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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Zypper: ignoring locked packages during update

Is there an option to make Zypper skip locked packages during a zypper update or zypper patch run? In the Zypper manpage there is no information on how to exclude locked packages from such operations. ...
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winget uninstall all packages from a search query

I have numerous different applications I would to remove in one go. They are all similarly named and are accessible via winget list x I want to automatically uninstall all results from my search e.g. ...
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After updating CPU-Z through winget, the language became chinese

I installed CPU-Z before and it was english. Then discovered winget today. Expecting it will behave close to APT on Debian-based operating systems, I upgraded all of the softwares installed on my ...
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How do package installers make packages available anywhere without adding them to the Environment Variables' path?

Example1: When I install a package using a package manager such as the JavaScript package manager npm, the package immediately becomes available to run from any directory on any terminal: $ npm ...
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Starbase Codewright backup file write and remove errors

I am using Codewright 7.0 and am consistently getting an error saying: Cant copy/move file "C:\Program Files (x86)\CodeWright\cwright.ini to backup file C:\Program Files (x86)\CodeWright\cwright....
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How to remove/uninstall corrupted winget package?

When I run winget list python I get that Python.Python.3 is installed by winget; however, running python says the executable is missing. winget uninstall --id Python.Python.3 runs the uninstaller but ...
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How to efficiently update a package on debian beyond what is available from the repository?

How to update a debian package beyond what is available with apt-get from the official repository of my version of Debian (9.13). For example Python3.0>Python3.7, or meson0.37.1-1>meson0.54. For ...
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Why do I get a failure to get http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/bullseye-updates/InRelease when doing apt update on Debian?

I have gone to install a new program, and when I have done an update I have received several warnings: W: Failed to get http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/bullseye-updates/InRelease Cannot start ...
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Bootstrap new Linux install (or possibly macOS)?

I have some standard packages I always install on a new system (tmux, vim-nox, jq, etc) -- you know, stuff not installed by default but that you use every day. I keep my /home in a different partition ...
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AttributeError: 'version_info' object has no attribute '__version__' when trying to load Yolo Model Weights

I have been referred to this platform from Stack Overflow for this question. I am trying to follow the How to Build Object Detection APIs Using TensorFlow and Flask video (on YouTube). I cloned the ...
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Upgrading bsdutils to 2.36.1 on Ubuntu 18.04

On a machine of mine I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 (I could potentially upgrade to 20.04 if that's any help) and want to use the SIGUSR1 feature of the script command (flushing on demand). However, this ...
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How to see which package depends on the lib?

I come with a question - how to check which package depends on a given lib? I don't mean apt show [lib] because that shows what dependencies are responsible for a particular lib. And I have a lib (...
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How to specify winget installation folder

I would like to use winget, on Windows 10, as a packet manager, it seems to work pretty well. However I have encountered a big inconvenience: I seem to be not able to specify the location of the ...
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Chocolatey exhibiting strange behaviour and refusing to uninstall installed packages that are not installed

For some reason, neovim has simply just disappeared after an upgrade (choco upgrade all). > choco upgrade neovim -y Chocolatey v0.11.3 Upgrading the following packages: neovim By upgrading, you ...
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Difference between config.repo file and files under /etc/yum.repos.d

I'm new to Linux and on a server that has multiple yum repositories. For some repositories, I see a .repo file under /etc/yum.repos.d and for some repositories, I see a file config.repo under the ...
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Supervisor is not available. Cannot install it on a fresh Debian 9.13

On our vagrant dev environment, when provisioning (Vagrant box debian 9.13) I install Supervisor using shell provisioner. Always working as expected. That's the content of the script: #!/usr/bin/env ...
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Why did /usr/bin/php did point to a new version after a reboot

I use ubuntu 20.04 with it's default PHP 7.4 I had to use PHP 7.2 to update the dependencies of an old project, so I used ppa:ondrej/php sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Apt mistakes currently installed `code` package for a different version

I'm using Pop!_OS 18.04 and VS Code. Unfortunately Pop provides slightly broken code packages in its repos and I prefer to use Microsoft-provided code. I have their source added and apt sees it. I ...
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How to build libnice 0.1.18 deb

debian, up to sid, currently only has libnice 0.1.16. libnice 0.1.18 requires meson >= 0.52, however it's not in debian 10 (buster, stable) yet. Thus I've installed it from sid. I've downloaded ...
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Linux: How to Completely Remove ALL Traces of a Program?

Is there a way to completely remove ALL traces of a program in Linux? I've researched a lot on this, and I've seen people talk about apt-get remove packagename, apt-get purge packagename, apt-get ...
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Package choices when installing web server

While installing a web server, I've been pondering some serious question... "Do I really need that package?" I've noticed that when you install your packages for your web server, you often ...
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Do I need to code sign my executables to add my application to WinGet?

The WinGet spec lists the Minimal singleton YAML file example (which I will display below as of 6/17/2021) shows a SignatureSha256 value, which I think signifies that the executables must be signed... ...
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Debian 10: The following packages have unmet dependencies

I'm trying to install some software as part of a project I am working on for a client. The software is an apt/deb package. The downloads page for this package state that it is designed to work with ...
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Reprovision a Windows 10 package

I've mistakenly unprovisioned the Paint 3d (MS Paint) appx package using Get-appxprovisionedpackage -online | where-object {$_.packagename -like "*paint*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage -...
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Debian VPS : can't apt-get update

I have debian on a VPS and when I do "sudo apt-get update" it failed like this : Reading package lists... Done W: Failed to fetch http://apt.pm2.io/ubuntu/dists/stable/InRelease Could not ...
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Get-InstalledModule -AllowPrerelease not listing the prereleases?

