HakTip 149 – Linux Terminal 201: Installing and Updating Packages

Today on HakTip we’re discussing packages in Linux: how to install and update packages for software!

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Packages come as .deb’s for Debian style distros, like Ubuntu. A Package consists of it’s package files, repositories, and dependencies.

Commands used in this episode:
dpkg
apt-get
apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox
sudo apt-cache search firefox
dpkg –install name.deb
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get install package1 package2 package3
sudo apt-get remove package
dpkg –list
dpkg –status firefox
apt-cache show firefox
dpkg –search thefile

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