Debian GNU / Linux is the distribution upon which Ubuntu is based. Ubuntu uses the same packaging system as Debian. These questions should be about how Ubuntu and Debian work together from a workflow perspective.

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What is difference between the options “autoclean”, “autoremove” and “clean”?

apt-get has a few options which looks the same to me: autoclean, autoremove and clean. What do each of them do?
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Can I use Ubuntu PPAs in Sidux? [closed]

I want to test Sidux in Dual-Boot! Cause it is Debianoid a question popped up: Is ist possible to use PPAs in Sidux, too?
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What is Utnubu?

Not Ubuntu,I heard it on Planet Ubuntu but google doesn't tell me anything. It is something related to Debian.
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“Ubuntu is an ancient african word, meaning 'I can't configure Debian.'” — why did they write that?

From urban dictionary ubuntu is defined as "Ubuntu is an ancient african word, meaning "I can't configure Debian"". http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ubuntu I'm confused for that... How ...
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How long till a package shows up in the repository?

A package was recently added to Ubuntu. (It was synced from Debian.) I searched for it on http://packages.ubuntu.com but it isn't showing up. How long does it take?
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How do I dual-boot with Debian?

I want to install Debian Unstable alongside Maverick but I don't want to lose my data. Also my CD drive is Broken.
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Technically speaking, what is different about Ubuntu compared to other Linux distributions?

This is a question that's puzzled me for quite a while (and refers to the differences between all distributions). In my mind, a distribution is: a pre-configured OS, with some pre-installed packages, ...
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What is the simplest Debian Packaging Guide?

I went to the Ubuntu wiki but got confused,there were too many ways.Please tell me an easy guide to debian packaging.
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How is Ubuntu different from Debian?

Ubuntu is a derivative of Debian. It uses the same package format. In what ways is Ubuntu different from Debian?
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Is Ubuntu based on Debian unstable or Debian testing?

which of the two it is?
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How do I put a package into the Ubuntu repositories? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get my software into Ubuntu? I've created a Python application for Ubuntu. How do I package it and submit it for possible inclusion in the universe repository?