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Debian Package Management

00:00:00 - And welcome to section 102.4 where we talk
00:00:03 - the Debian Package Management system. We're going
00:00:07 - to do a couple things. I'm going to show you how to use all the tools available
00:00:10 - or most of them. We're going to start with dpkg which
00:00:13 - is a command line tool. It doesn't do dependencies, we're going to talk
00:00:18 - about that in a minute. We're going to talk about dpkg reconfigure, which
00:00:21 - is one that you're probably going to use even if you don't
00:00:23 - use dpkg that much. Then we're going to talk about the apt package
00:00:27 - management system which is really what most people use now.
00:00:31 - That's, it's a great program and I'm going to show you the nuances of how
00:00:34 - to use it best. And then we're going to talk about the new kid on the block
00:00:37 - here, which is aptitude. Now aptitude is very similar to all
00:00:42 - these other tools but it does a little bit more. We're going to talk
00:00:45 - about that as well. So by the time you're done you're going to be able to
00:00:48 - manage packages in a Debian based operating system which
00:00:52 - includes things like Ubuntu.
00:00:56 - Lets see what else Mint
00:01:01 - That is a horrible, mint.
00:01:03 - Xandros.
00:01:06 - There's a whole bunch of Linux operating systems based
00:01:10 - on Debian, so this you'll see this apt package management
00:01:13 - a lot. So let's look at the computer and see how it actually work.
00:01:17 - Alright, the first program we're going to look at is just simply d package
00:01:21 - or dpkg. Now what this does, it is the application that
00:01:26 - was designed for installing packages, Debian packages
00:01:29 - in Debian based operating system. It's an old one; you don't generally
00:01:33 - use it on the command line anymore, but there are some interesting
00:01:36 - things that it will do. Here let's clear the screen. For example
00:01:40 - dpkg, if we want to get some information on something.
00:01:46 - Let's ty no let's type minus l for list and then
00:01:51 - let's ty, oh gosh how about Firefox. That one's installed for sure.
00:01:58 - To do, to do, to do,it's going to show us some stuff here.
00:02:02 - So let's see, it says that these i's here, mean Firefox is installed.
00:02:07 - Shows the version, says what it is; it's a meta package for a popular
00:02:11 - Mozilla blah-blah-blah blah. Let's see, what if we were to go
00:02:16 - and get some specific details about it, dpkg minus p
00:02:22 - for print available information. Firefox, well let me get a whole
00:02:26 - screen full stuff about it, the size of it, what architecture it's
00:02:31 - for, a source, a description with texture, let's maximize this. It still doesn't fit
00:02:37 - on the screen but, it talks about Firefox, what it is, what it does,
00:02:41 - and this is, for a package that's already installed, okay; so Firefox
00:02:45 - is already installed. Now again I talked about using it to install
00:02:48 - packages as well and what I've done, to use dpkg
00:02:53 - you need a.deb file and I've gone and downloaded this webmin. It's
00:02:57 - just a web based administration program that you can download
00:03:01 - this deb file and what you would do is dpkg -i
00:03:05 - for install and then the program. Now a couple of bad things
00:03:10 - are going to happen. First of all it's going to try to install
00:03:13 - it. And, oh, see it says all of these dependency problems
00:03:20 - that it found it, webmin depends on this and webmin depends on this
00:03:25 - and this and all these things it depends on and so it's not
00:03:29 - going to work properly. However here's the catch, it
00:03:34 - didn't install it properly, yet it still installed it in the
00:03:37 - database which is a really big problem because now we're going
00:03:42 - to have this half installed program that doesn't work right
00:03:46 - it just doesn't.
00:03:48 - It won't install these dependencies, it just tells you they're not there, but installs
00:03:52 - the program anyway. So the next thing we're going to do is
00:03:54 - remove this package because right now it's very very broken.
00:03:58 - So dpkg, let's see, -r for remove and when you use it this
00:04:06 - way; if it's an already installed package, you don't put the
00:04:08 - entire file name. You just put the part before that underscore the name of the
00:04:12 - package. Like I did it earlier, when I was talking about Firefox. I just typed Firefox.
00:04:16 - Well the same thing here. We're just going to do
00:04:18 - dpkg - r webmin
00:04:22 - and it's going to remove that so we don't have an error in
