Debian Package Management #1 - APT Basics

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Shared April 30, 2018

In this video series I plan to walk you through Debian package management, starting from the basics right through to what you will want to know as a systems administrator.

In this episode we cover apt and apt-get/apt-cache commands, where sources are configured, some useful paths and how Debian components work.


00:00 Intro
01:00 Apt actions need root access
02:14 apt, apt-get, apt-cache, etc
09:46 Summary of commands so far
10:20 Easter Eggs
11:16 sources.list, sources.list.d
13:45 /var/cache/apt/archives
15:29 /usr/share/doc
16:25 Repository components
17:00 Updated summary of commands

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Information about root on Debian:

Information about software sources:


I plan to upload the slides, will link them here once done.