Adding software to a system helps extend its usefulness. Learn how to use the command line tools to install a package.
- [Instructor] The Aptitude software,…while it's newer than APT…and is becoming recommended for use…across various distributions,…is not installed by default on Ubuntu.…Let's install it and have a look around.…To do that, I'll write sudo apt install Aptitude.…And I'll follow the prompts.…Aptitude includes many of the commands…that we've already seen for working with packages,…including search, install,…and as we'll see in a little bit, remove.…So it can replace APT for most purposes…if you choose to use it instead.…One major difference from APT and T package…is that Aptitude offers a different type of interface.…
It's still text, but you can navigate it…with arrow keys and keyboard shortcuts.…Let's take a look at that.…I'll open it up with just Aptitude…and no other commands with sudo aptitude.…Here at the very top we can see some menu items.…The next line has reminders about some keyboard shortcuts.…C-T up here stands for control T,…and that invokes the menu.…We'll look through that in a moment.…The question mark key brings up a help listing.…
- Managing packages with RPM and YUM
- Downloading a package file
- Finding package information
- Exploring package dependencies
- Installing a package and checking what has been installed
- Installing groups of packages
- Adding software from third parties to your installation
- Removing and upgrading a package
- Managing packages with dpkg and APT package managers
- Exploring aptitude
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Manage Packages with RPM and YUM
2. Manage Packages with dpkg and APT
3. Manage Packages with Zypper
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