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 fix the error “The value 'stable' is invalid for APT::Default-Release”?

After an upgrade from Debian Squeeze (stable) to Wheezy (testing), Synaptic fails with the following error: E: The value 'stable' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not ...
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Removed language package and Windows 8.1 doesn't start again

I was trying to change my windows display language. I used the instructions in this link How to install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language? Now my computer doesn't ...
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How to know since when a package has been installed on a linux system

How can I find out the date (and time if possible) of installation of any package on Linux Operating system. For Ubuntu and using apt-get
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Specify Fedora version and architecture for yumdownloader

This is a continuation of Package management on an air gapped machine?. I need to install packages on a Fedora 20, i386 system that is air gapped. I'm working from on Fedora 21, x64 workstation that ...
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Eclipse version in Debian package directories too old

Ian Murdock, the founder of Debian, has commented that package management is "the single biggest advancement Linux has brought to the industry". (Wikipedia) But for some reason I'm forced to install ...
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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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Is there somewhere to go to get notes for package updates? [closed]

Most times when I start up my Ubuntu VM, I'll open the terminal and check for updates. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I'll then get a list of the packages to be upgraded: The ...
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How do I remove configuration files for a program that's not installed?

I'm basically looking for an apt-get purge for programs that are already uninstalled. (I'm running Debian squeeze and using aptitude for package management.)
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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 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 manage different versions of same software in Linux?

Under Ubuntu most software is available in Ubuntu repositories. What happens if I install a newer version of software from different ppa that is not available in repositories yet? Will it upgrade ...
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Is it possible to modify debian package file path in preinst

I am creating a simple package out of a directory. I need to modify the the destination where the files of the package will be deployed.The package directory looks like this debian/DEBIAN ...
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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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apt-get Update still tries to download from tor project after uninstalling tor

I installed Tor using the directions here and now I want to uninstall it: https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian I wanted to uninstall tor and remove all configuration files so I ran the following ...
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How can I achieve “Git”-like update management for Linux?

I want to manage the updates of my Linux system in a similar fashion as Git does it, by being able to move back and forth within "revisions". How could I do that?
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How do I install Win2D in visual studio?

I am trying to install Win2D in visual studio. I ran the the following in the nuget package manager console: PM> Install-Package Win2D I get the following error: Install-Package : Could not ...
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How to automatically install updates in linux mint 17.1

I have linux mint 17.1 xfce, and I am wondering how to automatically install updates. Every time a new update is available I have to click on the mintUpdate icon on the panel and enter my password and ...
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RHEL6: repo won't enable

Mount DVD [root@rhel66 ~]# mount /dev/sr0 /media Install the repo metadata [root@rhel66 ~]# cp /media/media.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/rhel6.repo List the repos [root@rhel66 ~]# yum repolist all ...
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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 query to find say 'TODO' from all installed packages on a Debian system?

I am looking to find the TODO files which are documents written by upstream developers when they are making some software. Is there a way to query that ? I am on jessie.
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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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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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Exit code 127 in cygwin64

After years without problems, suddenly several programs in my installation of cygwin64 on 64-bit Windows 7 Professional are failing to run, and instead appear to exit immediately with code 127, which ...
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Package management on an air gapped machine?

I'm working on an air gapped Fedora 20 (x64) machine. Its air gapped because of a source code review, and the company that owns the sources does not want the machine on the Internet. I'm trying to ...
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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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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 ...