A package is a specific piece of software which can be installed and uninstalled on a system.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

4
votes
1answer
86 views

How to get transaction history for yum?

I would like to know how to get the transaction history of yum (i.e. get the installations, deletions, etc.), hopefully ordered from most to least recent. Is there a way to accomplish this?
2
votes
1answer
710 views

Will passing an array as a value in puppet install my package?

I'm working through the puppet documentation. One of the exercises is to use some conditional logic to write a general install manifest: Exercise: Use the $operatingsystem fact to write a manifest ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

yum update if installed, otherwise install

Is there a command to do just that: if a package is already installed, update it, otherwise install the latest version For now I'm doing two commands: yum install mypackage yum update mypackage ...
0
votes
2answers
59 views

Complete small business package linux [closed]

I'm looking for some sort of pack, for small business? We've got one server, but I need some sort of pack including Apache 2, MySQL, PHP, SMTP and POP3/IMAP? I'd prefer if I could get some sort of ...
0
votes
2answers
468 views

How can I exorcise a specific Ubuntu package that crashes on a postinstall script?

I have a libssl-dev package installed, possibly because I am not sure if I bypassed the package manager, and it's visible from the package manager but won't go away. ...
0
votes
1answer
165 views

How does one rebuild a single PHP extension package on Debian?

In trying to get ODBC PDO working with Microsoft's MSSQL driver on Debian I've found that I need to apply patches to the PHP extension (see https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=50444 for those patches). ...
0
votes
0answers
278 views

shell command queuing system linux (like atd)

I need to queue shell commands depending on current available resources. I know of atd and it's exactly the type of tool I would like to find but with consideration for RAM and possibly disk ...
1
vote
2answers
71 views

Upgrade a package

I have an Ubuntu 8.04 server and I wanted to install rdiff-backup I have done: apt-get install rdiff-backup But when I launched it return me a lot of error. i have seen in internet that the problem ...
0
votes
1answer
411 views

Which Package has net_tstamp.h?

I attempted to compile the source code here: http://os1a.cs.columbia.edu/lxr/source/Documentation/networking/timestamping/timestamping.c?a=x86;v=2.6.32 However, I got a compiler error: error: ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

Installing pear package debian squees

I try to install the php pear package on my debian server but I got the follow error ouput. :~# sudo apt-get install php-pear Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
0
votes
1answer
285 views

Debian // synchronize packages/version between multiple servers

I'm currently managing a dozen servers. apt-cacher-ng is installed on the development server to maintain the packages. The idea is to have exactly the same version and number of packages on the ...
10
votes
1answer
373 views

What is the shock rating / g-force load of a typical assembled computer?

TLDR: for insurance purposes, we want to alert the recipient of a shipped assembled computer that there might be damage to the components via a shockwatch label. What G-force rating should we use? ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

pkgrm + force remove of solaris pkg

I need to remove the pkg TIME-SV from my solaris 10 ( I need to use the pkgrm -a none ) to force removing but pkgrm ask me about "Enter path to package base directory" which PATH I need to enter ? ...
0
votes
0answers
171 views

Deconf file debian/config does not have the right permissions

I'm generating a debian package using dpkg-deb --build. I'm trying to use debconf to get some user input from the postinst. I've put my file in DEBIAN/config. Installing the package goes fine until ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Staying up to date with Bugs/Patches [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stay up to date with the latest information about UNIX software patches and upgrades? I am learning system admin stuff on the side at home for some near future ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

How to solve mysql server 5.5 update dependency issue?

since a month or two i cannot update package on my ubuntu server. The problem concern the mysql package which seems newer on the server that the minimum required ?? : lm@s8:~# sudo apt-get upgrade ...
2
votes
2answers
574 views

Puppet package installation on Linux/CentOS

I am new to Puppet - I have been playing around learning the basics. Most of the examples ( except the very basic ones ) that are on the puppet page do not work for me - either some dependency is ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

