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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Install Basic Packages and Configure

The Ubuntu development community has created a convenient package that installs everything you need to get started. Install packaging-dev from the Ubuntu software repositories, which includes

gnupg, the GNU Privacy Guard, which includes the cryptographic tools you need to sign your packages when you upload them to Launchpad

pbuilder, which creates reproducible builds of a package in a clean, isolated environment

bzr-builddeb, which includes bzr; together these serve as your version control and package management systems

apt-file, which helps you find the binary package that includes a needed file

Set Up GPG

Generate your GPG key so that you can sign packages. Packages must be signed before they will ...

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