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Things You Need To Know To Become An Apt Guru

Mar 01, 2009, 02:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua Price)

"With APT, Linux gained the ability to install and manage software packages in a much simpler and more efficient way than was previously possible. Before its introduction, most software had to be installed either by manually compiling the source code, or using individual packages with no automatic dependency handling (such as RPM files). This could mean hours of "dependency hell" even to install a fairly trivial program.

"In this article, we are going to highlight some of APT’s best features, and share a few of the lesser known features of APT and its cousin dpkg. Believe it or not, APT can even be used to solve Sodoku puzzles!"

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