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Perl package not found with apt

When I try to do an upgrade or install something, apt(-get or aptitude) throw an error, saying that perl can't find XML/SAX/Debian.pm while trying to configure libxml-libxml-perl. Here is the full ...
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Can't locate LWP

After recent upgrade I can't launch only one of my apps it always gives me this error: Can't locate LWP/UserAgent/Cached.pm in @INC (you may need to install the LWP::UserAgent::Cached module) (@INC ...
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Perl .pl file downloads instead of being executed

I'm trying to get OTRS 4.0 working on Ubuntu 14.04. I've followed all instructions to install from source. When I open the site (localhost/otrs/index.pl), an empty .pl-file is served for download. ...
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Output of a Perl one-liner [closed]

I have a perl one-liner: perl -pe 'while (/((\(.*?[^)]\))|(".*?"))/g) {print "$1 ";} print "\n"' testdata The file testdata contains the following: "123" (123) 123 Ouput is: "123" (123) "123" ...
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How can I delete text that is NOT in quotes or parentheses?

Input: 19. "foo foo" (bar bar) (19) raboof "foo foo" raboof Expected output: "foo foo" (bar bar) (19) "foo foo" As you can see, I would like to keep the double quotes and parentheses. ...
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How can I merge files on a line by line basis?

cat file1 foo ice two cat file2 bar cream hundred Desired output: foobar icecream twohundred I already have a solution involving a for loop with sed using the line number of the files, but in ...
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useradd doesn't allow the user to log on

On an Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS the following command: adduser fu and then entering a password bar and just pressing Enter on all other questions, creates a user that allows me to log on and has the ...
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parsing out in bash

my file looks like this // [297]((((21:0.125204,20:0.125204):0.00994299,(28:0.0790047,(7:0.0146105,5:0.0146105):0.0643943):0.0561423):0 segsites: positions: 1 2 4 6 9 10 45 67 78 89 ...
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Unable to locate package perl(Net: & IO::Socket:)

When i am trying to use following command it shows following error root@RR-DE-NMS-1:~# apt-get install 'perl(Net::SSLeay)' 'perl(IO::Socket::SSL)' Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Replace string with multiline file content

I need to replace string SALT in a file with content of another file. Problem is that the input file has multilines. I tried something like this in my bash script: SALT=`cat salt.txt`; sed ...
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Find and replacement of the numerical part of a particular string with increased value using terminal command [duplicate]

The inputfile is, test00.dat test07.dat test03.dat aram22.dat test09.dat aram09.dat test13.dat I need the output file as test01.dat test08.dat test04.dat aram22.dat test10.dat aram09.dat ...
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Command-line perl regex replacement: replacement string contains utf8

Say you have a file named test.txt with the following lines: ಕದಂ.ಬ कदम्ब. Then, suppose you want to replace each dot following a devanagarI unicode character (ie in कदम्ब) with a ।. Then, you might ...
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Find and replace regular expression (matching unicode character class Devanagari) in multiple files

Say you have a file named test.txt with the following lines: ಕದಂಬ कदम्ब Then, suppose you want to replace each devanagarI unicode character (ie in कदम्ब) with a D. Then, you might think that the ...
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problem in creating own module for reuse

i wish to create my own module and i want to use that module name for further use, the main concept is, create a module which should contains subroutines for line count, word-count and character ...
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Using switch statement with Ubuntu in Perl [duplicate]

I am an IT student and taking UNIX/Perl class. I am using vi to write Perl program with a switch statement. I am running into this error: "Can't locate switch.pm in @INC (you may need to install the ...
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Install Ububuntu on Asus X205TA (error)?

I am trying to follow this Instructions to install Ubuntu 14.10 on ASUS EeeBook X205TA , but after running the first line of code, I get this error: Unable to locate package libfont-freetype-perl ...
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How to find and replace a particular string by increasing its numerical part? [duplicate]

My input file is, ami41 ami56 ami23 ami67 ami45 ami34 ami88 jama66 tumi234 bichi23455 susami345 Using a single command line I need the output as, ami42 ami57 ami24 ami68 ami46 ami35 ami89 jama66 ...
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when i am trying to run a perl file i am getting permission denied error

/usr/local/share/lxr/lxr-2.0.3/scripts$ ls ANSI-escape.sh ContextMgr.pm LCLInterpreter.pm QuestionAnswer.pm set-lxr-version.sh VTescape.pm configure-lxr.pl kernel-vars-grab.sh ...
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atftpd pcre problem

I am trying to build ris server using atftpd and samba but the problem is tftp client request files in \path\to\file format and i want to change this to path/to/file format. So i wrote pcre file for ...
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Is there a Perl or Python script I can write which can minimize the Gnome terminal window?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 with the old-style GNOME setting from the GDM. (I don't like the new Unity interface.) Is there a way I can create a command that I can type in my terminal window to minimize it? ...
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Running SCP via Perl system() call when running as a service

I created a Debian style service that monitors a database and copies files to a remote machine depending on the data in the database. When this runs "standalone", the entire process works ...
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How do I repair / reconfigure a broken Perl package when apt and dpkg both depend on Perl?

Recent system updates resulted in errors including this: debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate Fcntl.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Fcntl module) (for which I submitted bug ...
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Remove all English text and leave Arabic text

This question is a lot like this. I just need a slight modification. I have a csv file that looks like this y(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_2').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ...
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How do I write perl code for following example? [closed]

I have file content like this: aaa accounting exec ... aaa accounting exec ... aaa accounting commands .. aaa accounting commands .. aaa accounting commands .. aaa accounting commands .. aaa ...
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How to stop cron from sending email when there is nothing in STDOUT or STDERR?

