ELPA manages packages for Emacs nicely. But, how to upgrade packages installed by ELPA in Emacs? Within Emacs, list all packages by M-x list-packages and it will automatically refresh the archive contents. Then, press U to mark all upgradable packages to be upgraded. Last, press x to perform the new updates. Emacs will then download […]
How to find which package can be installed for a file, like “yum provides”? That is, the package is not installed yet and I do not know the package for a file that I want. The apt-file tool can do the similar things as yum provides. You may need to install it first by sudo […]
How to find all available versions of a package in dpkg, apt-get or aptitude? To list available versions of a package: apt-cache showpkg <package-name> For example, to check all versions of thunderbird: $ sudo apt-cache showpkg thunderbird Package: thunderbird Versions: 1:31.1.1+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_main_binary-amd64_Packages) (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages) Description Language: File: /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_binary-amd64_Packages MD5: 68ed1001b79d708ad48956a0c129114d Description Language: en File: /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en MD5: […]
How to find whether a package is installed on Linux Mint? For example, I would like to check whether ghostscript is installed. Using dpkg: dpkg -l List all available packages (installed and not installed): apt-cache pkgnames Answered by Eric Z Ma.