The Debian package management system that powers most software installs.

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Why would the aptitude binary be missing if its package is installed?

Yesterday I upgraded a laptop from Kubuntu 9.04 (Lucid) to 9.10 (Karmic). Then afterwards I tried to install some software $ sudo aptitude install dont-remember-what-it-was and I get sudo: ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu Tweak

I'm new to Ubuntu and loving it already. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and want to download and install Ubuntu Tweak. I followed the following process: system>administrator>synaptic package ...
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What is stored in the “/var/lib/dpkg/updates” folder?

I've seen some folks have errors relating to files in /var/lib/dpkg/updates. All I can find about the directory is that the files in it are numbered 0000, 0001 etc. and that the error messages often ...
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Does installing packages manually with dpkg prevent a future upgrade path?

I manage a private network which has no internet connectivity due to the security policy of the customer. This network has a single Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server installation (soon to be several more) and ...