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How to check Debian/Ubuntu Linux package version using apt-get/aptitude command

I am a new Debian / Ubuntu Linux sysadmin. I would like to find out what version I would install if I ran the apt-get command. How do I find out which versions of a package can I install using apt-cache/apt-get command? How do you check package version using apt-get/aptitude on Debian or Ubuntu Linux server?
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Debian Linux Install MySQL Database Server

How do I install mysql database server on Debian Linux operating system running on an HP server? How do I install MySQL on Debian or Ubuntu server?
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Debian Linux Install OpenSSH SSHD Server

How do I install OpenSSH sshd server under Debian GNU/Linux operating systems?
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HowTo: Upgrade Debian Lenny to Squeeze

How do I upgrade Debian stable Linux (Lenny) server to Squeeze for the testing purpose using command line options?
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Ubuntu Linux: Clean aptitude Cache Command

How do I clean the aptitude command cache under Ubuntu or Debian Linux?
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Debian / Ubuntu: Search For Packages Using Apt Command Line

Q. I’ve Debian 64 bit etch server installed. This box is managed via ssh or serial console only. There is no GUI installed. How do I search for packages using apt-get under Debian or Ubuntu Linux?
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How To Simulate Linux Package Upgrade Without Installing Anything ( Dry Run )

Q. How do I simulate the upgrade first to confirm that the actions that would be taken are reasonable under Debian / Ubuntu Linux package management?
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