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How To Fix Broken Packages In Ubuntu Or Debian

Apr 08, 2012, 06:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dean Howell)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"PPA?s in Ubuntu are a great way to get software you would otherwise have to wait for. Ubuntu, which is on a 6-month release cycle, always has relatively up-to-date software for your general consumption, but when you just can?t wait for the next release, PPA?s provide a good channel for properly packaged updates. That?s not the only audience for PPA?s. A very ?elite? few of us take on the challenge of using an LTS release, taking it from start to finish (3 years). In my case, I have Ubuntu 10.04 running on my laptop, which is getting up there in age and cannot handle anything newer. Though Canonical claims to support the release for 3 years? and they do? getting up-to-date software, even something as fundamental as a web-browser, can be a real challenge. Here we are, only 2 years in the release of Ubuntu 10.04 and most of the software updates that are not critical, have dried up. I still run the latest Google Chrome and many others, but not the full monty."

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