March 20, 2009 · Package Mgmt · 9 comments

Using apt (Advanced Packaging Tool) in Ubuntu

The Advanced Packaging Tool, which has since been ported by Conectiva for use with rpm and has been adopted by some other distributions.

The apt-get command is a powerful command-line tool used to work with Ubuntu's Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) performing such functions as installation of new software packages, upgrade of existing software packages, updating of the package list index, and even upgrading the entire Ubuntu system.
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March 17, 2009 · Package Mgmt · 3 comments

Dpkg is the Ubuntu package manager dpkg is a medium-level tool to install, build, remove and manage Ubuntu packages. The primary and more user-friendly front-end for dpkg is dselect.dpkg itself is controlled entirely via command line parameters,which consist of exactly one action and zero or more options. The action-parameter tells dpkg what to do and options control the behavior of the action in some way.

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February 5, 2009 · Package Mgmt · 25 comments

People sometimes have to do a reinstall of their Ubuntu system for various reasons (been playing/experimenting with configuration/drivers/other packages or just because something is badly broken) but remembering all the extra packages you have installed can be a chore -- but here is the simple solution:
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January 26, 2009 · Package Mgmt, Server · 20 comments

Apt-Cacher-ng is a software package that keeps a cache, on the disk, of Debian/Ubuntu Packages and Release files.When an apt-get like client issues a request for a file, Apt-Cacher intercepts it and if the file is already cached it serves it to the client immediately, otherwise it fetches the file from the Internet, saves it on the cache, and then serves it to the client. This means that several Debian machines can be upgraded but each package need to be downloaded only once.
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December 9, 2008 · General, Package Mgmt · 4 comments

I am trying to use my ext. HD but it is formatted for windows and I can't figure out how to re-format so i can use it for ubuntu. Also, at one point i had alot of the desktop effects working now wobbly windows won't work, but is checked in Compiz, and cube is checked but doesn't seem to work? I am using 32 bit version, would 64 make a difference regarding this or is it just a lack of memory? I only have a 10G int. Hd, that's why I am trying to use the other but can't get it to work right.
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