Typically used in reference to Linux software, a “package” refers to a compressed file archive containing all of the files that come with a particular application.

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How to add extra packages to Ubuntu install CD using kickstart

I used kickstart to automate Ubuntu12.04 alternate iso installation. I am able to automate the installation. Now I want to install some extra packages such as teamviewer during OS installation. But ...
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How to Create Yum Cache Server for client machines in LAN

Like in Ubuntu we have the option of creating "Ubuntu update cache server" which downloads and update packages directly from internet and serves other client ubuntu machines for installing/updating ...
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Can't find openvswitch-brcompat on ubuntu 13.10

Like title says...and if I look into kernel modules I just find openvswitch.ko. I am on ubuntu 13.10 and I installed openvswitch-controller openvswitch-switch openvswitch-datapath-source ...
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Re-using MST files with later MSI files

If I have a MSI that is version 1.0 of a product and I have created an MST for it (with some customizations), then version 2.0 of the MSI comes out, can I reuse the MST file that I can created for ...
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Lisp error: (error “Lisp nesting exceeds `max-lisp-eval-depth'”) when using cl- functions

I recently moved computers and upgraded to Emacs 24.3 (from 24.2) yesterday. Since then, I have been receiving what is essentially a stack-overflow error: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (error "Lisp ...
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How to get rid of this message: 'allow MiKTeX Package Manager to make changes to this computer'

There is a popup for the MiKTeX package manager, which asks me about installing new package. But it is irritating, as it happens every time I compile? How to stop this. I did the step: Refresh FNDB, ...
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Command to find the source package of a binary?

I know there's a which command, that echoes the full name of a binary (e.g. which sh). However, I'm fairly sure there's a command that echoes the package that provides a particular binary. Is there ...
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How can I recreate a package from an installed Debian package?

Is there a way to recreate a Debian package from an installed package? For example, if a package acme.deb was installed by dpkg, can I recreate acme.deb from the existing acme installation?
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check --as-cran a R package fails because of 'example' in .Rd documentation

I have a problem as I check my R source package. In my documentation file (*.Rd) there is a example section, as long as this section is blank my check passes, but when its not blank it fails no matter ...
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Installing phpmyadmin package ERROR 1045 (28000)

I need to create a new mySQL db for a local site, I thought I'd do that with phpMyAdmin so I installed that package like so: sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin During this process I get a couple of ...
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is it possible to install boost 1.55 on fedora 20 without breaking dependencies to existing boost 1.54?

I must switch from boost and boost-devel 1.54 to 1.55 due to a bug in 1.54 on a fedora 20 x86_64 machine and I wonder what's the preferred way. There are some packages that rely on boost ...
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Installing LaTeX package

I am trying to install the amsmath package for LaTeX on Linux Mint 16. I am using the tlmgr amsmath or sudo tlmgr amsmath commands, but both of them are giving me this error: (running on Debian, ...
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Sublime Text 3 : Can't find installed packages

I'm using sublime-text-2 for a while now, and I just decided to intall the new beta of sublime-text-3 to try new features (keeping ST2 installed). I successfully finished the installation, but when I ...
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Is there an easier way to install package newer than in repositories (CENTOS)

I'm on CentOS 6.4 and I want to install newest stable version of gtk+. So I got gtk+ from their website, but after running ./configure it starts crying about loads of dependencies that are installed, ...
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Packaging FireFox into Installer

Is there a way to package FireFox with all of it's configurations and extensions into an installer package to redistribute? I would like to cut back on having to setup FireFox the same on every ...
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Listing packages in a repositiory?

I'm working on Ubuntu 12.04 Server. I want to install OpenStack, so I enabled the Cloud Archive repo: sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:havana After the subsequent update and upgrade, I noticed ...
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How to list all commands in a package?

I just downloaded the w3c-markup-validator package from the universe repositories, but I can't seem to figure out how to run it. How can I list the new commands available?
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What is the relation between cores and cpu?

While running powertop, I got confused with cpu and cores. If you check the frequency stats image It behaves as if each package has multiple cores and each core has multiple CPUs. I could ...
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Issue with plesk installation in Ubuntu - apt packages error

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Plesk 11 Hi all, I have a problem during installation of plesk when plesk wants to install more packages from apt. 385 packages need to be installed. 49 packages need to be ...
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Install latest vlc on centos 5.5

I am using Centos 5.5. When I try, yum install vlc I got vlc version 0.9.9a which is very old with lot of bugs. Is there a way to get the latest version of VLC? I have already tried yum update vlc ...
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Which cygwin package to install?

I wanted to do some floating point math and realized that some bc utility is necessary. Where is the map of utilities to the cygwin packages that contain them? Please note that using cygwin installer ...
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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, ...
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How do I download Chromiun

I keep getting this popup from sudo and the store. steve@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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So I wrote a program… Now how do I package it and automate the install?

I wrote a very simple Linux program which is essentially made up of: a bash script, four python scripts and a text file. I want to package it all together so that when people install it, it ...
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How to download yum packages on windows (or online in browser)

I am newbie to linux and just started using it at home, but I don't have internet connection at home, and in office I have good internet but using windows, I just want to download yum packages on my ...
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Does a *-dev package always contain all the files of the core package?

