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

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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 ...