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What is the easiest way to create a virtual package in debian?

What is the 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 ...
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How do I securly update a *BSD system?

Security is a major concern. Every major Linux distribution uses signed packages. But the FreeBSD systems in the office downloading unsigned packages/ports via FTP. Is there a solution that would ...
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Is there a good package manager for Windows?

I need to maintenance some computer and I want to see which software is outdated. Ideally it update the software automatically. I have look for a package manager for Windows. I found a large list. ...
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How to install section 3 manpages for CentOS

I'm trying to read the manpage for read(3) on my CentOS system: $ man read 3 No manual entry for 3 What/Which package do I have to install to get these manpages? (glibc* packages are installed on ...
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ubuntu server: SSH banner telling to update packages but nothing to update

When I connect to my Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS server I get the following banner: 25 packages can be updated. 15 updates are security updates. However if I run package upgrades/updates nothing comes up: ...
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Why is Linux Package Management So Complicated? [closed]

On Windows, simple programs can often be installed by unzipping a zip file into an arbitrary directory. IMHO this is a great example of keeping things simple. For example, it allows installing ...
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package won't install correctly using apt-get

Hey there, I'm currently having problems installing proftpd correctly. At some point the pakage was already installed but when I try to install don't get a selection screen to preconfigure the server ...
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XAMPP or LAMP Installation Without Root Permission Under a Normal User Account on Linux

Has anyone installed XAMPP under a normal Linux user account without root permission? Or alternatively install Apache, MySql, Php one by one? The purpose is to leave nothing in the main Linux system ...
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What are the best practices or pitfalls when managing web app deployment using OS package management (deb, rpm)?

I heard about this at a talk over the weekend and it sounded like a great idea for a few reasons I can think of: ensures dependencies are met and not broken (e.g. web app requires specific version ...
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Moving away from Dreamhost's Debian archive to Debian proper

This is currently the sources.list file with a hosted Dreamhost account running Debian # Generated by ndn-autoupdate deb http://debian.di.newdream.net/ lenny ndn deb http://debian.newdream.net/ ...
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Why doesn't openSUSE Linux upgrade itself through its software repositories?

openSUSE - fast becoming my favourite Linux distro on the client - doesn't seem to upgrade itself through its own configured software repositories. Do we know why this is the case? Is it a ...
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Linux server distro where default server packages customized the least?

I'm using Ubuntu server right now (for local development) and noticed that some Ubuntu packages like apache have their config files... um... scattered. While official Apache docs primarily refer to ...
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Reinstalling a package on Solaris 11

I installed gcc 4 on Solaris 11 using pkg-get gcc4g++ near the end of the installation process it showed a warning that some script didn't run succesfully (which I didn't write down unfortunately). ...
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CentOS 5.5 Package documentation

Usually when I install a common package like PostgreSQL or MySQL or Python etc using Yum it installs the files held within those packages into locations specific to CentOS itself. It may also install ...
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Listing the available installation of depothelper (HP-UX)

I'm using depothelper to install software in HP-UX. So far, I was only able to search for packages using common sense and intuition. I would like to know if there's a way to tell which packages are ...
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How to install ClusterSSH (cssh) on CentOS?

How can I install ClusterSSH on CentOS? I can find some old guides online, but they seem outdated.
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Can I install packages from the EPEL 6 repository on CentOS 5.2?

Further to this question: yum package conflict installing mysqlclient package I noticed that the EPEL 6 repository has Zabbix 1.8.4 rpm's. Can I point CentOS 5.2 at this repository and install ...
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yum package conflict installing mysqlclient package

I'm trying to build and install Zabbix 1.8 on my CentOS 5.2 server. This server has MySQL 5.0 installed from the standard CentoOS 5.2 repository. ./configure ... is failing because of: configure: ...
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Is it possible reinstall packages in Ubuntu without an internet connection?

