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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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  * [[DebianSoftware|An Overview of the Software Available for Debian Stable]]
  * [[DebianRepository/UseThirdParty|Instructions to connect to a third-party repository]]
  * DebianSoftware - The software available to Debian users
  * DebianRepository/UseThirdParty - Instructions to connect to a third-party repository
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== Debian package documentation ==

 * Every Debian package install its documentation under {{{/usr/share/doc/packagename}}}. Check this directory for more information on a specific package.
 * All programs provided by Debian packages come with their own ManPage.

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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

You can use one of these command-line or graphical package managers:

Command line:

Graphical:

Configuration

Usage

Debian package documentation

  • Every Debian package install its documentation under /usr/share/doc/packagename. Check this directory for more information on a specific package.

  • All programs provided by Debian packages come with their own ManPage.

Repository management

Packaging

  • Packaging - Information relevant to developers wishing to package software for Debian.

Definitions


CategoryPortal | CategorySystemAdministration | CategoryPackageManagement