Find the package a file is from

A quick tip today for all Debian (and derivative) users:

Have a file on in your system that you just can’t figure out where it came from? Searching for the name in Synaptic doesn’t help? About ready to heave your weary keyboard out the window in an administrative rage? Fear not, dpkg to the rescue!

Let’s say you are trying to find out where in the world ...

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Exclude Packages from being Installed and Upgraded in Debian/Ubuntu

Package - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/918252

Package managers make life on Linux a whole lot easier. Instead of managing bits of software by yourself and sorting out the inevitable dependency hell, where one package depends upon another and that depends upon yet another and so on, you can have a clever bit of software do all the work.

Debian, Ubuntu and other derivatives use the .deb package format and Aptitude (Apt for short) as the package ...

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KDE Software Installer - alternative package management for Kubuntu/Debian

Adept is the graphical package management program included with Kubuntu, which is also available for Debian and other Linux distributions that use the apt package management system.

While Adept does the job for most software management tasks, it isn't exactly the quickest application when it comes to starting up.

KDE Software Installer is an alternative program for installation of applications from the Debian and Ubuntu repositories. I thought I ...

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