Need to know which packages to install? Learn how to search for packages in the Terminal for both Ubuntu and Debian-based systems with apt and apt-get.
Occasionally, a package will break when you install it on Ubuntu. These tricks can help you fix the broken package and get Ubuntu back up and running!
If you have several Ubuntu PCs connected in a LAN network, you can set up a local repository in one of them and update every computer without Internet access. Here’s how to set up a local repository in Ubuntu.
As an Ubuntu user, surely you’re familiar with Apt-get. However, it’s slowly being phased out in favor of the new Apt. Here’s how Apt differs from the Apt-get.package
The “sources.list” in Ubuntu is an important file that contains all your software repository information. What if, on a fresh install of Ubuntu, you discover that your “sources.list” is empty? Or you need to change the whole repository to one that is specific to your country? Here is how you can generate a new sources list file easily without being a Ubuntu expert.
Quite possibly the most distinguishing feature of Debian-based Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, etc) is their package system – APT. Also known as the Advanced Package Tool, APT was first introduced in Debian 2.1 in 1999. APT is not so much a specific program as it is a collection of separate, related packages. […]