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Work with compile from source and Package Managers

I have doubts about how do work nginx install from source and work with php and mysql from packages manager. I want to install nginx install from source and install mysql and php via yum (Package ...
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Should I use the CentOS package version in the (official) repositories, or the latest stable versions of the packages?

This is an open ended question, but I do wish to have a constructive and helpful discussion into this topic. So to clarify on the question: On a server running CentOS 7 (or any other Linux ...
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How do I install a virtual package?

I'm trying to install postgis with aptitude on Ubuntu 15.10 and is having problems with virtual packages that prevent the installation. me@laptop:~$ sudo aptitude install postgis The following NEW ...
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Upgrading PostgreSQL on EC2 with minimum impact to existing configuration

I have PostgreSQL 9.2 installed on an EC2 instance, with yum install. I now need to upgrade to PostgreSQL 9.4. I've noticed that yum list lists 9.2, 9.3 and 9.4 as completely separate packages, so I ...
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After upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, MOTD always says 0 new packages can be updated

I'm not a server expert and so I'm experiencing some upgrade issues with Ubuntu. A little history: my Digital Ocean droplet was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, then a few months ago I upgraded to a newer ...
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How do I downgrade puppetdbquery?

I'm getting an error on puppet runs which use puppetdb queries: Info: Retrieving pluginfacts Info: Retrieving plugin Info: Loading facts Error: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error ...
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FreeBSD -no internet access -no packages

I just used this command: make -DBATCH install clean and realized that I don't have access to internet from FreeBSD. If I type the address manually the browser doesn't let me see them. Can ...
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How to install and manage software on a server? [closed]

This is probably a question where the full answer fills entire books; but I'm not a professional IT administrator, so an overview/intro would be helpful already. Suppose I have to manage a Debian ...
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Where can I get libcgroup and policycoreutils-python from on CentOS7?

I have a VM created from Vagrant centos/7. I'm trying to install docker, but it doesn't work. I tried with a SaltStack minion and just vagrant ssh and sudo yum install. But it tells me that it can't ...
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How to manage third-party Nagios/Icinga plugins?

What is the recommended way to manage installed Nagios (or Icinga) plugins? At the moment all plugins on my system are installed from Debian/Ubuntu packages, so this takes care of updates, file ...
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Ways to manage & automate Chromium & Firefox updates & releases for Windows clients?

Given the privacy concerns & data stealing via Chrome & Microsoft browsers, we'd like to do this for our Windows client machines. Here I am specifically asking about Firefox & Chromium ...
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How do I specify that a deb package should replace one with a different name?

I am creating a Debian package foo which needs to replace an existing package bar on systems on which it is installed. I've read: https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html And ...
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How to *securely* install MongoDB from its official repository?

The official MongoDB guide suggests that I add a .repo with gpgcheck=0 over HTTP protocol. I'm getting the feeling that this is a very insecure setup - I am worried about exposing myself to MiTM ...
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reprepro FilterList ignores packages containing :i386

I am using reprepro to create a partial local Debian mirror. My conf/updates file looks like this: Name: update-wheezy Method: http://ftp.tu-graz.ac.at/mirror/debian Suite: wheezy Components: main ...
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Add package provider to Puppet within Vagrant

I'm using Puppet to provision a Vagrant box and would like to include a 3rd party package provider (https://github.com/torrancew/puppet-cpanm) The README.md in that repo shows how to use the provider ...
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How can I version control a mirrored upstream repository?

I manage many servers that span multiple environments (dev, qa, staging, and production). To help manage these, we have multiple repositories on a local webserver for our applications (e.g. app_1_el6, ...
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NixOS reproducible users and packages?

I'm new to NixOS and trying to learn its concepts. One of the reasons I'm excited about it is I'm hoping it will be able to give me a reproducible system configuration, similar to using Ansible for ...
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Unattended upgrades: kernels taking up /boot space

Typically I like to have unattended-upgrades enabled in all my Ubuntu 14.04 servers (both security and updates). The relevant configuration line for my question is the following: // Do automatic ...
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Is it possible to configure pip, gem, cabal, pear, npm to do unattended upgrades like apt? [closed]

The world of package managers is a wonderful one. If one package isn't available in your Linux distributions package manager chances are that it's available in any of the language specific package ...
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How do I replace self compiled packages (php, mysql, memcahed) with yum version in centos6.5

I have at least 5 development servers (dev, QA, staging) that have php and other packages compiled from source. I would like to remove all of them and update those servers with yum packages. If I can ...
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difference from default configuration in .deb

To my great surprise I have not found an easy way to view the difference between locally altered configuration files in /etc from the defaults supplied in .deb for particular package. Some day in ...
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How do I find out what the latest version of a package is for a given version of RHEL?

When working with for instance Ubuntu, I'm used to being able to look up which version of a given package is available for a given version of Ubuntu Server on launchpad.net/ubuntu. Is there a similar ...
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FreeBSD pkg_add dependencies too new

I'm trying to install Bash on a FreeBSD 8.3 (pfSense 2.1.2) system as follows: pkg_add -r http://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/old-releases/amd64/8.3-RELEASE/packages/Latest/bash.tbz ...
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Prevent debian package from being removed by puppet

is there a way to prevent a debian package from being removed? I want to prevent any resolution of "replaces" and "breaks" attributes that would lead to removing that package while being able to ...
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Safe to purge config of Debian MySQL server after installing official deb?

