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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 I can find some old guides online, but they seem outdated.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

Greetings, 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 ...
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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 { ...
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How to force a re-install from deb repository after local package screw-up?

I mistakenly screwed up my tex-live installation on lenny, by trying to locally install some squeeze packages. I've got a list of packages that are in state 'pU', and I'd like to replace them all by ...
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Ubuntu reinstall apache

Apache has been corrupted somehow and now it just displays the following error when going to any page. Request exceeded the limit of 10 internal redirects due to probable configuration error. Use ...
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Separate apps environment (distro agnostic)

What do you think about having a separate environment with it's own parsers (Python, Ruby) and different versions of them within a Linux distro. I'm sick of having to stick with distro's versions of ...
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Which package management system should we use to do deployments?

We're a small software company with only one product - an web site (8 million visits per month) that is load balanced (around 20 servers for web serving). At the moment we do weekly releases, aiming ...
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How do I cleanly remove apache2 server on ubuntu server and then reinstall?

I am having some wierd issues with Apache2 server on my ubuntu server. I believe some configuration files may have been tampered with. What is the easiest way to remove apache2 completely from my ...
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how to remove a package which post-installation and pre-removal script fails?

I have an issue with the package openqrm. How do I remove it? Thanks. root@wl183004:/# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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I broke aptitude

I tried ro remove some unused packages in debian with aptitude. Apparently I left some conflicting packages and now aptitude refuses to run (same as apt-get) I get this error apt-get: symbol lookup ...
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How do I see the changelog for a debian/ubuntu deb package?

I'm running Ubuntu and I have a deb file installed. I've made deb packages before, so I know there is a debian changelog (debchange). Is there anyway to see the debian changelog for any package that I ...
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Install Package dependencies separately over Cloud

Install Package dependencies separately over Cloud Hi all, I am working on a project that sets up packages on the cloud. For example, If i want to setup Drupal, i need seperate machines to maintain ...
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How to do the equivalent of rpm -qf in AIX? (Which package does this file belong to?)

So. I have a binary in /opt/freeware/bin in an AIX PPC machine whose origin I don't know. It could be an RPM -- most open-source AIX RPMs install in /opt/freeware. But no such luck. It must have been ...
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Using package from different distribution in ubuntu safe?

I want to install some software (varnish) on a server and noticed that an older version 2.1.0 is in the current Ubuntu release 10.04 and the new version (2.1.3) is being build in the 10.10 ubuntu ...
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Mac Packaging: proposal for a new method(suggestions please) [closed]

Macports is the only packaging system I have checked out on the Mac and I dont like it.(it needs all its applications installed in a particular location. Thats probably the reason why it showed ...
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How-to: add an ISO/DVD of RHEL to the Repository list under Gnome for installing packages

I want to add the original ISO I installed RHEL from as a repository under the Add/Remove Software tool in Gnome. How do I do this? To clarify, I know what I need to do (add a repository) - I need ...
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How to handle Puppet version differences between linux distributions

We're a small webdev shop that's investigating to roll out Puppet on various development and production servers. The puppetmaster is an Ubuntu 10.04 server with Puppet 0.25.4, from Ubuntu's repo. ...
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YUM Config file for a repo in local drive

I have a repo in my local computer . I was told to create a config file like [Norf-repo] name="Norf repo" baseurl=http://location enabled=1 But since it is a local package , I cant probably look ...
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When adding a package, can I trace what was installed? (if I want to remove it)

Say I insall apache or mysql etc. on my ubuntu server. Is it possible to get a report of what was installed and where? (say I want to delete the apache installation).
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How are large companies handling the storing and cataloging of software installation disks?

I just started working in the IT department of a small-medium sized construction company with about 200 users. One of my responsibilities is to setup and configure all new machines that come in. I ...
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What is the “updater” in Plesk control panel actually updating?

Is it performing operating system package updates (with yum or what-have-you)? Or is it just updating Plesk itself? As a bonus question, if it isn't performing operating system package updates, then ...
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How-to: install all packages from DVD when setting-up an RHEL server (text mode)?

I have tried googling, and so far have found nothing. Is there a way to select all packages from the install DVD for Red Hat Enterprise Linux when doing an installation? With the GUI installer, I ...