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Process of installation, deletion and update the software configuration in the operating system using a pre-prepared packages.

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apk command to find which package installs a program? [Alpine Linux]

I want to install program /usr/bin/time using Alpine Linux package manager apk (time is a program runtime measurement tool). But I don't know which package to install. apk search time reports 147 ...
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I want to update a debian package, but apt deletes packages that are needed

I can see that my xfce4-panel version didn't get upgraded to 4.16 (it's still 4.12) after upgrading debian from buster to bullseye. So I wrote sudo apt install xfce4-panel to try to upgrade xfce4-...
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Converting RPM packages for debian fails "due to shell metacharacters"

I am trying to convert the "MegaRAID Storage Manager" RPM packages to debian dep packages. I'm using the alien package therefor as explained here: https://hosting-tutorials.co.uk/tutorials/...
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RHEL Auditbeat - "existing_package" spam

I have an RHEL (7.6) server I'm testing Auditbeat on. (on-premise, vmware) I've noticed that, every day at 5:20AM, there is a spam of several hundred "existing_package" events. I don't see ...
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Advice needed: Server maintenance

On CentOS 7: I have a set of servers that form an environment for a web application. Every client has their own set of servers that have similar software installed on the servers in every set. So ...
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E: Unable to locate package mosquitto [closed]

I'm trying to install the mosquitto package, but when I type sudo apt-get install mosquitto it returns E: Unable to locate package mosquitto. I already ran sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade....
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Broken MySQL Installation, Cant Install or Uninstall

So, ive installed MySQL but in the middle my PC Decided to crash and the Linux Terminal died therefore cancelling the operation... Now when i try to install it i get this 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed,...
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EPEL 7 proftp package only outdated version available 1.3.5e

Im a curious why there is no new version for the epel-x86_64 ftp server package proftp in the epel 7 repo: https://centos.pkgs.org/7/epel-x86_64/proftpd-1.3.5e-10.el7.x86_64.rpm.html There is only ...
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Where are the official sources for libzbar?

zbar is a project that provides a barcode/qr-code scanning library and command line programs. libzbar0 is provided in version 0.22 on Debian buster (our Docker images) and in version 0.23 on Ubuntu 20....
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How do I reliably determine on Ubuntu when the latest version of a package was made available?

How to create a command, on Ubuntu, to report when the latest version of a given package was released? (I need to check this as part of proving that we install certain updates on certain servers ...
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How to remove non-launchpad-ppa repository from apt update list?

When I run sudo apt update, it hits/gets a list of urls, including Hit:7 http://realsense-hw-public.s3.amazonaws.com/Debian/apt-repo bionic InRelease. How do I remove this specific url from what apt ...
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Oracle Linux 8.3 can't find libyaml-devel

I'm evaluating Oracle Linux as a CentOS alternatives. During my tests I have to compile a package depending on libyaml-devel but the lib isn't present in the repo. I had the impression Oracle Linux ...
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Not enough space in /var/cache/apt/archives/

Debian 10 desktop with persistence root@debian:~# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 3.8G 0 3.8G 0% /dev tmpfs 767M 19M 749M 3% /run /dev/...
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How does EOL work for a specific package that is part of the main repo in a Linux distribution?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, which has an EOL date of April 2023. go1.10 is included as part of Ubuntu 18.04's main repository. This is already considered EOL. (https://endoflife.date/go) According ...
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How do I do a clean upgrade of roundcube on Debian buster?

I have a Debian buster machine on an AWS instance. /etc/apt/sources already has the backport url in it. I have installed Roundcube already using the stable release. I want to upgrade this package to ...
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Unable to install package via yum while using a docker container

I have been working on this project forever, every anomaly has been rectified, the only thing remaining appears to be a docker limitation but I'm still going to try my luck here, in case there's ...
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How to run a powershell script with logged in user using SCCM 2002

I have a PowerShell script (package) which need to run with the logged in domain user account in order to get a file from intranet site. It should be silent installation without any user intervention ...
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Docker enterprise installation on CIS AMI of windows 2016 server

I am trying to install the Docker enterprise edition on CIS AMI of windows 2016 server using ansible. I am using PowerShell module for this installation. The code is as below for the docker ...
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pkg install: Chain was rooted in an untrusted self-signed certificate

I am trying to install GUI Environment in Oracle Solaris 11.3 but when I executed command pkg install solaris-desktop I got following error Creating Plan (Package planning: 25/362): - pkg install: ...
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Unable to install mbstring for php7.1 on server running multiple PHP versions

My Centos6 webserver is running php 5.6 and php 7.1 (webmin/virtualmin). I already have mbstring installed for php 5.6, but I also need it for 7.1. When I do yum install php71w-mbstring I get the ...
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How do you build an MSIX package from the command line

My end goal is to be able to run a Powershell install script in a VM and capture all the changes it makes into a MSIX package. I can do this manually without issue using the MSIX Packaging Tool wizard,...
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dividing line between developer and sysadmin for server patch management [closed]

I know this question probably doesn't go here. but I dont know which overflow site to use. We have a web server that we use for customers to access our things. Our IT/security team believes it is on ...
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Can you upgrade package while it is still running?

