I install GNU Parallel alongside Moreutils on Ubuntu/Debian?

Can I make the package manager resolve the conflict e.g. by renaming the binary (e.g. parallel → gparallel) or installing to a different place (e.g. /usr/ → /usr/local/ )?
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Switch from DNF to Yum (Fedora 22)

I just installed Fedora 22 and - much to my surprise/anger - I found that yum has been replaced by DNF. I don't want DNF, no matter how superior it is compared to yum - how can I completely switch ...
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Understanding package management systems for Linux

I have a low-end laptop and am looking to install a lightweight linux distribution on it, but I have certain requirements regarding package management systems, since I will be contributing to a web ...
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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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Installing libsdl2-dev on Kali 3.18.0 amd64

I'm trying to wrap my head around how to install the libsdl2-dev package on Kali 3.18.0 amd64. I can see that the package is available in the standard Kali repository here: http://http.kali.org/kali/...
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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 make a list/file for pacman to install from?

I am trying to move from one arch install a (partitioned one) to another (a less-partitioned one) on my computer and I want a similar set up. So I was wondering if there was a simple way to get pacman ...
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Can 'apt search' display results as one-liners like 'apt-cache search' does?

I just recently discovered the shorthand versions of apt commands: apt install instead of apt-get install, apt update / apt-get update, apt search / apt-cache search. Is there a config setting to make ...
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How can I remove outdated installed versions of Homebrew packages?

How can I remove outdated versions of Homebrew packages that are installed side-by-side with current versions?
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chocolatey pauses during download or install, until button is pressed

Issue: When installing a list of programs using Chocolatey, it will sometimes pause during the download or install and won't continue until I return to the CMD window and tap a button. For example, ...
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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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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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May I use portage on ChromiumOS natively?

May I unlock Portage on ChromiumOS or reinstall it natively without jails and other 'install linux inside ChromiumOS' approaches? May I use Gentoo default repository then? Why I like ChromiumOS ...
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Generate manifest for distfiles, when writing ebuilds for Portage

I tried to install leiningen from the rebel overlay, however it has a not matching manifest for lein-pkg. So I put it into a local overlay to fix it. Question: How can I generate manifest for ...
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Transfer APT package choices from one computer to another

What are the export and import commands for the APT system? The dpkg tool has --get-selections and --set-selections, which are mnemonically-helpful UI for “export” and “import” of the dpkg database. ...
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How to download .deb package and all dependencies?

For all answers i found about this topic, the solution was to create, in a certain computer A where i need to install the package, a file containing all dependencies it needs and then downloading it ...
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Get changes to local config files with apt

When I'm updating a package and a new configuration file is shipped, I'm asked whether I want to keep my version, install the new one or view the differences. As I have to document an older server, I'...
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Linux: Compare packages

Is there a simple way to compare all the current installed packages to the defaults (a fresh/clean installation)? So that I can see what packages I removed and which packages I manually installed? I ...
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New install indicator while install updating on Ubuntu

In the update manager of ubuntu I see several libraries marked with New Install. I don't know what is the benefit I can get from that New Install? What if I just want a normal upgrade, not a New ...
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sudo apt-get install apache2 does not fetch apache

Trying out sudo apt-get install apache2 This is what I get root@x27:/home/test# sudo apt-get install apache2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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View list of updated packages after apt-upgrade on debian-based linux systems

I just did an update on my Debian system and it was very long. I'd like to know now, after the upgrades have already been applied, which packages were upgraded and which were not.
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How to edit PKGBUILD in aura?

My question is about an Archlinux AUR helper, - aura. I tried to edit a PKGBUILD file before installing a package, but could not: no keys that I use in text editors are working. What keys are used to ...
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How do I find out which repository a package was installed from in CentOS?

When you use yum info to find details for a selected package, it lists the repo as "installed". That's all well and good, but for installed packages, I want to know which repository it is installed ...
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aptitude's %t format option doesn't show archives of installed pkgs - why (bug)?

According to the aptitude user's manual (Section "Customizing how packages are displayed"), %t in a format string will display "the archive in which the package is found". Therefore, when I enter -- $...
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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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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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Package 'software-center' has no installation candidate

I tried to install software centre (Ubuntu software centre in Kali Linux) using "apt-get install software-center" but it showing error like in the image "E: Package 'software-center' has no ...
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How do I resolve postfix installation issues?

There is some problem with postfix. When i try to remove it so that i can reinstall: learner@juggernaut:~$ sudo apt-get remove postfix Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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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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Not able to install jquery from bower package manager

I am getting this error while installing jquery from bower package manager bower install jquery /usr/bin/env: node: No such file or directory
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Why does dnf uninstall python-pip want to uninstall Fedora?

Having trouble installing packages with pip (wow. so unexpect. much surprise) and upon trying to toss it entirely and start over (no, dnf reinstall was not sufficient) I found that dnf seemed to think ...
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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 mlocate-0.15-...
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How to update a program using Windows 10's PackageManagement system?

Looking at PS C:\Users\yzT> Get-Command -Module PackageManagement CommandType Name Version Source ----------- ---- ...
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Way To Create A Reference List For All Installed Applications/Programs On My PC?

Is there an built-in way or ways in Windows to show (alphabetically ideally) all the programs/applications that are installed on my Windows PC that can then be saved as a PDF or Word document for ...
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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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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 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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How to enable source package download for a section of private ubuntu repository

We have created a internal ubuntu repository. It has a few custom sections which have packages that were custom built. Currently, no source packages are provided for download for the repository users. ...
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Why does Linux force package managers?

I'm new to Linux and I still don't see enough benefit to package managers to understand how they have become so dominant. For example: say I've heard Emacs is amazing and I want to try it out. I go ...