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Linux Essentials for Cybersecurity, First Edition by William Rothwell, Denise Kinsey

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Chapter 27 Debian-Based Software Management

In Chapter 26, “Red Hat–Based Software Management,” you learned how to manage software packages on distributions that make use of RPM. Another popular package management system, originally created on Debian Linux, is found on distributions like Ubuntu and Mint. Instead of using commands like rpm, yum, and dnf, this package management system has commands named dpkg, apt, apt-get, and apt-cache.

Conceptually, the two package management systems are very similar. The differences can be found in the specific commands, options, and, in some cases, features that are provided by each system. This chapter focuses on the Debian-based package management system and highlights the primary differences between Debian ...

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