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 do I install the Python module for Gnash?

My actual problem is: How do I install the Python module for Gnash? But apart from that, what basic concept am I not understanding about installing packages on Linux? I am used to installing ...
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where do you find documentation for a Linux package without a man file?

Upgrading to F15 I've really taken a bite of the Linux apple. I'm customizing my desktop environment more than I did under F11. I've added encryption. And since my laptop is a several years old, its ...
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Where do packages get installed in debian systems?

I recently installed expect on my Ubuntu system and cannot find the example code that is supposed to come with it. I searched /usr/lib /usr/bin/lib /lib...no luck. I guess it's about time I learned ...
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Apt: find installed packages with given version number

I have just updated the kernel, meaning I have two sets of kernel files at the moment; and I'd like to use the command line to remove the old one. I'm aware that I can use apt-show-versions to show ...
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Can't find the right packages for robot3d installation

I have a problem with the installation of robot3d. For ubunutu users it should be an easy task. But it doesn't work. On my system runs kubunutu 11.04. The installation manual says that I should do ...
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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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Adding a .deb file to my local mirror (Ubuntu)

I have a local Ubuntu repo mirror and a debian package. Since the package is restricted to use in my local setup, I just want to add it to my mirror rather than as a PPA on launchpad. Therefore, I ...
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Debian - I have removed some of my man page files

I deleted the /usr/share/man/man1 directory and wondered if there was a quick way to recover the manuals for the installed packages.
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Solaris Express: is there a command line version of Package Manager?

From documentation I can find (e.g. here http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19963-01/html/820-7799/new-user.html), package manager seems to be only available as a GUI tool (as opposed to a command ...
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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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What is a good strategy to maintain a set of binaries for Gentoo?

There is the world favourites file in which you can record your favourite packages, then there is the where you can record packages and compile whenever. Also there is http://paludis.pioto.org/. ...
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What package does org.core.databinding belong?

One of my applications requires org.eclipse.core.databinding but I can't seem to a package to install that satisfies this requirement. Does anyone know how to find and install this (if it requires ...
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How to configure the path while installing new plugin in linux?

Whenever I need to install something on Xentos, I found rpm or tar balls. I want to know what is difference between two. Also if I need to install something for php but I have installed on different ...
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Can't install openssl-devel because of unmet dependencies

I need to recompile php, in order to do that I needed openssl-devel but when I tried installing it, I got the following error: # apt-get install openssl-devel Reading Package Lists... Building ...
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How to reinstall all .deb packages?

I have installed a number of packages with much pain. (I've a slow internet connection) Now I want to reinstall Ubuntu (I use 10.10), but I don't want to download all the packages again. I have ...
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How can I install GnuTLS in MinGW/MSYS?

I've installed MinGW and MSYS on my Windows XP machine and now I want to compile an application which requires the GnuTLS libraries. How do I install that package? I tried mingw-get install ...
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How do I install zlib on Debian 6?

I want to install zlib on Debian 6. For this, I think I would use apt-get install, but I don't know which package to use. The package zlib doesn't exist, and if I install zlibc (which sounds most ...
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Query dpkg for All Packages Installed/Removed from Default Image

Is there any way to query dpkg to tell what packages have been added/removed since the base install of a system? I am running Debian 5.
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Ubuntu Package (.deb) Recommendations Installation Folder and Binary Name

I'm building a .deb file for an executable jar I've built for myself. I got a .deb built and installed my program to /usr/bin. As I have a jar I now had an executable file called ...
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Deb packages stay with my username

When I run the command: dpkg -b myprog and sudo dpkg -i myprog.deb The file in /usr/bin and /usr/share/, etc. stay with my username as owner and creator of the file when all the other are ...
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How to upload a patched package to a Launchpad PPA

I have a patch for gnome-terminal and already managed to create a PPA on launchpad. I also downloaded the source using apt-get source gnome-terminal. Which steps do I have to do to create a .changes ...
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Perl + failed to install Pogo module on RedHat 5.4

Please advice how to install the Person module "use Person;" on my linux machine The perl script use - obj oriented why I get the following: [root@linux /tmp/Pogo-0.10]# perl Makefile.PL Note ...
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Why do PSU boxes have handles on them? [closed]

What purpose does the plastic handle on power supply unit packaging serve? No other hardware's typical packaging seems to share this trait.
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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 site that lets you create an install package of your commonly used Windows applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: One-stop-shop installer for free Windows software? What is the site that lets you create an install package of your commonly used Windows applications? This is probably ...
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apt always tries to remove locally created package when installing dependancies

I've a locally compiled version of apache, which in the control file has Replaces: apache2, apache2-mpm, httpd, httpd-cgi, apache2-mpm-prefork, apache2-utils, apache2-common, apache2.2-bin, ...
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How to abort a active download of a package in Ubuntu?

