distributions: UBUNTU vs DEBIAN

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Thu Apr 20 19:27:15 UTC 2006

Antony Gelberg wrote:
> What does the line look like if you search for the package in 
> interactive aptitude?

I'm probably doing something wrong. I can't find it (a search only turns 
up 'edubuntu-desktop').

> NB You don't need sudo for aptitude search.

I know. It's a bit of an impulse (I'm used to apt-get).

> I believe the upgrade release notes specify that this 
> package should be installed before upgrading.

Not that I can see. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BreezyReleaseNotes doesn't 
seem to mention that package.

>> I'm interested to know why my Ubuntu things that 'ubuntu-desktop' is 
>> both installed and un-installed.
> What does dpkg -l ubuntu-desktop report?

$ sudo dpkg -l ubuntu-desktop
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: 
||/ Name            Version         Description
pn  ubuntu-desktop  <none>          (no description available)

Not sure what "pn" means.

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