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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Why does the installation of a 32-bit package remove 64-bit packages?

It's not clear to me why the installation of a 32-bit package would necessitate the removal of a 64-bit package. For example, if I try to install the 32-bit development package of libcurl with: sudo ...
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Alternatives to Gentoo Prefix?

Are there any package managers that: work without root privileges, and install packages at a custom location (similar to ./configure --prefix), and install stable packages (unlike Gentoo Prefix ...
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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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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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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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“Broken packages” installation error in Ubuntu

When I'm trying to install subversion on a Ubuntu machine using command sudo apt-get install subversion, it's throwing the follwoing error. ~$ sudo apt-get install subversion [sudo] password for ...
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Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS - Reverting an updated package - how?

I have Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS and an automated security update updated apache2 from 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.7 to 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.8, how can I revert back to 8.7? ls /var/cache/apt/archives shows that there is ...
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Size of download in MacPorts

When i try to install a package through apt-get on linux, it shows me the total amount to be downloaded and the space that will be used after install. Is there a way to view this information while ...
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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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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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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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Appropriate place to store custom Python modules on Linux

I am trying to understand where and how are Python packages installed and stored on Linux and find the best location to store them. My repo is Debian Wheezy. I would like to store all my custom ...
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The best way to install and keep Mumble 1.2.4 up-to-date on Debian Wheezy

I'd like to install the voice-chat client utility Mumble in its latest stable version 1.2.4 on my Debian Wheezy (7.3, stable) desktop system. The official repositories only have 1.2.3 packages ...
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Emacs Package management

I am a bit confused on exactly how the emacs package management works. I currently run emacs 24.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I just ran the command package-menu-mark-upgrades which marks all the packages ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to change the installation directory using OneGet?

I'm trying to install an app, for example Firefox using: Install-Package -Name Firefox -Source chocolatey But by default it installs on C:\Program Files. I would like instead make it install on D:\...
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CygWin: How can I know what packages need (are pending) to be upgraded?

If I do on the installer directory of CygWin: setup-x86.exe --root c:\CygWin --upgrade-also -q I get all (or so it seems) the packages upgraded from the last internet repository I used ...
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My Fedora Setup is gone due to accidental “yum upgrade”

How to roll back? I tried yum history undo 143 and yum --skip-broken history undo 143 and get the following errors. Important: All I care about is getting my kernel and custom graphics driver back to ...
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ghc6 install trouble: hGetContents: invalid argument (invalid UTF-8 byte sequence)

Having trouble installing ghc6 on Ubuntu Maverick via apt. Here's what seems to be the relevant error that comes up when I try to (apt-get|aptitude) install ghc6: A package failed to install. ...
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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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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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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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Unresolvable broken dependencies, none of 'apt-get' commands works

Before I explain the problem, I should say that I have tried all other answers to similar questions and troubleshootings around the Internet, and none of them works. To be more specific all apt-get ...
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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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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 tzdata_2014e-0ubuntu0....
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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 system....
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Homebrew complains about a non-Homebrew “pkg-config” in my PATH

I've just installed Homebrew onto my machine, after which I ran brew doctor which threw up two warnings. I didn't appear to have the command line tools for Xcode installed, which I have now. The ...
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Why did I fail to install packages when using debian?

There is lots of messed up dependency. How can I resolve this problem? It produces the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, ...
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Windows package manager for local repository?

I have a bunch of scripts that are used internally at my work. To distribute these I created a sort of repository and a front end script for it. It has worked okay for now, but I began to think there ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Running nw.js after npm install

I am hoping to install and use the nw.js utility (formerly node-webkit). On a relatively fresh installation of Ubuntu 14, I received a success message after running npm install nw but I am now unable ...
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Using an alternate sources.list file along with apt-mirror

I have my sources.list file pointing to my APT-mirror to fetch packages. Is there a way I could instruct apt-get to use the original sources.list file which points to ubuntu servers if it fails to ...
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Is it safe to remove unstable from sources.list after the system has been dist-upgrade'd?

I added unstable to my apt sources to perform some testing (QEMU and chroot environments). I also perform apt-get dist-upgrade regularly. I'm now finished with the testing. Is it safe to remove ...
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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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Package manager for target file system

I'm developing for an embedded linux application and I need to install some libraries that have a pretty lengthy list of dependencies. Is there a package manager out there that I can point to the ...
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Multiple files opened as a single tab?

I'm trying to have a single tab open with more than one file, such that when I run bulk replaces, searches, or other macros, and such that when I want to browse through my application, I won't have ...
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Load sublime text packages depending on programming language

I use sublime text’s package control to install packages. After installing a bunch of them, its startup becomes a bit sluggish (and maybe it’s performance starts to degrade as well), and I’m thinking ...
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sources.list LMDE review

I want to create a sources.list which uses one fast mirror. So I run netselect-apt. There comes in my first question: Does netselect-apt use ping or traffic-speed? I trust that result and for example ...
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Why apt-get cannot install software?

Each time I execute apt-get install (e.g. gzip) I get the problems of kind: Depends: <some_package> but is not going to be installed Depends: <some_package> but is not installable For ...
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How to disable Device mapper package from kickstart?

Can anyone tell me how to disable/exclude Device mapper package from kickstart file.
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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 ...