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Many tools available on a Debian system can be used for PackageManagement. Commonly used ones include:

command-line:

graphical:

Full list of package management tools

apt

The apt package provides commandline tools for searching, managing, and querying information about packages, and access all features of the libapt-pkg library:

dpkg

The dpkg package provides low-level infrastructure for handling the installation and removal of Debian software packages:

apt-utils

apt-utils contains some less used commandline utilities related to package management with APT.

devscripts

devscripts provides several scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer easier

dpkg-dev

dpkg-dev provides the development tools (including dpkg-source) required to unpack, build and upload Debian source packages.

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Tools for managing a package repository

Alternative tools

== See also ===


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