Installing .deb packages with apt-get

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed May 16 15:56:47 UTC 2007

On 16/05/07, Michael A. Moore <mamoore at> wrote:
> gksudo dpkg -i
> Read man dpkg for help :)  Apt-Get is just a front-end for dpkg.

I did not realize that apt-get is a frontend for dpkg. Then why to
apptitude function as front ends for apt-get? Why do they not operate
directly on dpkg?

For the record, yum is not a front end for RPM, which is why the
connection wasn't obvious to me.

Dotan Cohen

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