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change cache location pathc for APT [migrated]

When using apt, can I tell it to use other then /var/cache/apt location? I tried adding the following line in /etc/apt/apt.conf: % cat /etc/apt/apt.conf Dir::Cache /home/apt and re-run apt but it ...
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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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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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ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve

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Work with compile from source and Package Managers

I have doubts about how do work nginx install from source and work with php and mysql from packages manager. I want to install nginx install from source and install mysql and php via yum (Package ...
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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 repositories configured), how can I find from which repository it has been installed? If I run yum info package-name (or yum list package-name), ...
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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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Should I use the CentOS package version in the (official) repositories, or the latest stable versions of the packages?

This is an open ended question, but I do wish to have a constructive and helpful discussion into this topic. So to clarify on the question: On a server running CentOS 7 (or any other Linux ...
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How do I install a virtual package?

I'm trying to install postgis with aptitude on Ubuntu 15.10 and is having problems with virtual packages that prevent the installation. me@laptop:~$ sudo aptitude install postgis The following NEW ...
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How do I downgrade puppetdbquery?

I'm getting an error on puppet runs which use puppetdb queries: Info: Retrieving pluginfacts Info: Retrieving plugin Info: Loading facts Error: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error ...
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Upgrading PostgreSQL on EC2 with minimum impact to existing configuration

I have PostgreSQL 9.2 installed on an EC2 instance, with yum install. I now need to upgrade to PostgreSQL 9.4. I've noticed that yum list lists 9.2, 9.3 and 9.4 as completely separate packages, so I ...
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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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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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After upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, MOTD always says 0 new packages can be updated

I'm not a server expert and so I'm experiencing some upgrade issues with Ubuntu. A little history: my Digital Ocean droplet was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, then a few months ago I upgraded to a newer ...
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FreeBSD -no internet access -no packages

I just used this command: make -DBATCH install clean and realized that I don't have access to internet from FreeBSD. If I type the address manually the browser doesn't let me see them. Can ...
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How to install and manage software on a server? [closed]

This is probably a question where the full answer fills entire books; but I'm not a professional IT administrator, so an overview/intro would be helpful already. Suppose I have to manage a Debian ...
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Puppet removes packages while installing “lsscsi”

We wanted to install the "lsscsi" package on all our Linux Servers and build a manifest for it: # pack_lsscsi.pp class common::pack_lsscsi { case $operatingsystem { RedHat, ...
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Equivalent yum command for `apt-get install -y packagename --no-upgrade`

I was using this command in a shell script on my ubuntu server apt-get install -y packagename --no-upgrade . It will install the package if it is not already present. It will not upgrade the package. ...
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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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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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Where can I get libcgroup and policycoreutils-python from on CentOS7?

I have a VM created from Vagrant centos/7. I'm trying to install docker, but it doesn't work. I tried with a SaltStack minion and just vagrant ssh and sudo yum install. But it tells me that it can't ...
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How to manage third-party Nagios/Icinga plugins?

What is the recommended way to manage installed Nagios (or Icinga) plugins? At the moment all plugins on my system are installed from Debian/Ubuntu packages, so this takes care of updates, file ...
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Ways to manage & automate Chromium & Firefox updates & releases for Windows clients?

Given the privacy concerns & data stealing via Chrome & Microsoft browsers, we'd like to do this for our Windows client machines. Here I am specifically asking about Firefox & Chromium ...
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reprepro FilterList ignores packages containing :i386

I am using reprepro to create a partial local Debian mirror. My conf/updates file looks like this: Name: update-wheezy Method: http://ftp.tu-graz.ac.at/mirror/debian Suite: wheezy Components: main ...
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How do I specify that a deb package should replace one with a different name?

I am creating a Debian package foo which needs to replace an existing package bar on systems on which it is installed. I've read: https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html And ...
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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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How to *securely* install MongoDB from its official repository?

