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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Which package contains the `most` command

I feel extremely dumb for asking this, but: On CentOS, which package should I install to have the most command (a really nice pager)? A google search turns up way too many irrelevant results. A ...
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linux-headers-3.14-kali1-amd64 — Download + manual install

I need the linux-headers package above to install my Wifi card drivers. As I own a MacAir I cannot connect to the web without wifi drivers. How do I install the linux header package manually? As I ...
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Creating a single file executable from a directory in Windows?

There's an answer there, but it's two years old, and provides no information on how to do it. Situation: I have a folder with an executable file, some required dlls and some images. I want to package ...
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How to add extra packages to Ubuntu install CD using kickstart

I used kickstart to automate Ubuntu12.04 alternate iso installation. I am able to automate the installation. Now I want to install some extra packages such as teamviewer during OS installation. But ...
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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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Install latest vlc on centos 5.5

I am using Centos 5.5. When I try, yum install vlc I got vlc version 0.9.9a which is very old with lot of bugs. Is there a way to get the latest version of VLC? I have already tried yum update vlc ...
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How to get rid of this message: 'allow MiKTeX Package Manager to make changes to this computer'

There is a popup for the MiKTeX package manager, which asks me about installing new package. But it is irritating, as it happens every time I compile? How to stop this. I did the step: Refresh FNDB, ...
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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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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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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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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 xorg-x11-devel package in SLES 11 SP2

I am using Imagemagick(6.4.3.6-7.18.x86_64) in SLES11 SP2 Using it like bellow.. import -window $wid $jpg and getting this error import: DelegateLibrarySupportNotBuiltIn `' (X11) @ ...
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Metasploitable_2 (Cannot issue apt-get to update or install any packages)?

I just setup Metasploitable 2 on VMware Fusion. I downloaded the image from here. I've booted it up and everything and can navigate around but would like to run a apt-get install update and possible ...
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ArchLinux installation - missing tools

I'm trying to install ArchLinux by following the beginners' guide on the Arch wiki. I managed to establish a internet connection, but right now I'm stuck with preparing the storage drive. Whenever I ...
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Why I can't see Ubuntu restricted packages

I don't know what else restricted packages are there, but I'm looking for the sl-modem-daemon package, which according to ...
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Can't find openvswitch-brcompat on ubuntu 13.10

Like title says...and if I look into kernel modules I just find openvswitch.ko. I am on ubuntu 13.10 and I installed openvswitch-controller openvswitch-switch openvswitch-datapath-source ...
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Run FileZilla on Debian

I'm new on Debian and Linux, I installed FileZilla but I don't know how to run it. whene I execute : dpkg -l | grep -i "filezilla" I get ii filezilla-common 3.7.3-1 ...
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Packaging FireFox into Installer

Is there a way to package FireFox with all of it's configurations and extensions into an installer package to redistribute? I would like to cut back on having to setup FireFox the same on every ...
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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 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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So I wrote a program… Now how do I package it and automate the install?

I wrote a very simple Linux program which is essentially made up of: a bash script, four python scripts and a text file. I want to package it all together so that when people install it, it ...
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How can I skip the root password prompt when installing mysql-server?

I am writing a bash script that involves installing the mysql-server package on Ubuntu. The package interactively asks the user for the root MySQL password desired, however this is not good for me as ...
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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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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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Best practice to host self-maintained Debian packages on GitHub

This question is especially about the best practice to host self-maintained Debian packages on GitHub. Here is my dilemma: It is commonly recommended not to put the debian folder within the source ...
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check --as-cran a R package fails because of 'example' in .Rd documentation

I have a problem as I check my R source package. In my documentation file (*.Rd) there is a example section, as long as this section is blank my check passes, but when its not blank it fails no matter ...
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is it possible to install boost 1.55 on fedora 20 without breaking dependencies to existing boost 1.54?