I'm currently working on a script that automatically updates a package with error handling. I also want it to recognize prerelease packages. For that, I'm using the "Get-InstalledModule" ...
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what packages does an `apt` source.list provide?

Is there a way to tell what packages are provided by an /etc/apt/sources.list* entry? I see that apt-cache policy '*' lists all packages provided by all sources, which could be parsed, but that's... ...
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Poetry add <package> returns AttributeError

I am trying to create a Python package using poetry. I haven't been able to replicate the steps described in documentation. When I try to add a dependancy, e.g. poetry add pendulum I get jan@jan-XPS-...
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Dependency error when installing discord

Guys I'm trying to install discord on my Kali Linux, but I'm getting this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading state ...
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Debian: Remove all packages installed during a specific date

On a specific day, I installed lots of packages - that I didn't keep a good track of - on my Debian machine. Now I need to remove all this mess, because what I was trying to install simply didn't work ...
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pacaur not installing latest version of package

Using Manjaro and trying to upgrade the cura package to the latest (shown as 4.8.0-1 on AUR at the time of writing). My installed version is 4.7.1-2, and I cannot get it to upgrade. > pacaur -Q --...
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my terminal is not recognizing my flask command after i installed flask

I ran into a problem with the terminal, it didn't recognize my flask command! the whole issue started with WARNING: The script isort is installed in '/Users/bigdad/Library/Python/3.8/bin' which is not ...
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Clone Apt Packages Offline

I'm trying to figure out how can I clone apt (.deb) packages from one machine to another without using a remote repository meaning only by transferring files from one machine to the next. From what I ...
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Appx Package without install location

Recently I encountered some HD issues and I was forced to replace the affected drive. Unfortunately, several Microsoft store apps were stored on this very drive. I wanted to reinstall the affected ...
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How "clean" are Chocolatey installs and uninstalls?

I have installed Chocolatey and tested it by installing Docker Desktop. All is well and good, but I wonder, if I uninstall Docker Desktop through Chocolatey, will the package manager delete everything ...
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Invoke script, installed into NixOS

I need to create shell script inside NixOS, and then use it declaratively. For such situation, NixOS can provision shell script inside the system, but I bumped into troubles of invoking this script ...
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Command not found, even though it is installed on debian

# mbr-install bash: mbr-install: command not found # apt install mbr-install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package ...
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Does Chocolatey has “brew tap” equivalent?

I was wondering if chocolatey package manager has something equivalent to brew tap? In the sense that as a developer I can host some template file(formula) on GitHub and add it to my chocolatey CLI ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 - Unresolved issue occured while calculating upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade my Ubuntu distro from 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS and I get this error message while it's calculating data, An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. This was ...
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should I get rid of mutiple git installations, if so how? (OS X)

I hope the title isn't confusing, but I seem to have accumulated a couple of different versions of git in various directories over the years. I'd like to clean it all up and just have one version, and ...
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Common way to install packages in Windows

I'm not an expert on Windows, so my apologies if this question is either stupid or not of a good quality. I have a small software pipeline in Ubuntu (16.04 LTS) which is composed of few libraries (C++...
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RHEL yum Package Installation from Repository of Differing Release Number

I have two RHEL machines. One runs RHEL 6.9, and the other runs RHEL 7.7. I have access to local copies of both the RHEL 6.9 and the RHEL 7.7 repositories. This is the only repository access I have. ...
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List only packages specifically installed by the user with apt (or other pkg man). Without dependencies nor default packages. Without using History

So basically only the ones mentioned in commands such as sudo apt install X etc... I have not seen any post on this. Only about all installed packages on the system regardless of them being ...
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Issue with kali-menu installation in Kali Linux

I got the following error message when trying to install kali-menu package in Kali Linux. root@DarkShadow:~# apt-get install kali-menu -y Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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A PPA "source" only lists a subset of the available packages

I added this PPA a long time ago but when I'm trying to install the polo-file-manager package from Tony George it wasn't available when doing an apt install, so I went and removed the PPA and then re-...
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yum giving error "[Errno 111]" Connection refused on RHEL

I am on RHEL server 7*. When I use yum (any command even help) I get this line every time. [Errno 111] Connection refused Things work, but lines like this keep coming.
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Installing Apache 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 instead of the default Apache 2.4

I want to install Apache 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. But I can’t find this version package in apt-cache policy apache2. How install it? Where to find it? Can this be done?
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Debian third party packages and deriv-archive-keyring

I'm researching how to supply some software as a Debian package. I intend to act as a third party supplier, and forgo adding the sources to Debian through a sponsor. Users must add the appropriate ...
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Match wildcard during zypper remove?

I'm trying to remove an old kernel from openSUSE. The openSUSE version is Tumbleweed (20191128), and the old kernel is 5.1.16. The manpage for Zypper is here. It looks like Zypper supports wildcards (...
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How to find out which packages are not required in a minimal system?

What I am trying to achieve: produce minimal OS installations for Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS keep enough packages, or be able to install such for Docker How to know - beyond blind trial&errro - ...
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