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Mar
22
comment Getting “size mismatch” when using apt-get on multiple packages
As a beginner, I am very curious about how you got to that solution (looking in /var/cache/apt/archives/partial). Was it somewhere in the apt-get manual page? Did you find someone else who had the problem? Something else? I'd really like to get better at solving problems without Google when possible.
Mar
10
comment Is “sudo apt-get update” mandatory before every package installation?
"Ubuntu has a private copy of the list of packages that are in Ubuntu's repositories" - where is this list? I'd like to read it. Thanks for the great information.
Mar
6
comment Is “sudo apt-get update” mandatory before every package installation?
"The package lists are up to date (which is after a reasonably short time since the last apt-get update" - how short of a time? How often are package lists changed? What can change package lists?
Jan
2
comment How can I find the command history if a user used a space before the command?
Just curious, why do you want to see the spaces?
Sep
29
comment Do I need to format my drive before installing?
I will not be testing new releases. If I just have one 500GB partition on the hard drive (by selecting "Erase and use the entire disc") can I still put files on it? Your comment about making a large partition for files seems to imply that I can't.