dpkg — A medium-level package manager for Debian.


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dpkg — A medium-level package manager for Debian.


dpkg is a medium-level tool to install, build, remove and manage
Debian packages. The primary and more user-friendly front-end for
dpkg is dselect(8).


$ dpkg -l vi* — List packages matching given pattern.

$ dpkg -I vim.deb — Show vim package information.

$ dpkg -c vim.deb — List the vim package contents.

$ dpkg -S /usr/bin/gcc — Show which pkg is installed gcc.

$ dpkg –print-avail vim emacs — Display details about package, as
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# dpkg -i vim.deb — Install the vim package.

# dpkg -r elvis — Remove the package.

# dpkg-reconfigure xfree86 — Reconfigure the X Package.

# aptitude — Console interface to APT package management.

# synaptic — GUI to APT package management.

Read: man dpkg, aptitude, synaptic

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