Tagged: Package management

Build Packages From Source Using CheckInstall

How To Build Packages From Source Using CheckInstall

A while ago, we wrote about an utility called Fpm that helps to easily build linux packages for multiple Linux platforms. Today, we will discuss about CheckInstall which is also used to build Linux packages from...

Find Dependencies For A Particular Package

How To Find Dependencies For A Particular Package In CentOS

This tutorial explains how to find which package requires a certain dependency in CentOS, RHEL, Fedora and scientific Linux. You might ask why we need to find the dependencies. There could be many reasons. If...

find and remove unused packages in Linux

How To Find And Remove Unused Packages In Linux

Running out of low disk space? You may need to check for unused packages (orphaned packages) filled in your hard drive. Orphaned (unused) packages are nothing but the packages which will be installed as dependencies/libraries...

prevent a package from being automatically installed, upgraded or removed in Ubuntu

How To Prevent A Package From Being Automatically Installed, Upgraded Or Removed In Ubuntu

In this brief tutorial, we will see how to prevent a package from being automatically installed, upgraded or removed. Some of you might wonder why would anyone want to do that. There could be many reasons. You...

downgrade a package in arch linux

How To Downgrade A Package In Arch Linux

As you might know, Arch Linux is a rolling release and DIY (do-it-yourself) distribution. So you have to be bit careful while updating it often, especially installing or updating packages from the third party repositories...