Looks like I’m maintaining an Ubuntu server these days…
# Finding Installed Dependent Packages apt-cache rdepends --installed packageX # Installing Individual .deb Packages sudo dpkg -i package_file.deb # Ubuntu version info cat /etc/lsb-release
Trust not to aptitude…
Sometimes aptitude does silly things, like install X11 when all you wanted was ImageMagick. Try apt-get as well to see if it doesn’t have a different set of deps (this is true of ImageMagick as of December 2008).
Old-style service scripts are in /etc/init.d but up-to-date methods of managing them are described at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBootupHowto.
# make a service start at startup sudo update-rc.d servicename defaults # remove from startup sudo update-rc.d -f servicename remove