8.2.2 apt-get, dselect and apt-cdrom
apt-get is an APT-based command-line tool for handling packages,
and the APT dselect method is an interface to APT through
Both of these provide a simple, safe way to install and upgrade packages.
apt-get, install the
apt package, and edit the
/etc/apt/sources.list file to set it up, just as for aptitude, Section 8.2.1.
Answer any questions that might come up, and your system will be upgraded. See
apt-get(8) manual page, as well as APT, Section 7.1.2.
To use APT with
dselect, choose the APT access method in dselect's
method selection screen (option 0) and then specify the sources that should be
used. The configuration file is
/etc/apt/sources.list. See also
dselect, Section 7.1.4.
If you want to use CDs to install packages, you can use
For details, please see the Release Notes, section "Setting up for an
upgrade from a local mirror".
Please note that when you get and install the packages, you'll still have them
kept in your /var directory hierarchy. To keep your partition from
overflowing, remember to delete extra files using apt-get clean
and apt-get autoclean, or to move them someplace else (hint: use