Utilizing debtags to Discover Similar Software

Article Source Linux Journal
June 10, 2009, 8:12 am

Problem: you’re running your favorite application when you realize that there’s a feature you want that is not yet implemented. You could write this feature yourself, but perhaps there is a similar application that has already implemented it for you.

Solution: someone tells you to check out debtags, a feature of Debian-derived distributions that allows users to discover similar software packages based on the tags associated with a myriad of DEB packages. Let’s utilize debtags to find an alternative for our favorite command line MP3 player, mpg123…