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Download installed packages

This script will determine what packages you have installed and download a copy of each package to you current folder. Advertisements

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Accessing the web from behind a firewall (without exposing your password)

If you are behind a web-proxy then you either need to configure the proxy settings or set the environment variable  http_proxy  first.

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Problem updating package information

Having recently restored a system using a backup I discovered that I could not upgrade it using ‘apt-get update’ and ‘apt-get upgrade’ as I expected. The latest package lists would start to download and then the process appeared to hang … Continue reading

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Files needed for mate-screenshot

I don’t like installing stuff on my system I don’t need but do find that being able to take screenshots useful – particularly when writing up articles for this blog. However while the screenshot utility used to be a separate … Continue reading

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How to not install recommended packages

One of the reasons I really like linux is that generally you can choose what you want to install, the granularity available isn’t as much as it once was but it is still relatively easy to keep the number of … Continue reading

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