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CompTIA Linux+ Certification Guide by Philip Inshanally

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The dpkg command

Firstly, the dpkg utility is a low-level system tool to extract, analyze, unpack, and install, and remove packages with a .deb extension. The scripts read by dpkg inside each .deb file are important as they give information to the program regarding the packages' installation, removal, and configuration. The dpkg utility resides at the base of the package management system in Debian-based distributions. The Debian package, dpkg, provides the dpkg utility, as well as several other programs necessary for runtime functioning of the packaging system; namely: dpkg-deb, dpkg-splitdpkg-query, dpkg-statoverridedpkg-divert, and dpkg-trigger. We can take a glance at the /var/log/dpkg.log file. There are a lot of verbose details ...

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