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The safest way is to use Ubuntu Software Center without adding personal archives to your system. You can also download them yourself: http://packages.ubuntu.com/ and use either Ubuntu Software Center or the command dpkg to install them. A bit less safe is downloading DEB files yourself from resources you can trust. Personal archives are safe if you install ...


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Depends on the deb file. Google Chrome does add Google's repository, other packages may not. For such packages, you'll have to manually check for updates, by whatever means you got the package in the first place.


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No, manually installed packages can not be updated automatically. However whenever a package we had installed manually will become available through our software sources we will get an update if the version in the repositories was higher. To obtain similar comfortable updates for any application that did not make its way to the repositories we can watch ...


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To install other packages along with yours, the simplest way is to mark them as dependencies. Affecting a user's home directory or settings, however, cannot be easily done by a package. Packages are not supposed to do this, so there's no standard mechanism. What you can do, however, is install the script, and the new default configuration, along with a ...


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Charms aren't packages, charms are code and metadata that deploy services across multiple machines; so they consume debian packages. People have made analogies that charms are like "cloud packages" or "apt-get for the cloud", but it's not a packaging system as more as it is a collection of code. A typical charm install hook might contain apt-get commands ...


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deb is the extension of the Debian software package format. Debian packages are used in the Debian distribution and distributions based on Debian, such as Ubuntu and others. Double click a .deb file to open it for installation in the Ubuntu Software Center. Don't install .deb files from sources that you are not sure about.


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The repository for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS currently contains files for Qt5 up to version 5.2.1 Every time there is a new release, the Ubuntu team will have to make sure that this new version is integrated into the repository. But usually only bugfixes and minor features get adopted into older Linux Versions. 14.04 is a Long Term Support release, so it gets ...


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You can get the version of the software you have installed either within the software center or searching ubuntu packages http://packages.ubuntu.com/ qt5 is version 5.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/qt5-default the files in qt5.2 are not compatible with the files in qt5.4 If you want a version of qt not in the ubuntu repositores you ...


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Deb packages can be installed in a few ways, the most easy being through the Ubuntu Software Center. By double clicking any Deb file, by default in all supported version of Ubuntu, the Ubuntu Software Center will launch and you will have the ability to install the package. The Software Center, however, is notorious for lagging and being buggy and personally ...



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