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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automate dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

I'm using puppet to admin a cluster of debian servers. I need to change the timezone of each machine on the cluster. The proper debian way to do this is to use dpkg-reconfigure tzdata .. but I can ...
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How do I show the actions that installing a .deb package will take?

I would like to be able to view the scripts/triggers associated with a package due for upgrade so that I can tell, for example, whether it will result in the web server being restarted. I can't find ...
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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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How do I get the history of “apt-get install” on Unbuntu?

Greetings again. I am about do move a server from one Ubuntu box to another. I'm not cloning the old box to the new; I'm creating a new system and will move data as needed. I want to install all the ...
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List of files installed from apt package

How do I get a list of files that were or will-be installed when I apt-get a package? Conversely, can I find what package(s) caused a particular file to be installed?
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Given a debian source package - How do I install the build-deps?

I have a debian (well technically ubuntu) source package, i.e. the .dsc, the .tar.gz, etc., I want to build this. The dpkg-buildpackage fails, since I don't have all the build dependencies. Normally ...