O'Reilly logo

LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (Exams LPIC-1/LX0-101 & LX0-102) by Robb Tracy

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Managing Debian Software Packages

Not all distributions use RPM to manage software packages. Distributions based on the Debian distribution use the Debian Package Manager (dpkg) instead. Ubuntu is probably one of the most popular Debian-based distributions that uses dpkg instead of RPM to manage software. Debian packages are similar to RPMs in functionality but are totally different in the way they are implemented.

 

Image

NOTE Occasionally, I encounter folks who mistakenly think RPM and Debian packages are cross-platform compatible. They are not. You can only install RPM packages on RPM-based systems and Debian packages on Debian-based systems.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required