I was downloading a package from a terminal. Actually i want to install some package 'A'. But,by mistake installing some other package 'B'. So, i wanted to stop the download of that package 'B' and ...
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How to install local .deb packages with apt-get

Is there a way to install packages store on your HD with apt-get, like a "apt-get install ./package.deb ? If not how to handle the dependencies in a very very easy way.
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where does debrelease put the package? [closed]

I use debrealse command to setup my package. But I cannot find it on disk. Where can I find it?
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How to know Debian package install location in postinst/prerm?

The maintainer scripts of Debian package (debian/postinst, debian/prerm, etc.) can optionally have the old/new-version argument, but there's no install dest dir argument. (See Debian Policy Manual) ...
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Program to display packages by their size in Ubuntu

I managed to fill up my Ubuntu partition by installing large number of packages. When I was installing them, I was thinking about future, so there is a number of packages which I will not use for ...
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Updating to a new version of an app replacing older one in Ubuntu

Ubuntu's update system maintains new minor versions of the current version branch but it doesn't update it to a new version branches. For example in Ubuntu 10.4 I have Evolution 2.28.1. That was ...
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Allowing VNC connections into Linux Mint

Do any programs need to be installed that aren't included in the default install of Linux Mint in order for it to allow VNC connections?
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CPAN Dependency in Debian packaging

In Debian packaging (i.e. the debian/control file), is there a way to define dependencies to specific CPAN modules?
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Is there install-depends in Debian packaging?

I know there is Depends, Pre-Depends, Build-Depends, etc. Is there something like Install-Depends in Debian packaging? For example, my package package-a needs Perl to install, after package-a is ...
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Is there any guide of Debian original packaging?

I feel it like a big mess with the debhelper. The most info from google on Debian packaging is about to create a Debian package for already existing source packages, or Debian-ize around Makefile ...
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How to create my own Ubuntu package building/hosting like Launchpad PPA?

Launchpad is great though, but I'd like to know whether I can do it myself, because the network connection to Launchpad.net is too slow from China. (while this is not the only reason)
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Smallest rpm based linux possible?

Considering Linux distributions that are based on RPM. How can we have the smallest possible of these Linuxes in size with minimum number of packages?
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Change the Chromium update frequency on Ubuntu to Stable build PPA

So, I have been using Chrome as my primary browser for a while now. As far as I can remember I had set the PPA to the stable build, but somehow recently, it seems to have changed to the daily build ...
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how to fix a broken package in ubuntu 10.04 lts

Preparing to replace mysql-server-5.1 5.1.41-3ubuntu12.1 (using .../mysql-server-5.1_5.1.41-3ubuntu12.3_amd64.deb) ... It hangs until i reboot the thing. This is not a normal error. I'm ...
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Apt in ubuntu: Failed to fetch url: 404 Not Found

Trying to install gvim: soid@ubuntu:~$ sudo aptitude install vim-gnome Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading extended state information ...
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Does EndNote X3 normally run on 64-bit Windows 7?

I can only find system requirements for EndNote X4, but I only have access to a copy of X3.0.1. (I've now found the specification for EndNote X3, and it says Windows Vista or Windows XP, but ...
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Is it possible to install all packages from an APT repository?

Is it possible to install all packages from an APT repository? I know it is possible to do it manually, but then you would need to know all the package names, and I don't. Any suggestions? Thanks. ...
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What are “build-essential” & “build-dep”?

I am researching how to install Ruby 1.9.1 in Xubuntu 10.04 and I came across the command build-essential and build-dep multiple times. Sometimes it is followed by packages and sometimes it is both ...
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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 do I compile mercurial 1.5.2 on debian?

I downloaded the files for Mercurial 1.5.2 from http://packages.debian.org/sid/mercurial (mercurial_1.5.2-1.debian.tar.gz, mercurial_1.5.2-1.dsc and mercurial_1.5.2.orig.tar.gz). How do I get a .deb ...
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View list of updated packages after apt-upgrade on debian-based linux systems

I just did an update on my Debian system and it was very long. I'd like to know now, after the upgrades have already been applied, which packages were upgraded and which were not.
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Can't install back a purged package in Ubuntu

Hello all i've just migrated my desktop machine to Ubuntu 10.04. My problem is that i've purged a package and can't install this package back. Because I can't see it in the aptitude or apt-get's ...
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Ubuntu list of packages installed

I am moving to a new laptop with Ubuntu Lucid from an old laptop that has Ubuntu Karmic. I want to look at the list of all the packages and selectively install them all on the new laptop. What is ...
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Kubuntu: apt-get install of php5-dev: libtool version mismatch?

(Warning, clueless-newbism ahead.) Background info: I'm actually trying to install/upgrade xdebug. sudo pecl install xdebug yields: downloading xdebug-2.0.5.tgz ... Starting to download ...