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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 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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Ubuntu/Debian: Show list of available versions of a specific package

Sorry, this might be a beginner question: How can I list all available versions of specific package? I know with apt-get install myPackage=1.2.3 a specific version could be installed. And with ...
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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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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? ...
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Disable prompts while installing a Debian package

How can i disable totally the prompts that appear while installing a Debian package, i've used all the options that i've found but there are some packages that are still prompting. I'm using this ...
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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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Where can I find an online list of CentOS packages and their versions?

I am looking for an online list of the standard packages available for CentOS Linux. I know that if I had a CentOs system running, I could use yum to list packages. However, I am trying to evaluate ...
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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 ...
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Do you remove unwanted packages (*NIX), or do you disable them?

Im currently building a cobbler and puppet setup. One thing I do is disabling unwanted services with puppet, but then I thought: Should I remove them with cobbler, rather than disabling them after ...
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How do I browse CentOS packages?

I have been using Debian for some time but am brand new to CentOS. How can I browse CentOS packages in a web browser like I do at packages.debian.org? If there is no such website, can someone give me ...
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Official online RPM package browser / search for CentOS

I am looking for something that resembles packages.debian.org Debian Package Browser only for CentOS 5 and/or RHEL 5 [Red Hat Enterprise Linux].
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Get a list of the licences of all packages on Ubuntu system [closed]

I want to check what licenses all the packages on my system is running under. It seems like this information is located in /usr/share/doc/package/copyright However this file seems like it does not ...
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How to Get a List of All Root / Main Installed Packages on Debian

Is there a way to get all "main" packages that were installed via aptitude in Debian? By "main" I mean the package names that were given to aptitude via the install command. The equivalent of a Gentoo ...
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What is the package manager under OpenSolaris 5.11?

I'm on an OpenSolaris 5.11 server and when I asked about Django, technical support offered to use pkgin as a package manager. [root@gpx8nnaa ~]# uname -a SunOS gpx8nnaa.joyent.us 5.11 snv_89 i86pc ...
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XServe G5 to Ubuntu

I currently have an Apple XServe G5, running OSX server 10.4. As you can imagine, 10.4 has become increasingly annoying due to the high difficulty of updating the server software (Apache, PHP, MySQL, ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Extract files out of Solaris pkg file without installing

How can I extract the binaries out of a pkg file without adding them to the default locations under /usr or other default folder. I want to add this package under my own directory ...
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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 ...
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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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Couldn't find package gitolite on Ubuntu 10.04

I've been following this tutorial and I'm stuck on sudo apt-get install gitolite with the error Couldn't find package gitolite I've been Googling around for a while now, no one else seems to ...
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What do you use for automated testing of Debian package installations and updates?

I am using a Debian repo (based on reprepro) for Wheezy and custom packages. I modify my custom packages from time to time and test them manually on different systems, e.g.: Test a) Installation of ...
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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 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 ...
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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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Performance difference between compiled and binary linux distributions/packages

I was searching a lot on the internet and couldn't find an exact answer. There are distros like Gentoo (or FreeBSD) which does not come with binaries but only with source code for packages (ports). ...
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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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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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Centos: yum install libevent-devel conflict with compat-libevent

I want to install Logstash and others, but when I try: # yum install libevent-devel I get the errors below: Transaction Check Error: file /usr/bin/event_rpcgen.py from install of ...
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Ubuntu Packages (PHP)

Currently, the available option for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is php 5.3.2. I'm wondering how long it usually takes for their repos to update to either php 5.3.3, or even the latest php 5.3.4. All though I'm ...
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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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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 ...
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How to set up a local repository for ubuntu and add packages of your own [closed]

I want to make two things: First of all, I want to have my own repository of ubuntu in my servers to not overload the usage of Internet in my company and to control the updates. I think that I have ...
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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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Check all debian binaries against the checksum of the original

I would like to check all binaries on my server against dpkg -e <path_to_deb_package> <destination> (for example rkhunter could do this check against the originals when doing ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Debian: can not install php5-suhosin and php5-apc

Just ordered a new Debian server and for some reason can not install php5-suhosin and php5-apc. Any ideas? apt-get install php5-suhosin Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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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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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 ...
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RHEL package containing JCE (Java) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files to support higher level encryption?

Are there packages for RHEL and distros based on it (CentOS, Scientific Linux, etc.) that contain the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files so that higher ...
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Edit SQL Server SSIS Package

I ran the Export wizard to output some data to Excel, and I saved the package to run agan later. I now want to edit the SQL used to generate the Excel, but it is not clear how I do this. The package ...
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Installing `diction` on CentOS 4

I have a need for diction to be installed on my server, which is running CentOS 4. I can find it no problems for Fedora and Ubuntu (apt-get 'just worked'), but am having no luck under CentOS. Which ...
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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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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 ...
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Use Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) packages on Debian 5.0 (Lenny) instalation

Currently I have installed Debian Lenny on virtualized server provided by my local ISP. I can't upgrade it, can configure it however I want, to Squeeze but I need newest package versions provided by ...
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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. ...