Many packages in the Debian repositories have two versions: the core package and a "dev" version of it (suffixed with -dev). My question is, does a repo's -dev package always contain all of the ...
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Install a PEAR package without an Internet connection

I'm trying to install a package via PEAR, PHPUnit to be precise. However, the server I'm using is not connected to the Internet. I managed to find a .tgz of PHPUnit in its PEAR repository at : PEAR ...
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Installing Erlang & RabbitMQ on debian - package issues

I'm trying to get RabbitMQ setup, but something funky is going on with my dependencies. I'm running a Debian 7.1 that will be used as a server, hence has no desktop environment. I try to install ...
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How to build rpm package correctly?

I'm trying to install the new version from ganglia, which provides a tar.gz. My procedure was uncompress the tar.gz file, enter in the folder and then makes rpmbuild -ba ganglia.spec, a warning ...
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Maintain/Build Debian packages from Ubuntu

It looks like it is possible to cross-build Debian packages from Ubuntu, but all the documents I found from the Internet are not very clear. I'm wondering if someone can give me some clear and ...
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Download interrupted on Terminal - cannot reinstall

I was downloading the icedtea-7-plugin package for Ubuntu on the Terminal. I used the sudo apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin just like any other person would and I turned back to what I was doing, for ...
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Is there anyway to create RPM so that yum will allow two versions of the same package?

I'm creating two versions of an RPM and I want yum to keep the old versions when installing the new one. There is no conflicting files. Is this at possible?
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Why Ubuntu has a so large number of available packages if compared to other Linux distros? [closed]

According to the Wikipedia comparison tables, Ubuntu has ~47K available packages, while other major distros, under this particular aspect, have a smaller number. I.E. openSUSE has ~40K, Debian ~37K, ...
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Why does K3B (KDE disc burning program) always asks to install additional packages when it starts?

Every time that I start K3B I get a prompt that asks me to install additional packages, specifically some mp3 codecs. This seems strange, because once I have installed them once they should be ...
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How can I upgrade ffmpeg in CentOS 6.x

At first, I've downloaded ffmpeg 0.6.5. and it works. But when I'm trying to use '-vf' option, Terminal said there's no such command. So I asked this on Super User and someone said that the cause is ...
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Where can I find Firefox 5 .deb packages for Debian Wheezy (testing)?

I'd like to install Firefox 5 for Debian Wheezy (testing). Where can I find suitable .deb packages (unofficial is fine)?
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How to retrieve a list of installed packages on (K)ubuntu sorted by category

I'm using Kubuntu. I'd like to get a list of installed packages on my system, and in particular to have them sorted by category, i.e. as seen in Muon Package Manager, in the category filter tab. For a ...
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Provide debian package repository from Windows 7 machine

I have some scripts, bundled in a .deb-file. Those package will later be installed on x clients. While I won't update those scripts manually on every client, I would like to provide the .deb-file on ...
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Is it possible to speed up ./configure?

To compile a software package on a workstation with many CPU cores (say 12), the configuration stage often takes much longer than the actual compilation stage because ./configure does the tests one by ...
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Difference between apt-get compilation and manual compilation from source

I am trying to replace manually a library for freeradius. On a one hand I installed freeradius with an apt-get install. There was a library "libfoo-2.0.4.so" (let's call it the lib(apt)). On the other ...
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Unattended installation of a .pkg file in Haiku

Is there a way to do this from the command-line, additionally being able to specify the destination partition? I tried to create an empty partition, and install the package onto that, so I could just ...
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Trouble getting latest version of Git

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I'm looking at using git as source control for personal projects and Github as a remote repository. I was having trouble pushing a commit to my remote github repo getting ...
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Why do 82 packages get installed with kde-config-touchpad?

I'm trying to get the touchpad to work correctly on my t61 with debian. I was advised to install kde-config-touchpad to do so. But when I go to install the package, it comes with 82 different ...
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Why compile an rpm from source?

What I know: src.rpm usually contain some kind of tar or compressed source code for the app/library/package Sometimes people recommend you compile from source if the package does not work What I ...
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How can I skip the root password prompt when installing mysql-server?

I am writing a bash script that involves installing the mysql-server package on Ubuntu. The package interactively asks the user for the root MySQL password desired, however this is not good for me as ...
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having dependency issues while installing a package in Debian GNU/Linux 6.0

I am trying to install one package but it depends on some other packages. While installing it aborts and tells me the following: Depends: python (>= 2.6.6-7~) but 2.6.6-3+squeeze7 is to be ...
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Uninstall python package and restore to previous setup?

So I'm still pretty new to Python so I don't understand all the package and module setups on my computer yet, but I had what I'll consider a good setup because everything was working fine. There were ...
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How can I download ubuntu packages in windows to install them on an offline ubuntu machine?

How can I download ubuntu packages from online repos thhrough windows to install them later on an offline ubuntu machine? this is related to this question: Ubuntu repository download iso if there ...
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Patch msp into msi package

The latest update of Windows Live Messenger is an msp added to the package. I want to patch a msp into an msi. Reference download ...
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How to take an image of software on debian minimial install

I've finally gotten my laptop to a point where I'm happy with it, I'm somewhat new to linux, so it took me a while to get here. Is there a way to take an image of the software that is currently ...