Installing .deb packages with apt-get

Derek Broughton news at
Wed May 16 17:30:55 UTC 2007

Dotan Cohen wrote:

> 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?

Huh?  aptitude is just an updated apt-get with a curses gui.  It never
invokes apt-get.  Some of the other guis use apt-get (kpackage, iirc)
others don't (adept seems to call routines in libapt), but they all end up
invoking dpkg.

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