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1answer
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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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1answer
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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 ...
3
votes
1answer
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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, ...