Package management tool for Debian GNU/Linux


Being a console geek without the pain

Ben Finney



For those who came in late

Packages and their relationships

The dpkg system

The APT system

Package manager interfaces

Features of aptitude

Main features

Nine reasons to use aptitude

Using aptitude

Package browser interface

Common shortcuts

Navigating the package list

Package list display

Finding packages by name

Limiting the package list

Managing packages

The “current state” flag

The “action” flag

The “automatic” flag

Updating and installing

Common aptitude commands

Package status actions

Package database queries

Useful aptitude features

Important limitation

The aptitude user's manual


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