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Oct
23
comment How do I detect and remove Python packages installed via pip?
@oli pip freeze, in precise at least, also lists packages installed by apt, as other answers here describe.
Oct
23
revised Is there a command-line program to read tags from .m4a files?
provide easier and safer install options
Oct
23
suggested suggested edit on Is there a command-line program to read tags from .m4a files?
Oct
23
comment Is there a command-line program to read tags from .m4a files?
Thanks! Is there an Ubuntu or Debian package, or something that pip or easy_install can handle?
Oct
23
revised Is there a command-line program to read tags from .m4a files?
add info
Oct
23
asked Is there a command-line program to read tags from .m4a files?
Oct
16
comment What to use to quickly cut Audio/Video
Thanks! avconv is blazingly fast and clear and convenient for splitting out clips if you know what start/stop times you want. No need to figure out which OpenShot video format your source file corresponds to, which I still don't know for sure....
Oct
14
comment What to use to quickly cut Audio/Video
Thanks! But these ppa versions are out-of-date. Are the versions in Precise 12.04 good? Or can someone suggest better ones?
Oct
8
accepted launchpadlibrarian overview, background
Oct
5
asked launchpadlibrarian overview, background
Oct
5
revised How to install ppa packages in an apt-get style
not necessarily pinning
Oct
5
revised How to track Firefox beta via a PPA, but not Thunderbird daily builds etc?
clarify that question and accepted answer is really just about firefox
Oct
5
comment How to track Firefox beta via a PPA, but not Thunderbird daily builds etc?
Re "What's the best way to install just one package from a PPA that has many packages?", see apt - How do I cherry pick packages from a PPA? - Ask Ubuntu
Oct
5
suggested suggested edit on How to track Firefox beta via a PPA, but not Thunderbird daily builds etc?
Oct
5
answered How to install ppa packages in an apt-get style
Aug
23
awarded  Quorum
Aug
22
comment How to find out which backported packages are available, and avoid losing packages when manually upgrading?
Thanks for your patience. OK, I agree that given the unambiguous meaning of the commands given, that's what apt has to do. So I guess I'm looking for a different command that would "do the right thing" for this sort of common case and make it easier to upgrade, e.g., all the binary packages that come from a given backported source package and are currently installed or are new and required. Perhaps it could just look for anything it is removing and see if that exists in the repository specified by -t. I'm basically trying to get closer to the ease of upgrades when backports aren't pinned low.
Aug
21
accepted How to find out which backported packages are available, and avoid losing packages when manually upgrading?
Aug
21
comment How to find out which backported packages are available, and avoid losing packages when manually upgrading?
Cool - I was hoping that -t would work that way also. But what if it was just "sudo apt-get -t precise-backports install ipython" - might that also be smart enough to properly upgrade ipython-notebook and ipython-qtconsole also?
Aug
21
comment How to find out which backported packages are available, and avoid losing packages when manually upgrading?
Sure, ipython-notebook says "Depends: ipython". So if I have ipython-notebook 0.12.1 installed, as well as ipython 0.12.1 (both from the same source package to boot), and 0.13.1 is in backports, and I upgrade ipython, why would it choose to remove ipython-notebook rather than upgrade it (and install Depends: ipython-notebook-common, a new dependency package in that version)