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Extra unneeded packages

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. It was an upgrade from 11.10. I removed the GUI so that I just have the command line. I was wondering if there was a way to remove all the unnecessary packages that ...
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How to manage software that is installed from source?

From time to time, we may have to install something from source due to various reasons. While it is fairly standard how to install software given appropriate dependencies, it is not clear to me how to ...
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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2 packages available for Ubuntu Server 12.04 that I've come across are horribly out of date: Nginx and phpMyAdmin.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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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 ...