While experiencing some massive problems with MYSQL, I completely removed a package called rsyslog, and I can no longer get on the internet to use the package manager to correct my mistake. I also ...
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problem in installing dnsproxy on Lucid

I am trying to install dnsproxy on a Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit server but this is failing. root@some:/etc/apache2/mods-enabled# aptitude install dnsproxy Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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how to undo system user creation

to troubleshoot a Ubuntu package manager problem I have to do sudo deluser --system messagebus I want to know what is the command to undo the above before I try it.
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CentOS 5.5 Install Customization

I'm having a frustrating time with customizing my initial CentOS 5.5 installation. I want to have a specific set of the packages installed (e.g. I want Java and httpd but not OpenOffice or NewsServer) ...
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debian package manager.. php version: 5.3.3-7

I installed apache2 and php with apt-get. But if i check which version did it install on packet manager it's 5.3.3-7 Can you tell me what 3-7 mean? Last version of php is 5.3.5. Thanks
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Installing optional Nginx modules with apt-get

I currently have Nginx installed via the instructions on the Nginx site: nginx=stable sudo su - add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/$nginx apt-get update apt-get install I have configured Nginx and it ...
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View changelog of all packages to be upgraded before upgrading

When using synaptic on my Ubuntu desktop computer i can review all changelog of all the packages to be upgraded, and unselect a package for upgrade if I want. On my desktop I usually install ...
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Text-based package manager GUI for CentOS

I come from Debian Linux. In that OS I used aptitude for a neat ncurses text-based GUI package manager. What exists for CentOS that is the same?
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Handling FreeBSD package upgrades using pkg_add

I'm trying to use FreeBSD's pkg_add command to install and upgrade binary packages in a build-once-install-on-multiple-machines sort of scenario. It works well when installing a new package, but ...
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Yum - is it possible to search all remote packages for a specific file?

It frequently happens that I forget which remote packages contain the files necessary for something to install; I want to be able to search them for these files.
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How to remove package from apt-get autoremove “queue”

I just installed Calibre for ebook management via apt-get on Ubuntu 10.04, however I found out that it's one major version behind the current release, so I decided to reinstall it directly from ...
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yum depsolving problems - package already installed?

In trying to do a 'yum update' I've started to hit the following error on a number of my systems: --> Running transaction check --> Processing Dependency: freetype = 2.2.1-28.el5_5 for package: ...
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Modifying deb pacakges, to alter dependencies, recursively - source required?

I need to alter a bunch of in-house developed .debs, mainly to remove some dependencies that are common to all those packages. So, my question is do I need to take the source for all of them, and ...
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Debian packaging, updates to a database

I've a planned consecutive updates on a debian package I have for internal use on several servers. Now, the updates have to happen one after each other at different times and some of the servers ...
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Remove apache from ubuntu

I want to remove apache as if it was never installed, no config files left behind. I intend to reinstall apache2 fresh. I have tried various combinations of apt-get options to no success. apt-get ...
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Installing packages to home directory with package manager

I have an account on a remote GNU+Linux system that I use via SSH, I have no root access to the machine. Sometimes I need more software or newer versions than provided by system administrators, so ...
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Alter an existing logrotate file on package install

I have created a debian package that sets up awstats and the required scripts for a couple of hostnames in a server I have. My problem is with logrotate, I already update the stats with a cron job I ...
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Solutions for keeping multiple versions of packages

The basic goal I am aiming for is to be able to support older binaries and libraries in a production environment while still moving forward with newer libraries and binaries. Infrastructure setup: ...
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How do I check the origin and archive of a package?

I'm trying to figure out why a package was not upgraded unattended, and I have turned my eyes to the Allowed-Origins configuration. However, I do not know how to check the origin and archive of ...
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How do you manage programs/packages installed in /home/[user]/?

I've just obtained an account on shared hosting for my webapp. To make my development environment more pleasant, I'm installing a bunch of stuff (e.g. git, vim) in my /home directory. I guess I could ...
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latest openbox Yum package standalone install centos

i am trying to install openbox on centos. when i try yum install openbox i get no openbox package available nothing to do how can I install this standalone with the yum command?
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How to update a package using puppet and a .deb file

I am trying to figure out the proper way to update/upgrade a deb package using puppet from a local source deb file. My current config looks like this... class adobe-air-2-0-4 { file { ...