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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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dividing line between developer and sysadmin for server patch management

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 do I configure davfs2 with setuid when installing with ansible?

I use the apt module of ansible to install davfs2 on a debian system. When installing the package in interactive mode, I get a dialog where I can choose to install mount.davfs with setuid, such ...
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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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How to tell apt to install a specfic package if it is a depended, but not if it is recommended?

On Debian or Ubuntu, how do I tell APT that I don't want particular package, unless I really have to have it? I can get part of the way there in three different ways: 1) I can pin the priority of ...
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Debian pin packages based on repo url

I have a problem, where my pin file is seemingly being ignored by apt. The situation is as follows: I have PHP installed from dotdeb.org and would like to reinstall it from sury.org. It is made out ...
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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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Why sometime running bash script doesn't show what its doing? Sometimes the same bash script shows the output

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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Download all package versions with aptly

How can we download all versions of a package when mirroring ? An example is the scsi-modules which can be found here: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux/ i need them all mirrored yet ...
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Is the snmp source package of correct version missing from security.debian.org?

I'm trying to build the newest snmp packages on debian jessie. However, https://packages.debian.org/jessie/snmp seems to show conflicting information. The page heading reads: Package: snmp (5.7.2....
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Error 404 for centos-sclo-rh-release when trying to install oVirt 4.2

Hello there, I am trying to install oVirt 4.2 on my CentOS 7.4 machine. Unfortunately, yum keeps telling me that he cannot find http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/sclo/x86_64/rh/repodata/repomd.xml....
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Where to get newer RHEL 7 kernel mentioned on bugzilla.redhat.com (for CentOS)

I am using Centos 7.4 and have encountered a bug, which I found a solution for: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1502601 The problem is, solution mentions that bug is fixed in kernel-3.10....
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How can I force the postinst for package A to run before the one for package B without depending on it?

(Hint to the reader: For the purpose of this post you can safely ignore what ufw is and how it actually works. My question is not about ufw, but about packaging). I have my own Deb package mypackage. ...
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Show updated packages with Ansible package management

I have a simple Ansible playbook that I use to run updates on all the servers I manage: - hosts: ubuntu tasks: - name: install all updates apt: upgrade: dist update_cache: yes ...
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Possible to remove rpm package off of remote hosts using ssh?

Good afternoon all! long time lurker, first time poster here. I am trying to use a script to remove an rpm remotely (foo). There are too many hosts to efficiently do this manually. There are ...
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Install lib files in red-hat from file

One question about installing libs. I have a RH 6.4, and I need some libs to be updated in the SO. I've been provided with the actual version, those are in file format libicudata.so.36.0 libicui18n....
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How to resolve Openssl Package error while installing nginx

I tried to install nginx in a RHEL 7.2 machine, and i got an error, Error: Package: 1:nginx-1.10.2-2.el7.x86_64 (epel) Requires: libcrypto.so.10(OPENSSL_1.0.2)(64bit) You could try using --...
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Installing packages in SLES 12 SP3

I'm new to Suse and I have no idea how to do anything here. This is something I'm terribly new at and I can't figure out some basic stuff. First off, I'm used to Ubuntu. To install packages in Suse I'...
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PHP 5.6 not working - Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I had PHP5.3 on my ubuntu and is now trying to install PHP5.6 on it. After purging the current version, This is what I've done first: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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How to know from which yum repository *URL* a package has been installed?

My sysadmin would like a proxy whitelist for some old CentOS sever I am trying to update (until now, it was cut off from the Internet). I asked to have full Internet access, so I can just update ...
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different requirements with yum and rpm for the same package

I have a yum repo: [sensu-checks-prod] name=sensu-checks-prod baseurl=http://our.internal.repo/pulp/repos/Sensu_checks_el6-prod/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=0 Which is composed of gem to RPMs created with ...
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What does Alpine's APK stands for?

Alpine Linux uses apk as its package manager, and its installer files are .apk... Just like Android files are. Are those related in any way? If yes, how? If not, what does APK stands for (Alpine ...
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How to get package info on YUM

I am new to unix systems, so forgive me if I am not being clear or saying something that makes no sense. I just created an Amazon Linux AMI machine and I saw it comes with Java 7 (1.7.0_131) but I ...
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How to auto update the expired GPG keys of APT?

When you create your own APT repo, you have to create a GPG key for it. So you need to import it with: apt-key add yourkey.asc or with a key server: apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --...
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How to set package version when installing using openstack disk image builder?

I would like to set a specific package version for some packages when using disk-image-builder to create images for use with OpenStack. In this case a Ubuntu base image is used and apt for ...
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Package management and building old software

At work we have a vendor supplied library that was delivered to us in the form of C++ headers and .so files. Our production environment has been CentOS 6 for a long time, but we may soon upgrade to ...

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