Find out how to specify the version to install when the most recent version of a package isn't the correct one for a specific installation.
- [Instructor] An installation of Linux…comes with a lot of useful tools, but it's very common…to need to install something else…in order to enable different functionality…or to add features we need.…Two primary ways of doing this are downloading a package…from a project or maintainer's site, and using…the search capacity of the package manager…to go look in software repositories.…Let's use the apt software to search for a package.…To do that, I can write apt, search, followed by…a package name or some text that I want to search for…if I don't know the particular package name.…For now, let's look for the text editor nano.…
It's already installed on my system…but we can still look for the package.…And I can see this returns quite a bit…of information, much more than just packages…with a matching name or even a matching one liner summary…as you can see here.…Apt search searches the whole package description,…so if the string nano appears anywhere in the text…that describes a package, for me it'll show up…as a match.…
- 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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