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

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How to Create Yum Cache Server for client machines in LAN

Like in Ubuntu we have the option of creating "Ubuntu update cache server" which downloads and update packages directly from internet and serves other client ubuntu machines for installing/updating ...
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How to create packages in SaltStack

I have installed Salt-master in my ubuntu 12.04 machine and salt minion in ubuntu 12.04. I want to install package containing like svn,mongodb,postgres,maven,python in the salt-minion. how to create ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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, ...
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How to safely and smoothly update packages on server?(by apt)

On my own computer, I have been used to run apt-get upgrade directly for years. But few days ago I have a chance to admin a ubuntu server. I guess my old habit is bad. Should/how I update security ...
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How to survey the packages various Linux distributions install by default (without downloading each distro)?

I'm trying to determine the level of support enjoyed by various software packages across all major Linux distributions. That is, for a given package, find which distros include it in the default ...
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ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve

Transaction Summary ========================================================================================================================================================== Install 9 ...
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Fedora update fails for “filesystem” package

I have Fedora 19 currently installed and the filesystem package has shown up in the updates. I find it a little peculiar on how to actually update the filesystem package. Running transaction ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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Backporting packages should reverse dependencies be rebuilt

I'm using Ubuntu Jaunty on a few machines and am in the process of backporting / custom compiling a few deb packages to update PHP and OpenSSL. My question is though, should I also be recompiling ...
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Installing php-hash on SUSE 10.1

I need the PHP function hash_hmac which is not part of my distribution on my virtual server running SUSE 10.1. Trying to install it with yast2 --install php-hash leads to the following message: No ...
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Easily spoof lsb_release output for different versions

I’m often rebuilding software packages (mostly Debian) for older versions (of both Debian and Ubuntu, including oldoldstable). Some of these packages use the lsb_release command to figure out the ...
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How to install a newer version of php on AWS Opsworks?

Our code base is using PHP 5.5 and we are wanting to deploy on AWS Opsworks however when selecting the PHP App Server layer we are told it has PHP 5.3. What I was hoping is that I could just use the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Manual interactive proxy to install packages on server without internet

I need to install some rpm, python and R packages on a server that has no internet connexion: I can only ssh to it. I can download the packages and scp them to the server, then install them manually ...
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Error installing Python related packages for Ansible on an AWS Ubuntu server

I am trying to install the Ansible control server on Ubuntu 14.x (an AWS instance). When trying to install the dependencies, I saw an error. I'm not sure what I need to do. Is this an ignorable ...
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RPM Dist Tag not behaving as documented

According to the Fedora documentation the %{?dist} tag when building an RPM on CentOS 7 I should get .el7. but currently I get .el7.centos. The line from my .spec: Release: 1%{?_buildid}%{?dist} I ...
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roundcube 0.9.5 - installed from Ubuntu package

If installing roundcube in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, version 0.9.5 is downloaded. The files are copied to /var/lib/roundcube/ and /usr/share/roundcube, the database is set up. As I'm using nginx as webserver, ...
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How to divert an already diverted file of a Debian package?

There is package A installing file X and Y. There is package B, which also tries to install (overwrite) the file X with different content and a new file Z. So in the preinst script it diverts the ...
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Debian package only copy and extract don't try to build from source

I try to make a deb package which simply extracts and copies the content of the bin directory to the bin. How can I tell debhelper not to look for the .tgz source file and try to compile it? My ...
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How to determine package usage?

Does there exist a method to determine how many times each package of my Debian system (or other) has been used ? I imagine something like that: Each binary/scripts files of installed package are ...
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Apt-get install removed packages

During a puppet run, ia32-libs was installed, this seems to have caused several packages to be uninstalled but I'm not sure why.. Can anyone shine any light on the matter? Here's the apt log entry: ...
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rpm dependency failed to install, package installed anyway

I have this issue and I would like to understand why it is like this. I have build 3 really simple rpm packages called a, b and c, and I made a independant, b depending on a and c depending on a and ...
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No package php-devel available CentOS

I try to install php-devel package on my CentOS VPS and I get this output : No package php-devel available. I run this command : yum -y install php-devel Output : Loaded plugins: ...
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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 ...
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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 ? ...
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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 ...