June 27, 2001

A very apt app

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet: "Simply called apt-get, this tool was developed to handle
installations of the Debian Linux distribution. Even for
normal functions, apt-get has always been superior to
the package management offerings that come with
non-Debian systems. On most Linux systems, if you want
to install a new application that requires other
"dependencies" to be installed first, you have to
manually install the dependencies yourself. Even
supposedly easier-to-use tools such as Kpackage don't
automate the process of fetching dependencies, but
apt-get does so nicely."


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