00:04:24 - our in our package database. Dpkg really that's about
00:04:29 - what you can do. You can look at some information, you can
00:04:31 - see what it provides. Let's look at the list of commands that
00:04:35 - are available for d package. Go back over here and our white board.
00:04:40 - So dpkg, again it's a command line binary. It's it's
00:04:44 - old but there's a bunch of different things you can do, -i
00:04:48 - or not I put these two on here --install or -i,
00:04:53 - do the same thing and on the test you may see one or the
00:04:58 - other so if you're used to things like -l, if they throw
00:05:02 - in a --list you need to know it's the same thing
00:05:05 - and also see this is a lower case l, this is an upper case L.
00:05:09 - Case matters so --list files and -list are different
00:05:14 - things. So what -i is going to do, this is going to
00:05:19 - be the program that installs the package. Again, it's not going
00:05:23 - to check for dependencies or anything like that it's just
00:05:25 - going to install the package. -l
00:05:30 - either going to list all of the packages or it's just going
00:05:34 - to list information about the one you specify. So if you leave
00:05:38 - it with nothing on the command line, like we looked at, it's
00:05:40 - going to list all packages,
00:05:46 - or just the one that you specify after the command. -L,
00:05:50 - the capital L. Now you notice this is capital and not lower case. This
00:05:54 - is going to show the files that are installed by a package.
00:05:58 - So if we do like, dpkg - capital L; Firefox is going to show you
00:06:03 - all the files in the file system hierarchy that are a part
00:06:06 - of that package. Okay now capital P, again notice case matters here.
00:06:11 - Capital P is going to do the same thing that remove does. These
00:06:15 - two are related.
00:06:17 - The difference being that purge will remove the program
00:06:22 - and the config files whereas remove
00:06:26 - will only remove the program, okay. So they're related but remove
00:06:29 - doesn't purge any modified config files you may have done. And then lower case
00:06:34 - p; this is going to give detailed information. So we looked
00:06:37 - at that already.
00:06:39 - It talks about you know, a summary what the program is, where it came
00:06:42 - from, how big it is, all that kind of stuff. And than -S
00:06:48 - this, now again this is a capital S.
00:06:51 - This is going if you specified minus capital S and then you
00:06:55 - specify a file this is kinda neat, it'll tell you what package
00:06:58 - it's from, so
00:07:01 - we'll say,
00:07:04 - so displays the package supplying that that particular file.
00:07:07 - So you need to do the complete path name when you actually
00:07:12 - put this on the command lines. So you'll need to do like user bin
00:07:15 - or whatever. Let's look at that really quick.
00:07:20 - Okay, so let's say for example we do d,
00:07:25 - get in there, dpkg minus capital S
00:07:30 - bin ls because ls we know is a binary executable file. Now what
00:07:35 - this is going to do, it's going to return the answer coreutils.
00:07:39 - So coreutils is a name of the package that supplies
00:07:42 - the file bin.ls, so that way we know what package
00:07:46 - it's part of, or say there is a file that we just don't
00:07:49 - know where it came from or why it's there. If we type this dpkg
00:07:52 - minus capital S it will tell us where it comes from, so
00:07:56 - that's kinda dpkg in a nutshell. Now we're going to move
00:07:59 - on to dpkg -reconfigure that's a useful tool that we
00:08:04 - can do to reconfigure some packages and then we're going to move on
00:08:06 - to some more advanced package management tools. So let's look
00:08:11 - at dpkg reconfigure.
00:08:14 - Okay the white board for this is pretty simple because dpkg
00:08:17 - reconfigure is a pretty easy tool to use. It's very very
00:08:20 - handy because if you mess up your configuration, what you can
00:08:23 - do is go through and dpkg-reconfigure will walk you back through
00:08:27 - that original configuration process. Now the kicker is you have to know
00:08:30 - the package name. In some things like your X server, it's difficult
00:08:34 - to know exactly what package it is that will configure that, so
00:08:37 - let's go back over to our system and we'll dpkg-reconfigure
00:08:42 - a file so that you can see what I'm talking about.
00:08:45 - Okay, so let's run the command dpkg
00:08:48 - reconfigure and lets see a file that I know is gonna walk us through a
00:08:52 - configuration is going to be post fix. Now post fix is the email
