[Ubuntu-US-NM] EPC suggestion

Eric Krieger unmlobo at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 22:46:52 GMT 2008

dpkg will not but apt will. If you run...

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

apt looks to see what is already in the local /var/cache/apt/archives 
before it downloads any packages.

Hope this answers your question.


Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
> Yes, I mis-spoke -- but my question about whether dpkg will check the
> cache to see if a package has been downloaded remains!
> Eric Krieger writes
>> 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....
>> /var/lib/dpkg
>> Much like Red Hat rpm is the lower level too and yum is the higher.
>> Gentoo...well is gentoo... =P

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