The official MongoDB guide suggests that I add a .repo with gpgcheck=0 over HTTP protocol. I'm getting the feeling that this is a very insecure setup - I am worried about exposing myself to MiTM ...
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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? root@wl183004:/# apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 ...
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Using Chocolatey as a Package provider for Puppet

I am attempting to use Chocolatey ( http://chocolatey.org ) as a package provider for Puppet, but I continually get this error when running the Puppet agent on my Win 7 box. info: Caching catalog ...
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Add package provider to Puppet within Vagrant

I'm using Puppet to provision a Vagrant box and would like to include a 3rd party package provider (https://github.com/torrancew/puppet-cpanm) The README.md in that repo shows how to use the provider ...
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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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Install Debian Backports kernel automatically

I've got the following pinnings set: Package: linux-image-amd64 Pin: release a=wheezy-backports Pin-Priority: 1001 Package: * Pin: release a=wheezy-backports Pin-Priority: 499 I get the following ...
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How can I version control a mirrored upstream repository?

I manage many servers that span multiple environments (dev, qa, staging, and production). To help manage these, we have multiple repositories on a local webserver for our applications (e.g. app_1_el6, ...
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NixOS reproducible users and packages?

I'm new to NixOS and trying to learn its concepts. One of the reasons I'm excited about it is I'm hoping it will be able to give me a reproducible system configuration, similar to using Ansible for ...
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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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Prevent debian package from being removed by puppet

is there a way to prevent a debian package from being removed? I want to prevent any resolution of "replaces" and "breaks" attributes that would lead to removing that package while being able to ...
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Unattended upgrades: kernels taking up /boot space

Typically I like to have unattended-upgrades enabled in all my Ubuntu 14.04 servers (both security and updates). The relevant configuration line for my question is the following: // Do automatic ...
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Is it possible to configure pip, gem, cabal, pear, npm to do unattended upgrades like apt? [closed]

The world of package managers is a wonderful one. If one package isn't available in your Linux distributions package manager chances are that it's available in any of the language specific package ...
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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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How do I replace self compiled packages (php, mysql, memcahed) with yum version in centos6.5

I have at least 5 development servers (dev, QA, staging) that have php and other packages compiled from source. I would like to remove all of them and update those servers with yum packages. If I can ...
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difference from default configuration in .deb

To my great surprise I have not found an easy way to view the difference between locally altered configuration files in /etc from the defaults supplied in .deb for particular package. Some day in ...
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How do I find out what the latest version of a package is for a given version of RHEL?

When working with for instance Ubuntu, I'm used to being able to look up which version of a given package is available for a given version of Ubuntu Server on launchpad.net/ubuntu. Is there a similar ...
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Is there a way to get Satellite 5.3 to list which packages are installed on each system?

I'm trying to generate a list of all the packages installed per server without having to go through each using rpm. I'm thinking Satellite should be able to provide this in a decent (hopefully easily ...
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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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FreeBSD pkg_add dependencies too new

I'm trying to install Bash on a FreeBSD 8.3 (pfSense 2.1.2) system as follows: pkg_add -r http://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/old-releases/amd64/8.3-RELEASE/packages/Latest/bash.tbz ...
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Safe to purge config of Debian MySQL server after installing official deb?

Can anyone tell me if it is safe to do an apt-get purge mysql-server-5.5 in Debian after removing mysql-server-5.5 and installing mysql-server via the deb-Package officially provided by MySQL? Do I ...
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Install software from packages, or build it from source?

This is a Canonical Question about when to use packaged software and when to build and install it yourself. When should I install software from packages provided by my OS distribution, instead of ...
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Are we drowning in package managers? [closed]

The current trend is to use language-oriented package manager, such as npm or bower for javascript, pip for python, gems for ruby and so on. As I understand the need for a dependency manager when you ...
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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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Stopping dpkg from removing symlink on package upgrade

I have a debian package that installs a file to /usr/local/java/jre/lib/ext, where /usr/local/java is a symlink to where the jvm is actually installed, in this case /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun. The new ...