00:08:56 - server that runs on a lot of the operating system or a lot
00:08:59 - of Linux operating systems. But let's look at this. If you
00:09:01 - type this reconfigure thing, it's going to walk you through
00:09:04 - the same configuration process, it did when we originally
00:09:07 - installed it. So for example, I'll just set up a local mail only,
00:09:11 - system mail name CBT for nuggets and who gets mail for the
00:09:18 - root user. We can set this at gosh I don't know, sspowers;
00:09:25 - @no.where.com which isn't a real address of course.
00:09:29 - And what domains will it receive e-mail for; yes, that looks good.
00:09:34 - Synchronous updates on mail queue, no, but you see all of these
00:09:38 - settings that it's letting us do, by just doing that reconfigure
00:09:42 - command, alright. So it walked us through everything; reconfigured
00:09:47 - it based on this dpkg reconfigure thing it walked us through the initial process
00:09:52 - and it's a really great way if you mess up your system to go and
00:09:55 - walk back through the original setting so that you can get it
00:09:58 - back. So, that is that is a very convenient tool that you might
00:10:02 - use more often than you'd imagine. But now we're going to move
00:10:05 - onto a more advanced package management system called APT.
00:10:10 - Okay the APT package management system is broken up into a
00:10:13 - couple commands. The first one is apt-get. Now there are a couple of commands
00:10:17 - you put apt-get and then one of these commands. Dist-upgrade is
00:10:21 - going to upgrade to a new like version like say if we're going
00:10:25 - from one version of Ubuntu to the next, this is what you
00:10:27 - do it upgrades.
00:10:35 - So it upgrades versions. You don't want to run this all the time just
00:10:38 - if you're going like from a major revision upgrade.
00:10:42 - Normally what you do if you just want to upgrade your system is type
00:10:45 - upgrade. And that's just going to take if there's any packages that
00:10:49 - have updates like Firefox or you know coreutils or all those
00:10:52 - things it's going to update them to the to the most
00:10:55 - recent version. Install is what you're going to use to
00:10:59 - install a package that's in the repository just like the
00:11:02 - dpkg -i.
00:11:05 - This is how you install things. The difference being that this
00:11:08 - will actually retreive files from a local power from a remote
00:11:11 - repository and get all the dependencies. It's really really
00:11:14 - slick and then remove you can, as you would assume removes.
00:11:18 - It just removes packages. That's what it does so let's look at
00:11:21 - these in action because this is a lot more powerful than than
00:11:24 - you'd think.
00:11:26 - Okay, the first we're going to look at is how it upgrades.
00:11:30 - So let's do APT-get, now you do have to be root to do this.
00:11:33 - You'll notice I'm logging in as root right now. So apt-get upgrade.
00:11:37 - This is going to look through; oh, there are no upgrades available.
00:11:40 - I'm completely upgraded which is great. So the next thing we're
00:11:43 - going to do is learn how to install something. So let's say
00:11:47 - apt-get install. Let's see I like the package gmail-notify.
00:11:55 - I just know that that's a gmail thing that will run. Now here is what I wanted to show
00:11:59 - you. See gmail notify has a bunch of packages that will install.
00:12:04 - All of these are dependencies. Now remember when we tried to install web-min
00:12:07 - it showed us those dependencies but it just complained, didn't really
00:12:10 - do anything about it. Well what this is going to do is actually
00:12:13 - download all those dependencies and install them along with
00:12:16 - gmail-notify. It also has suggestions, sometimes these are helpful
00:12:21 - sometimes not. Sometimes you can look in there and say oh that sounds like
00:12:23 - a cool program and install it. But it will give us a summary
00:12:27 - here. These are all the things it's going to install. So we say
00:12:29 - yes and it'll download all of these things. It goes pretty quick
00:12:35 - and installs it goes through the process. Now look really quick.
00:12:38 - I just want to show you this from a couple of nuggets ago. ldconfig
00:12:41 - remember I said that it's going to reload those dynamic
00:12:44 - libraries every time packages are installed, packages are installed,
00:12:47 - it ran ldconfig so let it, it will do that, so anyway just a flash back
00:12:52 - to a previous nugget to show that I really knew what I was talking
00:12:54 - about there. Anyway, so now this gmail notify program is
00:12:57 - installed. See it can even end up here in the menu; gmail notify,
