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Upgrade Debian Lenny To Squeeze In A Few Simple Steps

http://www.howtoforge.com

One rather old laptop and one server were the test objects for this howto. Both systems do not have any RAID devices and use a simple partition scheme from a default basic Lenny install. If your setup deviates much from this, it's highly recommended to read all details of the Debian Release Notes before you continue. Be warned.

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Created by falko 3 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 44 weeks ago
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Collection of 18 Popular APT & DPKG Tips for Debian and Ubuntu

http://tuxarena.blogspot.com

This is a guide containing the most popular and useful ways of using the APT and DPKG commands, and it applies to both Ubuntu and Debian (and their derivatives). I mentioned where super user privileges are required, the ones without a mention can be executed as normal user.

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Created by Chris7mas 4 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 12 weeks ago
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Drastically Improve 'apt-get install' And 'upgrade' Speed [How-to]

http://www.webupd8.org

What if we could use a bash script to use "apt-get" with Axel (a command line application which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file) so the "apt-get" download speed would increase dramatically? Well, you can, thanks to Matt Parnell who has created a bash script which does just that.

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How to find the fastest repository in Debian

http://www.cahilig.org

To find the fastest mirror in Debian, download and install apt-spy.

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Created by chr05210084 5 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 13 weeks ago
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The APT2 project

http://juliank.wordpress.com

I just started working on a replacement for APT written in Vala and called APT2 (I know, the name could be better). The main idea behind the project is to create a library for working with Debian repositories and packages, and on top of this library a few applications.

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5 Simple APT Tips for Debian and Ubuntu, Part II

http://tuxarena.blogspot.com

Several months ago I created an article with 5 APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) tips for both Debian and Ubuntu available here. APT is the package manager in Debian and Debian-based distributions, like Ubuntu. Here's part two of that article, with 5 more tips and tricks for APT.

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How Apt: Apt-urls Arrive

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

As of this morning, apt-urls are enabled on the Ubuntu Wiki. What does this mean? It means that we can now insert clickable links on the wiki that can prompt users to install software from the Ubuntu repositories.

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Created by spambot 5 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 35 weeks ago
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From intrepid to jaunty.... with no room left

http://maratux.blogspot.com

Today I decided to move my desktop to jaunty. It's still an alpha but I'm not afraid of having to face a non-working Xorg once in a while and having to use the VTs instead. Given the speed improvements I've read about... the time is now... there's just a tiny little problem. I have no room left to do the dist-upgrade:

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Created by eantoranz 5 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 41 weeks ago
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Things You Need To Know To Become An Apt Guru

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Quite possibly the most distinguishing feature of Debian-based Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, etc) is their package system - APT. In this article, we are going to highlight some of APT’s best features, and share a few of the lesser known features.

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DebGems announced as Proprietary Platform: Why the GNU Affero GPL is Freedom for Network Services

http://blog.phusion.nl

"...copyleft is a tool designed to spread freedom in software, at any cost. The FSF, which wrote the GNU and Affero licenses, has the goal to make all software free as in freedom. Companies are ‘free’ to join the revolution, or to look somewhere else for their needs.

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5 Simple APT Tricks for Debian and Ubuntu

http://tuxarena.blogspot.com

Install the dependencies of an application
Sometimes you need to compile from source a newer version of an application which is already included in the repositories. For example, to install the development libraries for BasKet, you would run as root:

apt-get build-dep basket

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Created by Chris7mas 6 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 7 weeks ago
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Linux Package Manager Cheatsheet

http://www.linuxplanet.com

A short introduction to package management. Provides an overview of YUM (RPM-based distributions) and Aptitude (Debian and its derivatives).

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Created by hunger 6 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 10 weeks ago
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Beyond Synaptic - using apt for better package management

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

I’m a Debian user and—like many—I use apt and its associated tools. If you haven’t yet discovered apt here’s a brief summary of some of it and some of its tools which can make your package management even more powerful.

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Created by dave 6 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 36 weeks ago
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Customize the Update Manager in Ubuntu

http://www.techthrob.com

One of the great things about using open source software is the frequency with which bugs are fixed, security holes are patched, and new features are added. Ubuntu includes a very convenient update manager but constantly upgrading your system can be a burden. This guide will explain howto customize the manager to run less often, or automatically install updates.

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Created by nemilar 6 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 43 weeks ago
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Debian & APT - Why I love it

http://www.itpro.co.uk

I don’t want to say its the best, but I’ve been using Debian, Ubuntu and other APT based Linuxes for years now. Ubuntu on desktop PC’s and Debian on Servers (only because I have a few servers already on Debian and keeping all identical is worth doing). I don’t run GUI’s on my servers.

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Created by missgeek 6 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 44 weeks ago
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