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Re: What is apt-get

Hi, apt-get is the front end to dpkg is simplest terms. What is dpkg you
ask. dpkg is the package manager for debian. get to know apt-get it makes
installing debian packages a dream.  Here some information about apt and

Package: apt
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: admin
Installed-Size: 1391
Maintainer: APT Development Team <deity@lists.debian.org>
Version: 0.3.16
Replaces: deity, libapt-pkg-doc (<< 0.3.7), libapt-pkg-dev (<< 0.3.7)
Provides: libapt-pkg2.6
Depends: libc6, libc6 (>= 2.1), libc6 (>= 2.1.2), libstdc++2.10
Suggests: dpkg-dev
Conflicts: deity
Description: Advanced front-end for dpkg
 This is Debian's next generation front-end for the dpkg package manager.
 It provides the apt-get utility and APT dselect method that provides a
 simpler, safer way to install and upgrade packages.
 APT features complete installation ordering, multiple source capability
 and several other unique features, see the Users Guide in

[paul:~]$ dpkg -s dpkg
Package: dpkg
Essential: yes
Status: install ok installed
Priority: required
Section: base
Installed-Size: 1382
Maintainer: Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@debian.org>
Version: 1.6.7
Replaces: dpkg-doc-ja
Pre-Depends: libc6 (>= 2.1.2), libncurses5
Description: Package maintenance system for Debian
 This package contains the programs which handle the installation and
 removal of packages on your system.
 The primary interface for the dpkg suite is the `dselect' program;
 a more low-level and less user-friendly interface is available in
 the form of the `dpkg' command.
 In order to unpack and build Debian source packages you will need to
 install the developers' package `dpkg-dev' as well as this one.

There is too much information to give you in an email. This will give you
a start. Go to the debian site at http://www.debian.org and read as much
as you can from that site. I hope this has helped you. On thing about
apt-get it is better then ice cream.

On Thu, 3 Feb 2000, chris Günther wrote:

> Dear Gurus,
> I'm pretty new to Debian and therefore have some silly questions. My first
> is:
> 	what is all this apt-get about?
> What is it good for and how does it work
> 	chris
> +---------------------------------+
> |             chris               |
> | ------------------------------- |
> |  database design & programming  |
> |   agentur fiedler / video.de    |
> |                                 |
> |                 madram@video.de |
> +---------------------------------+
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