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Install custom version of node with apt-get

I've installed nodejs this way: sudo apt-get install python-software-properties python g++ make sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nodejs The ...
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What the meaning of package version number with word 'really' in the middle?

Command apt-cache show postgresql will listed this information in my machine (Saucy Salamander 13.10): $ apt-cache show postgresql Package: postgresql Priority: optional Section: database ...
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apt-get and outdated packages [duplicate]

Why is it that many packages in apt-get are outdated? For example, I would like to get the latest implementation of the clojure programming language onto my machine. However, running the command ...
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1answer
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Installing a previous version of a package when you don't have the .deb available?

Same question as how-to-downgrade-a-package-via-apt-get, except what if it's on a newly deployed server and the archived .deb is not there? For example, ...
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1answer
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Installing package on different ubuntu version

I want to install this package on Quantal but it only seems to have Oneiric and Precise versions. So apt-get update fails when fetching the package's PPA (it doesn't have a Quantal version). I think ...
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5answers
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How to Downgrade a Package via apt-get?

How to downgrade a package to an older version via apt-get?! Another tools are also accepted but apt-get is preferred.
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2answers
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How can I install a specific older version of Firefox and keep it from automatically updating?

I wrote a bash script to configure a suite of tools for continuous integration on top of Ubuntu 10.04.2. The script recently stopped working and I tracked the problem down to the newer version of ...
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1answer
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Rebuilding a Newer Version of a Deb Package

What's the best way to update (through rebuild from source) a Debian/Ubuntu-package to a more recent version? Should I be using apt source in all cases including when I want to publish it as Personal ...
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How do I install tar 1.20?

I have tar 1.22 installed and I need tar 1.20. I tried: sudo apt-get install tar=1.20 but I got: Version '1.20' for 'tar' was not found When I looked more closely it turned out that the ...
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2answers
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What does 'Lock Version' do?

Having installed an experimental version of dropbox and installed in manually, i dont want the deb in synaptic to download any updates (as theyll over write the changes ive done manually i assume). ...
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2answers
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What does “hardy” mean in /etc/apt/sources.list?

I see entries in /etc/apt/sources.list that say: deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe I am using Ubuntu 8.04, and I don't know what "hardy" means, though I suspect it has ...