Learn to manage packages on Debian, Ubuntu, and Mint using the APT tool. Explore the documentation and features of the APT application.
- [Instructor] The packages manager for Debian…and distros derived from Debian, like Ubuntu,…is called dpkg or Debian package.…As a user, we can interact with it directly,…or we can use another higher level program…that gives us a few more features.…Dpkg by itself manages packages…and can install from downloaded package files.…Other tools like the apt suite of tools and aptitude…can search online repositories for packages…and download package files…and then hand them off to dpkg to install or manage.…The apt software acts as a front end…to the apt-get and apt-cache tools,…which can search, download, and modify…the list of packages installed on the system…and can search predefined or user defined repositories…to find additional software.…
And there's aptitude, which offers a text mode interface.…Using apt-get directly is very common…and it's how I tend to work with packages on Ubuntu.…But I encourage you to check out aptitude as well…to see how you like it.…Be sure to explore the man pages…for dpkg, apt, apt-get, apt-cache, and aptitude…
- 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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