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Linux: how to restore config file using apt-get/aptitude?

I've occasionally lost my config file "/etc/mysql/my.cnf", and want to restore it. The file belongs to package mysql-common which is needed for some vital functionality so I can't just purge &&...
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How do I get apt-get to ignore some dependencies?

How do I make apt-get ignore some dependencies? For example, I wanted to install mailx so I can use it to send email from cron scripts/report-generating tools. However, installing mailx also installs ...
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Can you help me with my software dependency issue?

This is a Canonical Question about Compile Dependencies and Package Management. I have a question regarding compiling ports/software or installing RPMs on my *nix server. When I try to do this I ...
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Windows Service dependencies

I have a Windows service A that depends on service B. According to this Microsoft KB article I can add a registry key to tell Windows to wait until B starts before starting A. Can I therefore expect ...
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CentOS 6 Httpd failed to start

I am using CentOS 6.5. The Apache HTTP server (httpd) is dead for an unknown reason. I cannot visit http://localhost/ anymore. When I tried to restart httpd, it failed (Error message shown below). =...
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php-xml install complains of dependency php-common but this is already installed (CentOS)

How do I force php-xml to see the already installed dependency? sudo yum install php-xml complains about: php-common = 5.1.6-34.el5_8 but running yum install php-common php-common-5.1.6-34....
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Dependency Challenge with CentOS

Given the following output, suggestions on what to try first? This is on a CentOS 5.3 box (upgraded from 5.2 via yum) running as a little dev server. I'm generally comfortable with *nix, but ...