Questions tagged [package-management]

Package management is the process of installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing software packages for a computer's operating system in a consistent manner.

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is installing libc6_2.23-0ubuntu6_i386.deb on linux mint 17.3 safe?

I need to run blender 2.8 on my Linux Mint 17.3 box, but it gives me an error: /home/(username)/bin/blender-2.80-abaf6b106d3a-linux-glibc224-i686/blender: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libm.so.6: version `...
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Issue with Installing Anaconda packages

I'm trying to install into anaconda a pywinauto package which I downloaded from conda-forge. However I keep getting this error C:\>C:\ProgramData\Anaconda3\python.exe -m conda install C:\Users\...
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On CentOS - how to maintain custom changes after packages get upgraded

I have this applied to my centos 7.6 system chmod o+rwx /var/spool/cron (please no hint on that this might not be a good idea) The system is only used for having tomcat runnning a web application - ...
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Not able to uninstall CUDA 10.1 on Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS

I am trying to uninstall Cuda 10.1 on Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS but I am not able to uninstall it using the instructions given on nvidia website. I have installed CUDA 10.1 on Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS using the ...
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uninstall mongodb-compass from kubuntu18.04

I tried to install latest stable version (1.18.0) of mongodb-compass on kubuntu 18.04 but faced issues to launch the application. Then I found out that this version has some issues with ubuntu/kubuntu ...
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Net::ARP failing to install on strawberry perl

I am trying to install the Net::ARP package on my windows 10 machine. To install the package I opened the cpan shell and ran install Net::ARP. Unfortunately this command fails and returns this error: ...
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Offline installation of Python setuptools_scm in python 2.7

I'm new to Python and we have an installation of Python 2.7 on our Unix server. Our server doesn't have access to the internet and I need to install some modules not already in the Python standard ...
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My notebook isn't recognizing the DarkSky package I've installed. Any assistance?

I just installed the DarkSkyLib and also the DarkSky Wrapper to test another package. The installations were successful but when I try to import the libraries, the module isn't found for either one ...
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Uninstall pip dependency with a hyphen at the start of it's name

I accidentally globally installed a package called -igalixir with pip3. When I try to uninstall it with pip3 uninstall -igalixir it interprets -igalixir as a command line option. I have tried ...
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Should my package have its own user by default?

When I create a package that should run a daemon on the user's system (or on an embedded system), is it good security practice to create a user and/or group for that package at install time? I know ...
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Why does yum update says it is “Installing” one of the packages?

When I run yum update, it lists the packages that it will upgrade. For one of the packages, kernel, it lists it under the "Installing" header. All other packages are listed under the "Upgrading" ...
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I can't find Entity Framework in Nuget

I am using Visual Studio 2017 Community. I typed Entity Framework in Nuget at browse screen but I cant find Entity Framework. What should I do?
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How do I upgrade Guix?

Guix 1.0.0 was released recently. I have an old version that I installed once and did not use for a long time, so I decided to try 1.0.0. $ guix --version guix (GNU Guix) 0.16.0 Copyright (C) 2018 ...
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What causes the APT error “You have held broken packages” when trying to install a newer or older version of some package?

I currently have a Debian 9 system, with a LAMP stack installed from the official repositories (Apache 2.4.25, PHP 7.0.33, MariaDB 10.1.38) I need to install PHP 7.3 because an application needs it. ...
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Why is my local package version older than the one in the Arch Repositories and still shown as up-to-date

I'm a relatively new user of Manjaro and wanted to try it to always get the latest versions of projects that I use. However right now, even after executing trizen -Syyu multiple times, trizen -s ...
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Chocolatey throwing errors when installing openvpn

As the title describes, choco install openvpn returns the below error; ERROR: Unable to import PGP key C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib\openvpn\tools\openvpn_public_key.asc' in the temporary keyring ...
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sending packet with scapy custom ethernet header

Why sending packet with different ethernet source Mac address never reach target? Note: I used scapy sendp for sending the packet and I have my friends laptop up and connected to network?
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How to get debian apt to find packages correctly to install sudo

I've just installed debian 9 using the full disc image (debian-9.8.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1) to install on VirtualBox in a 64bit environment from a Windows 10 host. During the installation I unchecked the ...
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Provide download repository with signed DEB-packages?

I provide an own download repository for Ubuntu DEB-packages. It comes with a directory structure in style https://mydomain.tld/download/Ubuntu/dists/bionic/main/binary-amd64/ The directory contains ...
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How can I install cc65 through apt?

I am currently running Linux Mint 18.1, which I understand somehow inherits from Debian. I want to install cc65, which seems to have been migrated to testing, but I don't want any other packages from ...
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How to Install package manager (PKG) on a freeBSD release version

I wanted to try out FreeBSD from a live image (on a USB stick) before I installed it. I thought of installing Neofetch to check the system specs. It is a release version but it didn't have the package ...
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How to acquire /var/lib/dpkg/lock?

Mostly situation revolves around /var/lib/dpkg/lock is to release it from zombie lock. My question: how does this lock work? how to acquire such a lock so that only I or my process can use apt ...
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dnf has lost track of an installed package

Despite that vim is installed on my Fedora 29 system, the command dnf search vim-common returns "No matches found." In contrast, the ...
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Screen Captures disable for multiple MacOS devices

Is there a way to disable all types of screen captures on multiple MacOS devices from an admin point or in a managed way without buying expensive software like Jamf? Trying to do this in a production ...
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Linux Mint 18.1 64 not updating, mintupdate error

Whenever I try to update Linux Mint 18.1, I get the following error from the Update Manager. E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mintupdate_5.2.1.3_all.deb: subprocess new pre-removal script returned error ...
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How to use yumdownloader to download specific version of a source rpm?

by using folloing command: yumdownloader --source 'package-name-without-version' It will only download the newest source rpm of said software. how do I download specified version of source rpm ...
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How to delete all directory and files within while removing packages in Arch Linux?

