The APT development team has released a new version of their tool, Advanced Package Tool 1.0.3. A few errors are fixed in this release, better support is provided and the CD-ROM mount in all error cases in now undone properly. For example the FileFd::Size bitswap on big-endian architectures has been fixed, ScreenWidth check in apt.cc […]
QUESTION: Hi, I am a newbie to a Red Hat based distro I just installed. I have downloaded a series of .rpm packages and wondering how to install them from the terminal. ANSWER: Installing .rpm packages from the terminal is just easy as typing “ls” Open Terminal and cd into the directory of the .rpm […]
3823Posted February 28, 2014 by Enock Seth Nyamador
Dear linux geek, In this tutorial I will try to teach you how to use the the dpkg package manager for Debian, a tool that is used to install, build, remove and manage packages in debian or debian based systems. This tutorial is for people that like to work from the command line because dpkg […]
5922Posted February 21, 2014 by oltjano terpollari
What is DNF? DNF is a package manager which is an experimental replacement for YUM. It is based on yum and libsolv. This is a preview of the next major version of Yum. It does package management using RPM, libsolv and hawkey libraries. For metadata handling and package downloads it utilizes librepo. To process and […]
apt-fast is a “shell script wrapper” for apt-get and aptitude that can drastically improve APT download times by downloading packages with multiple connections per package. apt-fast uses aria2c or axel download managers to speed up the APT download time. Just like the traditional apt-get package manager, apt-fast supports almost all apt-get functions such as install, […]
The Haiku community is living a very peculiar moment these days. They are witnessing the creation of its Package Manager. Generally considered as the last missing piece before the Beta, Haiku Inc. was recently awarded two contracts to allow full-time work on this sub-project.