I must switch from boost and boost-devel 1.54 to 1.55 due to a bug in 1.54 on a fedora 20 x86_64 machine and I wonder what's the preferred way. There are some packages that rely on boost ...
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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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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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Linux: Compare packages

Is there a simple way to compare all the current installed packages to the defaults (a fresh/clean installation)? So that I can see what packages I removed and which packages I manually installed? I ...
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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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How to uninstall “cowsay” package (Linux Mint 17 KDE)

I don't like the "cowsay" package which is installed by default in Linux Mint (KDE). I tried to uninstalled it, but it also uninstalled the following packages mint-artwork-common mint-artwork-kde ...
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Sublime Text 3 Keeps Trying “Caching Information” in the status bar

I have a sublime text 3. and It keeps me showing "Caching Information" in the status bar, for the line I am editing. It seems it is trying to do something and have not been able to finish. Anybody has ...
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Yum installation fails with RHEL 6.5

I am trying to install shibboleth SP package using YUM installation (Yum install shibboleth). I am getting the following error while installing. Downloading Packages: ...
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Is it possible to manually install a package from the package file on CygWin?

I have downloaded the file corresponding to the package "screen-4.2.1-2" for CygWin: screen-4.2.1-2.tar.xz I know it can be installed using the installer, but I was wondering if I can do it ...
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'personal library' errors when installing R packages

When installing the following R packages, it prompts for using a "personal library": > install.packages('mime', 'digest', 'markdown') Warning in install.packages("mime", "digest", "markdown") : ...
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How to install a dummy package without mk-build-deps?

I'm trying to install the latest version of mpv on Fedora. I can't figure out how to follow the step in the link (create a dummy package that depends on the required packages) without mk-build-deps ...
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track and monitor package or exceuted file activity?

how to track all activity when run a executed file such as aptana studio or php storm? more explain for example many software hide they user registred information to the special file, and when ...
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stand alone system - exFAT support

I have ubuntu 14.04 and am attempting to get fuse-exfat and exfat-utils packages so I can install them on a stand alone system without any type of internet access. I don't seem to be able to ...
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Which packages do I need for MDF file which is connected to a desktop application?

I have a WPF application which uses a MDF file (database). For connection to that file, what package(s) do I need ? this one is enough ?
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make-kpkg: how to get the correct links in /lib/modules/$version/{source,build}

I'm using make-kpkg to build custom kernel packages (linux-image-.deb and linux-headers-.deb) that I then deploy to my other Linux rigs. The linux-image package created that way creates source and ...
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How do I ignore / override parts of Gentoo binpkg environment locally?

On Gentoo, a binary package gets the host build time environment included within every package. This includes a whole bunch of bash variables and functions. Scenario: I'm developing yet another ...
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restore rpm to default installed version on RHEL

Is there a way to restore one single package back to the original version shipped with the RHEL OS? A YUM downgrade just downgrades the package to the previous version located on the repository and ...
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ST3 plugin that will alert when file cannot be found (similar to JetBrains feature)

I regularly use Jetbrains' PyCharm, and am starting to use Sublime Text 3 for projects as well. If a file cannot be "resolved" (found) at the location specified for a JetBrains product, an alert will ...
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Multiple files opened as a single tab?

I'm trying to have a single tab open with more than one file, such that when I run bulk replaces, searches, or other macros, and such that when I want to browse through my application, I won't have ...
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Maintain/Build Debian packages from Ubuntu

It looks like it is possible to cross-build Debian packages from Ubuntu, but all the documents I found from the Internet are not very clear. I'm wondering if someone can give me some clear and ...
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having dependency issues while installing a package in Debian GNU/Linux 6.0

I am trying to install one package but it depends on some other packages. While installing it aborts and tells me the following: Depends: python (>= 2.6.6-7~) but 2.6.6-3+squeeze7 is to be ...
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Uninstall python package and restore to previous setup?

So I'm still pretty new to Python so I don't understand all the package and module setups on my computer yet, but I had what I'll consider a good setup because everything was working fine. There were ...
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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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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 ...