I have recently upgrade from BasilOS Trinity to BasilOS Quad. In Quad apt-get was integrated, I read some documentation on it, but I still do not fully understand if it is meant to be used with .deb files or software repos/catalogs. Any help?
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apt-get is like an advanced version of
dpkg. As BasilOS is based off of Ubuntu,
apt-get is a very useful command.
What it does is references the canonical software repo and other PPAs (if manually added).
apt-get can be used by either running
root* and then
apt-get install appName or
sudo apt-get install appName. You can also use
sudo apt-get install appName.deb.
* I believe that
root is solely on BasilOS, for other Linux OSes, run
This description is very brief and does not cover
apt-get upgrade, or
apt-get update... There is also
apt-cache! I recommend for a more in depth answer use the man pages.