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dpkg: error: parsing file ‘/var/lib/dpkg/available’

In this article I will show you how to fix the dpkg: error: parsing file ‘/var/lib/dpkg/available’ error, which you can get when trying to install packages. You get this the error message if you damage the /var/lib/dpkg/available file. dpkg: error:

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Install Skype on Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 Linux Mint 13 and Linux Mint 14

Everybody knows and loves Skype for their Voice Call and Video Call. In this article I will show you how to install Skype on Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 13 and Linux Mint 14, in two easy steps. For

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How To Overwrite Existing Files From A Removed Package in Ubuntu and Debian

Concept: Remove vs Purge When you remove a package, some configuration files of the removed package remain in the package’s destination. Purging a package, means removing a package and all it’s configuration files. So, to overwrite the files an removed

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Find Out Which Package a File Belongs to With DPKG and RPM

In this article I will show you how to find the package belonging to a command (file), for the most popular dpkg and rpm based Linux Distros. Find out which package a file belongs to, in Debian, Ubuntu, Knoppix, Linux

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4 Commands for Checking If a Package is Installed in Ubuntu and Debian

In this article I will show you 4 ways to verify if a package is installed or not, in Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Knoppix and other Debian Based distros. 1. With aptitute: $ aptitude show vim | grep -i state

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How to install, delete and purge packages with dpkg:

Debian/Ubuntu or Linux Mint are dpkg based. dpkg is a low level tool, mostly for installing and removing packages. If you fail to install/delete a package with the Apt package manager, try that with dpkg: Listing the files in the

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How to verify if a package is installed in Debian and Fedora

How to find if an application is installed or not in your Linux distro, depends on that distro’s package manager. Find out if an application is installed in Debian with dpkg -l: This also works on Ubuntu/Linux Mint or other

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