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apt-cache showpkg shows detailed information about potentially installable packages. It does indicate whether the package is installed, kind of, but not in a very readable way: Versions: 2:3.6.6-6+deb7u5 (/var/lib/apt/lists/mirrordirector.raspbian.org_raspbian_dists_wheezy_main_binary-armhf_Packages) If the package was installed, you'd see ...


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The lists are the knowledge of what's available, so if you delete them, you won't be able to install anything - that's exactly equivalent to removing the repositories from your sources list (which you say you don't want to do). One option is that you could compress the lists, and remember to uncompress them before you next update. What I often do ...


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AFAIK you'll need to check manually if an update is available and, if you want it, manually uninstall the old version and download + install the new one. It's clearly more cumbersome a process than installing packages via apt-get, which also allows you to easily solve dependencies and do updates. However, there are a few advantages: You can compile with ...


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Only within a chroot using debootstrap, if the architecture is supported. Don't mess up the real filesystem. I believe this approach has been popular on certain NAS devices, e.g. http://www.rooot.net/en/geek-stuff/synology/39-chroot-debian-synology-debootstrap.html The router will almost certainly not be designed to alter the filesystem (treated as ROM). ...


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I can't answer why PBI wasn't successful, but I can answer why shared libraries are preferred in Linux. The major argument is security, that if there is a vulnerability in a commonly-used library, then only that library has to be updated, and not all of the applications that use that library (thanks to ABI compatibility). This also means that (if you stick ...


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It's a bug in the twolame packages, tracked as #777223. There's a pending upload which should go into unstable on Sunday; you'll be able to fix your system then (or five days later in stretch). In the meantime, you can revert to the previous version of libasound2-plugins (amd64 and i386), then hold them until libtwolame0 is available; that should fix your ...


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You can just use: rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* This will remove the package lists. No repositories will be deleted, they are configured in the config file in /etc/apt/sources.list. All that can happen is that tools like apt-cache cannot get package information unless you updated the package lists. Also apt-get install will fail with E: Unable to locate package ...


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As you can find out on WikiDevi or Asus's website, this router runs AsusWRT. AsusWRT is a derivative of Tomato which is itself one of the descendants of HyperWRT, a Linux distribution for low-end network appliances such as routers. With only 8MB of flash, you aren't going to be able to install extra software there. However, there is a USB port where you can ...


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dpkg -l | grep -e package1 -e package2 .... Will list packages you are interested with their current insstallation stauts. The output will be something like this bala@bala-laptop:~$ dpkg -l | grep apache2 ii apache2 2.4.10-10 amd64 Apache HTTP Server The first 2 characters tell the status ...


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dpkg -l $PACKAGENAME is enough. The first two characters in the line will show the package status


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I know this is a bit late, but this post is currently one of the top search hits related to finding alternatives in Debian. The problem with using update-alternatives here is that it will only show you installed options as far as I can tell (its man page is pretty sparse). To answer the question as posed in the title, i.e. finding all available packages ...



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