Jan 062014
 

An interesting and detailed howto on apt, first posted on linux mint community tutorials

Intro by Wikipedia:

The Advanced Packaging Tool, or APT, is a free user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and its variants. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages.

When you launch Software Manager or Update Manager or Synaptic Package Manager, you’re using APT via different GUIs. But you can control APT even via command lines in an easy and quick way.

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Jul 222011
 

debian-tux
Original article By Monica Aguilar on usemoslinux.blogspot.com

Problems of space? Perhaps the fault is not entirely of your music files, images and video, but installation packages and unnecessary dependencies in the system. But do not despair, there are some options of apt-get that can help solve these problems.

Apt

APT is Advanced Packing Tool ,  which is responsible for managing the packages to install and UNINSTALL, and their respective dependencies. <APT was created for Debian , and designed to work with dpkg , but now some​​modifications have been done to work with the package manager RPM with apt-rpm.

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