A command-line tool for handling packages. Will eventually be a backend to APT.
Like clean, but remove only package files that can no longer be downloaded.
Install or remove packages to satisfy the build dependencies for a source package.
Clear the local repository of retrieved package files.
Update the package cache and check for broken packages.
Like upgrade, but also handle dependencies intelligently. See the -f option for more information.
Used with dselect. Track the changes made by dselect to the Status field of available packages and take actions necessary to realize that status.
Install one or more packages. Specify the package name, not the full filename. Other required packages are also retrieved and installed. With a hyphen appended to the package name, the package is removed if it is already installed.
Remove one or more packages. Specify the package name, not the full filename. With a plus sign appended to the name, the package is installed.
Find source packages and download them into the current directory. If specified with --compile, the source packages are compiled into binary packages. With --download-only, the source packages are not unpacked.
Resynchronize the package overview files from their sources. Must be done before an upgrade or dist-upgrade.
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