We try to list here the main places to find information about apt, the package manager in Debian.
Any program cited should be Free Software and Open Source software.
- 1 Solution
- 1.1 Official doccumentation from Debian
- 1.2 Front-ends for apt
- 1.3 Various extensions/enhancements when installing packages
- 1.4 Find packages
- 1.5 Auto install software
- 1.6 Using apt offline or with slow connections
- 1.7 Uninstall not used packages
- 1.8 Various tricks and guides
- 1.9 (un)official repositoris
- 2 Related HowTos
Official doccumentation from Debian
Front-ends for apt
- Single commandline wrapper around apt, apt-cache, dpkg, /etc/init.d scripts and more, intended to be easy to use and providing
- text-based front-end that replaces the old dselect.
- This is the main GUI for apt, based on GTK+ v2
- GUI for KDE that can be used as apt front-end
- GUI for GNOME that can be used as apt front-end
Various extensions/enhancements when installing packages
- To use apt over a bittorrent network.
- Using axel with apt to speed up downloads (simultaneous downloads, etc...) nead to apt-get dist-upgrade as root in a terminal in order to install all new packages and put your system up to date. extensive documentation for all of its functions.
- Compiling software from source optimised for your architecture. It uses the sources of Debian packages available in official repositories.
- Multiple tags per package solution: the Debian Package Tags.
- Utility to help users in finding the most popular debian packages.
Auto install software
- Package that can be configured to use cron and to automatically download all new packages while the computer is not used. Then you only
- If a program tries to access a file known to belong in an uninstalled package, auto-apt will install that package using apt-get.
Using apt offline or with slow connections
Uninstall not used packages
Various tricks and guides
- official Debian mirrors
- backports is a web site where you can find updated packages for your stable debian distribution
- apt-get.org is the biggest collection of unofficial repositoris. Most of the software if free/dom or free/ware.
- is another place where you can upload packages and use it as unofficial repository