00:13:02 - pretty slick stuff and I don't really want to set this up.
00:13:05 - But anyway that is how apt-get install works, but let's
00:13:11 - see what else do we have. There's remove right, we looked at remove
00:13:15 - over here. So let's get rid of that gmail-notify. Apt-get remove gmail-notify.
00:13:24 - Do we want to remove it. Yes we do.
00:13:27 - So it's going to remove it. Now you'll notice all of these
00:13:31 - things those dependencies they're no longer needed but it doesn't
00:13:34 - actually uninstall them. So those are going to be there. If
00:13:37 - you really want to there are ways to clean up like you can
00:13:40 - do apt-get
00:13:41 - auto-remove just like it tells us there and yes we want
00:13:46 - to remove all the packages that we don't need any more, okay.
00:13:49 - So that's one way to keep your system cleaned up but it doesn't
00:13:52 - hurt anything to have those extra dependencies installed, alright.
00:13:55 - So now we know how to install stuff how to remove stuff. But
00:13:59 - there's a little bit more to it. There is another tool that
00:14:02 - we're going to look at.
00:14:05 - It's not listed here yet but I'm going to write it in.
00:14:09 - In this there is a little bit of a nuance here. This
00:14:12 - is how you install stuff. However it doesn't check the internet
00:14:15 - when it does this. What you have to do is run the update
00:14:21 - command and what this does is it updates
00:14:29 - from the repositories so it's going to update the local file
00:14:34 - cache if you will. So all of these upgrades and stuff, these
00:14:38 - just look on local files. It doesn't actually pull
00:14:42 - the internet to find out if there's updates available. You have
00:14:45 - to update this manually in order for that to happen. So let's
00:14:48 - look over there and see that in action.
00:14:51 - So back on our computer here. What we're going to apt-get
00:14:53 - and run the update command.
00:14:57 - Now see what it did. It went through and it downloaded all of
00:15:00 - these repositories online. There's a ton of them. We're going to look at those
00:15:03 - in a minute but it ran all those updates. It looks like
00:15:07 - there weren't any since my last update which is good which
00:15:10 - is good and the way we can test that is to run apt-get upgrade.
00:15:16 - Yep turns out there were no new ones installed. But what what
00:15:18 - we did is we know we have now a freshly updated system which
00:15:21 - is, again, you have to use those two tools. They're not all in
00:15:24 - one. You have to update your local database and then upgrade
00:15:29 - your system. It's a little bit confusing and easy to mix up, but
00:15:33 - once you get the hang of it, it's a really great thing
00:15:35 - to use. And then after, now we know how to install, we know how to remove,
00:15:40 - know how to update our local database. But what do we do about
00:15:44 - searching for things. Well that's where the apt-cache (inaudible) command
00:15:49 - comes into play. Well tongue-tied there.
00:15:51 - Okay, so apt-cache;
00:15:54 - now this is the file that is going to
00:15:58 - search the local cache. Now remember I said that it doesn't pull the internet every
00:16:01 - single time. Well what it's going to do it's going to look
00:16:05 - at the local files. If you type atp-cache search, it's going to
00:16:09 - search through those local files. So if there is a keyword in the
00:16:12 - description or the file itself, it'll tell you what package
00:16:15 - that is. I use this all the time to look for
00:16:19 - a package, a specific package I'm looking for. Let's
00:16:22 - see the other command show;
00:16:25 - will show us the information about a file.
00:16:28 - So if we type apt-cache show post fix which we could do it will show
00:16:32 - you that it's the mail server. Depends will tell
00:16:36 - the programs it needs or its dependencies. Now again it'll apt-get
00:16:40 - will install them by default but again this is it'll
00:16:43 - show you the things that are going to be needed in order for that
00:16:46 - to be installed and then rdepends is reverse dependencies
00:16:50 - and if you can wrap your brain around that basically it tells you what
00:16:54 - other packages depend on it. So if you had, if you're installing like
00:16:59 - a Firefox plug-in. Well it'll say the reverse dependencies are
00:17:05 - you know like Firefox and the plug-ins. The plug-in is going to depend
00:17:09 - on Firefox. But Firefox is a reverse dependency for that plug-in.
00:17:14 - So again.
00:17:16 - What programs depend on it in order to be installed. The horrible
