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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Use latest version of package in bash script

The installed package libnet-amazon-ec2-perl uses v0.14.1. How do I update this package to use the latest stable release v0.22.1? When I try sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install ...
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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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The Ubuntu package development environment

I've read a lot (e.g., http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/, http://developer.ubuntu.com/resources/) but still can't figure out the following questions. Is there cutting-edge Ubuntu package ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Is there a reference for understanding and fixing broken dependencies?

I've seen the following line once or twice while installing packages on Ubuntu: Depends: <package> but it is not going to be installed I've seen people suggest various commands to run to fix ...
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How can I register my app to the “service” command?

On RedHat EL 6, many services can be started and stopped on the command line: service some_service start and service some_service stop I have packaged a Node.JS server application in an RPM. How ...
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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 do I safely edit a system file using a debian package?

I'm creating a debian package and I'm wondering if there's a safe way to modify system files. For example, when postinst executes I want to edit /etc/login.defs to alter a setting. I could use sed to ...
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Package Python Script and Modules Into .rpm

I have a command line python script that I'd like to distribute. Being a PHP/Web guy, packaging software like this is a bit new to me. The python script is simple, currently is run like this. ...
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Is there any way to restore/recover my file that a rpm package overwrite?

I had some files on a server. Then I installed a rpm package that have same files in it. As a result, rpm package overwrite these files and I lost my newly edited files. I wonder if there is a way to ...
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Clean Debian package builded from source

I have build a debian package with: $ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot now I would like to change the configuration in the .dsc file and build again. How can I clean the files created by the previous ...
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Perl installation on Debian vs CentOS

As described here at http://www.directadmin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43558&page=1 I am trying to find the equivalent apt-get install commands for the current version of Debian for: yum ...
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Does Linux Mint provide sames packages as Ubuntu?

i have been using ubuntu 12.04 for quite sometime and was happy until i decided to upgrade to 12.10 which IMO does not match even upto 12.04.. I like gnome and its intuitiveness, so was looking for ...
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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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How to create .repo file?

I am trying to create my RPM repository, besides the posts on SuperUser I have followed the usage document of createRepo, which was pretty straight forward. Although, regarding the .repo file I ...
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Is the safety of Linux binary packages guaranteed? [closed]

Most Linux distros are "binary", i.e. users install binary, pre-built packages. But is it guaranteed that packages are built from as-is source packages? How do you know distro's building process is ...
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Installing Java from PPA in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install Java on Ubuntu 12.04 but facing some problems doing it from the command line. When I tried to add the repository using this command, I get errors: $ sudo apt-add-repository ...
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Where is Windows 8's “package cache” for store applications?

I would like to mess around with a few applications on the Windows Store. The only problem is that I don't know how to obtain the .appx file that is Windows 8's package format. I know it has to save ...
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How to fix broken dependencies when installing old/archived packages

I am trying to install opencv version 2.1. My codebase requires opencv 2.1, so upgrading is not an option. Specifically, I am trying to install the packages: libhighgui2.1 libcvaux2.1 libcv-dev ...
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Equivalent of apt-cacher-ng for CentOS

What is the equivalent of apt-cacher-ng for CentOS 6.3 64-bit? I did look around, but didn't find anything similar. I am installing some big packages on CentOS and want to store/share the packages ...
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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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Searching for packages that are (not) from a certain repository URL

I basically want to do the same thing, as asked for here, which is searching for packages that a re not from a certain repository. Just like this: aptitude search "?installed?not(?origin(Debian))" ...
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What are the differences between installing Python via apt-get and compiling, installing from source?

If I choose to install Python by typing: apt-get install python3.1 python-dev Are there any differences between compiling and installing from source? Would the source code include everything in ...
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Where are Debian packages hosted?

I want to install a package (libappindicator3-dev) but it's not showing up for me when I try install it -- I'm using the sid/testing repository, so it should be there: ...