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Can I install an old package for Ubuntu Intrepid on Ubuntu Karmic?

I want to install a WMI client on to a ubuntu server to manage some windows web servers. The only WMI client I've found is compatible with Intrepid 8.10, whereas my server is currently running Karmic ...
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System-install-packages missing in RedHat Enterprise Linux 5

i am using RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.1. When i use add-remove software in application menu, i think, that i wrongly uninstalled something. so after reboot that menu item missing. Also i can't use ...
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What is the best package repository for Debian?

I have a question regarding packages repository in Debian (Lenny). A new server at rackspace cloud service comes with nothing (plain system) so i had to upgrade system and install all necessary ...
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Given a debian source package - How do I install the build-deps?

I have a debian (well technically ubuntu) source package, i.e. the .dsc, the .tar.gz, etc., I want to build this. The dpkg-buildpackage fails, since I don't have all the build dependencies. Normally ...
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Ubuntu, is adding the debian repository to my apt source.list dangerous?

I'm trying to install a package from a debian repository. Trying to install manually with dpkg errors because of missing or incomplete dependencies. This got me wondering, is it a mistake to just add ...
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Package Managers and Custom Installs?

Is it possible to use custom installs in conjunction with the package manager? For example, I would like to use apt-get to install EngineX because it will also install all the applicable ...
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Aptitude command on fedora

linux newbie here. I'm running Fedora 12 and I have a script for Ubuntu installing a bunch of packages using aptitude. I tried installing the packages using yum, but most of them aren't available. ...
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Using gentoo, how does one stick -9999 ebuild to a specific svn revision?

As an example given the django-9999 ebuild, to match a developer's environment I need to checkout R12120 from trunk. Installing Django manually is not an option due to package management reasons. But ...
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what is the good package format installing binaries on Linux, AIX and Solaris. RPM?

is there a common packaging format for shipping complied files (not sources) on Redhat Linux , IBM AIX and Solaris?
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Source vs Package Managers on the job

I am a bit confused, as there are two ways to install applications. One being to configure and make from source and the other from a package manager. If one were a UNIX/Linux administrator, is it ...
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What does apt's “failed in buffer_write(fd)” error message mean?

I have a server and am trying to do an apt-get upgrade, and get the following error message. What does it mean? E: ...
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Debian/Ubuntu - How to restore /var/cache/apt structure after deleting it?

I was running out of space on an Ubuntu server, so I did this command to save space sudo rm -rf /var/cache/apt/archives However now when trying to do things with apt, I get the following errors: ...
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RPM packaging multiple versions for simultaneous install

Are there some guidelines, or does anyone have suggestions on how I should package something that I need to be able to have multiple versions of installed at the same time?
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For a package foo, how do I find out what other packages depend on foo?

In debian if I have an installed package foo. How can I get a list of all the packages that depend on foo?
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finding binaries/files/libraries not in Path — specifically gcj

I am trying to build pdftk, which apparently requires gcj. Since it is not already in my path, I can either add the directory holding gcj to my path or define the path in the pre-made Makefile. The ...
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patch management for software compiled from source

I'm doing research into building a lamp server in ubuntu or debian for an intranet. Pretty much everything I have seen recommends building from source, chrooting all the components and such for ...
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Disable JavaScript in Acrobat Reader

Does anyone know where Acrobat Reader stores the setting to disable JavaScript? I'd like to centrally apply an update (through a policy, or a startup script, or a login script) on every machine on ...
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Can't install because of missing/broken (virtual) packages

First: I come from stackoverflow - I'm a programmer, not a sysadmin. Please be understanding of my ineptitude with these matters; I'll try to be as precise as possible (retagging and re-titling may ...
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How can I remove the GUI bits from a Red Hat Enterprise Linux install?

I am looking at a farm of RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3 servers, which all have GNOME and Xorg installed, none of which need them. They were deployed by a 3rd party from a VM template, and I ...
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pkg_add Environment on FreeBSD

Suppose you want to add a package foo but when you invoke pkg_add via: pkg_add -r foo you get an error: Error: Unable to get ftp://.../foo.tbz: File unavailable ... It's not a problem since ...
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How can I limit the bandwidth of apt-mirror?

I need to make a once off mirror of all the Ubuntu apt repository (for the record it's because I'm sending it to Kenya (see here and here). I did it before and used apt-mirror, and that does exactly ...
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“Couldn't find package fail2ban”?

Ubuntu Server 9.10 Hi Guys, I think this one is a simple one... I'm trying to install fail2ban and get the following error: $ sudo apt-get install fail2ban Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Ubuntu - /usr is full up, recommend anything in there I can delete?

A friend of mine partitioned his ubuntu system with /usr on a separate partition. That partition is now full. He can't use apt to install new software. Is there anything in /usr that he can safely ...
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What is the proper way to keep Ubuntu Server 8.04 updated?

I have a web server running Ubuntu Server 8.04 and I would like to know the proper commands to keep it updated. I’ve been using apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, but occasionally it tells me that ...
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Possible to collect YUM/RPM history centrally?

