FAQ-candidate: what packages does ubuntu has?

Martin Maney ubuntu at two14.net
Wed Sep 29 01:32:07 UTC 2004

On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 01:44:12AM +0300, george roman wrote:
> i am a debian user. i want to try ubuntu, but first, i would like to 
> know where can i see ubuntu's packages.

An answer for those who enjoy exploring on their own:

Ubuntu's package repository (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ for
example) is very like a Debian repository.  There are three sections,
each with their own Packages.*: main, restricted, and universe, or you
can point apt at them and use your favorite tool to browse (being
careful not to confuse the host system, of course).

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