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

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linux-generic not installed in fresh installation

In a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS I noticed, that autoremove suggests to remove linux-image-generic and also that linux-generic is not installed at all. Is that a bug or did the ...
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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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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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How to add “roles” to server after initial installation

During Ubuntu Server 14.04 installation, I'm prompted to select a number of metapackages to install (which seems similar to the Windows Server notion of roles). Is there an easy way to install one of ...
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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 ...