Recently we’ve decided to move all our CentOS 5 server installations to a more modern, and bioinformatics friendly, environment. So the choose was on Ubuntu, in it’s 12.04 LTS version.
Some commands are different, especially those for exploring packages, their releases and such.
For example to see what packages install $something now I do a:
sudo apt-file search $package
while to see a package’s details, for example nano, I give a:
sudo apt-cache show nano Package: nano Priority: standard Section: editors Installed-Size: 604 Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers Original-Maintainer: Jordi Mallach Architecture: amd64 Version: 2.2.6-1 Replaces: pico Provides: editor Depends: libc6 (>= 2.11), libncursesw5 (>= 5.7+20100313), dpkg (>= 1.15.4) | install-info Suggests: spell Conflicts: pico Breaks: alpine-pico (<= 2.00+dfsg-5) Filename: pool/main/n/nano/nano_2.2.6-1_amd64.deb Size: 194014 MD5sum: ce845269d2dac9b74ab02bd4f874beed SHA1: 79a41964d1b14a2a0eb700b54e474e00b9d5de08 SHA256: a8dba08696a1ffdfbb15b617880b2b7bbe05ac9f7d690574000fe569b2298efa Description-en: small, friendly text editor inspired by Pico GNU nano is an easy-to-use text editor originally designed as a replacement for Pico, the ncurses-based editor from the non-free mailer package Pine (itself now available under the Apache License as Alpine). . However, nano also implements many features missing in pico, including: - feature toggles; - interactive search and replace (with regular expression support); - go to line (and column) command; - auto-indentation and color syntax-highlighting; - filename tab-completion and support for multiple buffers; - full internationalization support. Homepage: http://www.nano-editor.org/ Description-md5: b7e1d8c3d831118724cfe8ea3996b595 Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug Origin: Ubuntu Supported: 5y Task: standard, kubuntu-active
That’s all (for now).