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 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: ...
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How can I perform a full texlive installation (all packages) in CentOS?

Title say it all, how can I install texlive and all the packages so I can run tex2pdf on CentOS? I'm rather used to Ubuntu and all this yum business is driving me nuts.
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How do I resolve the error “tar: A lone zero block at 60140”?

I am getting an error from a tar.gz file that was created with winace when opening it with tar vxzf package.tar.gz in Linux: tar: A lone zero block at 60140
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Building debian packages

Been at the for a few days and figure it's high time I get a bit more experienced advice. I'm working to package a perl application - all of which's files should be placed in the ...
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Number of packages per repository (major distributions)

Is there a website where i can find how many packages the major distributions have?
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“developer-stable” packages in debian?

I'm pretty new at debian, so bare with me. Some of the packages are pretty old in debian stable. For example, the version of iceweasel (firefox) included is 3.5. But I don't want the version of ...
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apt-get cannot find any packages

I get this result on my newly installed ubuntu 9.04 netbook remix. I haven't tampered with any apt files at all. It doesnt work for any other packages. ira@ira-windu100:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Installing a Java Jar file on Ubuntu 11.10

Is there a way to package a jar file (for example, a .deb) and install it on Ubuntu 11.10. Basically I want to automate the installation of Jar file when I create a Ubuntu VM (using KVM). Thanks.
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Rpm spec confusion on rights and attributes

What is the difference between %attr and %defattr and are the rights applied recursively to a file structure delivered by an rpm?
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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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E: Couldn't find package logkeys

I am trying to install logkeys but I am having some trouble. I went to system and checked everything in third party but still no luck. Can someone please help and tell me how to get this package so ...
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Homebrew error with MacVim on OSX Lion

I am trying to install Macvim with Homebrew on an OSX machine running Lion. After installing iconv at /opt/local/bin/iconv I get the following error in the log: Error: Can't run ...
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Running Chrome on Slackware

I am new to Slackware and most Linux distributions. I have properly installed the Chrome package, yet like most other packages, I do not think it created a binary for me to run; or at least I don't ...
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Windows Installer not working?

Today I brought an iPad 2 and my computer said that to plug the iPad into my computer I needed the newest version of iTunes. I downloaded the installer and when it got to the end of the set up, it ...
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Finding 32-bit Libraries on 64-bit Linux

I just installed the 64-bit version of Slackware and am setting up some software I was previously running (in 32-bit) from their tarballs. Currently I'm trying to build lib torrent-0.12.7, which ...
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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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libiphone build issues on Debian Squeeze (x64)

I'm trying to build libiphone from source on Debian Squeeze (64-bit). But autogen.sh keeps giving me this: configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0 >= 2.14.1) were not met: No package ...
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While trying to install lighttpd on debian squeeze I get: 'Some packages could not be installed.'

I am trying to install lighttpd on my (virtual) Debian 6.0.4 64 bit system but after trying to use this command : sudo apt-get install lighttpd I get this error : Reading package lists... Done ...
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how to update svn package on RHEL 5.3?

I have 1.4.2 version of svn on my RHEL 5.3 box. I tried updating and I get the following message. What should I do ? [foo@bar adminui]# svn --version svn, version 1.4.2 (r22196) compiled Sep 1 ...
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trouble installing packages in RHEL 5.3

I'm trying to install rabbitvcs, a subversion GUI tool. http://wiki.rabbitvcs.org/wiki/install/fedora. [foo@bar conf]# yum install nautilus-python pysvn python-configobj python-devel dbus-python ...
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When you do “apt-get install” where are the .deb files stored?

I am trying to copy all of the packages I have installed on one Debian machine to another Debian machine without doing another apt-get install and downloading all of the package all over again.
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How to install experimental packages?

I am running debian squeeze and would like to install the wine experimental package of sid. My Questions: Where do I find the package? Is there a way to include the package into the software ...
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How can I find a missing binary needed under Cygwin?

I am trying to put together a cygwin installation and find that the commandtput is needed, but I have no idea what package supplies it. How can I find the package I need? please note: I found have ...
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How to install package in Synaptic (Debian) without internet

Package need to connect internet for downloading updates, but computer have not connection to internet. How I can install this package without connection internet?
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Install Firefox 5 on Ubuntu 11.10

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10, and, for web development, need to install Firefox 5 specifically. I know I can do it by hand from the Mozilla download. But I'd like a Ubuntu package. Is one available? ...
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How do I control where my Debian package files are installed?

I'm trying to create a debian packge of my PHP application and to upload to my PPA. I've been reading through the documentation but I am missing one important point: How do I control in which ...
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Dism and removing a “package” from an Installed windows 7 64bit

I am exploring the possibility of removing "packages" from an Installed Windows 7 64bit. It is difficult to test deployment things when items were never installed to being with. My understanding so ...
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How to do compile make make install as permanent install so that it does not give this error?

I was building from source to test one bug i was facing, and I did apt-get remove gstreamer once. Since then when I do gst-launch it throws following: $ gst-launch --version ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu packages on Debian?

I've found online guides to adding Ubuntu PPAs and repositories to a Debian system. Is this a bad idea? If so, why?
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Why does OS X not have a default package manager? [closed]

Debian has APT. Red Hat has RPM. FreeBSD has Ports. NetBSD has pkgsrc. Mac OS X has MacPorts, Fink, and Homebrew, but those are all third-party package managers. Why does OS X not have a default ...
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Is it usually best to compile on the same machine you want to execute on?

(Note: I'm just using ffmpeg as an example, I have often wondered the same thing with other programs) I have a build script for ffmpeg which compiles in support for a few non-standard features. Now ...
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What do I need to know before I *try* to install a Debian package on Fedora?

I found this color picker package, gpick, reviewed in a random blog. It uses GTK+ so I think I can use it on Fedora. Unfortunately there is not yum package in the normal repositories. There is an ...