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Find (un)used packages on CentOS/Fedora?

I have number of machines with a respectable service record. Every time I upgrade from one release to another I'm surprised how well the upgrade procedure goes. However over the years many packages ...
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When will errata data be published for CentOS like it's done for RHEL? [on hold]

Currently The CentOS project publishes errata on its CentOS Announce mailing list. In order to import this into a package management system (like Katello on The Foreman), one needs to parse the ...
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Regular Debian server-maintenance through package updates

We're hosting multiple Websites with different Content Management Systems, also with different Versions. There are multiple Debian servers running on one esxi. I want to introduce a Windows-like ...
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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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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 unify package installation tasks in ansible?

I am starting with ansible and will use it, among others, to install packages on several Linux distros. I see in the docs that the yum and apt commands are separated - what would be the easiest way ...
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ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve

Transaction Summary ========================================================================================================================================================== Install 9 ...
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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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How to manage server configurations for small projects and servers? [closed]

I have been developing a web application which recently launched. Now I am continuing with improvements and want to create a staging server similar to the production server. I know of the existence ...
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Where does opkg perform dependency checks if there is no Packages.gz?

can anyone tell me what the default behaviour is for opkg to perform dependency checks, MD5 sum checks, etc? If I want to install an ipk file built out by Yocto (1.4 or 1.6.1) using bitbake: "bitbake ...
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Allow sudo user to install packages from CentOS GUI

I've installed GUI on CentOS 6.5 with yum groupinstall basic-desktop desktop-platform x11 fonts but now when I attempt to use GUI Package Manager (Add/Remove software) to install packages, it asks ...
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How to find out the if a package was installed directly or through a dependency on SLES?

I just inherited the administration of a Suse Linux Enterprise Server box, and I am trying to find out what was installed on it. I can get the complete list of installed packages with rpm -qa, ...
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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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Can I lookup a software version number which is bundled with a specific CentOS version without installing CentOS?

Is there a website where I can enter a software package (for example Apache) and select a CentOS version number and get the version number of Apache which comes with the selected CentOS distribution?
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How can I run Debian stable but install some packages from testing?

Say you're running a server and you don't want to upgrade to Testing (Squeeze) from Stable (Lenny) to just install a required package or two. What's the best way of installing only certain packages ...
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Producing RPMs that conflict with all versions released by someone else?

I find myself needing to create a variant of the PostgreSQL packages that are mostly compatible with the official http://yum.postgresql.org/ packages. My packages are compatible with client apps that ...
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Where to install custom apps and data following FHS

This is something that has always confused me. Where do I install custom apps that are written by my team? Apps like report runners, queue->database writers, etc. i.e. the apps that are the reason the ...
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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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debian LTS : how to keep packages up-to-date with last security fixes using apt

What's the best way to keep packages up-to-date (ie with the last security fixes) without worried about major version update ? For instance, apache2 for squeezeis is 2.2.16 ...
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How can I determine what causes repeated Windows Installer self-repair?

The Windows Installer Service keeps triggering a repair operation (self-repair) of a package installed on my desktop. I am unable to find the cause and resolve the problem permanently. How do I find ...
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build .rpm package with all its dependencies

I'm not sure if its the recommended approach or not, in case the user doesn't have web access, and my software requires, lets say: libgcc-4.3.0.0.rpm (for e.g), I would like to bundle this for the ...
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Apt-dater: Keep specific packages from updating

I am using Apt-dater to manage updating of Ubuntu servers. I have some packages that cannot be updated but want to still update everything else on those servers. I wonder if Apt-dater supports this. ...
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Best way to automatically update all centos packages except those which might affect a user-specified list of packages?

More specifically... What I want to be able to do: Centralized package management. Keep systems updated without downloading entire repos (i.e. if a system doesn't have Libreoffice on it, I don't ...
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Difference between packages and Docker images [closed]

I understand PPAs but Docker is new to me. How are Docker and Dockerfiles different from Ubuntu's Personal Package Archives (PPA), in terms of package management?
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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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What is a dummy package?

Is a dummy package just an example? This package has no dependents, can it be removed? [root@server ~]# yum info vzdummy-init-fc13-1.0-1.noarch Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds ...
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debian packages version convention

I'm using debian/Ubuntu, and get confused about versions of packages. When using dpkg -l command, I get: ii vim 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.1 Vi IMproved - ...
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Clear OS always showing “Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec”

Have been trying to install clear os addon but nothing is working as i am facing this error on every mirror in the .repo file. Yum install squid ...
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How does one get a recent version of git installed on an ec2 instance?

