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

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rkhunter reports change in file properties, but I don't see that they've been updated by yum

Maybe I'm being overcautious, but I recently received the following warnings from rkhunter: Warning: The file properties have changed: File: /bin/dmesg Current hash: ...
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Yum install problems

I'm trying to install rkhunter via yum on CentOS 4.8, but it's just not happening... Loading "fastestmirror" plugin Setting up Install Process Setting up repositories update 100% |=...
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How to force debian linux apt-get installer to install unstable/specific version of packages?

I want to force the install system on debian linux, apt-get, to install unstable (i.e. a later version) of a package, later than the stable one recognised by the debian package maintainer. This ...
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How can I verify which repository a package resides on in Centos?

I'd like to know which Centos repositories various packages are available at. Is there a directory somewhere? I tried googling it and didn't find anything.
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How to check for modified config files on a Debian system?

How to find all Debian managed configuration files which have been changed from the default?
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How to verify GD and Freetype support

I'm running a server with ubuntu 9.10. I'm trying to enable captcha support for our wordpress blog contact form and the instructions say that I'll need to "verify that PHP has GD support and Freetype ...
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Why can not add subversion package to my OpenBSD 4.5 machine?

I have an OpenBSD 4.5 on a virtual machine. I configured the net and my machine can connect to the OpenBSD FTP repository in Canada (ftp.openbsd.org) correctly. But when I execute this line: *...
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Good Source Site for AIX Public Domain Ports

My UNIX experience was missing AIX. So now I have a problem as I have a mixture of just about all types of UNIX/Linux. So I need a little help for my AIX situation. I'm trying to put the public ...
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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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Linux: is it safe to install packages from a prior release?

I've just built a 64-bit Ubuntu 9.10 workstation. Love it. Turns out an app I want is 32-bit only. I found a handy tutorial on installing and using 32-bit libraries in the 64-bit environment. ...
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RHEL5: Forbid installation of i386 packages on 64-bit systems?

Everytime I install something with yum, it tries to install both x86_64 and i386 versions of the package if both are available. Is there any way I can forbid that without specifying the arch of the ...
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How to create packages?

my question is very simple, but I think it will create a wide range of answers, suggestions and so on ;) How can I create packages for linux system like Ubuntu or Debian and publish them via a ...
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Integrate packages into Ubuntu install

Is it possible to integrate the newest packages into an ubuntu install.
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Tools to track package dependencies

Many package managers in Linux distributions and BSD flavors track package dependencies. But before a package goes into a repository, it is investigated by a maintainer, who tracks the dependencies ...
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Yum dependency problems with packages installed from source

I'm running CentOS 5.3 and this is my problem: - I installed (A) from source. (B) depends on (A) - I want to install the (B) RPM, but the (B) RPM depends on the (A) RPM. So yum wants me to install ...
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Installing Fedora RPMs in CentOS

How safe is it to install Fedora RPMs in CentOS 5? Does it depend on the version of the Fedora RPM or is it generally better to steer clear?
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Package up programs for installation via active directory

We use active directory to push out applications and are looking for a solution that can do this: 1) I startup a clean machine (Proberbly virutal ) 2) Start up some sort of monitor program 3) ...
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How to force downgrade of packages on Ubuntu (Karmic)?

After doing an update on a bunch of pulseaudio packages my microphone stopped working. It's fine, after all Karmic is still in Alpha. I have reported the bug to launchpad. In the meanwhile I would ...
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debian- file to package mapping

I recently installed java6 on my debian box. I went to use javac and noticed it wasn't installed. Eventually I figured out (after searching online) that javac is part of the java6-sdk package. ...
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Setting up DHCP in OpenSolaris

I have searched but am unable to find the specific packages that are needed to set up DHCP in OpenSolaris (I am using 2008.11). Are they included in the default installation? Or, we have to use pkg ...