A package manager, notably used by Debian.
This refers mainly to
apt-cache although there is the separate-but-compatible project that is just
Build your own packages with CheckInstall.
- 2020-03-05 - 1.4.9 on Debian 10.1.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1
- 2017-07-23 - 220.127.116.11.4 on Devuan 1.0.0-jessie-i386-DVD
2008-08-15 - (version not recorded) on (distribution not recorded)
2008-08-15 - (version not recorded) ∞
Boy, what an awful program. It has to re-read this huge database of crap every time it does anything. So very very terrible to work with.
System updating ∞
su # Update all packages # WARNING: In theory, updating can break things! # Consider backing up before, and rebooting then testing after. apt-get autoclean && apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
Searching for archives ∞
Package information ∞
(For installed packages)
\apt-cache show dash
Package: dash Source: dash (0.5.7-4) Version: 0.5.7-4+b1 Essential: yes Installed-Size: 190 Maintainer: Gerrit Pape <email address> Architecture: i386 Depends: debianutils (>= 2.15), dpkg (>= 1.15.0) Pre-Depends: libc6 (>= 2.11) Description: POSIX-compliant shell Description-md5: 8d4d9c32c6b2b70328f7f774a0cc1248 Homepage: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/dash/ Tag: implemented-in::c, interface::shell, role::program, scope::utility Section: shells Priority: required Filename: pool/DEBIAN/main/d/dash/dash_0.5.7-4+b1_i386.deb Size: 111654 MD5sum: 2765622d6f2a51d59806c9b8d6481fe7 SHA1: aa5bf2a355775f721a07d97fd6679a4232712d9e SHA256: f07dd54c95146cdd053e30101c7c5aa6eef03cbbaaea73128ceda7f4fb353a96
Location of downloaded archives ∞
APT keeps its downloaded files here:
Building your own
.deb Debian packages ∞
GUI tools ∞
- 2009-02-01 -- Nice and fast, but for some fucking stupid reason it won't show the descriptions for items. How useless is that?! Sigh.