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

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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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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 : ...
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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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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Puppet: Run Augeas only when a specific package exists

I want to use Augeas to modify "/etc/inittab", but this should only happen when the package "sysvinit" is installed. That package is not under Puppet control (and shall not be). The "onlyif" from ...
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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?
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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 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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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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CentOS PCI Compliance assessment

We are currently working our way through a PCI compliance assessment on our server running CentOS. We are getting a lot of 'severe' issues with suggested fixes. The suggestions to rectify the issues ...
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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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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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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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Checking deb dependencies against the current system

I know I can list the .deb's dependencies using dpkg --info, but is there any automated way to check those dependencies against the current system? What I'm interested in, the status: whether the ...
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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 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 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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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In which solaris sparc package does crtbegin and crtend belongs to?

I need to add those two to my paths. Thus, my plan is to check first if they're already in my machine, and if they are, I'll add them to my path. Otherwise, I'll install them first then add them to ...
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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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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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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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Install a specific package version in CentOS

I have two web servers, a production web server and a backup web server. After running a rpm -qa on the two servers, I noticed some package discrepancies. It seems like, someone ran a yum update at ...
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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: ...
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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 ...