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Re: Package manager

On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, egargiulo@netscape.net wrote:
> Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 09:41:28 -0300
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> From: egargiulo@netscape.net
> Subject: Package manager
> Hi all.
> I'm new to the lists and to Debian too.
> I had installed Debian 2.2. The install process work fine but I don't
> know how to install, remove o query the packages of the distribution. I
> had used Redhat with rpm. Where can I find information about package
> manager on debian?
> Thanks and sorry for my english!

Well you will be pleasantly suprised once you get used to it (dpkg/apt are
head and shoulders above rpm :-).

man dpkg
man apt-get
man apt-cache


dpkg -i ........... <installs package>
dpkg -r .......... <removes package>
dpkg --purge..... <obvious>

apt-get update .......<update your sources.list>
apt-get install foo.i386.deb ..........<retrieves/installs foo>

Then there's dselect, but that's an entirely different thread 8^).



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