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About Removing apt-cache and old kernels in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have upgraded ubuntu to 14.04 today, but in 14.04 ubuntu-tweak is not supported, I dont know how can i remove old kernels and apt-cache files Please anyone help me by sending command-line for ...
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What does the pipe | indicate in apt-cache rdepends?

As I understand it, rdepends lists packages which depend on the specified package. Example: $ apt-cache rdepends abiword abiword Reverse Depends: abiword:i386 xubuntu-desktop ...
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Script to clean system [closed]

I want a script to clean my system. Clean unused dependencies. Clean apt-cache. Clean residual-config files. Remove broken packages. Only keep the latest version of packages and remove ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 not updating after remove /var/apt/list/lock and /var/cache/archives/lock

Please help me out, any distribution of Linux I have installed but still not updating.
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Synching package indexes across identical computers

Is it safe to copy the package index files (which get updated when I run apt-get update) from one computer to another identical one? Basically, I've run apt-get update on one of them, and I don't want ...
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Offline apt-get update to age of cache

I have a script to quickly upgrade a Live or fresh system from cached files on a flash drive. In essence, it looks like this: # *Code to remove and symlink /var/cache/apt/ if currently empty of ...
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Why `postgresql` package is not listed when executing `apt-cache search postgresql`?

I just had to install postgresql server on my machine so I did: apt-cache search postgresql and it listed a bunch of packages related to postgresql: [...] postgis - Geographic objects support for ...
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using apt-cache search

I am learning how to use apt. When I do an apt-cache search git to see all packages matching git, I see a bunch of packages whose descriptions have nothing to do with git. Why is this so and how can I ...
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Questions about apt-cache showpkg

when I enter $ apt-cache showpkg gnome-devel in my terminal, I get : Package: gnome-devel Versions: 1:3.0+6ubuntu4 ...
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“apt-cache depends” command usage [duplicate]

as I have a French Ubuntu 12.10 laptop, I get results of apt-cache depends in French. But for a programming purpose, I would like to get results in English (just for my program). Is is possible to ...
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I just lost /var/lib/dpkg

I have an empty /var/lib/dpkg and as consequence both apt and dpkg are starting to complain about everything and with every simple task I would like to do with them: there is a way to rebuild that ...
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Is it possible to clean the APT cache from the command line?

I ask because Ubuntu Tweak's Janitor is frozen due to the sheer number of packages in the cache that accumulated during the upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04.
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What do the numbers in the output of apt-cache tell us?

apt-cache policy pal pal: Installed: 0.4.3-8 Candidate: 0.4.3-8 Version table: *** 0.4.3-8 0 500 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/universe i386 Packages 100 ...
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What happened to php-5.4.11 from Ondrej PPA? [closed]

I am in 12.04 so I added Ondrej's PPA to get PHP 5.4. So far so good but php-5.4.12 seems to be broken with our code and after a while of struggling I decided to downgrade to php-5.4.11 but apt-cache ...
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Regarding apt-cache search -n on iPhone

I try to search certain package using apt-cache search -n iap cracker, but some list from /var/lib/apt/lists it's not appear. Example: Ojek:~ root# apt-cache search -n iap cracker ...
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Show available/installed version in the output of apt-cache

I read about this Q&A : Show available/installed version in the output of aptitude search. My question is, how do I search by name not by terms? should I change apt-cache search $TERMS to ...
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Where have the full package descriptions gone?

Once upon a time, if I wanted to know what a particular (uninstalled) packages was for, I could go apt-cache show <package> and it would produce a slew of information, including a good couple ...
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How do I find which packages could be set as automatically installed?

I am having a hard time understand who depends on who using apt-cache depends and apt-cache rdepends. I am keeping a long list of packages that I installed to solve a number of dependency problems. I ...
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How can I find all packages that depends on another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to list package dependees (reverse dependencies)? I want to find all the packages in the Ubuntu repository that depends on one particular package. In this case I ...
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How to get a list of files for a package I haven't installed yet?

apt-cache search returns list of available packages. In my case I would like to look at the list of files that would be installed on my PC in case I install the package usb-creator-gtk. Something ...
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Is it safe to manually delete the /var/cache/apt content?

On an embedded system with a very limited disk space I have the folder /var/cache/apt full with some 700MB of srcpkgcache.bin.* and a couple of large *.bin files. Performing sudo apt-get clean did ...
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What is the package name for JVM?

If I want to know if skype is installed, I would type this: viggy@ubuntu:~$ apt-cache policy skype skype:i386: Installed: 4.0.0.8-1 Candidate: 4.0.0.8-1 Version table: *** 4.0.0.8-1 0 ...
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Can't update and install any software [closed]

I can't update my cache memory and can't install any new software. When I try to update, I get an error saying Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. But ...
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Virtual Packages ; offline installation problem

I have a problem with offline installation of a package. For instance; python-qt4 module requires sip-api-8.1 but it is a virtual package, hence there is no .deb file to install. How can I fix this ...
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Any way to skip the huge apt-cache-update everytime a repository is added?

I keep adding atleast one repository per day.! I like new stuff and to personalise my Ubuntu. But now evertime I add a repository,the apt cache needs to be updated and its almost a 10-15min update ...
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How do I find a list of packages with Priority: Required?

I want to find a list of all packages with the Priority: field set to Required. These are packages that are normally installed on every system, however I've recently discovered that they aren't ...
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Safe to remove…?

I'm trying to customize a LiveCD, but I can't manage to fit it on a normal CD. So I investigated, and came across a few files of which I don't know if it's safe to remove them. Maybe you can help me ...
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var/cache/apt/archives occupying huge space

I am in the process of cleaning up my system. And I see a lot of space occupied by this folder /var/cache/apt/archives (1.5GB). Is it absolutely necessary to keep all these archives?
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sort the results from `apt-cache search <keywords>`

Is there a way to sort the results from apt-cache search <keywords>?
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In 'apt-cache depends' output, what is the meaning of Suggests, Recommends, |, <>?

I've checked the man/info page, but there is no reference to some aspects of the output fomat of apt-cache depends The man/info page tried to be helpful (in an obtuse manner); quote: "For the ...