How to use apt-get on debian or ubuntu systems
The advanced package tool, also known as APT is a tool that is used for the easy installation, removal and upgrading of software on Debian/Ubuntu systems.
Things that I will show you how to do:
- Search for packages using apt-get
- Update system package lists
- Upgrade software packages
- Install and remove specific software packages
- Check for broken dependencies
Search for packets that you would like to install using apt-get
This command can be used to search for packets and find the specific name so that it can be installed. It also gives a short description on what each piece of software is.
$ sudo apt-cache search $ sudo apt-cache search google-chrome
Update system package lists
This command downloads the package lists from the repositories to get info on the new packages available.
$ sudo apt-get update
Upgrade software files
This searches for any updated software that is currently installed on your computer.sudo apt-get upgrade.
Install and remove specific packages
Installing a specific package:
$ sudo apt-get install [package name]
Removing a specific package:
$ sudo apt-get remove [package name]
This removes just the package.
Purge remove a package:
$ sudo apt-get purge [package name]
This removes the config files and the package.