APT: managing software under Debian-based GNU/Linux distributions

Speaker : Marc-Olivier Buob
Nokia Bell Labs
Date: 06/12/2023
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Room 4B01


APT (Advanced Package Tool) is the package manager used under Debian and any Linux distribution based on Debian (Ubuntu, Mint, etc.). APT is used needed to search, install, remove and update packages. It is also used to upgrade the system release.

The tutoriel will present all the related notions (releases, mirror, file organization). Then, it will showcase many practical use cases and the corresponding commands (apt, apt-file, aptitude, dpkg, deborphan, etc).

The participants are encouraged to install virtualbox and download an iso of debian to try themselves the practicals.

[1] https://www.virtualbox.org/
[2] https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-cd/debian-12.2.0-amd64-netinst.iso