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Jon_J
post Jan 3 2009, 09:33 AM
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Where do I find the descriptions of available packages in the zubuntu repositories?
In "most" other Zaurus distros, all one needs to do is download the "Packages" file and open it in a text editor.
There you can read the description for each of the packages in the feed. Also shown are the dependencies, and other useful information.

BTW, I did try to search for this on the Ubuntu forums, but came up with no answer.
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post Jan 3 2009, 03:08 PM
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Thank you for your reply. smile.gif
I made a bo-bo while in aptitude.
I was browsing in system/utilities and was looking for Gparted, so naturally being a windows guy, I hit "g" on the keyboard.
aptitude started uninstalling stuff, beginning with abiword.
When I realized what was happening, I hit ctrl+c and stopped it.
It uninstalled 4 things and I managed to stop at "at"
So using apt-get, I re-installed. abiword and abiword-common, alsa-base, and alsa-utils.
When doing this I got the following message about removing packages that are no longer required.
I don't know if I should do what is suggested. It shows a couple packages I installed earlier in the week. (wifi-radar and dillo)
And there are a lot of libraries that look like they are important.
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The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  mii-diag libglib1.2ldbl netcat-traditional libpurple0
  liblaunchpad-integration1 nano libgsf-gnome-1-114 autofs libgnomevfs2-0
  iproute vim-common traceroute libpth20 python-support libvolume-id-dev
  libgnome2-0 audacious libidn11 libgstreamer0.10-0 libsasl2 libwrap0
  pkg-config libicu38 libgtk1.2 libvorbisfile3 libgnomeui-common
  ubuntu-gdm-themes libgnome-keyring0 libident libaudclient1
  libavahi-common-data g++-4.2 iputils-ping libsigc++-1.2-dev libconsole
  gtk2-engines-pixbuf x11-xserver-utils python-numeric logrotate
  ubuntu-artwork libsasl2-modules libbonoboui2-common libpisock9 libts-bin
  gconf2 libbonoboui2-0 strace ed xauth libesd-alsa0 libxslt1.1 aptitude
  libgomp1 mc xbindkeys libnspr4-0d libcddb2 groff-base ubuntu-wallpapers
  esound-common libatm1 gnumeric-common libvorbisenc2 linux-libc-dev libxmuu1
  libcwidget3 pidgin-data audacious-plugins libcurl3-gnutls libgadu3 gcc-4.2
  xpdf-utils libcdio7 xbindkeys-config tcpd vim-tiny midori guile-1.6-libs
  libcompfaceg1 libsexy2 ethtool libhesiod0 libgoffice-0-6-common tasksel-data
  libgconf2-4 libffi4 human-theme libgnome2-common libcdio-cdda0 libxaw7
  netcat libt1-5 netbase xpdf-reader libsigc++-2.0-0c2a ifupdown
  gtk2-engines-ubuntulooks sudo ubuntu-keyring console-tools libonig2
  libnm-glib0 libgsf-1-common libgnomeui-0 sylpheed python-central cron
  update-inetd libaudid3tag1 python-dbus libidl0 manpages libsigc++-1.2-5c2
  wget libsamplerate0 libbonobo2-0 human-icon-theme libbluetooth2 lesstif2
  libxtrap6 xautomation libflac8 xinit libaudiofile0 libgoffice-0-6 libmowgli1
  dillo pcmciautils tasksel libxss1 gconf2-common libstdc++6-4.2-dev
  libgtk1.2-common laptop-detect libldap-2.4-2 libxtst6 gnome-mime-data
  libavahi-client3 libc6-dev dmz-cursor-theme liborbit2 xpdf gpgv
  libbonobo2-common pidgin libmeanwhile1 libmad0 gnumeric wifi-radar libsysfs2
  libsasl2-2 ntpdate libgpgme11 man-db xmahjongg gtk2-engines-murrine
  libzephyr3 libpulse0 libavahi-glib1 libgtkspell0 libmcs1 info sysklogd
  libvorbis0a libwebkitgtk1d libxp6 libavahi-common3 binutils libguile-ltdl-1
  iptables libnss3-1d lsb-release python-gtk2 libsndfile1 python-cairo klogd
  libgsf-1-114 libmms0 libneon27-gnutls less libpaper1 xpdf-common gnupg
  python-gobject libgnomevfs2-common liblockfile1 libogg0
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
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