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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Simplify GRUB tweaks with Startup Manager

Tired of manually tweaking your GRUB menu.lst to add a new system, or even just change the theme, only to have your system not boot because you made a typo? Well, those days are over, or they can be, with Startup Manager.

Startup Manager, for Debian or a derivative (such as Ubuntu), allows you to load your GRUB menu into a simplified interface to edit, and then save it ...

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Exclude Packages from being Installed and Upgraded in Debian/Ubuntu

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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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