using aptitude

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nb000
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using aptitude

Post by nb000 » 16 Jul 2008, 15:15

Help on using Aptitude

Aptitude is a command line packet manager.
It is more then apt-get, then you can search and view status of packages.

installing packages
aptitude install package-name

searching for packages
aptitude search keyword

viewing package details
aptitude show package-name

The "state" flag displayed for a package has the following possible values:
v - virtual
B - broken
u - "unpacked"
C - half-configured
H - half-installed
c - removed, but config-files still present (ie, not purged)
i - installed
E - internal error (should not happen)

The "action" flag displayed for a package has the following possible values:
h - hold
p - purge
d - delete (remove)
B - broken
i - install
r - reinstall
u - upgrade
F - the available upgrade has been forbidden via "F"

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