We have a Debian package which we want to upgrade. It installs a set of java jars, which run as a systemd service. Can the package be upgraded while it is still running? My understanding is, yes, ...
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Fixing botched yum update: cannot remove duplicates

I was performing a routine yum update when it starting throwing a stream of 'non-fatal' errors. It was complaining the machine had run out of memory. Nevertheless, yum didn't find it necessary to stop ...
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Is a Debian Testing package safety comparable to Ubuntu “Stable”

I've noticed that Ubuntu has newer packages, and I wondered if it has more support or they are less cautious. Turns out it's the latter: "Ubuntu packages are based on packages from Debian's ...
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Windows 2016 powershell and NuGet Errors

I am trying to install the Windows 2016 RDWeb HTML5 client on a Windows 2016 RDGW server using these instructions from Microsoft CLICK HERE I was able to successfully do this on one of our regional ...
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Reinitialize custom debian source list

I just added new package into ./dists/buster/main/binary-amd64/Packages .. how do I reinitialize it? I assume I have to reinitialize it because when I do apt update I dont see package I just added.
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How should I verify whether pacman package install was successful?

What's the right way to ensure that a package installation with pacman has completed successfully when using pacman in a script? During the recent repository outage of MSYS2, which uses pacman, I ...
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Puppet Package class can't detect installed package when multiple versions are present

I am trying to install the kernel-devel package matching the running kernel version. My guess was: package { 'kernel-devel': ensure => "${facts['kernelrelease']}", } but it doesn't work ...
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How to get information about security updates for Alpine Linux?

I would like to get information that important package updates occured (e.g. connected with security updates) - so that I know, that I need to rebuild my Alpine-based images with apps. It could be ...
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Why are some packages missing in Debian Testing that are available in Stable and Unstable? How do you install those packages?

I am setting up a machine with Debian Testing (Bullseye). I found that some packages are not available in Testing, but they are in Stable (Buster) and in Unstable (Sid). For example: LibreCAD: https:...
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Mismatch version between installed package and executable version printing

I am facing an issue about mismatch between last updated package of PHP and what is actually run. Recently I have updated my Ubuntu server by running: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade On ...
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How to fix broken packages on Ubuntu

I have a Ubuntu 18.10 server, and recently tried to update git. I keep getting errors that a number of packages are not properly installed. Errors were encountered while processing: libpaper1:amd64 ...
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How to suppress Uninstall-Package prompting to install nuget

I am writing a script to go through our fleet of Windows machines, search for a couple of applications, and uninstall them if found. To achieve this, I am using two commands Get-Package Uninstall-...
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Reinstalling the uninstalled packages using a bash script to make things back to normal

Well, I created a bash script which seems to work on my situation. Here I have installed a random small program to catch other error messages & saved it as "ls.sh" filename. for package in $(apt ...
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Cannot upgrade Debian Jessie to Stable because of deb.sury PHP PPA

I'm attempting to upgrade my Linode Jessie instance to Stable by following this tutorial. I've upgraded my /etc/apt/sources.list file, and am up to the $ sudo apt update step. When I enter that ...
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List currently installed package version during yum update

yum list installed kernel will return a list of packages and their current version: Installed Packages [...] kernel.x86_64 3.10.0-693.5.2.el7 updates yum update kernel gives you a list of ...
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Installed software from source, how to say yum not to install it from package?

On a CentOS 7, I've installed foobar version 2, compiled from sources. How can I make yum aware of that install so it won't install foobar version 1 for dependency? Installation of foobar $ git ...
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Can not start sshd service: relocation error

After updating openssh version from 5.3 to 7.9 I am having problems when I try to start sshd service, The script that I executed is: rpm -Uvh openssh-latest-7.9p1-1.el6.cgsl7741.x86_64.rpm --...
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Self extract ZIP that can run a command

I have: install.sh config/* images/* etc I would like to bundle all that up in 1 file, so that when the user runs that file (no args), it will: self extract in /tmp/[temp_name]/ run /tmp/[...
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Spacewalk Clients Not Running Yum Updates

The clients registered with my spacewalk server report needing updates but when I schedule a event to update the packages on the clients they never perform the update. The little clock icon appears on ...
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How to completely remove a package in Ubuntu (like it never existed)

When I remove a package in Ubuntu using apt-get remove package, it always seems to leave behind a lot of files... for example, log files in /var/log, config files in /etc, data in /var/lib, etc. How ...
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yum priority plugin does not allow to install package

I want to enable priority plugin for yum which is called yum-plugin-priorities. After that I enable and install that plugin I see that plugin is working but behavior is weird. Even I know package is ...
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Troubleshoot msiexec removing dotnet Core

I am attempting to upgrade ASP.NET Core from 2.0.3 to 2.1.5 on a group of servers. I am using a Powershell script that looks something like this: $software = Get-ChildItem 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\...
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Aptly publish asking for password although --passphrase flag is set

I unsuccessfully try publishing an APTLY snapshot (about 80GB) using aptly publish snapshot --batch=true --passphrase="SuperSecretPassWord" --distribution="mydistro" current-snapshot After about 15 ...
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How does one validate an MSI file for Group Policy Software Installation?

I am wrestling with learning Group Policy Software Installation; I'm at the point where I think I know what should be going on, but I don't have a ton of practical experience yet, and am not finding ...
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jessie-backports-sloppy/ejabberd depends on jessie-backports packages how to solve

We have a debian jessie installation and we are trying to install a the package jessie-backports-sloppy/ejabberd with # apt-get -t jessie-backports-sloppy install ejabberd Reading package lists... ...
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Is it possible for packets sent using TCP to ever arrive with different data? [closed]

Sometimes in my networking library when I send a packet the data arrives different than when I sent it. I assumed that TCP guarenteed exact delivery. Is this true? Or must there be something wrong in ...
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How to install YUM with CentOS with conflicting python versions?

I have been searching all over the internet for the instructions to install yum on CentOS. I haven't been able to find a single helpful source as all the links to yum packages are not working. Why ...
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It is possible to insert words in a command?

Hi I'm try to do an installer which is compatible among different linux distros. It is possible to achieve something like this (see the last line of code). PACKAGE_MANAGER=$1 INSTALL_PACKAGE_CMD="" #...
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