dpkg command

I am unable to find Google Chrome Browser in Ubuntu software center. How do I install Google Chrome in Ubuntu version 12.04 LTS or v13.04 using command line options?

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I‘m looking for equivalent of yum info httpd command under Debian Linux. How do I display information about the installed packages on the command line under Debian or Ubuntu Linux? How do I see the description of a package under Debian or Ubuntu Linux using command line options?

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How do I find out what compilers are installed under Debian / Ubuntu / Red hat Enterprise / CentOS Linux operating systems? How do I list all available compiler packages under Linux?

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I‘ve build my own lighttpd .deb package and I do not want to upgrade it using the apt-get command. Also, I do not want to upgrade a few more packages such as php5-cgi, httpd and so on. How do I blacklist a package or packages so that when I run apt-get upgrade, it will ignore blacklisted packages and install the rest of updates under Debian or Ubuntu Linux server system?

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How do I find out php version under Linux operating systems? How do I find out php version under Unix like systems? How to find out what version of PHP is installed on my server?

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How do I find out mysql version under Linux or Unix operating systems?

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How do I find out my JDK version under Ubuntu Linux operating systems? How do I find out JDK version under any Linux distribution?

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