I have this package dependency question for a while. I have brand new Squeeze system. I selected desktop during installation. Gnome is default system but I turned off gdm3 and uses fluxbox as window manager. I understand if two packages are tied together funtionally so that removal of either package terminates one feature. Above cases, many small packages only depends on the core packages. The core packages work fine without games, other programs.
There are so many programs that I want to remove in the system. For examples, ekiga is a VoIP program that I never use it. When I tried to remove it using apt-get or aptitude, it suggests entire gnome packages will be removed also, which is illogical. The only solution I found is I need to manually remove the package files. I haven't tried it yet.
I want to remove a keyring package I installed from a repository that I no longer want to use. However, I cannot remove it:
# apt-get remove -y --force-yes debian-xray-keyring Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be removed: debian-xray-keyring 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 130 not upgraded. After this operation, 49.2 kB disk space will be freed. (Reading database ... 181076 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing debian-xray-keyring ... gpg: key "AB8F901D" not found: eof gpg: AB8F901D: delete key failed: eof dpkg: error processing debian-xray-keyring (--remove): subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 2 configured to not write apport reports Errors were encountered while processing: debian-xray-keyring E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
VirtualBox is awesome tool for experiment and learning Linux.On the Linux guest OS, I installed standard system without Xorg.i expected it remove all the packages that come along with gnome-terminal previously.Only gnome-terminal was removed, 750kB free space. Now the system have 149MB packages as waste data IMHO.It doesn't look right to me.
I don't know why I can't get listed the installed and not installed packages in the "Add and Remove Software" utility in Fedora 11 with KDE Desktop. I have already used it with no problems, but for some reasons I had to reinstall the system, and I got this problem since then. So, I can't remove packages because the list is empty (picture attached), and for the same reason I can't add new sofware from the Installation DVD.
I m using pidgin2.5.5-1 that is old version of pidgin because of some proxy issue, I dont want to update it anymore but it keeps on showing its update in package updater its very annoying...How could i get rid of it ?I want package updater show all updates except this...that is permanently remove it from update check list.
For some odd reason in wheezy it's not downloading the packages in the 'all' architecture, this leads to interesting issues when it comes to things like installing chromium and other packages that aren't built for one particular architecture. I've only noticed this in wheezy, and i'm not sure if this is normal. If there is any easy way to fix this, I'd be more than happy to hear.When i try to do an apt-get update, it only downloads from amd64 and not all. I've tried the mit mirror, and also the one shown there or well the default one but it still doesn't seem to be working right.
I have logitech mx518 (mouse).Additional buttons did not work, so I googled a bit and tried different stuff. One of these is the package lomoco.I installed it via aptitude install and did not noticed any differences. So I tried to remove it with aptitude remove, but this seems not to have worked.The problem is, I get several warnings or error messages (or what ever) on startup about lomoco. So I would like to remove it completely.
I am trying to set up samba using AD to authenticate users. I did a clean install with the latest version of debian (need at least version 3 of samba for this to work). When I first installed winbind and ran "ps -ef | grep winbind", I could see about 4 instances of winbindd running. I set up kerberos and ran kinit and that ran fine, then tried changing my smb.conf file and restarting samba and winbind. Everything seems to appear normal when I restart the daemons, but when I run "ps -ef | grep winbind", I see nothing running.
All I want is for my bootloader to show "Ubuntu" & "Windows XP" which are the only 2 OS's I have installed (dual booting). At the moment it shows Windows XP, Ubuntu, Ubuntu recovery mode & like 2 more.. which are also Ubuntu & recovery mode. I've never selected the other Ubuntu ones, only the first one. So, how can I remove the ones I don't want to show on the list.
Recently tried to install a new Wine package, but the install failed, so I removed it and reinstalled the old one. That installation also failed, and now the package is in a half-installed state and can neither be installed nor removed. I'd be most grateful for some help - I miss my Wine!
# apt-get install 0.9.47~winehq0~debian~4.0-1 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done E: The package wine needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. # apt-get remove 0.9.47~winehq0~debian~4.0-1 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done E: The package wine needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
What does it mean by "an archive", and where can I find one?
I've setup my own repository which I want to use SSH as the protocol. I managed to get everything working with an SSH key using port 22. Now, I would like to change the SSH port. I've already changed it on the SSH/repo server. Now I can't figure out how to change apt to use a custom port on the client computer.
