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== 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:
* Install applications
* Remove applications
* Keep your applications up to date
* and much more...
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* [[DebianRepository/UseThirdParty|Instructions to connect to a third-party repository]]
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Much of why Debian is a strong Linux distribution comes from 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 51 000 software packages available for Debian – everything from the Linux kernel to games.
Package management tools
apt - The main command-line package management tool
dpkg – low-level infrastructure for handling the installation and removal of Debian software packages.
Synaptic - Graphical package manager
SourcesList - Edit packages sources (repositories)
DebianSoftware - The software available to Debian users
DebianRepository/UseThirdParty - Instructions to connect to a third-party repository
Advanced maintenance topics (French)
SecureApt - configure APT to retrieve packages from authenticated repositories
DebianRepository/Setup - summarizes the process of setting up a Debian package repository
DebianRepository - Debian package repository
DebianRepository/Format - Debian package repository format
Packaging - Information relevant to developers wishing to package software for Debian.