00:17:20 - T. So we have the search, show, depends, I'm sorry my IT was
00:17:26 - really bad there and I'm in IT.
00:17:31 - So that's what we're going to look at. So lets look at that in action because this is
00:17:34 - one again I use this all the time.
00:17:38 - So right here at the command line, let's look;
00:17:41 - apt-cache, we'll start with search. This is one I use a lot. We'll search for gmail.
00:17:47 - It gives us this whole list of things.
00:17:50 - Thunder bird, because in the description it talks about how it supports
00:17:53 - gmail. So anything that has gmail in there.
00:17:56 - Where is that gmail-notify program we installed a few minutes ago.
00:18:00 - Gmailfs you can set it up as a file system. Anything that has to do
00:18:03 - with gmail is going to come up with this apt-cache search, okay.
00:18:07 - So next let's look at apt-cache show gmail-notify.
00:18:14 - Now that's going to give us all the information about the package
00:18:17 - gmail-notify. It's really convenient. This looks very similar
00:18:20 - to that dpkg command that we looked at earlier, right.
00:18:23 - But this gives us all the information about it with apt-cache.
00:18:28 - Okay, next let's try
00:18:30 - apt-cache-depends gmail-notify,
00:18:36 - alright. It's going to show us what dependencies it has; wow
00:18:39 - all this stuff. Well now these aren't all dependencies.
00:18:43 - These are things that are recommended. Okay it recommends
00:18:47 - all these things as web browsers, so you can use that to
00:18:50 - check your gmail but the dependencies are listed right here.
00:18:53 - Okay python-gnome2-extras and python-gtk2 so these are the things
00:18:57 - that gmail-notify depends on. Now these could each have dependencies
00:19:01 - as well so you know if you remember it installed like half
00:19:05 - a dozen packages. It's because it only depended on these however
00:19:08 - these depended on something else and some of those could depend
00:19:11 - on something else. It's really good that Apt takes care of all
00:19:14 - those dependencies because that can be a real nightmare and
00:19:17 - then let's do.
00:19:19 - Apt-cache
00:19:22 - rdepends Firefox.
00:19:27 - Alright, this Firefox have any reversed dependencies, oh my goodness
00:19:30 - look at all these. Reverse depends, okay. You cannot install Adobe
00:19:36 - flash plug-in unless you have Firefox installed. That's a reverse
00:19:39 - dependency, alright. Same thing with a bunch of other stuff and all
00:19:44 - this kind of stuff requires that but anyway that's apt-cache.
00:19:47 - Again that apt-cache
00:19:50 - search is the one that you're going to use a lot it's really
00:19:53 - great. But if all this confuses you apt-get and apt-cache there
00:19:57 - is a new kid on the block called aptitude, alright.
00:20:02 - Now aptitude contains all, will handle all the same commands.
00:20:07 - So if we want to install gmail-notify. Just like you
00:20:12 - did before say yes. It's a little bit different but it's very very
00:20:16 - similar to how the other one works. Apt-
00:20:21 - aptitu you can tell I use apt- a lot. Aptitude but now are going to search. Now normally
00:20:26 - you would need apt-cache instead of apt-get but aptitude search
00:20:31 - gmail-notify does the same thing. Okay it finds it, it actually
00:20:36 - gives us a little more information even says that it's installed.
00:20:39 - Alright, so if we were going to look for aptitude search
00:20:46 - kon let see, konsole I don't have kde installed, so it shouldn't
00:20:51 - show us, but see aptitude search konsole doesn't have
00:20:55 - that i. It's not installed right. The package is available
00:20:59 - and it tells us what it is. This also had konsole in it,
00:21:03 - konsolekalendar, konsole personal organizer. So it's going to show
00:21:06 - us all that same stuff that apt-cache would do. So aptitude does anything
00:21:09 - and one last thing it'll do, aptitude if you run it without any
00:21:13 - command line flags or without any arguments it, it boots
00:21:17 - up and starts up this menu based installer thing. Alright, so
00:21:21 - these are twenty five thousand packages not installed you can
00:21:24 - scroll through here and virtual packages, all of these different
00:21:29 - things you can go through and install them with this menu
00:21:32 - based thing. Alright you want to update you just press u. It's going
00:21:35 - to go through and do all that stuff update, load cache, let's, again
00:21:40 - you can look along across the top here and there's all these
00:21:42 - different commands;search, find, search for, gmail.
00:21:49 - It does it in real time;
