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How to install two packages that write the same file

Sirs, a conundrum. I have two packages that each create /usr/bin/ffprobe. One of them is ffmpeg from the Deb Multimedia repository, while the other is ffmbc 0.7-rc5 built from source. The hand-rolled ...
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OpenSUSE reinstall Yast

I just can't understand what just happend? I installed an openSUSE system, the original plan was to use it as an internal DNS Server for easyer access to all of the internal network computers. ...
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Stopping dpkg from removing symlink on package upgrade

I have a debian package that installs a file to /usr/local/java/jre/lib/ext, where /usr/local/java is a symlink to where the jvm is actually installed, in this case /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun. The new ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 Unable to locate package dhcp3-server

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu Server version 12.04 and am trying to install a dhcp server package using the following command: sudo apt-get install dhcp3-server However I get this: Reading ...
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Any advantage to building from source if I can get it from repo of a similar distro

I'm using Amazon Linux AMI, which seems to be some RHEL or CentOS offshoot. I've read that it should be binary compatible with RHEL. My question is: is there any advantage to compile a package from ...
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Do .rpm files have metadata

I have a .rpm file on my windows machine. Is there a way to inspect this file (either on windows or centos) without installing it, to find out where it was compiled from? something like metadata?
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Configure SCCM so that files with a plus symbol (+) in the filename can be downloaded from the distribution point

We are using Microsoft SCCM 2007 to deploy program packages in our network environment. One of the packages (MathType, in case anyone's curious) has a lot of file names with a plus symbol + in them. ...
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Launching R but it can't find liblzma.so.2

I have R installed but when I try to launch it I get: ubuntu@ip-xx-250-202:/mnt/galaxyData/custom/MY_MSG_RUN$ R /mnt/galaxyData/custom/bin/lib64/R/bin/exec/R: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Which repo is rsnapshot in on CentOS 6?

I have enabled the epel and remi repositories, but: yum install rsnapshot produces No package rsnapshot available. rsnapshot was in EPEL on prior versions... was it removed?
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Convert Chef recipe from Centos to Ubuntu

I'm trying to adapt a chef recipe developed for Centos to Ubuntu, and thinking that there must be a better way. Methodology (I'm using Vagrant): vagrant reload Look through log to find the package ...
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Sharing disk volumes across OpenVZ guests to reduce Package Management Overhead

Is it feasible to create a single "master" OpenVZ guest who would only be used for package management, and use something like mount --bind on several other OpenVZ guests sort of trick them into using ...
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How to only allow a package to be downloaded from a specific repository using Yum?

Context: We've got multiple custom-added yum repositories (on CentOS 6), and our users regularly install various/arbitrary software via yum to test things. We have a package that is available on ...
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How to install Debian packages from list

How do you install Debian/Ubuntu packages from a file containing a list of package names? I have a file packages.txt like: apache2 install libapache2-mod-wsgi ...
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Debian package performance on XFS, btrfs, ext3, ext4

I did 4 clean installations of debian 6 and measured time of installing some average virtual package. FS options are default. time apt-get install build-essential I got very strange results ...
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How to check when yum update was last run

Is there a canonical way to find out the last time that yum update was run on a system? Our set up is that we have staging servers that run automatic updates, and provided they don't fall over, we ...
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dev/test/prod package update workflow for debian/ubuntu

I'm doing more ubuntu server work now (as opposed to RHEL), and I'm not certain how the debian/ubuntu communities handle managing package updates through a dev/test/(staging)/prod environment. The ...
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Determining the version of a packaged process on linux

It's easy to know which version of a package is installed on a linux distro: package-manager info <packagename> i.e.: yum info ntp However, is there a 'linux convention' sort of way to ...
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%files section in building rpm from source using Red Hat package Manager

I am creating customized rpm through source. I want to know what is the use of %files section. These are the files that rpm will include in the package or it needs these files for rpm creation ...
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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 ...