A package is a specific piece of software and data in an archive files. It can be installed and uninstalled usually be a distribution-dependent package manager (e.g. apt-get on Raspbian or pacman on Arch Linux). This is for questions related to the use and management of packages.

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Install Packages on Raspberry Pi2 without wifi

I have a Rpi2 and it is not connected to wifi and I cant connect it to Ethernet. I have a Windows 10 pc and want to install packages offline on my rpi2. Is this possible?
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Cannot install xpra: unmet dependancies

I'm trying to install Xpra, however it seems that there are missing packages I cannot install. Xpra fails with the following error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Is it safe to purge nodejs when replacing “/usr/bin/nodejs” with “/usr/local/bin/node”?

System - Raspbian (Jessie): sudo apt-get install npm sudo npm install -g n sudo n stable Now I have two instances of node. /usr/bin/node -v returns v0.10.29 /usr/local/bin/node -v returns v6.2.1 ...
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I have installed Raspbian Lite which packages do I download?

Whenever I try to use raspbian the image breaks but when I use the lite version it's perfect now please tell me which packages should I install to get a full fledged raspbian desktop
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E: Package 'mysql-server' has no installation candidate

I am using Raspberry pi 2 with raspbian OS. When I try to install Mysql and phpmyadmin to raspberry using following command. sudo apt-get install mysql-server libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql ...
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Package jetty is not available

I try to install jetty on a new Raspberry Pi 3 with Raspbian. sudo apt-get install jetty But i only get the following message: Package jetty is not available, but is referred to by another ...
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Where are packages installed in Raspbian

I installed postgresql. sudo apt-get postgresql-9.4 I am not able to find, where it was installed. Where is the data folder of the postgres
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Can't install any package because “xfonts-base” caontains empty filename

When I try to install or remove any package this error appears dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package `xfonts-base' contains empty filename syError: Timeout was ...
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installing fim - *** GNU readline library headers not found !

I'm following the steps here Unable to locate "fim" package when I run ./configure I get this message configure: error: ** GNU readline library headers not found ! please install them ...
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Packager forgot my files

I am trying to prepare a package with some doc (PDF) inside. Here is basically what I did. bzr whoami "[xxx]" cd ~/Documents/src tar cvzf makenator-doc-3rdparty_1.0.1.tar.gz makenator-doc-3rdparty mv ...
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libtiff4-dev - The following packages have unmet dependencies

I am trying to install opencv on my raspberry pi. One of the dependent packages is: libtiff4-dev When I try to install it I get the following: sudo apt-get install libtiff4-dev Reading package ...
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Cannot install Apache2 on my Raspberry pi

I am getting the following error when I install Apache2 on my pi. Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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linux-imag-?-dbg and linux-headers package missing

I'd like to make use of systemtap on my 2016-02-09-raspbian/jessie system. For that I need the kernel debug package and the kernel headers. The kernel in use is: root@raspberrypi:/home/pi# uname -r ...
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The following packages have been kept back: mopidy

After performing sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade, I got the message The following packages have been kept back: mopidy What I usually do in this case, is sudo apt-get install ...
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Unable to locate “fim” package

sudo apt-get install fim results in the error message "unable to locate package fim". fbi seems to be fine though. Any idea why?
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how to create a restore point before an apt-get install to effectively remove the package

I discoverd aplay could not play a sound immediately after another aplay command. I reported the issue. It seems to be working in other systems. So I started from scratch and after each apt-get ...
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OpenCV release vs development version

I made a simple application with OpenCV for the RPI2. To do so, I installed the 'development' package on my RPI2. sudo apt-get install libopencv-dev python-opencv Now, I want to install my ...
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How do you setup a Raspbian Package Repository [closed]

Many of the Raspbian packages available are old and I want to update some of the software I use to the latest version. I would like to setup a local repository so my other RPi's can all pull from the ...
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Can I safely remove non-free software on a Raspberry Pi 2 running Raspbian?

I am the lucky owner of a Raspberry Pi 2 on which I installed Raspbian: $ cat /proc/version Linux version 3.18.11-v7+ (dc4@dc4-XPS13-9333) (gcc version 4.8.3 20140303 (prerelease) (crosstool-NG ...
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How to add a package to official raspbian repositories?

How to add a package to official raspbian repositories ? Debian has a very extensive guide into the matter : https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/distribute-deb/distribute-deb.html#adding-packages-to-...
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Install latest version of a package

I wanted to install Vim on my Raspberry Pi 2, but the repository only has v7.3 instead of the latest 7.4. There is some functionality missing in the old I need. I've found that you can download the ....
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Where are nslookup and dig gone?

I installed my Raspberry Pi out of the box. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find neither nslookup nor dig. Where can I find them? Which package do I need to add? uname -a is: Linux brambleberry 3....
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Install (or build) experimental Debian package for rpi (NetworkManager 1.0)

So I need NetworkManager 1.0 on my Rpi to be able to setup new wifi connections via nmcli. There is a package in experimental debian repo: https://packages.debian.org/network-manager I made $ sudo ...
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How do I create my own package from a compiled source?

