[Ubuntu-US-NM] EPC suggestion

Eric Krieger unmlobo at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 15:44:29 GMT 2008

apt is just a high level package manager tool where as dpkg is low level 
tool. dpkg maintains the information about installed packages and this 
info is located in....


Much like Red Hat rpm is the lower level too and yum is the higher.
Gentoo...well is gentoo... =P


Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
> Sounds good -- so (another question) does apt just use its own
> database to determine package states, or does it actually check
> /var/cache/apt?  If the former, if somebody else downloads a package
> then the next host to want it will download it again.

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