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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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 ...