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Is there a Linux distribution with non-admin, locally installable packages via the package manager? [closed]

I'm looking for a distribution that allows users with no administrator rights (sudo or other) to install packages locally under their home directory. Basically Homebrew for Linux. Or, imagine if ...
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Yum issues after upgrading MySQL from 5.0 to 5.5 on RHEL

I'm running RHEL 5.6 and trying to upgrade MySQL from 5.0 to 5.5. I ran sudo yum remove mysql* to remove all the existing MySQL-related packages. Then I installed MySQL 5.5 packages: $ sudo yum ...
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getting permission denied while creating rpm through rpm package manager on RHEL 5.3

I am trying to create rpm through rpm package manager. Following is my spec file: **# This is a spec file for openldappkg** %define _topdir /osp/rpmBuildOpenLdap %define name openldap %define ...
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Is there a way to build rpm's and deb's on the same system

I have a large Java enterprise application that is required to output rpm and deb packages. Currently this means that we build the application on two different boxes, one with CentOS and the other ...
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Rpm removal does not remove delivered dirs and leaves garbage

I deliver an application via an RPM. This application delivers various directories and files. E.g. under /opt/internal/com a file structure is being copied. I was expecting that on rpm -e all ...
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Using a package manager vs compiling from source for latest updates

I run a Ubuntu 11.10 server at my house and in the past I have been using apt-get to keep all my packages up to date. Recently I noticed that when I run apt-get update/upgrade the version of some ...
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yum simulate install

Coming from an ubuntu perspective, if I want to check to see what additional packages will be installed/upgraded I can use apt-get --simulate install <package name> Is there something similar ...
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How to pre-fetch Debian packages on local network?

Let's say I have at home 3 computers running Debian testing. They mostly have the same configuration and most of the packages installed are identical. Every time I update/upgrade the Debian packages, ...
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Getting a list of packages installed on CentOS (by command line and on the web)

When installing CentOS (6.2), it installs a whole bunch of packages, but the installation is often very fast, it's hard to note the names of the packages. I have a couple of questions: 1) I'm ...
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How to refresh open source software pkg manager on oldish OpenSolaris?

I'm being presented with an OpenSolaris vps, actually a Solaris Container, which is based on SXCE snv_121 and is active since mid 2007: the good old Sun days, IIRC even before the Indiana stuff! For ...
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How to monitor package versions across multiple (Linux) servers

We use Puppet for installing the base level OS and packages, but our own application packages are deployed manually by individual developers. I'm looking for a web dashboard to view/monitor the ...
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Managing installation of non-distro software

I'm looking for ways to manage the installation of non-distro software, with multiple versions of the same software installed simultaneously. For example we'd have ProgramA 1.6 and ProgramB 1.7 ...
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How to see which files contain in Fedora package installed?

How to see which files contain in Fedora package installed? For example, I have package tigervnc-server installed on Fedora release 15 (Lovelock) and want to see how it differs from distriburion of ...
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How do I get a list of packages that “Provides” something" using dpkg?

I see that dpkg has a "Provides" field for packages. $ apt-cache show vim-tiny | grep Provides Provides: editor $ How do I know which packages provide i.e. "editor"?
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“No package pv available.” on CentOS 6.2 Minimal

I'm trying to install Pipe Viewer on a CentOS 6.2 minimal system. When I run: yum install pv I get: * base: mirror.thelinuxfix.com * extras: mirror.atlanticmetro.net * updates: ftp.usf.edu No ...
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getting error while installing subversion in ubuntu 9.04

sudo apt-get install subversion [sudo] password for hwsui: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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Copying Cygwin installation from one computer to another?

I have a computer that has a Cygwin installation that has been customized over the years by installing additional packages as needed using Cygwin's setup program. I'd like to duplicate this ...
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'pip install carbon' looks like it works, but pip disagrees afterward

I'm trying to use pip to install the package carbon, a package related to statistics collection. When I run pip install carbon, it looks like everything works. However, pip is unconvinced that the ...
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Can you reconfigure roles specified during installation in CentOS?

During installation of a couple of CentOS servers I selected the "Server" option in the package configuration screen at the end of the installation process. It turns out that I only needed a clean ...
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How can I privately distribute an Ubuntu (Debian) package that overrides any official release?

I occasionally need to make minor source modifications to standard Ubuntu packages for use on a collection of servers that I manage. I would like to publish these on a PPA (such as launchpad.net) so ...
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OpenSSH 5.9p1 on Ubuntu 11.10

I want to build a deb package with the latest version of openssh from source. Then I want to install it on my machine. I am running: Linux Ubuntu-1110-oneiric-64-minimal 3.0.0-12-server #20-Ubuntu ...
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How to install mcrypt for PHP 5.3.3 on CentOS 5.7 64 bit?

I installed php 5.3 and some modules using yum install php53-{module-name} But mcrypt did not work. I searched like this: yum list php* | grep mcry The only package that came up was ...
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Will removing a debian package remove the data?

