Questions related to metapackages, which define other packages to install.

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Installing Gstreamer plugin causes package error [duplicate]

Everytime I try to install the Gstreamer plugins of the ugly package I get the following error message: Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error could be caused by required additional ...
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How do I get the real package name and version for a pseudo package?

How do I get the real full package name (including the version) that would be installed if I ran apt-get install pseudo-package-name? This is related to this previous question: Get the kernel version ...
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Is it possible to individually uninstall packages previously installed using a meta-package?

I have no need for the help utility, document viewer, contacts app, etc. that Gnome has built into the gnome-shell. Is is possible to remove just those packages? Every time I try it wants me to ...
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Dpkg options passed to apt apply to dependencies?

On 12.04, I'm running a script with the following line: apt-get -q -y -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confnew" --auto-remove --purge --no-install recommends install foo I'm wondering if the passed dpkg ...
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Force PPA package to satisfy distro meta-package dependency

I am building a package for my ppa that requires a newer implementation of libboost than what is provided in my target distro (precise). I've copied libboost1.55 from the boost ppa into my ppa. I'm ...
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What is the difference between mail-server^ task and the mail-stack-delivery package?

What is the difference between the mail-server^ task and the mail-stack-delivery package?
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To perform Printer maintenance in Ubuntu, is there an application for several types of printers? [closed]

To perform Printer maintenance in Ubuntu, is there an application that is available for several types of printers? I want to get details about Ink levels and do Clean the Printer and Align the ...
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What is in ubuntu-restricted-extras?

This is probably actually a more general question which is : how do I see which packages will be installed when I install a metapackage? In this specific instance I have mostly only found vague ...
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Am I permitted to create custom metapackages in PPAs?

In my university, we want to create Metapackages to provide all the software used in the differents careers, and signatures. ¿We can do this? I ask because recently I read this: "Note: We will not ...
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How To: Install Proteus from Humble Indie Bundle Depends: proteus (= 1.1-0ubuntu3)

After redeeming my software center key to download Proteus from the new Humble Indie Bundle #8, this error appears: proteus-meta: Depends: proteus (= 1.1-0ubuntu3) but 1.1-0ubuntu2 is to be installed ...
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Creating a multiarch meta package

I'm trying to create a meta-package to install various dependencies (for Android build system), some of the packages should use the i386 version so I tried to use the "Multi-Arch" option but it fails ...
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Should I use tasksel, tasks in APT or install regular metapackages?

Tasksel or plain Apt? In the past I've always used tasksel to install so-called "tasks". It seems, however, that this has been integrated in APT: apt-cache dumpavail | grep ^Task [...] snip Task: ...
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Isn't there an installer package for Oracle Database?

I wish I could install Oracle Database as easy as possible using Ubuntu Software Center or apt-get install. I suggest that at least, someone of the community, could create a package that installs it ...
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Why does linux-image-virtual depend on a generic kernel now?

The linux-image-virtual metapackage has historically provided a kernel that is specifically designed for use in virtual machines: Ubuntu 8.04: linux-image-2.6.24-32-virtual Ubuntu 10.04: ...
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How to view a list of packages that were manually installed without their dependancies

How do I see a list of packages I manually (really manually, as in I typed them in) installed? I want to exclude packages that were installed as a result of being dependencies of other packages that ...
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Installed kubuntu-desktop over Ubuntu and upgraded, what is the distribution now?

I am curious to know how Ubuntu will handle later updates if I install other *-desktop metapackages such as kubuntu-desktop, lubuntu-desktop etc on a default Ubuntu installation. As dist-upgrade ...
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How to determine if a package is a meta-package from the command line?

How can I determine if a package is a meta-package from the command line, possibly via apt-get, aptitude or apt-cache? I have tried: apt-cache show texlive-full apt-cache showpkg texlive-full but ...
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Kernel metapackages (linux-generic vs linux-image-generic)

The package hierarchy for Ubuntu kernel images looks like this: linux-generic --> linux-image-generic --> linux-image-2.6.38-8-generic. Both linux-generic and linux-image-generic are metapackages. I ...
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How to know version of program in meta-package?

How to know the version of a set of program to be installed through a meta-package?
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How remove all programs from a meta-package?

When you install a program like postgresql, it installs several programs for its last version. Once installed how remove all those packages? because using apt-get remove postgresql removes only ...
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Why removing gnome-core does not remove all of it's dependencies?

I installed gnome-core package on Ubuntu (minimal version for the beagle bone) and it was almost 600mb. However, when I try to un-install it using sudo apt-get autoremove gnome-core It removes ...
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Error while updating “System does not contain Ubuntu-desktop”

Here is the error I get when I am trying to install the updates suggested by the Update Manager in my Ubuntu 11.10. I have not installed and/or removed gnome/KDE/xfce or any other window manager. It ...
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dpkg and equivs

i am trying to make a metapackage with equivs, creating the package is working perfect, but installing it is giving me an error: Selecting previously deselected package testdeb. (Reading database ... ...
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How to completely remove desktop?

I wanted to switch to Xfce (I had KDE and GNOME installed), and I did this : sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove kubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get ...
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What is the difference between a meta-package and a package?

I've heard some packages being classified as a meta-package. So now I am left wondering what is the difference between a meta-package and a package?
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What files can I delete to avoid repeating the Python libraries?

I installed SAGE mathematics from binary because there was no package for it in synaptic. From reading on the web I learned that SAGE brings its own python libraries rather than using the ones Ubuntu ...
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How to create a meta-package that automatically installs other packages?

I'd like to be able to create a package that doesnt contain any code or programs itself, but instead installs other packages that exist in the repositories onto a computer, sort of how the ...
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How to trick apt dependencies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a meta-package that automatically installs other packages? I want to use Frescobaldi (an editor for Lilypond), but the packaged release of lilypond ...
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How can I install commonly used developer tools?

Is there a meta-package for installing commonly used developer tools such as cmake, autoconf, g++, etc.? The intent is to have roughly the same range of command-line tools as one has after installing ...
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What exactly is in ubuntu-desktop?

I'm also interested in its variants, like kubuntu-desktop. It appears to include GNOME (or KDE) and a bunch of other things. But it's quite large - is there a breakdown of what is included in ...