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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? [closed]

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 ...
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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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Is adding the Debian repository to my apt source.list dangerous on Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm trying to install a package from a Debian repository. I am trying to install manually with dpkg errors because of missing or incomplete dependencies. This got me wondering, is it a mistake to just ...
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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. ...