How to install packages on debian lenny 5.0

I'm working with Debian Lenny 5.0 and I'm trying to replicate an environment. The problem is that when I try to update aptitude.. it looks like the servers aren't online anymore. Is there any way for ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Can I use wildcards is puppet package ensure to cover multiple releaseversion

Using puppet I want to update packages on my (CentOS 5 & 6 servers) in a controlled way. Therefore I don't want to use ensure=>latest but rather ensure=>3.0.1-1. Example: class ...
3
votes
1answer
332 views

Check for updates of a specific Debian package list

The setup I run a Debian Squeeze host that I use to build a multilanguage project (python, java, php...) and generate custom packages (debian and RPM) automatically (through jenkins) The problem ...
1
vote
1answer
200 views

Is ffmpeg incorrectly interpreting .aif files?

Being on an Ubuntu 10.04 server i installed the ffmpeg packages with apt. ffmpeg is working afterwards, and doing as it should. Almost. For testing purposes i uploaded a few audiofiles. One of them, ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Ubuntu 12.04 - apt-get install ia32-libs unmet dependencies

Trying to install ia32-libs. I run sudo apt-get install ia32-libs. The output is as follows: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

My yum repository able to search packages, but not able to install it in RHEL?

I set up yum from dvd. Following is the containts of my .repo file: [dvd] name=Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation DVD baseurl=file:///media/dvd enabled=0. I'm able to search packages. However ...
0
votes
1answer
219 views

chef specify openjdk package on ubuntu

I'm creating a Vagrantfile that uses chef solo to install OpenJDK on Ubuntu 12.04. Is there a way to specify which specific package of OpenJDK is installed? This way I can be sure I'm consistent ...
5
votes
1answer
8k views

How to install/enable GMP (math functions) for PHP on Ubuntu?

When calling a gmp math function like gmp_mod, I get: Fatal error: Call to undefined function gmp_mod() I have installed the php5-gmp package and restarted the web-server, and the function is still ...
-2
votes
1answer
609 views

OneClick install software to automatically install packages like wordpress [closed]

All the hosts now have One Click install for packages like Wordpress, Drupal and so on. Is there oneclick installer software that I can install on my VPS that gives me the ability to have one click ...
1
vote
1answer
308 views

Overriding dpkg admindir from apt-get options (debian/ubuntu linux)

As part of an OS deployment, I need to maintain sets of debian packages independently of the host operating system. It's pretty straightforward to override the Apt settings for the cache and lists, ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

CentOS 6.3. libpam.so 32bit not found

I try to install DB2 fixpack 6 into CentOS 6.3 x64. I have already installed DB2 9.7. When I begin to install fixpack (running installFixPack) I get an error: "The 32-bit library file libpam.so ...
1
vote
4answers
7k views

How to install php-devel under CentOS 6.3 x64?

I'm trying to install php-devel on my CentOS 6.3 VPS and get a failed dependencies test. From phpinfos(): SYSTEM Linux 2.6.32-279.5.2.el6.x86_64 #1 x86_64 NTS error: Failed dependencies: ...
1
vote
1answer
337 views

How can I get APT to “ignore” a package?

I am running a VPS using Debian unstable with this kernel version: 2.6.32-274.7.1.el5.028stab095.1 I just upgraded my packages and for some odd reason APT wants me to install ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Are packages override each other?

I need to install libstdc++.so.5 and libstdc++.so.6 packages. If I install 6 version of package (assuming I have already installed 5 version) it will override 5 version? Or these packages can exist ...
1
vote
2answers
776 views

CentOS 6 Kickstart Minimal Install: for JVM, MySQL, and Apache VMs

Trying to put together a kickstart as per this file for "true" minimal installations of CentOS 6 to run on an ESXi (v4.1u2) virtualization server (lives behind a Cisco ASA) Ideally the OS footprint ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Ubuntu Server 12.04 Unable to locate package dhcp3-server

