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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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Official online RPM package browser / search for CentOS [closed]

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

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 apt-show-versions -a myPackage I would get ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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PIP not installing to virtualenv directory

I am attempting to install django to a virtualenv that already exists. Following the instructions listed on the pip-install website here, I ran the following from SSH. name@server:~$ . myenv.env/bin/...
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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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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 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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How to install package with yum without updating repository information?

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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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? Edit: Thanks for the replys so ...
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Why isn't there a openjdk-8-jdk package on debian anymore?

On a docker container running the latest debian image I'm unable to install the openjdk-8-jdk package. Why not suddenly? $ apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk E: Unable to locate package openjdk-8-jdk Why ...
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Where to get debian mirror status?

The following command fails right now (14:16 in EET timezone): docker run debian:buster apt-get update The error being: $ docker run debian:buster apt-get update Get:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 libevent-devel-...
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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 puppet::...
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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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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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DEB: “Provides:” field ignored

I need to replace a package with a custom one, which gets its own name (foo-origpackage). To allow it to be used as drop-in replacement, I added the Provides: origpackage line to the control file. apt-...
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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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Make Yum recognize that httpd24-httpd (from SCL) provides the webserver virtual package

I've recently discovered software collections and understand how they allow me to install multiple versions of software by introducing a namespace for each collection. On Enterprise Linux, this is ...
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Install package from oldstable (wheezy) to stable (jessie)

I want to install the package which is missing in jessie from wheezy. It is like backport the other way. I need gcc-4.7, but jessie provides only gcc-4.9. Unstable provides gcc-4.7 only for arm ...
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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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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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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 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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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 upgrade a package in Debian 8?

I'm using a docker image that comes with Debian 8 (jessie). I'm trying to upgrade curl package to the latest (7.58) from 7.38. Running apt-cache showpkg curl shows that 7.38 is the latest version, ...
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Yum installation fails with RHEL 6.5

I am trying to install shibboleth SP package using YUM installation (Yum install shibboleth). I am getting the following error while installing. Downloading Packages: http://download.opensuse.org/...
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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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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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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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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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