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Yes, thanks to the stability of the Linux syscall interface, this is possible. One of Linus Torvalds' great commitments to Linux users is that the set of interfaces offered by the kernel is stable. Many people don't appreciate the value of this, or how challenging it is as a leader of an open project to achieve that commitment. Consider for example how ...


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While I can't find any information about macOS, this OMG! Ubuntu article has an interesting quote from Mark Shuttleworth: As for running Snaps on Windows 10? “It’s absolutely plausible” Shuttleworth said. “Snaps are using modern features in the Linux kernel to do security confinement, set up file system access, etc, and all of that involves ...


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Yes, PPAs. That's the closest you can get right now. If you don't think they're equivalent enough for you, then the answer right now is simply "no". Some comments on your claimed differences: PPAs have compiled packages, while the AUR features both compiled packages and source packages PPAs ship source packages too. PPA uploads must be source uploads. ...


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Unfortunately there is no current exact equivalent. However, Launchpad does keep all the historical data required, and you can access this directly. For example, for the package hello: Go to the Launchpad package page: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hello From here, you can View full publishing history. From this page you can work out exactly what ...


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Use chdist. This command allows you to run apt-get and apt-cache as usual, but for a different release of Ubuntu (or Debian or in fact any other Debian-derived distribution). It also provides a wrapper around grep-dctrl which easily allows you to search and report on metadata fields.


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Yes, you can use dpkg-repack for this, which will put an already installed application back together into a .deb file, which you can then copy to the other computer and install there. To install it, use sudo apt-get install dpkg-repack and to use it: sudo dpkg-repack <packagename(s)> Which will give you a .deb file (or multiple files, if you ...


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The first command will install the package samba and all its dependencies. The second command will install samba and bunch of other packages and also their dependencies. The second command is useful when you are extending the functionality of samba and need extra packages to be present to do so. Note that, most of these packages comes as recommended or ...


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According to Couchbase's issue tracker at https://issues.couchbase.com/browse/MB-19272, it seems that Couchbase is still in the process of making Couchbase Server work on Ubuntu 16.04, so you are out of luck for the time being.


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There should be no trusty-security or trusty-updates entry for the extras repository. If you go to http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ in your web browser, you will see that trusty-security and trusty-updates are not listed. Run the following commands to fix the issue: sudo sed -i 's|deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security|#deb http://...


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As described in this post on StackOverflow this is a "known bug". On Github, they explain that when freetype-config is missing the setup.py crashes. The output of the error message looks a bit different in this one but it seems like it can be handled just as explained in the link that I posted. By typing: sudo apt-get install libfreetype6-dev libxft-dev ...


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No package will typically be updated beyond the major version shipped with the initial release of the distribution. Minor updates may be released provided changes are not significant, and security fixes from newer versions may be back-ported to maintain compatibility. You will find that some packages independently offer newer major versions from their own ...


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dpkg-query does not have any field option to show date/time of installation. The other way of saying this is that dpkg does not store this information. Under the hood, dpkg-query uses various files in /var/lib/dpkg/ to get the information. Here are the available field names: Architecture Bugs Conffiles (internal) Config-Version (internal) Conflicts Breaks ...


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OP solved the problem: ...I found the problem. I was using the wrong python since I had installed anaconda. Removing anaconda make the system works An alternative way without uninstalling Anaconda, reset python link to default (pointing to python2 from repository) $ ls -l /usr/bin/python lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Dec 10 2015 /usr/bin/python -> ...


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If you just need kernel symbols to run systemtap, easiest way is to install the dbgsym package for your kernel, it'll be a lot less painful than recompiling the whole kernel yourself: Head over to How to install Ubuntu kernel debug symbols. If there's no matching dbgsym package you might need to upgrade your kernel. See apt-cache search 'linux-image.*...



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