By default, pacman will remove all the directories and files in pacman database when removing packages. However, if some files or directories were created by users or other programs, pacman will keep ...
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Install AIDE in Slackware in 14.2

I want to install aide in slackware but the package manager cannot download aide package. I tried the code below with no luck : slackpkg install aide The output shows : Looking for aide in package ...
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Is there a built-in package management system in Windows?

Does Windows come with a package manager these days? I haven't used Windows in years. I'm hoping it has something similar to yum, apt, pacman, etc. found on various Linux distros. Obviously Windows ...
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SSL module is not available in Python however pyOpenSSL is installed

I installed Anaconda (the latest version) and I added Python to my PATH and I wanted to see what packages I had already built-in in Anaconda by running python -m pip list and got a full list of ...
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Having trouble downloading mysql

So I am downloading mysql for DVWA (https://medium.com/@sinxloud/setup-install-dvwa-into-your-linux-distribution-d76dc3b80357) and I get: root@kali:~# *sudo apt install mysql-server* Reading package ...
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How can I create an apt repository mirror on a network that is isolated from the internet?

I have a network that has no internet connectivity from any of the devices. The only way I can get data on it from the outside world is via a USB mass storage device (USB stick, external hard drive, ...
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Tell APK to install a flagged package

I am trying to install megatools on an Alpine Linux container in Docker. This package is flagged because a new version is available. How can I force apk to install this package despite the flag? I ...
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Can a modified PKGBUILD file persist through updates w/ AUR helper?

I'm using an AUR helper (Yay) on an Arch Linux system. I want to modify the PKGBUILD file for a particular package (ffmpeg-git) prior to compiling the package (I'm enabling hardware encoding/decoding)....
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i3 messed up after Ubuntu update

So after updating my packages today, i3 is messed up. As far as I can tell all my config files are still in the correct place / present, I am not sure why and what on gods green earth is happening. ...
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SumatraPDF via scoop: how to set as default application?

Recently I have been trying out Scoop, which seems great for things like nodejs, yarn, git, etc.. But I am having troubles with applications that would otherwise also create file associations. Like ...
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How to make PKGBUILD install to /usr/bin/ with dependencies?

I'm writing a PKGBUILD for meetalva.io so I can submit it to AUR—so others can install it through yaourt. The binary Alva has two library dependencies, libnode.so and libffmpeg.so, which I need to ...
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Create APK package from existing files

I have a bunch of files in several directories and would like to create an APK package out of them and publish it in a private repository. For dpkg-deb + apt-ftparchive on Debian/Ubuntu or for ...
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How to know which package is the one responsible for installing a given program

MEGA summary: How to search for programs easier when there is no access to GUI internet browser, I have no phone on me etc. Just having CLI in linux. Let's say I'm using CentOS 7 and I'm looking for ...
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Is there a way to download individual .apk packages from Alpine repos?

I need to install a couple of packages on a device that does not have internet access. The idea was to download packages, transfer them to the device and then install using apk add --allow-untrusted ...
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friendly-recovery is broken, keeps returning exit status 1

I have Windows Subsystem for Linux running Ubuntu 16.04 (but with Linux Mint 19 packages). At one point, I made the mistake of installing a different kernel, which also installed grub-pc and friendly-...
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MSYS2 and “At least one valid and enabled repository required for this action to succeed.”

I have separate MSYS2 32-bit and 64-bit installed on a Windows 8.1 test machine. MSYS2 was acquired from the MinGW-64 download page. Each installation has developer tools installed like GCC, Git, GDB, ...
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hiding or camouflaging software [closed]

We are a small IT service provider and are planning to provide a VPN service to one of our customers. Since another rival IT service provider also has access to our customer's laptops and if they can ...
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How to copy all installed libraries to another Linux machine?

I am developing C++ on my Linux (Ubuntu) machine and I have installed many libraries both by using apt-get and installing from source. Lets say I would like to recreate my environment on another (...
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Get Source for Arch Linux Package?

In Debian based distributions you can run apt-get source <package_name> to fetch the source code for a package. What is the equivalent for pacman on Arch Linux?
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How to install cmdline on Oracle Linux server

I am running into error "package require cmdline" while making a build and need this package, how can I install this package? I Looked at How to install a Tcl package? which doesnt exactly tell how ...
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How to install packages on Linux without root-access?

For whatever reasons, root-capable administrators at our organization limit the choice of packages to the vendor's official "base" repository (RHEL). Not even EPEL is possible, much less IUS. Our ...
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cygwin package binaries are missing after installation

I've been using the cygwin and its package manager for months now without a problem. Today I tried to install "curl"+ "jq" (Bin) and even though it did not throw an error and is showing as "...
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pip does not detect user-installed packages after upgrading system python?

I use Python on my Fedora KDE (x64) PC. I used to have Fedora 25, and I had installed Python 3.5 using sudo dnf install python3 and several packages like numpy and scipy using commands like sudo dnf ...
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“gpg: keyserver receive failed: No route to host” error when running 'yay'

I'm fairly new to Arch Linux, and trying to update my packages. I'm running the latest version of Antergos. Using yay with no arguments, it mostly goes well, up until this: ==> PGP keys need ...