I have spent a few good hours compiling the latest mono for the Rasbperry Pi. I wouldn't want to do this again, if it came to it. I tried cross compiling with qemu but I am still a noob with qemu. ...
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Installed package using `sudo aptitude`

I have installed packages using the sudo aptitude command by selecting the packages from a list but after installation, the packages I installed doesn't seem to appear in my program menu. They are ...
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Raspbian dialog package problems on boot

I made my own UNIX shell script that runs at boot that helps me mount/unmount USB drives. I use the dialog package for my interface. The code works fine when I run it normally but on boot the dialog ...
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Get libstdc++5 on Raspbian

I'm trying to get a semi-old printer driver (lexmark z600) from ubuntu working on my Raspberry Pi. When I extract the .deb file and poke around in control it looks like it's marked Architecture: all, ...
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automatically uninstall all non essential packages

I want to make my debian server cleaner, easier to manage and have better performance. Is there a command that I can run to clean up (uninstall) all non essential packages so that I can start from the ...
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How to package Shell Bash files for apt-get

Packaging a shell bash file and txt files for raspbian install using the apt-get install. Is there a detailed and simple way of doing this. to be able to package file so that they can be installed ...
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How to setup Emacspeak on raspbian OS

I want to setup emacspeek package on raspi. text to speech reader usable for blind users. But currently emacspeek is available only on archlinux.How to make it working on raspbian? sudo apt-get ...
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Plymouth on Raspberry Pi

Has anyone got plymouth (startup logo package) working on Raspberry Pi? On Raspbian Wheezy, I've successfully installed plymouth using apt-get but when I go to create the required initramfs, I get ...
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Unable to install packages after updating Raspberry pi

I recently updated rpi firmware to 3.12.30+ by running sudo rpi-update However after this update, i am unable to install new packages on my pi. On trying to install ristretto, links2, pqiv, fim ...
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Raspbian: Download sources of older packages

I want to sell embedded devices powered by Raspberry Pis and Raspbian (without the non-free software). I want to distribute the sources of the os distribution with the devices (mainly to satisfy GPL ...
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Why is netatalk not updated?

I am trying to set up a OS X networking environment with a raspberry pi and again have to build netatalk 3.1.6. Why is it now updated on the repository? Will it ever be?
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How can I download packages to windows so that they can be installed in raspberry?

One thing I really dislike about Linux is the completelly obscure system of installing programs. It's really comfortable for normal user with access to internet, but not to me. Whenever I want to ...
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What packages are pre-installed on the current Raspbian image?

This question gave me the idea that it might be handy to have a list of all packages that are pre-installed on the Raspberry Pi Foundation's Raspbian image.
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samba net command on Debian Wheezy

Which package for Debian Wheezy holds the 'net' command? I am running Raspbian 7 (Debian Wheezy) with samba-common and samba packages installed. But can not locate net.
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noobie trying to install packages on raspberry pi

I'm trying to install the list of packages defined in step one here: http://raspberrypipbx.blogspot.ca/ The command I'm using looks like pi@jl-raspberrypi / $ sudo apt-get install autoconf ...
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Phantom JS On the Pi

I'm trying to install Phantom JS, but it is not in the official Raspbian repository. I've found two people who pre-built binaries for the Raspberry Pi here and here, but when I follow the instructions ...
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Unable to fetch some archives (503 Service Unavailable) [closed]

I recently got a Raspberry Pi and have been trying to install some apps on it. I tried installing gnash using: sudo apt-get install iceweasel browser-plugin-gnash but following error message ...
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List of supported software versions?

I saw a few questions, which are asking for the latest version of package/lib/software named XY, so I do believe that a more general question, which could help other looking for some package/lib/...
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How to install libfame-dev on Raspbian?

I am trying to install MythTV backend on an Raspberry Pi. I began following these instructions to install from source but I quickly hit a roadblock: pi@mythtvpi ~ $ sudo apt-get install <snip> ...
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Building a “configuration package”

I recently got a raspberry pi which I intend to use for some photography timelapsing/post processing while I'm on the road... I've gotten the system setup now (albeit with some hassle) but I'd like ...
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Which is the highest version of libc6 available for Raspbian?

I am trying to install libwvstreams4.6-base offline using dpkg. I am getting a dependency error for libc6 ( >= 2.15) but I am unable to find this required version for raspbian. Currently, libc6 2.13 ...
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Which architecture should I choose for downloading a deb package?

I want to install a wvdial debian package on my Raspberry Pi Model B, Raspbian OS, to enable Internet access via a dongle. I am downloading the package on a different x86 machine and will later ...
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Missing PACMAN command, can I install it without connecting internet?

I would like to set up ADSL connection for my RPi I've download ppp and rp-pppoe (pkg.tar.xz) and want to use pacman command to install the packages But in my RPi system can not find pacman tool My ...
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held broken packages

When I try and do sudo apt-get update it seems to me that I have 4 newer packages than what is to be installed. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Module Index Update Packages Building ...
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Where should put debian package of ceph for pi

so where should I put upload the .deb file when done. Their dot lib for the doc's if anyknows of a package for this please give me a heads up about it.
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How to install GNU C++ Development Tools on Raspberry Pi (using apt-get)

Is there a well-known package I should install for C++ Development Tools? What do I type at the command-line after sudo apt-get install? Ideally, I want the same tools that were installed with "...
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Unable to use apt-get: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error … is missing final newline

I am unable to use the apt-get command to install any packages on my pi. I started trying to install python-pip using sudo apt-get install python-pip which results in the error dpkg: ...