November 3, 2011 · Package Mgmt · 4 comments

Many people try purging packages and reinstalling them to reset them, but it sometimes removes other packages with it, so it becomes a headache (especially when you are trying to reset the X11 configuration files, removing a few hundred packages with it).

To solve these problems, lkjoel made a script called purgeconfig that will artificially reset the configuration files (manually removing the configuration files, marking the packages as purged, then reinstalling the packages).
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July 27, 2011 · Package Mgmt · 1 comment

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This script can only work if you use this script instead of apt-get to install/upgrade/remove/purge/downgrade your packages.
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September 28, 2010 · Package Mgmt · 7 comments

Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu. Synaptic uses the GTK graphic libraries . So, if you are using GNOME on your debian-based distro you will probably have Synaptic installed as well. Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+.

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July 22, 2010 · Package Mgmt · 8 comments

Apt-fast script that combines the power of the axel download manager with the stability of apt-get.
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