APT definition - Academypedia glossary

“Advanced Package Tool” :

Package manager developed by “The Debian project” association and released freely under the GPL open source license .

As for Unix-like operating systems based on Debian ( such as Ubuntu or Linux Mint ) , it automates the process of :

  • installing new packages or removing existing ones
  • updating packages lists
  • upgrading each package of these lists
  • displaying detailed information about a given package , synthesized from a /etc/apt/sources.list file

( Knowing that a package is an archive containing metadata , files and dependencies lists related to a software )

In particular , by means of two types of command tools ; apt-get and apt-cache .

Hello everyone ! I am the creator and webmaster of website . Specialized in Technology Intelligence and Innovation ( Master 1 Diploma in Information and Systems Science from the University of Aix-Marseille, France ), I write tutorials allowing you to discover or take control of the tools of ICT or Technological Intelligence . The purpose of these articles is therefore to help you better search, analyze ( verify ), sort and store public and legal information . Indeed, we cannot make good decisions without having good information !

scroll to top