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well,a simple question. when we using 'apt-get install', there we can always find that the program will download some things from an url. what the url is ? Is it ...
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- 08-10-2012 #1
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- Aug 2012
Basic knowledge about apt-get
well,a simple question. when we using 'apt-get install', there we can always find that the program will download some things from an url. what the url is ? Is it a server that provide app download just like apple store?
- 08-10-2012 #2
I guess it depends on how you look at it. As far as downloading apps, there is a similarity but apt-get repositories are where Linux Debian packages reside and you can choose to install them. The big advantage is, they are all free for you to download, install and use!
- 08-10-2012 #3
In a terminal.
apt-cache show <application name goes here>
~$ apt-cache policy playonlinux playonlinux: Installed: 4.1.6 Candidate: 4.1.6 Version table: *** 4.1.6 0 500 http://deb.playonlinux.com/ lucid/main Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 3.7.3-1 0 500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/multiverse Packages