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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

apt-get install feta

I've found this one out by accident. Debian packaging system has so many layers it can get confusing sometimes. Feta is a simple shell script that provides a common interface to all the layers.

They are often in a bit nicer format. Most commands seem to work the same way whether with .deb package file or with a package name.

Some common commands:

Installing a package filedpkg -i ~/foo.debfeta install ~/foo.deb
Installing a packageapt-get install foofeta install foo
Searching package descriptionsapt-cache search foofeta search foo
Which package contains filedpkg -S /bin/foofeta find /bin/foo
List of files in a packagedpkg -L foofeta contents foo

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