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



This page tries to list all software related to Debian package management.

Full list of package management tools


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


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


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


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


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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CategoryPackageManagement | CategorySoftware