Apr 02

Installing/updating software on any Linux system

Category: Linux   — Published by tengo on April 2, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Managing installed software (so called packets) is pretty straightforward on linux systems like Debian.

Go to the console and edit the /etc/apt/sources.list Sometimes the location is a bit different, like /etc/sources.list

You can install software automatically from repositories, accessible via the internet. Adding a line like

deb ftp://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ unstable main

to sources.list adds such a repository.

you can install software with

apt-get install xxxxx

update the packets list with

apt-get update

and after this, you can upgrade all installed packets to the latest version available with

apt-get upgrade