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== How to use? ==
See [[DebianPackageManagement]] section.
== What is APT? ==
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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 APT ''(for '''A'''dvanced '''P'''ackage '''T'''ool)'' is a set of tools for '''[[PackageManagement|managing Debian packages]]''', and therefore the applications installed on your Debian system.
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 * 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.
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 can be used from various [[PackageManagementTools|command-line an graphical tools]]].

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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.

APT resolves dependency problems and retrieves requested packages from designated package repositories. APT delegates the actual installation and removal of packages to dpkg. APT can be used from various command-line an graphical tools].

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

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