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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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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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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How do I use Windows 10 built-in package manager?

I'm finding Windows 10 package management not very intuitive. Below are my adventures in trying to install VLC, which sounds like a very common test case for a package manager. Find-Package vlc ...
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How do you track which packages were installed on Fedora (Linux)?

(This question is very similar to 6338. It was suggested that it be split from it as Fedora and Ubuntu/Debian are different enough to warrant different answers.) As I use any Fedora setup I ...
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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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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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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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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 needs ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Using Yum to install packages for my user only

I would like to be able to install packages by using a package manager (Yum is available on my server), but I don't have root access. I don't technically need root access, I just want the packages to ...
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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 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 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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How does Ubuntu know what programs exist and can be installed?

I typed the following in a terminal $ musique The program 'musique' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install musique So Ubuntu knows that "musique" is a ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does apt-get sometimes asks for confirmation?

Sometimes it does this: After this operation, 713kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? And sometimes not, and just assumes 'yes' and downloads automatically (I ...
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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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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 programs....
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apt and fixing incorect dependencies

I generally compile whatever I need but I am trying to standardize my development platform. I am running a development schroot on ubuntu (base 11.10 : development 12.whatever). I have installed ...
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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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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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How to download all of package's dependencies offline

I have a quagmire of a situation that would be so easily circumvented if even one factor could change...but I'm stuck with what I've got. I have a Windows laptop that I can bring to areas where wi-fi ...
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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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dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python2.6-minimal_2.6.6-5ubuntu1_i386.deb (--unpack)

I had an issue (Question 199582) which was resolved. Unfortunately I am stuck at this point now. Running root@X100e:/var/cache/apt/archives# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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ArchLinux - yaourt: save updatelog?

When I do yaourt -Syu sometimes there is such a long log in the console so that the buffer gets full and some information is lost. As the information is important sometimes I´d like to save everything ...
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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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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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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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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 ...