As an Ubuntu Linux user, I love the way that Ubuntu installs, manages, and removes software packages. In this post, hence, I will write about a powerful tool used in Ubuntu Linux. It's APT (Advanced Packaging Tool).
After reading this tutorial you are able to:
- Know what is a packaging system in Ubuntu Linux
- Know how to update your package database
- Know how to search a package from the package database
- Know how to get more details about a given package
- Know how to install a new package from the repository
- Know how to remove an existing package in your Ubuntu box
- Packaging system in Ubuntu Linux The packaging system uses a private database to keep track of which packages are installed, which are not installed and which are available for installation. This database is known as a package database which is maintained via Ubuntu repositories. Ubuntu uses a control file located in /etc/apt/sources.list to support APT for searching, updating, and installing packages. You can also read this post to know more about how to recover your sources.list file.
- Updating your package database
- Searching a package to install
- Getting information of a given package
- Installing a debian package
- Upgrading a given debian package
- Removing a debian package