Packages

How to Install Packages on Arch Linux

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Arch Linux is one of the popular Desktop Operating systems. Its main pros revolve around large community and thousands of packages that can be installed on Arch Linux, both from official repositories and from AUR. In this guide, we will [...]

Josphat Mutai 12:05 am

How to Install and Use Pacaur on Arch Linux

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In this guide, we're going to look at the installation and usage of Pacaur on Arch Linux. Pacaur is an AUR helper which aims at minimizing user prompts and interactions. It works with both official Arch repositories and AUR.  If [...]

Josphat Mutai 12:05 am

How to Show Installed Package Size on Ubuntu/Debian

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In this guide, I'll take you through the steps to show installed package size on Ubuntu/Debian Linux systems. This can be important when doing space audit trying to find packages using occupying large space on your system. The Ubuntu / [...]

Josphat Mutai 12:05 am

How to List Installed Packages by Size on CentOS/Fedora/Arch Linux

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Sometimes, you may need to keep track of your system's hard drive space especially if it's a cloud instance that's hosted on Amazon EC2, Linode, Digital Ocean or on your physical server.  You may be tempted to think that it's only [...]

Jamie Arthur 12:05 am

How to Remove Orphaned Packages on Ubuntu

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On Linux systems, the installation of some packages depends on others packages or libraries in order to work properly. For example, if you want to install a package named "mypackage", you need to its depended libraries. Later if you uninstall "mypackage", [...]

Alain Francois 12:05 am

How to Exclude Specific Package from apt-get Upgrade

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When working on some projects, sometimes you need the stability of your environment. Updating a package can cause the entire project to fail. Sometimes, we accidentally upgrade those packages which and this creates a serious issue on the server. This is why it [...]

Alain Francois 12:25 am

How to Install Specific Version of Package on CentOS & RHEL 7

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Sometimes, you may need to have a certain version of a package installed on your system to conform to a certain requirement. In this article, we are going to see how we can install specific versions of packages using yum package [...]

Jamie Arthur 12:05 am

How to Install Specific Version of Package using apt-get

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To handle Debian-based system packages, we use the apt-get command. This command requires administrative rights to work. It contains several options that make it possible to manipulate the packages through some operations like the installation, update or deletion, and many [...]

Alain Francois 12:05 am

How to Remove UnWanted Cached Packages on Arch Linux

Remove UnWanted Cached Packages

In this guide on How to Remove Cached Packages on Arch not needed using Pacman, I'll show you the steps taken to remove orphaned packages that are usually cached on Arch.  The Pacman package manager is one of the major distinguishing features [...]

Josphat Mutai 8:40 am

How to List Installed Packages by Date on Linux

List installed Package Date

Sometimes you want to know when a package was installed on your operating system, maybe for auditing purposes mostly if you're a Linux System Administrator. In this blog post, I'll show you how to list installed packages by date on [...]

Josphat Mutai 10:57 am

How to Use Eddy to Install Debian Packages on Elementary OS

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Eddy is a simple Debian package management GUI tool in Elementary OS that allows installation of Debian packages by dragging and dropping  Debian files onto a GUI window. The tool can be installed straight from App Center platform or installed from [...]

Jamie Arthur 12:05 am

How to Download Packages Using Yum/DNF without Installing on Linux

Download Packages without Installing

Today, we’ll take a look at how we can use package managers to download only rpm packages(offline) without installing them with all dependencies on Linux. Yum and Dnf package managers are used in RedHat distributions namely RedHat, CentOS and Fedora [...]

Jamie Arthur 9:22 am

How to Install Debian Packages Offline

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With a good and reliable internet connection, installing, updating or upgrading your Debian System is a walk in the park. All that is required of you is to run ‘apt-get update’ or apt-get upgrade’ commands and voila! Your system is [...]

Jamie Arthur 12:05 am

How to Install and Remove Packages with DNF in Fedora

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DNF (Dandified YUM) can be considered as the updated version of  YUM utility. DNF utility stands far better than other package managers when it comes to memory usage, CPU utilization and various other performance-related factors. In this article, let us discuss [...]

Bobbin Zachariah 3:00 am