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How do I get the real package name and version for a pseudo package?

How do I get the real full package name (including the version) that would be installed if I ran apt-get install pseudo-package-name? This is related to this previous question: Get the kernel version ...
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1answer
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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 ...
0
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0answers
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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 ...
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1answer
395 views

Creating a multiarch meta package

I'm trying to create a meta-package to install various dependencies (for Android build system), some of the packages should use the i386 version so I tried to use the "Multi-Arch" option but it fails ...
4
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2answers
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How to view a list of packages that were manually installed without their dependancies

How do I see a list of packages I manually (really manually, as in I typed them in) installed? I want to exclude packages that were installed as a result of being dependencies of other packages that ...
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4answers
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What is the difference between a meta-package and a package?

I've heard some packages being classified as a meta-package. So now I am left wondering what is the difference between a meta-package and a package?
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1answer
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What files can I delete to avoid repeating the Python libraries?

I installed SAGE mathematics from binary because there was no package for it in synaptic. From reading on the web I learned that SAGE brings its own python libraries rather than using the ones Ubuntu ...
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1answer
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How to create a meta-package that automatically installs other packages?

I'd like to be able to create a package that doesnt contain any code or programs itself, but instead installs other packages that exist in the repositories onto a computer, sort of how the ...
5
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2answers
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How to trick apt dependencies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a meta-package that automatically installs other packages? I want to use Frescobaldi (an editor for Lilypond), but the packaged release of lilypond ...
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What exactly is in ubuntu-desktop?

I'm also interested in its variants, like kubuntu-desktop. It appears to include GNOME (or KDE) and a bunch of other things. But it's quite large - is there a breakdown of what is included in ...