My sources.list file line which worked over port 22: deb ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/home/user/repo lenny main contrib non-free I've tried: deb ssh://email@example.com:12345/home/user/repo lenny main contrib non-free and it fails and actually says "failed connecting to port 22"
Can this be done? I've searched google for hours and I getting nothing but unrelated data. I've read the man pages. The man page for apt.conf specified that you can set the port this way for HTTP, but doesn't mention anything about ssh ports.
I have a fresh Debian install, since this install was on a desktop, I had an internet connection and didn't notice (it was late, I was half asleep) I opted to download a whole load of packages I didn't really need. I thought all was doomed until I remembered that I have done another Debian install but a week ago on a laptop, which has a nice clean install without all the bloat.
So I ran dpkg --get-selections > selections and had it sent to my new desktop installation.
Now if I run dpkg --set-selections < selections followed by dselect-upgrade nothing happens. I assume this is because the smaller list contains all the packages 'to be installed' which already are, and all the missing packages are not being purged. Do I need to explicitly add all the packages I want to purge to the 'selection' list or is there a better way of doing it?
Today I decided to include again Debian Volatile and discovered that it doesn't exist anymore and that I can get the same packages using this line: deb [url] squeeze-updates main
And the first question is: is this the same than debian-security?
Then, I decided to use [url] to make things less confused, and this was the output:
The first line is Ok. The second line, I guest it's the same than my second line. But, the third, is something different. So, the main question is: what is the difference between squeeze-proposed-updates and squeeze-updates? Are those repos completely separated from squeeze/updates (in security.debian.org)? And, what else should I add to have an always up-to-date and secure system?
I tried installing gnome-desktop, which wiped out /etc/resolv.conf (and ultimately failed to install). A comment was left in resolv.conf saying "do not edit..". Where is the proper place to list nameservers in debian?
I recently tossed Ubuntu for Debian Unstable for my personal machines and I'm having trouble building Emerald into a package. I've already configured and installed the package (using the usual ./configure, make, make install) but I wanted to make a deb for future use (for myself and for others). However every time I try to run dpkg-build I get the following error message.
I faced on these days a very nasty problem, during the upgrading of my system... something bad happened and I can not remove, purge, install, reinstall the package flashplugin-nonfree no matter what tries I did till now. To see my tries please read bellow.Do any of you have any advanced advice how can solve this BIG problem that occurs to me?
So, there are these source packages i downloaded, which i want to build with slightly different configure options due to a bug in debian: hfd5-serial and hdf5-openmpi cannot coexist, yet some packages require the serial version of the lib , others require the openmpi.
I downloaded the sources, in order to build them, without the hdf5 thing...
I have already built this from source in Scientific Linux, and i know this can be done without hdf5.
Where do i hack into the debian source tree of a package to remove a configure option...?
Does anyone know if I can successfully remove / delete the 'debian-sys-maint' account from MySQL? I noticed it there and appears to be something the Debian developers / maintainers of MySQL package added. I am guessing it's there to manage package updates and system maintenance as a back door of sorts. Anyone know if I can remove this account and not break the package or database?
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 0 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/dm-0 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 1 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/dm-1 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 2 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/dm-2 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 3 Jan 9 11:05 /dev/dm-3 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 4 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/dm-4 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 5 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/dm-5 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 6 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/dm-6 brw-rw---- 1 root disk 254, 7 Jan 9 01:03 /dev/dm-7
Will they be deleted automatically or should/can I remove them? How do I check the need for the other dm-? files? As indicated below, it seems like some may be duplicates.
I also found this set in /etc/lvm/archive/:
-rw------- 1 root root 2909 Oct 17 00:41 Relaise-vg_00000-1453251236.vg -rw------- 1 root root 2929 Oct 24 22:08 Relaise-vg_00001-1530642081.vg -rw------- 1 root root 2924 Oct 25 19:33 Relaise-vg_00002-328450675.vg -rw------- 1 root root 2901 Oct 26 19:53 Relaise-vg_00003-1555350964.vg -rw------- 1 root root 2902 Oct 26 19:53 Relaise-vg_00004-1044927704.vg
Some of these seem like duplicates. This may be due to multiple attempts to build the volumes. Is there a way to determine if all of the are useful?