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 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 /usr/local/bin/gst-...
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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 ...
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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 mingw-...
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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 /usr/bin/...
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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 a ...
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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, apache2.2-...
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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 ...