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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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 xdebug-2.0....
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Find packages installed from a certain repository with aptitude

I'm in search for something analog to this question: Zypper: How do I display all packages from a certain repository? Since I'm on Ubuntu, I need an aptitude based solution: How can I get a list of ...
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How do I change OSX package install directory?

It drives me nuts that every time I download a binary to run on OSX that it wants to install in system directories. ~/Applications is a perfectly fine place to install and doesn't require blindly ...
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Upgrade Debian to unstable on VirtualBox: udev problem

I'm running Debian stable on VirtualBox on Windows Vista 64-bit Ultimate. It's been running great, but I needed some newer packages, so I put sid in my sources.list to upgrade to unstable (as I've ...
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How to install Lapack and atlas on ubuntu intrepid?

I have installed Ubuntu 8.10. I am using python 2.6.4. I want to install the following package along with its dependencies. scipy 0.7.1 I am getting some error related to ATLAS. How do I install ...
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How to check what packages are installed on a RHEL5 system?

A command that can be run by an unprivileged user is preferred.
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Libserial Package, debain [closed]

I'm looking for the Libserial (the C++ RS232 Library) in debain but i cant find it. am i getting the name wrong?
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New install indicator while install updating on Ubuntu

In the update manager of ubuntu I see several libraries marked with New Install. I don't know what is the benefit I can get from that New Install? What if I just want a normal upgrade, not a New ...
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installing packages without sudo access

Is there an easy way to install packages with a large dependency tree, provided that you don't have superuser access? For instance, say I wanted to install firefox. Firefox has a ton of dependencies, ...
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Which Debian package architecture am I using?

What's the command to find out which Debian package architecture I'm using? eg, on a 64 bit x86, I'm expecting something like amd64, i386 on 32 bit x86 and darwin-x86_64 from OSX 10.6 (via Fink).
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Tracking network (internet) packages in Windows

Is there a good application to track incoming and outgoing network packages for Windows 7? In other words monitoring my PC's network traffic.
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SQLite with readline support on Ubuntu

I had the sqlite3 package installed on Ubuntu and there's no support for readline. That means there's no command history and those other nifty features readline gives you. Is this a configuration or ...
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Ubuntu linux installation without internet connection

how can we install the packages from the CD of the Ubuntu if net is not available?
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SVN directly to tar

Is there a way to directly tar the latest version of an SVN folder without the SVN hidden files? I would like to create a tar archive without the SVN files. I know you can get the latest with the SVN ...
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Automatically install a desktop launcher for an Ubuntu .deb package

I am currently packaging an application in a Ubuntu .deb file. The package will not be distributed publicly. Currently, I package a .desktop file which is installed to /usr/share/applications. After ...
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tar: million of files

I have to pack circa 7,000,000 small files. I'm looking for an efficient way to do this. Is tar the best way? What about benchmark tests or any other suggestion?
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How can I install Perl's DBI module on Ubuntu?

While I am trying to install perl modules-DBI i am getting this kind of error Permission denied at /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.8/CPAN/HandleConfig.pm line 554
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libreadline.so.5: No such file or directory

I just tried running a program installed through a .deb package and get this error: error while loading shared libraries: libreadline.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory ...
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How do you find out what permissions are the default for a debian package?

I have an installed debian package, upgraded many times, and the permissions on the included files are questionable. I probably changed them at some point. How do I figure out what the original ...
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How do I uninstall any Apple pkg Package file?

Despite opinions to the contrary, not all packages are installed cleanly in only one directory. Is there a way to reverse the install process of a pkg file, preferably with the original package (or ...
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Fix Ubuntu Error: E: Couldn't find package “package name”

My computer couldn't find the package install for a flash plugin for firefox. I fixed the problem by showing packages from all repositories and then downloaded the plugin.
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Packages in weird state

On my Debian system I seem to have a few packages in weird state. When I run upgrade, they are always to be intstalled: grzes:/home/ga# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building ...