Ubuntu 14.04lts with Perl 5.18.2. This is a special case where Google did not help me. I do not want to turn off email for all cron jobs, I have about 15 jobs in my crontab. I need to see the ...
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Add Prefix name in a file in Perl Script

I am trying to write a perl script to add the prefix name on the file (~100 files), but i am failed to get it done. Example case that what I means: abc.jpg change to NYear_abc.jpg def.jpg ...
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Perl may be unconfigured?

Hi I have error when I want to install,remove or configure my package this is the error debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate Debconf/Log.pm in @INC (you may need to install the ...
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Resolve error while installation!

i am getting the following error while installing anyhthing: installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = ...
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search for duplicate photos

I have photos, in folder A, they also exist, in folders B and C. They have the same filenames. How to search for them and delete them from folder A? A perl script or something would be ideal since I ...
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csv file adding and removing characters from rows [closed]

I have a big csv full that looks like so else if(a,b,c,d,e) else if(a,b,c,d,f) I want to make it look like so else if(a+x==b and b+x==c and c+x==d and d+x==e) else if(a+x==b and b+x==c and c+x==d ...
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Several perl packages (including cpan and re.pl) not working after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

Several perl packages stopped working after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04. For example, cpan gives me: Attempt to reload Scalar/Util.pm aborted. Compilation failed in require at ...
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Replace a specific section of code

I don't know what could do this, sed, vim, whatever. Lets say I have 30 functions, to keep it simple, i'll show 3 #first function AddOne = [ a+1==b, b+1==c ] # second function ...
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After performing apt-get dist-upgrade Perl scripts will no longer ignore invalid SSL certificates on 14.04

Good morning all, Last week I decided to run the commands to upgrade packages on my 14.04 Server to ensure that I was patched for the recently found Bash vulnerabilties. Per the info here ...
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Looping through csv, removing patterns

I have a question similar to my earlier question, but a bit different say you have 10 columns on each line, and 100000 lines, I want to check if each row for the following patterns: If a row looks ...
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Perl 5.20.1 for Ubuntu 14.04

How to update to the latest perl in ubuntu 14.04 x64? Ive tried via apt and and cpan alredy and core wont update.
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Ubuntu Upgrade, Perl Version Broke ZImbra

Kind of in a bind here, since I heard about the bash bugs last night I decided on upgrading all off my server, not just the packages but the complete OS, it worked fine on all my servers, except my ...
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Apache configuration problems? Why Perl scripts can't be executed - browser download scripts

I've got wrong apache configuration. My script don't want to be executed and browser trying to download it as a file. <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost ServerName president.com ...
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14.04 update problem with executable file mode

Here's the problem: I create a file called foo.pl containing #!/usr/bin/perl as the top line I execute chmod u+x foo.pl I type ./foo.pl at the command prompt and get the following bash: ./foo.pl: ...
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How to convert Arabic subtitles to utf8 the right way?

Most DVD burners (if not all) ask for subtitles to be encoded in utf8, sure that's easy for file in *.srt; do ◀ iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 -o "$file".utf "$file" && mv "$file".utf "$file" ◀ ...
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Trying to remove apache2/httpd and installing mod_perl

It started with me trying to install Apache and mod_perl by following this guide. However, foolishly I installed Apache by using sudo apt-get install apache2, which installed 2.4 on my system. ...
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Searching for patterns in csv files

I have file.csv that looks like this 4,6,18,23,26 5,12,19,29,31 2,5,13,16,30 9,10,24,27,32 4,5,10,19,22 4,6,8,10,25 2,3,4,25,11 I want to find some patterns and save them in another log file ...
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Errors installing the perl module File::Scan::ClamAV

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Gnome desktop. I'm missing one of the requires for having ClamAV work with SpamAssassin and it will not install, here is the output. The command used to install is: ...
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How to run perl script in background

I am new user to ubuntu... Putting & and in the end is putting the application on background, but not really, it still gives me the output of the perl script in my command line even though it is ...
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Why does my program not execute a perl file

I have a perl file name make_html.pl which works on a module named API::PDF2 (link) I downloaded it installed it and I think I set the path wrong. my @INC has the values Built under linux Compiled ...
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Permission denied running perl

perl 5.18.2 was running fine on my Ubuntu 14.04 system until I needed a package from CPAN which did not exist as an Ubuntu package. I installed it as root and it didn't work but then the installation ...
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Installing Authen::Simple::PAM module with cpan in ubuntu fails

I'm trying to install the Authen::Simple::PAM module using cpan from ubuntu terminal and i get an error as shown below (note other modules install perfectly) Checking if your kit is complete... Looks ...
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How to install WWW::Mechanize::Firefox and MozRepl::RemoteObject?

I want to use WWW::Mechanize::Firefox. Trying to install it via cpan one dependency not OK (MozRepl::RemoteObject); additionally test harness failed Trying to install MozRepl::RemoteObject will not ...
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How to correctly invoke awk in Perl to print out the 3rd last field in a line?

My script is: #!/usr/bin/perl -w my $line="1 2 3 4 5 6 7"; print $line; my $thirdlast=`print $line |awk '{print $(NF-3)}'`; print $thirdlast; The output is: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 awk: 0602-542 There is ...
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Get Quotes for stock prices in GnuCash using Finance::Quote

I have followed the instructions here, using the exact example, to have automatic stock price updates in GnuCash. When I click price editor -> Get Quotes it returns in a warning Unable to retrieve ...
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How to repair fonts for Perl/Tk (14.04)

With Ubuntu 14. 04 I have Perl 5.18.2 for x86_64-Linux-gnu-thread-multi on my laptop which is nice, but after installing Perl/Tk-804.032 from CPAN I seem to only get non-antialiased fonts (scaled ...