tool used to download packages?

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Feb 7 01:46:34 UTC 2007

Clay Weber wrote:

> Andy Harrison wrote:
>> What tool is used by apt-get and/or dpkg to download packages or
>> perform updates from deb repositories?  Can it be changed to something
>> else?
> Apt and dpkg *are* the programs that perform these functions.

No, the tool that _downloads_ the package is dependent on the repository
type, iirc.  For FTP and HTTP types, it's wget, but I believe there's also
a method using rsync.

The question would be why would you need to change it?

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