Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ubuntu apt-get and apt-file

apt-get and apt-file is 2 little useful tool when finding and installing/update Ubuntu package.

The apt-get program uses this database to find out how to install packages requested by the user and to find out which additional packages are needed in order for a selected package to work properly.


While apt-file is a program to find missing package.

A sample to install and use apt-file

1. Install apt-file with apt-get -- sudo apt-get install apt-file
2. Update the apt-file database -- sudo apt-file update
3. Search missing package with apt-file -- apt-file search

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