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<<TableOfContents>>

== What is APT? ==

APT ''(for '''A'''dvanced '''P'''ackage '''T'''ool)'' is a set of tools for [[DebianPackageManagement|managing Debian packages]], and therefore the applications installed on your Debian system.

== How to use? ==
See [[DebianPackageManagement]] section.

APT resolves dependency problems and retrieves requested packages from designated [[DebianRepository|package repositories]]. APT delegates the actual installation and removal of packages to [[dpkg]]. APT is primarily used by [[WikiPedia:Command-line interface|commandline]] tools, but

 * there are many [[WikiPedia:GUI|GUI]] tools to let you use APT without having to touch the command line.
 * tools like [[aptitude]] can interact with APT via both command line and [[WikiPedia:Text-based user interface|TUI]] interfaces.

== Further Reading ==

=== Tools ===

 * [[AptCLI]] - basics of using APT on the commandline
 * [[apt-get]] - probably the most widely-used APT commandline tool
 * [[aptitude]] - a tool that can (among other things) drive APT from commandline or TUI
 * [[Synaptic]] - a graphical APT package manager

=== Configuration ===


 * [[AptPreferences]] - details where and when to retrieve packages
 * [[AptConf]] - even more detailed APT configuration


=== Other ===

 * [[https://www.debian.org/Bugs/|Bugs]] - information on finding, reporting and fixing bugs in Debian packages
 * [[http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto|APT HOWTO (obsolete)]]
## The APT-HOWTO is already considered outdated by the author himself and even the package for it has been removed. The links to the HOWTO have been removed from the doc section of Debian website although the HOWTO can be reached via a direct link like in this case. See bugs #493787 and #441887

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Translation(s): English - Español - Català - Français - Italiano - 한국어(Korean) - Brasileiro - Русский - 简体中文


What is APT?

APT (for Advanced Package Tool) is a set of tools for managing Debian packages, and therefore the applications installed on your Debian system.

How to use?

See DebianPackageManagement section.

APT resolves dependency problems and retrieves requested packages from designated package repositories. APT delegates the actual installation and removal of packages to dpkg. APT is primarily used by commandline tools, but

  • there are many GUI tools to let you use APT without having to touch the command line.

  • tools like aptitude can interact with APT via both command line and TUI interfaces.

Further Reading

Tools

  • AptCLI - basics of using APT on the commandline

  • apt-get - probably the most widely-used APT commandline tool

  • aptitude - a tool that can (among other things) drive APT from commandline or TUI

  • Synaptic - a graphical APT package manager

Configuration

  • AptPreferences - details where and when to retrieve packages

  • AptConf - even more detailed APT configuration

Other


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