Can anyone tell me if it is safe to do an apt-get purge mysql-server-5.5 in Debian after removing mysql-server-5.5 and installing mysql-server via the deb-Package officially provided by MySQL? Do I ...
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Are we drowning in package managers? [closed]

The current trend is to use language-oriented package manager, such as npm or bower for javascript, pip for python, gems for ruby and so on. As I understand the need for a dependency manager when you ...
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rpmbuild spec file: how to have files only used during install

How do I specify in a .spec files that are only used during install of the rpm (such as .sql scripts that I feed into the database), but I specifically don't want to persist post-install? I can't omit ...
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Equivalent yum command for `apt-get install -y packagename --no-upgrade`

I was using this command in a shell script on my ubuntu server apt-get install -y packagename --no-upgrade . It will install the package if it is not already present. It will not upgrade the package. ...
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Install software from packages, or build it from source?

This is a Canonical Question about when to use packaged software and when to build and install it yourself. When should I install software from packages provided by my OS distribution, instead of ...
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Install Debian Backports kernel automatically

I've got the following pinnings set: Package: linux-image-amd64 Pin: release a=wheezy-backports Pin-Priority: 1001 Package: * Pin: release a=wheezy-backports Pin-Priority: 499 I get the following ...
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How to divert an already diverted file of a Debian package?

There is package A installing file X and Y. There is package B, which also tries to install (overwrite) the file X with different content and a new file Z. So in the preinst script it diverts the ...
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How to patch CVE-2015-0235 (GHOST) on debian 7 (wheezy)?

This vulnerability was found in glibc, see this hacker news post for more info. As described in the debian bug tracker, the vulnerability was already patched in testing and unstable. I'd like to ...
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solaris: verify that access to all binaries is in accordance with the associated package

I need to verify that access (mode, owner) to all(!) binaries on a solaris 10 box are in accordance with the package that they came from. I could do something like /usr/bin/find / -type f -perm ...
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Find (un)used packages on CentOS/Fedora?

In short: From all the (rpm) packages installed I would like to identify the ones unused (for example since the last 6 months). In long: I have number of machines with a respectable service record. ...
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Regular Debian server-maintenance through package updates

We're hosting multiple Websites with different Content Management Systems, also with different Versions. There are multiple Debian servers running on one esxi. I want to introduce a Windows-like ...
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How to manage server configurations for small projects and servers? [closed]

I have been developing a web application which recently launched. Now I am continuing with improvements and want to create a staging server similar to the production server. I know of the existence ...
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Allow sudo user to install packages from CentOS GUI

I've installed GUI on CentOS 6.5 with yum groupinstall basic-desktop desktop-platform x11 fonts but now when I attempt to use GUI Package Manager (Add/Remove software) to install packages, it asks ...
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Can I lookup a software version number which is bundled with a specific CentOS version without installing CentOS?

Is there a website where I can enter a software package (for example Apache) and select a CentOS version number and get the version number of Apache which comes with the selected CentOS distribution?
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Where to install custom apps and data following FHS

This is something that has always confused me. Where do I install custom apps that are written by my team? Apps like report runners, queue->database writers, etc. i.e. the apps that are the reason the ...
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debian LTS : how to keep packages up-to-date with last security fixes using apt

What's the best way to keep packages up-to-date (ie with the last security fixes) without worried about major version update ? For instance, apache2 for squeezeis is 2.2.16 ...
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How can I determine what causes repeated Windows Installer self-repair?

The Windows Installer Service keeps triggering a repair operation (self-repair) of a package installed on my desktop. I am unable to find the cause and resolve the problem permanently. How do I find ...
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build .rpm package with all its dependencies

I'm not sure if its the recommended approach or not, in case the user doesn't have web access, and my software requires, lets say: libgcc-4.3.0.0.rpm (for e.g), I would like to bundle this for the ...
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Apt-dater: Keep specific packages from updating

I am using Apt-dater to manage updating of Ubuntu servers. I have some packages that cannot be updated but want to still update everything else on those servers. I wonder if Apt-dater supports this. ...
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Difference between packages and Docker images [closed]

I understand PPAs but Docker is new to me. How are Docker and Dockerfiles different from Ubuntu's Personal Package Archives (PPA), in terms of package management?
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What is a dummy package?

Is a dummy package just an example? This package has no dependents, can it be removed? [root@server ~]# yum info vzdummy-init-fc13-1.0-1.noarch Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds ...
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Best way to automatically update all centos packages except those which might affect a user-specified list of packages?

More specifically... What I want to be able to do: Centralized package management. Keep systems updated without downloading entire repos (i.e. if a system doesn't have Libreoffice on it, I don't ...
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debian packages version convention

I'm using debian/Ubuntu, and get confused about versions of packages. When using dpkg -l command, I get: ii vim 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.1 Vi IMproved - ...
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How does one get a recent version of git installed on an ec2 instance?

I can't for the life of me figure out how to get yum to install a recent version of git on an ec2 instance. yum install git installs 1.7.4.5, which is not recent enough. Surely there's some 1.8.x ...
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Finding the origin of a package not from an official repository?

I have couchdb 1.1.0-1 install on Debian Squeeze. According to debian this is not one of their official versions. So I tried: apt-cache policy couchdb couchdb: Installed: 1.1.0-1 Candidate: ...
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dpkg not able to delete a symbolic link

I have the following postint script in the dpkg package: rm -f /SOMEDIRECTORY/current ln -s /SOMEDIRECTORY/releases/RELEASESHA /SOMEDIRECTORY/current ln -s /SOMEDIRECTORY/shared/config/config.json ...