November 10, 2009 · Package Mgmt · 1 comment

If you want to keep a specific package at a specific version on your machine you can try this tutorial.This is very useful if you want to lock specific version of kernel,drivers,application versions
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November 9, 2009 · Package Mgmt · 7 comments

This addon allows installing ubuntu packages from iceweasel, firefox, galeon or konqueror just clicking on a web link. For this to work, links need to have an url beginning with apt:// This package does not install the packages or download them from the web sites, it just launches apt, passing the package name to install as a parameter to apt.
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October 28, 2009 · Package Mgmt · 13 comments

Tomorrow (29th Oct 2009) ubuntu 9.10 is going to be released so beforeĀ upgrading your system use the following procedure tutorial to select the fastest ubuntu mirror near to your location.

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October 15, 2009 · Package Mgmt · 24 comments

If you use the Ubuntu Personal Package Archives (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas) then forget about opening /etc/apt/sources.list to add a repository; in Karmic, use the new add-apt-repository command. For example, to add the repository for the chromium browser, just run:
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April 13, 2009 · Package Mgmt · 9 comments

If you want to upgrade From Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10) to Jaunty (9.04) use this tutorial for faster upgrades.We are going to use apt-p2p for this tutorial.apt-p2p is a p2p proxy for apt dowloads, it will act as a proxy between apt requests and a repository server, downloading any request files from peers (if possible), else will fallback to direct HTTP download. In general, apt-p2p save bandwidth, use limited cpu and memory resources and reduce congestion on the ubuntu mirrors.apt-p2p will get the request files from peers, therefore, it will avoid the congestion on the ubuntu mirrors.
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