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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 present. It will not upgrade the package. Now I ...
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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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Where does opkg perform dependency checks if there is no Packages.gz?

can anyone tell me what the default behaviour is for opkg to perform dependency checks, MD5 sum checks, etc? If I want to install an ipk file built out by Yocto (1.4 or 1.6.1) using bitbake: "bitbake ...
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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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How to find out the if a package was installed directly or through a dependency on SLES?

I just inherited the administration of a Suse Linux Enterprise Server box, and I am trying to find out what was installed on it. I can get the complete list of installed packages with rpm -qa, ...
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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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Producing RPMs that conflict with all versions released by someone else?

I find myself needing to create a variant of the PostgreSQL packages that are mostly compatible with the official http://yum.postgresql.org/ packages. My packages are compatible with client apps that ...
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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 ...
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Which dependencies are removable after building ruby?

I've successfully built ruby 2.1.1 on Ubuntu/Debian by installing the following dependencies: apt-get install \ autoconf \ bison \ build-essential \ libssl-dev \ libyaml-dev \ ...
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Install application/HTTP services to “/srv”?

I have been working with a team who used to install all the application and HTTP services like Apache or Tomcat to the '/srv' directory. I suspect mostly in order to keep the installed services ...
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how to unify package installation tasks in ansible?

I am starting with ansible and will use it, among others, to install packages on several Linux distros. I see in the docs that the yum and apt commands are separated - what would be the easiest way ...
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Using yum versus manual installation

Using CentOS 6.5, I'm working on automating the installation of a few run-time libraries (git, java, maven). Using yum install X, I've noticed that the installed version (via yum) may be earlier than ...
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How does Windows handle program dependencies?

I have used Linux for quite a while, and I always wondered how Windows was able to handle the programs depedencies like apt-get, aptitude, Pacman, yum and other package managers are able to. ...
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yum install throwing error 403 when trying to install from rhel-x86_64-server-6

To preface this, I don't have much Red Hat experience. Most of my experience is with Ubuntu. The server I'm working on right now is running Red Hat Enterprise 6.5. I'm trying to do a simple yum ...
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RPM packaging conflicting libraries

What is best practice for RPM packaging something that provides a library which in name shadows a system library? Background: For an RPM-backed Linux system, I am packaging a "self-contained" app foo ...
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403 AuthorizedOnly error when attempting apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

For some reason, apt-get upgrade isn't working today. This is what I see when I try to upgrade : root@localhost:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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libc6 was broken. fix it

After updating python version libc6 was broken on my Ubuntu 12.04 I have libc6 2.18-4 and it broken. It was installed from unstable repo. From precise repo I see 2.15.0 version of libc6. But if I ...
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trying to install postgresql-contrib for pg 8.4 in Ubuntu 12.10

I had to do some strange voodoo last year sometime to get postgresql 8.4 installed on a relatively modern ubuntu OS. I had to use 8.4 because the production site is 8.4 and we needed to ensure ...
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Why debian library packages have numbers in their name? [closed]

I was installing some dependency libraries using apt and I was just wondering why some debian library packages have number in their names. For example: libleveldb1 (while development package is ...
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Getting the URL to a debian .deb package

I'm trying to setup an IronWorker with PHP, and need to add the Imagick PECL extension or debian package's URL to the IronWorker .worker configuration. I've located the package for Ubuntu 12.04 on ...