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Can I use RPM packages in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

A friend of mine uses RPM and has many custom in house developed packages of his own and wants to switch to Ubuntu. The question he asked me was; Can I use RPM packages with Ubuntu instead of .deb ? ...
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How do I configure the package manager on server setup?

I am trying to install ubuntu server 12.04 LTS and there is a screen that comes up during the setup called "Configure the Package manager": If you need to use a HTTP proxy to access the outside ...
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Delete all ubuntu desktop stuff from ubuntu server

I have Ubuntu server VPS, I installed 3 months ago some packages to try to get a remote connection, without success. Anyway, now I'm cleaning some stuff from my server, the problem is that I found a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 Server i386 fail to install kernel

I've been trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS i386 from a CD-ROM on a Pentium IV 3GHz machine, always with the same problem - it doesn't manage to install linux-image-3.8.0-29-generic. I checked ...
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Who manages Ubuntu packages?

2 packages available for Ubuntu Server 12.04 that I've come across are horribly out of date: Nginx and phpMyAdmin. I use PPAs to manage these, but I've often wondered why these packages are so out of ...
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Grep Regex match not returning result as expected

I have several Ubuntu servers and there is some behavior that has me curious. On any newly installed machine (Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 LTS), if I run: echo "testbla123" | grep -P -o [0-9]* This will ...
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How can I get newer boost packages than my distro's repos contain?

I'm developing on a system that's running Lucid 10.04.4 LTS. I can't do a complete release upgrade in order to get access to newer packages, although I do have sudo so I can otherwise muck about as ...
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unmet dependencies, linux-server depends: linux-headers-server, but boot is full

Hello I have an problem with unmet dependencies, but I cant fix it. $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might ...
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apt get is not working unmet dependencies

I tried installing the packages as below apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev libexpat1-dev gettext \ libz-dev libssl-dev then I got this error root@ip-10-233-139-125:~# apt-get -f install ...
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From command line without internet how to install software from the installation DVD?

I don't have an internet connection. I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 server on one machine. From the command line appreciate your help for how to select/install additional software and/or libraries from ...
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If I download a package through apt-get on one machine and install on another, can I upgrade later?

I have a machine that does not have an internet connection and I need to download a few packages to it. I can use apt-get download xxx to get the package, but, if I ever connect this machine to the ...
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Unable to upgrade Ubuntu Server as psa-imp won't uninstall

When I try to upgrade Ubuntu using apt-get upgrade I get the message (Reading database ... 67729 files and directories currently installed.) Removing psa-imp ... Where it will hang for ages ...
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What is “Manual Package Selection” in Ubuntu Server?

What does choosing "Manual Package Selection" allow me to do, versus choosing one of the other options?
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what packages to uninstall for better security?

I have read a recommendation which was stating that after installing one should remove some packages from the default Ubuntu installation, in order to have a more secure server. What are your ...
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Ubuntu server-sysadmin package-managment docs: best to read Debian's docs? Any Ubuntu-specific?

Where's the authoritative, canonical (no pun intended) Ubuntu software-package-management ("pkg-man" for short) docs, references? Similarly, where would one point a newbie sysadmin to canonical ...
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Ubuntu Network installation gives warning, tried with 2-3 images

I am trying to install Ubuntu using PXE Boot. I want to automate the whole process. But inbetween, it stucks at one point when it looks for ubuntu/main/oneiric/restricted/binary-i386/Packages file and ...
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How to remove console-tools completely?

After removing console-tools using apt-get --purge remove console-tools I am getting the following error during boot init: Failed to spawn console-setup main process: unable to execute: No such ...
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How do I manually install tasks presented to me in the installer?

Recently I installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server and I messed up and didnt select ssh, dns, lamp and tomcat as things that I wanted to install, it is now done with the install process and how do now ...
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What open source configuration management software with a GUI is available?

I want to mange multiple ubuntu desktop(10.04,11.04 and 11.10) from server. Like i want do following list of thing 1) policy management 2) package management 3) Various system Administration thing ...
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How to display package upgrade details on command line?

On desktop machines, the Update Manager application is able to show the details of a package upgrade in the section called "Description of update" in the bottom half of the screen. Is there a way to ...
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Error when installing nfs-kernel-server

I continue to get this error when trying to install following: root@127:/home/gordon# sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Installation of a package to a custom directory

Is there any option to install a package to my home directory (or /foo) instead of system wide ? I am looking for options using apt-get or dpkg. Something similar to --prefix in a source compile. ...
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Installing libapache2-mod-python removes cacti

I'm trying to install Django on a machine that is primarily a network administration box; it has nagios and cacti installed on it. I went in today to install Django, and when I followed the following ...
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How do I install and manage RPMs?

I have a burning desire to install RPMs onto my Ubuntu installation - is this possible? Can I use Yum - or another RPM Package Management tool?
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What is the easiest way to strip a desktop edition to a server edition?

We have installed Ubuntu desktop edition on our development server. Now that we have it in a data center we would like to strip it down to a server edition. Is there an easy way of doing so rather ...