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A Charm is more similar to a Puppet Module or a Chief Recipe. Charms, Modules, and Recipes are mechanisms for orchestration which is different than package management. Orchestration involves the installation and management of the installed resources. The orchestration software can dynamically configure the installed software customized for the user. It ...


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Here is the script I came up with to allow the code to build on any release. In my case, I created a control.pre_trusty and control.post_precise file, and a rules.pre_trusty and rules.post_precise. #! /bin/bash # # Do magic to allow building on different Ubuntu releases. This script is # called by buildbot on the different systems prior to ...


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The easiest way is to use alternative packages in the Build-Depends field, f.e. Build-Depends: dh-python | python-central, [...]. That has several quirks, the first dependency that satisfy the dependency solver will get picked. You can also use versioned Build-Depends (f.e. if you know that some earlier versions of packages were incomplete), i.e. ...


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As you mention, this is a bug which affects lots of people. Add that it affects you on the launchpad page if you wish. So first - how to install things? Method 1 - alternative GUI GDebi is a package installer like the software centre, except it only handles DEB files - it's not an app store. You can install GDebi with the software centre as it is in the ...


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Why did Canonical chose snaps? To quote the Ubuntu website: We originally created the snappy technology and application confinement system to ensure a carrier-grade update experience for Ubuntu mobile users and set a new standard for application security in the mobile era. Essential idea was to fix issues that are present in both .deb packages ...


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As an overview, as far as I understand snaps: Snaps are more secure. Running in own "containers". It's much more easy to handle with snaps than with deb packages. In the future, snaps will be the package format for mobile devices, internet of things and desktop. is or will be .deb abandoned? Canonical said, there will be support deb packages also in the ...


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I was able to install the plug-in using the command line like this: sudo dpkg -i google-talkplugin_current_amd64.deb That produced this: Selecting previously unselected package google-talkplugin. (Reading database ... 196768 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack google-talkplugin_current_amd64.deb ... Unpacking google-talkplugin ...


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That's because Chrome 32-bit is no longer supported on Ubuntu. Chrome is also no longer supported on Ubuntu 12.04 with either 32-bit or 64-bit. It is not a good idea to install the 32-bit version of Chrome on Ubuntu, as it no longer receives updates of any kind. That means an you'll have an outdated and insecure browser as soon as you install. If you can't ...


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I've made alterations to your script to make some logfiles. And, some error handling so you just exit on one of the execution steps if it fails. And some minor style stuff since I'm painfully evil with needing certain style things added. Note that I make a dir in /tmp/ called custominstall-logs to hold the logs here. You can make that wherever you want, ...



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