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Set difference of packages installed on 2 machines

Given two machines: ServerA ServerB which tool best outputs a "set", diff-like view of packages installed: Only on ServerA Only on ServerB On both machines
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How do I get details about a package which isn't installed?

How can I get some details about a package without installing it, (eg. the description and version number) like in Synaptic or Aptitude. The command dpkg -s PACKAGE does not work, with this error. ...
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Why does Ubuntu GNOME recommend make?

Running apt-cache depends ubuntu-gnome-desktop lists, among other things, GNU Make as a recommend. apt-cache depends gnome doesn't list Make. Why? It doesn't seem like Make and GNOME would be in any ...
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Main, restricted, multiverse, universe - how to know from where package is?

Is it possible to know such information about each package individually?
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What are -dbg packages for?

1- What are -dbg packages really for? 2- Is it a good/bad idea to install them for, at least, my preferred applications/packages? 3- Does installing them for my preferred applications/packages helps ...
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apt lists in /var/lib/apt/lists overwritten with html page for Starbucks wifi terms

I sat down at Starbucks this afternoon to do some work (Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop x64), and got the red-circle-with-white-line error icon in the systray notifying of a package error. Also, apt, aptitude, ...
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how to know about a package as its a main package or dependecies to other package ?

I would like to know about package information as i have mentioned in my Question . For example , There is a installed package in my system . So i want to know whether its a main package or ...
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Why is my package information seemingly not updating?

Are there no updates for anything or has something gone wrong on my computer? As of recent, I have been getting a red warning triangle in my notification bar: When I go to my update manager, it ...
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How to find Pure-FTPd version

I have installed Pure-FTPd on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS? Which command will give the version of the server running?
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Is there a way to determine if package depends on wine to run from its .deb?

I would like to know if installed app will use wine server to run: for e.g. picasa once installed -- it uses wine to run, however I want to know that picasa will use wine before installing it. I've ...