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Find (un)used packages on CentOS/Fedora?

I have number of machines with a respectable service record. Every time I upgrade from one release to another I'm surprised how well the upgrade procedure goes. However over the years many packages ...
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When will errata data be published for CentOS like it's done for RHEL? [closed]

Currently The CentOS project publishes errata on its CentOS Announce mailing list. In order to import this into a package management system (like Katello on The Foreman), one needs to parse the ...
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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 ...
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Upgrading packages over a large amount of servers

I have a large amount of CentOS servers that I need to periodically upgrade packages on. How can I combine automated upgrades but still retain control? Some of my issues with fully automated ...
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How to set up a local repository for ubuntu and add packages of your own [closed]

I want to make two things: First of all, I want to have my own repository of ubuntu in my servers to not overload the usage of Internet in my company and to control the updates. I think that I have ...
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How to get the Package-List of a debian/ubuntu package?

It's possible to view the Package-List of a debian/ubuntu package, using the package management tools like apt, aptitude or dpkg? I need to list the packages provided by a package, the list is ...
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How can I install packages without starting their associated services?

As you're probably aware, by default when you install a package on a Debian or Ubuntu based system, if the package contains a service, that service will generally be enabled and started automatically ...
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Which apt options for a safe automatic update

Related to my previous question, what apt options should one use when upgrading a package so that: if other packages would be removed as a result of the upgrade, apt will stop without touching ...
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Packages with no name listed by yum

In my Fedora 20 system I see these two packages with no names (and with no version one): [user@notebook ~]$ sudo yum list installed|grep rawhide 0.10.23-2.fc19 ...
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Using APT how can I install phpMyAdmin without 'apache2' and all of the other gumpf?

I have found that a lot of packages that get installed with APT tend to have many extra packages that get installed, but I am no sys-admin so I generally accept this. As I start to get to grips with ...
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ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve

Transaction Summary ========================================================================================================================================================== Install 9 ...
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ISC BIND refuses to start: “exiting (due to fatal error)”

Bind 9.8.2 on CentOS 6.4 x64 on IBM X server. Bind 9.8.2 from official Centos updates repo used to work fine, but then I needed to tweak it by compiling from source (nothing crazy here -- just ...
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Can not install postfix on Debian squeeze

I have this weird issue: apt-get or aptitude are not able to install postfix. each time I get this error: # apt-get install postfix Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Having trouble installing Racoon and Strongswan on the same system

I have two applications that I need to run, one uses Racoon for establishing IPSec tunnels and the other uses Strongswan. Therefore, I need both Racoon and Strongswan installed simultaneously on my ...
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Keeping a local mirror lean and mean for what our application needs

We have a local mirror RPM repositorythat lives where our virtual servers live on Amazon Web Services. This setup could conserve some network bandwidth, but my predecessor probably set it up as place ...
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Puppet removes packages while installing “lsscsi”

We wanted to install the "lsscsi" package on all our Linux Servers and build a manifest for it: # pack_lsscsi.pp class common::pack_lsscsi { case $operatingsystem { RedHat, ...
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Robustness of installing from deb on RHEL

How robust is the method of converting .deb packages to RPM using alien and then installing on RHEL/CentOS with yum? What are best practices to manage the process? I have used Debian for several ...
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Why does updating puppet ppa not update puppet?

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server Puppet 3.1.1 According to the puppet documentation, the best way to install puppet is by setting up a package. ...
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GCC missing from Solaris 11, and server already deployed (no access to internet)

I'm having a peculiar problem, where a server has already been deployed, and it's no longer connected to the network. For it's original purpose, it didn't need any C/C++ compiling tools, and thus ...
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How can I distinguish the base packages from the rest when running rpm -qa?

I wrote a script which along other tasks connects to a remote server and pulls a list of all installed packages and installs them, Like so: echo -e "\e[36m#===# Getting list of packages to install ...