00:21:51 - notify right there it is, it found it, awesome. It's already installed
00:21:56 - and that's just if you run aptitude on the command line
00:22:00 - sort of in q yes, really, quit.
00:22:04 - Alright, so there's that. Now let's look where the configuration
00:22:07 - files are kept and then we'll be done. Then you'll know how
00:22:10 - to install stuff on a Debian operating system.
00:22:12 - So the configuration files and where the the repositories are
00:22:16 - stored are in this really bizarre format. It's not terribly hard
00:22:19 - but etc/apt/sources.list. This is a text file
00:22:23 - but it shows all of the sources that you're going to download so
00:22:27 - let's go check that file out, alright. We're going to
00:22:33 - vi/etc/sources.list and we'll see this file and there's a bunch of stuff
00:22:36 - comment here, comments you can read here. This is in an Ubuntu
00:22:39 - install and we look deb or deb-src. This is where
00:22:43 - the source files are. This is where just the instalable binary
00:22:46 - packages are. So we have deb and then the web address where it's
00:22:50 - located. The distribution name like this is jaunty, and then
00:22:56 - the actual repositories main and restricted happen to be in
00:23:00 - here and then again down here these are jaunty updates.
00:23:06 - So all of these different areas; the universe repositories, multi verse,
00:23:11 - back ports are commented out. So this is a list of every one of
00:23:15 - these lines is a different repository that it pulls information
00:23:20 - from and it's going to resolve the dependencies between them.
00:23:24 - So it's possible that something from the universe repository is going
00:23:28 - to need something from you know the main; the main repository
00:23:32 - up top right. It might need something from restricted or it might
00:23:35 - need something from main and it's going to resolve dependencies
00:23:38 - across there. But if you have a specialty
00:23:43 - package or special repository, this is where you would put
00:23:46 - it, in this file. So let's say you set up your own, you would add like
00:23:49 - deb http://mysite.com/ whatever
00:23:55 - folders it's kept in, will say ubuntu
00:23:58 - jaunty and let's call it shawn.
00:24:02 - Okay, so that's the name of our new repository.. and
00:24:07 - quit. Now we're probably going to get an error when we update
00:24:11 - get update.
00:24:13 - It's going to say well there something wrong with my site
00:24:16 - shawn packages. What is up with that that's just not right because
00:24:20 - there is no site like that, I made that up.
00:24:22 - But that's how you would add one if you have a third party
00:24:26 - repository that you need to install. That's the place that it would go
00:24:29 - alright. So, let's look back at our original slide make sure we have everything
00:24:32 - covered. Okay so we talked about dpkg, we talked
00:24:37 - about dpkg-reconfigure, which will help you reconfigure a
00:24:40 - package using that initial walk through thing. Talked about the
00:24:43 - apt package management system with apt-get, apt-cache. We
00:24:48 - talked about where the configuration files are kept and what
00:24:51 - format their in; it's a little confusing but at least there's the
00:24:53 - you know you can go from what's there and then we talked about
00:24:56 - aptitude which is kind of the new kid on the block but it's
00:24:59 - a nice alternative to using apt- get and apt-cache. It will take
00:25:02 - all the same flags and then it has that neat menu base thing.
00:25:06 - If you just run aptitude all alone. Alright so that is Debian
00:25:10 - package management in a nutshell. It's a, it's a really great system
00:25:14 - the the dependencies are resolved amazingly well and if you ever
00:25:19 - have to do dpkg stuff, you will greatly appreciate apt.
00:25:23 - But you need to know how to use both and know that Apt will resolve
00:25:26 - dependencies. That's that's really key. So I hope that this has been
00:25:30 - informative for you and I'd like to thank you for viewing.

RPM & YUM Package Management

Work on the Command Line

Process Text Streams Using Filters

Perform Basic File Management

Use Streams, Pipes, and Redirects

Create, Monitor, and Kill Processes

Process Priorities

Search Text Files with Regular Expressions

Perform Basic File Editing Operations Using vi

Create Partitions and Filesystems

Maintain the Integrity of Filesystems

Control Mounting and Unmounting of Filesystems

Manage Disk Quotas

Manage File Permissions and Ownership

Create and Change Hard and Symbolic Links

Find System Files and Place Files in the Correct Location

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