Ubuntu package management, find installed package info

[2008-05-29]
Since Ubuntu 7.04 TaskSel is available, this allows installing software package groups like

$sudo tasksel install lampserver
 (will install the all packages for lamp server)
$sudo tasksel
(will bring up a nice menu of software that can be installed)

There is tons of help on the web about using apt-get and other utils.

To find installed packages and information about the packages use

$dpkg -l
$dpkg --list
$dpkg -l 'pattern'

apt-get is great utility to use to manage installation and removal of software. typicall usage:

$sudo apt-get install <package-name>
$sudo apt-get remove <package-name>

[2007-10-29]
Search for packages using a pattern:

$apt-cache search pattern

(http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/search-for-install-packages-from-the-ubuntu-command-line/)

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