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How to prevent go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during installing

Is there any switch which tell apt-get command not to go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during ? I mean, we go to configure mode after installation?
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How do Remap-* statements work in apt-cacher-ng?

I've just started using apt-cacher-ng to cache my apt-get downloads. Whenever I start it I get this error: WARNING: No URL list file matching file:backends_gentoo found in config or support ...
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo

many and many and many times I see sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo what is that? seems to be configuration? but what is the relation between that and .conf file? is there any file which store this ...
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Remove config files of any package

How would I remove the config files of any package, or do apt-get purge and re-install it without removing any of its dependencies? Thanks!
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How to get apt to work with and without proxy?

I sometimes work behind proxy (When connected via VPN) and sometimes without proxy. I find that every time I switch I have to edit /etc/apt/apt.conf to remove or restore this particular line ...
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Synaptic Manager: Not Installed (Residual config) safe to remove all?

In synaptic manager I noticed I had a lot of packages in that list, and was wondering if any shouldn't be removed for some reason? Or if that is all safe to be removed. Is it possible that some should ...
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Configure `apt-get` to not have to get my confirmation for small packages?

Currently, when I do something like a routine upgrade, it says something like this halfway through: Need to get 42.5 MB of archives. After this operation, 36.9 kB of additional disk space will be ...
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Force apt-get to ask all install questions again?

While installing jackd using apt-get, I gave the wrong answer to some questions. How do I force apt-get to ask me the question again? I'd really rather do this through the package manager than making ...
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How install GraphicsMagick with quantum 16

How can I configure GraphicsMagick to use --with-quantum-depth=16 before installing it with apt-get? Is it possible to do or should I build it from source?
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Term for “Modified (by you or by a script) since installation.” dialogue?

Sometimes I see the following dialog. Configuration file `/etc/...' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version. What ...
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How to install apps when APT says “Could not perform immediate configuration”?

My problem is, when I want to install apps like apt-get install <appsname>, I get an error: root@bt:/# apt-get install bluefish Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Completely remove deluge configuration files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove configuration files completely Deluge broke recently (can't contact trackers; I gave it a bad setting somewhere) and I'm trying to purge all configuration ...
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Since archive.ubuntu.com does not support HTTPS, is there any alternative server that does?

This question hadn't been asked separately, so here it is. In particular, is there any official repository that provides and https alternative to the defaults http official repositories?
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How to modify settings in 'apt.conf' file that no longer exists in 12.04?

I would like to add settings to the file apt.conf , but I realized that it was replaced by a folder called etc/apt/apt.conf.d/. How can I configure with this new model?
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How can I downgrade a system that accidentally had backports installed?

I installed a fresh Ubuntu system. Somehow - possibly through my own error - the backports repository got enabled. Then I did several upgrades. I noticed that this happened when networking suddenly ...
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1answer
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Where can I find my original 'sources.list' file?

Note: If you have lost and want to recreate your /etc/apt/sources.list file, please use the Ubuntu Source Generator, with the appropriate choices. Warning: any custom repositories you added to your ...
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How to use https with apt-get?

Does apt-get use https or any kind of encryption? Is there a way to configure it to use it?
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How to fix Duplicate sources.list entry?

I keep getting this warning whenever I try to run sudo apt-get update. W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main i386 Packages ...
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Install mediawiki with PostgreSQL instead of MySQL

I need to install Mediawiki with PostgreSQl as database backend on an 10.04 server. I would prefer to install Mediawiki via apt-get/aptitude but I don't know how to configure the installation not to ...
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Do files at /etc/apt/sources.list.d need to have an extension '.list'?

In /etc/apt/sources.list.d I have several files for custom repositories. All the names of those files end with .list. Is it obligatory that files in that folder should end with that extension? If ...
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How can I restore configuration files?

I would like to restore LightDM to its default state, because for some reason /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf is now an empty file. Deleting /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf and then running sudo ...
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Starting tomcat6 shows missing conf directory.

I've just installed Tomcat6 via apt-get on lucid. Looking at the directory created here: /usr/share/tomcat6 I was expecting a conf directory to be created under this (based on experiences ...
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How to quietly install LDAP on Ubuntu client

I'd like to install libpam-ldap to use ldap on a client machine and I was hopping to use sudo apt-get install -qq libpam-ldap to quietly install the package as part of a bash script used to ...
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How can I revert a config file back to the originally installed version after I have edited it?

I want to revert a file in /etc/ back to its originally-installed form. I have edited the file since it was installed. How can I revert this config file? Apt is smart enough not to overwrite edited ...