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu Server version 12.04 and am trying to install a dhcp server package using the following command: sudo apt-get install dhcp3-server However I get this: Reading ...
0
votes
2answers
252 views

rebuilding packages and the package manager on debian

This is something that has been bugging me for a while, unable to find any good answers googling, hopefully someone can have a solid answer here. It's about how to rebuild debian packages and how to ...
20
votes
2answers
25k views

ia32-libs : Depends: ia32-libs-i386 but it is not installable

I am trying to install ia32-libs (a dependency to build the VirtualBox sources) on my Debian x86_64 box, however it's giving me the error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ia32-libs : ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

Do .rpm files have metadata

I have a .rpm file on my windows machine. Is there a way to inspect this file (either on windows or centos) without installing it, to find out where it was compiled from? something like metadata?
1
vote
0answers
645 views

libreadline6-dev broken package error

OS: Debian Squeeze x64 running on XenServer Have been googling the error with no luck (or I just fail at googling); any help on resolving this? Any would be greatly appreciated! -Also posted on ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Installing php5-imagick in Ubuntu 12.04 w/ ondrej packages results in dependency error

I've been trying to setup an Ubuntu 12.04 VM that is running PHP 5.4 with the imagick module. All the results I find on google say to use the ondrej packages, which for the most part works perfectly. ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How to only allow a package to be downloaded from a specific repository using Yum?

Context: We've got multiple custom-added yum repositories (on CentOS 6), and our users regularly install various/arbitrary software via yum to test things. We have a package that is available on ...
1
vote
0answers
156 views

mini-dinstall chmod 0600 changes file: Operation not permitted

I'm getting "Operation not permitted" in the mini-dinstall.log everytime a new debian package has been uploaded on the custom debian repository using dput. The deb file is installed successfuly but ...
5
votes
3answers
411 views

Best practice to track custom software installations on Linux in /usr?

I'm compiling and installing software myself on Linux (Debian Squeeze in my case). Downloading, unpacking, installing dependent developer libraries/headers, running configure then make. Up to this ...
0
votes
1answer
133 views

How to install Gamooga server on centOS?

I'm trying to run Gamooga server on my centOS box, but unfortunately there are some required packages which is not available for centOS (at least I couldn't find them). The required packages are ...
0
votes
1answer
257 views

Installing GPSBabel on CentOS 5 x86_64

Well first let me say I have no clue about doing anything on my server, I ask my host to do all installs for me. I run a website where users store latitude and longitude coordinates in my database. I ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

install whitelist of packages using unstable in debian

i want to just some packages installation from unstable version of debian. apt-get -t unstable install myspecialpackage but when i apt-get upgrade it will wanting to download some packages from ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

software updates/deployment across a network of servers

Interested in getting opinions for a possible project. Got a master server, where apps are created/maintained. The system will have a process where the client network will consist of 400-500 client ...
6
votes
3answers
945 views

Why is bluetooth support one of the default packages in “Base” when doing an RHEL/CentOS server install? [closed]

This is an issue that has bugged me for a long time - why would the default server installation of RHEL?CentOS include desktop/laptop packages like bluetooth? When using kickstart, I will usually ...
0
votes
3answers
817 views

DEB: “Provides:” field ignored

I need to replace a package with a custom one, which gets its own name (foo-origpackage). To allow it to be used as drop-in replacement, I added the Provides: origpackage line to the control file. ...
1
vote
5answers
6k views

How to manually download individual files from the OpenIndiana (or Solaris) pkg repo?

For a server in an offline environment, how would I download a package from http://pkg.openindiana.org/dev? (or the better known http://pkg.oracle.com) There is an install link which downloads a p5i ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

aptitude: list all previous recommended packages

sometimes when installing a package, aptitude recommends several other packages. Is there a way to show all previous recommended packages of all installed packages? Thanks in advance. Casper Edit: ...
5
votes
3answers
6k views

How to install package with yum without updating?

I want to install some packages from repository but always when I'm trying to yum install packagename yum updates db: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit Determining ...