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Debian Package Management #1 - APT Basics

May 10, 2018 by Jonathan Carter

In this video series I plan to walk you through Debian package management, starting from the basics right through to what you will want to know as a systems administrator.

In this episode we cover apt and apt-get/apt-cache commands, where sources are configured, some useful paths and how Debian components work.


Index:
00:00 Intro

01:00 Apt actions need root access

02:14 apt, apt-get, apt-cache, etc

09:46 Summary of commands so far

10:20 Easter Eggs

11:16 sources.list, sources.list.d

13:45 /var/cache/apt/archives

15:29 /usr/share/doc

16:25 Repository components

17:00 Updated summary of commands

Links mentioned:

Information about root on Debian:https://wiki.debian.org/Root

Information about software sources:https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList

Apt:https://wiki.debian.org/Apt

I plan to upload the slides, will link them here once done.

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