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Much of why Debian is a strong Linux distribution comes from the core of Debian namely its package management. Everything in Debian – every application, every component – everything – is built into a package, and then that package is installed onto your system (either by the Installer, or by you).

There are over 29 thousand software packages available for Debian – everything from the Linux kernel to games.

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 makes it possible to:

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

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