I have some CentOS 5.x servers which auto-update nightly via yum. Root mailboxes from these hosts are forwarded to a central address, so if new updates are installed I can see that in the e-mails. ...
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Install YAST package under Ubuntu

How to install a YAST metapackage (.ymp) package under Ubuntu? Are there any tools for converting a .ymp to a .deb or to an installation script?
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How to determine the location of files installed by a package on CentOS

Is there a simple yum command or some other that indicates where abouts the files belonging to a particular package have been installed?
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Installing multiple packages with pkgadd

I have a directory with every package I require. Don't really want to go through several dozen files and manually invoke pkgadd for them. Is there a way to automate this process or call pkgadd to ...
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After running apt-get or yum install, how do you find out where the newly installed package is?

How do you find out where your package has been installed? More importantly, where are the setting files for it (for instance, httpd.conf with Apache, or php.ini with PHP)?
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Package management on Mac OS X

Can anyone recommend a package management tool like apt-get or yum for Mac OS X? I've seen that Fink has ported apt-get to Mac OS X, is this a good way to go, or are there other/better options out ...
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How should I create a local fork of a debian package?

I wish to maintain a local fork of a debian package. I need to patch a bug which will eventually be fixed in the official package, but not for some time. How do I create a .deb package, and how do I ...
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How to completely remove a package in Debian?

I tried to use this: aptitude remove denyhosts And it seemed successfully but after a reboot after I use: ps aux | grep "denyhosts" I see denyhosts is still loaded after startup. So what am I ...
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How to know from which yum repository a package has been installed

After I have installed a package by yum (with multiple repository configured), how can I found from which repository it has been installed? If I run yum info package name (or yum list package name), I ...
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DPKG Equivs Issue

Basically, here's the gist of my issue: I've compiled my own version of MySQL with some Sphinx magic sprinkled in it. However, because its compiled from source and not installed from any package ...
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How do I remove a package in openSUSE without installing anything?

I have an openSUSE server with lots of unnecessary packages installed, which I'd like to remove. However, I find that when I try to do that zypper often wants to install other packages in their place? ...
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upgrade glibc on RHEL4 without breaking anything

I have a static version of wkhtmltopdf which requires glibc-2.4 wkhtmltopdf: /lib/tls/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.4' not found (required by wkhtmltopdf) I have apt installed with the DAG repos. ...
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install the same debian packages on another system

How do I export a list of installed Debian packages on a system, and then install those same packages on a new system?
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Keeping packages on a large number of openSUSE servers updated

Question for anyone out there managing a network of openSUSE machines. How do you keep track of and apply updates? I know about YaST Online Update (YOU) but it seems more geared towards keeping a ...
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Download packages via apt without root privlidges

I'm working on a script to show differences between config files on a system and those provided in the original package. I have pretty much all of it working, except for using apt to download packages ...
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How do you configure Perl CPAN in Solaris?

I can't seem to get CPAN installs working on a Solaris machine. Here is my current output. ~# perl -MCPAN -eshell Terminal does not support AddHistory. cpan shell -- CPAN exploration and modules ...
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What is the equivalent in FreeBSD 7.2 to yum/yast/apt-get?

I'm new to the FreeBSD release, but am very familiar with many Linux releases. I'm attempting to (1) keep my system updated, and (2) install new packages under FreeBSD 7.2. So is there an equivalent ...
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Gentoo emerge a package gives 404s - Do I need to --sync?

I've got a gentoo server here. It hasn't been upgraded in a good long while. I just tried to emerge a package, and it tries to download things, but all fails with 404. I can get other web access fine. ...
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Ruby testing on stable debian server

I've a dedicated debian 5.0 server, which runs the "stable" tree. Now I want to install [testing] ruby 1.8.7 - but my system isnt configured for installing testing packages via apt-get. How can I do ...
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How to keep programs from source up to date?

I'm designing a new server setup for hosting multiple websites. (Shared hosting for my clients over at SliceHost.) I've recently moved away from the traditional LAMP setup and chosen Ubuntu, Nginx, ...
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yum equivalent of “apt-get purge”

I want to reinstall a package on CentOS and start from scratch. In Debian, I can do a apt-get purge foo and it'll remove all config files for foo. yum remove foo doesn't remove the config files. Is ...
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Firefox packaging to include addons for network installation

While looking up information on FireFox here I came across the post: Non-IE browsers wont auto-authenticate. which showed how to handle the issue of integrated login for FireFox which also briefly ...
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How can I uninstall software from an RHEL 5 system?

I installed Rubygems 1.3.4 on an RHEL 5 system. The way you install that is to download source and run setup.rb. I did not find a package for it through yum list available. Now I'd like to uninstall ...
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Using a Patched libresolv and OpenSSH on Ubuntu

We've got a couple of dozen Ubuntu systems (ranging from 8.04 to 9.40, both desktops and servers with only serial console access on which we'd like to run a patched version of glibc. In particular, ...
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Why the strange Ubuntu MySQL version?

On my local desktop I'm running Ubuntu 9.04, Jaunty. I've got mysql-server installed, the version is "5.1.30really5.0.75-0ubuntu10.2" that's a very strange version string. Why is it "...really...." ?
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How to find out all the software packages installed by default on a linux install?

I am thinking of getting a VPS and using Ubuntu with it. I've installed linux on home servers and I almost always choose a very bare system and then install packages manually after the install is ...