I cannot find definite information about how a debian package should behave whilst being removed. Should it remove the data? E.g. for mysql I read data is kept which sounds logical to me (using purge ...
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Add dpkg .symbols or.shlibs to package made using checkinstall

I have created a simple package using checkinstall of the Oracle Instantclient client libraries, the package installs without problem and is seen in the system. Problem is, that checkinstall doesn't ...
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Odd behavior of apt-get with post-inst instructions, and .desktop files

We have a number of hand-built (with fpm and jenkins) .deb files in a local Apt repository (reprepro). These .debs contain a .desktop file that will be picked up by xdg-desktop in a post-inst script. ...
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Dedicated Debian Package Server

We've got a series of debs for different projects and different environments to install them in: dev, build/test qa (less formal), qa (formal), and production. I would really like to create a system ...
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Puppet - get list of packages and versions

Is it possible to tell puppet to compile a catalog for one (or all) node(s) and save that particular data somewhere? I'm specifically interested in getting all needed packages and their versions per ...
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Installing some packages on Ubuntu using apt-get install without root privileges

At work, we have a Ubuntu server to which people connect from intranet for using certain tools installed there. If certain user wants to install a particular software on Ubuntu but does not have root ...
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How to update my grep utility on CentOS 5.6?

I'm using a CentOS 5.6 system. Since there is a bug in my version of grep. I want to upgrade to a new version. I tried to use yum to update(upgrade) it, but failed. [root@localhost ~]# cat ...
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Compute a list of difference between packages installed on two hosts

I just add some problems with my Debian virtual servers and I add to reinstall all of them from scratch. However, I still had access to the old version and I could retrieve the list of installed ...
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Getting dependencies for a python package for installation to offline host

I need to install some python packages to an offline host. Normally, when you do a python setup.py install on one of these packages, if it can't find the dependencies needed it will try to download ...
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How to include a mysql script in an install script/package

I am trying to wrap up one of our projects in Ubuntu/CentOS packages. The project is a typical web framework which requires to deploy a tomcat war file, create some directories and run a mysql script ...
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How to completely remove and re-install python (without yum)?

I have a corrupted / missing installation of Python on a CentOS 5 server, and yum won't help me reinstall because python is a dependency. When I try installing python-2.4.3-44.el5.x86_64 from the rpm, ...
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apt-cacher/approx equivalent for Centos [duplicate]

I am looking at setting up several Centos machines in my network and would like to have them update from a centralised server on the network. I am hoping to save bandwidth by not having to update each ...
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Debian: How to use “apt-get install” without upgrading dependencies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get apt-get to ignore some dependencies? I need to install some packages. The package A has the package B as a dependency and requires to be (>2.0). I have ...
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What does “Provides:” mean in the output of apt-cache showpkg?

man apt-cache has this to say on the matter: showpkg displays information about the packages listed on the command line. Remaining arguments are package names. The available versions and reverse ...
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Why do I get dependency warnings/errors while removing nginx from Ubuntu?

root@ubuntus:~# apt-get remove nginx-light Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package nginx-light is not installed, so not removed You ...
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Debian aptitude: determine which repository a package is coming from? [closed]

In Aptitude, how can I tell where a package is coming from? I've set up my apt sources.list and preferences files for pinning, but I just want to make sure I'm not unknowingly upgrading to packages ...
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MSI package different configuration

How can we have single MSI file with different configuration for each user. So when I push it, the configuration will be according to the username. This is for a custom utility application.
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What is the most easiest way to create a virtual package in debian?

1.) What is the most easiest way to create a "virtual package" in debian? My problem: I have compiled/installed mysql from source and now need to tell other packages that mysql is already installed ...
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Managing myriad package repositories

On testing, development, and some other server and workstation environments, I use a variety of package repositories (with CentOS, for example, these include: remi, epel, rpmforge, jpackage, and ...
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Using Puppet to install software “bundles”

We're in the process of researching a configuration/systems management implementation and we've done quite a lot of demoing of Puppet. Puppet seems to excel at the somewhat simple "ensure this ...
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How to get httrack to work with SSL on mac os x? (libssl.so not found)

I'm trying to use httrack website copier but the program is running and reporting "no-ssl" (ie: it does not have the capability to copy secure sites). From looking over this thread, it seems that ...
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How to install packages on Linux or Solaris on non-default paths?

By "default path", I mean "/usr/local", or other paths managed by root ("system paths"). I have to install many application packages (by that, I mean: svn, httpd, git, perl, python, ...) on a few ...
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Installing open-vm-tools in Ubuntu via Puppet; what's the lesser evil?

In an ideal world, configuring puppet to install the open-vm-tools should be as simple as this: class vm-tools { package { 'open-vm-tools': ensure => installed } package { ...
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How to use dpkg-divert to temporarily remove/replace symlink when package is installed?

The default nginx package creates a symlink named default in the sites-enabled dir, which points to a default config file in sites-available. I'm currently creating a package for an app that sits on ...
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Is “yum groupinstall” compatible with Red Hat Network?

On CentOS 5, I run yum groupinstall "Development Libraries" to install the commonly used development libraries. Can I use the same command on a RHEL5 server with RHN? Is the "Development Libraries" ...
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Can rpm upgrades and rpm erases be mixed in the same command (transaction)

I would like to upgrade package A and at the same time erase package B. There are dependencies between the packages so I would like to do both operations as one transaction. This can be done with 2 ...
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Debian: How do I check the last time package upgrades/updates were run?

I want to know when we last ran the package upgrades/updates on our Debian server.
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How to get the Ubuntu package description and only that from the metadata database?

To just get the package description and/or "long description" of a Mac port, I can do this: port info --description --long_description vim and filter out information I don't need. How can I do so ...