Learn how to uncover the details of a package and how to find information when using package manager.
- [Instructor] Once you have the name of a package…or have downloaded a package…you can take a look at some more information about it…with the apt show command.…For example, apt show nano tells me a few things…about the nano text editor…that's available from the repository.…I'll scroll up a few lines here…and I can see the package name,…the version that's currently available…and the section of the repository that it's in.…In this case, editors.…I can also see some information about…where the package is from and it's maintainers…and where to find information about bugs for this package.…I can see the installed size is 700 kilobytes…and then I can see what this package provides.…
It provides an editor…and it depends on these different libraries.…Libc6, libncursesw5 and libtinfo.…This package suggests that I install a spellchecker,…but that's not required.…It conflicts with a pico editor…and in fact, it replaces the pico editor.…Here's a listing of the project homepage…and a little further down I can see the download size.…
- 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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