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how to know about a package as its a main package or dependecies to other package ? [duplicate]

I would like to know about package information as i have mentioned in my Question . For example , There is a installed package in my system . So i want to know whether its a main package or ...
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How can I find out why a package was installed? [duplicate]

How can I find out why a particular package was installed? Is it part of the default installation? Was it specified manually, or was it chosen automatically to meet dependencies? Which packages are ...
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Is there a way to find out which package was responsible for a DependecyPackageInstallation? [duplicate]

Is there a way to find out from which package installation a certain package was installed as dependency?
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I don't have Chromium, but the Software Updater keeps updating some extensions! [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu Mate 14.04, in case it matters. The Software Updater keeps giving me updates for some Chromium extensions, but I don't even have Chromium. The only browser I have currently installed is ...
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apt-get: How to find link for packages being installed (and skip them)? [duplicate]

I want to use TensorFlow on Ubuntu 16.04, which requires CUDA 9.0, not the latest 9.1. However, I previously had CUDA 9.1 installed. After running sudo apt-get remove --purge cuda* && sudo ...
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How to list dependent packages (reverse dependencies)?

In order to research what caused the installation of a given package, I'd like to get a list of packages which depend on that package. I couldn't find anything obvious in man dpkg.
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ImageMagick suddenly installed

I was taking a look at my installed programs, when I saw a program called ImageMagick, I took a look at it in the Ubuntu Software Center, and it's a program to manipulate images. That's OK, but I ...
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What is apt-get equivalent of “aptitude why”?

In this answer, I came across this command: aptitude why firefox aptitude whylooks like an useful command but I don't want to install aptitude just for that. What is the apt-get equivalent of ...
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How do I fix “sorry, a problem occurred while installing software blcr-dkms”?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 running smoothly without any problems. Until recently, I have been receiving this pop-up stating sorry, a problem occurred while installing software Package: blcr-dkms Ubuntu ...
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Does openjdk-7-jdk depend on systemd?

I'm trying to install openjdk-7-jdk on Ubuntu Trusty (with apt or aptitude), but it seems to depend on systemd, which I'd like to avoid. But also, I can't see systemd in the output of debtree or apt-...
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How to make Aptitude clean up old kernels?

On my laptop, I have several gigs of old kernels lying around, with package names such as linux-image-some_number-generic, linux-image-extra-some_number-generic, linux-headers-some_number, linux-...
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What, if any, packages depend on Samba other than Windows file sharing

In light of recent Wannacry and "sambracry" exploits - it seems wise to simply uninstall Samba. (over and above config changes to disable the oldest protocols) I installed Samba a while ago (years) ...
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How to keep grub from ever reinstalling itself

I'm using the refind bootloader and never, ever want to use grub. Now and then, Ubuntu Xenial automatically pulls it in and I get a prompt about where to install the grub bootloader.[1] I explicitly ...
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What does it mean that python-keyring “suggests” python-kde4?

I have a pending update for "Get Hot New Stuff" for the KDE Platform (libknewstuff2-4). I don't recall installing anything with KDE dependencies (I'm using vanilla Ubuntu), so I tried to figure out ...
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Optimize apt dependency list

I am trying to keep my system clean of various headers and -dev packages. Sometimes I see in many tutorials, setup guides apt install string which includes multiple package names, where many of those ...

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