I can't for the life of me figure out how to get yum to install a recent version of git on an ec2 instance. yum install git installs 1.7.4.5, which is not recent enough. Surely there's some 1.8.x ...
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Finding the origin of a package not from an official repository?

I have couchdb 1.1.0-1 install on Debian Squeeze. According to debian this is not one of their official versions. So I tried: apt-cache policy couchdb couchdb: Installed: 1.1.0-1 Candidate: ...
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dpkg not able to delete a symbolic link

I have the following postint script in the dpkg package: rm -f /SOMEDIRECTORY/current ln -s /SOMEDIRECTORY/releases/RELEASESHA /SOMEDIRECTORY/current ln -s /SOMEDIRECTORY/shared/config/config.json ...
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Which dependencies are removable after building ruby?

I've successfully built ruby 2.1.1 on Ubuntu/Debian by installing the following dependencies: apt-get install \ autoconf \ bison \ build-essential \ libssl-dev \ libyaml-dev \ ...
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Install application/HTTP services to “/srv”?

I have been working with a team who used to install all the application and HTTP services like Apache or Tomcat to the '/srv' directory. I suspect mostly in order to keep the installed services ...
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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 does Windows handle program dependencies?

I have used Linux for quite a while, and I always wondered how Windows was able to handle the programs depedencies like apt-get, aptitude, Pacman, yum and other package managers are able to. ...
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yum update, how to make rpm package updateable

need a link or tutorial on how to make an rpm package work with yum UPDATE. i have it and already works with yum INSTALL and yum ERASE, but is there somewhere info on how to make rpm package work when ...
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RPM packaging conflicting libraries

What is best practice for RPM packaging something that provides a library which in name shadows a system library? Background: For an RPM-backed Linux system, I am packaging a "self-contained" app foo ...
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Using yum versus manual installation

Using CentOS 6.5, I'm working on automating the installation of a few run-time libraries (git, java, maven). Using yum install X, I've noticed that the installed version (via yum) may be earlier than ...
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yum install throwing error 403 when trying to install from rhel-x86_64-server-6

To preface this, I don't have much Red Hat experience. Most of my experience is with Ubuntu. The server I'm working on right now is running Red Hat Enterprise 6.5. I'm trying to do a simple yum ...
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libc6 was broken. fix it

After updating python version libc6 was broken on my Ubuntu 12.04 I have libc6 2.18-4 and it broken. It was installed from unstable repo. From precise repo I see 2.15.0 version of libc6. But if I ...
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403 AuthorizedOnly error when attempting apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

For some reason, apt-get upgrade isn't working today. This is what I see when I try to upgrade : root@localhost:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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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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trying to install postgresql-contrib for pg 8.4 in Ubuntu 12.10

I had to do some strange voodoo last year sometime to get postgresql 8.4 installed on a relatively modern ubuntu OS. I had to use 8.4 because the production site is 8.4 and we needed to ensure ...
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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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Why debian library packages have numbers in their name? [closed]

I was installing some dependency libraries using apt and I was just wondering why some debian library packages have number in their names. For example: libleveldb1 (while development package is ...
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Getting the URL to a debian .deb package

I'm trying to setup an IronWorker with PHP, and need to add the Imagick PECL extension or debian package's URL to the IronWorker .worker configuration. I've located the package for Ubuntu 12.04 on ...
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Upgrading packages over a large amount of servers

I have a large amount of CentOS servers that I need to periodically upgrade packages on. How can I combine automated upgrades but still retain control? Some of my issues with fully automated ...
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How to set up a local repository for ubuntu and add packages of your own [closed]

I want to make two things: First of all, I want to have my own repository of ubuntu in my servers to not overload the usage of Internet in my company and to control the updates. I think that I have ...
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How can I install packages without starting their associated services?

As you're probably aware, by default when you install a package on a Debian or Ubuntu based system, if the package contains a service, that service will generally be enabled and started automatically ...
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How to get the Package-List of a debian/ubuntu package?

It's possible to view the Package-List of a debian/ubuntu package, using the package management tools like apt, aptitude or dpkg? I need to list the packages provided by a package, the list is ...