apt-get introduction



For those of you new to linux and using a debian based distribution… here is a good introduction to the world of apt-get. Apt-get is a tool for installing software, updating software, uninstalling software and even for doing complete distribution upgrades.


It was the first easy “package installer” frontend to show up in linux distributions that dealt with dependencies “automagically”. It also goes into detail on dpkg as well as the various ways to search for install/remove and upgrade software with apt-get. Apt-get is a command line package installer, there are GUI frontends (like synaptic and aptitude).

These days the apt-get system can be used on non-debian systems as well. Some redhat based distributions make use of apt-get. URPMI is considered analogous to apt-get (as rpm is analogous to dpkg).

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Linux: Using Mandrake (Mandriva's) URPMI tool As background for this, I've used Mandrake Linux (now Mandriva) for my main desktop since around 8.2 I can't remember quite how long ago that's been, but around 3 to 4 years I think. The why is something best saved for another writeup. Early on I was frustrated by installing......
  • Mandriva 2006 upgrade on Inspiron 8000 laptop saga Part I I had a chance today to start the upgrade process for Mandriva 2006 on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 8000). Now, let's see.... a bit of background. Mandriva (Mandrive/Mandrake) has been my favorite distro since converting to linux several years back (around Mandrake 8.1 or 8.2) I've had it running on......
  • Building Deb packages from source.... Openvpn has been one of the tools of choice this week, so as I was tinkering on my ubuntu boxen.... I thought why don't I install openvpn there as well for a little broader testing. So, I did, but was a bit disappointed to see that the version was not......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Ten Steps To Become a Linux/Unix Geek Until recently, Linux/Unix was considered OS of the geeks. However, with GUI and more desktop Linux distributions, things have simplified on both Linux and Unix. Still you can geek out with Unix/Linux using its terminal. Just follow the steps below to master the terminal. 1. Never used Linux! Get Ubuntu......
  • Caring for Doll Collectibles The term collectible refers to just about anything that you can imagine, as long as it is something that can be collected, and something that holds value to someone, somewhere. For example, many people enjoy doll collectibles, so much so that doll collectibles are some of the most popular collectibles......
  • How Home Improvement Software Can Help You Out If you are interested in home improvement these days, you also need to be interested in what the modern world can do for you as far as home improvement is concerned.  There is no type of handyman in today’s world that does not use the conveniences of modern technology to......
PDF24    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site