dpkg is the package format used by Debian, Ubuntu and other popular GNU/Linux distributions as well as the tools used to work with dpkg packages.

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Is there an Ubuntu server package for PHP 5.3

It's been some time now since the release of PHP 5.3. I can't wait to work with it, but the Ubuntu developers have decided not to include it in the APT repository until 10.04. I don't want to wait ...
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Is it possible to stop dpkg-reconfigure restarting services

I'm building an install key for a Debian based system. The install key basically copies a disk image onto the system and then in a chroot installs a number of packages that are copied onto the install ...
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dpkg can't install dpkg update - how do I update anything?

Short of rebuilding the whole server from the ground up (which I'm working on anyway), any ideas how to fix this problem on an old debian etch box? Its annoying to not be able to apt-get things... # ...
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How to completely remove a package in Debian?

I tried to use this: aptitude remove denyhosts And it seemed successfully but after a reboot after I use: ps aux | grep "denyhosts" I see denyhosts is still loaded after startup. So what am I ...
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DPKG Equivs Issue

Basically, here's the gist of my issue: I've compiled my own version of MySQL with some Sphinx magic sprinkled in it. However, because its compiled from source and not installed from any package ...
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Translating rpm commands to dpkg

I've been using RPM for a long time - built my own packages and installed Linux with nothing but the RPMs to do it with. However, now that I'm using Ubuntu and Linux Mint regularly, I want to learn ...