Install,Uninstall,Remove,Update Package through apt-get in Ubuntu

In this article, i’ll explain what is apt-get utility, how to install,uninstall,remove,update package through apt-get in Ubuntu.

What is apt-get

apt-get is a powerful command-line tool used for package management in Debian Linux distribution. It used to work with Ubuntu’s APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) library to Install/manage individual packages , Remove installed package, Upgrade packages etc.

So let’s play with apt-get package manager, open the terminal(shortcut ctrl+Alt+D) and try the mention command below.

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Install,Uninstall,Remove,Update Package through apt-get

To install package through apt-get package manager

For installing package, just write apt-get install and mention the name of package.

For example-

If i need to install phpmyadmin i will write

NOTE: if you get permission denied error, then use sudo with this command. To install any package or software in Ubuntu you need root access.

once you type and enter, it ask password for root user.

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To Remove/Delete an installed package

If i type

It will remove phpmyadmin from my system (except configuration files).

To remove package as well as configuration files

This command uninstall phpmyadmin as well as their configuration files.

Update the local package index with the latest changes

Ubuntu APT(Advanced Packaging Tool) is essentially a database of available packages from the repositories defined in the /etc/apt/sources.list file and in the /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory. To update this file you need to use update command.

To update all the currently installed software packages

To check more about apt-get , you can read it’s manual.

I hope these commands give them the idea about what is apt-get and how to manage package using apt-get package manager utility.

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